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Old 08-02-2013, 11:05   #1
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Looking for Feedback On Croatia

Just beginning planning for a 2014 cruise on the Croatian coast. All advice on cruising gounds, charter companies, time of year, internet resources, etc. Would be welcome.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:16   #2
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Re: Looking for Feedback On Croatia

you can try this one...

SailingCroatia.net - Your guide to sailing along the Adriatic Coast of Croatia
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:49   #4
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Re: Looking for Feedback On Croatia

This thread had a bit of info on Croatia:

Adriatic Advice

See this one for a few great photos of the area posted by Lagoon4us:

Croatia Beautiful Cruising ... Pic's
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58   #5
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Re: Looking for Feedback On Croatia

We have been here for 9 months enjoying the cruising, currently we are wintering/re-fitting at Marina Vlaska at Milna on Brac Island, ask whatever you wish, the people/places/attitude/cost/safety are all fantastic but we must move on.
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:57   #6
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You guys have all been great, thank you. So we will likely have just a week (plus a few days on one end or the other) for this trip not counting travel. Its hard to tell what area might make the most sense to start out from and concentrate on. Any recommendations? Generally speaking we would be more oriented to longer sails and more secluded anchorages than shorter sails and nightlife.

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Old 16-02-2013, 17:25   #7
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Generally speaking we would be more oriented to longer sails and more secluded anchorages than shorter sails and nightlife.

thanks in advance.
longer sails. then I would start from Cavtat (or Dubrovnik) towards Mljet Island and Korcula Island, or from opposite direction. Start from Island of Hvar or Korcula towards Peljesac peninsula (visit Ston, best oysters in the world), Mljet Island (Sobra, Prozura, Pomena) if you go to Pomena do not miss national park there or "Konoba Matana" (restaurant). finish in Dubrovnik (or Cavtat).

depend from where you are going to charter boat.

do not forget to try this....

Skampi na buzaru....



or "Musule na buzaru"...

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Old 16-02-2013, 17:35   #8
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Basically If you want seclusion stay in the kornati islands the national park area is quiet. Most the other islands in the south are busy. Though lots of fun. Vis is probably the quietest in that area
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:01   #9
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Nightlife from a boat here in Croatia is a Cafe, small restaurant, majority of sailing charters are 6 to 8 men, some families and some couples but predominantly men. But never a problem, this is a very respectful country.

Yes there's nightlife on PAG ,ZADAR or in PULA, SPLIT,HVAR and DUBROVNIK but it's cosmopolitan/mediteranean style.

This is one country that's not very Americanised, god bless it!!!

We spend 90% of our time at anchor when cruising, only going to a Marina berth when a good anchoring position isn't available or if we have company.

Wind here seems to start at 10 and knock off at 5'ish so long sails may involve some planning.

As summer nears the end the Italians infiltrate Croatia, it's less argumentative if you are in the southern sections at that time.

Wind in the North is predominately stronger although we've rode out in excess of 50knots around Trogir a couple of times.

Trogir is a gem you must go and tie along side the Quay, it has an old city beyond belief, likewise PULA is not to be missed with the working ROMAN ARENA If you were in the North! Although the Marina approach is a bit industrial.

FUNTANA if you have children is stunning for the Dinosaur Park you'll lose them for a day, if you have adult teenagers and want to lose them for a week take them to PAG the party island, North again.

If i only had a week i'd pick a SUNSAIL Charter boat up at TROGIR it's closer to SPLIT Airport than SPLIT $20:00 TAXI ride. I'd sail south heading for VIS (a great sail) the harbour there very safe, once in having toured VIS (best hire a cheap as chips car) i'd decide the sailing route back dependant on the breezes, exploring HVAR, BRAC, SPLIT then back into TROGIR to hand the boat back.

BUT do yourself 2 favours spend an extra 1 or 2 nights in TROGIR afterwards to debrief and suck in the CROATIAN atmosphere, walk the markets, you won't regret it and don't make it a whirlwind tour, the southern section islands can take 3 months alone, we know we came here for 3 months a year ago!!!!

Enjoy we know you will.

Frank & Viv.
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Re: Looking for Feedback On Croatia

Frank and Viv,
That was some helpfull information. The pilot book says the wall in Trogir is for "large" boats. Did you just go up and tie off? What is the situation for getting a spot on the wall?

Where have you stayed in Dubrovnik? Do you have a suggestion this city?
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:23   #11
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TROGIR have no issues with any boat going to the quay you just need to call ahead and book the internal Croatian number is 0915474491 for the Port Warden Kaja, you can negotiate when it comes to paying IF there were empty spaces, one warden spent a lot of time on iron ore ships in West Australia (many Croatians did!) he is a top bloke.

It's worth coming alongside and asking if you've forgotten to book as they get many cancellations....ABSOLUTELY MAGIC SPOT!!!!

If you can't (which i doubt) get a spot you can anchor near the old fort entrance.


We have saved Dubrovnik for our exit from Croatia we've not ventured further south than a line drawn across the bottom of BRAC, HVAR and VIS.

I've included pic's of the quay with the fort at one end and the non-lifting bridge at the other end.
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:34   #12
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Trogir is nothing, I vill still stick to one way south or one way north...

Split to Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik to Split.


Split, Omis (rafting on Cetina River),(maybe Makarska), Hvar island, Vis (Blue Caves), Korcula, Mljet (National Park) Dubrovnik, (Cavtat)

In Makarska you have club "Deep",a natural cave next to the sea which rocks into the wee hours.



or reverse route
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Apparently TROGIR is nothing, the post was in answer of PALARANS question in the spirit of the OP.

Why do i bother?
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Apparently TROGIR is nothing, the post was in answer of PALARANS question in the spirit of the OP.

Why do i bother?

hehehee,


I am CROAT, born and bred in Dubrovnik


and i will stake my two houses (one in Dubrovnik the other one on the Peljesac peninsula) to your can of beear that 20 years ago you could not show Yugoslavia on the map, let alone Croatia or Dubrovnik, not to mention Brac island or Trogir.


Dubrovnik 1957


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And your point is?
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