This seaside resort town is a popular destination not only for its tourist attractions but also for its pleasant, Mediterranean climate. In this article, we will show you what the weather will be like when you go sailing in Vis. In addition, we will give you some tips for planning a 1-week itinerary. Take our advice and make your holiday unforgettable!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather in Vis
- Ports and islands around Vis
- Sail in Vis! Vis sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Vis: 1 week sailing plan
- 7 Days Vis sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Vis, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Weather in Vis
This resort town has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. This means hot summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is 15, 6 °C. The highest temperature in July is 28, 5 °C, and the lowest in January is 10, 8 °C. Most rainfall occurs in November. If you like swimming, the temperature of the sea can reach up to 25, 2 °C in August.
Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Vis.
Ports and islands around Vis
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.
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the west side of the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3-4 metres. The marina has a refuelling station, directly next to the yacht pier. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka
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.
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 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 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
Sail in Vis! Vis sailing itineraries
Sailing in Vis: 1 week sailing plan
Our journey starts from the Central Dalmatian Vis, and after discovering some breathtaking places in the region, we will return here.
Day 1. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža
19, 71 km (12, 25 mi)
The most famous sights in town are the Church of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, the Church of St. Nicholas and the Fishing Museum. Are you craving a delicious meal? We recommend the Konoba Barba and Restaurant and Wine Bar Hum. Read more about what to do in Komiža or Komiža sailing. Check our boats: yacht charter in Komiža
Day 2. Komiža – Rukavac
17, 98 km (11, 17 mi)
Rukavac is the third-largest town after Vis and Komiža. The resort town offers beautiful natural surroundings where you can truly relax. The bay allows safe berthing.
Day 3. Rukavac – Stončica-bay
9, 35 km (5, 81 mi)
The Bay of Stončica is in the northeastern part of Vis Island. The turquoise sea and the lush Mediterranean greenery look truly spectacular. If you get hungry, there is a cosy restaurant, offering delicious dishes. Drop anchor for the night in this quiet bay.
Day 4. Stončica-bay – Vinogradišće-bay
16, 19 km (10, 06 mi)
The Bay of Vinogradišće is the largest and most famous island in the Pakleni Archipelago. It is on the southern side of Sveti Klement. It is opposite the ACI Marina Palmižana on the Hvar side. If the northern wind, the Bora blows, it is safe to drop anchor here. There is a great restaurant nearby like Zori or Toto’s, famous for the seafood dishes. There is a short promenade, embraced by plants from all over the world.
Day 5. Vinogradišće-bay – Hvar
5, 58 km (3, 47 mi)
On the main square of Hvar, you will see buildings such as the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Loggia, a semi-open arcade hall and the clock tower. If you are craving a delicious meal, choose the Dalmatino restaurant. They offer excellent dishes and drinks, a friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Read more about what to do in Hvar or Hvar sailing. Check our boats: yachtcharter in Hvar.
Day 6. Hvar – Brusje (Hafen Stiniva)
16, 14 km (10, 03 mi)
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.
Day 7. Brusje (Hafen Stiniva) – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – Vis (Marina Vis)
37, 31 km (23, 19 mi)
The main attraction of Sveti Klement is the chapel of the same name. It was built-in 1866, commemorating the Battle of Vis. The pine, cactus, rosemary and laurel forests enhance the beauty of the island.
If we still have some time after returning our boat, it is worth taking a look around Vis. Vis’s famous landmark is a 16th-century monastery built on the remains of an antique theatre on the Pirovo Peninsula. Visit the Archaeological Museum and explore the priceless archaeological collection. If you are visiting Vis, you can choose from some excellent restaurants like Lola Konoba & Bar or Restoran Pojoda.
7 Days Vis sailing itinerary (longer)
Starting from the town, we recommend a route consisting of shorter and longer legs. We will discover islands like Korčula, Hvar or Brač. The town of Milna on Brač Island is ideal for sailors. There are three marinas with more than 300 berths.
Day 1. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 2. Komiža – Vela Luka 57, 84 km (35, 94 mi), Day 3. Vela Luka – Hvar 34, 03 km (21, 15 mi), Day 4. Hvar – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 25, 40 km (15, 78 mi), Day 5. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Sumartin 37, 74 km (23, 45 mi), Day 6. Sumartin – Supetar 35, 52 km (22, 07 mi), Day 7. Supetar – Milna (Marina Vlaska, Brač-island) – Vis (Marina Vis) 56, 31 km (35 mi).
Marine gas near Vis, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- VIS: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- HVAR: Depth: 1, 8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- MILNA, HVAR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- BOL, BRAČ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.260791, 16.654266
- 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
- SOLTA: Depth: 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- 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
- 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
- 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, Vis and the region is a perfect destination. Drop anchor anywhere, interesting landmarks and unforgettable culinary experiences will await you. Find more Vis sailing destinationsHELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT