Sailing Trip Croatia – Information

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Hoist The Sails in Croatia!

Our meeting point is the SCT marina in Trogir. It is 6km away from the Split Airport (SPU) and 126KM from Zadar Airport (ZAD).

There is plenty of alternatives to flying to Croatia and we encourage you to check if it possible for you to arrive in an eco-friendly way. Consider checking the following connections:

Meeting day and time

Please remember the following:

  • Before the check-in day your skipper will email you and your crew to coordinate the very details of the first day and agree on the exact meeting point. Upon arrival you will recognize the yacht you will sail on by the Naleia Yachting flags.
  • Check-in hour: 16h00. It would be great if you could arrive to the marina before 16h00 to have enough time to provision the yacht together with your crew. Later arrivals are allowed if you don’t have another choice. Your crew will do the shopping for you, so be considerate and bring them a little thank-you present. Sweets from your home country work best ;). We will leave the marina on Sunday morning, after the breakfast, and after the safety briefing.
  • Check-out hour: 09h00 on the last day of the trip (Saturday). We spend the last night (Friday to Saturday) on board and have a captains dinner. Depending on the weather conditions we may be still outside Trogir which is why, please do not schedule your departure for Friday.

“Sundown Sailors” Route

⛵ 7 nights sailing,
☸️ professional skipper, 
🏨 bed linen, towels, end cleaning,
🏄 SUP board and dinghy,
🔒 trustful damage deposit,
💎 travel insurance.

💰 cashbox contribution ca. 130 € pp (food, port fees, fuel),
✈️ flights/transfers.

Departure: Sukosan Marina, Croatia.

Nearest Airport: Zadar Airport (ZAD), arrival from Split Airport (SPU) also possible.

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Learn To Sail Course

Included in every trip we organize is a basic sailing course. We follow the methodology of the Royal Yachting Association and we go with you through the Competent Crew course. The course may be extended to a more advanced manoeuvres if needed. The course is absolutely free of charge and the purpose is that you understand how to participate in most of the sailing related activities, feel safe and comfortable on the yacht and catch a bit of passion for sailing. The skipper is there for you to offer guidance while you and the crew are there to sail the boat. It’s a hands on experience. The sailing course serves also as a form of team building: providing easy goals for the crew to be achieved together.

Price: free; pre-course experience: none; assumed knowledge: none; minimum age: none; awarded certificate: none; sea miles confirmation: on request.

Course content: knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, standard manoeuvres, dinghies.

Ability after the course: able to steer, handle sails and trim them to the wind, keep a lookout, avoid collisions, navigate (basic), read charts, plan a daily passage, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines. Example of manoeuvres which you should be able to perform with your crew: hoisting and putting down the sails, jibing, tacking, trimming the sails, man overboard,  Example of manoeuvres where you will assist your skipper: anchoring, mooring at the buoy, mooring in the marina.

The Team

The Team


Arriving instructions from Split Airport

Consider using one of these methods to arrive from Zadar airport to Sukosan Marina.

Taxi or Uber – it will cost up to 15-25 EUR to arrive with a taxi from the airport.


  1. Take the shuttle that stops in front of the airport and goes to Zadar. (20 minutes, 3.5€).
  2. Get off on the Zadar Main Bus station.
  3. Take the bus to Sukosan. (20minutes, 2€). Zadar to Sukosan bus timetable here.
  4. Tell the driver you want to get off at Marina Dalmacija.

Sukosan Marina

Additional Costs Sailing in Croatia

~160€ pp/week

Except the booking fee there are variable additional costs which you should budget for. Additional costs highly depend on the way you and your crew want to spend the trip. These costs are only to be paid upon arrival. A volunteer from your crew will handle all the boat expenses.

Additional costs cover:

  • Food: groceries, drinking water for the yacht, food for the skipper (ca 80% of the total)
  • Yacht running costs: marina fees and diesel fuel (ca 20% of the total).

Please note that these additional costs do not include restaurant bills.

Most Frequent Questions


Check-in is on Saturday at 14h00-16h00. If you arrive earlier, you can meet the other crew and prepare the week’s shopping list for the grocery shopping. That is why it is good to arrive not later than the check-in time. We leave the port next morning (Sunday) after breakfast.

We may arrive to the marina either on Friday evening or on Saturday morning, depending on weather, and the fleet operator. We can still spend the last night on the boat. We will have captains dinner on the last night, which means you should plan your departure only the next day, Saturday. We need to check-out and leave the yachts before 09h00 on Saturday morning.


Around 50% of the people who come to my sailing holidays are coming solo. 25% in groups of 2 and 25% in the group of 3 and more. As there is a few yachts I take special care in matching people to the crews. I even wrote a little blog post about that: Matching Yacht Crews for Sailing Holidays


At Naleia we plan as we go according to the weather conditions and all crews` moods. There are a variety of places that we can visit, but the order and exact choice is only made each morning after verifying the weather conditions. Leave planning at home! We live for the moment!

Always Included


A comfy bed on a fully equipped 12-16m sailing yacht, tender, end cleaning, tourist taxes, bed linen, towels, etc… If you join solo you share a same-sex cabin.

Blurb Skipper


Pro Skipper who is in charge of sailing. S/he is a part of your crew, facilitates the trip and shows you the best secret spots.

Basic Learn To Sail

Learn To Sail

Basic Learn-To-Sail course for anyone who wishes to learn. The course covers RYA Competent Crew course curriculum. It`s mostly hands on!


Damage waiver (no deposit needed) and a travel insurance covering sailing incidents. Be yourself and enjoy. We got you covered!

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