Croatia is the pearl of the Adriatic, with its pristine islands off the Dalmatian coast. Just imagine yourself as the captain of a ship, capturing a tailwind, and admiring the sea, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Here’s a selection of the best stunning destinations for boating day trips in Dalmatia. Unforgettable adventures await you from historical sites to paradise beaches and uninhabited islands.
The historical region of Dalmatia stretches along the coast of the Adriatic Sea in the northwest of the Balkan Peninsula. These places were inhabited by ancient Illyrian tribes and Celts. Dalmatia has an incredibly rich history with monuments from different eras and cultures.
As you know, Dalmatia is divided into three parts with its own characteristics, cultural values and cities:
1, South Dalmatia – Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik’s old town stands on a steep promontory above the sea. It is famous for its 14th-18th century fortress walls that surround the city along the perimeter. Game of Thrones fans will appreciate these walls as they are the filming location for some episodes of the series.
Don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art in Dubrovnik. In the museum you will see paintings, sculptures, prints and art installations by Croatian artists from the late 19th century to the present day. The museum’s terrace with gorgeous sea views impresses visitors as well as works of art.
3. Middle Dalmatia – Split and Trogir
Many ancient Roman monuments and fine examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture adorn these museum cities. In Split, you need to visit the ancient palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, rub Grgur Ninski’s big toe and make a wish. Diocletian’s palace was built in 295-305 AD, but it is perfectly preserved. Now, behind the palace walls, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, you can dine in a restaurant, go shopping and simply enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire city.
3. North Dalmatia – Zadar and Sibenik
Sibenik, for example, is home to the Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And in Zadar you can listen to the “Sea Organ” located on the city’s waterfront. “Sea Organ” is an original system of 35 scaled pipes. They are located under the steps of the seaside promenade, and the sound of the air pushed out by the waves is brought to the surface of the embankment and gives rise to outlandish melodies. Come listen to the music created by nature itself!
How to reach?
Best way to travel between these towns is by sea. The motorboat Saxdor 320 GTO is perfect for family travel. This model is modern and sporty, and has a high level of comfort. It is very easy to drive, safe and fast. You can manage your trip through all three parts of Dalmatia within one day.
The main advantage of this motorboat is that it is very spacious. It has 8 seats and a sunbed, a cabin to take a nap, kitchen area, and a bathroom which makes this motorboat unique and more similar to a yacht.
Paradise beaches and islands
The Dalmatian coastline is dotted with picturesque coves with sandy and pebble beaches.
It is an ideal destination for sailing, yachting, water sports and hiking in nature. Take a look at the most interesting beach spots in Dalmatia!
1. Zlatni Rat
Zlatni Rat Beach, located near Bol, is recognized as one of the Best Beach Destinations in Europe. It attracts people with its triangular shape piercing the blue waters.
The beach is great for Instagram photos thanks to its unique shape. The top of this unusual beach is constantly changing shape under the influence of waves and sea currents.
Stiniva Beach is a blue lagoon nestled among the cliffs of Vis Island. The closed bay is an ideal idyllic day trip to escape from the world and feel like you are on a private island.
If you are planning a romantic getaway with your beloved, then this place is for you. It has the views of the centuries-old mountains that majestically rise above the sea. Trees densely growing along the coast will protect you from the summer sun.
Another isolated beach Bostra is located on the picturesque island of Bisevo. Bostra is an idyllic Adriatic escape. On the island, the famous Blue Cave is a must visit. Its walls reflect turquoise water creating a magical glow.
4. Prozurska Luka
Going on a cruise along the Adriatic, you cannot miss the Prozurska Luka beach on Mljet island. Once there you should visit the famous Mljet National Park which is packed full of a variety of flora and fauna.
Last but not the least, do not forget about the real paradise on earth, the Odysseus cave, legends of which can be heard on every corner of Mljet.
Located on the island of Solta, it is perhaps the most comfortable beach with it’s gentle shallow entrance to the water. The beach is made of smooth pebbles which massage your feet as you step on them. Famous for its blue crystal clear waters, a la Côte d’Azur. Every year it steals the hearts of thousands of tourists from all over the world.
How to reach?
The most convenient way to visit Dalmatian beaches is by boat. If you like to swing on the waves, cut through the water at high speeds and enjoy the sea breeze and tailwind, then we can offer you two models of motorboats: Saxdor 200 SPORT & Saxdor 200 PRO SPORT.
The Saxdor 200 is a personal 20ft watercraft that combines the convenience of a jet ski with the safety and comfort of a compact boat.
Saxdor 200 PRO SPORT is a great option for you because it’s affordable and practical. It’s fast, perfect for island hopping and simply enjoying the long summer days.
The main difference is that this watercraft is more powerful and offers more options. This model comes in two versions. One has a triple jockey bench while the other one is a four-seater.
ONE-DAY TRIP with Saxdor…
Nautika Centar Nava is an authorized distributor for Saxdor Yachts in Croatia and our team of experts will help you choose the best boat for your needs and budget.
No matter which place you choose, Croatia will surely surprise you with its stunning views. Take a day trip around Dalmatia with Saxdor motorboats. Contact our team and start your boating adventure!