Yacht rental Sibenik
Sibenik is an excellent starting place for a yacht charter. Its location near the mouth of the river and national park Krka offers numerous opportunities for a beautiful active vacation in Croatia. Discover the magnificent river as well as the island world of northern and central Dalmatia with a charter from Sibenik. There are also magnificent bays on the mainland shore.
Mandalina Marina Sibenik is well-protected, with a natural waterway separating it from the sea. To reach there, fly into Zadar or Split, which are 75 and 85 kilometers distant, respectively. We can organize a transfer for you, if you come by plane. Alternatively, you might charter a boat and drive to Sibenik. The A1 motorway, which connects Zagreb and Dubrovnik, is one possibility. The city has a separate exit not far from the town.
Marina Mandalina in Sibenik
Marina Mandalina Sibenik is beautifully sheltered not far from the mouth of the Krka River into the Adriatic Sea. The river has enough draft to sail upstream a bit and visit Skradin. This is the gateway to the Krka National Park. The marina is located not far from the old town and offers the most modern services. The northwestern part of the marina can also accommodate mega yachts. The maximum depth is given as 5.5 meters. At the entrance to the marina there is a boat refueling station. he area has been awarded by the British Yacht Harbour Association.
A special feature is the passage through the channel Sv. Ante, which has a width of 140 to 220 meters. The depth of 30 to 40 meters is not a problem for yachts. When you leave the marina in Sibenik towards the sea, there is right-hand traffic. There is a signal system to which ships weighing 50 tons or more must adhere. There is an obligation to take evasive action against large ships. The current is usually around two knots, but in some cases it can rise to 4 knots. It moves in a westerly direction, out to sea.
For those arriving by car, there is a round-the-clock guarded parking lot for which a fee is charged. Around the port area there are some stores, a spa and several restaurants. There are also accommodation options before or after the charter in Sibenik. If you want to go out, walk northwest and reach the old town after about a kilometer. Alternatively, there is a suburban train that stops right at Marina Mandalina Sibenik. A water cab is also available.
Sailing around Sibenik
When renting a yacht, Sibenik's center is definitely worth a visit. The city has a pretty medieval center, where strolling through the alleys is worthwhile. Everywhere restaurants and cafes invite you to linger. The highlight is the Sv Jakob Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Physical fitness is an advantage for a walk through the old town, as more than 2,800 steps confirm Sibenik's reputation as the "city of stairs". The fortress sv. Mihovil (St. Michael), which dates back to the 11th century and was lavishly restored as recently as 2014, also belongs to the places worth seeing. It offers a wonderful view of the nearby Krka National Park and the sea. On the outskirts of the city there are with the fortresses Baron and sv. Ivana are other places with a fantastic view.
Upstream the Krka is the Sibenik Bridge, where there is the possibility of bungee jumping. The hinterland of the city is rural. Worth visiting are the Rak winery and the falconry in nearby Dubrava. The biggest attraction in the area, however, is the Krka National Park with its fantastic waterfalls. This can also be reached by yacht from Sibenik's marina.
Discover the fantastic island world on a yacht charter from Sibenik's marina.
One suggested itinerary is to rent a yacht and make Sibenik the starting point for visiting two national parks. The first is the Kornati National Park, which includes 89 islands off the Dalmatian coast. Just sailing through the Sv. Ante channel is an experience. It has some beautiful bays and at the exit to the Adriatic Sea two sights. To the south is the sea fortress of St. Nicholas (Sveti Nikola), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the northern exit is the Svjetionik Jadrija lighthouse.
The first stopover is the island of Prvić, which comes into view to the northwest. Sights are the church and monastery of the Merciful Mary. The inventor of the parachute, Faust Vrančić, was buried here. There is also a memorial dedicated to him. On the way from Marina Mandalina in Sibenik, we will then head to the Kornati National Part. The islands of Kaprije and Kakan offer some beautiful bathing bays before Kornati appears with its southernmost bay Opat.
Explore Kornati and the other islands of the national park
The restaurant located here is considered good, but expensive. Already in the next bay there is another konoba, which also serves good Croatian wines at moderate prices. Kornati is an elongated island that has several bays worth visiting on its southern coast. Among them is Vrulje, where people live only in the season. Here it is worth climbing to the small place Brgulje, from where there is a beautiful view. Unfortunately, in the high season the bay is very crowded. Further west, Fort Tureta and the neighboring small church are worth a visit.
It is worth chartering a motor yacht and leaving Sibenik for Dugi Otok. The island is located northwest of Kornati. The Telašćica Nature Park with its beautiful bays and vineyards is worth a visit. On the northern side of the islet is the pretty village of Sali. Heading southeast, the cruise leads to the island of Zut, which has a small marina with several restaurants. A climb up the nearby hill is worthwhile for the beautiful view. The island of Murter is not far from the coast and is known for its lively atmosphere. There are several marinas and an exciting nightlife.
If there is time, after entering the river Krka, it is worth going under sail to Skradin. From here it is possible to make a trip to the Krka National Park to visit the breathtaking waterfalls on foot, by bike or by excursion boats.
Discover Central Dalmatia
Another variant is to charter a motor yacht and leave Sibenik to the south. Besides the island of Zlarin and Primošten, Trogir and Split are interesting destinations on the Central Dalmatian coast. Dubrovnik in the very south of Croatia is also reachable. Take advantage of the good conditions in the Adriatic Sea by renting a yacht in Sibenik.