Croatia Sailing Charter

Explore alluring Croatian coast and take a relaxing private sailing holidays in Croatia. Hire catamaran or a Croatia sailboat charter for an exclusive sailing experience on you very own sailing yacht. Surrender yourself to the idyllic surroundings of the Adriatic and find serenity between the myriad of stunning Dalmatian islands. Swim in crystalline seas, breathe the fresh ocean air, relax and simply enjoy life within your best company. Please check most popular Croatia sailing vacation packages for 2021 & 2022.

YACHT TRIP CROATIA

Private yacht holiday in Croatia is absolutely the most hassle-free way to travel Croatia's coastline and experience the country's highlights at the same time. Cruising across the crystal clear seas, discovering the secluded treasures of the sparkling Adriatic is a simply a must-do.

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LUXURY SAILBOAT CHARTER CROATIA

Make your dreams about the perfect sailing cruise a reality and feel the thrills of exclusive crewed yachts. Hanse 588 combines elegance and seaworthiness at its best. With professional crew onboard expect an indulgent and delightful cruising holiday on the gentle waves of Adriatic.

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ACTIVITY TOUR

Many adventure seekers love the itineraries on our activity tours. Get ready to awaken your senses and witness the secluded treasures of Adriatic sea. Enjoy the harmony of crystalline waters, marine national parks, purplish lavender fields and fill your lungs with fresh Mediterranean air.

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FAMILY SAILING HOLIDAYS

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 Adriatic coast. Make this family voyage an experience that you will cherish forever.

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Yacht Getaways Croatia

Have you ever dreamed about escaping from busy cities into pure and captivating natural surroundings on your private yacht charter? By uncovering the remarkable scenes of astonishing Croatian coast, we offer to bring that dream closer to you. Let us advise you on which of these beautiful locations will best deliver your sailing adventure. Get inspired with Croatia's premium yachting destinations and hire one of our sailboat charters in Croatia from Split Zadar Dubrovnik Trogir and Pula.

SAILING IN SPLIT CROATIA

Charter sailboat or a luxury catamaran from historic UNESCO world heritage sites - the city of Split or Trogir. When you book one of our private yachts from one of the Croatian marinas above, get ready for an adventurous island hopping between the islands Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Solta and Vis.

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SAILING KORNATI ISLANDS

Find harmony and serenity between the scattered islands of northern Dalmatia. Booking a private yacht charter in Zadar to explore national parks Telascica and Kornati or sail upriver to the majestic Krka waterfalls is really something worth experiencing.

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BOOK PULA SAILING TRIP

Cruise along the heart-shaped Istria and discover the secret corners of northern Adriatic. Start your sailing journey from Pula to explore the secluded islands of Kvarner bay. Relax and enjoy in serenity of secluded coves surrounded with crystal clear waters.

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SAILING HOLIDAY in CROATIA FAQ'S

 

The final cost for a 7-day private sailing holiday in Croatia mostly depends on what kind of service do you wish to have on your sailing trip - skippered sailboat, crewed catamaran or a luxury yacht. The average price for a comfortable sailing boat Bavaria Cruiser 46 with 4 cabins in July and August lies at 3.000€ per week. A smaller 40-foot catamaran around 5.000€ per week. Including: boat rental, end cleaning, bedding, towels, Wi-Fi aboard and dingy with outboard motor.

What are the expenses for a 7-day sailing trip?

  • skipper 130€/day (910€ weekly)
  • fuel per consumption approx. 60€ a week
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees average 70€ per night
  • food and provisioning on board
  • damage safety deposit 1.500€ for a sailboat with 4 cabins

What are the optional extras?

  • hostess 120€/day (840€ weekly)
  • cook 140€/day (980€ weekly)
  • various water toys 30-50€ weekly
  • SUP (stand up paddle) 100€ weekly

 

The cost for a 4-cabin sailboat in Split Croatia lies between 2.500€ and 3.300€ per week within high season (July, August). In the off season approx. 2.000€. Shoulder season (June, September) in average 2.500€. Please read also about how to rent a yacht and where are best places to charter sailboats in Croatia.

 

Catamaran charter prices in Croatia mostly depend on catamaran's size, age and the sailing season. The cost for crewed catamaran Lagoon 42 in the high season from Dubrovnik and Trogir lies between 5.500€ and 6.700€ a week. In September and June from 4.400€ to 5.400€ weekly. Price includes: 7-day charter, Permit, End cleaning, Tourist tax, Dingy with motor, Safety Deposit Insurance. It is recommended that you book a reliable Croatian skipper to fully relax and enjoy the moments among the the Croatian islands.

 

These are best sailing boats and catamaran charters that you can book for private holiday cruises on the Adriatic. Select one of these beauties for a genuine sailing vacation between the countless Croatian islands and first-hand discover how Mediterranean once was. 

SUN ODYSSEY 440 (Pula Biograd and Dubrovnik)

OCEANIS 51.1 (Duborvnik, Zadar, Trogir, Pula)

BAVARIA 51 CRUISER (in marina Trogir Dubrovnik Pula and island Murter)

ELAN IMPRESSION 45 ( in Split island Krk Biograd Trogir and marina Zadar)

OCEANIS 46.1 (available from Pula Dubrovnik Trogir Split and Zadar)

BAVARIA C42 (in marinas Trogir Pula and Biograd)

DUFOUR 460 (available from Pula Trogir Dubrovnik and island Krk)

LAGOON 42 (available from Dubrovnik Pula Trogir Split and Island Murter)

ASTREA 42 (available from Split island Krk and marina Kornati Biograd)

 

Croatia is statistically one of the safest countries in Europe. Overall crimes in Croatia are quite low making it extremely safe to travel around. By land, or at sea. This Mediterranean gem is the cradle of sailing holidays and among best European sailing destinations for families with kids, couples, or groups of friends wanting to spend a memorable vacation in a relaxing Mediterranean style. With warm and calm Adriatic, abundance of sunshine, countless islands, moderate winds and warm local people is a must-visit for beginners or experienced yachtsmen.

 

Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. However, the prices vary from region to region. Local people say that the prices in Croatia rise as you travel along the coast from north to south. Popularcities along the Croatian coast Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Split, and dalmatian islands Hvar and Korcula can be more expensive while Istria and Kvarner still keep their prices comparable to the inland. 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 really depends on your habits and where and how you choose to spend your money. Bareboat charter prices are 10-15% lower than in Italy, Greece or Spain. On a sailing trip you can easily get around on daily budget from 25-35€/person/day.

 

The cost for luxury sailing charter Hanse 588 within Croatia's peak season is around 9.000€ a week. Shoulder season (June and September) between 6.000 and 8.000€. The off-season months May, October from 3.000 to 5.000€. Skipper (obligatory 150€ per day + food)

Included in price

  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine 10hp
  • bed linen, bathroom towels, cockpit cushions
  • 1X SUP (stand up paddle)
  • air condition + generator
  • Wi-Fi connection 75G

Obligatory Extras

  • local tourist tax and permit 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees
  • fuel 100-200€
  • damage deposit (refundable) 2.500€ (cash, VISA, AMEX, DINERS, MASTERCARD)

Optional extras

  • hostess (optional 140€/day)
  • chef (optional 150€/day)
  • full board (optional 45-60€/person/day)

Book also these exclusive luxurious sailboats:   Jeanneau 64, Hanse 675, Dufour 63.

 

That is mostly up to our guests' general satisfaction at the end of the sailing cruise. On 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 yacht charters in the Mediterranean is 15-20% of the weekly skipper/crew fee, that should be given in cash at the end of your journey. The usual tip for luxury charters is 5% of the full price.

 

July and August at the Croatian coast might be quite busy with tourists exploring this land's impressive cultural heritage and city attractions. There is also quite high density of tourist marine traffic. But the weather conditions to sail and relax your worries away are just delightful. If you like more action, vivacity, buzzing streets and higher temperatures, you will hit the spot, if your book your sailing trip in peak season...and you won't miss out.

If you prefer more tranquillity, to truly feel the genuine reflection of the country, choose June or September. Weather conditions, with bit stronger winds and still pleasant temperatures in September, May or October, is every sailor's delight, but if you are looking for a quiet week without hustle and bustle, sailing in Croatia in early June is the ideal choice.

General winds in Croatia are north westerly, rarely exceeding 20 knots. A wind to keep an eye out for is the Bora, gusty NE that can surprise those unaware of the weather forecast.

 

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 to explore some of the most remarkable Croatian islands, impressive marine national parks, hidden beaches with crystal clear water, secluded villages and genuine hospitality of the local people, inviting you to taste topmost island culinary works of art. Be sure not to miss these little gems on your cruising adventure:

  • Unije - a secluded small islet in the middle of northern Adriatic
  • Silba - the island of love and intact emerald bays in northern Dalmatia
  • Dugi Otok - the cradle of pristine nature just a few miles away from Zadar city
  • Kornati national park overnight surrounded with spectacular lunar landscapes, serenity and a sky full of bright stars above
  • Kaprije - fishing town on this tiny isle is the perfect fusion of traditional cuisine and genuine people
  • Šolta - this green island is the cradle of sustainable tourism and traditional local production
  • Brač - "stone kingdom of Croatia" full of charming towns and impressive architecture. Don't miss out the "white marble" Village Pucisca.
  • Vis - the island of legends, myths and natural wonders. Spend the night in old town Komiža - the oldest fishing village on Adriatic
  • Hvar - walk around famous Hvar village and old town Stari Grad plateau and experience the harmony between the old and the new
  • Korčula - green island of amazing cultural heritage and best Dalmatian Wines

 

8 Things that you don't want to forget:

 

  •  boarding pass/voucher
  •   sun protection items (sun lotion, sunglasses for UV protection, hat)
  •   bathing suit or a swimsuit
  •   your passport, or personal ID, enough cash, health insurance
  •   swimming towels
  •   your personal items (prescription pills, medicine for allergy...)
  •   a wind stopper or a wind breaker in summer a long-sleeved cardigan would do
  •   positive vibes (leave your worries at home)

Before departure please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies and remember to pack light. 

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Lars & Gunar, Stockholm Sweden  

Our group of friends took a fantastic trip from Trogir. Our local "captain" Mario was simply great. Next year we'll rent a cat in Dubrovnik, and we want him as our skipper:)

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Croatia sailing holidays

Cindy, San Diego CA

Honeymoon sailing in Croatia was one of the best ideas from my partner. Discovering tempting Dalmatian cuisine and romantic islands of Kornati national park was a life-time adventure

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Veit, Berlin, Germany

I'm addicted to sailing every since I was a small kid. Every season we book a "performance" sailboat with a group of sailing enthusiasts with "Active Sailing" agency.

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BOOK LUXURY CATAMARANS IN CROATIA

Enjoy in uncompromising sailing pleasures and exclusive service on board of our crewed cats. ​​​​​​Discover astounding Dalmatian coast and islands Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Brač in full privacy aboard our multi-hulls

 

SUNREEF 60 and BALI 5.4 

Both custom-made vessels provide impressive exterior and interior volumes with spacious and cozy lounge areas. The highest level of comfort and style will elevate your sailing experience and the quality of living on board to another level.

Full board service with chef and communicative hostess is included. Your kids are going to love numerous water toys for entertainment while the adults can use sea scooters, water tubes, SUP,... for recreation. With our sociable skipper as your tour guide, a memorable journey at the Adriatic is a guarantee.

Sailboat Charter Croatia

Start your cruising adventure in Croatia by selecting a reliable sailing yacht or catamaran charter. Set sail across the glittering seas of the Adriatic on one of our selected boats below to fully relax and enjoy the precious moments on your sailing holiday in Croatia.

10 reasons why Croatia should be your next sailing destination

  • affordable yacht charter prices
  • Croatia is one of the safest countries for a sailing holiday
  • Dalmatian coast is one of the sunniest places on Mediterranean
  • learn about the land's amazing history and culture in a unique way
  • myriad of scattered islands and small distances between them
  • ideal maritime conditions for beginners or experienced sailors
  • beautiful, calm and clean Adriatic
  • idyllic atmosphere for Families, Couples or Honeymooners
  • authentic island cuisine 
  • friendly and genuine atmosphere