Renting a boat is the best way to enjoy all that Tisno and the Croatian coast has to offer. From full-service yacht charters to kayak rentals, you’ll find the best water experience to enjoy your vacation in Tisno.
One of the defining features of the geography of Croatia is the string of islands in the Adriatic off the mainland. There’s no better way to explore these enchanting islands than by boat. A yacht charter will take you cruising around through the sparkling sapphire water of the Adriatic sea. You'll be able to stop off at different islands to explore, have a swim, and enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from monohull sailboat rentals, catamaran rentals, and powerboats to enjoy a day (or several days) of soaking up the sun and cruising around Tisno.
Watersports experiences are a great option for visitors to Tisno. Kiteboarding, waterskiing, and wakeboarding are exciting sports to try, and the stunning backdrop of the town of Tisno makes it the perfect setting to learn or enjoy if you have previous experience.
Scuba diving charters from Tisno give visitors the opportunity to explore the Adriatic beneath the surface. On a diving charter from Tisno, you can explore shipwrecks and admire the underwater life. There are great diving opportunities for both experienced and beginning divers. You can earn your PADI certification while in Tisno if you want!
Another great experience for tourists in Tisno is a full-service fishing charter. Spend a day in the Adriatic, enjoy drinks and a meal, and reel in all sorts of different fish like tuna and swordfish. Fishing charters are full-service with all bait, tackle, and equipment included. Immerse yourself in the fishing culture of this coastal Croatian village.
While Tisno doesn’t have it’s own boating events, there are different events that take place on the island of Murter.
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.
While on land in Tisno, there are different historical places to explore to dig deeper into the history and culture of this Croatian town. Be sure to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Karavaj, the Church of our Holy Spirit, and St. Andrew’s Church.
There are several music festivals that take over Tisno in the summer, including Garden Electronic Music Festival, Electric Elephant, Stop Making Sense and Suncebeat. These festivals bring huge crowds during the summer months, and hotels can book out far in advance.
For a relaxing beach day in Tisno, check out Jazina Beach, Vila Beach, and St. Andrija’s Bay are the best spots to check out. There nearby restaurants and calm water to enjoy. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!
To explore more of the city, rent a bike and pedal around. There are walking trails that connect the small towns on the island of Murter. Be sure to schedule some time to visit the Kornati Islands while staying in Tisno.
There are several marinas in Tisno. Marina Pirovac is on the mainland while ACI Marina Jezera and Marina Betina are on the island of Murter. The marinas are well-equipped with maintenance and storage facilities. The helpful staff will give you advice when you plan your boating route. There are nearby restaurants and bars to sit and enjoy the gorgeous sunset and the boats moored in their berths.
Tisno is a Croatian town that stretches from the mainland to a small portion of the island of Murter. It’s a small but gorgeous destination to visit in Croatia for a relaxing vacation. The charming red-roofed houses line the shore of the sparkling Adriatic, with a stunning bridge connecting the mainland and island portions of the town. There is a rich cultural heritage and strong Croatian roots in this small town, with a population of fewer than 1,500 people.
The best time of year to visit Tisno is during the shoulder season months of April through June or September and October. These off-peak seasons will still give you plenty of sunshine and warm weather, without the stifling crowds and high prices. Thankfully, Tisno is not as big a tourist destination as Split, Dubrovnik or Hvar, but resorts and hotels will book up faster during July and August. The winter is quiet in Tisno. Temperatures are mild but too cold to enjoy a swim in the sea.
To get to Tisno, the easiest way is to take a flight to Zadar or Split and then rent a car or transfer by the shuttle that runs every 30 minutes. You can take a bus to a station in Tisno, but you may need to transfer by taxi to your accommodation.