Why is Croatia best family sailing holiday destination in Europe?

  • 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 to travel
family friendly sailing holidays Zadar


Family Sailing Holidays in Zadar

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

For families with small children is highly recommended to rent a vessel with more space aboard. A 7-day journey across the Adriatic should be a relaxed and precious adventure for everybody. A Spacious and comfortable catamaran is perhaps a smart choice when it comes to commodity  on board, but your sailing experience will be certainly more genuine if you hire a sailboat.

For families with 4-6 members at least +45 ft. sailboat with twin rudders and a swimming platform is recommended. Catamarans over 40 ft. are dfinitively better for smaller kids, since they assure extra stability and extra space to move and play.

To fully enjoy this special time with your spouse and kids, a skippered or crewed Croatia yacht charter is recommended. In this case, you can secure more time to devote yourself to the ones you cherish most.

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 a care-free family sailing vacation.

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

5 tips for relaxed 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 same-aged company for your kids
  • Take lots of water toys, snorkelling gear, and inflatable belts for smaller kids
Don't forget some water toys

Take a sailing trip with local skipper

Skippered or crewed Croatia yacht rental will elevate your sailing experience on a higher level. Your skipper will be in charge with navigating the yacht and taking care of safety onboard, so that everybody would feel cosy and relaxed. You can easily harmonize your itinerary wishes together with him on daily basis. He will make sure that your Croatia sailing holidays will be a relaxed, and unique adventure.

Professional local skippers are fluent in several languages and a treasury of all kinds of tips. 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 promenade and try best ice cream in the area or enjoy the delicious cuisine of a restaurant, 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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