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Yacht & Catamaran Charter in Trogir, Croatia

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Sailing from Trogir

Trogir has such a beautiful medieval old town centre that they designated the whole of this small island as a UNESCO world heritage site, and there's something magical about starting and ending a holiday here.  If exploring the narrow cobbled streets and marvelling at the architecture doesn't do much for you, there's also forests and beaches to delve into!  Truth be told, given the glorious sunshine, you'll enjoy almost everything you do.

There's lots of different options for sailing from Trogir, and plenty to see or do on the way - from the majestic hill-top castle looking over the party town of Hvar, to the natual beauty of the Blue cave just off Vis, sampling cocktails in a secret bay off Paklinski Otoci, or trying the local food and honey liquers in Maslinica. We can help you find and book your ideal yacht or catamaran, with one of our trusted Charter Partners - just get in touch or search in the pink box with live prices and availability!
 

Must See if you're Sailing from Trogir

 SAILING RATING:  Beginner - With easy line-of-sight navigation, clear waters and light winds it's a great start point for sailors (and an easy cruising ground for experienced ones).  Peak season is July & August, but you can sail here from March to October.

 MUST-SEE:  Our full suggested itinerary is further down the page, but we'd highly recommend taking in the medieval hilltop castle of Hvar the paradise sailors-only bay of Paklinski Otoci, and the sparking neon-blue cave in Bisevo.

 WHAT WE CAN OFFER:  We have a great range of yachts and catamarans available for charter from our trusted Charter Partners, all available bareboat or Skippered. We can also arrange a Hostess, Personal Chef and other crew.

 GETTING THERE:  The Marina is c. 30 minutes from Dubrovnik's Cilipi airport. We can organise transfers for you - a 4 person taxi is c. €30 - 40.

 WHY BOOK WITH US?  We only work with the very best professional charter operators, who we have met, know, and trust to give you the same outstanding customer service as you'll get from PlainSailing.com.
 

 WHAT NEXT?  Use the pink box to search for yachts or catamarans with LIVE pricing & availability - if you have any other questions or requests, get in touch via Live Chat, the Contact Form, or by phone.

6-day Sailing Itinerary from Trogir

This itinerary takes in the best parts of the sailing area near Trogir. In total, it comes in at 112 nM for the week, and is a great outline for your own voyage. You can easily do more or less sailing than this itinerary, and there’s lots of anchorages and bays that you’ll sail past which might warrant a stop-off for lunch or a quick swim.

Trogir - 6 day sailing itineraryThis is only a 6-day itinerary because it assumes that you’ll be so busy checking in, getting provisions and such that you won’t be able to do much more than take her out for a quick spin before returning back to Trogir for the night, and properly setting off on Sunday morning. You’ll also need to be back in Trogir on the Friday night, as you’ll usually need to leave the boat by 9am on Saturday, so you’ll need to make sure you factor that into your plans.

The longest day on this itinerary is over 30 nM (if you visit the blue cave at Bisevo), but most days are 13 – 18 nM, which should mean about 4-5 hours of sailing a day, with ample time for stopping en-route, to explore the start or end point, or do the shopping. On average, you can expect to be making at least 4-5 knots in a charter yacht or catamaran.
 

 Day 1. Trogir to Milna – 18 nM 
MilnaHere we go. Check everything is stowed below deck, then get everyone out on deck and give them their orders. The most senior should be on the helm, and get the two youngest on roving fenders, just in case, as it’s day one.

The first day is fairly straight forward as you’ll follow all the other yachts South-west away from Trogir, either beating into the prevailing wind or reasonably close-hauled. Once you’re out of the Splitski channel, you can point the bow to South-east, and the island on the nose of the boat in the distance is where you’ll be spending the night.

Milna is a great port of call for the first night - it’s a charming little town, full of historic buildings, including a bell-tower which dates from when Milna was part of the Venetian empire (this marina used to be called ‘the bay of a thousand ships’ when they used to do ship-building here), and holds a trove of paintings by Venetian masters.
 

 Day 2. Milna to Paklinski Otoki – 15 nM 
Paklinski OtokiFrom Milna, you’ll be heading pretty much due South to the next destination, which is just a short hop away. Once you get to the island of Hvar, you’ll need to check your charts to navigate through the intricate web of picturesque islands to the south side at Paklinski Otoci, which is pretty much behind the marina of Palmezana (but Paklinski Otoci is a better place to stay, so it is worth sailing around), plus there is a big day tomorrow, and every mile helps.

If you have time on your side, there’s an unnamed bay on the near side of south of Hvar island which you can stop at as you sail by – unbelievably, it is not connected to any roads, and looks like a sleepy little bay, but there’s two bars there (which also serve food), and it’s an optimal place to test the anchor and have a bit to eat.

Paklinski Otoci is one of our favourite bays in the whole of the Mediterranean, and it really is a sailors paradise. Pick up a mooring buoy for the night (get there early in peak season) and the whole bay is surrounded by bars and restaurants service everything from local dishes with local beer to lobster and champagne cocktails. There’s a special atmosphere amongst all the sailors, and this is one of the few experiences you can only have if you have your own yacht – enjoy it!
 

 Day 3. Paklinski Otoki to Vis – 37 or 10 nM 
VisThis is the biggest sailing day, but there are a number of options which you can take if the weather isn’t working for you, or if the crew protest to the mileage. If you’re sailing at about 5 knots, then the whole day should only be about 7 hours at sea, though, so with an early-ish start, you can easily be in the marina by mid-afternoon if need be, or you can anchor up in one of the bays in the area (like in Rukovac bay, on the South side of Vis) if you have provisions and water on board.

From Paklinski Otoci, you’re reaching across the wind to bear South-west towards the isle of Vis. If you made a late start, you can go to Vis directly (it’s only about 10 nM). More intrepid adventurers will stick with the itinerary, as we’re headed to the ethereal blue cave of Bisevo, where a trick of the light makes the water in a cave (which you can swim in) a crazy neon blue colour. It’s a magical place to go, and thoroughly recommended.

If you decide to go to Bisevo, the cave is probably easiest seen in two groups, with someone remaining on board your yacht at all times, so that you can just mill around the area instead of having to anchor up or find somewhere to moor. Take the dinghy to the entrance to the cave (which is on the East side of the island, and should be obvious by the number of other boats in the area), pay a small entry fee (it used to be free until about 3 years ago), and enjoy. Then head back and switch over. Don’t forget to take some photos.

From Bisevo, head North-east to follow the South side of Vis right the way back around to Vis (or stopping at Rukovac if the wind allows). Vis itself has a long and bloody history, having been inhabited since 4BC by the ancient Greeks (and there are still ruins from this time), followed by the Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, the Austrians, the French, and even the British (who have a war cemetery here). The island is also notable for being the inhabited island which is furthest from mainland Croatia, and for it’s own species of palm trees (which are rare in this part of the world).
 

 Day 4. Vis to Hvar – 13 nM 
HvarFrom Vis, the next destination, Hvar is only a 13nM sail running with the prevailing wind in a north-westerly direction. If you were a massive fan of Paklinski Otoci, you could always head there in the evening, but we’d recommend exploring Hvar town for at least a few hours. If there’s no space in Hvar, you can moor up in Palmezana marina across the channel and grab a water taxi, though they are a little more expensive that you would like.

When you were talking to friends about coming to Croatia, Hvar might well have been one of the towns that they will have heard of – that’s because it had something of a reputation for being a hedonistic resort a few years back, but don’t worry, things have calmed down a bit since then. Hvar is now known as much for its lively nightlife as it is for being something of a foodie capital, with fine dining restaurants a plenty – some with just four or eight seats who promise a gastronomic experience.

The high point of trip to Hvar – both metaphorically and literally – is the view from Hvar castle. It’s situated a fair trek up at the top of the hill, but is well worth getting sweated up for. From here, you can find a wonderful panorama of the clear blue sea, the surrounding islands, all complemented by other holidaymakers’ yachts and catamarans.
 

 Day 5. Hvar to Maslinica – 18 nM 
MaslinicaFrom the developed town of Hvar, the next stop is the village of Maslinica, which is in a North-north-west direction across the open water, which should be a good chance to get the wind in your sails and challenge each other to see who can sail on a bearing (and who can’t).

Maslinica is the only port on the western side of the isle of Solta, nestled amongst pine forests and sandy beaches. Originally founded as a holiday home for a rich family, the island kept getting attacked by pirates so the owners built both a church and a castle here, to help protect them one way or another.

Nowadays, Maslinica is a tourist town, and has won awards for being the best tourist destination in the Mediterranean with less than 1,000 inhabitants. It is most famous for its honey, schnapps, and for making the tastiest wine in Croatia.
 

 Day 6. Maslinica to Trogir – 11 nM 
TrogirAnd so to the final leg of the voyage. Sad face. From Maslinica, you can take your time and bimble around the islands trying to find a nice beach or place to swim, knowing that you’re only a couple of hours or so from Trogir, which you’ll find in a North-easterly direction.

There is only two places to get fuel in Trogir, and it gets mad busy on a Friday afternoon, so either head there early or be prepared to wait in line for an hour or so whilst you watch the organised chaos and jostle for position before filling up and heading for home.

If you haven’t had time to explore Trogir properly, then now is also a good time to do it – it has a great old town with atmospheric narrow streets and a great range of waterfront bars and restaurants. There’s also a nightclub, if you want to celebrate getting the ship back safely with some heavy beats.

Someone will be along to inspect the boat before you check-out, and then you’ll be stepping off it for one last time, hopefully with a heart full of the beautiful Croatian islands, new or renewed friendships, a smile on your face, and with a sense of tranquility that can only come from sun, sea and sailing for a week.
 


Sailing Conditions

 WHAT ARE THE WINDS LIKE? 
Croatia Sailing - Wind ConditionsTrogir is one of the most popular starting points for sailing adventures in Croatia, with reliable sunshine and good wind all season long, which makes it pretty perfect!?

During summer, winds are traditionally between Force 3 and Force 6, and are oddly reliable - in that you can expect winds from 9am to mid-day, then there’s a short break (where local sailors say the winds go to have their lunch), before resurging in earnest from about 2-6pm.

The winds are in-part powered by the sun - the sun warms the land, so air is pulled off the sea, so the prevailing winds are towards the land, and the hotter the sun is the stronger the wind.

Sailing out of season is a bit less predictable, as there’s no such thing as a prevailing wind – they can come down from the mountains to the North, or arrive with tropical storms from the South. Rest assured that most weather systems pass within a few days.

 HOW HOT WILL IT BE? 
Trogir - Average Temperature Croatia is not so far from the Alps and the Dolomites, and winters here can be cold. Summer, on the other hand, offers pleasantly hot temperatures for sailing, with one benefit over Greece being that it’s unlikely to reach temperatures that are too stifling, or which require you to sit in the shade with an ice cream on your head all day long.

 HOW WARM IS THE SEA?  Trogir - Sea Temperature
There are large parts of the year when the sea near Trogir is warmer than the air temperature, including in July, when, at 25 degrees, the sea is almost as warm as a bath. Even during winter, the sea seldom falls below 15 degrees, so Trogir would be a good place to head out for a Boxing day swim.


Marina Details

Trogir has been a major port town for centuries – even the Romans bought ships in and out of this bay – so it is not surprising that there are numerous marinas in the area.

There are three which are principally used for holiday charters, which means that on Sunday morning and on Friday evening there can be a lot of traffic in the water, as the boats come and go. - the ACI Marina is just across the water from the UNESCO world heritage Old Town is the better established, further along the coast there is the SCT marina, and a little further still out from the town, the Baotic marina is more modern and includes a swimming pool and very elegant bar/restaurant amongst its facilities. All offer wifi and the usual in-marina facilities, and are within easy walking distance to historic old town.

If you're staying in the area before or after your charter, we can recommend these places that are close to the marina: Hotel Trogir or Domus Maritima.


ACI Marina, Trogir

The ACI Marina is just across the water from the UNESCO world heritage Old Town and is within easy walking distance to historic old town.

ACI Marina, Trogir
 WEBSITE:  aci-marinas.com/aci_marina/aci-trogir/ | ADDRESS: ACI Marina Trogir, Put Cumbrijana 22, Trogir, 21220
 GETTING THERE:  Trogir is just a matter of minutes from the Split International Airport, so getting a taxi is convenient and not too expensive - we can arrange a direct transfer so that a taxi will be waiting for you at the airport and can take you straight to the marina to start the holiday in style. If you’re hoping to travel by public transport, then it is very much possible - you can get the regular airport bus to Trogir centre (the number 37 bus), and the three marinas are a short walk or taxi ride from the centre.  Trogir is also easily accessible by public transport from Split City Centre.
 PROVISIONING:  The biggest supermarket in the area is the Konzum on Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 1, 21220, Trogir
 FUELLING AT END:  There is a fuelling berth in the Marina - head there before you head back to your home berth (there might be a queue...)
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SCT Marina

SCT Marina is located next door to the ACI Marina, and is very convenient for walking into Trogir Old Town.

SCT Marina
 WEBSITE:  marinatrogir.com | ADDRESS: SCT Marina Trogir, Put brodograditelja 16, Trogir, 21220
 GETTING THERE:  Trogir is just a matter of minutes from the Split International Airport, so getting a taxi is convenient and not too expensive - we can arrange a direct transfer so that a taxi will be waiting for you at the airport and can take you straight to the marina to start the holiday in style. If you’re hoping to travel by public transport, then it is very much possible - you can get the regular airport bus to Trogir centre (the number 37 bus), and the three marinas are a short walk or taxi ride from the centre.  Trogir is also easily accessible by public transport from Split City Centre.
 PROVISIONING:  The biggest supermarket in the area is the Konzum on Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 1, 21220, Trogir
 FUELLING AT END:  There are fuelling berths in the ACI and Baotic Marinas - head there before you head back to your home berth (there might be a queue...)
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Marina Baotic

Marina Baotic isn't technically in Trogir (it's listed as being in Seget Donji), but it's only a short walk from Trogir, and is also connected by a water taxi.

The Marina was only built very recently, adding more capacity to the hugely-popular SCT / ACI Marinas, and has modern facilities and it's own cafe, wifi, estate agent and min-market.

Marina Baotic
 WEBSITE:  marinabaotic.com | ADDRESS: Marina Baotic, Don Petra Špike 2a, Seget Donji, 21218
 GETTING THERE:  Trogir is just a matter of minutes from the Split International Airport, so getting a taxi is convenient and not too expensive - we can arrange a direct transfer so that a taxi will be waiting for you at the airport and can take you straight to the marina to start the holiday in style. If you’re hoping to travel by public transport, then it is very much possible - you can get the regular airport bus to Trogir centre (the number 37 bus), and the three marinas are a short walk or taxi ride from the centre.  Trogir is also easily accessible by public transport from Split City Centre.
 PROVISIONING:  The biggest supermarket in the area is the Konzum on Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 1, 21220, Trogir
 FUELLING AT END:  There are 6 fuelling berths in the Marina - head there before you head back to your home berth.
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