Sailing Holidays in Croatia

Booking a private sailing charter for a gentle cruise between the hundreds of sun-soaked Croatian islands is a vacation beyond any compare. Surrender yourself to the alluring ambience of the sky-blue 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 yacht experience within your best company. These are most popular Croatia sailing holiday packages:

FLOTILLA YACHT CHARTER CROATIA

Sailing Dalmatian islands and exploring Croatian coast on our private charters is the ultimate Croatia yacht holiday experience. Sail Croatia by sharing sights and precious moments with a group of fellow sailors and prepare yourself for unforgettable Croatia flotilla sailing holiday.

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LUXURY SAILING HOLIDAYS in CROATIA

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 yacht holiday 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 the 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 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 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 experiences. Get inspired with premium yachting destinations and hire Croatia sailboat charters from UNESCO sites Dubrovnik and Split. Or hire sailboat and start your journey from Zadar to explore the iconic Kornati islands and fascinating north Adriatic.

CHARTER YACHTS IN SPLIT

Charter sailing boat or catamaran from historic UNESCO world heritage sites - the city of Split or Trogir. A yacht trip from one of these Croatian marinas is and excellent opportunity for a 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 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.

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BOOK PULA SAILING TRIP

Set sail along the heart-shaped Istria and discover unique diversity of the north Croatian coast. 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 CROATIA YACHT HOLIDAY FAQ's

 

Renting a sailboat in Croatia 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?

  • Port & marina fees on route (depends on the number of stops)
  • Fuel per consumption 100€ per week on average
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • Tourist tax 1.35€ per day per person
  • Deposit for yacht 1.500€ - 2.000€ (refundable if no damage)
  • Crew service between 980€ and 1.400€ per week

 

Croatia yacht vacation cost basically depends on these factors: Sail Boat size & type, your travelling style and the charter season. The price for a comfortable sailing yacht with 4 cabins in summer is average 3.500 euros per week. Newer 40-foot catamaran around 6.000€ per week. Overall cost for a sailing trip in Croatia also depends on the level of onboard services. You can opt between a skippered boats or a crewed yacht charter.

What is included in private Croatia sailing charters?

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

What are the mandatory extras for skippered Croatia yacht charters?

  • 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

 

The average price of a catamaran rental in Croatia is 6.000 euros per week in summer charter season. In shoulder season (June and September) between 4.000 and 5.500€.

What is included in the price?

  • 1-week catamaran hire
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • bed linen, bathroom towels
  • Wi-Fi connection

Obligatory Extras

  • Skipper service 160€ per day, plus food
  • local tourist tax and permit 1.35€/day/person
  • marinas and port fees average 100€ per berth
  • fuel app. 150€ per week
  • damage deposit (refundable) approx. 2.500€ (cash, VISA, AMEX, DINERS)

 

Bareboat charter prices in the off season start at 1.500 euros per week for a 4-cabin sailing boat and can go to up to 4.000€ per week in peak season. Luxury sailing yacht  cost is around 7.500€ per week. Standard Catamaran in Croatia will cost you between 5.500€ and 6.500€ per week in the summer months. You can charter Sailing Yachts in Zadar or Split about 10% cheaper than sailboat rental in Dubrovnik.

 

To secure your sailing holidays in Croatia sailing yacht rental and base cost need to be paid in advance. You can secure your yacht charter with 50% of down payment within 2-3 days after confirmation, balance payment 4 weeks before your departure.

How do I pay the deposit?

In Croatia yacht charters, the most common payment method is wiring the money from your bank at our account. Most of our clients use REVOLUT and WISE apps to send the money. These are the safest, fastest and also cheapest options to pay for your charter.

What are the additional costs I need to pay at spot?

  • Skipper service between 980€-1.400€ weekly (depends on yacht's length)
  • Local tax 1.35€ per person daily
  • Safety deposit for your vessel 
  • Fuel per consumption
  • Food for you and skipper 
  • Port and marina fees

 

Please send your inquiry for first and last minute yacht charter prices

 

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

Please keep in mind that one way skippered charters in Croatia can carry additional fees for one way routes and may require for you to check-out a day early depending the distance between the starting and the finishing base. When you are on a one-way charter, it is advised that you share your itinerary plans and desires with your skipper throughout your journey. They will be happy to share their extensive knowledge with you and make their best to show you best places in the area.

 

  • 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.

 

You can expect lower costs if you rent a sailing boat charter in Croatia over a catamaran. Not only the bareboat yacht rental price, but also the cost for fuel and marina fees are in average higher when you rent catamaran in Croatia

 

Croatian coast is among best European sailing destinations. With sun-soaked scenery, warm nad dry summers, Croatia is ideal for a yacht vacation for couples, groups of friends or a family sailing vacation. Hundreds of idyllic islands being close together, fair winds and calm Adriatic sea make Croatian coast one of the safest sailing countries in the world. when you add intact natural environment, impressive cultural and historical heritage and a world-known Mediterranean gastronomy with a twist of Italian flavor, you get the perfect place to explore from a comfort of a private Croatia yacht charter.

 

These are best private 7-day yacht charter holidays in Croatia with selected sailing itineraries:

  1. Sailing cruise from Split - This 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 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.

 

Yacht charter 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 - 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 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 relaxing autumn atmosphere at the sparkling Adriatic.

 

Overall, Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. However, the prices vary between Istria and Dalmatia conty. Local people say that the prices in Croatia rise as you travel along the coast from north to south. Most popular tourist cities along the Croatian coastline Rovinj, Dubrovnik, Split, and dalmatian islands Hvar and Korčula 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 comparing to 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 your general satisfaction onboard our private catamaran charters. For 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 yacht charters is 3-5% 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. 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 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 190€, depending on how many assignments she has. This fee does not include her 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.

 

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 of exploring some of the most idyllic Croatian islands, impressive Croatian national parks, vibrant villages and hidden beaches surrounded with crystal-clear waters. 

Make sure not to miss these little gems:

  • Unije - this small sandy islet in the middle of secluded Kvarner gulf can be reached on a 7-day sailing trip from Istria
  • 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 unique yellow-coned islands inside this stunning park is something yo can't miss our when renting sailboat in Zadar Croatia
  • Kaprije - fishing town on this tiny isle is the perfect fusion of traditional cuisine and genuine people
  • Šolta - lush green forests of Šolta 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 iconic 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 on 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 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 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 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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DISCOVERING TOP 5 NATIONAL PARKS IN CROATIA

Follow our selected off-the-beaten-track Croatia sailing itinerary and discover 5 astounding national parks: Krka waterfalls, Kornati islands, Lastovo, Mljet and Brijuni. Exploring these well-preserved Adriatic treasures on a private yacht charter is a on-of-a-kind experience.

HOW MUCH FOR SAILING HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA

How much does it cost to charter a sailing yacht in Croatia? What expenses to expect on your 7-day sailing vacation at the Adriatic? Here you will find all you need to know on how to book a suitable sailing boat that should fit your travelling style and budget.

SAILING NORTH CROATIA

Croatia is so much more than just the world-famous hot spots Split, Hvar, Plitvice and Dubrovnik. Get inspired with north Croatian coast and its monumental architecture. Discover historic Venetian towns Pula and Rovinj and world-known Istrian culinary works of art on a private yacht.

DUBROVNIK SAILING ITINERARY

7-day Dubrovnik sailing trip is among best kept secrets of the Croatia charter itineraries. Rent a yacht in Dubrovnik old town and sail the premium line-of-sight routes of the southern Dalmatia. Here you will find tranquillity among densely-wooded islands and enjoy in secluded 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.

 

First/Last Minute Sailing Charters 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 the hot spots 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
  • impressive Croatia's historic and cultural heritage
  • don't wait up, and join us in our adventures...