The Kornati Islands are the archipelago that lies between Pag and Sibenik. The area is well known for the beautiful Kornati National Park and is a great destination for crews looking to get away from it all! A stark contrast to the neighbouring Dalmatian Islands. Enjoy tranquil, deserted bays on uninhabited islands, interspersed with quaint Croatian villages.
We have three bases to choose from to sail into the Kornati Islands, all of which give easy access to the Kornati National Park. We are able to organise flights into Split from which most of our bases are around an hour and a half transfer. The alternative we recommend, is to arrange your own flights to Zadar, which is very close to most of the bases listed below.
A bit about the base
|Biograd||40 minutes||Marina Kornati offers a large marina with modern facilities|
|Sibenik||1 hour||The most protected natural harbour in the Adriatic|
|Sukosan||15 minutes||Marina Dalmacija is a brand new purpose built marina|
|Zadar||20 minutes||A marina within easy walking distance of Zadar Old Town|
The Croatian climate is typically Mediterranean, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters. With 2,600 hours of sunlight yearly it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe. You can expect temperatures of around 30°C during July/August with it dropping to around 23°C in May, June, September & October.
The prevailing wind in Croatia is from the north west, with an average wind speed of 7/8 knots. This grows to a comfortable Force 4-5 (10-20 knots) some afternoons making for some exhilerating sailing! Look out for the ‘Bora’ - a north easterly that can surprise you if you don’t check your forecastsregularly.
Croatian port authorities are some of the friendliest and most organised we know! Their harbours and marinas also host some brilliant facilities including water and shore power. You do however pay for this privilege. In Croatia you can expect to pay mooring fees at harbours, marinas and sometimes on mooring buoys. The prices vary depending on where you are and also your yacht length; they can range from £20 - £100 per night. Don't let these seemingly pricey fees put you off as there are numerous bays where you can anchor off and dinghy to shore.
If you're planning on visiting the Kornati National Park you will also be expected to pay park fees. Our top tip would be to plan ahead and purchase your park entry tickets before entering the park as it's less expensive, and also to buy in bulk. The cost of a park ticket bought before entering the park for a 39ft yacht should be 250 HRK = £25 per day or 500 HRK = £50 for 3 days. Tickets can be purchased for the whole week online.