Sailing Holidays in Croatia

Booking a private yacht charter in Croatia for a gentle cruise between the hundreds of sun-soaked Croatian islands is something worth experiencing. Surrender yourself to the alluring ambience of the crystalline 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 sailing experience within your best company. These are most popular Croatia sailing holiday packages:

EXCLUSIVE SAILBOAT CHARTER

Experience the best of a yacht charter holidays in Croatia on a luxury sailboat Oceanis 51.1. Set sail from the historic  Zadar city and cruise through the magnificent national park Kornati, visit Krka waterfalls and discover the authentic island cuisine of Šibenik archipelago.

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LUXURY SAILING HOLIDAYS in CROATIA

Make your dreams about the perfect sailing cruise 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 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. Find harmony among the crystal clear seas, 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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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 remarkable 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 your sailing adventure. Get inspired with Croatia's premium yachting destinations and hire one of our sailboat charters in Croatia from Adriatic jewels Split Zadar Dubrovnik Trogir or Pula.

SAILBOAT CHARTER SPLIT CROATIA

Charter sailboat or catamaran from historic UNESCO world heritage sites - the city of Split or Trogir. Sailing trip from one of these Croatian marinas is and excellent opportunity for a hassle-free 7-day island hopping between the popular nautical destinations Hvar, Brač, Korčula, Šolta and Vis.

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SAILING KORNATI ISLANDS

Find tranquillity in serene natural surroundings and feel the unique pulse of north Dalmatian coast. Book a private yacht charter in Zadar to explore marine national parks Telaščica and world-known Kornati. Cruise trough the maze of tiny islands and sail upriver to the majestic Krka waterfalls.

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BOOK PULA SAILING TRIP

Set sail along the heart-shaped Istria and discover unique diversity of the north Croatian coastline. Start your sailing trip in ancient Pula city and glide across the crystal clear waters of northern Adriatic. Relax and enjoy in the serenity of lush green islands and colourful villages of the Kvarner bay.

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PRIVATE YACHT HOLIDAY in CROATIA FAQ'S

 

Rental price on a new 4-cabin sailboat in Split Croatia lies between 2.800€ and 3.600€ per week within high season (July, August). In the off season approx. 2.000€. Shoulder season (June, September) in average 2.600€. Chartering a cheper budget-line sailing yacht Bavaria 46 will cost you around 2.500€ in the peak sailing season. Tourist tax and safety deposit for yacht is mandatory.

 

The average price for a comfortable 4-cabin sailing boat Bavaria Cruiser 46 in July and August lies at 3.000€ per week. A smaller 40-foot catamaran around 5.000€ per week. Final cost for a 7-day sailing trip in Croatia mostly depends on the boat size, age and type (catamaran or a sailing boat).

What does that price include?

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

What are the mandatory extras for a skippered yacht charter in Croatia?

  • skipper service from 140€ per day (depending on the boat size)
  • fuel per consumption (average 50-100€)
  • 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 130€/day (910€weekly)
  • cook from 150€/day (1.050€ weekly)
  • SUP (stand up paddle) 100€ -150€ weekly

 

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.

 

  • Catamaran Cruise in Split Currently the most popular sailing itinerary in Croatia assures you a relaxing and and a comfortable yacht experience on our sailing catamarans.
  • Dubrovnik Sailing Holiday Is ideal for a private honeymoon trip and 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.

 

Find some of the most popular sailing boats and catamaran charters that you can hire at the Croatian coast. 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, Split and Dubrovnik)

OCEANIS 51.1 (marina Dubrovnik, Zadar, Split and Pula)

BAVARIA 51 CRUISER (in marina Seget, 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)

OCEANIS 40.1 (available in Zadar or Island Krk)

For exact boat prices, please send us the inquiry by selecting one of above yachts.

 

You can certainly expect lower expenses if you rent a sailing charter in Croatia over a catamaran. Not only the bareboat yacht rental price, but also the cost for fuel and marina fees are in about general 50% higher when you rent catamaran in Croatia.

 

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, infinite coastline, abundance of sunshine, countless islands, moderate winds and warm local people is a must-visit for beginners or experienced yachtsmen.

 

Most popular private sailing holidays in Croatia:

  1. Sailing cruise from Split A 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 Pula city and cruise between some of the most beautiful swim spots, crystal clear coves and Croatian hotspots. Also ideal for activity sailing experince 
  4. Dubrovnik sailing itinerary Start your adventure in iconic Dubrovnik town and explore secluded national parks in Croatia Mljet and Lastovo

 

The cost for a luxury yacht holiday in Croatia within in the peak season is around 9.000€ per week. Shoulder season (June and September) between 6.000 and 8.000€. The off-season months May and October prices varie between 3.000 and 5.000€.

Included in the 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

  • Skipper service 160€ per day, plus own cabin
  • local tourist tax and permit 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees
  • fuel 100-200€ a week
  • damage deposit (refundable) 2.500€ (cash, VISA, AMEX, DINERS, MASTERCARD)

Optional extras

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

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

 

Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. However, the prices vary between the regions Istria and Dalmatia. Local people say that the prices in Croatia rise as you travel along the coast from north to south. Popular cities along the Croatian coast Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Split, and dalmatian islands Hvar and Korcula 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 than in 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 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 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 luxury charters is 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.

Here are some 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 180€, depending on how many assignments she has. This fee does not include the 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.

 

Sailing 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 - spring temperatures on Croatian islands are near perfect for various activities. Combine island hopping with trekking or cycling into an exciting active holiday
  • 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 in calm autumn atmosphere at the sparkling Adriatic.

 

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 idyllic Croatian islands, impressive Croatian national parks, vibrant villages and hidden beaches surrounded with crystal-clear waters. The genuine hospitality of local people, inviting you to taste their matchless traditional gastronomy is also something worth experiencing on your sailing tour in Croatia.

Make sure not to miss these little gems:

  • Unije - a secluded small islet in the middle of northern Adriatic
  • Silba - the isle of love and intact emerald bays in northern Dalmatia
  • Dugi Otok - At a doorstep of zadar city this lush-green islands is the place where crystal-clear blue waters give way to white-sand beaches and secluded coves
  • Kornati national park 100 intact islands inside this stunning park provide a unique chance to hop from one islands to another at a slow pace in a relaxing Dalamatian style.
  • Kaprije - fishing town on this tiny isle is the perfect fusion of traditional cuisine and genuine people
  • Šolta - lush green forests of Solta are a cradle of sustainable tourism and traditional 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 - the greenest Croatian island is home of impressive cultural heritage and best Dalmatian wines

 

8 essential things, you don't want to forget for 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. 

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Lars & Gunar, Stockholm Sweden  

Our gang took a fantastic 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 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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DUBROVNIK SAILING ITINERARY

Dubrovnik sailing tour is among best kept secrets of the Croatian sailing itineraries. Charter a yacht in Dubrovnik old town and follow our line-of-sight navigation across the azure blue seas and find tranquillity  among densely-wooded islands and 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.

 

Sailing Charter Croatia

Start your sailing adventure in Croatia by selecting a reliable sailing yacht or Croatia catamaran charter from top marinas along the Croatian coastline. A sailing cruise across the glittering seas of Adriatic on one of our selected boats is your best chance to discover Croatian coastal hotspots. Book the vessel thet suits your travel style and budget and enjoy your yacht 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
  • myriad of scattered islands and small distances between them
  • ideal maritime conditions for beginners or experienced seafarers
  • beautiful, calm and crystal-clear Adriatic
  • idyllic atmosphere for Families, Couples or Honeymooners
  • authentic locally-run taverns and seaside romantic restaurants
  • friendly and genuine atmosphere of island villages
  • remarkable Croatia's cultural heritage and historic stone-walled towns