The sailing area along the southern Dalmatian coast is easy to ride and is also suitable for less experienced yacht charter crews.
The sailing area in south Dalmatia is less popular than in other Croatian districts, and there are fewer ports and marinas. The port cities of Split and Trogir are the best places for charter and are both located either side of the International Airport. Split is an ideal base for exploring the south Dalmatian coast and the adjacent islands. Other ports are Agana, Vinisce, Marina Kastela, Solin, Baska Voda, Krvavica, Makarska, Tucepi. The islands offer a variety of idyllic coves and anchorages. There is a well-equipped marina in Milna at the end of a fjord-like bay on the island of Brač. This port is connected by ferry to Split and Hvar. Other ports are located in Supetar, Sumartin, Pučiška, Bol and Splitska. The bays Blaca Studena, Stipanska, Lucice and Luka provide additional anchorage. The island of Hvar has a port town, but it only has a few places for yachts and the town quay and bay are often very crowded. Directly across the water are the Pakleni Islands with the ACI Marina Palmizana, that have quieter anchorages. The Bay of Vela Garska offers good opportunities to anchor on the northwest shore. On Vis, you can anchor on the waterfront of the same name, as well as in Kut and Komiža. The island of Korcula offers a small, pleasant port in Vela Luka. On the island of Mljet there is the protected bay Luka Polace which is surrounded by wooded mountains on all sides. There can be up to 100 yachts here in high season. The area along the southern Dalmatian coast is very easy to sail. Sea conditions are good and navigation is not challenging. The waters are calm, tides have little influence and the currents are weak. This spot offers straightforward sailing opportunities and is suitable for beginners and less experienced yacht charter crews.
Rent or charter a boat in Croatia, sail south from Split to Dubrovnik and see many of the popular tourist destinations in Dalmatia. After a leisurely start from Split, it is definitely worth sailing to the nearby island of Solta where there are several berths in the Bay of Maslinica. Here you can visit an 18th century Venetian palace now used as a hotel. Dock with caution at the pier as it is a shallow 1.7m in depth. Hvar is a wonderful island to explore... more
In southern Dalmatia here is a typical Mediterranean climate. The sailing season begins in April and lasts until October or November. There are exceptional amounts of sunshine hours per year. Summers are long, warm, mostly dry but not too hot. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 23 °C. The water temperature hovers between 13 °C in February and 24 °C in August.