“The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands popular among yacht lovers and A-list celebrities. It has been famous since the beginning because of it’s important strategic and nautical position, various richness in historical periods, the culture, and natural monuments. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters, and pleasant summers, Hvar receives many guests and travelers, who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, tradition and architecture, and nightlife. The easiest way to reach this island is from town Split whose closest airport is around 26km away (50 minutes ride with transfer) from the marina where the boat will be ready and waiting for you to take you to Hvar.”

 

 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 Hvar: ACI Marina Palmižana, ACI Marina Vrboska)

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 Hvar: Harbour of Hvar or Stari Grad 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. (Your option in Hvar: Pribinja bay, Milna bay, U. Vela Stiniva.)

Hvar Harbour

MOST POPULAR CHOICES:

ACI Marina Palmižana

ACI Marina Palmižana is one of the most beautiful marinas in the Adriatic. It is located in its namesake bay on the north-eastern coast of Sv. Klement, the largest of the Pakleni Islands. The rest of the archipelago is also easily reachable from here: from Palmižana you can set off to explore numerous hidden coves and isolated beaches.

Port of Hvar

The tradition of sailing into the Hvar harbour is older than the town of Hvar itself. Because of the position of the harbour, seafarers and fishermen have been looking for shelter since the beginning of time. There is nothing more exciting than sailing into the city of Hvar and experiencing an amazing panoramic view.