Welcome to Croatia, the cradle of Mediterranean yacht charter holidays. Chartering a private sailing boat in Croatia assures you a unique opportunity to explore remarkable Croatian natural wonders at your own pace. Crisp-blue Adriatic with near 3000 miles of sun-soaked coastline is one of the rare intact world treasures and a true holiday paradise in the heart of Europe. Buy yourself a ticket to heaven and get ready for the ultimate yacht charter week at the idyllic Croatian coast. Let these peerless landscapes, enchanting scattered islands, crystal-clear seas, fascinating ambience and world-famous gastronomy elevate your vacation experience to a higher level. Hire catamaran or sailboat charter from premium yachting destinations Dubrovnik Split Pula or Zadar and join us on a unique and fun-lovin journey. Europe's finest sailing playground is now at your hand's reach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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
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.
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?