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. Don’t worry if you have never sailed before, The Sailing Collective captains are all certified and professional sailing instructors and will teach you everything you need to know; and if you are a sailor, this sailing vacations will be a sailors dream come true! 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! We will explore the local coastal region of the rugged and wild uninhabited Dalmatian Coast along Split, Croatia.
Sailing in South Dalmatia is undoubtedly one of the best places to charter a yacht in the Adriatic sea. The city of Dubrovnik, sometimes referred to as the pearl of the Adriatic, has become a popular haven for yachts sailing the south Croatian coast. For those who admire history, culture and nature, the city of Dubrovnik has a lot to offer. Before heading off on your yacht charter you must spend a day walking the old cobbled streets of the World heritage listed medieval town as the architecture is particularly stunning here. Aside from sharing their formidable history, the local Croatians are particularly fond of showcasing their performing arts and music. So, if you are sailing Croatia during July and August you might be lucky to catch the famous Dubrovnik summer festival that takes over the city each year.
Just south of Croatia, Montenegro, a relatively undiscovered holiday destination, is slowly drawing sailing enthusiasts from all over the World to its stunning coast each summer. Although small, this Balkan state offers some of the most idyllic yacht chartering opportunities in the Adriatic sea. Dotted with unpopulated islands, the country boasts some of the most attractive coastlines, charming bays, golden beaches and secluded anchorages. The impeccable landscape and well preserved ancient towns of Montenegro have been recognized by UNESCO and rightfully listed as important World Heritage sites. Amongst its many phenomenal attractions, Montenegro's most notable is the World Heritage Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) with its phenomenal fjord, the longest in southern Europe, forming a spectacular backdrop around the marina.
ACI Marina Dubrovnik lies near Komolac, about 2 NM from the entrance to the port of Gruž and only 6 km from the old city nucleus. The marina has 425 berths and 140 boat places on land. All berths have water and power supply. Marina is open all year round. In ACI marina Dubrovnik there is reception,exchange office, ATM, café,aperitive-bar, restaurant, tavern, toilets and showers, laundry service,nautical gear store,repair shop, parking lot,supermarket „Konzum“ ( inside marina, 20 m from Ultra office ),the gas station ( 500 m away from ACI Dubrovnik ), tennis courts, swimming pool,HOT SPOT Whireless.
VIA ZAGREB: For all of those who are traveling to Dubrovnik from the direction of Zagreb the safest and the fastest way is the highway. There's only 3,5 hours highway drive from Zagreb to Split (A1 Zagreb-Split highway) and than around 3,5 hours, depending on the traffic, from Split to Dubrovnik driving the non-motorway "Adriatic magistral" road. If you chose to take the old road from Zagreb to Dubrovnik, it’ll take you 9,5 hours from Zagreb to Dubrovnik – for those who would want to sight see Croatia. In that way it’ll by wiser to avoid Split, so, be shore that after Sinj you turn left towards Trilj and than after Trilj turn right towards Cist Provo after which you’ll have to turn again right towards Šestanovac. Finally you’ll exit on "Adriatic magistral" road, just after Gornja Brela, which will take you to Dubrovnik.
VIA RIJEKA: If you’re coming from Rijeka direction, the best way is to drive along the coastline; "Adriatic magistral" road and then get on a highway for Split and follow directions described above.
Maybe the most practical way to reach Dubrovnik is to travel by plane. There are daily flights from Zagreb with Croatia Airlines, and weekly flights from several other European cites. Let's mention that there are regular flights to Zagreb from almost every international airport in Europe.
Maybe the cheapest way to approach Dubrovnik is to travel by bus. Numerous bus lines that lead to Dubrovnik from every lager city in Croatia operate more than several times a day.
Croatia has a well developed national transport network of bus lines that reaches even the smallest of villages on the coast.
Regular international bus lines connect Croatia to Austria, Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and other countries.
Many people take the ferry to Dubrovnik, which is probably more comfortable and more affordable than the bus. The largest Croatian company is Jadrolinija which has lines that hop from Rijeka to Zadar to Split, Hvar and then Dubrovnik throughout the year. There is also a good link to Italian ports (Bari and Ancona) if you want to cross over from Italy to Dubrovnik.
FROM DUBROVNIK TO ACI
Now, you are in Dubrovnik and want to go to ACI Marina. If you want to go by bus, you should get on the bus numbers 1A or 1B and get of on a bus stop in Komolac (just after the INA gas pump). If going with a car, fallow the signs for Gruz Harbour and then, after going under the bridge go left on the first crossing. After that just go straight ahaid until you are in Komolac. The first road that goes on left is the entrance to the ACI Marina Dubrovnik!
While you are waiting for your boat, we reccommend you to visit following places:
- The mansion of Petar Sorkocevic
- The Cathedral and Churh of St.Blaise
- Old city with city walls, gates of Pile, Stradun and Clock Tower
- Onofrije´s fountain
- The Dominican monastery with the oldest Pharmacy in Europe
- Rector´s palace with City Cultural History Museum
- Sponza palace
- Fort Lovrijenac, Minceta Fortress
- Mount Srđ
- Island of Locrum with Benedictine monastery and Botanical garden
- VHF ch 17 – ACI Marina channel
- VHF ch 16 and VHF DSC ch 70 – Frequencies of permanent watch on emergency and safety of navigation
- Maritime Safety Information ( MSI ) are transmitted in Croatian and English language by Dubrovnik Radio on VHF chanells 4, 7, 28, 85
- MSI broadcast schedule ( UTC ): 05:45, 12:45, 19:45
- Official Croatian Emergency phone number ( Police, ER / Hospital ) : 112
- Sailing to Montenegro – outboard engine and 2 persons with valid skipper licences needed
- Bus 1A or 1B goes every 15 minutes from Komolac to the Old Town. Bus stop is located near the entrance to ACI Marina.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Croatia’s climate is ideal for a sailing vacation. With blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect sailing conditions, Croatia has long been a popular sailing destination with accommodating weather.
Water temperatures average 70 F to 80 F depending on the time of the season. Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with afternoon breezes and calm nights. Early and late in the season, southerly and south-easterly winds are variable.
Unexpected inclement weather can always occur so please pack accordingly.
Sailing Collective provisions each boat with local foods and produce from the region. Included in the provisioning package includes:
Not included in provisioning package:
Passengers and crew cook family style aboard with cooking enthusiasts welcomed. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks as well and will prepare meals as well. 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.
ADDITIONAL COST and EXPENSES
Payment for additional fees:
-Paid in cash to your captain or via PayPal and your captain will give you the information.
-You can also send gratuity to your captain through PayPal, ask your captain for instructions.
On board the Oceanis 45, harmony reigns supreme: everything is in its place on this beautiful yacht, a chart table that is also a living room table, a bilge increasing overall comfort, an open bathing platform making access to the sea easier. Comfort is built in.
Innovative, spacious, bright, and sophisticated only begins to describe the exciting Beneteau 50.5. Designed by Berret-Racoupeau and built by Beneateau, she features a sleek coachroof, long side windows, a fully-integrated mainsail arch and all the ergonomic ease of detailed design to make the most of each area. Fitted with 4 main cabins, 1 crew cabin and 4 electric heads, large salon and linear portside galley the 50.5 offers an abundance of interior space and comfort. Located forward is an additional cabin, accessed via a hatch, with berth and head. Plenty of opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation throughout the yacht. On deck, her spacious cockpit, foredeck and dual helm makes this yacht comfortable outside as well.
Luxury addition - The Hanse 54 was until recently the standard bearer of the German Hanse Yachts shipyard. It is a very elegant sailing boat with a flat and clear deck that provides a lot of space to lie down and relax in the sun. The cockpit is spacious and has a transom that folds and turns into a magnificent swim platform. The interiors, as in other models of the brand, are excellently finished, spacious, and practical. Comes with 4-double cabins and can accommodate up to 8 guests.