Brač, the island of vineyards and olive trees is located opposite Split. It is the perfect starting point to explore the nearby Šolta and Hvar islands or the towns on Makarska Riviera. In this article, we will show you what weather you can expect if you go sailing in Brač. In addition, we will help you plan a 1 or 2-week sailing itinerary. Visit this beautiful island!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The weather of Brač: Mediterranean climate
- Ports and islands around Brač
- Sail in Brač! Brač sailing tours & itineraries
- 1 week sailing in Brač
- 7 Days Brač sailing itinerary (longer)
- 2 weeks catamaran tour from Milna
- Marine gas near Brač, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
The weather of Brač: Mediterranean climate
This Central Dalmatian island has a Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in summer is 25 °C, and 9 °C in winter. There can be significant differences between coastal areas and places with an altitude above 500 metres. As for winds, the cold Bora coming from Mount Biokovo cools the air in winter.Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Brač.
Ports and islands around Brač
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
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 sailing in Bol, or rent a boat in Bol
Port of Stomorska
The port is located in a small natural bay, providing protection for boats. Only the Bora winds can cause bigger waves here. The port has 30 berths, 4 of them for boats over 50 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 2-6 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and there are several cafés along the coast. Information about sailing in Stomorska, or rent a boat in Stomorska
Port of Rogač
The SailingEurope Charter is located on the northern side of the island of Šolta, in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It has a favourable location, only 16 kilometres from Split. The main advantage of the port is that it is not too crowded. There are showers, free WiFi, a nearby gas station, a café and a pizzeria. The Bay of Rogač is well protected from winds, which mainly blows in the winter months.
Port of Maslinica
The Marina Martinis Marchi is located on the west side of the island of Šolta. It is part of the Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel Group. The port has 50 berths for yachts up to 35 metres in length. Larger megayachts can berth near the breakwater. The depth of the seabed is 2-11 metres. Every berth has drinking water and electricity, and there are WiFi and showers available. The restaurant and bar are open from May to October, but the port is open all year round. However, in July and August, yachts arriving late are often unable to find a berth. It is therefore advised to arrive early or reserve a berth.
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of a maximum of 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Port of Trogir
The SCT Marina Trogir has 256 berths for boats up to 90 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 20 metres. There is drinking water, electricity, 24-hour security, free WiFi, laundry, refuelling station, and even ship maintenance is available. Yachtcharter in Trogir
Port of Podstrana
The luxurious Marina Lav belongs to the Le Meridien Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 yachts with a maximum length of 40 m. The depth varies between 2-2.8 m. There is a water supply, and electricity in each berth; moreover, a 24-hour security guard protects the area. Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
Marina Kaštel Gomilica
This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m. The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port.
The recently built port is in the southwestern part of Kaštela Bay. It has 420 sea berths, all offering water and electricity. The depth of the seabed is between 2, 5 m and 8 m. There are also 200 land berths. There is a reception desk, a self-service laundry, a yacht club and a refuelling station. As for restaurants, you can choose BavAdria café, Nautic restaurant or Spinnaker restaurant. In addition, there is a pizzeria next to the swimming pool. Information about sailing in Kastel Gomilica, or rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica.
Port of Omiš
This small Central Dalmatian town lies at the mouth of the Cetina River. It is surrounded by massive gorges. The Bora wind, coming from every direction, and the southern winds cause strong waves in the area. The depth of the seabed is 4 m. Information about sailing in Omis, or rent a boat in Omis
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baska Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The port offers many excellent services. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The port’s 225 metres long breakwater was completed in 2015. It provides protection from winds and waves coming from the south and southwest. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4.8 metres. The excellent services offered in the port include refuelling. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The marina is right next to Slatina Beach. It has 200 berths, 50 of which are reserved for visitors and 150 for local boats. Marina Tučepi can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length.
The marina, southeast of Makarska, is open all year round. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Read about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
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 Brusje
The little port called Stiniva Marina can accommodate up to 8 boats. The depth of the water is 2–4.5 metres. There is also a small restaurant in the bay.
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.
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. Information about sailing in Stari Grad, or rent a boat in Stari Grad.
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 Brač! Brač sailing tours & itineraries
1 -week sailing in Brač
Our journey starts sin Supetar, and after visiting the nearby Dalmatian towns, we will return here.
Day 1. Supetar (Brač-island) – Sutivan (Brač-island)
6, 30 km (3, 91 mi)
The coastal resort is located opposite Split, in the northwestern corner of Brač Island. If you are looking for outdoor activity, you can choose from several cycling and hiking routes in Sutivan National Park. One of the must-see sights in town is the Renaissance Church of the Holy Salvation from the 16th century. We can admire Marijanović House at the eastern end of the port; it was built-in the 17th century.
Day 2. Sutivan (Brač-island) – Podstrana (Marina Lav)
12, 84 km (7, 98 mi)
One of the most famous sites of the town is the new parish church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For hiking, definitely look for a trail on Perun Hill. Or you are rather keen on culinary experience? Then book a table at Jure or Arkada restaurants. Read more about what to do in Podstrana or Podstrana sailing. Check our boats: Podstrana rent a boat.
Day 3. Podstrana (Marina Lav) – Omiš
15, 02 km (9, 33 mi)
A part of Omiš whose lies in the canyon of the Cetina river, one of the most fabulous Croatian towns. It is proud of its pleasant old town and sandy beaches offering numerous opportunities for excursions. Furthermore, it has a rich culture, i.e. the famous Festival of Dalmatian Choirs is held here annually. Another popular event is the Omiš Summer Festival with exciting concerts. In addition, the town’s best restaurant called Bastion can be found on the main road. Its specialities are the fish dishes, seafood although delicious pizza and meat dishes are also served.
Day 4. Omiš – Baška Voda
23, 57 km (14, 64 mi)
Our next destination is Baška Voda. The main attractions are the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of St. Lawrence. For a culinary experience, choose the Konoba Panorama restaurant at the foot of Mount Biokovo, or the King restaurant downtown. Read more about what to do in Baška Voda or Baška Voda sailing. Check our boats: yacht charter in Baška Voda.
Day 5. Baška Voda – Makarska
9, 74 km (6, 05 mi)
The town’s most impressive building and local symbol are the St. Mark’s Church, built-in 1766. If you like taking long walks, choose the Osejava Forest Park. In summer, there are many cultural and entertainment events in town. These include the Makarska Cultural Summer and the very popular Fishermen’s night. Do you want to have even more fun? There are many discos and night clubs in the Old Town. what to do in Makarska or Makarska sailing. Check our boats: Makarska boat hire.
Day 6. Makarska – Povlja (Brač-island)
17, 77 km (11, 04 mi)
We recommend discovering this tiny village for families who like a peaceful holiday. The most famous attraction of Povlja is the remains of the early Christian basilica next to the Church of St. John. The beautiful bays in the area are perfect for swimming.
Day 7. Povlja (Brač-island) – Pučišća (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island)
28, 56 km (17, 74 mi)
Pučišća has great quarries – this is where the famous white limestone of Brač Island originates An important sight here is the St Jerome Church, built between 1566 and 1750. Interestingly, many of the houses have a stone roof, and you can also explore beautifully carved lampposts here.
After handing over your yacht you can take a stroll in Supetar. The main attraction of Supetar is the St. Peter”s Basilica, built-in 1773. The Church of the Annunciation, Leroy bell tower, the Church Museum, the statue of St. Victor and Roman mosaics are also worth visiting. For nature lovers, the Kopačina Cave or Vidova Gora Mountain is a must-see. If you are looking for unforgettable culinary experiences, choose the Apinelo or Konoba Vinotoka restaurants.
7 Days Brač 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)
2 weeks catamaran tour from Milna
If you want to spend even more time at sea, choose the longer, 2-week itinerary. We will visit the sunniest island of the Adriatic, Hvar. We will also sail to the oldest town on the island, Stari Grad. The town’s beautiful plain was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites in 2008.
Day 1. Milna (Marina Vlaska) – Stomorska 9, 27 km (5, 76 mi), Day 2. Stomorska – Maslinica 15, 89 km (9, 87 mi), Day 3. Maslinica – Drvenik Veli-island 13, 38 km (8, 31 mi), Day 4. Drvenik Veli-island – Primosten 27, 80 km (17, 27 mi), Day 5. Primosten – Vis (Marina Vis) 65, 08 (40, 44 mi), Day 6. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 7. Komiža – Vela Luka 57, 84 km (35, 94 mi), Day 8. Vela Luka – Zavala 25, 21 km (15, 67 mi), Day 9. Zavala – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) 26, 04 km (16, 18 mi), Day 10. St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – Hvar 4, 25 km (2, 64 mi), Day 11. Hvar – Stari Grad 25, 40 km (15, 78 mi), Day 12. Stari Grad – Sumartin 37, 74 km (23, 45 mi), Day 13. Sumartin – Supetar 35, 52 km (22, 07 mi), Day 14. Supetar – Sutivan – Milna (Marina Vlaska) 18, 43 km (11, 45 mi)
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Marine gas near Brač,
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- MILNA, BRAČ: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- BOL, BRAČ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.260791, 16.654266
- 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 want to go sailing, the Central Dalmatian Brač is an ideal destination because you can visit beautiful islands in the region. Wherever you drop anchor, you will find the Mediterranean climate and crystal clear waters. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT