The city is a perfect starting point when exploring the picturesque towns in one of the most popular resorts of Makarska Riviera. You can find out when it is worth sailing in Ploče, and we will also help you with useful tips on how to make a one-week-long sailing trip. Take our advice, and let the beauty of the pleasant port town and its neighbourhood enchant you.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Ploče
- Ports around Ploče
- Sail in Ploče! Ploče sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Ploče: Plan for a one-week-long sailing trip
- 7 Days Ploče sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Ploče, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
The climate of Ploče
Visitors of the resort can expect really pleasant weather. The average temperature in July is 25.3 °C and 7.4 °C in January. Most of the precipitation comes in the winter; in the summer, the amount of rain is fairly low. If you don’t insist on going in the warmest period, we recommend that you visit between the beginning of May and the middle of October. The temperature of the sea may even reach 25.5 °C in August. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Ploče
Ports around Ploče
Port of Ploče
Ploče is located in Dalmatia, directly next to the delta of the Neretva River. The depth of the water at the port is 10–12 metres. If you dock here, there is a fuel station that you can use. Information about sailing in Ploče, or boat rental in Ploče
The port, located southeast of Makarska, is open all year. It can accept 220 boats with a length of up to 20 metres. The maximum depth of water is 3 metres. They provide drinking water, electricity and a crane. Rent a boat in Podgora
The yacht port can be found directly next to the beach of Slatina. They have 200 berths overall, 50 of which are preserved for visitors, while the other 150 serve local vessels. Marina Tučepi can accept boats with a length of up to 20 metres.
The 225-metre-long breakwater was completed in 2015. It provides protection against winds and waves coming from the southern and southeastern direction. The maximum depth of the water is 4.8 metres. The excellent services provided at the port include fueling. Information about Makarska sailing, or rent a boat in Makarska
The port of Ramova is located in the town of Krvavica, which administratively belongs to Baška Voda. They have 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres long. The maximum depth of water is 3 metres. The port offers several good-quality services. They have an excellent restaurant for up to 150 guests.
Marina Baška Voda
The Baška Voda port can accept 180 boats with a length of up to 23 metres. The maximum depth of water is 4 metres. They provide drinking water, electricity and there is a restaurant as well. You can even require medical assistance if necessary. Rent a boat in Baška Voda
Sail in Ploče! Ploče sailing itineraries
Sailing in Ploče: Plan for a one-week long sailing trip
We are leaving from Ploče, and this is where we will return after visiting the sights in the neighbouring areas.
Day 1. Ploče – Podaca
16.60 km (10.32 mi)
First, we are going to sail to Podaca, located in Split-Dalmatia County. One of the most famous sights in town is St John the Baptist Church. They built it presumably in the 11th or no later than in the 12th century, and it belongs to the oldest churches of Makarska Riviera. They have a historic sight from the Ottoman period: a tower castle on a rock that was built before the Ottoman conquest. You can also see an archaeological site on the western side of Podaca where they have excavated several valuable items.
Day 2. Podaca – Igrane
14.72 km (9.15 mi)
The most famous sight in Igrane is the basilica built-in honour of the Lady of the Rosary in 1752. The oldest church of Makarska Riviera, St Michael’s Church, is also located here. The tower of Zalina Kula is standing near the town and is still in great condition. If you get hungry, we particularly recommend the restaurants “SKIF” and Ante.
Day 3. Igrane – Tučepi
10.88 km (6.76 mi)
The beach of Tučepi is more than 4 kilometres long and has a Blue Flag certificate. Thanks to its impressive size, this is the longest and most beautiful shore segment in Makarska Riviera. The boardwalk nearby is lined by beautiful tamarisks and pines, providing shade. There are also wonderful churches in the town; the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St George’s Church is definitely worth visiting. The important local cultural events are the Tučepi Summer Evenings and the „Ka Kultura u Tučepskim zaseocima” theatre programme.
Day 4. Tučepi – Makarska
5.41 km (3.36 mi)
The town’s most compelling building and symbol are St Mark’s Church, built-in 1766. If you would like to go on a pleasant walk, you should see the Forrest Park Osejava. In the summer, they organise several cultural programmes and entertainment opportunities for visitors. Examples include the Makarska Cultural Summer event and the popular Night of Fishermen. Are you looking for even more entertainment? You can choose from many discos and night clubs in the old city. Rent a boat in Makarska
Day 5. Makarska – Sumartin (Brač-Island)
13.05 km (8.11 mi)
Sumartin is located in a bay in the eastern corner of the quiet and peaceful Brač Island. Here you should definitely see the St Martin’s Benedictine monastery, which is from where the town got its name. There are bays with crystal-clear waters nearby, such as Žukovik Bay, Studena Bay or Rasotica Bay. The latter even offers an abandoned town built-in a hillside.
Day 6. Sumartin (Brač-Island) – Sućuraj (Hvar Island)
32.84 km (20.41 mi)
The fairly quiet, pleasant little fishing village is located in the southern part of Croatia, on the island of Hvar. There are excellent sandy and pebbly beaches here. The most important sight is St George’s Church, which was completely renovated in the 19th century – that was when it got its current shape. The Venetian Fort, built-in the 17th century, is also a significant site.
Day 7: Sućuraj (Hvar Island) – Trpanj (Pelješac Peninsula) – Ploče
28.81 km (17.90 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.
After we return our ship, it is worth exploring Ploče if we still have some time. One of the most significant sights in town is the Church of the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Nature enthusiasts should visit the Kravica Waterfall and the Baćina lakes nearby. Tourists can enjoy popular events like the Night of Fishermen and the Maraton lađa contest as well. Are you looking for a delicious meal? Try the restaurants Fulin or Pećina. Read more about what to do in Ploče
7 Days Ploče sailing itinerary (longer)
Day 1. Ploče – Lovište (Pelješac Peninsula) 41.32 km (25.67 mi), Day 2. Lovište (Pelješac Peninsula) – Vela Luka (Korčula Island) 42.09 km (26.15 mi), Day 3. Vela Luka (Korčula Island) – Vis (Vis Island) 44.90 km (27.90 mi), Day 4. Vis (Vis Island) – Stari Grad (Hvar Island) 40.14 km (24.94 mi), Day 5. Stari Grad (Hvar Island) – Omiš 53.11 km (33.00 mi), Day 6. Omiš – Makarska 31.86 km (19.80 mi), Day 7. Makarska – Igrane – Ploče 46.15 km (28.68 mi)
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Marine gas near Ploče, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- 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
- 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, the pleasant port town Ploče and its neighbourhood is a perfect choice. Wonderful beaches, exciting watersports and unforgettable gastronomic experiences await! Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT