Sailing Croatia: Yacht Charter Advisor

Sailing Croatia: Yacht Charter Advisor

Sailing Croatia: Yacht Charter Advisor


A yacht charter is a perfect option for families, friends or small groups that want to explore the Adriatic independently. Select a date to find a suitable ship to book or inquire here.

Most of our yachts based in Split area. We propose a natural begin and finish point which brings you in and out of the heart of Split. We have professional local skippers, which can be hiring with the yacht if you don’t have an adequate crew member. Hiring your sailing yacht provides you with a unique way to see Croatia, just like hiring a car you decide the route of your tour. If you enjoy one destination, feel free to stay longer – it is your trip, so you decide!

Whenever yacht hires type you need, bareboat charter Croatia or yacht charter with skipper, we have high-quality service and large boat fleet available.

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Croatia yacht charter with skipper

If you are interested in the Croatia yacht charter with skipper, we have prepared “The Complete Checklist” for you here. It is the ultimate guide for skippered yacht charter in Croatia.

Catamaran charter Croatia

Catamaran charter offers one particular level of luxury. Our fleet contains catamarans too. You can check our catamaran charter offer easily here.

What are the appealing aspects of a yacht charter vacation in Croatia?

There is an amazingly clear water of the Adriatic. The coastline is mostly rocky and made up of pebble beaches, so the sea does not regularly get fogged by rolling up sand. And also the superb Venetian architecture that stems from when Dalmatia and its ports were beneath the rule of the Italian city-state for a long time – mainly between the 16th and the 18th century. The blend between pure nature and Renaissance architecture makes this part of Croatia so undeniably attractive.

The Croatian Adriatic shoreline is 1,777 km long. Running from the prominent southern to the endless northern point, it is unique 526 km as the crow flies, but it is amidst the most sectioned shorelines in Europe. Croatia has a total of 5,835 km. It, therefore, accounts for three-quarters of the entire Adriatic coastline. With many small islands a myriad of bays and archipelago. 48 of those are forever inhabited, and most of them host charming Dalmatian places. In other words, there are 718 islands and islets, 289 rocks and 78 reefs along the coastline. It is a reason why Croatia very widely called the ‘land of a thousand islands… You will also find some of the newest ports there. The yacht charter fleets very well maintained and you get a high standard of quality for the small amount of money. Croatia is one of the largest charter cruising areas in the whole world. It is forever a safe harbor inside reach, and the weather is mild.  Exquisitely fit for family sailing vacations. If you establish a yacht in Croatia, you will also experience the light and healthy local cuisine, the panorama of the lush green vegetation ashore, or some of the attractions like the massive waterfalls in the Krka National Park.

Which are charter targets in Croatia?

For Croatian yacht charter, you can head to the next principal harbor towns, e.g.: Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Biograd, Sukosan, Trogir, Pula, and Dubrovnik. You can navigate your bareboat charter yacht simultaneously the Dalmatian shoreline or journey around the islands. The distance from Dubrovnik in the South to Zadar is 155 nautical miles, to give you an example. If you travel for Split, there are three marinas to get. The ACI Marina Split just southwest of the historic center has 364 moorings for yachts up to 80 m. The Mariana Lav is established in a luxury hotel complex 8 km southeast of the city center and hosts 74 boats of up to 40 m lengths. Subsequently, the Marina Kastela, 7 km from the terminal, for yachts up to 100 m has 400 chambers. 7 km south of Zadar has an extraordinary 1400 moorings and offers lots of assistance, including various dry docks in the Marina Sukosan. In Biograd´s roomy Marina Kornati in North Dalmatia there are 750 berths and Marina Mandalina in Sibenik, for instance, has to room for 350 yachts up to 100 m length.

With the multitude of islands, you have much choice to choose where to go for your sailing yacht charter in Croatia. There is Hvar, which is perfect for a party but also has a lovely old town and an impressive fortress to visit. Korcula evenly features an exotic old town, and the nearby Mljet has a paradisiac national park with lush greenery and crystal clear lakes. Skradin rests at the entrance to the Krka National Park with its many massive waterfalls. Then you can navigate all the way up North towards Krk and stop by at Brac, Losinj and many more fascinating islands.

Another hugely popular target is the Kornati National Park with about 140 islands in the northern part of Dalmatia. It is the thickest archipelago in the Mediterranean. Mooring is only allowed in designated bays, some of which furnished with mooring drifts and several with establishments. The other mooring opportunity between the islands in the place is the ACI-operated Marina Piskera on the SW side of Otok Piskera what is proposed from April to October.

What are the prevailing weather systems appropriate for your bareboat permit in Croatia?

The sailing period in the North of Croatia goes from June till the end of September, as it is a little fresher than in the South. There it stretches from May until the end of October.

Prevailing winds are the Bora and the Sirocco winds in the Adriatic during the winter (September and May). In the summertime months, the Maestral prevails. In general, though, summer brings only mild winds. Also, there various stretched islands that spread identical to the bank and are departed by channels. The cruising areas are consequently very protected and safe for family charter holidays. The sunniest part of the country consists of the outer islands, e.g. Hvar and Korcula. Here, a whopping 2700 hours of the sunshine per year recorded.

How much does a yacht charter cost in Croatia and what types of a charter are there?

The median yacht charter price per week in Croatia lies at 1990 €, which is the lowest amongst the European Mediterranean countries. Estimates for bareboat yacht charter in Croatia differ by 40 % in the high and low season. There is some very great last minute charter offers in summer too.

What other highlights are there in Croatia apart from traveling yacht charter?

If you are looking to go touring in Croatia, you could start with the capital Zagreb. Then, of course, there are many more famous old towns worth your while. Visit the historic centers of Sibenik, Zadar, and Trogir. Or go to Dubrovnik with its great strengthening, take the cable car up the hill to enjoy some breathtaking views… The split is beautiful and has far more to offer than just the Diocletian palace. And if you like ancient sites, the amphitheater in Pula built by Emperor Augustus is for you. Building started in the year 2 AD, and it sits about 23,000 people.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park, UNESCO world heritage site, is the largest national park in Croatia. The most dramatic national park due to its hundreds of waterfalls is the Krka. Watching the 200 – 400 m wide wall of water rushing down over 17 steps is without a doubt one of the many enthralling experiences in the whole country.

The possibilities for water games are limitless. Pick from kayaking, water ski or wake-boarding. Also diving, snorkeling, stand up paddling, fishing and more.

The nightlife of Hvar is legendary. Numerous renown flock there to go dancing and clubbing.  Zrce beach – has gained its reputation as the Croatian Ibiza. There are many great clubs with swimming pools, roller coaster and lots more.

What are the opportunities to charter or rent a sailboat or power boat in Croatia?

To sail your bareboat charter yacht in Croatia, you will require a skipper´s license or evidence that you have sufficient sailing experience. The alternative is to hire a boat with a captain.

On our webpage, you will find over 400 yachts available for charter!

We believe that you now know a few important facts to bear in mind when going on your sailing holiday in this beautiful country. Have a great cruise!

Charter a Yacht in Croatia

Explore Croatia’s islands & Adriatic coastline, traveling you own private yacht charter and unearth why this alluring shoreline is becoming the top sailing holiday destination in Europe.

Please enjoy browsing our website which shows a large selection of our boats for charter, with prices, photos & layouts, & many special offers. You will also discover lots of useful information on weather conditions, sailing holiday areas, itineraries and much more, for all our charter destinations. Due to the ever-changing circumstances of many yachts, it is impossible to list every ship, so do not wait to remind us if you cannot find a charter to match your requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!