Heart-shaped Istria with its capital Pula, is among most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. Numerous camping resorts, tidy pebbled beaches, natural parks, well-preserved nature and colorful attractions for kids offer amazing opportunities for a vacation with your loved ones.
Northern Adriatic gained the popularity on the account of being so close to Italy and most of central European countries. And it is easy reachable by car. The Italian influence can be spotted on almost every corner so it is no coincidence that Istria is often called "Croatian Tuscany".
Narrow stony streets of historic towns, stunning Venetian fronts and monumental architecture of Roman cities, untouched nature of marine national parks, leisurely temperament of coastal villages and superb food delicacies of this region,will certainly inspire you to relive the epic days of ancient cities and the rediscover the secret routes of the word-known Croatian mariners.
Discovering distant exotic countries from a comfort of a private sailing charter can be an exciting adventure, and a great opportunity for some quality family time. Living on board of a yacht for a week will give you a unique personal insight on how remarkable life at sea really is. Rent sailboat in Pula to discover historic towns Rovinj, Pula, Vrsar, Rab and Cres, sail through the crisp-blue Adriatic and witness remarkable biodiversity of lush-green Kvarner islands.
Endless beaches of the secret island Unije are ideal for various water activities and will certainly leave a great impression on your children. A romantic walk along the evening promenades of Mali Lošinj village and a nice dinner in one of the stylish seaside restaurants is extra welcoming to rest and relax from your "hard" sailing day.
If you feel like getting away from busy streets, simply weight anchor and set out for a gentle cruise across the mystic Kvarner gulf. You might encounter on a school of tunas of dolphins. You will find tranquilly surrounded by emerald coves islands Ilovik and Silba or beautiful landscapes within Istrian wildlife resort "cape Kamenjak" and "Brioni national park". If your kids want extra fun, freely make a stop at the Medulin town with countless water attractions for your children.
Any cruising vacation should be as relaxing as possible and filled with precious moments. That is why charter rather spacious and comfortable vessel. For couples or families with small children a sailing yacht with swimming platform and at least 3 cabins with 2 bathrooms is ideal.
For safer and easier movement on board renting a multi hull might be a better choice if you are not on a budget. Your kids are going to love it. In any case consider to hire at least +45 ft. sailing charter or a catamaran around 40 ft. In this way, everyone should have more than enough space. INTERNAL TIP: When you sail with kids, please remember the most important rule "keep daily distances small with lots of stops".
If you don't own a adequate sailing license then it is best to consider in hiring a knowledgeable skipper. Croatian skippers know Adriatic coast as their own backyard. They will be more than happy to help you with route planning, recommend safe anchorages, best swimming spots, well-protected ports and best local restaurants where you can eat local, fresh and tasty. If you wish to participate in sailing dynamics he will show you some basic maritime skills and introduce you to the wonderful world of living at sea.
Crewed yacht charter is definitively a unique holiday where you spend your days exploring Croatian islands and relaxing in a natural marine ambience. The itinerary on Croatia sailing trip is completely flexible and can be arranged with skipper before and during your trip.