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8 days, 7 nights
Availability : April - November
Return trip from Zadar
This is a private tour for your group
Min Age : All ages
Max People : 10

National parks sailing experience

(3 Reviews)
  • Why you'll love itBecause it will stay with you forever
  • Rare sailing through 2 National and 1 Nature parkStunning bays and crystal clear water, remote islands, cliffs, waterfalls, sunsets and traditional lifestyle
  • Unforgettable sailing holidays in CroatiaSailing with family and friends on an adventure of a lifetime
  • IslandsKornati, Dugi otok, Murter
  • TownsZadar, Skradin, Sali, Vodice
  • Special locationsNational Parks Kornati, Krka and Telašćica

What to expect

This sailing adventure is made for true nature lovers. The wind will take us through 2 Croatian national parks (Krka National Park and Kornati National Park) and 1 park of nature (Telaščica). You will experience nature at its best.

Unbelievable bays, around 100 islands in small area of Kornati archipelago, salty lake, cliffs, waterfalls, amazing views and sunsets over Kornati… Even the most city oriented people can’t resist falling in love with nature here.

Did we mention local gastronomy? You will have a chance to meet locals and they will share their every day with You. In the morning You will see them go fishing and that same catch will be on Your plate for diner later that day in one of the charming “Konoba” (local restaurant).

Activities

Our sailing routes are all full of activities, but it is up to each individual to decide the level of participation. You can get really active with full participation in sailing and other maritime skills, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, Suping (Stand up paddling) or you can just relax and enjoy beautiful views from the cockpit of the boat with a good book in one hand and a cold drink in the other.

Sailing through national park Kornati offers a lot of possibilities of short, not too demanding hikes. And the bike tour around Krka waterfalls on is simply “a must do it” experience.

Price includes

What's included in the price
  • Your own private yachtFully equipped with all safety and navigational equipment, including GPS, autopilot, dinghy with outboard and all navigational essentials
  • Professional skipperOur skippers will be more than happy to share their extensive sailing knowledge with you
  • Transport to and from airportA shuttle will pick you up from the airport and take you to the yacht (and back)
  • Fuel charges, marina fees and anchoragesAlso included: tourist taxes and final cleaning
  • Fresh linen & blanketsFull sets of fresh linens including pillows and blankets
  • Cooking essentialsFully equipped galley with all cooking essentials.
  • Free Wi-FiFree wifi onboard

Price does not include

  • Flights / Air faresTravel to the starting point / nearest airport is up to you
  • Damage deposit for the yachtA damage deposit is required for the yacht prior to departure (will be fully refunded at end of trip if the boat is returned undamaged)
  • Food & drinksYours and skippers drinks and food are not included

Our boats

  • Modern & Fully equippedWe sail boats from renowned brands like Beneteau, Jeanneau, Elan, Hanse, Bavaria, Dufour, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot. They are all modern, fully equipped sailing boats offering as much comfort as one can get.
  • 2,3,4,5 and 5+1 cabin boats availableAll cabins have a double bed and sleep up to 2 people. (Please note that 1 cabin on the boat is always reserved for your skipper, so if for example you need two separate cabins, you will need a 3 cabin boat)
  • We'll get the best available boatWe'll always get the best value boat available for your trip, depending on your group size and preferences. It is great if you can book as early as possible, so we can get you the most modern make, but all boats we sail are of premium quality.
Itinerary

Day 1

  • Pantera bay, Dugi otok
  • 20 Nm

We will start our route by sailing to the North of Dugi otok (island) and drop our anchor in Pantera bay. Pantera is the most beautiful bay in this part of Adriatic and for that reason very popular among sailors.

Day 2

  • Sali, Dugi otok
  • 23 Nm

On the second day, after breakfast and morning swim, we will set sails towards small town of Sali on the South-East part of Dugi Otok.

Sali is a place of thousand years old fishing tradition, which was confirmed by written documents from the 10th century and ancient olive groves surrounding the village witness the intensive agricultural activities throughout the centuries. It is hard to say why, but this small town has something that makes it very popular among sailors, so the atmosphere is always great in Sali, especially in one of the sailors’ favorite – caffee Maritimo. Sali is also great starting point for cruising 2 National parks just south of the Village. Which is our plan for the next day.

Day 3

  • Nature Park Telašćica, National Park Kornati
  • 16 Nm

After a morning routine, we will sail south through small strait, directly to the border of 2 Parks.

First we will sail north to National Park Telaščica for some swiming in this amazing surrounding.

In the afternoon we will sail south to National Park Kornati.

Day 4

  • Vodice
  • 27 Nm

After a day in paradise, we will sail to town called Vodice, which is a lively town on the coast, especially popular among young people. Also in Vodice you can find some great restaurants. (Steak house Gušte and Santa Maria, Mexican food with local touch).

Day 5

  • Skradin, National park Krka
  • 14 Nm

Our next destination is small town called Skradin and National Park Krka which starts there. To reach Skradin, we must first sail aprox. 10Nm through Strait of Prokljan, which is amazing experience on its own. Skradin is the central point of National Park Krka, being one of the oldest Croatian localities with the city status (since the 2nd century AD).

National Park Krka: the empire of Krka River, the magnificant karstic beauty traveling two thirds of its way to the sea through canyons, is a complete opposite of Kornati. On its green path, it has seven falls, the last one being Skradinski buk with an average flow of 55 cubic meters of water per second.

National Park Krka is rich in flora and fauna. 222 bird species live there, making it one of the most valuable ornithological areas in Europe. We will spend day swimming just at the bottom of Skradinski buk.

Day 6

  • Murter archipelago
  • 26 Nm

On Thursday it is time to slowly sail back towards our base. We will sail back through Prokljan strait and than North. We will find shelter for the night in one of the bays of small archipelago just North of Island Murter. Of course, like every day we will practice our sailing skills and find some unique place for swimming and other activities.

Day 7

  • Zadar
  • 23 Nm

Last night we will return to our base, but holidays are far from over as Zadar has its own charm. Definitely a must see, beside historic sites, are 2 unique contemporary architecture installation: »Sea Organ« and »Sun Salutation«. First is a system of pipes and whistles integrated in stone stairs descending in to the sea. The effect of sea to the stairs is hypnotic as the pipes exudes wistful sighs when the movement of the sea pushes air through it. And the second which is right next to the Sea Organ and is a complement to the first. It’s a 22m wide circle cut into pavement, filled with 300 multilayered glass plates that collect the sun’s energy during the day and together with the wave energy that makes the Sea Organ’s sound, produce a trippy light show from sunset to sunrise that’s meant to simulate the solar system.

» Boasting a historic old town of Roman ruins and medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums, Zadar is an excellent city. It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions-the sound and light spectacle of the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed.« Lonely Planet

Day 8

  • Zadar
  • 0 Nm

Breakfast, then check out at 9:00 AM.

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FAQ

  • Booking & Payment

    Booking through our website is quick and easy and our system will guide you through the process.

    All payments are processed securely through PayPal where you can pay with your paypal balance and all major credit cards. Additionally we accept direct money transfers made to our bank account.

    Bookings are not final until a 50% security deposit is paid to reserve your spot / boat.

    More information can be found in our section about Booking & Payment.

  • Cancellation policy

    Customers are free to cancel their bookings, however we do keep a percentage of the payment depending on the situation.

    Please read more about it in our Cancellation policy.

  • How do I travel to the starting point?

    We will provide you with all the necessary travel information, including nearest airports, parking spots and other means of travel to and from the starting location.

    Prior to your departure, you must make sure that you have the necessary visas and/or other paperwork you might need for your travel.

    We are happy to arrange transport for you to and from the nearest airport. Some tours may already include this cost. Please read the tour details for more info.

  • Are there any additional / hidden costs?

    Your payment to us covers all the expenses for your accommodation and activities during the adventure. However, any personal expenses, such as food and leisure shall be covered by you. Please read the adventure details and our Terms & Conditions page carefully for more info.

  • Do I need to take care of travel insurance?

    Yes. Clients are obliged to take care of their own travel and medical assurance. Please read more on our Terms & Conditions page.

  • What if I have never been on a boat before?

    If you don’t know how to sail, no problem – that is why you have us. Don’t worry, very few of our guests have been on a similar holiday before they met us.

    Boating is just a different way of travel or spending holidays, it is a mix of luxury and camping – and it is a great way to see the world from a different perspective.

  • What is life on the boat like?

    Our sailboats are modern and comfortable, though this is very diferent comfort from what you are used to on land.

    You will share a cabin and usually a double bed. Each boat has multiple heads and showers. Every boat has a full kitchen (galley) and a dining table inside.

    The boats have full refrigeration, electricity (220V when conected to shore, and 12V when sailing or when on anchor) and other amenities that you would expect in a normal apartment – but although the boats are modern, they are not luxury hotels.

    Cabins are not as big as in a land apartment, so you only have a small closet and cubbies for your clothes. But when the weather is good (and most of the time it is) you will not want to spend time inside, you will rather be outside on the deck enjoying the sea and the sun.

    Every day you wake up in a different place and you go to bed each night with a different view and you can swim in crystal clear water just a minute after you wake up. Priceless!

  • What do I need to bring with me on a boat?

    1. Travel documents

    If you are traveling outside your home country, make sure you’ve got the necessary travel documents in order and ready to go: passports or visas, tickets and cash/credit cards. A passport or other internationally recognized identification document is required for entering Croatia. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

    2. Use soft-sided bags only!

    Luggage storage on boats is limited, and hard-sided bags can cause damage to teak decks and other wood trim and there is no space to store them. Soft bags can be easily folded and stowed after you’re unpacked.

    3. Fill your medium-sized soft-sided bag with everything you want to bring – then reduce it by half!

    The single most common mistake people make on a yacht-charter vacation is bringing Too Much Stuff. On all but very formal charters, the lifestyle is very casual, so you won’t need to bring too many clothes to meet your daily needs.

    4. Bathing suits (you’ll live in them)

    During a day of sailing, your attire will likely consist of bathing suits and a simple cover up of some sort. Even going ashore for dinner doesn’t usually require a change out of the garb you’re wearing during the day, unless you’re feeling the need to freshen up. Don’t forget your favourite beach towel, because there will be a lot of swiming.

    5. Cover ups, street clothes

    Tee shirts, tank tops, or sarongs for women are all a good bet to wear over bathing suits and protect you from the sun. For leg protection, plan on shorts, jeans, or other lightweight long pants; those that have removable, zip-on or –off legs so they can be either shorts or long pants are very handy. For shore clothes, you can “go as you are” almost anywhere in Croatian islands – shorts, tees, jeans. The only exception is if you choose to visit a church or a monastery, where conservative dress is required – covered legs and arms. At such places they generally have racks of clothing for visitors to don when they arrive.
    Some hiking shoes as there will be great oportunities of short hikings to reach amazing spots with unforgetable views and sunsets.
    Ladies, if you do feel the need to dress for dinner, sundresses are good—or simple lightweight slacks and shirts. Capri pants are cool and comfortable. For men, lightweight slacks and tees or cotton shirts are fine. For all, jeans are fine everywhere.

    6. Lightweight sweater or fleece

    Most of our charters are during the warm summer months, but, warm fleece, leggings, socks, and a warm sweater should be added to this list, as nights can get quite cool after a summer storm (there are not many, but still).

    7. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

    These are a must. On the boat there is always at least a small breeze and you do not feel the sun in all its power, so hats, sunscreens and sun creams must be one of the first things in your bag.

    8. Lightweight foul weather gear

    Bring a waterproof jacket and pants if you have them. (If you do not have any you can rent them from us)

    9. Earplugs

    If you’re a noise-sensitive sleeper, other crews (or your own) can sometimes be noisy.

    10. Electronics

    Chargers: You’ll be able to recharge your cameras, computers, and other electronicsonboard when in port, out on the sea or anchorage you need 12V charger. In ports there is a European Voltage system 220V. Check if you need a converter plug.

    11. Medications
    Be responsible and bring what you need, also think about seasicknes. If you have experience with seasicknes bring some seasicknes pills. If you are not sure we will have some too.

    12. Most important thing

    Good will and smiles! :)

  • What if I want a custom tour?

    A lot of our trips are custom adventures based on our customers' wishes, so feel free to contact us and we will gladly cater to your needs.

    We do not charge any extra fee for custom departures for groups with at least 4 people.

    We fully understand that some couples want to do the trip privately or spend their Honeymoon guided by our company, so we will gladly provide a custom quote for two people as well.

  • Who will be our skipper?

    All of our skippers are hand-picked local professionals with years of experience sailing the Croatian seas. We have gone through extensive lengths to provide you with who we think are the best skippers Croatia has to offer, all to ensure your safety and maximum satisfaction.

  • What happens in case of bad weather?

    We reserve the right to delay, postpone, substitute or cancel a trip as a matter of safety for our guests and guides. We will make the final call whether to cancel for safety reasons on site at the time the event is scheduled to begin. If we must cancel for any reason, we are happy to reschedule where possible or give you a refund less any booking fees. In case of cancellation during the tour, we will only charge you for used days except for any included transfer.

  • What is Croatian gastronomy like?

    There are many regions in Croatia and as much gastro regions. As we will sail in the region called Dalmatia, here are few facts about their cousine, which can and should have a big impact on your sailing holidays in Croatia.

    Dalmatian gastro identity is created under the influence of diverse cultures throughout the centuries and is today greatly appreciated for the most delicious offering. The highest mark was given by the Venetians, French and Austrians. On one side we could easily say that Dalmatian cousine is classic Mediterranen type, healthy-light food, with plenty of fish, other seafood and homegrown vegetables, but on the other side it is specific, especially when it comes to food preparation. Richness of the sea and sea life, combined with herbs like rosemary, bay leaf, basil and olives gives extraordinary smell and taste. Most of the food is grilled or prepared in olive oil, but one of the best specialty, which is really hard to find elsewhere in the world is meat or seafood »baked under bell« (»izpod peke« as locals call it). Beside seafood, lamb is also a specialty and of course famous Dalmatian Parma ham in combination with Paški sir (cheese from island Pag). But for locals good food is nothing without a glass of wine.

    In Dalmatia, the Greeks and Romans first started growing vines and Croats continue to do that. Dalmatia's history is closely connected with vine growing and wine making. Dalmatian wines are of the best quality because of the abundance of soil crag and solar heat.

  • What about food and drinks?

    Food and drinks are not included in our private sailing tours, however, all our boats have a fully equipped galley (gas stove, oven, fridge, cutlery, plates...) where you can prepare delicious meals. Please budget to include food and drinks for your skipper as well.

    If you prefer not to cook on your vacation, we can provide a chef or a hostess to your tour who will prepare meals for you for an extra fee (let us know you are interested in your enquiry).

    For buying your starting supplies there is a small grocery store at the Marina, as well as a bigger ones close by (our skipper will guide you). If you wish, we can buy the supplies for you (we offer different starting packages of local produce to help you start the week and save you the hassle of shopping on the first day). Restocking is usually done on the islands where they have grocery stores as well as markets with fresh local produce.

    We believe sailing in Croatia should also be about trying local home-grown food and we know some of the best traditional restaurants (konoba) in stunning locations, where you can dine out and try local specialties.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements on a yacht?

    Our sailing yachts and catamarans all have double cabins, however on a 5+ cabin boat, one of the cabins is usually a twin/bunk cabin.

    One of the cabins is reserved for the skipper and on bigger boats he can sleep in a separate cabin on the deck.

    There are usually 2 bathrooms on the yacht and one of those is shared with the skipper.

  • When does the tour start?

    All our tours are from Saturday to Saturday. We expect guests to be in the marina at around 2-3 PM and the boat to be ready no later than 5 PM (the boat needs to be cleaned and thoroughly inspected for damages before check-in). While waiting, you'll meet your skipper, who will, once he has your documents, arrange all the paper work and do the check-in of the boat. In the meantime, you can do the provisioning for you trip.

  • When does the tour finish?

    We'll be back in port on Friday night and the check out will be by 9 AM on Saturday morning.

  • Who are sailing tours suitable for?

    Our sailing tours are suitable for families, couples looking for a romantic week away, or groups of friends wanting to do something completely independent. We will always do our best to customize the tour to your needs, wishes and expectations.

    All ages are welcome aboard our yachts and we are very keen on having families with us.

    Please keep in mind if there are any mobility issues in your group, our sailing adventures might not be the most suited for the disabled, since moving around the boat, especially getting on and off would be quite tricky. If there are any special needs or concerns for your group, please let us know up front in your enquiry.

  • What is a safety deposit?

    The safety deposit is an amount of money you need to down-pay at check-in when you rent a boat in Croatia. The amount is dependent on the boat you choose and we'll let you know the amount when you pick your desired boat.

    The safety deposit is fully refunded to you, if the boat is returned on time and without damages. The deposit can be paid in cash or with a credit card and is returned to the guest after check-out.

  • Are the skipper's services included in the price?

    When you book a sailing package with Frontier Adriatic, the skipper's services are already included in the price!

    The only thing that's not included however is the skipper’s food. It is the industry practice that the skipper takes care of the boat and guests, and in return the guests make sure that their skipper is not hungry :)

    This doesn’t mean you need to take him to fancy dinners each time you are dining out (of course you are free to do so, as most guests find great entertainment with our skippers and treat them as a member of the group).

    It does mean however that some extra food needs to be in the fridge so that the skipper is not hungry, or if you choose to cook on board that you cook enough for 1 extra person. Something to keep in mind when you are doing the provisioning for your trip.

  • Sounds like your dream holiday?

    Send an enquiry today and get the absolute best price!

    The tour prices shown are part of our limited time promotion. So don’t hesitate to send us an enquiry today – there is no obligation to book if you change your mind.

    Would you prefer a custom tour?

    No problem :)

    All our sailing tours can be fully customized and tailored to your preference. Don’t hesitate to send an enquiry and let us know your wishes.

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