Sailing Holidays In Croatia

Experience sun-soaked Croatian islands from a comfort of a sailing boat and embark on a private cruise beyond any compare. Surrender yourself to infinite sky-blue seas and find unlimited freedom cruising the exclusive sailing charter itineraries of Adriatic. Swim in crystal-clear water, breathe fragrant ocean air, party, relax and enjoy your well-deserved Croatia yacht vacation within your best company.

Croatia flotilla sailing holiday


Sailing Adriatic on you very own chartered sailboat without a doubt one of the most hassle-free yachting experiences for any day sailor. Share your vacation moments and sailing pleasures with friends from all over the world on an exclusive "KORNATI FLOTILLA WEEK" event.

Hanse 588


Make your dreams about the perfect sailing cruise in Croatia real and feel the thrills of our luxury yachts. Hanse 588 combines elegance and seaworthiness at its best. With professional crew onboard expect an indulgent and delightful getaway among the gentle waves of Adriatic.

activity sailing Croatia


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.

Family sailing holidays Europe


A relaxed and fun sailing holiday with their parents, can be an exceptional vacation and a precious adventure for kids. Renting one of our private yacht charters in Croatia with our knowledgeable skipper will turn your voyage into an experience you will cherish forever.


Croatia Yacht Charter Vacations

Have you ever dreamed about escaping from busy cities into the pure and captivating natural environment with a private sailing boat? 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 attractive yachting destinations and hire crewed sailboat charters from Croatian UNESCO sites Dubrovnik, Trogir and Split. Or opt for more tranquil itinerary and begin your odyssey in Zadar and sail through iconic Kornati islands and serene northern Adriatic.

sailing charter Split Croatia

Chartering a private sailing yacht from historic UNESCO world heritage sites Trogir or Split allows you to explore popular islands Hvar Brač Korčula Šolta and Vis. This classic 7-day itinerary ensures you easy island hopping and is recommended for beginners and day sailors.

Sailing Itinerary Split
Zadar sailing charter

Navigate alternative charter routes of Adriatic and find tranquillity in peaceful natural surroundings of northern Dalmatia. Book our skippered yacht charters in Zadar and explore magnificent marine national parks of Croatia: World-known Kornati islands and majestic Krka waterfalls

Yacht Holiday In Zadar
yacht Charters Istria

Start your sailing week in historic Pula city. Set sail along heart-shaped Istrian peninsula and discover hidden treasures of diverse north Croatian coast. A gentle cruise across the crystal water of northern Adriatic is most rewarding for anyone seeking for serenity and genuine maritime atmosphere.

Sailing Northern Adriatic



Renting a standard sailboat in Croatia with 4 cabins will cost you between 3.500€ and 4.500 euros per week during 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 1.200€ and 1.400€ per week (skipper, hostess and chef)


The sailing season in Croatia runs from late April through mid-October when the weather is relatively calm and suitable for a relaxing sailing trip. What month you wish to experience Croatian islands from a sailboat charter generally depends on your traveling style, vacation expectations and the budget.


The overall cost for a 3 cabin sailing boat rental in July and August start at 4.500 euros weekly. Including: sailing yacht, skipper, fuel, marina and port fees, tourist taxes, base fee and outboard motor with tender.

Below you can find the overall cost on all inclusive 7-day yacht holiday experince on various vessels:


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 July and August. Renting catamaran in Croatia will cost you between 7.500€ and 8.500€ per week during the high season.


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


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.


Att the months between April and end of October. But you can expect the very best of a sailing vacation in Croatia when you book you charter week within the summer months June, July, August and eary September. With long sunny days, low winds and warm sea temperatures this time of the year is ideal for a laid-back sailing odyssey between the hundreds Croatian islands.


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 of southern Adriatic at a relaxing pace. For most crews and sailing clients 7 day round tour is recommended. Renting a sailing boat in Dubrovnik or in one of our Split yacht charters, you can expect the ultimate sailing week at the Croatian coast.


  • 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


To charter a boat in Croatia requires a valid skipper's license that is issued by the state authority of the country that you are coming from. For sailing in Croatian territorial waters, you need a valid nautical international certificate of competence (ICC) and a VHF radio. If you are not sure that your permit is adequate, please check here if the certificate issued from your country is competent for Croatian waters.


Warm Mediterranean climate and calm summer weather, the infinite Croatian coast is truly a sailing paradise. Hundreds of densely scattered islands make this European country one of the best sailing destinations in the world for beginners or experienced sailors. This European country fusses together the very best for a 7 day boat holiday: untouched natural beauties, crystal-clear waters, cultural and historical heritage, vibrant seaside villages and a world-class 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 between Zadar and Split region are ideal for a relaxing holiday cruise. These are the most beautiful islands to visit:

  • Silba Croatian island of love, surrounded by green forrests and romantic emerald bays
  • Dugi Otok 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 the perfect getaway from busy coastal towns into a serene and tranquil natural environment
  • Kaprije small fishing village where sailors stop just to taste fresh, local and tasty Dalmatian cuisine
  • Šolta is a cradle of sustainable tourism,raditional production and lush-green forests
  • Brač a "stone kingdom of Croatia" and attractive pebbled beaches
  • Vis mystical island is a cradle of epic legends, myths and natural wonders
  • Hvar every Split sailing itinerary will lead you to this bohemian Croatian island
  • Korčula - a home of world travellers, impressive history and best Dalmatian wines


Prevailing winds in Croatia are typically moderate with frequent periods of calm and the waves don't reach more than 2 feet. Although the winds in Croatia (Bora wind especially) sometimes reach gale forces, there is always an island to protect you from choppy waves. It is highly recommended to avoid going out at sea when Bora winds is forecasted: Especially these regions: Kvarner Gulf, Velebit Channel and Makarska.


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. 

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.

Croatia sailing cruise


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

Sailing 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.

private sailing Cruise 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.

Sailing from Dubrovnik Croatia


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

Luxury Yacht Charter Holidays

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.

What Makes Croatia Best Sailing Destination ?

  • affordable first and last minute yacht charter prices
  • modern marinas and vibrant ports where you can safely moor
  • pleasant weather with top sailing conditions
  • UNSESCO world heritage sites to explore on your private boat
  • densely scattered islands are great for easy island hoping
  • warm and crystal clear sea is perfect for water activities
  • calm Adriatic sea is ideal for days sailors and flotilla holidays
  • amazing opportunities for a family sailing vacation
  • romantic atmosphere for Couples & Honeymooners
  • world class restaurants where you can eat fresh, tasty and local
  • laid back authentic heartbeat of picturesque island villages
  • monumental Croatia's historic and cultural heritage
  • warm and welcoming Dalmatian ambiance