Šibenik Yacht Charter
Centrally located on the Krka River, between Zadar and Split, the picturesque old city of Šibenik (pronounced ‘see-be-nik’) is the perfect point to start and end your yacht charter on the Dalmatian coast.What’s on this page
Sailing vacations Šibenik
From our base at Marina Zaton in Šibenik, you can easily sail between historic towns, quaint fishing villages and uninhabited islands, mooring at a wide variety of harbors, marinas and anchorages.
Known as one of the most authentic and best preserved medieval towns in the entire region, Šibenik is home to St. James’s cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. From our base in the city, you can explore the chain of nearby islands that form the Šibenik archipelago, including the famous Kornati Islands National Park.
On a Šibenik yacht charter you’ll enjoy sunny summer days and fantastic sailing conditions throughout a long season. Although you will need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities, there is the option to hire a skipper for your charter.
Available charter types
Things to do in Šibenik
Sail to the peaceful island of Zlarin
Sail out from the marina to the Bay of Šibenik, where you will pass by the 16th century St Nicholas Fortress en route to Zlarin.
Learn about grape and olive production on Kaprije
The 100 or so inhabitants of Kaprije use this car-free island to grow olives and grapes. The movie Mediterraneo was filmed in Kaprije.
Explore the Kornati Islands National Park
One of our favorite things to do in Šibenik is to sail to the Kornati Islands National Park. The park is made up of nearly 100 islands, many of which are uninhabited. You will need to purchase a special permit to sail in the park.
Sail into Krka National Park
Visiting Krka National Park needs to be on the itinerary for any Šibenik yacht charter. Swim in the crystal clear water of the park and be sure to check out its seven waterfalls.
Sightsee in Šibenik old city
If you’re renting a boat in Šibenik, walk from the marina and explore the old city’s architecture and UNESCO world heritage sites, including the St. James’s cathedral and Town Hall.
When is the best time to go to Šibenik?
The best time to visit Šibenik is between May and October, as you’ll enjoy a sunny, hot and dry climate. Be aware that the hottest and most crowded months to visit are July and August, so you may want to visit outside of these months.
The average temperature in Šibenik in summer is usually between 78ºF and 95ºF. The sea temperature in Šibenik is between 75°F and 82°F during the summer months.
What are the sailing conditions in Šibenik?
The sailing conditions for Šibenik yacht charters are perfect for sailors who want to sail in good winds, instead of always motoring through calms.
In the summer, Šibenik’s prevailing wind is the northwesterly mistral, which typically blows between 10 and 25 knots.
The north easterly bura (bora) features gusts that can range between 30 and 50 knots. If you’re on your Šibenik yacht charter and see that the bura is forecast, be sure to find a sheltered anchorage.
The southerly jugo will often bring poor weather conditions too, including rain and wind up to 25 knots.
Sailing Šibenik with Dream Yacht Charter
Šibenik yacht charters
Sail the wonderful islands of Croatia on a Šibenik yacht charter on one of our catamarans or monohulls.
Šibenik skippered charters
No sailing experience is needed for our Šibenik skippered charters. Choose where you want to sail and we’ll find you a skipper.
Šibenik sailing itinerary
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Board at our base in Zaton. Visit the ship for a safety briefing, then dine in the village and spend the night. After a quick sail, you’ll reach the picturesque island of Prvic. The atmosphere of the island is like no other – the quaint villages of stone houses exude tradition and history.
After breakfast, cruise to Kornati Island. En route, stop between the islands of Kaprije and Kakan for a swim in the gleaming Adriatic. In the Bay of Opat, hike up the hill for a beautiful view of the islands.
Depart via the beautiful Kornati Channel. Stroll through the picturesque fishing village of Sali to soak up island life. Dock in front of the village and choose a spot to eat dinner ashore.
Anchor overnight in the beautiful Jelici Bay after a stopover at Telascica.
Sail to the island of Murter, which boasts several restaurants and lively nightlife.
A sail through the “Sea of Murter'' takes you along the side of the Šibenik archipelago into the Krka River. The waters are rich in delicious fish, squid, and other delicacies. Skradin, the village at the end of the channel, is known worldwide. Stroll through the village streets and taste the local specialties. It’s the ideal place to buy souvenirs and local products such as olive oil.
Stroll in the village of Skradin. In the afternoon, drop anchor for a while before returning to Šibenik and Zaton.
Head back to Zaton to disembark.
Useful information for yacht charters in Šibenik
How do I get to Šibenik from the US?
You can get to Šibenik from the US via Dubrovnik’s International airport (DBV), Split Airport (SPU) or Zadar Airport (ZAD). Most major airlines fly to DBV through many European countries, such as the UK, Germany and Italy.
Since the airport is more than a 30-minute taxi ride away from Marina Zaton, our Šibenik yacht charter managers can easily arrange airport transfers on request.
What language is spoken in Šibenik?
The language spoken in Trogir is Croatian, although many people in Croatia speak English as well.
What is the currency for Šibenik?
The currency in Šibenik is the croatian Kuna.
What are the customs restrictions for Šibenik?
If you’re sailing around Šibenik you do not need to worry about customs clearance. .
What documents do I need to sail Šibenik?
American, Australian, English and Canadian travelers visiting Šibenik need a passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure. 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 Šibenik?
The public transport system is good in Šibenik, so you can easily travel around by bus. You can also rent a car, as driving is pretty easy in Šibenik too, thanks to the numerous signposts. If you want to get a taxi, make sure you negotiate the fare beforehand, as they can be expensive.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Šibenik?
Wi-Fi in Šibenik is widely available and most cities and towns have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars, restaurants and hotels. Marina Zaton has free Wi-Fi and you can also rent Wi-Fi for your charter.
What regulations are there in Šibenik?
Night sailing is not allowed.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Šibenik?
You can get Šibenik 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 Šibenik?
There is plenty of choice for provisioning. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my Šibenik sailing vacation?
Please take only soft bags. Large suitcases take up too much room on board.
What is the electrical current in Šibenik?
The electrical current in Šibenik is 220V, so pack a universal type C and F adaptor.
What is the dialing code for Šibenik?
The dialing code for Šibenik is +385 20.
FAQSee all our FAQs
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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