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Renting a boat is the best way to get the most out of your vacation in Murter. From luxury yachts to jet skis, catamarans to inflatable boats, there’s a vessel for everyone looking to spend a day boating off Murter. Spending a day cruising the waves and soaking up the sun is a must while spending time in Murter, or anywhere in Croatia for that matter.
Yacht and speedboat charters are the most popular boating choice for visitors while in Murter. If you do not have the required permit to rent a boat on your own, there are plenty of skippers and captains to take the wheel while you relax onboard. You can customize and have lunch or dinner onboard, enjoy the sunset and explore different parts of Murter and nearby islands. Kornati National Park is a must-see by boat. It's an archipelago of nearly 100 islands. You can weave in and out by sailboat, explore some of the beaches and enjoy the natural surroundings. You do need a valid ticket to sail through the National Park.
Dolphin and whale watching tours leaving from Murter are another popular choice for tourists who want to see these beautiful animals in the wild. The professional captains will take you to known spots where the dolphins swim about right near the boats. It’s an unforgettable experience to have while traveling, especially if you’re with your kids.
If you’d like to spend a part of your vacation learning how to sail the seas with your family, there’s an international sailing school on Murter. Learn something new while enjoying beautiful views and a breeze from your own sailboat!
Kayaking and canoeing around the island are popular choices because of how tranquil the area is. It’s far less touristy than Hvar or Mainland Croatia, so it’s a much more comfortable atmosphere for sporty travelers to spend a day paddling around. Stand up paddleboarding is another popular choice among travelers who want to explore the coastline and paddle around.
Fishing charters are a popular choice leaving from Murter, with trips leaving from the different towns on the island daily. You can expect to catch tuna and other fish while out with your captain dropping in your line! Most charters will arrange for transportation from your accommodation and provide a full-service experience while out fishing.
St. Michael’s Day is celebrated on the 29th of September in Murter. He’s the patron saint of Murter, so to celebrate, there is a traditional regatta of wooden boats called “The Latin Sail” and other ongoing events on the island during the day.
In April in the town of Kornati on Murter is the Kornati Cup, a sailing regatta that officially kicks off the summer sailing season. It’s a fun event to attend to see the sailboats and enjoy some of the special events taking place at restaurants and nearby seaside venues.
A visit to Slanica Cove in Murter is a must-see, as it is considered to be the most beautiful beach on the Šibenik Riviera. The white sandy beach is surrounded by lush, green trees and the water sparkles a brilliant turquoise color. For another beach experience and a swim in crystal clear water, check out Podvrske Beach in Murter.
There are many remains of Roman ruins scattered throughout the island, giving insight into its ancient past, which is fun to explore while you’re on land. Stop by the ancient city of Colentum for a historical experience.
The primary marina on the island of Murter is Marina Hramina located in the Murter township. It has all the necessary facilities for refueling and other services for your boating needs. Another marina for basic rental needs as well as a restaurant and other facilities is Marina Betina, in the Betina township of Murter. There is also a small marina in Tisno.
A tiny Croatian island in the Adriatic, Murter is a prime spot for a gorgeous beach vacation. The population of the island is tiny, about 5,000 people, and they all live within the 3 settlements of the Island - Murter, Betina, and Jezera. For tourists and visitors to the island, Murter is the primary town for finding accommodation and things to do.
There’s a mix of both sandy and rocky beaches around the island of Murter, along with steep slopes and sandy coves. The whitewashed houses with red roofs stand out against the brilliant blue of the surrounding Adriatic.
The best time of year to visit Murter for great weather is between April and mid-June, or during the months of September & October. Late June-August is the busiest time to visit Murter or any part of Dalmatia. In the summer, tourists flock to the Croatian islands and prices soar, so booking in advance for these months is essential. This is also the best time to visit if you’re looking to experience a more vibrant nightlife. During the winter months, the temperature is much lower and the island is quiet.
Getting to Murter is relatively easy since the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The closest airport is in Split, and from Split to Murter it’s just over an hour drive. All the towns on Murter are accessible by car. Zadar’s airport is also relatively close.
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