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 sky-blue Adriatic seas and find serenity between countless Dalmatian islands. Swim in crystal-clear water, breathe fragrant ocean air, party, relax and enjoy in an exclusive yachting experience within your best company. These are most popular yacht holidays in Croatia.

FLOTILLA YACHT CHARTER CROATIA

Sailing Dalmatian islands and exploring Croatian coast on our private charters is the ultimate Croatia yacht holiday experience. Share sights and precious moments with a group of fellow sailors and prepare yourself for unforgettable Croatia flotilla sailing holiday. STARTING DATES IN JUNE 2023.

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LUXURY SAILING HOLIDAYS

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.

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ACTIVITY YACHTING HOLIDAYS

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 your lungs with fresh ocean 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 Croatian coast. Make this family voyage an experience that you will cherish forever.

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Croatia Yacht Charter Holidays

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.

SAILING FROM SPLIT

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.

Sailing Cruise in Split
SAILING KORNATI ISLANDS

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.

Yacht Holiday in Zadar
BOOK PULA SAILING TRIP

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.

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PRIVATE CROATIA YACHT HOLIDAY FAQ's

 

Renting a sailboat in Croatia with 4 cabins, 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 at spot?

  • Port & marina fees on route (depending on the number of stops)
  • Fuel per consumption 100€ per week on average
  • Tourist tax 1.35€ per day per person
  • Deposit for yacht 1.500€ - 2.000€ (refundable if no damage)
  • Crew service between 1.120€ and 1.400€ per week (skipper, hostess and chef)

 

Croatia yacht vacation cost basically depends on these factors: Sailboat size & type, your travelling style and the charter season. The price for a comfortable sailing yacht with 4 cabins in summer is on average 4.000 euros per week. Newer 40-foot catamaran around 5.500€ per week. Overall cost for a sailing trip in Croatia also depends on the level of onboard services. You can opt between a skippered boats or a crewed yacht charter.

What is included in private Croatia sailing charters?

  • 1-week boat rental
  • end cleaning
  • bedding, and bathing towels
  • Wi-Fi aboard
  • dinghy with outboard motor

What are the mandatory extras for skippered Croatia yacht charters?

  • skipper service from 1.050€ per week (depending on the boat size)
  • fuel per consumption (average 80-150€)
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees average 80€ per night
  • food and provisioning on board (for skipper also)
  • damage safety deposit 2.000€ for a sailboat with 4 cabins

What are the optional extras?

  • hostess service from (980€ weekly)
  • cook from (1.200€ weekly)

 

The average catamaran rental prices in Croatia vary between 5.500 and  6.500 euros per week in peak summer season. In shoulder season (June and September) between 4.000 and 5.500€.

What is included in the price?

  • 1-week catamaran hire
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • bed linen, bathroom towels
  • Wi-Fi connection

Obligatory Extras

  • Skipper service 160-170€ per day, plus food
  • local tourist tax and permit 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees average 130€ per berth
  • fuel app. 200€ per week
  • damage deposit (refundable fee if no damage) 2.500€ (cash, VISA, AMEX, DINERS)

 

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 a yacht in Zadar or Split about 10% cheaper than in Dubrovnik, where there are less yachts for renting.

 

You can charter sailing yachts and catamarans in 4 major yacht charter destinations along the Croatian coast: Pula/Istria, Zadar/Kornati Split and Dubrovnik. Largest modern marinas from where you can book a bareboat charter in Croatia are in Split (bases Kaštela, Trogir, Rogoznica) and Zadar region (Sukošan, Biograd and in UNESCO site - Šibenik town).

 

To secure your sailing holidays in Croatia the sailing yacht needs to be paid in advance. You can secure your yacht charter with 50% of down payment within 2-3 days after your confirmed the booking. 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.

 

Please send your inquiry for first and last minute yacht charter prices

 

One-way sailing charter from Split to Dubrovnik usually takes 7 days. With lots of stops on popular Croatian islands Hvar, Brač, Vis, Lastovo, Korčula and Mljet, this itinerary ensures a unique opportunity to explore the very best of south Dalmatian coastline. The most relaxing option for a 7-day tour is a round Dubrovnik sailing itinerary. You will make the most of your yacht vacations in Croatia by renting a sailing charter in Dubrovnik or start your sailing trip in Split

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.

 

  • Catamaran Cruise in Split Currently the most popular sailing itinerary in Croatia assures you a relaxing and and a comfortable yachting experience on our sailing catamarans.
  • Dubrovnik Sailing Holiday Is ideal for a private honeymoon trip or vacation for couples. Romantic Korčula town or lush-green island Mljet is a must visit.
  • Zadar Sailing Trips Families with small kids simply love this itinerary. Easy island hop and small distances between hundreds of islands promises a leisurely cruising adventure.
  • Pula Sailing Trip If you wish to explore historic Roman cities, charming fishing villages, densely-wooded islands, intact beaches and beyond, rent sailboat in Pula.

 

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.

 

These are best private 7-day yacht charter holidays in Croatia with selected sailing itineraries:

  1. Sailing cruise from Split - This unique off-the-beaten track in Croatia is an internal tip from our skippers. Including best islands of this county Hvar, Vis, Brač and Šolta
  2. Kornati cruising adventure - Visit 3 most popular Croatian marine national parks within a week. Recommended sailing itinerary for a family sailing holiday
  3. Istria sailing - Set sail from iconic Pula city and cruise between largest Croatian islands with beautiful coves and amazing swim spots. Ideal region for activity sailing experience 
  4. Dubrovnik sailing itinerary - Start your adventure UNESCO site Dubrovnik and explore secluded national parks in Croatia Mljet and Lastovo islet.

 

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 and perfect sailing conditions. You can check below what month suits you best for your boat holidays in Croatia:

  • 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.

 

We believe that the outstanding performances should be rewarded, however, the final tip mostly depends up to your general satisfaction onboard our crewed charters. Gratuities are discretionary, but it's customary to acknowledge the crew effort. The usual tip for services aboard our skippered sailing boats is between 10 and 20% of the weekly fee, that should be given in cash at the end of your journey to your skipper.

 

These are the best islands in Croatia you shouldn't miss on your sailing trip:

 

  • Unije island is best kept secret of the northern Croatia sailing itinerary
  • Silba don't miss out Dalmatian isle of love, surrounded with intact emerald bays
  • Dugi Otok is at  a doorstep of zadar city. This lush-green island is the place where crystal-clear blue waters give way to white-sand beaches and secluded coves
  • Kornati national park is where you will find seclusion and serenity between unique yellow-coned island tops
  • Kaprije typical fishing town is the perfect fusion of traditional cuisine and genuine people
  • Šolta is a cradle of sustainable tourism, traditional production and lush-green forests
  • Brač a "stone kingdom of Croatia" full of charming towns and impressive architecture
  • Vis - mystical island of legends, myths and natural wonders. Spend the night in iconic Komiža - the oldest fishing village on Adriatic
  • Hvar is simply a must. Walk around famous Hvar village and old town Stari Grad plateau and experience the harmony between the old and the new
  • Korčula - a home of world travelers, impressive cultural heritage and best Dalmatian wines

 

In most cases private yacht charters 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 you 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) - extra meals are option with additional fee.
  • washes the dishes, cleans the galley and salon

Hostess fee starts at 140€ per day and can go up to 190€, depending on how many assignments she has and the number of the people on board. This fee does not include her meals.

Tip 1: We advise, that you assure 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.

 

8 essential things, you don't want to forget on your sailing cruise:

  •  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. 

sailing holidays in  Zadar

Lars & Gunar, Stockholm Sweden  

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.

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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.

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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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Our Blogs &  Useful Tips

Articles from skippers, sailors and guests on board about their Croatia sailing adventures that will help you plan your yachting vacations at the Dalmatian coast. Including FAQ's about the booking procedure, best sailing tips, itinerary recommendations, top destinations to visit and everything you want to know about yacht vacation in Croatia.

DISCOVERING TOP 5 NATIONAL PARKS IN CROATIA

Follow our selected off-the-beaten-track routes. This Croatia sailing itinerary includes  5 astounding national parks: Krka waterfalls, Kornati islands, Lastovo, Mljet and Brijuni. Exploring these well-preserved Adriatic treasures on a private yacht charter is a unique experience.

HOW MUCH FOR SAILING HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA

How much does it cost to charter a sailing yacht in Croatia for 7 days? Here you will find all you need to know on the booking procedure, what expenses to expect and how to select a suitable sailing boat to fit your travelling style and budget.

SAILING NORTHERN CROATIA

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. Visit historic Venetian towns Pula and Rovinj and taste world-known Istrian culinary works of art on a private yacht.

DUBROVNIK SAILING ITINERARY

One-week Dubrovnik sailing trip is among best kept secrets of the Croatia charter itineraries. Rent a yacht in Dubrovnik old town and visit the hidden gems of 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 

SUNREEF 60 and BALI 5.4 

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.

 

First/Last Minute Sailing Charters 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?

  • affordable first and last minute yacht charter prices
  • Croatia is a cradle of a genuine sailing holiday experience
  • Dalmatian coast is one of the sunniest places on Mediterranean
  • myriad of scattered islands and small distances between them
  • perfect maritime conditions for beginners or experienced seafarers
  • Adriatic sea is ideal for flotilla holidays or activity yachting
  • idyllic atmosphere for Families, Couples or Honeymooners
  • authentic locally-run taverns and seaside romantic restaurants
  • laid-back genuine atmosphere of island villages
  • impressive Croatia's historic and cultural heritage
  • don't wait up, and join us in our adventures...