Sailing Holidays In Croatia

Experience sun-soaked Croatian islands from a comfort of a private yacht charter and embark on a vacation trip beyond any compare. Surrender yourself to the alluring ambience of sky-blue Adriatic sea following tour exclusive itineraries and premium routes. Swim in crystal-clear water, breathe fragrant ocean air, party, relax and enjoy your well-deserved boat vacations in Croatia within your best company.

FLOTILLA YACHT CHARTER CROATIA

Sailing between Adriatic islands on a privately chartered boat is the ultimate Croatia yacht holiday experience. Share sights and precious moments with a group of fellow sailors and prepare yourself for unforgettable flotilla sailing holiday in Croatia. 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 vacation 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 Vacations

Have you ever dreamed about escaping from busy cities into the pure and captivating natural ambience on 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 experience. Get inspired with most popular yachting destinations and hire sailboat charters from Croatian UNESCO sites Dubrovnik and Split or start your journey from Zadar to explore iconic Kornati islands and diverse northern Adriatic.

SAILING FROM SPLIT

Charter sailing boat or catamaran from historic UNESCO world heritage sites Split & Trogir. Start your yacht trip from one of nearby marinas and gain the  opportunity for a 7-day island hopping between the popular islands Hvar Brač Korčula Šolta and Vis.

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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
PULA SAILING TRIP

Set sail along the heart-shaped Istria and explore diverse north Croatian coast. Start your yacht week in ancient Pula city and navigate through crystal clear waters of northern Adriatic. Find peace and serenity surrounded with lush green islands of secluded Kvarner gulf.

Sailing Northern Adriatic

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)

 

Total weekly price for sailing holiday on a standard 4-cabin sailboat lies between 3.500 and 4.200 euros in June and September and around 5.000€ in the peak season. The price includes 1-week boat rental with skipper and excludes port fees, fuel and food for you and skipper.

 

Croatia yacht charter prices in the off season start at 2.500 euros per week for 50-foot sailing yachts and can go to up to 6.000€ in peak season. Renting catamaran in Croatia will cost you between 7.500€ and 8.500€ per week in the summer months. 

 

You can book sailing yachts and catamarans in 4 major yacht charter destinations along the Croatian coast:

  1. Pula/Istria
  2. Zadar/Kornati
  3. Split and
  4. 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 your yacht charter needs to be paid in advance. After you confirmed the booking, 50% of down payment needs to be paid. Balance payment is 4 weeks before your departure.

How do I pay the deposit?

The most common yacht charter payment method is wiring the money from your bank. Most of our clients use REVOLUT and WISE apps to send the money from their credit cards. These are the safest, fastest and also cheapest options to pay for your charter.

 

The summer months July and August are definitively best for an indulging holiday cruise. That is when the weather at the Croatian coast is pleasant and sunny with light winds creating ideal sailing conditions. See below what month is best for your boating 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 is time of festivals and events at the coast. Everything is buzzing and the sailing season is in full swing
  • September - is the time for flotillas and day sailors wanting to avoid the summer crowds and catch best wisnds of the season
  • October - best time to explore Hvar Vis and popular cities Split or Dubrovnik in a relaxing Mediterranean fashion. With no crowds.

 

You can sail from Split to Dubrovnik and back on a 2-week yacht charter itinerary. This is the most indulging way of visiting the most beautiful islands in between in a relaxing Mediterranean pace.

If you only have 7 days to spend on a private sailboat, 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 a 7 day one way skippered charters in Croatia can carry additional fees and may require for you to check-out a day early depending the distance between the starting and the finishing base.

 

  • 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.

 

Chartering a catamaran is definitively more expensive then renting sailing boat charter in Croatia. Not only the bareboat yacht price, but also the cost for fuel and marina fees are in average higher when you rent catamaran in Croatia

 

With abundance of sunshine, warm and dry summers Croatia is ideal yacht charter destination, recommended for couples, groups of friends or a family sailing vacation. Hundreds of densely scattered islands and light summer winds make this European country one of the most popular and safest sailing destinations in the world. Croatian coast fusses together the very best for a 7 day boat holiday: natural scenery, crystal-clear seas, cultural and historical heritage, vibrant seaside villages and a world-known Mediterranean gastronomy.

 

These are the ultimate sailing holiday experiences in Croatia with selected sailing itineraries:

  1. Split sailing itinerary - Best kept secret yacht charter itinerary in Croatia if you wish to avoid crowds. Including world-famous islands Hvar Vis Brač and Šolta
  2. Kornati cruising adventure - Visit 3 magnificent national parks within a week. Ideal itineries for a relaxing 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.

 

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.

 

Dalmatian islands betwen cities Zadar and Split are ideal for a relaxing Adriatic yacht charter week. These are the most beautiful islands to visit:

  • Unije island a secluded gem on northern Adriatic when you sail from Pula.
  • 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.

 

Prevailing winds in Croatia are typically mild with frequent periods of calm so the waves don't reach more than 2 feet. The Dalmatian Coast is protected from rough seas thanks to the belt of islands just off mainland Croatia. Although the winds in Croatia (Bora wind especially) sometimes reach gale forces, there is always an island to protect you from choppy waves. Although thes places offer attractive sailing ambience, you should avoid them when Bora winds is forecasted: Kvarner Gulf, Velebit Channell and Makarska region.

 

8 essential things, you don't want to forget to bring on a 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 100% come 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 sharing their sailing adventures, that might help you plan for your yacht charter week in Croatia. Including FAQ's about the booking procedure, sailing tips, itinerary recommendations, best places to sail and everything you wish to know about boat vacation in Croatia.

WHERE IS THE BEST SAILING IN CROATIA?

Follow our selected sailing itineraries and discover 8 of the best islands of Croatia. Including astounding national parks, secret Adriatic gems and impressive islands that are usually off the chartered routes. 

HOW MUCH FOR SAILING HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA

How much does it cost to charter a sailing yacht in Croatia for 7 days? Find out all you need to know about 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

Get inspired with north Croatian coast and experience monumental architecture of Venetian towns from a comfort of your private yacht charter. Discover world-known Istrian culinary works of art and best Croatian wines.

DUBROVNIK SAILING ITINERARY

One-week Dubrovnik sailing trip is among best kept secrets of the Croatia charter itineraries. Rent a sailing yacht in historic Dubrovnik and navigate the routes of ancient sailor where you will find tranquillity among densely-wooded islands.

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 on board 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.

Select Your Yacht Charter

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 myriad of islands 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
  • monumental Croatia's historic and cultural heritage
  • don't wait up, and join us in our adventures...