Join a flotilla or learn to sail in Croatia with Activity Yachting

Jun 11, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

There are few spots as enticing for learning to sail as the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Located in the Adriatic Sea, the crystal clear waters, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and plethora of islands to explore have always lured people here to learn to sail in Croatia.

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Activity Yachting offer learn-to-sail holidays around the beautiful central Dalmatian Coast. Their holidays are equally suitable for beginners or improvers, with singles, couples and families all feeling at home. You can train to a crew or skipper level, or just enjoy a fun, skippered charter holiday with some basic instruction.

Why learn to sail in Croatia?

Activity Yachting LogoWhether you’re a single, couple, or part of a family or group, Activity Yachting trips in Croatia are ideal. Families and groups have their own special yachts, and singles and couples share, meaning everyone can enjoy their own individual break whilst being part of a larger flotilla group.

You’ll both live and sleep aboard the yacht, visiting different stunning bays and islands each day. Navigate your way through the labyrinthine islands, learning the ropes and discovering natural harbours to stop for lunch or for a quick swim in the inviting waters. Each evening you’ll stop at another port to go ashore and sample some of the fine dining and nightlife famous on this part of the coast.

Llearn to sail in Croatia image by Activity Yachting

Where you’ll sail

The Actitivity Yachting holidays are based in Murter, a small island joined to the mainland by a bridge. It’s situated close to a couple of airports, so transfer times are small. Sail up and down the coast from here, stopping at historic ports like Sibenik and Zadar, as well as the more lively destinations of Biogad and Vodice.

Along your route, you’ll also pass and have the chance to stop in the Kornati and Krka national parks, plus one of the largest collections of islands in the Mediterranean is yours to explore.

The sailing

Reliable Force 2 to Force 6 winds make this a great spot for both beginners who want to learn to sail in Croatia and those with a little experience looking to improve their sailing skills.

Llearn to sail in Croatia image by Activity Yachting

Complete the International Crew Course and get your IYT Passport signed off. More advanced sailors might want to try and pass the Flotilla Skipper and ICC Skipper assessment (you’ll have to complete an online theory course before your holiday for these options). Or, if you simply like the sound of sailing along this incredible coastline and taking in the views, sampling delicious food and generally enjoying a sailing experience, then that’s fine too.

Activity Yachting LogoAll the yachts used on the trips are three cabin vessels between 34 and 39 ft, with up to six people plus an instructor on board.  Most days you’ll usually sail between 10 am and 5 pm, with a break for lunch at some point during the day, leaving plenty of time for other activities and sightseeing in the evenings.

As well as the Croatian experience, Activity Yachting also offers an Orhaniye flotilla trip off the coast of Turkey. So once you’ve caught the sailing bug you can test your sailing skills in some other waters.

Activity Yachting Croatian sailing breaks run from April through to October and start from around £330 per person, per week plus some yacht and mooring costs during your stay on board. You can find out more by calling: (UK) 01243 641304 or visiting:

Croatia, Dubrovnik, Europe, Jezera, Kremik, Omis, Pula, Split, Trogir, Zagreb
ICC (International Certificate of Competence), UNESCO (World Heritage Site)
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