Yacht Charter Dubrovnik
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Sailing vacations Dubrovnik
With a Dubrovnik yacht charter, you can explore the attractive Elaphiti Islands archipelago, which will enchant even the most experienced of sailors and travelers.
From our base in ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Komolac, you can immerse yourself in the multi-cultural region and sail the startling blue-green Adriatic.
Book boat hire in Dubrovnik and experience its Mediterranean climate, fantastic sailing conditions, long sailing season and short leg passages, which means plenty of opportunities to enjoy the region.
Discover uninhabited islands, or visit lush national parks, bustling fishing villages and celebrated restaurants offering an array of traditional dishes. Make sure to give the delicious Croatian wines a try too.
While sailing Dubrovnik you can be part of a lively international sailing community, or embrace solitude on remote islands.
To sail Dubrovnik, you will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
Available charter types
Things to do in Dubrovnik
Enjoy Dubrovnik Summer Festival
If you sail Dubrovnik in summer, try to coincide with this popular event held in July and August. The program includes exciting dance performances, live music and cinema screenings
Swim at Šunj Beach
Sail Lopud and explore this beautiful beach in the south, or head around to the northern coast of the island for excellent restaurants and a walk around the botanical garden.
Visit Šipanska Luka
Your Dubrovnik itinerary needs to include Šipan, the biggest Elaphiti Island, Moor in port and explore the island’s many churches, palaces or pine forests. You might want to try the local wine too, as the area is known for its vineyards.
Explore Mljet National Park
If you’re sailing Mljet, moor at a local restaurant in Polače for lunch with a view. Explore the nearby park, visit the Salt Lakes or head further along the coast to the Mistral Tavern at Okuklje for dinner. Prožura is worth stopping at for a swim.
Walk Korčula Old City
If you’re renting a boat in Korčula, make a reservation at the ACI Korčula marina and explore the city, the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy St Mark’s Cathedral with its amazing views and Revelin Tower, or head south to Pupnatska Luka Beach.
Anchor at Jakljan
For an uninhabited island experience, enjoy the silence at Jakljan. This island is undeveloped but is one of the best swimming spots for a Dubrovnik yacht charter.
Go on a Sail Share vacation
Enjoy a 7-night island-hopping adventure with like minded travelers. Aboard this cabin cruise your skipper will show you the best of the Dalmatian coast with stops for water sports and sightseeing along the way. Spend the evenings at a different island every night and explore historic villages with delightful local restaurants.
When is the best time to go to Dubrovnik?
The best time to visit Dubrovnik is between May and October when the climate is Mediterranean, with hot and dry days.
The average temperature in Dubrovnik in summer is between 78ºF and 95ºF with nearly 3,000 sunny hours a year. The sea temperature in Dubrovnik in summer is between 75°F and 82°F.
What are the sailing conditions in Dubrovnik?
The sailing conditions for yacht charters in Dubrovnik provide excellent opportunities for sailors looking for a decent wind.
Dubrovnik wind systems include the daily north westerly mistral, which blows between 10am to 5pm and can reach between 10 and 25 knots.
The north easterly bura (bora) can appear and it is recommended that you pay attention to the weather forecasts. If the bura is forecast, find a sheltered anchorage as the gusts can range between 30 and 50 knots.
The southerly jugo can bring poor weather conditions, including rain and wind up to 25 knots.
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Dubrovnik yacht charters
Discover the wonders of Croatia on a Dubrovnik yacht charter and enjoy the perfect sailing vacation on one of our catamarans or monohulls.
Dubrovnik skippered charters
No sailing experience is needed for our skippered charters in Dubrovnik. Choose where you want to sail and we’ll find a skipper for your yacht, leaving you and your guests free to relax.
Sail Share Dubrovnik
If a whole yacht is more than you need, simply reserve a cabin and discover the joys of sailing Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on a Sail Share vacation leaving from famed Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik sailing itinerary
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Day 1: Elaphiti – Šipan
Head to the Elaphiti Islands and the island of Lopud. Head south for the beach of Šunj or explore the botanical gardens and restaurants on the north coast. In the afternoon sail to Šipan and Šipanska Luka.
Day 2: Polače
Sail on to Polače, Mljet, a large bay where you can anchor to explore Mljet National Park, the Roman palace and the salt lakes. Within the bay, you’ll be able to shop for supplies and dine at local restaurants.
Day 3: Korčula
In the morning, travel to Korčula where early arrival should mean you can find space in the marina. Climb the steps up the bell tower of St Mark’s Cathedral for a view over the water. This historic town’s walls and battlements have given it the nickname of Little Dubrovnik.
Day 4: Prožura – Okuklje
Make your way to Okuklje back on Mljet, a small fishing village within a bay known for clear blue water that is perfect for swimming. On the way stop at Prožura village if you fancy a picnic and a swim.
Day 5: Pelješac
From Okuklje head on to Pelješac, where you can stop for a swim at Marčuleti beach. You can overnight in the Bay of Kobaš and visit the taverna Ribarska Kuca Niko which offers free mooring. Or you can anchor near Olipa Island on the way to Ston.
Day 6: Jakljan
Leave Pelješac and anchor off Jakljan, an island without facilities but well worth stopping by for a swim. On the way to Dubrovnik, you can stop by Koločep or Zaton.
Day 7: Dubrovnik
Make sure you take a bus or taxi to explore Dubrovnik’s walled city, it’s a highlight you won’t want to miss.
Useful information for yacht charters in Dubrovnik
How do I get to Dubrovnik from the US?
You can get to Dubrovnik airport (DBV) from the US by taking a flight via European countries, such as the UK, Germany or Italy.
We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is a 30-minute taxi ride away from our Dubrovnik base.
What language is spoken in Dubrovnik?
The language spoken in Dubrovnik is Croatian, although many people in the city can speak English.
What is the currency for Dubrovnik?
The currency in Dubrovnik is the Kuna.
What are the customs restrictions for Dubrovnik?
If you’re sailing Dubrovnik you do not need to worry about customs clearance. If you want to sail to Montenegro, please talk to us before booking.
What documents do I need to sail Dubrovnik?
The documents you need to sail in Dubrovnik include passports that are valid for three months beyond the date of departure for American, Australian, English and Canadian travelers. No visa is required for stays under 90 days. Australian, Canadian and US citizens must have a return ticket in their possession upon entering Croatia.
You will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
How do I get around Dubrovnik?
You can get around Dubrovnik easily by bus and the public transport system is good. You can hire a car and there is clear signposting if you are driving around Dubrovnik. Hiring a taxi can be expensive, so make sure you negotiate the fare before you get in.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Dubrovnik??
The Wi-Fi in Dubrovnik is good and most cities and towns have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars and restaurants. ACI Marina Dubrovnik has free internet access and you can also rent Wi-Fi for your charter.
What regulations are there in Dubrovnik?
Contractually, you are not allowed to sail at night and a license will be needed for fishing.
If you anchor near Mljet National Park and decide to visit, you must buy a ticket. You must also pay for a ticket if you anchor at Lastovo nature park and stay on the island.
When you approach an ACI marina you need to contact the marina staff on VHF 17.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Dubrovnik?
You can find Dubrovnik weather forecasts from the State Hydrometeorological Institute. The weather is broadcast on VHF channels 4, 7, 28 and 85 at 6:20am, 1.20pm and 10.20pm every day.
What provisioning is there in Dubrovnik?
There are plenty of choices for provisioning in Dubrovnik. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my Dubrovnik sailing vacation?
Please only take soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.
What is the electrical current in Dubrovnik?
The electrical current in Dubrovnik is 220V, so do pack a type C and F adaptor.
What is the dialing code for Dubrovnik?
The dialing code for Dubrovnik is +385 20.
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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