At sea in Dalmatia: The most scenic boat trips, destinations and harbours

When you say Dalmatia, you immediately think of breath-taking nature, azure blue seas, and a multitude of idyllic islands. Dalmatia is the region in Croatia perfect to enjoy the most magnificent boat trips alongside many attractive sights and where island hopping seems to have been invented. Do you possess a boating licence, and would you like to charter a boat? Or perhaps you'd prefer the assistance of a skipper? The possibilities are endless! Bright Side of Croatia has summarised the best of them for you!

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Marina Kremik in Primošten: the most beautifully situated marina in Croatia

The two Bright Side villas are the perfect base for all water sports enthusiasts. Our luxury holiday homes are located a mere two kilometres from one of the most beautifully situated marinas in Europe, Marina Kremik in Primošten, with its extensive mooring facilities. Surrounded by magnificent rolling hills and vineyards, Marina Kremik is one of the most picturesque places in Croatia. The marina also offers a guarded car park, a petrol station, a mini supermarket, a boat shop and a restaurant.

Marina Frappa in Rogoznica: awarded "best Croatian marina"

Marina Frappa, located between the two historical cities of Split and Sibenik, is another prime location on the Adriatic coast. The marina in Rogoznica has been awarded 'the best in Croatia', no less than 15 times. The reason? For one, its splendid location in the sheltered Rogoznica bay, 462 richly equipped berths and several excellent restaurants and bars. A harbour where you can enjoy a luxurious holistic experience!

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Infinite water sports possibilities in Dalmatia

The luxury villas of Bright Side of Croatia are located amidst a group of larger islands in Central Dalmatia (Brač, Solta, Hvar) and the Kornati archipelago (a collective of hundreds of small islands). The boating possibilities from Primošten (Marina Kremik) and Rogoznica (Marina Frappa) are therefore virtually limitless. Island hopping, anchoring in small bays in absolute privacy, snorkelling, wakeboarding, the water sports enthusiast can get their money's worth in Dalmatia. Bright Side will gladly advise you on the numerous boat rental possibilities in Dalmatia, from sailboats, catamarans and RIBs to console boats.

National Park Krka and its waterfalls

An absolute highlight is sailing up the Krka River starting at sea and ending at the beginning of the Krka National Park, near the picturesque village of Skradin. Enjoy a lovely day trip in a fjord-like landscape. Tip: In the morning, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at a coffee shop on one of the islands, followed by lunch by the river at Tavern Vidrovača for an authentic island-hopping experience.

Did you know that the 111m2 Krka National Park is the seventh-largest park in Croatia? It is known for its rich flora & fauna. And naturally, a visit to the breath-taking Krka waterfalls near Split and Sibenik cannot be missed.

Kornati National Park (Kornati Archipelago)

Dalmatia has more beautiful National Parks, such as Kornati (also known as Kornati Archipelago). It consists of nearly 100 islands and limestone rocks and cliffs that are primarily uninhabited (by humans).

An excursion to the Kornati islands in a private boat is, of course, one of the possibilities. Nevertheless, there are also plenty of excursion providers in, for example, Sibenik, Murter and Zadar. Snorkelling in these areas is a delight for your senses; the water is crystal clear and clean. Experience the overwhelming abundance of fish and other marine life. All of this and more makes Kornati National Park a must-visit destination in Croatia!

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Other places of interest in Dalmatia

Those mentioned above are just a selection of the many sights and boating activities Dalmatia offers. Need more tips? We have listed them in brief below:

  • Blue Lagoon

Do you enjoy swimming and snorkelling? The Blue Lagoon near Šolta and Čiovo is an absolute must. This sun-kissed, clear lagoon between the two islands is teeming with marine life.

  • Pakleni Islands near Hvar

Bij de hippe en historische stad Hvar liggen de circa 20 Pakleni-eilanden. Hvar alleen al is meer dan het bezoeken waard, met veel cultuur en een rijk nachtleven. Maar de Pakleni-eilanden zijn - bijna letterlijk - van een andere wereld. Verlaten en rotsachtige baaien, ongerepte natuur en het heldere, blauwe zeewater laten niets aan uw verbeelding over.

  • The Island of Solta near Split

Another Eldorado in Dalmatia: The Island of Solta, near Split. The emphasis here, too, lies on beautiful nature, historical culture and secluded beaches and bays.

Would you like more tips on sailing in Dalmatia?

There is a reason why sailing in Dalmatia is on the bucket list of many water sports enthusiasts. We've covered just a small selection of the boating possibilities in the vicinity of our villas. The property manager of Bright Side of Croatia will be happy to advise you on more sailing tips (with or without a skipper), the most beautiful boats and the best charter companies.

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