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Sailing"The gods wanted to crown their creation and on the last day they turned tears, stars and the sea breeze into the isles of Kornati" so said George Bernard Shaw of just a part of the spectacular Croatian coastal islands.

The Adriatic Sea is an extraordinarily interesting and attractive resource of the Croatian nautical possibilities. Croatia has 41 marinas with all necessary accompanying facilities at its disposal. In addition to that naturism is well accepted all along the Croatian Adriatic coast which makes Croatia ideal for naturist sailing holidays.

Beach in CroatiaCroatia has well-indented coast with a total of 1,185 islands, isles and cliffs, 4,012 km of island shoreline, 36, 000 ha of land in three island national parks (Kornati, Brijuni, Mljet), thousands of berths in island marinas. It has 2,600 sunny hours per year, which makes it one of the sunniest countries in Europe.


Valalta naturist resortSuntan in CroatiaBesides official naturist resorts and beaches, you can enjoy in numerous other hidden little coves or bays, many of them reachable only by a boat, where you can enjoy total privacy for a day or meet other nautical naturists. Even on the clothed beaches in the area, it is common to see nude use.
You can swim in the most incredibly clear water, then shower nude on the deck, or swim ashore and sunbathe in the nude.
Whichever island or part of the coast you choose, you can be sure there will be plenty of naturist possibilities.

When to come:

Valalta Naturist ResortRovinjThe best season for sailing is early summer: there are good winds in May and June. In July and August, when periods of calm prevail, conditions are ideal for those motor boat fans who prefer calm waters. In the autumn and winter, seas can be rough with prolonged periods of the bura/bora (strong north wind) and the široko/scirocco (humid east-southeast wind).
The most crowded period is July and August when sailing enthusiasts from Europe flock to the coast but the months of May, June, September and October should not be overlooked for a quieter visit to this unspoiled coast during good weather.


Bay in CroatiaThe sailing is excellent, as the wind funnels down between the islands. Predominantly westerly in the summer, the occasional "Jugo" blows from the south east to keep you on your toes. All the ingredients are there for fantastic sailing holidays. You can experience excellent sailing, spectacular scenery and visits to lots of places that would otherwise not be accessible. There are many places for history buffs to have a great time, to mention just Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar and Hvar.

Interesting note:
Unmissable.com web site places Croatia among World's top 10 sailing destinations (together with Sea of Cortez - Mexico, BVI - Caribbean, French West Indies - Caribbean, Norway, Maine to Rhode Island - US East Coast, Society Islands - French Polynesia, St Vincent & the Grenadines - Caribbean, The Seychelles - Indian Ocean and Whitsunday Islands - Australia. List was supplied by Paul Gelder, deputy editor of Yachting Monthly magazine, and author of The Loneliest Race and InterSpray's Race Around the World.

Related links:

  • Naturist Croatian Cruises - Come and sail the Croatian Islands with us aboard our 75ft yacht and enjoy a nude holiday of a lifetime.
  • Nudist cruises in Croatia - Naturist Cruise in Croatia. Get away from the crowds and enjoy the calm of our nudist cruise in this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean
  • I.D. Riva Tours (in Dutch and English), I.D. Rivas Tours ( in German).
    Naturist sailing in Croatia on old typical and traditional boats Dare and Kontesa. Offices in Croatia as well:
    I.D. Riva Tours, Partizanska 4/ I, Porec, tel: +385 52 452002, fax: +385 52 452019 e-mail: porec@idriva.com
    I.D. Riva Tours, Hrvatskih ěrtava 1, Trogir, tel: +385 21 885966, fax: +385 21 885507 e-mail: DALMATIEN@IDRIVA.DE
  • Adriatic Naturist Sailing - Silva yacht - in Czech only.
  • Zeilen in KroatiŽ ook voor Naturisten
    Charter ownersailing yachts from the island Murter with a lot of naturism possibilities in the area.
  • Nimues World
    Offering naturist sailing in Croatia on Beneteau Oceanis 411 Clipper yact.
  • Navicula
    Nudist Charter aboard Luxury cruisers along beautifull Croatian Coast

  • Sailing Boats - discover the hidden bays of the Adriatic. Enjoy your vacation on the Adriatic Sea sailing between more than one thousand islands on a sailing boat. Wake your adventurous spirit and start exploring the hidden beauties of the Adriatic in one of 250 sailing boats from our offer.
  • Nautics in Croatia - info from the Croatian National Tourist Board.
  • Navigational Guide to the Adriatic - Croatian Coast - Important regulations and information, ports/harbours, marinas, small yacht harbours and coves.
  • ACI Club - The leading nautical tourism company in Croatia. Visit this site for information on their marinas, boat charter, cruising suggestions, events, prices, contract conditions and more.
  • Vip Adriatic Navigator - the cruising guide with essential information that can't be found in any other publication, berthing charges in harbours, anchorages and marinas + 100s of detailed restaurant profiles with menus and prices.
  • Adriatic Online - Web site related to Marine & Nautical information at Adriatic coast & sea! Marinas, Charter, Regulations, Pumps, Weather, Borders
  • WWW HR directory: Yachting - Links to various Croatian sites regarding yachting, sailing, charter and similar.
  • AdriaSailing - Sailing in the Adriatic. Croatian and Italian only.
  • SkipperTips - Excellent info for German speaking nautical fans.
  • Diver Sport Centers - Diving in Croatia - Available courses: CMAS, PADI, SSI, Dan Europe.
  • Diving in Croatia - Information about diving in all parts of Croatia.
  • Blue Magic Yachting - Wide range of motoryachts, sailing boat and cruising gulets on the Adriatic ideal for private naturist cruising.
  • Globe Charter
    Charter a professionally crewed gulet, a motorboat or a sailboat.
  • Club Adriatic - The Boating & Charter Site for the Adriatic
  • Sunsail - Sailing holidays in Croatia and worldwide.
  • GPS Charters, Ltd - US based company for yacht chartering in the Mediterranean.
  • Euro Agent - Split based charter. Good sailing info.
  • Istra Yachting - Charter company.
  • Sailing Holidays - UK based charter company.
  • OceanBLUE Yacht Charter Agents - U.K based Yacht charter agent specialising in Bareboat & Skippered yachts in Croatia
  • Evasion Location - French based charter. French and English versions.
  • Project Adriatic - An internet-wired multimedia sailing project in the Croatian Adriatic Sea.

Read more about sailing in Croatia in the Trip Reports section of this site:

Central and South Dalmatia sailing holiday

Sailing round Krk Island

Sailing in Dalmatia

List of all reports in the Trip Reports section.


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