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Private 7-Day Croatian Sailing Adventure: Discover Central & North Dalmatia with National Parks and Remote Islands

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7 Days
Availability : Every Saturday (Apr to Oct 2024)
Marina Tribunj (Sibenik / Zadar)
Marina Tribunj (Sibenik / Zadar)
Min Age : 5+
Tour Overview

Set sail on a unique private sailing adventure across Central and North Dalmatia, Croatia, tailored to your individual preferences. This exclusive 7-day tour spans approximately 120 nautical miles, offering an intimate journey through the Adriatic’s stunning landscapes, from secluded islands to historic coastal towns.

With an expert skipper guiding your voyage, discover the natural beauty of the Kornati archipelago, the serene Telascica Nature Park, and charming islands like Murter and Zlarin with Krka National Park.

Choose between a sleek catamaran or a classic monohull sailboat for your journey, ensuring both comfort and style as you traverse the crystal-clear waters. The culinary experience is just as customizable, with optional breakfast and lunch selections to add a local gastronomic flair to your adventure.

Enhance your experience further with the addition of a hostess, catering to all your onboard needs. The itinerary is flexible, shaped by your preferences, and offers a variety of optional activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and cultural excursions.

This private sailing package is more than a vacation; it’s a personalized exploration of the Adriatic’s magnificent beauty.

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  • For our 7-Day Croatia’s Sailing Adventure in the North & Central Dalmatia, we have dedicated ourselves to create the best experience on the Croatian sailing market. 
    • It fully covers all the logistics costs and has no hidden fees. See the What’s Included tab.
    • It is created for true nature explorer and hedonist type of traveler mentality, with maximum attention to fair pricing.
    • Our team behind it, personalised with the carefully chosen skipper will DO EVERYTHING to make this journey a highlight of your Croatian and wider Balkan travels.
  • Online Payment by credit card. It is hassle-free; no cash is needed when doing tours with us.

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • English speaking skipper-captain.
  • Accommodation in double, air-con, en-suite cabins.
    • Opt between catamaran (8+2 persons) or monohull (6+2 persons) type of sailing boats.
  • Itinerary flexibility as this is private sailing adventure.
  • Free airport transfers from Split and Zadar Airport (approx. 1 hour ride).
  • All government taxes & VAT.
  • Line, towels, WiFi on board, dinghy, SUP, snorkeling gear.
  • Cancellation Flexibility (See Terms & Conditions for Multiday Tours & Holidays)
  • Sailing package is available from April to October.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Logistic costs of fuel, mooring and marinas as this is optional and depends on guests choice.
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • This tour does not include food and drinks. Those can be arranged if needed.
  • Host/hostess is not included in the initial sailing price.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure TimesEvery Saturday from April to October 2024. Program starts around noon on Saturday and ends in the evening on Friday
Pickup LocationsTour departs from Tribunj marina. Optionally can start in Šibenik/Split or Zadar.

Itinerary

Day 1: Check-in & Kornati National Park

Destination:Tribunj Marina | Kornati National Park
Inclusions: Swim stops | Relax time 
Sailing Time:2h / 13.5 NM
Optional:Hike to Opat peak to witness out of this world sunsets overlooking the Kornati archipelago | Dinner at one of amazing Opat restaurants | Lunch arrangements on board

Activity Note:Start your sailing journey in the charming village of Tribunj, where you’ll first participate in a short safety briefing to ensure a comfortable and secure sailing experience. 

After the briefing, we set sail towards the serene Opat island, nestled in the stunning Kornati Archipelago, known for its peaceful atmosphere and scenic beauty. As you glide through the Adriatic waters, embrace the calm and picturesque surroundings.

The captivating allure of the Kornati Islands, a “nautical paradise,” is not to be missed. A haven for sailors, this jewel of the Mediterranean is home to 149 islands, islets, and reefs, each nestled in the vast, blue sea.

In the afternoon, arrive at Opat, where you’ll be greeted with a plethora of optional activities. Dive into the clear blue waters for an invigorating swim, explore the vibrant underwater world with diving and snorkeling, or simply unwind on the boat, soaking up the sun and sea breeze. 

As the day winds down, savor the option of an al fresco dinner on the island, offering a perfect blend of local cuisine and breathtaking views, rounding off a day filled with relaxation, exploration, and the start of an unforgettable sailing adventure.

Day 2: Opat to Žut Island

Destination:Opat | Kornati National Park | Žut Island
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:2.45h / 19 NM
Optional:Dinner at one of amazing  Žut restaurants | Breakfast & Lunch arrangements on board

Activity Note:Set off from Opat and embark on a journey to Zut Island, cruising through the heart of the Kornati National Park. This route is a sailing enthusiast’s dream, taking you past the enchanting islands of Kornat, Lavsa, Piškera, Mana, Levrnaka, and the stunning Lojena beach. Each of these locations encapsulates the essence of the Adriatic’s natural beauty, making for an unforgettable sailing experience.

As you sail from island to island, witness the diverse landscapes of the Kornati archipelago, from rugged cliffs to lush greenery. The journey is an excellent opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Take advantage of the numerous stops along the way for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, exploring the vibrant marine life and crystal-clear waters.

The day is filled with adventure and exploration, offering plenty of moments to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. As the sun sets, arrive at Zut Island for your overnight stay.

Žut, known for its peaceful moorings and untouched nature, provides the perfect backdrop for an evening under the stars, reflecting on the day’s adventures and anticipating the journey ahead.

Evening dinner is in one of the Žut island great restaurants.

Day 3: Žut Island to Telašćica Nature Park to Sali

Destination:Žut Island | Telašćica Nature Park | Sali
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:1.45h / 15 NM
Optional:Extend your sailing time and stay at Veli Iž island | Breakfast & Lunch arrangements on board | Dinner at one of amazing Sali restaurants

Activity Note:Your journey continues as you sail from Žut to the breathtaking Telašćica Nature Park. This part of the trip promises awe-inspiring sights, including a visit to the park’s renowned cliffs and the tranquil Slano Jezero (Salt Lake). The day’s voyage is paced leisurely, allowing you to fully savor the picturesque scenery and the serene ambiance of the Dalmatian coast.

As you glide through the calm waters, take time to appreciate the natural beauty of Telascica, a true jewel of the Adriatic. Whether you’re lounging on deck or exploring the depths with a snorkel, the park offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. After soaking in the daytime splendors of Telascica, set sail towards Sali, a charming town on Dugi Otok.

Arriving in Sali in the evening, you’ll find a quaint and vibrant atmosphere waiting for you. The town, with its lovely promenade and traditional Dalmatian architecture, invites you for a leisurely evening walk, allowing you to immerse yourself in its unique character. Cap off the day with a delightful dinner in one of Sali’s local restaurants, where you can indulge in fresh seafood and regional specialties. 

This evening in Sali, with its blend of cultural exploration and culinary delight, stands out as a highlight of your sailing adventure.

Optionally on this day instead of staying overnight in Sali, we can sail further north and stay at Veli Iž island.

Day 4: Sali to Murter Island

Destination:Sali | Murter
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:2.30h / 20 NM
Optional:Breakfast & Lunch arrangements on board | Dinner at one of amazing Murter restaurants

Activity Note:Set sail from Sali and head towards Murter, a renowned island beloved for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, making it an ideal spot for swimming and unwinding. As a popular starting point for sailors venturing into the Kornati Islands, Murter’s Marina Hramina serves as an excellent resting point during your journey. The island is not just a nautical paradise but also a trove of Croatian cultural and historical treasures.

Upon arrival, explore some of Murter’s most beautiful beaches and delve into its rich history, which dates back to the Roman Empire and the Republic of Venice era. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample and take home a bottle of the island’s celebrated olive oil, renowned for its quality and flavor.

Consider an overnight stay at Kosirina Bay, located near Betina. This enchanting bay, with its crystal-clear waters and pine-surrounded shores, offers a serene retreat. The rocky coastlines provide fantastic opportunities for snorkeling, letting you discover the vibrant underwater world. Even during peak season, Kosirina Bay maintains its idyllic and peaceful atmosphere, ideal for relaxation.

Conclude your day with an overnight stay on Murter Island. Enjoy a leisurely dinner, perhaps indulging in local seafood delicacies, and reflect on the day’s adventures in this historically rich and naturally beautiful setting.

Day 5: Murter to Skradin & Krka National Park

Destination:Murter | Skradin
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:2.45h / 22 NM
Optional:Breakfast & Lunch arrangements on board | Dinner at one of amazing Murter restaurants | Krka National Park

Activity Note:Depart from Murter and embark on a serene journey south along the picturesque Dalmatian coast towards Skradin, the enchanting gateway to Krka National Park. This leg of your cruise is one of the most tranquil and enjoyable, with the scenic beauty of the Bay of Šibenik and the Krka River accompanying you. As you navigate past the lush, forested mountains, seize the opportunity to visit some of the historic sites nestled within the park.

Upon reaching Skradin, anchor in its welcoming marina. From there, a water taxi can take you into the heart of Krka National Park. The park is a natural wonderland, known for its crystalline waters and the breathtaking series of its seven waterfalls. The most renowned among them is Skradinski Buk, surrounded by vibrant greenery and accessible via delightful hiking trails, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts.

Šibenik with Krka National Park and Wine Tasting – Full Day Tour from Split

Back in Skradin, take the time to explore the town’s rich historical heritage, with numerous historical buildings adding to its charm. The town is also a hub for gastronomic delights, offering a range of excellent local dishes and Dalmatian wines to savor.

Choose to stay overnight in Skradin’s marina, perfectly positioned for both exploring the quaint town and indulging in its culinary offerings. You have the flexibility to visit Krka National Park either in the afternoon of Day 5 or the following morning, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences. The marina serves as an ideal base for these explorations, ensuring a relaxing end to a day filled with natural beauty and cultural discovery.

Day 6: Skradin to Šibenik to Zlarin

Destination:Skradin | Šibenik | Zlarin
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:1.30h / 12 NM
Optional:Breakfast on board | Dinner at one of amazing Zlarin restaurants | Lunch in Šibenik

Activity Note:Set off from Skradin and head towards the historic city of Šibenik, renowned for its exquisite architecture and as a filming location for “Game of Thrones.” Allocate two to three hours for exploring this fascinating city, where you can wander through its ancient streets, soaking up the rich history and culture. A lunch in Šibenik offers the perfect opportunity to sample local cuisine in a historic setting.

After exploring Šibenik, embark on a scenic sail around the impressive St. Nicholas Fortress. This architectural marvel is part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Venetian Defence System. The fortress stands as a testament to the strategic importance of this area in the 16th and 17th centuries and is a sight not to be missed.

In the afternoon, make your way to the tranquil island of Zlarin. This idyllic destination, known for its golden hues, is a haven for those seeking peace and sustainability. Zlarin, a car-free and plastic-free island, offers pristine beaches and a serene atmosphere, perfect for unwinding. The island is also famous for its rich seabeds adorned with corals, making it a unique spot for those interested in marine life.

Conclude your day with an overnight stay and dinner on Zlarin, immersing yourself in the island’s tranquil beauty and enjoying a sustainable, relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Day 7: Zlarin to Kaprije to Tribunj

Destination:Zlarin | Kaprije | Kakan | Tribunj
Inclusions:Swim stops | Relax time
Sailing Time:2h / 14 NM
Optional:Breakfast & Lunch on board 

Activity Note:Your final day sets off from the tranquil Zlarin, taking you on a picturesque journey through a series of beautiful islands including Zmajan, Kaprije, Kakan, and Žirje. This day is dedicated to embracing the joys of sailing and basking in the splendor of Croatia’s idyllic beaches.

As you sail towards Kaprije, prepare to be enchanted by this small, serene Croatian island. Known for its tranquility, Kaprije is a car-free zone, ensuring a peaceful experience. The island’s population is sparse, creating an intimate atmosphere where you can truly connect with nature. Its traditional stone-built houses and about 20 secluded bays offer perfect spots for relaxation and exploration.

Spend part of your day unwinding in Borovnjak Bay, a picturesque spot known for its crystal-clear waters and serene environment. Later, explore the charming island of Žirje, another gem in the Adriatic Sea, offering its own unique landscapes and tranquil beaches.

Your journey culminates with a return to Tribunj in the late afternoon. This quaint village, where your adventure began, welcomes you back for the check-out process. Reflect on a week filled with stunning sights, peaceful island retreats, and unforgettable sailing experiences as you bid farewell to the beautiful Dalmatian coast.

What to Expect

  1. Private Sailing Experience: Our private sailing tour offers the ultimate freedom and flexibility. Guests can enjoy ample free time and customize their stops according to personal wishes. Whether it’s lingering in a favorite spot or exploring hidden coves, the itinerary is tailored to your preferences. Our catamaran provides a personal, intimate space to experience the Adriatic Sea at your own pace.
  2. Explore the Kornati & Krka National Park: Begin your journey from the charming Tribunj Marina and sail towards the spectacular Kornati National Park. Witness stunning sunsets from Opat peak and cruise to the iconic Krka National Park, a natural wonderland of cascading waterfalls and lush landscapes.
  3. Island Vibes at Zlarin and Kaprije: Discover the laid-back charm of Zlarin and Kaprije, two Adriatic treasures. Stroll through their quaint villages, taste the local cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking sunset views from our catamaran’s deck.
  4. Explore Skradin and Šibenik: Dive into the history of Skradin and Sibenik. Wander through their ancient streets, explore historical sites, and enjoy the local gastronomy at waterfront restaurants.
  5. Sail into Serenity: Experience the tranquility of the Adriatic on our luxurious catamaran. Feel the soft breeze, listen to the waves, and watch the sun dance over the clear waters.
  6. Learn the Ropes: Fulfill your sailing dreams with our experienced crew. Learn basic sailing techniques, from hoisting sails to navigation.
  7. Tons of Activities: Our adventure is packed with activities – from relaxing and sunbathing on the deck to swimming, snorkeling, SUP paddling, hiking, and fishing.
  8. Visit Murter and Sali: Murter, known for its beautiful beaches and maritime tradition, and Sali, a picturesque town on Dugi Otok, offer a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Explore their vibrant local life, stunning coastlines, and historical landmarks.
  9. Extend to Veli Iž: Consider a visit to Veli Iž, an island renowned for its pottery and serene atmosphere. Here, you can experience traditional island life and explore its charming village.
  10. Service Upgrade with Host: Enhance your experience with a dedicated host. They’ll assist with daily activities, including preparing breakfast and lunch, ensuring a comfortable and carefree journey.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

For your sailing adventure, pack lightweight and versatile clothing suitable for varying weather conditions.

  • Sun cream
  • Swimming suit
  • Food and drinks you plan to make and drink on your own
  • Deck shoes with closed toes and non-marking rubber soles
  • Hat
  • Shirt with long sleeves
  • It’s wise to have a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings
  • Shampoos, shower gels and toothpaste
  • Insect repellent
  • Shorts
  • Light-weight pants
  • Rain jacket (in case of rain forecast)
  • Ear plugs if you mind small waves and catamaran movements
  • Reusable water bottle
  • If you’re prone to seasickness, consider bringing motion sickness remedies

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Sailing Boat Options

  • The Leopard 44 is a luxurious and spacious catamaran designed for the ultimate sailing experience. With modern design elements and state-of-the-art amenities, fully equipped kitchen, this 44-foot (12.98m) vessel offers a perfect blend of performance and comfort.

Accommodating up to 8+2 guests, the catamaran boasts four en-suite, air-con cabins, providing privacy and relaxation.

Its open and airy layout includes a stylish saloon, fully equipped galley, and a generous cockpit for socializing. The Leopard 44 is renowned for its stability and ease of handling.

 

  • Bavaria C38 is a modern (2024 year) sailing yacht known for its innovative design, spaciousness, and performance. It’s part of Bavaria Yachts’ C-line series, which emphasizes a blend of comfort and sailing capabilities.

This yacht typically features a smart, efficient hull design with chines and a V-shaped bow, contributing to its stability and speed. It’s designed to deliver an enjoyable sailing experience, even in challenging conditions, making it suitable for both novice and experienced sailors.

Inside, the Bavaria C38 offers a comfortable and luxurious living space. It generally includes a well-appointed galley, a cozy saloon, and ample natural light, thanks to its large windows and hatches. The boat often has several cabins that can accommodate 6+2 persons, and that are thoughtfully designed to maximize space, ensuring comfort during your journey.

On deck, the C38 provides an easy-to-navigate layout with a spacious cockpit area, making it ideal for socializing and relaxation. The boat’s design typically allows for easy handling and maneuverability, which is great for a sailing tour where guests might want to participate in sailing the yacht.

Overall, the Bavaria C38 combines comfort, style, and sailing performance, making it an excellent choice for your tour itinerary, providing a luxurious and memorable sailing experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q: Who is this sailing trip meant for?

    • A: This sailing odyssey is crafted for everyone—couples, groups, families, and even solo travelers. It caters to nature enthusiasts seeking the unspoiled beauty of Kornati National Park and the Sibenik archipelago.
  2. Q: What is included in this sailing trip?

    • A: This sailing adventure includes an experienced skipper for 7 days and unlimited sailing distance. It also includes boat logistics (insurance, transit fee, SUP, motor dinghy, swim stops, snorkeling gear, towels, linen, etc.). 
  3. Q: What is not included in this sailing trip?

    • A: This sailing adventure is private trip and depends on guests preferred activities day to day. It does not include food and drink costs (which can be additionally agreed), mooring and marina costs, fuel, etc. All these variable costs can be calculated and agreed in advance.
  4. Q: What are the start and end times of the sail?

    • A: Ease into your adventure with check-in around 1 pm on the first day and bid farewell with a relaxed check-out around 6 pm on your last day. Departures are scheduled every Saturday.
  5. Q: What kitchen amenities are on the boat?

    • A: Delight in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a freezer and fridge. Feel free to indulge in DIY meals while on the sail.
  6. Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks, alcohol included?

    • A: Yes, bringing your own food is welcomed. Pack your preferred beverages, including alcohol. For shared trips, responsible consumption is encouraged.
  7. Q: What type of luggage should I bring?

    • A: Pack reasonably, as our boats offers ample cabin space. If you’re traveling with extra luggage, rest assured, we’ll make suitable accommodations.
  8. Q: Should I buy personal travel insurance?

    • A: Yes, it’s highly recommended. Ensure comprehensive coverage for cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses, personal liability, and loss of property.
  9. Q: Are there any local payments I should be aware of?

    • A: Yes, depending on your choice of add-ons. Some restaurants in the remote islands only accept cash. As for sailing boat logistics, everything else can be settled in card payment.
  10. Q: What is the boat capacity?

    • A: Our catamarans usually can accommodate 8+2 persons, and sailing monohulls can accommodate usually 6+2 persons. Let us know your group size and we are happy to give you the best possible recommnedatins.
  11. Q: How do I transfer from Split or Zadar airports?

    • A: Enjoy the convenience of complimentary transfers from Split or Zadar airport to Tribunj marina when you book your sailing trip with us.
  12. Q: How much time of the trip are we sailing?

    • A: Brace yourself for a true sailing adventure! We make the most of favorable wind conditions, with sails hoisted whenever possible, ensuring an authentic and immersive maritime experience.

  13. Q: What makes the Funky Tours Sail Croatia trip unique, and why should I try it?
    • A: Our sailing experience stands apart from mass tourism, focusing on personalized adventures that ignite or deepen your passion for sailing. Explore the exquisite beauty of Croatia’s waters, especially the secluded Kornati National Park.

Why Private Sailing

If you are looking for Private Sail Croatia Catamaran Adventure, please feel free to reach us, and we are more than happy to organize this experience for you.

It is ideal experience for:

  1. Team Buildings: Foster team spirit and camaraderie with a unique team-building experience. Sail the Adriatic, encourage collaboration, and create lasting memories that transcend the workplace.

  2. Honeymooners: Create an intimate and romantic escape for newlyweds. Sail into the sunset, explore secluded coves, and celebrate love in a private and enchanting setting.

  3. Bachelor Events and Parties: Amplify the festivities with an unforgettable catamaran party. Cruise the Adriatic, enjoy the sea breeze, and revel in an exclusive celebration for the groom-to-be and friends.

  4. Groups of Friends: For those seeking a laid-back yet adventurous getaway, a private catamaran is the ideal platform. Explore hidden gems, share laughter, and enjoy the freedom of a personalized sailing experience.

  5. Life Enthusiasts: Catering to individuals who appreciate the finer things in life, a private catamaran offers a luxurious escape. Indulge in the beauty of the Adriatic, relax on deck, and savor moments of tranquility and joy.

Why Choose Private Sailing Experience:

  • Privacy and Exclusivity: A private sailing boat ensures an intimate experience, allowing your group to enjoy the journey without the presence of strangers.

  • Tailored Itineraries: Craft a personalized route, exploring destinations and activities based on the preferences and interests of your group.

  • Onboard Amenities: Experience the height of comfort with spacious cabins, lounging areas, and a crew dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction.

  • Seamless Celebrations: Whether it’s a milestone event or a casual getaway, a private adventure elevates the celebration, providing a unique and memorable backdrop.

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