Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, both in terms of its cultural heritage and as a holiday destination for yacht lovers. The city has often been referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is surrounded by 1,970 meters of city walls that today are the city’s greatest attraction. Besides that, Dubrovnik airport is in close distance to the town and you can have private transfers from airport to your boat. The airport is around 23.5 km away (35 minutes ride with transfer) from the marina where the boat will be ready and waiting for you.

 

 GULET CRUISE GUIDE

THE BEST PRIVATE MARINAS, PORTS OR ANCHOR POINTS

You have 3 options on where & how you can start your cruise.

Private Marinas: is the most comfortable option. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet. You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. However, in general, private marinas are more expensive then if you start your cruise in a port. (Your option in Dubrovnik: ACI marina Dubrovnik, ACI Marina Slano)

Ports: are usually crowded with lots of people and other ships, yachts & motor sailors. But the locations are best! You step out of the gulet and you are in the heart of the city. If this is what you like, it is perfect. (Your option in Dubrovnik:  Dubrovnik Gruz Harbour)

On Anchor: this means gulet is on anchor close to the main port and you are transferred from port to gulet with a dinghy/zodiac. Some people find this uncomfortable, and it can be unconvinient for seniors, but some love the adventure.

The good part is, that as soon as you step on a dinghy, you know you are on holidays, on a ship and away from everything. If you wish to GET AWAY from everything ASAP, it is a very popular way to start your cruise. It is also for certain the cheapest way to start also. (Your option in Dubrovnik:gulets can also do check in Zaton Bay.)

ADRIATIC HOLIDAY In Dubrovnik
Old town of Dubrovnik

MOST POPULAR CHOICES:

ACI Marina Dubrovnik

For 15 years in a row, ACI Marina Dubrovnik has been awarded the Blue Flag for its perfectly clean sea and has been declared the best marina in the Adriatic in the “Flower of Tourism – Quality for Croatia” competition for three consecutive years (2010-2012).

Zaton lagoon near Dubrovnik

Zaton

Zaton is a beautiful bay located 20 minutes from Dubrovnik. This is our usual port where our gulets stay. It is vast and comfortable with many bars, restaurants, and taverns to choose when you disembark. Plus, the views in this bay are spectacular!