Welcome to Croatia, the cradle of Mediterranean yacht charter holidays. Chartering a private sailing boat in Croatia assures you a unique opportunity to explore this wonderland of 1000 islands, emerald coves, romantic sunsets, vibrant seaside villages and culinary delights at your own pace. Crisp-blue Adriatic with near 3000 miles of sun-soaked coastline is one of the rare intact world treasures and a true holiday paradise in the heart of Europe. Buy yourself a ticket to heaven and get ready for best yacht charter week of your life at the idyllic Croatian coast. Let these peerless landscapes, crystal-clear seas, enchanting ambience and world-famous gastronomy elevate your vacation experience to a higher level. Hire catamaran or sailboat charter from premium yachting destinations Dubrovnik Split Pula or Zadar and join us on this fascinating journey. Europe's finest sailing playground is now at your hand's reach.
Sailing Holidays in Croatia
Booking a private sailing charter for a gentle cruise between the hundreds of sun-soaked Croatian islands is a vacation beyond any compare. Surrender yourself to the alluring ambience of the sky-blue Adriatic and find serenity between the myriad of idyllic Dalmatian islands. Swim in crystal-clear seas, breathe fragrant ocean air, party, relax and enjoy in an exclusive yacht experience within your best company. These are most popular Croatia sailing holiday packages:
Sailing Dalmatian islands and exploring Croatian coast on our private charters is the ultimate Croatia yacht holiday experience. Sail Croatia by sharing sights and precious moments with a group of fellow sailors and prepare yourself for unforgettable Croatia flotilla sailing holiday.
Make your dreams about a perfect sailing cruise in Croatia a reality and feel the thrills of our exclusive crewed yachts. Hanse 588 combines elegance and seaworthiness at its best. With professional crew onboard expect an indulgent and delightful yacht holiday on the gentle waves of Adriatic.
Adventure seekers just love our Activity itinerary combining sailing, cycling and trekking activities. Get ready to awaken your senses and find harmony surrounded by sky-blue seas and purplish lavender fields where you can fill the lungs with fresh ocean air.
A relaxed and fun sailing holiday with their parents, can be an exceptional vacation and a precious adventure for your kids. Rent one of our private yacht charters in Croatia and together explore the magnificent Croatian coast. Make this family voyage an experience that you will cherish forever.
Explore Adriatic coast from a comfort of a skippered sailboat or crewed catamaran and book a genuine sailing holiday in Croatia. You can expect the best of the yacht vacation experience if you book on e of these attractive sailing boats available for private 7-day rentals.
Have you ever dreamed about escaping from busy cities into the pure and captivating natural ambience of your very own private yacht charter? By uncovering the scenes of astonishing Croatian coastline, we endeavour to bring that dream closer to you. Let us advise you on which of these beautiful locations will best deliver for a unforgettable sailing experiences. Get inspired with premium yachting destinations and hire Croatia sailboat charters from UNESCO sites Dubrovnik and Split. Or hire sailboat and start your journey from Zadar to explore the iconic Kornati islands and fascinating northern Adriatic.
Charter sailing boat or catamaran from historic UNESCO world heritage sites - the city of Split or Trogir. A yacht trip from one of these Croatian marinas is and excellent opportunity for a 7-day island hopping between the popular nautical destinations Hvar Brač Korčula Šolta and Vis.
Find tranquillity in natural surroundings in the embrace of sky-blue Adriatic and feel the pulse of northern Dalmatia. Book a private yacht charter in Zadar to explore the magnificent marine national parks of Croatia; World-known Kornati islands and majestic Krka waterfalls.
Set sail along the heart-shaped Istria and explore diverse north Croatian coast. Start your sailing trip in ancient Pula city and glide across the crystal clear waters of northern Adriatic. Relax and enjoy the serenity of lush green islands and discover colourful villages of secluded Kvarner gulf.
Renting a sailboat in Croatia suitable for 5-6 persons will cost you between 3.500€ and 4.000 euros per week within high summer. If you sail Croatia in September or June, expect about 30% lower prices.
What are the extra costs?
Port & marina fees on route (depends on the number of stops)
Fuel per consumption 100€ per week on average
tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
Tourist tax 1.35€ per day per person
Deposit for yacht 1.500€ - 2.000€ (refundable if no damage)
Bareboat charter prices in the off season start at 1.500 euros per week for a 4-cabin sailing boat and can go to up to 4.000€ per week in peak season. Luxury sailing yacht cost is around 7.500€ per week. Standard Catamaran in Croatia will cost you between 5.500€ and 6.500€ per week in the summer months. You can charter Sailing Yachts in Zadar or Split about 10% cheaper than sailboat rental in Dubrovnik.
To secure your sailing holidays in Croatiasailing yacht rental and base cost need to be paid in advance. You can secure your yacht charter with 50% of down payment within 2-3 days after confirmation, balance payment 4 weeks before your departure.
How do I pay the deposit?
In Croatia yacht charters, the most common payment method is wiring the money from your bank at our account. Most of our clients use REVOLUT and WISE apps to send the money. These are the safest, fastest and also cheapest options to pay for your charter.
What are the additional costs I need to pay at spot?
Skipper service between 980€-1.400€ weekly (depends on yacht's length)
Please keep in mind that one way skippered charters in Croatia can carry additional fees for one way routes and may require for you to check-out a day early depending the distance between the starting and the finishing base. When you are on a one-way charter, it is advised that you share your itinerary plans and desires with your skipper throughout your journey. They will be happy to share their extensive knowledge with you and make their best to show you best places in the area.
You can expect lower costs if you rent a sailing boat charter in Croatia over a catamaran. Not only the bareboat yacht rental price, but also the cost for fuel and marina fees are in average higher when you rent catamaran in Croatia
Croatian coast is among best European sailing destinations. With sun-soaked scenery, warm nad dry summers, Croatia is ideal for a yacht vacation for couples, groups of friends or a family sailing vacation. Hundreds of idyllic islands being close together, fair winds and calm Adriatic sea make Croatian coast one of the safest sailing countries in the world. when you add intact natural environment, impressive cultural and historical heritage and a world-known Mediterranean gastronomy with a twist of Italian flavor, you get the perfect place to explore from a comfort of a private Croatia yacht charter.
Yacht charter season in Croatia runs between April and late October. That is when the weather at the Croatian coast is pleasant and sunny with soothing moderate winds assuring perfect sailing conditions. Find what month suits you best for your cruising holidays in Croatia below:
April - this is the month reserved for enthusiastic seafarers and regattas. If your group wishes to learn how to sail, then Easter period is your best chance
May - seize the opportunity of pleasant spring temperatures for an active holiday experience and combine island hopping with sailing, trekking and cycling
June - fuses the best of a sailing experience in Croatia; warm weather, blooming fragrant landscapes, less marine traffic and lower shoulder season prices
July - best time for a family sailing trip. Children will love to swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic sea during the summer heat
August - the hottest and driest month and time of festivals and events when the social season is in full swing. Visit one of them on a private yacht
September - is the time for flotilla sailing adventure "Croatian style". Seafarers from all over the world come to sail an dream about simple maritime pleasures
October - explore Hvar, Vis, Kornati national park and coastal cities Split or Dubrovnik. Enjoy relaxing autumn atmosphere at the sparkling Adriatic.
Overall, Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. However, the prices vary between Istria and Dalmatia conty. Local people say that the prices in Croatia rise as you travel along the coast from north to south. Most popular tourist cities along the Croatian coastline Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Split, and dalmatian islands Hvar and Korčula can be more expensive while Istria and Kvarner islands still keep their prices reasonable. Remember to rather eat and drink local then imported.
Prices for some products at the coast
cup of coffee 1.5€
pint of local beer 2.5€
1,5l bottled water from store 0.7€
public transport 1-2€ one way
1 bottle of local medium quality wine in store 6€
average 3- course dinner 25-30€/person
Total trip cost basically depends on your habits and where and how you choose to spend your money. Bareboat charter prices are similar or a bit lower comparing to Italy, Greece or Spain. On a sailing trip you can easily get around on daily budget from 25-35€/person/day.
That is mostly up to your general satisfaction onboard our private catamaran charters. For crewed catamarans gratuities are discretionary, but it's customary to acknowledge the crew effort. We believe that the outstanding performances should be rewarded. The usual tip for services aboard skippered boats is between 15 and 20% of the weekly fee, that should be given in cash at the end of your journey. The usual tip for yacht charters is 3-5% of the full price.
In most cases private yacht charter in Croatia has skipper service included and if clients desire also a stewardess/hostess on board. If you wish a care-free and a relaxing sailing cruise, we advise to hire a hostess. They are fluent in English and sometimes also multilingual. In cooperation with the skipper, they will make sure that your catamaran holiday in Croatia is an indulging experience. Please remember that your skipper and hostess are your best tripsadvisors, so simply trust yourself into their capable hands.
Here you can see the basic assignments that a hostess does:
keeping all areas on yacht clean and tidy
handling the provisioning throughout the trip (shopping for supplies, taking care of fresh food before and during your trip)
she prepares and serves two light meals daily (breakfast and one simple lunch or a dinner). Extra meals are option with a additional fee.
washes the dishes, cleans the galley and salon
Hostess fee starts at 130€ per day and can go up to 190€, depending on how many assignments she has. This fee does not include her meals; She can join you for meals or allow 30€ pocket money per crew member per day.
Tip 1: We advise, that you give her some APA money (advanced provisioning allowance) so that she has enough to pay for the daily shopping.
Tip 2: When you hire yacht in Croatia with a hostess you already get 2 meals included. That gives you more free time to explore the islands and have your dinner outside. Especially if you wish to taste Dalmatian delicacies in typical family-run taverns called "konoba". With their local knowledge and experience, a hostess will be happy to recommend best local restaurants.
Island hopping is one of the most exciting and authentic ways to travel around this hidden Mediterranean jewel. A week-long private sailing tour in Croatia is an exclusive way of exploring some of the most idyllic Croatian islands, impressive Croatian national parks, vibrant villages and hidden beaches surrounded with crystal-clear waters.
Our gang took a fantastic sailing trip from Trogir. Local "captain" Mario was simply the greatest. He showed us some of the most amazing beaches and cool bars in Hvar. We'll be back for more this year.
Cindy, San Diego CA
Honeymoon sailing in Croatia was one of the best ideas from my partner. Discovering the incredible Dalmatian cuisine and navigating between romantic islands of Kornati national park was the highlight of our vacation.
Veit, Berlin, Germany
I'm addicted to sailing since I was a small kid. Every season we book a performance sailboat in Croatia with a group of keen sailors and search and hope for some pure action at sea.
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Croatia is so much more than just the world-famous hot spots Split, Hvar, Plitvice and Dubrovnik. Get inspired with north Croatian coast and its monumental architecture. Discover historic Venetian towns Pula and Rovinj and world-known Istrian culinary works of art on a private yacht.
7-day Dubrovnik sailing trip is among best kept secrets of the Croatia charter itineraries. Rent a yacht in Dubrovnik old town and sail the premium line-of-sight routes of the southern Dalmatia. Here you will find tranquillity among densely-wooded islands and enjoy in secluded natural bays.
Luxury Private Catamaran Charters
Enjoy in uncompromising cruising pleasures and exclusive onboard services beyond compare. Discover astounding Dalmatian coast and the idyllic islands Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Brač in a delightful relaxation and idyllic ambience aboard our luxury catamarans
Both custom-made vessels provide impressive exterior and interior volumes with spacious and cozy lounge areas and relaxation corners. The highest level of comfort and style will elevate your holiday moments at the Adriatic coast to the highest level.
Full board service with professional chef and communicative stewardess is included. Your kids are going to love numerous water toys for entertainment while the adults can use sea scooters, water tubes or SUP for recreation. With our sociable skipper as your tour guide, get ready to experience an exceptional cruising holiday in Croatia.
Start your sailing in Croatia by selecting a reliable sailing yacht or catamaran charter from beautiful marinas along the Croatian coastline. A gentle cruise across the azure blue Adriatic on our premium boats is your best chance to discover the hot spots at your own pace. Book the vessel that suits your travelling style and budget for a unforgettable yacht charter holiday in Croatia.
Why choose Croatia for your next sailing holidays?