Dubrovnik Sailing Yacht Charter Catamaran Sailboat Motorboat

Home/Dubrovnik Sailing Yacht Charter Catamaran Sailboat Motorboat
Dubrovnik Sailing Yacht Charter Catamaran Sailboat Motorboat 2016-12-21T08:26:41+00:00

Sailing holidays in Dubrovnik

…with catamaran, sailboat, motorboat, luxury yacht or gulet

The romantic pearl of the Adriatic!!! 🙂

Gastronomy

South Dalmatian people are famous for their love for tasty food and quality wines, and Dubrovnik is no exception with its rich gastronomic offer. There are numerous venues to eat ranging from fast food to fine dining restaurants. Most of the popular eating places are located in the city center, making it easy for the guests to choose their preferred restaurant during leisure walks through the city.
The guests are often interested to try the local cuisine and Dubrovnik is the perfect place to enjoy the simple richness of the famous South Dalmatian dishes. Traditional Dubrovnik cuisine rests on fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits, quality meat and fish with as little spices as possible and lots of olive oil. While in Dubrovnik you should try some of the local fish specialties in some of the many city taverns and restaurants. We warmly recommend Lokanda tavern and Proto restaurant, both located in the city center.
For those interested in trying some of the Dubrovnik signature meals, it is essential to taste the green menestra, a smoked meat and cabbage stew. No fish lover can resist the famous Dalmatian octopus salad, black risotto, shellfish or grilled sardines. All the fish specialties are made of freshest fish from the Adriatic depths and shellfish grown in unpolluted sea. And for those with a sweet tooth there is a variety of beloved local desserts such as Dubrovnik Rozata (crème brulee Dubrovnik style), Ston cake, kotonjata (quince pudding), arancini (candied orange rind) and many others.
All of the Dubrovnik fine dining venues are offering a rich selection of wines. Dubrovnik grape growers and vineyard owners are proud of their quality red wines; Plavac Mali being the most famous one. The variety is named after the small dark blue grapes grown in the central part of the nearby Pelješac peninsula.

destination-dubrovnik-gastronomy-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Heritage

A town of monuments or museums under UNESCO patronage. Starting from the 1940 m long walls with bulwarks, the Stradun, Orlando’s pillar, the gothic renaissance palace of Sponza and the celebrated Rector’s Palace as well as the famous church and monastery, Dubrovnik has, without a doubt, a special place in Croatia’s cultural heritage. Once a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, there is also the nearby Pelješac peninsula with the 5.5 km long walls of the stone town of Ston. Growing up on the remains of a Greek colony, the island of Korčula with streets that have a fish bone pattern is a true urban gem and asides from the traditional knight’s game called “Moreška”, is most famous today for being the birth place of Marko Polo. In the furthest south, there is the island of Mljet with a Benedictine monastery built in the 12th century that was constructed on an island in the middle of the great lake.

 heritage-dubrovnik-koločep-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Attractive sailing destinations:

Korčula

The sixth largest island in Croatia, Korcula is 20 miles long and rather narrow, between 4 and 5 miles wide on average. This island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula (Kerkyra melaina) for this reason.
The main resorts are Korcula Town (people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses), Vela Luka and Lumbarda. There’s also smaller towns and villages dotted around on the island for those looking for a more secluded holiday.
Korcula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands although, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not quite as popular as some of its slightly more northern counterparts, such as Brac and Hvar. This may be because the island is a little further away to get to (both from Split or Dubrovnik) and some of the most convenient ferry services to the island only run in summer.
Korcula has a lot of small and secluded beaches all over the island, but the ‘best’ or let’s say most popular ones, are sandy beach Vela Przina in Lumbarda and pebble beach Pupnatska Luka. Although these are very popular beaches, there are a lot of hidden and secluded swimming spots as well as beaches and bays that are worth visiting and spending a day there.
Korcula beaches are recognised as being some of the best in Croatia. One of the advantages of being surrounded by water is that wherever you go the beach is never too far away. With more than 150 miles of varied coastline the Island offers wide-ranging types of beaches, rocky, sandy and pebble beaches, hidden coves with clear waters.. – a trip to the beach is an essential part of any visit to Korcula.

destination-dubrovnik-korčula-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Šipan

Šipan is a small island in the southern Dalmatia, but still the largest in Elafiti archipelago which also includes nearby islands of Lopud, Koločep and Jakljan as well as a dozen of islets. It is just a bit over 6 nautical miles far from the famous town of Dubrovnik, while Koločep channel separates it from the mainland.
Owing to its prettiness and lush greenery it is a popular day-trip and especially admired yachting destination. Besides large and fertile field where numerous Mediterranean plants are grown, there are many historical buildings as well from glorious past times of Republic of Ragusa. Visitors will be surprised by the number and grandeur of the old summer aristocracy residences, fortresses and chapels, largely abandoned. In addition there are several nice bays and two permanent settlements, Suđurađ at the southern and Luka Šipanska in the central part of the island. Suđurađ is a typical small Mediterranean village with vivid harbour and stone houses, among which stand out two tallish ancient towers. There are several moorings for the yachts as well while azure sea in the bay is quite tempting.
Luka Šipanska is located in the bottom of the spacious bay of the same name, open to the north-west and protected partially by the neighbouring island of Jakljan. With houses scattered around the bay, shallow waters and pine trees almost touching the sea it offers notably different atmosphere than Suđurađ. There are also several berths on the waterfront, but boats mostly drop the anchor or catch buoy placed by few wonderful restaurants in the village.
If Šipan is too crowded there are several other nearby possibilities for overnight stay, such as calm and quiet Veli Jakljan bay with lovely sandy beach on the uninhabited island of Jakljan, or capacious Luka Slano bay with ACI marina. South-east of Šipan there is also a charming Lopud island famous for its gorgeous sandy beaches.

 destination-dubrovnik-šipan-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Koločep

Koločep is a picturesque Adriatic island in the Elafiti near Dubrovnik, also called Kalamota by the locals. Its surface area is 2.35 km2 and it is only 5km away from Dubrovnik’s Gruž port which offers about a dozen daily connections. The island has two towns, Gornje Čelo and Donje Čelo, located in the largest bays and connected by a 3km long swerving promenade. The East and West parts of the island are covered in thick pine tree forest which descends all the way to the surface of the sea. It is one of the most interesting islands in the Adriatic with numerous hidden coves, as well as the Blue Cave inside which you can swim. The clear sea is full of fish and seashells. Unlike the majority of Adriatic islands, Koločep has an abundance of rich soil and water, as well as diverse plants and tall trees. The first sight of the island can leave you breathless, as it fills you with peace, the smell of Mediterranean plants and the intense color of the Adriatic. It has pebble and sandy beaches, the larger coves are Sapluni and Porat and you can find accommodation in the apartments or hotels located along the coast of the Donje Čelo cove. The historical and cultural monuments you can visit are the church of St. Anthony of Padua, the church of St. Nicholas, church of St. Srđ and the remains of the economic and country building complex. Sports and recreation lovers can enjoy the cycling and jogging trails which follow the coastline, as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball and badminton. Near the villas there is also children’s playground with slides, swings, merry go rounds and other activities. If you would like to learn about the traditions of the island, the school of traditional skills and activities offers visits to the local families which maintain traditional skills, such as making carob brandy, traditional evening fishing or goat milking for the purpose of making yogurt and cheese. Koločep offers various excursions, such as cruising around the Elafiti islands on the “Karaka” ship, visits to the Blue Cave on the island, seeing various monuments and excursions to Dubrovnik with tours of the old town. You can enjoy local specialties such as Dalmatian prosciutto and cheese, wild game, wild duck, cheese in oil, green manestra and various seafood specialties in the “Škerac” and “Stari Miri” restaurants. After your first visit to the island, you will always want to return. While in Koločep, do not miss the opportunity to visit Dubrovnik and Cavtat.

 destination-dubrovnik-koločep-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Lokrum

One of the farthest inhabited islands in Croatian Adriatic is Lastovo, also part of the southern Dalmatia region. It is quite hilly and covers the area of around 46 km2, which means that it belongs to medium-sized Croatian islands. But its archipelago consists of 45 surrounding islets and rocks which together with Lastovo are protected as a nature park since 2006. Hence, the archipelago abounds with natural beauty, especially with opulent flora and fauna both below and above the sea surface, but with many other attractions as well. It also means boats and yachts pay entrance tickets for stay in the archipelago, but in return they get extraordinary experience. Peacefulness of the island, many safe anchorages located in protected and enchanting bays, as well as picturesque villages make Lastovo very attractive boating destination.
Most popular spots for sailors are Velji and Mali Lago bays on the western part of the island, Zaklopatica bay on the northern and Skrivena Luka bay on the southern coast. All of the mentioned represent safe anchorages, while in Zaklopatica bay and Pasadur village in Velji Lago there are also berths at the waterfront. In Velji Lago bay, in its southern corner called Ubli, there is even gas-station for the boats. Another amazing part of the archipelago are Lastovnjaci islets, north-east of Lastovo, where few stupendous lagoons with azure sea should not be omitted as a swimming spots during the day. From Zaklopatica 30-minute walk uphill takes one to the historic town of Lastovo, located inland and spread over the steep slopes in the form of natural amphitheatre. Town’s interesting layout, together with ancient stone houses, narrow cobbled streets and traditional chimneys of unique shapes called fumari, create thrilling and authentic atmosphere of typical Mediterranean townlet. There is also unusual number of old churches and chapels scattered all over the island.
On Lastovo there are several wonderful restaurants with their own berths for boats, and most famous are located in Zaklopatica and Skrivena Luka bays. They provide free moorings for the overnight stay, and in return it is expected to have a meal there. But various and fresh seafood, as well as domestic products such as olive oil and wine, which they offer and serve to their guests, is more than worth a visit. The most interesting and peculiar event on the island is carnival called Poklad, based on the historical event when the islanders defeated pirates. It is held in February and includes three-day celebration in which participates majority of the inhabitants who wear folk dresses and perform traditional practices such as dances and mock of the pirate-like figure.

 destination-dubrovnik-lokrum-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Mljet

The island of Mljet is the southernmost of larger Croatian islands and its surface of approximately 100 km2 the eight largest in the country. Its narrow and elongated shape of 20 nautical miles in length extends in a northwest-southeast direction parallel to the mainland.
Given that it is sparsely populated and that almost 85% of the island is covered with forest and other lush vegetation, it is often referred to as the “green island”. This fact indicates its amazing landscape which impresses with unspoiled natural beauty and diversity, including numerous secluded coves that make it also a popular boating destination.
Nevertheless, there are about twenty small settlements on the island, majority of which are located in the well-protected bays along the northern coast. The most famous are Saplunara with its beautiful sandy beach, Okuklje, Prožura, Sobra, Polače and Pomena, all being both magical and safe anchorages as well. There are also several inland settlements, of which Goveđari and Babino Polje are the largest on the island.
The most interesting sights on Mljet include ancient remains of impressive Roman Palace in Polače, the second largest of its kind in Croatia, as well as the magnificent Mljet National Park, proclaimed in 1960 because of incredibly well preserved nature and its lavish greenery. Park covers almost one-third of the island on its westernmost part, including two beautiful lakes linked with the sea by a very narrow channel. There is even a small island on the larger lake with the stunning 12th century Benedictine monastery.

destination-dubrovnik-mljet-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Lastovo

One of the farthest inhabited islands in Croatian Adriatic is Lastovo, also part of the southern Dalmatia region. It is quite hilly and covers the area of around 46 km2, which means that it belongs to medium-sized Croatian islands. But its archipelago consists of 45 surrounding islets and rocks which together with Lastovo are protected as a nature park since 2006. Hence, the archipelago abounds with natural beauty, especially with opulent flora and fauna both below and above the sea surface, but with many other attractions as well. It also means boats and yachts pay entrance tickets for stay in the archipelago, but in return they get extraordinary experience. Peacefulness of the island, many safe anchorages located in protected and enchanting bays, as well as picturesque villages make Lastovo very attractive boating destination.
Most popular spots for sailors are Velji and Mali Lago bays on the western part of the island, Zaklopatica bay on the northern and Skrivena Luka bay on the southern coast. All of the mentioned represent safe anchorages, while in Zaklopatica bay and Pasadur village in Velji Lago there are also berths at the waterfront. In Velji Lago bay, in its southern corner called Ubli, there is even gas-station for the boats. Another amazing part of the archipelago are Lastovnjaci islets, north-east of Lastovo, where few stupendous lagoons with azure sea should not be omitted as a swimming spots during the day. From Zaklopatica 30-minute walk uphill takes one to the historic town of Lastovo, located inland and spread over the steep slopes in the form of natural amphitheatre. Town’s interesting layout, together with ancient stone houses, narrow cobbled streets and traditional chimneys of unique shapes called fumari, create thrilling and authentic atmosphere of typical Mediterranean townlet. There is also unusual number of old churches and chapels scattered all over the island.
On Lastovo there are several wonderful restaurants with their own berths for boats, and most famous are located in Zaklopatica and Skrivena Luka bays. They provide free moorings for the overnight stay, and in return it is expected to have a meal there. But various and fresh seafood, as well as domestic products such as olive oil and wine, which they offer and serve to their guests, is more than worth a visit. The most interesting and peculiar event on the island is carnival called Poklad, based on the historical event when the islanders defeated pirates. It is held in February and includes three-day celebration in which participates majority of the inhabitants who wear folk dresses and perform traditional practices such as dances and mock of the pirate-like figure.

 destination-dubrovnik-lastovo-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Pelješac

Pelješac – Long and narrow shape of Pelješac peninsula protrudes almost 40 nautical miles into the Adriatic sea, making it almost an island and certainly second largest peninsula in Croatia. Its mountainous relief leaves mighty impression and inspires with awe, in particular the highest peak of St. Ilija which rises to almost 1000 meters above the sea level.
Furthermore, since it’s sparsely populated, Pelješac offers unspoiled natural beauty and numerous attractive spots such as enchanting coves and beaches, but also many picturesque harbours and charming villages. One of the most fascinating towns is Ston with its medieval centre and 5.5 kilometres long stone walls built in 14th century, as well as ancient saltworks which are still in operation and endless shellfish farms that just announce the hedonistic experience.
Rich maritime heritage is waiting to be discovered in Orebić, largest town on the peninsula, where beautiful captains’ houses evoke some more glorious times of recent history when their large fleet of sailing ships roamed the Globe. It is located on the southern shores, just like most of the settlements on the peninsula, to mention only few most important: Viganj, known as a windsurfer’s paradise, or Trstenik, famous for its numerous wineries which produce some of the finest red wines.
But this is only a short introduction to what Pelješac might offer; there is surely much more to discover for a modern explorer.

 destination-dubrovnik-pelješac-yacht-charter-croatia-catamarans-sailboats-motorboats-gulets-luxury-yachts-boat-rental-croatia

Marinas and Bases

ACI marina Dubrovnik
ACI marina Korčula
Marina Lučica Lumbarda

 quote-yacht-charter-croatia-sailboat-motorboat-catamaran-sailing-holidays-dubrovnik-split-zadar-bareboat-skippered

Find your Croatia boat rental online!

Search for your boat in our online Croatia boat rental booking system. Real time boat availability with pictures, details, prices and discounts. Catamarans, sailboats, motorboats, gulets and luxury yachts available for rent and yacht charter in Croatia from Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Sibenik, Pula, Biograd na Moru, Kastela, Murter, Seget, Trogir and more.

Last minute boat rental and yacht charter in Croatia

Find your last minute boat rental and yacht charter in Croatia. Exclusive offers with best prices for catamarans, sailboats, motorboats, gulets and luxury yachts for rent and yacht charter in Croatia from Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Sibenik, Pula, Biograd na Moru, Kastela, Murter, Seget, Trogir and more.

Nautical adventure guidebook

  • The Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Dubrovnik’s independent filmmaker festival, the Libertas Film Festival, are a must-see in July and August.
  • Visit the town of Korčula, the birth place of Marco Polo, one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Adriatic.
  • Don’t overlook the most recent natural park on Lastovo Island, renowned among other things as an island of music, where you can attend the Alternative Urban Music Festival in August. This is the only festival in Croatia, staged in the heart of a national park, intended for all nature, adventurism and ecological tourism enthusiasts.
  • Visit the Elaphiti Islands or Deer Archipelago, made up of fourteen islands, each enchanting in its own exceptional way. Those interested in active sports can become acquainted with the Elaphites through walks, scuba diving or swimming, or can even try the many available cycling routes.
  • Navigate towards the Pelješac Peninsula, the second largest peninsula in the Adriatic, or bathe in the Divna Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Adriatic.
  • When near the vicinity of Lastovo, visit the Sušac Island and climb to Emperor Franz Josef’s lighthouse, which at its highest point, 100 metres above sea level, offers a magnificent panoramic view.