Day 1 Šibenik to Zlarin
Your unforgettable 7 day Adriatic adventure begins when you take the helm of your boat in Šibenik and set your sails for the close-by island of Zlarin in the Šibenik archipelago. As you cruise through St. Anthony’s Canal you will enjoy the view of the 16th Century fortress of St. Nicholas and the Šibenik archipelago. The marina in Zlarin, a small and tranquil island, is located inside a well sheltered bay, where you will notice the lack of cars. Here, you can moore along the jetty and spend the day exploring the island well known for coral. If you wish, you can also sail toTijat instead; an uninhabited island to the northwest of Zlarin, and spend the night tied up to a buoy in the secluded inlet there.
Day 2: Zlarin to Kaprije
From Zlarin, you will proceed with your excursion in the Šibenik archipelago to the island of Kaprije, a tranquil island with a population of only 100. Also car free, the island is famous for grape and olive production. There are several options for mooring on the island. You can choose to dock in the main bay of Kaprije or the quieter cove of Nozdra where you can enjoy dining at the popular Knoba Matteo restaurant. For a more tranquil setting, you can opt for the nearby island of Kakan, in the sheltered inlet of Borovnjaci.
Day 3: Kaprije to Kornati Islands
The Kornati Islands National Park is an archipelago made up of almost 100 islands that lies around 5 nm to the northwest of Kaprije, and is a sailor’s paradise. The islands, most of which are uninhabited, are covered with dense shrubbery. A ticket that can be purchased in advance or on location from park rangers is necessary to sail in the park. You can spend the entire day exploring, sailing around the islands and relaxing in quiet coves and bays, and finally heading to the island of Ravni Zakan where you can find a berth for the night on the jetty in front of the Knoba Zakan restaurant, and enjoy the local cuisine there.
Day 4: Kornati to Dugi Otok
Cruising north from Ravni Zakan, towards the edge of the Kornati Islands National Park, you can stop for the night on the island of Katina where you can find a berth at the marina which offers electricity and water. You can dine at the Restaurant Mare, one of the oldest in the archipelago. If you wish to spend the night inside the park, you can tie up to a buoy in Telašcica Park, for which you will need to purchase a ticket. You can also continue further north along the island of Dugi Otok and dock in the busy marina of Sali, where you can find provisions and modern facilities.
Day 5: Katina or Dugi Otok to Žut or Murter
On day 5, you may choose to make a quick hop to the nearby island of Žut or to proceed to the more popular island of Murter. In the event that you want to sail to Žut, you can either tie up or to a buoy or anchor in the secluded bay of Hiljača. Žut has numerous secluded bays and coves for swimming and relaxing, and a few restaurants to choose from. The ACI Marina located on the island has a supermarket for provisions. If you choose to sail on to Murter to be closer to your starting point Šibenik, you can find a berth in Marina Hramina, close to some of the country’s most celebrated historical sites and beautiful beaches. You may want to purchase a bottle of the world famous olive oil produced on the island.
Day 6: Murter to Krka National Park
If you chose to stay in Murter, we recommend that you spend your sixth day exploring Krka National Park. Cruise south parallel to the Dalmatian shoreline, into the Bay of Šibenik and up the Krka River for the most memorable and relaxing leg of your Croatian yacht charter holiday. As you cruise past forested mountains toward Skradin, make sure to explore some of the historical sites located in the park. After mooring in the marina in Skradin, take a water taxi to the Krka National Park, where you can swim in the pristine waters as you take in the view of the seven waterfalls that the park is famous for. If you spent the night in Žut, you can sail to the close-by island of Vrgada, known for its brilliant shorelines, where you can enjoy a peaceful swim.
Day 7: Skradin or Vrgada to Šibenik
A short sail on the river from Skradin will take you back on course to Šibenik. If you are an early riser, consider hiking on one of the great trails in Krka National Park where you are sure to stumble upon one of the magnificent archaeological sites. The Krka River offers excellent scenery for you to enjoy as you sail back to Šibenik. If you have spent the night in Vrgada, you will appreciate one final day of sailing. It will take a few hours to return to Šibenik. You have the opportunity to make a quick excursion to Murter island, or choose one of the pristine coves in the Šibenik archipelago for a final swim in the Adriatic. After docking in Šibenik, you can spend your remaining time exploring the town if you haven’t already had the chance.