I have sailed the Croatian shore from N to S and back, visited just about all the bigger islands, so if you want more detailed info send me an email
, some recommendations would depend on your personal preferences and cdertainly time-frame. With September you chose a great time.
I have a website which is focused more on the Northern and Central Adriatic
A few tips on the area around Dubrovnik:
Start in "Komolac" Marina, approx. 2 miles up the river. The ACI group of Marinas
is all over CRO, while one could offer many points of critique: there is some standard. Some smaller private "marinas" are in Dubrovnik's harbor "Gruz", all very choppy as Gruz is a busy commercial
port. Busses run frequently and from the Marina to downtown Dubrovnik, an absolute "must see".
You should visit the island of Mljet, in my opinion the prettiest of all 1185 Croatian islands. The cove "Okuklje" in the southeast of the island is a safe and beautiful place to stay, watch for the uncharted rock on starbord when entering the cove, take the walk up to the little church, restaurant "Maran" offers reasonable prices and free moorings (the charges are imposed by the Croatian authorities, not by the owner).
On the northern tip of Mljet is the town and cove of "Polace", a fairly small but beautiful area, difficult anchoring
, rock) but the town of Polace offers some moorings. Just around the northern tip of Mlijet you'll find "Soline", a very popular spot, so entry is partially prohibited and fees
are being charged as it is considered a National Park, I prefer Polace.
If your time allows move on to Korcula, island and town, alledgedly birth-place of Marco Polo, many british tourists, you'll have no language barrier, nice town, ACI Marina, a bit tricky wind
conditions "jet-effect" between Korcula and Peljesac.
Familiarize yourself with the med-style of docking
, stern to with mooring-lines to the bow. One word of caution: the Adriatic
is perhaps the most underestimated body of water
conditions can change instantly, the Bora (local wind
phenomenon) has capsized more than one yacht, even after 40 years I ALWAYS speak to local fishermen before anchoring
outside any marina. Take on enough water from the main-land, on the islands (including marinas) water is usually limited. You'll find all supplies (food, diesel) in any, even smaller towns on the main-land and all bigger towns on the islands.
This already became longer than it should have, sorry...