Central Dalmatia


The area of Dalmatia is a popular area for sailing with many hidden coves and beautiful coastal villages and towns with the backdrop of mountains.

"Dalmatia (; Croatian: Dalmacija [dǎlmaːtsija]; Italian: Dalmazia; see names in other languages) is one of the four historical regions of Croatia, alongside Croatia proper, Slavonia, and Istria.

Dalmatia is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea, stretching from the island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south. The hinterland (Dalmatian Zagora) ranges in width from fifty kilometres in the north, to just a few kilometres in the south; it is mostly covered by the rugged Dinaric Mountains. Seventy-nine islands (and about 500 islets) run parallel to the coast, the largest (in Dalmatia) being Brač, Pag, and Hvar. The largest city is Split, followed by Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Šibenik.

The name of the region stems from an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae, who lived in the area in classical antiquity. Later it became a Roman province, and as result a Romance culture emerged, along with the now-extinct Dalmatian language, later largely replaced with related Venetian. With the arrival of Croats to the area in the 8th century, who occupied most of the hinterland, Croatian and Romance elements began to intermix in language and culture.

After the Medieval Kingdom of Croatia fell in 1102, its cities and lands were often conquered by, or switched allegiance to, the kingdoms of the region during the Middle Ages. The longest-lasting rule was the one of the Republic of Venice, which controlled most of Dalmatia between 1420 and 1797, with the exception of the small but stable Republic of Ragusa (1358–1808) in the south. Between 1815 and 1918, it was a province of the Austrian Empire known as the Kingdom of Dalmatia. After the Austro-Hungarian defeat in the First World War, Dalmatia was split between the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes which controlled most of it, and the Kingdom of Italy which held several smaller parts, and after World War II, the Socialist Republic of Croatia as a part of Yugoslavia took complete control over the area. Following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Dalmatia became a part of an independent Croatian state." Wikipedia

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Sunlife Charter

I have just booked our second sailing holidays with them. Excellent service, good boat, and perfect sailing area.

Waypoint Yacht Charter

The company gave us a broken boat and when we got back they took our deposit. We were expecting some kind of compensation for all the damages the boat had but insread took our deposit with any chance to dialog and wothout giving us any explanation.

Waypoint Yacht Charter

Worst time ever. We rented a boat with them for a week in Summer. When we got there, they gave us a broken boat without telling us. In the middle of the week, the platform from the back broke hurting some of us that were standing there at the time. When we called them to explain what happened they kept telling us to go to some islands that they had someone that could help us. But no one did. On the check out, they didn't want to gave us the deposit back. Never again. They were rude and liars.

Lovisce Cove

We anchored here one night in the left finger of the bay, the other two fingers of the bays have a Konobo each offering grills. During the night we had a beautiful clear sky and out of the darkness a small (tiny) fishing boat with a young man came with bottles clinking as a mobile bar/shop also taking orders for breakfast pastries. Very entrepreneurial!


We struggled and failed to find space to moor in Hvar so chugged on round to the next bay (Milan) and took a red restaurant buoy and had the most amazing dinner during sunset. A lucky find. We headed back to Hvar the next day to stroll around and grab some groceries. An interesting hustling busy city.

Fortunal Charter

Disgraceful and not a serious company. The same issues as the other people. Complete disregard for you as people, as a customer. Not asking for anything special, just what's been agreed. From the other reviews, our boat was ready at least by 8.30pm but we were waiting for stand up paddleboards for 4 hours. After a pre-agreed 2pm early checkin. Cleanliness is a problem, and no curtains in the cabins. Unbelievable. Dave, New Zealand

Fortunal Charter

Ugly and disgusting service. I rented Lagun 400 for myself, a child (12 years old) and a wife from July 21 to 28 in Split. The boat was dirty, with a broken fence, without pillows in the cockpit. There are all photos. Boorish attitude of staff. We arrived to take the boat at 14 o'clock, could only get off at 22. Horror. Never again with Fortunal Charter I will not have a charter of affairs and would not recommend it. Sergey.

Croatia Yacht Club

The crew was great - the company NOT GREAT. No cushions on the boat, skipper and hostess sleeps in the galley so you cannot use the space, luggage everywhere. Times for arrival miscommunicated, not enough drinking glasses on the boat, most of the time you will be on a buoy, and have to pay water taxis. WiFi doesn’t work, no resolution from the company when issues are expressed, just excuses. If you like to stay in hostels, go for it, otherwise STAY AWAY!

Croatia Yacht Club

This company is unjust, unfair, horrendous and very corrupt. Being a Swedish company, I thought it would be different. I worked for them for 4 weeks as a crew and was paid less than half of the other workers on their first season. The only difference? They were Croatian and I am American. This is discrimination and unequal wages. Additionally, I curated their content for social media for free, when asking them to remove it - they simply blocked me and kept it up! DONT SUPPORT!


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Sunlife Charter
1 . Sunlife Charter

SunLife charter is a family owned company. The company has been operating successfully in the past 12 years. Our base is in Aci marina Split.All of our boats - sailing boats, catamarans, motor yach...

Bavadria Yachting
2 . Bavadria Yachting

Thanks to many years of experience, our convenient prices, lots of new yachts and our qualified staff, BavAdria secured one of the leading positions among the charter companies in Croatia. Marina K...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
3 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Waypoint Yacht Charter
4 . Waypoint Yacht Charter

Waypoint yacht charter was established in 1994 in Rovinj and has bases in Trogir and Dubrovnik. The main goal is to provide clie

Ultra Sailing
5 . Ultra Sailing

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Ultra Sailing
6 . Ultra Sailing

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Pitter Yachting
7 . Pitter Yachting

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Sailing Forever
8 . Sailing Forever

A one design fleet of Beneteau First (45' and 35') boats available for complete regatta organisation, flotilla sailing, corporate events, team building and charter.

Navis Yacht Charter
9 . Navis Yacht Charter

Navis Yacht Charter (NYC) is ISO Certified an innovative company specialized in virtually all aspects of yacht charter and yacht management. First and foremost, NYC offers a unique service organisi...

Navigare Yachting
10 . Navigare Yachting

Navigare Yachting stands for: A perfectly personalized, carefree charter holiday with top of the notch service, amazing locations and highly trained staff. We are the only Swedish organizer with a ...

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Lovrecina Bay
1 . Lovrecina Bay

A small bay to the west of Postira offering some unsheltered anchoring.

Parja Cove
2 . Parja Cove

A very pretty cove with two buoys and a beautiful house. A fisherman on his noisy putt-putt boat leaves very early in the morning.

ACI Marina Milna
3 . ACI Marina Milna

Milna is situated in the west of Bra, 18 km from the island capital of Supetar. It is one of the most graceful small Baroque towns on the Dalmatian coast as well as the best natural harbour on the ...

Marina Trogir
4 . Marina Trogir

Marina Trogir represents an ideal starting point for expeditions to one of the most interesting cruising areas in the world the attractive Adriatic coast.Service Center Trogir (SCT) aims to positio...

Lovisce Cove
5 . Lovisce Cove

A natural bay on the small island of Scedro. It has three forks. The most inland of the two each have a grill style restaurant.

Stari Grad Marina
6 . Stari Grad Marina

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

Dubovica Cove
7 . Dubovica Cove

A small pretty cove with a nice beach to the east of Hvar and Milna.

Marina Agana
8 . Marina Agana

A pleasant marina at the end of a long natural bay providing natural shelter in addition to a man-made breakwater at the entrance. Home to several yacht rental agencies. Visiting boats are very wel...

Stari Grad Marina
9 . Stari Grad Marina

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

Vira Bay
10 . Vira Bay

A small (read tiny) harbour with no breakwater packed with local fishing vessels.

ACI Marina Trogir
11 . ACI Marina Trogir

The marina is open all year round and offers a fabulous view of the charming promenade of Trogir and of St. Lawrence's Cathedral bell tower. Visitors may think that time stands still in this town, ...

Prapratna Cove
12 . Prapratna Cove

This pretty cove is tucked in behind a hilly headland east of Jelsa. Home to a few a small number of houses and apartments.

Stiniva Cove
13 . Stiniva Cove

A small forked cove to the east of Jelsa, and to the west of Zecja beach, provides a small amount of shelter for mooring.

Vela Stiniva Hvar
14 . Vela Stiniva Hvar

A pretty cove with a breakwater for shore-side mooring, behind the beach area it is a little built up.

Pokrivenik Cove
15 . Pokrivenik Cove

A small cove on the north side of Hvar island hosting a nice beach to the south and a smaller cove to the east.

Mala Garska Cove
16 . Mala Garska Cove

This small very narrow cove to the west of Hvar town provides some confined shore-side mooring for smaller vessels.

Vela Garska
17 . Vela Garska

A naturally sheltered forked cove on the south of Hvar island and to the west of Hvar town, hosts a single tavern.

Pelegrin Cove
18 . Pelegrin Cove

An unsheltered cove, not much shelter but a nice short stop for lunch.

Pribinja Cove
19 . Pribinja Cove

A slightly larger cove than neighbouring Vira, hosts two taverns providing some limited mooring.

Hvar Harbour
20 . Hvar Harbour

A large harbour busy with tourists due to it's heritage and beauty. This is rather a fixed mooring without a man-made break-water, however the islet and natural land formation provides some natural...

ACI  Marina Palmizana
21 . ACI Marina Palmizana

This small busy marina provides a number of pontoons and jetties in shallow water. There are basic facilities, including a taxi to Hvar town.

Podstine Harbour
22 . Podstine Harbour

A small harbour with a small break-water provides limited shore-side mooring and shelter but is in close proximity to a number of beach bars.

Saint Jerolim Island
23 . Saint Jerolim Island

A small island nearest to Hvar town hosts a lighthouse and a small cove on the southern side for unsheltered anchoring.

Stipanska Island
24 . Stipanska Island

A small uninhabited island with a couple of restaurants hosts a couple of options for anchoring.

Marinovac Bay
25 . Marinovac Bay

A bay nestled in between a number of islets opposite Hvar town surrounded by several restaurants.

Vinogradisce Bay
26 . Vinogradisce Bay

A long cove on the south of Pakleni island hosts a number of restaurants and is a short distance over land to the ACI Marina on the bay on the opposite side of the island.

Klement Bay
27 . Klement Bay

A large bay under the Saint Klement mountain provides a picturesque stop, and is a short walk to a local restaurant to the west.

Vlaka Bay
28 . Vlaka Bay

This large bay has a number of coves, the furthest south hosts a local restaurant and a small jetty. There is no natural shelter in this bay.

Milna Bay
29 . Milna Bay

A lively town, especially at night, hosts some amazing views and restaurants. Restaurants offer buoys and taxi to shore services for visiting yachts that dine with them. Many buoys are reserved in ...

Zarace West
30 . Zarace West

The bay to the west provides limited shelter for visiting boats to anchor. The opposing bay offers some buoys for the restaurants.

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1 . Milna
(Hvar Island )

Two places in Croatia have the name Milna, one on the island of Brac and this one on the island of Hvar.

2 . Hvar
(Hvar Island )

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,251 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the l...

3 . Bol
(Brac Island )

Bol is a town on the south of the island of Bracin the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,661. Bol is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat. Wikipedia

4 . Zavala
(Hvar Island )

A small town on the island of Hvar with views of Otok Scedro.

5 . Bobovisce
(Brac Island )

Bobovics┴a is a village located near Supetar on the west coast of the island of Brac, off of Split, in Croatia. It is connected by the D114 highway. It is located on a cove that branches into two...

Stari Grad
6 . Stari Grad
(Hvar Island )

Stari Grad is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultu...

7 . Vis
(Vis Island )

Vis is a popular ferry town on the Northern coast of Vis island.

8 . Zivogosce
(Central Dalmatia )

A coastal mainland village with limited mooring.

9 . Marina
(Mali Drvenik Island )

Marina is a medium sized town in Croatia just north of Trogir up the Adriatic Highway. It is a tourist village with a good sized popular yacht harbour and sandy beach shaded by olive and pine trees.

Kastel Kamblelovac
10 . Kastel Kamblelovac
(Central Dalmatia )

One of seven castles along the mainland forming part of the town kastela.

11 . Trogir
(Central Dalmatia )

Trogir is a beautiful ancient coastal town near Split. The heart of Trogir is on a small island between the larger Ciovo island and the mainland, while the town spills onto both the mainland and Ci...

12 . Stomorska
(Solta Island )

Stomorska is the oldest coastal village on the Solta island. It offers a pleasant environment with local restaurants. The bay is unsheltered and does not hold anchors well.

Okrug Gornji
13 . Okrug Gornji
(Ciovo Island )

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Veliki Drvenik
14 . Veliki Drvenik
(Veli Drvenik Island )

Drvenik Veli (Great Drevnik), along with its smaller companion Drvenik Mali (Small Drevnik) are real nature pearls among other tourist destinations in Trogir area. These two small islands are only ...

15 . Mastrinka
(Ciovo Island )

Mastrinka is a village in Croatia. It is connected by the D126 highway. Wikipedia

16 . Arbanija
(Ciovo Island )

Arbanija is a village on Ciovo Island.

17 . Slatine
(Ciovo Island )

Slatine is a village on ╠уБ╒iovo, an island in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It is a small fishing and tourist village situated on the northeastern side of the island ╠уБ╒iovo, only 8...

Okrug Donji
18 . Okrug Donji
(Ciovo Island )

Okrug Donji provides many opportunities for enjoyable holidays. Countless coves and crystal clear sea, with pine forests, ideal for long walks and relaxing holiday. We recommend that you rent a bik...

Okrug Gornji / Liveli
19 . Okrug Gornji / Liveli
(Ciovo Island )

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Okrug Gornji / Businci
20 . Okrug Gornji / Businci
(Ciovo Island )

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Seget Vranjica
21 . Seget Vranjica
(Veli Drvenik Island )

Seget Vranjica is a village in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia, about 6 km west of Trogir, population 1,027. Wikipedia

22 . Poljica
(Veli Drvenik Island )

Poljica is a small tourist town located only 2.5 km away from Marina. It is the perfect vacation place for those in search of a quiet vacation.

23 . Vinisce
(Mali Drvenik Island )

Vinics┴e is a village and small harbour 12 km southwest of Trogir, Croatia; population 774. Main occupations are fishing and tourism. Wikipedia

Mali Drvenik
24 . Mali Drvenik
(Mali Drvenik Island )

Drvenik Mali is a town on a small island in Croatia.

25 . Maslinica
(Solta Island )

Maslinica is a port village on the island of Solta in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D111 highway. Maslinica has 208 inhabitants. Wikipedia

26 . Rogac
(Solta Island )

Rogacis a port village in Croatia on the northern coast of Solta island in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D112 highway and by ferry. Wikipedia

27 . Necujam
(Solta Island )

Necujam is a bay and village on the island of Solta in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D111 highway. Necujam has 171 inhabitants. Wikipedia

28 . Sumartin
(Brac Island )

Sumartin is a port village in Croatia on the island of Brac. It is connected by the D113 highway and by ferry. Wikipedia

29 . Povlja
(Brac Island )

Povlja is a village on the island of Bracin Croatia. The village itself is located in a deep natural harbour surrounded by many other deep natural harbours, bays. Wikipedia

30 . Pucisca
(Brac Island )

Pucics┴a is a municipality in Croatia on the island of Bracin the Split-Dalmatia County. It has a population of 2,224, 99% which are Croats. The municipality consists of three settlements: Gornji...

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