Croatia Bareboat Itinerary
Croatia Bareboat Itinerary - Split, Hvar & Vis
Croatia is home to crystal blue waters, red-bricked roofs, sunset bars, and stunning island archipelagos, making it a beautiful destination for a bareboat charter. Whether you wish to take a sailboat into the historic city of Hvar or a catamaran into the stunning caves of Biševo, Croatia is jam-packed with fascinating destinations. Croatia is the ideal destination for everyone, as whoever you are and whatever you enjoy doing, there's something for you in Croatia.
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The island of Split is a magical place to begin your Croatian yacht charter. You can be picked up from Split airport and transferred to the island in a speedboat, rock-star style to begin your yacht charter.
Board your yacht in the historic coastal town of Rogac, surrounded by pristine beaches and clear waters and head to the neighbouring island of Brac. Stipanska Bay on the west coast of the island is a perfect place to spend the first night on board; it is sheltered from all winds and unlike the barren North Coast is covered in thick forests. Drop anchor, dive into the crystal clear waters and watch the sun go down with a glass of crisp Croatian wine in hand!
After breakfast on the deck, taking in the incredible scenery and tranquillity of the island, head south along the coast to Blaca Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs and exploring the fascinating local history, then visiting the 15th-century Blaca Monastery is a must. After a steep climb through the forest for roughly an hour, you will be rewarded by this historic and architectural treasure, settled by hermit monks.
Head back to the yacht and sail off to the town of Bol which is situated at the foot of the largest hill in the Adriatic and is home to a host of Baroque summer houses, palaces and many other buildings of historical importance. The beaches here are worth a visit; try Zlatni Rat (the Golden Cape) if sunbathing and chilling is your thing. To end the day, sail to the next island of Hvar and find a peaceful spot to anchor in. Sample the local cuisine for your evening meal and have a sunset stroll around the quaint villages before resting up and sailing to Stari Grad the next morning.
The town of Hvar is one of the busiest in the area and renowned for its party atmosphere. If you would like to secure a berth in the marina then be sure to head off early from Stari Grad as Hvar's ports fill up fast in the summer months. It is advisory to get to Hvar before the late afternoon to be sure to get a space. If you do miss out, head over to Klement on the other side of the bay, moor in the Marina Palmizana and travel to Hvar by water taxi, Uber Boat or the quick water transfers that run through the night. Explore the many historic buildings, including one of the oldest theatres in Europe. After a day of culture hit the bars and restaurants to soak up the festive atmosphere.
After finishing some cocktails in one of Europe's most celebrated cocktail bars, those looking for a fiesta should head to Hula Bar, the perfect place to catch sunsets, then on to Carpe Diem Island for the sunrise.
Sail to the island of Vis, around eight nautical miles from Hvar and Klement. This island is set apart from the other islands of the Adriatic by its wild beauty, steep shores and its rich history and culture. Visit the town of Komiža, with its streets, or 'Kalas', which are lined on each side by narrow, stone houses reaching five stories high. Komiža is famous for its unbeatable food. Sample the korniska pogaca - a pastry topped tart of sardines, onions and tomatoes or go straight for the very popular local lobster.
Opposite Komiža bay, there are several islands belonging to the Vis archipelago with many natural wonders to discover. Biševo, with its famous Blue Cave, Svetac (a former habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal) and the volcanic islands of Jabuka and Brusnik. Sail to Biševo and take a swim in Spilja Cave which you can enter with a dinghy. The rays of sunshine entering the cave create a stunning blue hue and taint everything under the water with a silvery glow.
Arguably the most attractive bay in the Vis region is Stiniva, surrounded by stone cliffs up to 100m high. The bay is uninhabited and is a protected nature reserve. This is a fantastic spot for diving. With stunning caves, including the Green Cave on Ravnik islet and the beautiful lagoon of neighbouring Budikovac Island, there is no shortage of ways to spend the day in this natural paradise. In the evening, sail into the picturesque town of Vis or remain on board to make the most of the quiet beauty.
Head back towards the island of Solta and for the Bay of Sesula. Lush vegetation and pristine waters for swimming and snorkelling surround the bay. With six smaller islands facing the bay, the outlook is very beautiful and there is good shelter here from any northern winds.
On the way back to Split, where you will spend your last night on board. On the last day, set sail from Solta, give yourself some time to anchor up and enjoy the moorings before heading back to Split. Don't miss out on the excellent restaurants and the underground markets, hidden in Diocletian's Palace and take advantage of all the charms this ancient city has to offer.
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