The beautiful town is a perfect starting point when exploring the other towns in Makarska Riviera. The islands nearby, such as Hvar, Brač or Korčula also have a breathtaking natural environment. You can find out from this article when it is worth sailing in Makarska, and we will also help you with useful tips on how to make a one-week-long sailing trip.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Makarska
- Ports around Makarska
- Sail in Makarska! Makarska yacht itineraries
- Sailing in Makarska: 7 days sailing itinerary
- A week Makarska yachting (longer)
- Marine gas near Makarska, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
The resort has a Mediterranean climate. Warm summer days are mostly dry; it only rains occasionally. Autumns and winters are moderate. The average temperature is 25.1 °C in July and 7.2 °C in January. The temperature of the sea may get as high as 24-26 °C in August. The latter is a rare value in Croatia that is usually a characteristic of the southernmost shores, around Dubrovnik. If you cannot tolerate hot temperatures, you might want to spend your holiday here during pre-season or off-season. In the second half of September, the sunshine is not very strong, but the temperature of the sea is still very pleasant. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Makarska
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
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 Baška 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 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
We are leaving from Makarska, and this is where we will return after visiting the beautiful sights in Dalmatia.
Day 1. Makarska – Podgora
9.46 km (5.88 mi)
First, we are going to sail to Podgora where we can see azure blue, crystal clear sea and beautiful nature similar to the other towns in Makarska Riviera. The boardwalk with the palm trees and the beaches are very pleasant, so the quiet village is a perfect choice if you are looking for some peace. As for catering facilities, we particularly recommend the restaurants Caklie 41 and 2 Monkeys.
Day 2. Podgora – Drvenik
16.72 km (10.39 mi)
The enchanting town can be found 24 kilometres to the south from Makarska. It is located in a breathtaking natural environment, practically in the mountains. If you prefer less crowded places, you will definitely not be disappointed. Still, thanks to the gastronomy and the beauty of its landscape, Drvenik is becoming more and more popular among tourists.
Day 3. Drvenik – Gradac
10.04 km (6.24 mi)
This old fishing village is located in the southern part of the Makarska Riviera. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, the views of Mount Biokovo and the best beaches of the Adriatic make it a perfect holiday destination. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy mountain climbing, biking, mini-golfing and diving. If you want to broaden your culinary experiences, choose the Marinero No. 1 or Nico Polo restaurants. You can try the local delicacies in Naše Malo Misto.
Day 4. Gradac – Ploče
12.63 km (7.85 mi)
A popular sight in town is the Church of the Queen of Heaven and Earth, built between 1999 and 2007. The building, also called “white basilica” is among the most beautiful modern churches on the seaside. The Baćina Lakes can also be found near the town; the depth of water varies between 3 and 45 metres. The lake system consists of six lakes that belong together and a separate one: Oćuša, Crniševo, Podgora, Sladinac, Vrbnik, Šipak and Plitko. They all share unique natural values as they provide a habitat for several protected plants and animals. Read more about what to do in Ploce or Ploce sailing. Check our boats: rent a boat in Ploce
Day 5. Ploče – Trpanj (Pelješac Peninsula)
14.51 km (9.01 mi)
The picturesque town can be found in the northwestern part of the Pelješac Peninsula. There are beautiful beaches in Trpanj and its neighbourhood. These are mainly pebbly, surrounded by natural pines and palms. The most important cultural sight in town is the Gradina, standing on the hills towering above the port. We can access the remains of the giant Byzantine fort on a staircase. Trpanj also has many churches; the oldest one which was supposedly built in the 9th century is St Peter’s Church.
Day 6. Trpanj (Pelješac Peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar Island)
14.80 km (9.19 mi)
This relatively quiet and very pleasant fishing village is located on the island of Hvar in southern Croatia. It has excellent sandy and pebble beaches. The village’s most famous landmark is the Church of St. George, which was completely rebuilt in the 19th century – reaching its present form. Another attraction of Sućuraj is the 17th-century Venetian fortress.
45.53 km (28.29 mi)
Sumartin is located in a bay on the eastern end of the quiet, peaceful island of Brač. It is worth visiting the Franciscan monastery of St. Martin, after which the town got its name. There are crystal clear bays such as Žukovik Bay, Studena Bay or Rasotica Bay. On the latter, you can explore a deserted village on the hillside. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin.
After returning our boat and we still have some time, we should take a look around Makarska. 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.Read more about what to do in Makarska
Day 1. Makarska – Omiš 31.86 km (19.80 mi), Day 2. Omiš – Kaštel Gomilica 29.28 km (18.20 mi), Day 3. Kastel Gomilica – Stari Grad (Hvar Island) 46.91 km (29.15 mi), Day 4. Stari Grad (Hvar Island) – Vis (Vis Island) 40.14 km (24.94 mi), Day 5. Vis (Vis Island) – Vela Luka (Korčula Island) 44.90 km (27.90 mi), Day 6. Vela Luka (Korčula Island) – Sucuraj (Hvar Island) 57.24 km (35.57 mi), Day 7. Sucuraj (Hvar Island) – Sumartin (Brač Island) – Makarska 46.94 km (29.17 mi)
- MAKARSKA: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- MILNA, HVAR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- HVAR: Depth: 1.8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- VIS: Depth: 2.5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3.5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- SOLTA: Depth: 4.5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- 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
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4.5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- 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
- 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 would like to go sailing, Makarska is a great destination thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate and crystal clear waters. Visit the resorts and island in the area as well, which also offer many sights to see. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT