Kornati National Park Sailing in Croatia is a tour designed for those who appreciate an active holiday with a dose of sailing luxury.
Croatia is one of the most popular European destinations for sailing, and undoubtedly, Kornati Islands are its best part. In the coastal waters of Sibenik, there is an archipelago of 152 islands, 89 of which are part of the Kornati National Park. On the Kornati National Park Sailing in Croatia trip, we take advantage of locations accessible only by boat and enjoy the crystal clear waters and unearthly peaceful atmosphere far away from the crowds.
While we sail we look for the most beautiful bays to anchor in. If you like being active, enjoy kayaking to hidden beaches and coves, or just stick by the boat snorkeling, SUP, and swimming. You will have plenty of leisure time aboard the catamaran, sailing and enjoying the sun and amazing scenery.
Keep an eye out for friendly dolphins, tuna, and sea turtles which occasionally escort us while we sail. In the evenings we dock or anchor in quiet bays where we visit traditional taverns with exquisite local food. Local food is a big part of what this tour is about and our guides and skippers will be happy to guide you to the best and most authentic places.
Croatia is alive with well-preserved old towns, castles, palaces, monuments, and native architecture. Together with the tradition, folklore, art scenes, and music, it is a unique and exotic place to discover.
We can offer accommodation on our luxury Nautitech 442 catamaran or Sun Odyssey 54 DS sailing boat. Let us know your preferences.
Itinerary for Kornati National Park Sailing in Croatia
DAY 1: Arrive at the destination – Skradin, and sail out to the islands
We meet at the ACI Marina in Skradin and we sail out to Prvic Island for an inspirational walk around this tiny island with no cars. We sail further on towards Kaprije Island for the night and anchor in one of the beautiful bays of the area for a swim and dinner in one of the best taverns in the area.
DAY 2: Sailing in the Kornati Archipelago with kayaking
We sail to Kornati National Park where we explore its many islands, islets, and reefs. For a more close-up experience of the sea and its wildlife, we leave our boat and kayak through the places we want to explore further. Using a smaller vessel, we can access all the beautiful and secluded beaches and coves otherwise inaccessible by boat. In the afternoon we anchor in a bay of Smokvica Island for dinner and a trek to the top of the island where we have a magnificent view of the sunset over the archipelago. We finish off the evening with dinner in a wonderful local tavern.
Accommodation: Catamaran Meals: B.
DAY 3: Sailing towards Zirje and Zlarin Islands
Our island hopping and the sailing adventure continues and we spend the first part of the day sailing toward Zirje Island. We swim, kayak, SUP, and snorkel in great locations, and in the late afternoon, we sail on towards Zlarin Island where we anchor in a quiet bay for the night. Spend a pleasant evening walking in the serene ambiance of the village, tasting local food and wine.
Accommodation: Catamaran Meals: B.
DAY 4: Sailing to Skradin
We leave Zlarin Island early in the morning and return to Skradin where we say our goodbyes. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guidebooks.
Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.