14 days
(324 NM)

Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik - 14 days (324 NM)

Day 1: Dubrovnik – Šipan Luka 15NM
  • Taking off ACI marina Dubrovnik (Komolac)
  • sailing through the mouth of Rijeka Dubrovačka, under the highway bridge and heading NW
  • passing NE and E shores of islet Daksa and island Koločep
  • Passing the strait between Koločep and Lopud
  • Heading NE towards island Šipan and alongside its SW coastline to Jakljan island
  • After passing the strait between Jakljan and Šipan heading SE into the gulf of Šipan to the port (Šipanska luka)

Šipanska luka (the port of Šipan) provides a good shelter from all winds. There are only two settlements at the island – Suđurađ and Šipanska luka which are connected by a 5.2. km long road. Coves, bays and beaches of Šipan were recognized by Dubrovnik’s nobility in the early times of Dubrovnik’s Republic, but also for its beauty, peace and picturesque countryside. The entire island exudes tranquility and peace. There is a supermarket, bakery and several bars and taverns in Šipanska luka and Suđurađ, as well as numerous medieval mansions and churches.

Day 2: Šipan Luka – Polače (Mljet) 23NM
  • Taking off Šipan Luka
  • Sailing NW to the Prapratno bay then W towards Polače
  • Swim break at Prapratno bay on Pelješac Peninsula
  • Anchorage or mooring at Polače

Polače refers to the biggest and the main port of Mljet National Park and it is one of the most protected ports in this part of the Adriatic. Diving, hiking and mountain bike trips to the Mljet National Park are available in Polače as well as the grocery store and a bakery. Few restaurants offer free mooring, but there is good anchorage area as well.

Day 3: Polače (Mljet) – Skrivena Luka (Lastovo) 27NM
  • Taking off Polače and sailing SW towards Lastovo
  • Swim break at Lastovnjaci archipelago on the E side of the island
  • Anchorage in Skrivena luka bay on the S coast of the island

Skrivena luka or the hidden port (literally translated from Croatian) refers to the bay on S side of island Lastovo, famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters, beautiful environment and untouched virgin natural environment. The bay offers an excellent anchorage while one of the most beautiful views at south Adriatic is offered from cape Struga, at the S part of the bay. If contacted, the lighthouse keeper’s family could provide you the unforgettable meal while the lighthouse keeper would take you fishing if you deserve it. Lastovo island along with its archipelagos on both W and an E side refer to the pearl of the Adriatic billow and is declared a Natural Park for its diversity of flora and fauna.

Day 4: Skrivena Luka (Lastovo) – Vela Luka (Korčula) 24NM
  • Taking off Skrivena Luka
  • Sailing NW towards Korčula
  • Swim break in Tri Luke bay at Korčula island
  • Mooring at Vela Luka harbor or anchorage in the Plitvine

Vela Luka is a pleasant small town with rich cultural heritage located on W side of island Korčula. Before Vela Luka became attractive to tourists it was known as town of fishermen and farmers. Today there is still a lot fishermen, olive oil and vine producers but the tourism is the most important. Vela Luka is surrounded with many beautiful beaches and bays. Above the town among olive groves there is also an extraordinary site Vela Spila (The Great Cave). Harbour inVela Luka is exposed to the W wind, anchorage is advised in the cove Plitvine. The fuel station is located in the harbour.

Day 5: Vela Luka (Korčula) – Vis 26NM
  • Taking Vela Luka
  • Sailing NW towards island Vis
  • Swim break in Rukavac Bay on the SE part of island Vis
  • Landing in town Vis port – either moored on the waterfront pier or on the buoy

Island of Vis, also known as the pearl among Croatian Adriatic, used to be a military zone during Yugoslavia and it was forbidden for foreigners until late 1980s. Thanks to the natural beauty, unique history and cultural heritage, the island Vis became a very famous tourist destination. The movie Mamma mia 2 was filmed on this amazing island. While visiting Vis, an excursion to Modra Špilja (Blue Cave) and/or Green Cave is a must. The visit to Modra špilja cave is possible by tender, but without using the outboard engine. The skipper has to manuevre the yacht in front of the entrance while the crew has to row the tender into the cave. The other possibility to visit the cave is if the yacht is moored or anchored at Mezoporat while visitors are taken to the cave by the official tour-boat. The best and the fastest option is to take a boat tour for both locations.

The pier on the waterfront of Vis port is equipped with electric power and fresh water. Those yachtsmen who spend the night on the buoy are allowed to moor the next morning and refill water tanks and batteries. Separated mooring spot is at Kut, the E corner of Vis bay, where some of the best restaurants of the island are situated. Some of the most popular restaurants lie in the plain just in the middle of the island where visitors can be taken by shuttles available the port of Vis. Since island Vis was forbidden to foreigners until late '80s due to many military facilities on the island, a special offer is the tour around the interior of the island, visiting tunnels and hidden hangars of the former army.

Day 6: Vis – Komiža(Vis) 21NM
  • Taking off Vis
  • Sailing SW around S side of island Vis to the Biševo island then NE towards Komiža
  • Mooring at Komiža port on the pier on one of the buoys moored along Komiža bay

The visit to Modra špilja cave is possible by tender, but without using the outboard engine. The skipper has to manuevre the yacht in front of the entrance while the crew has to row the tender into the cave. The other possibility to visit the cave is if yacht is moored or anchored at Mezoporat while visitors are taken to the cave by official tour-boat.

Komiža is positioned in the deep-lying open port on the western coastline of the island Vis under the slopes of nearly 600 meter high Mt. Hum. If anchoring in Komiža bay, extra care is required due to rather strong winds descending from the surrounding hills into the bay. Yachtsmen who moored on the buoy are allowed to take the mooring at the pier next morning, after other boats leave the port. The use of mooring, electric power and fresh water is included in the price of buoy. Komiža amazes visitors with its narrow streets, attractive stone houses squeezed together along the harbor and numerous beaches. Along the entire eastern coast of Komiža bay there are many pebbly beaches with springs of fresh water. Furthermore, Komiža is not only adored by yachting people but also by those who like diving, hiking, paragliding or other adventure sports since several agencies and diving centers offer different activities starting from Komiža.

Day 7: Komiža (Vis) – Maslinica (Šolta) 25NM
  • Taking off Komiža (Vis)
  • Sailing E to the Slatine bay then NE towards island Šolta
  • Swim break at Slatine bay on the N side of island Vis
  • Anchorage between islets in front of Maslinica; mooring at Maslinica marina; buoy or anchorage at Šešula bay next door to Maslinica

Once fishermen village, Maslinica nowadays became one of central Dalmaita’s yachting hotspots due to its newly built marina as a part of complex of Martinis – Marchi castle hotel. Marina is equipped with electric power, fresh water and public facilities while the castle offers delicious meals in its restaurant. Anchoring is possible between islets Saskinja and Polebrnjak just in front of the village. Party animals are welcome to Šešula bay, next door to Maslinica where some buoys are moored. Cocktail bar and the restaurant are on the waterfront just above the bay. Bakery and supermarket along with some restaurants and bars are in the very center of Maslinica.

Day 8: Maslinica (Šolta) - Vrbovska (Hvar) 29NM
  • Taking off Maslinica
  • Sailing SE alongside the coast of the islands Šolta and Brač
  • Swim break at Lučice bay on the S side of the island Brač
  • Sailing into the bay of Jelsa and than W to canal of Vrboska
  • Mooring at marina ACI Vrboska; marina Vrboska at the waterfront or anchoring at Soline bay, in front of the camping area

Founded in the 15th century as a fishing harbor, Vrboska is best known for the fortress Church of Sv. Marija (St Mary), built as a refuge for its inhabitants during the 16th century. Apart of this genuine cultural site, Vrboska offers relaxed and quiet environment and a romantic walk alongside the banks of its canal. There is a supermarket and bakery in the village as well as the gas station at the marina.

Day 9: Vrbovska (Hvar) – Stari Grad(Hvar) 18NM
  • Taking off Vrboska NNW across the channel towards Bol at the island
  • Swim break at Zlatni rat beach
  • Sailing SW until Rt Kabal then SE towards Stari Grad
  • Mooring at Stari Grad harbour

On the northern side of the island of Hvar at the end of 4 NM long bay, the historical jewel Stari Grad is located, surrounded by the pine tree forest, vineyards and olive-groves. The city dates back to the 384 BC when the ancient Greeks sailors arrived and built beautiful Faros, today known as Stari Grad. Stari Grad's plain and the historic centre of the city are listed under the UNESCO List of the World Heritage sites. If you are a professional sailor or just a sea and boat lover, Stari Grad is a perfect stop for you. Visiting the city built by the Greek sailors by yacht makes the best story for a perfect vacation. Harbour offers 100 berths equipped with fresh water and electricity, toilets and showers. It is very well protected for all winds except W winds.

Day 10: Stari Grad (Hvar) – Šćedro 28NM
  • Taking off Stari Grad
  • Sailing WSW until Rt Pelegrin then SE alongside coast the island Hvar towards island Šćedro
  • Swim break in one of hidden bays and beaches within the Pakleni Otoci archipelago
  • Anchoring in Lovišće bay on the N side of island

Šćedro is a lovely small island located between the islands of Korčula and Hvar. The island has very safe bays and coves for anchoring. Even dating back to the ancient times, Šćedro was a known place for safe harbouring. In 49BC one of the most epic battles between Caesar and Pompeius took place on Šćedro. While taking a walk to the hill it is easy to notice nice old stone houses from Nastane, an abandoned village. Šćedro offers beautiful and quiet beaches, nice roads for romantic walks through the island and a restaurant with a traditional Dalmatian cousine. Bay is very well protected to all winds except N and NE winds.

Day 11: Šćedro – Korčula 22NM
  • Taking off Šćedro
  • Sailing SE the Korčula channel towards the E end of Korčula island
  • Swim break in the Kneža bay at the E part on the S side of the island Korčula
  • Mooring at ACI Korčula (optionally at marina Lumbarda)

Korčula town refers to the cultural and tourist center of the island Korčula. Inhabited from the times of ancient Greeks and Romans, Korčula achieved its peak during the medieval times. Numerous bars, restaurants, taverns as well as jewelry shops and art galleries are located within the city walls where traditional combat sword dance called Moreška takes place every Thursday night. Since Korčula is also known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the visit to museum dedicated to him is inevitable.

Day 12: Korčula – Prožura (Mljet) 27NM
  • Taking off Korčula
  • Sailing SE alongside coast the Pelješac peninsula, then SE towards Prožura
  • Swim break in Vučine bay at Pelješac peninsula
  • Mooring at small dock or taking a buoyage of the restaurant

Prožura is located in a beautiful bay on the eastern part of the north coast of the Mljet island. It is a small fishermen's village with population of 53 citizens. This bay is very popular among the sailors because it offers very good shelter, except to N and NE winds. The island holds only few houses, apartments, a small fortress, a church and few local restaurants which offer tasty local specialities.

Day 13: Prožura (Mljet) – Cavtat 28NM
  • Taking off Prožura
  • Sailing SE towards Cavtat
  • Swim break at Gornje Čelo on E part of island Koločep
  • Mooring at Cavtat port, or anchoring in Tiha bay

Cavtat is an unique small town positioned 20km SE from Dubrovnik on the wooded peninsula Rat. Historical name of the city was Epidaurus, and it was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC. It changed its name to Epiderium in 228BC when it started being under the Roman rule. In the 7th century the city was destroyed by the Slavs and Avars. This had forced refugees from Epidaurum to move the nearby island Laus also known as Ragusa, which evolved into the city of Dubrovnik. The charm of this old city lies in the historic buildings and culture which belong to the Renaissance culture with traces of the Gothic style. City is peaceful and beautiful, a perfect place for romantic walks through the city with amazing restaurants located by the sea which offer oustanding view.

Day 14: Cavtat – Dubrovnik 11NM
  • Taking off Cavtat
  • Sailing NW towards island Lokrum
  • Swim break at island Lokrum
  • Sailing towards Rijeka Dubrovačka
  • Fuel refill available at W side of Gruž port or at the ACI Dubrovnik – beware of crowd in high season.

On our way to Dubrovnik we will stop on the island Lokrum. Lokrum is a perfect getaway from the overcrowded Dubrovnik. The two are connected by a transfer boat which is running every half an hour. No one is allowed to stay overnight on the island because of the ancient legend. However, it is an ideal place to spend a day walking through beautiful botanical gardens, visiting Benedictine Monastery ruins, taking a swim or