Sailing route with no marinas
IMPORTANT REMARK: Although this route does not have any overnights in a marina we do recommend you visit one port or marina once or twice to charge the batteries or possibly the water tank as well. This route is very susceptible to weather conditions and those have to be pretty favorable.
Day 1: Split - Tiha Luka 21 NM
Enjoy an easy sail from Split to Hvar island and catch the best spot in Tiha Luka (Port). It’s uninhabited anchorage port with mooring buoys in 7 bays that are well protected from bura (bora). In case of other winds seek better shelter in the port of Stari Grad. We recommend getting a taxi boat to have a nice dinner in Stari Grad and enjoy the stone streets of the oldest settlement on the east Adriatic. While staying in Tiha beware of wasps. They tend to be pretty annoying and all buoys are close to shore. Make sure not to leave any food in the cockpit. Moreover, you can try to cheat by putting some honey, marmalade or anything sweet on nearby rocks.
Day 2: Tiha - Scedro (uvala Veli Porat) 25NM
After a nice and quiet breakfast head off for the small island of Scedro. Feel free to have a swim or explore one or more of Paklenski islands while preparing lunch. On Scedro in Bay Veli Porat you’ll find buoys and several restaurants. The bay is not that suitable only in case of Bora (usually occurs during the night but the buoys grant good protection).
Day 3: Scedro - Loviste (Peljesac peninsula) 15NM
Only a small sailing distance for day 3 so take your time and take it easy getting there! Once you reach Loviste, you’ll find it’s a small resort town. Keep in mind the buoys are exposed to Mistral so expect a decent amount of rocking during the night. The safest part of the bay is Mirce where you can anchor. We recommend restaurants Barsa or Korkyra xyz (this one also has buoys) in the area.
Day 4: Loviste - Skrivena Luka (Lastovo) 33 NM
We recommend heading for Skrivena Luka (Hidden Port/Porto Rosso) via Korcula and stopping by to refill water and staying a couple of hours to recharge the batteries. This is also a great opportunity to stroll along the streets of Korcula and discover the so-called “small Dubrovnik”. Buy some of the excellent authentic wines such as Grk or Posip. If you are skipping Korcula and heading straight for Lastovo, we recommend you enjoy the Nature Park of Lastovo Archipelago. Take your pick from the numerous uninhabited islands and beaches. Once you reach Porto Rosso you can use the pontoon for recharging and refilling water.
Maybe use the opportunity to take a taxi and visit Lastovo town. Because of safety reasons the town is not located on the seaside. It is a town full of interesting history and with a medieval look shaped in the form of an amphitheater because of the landscape. It’s most famous for a family house dating to 15th and 16th century with cylindrical chimneys (fumari) and high broad terraces (sulari).
Day 5: Skrivena Luka - cove Gradina (Vela Luka Bay) 21 NM
Once you reach Vela Luka head for Gradina cove. It’s well protected from all winds except westerly. There are plenty of buoys and they are maintained and charged by the port authorities (200 HRK per night - approximately 25 EUR). In high season they are usually already full by 4 p.m. and no reservation is possible. The town shops are well supplied so we recommend taking a taxi for provisions.
Day 6: Gradina - Vis 23 NM
Anchor in the port of Vis in the small bay in the western part of the port where the small peninsula offers good protection. Make sure not to be in the ferry manoevering area. Enjoy and explore the beautiful town of Vis. Plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from. History of the town dates back to the Greek era with remains of the Issa Baths well researched and presented. In high season this is one of the most popular yachting destinations so you need to be there early and unfortunately no reservations are possible.
Day 7: Vis - Split 33 NM
Head early towards Paklenski islands and anchor in Tarsce cove for swimming and lunch. The cove is open to southerly winds. Start early in the afternoon and go to Milna (Brac) to refuel the boat and avoid the long queue at the Split refueling station. The base manager and his crew will do the check-out. This way you’ll be free to head into city and enjoy a fine last supper with only packing in mind.
Total sailing distance: 149 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.