Zadar is one of the jewels of the Adriatic Coast that will astound you in every form imaginable. It’s on the must-visit list of any boater who wishes for an exciting sailing trip filled with amusing adventures. This city is situated on one of the most intended parts of the Croatian Coast, leaving you with an abundance of islands and islets to choose from.
Set your soul free and sail among the blue waves of the Adriatic sea.
As you ride on the boat, you put your complete trust in yourself and the sea below. And while you’re grasping the ridder firmly with your hands, you feel complete control over your life and destiny.
Some people go sailing to discover new places. The others go sailing to discover themselves.
Sailing will intimidate you, then soothe you, exhilarate and amuse you…
Sailing will lead you to the realization that the best way to go about life is by going with the flow
Top reasons why you should go sailing in Zadar Region
Zadar region has a truly versatile tourist offer. This small area is jam-packed with interesting activities to keep you busy and entertained throughout your entire stay.
1. Zadar Region is settled on one of the most intended areas of the Croatian coast
Thousands of islands and islets are waiting for you to take the role of Columbo and discover the secrets they keep within. The magical islands are scattered around like jewels over the sea, creating a thrilling labyrinth for every sailor. Uncover the hidden bays, take a refreshing dip in the shimmering seawater, and explore the concealed beaches and coves.
2. Perfect climate
Croatian coast and islands boast a superb Mediterranean climate that gives them warm and hot summers. Be ready to soak up the vitamin D like nowhere else with 12 hours of sunshine per day. Absorb all the good stuff of the Zadar Region’s natural wealth. The best time to visit is June-September.
3. Winds and waves
This area isn’t particularly windy, but it can get from time to time. The waves are 0,5m-1,5m but can vary depending on the strength of the wind. Nevertheless, you can expect a pleasant trip, a calm sea, and glistening seawater.
Top places to go sailing
1. The entire Zadar archipelago
You cannot go wrong with this one! There are over 300 islands surrounding Zadar; Ugljan, Pašman, Pag, Vir, Dugi Otok (Long Island), Galešnjak, Maun, Olib, Rivanj, and many, many more! Customize your sailing trip along these islands, but make sure to leave some free time for exploring. Each island has its peculiarities. One day you can go to Pag, enjoy the craziest festivals in Europe, and then the next day go to a peaceful Olib to recharge. The possibilities are endless!
This one deserves a headline of its own. Kornati is on every boater’s “must-visit” list for a very good reason. Everything you know about sailing is about to change once you set sail to this cluster of 89 islands. They make up an enchanting labyrinth that’s going to awaken the artist in you, transmuting the sea to a canvas you glide on, simultaneously writing a sailing story, unlike anything you’ve ever read. Kornati will stun you with its astounding landscapes, romantic bays, and staggering views. Make no mistake and head off to Kornati.
Marinas in the Zadar Region provide a high level of service as the staff is passionate about their jobs and understands that sailing isn’t just a hobby, but a lifestyle. When you leave your vessel there, you’ll know that it’s going to be well taken care of and that they have your back no matter the situation. There are plenty of marinas to choose from, and you won’t make a mistake with any of these
1. Marina Dalmacija
Marina Dalmacija proudly holds the title of the largest marina on the Croatian coast. It’s located in Sukošan with a berthing capacity of 1200, dry dock capacity of 300, and superyacht berth of up to 70m, and it’s also catamaran friendly.
2. Marina Mandolina
Marina Mandolina, located in Šibenik, is reputed to be one of the safest marinas in Croatia. It's a great place to start exploring the incredible Dalmatian coastal areas,
3. Marina Borik
Marina Borik is settled in Zadar and apart from its unquestionable beauty, it’s in a very convenient place. You can settle here knowing that any island you can think of is just a short sail away. The remarkable service includes 177 berthing capacity, 15 dry dock capacity, console crane (5 t), truck mobile crane (10 t), and a lot more.
4. Marina Tankeromerc
Another marina that’s situated in Zadar. The location is ideal as it’s well-protected from strong winds and adverse weather conditions. All the most popular tourist attractions are in its immediate vicinity, which guarantees an unforgettable Zadar day trip.
5. Marina Kornati
Marina Kornati, located in Biograd na Moru, will astound any boater that happens to come across it. It’s known as the pioneer of nautical tourism on the Biograd Riviera, as well as the nautical and regatta center of Northern Dalmatia. You can’t go wrong with this one.
6. Marina Šangulin
Another marina in Biograd na Moru that will prove you that this city is a paradise for yachtmen. This one is open all year round and we encourage you to visit it even in the winter because who says you should only visit Croatia in the summer!
Sailing truly is a magical way to spend your time. However, it gets even better when you do it in Zadar Region. This is your sign! Make no mistake and head off to Dalmatia, it's waiting for you.