Croatia Sailing Adventure 

Discover the Hidden Gems of Croatia: A Sailing Adventure

Discover the Hidden Gems of Croatia: A Sailing Adventure

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Croatia, a true treasure in the heart of Europe. The country's coastline along the Adriatic Sea boasts crystal-clear waters, stunning islands, and a history dating back centuries. 

If you're a sailing enthusiast, Croatia's Adriatic coastline and islands are a paradise waiting to be explored. While popular destinations like Dubrovnik and Split are well known, the real gems of this country lie in its lesser-known islands and secluded coves. So we rented a motor boat instead of going on a sailing trip for a week to make the most of our time and explore the hidden gems of Croatia. You'll be amazed by the stunning scenery, pristine waters, and the friendly nature of the locals.

Freedom to explore the beautiful wonders of nature

Embarking on a sailing trip in Croatia offers a unique and enchanting way to explore the country's diverse landscapes. With over a thousand islands, secluded coves, and charming coastal towns, Croatia is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts and adventurers alike. So, hoist the sails, feel the wind in your hair, and let the magic of Croatia unfold before your eyes.

As you set sail, you'll be greeted by a mosaic of captivating sights, sounds, and flavours. Each island has its own distinct character, from the vibrant and lively Hvar to the tranquil and untouched beauty of Vis. You'll have the freedom to navigate these idyllic waters, discovering hidden bays where you can drop anchor and dive into the turquoise sea or explore ancient ruins that tell stories of a bygone era.

7 Day Itinerary

Throughout your sailing adventure, you'll be immersed in the Croatian people's warm hospitality and rich culture. From the traditional coastal villages to the lively markets, you'll have countless opportunities to interact with locals, savour traditional cuisine, and learn about the customs and traditions that have shaped this fascinating country.
So, whether you're an experienced sailor or a novice seeking an unforgettable experience, Croatia's hidden gems await you. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we explore the unspoiled beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture that make Croatia a sailing paradise. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.


Day 1: Zadar - Gateway to the Adriatic:
Begin your journey in Zadar, a vibrant coastal city known for its rich history and architectural wonders. Explore the ancient Roman Forum and the Sea Organ, a unique musical instrument played by the waves. After stocking up on supplies, set sail towards the Kornati Islands, a national park renowned for its untouched natural beauty and pristine waters.

Kornati Islands

Day 2-3: Kornati Islands - Nature's Masterpiece:
Spend a couple of days immersing yourself in the enchanting landscapes of the Kornati Islands. Discover hidden coves and secret beaches where you can swim, snorkel, and bask in the sun's warm embrace. Enjoy fresh seafood delicacies in traditional taverns while marvelling at the breathtaking views of the rugged cliffs and emerald-green waters.

Vis & Hvar

Day 4-5: Vis and Hvar - Timeless Beauty:
Head south to the islands of Vis and Hvar, known for their untouched charm and rich history. Explore the ancient town of Vis, with its Venetian-style architecture and hidden alleys. Next, visit the mesmerising Blue Cave on the nearby island of Bisevo, where sunlight creates a magical blue glow. In Hvar, indulge in the vibrant nightlife and hike to the medieval fortress for panoramic views of the town and the Adriatic Sea.

Korcula & Mljet

Day 6-7: Korcula and Mljet - Tranquility and Natural Splendor:
Sail to the island of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stroll through the medieval streets of Korcula Town, surrounded by ancient walls and adorned with charming cafes and boutique shops. Then, continue to Mljet, Croatia's greenest island, and explore its national park, home to lush forests, tranquil lakes, and an ancient monastery on an islet..


Research reputable boat rental companies, compare prices, and consider fleet options to find a reliable provider. Understand local boating laws, obtain necessary licenses and certifications, and plan your itinerary. Monitor weather conditions, prioritise safety, and respect the environment and local communities. Enjoy your motorboat adventure in the beautiful waters of Croatia, prioritising safety at all times.

Final Words

A one-week sailing adventure by motor boat in Croatia will introduce you to the hidden gems of the Adriatic. Explore the untouched beauty of the Kornati Islands, soak up the history and vibrant atmosphere of Vis and Hvar, and experience the tranquillity of Korcula and Mljet. Croatia's breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and warm hospitality will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. So, set sail (or motor) and embark on this unforgettable journey to discover the hidden treasures of Croatia's coastline.

Reflections on seeing these ancient marvels 

I​ love to do something big for my milestone Birthdays, so I decided to celebrate my 50th birthday with a unique and unforgettable travel experience to explore Croatia by boat. I highly recommend going on a sailing adventure in Croatia. 

It's a great way to uncover hidden treasures, quaint coastal towns, and stunning scenery. We had the opportunity to visit delightful coastal towns, walk along cobblestone streets, admire the preserved architecture, and enjoy delicious seafood meals at waterfront eateries. 

Additionally, we met hospitable locals who made our journey even more enjoyable. One of my favourite memories was singing karaoke with a group of Croatian men in a local tavern. Despite their limited English skills, we were able to have a great time singing together for several hours.