Why is Croatia best family sailing holiday destination in Europe?

  • delightful weather with lots of sun and warm sea temperatures for swimming
  • over 1000 isles and islands with small distances between them
  • calm and clear Adriatic is ideal for  sailing cruise with kids
  • plenty of opportunities for families for exploring and varios outdoor avtivities
  • numerous hidden bays and coves
  • historic island villages are ideal for sighteeing and 
  • affordable Adriatic yacht charter prices  
  • perhaps of the safest country in the world for a sailing holiday with kids
family friendly sailing holidays Zadar


Family Sailing Holidays in Zadar

The iconic Zadar city with nearby islands is one of the most popular family sailing destinations in Dalmatia. Small distances between countless lush-green islands, iconic fishing villages, impressive marine national parks, well-protected ports, laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere and thousands alluring coves, are the perfect environment for a family sailing itinerary

Northern Dalmatia assures infinite opportunities for bareboat yacht rental and Zadar region is an ideal launchpad for visiting Krka and kornati national parks on your very own sailing boat. Starting yacht charter week in Croatia from marina Biograd, Zadar city port or UNESCO world heritage site Šibenik will reveal some of the most breathtaking scenes of the region.

Do I rent a sailboat or a catamaran?

For families with small children is highly recommended to rent sailing yacht with more space on board. A 7-day sailing holiday experience should be comfortable for everybody on board, that is why it is recommended to charter a sailboat with a swimming platform or perhaps consider in booking a catamaran holiday in Croatia. However, larger the boat, bigger the expenses, so catamarans might be above the budget for some families.

If you are looking for a genuine and more active yacht holiday renting a sailboat for a sailing trip is an excellent choice. Your cruising experience will be more adventurous and interesting, however it very much depends on your travelling style vacation expectations.

For larger families at least +45 ft. sailboat with twin rudders and a bathing plank is recommended. Catamarans over 40 ft. are definitively better for smaller kids, since they assure extra stability and more space to move or play. Please find some tips in blog on catamaran vs sailboat charters.

Hire yacht charter in Croatia with skipper

You will certainly enjoy your well-deserved holiday moments in peace and relaxation, when you charter a skippered or crewed Croatia yacht charterIn this case, you can secure more time to devote yourself to your close ones. Croatian skipper will take care of safety on board and try to give his best to make your journey a one-of-a-kind adventure. He will be more then happy to recommend best family sailing itinerary considering your route wishes and conditions at sea. Please find some useful tips and FAQ's that might help you plan a care-free family sailing vacation.

Sailboat with swimming platform is a good choice
Catamaran offers more space to move and play
Sailing yacht charter Croatia

5 best family sailing vacation tips

  • plan your trip beforehand and contact a reliable yacht charter agency
  • hire catamaran or at least 38 ft. sailboat for more space and comfort aboard
  • Best time to sail Croatia is in summer season between June and September
  • bring same-aged company for your kids along
  • take lots of water toys, snorkelling gear, SUP and inflatable belts for smaller kids
Don't forget some water toys

Family 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 is 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 or  snorkel and charming villages to visit. Take a stroll along town promenades and try best ice cream in the area or enjoy the delicious culinary delights that your skipper will be happy to recommend.

Family sailing vacation

Zadar Yacht Rentals

Find most popular sailing yachts and catamaran charters in Zadar region suitable for 7-day family sailing cruises. On these custom-made boats you will feel comfortable and safe during your Adriatic yacht charter week.

3 cabins

Ideal boat for smaller families


4 cabins

Class-line 4-cabin yacht


4 +2 cabins

Standard Cruising catamaran


6 cabins

Luxury 6-cabin catamaran