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The sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic have serious superyacht appeal, and with Croatia having been one of the first European destinations to reopen its borders and ports to visitors, superyachts have put pedal to the metal and headed for the region in the hope of resurrecting some of their summer charter season.

We asked the charter experts at West Nautical for a little Croatia itinerary inspiration.  Check out this eight-day charter suggestion, which takes-in the highlights of the Croatian coastline and islands.

Day 1 – Dubrovnik to Sipan
Dubrovnik is an ideal spot to start a Croatian superyacht charter.  Fly into the international airport by scheduled carrier or private jet, and take the pre-arranged transfer to the port.
Whilst in Dubrovnik, West Nautical recommend taking some time to explore the city, which has an awe-inspiring old town with fortress walls. Delve into both the history and the myriad of ice-cream shops as you explore the cobbled twists and turns of this ancient metropolis.  Charming cafes are found along every step of the way, and in the modern part of town there are plenty of high-end establishments serving international and experimental cuisine, all with typical Croatian hospitality.
Return to the yacht for an afternoon cruise towards the “Golden Island” and Sipan.  For your first night aboard, dine on-deck and settle into your surroundings.
Distance to travel 11 nm.

Day 2 – Sipan to Mljet Island
Wake to a breakfast served al fresco, and enjoy your coffee with a view whilst sailing along the coast to your next destination.
Visit miles of forest and the seawater lakes, indulge with some wine tasting, olives and goat’s cheese at the local restaurants and spend a relaxing day on the mesmerising island of Mljet.
Make use of the onboard watersports equipment and explore the saltwater lakes by kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
Distance to travel 8 nm

Day 3 & 4 – Mljet to Lastovo Island
Start your morning with a swim in the shallow turquoise water off Mljet before the Captain sets sail across the Adriatic to your next island stop, Lastovo. Here there is plenty to do for the active guest, including fishing, hiking and cycling tours. For a more adventurous afternoon, scuba diving the shipwrecks of Roman and medieval times is an incredible underwater step-back in time.
The numerous sandy beaches offer a relaxing alternative to the busy activities, and there are many places to enjoy a sundowner and a good book before returning to the yacht for dinner under the stars.
Distance to travel 30 nm

city in Croatia

Day 5 – Korcula to Trstenik Peninsula Peljesac
When arriving at Trstenik Peljesac, the crew will drop anchor and get the tenders, jet skis and water toys ready for an active morning. Head ashore to one of the many beaches of this Adriatic gem or venture inland to explore the countryside. For a taste of local life, dine ashore in one of the village’s many traditional restaurants.
Distance to travel 20 nm

Day 6 – Trstenik to the National Park, Mljet
Sail along the coast towards the National Park of Mljet. There are guided tours of the park available but the best way to see it is by bike or hiking, and you can discover the beauty and many monasteries for yourself.  After a day of exploration and stunning vistas, West Nautical recommend a well-deserved dinner at the Old Mill’s restaurant on the lake.
Distance to travel 8 nm

Croatian mountains covered with pine tress

Day 7 – National Park Mljet to Zaton
Enjoy the morning onboard or relaxing on the beach, and take some time to walk “the pine” – an area surrounded by impossibly white sandy beaches. Spend the afternoon perfecting your watersports skills and for a particularly unique dinner head for the Kenobi Kadar Restaurant which is positioned right at the water’s edge.
Distance to travel 16 nm

Day 8 – Dubrovnik
Take a final swim before the yacht lifts anchor and begins its sail back to Dubrovnik, where you’ll wave goodbye to Croatia and disembark with fantastic memories.

For further details on Croatia or to discuss charter possibilities, contact our friends at West Nautical – charter@westnautical.com

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