Framed by seemingly endless beaches and dozens of islands and isles, the coastal town of Split is a scenic gateway to Croatia’s Dalmatian islands and one of the region’s principal cruise ports. Almost completely surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, sailing is a popular pastime in Split and there are numerous ways for travelers to take to the waters.
Step on board a yacht for a tour of Čiovo island, facing the famous town of Trogir, where you can make like a celebrity as your personal sailing crew seek out all the best swimming and snorkeling spots in secluded coves and hidden bays.
Alternatively, set sail on an epic 7-day small ship cruise from Split, island hopping along the Adriatic coast, stopping for a city tour of Dubrovnik and gliding around the neighboring Elaphiti Islands. Sailing past many of the most popular Dalmatian islands, you’ll get chance to visit the glitzy seaside resorts of Hvar island, explore the idyllic Mljet National Park and discover the hidden beaches of Korcula, the most populated of all Croatia’s islands.