Sail the inspirational Adriatic

With a spectacular fusion of history and culture, stunning natural beauty and an array of striking islands to explore, Dubrovnik bareboat sailing holidays take you on an odyssey of discovery.

From bustling Korčula to the magnificent beauty of Mljet National Park, enjoy a perfect combination of line-of-sight sailing and short island hops. Climb aboard your private yacht and sail Dubrovnik: the gateway to the Dalmatian coast.

Dubrovnik itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Exploring Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • The Croatian riviera
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkelling the Adriatic
Day 1

Dubrovnik

The day's sailing

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ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

Take it easy and spend your first day exploring the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik. The Old Town is just a 10-minute taxi ride from our base near the mouth of the Ombla River. Here you’ll see Renaissance palaces and ancient citadels surrounded by a labyrinth of marble streets chock full of restaurants, cafés and shops.

Discover Dubrovnik

An aerial view of Old Town

Ride a cable car to the summit of Srd Hill for spectacular aerial views of Dubrovnik’s magnificent Old Town. You’ll have a unique perspective on one of Croatia’s most famous landmarks.

Day 2

Dubrovnik to Ston, Pelješac

The day's sailing

4 hr
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Ston

Today you’ll set sail from Dubrovnik for Ston, a coastal town perched on the slender, finger-like peninsula of Pelješac. Get a feel for your new yacht as you enjoy the warm waters and temperate winds of the Adriatic. Drop anchor in the beautiful waters of Uvala Lopud and enjoy lunch at one of the beachside restaurants before sailing on to Ston. You’ll have enough time to explore Ston’s city walls, the second longest defensive walls in the world, before settling in for a glass of wine on deck.

Discover Ston

Seashells and salt flats

Famous for cultivating seashells and oysters, Ston is the perfect place to sample these delectable treats. Head for Mali Ston, a smaller town on the northern side of Pelješac peninsula, and choose from an array of local restaurants to dine in.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in the wide, tree-fringed bay of Uvala Lopud and enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the true-blue waters, then head to the sandy beach to enjoy lunch at one of the traditional restaurants.

Day 3

Ston to Pomena, Mljet

The day's sailing

5 hr
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Sail from Ston, Pelješac to the tiny fishing village of Pomena on the seductive island of Mljet. As you reach the northern shores of Mljet, stop for swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters that caress the coastline. You’ll finish your night in the sheltered cove of beautiful Pomena. Backed by a dense Aleppo pine forest, this lovely village offers a handful of restaurants and shops to explore.

Discover Pomena

Spectacular salt lakes

From Pomena you’re just a 15-minute walk from the two spectacular saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park. Swim in the lakes then stroll along the pleasant, shaded paths that encircle them. Catch the boat at Malo Jezero to the 12th century monastery on Sveta Marija Island.

Mljet, Croatia

Suggested lunch spots

The quiet fishing village of Prožurska Luka is a perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Anchor in the peaceful waters and enjoy a picnic on the beach shaded by dense pine trees.

Day 4

Pomena to Korčula Town, Korčula

The day's sailing

3 hr
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Korčula, Croatia

A short hop from Pomena, this leg of your bareboat sailing holiday takes just you to the quiet coves, luscious vineyards and sheltered beaches of Korčula. Stop along the way for swimming and snorkelling on the island of Badija, then explore the island’s 14th century Franciscan monastery. Back on your yacht, set sail for the lively town of Korčula. Here you’ll find museums, galleries and fine restaurants within the beautiful cobbled streets and defensive walls of the town.

Discover Korčula Town

The birthplace of Marco Polo

Look out for the house thought to be the birthplace of famed explorer Marco Polo.

Suggested lunch spots

As you cruise the waters between Pomena and Korčula town, you’ll pass the tiny island of Badija. The southern tip of this idyllic island is fringed with numerous beaches perfect for a picnic lunch.

Day 5

Korčula town to Trstenik, Pelješac

The day's sailing

4 hr
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Trstenik, Pelješac Peninsula

Leave Korčula town and sail again for the peninsula of Pelješac—this time to the town of Trstenik. Along the way you’ll pass scenic mountains and seascapes with beautiful beaches that will tempt you to drop anchor and go for a swim. Once in Trstenik, wine buffs will enjoy sampling the famous Plavac Mali red while relaxing at waterside restaurants.

Discover Trstenik

Croatian wines

Sample famous wines

Anchor in the protected pier rimmed by a large pebble beach and sample the famous Plavac Mali red or go for a wine tasting at Grgić Vina Winery.

Suggested lunch spots

Anchor in the remote waters of Zaton Žuljana for swimming and snorkelling. You’ll find plenty of deserted beaches to enjoy lunch on shore or on deck.

Day 6

Trstenik to Suđurađ, Šipan

The day's sailing

3 hr
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Suđurađ, Šipan Island

Spend the penultimate day of your Dubrovnik bareboat sailing holiday sailing the majestic Pelješac coastline toward Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Recently dubbed the ‘Croatian Riviera’, this lush island offers olive, fig and grape groves and picturesque views if you venture on shore for a stroll. Moor in Suđurađ's protected harbour and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere before heading out for an evening meal along the charming town quay.

Discover Suđurađ

Olive and fruit groves

Take a stroll out of town and enjoy picturesque views across the aromatic olive and fruit groves of beautiful Šipan.

Suggested lunch spots

The beaches, bays and islets dotting the northern shore of Jakljan Island are perfect for a lunch break. Anchor along a deserted beach or simply stay on deck and enjoy the stunning natural scenery. Jump in the water for a spot of swimming or grab your snorkelling gear and see the marine life.

Day 7

Suđurađ to Dubrovnik

The day's sailing

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ACI Dubrovnik Marina Base

Finish your yacht charter holiday back in Dubrovnik, where you can use your remaining time to take the cable car from the north of the city walls to Mt. Srđ. You’ll have magnificent views over the terracotta-tiled rooftops of Dubrovnik’s Old Town towards the island of Lokrum.

Lokrum Island

Suggested lunch spots

Pack a picnic and take the hourly ferry from Dubrovnik’s Old Harbour to lush Lokrum Island. Here you can spread your picnic under the resplendent oaks, black ash, pines and olive trees. Explore the ruins of the medieval Benedictine monastery or go swimming on one of the pebbly beaches.