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. Breathe fragrant ocean air, party, relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacations and discover European finest sailing playground at a slow pace.

Croatia flotilla sailing holiday


Standing behind the helm of a sailboat to independently navigate across the sky-blue seas is a dream come true for any day sailor. Share your sailing enthusiasm with friends from all over the world on our Kornati Flotilla Adventure.

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Make your dreams about a perfect sailing vacation true and rent bareboat charters in Croatia. Let us help you find the perfect vessel and advice you on best charter locations and premium sailing grounds.

activity sailing Croatia


Adventure seekers just love our Activity itinerary combining sailing, cycling and trekking activities. Get ready to awaken your senses surrounded by untouched nature of fragrant landscapes and crystalline Adriatic seas.

Family sailing holidays Europe


A gentle holiday cruise with their parents, can be an exceptional vacation and a precious adventure for kids. Charter one of your sailboats with local skipper for a unforgettable voyage 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 exciting yachting destinations and charter yachts from world-known Croatian towns Dubrovnik and Split. Or opt for alternative itinerary and begin your trip in Zadar to sail through 3 marine national parks including iconic Kornati islands.

Split yacht holiday

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.

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Kornati sailing holiday

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 national parks of Croatia: World-known Kornati islands and majestic Krka waterfalls.

Yacht Holiday In Zadar
Rovinj, Croatia

Start your sailing week in historic Pula city. Set sail along heart-shaped Istrian peninsula and discover hidden treasures of diverse northern regions of croatia. Cruising northern seas is the perfect itinerary for groups that seek exciting sailing conditions and less crowded areas.

Sailing Northern Adriatic



All-inclusive catamaran holiday in Croatia will cost you between 7.500€ and 9.000€ per week in high summer season. Sailing in September or June the prices are about 30% lower.

What is included in the holiday price?

Provisioning is excluded from& the charter cost.


The sailing season in Croatia runs from late April through mid-October when 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 total cost for a catamaran holiday in Croatia is from 7.000€ to 8.500€ per week in high season. Sailing yachts with same capacity are about 50% cheaper. The price includes yacht, skipper, fuel & local tax. Food & drinks, port and marina fees are not included.


In high season you can expect prices between 3.000 & 4.500€ for a standard sailing yacht suitable for groups up to 6 persons. Late summer and Spring rental cost is about  2.500€ per week. The expenses for Crew, Fuel, Food and Port fees are not included.


Sailing conditions along the Croatian coast are perfect for day sailors, beginners or experienced navigators. What time of the year you wish to sail Croatia and what kind of a sailing adventure you are into is very important. More challenging conditions in September or early spring are every skipper's delight, while most groups prefer to charter a skippered yacht in Croatia within summer months. That is when the weather and low winds allow easy sailing and safe crossings between the islands.


Sailing season in Croatia stretches between late between April and October. That is when the weather is stable and the sailing conditions with lower winds and higher temperatures are ideal for a relaxing Croatia sailing trip. You can expect best yacht holiday moments in June July and August which are the months recommended for first-time visitors and beginners.


Compared to other Balkan countries, Croatia is slightly more expensive especially at coastal locations. However, it is still cheaper then most of the western Europea. You can expect higher prices in popular tourist locations like Dubrovnik, Split and Rovinj


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
  4. Dubrovnik


Croatia's sea is the clearest in Europe according to date from the European Statistical Office. The excellent quality of the water is ideal for various water sports, sailing , swimming and snorkelling. Regions with best underwater visibility are Kvarner islands and Dalmatia.


  • 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.


The infinite Croatian coast with its pleasant Mediterranean climate and warm summer weather is truly a sailing paradise for beginners or experienced sailors. Hundreds of densely scattered islands and small distances between them place this European country among safest sailing destinations in the world. Croatian landscapes fusse 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.


The usual tip for crew service at eastern Adriatic is between 15 and 25% 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. Particular winds in Croatia (Bora wind especially) sometimes reach gale forces, that is when you shoud be extra careful to protect yourself in time 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 well-maintained boats is an amazing oppotunity to experience these islands at your own pace. Book a 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