Yacht Charter Destinations in Croatia

Before chartering a bareboat yacht first select the region you wish to explore in Croatia. It is amazing how much can you see in one week. Private sailing charters in Croatia run in weekly periods staring and ending Saturdays. So choose a destination to suit your travelling arrangements and holiday expectations. 7-day yacht charter is best balanced charter itinerary for beginners or experienced sailors and a ideal itinerary duration for a care-free holiday adventure. Renting a sailboat with skipper in one of the locations below will deliver the ultimate yachting vacation in Croatia.

Vis island


Classic sailing itinerary with popular islands Hvar, Vis and  Brač is ensures best yachting experience for beginners.

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Peaceful Kornati national park is ideal destination for flotilla holiday or a relaxing family yacht charter experience.

Dubrovnik Sailing Trips


Set sail from this world-known UNSECO site and discover less-known charter itineraries including Mljet national park.


Pula yacht trip is among best kept secrets of the Croatia charter itineraries and perfect for a honeymoon trip.

1. Book your yacht charter

Bareboat Croatia yacht charter allows you to independently explore Croatian coast. With flexible itinerary to meet your holiday expectations this is the ultimate charter experience where you can sail around the Croatian coast at your own pace. Before falling in love with the sighs and sounds of the Adriatic seas first thing to do is renting a confortable and reliable sailing boat in the period that you find best for a relaxing cruising vacation. Yacht charters in Croatia run in weekly periods which is considered best balanced experience for most groups.

What type of a vessel to choose generally depends on your traveling style and the budget. Renting a comfortable vessel where you will feel welcoming and cozy is recommended especially if you are a beginner. 7-day living on board sharing limited space between 4-6 people should feel indulging for everyone. A 45-foot modern sailing yacht or a 12 meter catamaran should do.

2. Where to sail in Croatia?

It is amazing how much you can see within a week. If you are not certain where is best place to sail in Croatia contact your yacht charter agency and they will recommend best sailing itinerary in Croatia considering your wishes and vacation expectations. There are four main sailing regions in Croatia from where you can charter bareboat yachts:

  • Pula the cradle of culinary highlights and intact natural beauties of northern Adriatic
  • Zadar & Kornati national park woderful sailing locations for couples or a family sailing trip
  • Split is the heart of Dalmatia and ideal launchpad to visit islands Hvar, Korčula and Vis
  • Dubrovnik old town is best starting point for exploring Korčula and Mljet national park

3.  When to sail Croatia?

Sailing season on eastern Adriatic runs between April and October. That is when the weather at the Croatian coast is sunny, dry and warm. Beginners should consider chartering a boat in Croatia any time between June and September. Sailing in May or October is pure delight for experienced sailors or adrenaline addicts that prefer more challenging sailing conditions at sea and unlimited pleasures under the sails. Shoulder season months June or September are great months if you want to take the advantage of warm seas for different water activities and dodge high summer crowds. However, sailing Croatia in peak summer season in July and August will certainly bring you the ultimate holiday pleasures and care-free momnets at the Adriatic sea.

If you feel that your skills are not enough to navigate among densely scattered Croatian islands, then charter yacht with local skipper. A skippered yacht charter is still considered a affordable yacht vacation and best balance for a relaxing cruising adventure on Adriatic.

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What sailboats are available for charter in Croatia ?

Rent one of these beautiful sailing yachts available from premium marinas and destinations in Croatia and make your bareboat vacation in Croatia an indulging experience.

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3-cabin sailing boat with twin rudders plus a swimming platform is a perfect choice for couples or a family sailing trip. 

Elan Impression 40
Sun odyssey 490
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With plethora of space in cockpit this 50-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey will make your cruising vacation pure pleasure.

Sun Odyssey 490
Lagoon 42
Catamaran Charters

Lagoon catamaran with 4 master bedrooms is a great choice for crews that desire extra comfort and space on board.

Lagoon 42

Where to charter a bareboat sailing yacht in Croatia?

Croatia Yacht Charter FAQs


Yacht charter prices in Croatia vary during the sason and generally depend on size, type and equipment of the boat. You can rent a small sailing boat with 3 cabins ideal for a family boat vacation for about 3.000€ per week in high season.

What is usually included in the yacht charter price?

  • 7 day boat rental
  • final cleaning, bedding, towels
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • dinghy with outboard motor


The ultimate way to experience Croatian coast is to charter a private sailing boat with skipper. This is the most unique and fashionable way to explore and visit the most beautiful Dalmatian islands Hvar, brač Vis and Korčula at a relaxing pace.


Chartering a bareboat yacht in Croatia requires a valid skipper's license issued by the state authority of the country that you are coming from. For sailing within Croatian territorial waters one of your crew must poses a valid international nautical certificate of competence (ICC) and a VHF radio station certificate.


Chartering a private sailing yacht in Croatia is the ultimate holiday experience for people wishing to explore Adriatic islands at their own pace.  When you rent a sailing yacht in Croatia with skipper you receive a unique opportunity to embrace the original pulse of this enchanting country and discover its secret corners in an authentic and relaxing atmosphere.


Active Sailing agency offers tailor-made crewed yacht charter experiences in Croatia including authentic sailing routes and unforgettable cruising itineraries. They will be happy to recommend a sailing arrangement that will best suit your travelling style and holiday expectations.


North Dalmatian islands with iconic Kornati national park will provide best experience for those who want to explore small islands, authentic villages, peaceful harbours and enjoy in natural surroundings during their sailing holiday in Croatia


You can expect the most affordable bareboat yacht charter prices in Croatia at the central and northern Adriatic. When you Rent a sailing boat in Zadar region it is best balance between the boat rental cost and the overall expenses during your cruise (restaurant prices, port fees and moorings).


You can expect the most reliable yacht charter services from Active Sailing company. Offering a wide range of well maintained bareboat and skippered sailing yachts, they will provide you the most authentic and exciting sailing experience at the Croatian coast.


Charter sailing season in Croatia runs between April and late October. What is the best month for a sailing trip, basically depends on your traveling style, the budget and what kind of experience you are after. Family charters usually take their sailing trip in Croatia in high summer, while September and June are ideal if you wish to join a flotilla holiday or a sail Croatia with your favorite group of friends.


You can find almost 5.000 sailing yachts, motor boats and catamarans available for renting along the Croatian coast.


Renting a standard catamaran within summer months will cost you around 6.500€ per week. In shoulder season (June & September) between 4.000€ and 5.000€

What is included?

  • fully equipped catamaran
  • end cleaning, bedding, gas, towels
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard.

What are the Extras?

  • Croatian skipper from 170€-200€ per day (payable at spot)
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • fuel app. 200€/week
  • port and marina fees (Average 500€ per week)
  • security deposit for yacht 2.500€ (refundable)


Skipper's fee lies between 150 and 200 euros per day depending on yacht type (catamaran or a sailboat) and size. Skipper also requires own cabin and food during the charter period.


Renting a private sailing yacht with crew will cost you between 7.500€ and 8.500€ per week in high summer season and 6.500€ on average in June and September.

What is included?

  • sailing yacht rental for 7 days
  • end clening of the boat, tender with engine, Wi-Fi on board
  • crew service (skipper)
  • hostess (optional) from 150€ per day


The usual tip for services aboard skippered charters in the Mediterranean is 15-20 percent from the weekly skipper's fee. Gratuities are discretionary, but it's customary to acknowledge the crew effort. We also believe, that the outstanding performances should be rewarded. 

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