An impressive fusion of history and culture, amazing natural beauty and picturesque islands to explore. A cruise from Dubrovnik takes you on an odyssey of discovery that includes Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park and Korcula Island.
With more than 150 anchorages in the region and dozens of marinas listed on Navily, based on comments and photos from the Navily community, we tried to prepare a dream itinerary for you!
Itinerary in which you will enjoy a cruise from island to island, with a variety of anchorages and visits to some of the most beautiful historical sites in the Mediterranean.
Without further ado, let's hop aboard for a cruise from Dubrovnik to Korcula!
Route of the best stops in the Dubrovnik region
- Dubrovnik - Marina Frapa,
- Dubrovnik - Zaton,
- Mljet - Okukle,
- Mljet - Luka Polace,
- Korcula - Marina Lumbarda,
- Korcula - Badjiya,
- Korcula - Rasoha and Triluke.
History and culture go hand in hand in the medieval fortified city of Dubrovnik!
A great start to your cruise and discover the many riches that make up its charm and popularity.
Book your pier at Marina Frapa to enjoy this popular destination on the Dalmatian coast.
Highly rated by the Navily website, Marina Frapa will place you in the historic city center (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with exclusive access to all tourist amenities and attractions.
It is also one of several marinas in the world equipped with fully covered docks and protected by a plexiglass structure that provides yachtsmen with protection from the summer heat and winter weather.
We could say a lot about this marina, but Jean-Jacques' comment from last June sums up the general feeling of the community very well:
“Exceptional marina provided by super VHF, we were greeted at the end of the pontoon and escorted inside.
A very pleasant welcome by all the staff at the marina.
High quality service at a very affordable price. I would go back and recommend to my friends without a doubt. All sanitary facilities are 10 stars.
The promptness of booking through Navily was less than 10 minutes. "
Jean-Jacques ~ 06/26/2021 mi lola | Sailboat ~ 11.9 m.
After a safe stop, you can enjoy Dubrovnik and its many cultural activities.
Walk through the ramparts of the old town, visit the Assumption Cathedral and Lovrijenac Fortress to immerse yourself in the city's medieval heritage.
Walking through the picturesque streets is also a highly recommended activity in Dubrovnik.
This is the first acquaintance with the Croatian world and the promise of a complete change of scenery.
Looking for another option in a quiet corner near Dubrovnik?
Head to the Zaton anchorage located north of the city in a sheltered bay.
It has very good protection from the south-west and east winds from the north, in a calm natural setting.
You will be able to anchor carefree at 8m depth on the sand and seaweed bottom, especially in the southern part of the anchorage.
The small, quiet town offers several amenities, good restaurants like Capo's on the north shore, and even fresh water at a great price!
The landscape is a majestic first glimpse of the panorama of the Dalmatian coastline and will surely dazzle you.
Safe and secure, it is the perfect place to visit Dubrovnik, reachable by bus, or to relax for a few days in the tranquil, picturesque surroundings.
After enjoying Dubrovnik and its surroundings, we advise you to go to the island of Mljet and its famous national park!
At a distance of 20 nautical miles from Dubrovnik, you can take a cruise to Okukle for the first stop of your choice.
Okukle offers you a wonderful natural setting.
Clear blue waters fringe a wild coastline characterized by dense green forest.
The bay forms a real natural harbor on the coast, protected from winds and waves from all directions.
This is a safe anchorage, allowing you to fully enjoy this magical place.
In this tranquil harbor, you can anchor or moor to one of the three buoys belonging to the small village's restaurants.
These three restaurants, including Maran and Baro, which are highly praised on the Navily website, also have pontoons for those looking to dine.
Commentary about the Baro restaurant published on Navily:
“We stayed at Baro, a great little family run restaurant with delicious food, great service, and they gave us 100 liters of water for free.
Snacks, drinks and a barbecue dinner for two cost 500 kn.
They also have Wifi and shore power for free.
We have included him in our current top 10 in Croatia. ”
The village also has a small supermarket and several living quarters.
In short, a magical place, convenient anchorage and very good restaurants to enjoy a relaxing stopover!
Continue your cruise along the northern coast of the island to reach the heart of Mljet National Park.
There are many anchorages there, but one that is unanimously liked by the Navily community is Luka Polace.
The green mountains of the park stretch over the entire panorama, and from the sheltered bay you can enjoy this breathtaking sight.
A landscape that harmoniously blends blue shimmering waters and deep green lush coastal forests.
The anchorage is located in the heart of the park, opposite the coastal town of Konoba Antica, and despite its exceptional central location, is commendable for its tranquility.
Even in July, at this anchorage, you will find peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal restaurants so popular in the region.
It is protected from all directions of wind and squalls, which creates exceptional conditions for safe parking.
At the anchorage, you can rent classic or electric bikes to explore the Great Lakes Valley.
The breathtaking wild landscapes cannot be missed.
Finally, a small town will give you a warm welcome with several good restaurants and access to some amenities.
An ideal place to stop for a few days to have a good time and visit the park.
Luka Polace is one of the best anchorages in the area on the Navily site.
For breathtaking sunsets, you can make a final stop at the Luca Pamena anchorage in the far west of the island, before continuing your cruise around Korcula Island.
This anchorage is very well rated on Navily and the sunset photos will leave you in awe!
After your hiking adventure on the island of Mljet, we invite you to stop at Lumbarda Marina to rest upon your arrival in Korcula.
The seat can be booked on Navily. Marina has a very good rating: it is praised for its tranquility and a good alternative to the ACI marina in Korcula (much more economical).
Yes, it takes 10 minutes by taxi to see the old town of Korcula, but Lumbarda also has its own charm and, according to the locals, it is worth it.
However, the house of Marco Polo, the medieval ramparts, the Revelin tower or even the Cathedral of St. Mark in the old town of Korcula are worth a visit and are easily accessible from Lumbarda.
Lumbarda Marina is a marina that fulfills all of Navily's requirements and positive user reviews confirm this.
5-star service plays a big role, as well as the perfect cleanliness of the amenities!
In Lumbarda you will find many bars, restaurants, shops, markets and other establishments where you can enjoy local food or simply refuel. Despite the summer activity, it is a pleasant and calm harbor, which is a positive development for the region during the high season.
All in all, it is a must stop to visit Korcula while enjoying the exceptional services and facilities of Marina Lumbarda.
Here is a review posted on the Navily website that summarizes the benefits of this place very accurately:
“Small, well equipped marina.
Nice and quiet at night. Showers and toilets were renovated 2 years ago and are still very clean.
Restaurants, ATM, supermarket within walking distance.
Even a small farmers' market with fresh fruits and vegetables. "
Jan ~ 08/26/2020 Lola | Sailboat ~ 11.73 m.
We then advise you to head north to the nearby anchorage, which is also a good alternative when Korcula is crowded during high season. The Badgia anchorage on the island of the same name is the preferred stop on Navili.
Located on the southern shore of a small island, it is very well protected from the northerly winds, and the sandy and rocky bottom provides good stability even in strong winds.
It is a piece of paradise offering a superb panorama of the island, its mountains and the old monastery, a monument to the passage of the Franciscans in the 14th century.
Badia Island is sparsely populated and gives free rein to the wild in its pristine natural surroundings. Some yachtsmen have even had experience with hand-feeding deer!
Quiet calm turquoise waters in a magical setting.
This anchorage has all the hallmarks of a wonderful idyll, just minutes from the most crowded places in Korcula.
The only downside to this anchorage is that the waterfront lights stay on all night long, but that's all there is to say.
Finally, to end your tour of the region in style, here are two anchorages with extraordinary waters.
The first is located on the northern coast of the island, in a small calm bay, sheltered from the south and north-east winds.
A small picturesque stone village bathed in waters of rare transparency.
A real sense of authenticity emanates from this place, which is best left in the evening so as not to disturb the locals.
Superb anchorage for a full-day swim in paradise.
In the same niche, in the south of the island, you can stop at Triluke anchorage - a wild place with mesmerizing turquoise waters.
This small arm of the sea, piercing the coast, accommodates only a few boats, but its exclusivity makes it all the more enjoyable to enjoy a divine swim in silence.
In addition, the anchorage is very good at protecting against the mistrals, which can blow very hard in summer, which is ideal for a secluded day away from the crowded atmosphere of the western part of the island.
Last stop to complete your cruise on the most pleasant note.
With over 150 anchorages in the Dubrovnik area and several dozen ports, Navili has no shortage of anchorage and mooring areas.
We hope this itinerary will inspire you on your next cruise on Croatian waters.
Feel free to leave comments and share your experiences in photos or in writing on Navily!
Captain of Tailwinds, Octopus
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