Kornati National Park is often mentioned as “nautical paradise” thanks to its incomparable and unique beauty. And really, in “slalom” sailing through the an archipelago of 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will enjoy so much that you would come back again.
They have a true summer “olive climate”, warm with hot and dry summers, and some rain in the autumn. If you would like to, we can explore fields, paths, and charming stone walls on islands. But as they are accessable only by boat there is never crowd. There are no residents on the Kornati islands, making it a wild destination for exploring.
Kornati National park is open throughout the whole year so whenever you book this adventure, you will enjoy the stunning silence and peace. If you don’t like being in very bright and hot sun, book this adventure in spring or autumn.
Experience a true sailing adventure towards National Park Kornati. Sleep on a yacht, watch the stars on the sky in the evening. Try local food and wine.
|Zadar, Main Port
|9am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the trip.
|WHAT TO BRING
Our <h2>Island Hopping to Kornati National Park from Zadar</h2>begins at 9am with a welcome briefing, introducing your hosts, the yacht and outlining some safety aspects. Our guests are more than welcome to join in sailing the yacht or just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
If you are in Zadar this experience is a must do. It tends to sell fast so be quick and book on time. Our cancellation policy is very flexible, if weather forecast is not well we will cancel the trip and you will be fully refunded. But during summer period in Croatia weather is mostly very nice and sunny.
Check what we will do during 1st day
- welcome briefing,
- introducing your hosts,
- introducing the yacht
- and outlining some safety aspects
We will meet in marina in the morning where the yacht is moored.
After safety briefing we will offer you welcome drink as local aperitif. Once we set sails I will teach you why yacht sails and give you basic sailing course. If that does not interest you, you can lay down and enjoy the wind in your hair. Later on we will anchor in a natural bay to refresh ourselves by swimming in a crystal clear water. Later on, sailing further towards beautiful bay and cute local tavern where we will stop for lunch. You will try traditional domestic sea food, probably the most fresh you have ever eaten (if you do not eat fish we have different menues). After lunch we will set sails towards Kornati islands and stay in a bay for overnight. Once anchored for the night you can take a swim in the night, while listening planktons. We will have dinner in a restaurant where you will try Peka, which is an absolute top dish in Dalmatia. Peka is a Baked dish with Veal or Octopus (both versions are briliant) and vegetables made in a pot or a tray, the pot is put into the embers of a fireplace. Just before going to sleep we will have a wine tasting and enjoy the stars on a sky. Next day we will sail through Kornati islands and its 89 small reefs. Fish lunch will be served. Later some more swiming and setting sails back to experience gorgeous sunset just before finishing our trip in Zadar.
Detailed itinerary of Day 1:
9:00-9:15 Briefing and departure
9:15-10:00 Sailing towards Ugljan island
10:00-11:00 Swim stop (free time for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, SUP)
14:30-17:00 Sailing to Kornati islands
17:00-19:00 Levernaka bay anchoring for overnight (swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, island exploring, coffee drinking)
19:00-22:00 Peka dinner (veal, chicken, lamb or octopus)
22:00-00:00 Watching the stars and wine tasting
Check what we will do during 2nd day
After morning swim we will serve coffee. I will teach you how to prepare nautic breakfast in small kitchen and we will have breakfast together. One more swim and setting sails towards next spot. It is beautiful reef where Winetou movie was filmed so some scenary are still staying there as atraction. It is only reachable by yacht. For the lunch we will go my friends local family home and as he is a fisherman he will teach some fishing techniques and you will be offered to learn how to clean the fish. He will also showed us some secrets in preparing the fish. We will have lunch there all together. Also his family produce their own wine so we will have a chance to try it with listening to story of hard working process. It’s very fun and very interesting. You will like it. After the lunch, we will jump again to the sea to refresh ourselves and set sails to getting back to Zadar. We will stop one more time in a natural bay where I will teach you how to anchor the yacht. We will have last swim for the day and sailing into the sunset of Zadar’s archipelagio which is one of the most beautiful sunset in the world. Even Hemingway said so 😉 We will offer you gold prize wine, cheese and fruits so that you finish your adventure the most special way. We will approuch marina just before dark. You will want more and will be sad that it is the end. Experience this adventure with us. 😉
Detailed itinerary of Day 2:
9:00-10:30 swiming, coffee, breakfast, learn to cook on a yacht
10:30-11:00 Sailing towards Winnetou island
11:00-12:00 Hike around the small island, story about winnetou movie
12:00-13:00 Sailing towards my friends home for lunch
13:00-15:30 Storytelling about fishing, learn to clean the fish, lunch
15:30-17:00 Sailing towards Pašman island
17:00-19:00 Swim stop
19:00-21:00 Sailing into romatic sunset and tasting the gold prize wine