Northern Dalmatian Coast, Croatia including Kornat National Park & Telascica National Park
Central Dalmatian Coast, Croatia including Split, Vis, Hvar, Brac, Solta, St Klement
PRICING: Repeat client discounts included in cost.
Beginning Location: Sibenik
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
Enjoy a week of brilliant sailing and relaxation through Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands. Stay aboard a modern sailboat skippered by a certified Sailing Collective captain who will take care of your every need throughout the week from daily itinerary planning to shuttling passengers to shore for seaside cocktails and dinner. Sit back and relax as we sail each day to new and exciting locations where we will catch anchor or tie up along some of the Mediterranean's most historical city walls.
Dalmatian Islands in Croatia are among the most famous in the Mediterranean region. Wild, rugged, and mostly uninhabited, many are protected as national parkland and offer a varied and diverse cruising ground for an Agana sailing vacation. The sailing is splendid, encompassing long and short passages to charming anchorages amid rocky islets, ancient villages steeped in history, and translucent waters. An Agana sailing vacation typically focuses on the more than 30 islands off the central Dalmatian Coast near the city of Split, including lovely Solta, Hvar, Vis, and Brac. The Kornati National Park lies to the north, with a mostly barren landscape. So many small and large islands are in the park it has been likened to a maze of unparalleled natural beauty. Pristine beaches, lively nightlife, fine cuisine, secluded coves, fascinating historic sites, and an unspoiled natural setting make an Agana yacht charter an unforgettable sailing adventure. Blissful sailing, amazing scenery, fantastic local foods, what else could you ask for?
Arrival: We'll meet at the boat, Media Luna, at Marina Mandalina at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. When you arrive, look for the Sailing Collective flag or ask an Angelina Charter rep to point you towards Media Luna or Cpt. Dayyan Armstrong. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your luggage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving later than 9 p.m., please let us know when we can expect you!
Departure: Disembarkation is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, back at Marina Mandalina.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Zadar international Airport (SPU) is approximately a 45 minute taxi from the marina. Please note that taxis are priced by ride and can be expensive depending on the number of people with whom you are traveling. A solo traveler might want to look into the Airport Bus where a group may be more interested in a van or taxi. Buses run regularly from the Airport to downtown Split and all the marina locations. Ask the information booth at the Split airport if you have questions on which bus to take.
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 15% to 20% of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Day 1 - After checking into your yacht charter in Šibenik, you are well on your way to an unforgettable adventure on the Adriatic. Your first stop on our 7-day sailing route from Šibenik is the nearby island of Zlarin in the Šibenik archipelago. From Šibenik’s marina, you will enjoy a short cruise along St Anthony’s canal, which leads to the Bay of Šibenik. As you approach the bay, you will pass by the 16th century St Nicholas Fortress and have an incredible view of the Šibenik archipelago. The island of Zlarin is a small, peaceful oasis from the mainland (you won’t find any cars on the island). You’ll easily find the entrance to Zlarin’s marina, as it is located in a large bay. In the marina, you can berth on the jetty and spend a pleasant day discovering the small island which is famous for coral. Alternatively, you can sail to the uninhabited island of Tijat from Šibenik and use a buoy for the night in the sheltered inlet.
Day 2 - From Zlarin, you will continue your journey in the Šibenik archipelago to the island of Kaprije. It is a short sail to Kaprije, an idyllic, pristine island that is only home to about 100 inhabitants. The people of Kaprije use the island’s land for olive and grape production. Like Zlarin, Kaprije is also car free. The unspoilt island is most known for the film, Mediterraneo. You have the choice to dock in the more popular cove of Kaprije or the smaller Nozdra Bay. In Kaprije you will find several mooring buoys. In the main, village there are several restaurants or you can dock in Nozdra bay at Knoba Matteo on the southern end of the island where you can enjoy a nice lunch or dinner at the restaurant. The restaurant has been serving yachtsmen venturing to the Kornati Islands for several decades. If you prefer a quieter anchorage, you can moor in the inlet of Borovnjaci on the adjacent island of Kakan.
Day 3 - On day three of our sailing route from Šibenik, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Adriatic as you make your way to Kornati Islands National Park. The archipelago made up of nearly 100 islands and several smaller islets is a true sailor’s paradise. Many of the islands are uninhabited and have retained their unique landscapes which are characterised by small hills covered with low-lying bushes. Remember, you will need a ticket to sail in the park. This can be purchased in advance for a lower price in Šibenik or directly from park officials in Kornati. Spend the day sailing in and out of the islands and islets, making stops in remote and peaceful bays for an afternoon swim or lunch onboard. Spend the night on the island of Ravni Zakan, where you can dock at the jetty in front of Knoba Zakan and treat yourself to the island’s local
Day 4 - From Ravni Zakan, you can sail north along the large island of Kornat as you make your way to the edge of the Kornati Islands National Park. Plan to stop for the night on the island of Katina where you can anchor in front of Restaurant Mare, one of the oldest restaurants in the Kornati Islands. The small marina also offers electricity and water. Alternatively, you can use a mooring buoy in the bay of Telašcica Park. Keep in mind, that if you choose to spend the night in the park, you will need to obtain a ticket, which can be bought directly from authorities in the bay or continue north along Dugi Otok (“Long Island”) where you will spend the night and the lively marina in Sali. Here you can provision your boat and use the marina’s modern facilities.
Day 5 - From the island of Katina or Dugi Otok, you have the choice of making a shorter trip to the island of Žut or continuing further on to the more popular island of Murter. If you prefer to sail to Žut, you can either drop anchor or use a buoy in Hiljača, a well-sheltered cove. The island features many small, hidden coves and inlets that are perfect for a quiet day at the beach. The island also has several restaurant options and supermarket in the ACI Marina. You also have the option of sailing closer to your base in Šibenik by spending the night in Murter. As a popular starting point for sailors and holiday goers going to the Kornati Islands, Marina Hramina, on the island of Murter, is an ideal resting point. It is also home to some of Croatia’s most beautiful beaches and historic monuments. You should also make sure to pick up a bottle of the island’s famous olive oil.
Day 6 - If you spent the evening in Murter, we suggest that you spend your 6th day discovering Croatia’s famous Krka National Park. From Murter, sail south along the Dalmatian coast, making your way back to the Bay of Šibenik and up the Krka River. This is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable parts of your cruise in Croatia. As you sail past forested mountains, you will have the opportunity to stop in one of the park's historic sites as you make your way to Skradin. Here, you will find anchorage in Skradin’s marina and from there, you can take a water taxi to the park. In Krka, you can swim in crystal clear waters while enjoying the incredible backdrop of the park's famous seven waterfalls. Alternatively, if you stayed closer to Kornati Islands National Park on the island of Žut, you can sail to the nearby island of Vrgada, which is famous for its golden beaches - the perfect retreat for your sailing holiday in northern Dalmatia.
Day 7 - From Skradin, it is a short cruise on the river back to your yacht charter in Šibenik. You might like to wake up early to enjoy hiking in the park before you depart. Krka National Park offers excellent trails with several impressive archaeological sites. Take your time to explore the wonders of the park and enjoy the scenery on the River Krka on your return journey to Šibenik. If you have chosen to stay on the island of Vrgada, you will enjoy one last day out at sea. It will take a couple of hours to get back to Šibenik. Consider taking time to make a short stop to Murter or drop anchor in one of the secluded bays in the Šibenik archipelago for a dip in the Adriatic.
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