Naleia Sailing Course

Improve Your Sailing

Step Up Your Sailing Game

Have a professional skipper to coach your sailing skills. Join a small crew of 5 for a week of practicing most stressful manoeuvres. Out of the high season, with possibly some rougher weather, we will sail, enjoy a background of Croatian coastline and learn how to get things unter control and reach a safe haven.

Sail, Learn, Repeat

We will adjust the course contents to the participants. We expect to take time to polish any of: mooring to a buoy, pier, or shore; Adriatic Mooring (with lazy lines), Greek Mooring (with anchor), man overboard on sails and motor, navigation without electronics, night sailing, heavy weather…

From 560€ PP

📆 7 nights, departures:
28th September 2019
05th October 2019
✈️ Zadar Airport (ZAD)
🌊 Adriatic Sea
⚫ Training Route

Master The Wheel

Become a confident helmsman. Be sure and safe in ports. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that will lead you the be the star of HafenKino. It`s not the boat that drives us but we who drive the boat!

Next Level Sailing

Take the crew for a long-haul night passage. Keep watches, navigate and bring everyone safely through the dark hours. Prepare and sail through heavy weather. Build your confidence with strong winds.

Get More Social

Sailing is not only about your technique. Get comfortable with crew management, practice efficient communication, delegation and quick decision making.

Naleia Sailing Course Highlights

What you can expect to experience on this route.

Naleia Sailing Course Itinerary

We are true to the discoverers` spirit and plan our adventures accordingly to the winds, the weather and your wishes. This means the order as well as some of stopovers may be different than presented below. Leave planning at home! The plan showed below is only an indicative itinerary and your trip may differ. Only the mad men sail against the wind!



The starting point of Save Haven Sailing Course is Sukosan marina which lies 11km from Zadar International Airport. You will arrive in a blink of an eye, meet your crew and supply the yacht with groceries for our sailing week. Sukosan is a small, sleepy town and that`s exactly what we are looking for! In the evening we meet for a welcome drink and afterwards dine together at a local restaurant!



Zminjak is a remote island with a single restaurant offering a long pier for yachties. We shall practice our mooring skills at the pier and our tasting skills at the restaurant. Mooring stern-to, side-to, bows-to, with lazy lines and anchor, we practice it all.


Konoba Bain

We make use of the many buoys laid in front of Konoba Bain to practice buoy mooring both on motor and on sails. As a treat after the day a great sunset view and a dinner awaits.


Kornati Archipelago

With its hundreds of islands of all sizes, Kornati is a perfect place to practice day navigation and taking command of the yacht. It`s time to practice delegation, clear communication, taking responsibility and quick decision making. Come on, skipper it a bit!


Night Sailing

At least one of the nights we sail far to experience how it is to be underway during the hours of darkness. You will be instructed, divided into shifts and the whole crew`s safety will depend on you. Included: watch keeping, log writing, night navigation, stars counting…. and a hot beverage 😉


Remote Bay

On our trips we always plan with the wind, so we can`t say for sure where we shall end up. One sure, remote bays are on the way! Laying landlines and anchoring will be the topic of this afternoon. Once everyone gets a good hold of it, we shall take some leisure time and go over the theory and what we have learnt until now in the beautiful Croatian surroundings.


Unesco Heritage Town

To improve our sightseeing experience we shall moor at one of the historic Croatian cities. We are not sure which one, but definitely with stone paved streets! Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar… let`s see where the wind takes us!


Keep the connection

The last day is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, manoeuvres practice, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch and remember that your sailing family is there. See you another time!

What people say about Naleia
Naleia is awesome for everyone who enjoys traveling and a little adventure. I've been on the first trip to Croatia and it is great to see how far Naleia has come since. There is a variety of routes, I like the idea of social deposit scheme and it always attracts nice lovely people to share the trip with. Skippers are top notch and you will be able to balance learning how to sail with a few relaxing days at the sea with all it's joys. I'm now on the way to Thailand trip and can't wait to start
09:42 10 Feb 19
I usually fly solo when traveling, and it never occurred to me to sign up for a package tour. But I took a gamble here and Naleia exceeded my expectations. They have somehow figured out how to get adults to buy into a sincere spirit of group adventure and camaraderie without it ever feeling forced. And obviously, the locations are beautiful, the other people are engaging, the sailing is fun (you'll grow in confidence throughout the week), and it's clear that the Dominick and his team really care about the experience they are creating. You can easily do this trip alone, with friends, or with your significant other. I'm sure I'll sail with them more
Holly Masek
Holly Masek
14:15 03 Oct 18
Stop thinking about sailing with Naleia... and just book it. You’ll love it! Your fellow crew members are a wonderful bunch – and we had the most laid-back skipper ever to roam the Med. The scenery is amazing and varied: you’ll moor-up in a port one night amongst super-yachts then drop anchor the following night in a nearly-deserted bay. You’ll learn so much if you’ve never sailed before, but it’s all really relaxed. I’m so glad I took the plunge – you will be too. Maybe see you out there one day more
Suzanne Lantos
Suzanne Lantos
14:00 21 Jul 18
Dominik has an amazingly ability to make everyone feel included and have a great time while also teaching new skills. But the best part is that people grow and learn new skills for life and learn things about themselves without even knowing. I’m already booked on another trip and have made new connections with people that I know will be friends for life. Thank you all.
Gary Jenkinson
Gary Jenkinson
22:41 17 Jun 18
Well organised trip, with Dominik competently answering all questions before the trip. Skipper Nico with endless patience to teach the basics of sailing to complete Newbies - I'll be back!
17:38 17 Jun 18
Loved the sailing trip to Azores.Dominik and the crew were amazing!We had a beautiful experience whalewatching and learning the basics of sailing.I'll definitely sail with Naleia again!! 🙂
Giuseppe Enriquez
Giuseppe Enriquez
12:43 14 Jun 18
Having done the 'Same Same' tour in Thailand. It was one of the most amazing experiences we had. The snorkeling was beautifull and we saw so many fishes and coral. The group of people we were with was great and spending time with experienced skippers we learned a lot about sailing. I highly reccomend it. One tip, do bring your seasick pills if you are sensitive to that. You don't want to recover from your seasickness while the rest of us is swiming in bioluminescent glow in the dark plankton and having an amazing time.Cheers, Joao and Margaread more
joao caldeira
joao caldeira
08:54 08 May 18
I had such a great trip with Naleia! Me and my friends sailed in Thailand with them. It was wonderful. Our skippers Marc and Nico are the friendliest, most fun and professional people. Being on a boat for 10 days is a intense experience, exciting and deeply relaxing at the same time!Sailing is such a gentle way of traveling, you have to be in tune with nature. Our skippers managed to avoid most mass tourism by arriving at our destinations for the night just when everyone else was leaving. This meant that we had the most beautiful islands to ourselves. Thailand is such beautiful country and the islands we discovered were absolutely stunning. I especially loved snorkeling in Ko Ha.On top of all the wonderful experiences we learned about sailing. Hoisting the main sail, standing at the helm, doing tacks, ankering etc are all very empowering experiences!I absolutely loved the trip and am planning to go on other trips with Naleia!read more
Teresa Liska
Teresa Liska
01:50 03 Apr 18
Great sailing experience.. well not too much wind in the Seychelles in February but still an awesome trip! And Nico's a 5 star skipper 🙂
Cba Xyz
Cba Xyz
16:34 02 Mar 18
I had the best time in Croatia. If you ever had the thought to try sailing, I can thoroughly recommend Naleia! The organisation is superb, the people are warm and open and you will learn much more than just the sailing itself. Personal highlights include spotting dolphins, feeling us come together as a team, swimming in deep blue waters and enjoying local restaurants in remote locations accessible by the sea.
Steven Lynch
Steven Lynch
13:26 16 Sep 17
I just went to Croatia with Naleia and I can honestly say it was the best vacation I've ever had. It was the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Dominik and Marc were fantastic skippers, and yacht life is the best life! Equally as important is the community that Naleia cultivates, we traveled with a great group of diverse people who were interesting, easygoing, and fun to spend time with. I will definitely be sailing with the Naleia crew again soon.
Elizabeth Moody
Elizabeth Moody
15:28 22 Aug 17
I joined the Croatia Sunset Route with Naleia having never sailed in my life before and finished as a competent crew member of a fun and international team of new friends. I’d thought about joining a party cruise and seeing some beautiful scenery along the way but the connection with nature and the flexibility of being on two small yachts was so much better as we were able to visit tiny local villages and go swimming and snorkelling in bays that would have been inaccessible otherwise.Learning to sail – great! Making new international friends – great! Flexible personalised routes - great! Professional organisation – great!Beautiful Croatian scenery – great!read more
Bryn French
Bryn French
16:43 19 Aug 17
I went on a trip to Croatia having never sailed before and couldn't have had a more positive experience. The skippers were friendly and happy to teach, the boat quickly became a team and a lot of thought was put into the program of the day! Highly recommended for anyone looking for an adventure on the high seas with a great bunch of people.
Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills
18:16 17 Aug 17
I went on a week trip in Greece, and would definitely recommend sailing with Naleia! Great organization, very kind, fun and interesting people, and amazing places. Personally, it was quite a different travel experience, which I welcomed since that was what I was looking for. Also, you don't need previous sailing experience. Learning is really fun! It was great, I'm looking forward to doing it again!
Maria Bertogli
Maria Bertogli
11:33 07 Jul 17