Sailing holidays near Dubrovnik

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Dubrovnik. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city in Croatia with a unique architecture, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the filming location of the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

 

This is a great place to start a sailing trip. It has beautiful nature, majestic palaces, vineyards, taverns, and many great places to drop anchor and swim in the sea.

Sailing season
May - October
Travel season
May - November
Marinas in this location
3
Boats in this location
98

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+385 20
Language:
Croatian
Timezone:
UTC+1 (CET), in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Currency:
Kuna (HRK)
Population:
42,615

Why sailors love Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a yachting center. The ships are welcome to a comfortable ACI marina Dubrovnik with 450 water places mostly occupied by the rental yachts. It is located in the suburbs, one could get there by taxi or by bus. Another point where the mooring is allowed is a commercial port.

 

The international airport is located outside the city, in a 40-minute drive from the marina. Charter flights from the European capitals for those who want to hire a yacht in Dubrovnik are in schedule all year round.

 

Regattas are held here all year round: amateur, professional, and purely entertaining ones combining competition with the acquaintance with the local cuisine, for example. The most popular events are the South Dalmatia Regatta and Dubrovnik Regatta.

 

Keep in mind that Dubrovnik is a popular yachting destination and yachts and catamarans are usually fully booked for peak season, so don't delay! Sailica experts will help you find and book the perfect yacht or catamaran.

 

The locals joke saying the one who visited Dubrovnik, saw the whole Croatia. And it, indeed, may be true as all the best things that the Balkan country is proud of are gathered in this city: magnificent architecture, breathtaking landscapes, wide and neat beaches, cozy restaurants, you name it…

 

Today Dubrovnik is the main resort on the Adriatic Sea, included by UNESCO in the list of the best European Renaissance sites.

Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica
Dubrovnik - Yacht Charter Sailica

Dubrovnik sailing routes

Sailing routes from Dubrovnik start and end in its ACI Marina. Yacht routes there, for the most part, include the islands of Mljet, Korčula, Hvar, Brač, more rarely, Lastovo and Vis which are the most remote islands from the mainland. Most yachts are rented for a week, which is enough to visit major ones or even all of the above islands. The length of the routes is ranging from 150 to 250 nautical miles.

 

The routes of yacht cruises lead along the coast or to the islands.

 

Here is a reliable variant for 7 days:

  • Dubrovnik — Saplunar (Mljet) — Korcula (Korcula) — Vela Luka (Korcula) — Velji Lago (Lastovo) — Pomena (Mljet) — Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is considered to be quite an expensive resort. With Sailica, you will regularly get the propositions with the cut prices for the yacht charter in Southern Dalmatia. If you find a yacht you like, leave a request. We will contact you and plan a yacht trip together.

870 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2017
Built in
950 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2015
Built in
1049 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2017
Built in
1213 €
per week
5
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2014
Built in
1216 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1280 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2018
Built in
1323 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1324 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2019
Built in

Airports in Dubrovnik

Split Airport SPU
Dubrovnik Airport DBV
Brač Airport BWK

You’ll have no problem reaching it as there are flights to Dubrovnik in all the major airports, and the Dubrovnik airport is only 15 km away from the city center.

Yachting season and weather in Dubrovnik

During the high season, the strength of the wind largely depends on the air temperature — the hotter it is over land, the stronger the wind from the sea, as the hot air «draws» the coolness from the sea. Along the entire Adriatic coast, the wind blows from the southwest.

 

It should also be noted that the wind rises from 9 am to noon, then there is calm for several hours (local sailors say that the wind «went to lunch»), before increasing from about 2 pm to 6 pm. At night, a light breeze blows towards the sea, but sometimes it becomes completely calm.

 

Outside the yachting season, winds can blow in any direction and at different speeds — these can be strong winds from the mountains, icy winds from Russia, tropical storms from the Mediterranean Sea, or a light breeze from Italy.

 

Summer in Dubrovnik lasts from mid-April to late September, which roughly coincides with the yachting season. At the height of summer, in August, the temperature can reach + 30 °C degrees. In winter, when temperatures drop, it is very rare for Dubrovnik to experience frost, snow, or ice, and you are unlikely to see any of the locals in thick heavy coats.

 

The climate is more of a temperate one. As long as Dubrovnik is not “fenced off” from the Adriatic Sea by islands, the weather is softer and warmer there than in many other resort areas of Dalmatia.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +26...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 15 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Dubrovnik

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. Port services regularly receive forecasts, this is the most reliable source of information. You can also find out the forecast and storm warnings through communication channels. They sound in Croatian and English, and during the season also in Italian on channel 73 at 05.45, 12.45, and 19.45.

 

You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.