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Croatia Cruising Companion: Local Knowledge Ashore & Afloat: Discover the Dalmatian Coast and Islands (Cruising Companions) [Kindle Edition]

Jane Cody , John Nash
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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A fascinating pilot guide to Croatia's beautiful coastline.

This book covers the coastline between Zadar and Molunat, just South of Dubrovnik, as well as its numerous adjacent islands. It is packed full of colour harbour plans and photographs along with clear pilotage directions and carefully selected waypoints. This essential travel guide also incorporates comprehensive information on the facilities and shops ashore, as well as offering tips on where to eat and places to visit. Explore and experience the best Croatia has to offer.

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"It is well produced by Wiley and for all it contains is very good value." -- Multhull Review, June 2008

"...this excellent book gives extensive details of the mainland coastline and islands off Croatia with thorough descriptions"
-- Sailing Today, July 2008

"Croatia undoubtedly has an interesting coastline and this publication does it justice..." -- Classic Boat, February 2008

"I wouldn't take the risk of this book not being onboard. Buy it, and take it with you!" -- Practical Boat Owner, March 2008

"well laid out book...with comprehensive explanations of the pros and cons of each anchorage and port..." -- Dinghy Magazine, February 2008


"It is well produced by Wiley and for all it contains is very good value."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 28936 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books; 1 edition (30 Nov. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
For those who wish to explore the islands and coastline of Croatia by boat (and what better way to do it?), this is the guide for you. It also contains much useful information on places to visit, and on the country generally, for the landlubber tourist - though be warned, it will make you want to take to the sea! Even if you don't have or hire a boat, you are likely to use ferries and approach ports in the ways described.

The authors have clearly done their research thoroughly and at length, having taken some 4 years in preparing the guide. My knowledge of the region is, so far, centred on the area around Split and so I checked what the book has to say about it. Chapter 4 covers places like Trogir, Ciovo Island, Kastela (really seven villages with at least one castle each) and Split itself. Chapter 5 covers the islands around Split, including Brac and Hvar. I soon found that there is so much more to see than I have already, and that I need a boat to make the most of it. For example, I sailed past Vranjic Islet and it is clearly worth a visit, and I never did get to Vis Island. You can, of course, cover a lot using ferries and water taxis. Wherever you land, this book will help you find the essentials of a good holiday - restaurants, shops, markets, places of interest - as well as providing a brief history of the area.

This is the most in-depth and up to date book of its kind that I have come across. It is great for planning trips while at home and is an essential on board. It is not a pocket guide, but even if you are not cruising I recommend that you find space to take it with you.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Croatia the best cruising grounds 26 Jan. 2009
I sailed many parts of the world before I decided to settle down in Croatia and agree with the authors that Croatia, particularly Dalmatia - the area covered by this book - is one of the best cruising grounds in Europe, if not the wider world.

What I particularly love about the Croatia Cruising Companion is the detail, onshore and offshore. The authors have lived and worked in Croatia for a number of years and it's easy to spot that they know the area inside out, especially when comparing with other publications that are based on occasional visits. There are plenty of Pilot books around which give a section to Croatia, sometimes hidden amongst "Eastern Europe" or "The Adriatic" but all 256 pages of this book are devoted to the Dalmatian Coast and Islands, from Zadar to Dubrovnik, and all the islands in between - Hvar, Brac, Vis, Korcula to name just a few of the larger ones.I enjoy looking up the smaller deserted islands to see what they have to offer as there's not always much information around on them.

As a resident of Split, I also looked at that section very closely. There's a whole page of useful information on the town including a superb selection of restaurants, and contact details for a launderette tucked away in the back streets - UK style launderettes are very rare in Croatia. That's the sort of information that really makes it an insiders' guide. But of course the nautical information is very important too and, with so many bays, marinas, anchorages and ports in Dalmatia it's great to have a well re-searched book that allows you to choose the most suitable spot in an area, based on all the key details - shelter, access, facilities, price, ambience, etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guidebook 12 Sept. 2011
Just came back from two weeks sailing in Croatia and found this book to be a valuable asset while planning our trip. It is so well researched and many of their favourite moorings we found also delightful. You will not need another book if sailing in Croatia, even their choice of restaurants was spot on. All harbour charts are listed as well as nautical positions - so you don't have to take readings off charts just put them into your GPS and off you go! A great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for chartering 12 July 2009
Just back from a week of cruising the Croatian coast and islands around Sibenik, North of Split. Our yacht was only supplied with very basic pilot information and so this book proved invaluable. Good clear chartlets and helpful information about what to expect at each potential destination. An essential piece of kit in my opinion. Be aware though - the book was published in 2007, facilities have improved since then.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy Sailing 1 Aug. 2009
This book was informative and interesting with good clear lifelike photo,s of the places we visited. It gives you an insight into the type of marina or anchorage that is most suitable for your requirements. It briefly describes places of interest and recommended places to eat! A must if you are sailing around the beautiful islands of Croatia. I thouroughly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gold medal 2 July 2009
I'd endorse the earlier positive reviews of this book. We used it on our first cruise in a chartered yacht from Split. We found it crystal clear, easy to use and completely reliable. To misquote Molesworth (Down with skool) "none but a fule would go to sea without one". Also, I'm sure the book would be very useful to land-based explorers of the Croatian coasts.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Croatia cruising guide 10 Sept. 2009
first class cruising guide, although hardback it gives all the detail you need. We used to to sail north of Trogir around Kornati Islands. Well worth it
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful guide for sailors
Purchased as gift for family sailing around Croatia & was much appreciated & useful with lovely photos although little out of date
Published 14 days ago by Lord Ork
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fast and a good price. No issues
Published 2 months ago by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Good diagrams/maps and pictures
just been sailing round Croatia and this book was invaluable for describing how to get into harbours, where the harbours were and whats around. Good diagrams/maps and pictures.
Published 8 months ago by Ward Brighton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent. Quite essential when planning a cruise in Croatia ( especially when for the first time or for the first time in a new area of Croatia). Lots of useful detail.
Published 10 months ago by Mr Peter Pan
3.0 out of 5 stars Adriatic Pilot is better
We bought both books, but the Adriatic Pilot is better; better charts, more useful descriptions and more up to date.
Published 23 months ago by Roma
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't cover all of Croatia
The trouble with this book is that it doesn't cover the North of Croatia (Zadar to Slovenia) and it doesn't really make this obvious when you're ordering it. Read more
Published on 18 Dec. 2012 by Thomas Rolph
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely book with great information
This cruising companion is so well done. Beautiful photos, create charts, well organized. The information on ports, anchorages, from approaches to what is there, is invaluable. Read more
Published on 8 July 2012 by sailorfailor
1.0 out of 5 stars Missed out all of Kvarner & Istria - disappointing
The title says it all. While Dalmatia is the most popular for sailing spots, Croatia has many other coastal regions. Read more
Published on 1 Jun. 2012 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a cruising companion. More a charterers guide
I was very disappointed with this book. Mine was the latest edition, January 2010, originally produced in 2007. Read more
Published on 6 Aug. 2010 by Mystic Abu
3.0 out of 5 stars not what it says on the cover...
Although the product is alright it's not exactly what it states on the cover. You would assume that a book called "Croatia Cruising Companion" would cover the whole coast of the... Read more
Published on 9 April 2010 by valts
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