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‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik has captivated and seduced kings and artists for centuries and was one of the smallest but most important merchant states in the Mediterranean. Nowadays, Dubrovnik is a sought-after yacht charter destination and among the most beautiful and famous cities in the Mediterranean. With its outstanding natural beauty and preservation of historical heritage, Dubrovnik is an awe inspiring yacht charter base and a destination city to explore in its own right. The city’s glorious walls, fortresses and bastions offer a view of the magical Elaphite islands scattered like pearls in the azure of the sea. The ACI marina yacht base is under 4 miles from the City Walls of Dubrovnik old town in the beautiful village of Komolac on River Dubrovacka.

Elaphiti Islands

The Elaphiti (Elafiti) islands are an archipelago (a group of islands) situated close to Dubrovnik. They consist of six islands not inclusive of any small islets. The Elafiti Islands have three main islands called Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Altogether the islands have a population of less than 1,000 people with Kolocep and Lopud being entirely car free. Surrounded by enchanting reefs, beautiful caves, sandy beaches, old ports and pretty little villages. The islands are ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling and are the perfect place to escape the summer crowds.


One of Croatia’s best-kept secrets the island of Mljet is considered the most beautiful and lush island in the Adriatic. Mljet is brimming with outstanding underwater wildlife and secluded sandy beaches. Over two-thirds of the island is covered by forest filled with olive trees and grapevines. The majority of the island is a national park which has Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero (Big Lake and Small Lake). The two lakes are connected by a small channel and Veliko Jezero is connect to the sea. On the south side there is Odysseus Cave which you can swim in. Enjoy authentic Dalmatian food prepared with love and skill with unparalleled waterfront locations at the very heart of Mljet National Park. Mljet offers a sweet escape from the rest of the world.


The island of Lastovo is part of the Lastovo archipelago, which includes 46 islands, islets and reefs. The sea is as clean, clear and sparkling as you can ever find. Lastovo is a small island of just 18 square miles and a population of less than 1,000 people. Due to its isolation and location in the open sea, Lastovo is an essence a little continent of its own, with numerous traditions that exist nowhere else in the world. It has a handful of restaurants and cafés that offer a good variety of excellent food. Lastovo is known as ‘the island of bright stars’ with astronomers declaring it as the most beautiful starry sky in Europe due to its low light pollution.


Korcula has some of the best beaches in Croatia, many of them small and secluded in little coves and sandy bays with turquoise water making them the perfect swim spots when exploring on a yacht. With its vineyards and olive groves and pretty little villages Korcula is an island which has retained its traditions and remains unspoiled by mass tourism. The old town, known as ‘little Dobrovnik’ is steeped in history and famous for its local wine.

Peljesac Peninsula

The Peljesac Peninsula is the largest peninsula in Dalmatia covering over 350sq km. The peninsula is relatively underpopulated with vast areas taken up by its thriving agricultural business specialising in winemaking with some vineyards being open to visit. The region is also known for its delicious shellfish and gorgeous beaches. The beaches and bays have something for everyone, secludes beaches, family beaches and bays that have underwater caves that attracts divers.

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What type of yacht charter sailing experience are you looking for? From romantic honeymoons to intrepid expeditions, unusual adventures to trips that the whole family will love, we’re on hand to help you plan it all.

What is it like to sail in south Dalmatia?

The sailing area from Dubrovnik around southern Dalmatia provides generally provides sheltered and friendly sailing conditions for sailors of all abilities. The winds are generally ideal for fun yet relaxing sailing, with winds very rarely stronger than Force 4 (moderate breeze) in summer. With a sunny Mediterranean climate, calm crystal clear waters and friendly winds, the Dalmatian Islands are one of the best destinations for sailing in Croatia.

What is the weather like in Dalmatia?

The popularity of Croatia as a sailing destination lies as much in the ideal climate as in the beauty of its shores. The sunny Adriatic enjoys an average of 315 cloudless days a year. During the most popular chartering season between May and November, blue skies and warm weather prevail. Summer temperatures are between 26°C to 30°C, with over 12 hours of sunshine a day with gentle winds generally NW 10 to 20 knots. Sea temperature is a pleasant 24°C on a bright summer’s day.

A typical day

Enjoy breakfast in a waterfront café, people watch with a coffee in a medieval town square or onboard in a tranquil bay. Cast your lines for a relaxing sail to a secluded bay for a lunch time stop. Go for a swim in the warm, clear waters or explore with a paddle board or snorkels. As the islands are in fairly close proximity to one another choose exhilarating sailing until late afternoon or a more relaxing hop to your evening destination. Spend a calm evening in a delightful bay or moor in an historic port.
Local Airport: Dubrovnik
  Transfer Time: 25 – 55 minutes
  Bases: ACI Dubrovnik & ACI Slano
  Flight Time from London: 2 ¾ hours

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