Nautical tourism

Blue sea, lots of sun, heavenly beaches and thousands of islands

Croatia is a country with more than a thousand islands, and Dalmatia is its flagship with countless possibilities when it comes to sailing. The crystal blue sea of ​​Central Dalmatia is a global tourist hit, as is the untouched nature where dense pine forests intertwine with pebble or sandy beaches.

Split, a Mediterranean harbor city, will be the starting point for your sea activities. From Split, set sail for the Dalmatian islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta or Vis, or just explore the coast from the open sea.

Hedonists will enjoy the port and pier infrastructure, authentic Mediterranean gastronomy, blue sky, sun and silence of the open sea. Adventurers will long remember trips to unexplored caves, diving and discovering wild beaches, caves and glades.

And we have something for those who may not want to sail, but are looking for an adrenaline rush. You will find something for yourself on most of the beaches in Dalmatia. Whether it’s jet-skiing, fishing, sea paragliding or kayaking and pedal boating.

INFORMATIONS

Sail into your safe

harbour

Don’t know from where to set sail,
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Start your journey in Split, a truly breathtaking Mediterranean capital, or Trogir, also called museum town due to its rich history and striking experiences.

Discover Šolta, an island of wilderness and unreal beauty with countless peaceful bays. Be sure not to miss exploring Brač either, the island of stone and olive oil, and then sail away to Hvar, the sunniest island on the Mediterranean with over 2.700 hours of sunshine per year. Feel the authentic vibe of Vis, mystical island that carefully « preserves » the Mediterranean as it once was nurturing the autochthonous Dalmatian way of life. Explore its impressive military history and find out why was island isolated from the public for half a century.

ACTIVITIES

Itinerary suggestions

3, 5 and 7 days

Immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture of the Dalmatian coast as you embark on a journey spanning 3, 5, or 7 days.

1.day: Split – Brač
Split – A truly breathtaking Mediterranean capital. Here you will simultaneously feel the spirit of ancient times and the vibe of an urban city in a completely authentic way. Morning: Departure from Split, sailing to Supetar on the island of Brač (approximately 2-3 hours, 10-15 nautical miles). Get to know the largest Dalmatian island, where culture, nature, gastronomy and stonework meet Afternoon: Sailing to the desired bay or place on Brač (1-2 hours, 5-10 nautical miles). Visit Bol and the famous Zlatni rat beach
2.day: Brač – Hvar
Morning: Sailing to Hvar (approximately 2 hours, 10 nautical miles) the sunniest island and the Mediterranean cultural capital that has become a mega destination Afternoon: Explore Hvar, visit the fortress and enjoy Hvar’s nightlife.
3.day: Hvar – Vis
Morning: Sail to Vis (approx. 3-4 hours, 15-20 nautical miles), a mystical island of impressive beauty and history that preserves the original Mediterranean and nurtures the Dalmatian way of life. If you are using the three day itinerary, for return, distance from Vis to Split is around 30 nautical miles, or 4 to 8 hours of sailing depending on wheather conditions.
4.day: Vis – Komiža (Vis)
Morning: Sailing to Komiža (approximately 1-2 hours, 5-10 nautical miles), a town on the island of Vis that is rightly called a small paradise on earth. Afternoon: Explore Komiža, visit the Blue Cave on Biševo.
5.day: Komiža – Rogač (Šolta)
Morning: Sailing to Rogač on Šolta (approximately 4-5 hours, 20-25 nautical miles), an island of wild and unreal beauty with countless bays loved by true adventurers and discovered by gourmets. Afternoon: Visit Rogač on Šolta and relax completely. If you are using the five day itinerary, for return, distance from Šolta to Split is 10-15 nautical miles, or 2 to 4 hours of sailing depending on wheather conditions.
6.day: Šolta – Trogir
Afternoon: Sailing to Trogir (approximately 2-3 hours, 10-15 nautical miles), a city with a centuries-old history museum. Evening: Explore the streets of Trogir, visit historical sights and enjoy the Trogir atmosphere.
7.day: Trogir – Split
Afternoon: Sailing back to Split (approximately 1-2 hours, 5-10 nautical miles). Free time in Split, you can explore Diocletian’s Palace or relax on the Riva.

INFORMATIONS

Let yourself go

If you don’t have your own vessel, but you want to get to know all the charms of the Adriatic, you can rent a boat or even go on a cruise led by experts according to your or a predetermined program.

Sail
sustainably

Croatia can boast with one of the cleanest seas. By traveling through these beautiful regions, we encourage sustainable tourism in order to preserve the beauty of the Adriatic for future generations. We are committed to preserving the cleanliness of our sea, and we invite you to travel responsibly and enjoy the beauty of Dalmatia, preserving it for future visitors.

In partnership with Green Sail, which works closely with nautical tourism service providers to drive mass solutions to sustainability issues, we encourage preservation of our natural heritage. Through education, hands-on programs and its network of partners and members, the Green Sail movement promotes the concept of sustainable eco-tourism to protect the seas and oceans we rely on so much.

LIST OF GREEN SAIL CHARTER COMPANIES (VEF CERTIFIED and PARTNERS)

What is VEF – Vessel Environmental Footprint (VEF) is a vessel rating system that measures emissions and sustainability measures on board

You want to discover how to sail sustainably, you want to go on an eco-tour or you want to participate in clean-up actions, find out more at Green Sail

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Discover

the heritage

The sea and seafaring are woven into the soul of Dalmatia, and nautical history begins more than 2,000 years ago in Central Dalmatia. Throughout the Split-Dalmatia County, there are hidden underwater treasures that reveal the rich and diverse history of this climate, which has left its mark on the culture of Dalmatia in numerous spheres. Explore more in the Split-Dalmatia Underwater Heritage brochure

Dance
on the sea

The Dalmatian coast and islands are the most beautiful scenery for dancing ships at sea. Participate and/or experience regattas in Dalmatia.

More than 50 regattas are expected in Central Dalmatia during 2024, intended for those who just want to experience sailing for the first time, up to recreational and professional competitors. Feel the charms and scenes in a unique way, enjoying the scenes of the ship’s sails driven by the winds and the blue sea.

Find an activity

Everyone has a different idea of how they want to spend their holiday.

Location
Baška Voda
Bol
Brač
Brela
Drvenik
Dugi Rat
Dugopolje
Gradac
Hvar
Igrane
Imotski
Kaštela
Klis
Komiža
Makarska
Marina
Milna
Okrug
Omiš
Podgora
Podstrana
Postire
Pučišća
Seget
Selca
Šestanovac
Sinj
Solin
Šolta
Split
Supetar
Sutivan
Trilj
Trogir
Tučepi
Vis
Vrgorac
Vrlika
Živogošće
Active Tourism
Bike routes
181-The river of Sighs
Omiš
Active Tourism
Bike routes
180-On the Foot of Omiš Dinara
Omiš
Active Tourism
Bike routes
141-Through the ancient Podstrana hamlets
Podstrana
Active Tourism
Bike routes
140-Along the sunny side of Perun
Podstrana
Active Tourism
Bike routes
45-Riviera Okrug
Okrug
Active Tourism
Bike routes
801-Following Queen Teuta’s Footsteps
Šolta
Active Tourism
Bike routes
800-The sunset trail above 7 islets
Šolta
Active Tourism
Bike routes
122-A window to the stars
Split
Active Tourism
Bike routes
121-Marjan Mountain Bike trail
Split
Active Tourism
Bike routes
120-Our Lady of Prizidnica trail
Split
Active Tourism
Bike routes
80-The history of warriors
Solin
Active Tourism
Bike routes
63-A cycling tale
Kaštela
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All year round

Preseason and postseason offer unique opportunities for tourists to experience a destination beyond the peak crowds.

Preseason

Enjoy Central Dalmatia right before the heat of the Summer and miss the crowds. The preseason is the perfect time to visit Dalmatia. The early bird gets the worm!

Postseason

The postseason in Central Dalmatia is by no means the end of the Summer. The temperature remains comfortable until November, perfect for extending your stay!

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