Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day Skipper
Sailing experience level

Our Dubrovnik marina is now seasonally closed. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

If you are scheduled to travel to Dubrovnik, it is also mandatory that you complete an entry form at least 48 hours before your departure.

*Our Dubrovnik base is open for existing charter bookings only. New bookings with departures after 3 October 2020 cannot be made at this time.

Breach Dubrovnik's mighty walls

One of Croatia’s ancient coastal cities, ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’ is numbered among the best-preserved medieval walled cities on Earth. Croatia presents conditions ideal for those new to coastal sailing, with gentle winds and fine weather promising many pleasant hours on deck. For those with a taste for adventure, occasional mistral winds up the ante and present more challenging conditions.

Dubrovnik’s historic fortifications surround picturesque white stone buildings, their terracotta roofs standing out in contrast to the rich azure blue of the Adriatic beyond. The Old Town is a taste of Mediterranean life from another era. The harbour is overlooked by Dubrovnik’s ancient citadels and scattered with a number of spectacular Renaissance palaces leading on to a warren of pedestrian-only streets. Crystal-clear blue waters give way to white sand beaches and secluded coves, while the thousands of Croatian islands offer endless opportunities for adventure.

Just outside Dubrovnik harbour you’ll find the first of Croatia’s many isles: densely-wooded Lokrum, home to the ruins of a Benedictine monastery. Sail north and discover Mljet National Park - home to natural harbours, stunning beaches and tidal island lakes - and the island getaways of Korčula and Lastovo. Beyond are the countless islands of the Dalmatian coast and a wealth of golden beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and exciting nightlife.

Game of Thrones

We’ve put together a Game of Thrones guide to exploring Croatia because why should you pay for a walking tour when you can do it all yourself? Check out our guide and start planning your trip. 

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Choose Dubrovnik as your base for a Croatian bareboat charter holiday. Strike out on your own and sail the calm, coastal waters of the Adriatic, mooring where you choose and exploring as you please. This is the perfect option for more experienced sailors looking for a unique Dalmatian Coast adventure.


Dubrovnik one-week bareboat

  • Exploring Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • The Croatian riviera
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkelling the Adriatic
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Montenegro One-Week Itinerary

  • Enjoy the views from Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Visit the famous Blue Cave in Herceg Novi
  • Stroll around Budva Old Town
  • Go swimming in Bigova Bay
  • Embrace nature in Big City Park in Tivat
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Flotilla itineraries

The most sociable way to tour the Adriatic by yacht, a Croatian flotilla holiday allows you to join a group of other boats led by an experienced lead crew for a communal trip along the Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy the best Croatian leisure activities with your new friends, improve your sailing skills in a safe, fun environment and take in some of Dalmatia’s most beautiful scenery as you set sail from Dubrovnik and tour the scattered islands of the Adriatic.

Korčula, Croatia

Elafiti one-week flotilla

  • Famous Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Excellent Croatian wine
  • Mljet National Park
  • Vela Špilja cave
  • Stunning Korčula Town
  • Delicious Croatian seafood
Itinerary details

Korčula one-week flotilla

  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Cultural Korčula Town
  • Sensational Mljet National Park and salt lakes
  • Plavac Mali wine
  • Famous Ston town wall
  • Historic architecture
  • Snorkelling the Adriatic
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
At least 5 days or 100 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 1 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

International Certificate of Competence
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above. Original licence/certificate must be presented upon check at the base.   

VHF licence required

Skipper requirement
Competency required for bareboat charters with yachts up to 30 GT (gross tonnage)

A list of officially accepted licences is available at the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs. Please check the list of officially accepted licences before contacting the base with any queries as the list is updated every few months. This list is organised by country and details the accepted competence levels for experience, boat size and distance-from-shore-sailing for the various certificates accepted.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Gorica (Dubrovnik)


ACI Marina Dubrovnik,
Na skali bb, Komolac,
20236 Dubrovnik,

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-7pm

Nearest airport
Dubrovnik Airport