There are very few regions in the world that can boast of natural diversity as Dalmatia can. That is why this area in the Croatian coast is one of the most beautiful for cruising. The Dalmatian Riviera extends from the island of Pag to Ostro foreland, 400 km long and the best way to get around is the cruise. Dalmatia has beautiful Croatian islands, rivers, coasts, bays that make it one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe.
Dalmatia is divided into northern, central and south and all three regions are equally attractive destinations for cruising. Some of the most beautiful Croatian cities and sights are located in the Dalmatian region.
Dalmatia is situated on the eastern coast of the Croatian coast and spreads from the island of Rab to the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. It is also the largest tourist region in Croatia. Although it is divided into three parts - the northern, central and southern Dalmatian - each part adorns the sandy and pebbly beaches, some of the most famous cities and the vicinity of the famous islands. Through all three parts of the region, you are followed by numerous vineyards, stone labyrinths, olive groves. Northern Dalmatia includes the area from the island of Pag to the town of Primosten. In this part of Dalmatia there is the largest number of islands of which is the island of entertainment, Pag, certainly one of the most famous. Zadar and Šibenik are the most famous cities of this region and they are rich in numerous historical monuments. By cruising Central Dalmatia you will see the famous islands of Brač, Korčula and Hvar, as well as Split, the most famous city of Central Dalmatia. In this part of Dalmatia there are the most famous Croatian beaches like Punta Rata, Zlatni Rat and Bačvice. The city of Hvar on the island of the same name is also an inevitable destination in central Dalmatia, because it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the whole Adriatic. South Dalmatia is the smallest part of the Croatian coast, but it is home to Dubrovnik, the largest tourist destination in the Mediterranean. In southern Dalmatia there is also the island of Mijat with a beautiful national park.
It was created more than 1700 years ago, almost all of Split is a major historical monument. Located in central Dalmatia, this city is a must-stop station when cruising this area
Dubrovnik is a city that is almost universally known in the world. It is the most visited and most attractive tourist destination in Croatia, and the city that is obligatory to visit during the cruise around Dalmatia.
Hvar is, in its beauty, especially distinguished from other Croatian islands. Hvar is located near the islands of Bra?, Vis, Kor?ula and Paklinski Islands making it an excellent destination for cruising.
The yacht charter season in Croatia starts from May through the middle of October.
The high season runs from the midof July till the mid of August where the temperature is around 25°C.
During the summer season weather conditions in the Adriatic are generally very favorable for boating. This applies for period from June to September, when the weather is mostly sunny and warm and sea water temperature is more than suitable for swimming.
In summer there is a daily alteration of land and sea breezes. A local northerly wind, the bora, can affect the weather, especially in the winter, with prolonged bouts of strong and bitterly cold winds. Violent thunderstorms with strong gusts are an unpleasant feature of the summer months, mainly in areas around Sibenik, Split (in particular Vrulja near Omiš), Makarska – lowlands of Biokovo, Zuljan Bay on the Pelješac peninsula, River Neretva estuary, Risan Bay in Boka. So, if you have not encountered Bura so far, we advise you to reach the nearest harbor. In short, it might be said that where coastal hilltops are lower than 600 meters or more than 4 kilometers from the coast, the mildest Bura winds occur.
The warmest months are July and August, with average temperatures of 25°C/77°F and day temperatures often well over 30°C/90°F
It is always a smart idea to avoid peak seasons, both in terms of charter cost but also to avoid crowed beaches, marinas and restaurants. The following graphs depict the demand* for yacht holiday in respect with average precipitation and average temperature.
To avoid peak seasons while still having comfort weather conditions, start your trip in from second half of June until first half of July or the second half of August until first week of September.
You can fly to Split and depart from one of the marinas of Split, Trogir, Sibenik or Rogoznica, Seget Donji or Kastel Gomilica.
Alternatively you can fly to Dubrovnik and depart from one of the marinas of Dubrovnik, Slano or Cavtat.
Croatia is an EU country, and hence EU citizens require no visa to enter the country, while non EU citizens have to check before travel.
The local currency is the kuna, although some some establishments accept euros. However, the euro is an unofficial currency so it is best to get some kunas for your trip