Advanced northern sailing route

Natural Beauties and Diving Spots

Day 1: Split (Nava marina) – Skradin (48 Nm)

Day 2: Skradin – Park of nature Telascica (Dugi otok) (50 Nm)

The Telascica bay, that gave the name to the Telascica Nature Park, is situated on the south-eastern part of the island Dugi otok. It is retracted into the land about 8 km and on its south side is the widest part of about 1.6 km. That part of the bay which is turned towards the south-east, is open towards the neighboring Kornati islands. The bay itself is very indented with 25 bays, capes and 5 islands. Thanks to its position it is protected from the blows of the north-eastern wind from the mainland and the south wind from the open sea. Because of these features, Telascica is one of the largest and best protected natural harbors on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The name „Telascica“ probably derives from the Latin name of "tre lagus" which means "three lakes". It consists of three parts which are separated by constriction. These three parts are Tripuljak, Farfarikulac and Telascica. These three bays are actually morphogenetic Karst sinkholes, which ended up under the sea some 10 000 years ago after the last de-icing period called glacial Würm.

The bottom of the bay is mostly covered with communities of sea-flowering plants and habitats extremely rich on animal life and very important for the reproduction of many fish species.

Day 3: Telscica – Sali (Dugi otok) (8 Nm)

FishermanSali is a place of a thousand-years-old fishing tradition, which was confirmed by written documents from the 10th century and ancient olive groves surrounding the village witness the intensive agricultural activities throughout the centuries. The cultural heritage of Sali is represented by sacred buildings such as the parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a gorgeous wooden altar from the 17th century and inscriptions written in Glagolitic, as well as the churches of St. Roch and St. Nicholas. There are also remains of layouts of other Christian churches in the fields of Sali. One of the most interesting events is the Sali Festival called Saljske uzance, a three-day festival with the famous Tovareca muzika (donkey music) performing at the festival.

Day 4: Sali - Bozava (25 Nm)

Bozava - ideal for diving, rest and relaxation - a Mediterranean dream above and under water. Located on the northwest side of Dugi otok, Bozava is in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It was first mentioned in 1327 under the name Bosane, while the remains of fortified villages near the place date from Illyrian times.

During the summer, visitors are provided transportation to the famous beach Sakarun by a tourist train, which is an excellent opportunity for exploring the beautiful cliffs of Dugi otok.

Pantera Bay is located nearby, on the north-western side of Dugi Otok and is one of the most popular destinations for yachtsmen in this maritime area. The bay provides good shelter against all winds except the bura. In the immediate vicinity, there is a shipwreck which attracts many yachtsmen. There is also an attractive lighthouse at Veli Rat.

Day 5: Bozava– Veli rat (famous bay Sakarun) (9 Nm)

Lighthouse Veli Rat and Sakarun Bay - the lighthouse Punta Bjanca is the pearl of this destination, located three kilometers northwest of the village. Punta Bjanca is the biggest lantern in the Adriatic and is 42 meters high. To all visitors who are looking for solitude and privacy, an accommodation possibility is an apartment suite in the lighthouse, although it is necessary to make a reservation ahead due to a great demand for accommodation in the lighthouse. The chapel of St. Nicholas, situated in the courtyard of the lighthouse is a perfect setting for a romantic wedding with a view overlooking the open sea.

Southeast of Veli Rat is the sandy beach Sakarun, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic.

Day 6: Sakarun – Kornat (43 Nm)

Day 7: Kornat – Split (Nava marina) (55 Nm)

Total milage sailed - 238 Nm

Here is a map to help you get a better idea of the distances and relations between destinations. PLEASE NOTE that this is just an informative itinerary suggestion and we advise you plan the exact route according to official navigational maps where you will find the information necessary for safe navigation (issued by Hrvatski hidrografski institut - Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia). You can find them aboard every one of our vessels.