Bol is the largest town on the southern coast of Brač Island. It is a perfect starting point from where we can visit the island of Hvar, which is regarded as the sunniest island on the Adriatic. From this article, you can learn what weather you should expect when sailing in Bol, and we also provide you with seven days sailing itinerary.
The main points of the article are the following:
- Weather of Bol
- Ports and islands around Bol
- Sail in Bol! Bol sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Bol: 1-week sailing plan
- 7 Days Bol sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Bol, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Weather of Bol
Bol has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 25.3 °C in July and 8, 3 °C in January. If you like swimming or doing other watersports, you will love the fact that it gets as warm as 25.1 °C in August on the Adriatic. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Bol.
Ports and islands around Bol
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. It is small, so it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres at the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. It provides drinking water, electricity and laundry, as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about rent a boat in Bol
Ports of Milna
The town is popular among sailors. The three ports can accommodate more than 300 boats. The largest is the ACI Marina Milna with 170 berths, where boats up to 40 metres in length can drop anchor. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port offers many quality services, and refuelling is also possible. Located on the northern side of Milna Bay, the Marina Vlaska offers 71 berths for boats up to 25 metres. The depth of the seabed is 15 metres.
The Yacht Club Milna accommodates 100 boats of maximum 30 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. Information about sailing in Milna, or rent a boat in Milna
Port of Sutivan
Sutivan is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač, only 7 km from Supetar. Larger boats can anchor in front of the bay, smaller boats can berth in the port. The depth of the seabed at the entrance of the port is 6 metres, while along the quay it is 2-3 metres.
Port of Supetar
There is only a limited number of berths in the port. Supetar’s outer port is reserved for ferries and commercial vessels. In contrast, mostly smaller boats and yachts use the inner basin. The depth of the seabed at the entrance is 6 metres, 5 metres in the outer basin, and 3-4 metres in the inner basin. Information about sailing in Supetar, or rent a boat in Supetar
Port of Pučišća
This small port is located on the northeast coast of the island of Brač. It has 25 berths, of which about 8-10 are reserved for yachts. The depth of the seabed along the quas is 1, 2-2, 3 metres, and 3, 5-4, 3 metres in the middle of the port.
Port of Sumartin
Sumartin is a peaceful, idyllic place, even in the high season. It is the easternmost and youngest coastal town on the island of Brač. It is connected by a ferry to the port of Makarska. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 7 metres. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin
Marina Stari Grad
Stari Grad is the oldest town in Hvar Island, and its port can accept a total of 150 boats. The depth of the water is 13 metres at the entrance and 4–5 metres at the town pier. At the port, you can find cafés, restaurants and an information office as well. Rent a boat in Stari Grad
Brusje, along with the neighbouring Velo and Malo Grablje, has been a suburb of Hvar for centuries. It is famous for its church dedicated to St. George, built-in 1676. The little village on the hill offers magnificent views over the nearby island of Brač.
Port of Hvar
The town of Hvar Island, which bears the same name, is the most popular docking place on the island. The port provides safety against northern winds; however, southern and northwestern winds can cause significant waves. Docking is expensive on the town’s pier, but you can do it on the other side of the port for a fair price. You can choose from several services including fuelling. Information about sailing in Hvar, or rent a boat in Hvar.
Marina Sveti Klement
ACI Marina Palmižana is located on the northeastern part of Saint Klement Island, which belongs to the Pakleni archipelago. This is one of the safest harbours on the Adriatic Sea. It offers 180 berths for ships as long as 30 metres. The depth of the water is 3–8 metres. It is open seasonally, from the 1st of April until the 31st of October. They provide showers, Wi-Fi, cafés, and if you are hungry you can also find restaurants and grocery stores.
The port of Vrboska
ACI Marina Vrboska is famous for its beautiful surroundings. Beautiful lavender fields, ancient olive trees and vineyards can be found nearby. It can accept a total of 119 boats with a length of up to 20 metres. The depth of the water is 5 metres. The port offers several good-quality services including a fuel station.
Port of Jelsa
The port has 54 berths for ships up to 40 metres. The depth of the water is 2.70–4 metres at the northern and 1.50–3.70 metres at the southern shores. They offer water, electricity and shower cabins.
The port of Sućuraj
Sućurajis a small port and tourist establishment. It is located in Sućuraj Bay, in the eastern part of Hvar Island. It offers 9 berths for yachts, which are located to the west from the ferry port. The depth of the water is 2-3 metres.
Port of Sveta Nedjelja
Marina Zlatan Otok is a small port run by a family. It is located in a small village called Sveta Nedjelja on the southern shore of Hvar Island, app. 12 kilometres from Hvar city. The port can accept ships up to 18 metres long – the depth of the water is 4 metres. Ships up to 40 metres long can also dock on the outer side of the mole; the depth of the water is 7 metres here. The port opens in May or June and closes in October. It is also unique because it is exposed to the Mistral, causing waves.
The port of Zavala
The little port of Zavala is located on the southern shore of Hvar Island, near Šćedro Island. Smaller yachts can dock at the mole, while larger ones can dock at the bay. The depth of the water is 6–16 metres at the bay, and 2–3 metres at the mole.
This marina can accommodate 70 boats up to 20 metres in length. The Bora and Jugo winds can make berthing difficult, thus when they are blowing stronger, it is better anchoring at the quay at the nearby town of Kut. The depth of the seabed here is 2, 5-4, 5 metres. Marina Vis offers excellent services like a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Vis, or Vis boat rental
Komiža Town Harbour
The harbour of Komiža is in a wide, deep bay. It has 30 berths for boats up to 20 metres in length. The seabed is 6 metres deep. The harbour offers excellent protection from northern and eastern winds, but the southern Jugo can cause some waves. Information about sailing in Komiža, or rent a boat in Komiža
Sail in Bol! Bol sailing itineraries
Sailing in Bol: 1-week sailing plan
We begin our trip in Bol, and this is where we will return after visiting the marvellous sights located in the area.
Day 1. Bol – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys)
15, 59 km (9, 69 mi)
From Glavica Hill, we can both admire the town and Brač Island to the north. If you are interested in beautiful buildings, the most famous sights of the establishment are Hektorović Castle, Church of Saint Rocco and the Dominican Monastery. As for restaurants, we particularly recommend the Konoba Batana and the Antika.
Day 2. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Vrboska (ACI Marina)
23, 31 km (14, 48 mi)
Vrboska is located in a hidden bay, which has its two sides connected by bridges. As a result, it got the name “Little Venice”. The town’s architecture sights include the Fortress-Church of Saint Mary from 1575 and the Church of Saint Lawrence. You can find the restaurant Trica Gardelin, offering traditional Dalmatian cuisine, at the centre of the establishment. Their menu includes fresh fish, frutti di mare, meat dishes and pizzas..
Day 3. Vrboska (ACI Marina) – Jelsa
2, 97 km (1, 84 mi)
Jelsa is located in the middle of Hvar, and it is bordered by forests as well as the two highest mountains of the island. One of Dalmatia’s largest and most beautiful parks is located here: Perivoj was established in 1870. You can also find several Mediterranean and tropical plants in the area. The town has been well-known for its excellent red wines.
Day 4. Jelsa – Vela Stiniva-bay
10, 01 km (6, 22 mi)
Besides its attractive sights, Hvar Island offers many beautiful hidden bays as well. If you are looking for peace and quiet, Vela Stiniva on the north is a perfect destination. You can spend the night in the calm port.
Day 5. Vela Stiniva-bay – Podgora
23, 64 km (14, 69 mi)
One of the main attractions of the town is the Church of All Saints. Nature enthusiasts must visit the Biokovo Nature Park where they can find the Kotišina Botanical Garden. If you get hungry, choose the 2 Monkeys of Vruja restaurants.
Day 6. Podgora – Makarska
7, 73 km (4, 80 mi)
Makarska’s most beautiful building and symbol are the St. Mark’s Cathedral, built-in 1766. If you like hiking, Osejava Park Forest is a great choice. During summer, there are many cultural and entertainment events to choose from, such as the Makarska Summer Festival or the Fisherman’s Night. Do you want to have some more fun? Visit the Peter Pan or Deep night clubs. If you like seafood dishes, Il Golfo Restaurant is the best of all. Read more about what to do in Makarska or Makarska sailing. Check our boats: Makarska boat hire.
Day 7. Makarska – Sumartin – Bol
31, 38 km (19, 5 mi)
Sumartin is located on the eastern edge of the Brač Island. It is famous for the Church of St. Martin, after which the town got its name. The lovers of the sea can choose from crystal clear bays such as Žukovik, Studena or Rasotica. You can find a deserted town near Rasotica. Sumartin’s most famous event is the „Gospe od anđela”. Read more about what to do in Sumartin, Sumartin sailing, or rent a boat in Sumartin
The largest establishment on the southern beach of Bol a Brač Island is located at the foot of Vidova Gora mountain. Out of all the sights here, it is important to mention its monuments from ancient Roman times, decorative Baroque manors, and the Dominican Monastery from the 15th century. In the summer, they organize cultural programs such as the Bol Summer Festival and the Night of Fishermen. Information about sailing in Bol, or rent a boat in Bol.
7 Days Bol sailing itinerary (longer)
Heading south from Bol, we are recommending you a route consisting of longer legs. We will visit a very unique island in Central Dalmatia, Vis. After visiting the town of the same name, we will sail to Komiža, famous for its fishing traditions.
Day 1. Bol – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 15, 59 km (9, 69 mi), Day 2. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Vis (Marina Vis) 36, 41 km (22, 62 mi), Day 3. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 4. Komiža – Vela Luka 57, 84 km (35, 94 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Lovište 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 6. Lovište – Sućuraj 22, 07 km (13, 72 mi), Day 7. Sućuraj – Sumartin – Bol 51, 17 km (31, 8 mi)
Marine gas near Bol,
boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- BOL, BRAČ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.260791, 16.654266
- MILNA, BRAČ: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- SOLTA: Depth: 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- HVAR: Depth: 1, 8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- SPLIT: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.502079, 16.427268
- MARINA KASTELA: , VHF: 17, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.546155, 16.405204
- TROGIR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 8-19, GPS Coordinates: 43.513687, 16.248574
- MAKARSKA: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- VIS: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3, 5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- LASTOVO: Depth: 2, 5-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- SOBRA, MLJET: Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- DUBROVNIK, ACI Marina: Depth: 4m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.670687, 18.127007
- DUBROVNIK, Orsan: Depth: 3, 7-4, 9 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.660463, 18.079714
If you are planning to go sailing, Bol is a perfect destination thanks to its pleasant climate and crystal clear waters. The delicious meals will also make your holiday unforgettable. Find more Brac sailing destinationsHELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT