The coastal town is a popular destination thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate, the beautiful architecture and the fact that it is located close to Dubrovnik. From this article, you can find out what weather you can expect when sailing in Cavtat, and we will also help you with useful tips on how to make seven days sailing trip. Explore this cosy South Dalmatian town and its neighbourhood!
Sailing in Cavtat

This article gives you an overview of the following topics:

Weather of Cavtat

Thanks to the moderate Mediterranean climate, Cavtat is an attractive tourist destination during the whole year. We recommend that you visit in the period between April and October in particular. The average temperature is 24.9° Celsius in July and it never falls below 8.1° Celsius in January either. The temperature of the sea may even reach 26.1 °C in August. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Cavtat

Ports and islands around Cavtat

Marina Cavtat

The port of Cavtat can be found in the western part of the old city, east of the Sustjepan peninsula. It can accommodate boats as long as 60 metres. The depth of the water varies between 1.5–4 metres. The port is well-protected; only the western wind may cause some inconvenience. Information about sailing in Cavtat, or boat hire in Cavtat

ACI Marina Dubrovnik

This well-equipped marina is 6 km from the old town of Dubrovnik. As you would expect, it is open all year round. It possesses 425 berths in the water and 140 on the land. There are water and electricity supply, exchange offices, restaurants, laundries, and shower rooms. It is also a Blue Flag marina. The berths are able to accept a maximum 60 m long yacht. After visiting all sights of Dubrovnik this marina can be an excellent starting-off point to visit the islands nearby.
Port around Cavtat

Port of Dubrovnik

This port is located North-West 3 km from the old town of Dubrovnik near Gruz. There are restaurants, cafés, gift shops, exchange offices, and banks nearby. You can even rent a car here. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on the size and length of yachts. The maximum depth of diving is 11 m. The water depth for anchoring is 42 m. Information about sailing in Dubrovnik, or rent a boat in Dubrovnik

Koločep

Koločep ferry port lies 8 km from Dubrovnik. You can drop your anchor here. The water depth is 2-7 m. The water bottom is sandy and full of seaweed.

Lopud

Mostly local yachts stay in the port of Lopud. The water depth is 1.5-5 m. There are just a few temporary berths for shorter stays with a depth of 6.5 m. The huge traffic of yachts and ferries trigger strong seawater movements so check the tightness of your anchor. Moreover, it is important to keep a distance from the pier by casting anchor.

ACI Marina „Veljko Barbieri” Slano

The newest port of ACI Marina was named after Veljko Barbieri, the founder of the port network. The history of the town Slano goes back to ancient times. Nowadays owing to its cosy beaches it has become a favourable destination of tourists. The port possesses 193 berths. There are countless facilities ranging from exchange offices to swimming pools, restaurants or even self-service laundries. You can rent a car or a bicycle too. In case of technical failures do not hesitate to contact the yacht service. Above all, there is a Tesla charging point in the port of Slano. Information about sailing in Slano, or rent a boat in Slano rent a boat in Slano

Sobra (Mljet)

Sobra is the main ferry port where yachts can anchor at the V-shaped pier. The depth of the water is 4-5 metres. They offer fuel, and if you get hungry, you can go to Konoba Lanterna nearby. The only inconvenience you might have is the northeastern and southern winds in the wide bay.

ACI Marina Korčula

The harbour of the picturesque town of Korčula has 159 berths for yachts up to 45 metres long. The depth is 5 metres. There is Wi-Fi, laundry, gas station, ship maintenance is also provided. In terms of catering units, you will find a bar and a restaurant. The latter offers an excellent opportunity to taste Croatian cuisine and fresh seafood. Information about sailing in Korčula, or Korčula boat hire
Marina around Cavtat

Polače (Mljet)

Port of Polače can be found on the North-West part of the island of Mljet. The island lies near Dubrovnik, Korčula Island, and the Pelješac peninsula divided by the Mljet canal. Polače lies in the territory of the Mljet National park; it is, actually, an entrance of the park. You can find here a travel agency, food stores and a lot of diners. For getting ashore go to the North-West part of the bay. The water depth for berths is 3-4 m. Although by the Roman castle ruins it is only 2-3 m.

Žuljana

The pier is mostly occupied by local yachts. The permanent berths are between the pier and the beach. The depth of the water is 1-3.9 m. Watch out for strong summer winds.

Marina Lumbarda

The harbour is located in Lumbarda Bay, in a wonderful natural environment. It accommodates 115 yachts, up to 25-30 metres in length. The depth is 8 metres. It has water, electricity and a shower; There is also a bar, a restaurant and a supermarket nearby. The harbour is open to sailors all year round.

Sail in Cavtat! Cavtat sailing itineraries

Sailing in Cavtat: 1 week sailing plan

We begin our trip in Cavtat and this is where we will return after visiting the famous Dubrovnik and the other towns located nearby.
Cavtat sailing itinerary

Day 1. Cavtat – Dubrovnik (Marina Frapa)

19,62 km (12,19 mi)

This is one of the most beautiful and best-known cities in Croatia – it is also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Important events include the Dubrovnik Summer Festival that has been organised every year in July and August since 1950. Are you looking for even more entertainment? The largest disco in Dubrovnik is Culture Club Revelin, providing a beautiful view of the illuminated old town. We also recommend Cave Bar More, which is popular but quieter. As for gastronomy, you must definitely try the Dubrovnik Rozata, which is a local dessert. Read more about what to do in Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik sailing. Check our boats: yacht charter in Dubrovnik

Day 2. Dubrovnik – Slano

24,86 km (15,44 mi)

The village lies 2 kilometres long in a wonderful bay with the same name. The most famous sight is St. Blaise’s Church, built-in 1758. Gastronomy enthusiasts can try the local specialties in the restaurants Kolarin and Perast.

Day 3. Slano – Žuljana

45,07 km (28,01 mi)

The cosy little fishing village is located in Žuljana Bay, on the southwestern side of the Pelješac peninsula. It got its name from the church Sv. Julijana. Žuljana is surrounded by beautiful cliffs and lush pines, and the locals are very friendly; thanks to this, it is becoming more and more popular among tourists every year. One of the best wine regions in Croatia can also be found here; viticulture plays a key role in the locals’ lives.

Day 4. Žuljana – Lumbarda

23,55 km (14,63 mi)

Lumbarda is located in the eastern part of the island of Korčula, in a bay with shallow waters. If you visit the place, you should not miss the medieval church, the Roman ruins and the manors either. The white wine Grk is among the main local attractions: it has a unique essence thanks to the soil covered with yellowish-red sand and a large amount of sunshine.
Coast of Lumbarda

Day 5. Lumbarda – Sobra

43,08 km (26,77 mi)

The idyllic fishing village is on the northern coast of Mljet Island. It is a particularly attractive destination for those who want to relax in a peaceful environment. It is characterised by crystal clear waters and untouched nature, with a beautiful view over the Pelješac Peninsula. If you get hungry, visit Riva or Mungos Konoba.

Day 6. Sobra – Suđurađ

27,82 km (17,29 mi)

Suđurađ lies in the eastern part of Sipan, which is the largest member of Elaphiti Islands. Saint Durda Church stands out among the typically Dalmatian stone buildings; it also the namesake of the town. There are cosy konobas near the port such as Orica and Stara Mlinica.

Day 7. Suđurađ – Lokrum-island – Cavtat

31,44 km (19,53 mi)

The tiny Croatian limestone island is an incredibly popular hiking spot. It has a botanical garden and landscaped promenades; Fort Royal with its amazing view is also located here. Another must-see sight is the shallow saltwater lake called Mrtvo More.
After we return our ship, it is worth exploring Cavtat if we still have some time. The most important sights to see can be found along the boardwalk. Examples include the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church of Our Lady of the Snow and the childhood home of the most famous Croatian painter, Vlaho Bukovac. Rector’s Palace, which operates as a museum today, has a collection of interesting items. The Galija Taverna is an excellent restaurant; we must definitely try the local red wines here.

7 Days Cavtat sailing itinerary (longer)

Leaving from the Southern-Dalmatian Cavtat, there is a route with shorter and longer sections. We are going to navigate towards Montenegro and pass by Bar, Budva, Tivat, Kotor and Herceg Novi. Tivat is unique thanks to its port Porto Montenegro, which can accommodate even the largest yachts.
Sailing itinerary in Cavtat

Day 1. Cavtat – Lokrum-island 9,21 km (5,72 mi), Day 2. Lokrum-island – Bar 99,12 km (61,59 mi) , Day 3. Bar – Budva 29,54 km (18,35 mi), Day 4. Budva – Tivat (Porto Montenegro) 46,25 km (28,74 mi), Day 5. Tivat – Kotor 15,29 (9,50 mi), Day 6. Kotor – Herceg Novi (Harbor) 25,22 km (15,67 mi) , Day 7. Herceg Novi – Molunat (Uvala Smokvica) – Cavtat 44,29 km (27,52 mi)

Marine gas near Cavtat, boat gas stations in (Central and South) Dalmatia and Montenegro

Marine gas near Cavtat

  • 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
  • SOBRA, MLJET: Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
  • LASTOVO: Depth: 2,5-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
  • 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
  • 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
  • HVAR: Depth: 1,8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
  • 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
  • VIS: Depth: 2,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
  • 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
  • SPLIT: Depth: 3,5-4 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.502079, 16.427268
  • TROGIR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 8-19, GPS Coordinates: 43.513687, 16.248574
  • MARINA KASTELA: , VHF: 17, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.546155, 16.405204
  • PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353

Marine gas near Montenegro

  • HERCEG NOVI – Portonovi Marina: Depth: 20 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433903, 18.603754
  • TIVAT – Porto Montenegro: Depth: 12 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433897, 18.691430
  • KOTOR: Depth: 8,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.426348, 18.767266,
  • BUDVA – Dukley Marina: Depth: 4 m, Working time: from May 1st through October 1st from 8-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.279906, 18.838321
  • BAR – AD Marina: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 7-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.098617, 19.088010

If you would like to go sailing, Cavtat is a great destination thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate and crystal-clear waters. Visit the other coastal towns in South Dalmatia which all offer amazing sights to see, and try the specialties of the local gastronomy as well! Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations, or rent a boat in Dalmatia

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