7 reasons why is Croatia one of the most family friendly destinations for sailing cruise

  • constant weather with lots of sun and warm sea temperatures for swimming
  • over 1000 isles and islands with small distances between them
  • calm and clear seas of Adriatic are perfect for a smooth sailing cruise with kids
  • plenty of opportunities for families to explore or simply chill on fresh Med. air
  • numerous hidden bays, secluded coves and quaint island villages to discover
  • affordable yacht charter prices 
  • Croatia is one of the safest countries in the world
family sailing holidays Zadar


Family Sailing Holidays Zadar

Zadar area is one of the most popular family sailing destinations on Adriatic. There are numerous places along the coast, where you can rent a reliable Croatia sailing charter for a yacht trip with kids. Most popular marinas to start from are in Biograd, Sukošan, Murter, Šibenik or Zadar town.

For families with small children is recommended to rent a vessel with extra space for quality living aboard. This way, a 7-day journey across the calm Adriatic will shall be relaxed and a precious experience for all family members. Spacious and comfortable catamaran might be a better choice for someone who is used to commodity. But definitively expect more authenticity when you charter a sailboat.

For families with 4-6 members should hire +45 ft. sailboat with twin rudders and a swimming platform, which provides extra fun for kids. Catamarans over 40 ft. are even better choice for its width, stability. All vessels range from economy to luxury Croatia yacht charters.

To really relax and enjoy some precious time with your spouse and kids, a skippered or crewed Croatia yacht charter is recommended. When you hire a yacht with skipper you automatically get more time to devote yourself to your kids and make this journey a family-bonding experience.

At the end, it all depends upon your expectations and last, but not the least - your budget. Please find some useful tips and FAQ's that might help you plan the perfect family sailing vacation.

A sailboat with swimming platform is a good choice
Catamaran offers more space to move and play

5 tips for a perfect family sailing vacation

- Plan your trip beforehand and contact a reliable yacht charter agency

- Hire catamaran or +40 ft. sailboat for more space and comfort aboard

- Best time to sail Croatia is in summer season between June and September

- If possible take some company for your kids to keep them occupied

- Take lots of water toys, snorkelling gear, and safety belts for kids

Don't forget some water toys

Take a sailing trip with local skipper

Skippered or crewed yacht rental in Croatia will elevate your sailing experience on a higher level. Not only your local skipper will be in charge with navigating the yacht and take care of safety onboard, he will be also your tour guide. You can easily harmonize your itinerary wishes together with skipper on daily basis. He will make sure that your trip is a relaxed and safe experience.

Croatian skippers are fluent in several languages, knowledgeable, open-minded and a treasury of tips that will make your holiday a one-of-a-kind adventure. Since Adriatic coast is their home, they know this sailing area as the back of their pockets.

They are fully aware of the weather conditions, know safest anchorages, best places to swim, nice coves to snorkel and charming villages to visit. Take a stroll along the seaside streets for some delicious ice cream and visit best local restaurants, that your skipper will be happy to recommend.

He can also show you how to sail. Who knows, you might discover a future sailor in your family...

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