Yacht Charter Destinations in Croatia

Before chartering a bareboat yacht first select the destination you wish to explore in Croatia. It is amazing how much can you see in one week that is why you should focus on one specific area you wish to explore. Sailing charters in Croatia run in weekly periods staring and ending Saturdays. it is recommended to select the route destination considering your travelling connections and your preferences. 7 day itinerary is a perfect duration for a beginner or experienced sailor and will leave you wanting to come back for more. Chartering a private sailboat in one of below marinas ensures best boat vacation experience in Croatia.


This classic sailing itinerary including islands Hvar, Vis and Brač is best for day sailors and beginners.


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


Tranquil Mljet & Lastovo national parks assure a remarkable contrast to the buzzing streets of Dubrovnik.


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

1. Setting your dates, and selecting a preferable yacht

Bareboat Croatia yacht charter ensures you the ultimate freedom and independence to sail the blue seas and tailor the itineraries to best suit your needs. Before falling in love with the sighs and sounds of Adriatic, here are some tips and facts about sailing holiday in Croatia.

Yacht charters in Croatia run on weekly periods starting & ending Saturdays. One week is ideal sailing trip duration for most groups that wish to experience Croatian coast from a yacht charter. Before you start packing for a sailing trip select a suitable itinerary and destination you prefer.

2. Choosing the area you wish to explore

  • Pula the cradle of culinary highlights and intact natural beauties on northern Adriatic
  • Zadar & Kornati national park is a great place for a relaxing family sailing trip
  • Split is the heart of Dalmatia and ideal launchpad to visit islands Hvar, Korčula and Vis
  • Dubrovnik legendary old town is perfect starting point to reach Korčula and Mljet park

Take your time and choose one region that you will be able to explore in a week. If you are not certain what is best place to sail in Croatia for your group, contact your yacht charter agency and they will recommend best sailing itinerary considering your wishes and expectations.

3.  Adjust the level of sailing skills

Sailing season on eastern Adriatic runs between April and October. That is when the weather at the Croatian coast is fair and warm. A beginner should definitively consider chartering a boat in Croatia somewhere between June and September. More challenging conditions at sea in May and October are a pure delight for an experienced sailor or adrenaline sekers. Off season months are best if you don't like heavy marine traffic and busy island ports. If you feel that your skills are not enough to navigate among the densely scatterd Croatian islands opt for skippered yacht charter.

Catamaran Charter Croatia
Sailboat charter Croatia
Rent sailboat with skipper Croatia

Where to charter a bareboat sailboat in Croatia?

What boats 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.

Sailboat Charter Croatia

3-cabin sailing boat with 2 rudders and a swimming platform is a perfect choice for couples or a family sailing tour. Available in Pula, Zadar, Biograd, Trogir town and Split.

Elan Impression 40
Yacht Charter Croatia

Brand new, 5-cabin sailing yacht with large cockpit assures extra comfort aboard. Uncompromising yacht for sailors that want the very best of a sailing experience in Croatia.

Sun Odyssey 490
Catamaran Charter Croatia

42-footer luxury catamaran Lagoon 42 with 4 master bedrooms is ideal choice for families and crews that want extra comfort aboard.

Lagoon 42

Croatia Yacht Charter FAQs


Generally yacht charter prices in Croatia vary and depend on boat's size, type, length and equipment on board. 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. Skipper is extra 160€ per day.

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


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.


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.


Chartering a private sailing yacht in Croatia is the ultimate holiday experience for people wishing to explore Adriatic islands in the most unique way. 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.


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 4.500€ and 6.000€. 

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 170€ 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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