10 reasons why choose Croatia for your next sailing holidays

  • perfect sailing conditions and sunny Mediterranean climate
  • 1.300 islands and over 3.000 miles of impressive coast
  • wide range of sailboats and catamarans for rental along the coastline
  • numerous opportunities for activities like sailing, hiking or cycling
  • breathtaking marine national parks reachable only by boat
  • topmost local Dalmatian and Istrian cuisine and top wines
  • small distances between the islands is ideal for beginners
  • warm and crystal-clear seas provide top opportuninities for snorkelling
  • UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient villages and medieval cities
  • enchanting ambience, landscape diversity and unspoiled nature
Sailing in Croatia

One week sailing in Zadar

Northern Dalmatia with its capital Zadar city is among most colorful regions at the Croatian coast. With abundance of natural parks, exotic beaches, vibrant towns and a unique philosophy of local people, this is the place where you will find a completely natural and welcoming environment.  

Zadar region is extremely popular and also a rewarding sailing destination for families with kids. On the account of small distances between numerous tiny islands and amazing opportunities for water activities, this area is ideal for a family sailing week.

A 7-day bareboat sailing Croatia tour filled with positive emotions on your very own yacht can be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. It only takes 15-20 minutes from the international airport to reach the myriad of yachting destinations in Croatia.

Yacht holiday Croatia experience in northern Dalmatia is also recommended for beginners and newbie sailors. Renting bareboat charter in Croatia from beautiful marinas Sukošan, Biograd or Murter is your best opportunity to reach the world-known Kornati national park

Zadar Croatia - the most beautiful places to sail

  • Kornati Islands National Park. This island chain really is one of the natural wonders in and among the most iconic sailing destinations in Croatia. Cruising through the park between unique yellow-coned hill tops and hundreds of islands feels like you are sailing across another planet. Between numerous islands, you will surely find the perfect spot to drop the anchor. Kornati are a home of best island cuisine in Croatia, where you can try some traditional Dalmatian dishes in local restaurants called "konoba"
  • Dugi otok. Discovering Dugi Otok island can be an adventure on its own. It will take you 2 days to explore this distant gem, that no sailor should miss out. With aromatic pine forests, amazing biodiversity, beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque fishing villages, peaceful and relaxing environment, this is the perfect place to visit during sailing holiday in Croatia. Telaščica wildlife park on a far south of the island is one of the true Adriatic hidden gems.
  • Kaprije. If you are looking for a typical Dalmatian Village - this is it. Kaprije is a heaven for anyone searching for an authentic Dalmatian heartbeat and a true treasure still waiting to be discovered. With no cars on the island, surrounded only by few houses traditional family-run restaurants, Kaprije definitely is the place, where time really stops. It will be difficult to find more authentic setting for a romantic dinner in a locally run seaside tavern. Octopus prepared traditionally "under the bell" or a grilled bream is a must-try. Experience Kaprije from a private Croatia yacht charter, and get ready for pure magic.
Sailing in Zadar
Sailing Kornati islands
Traditional Dalmatian Cuisine

One week sailing in Split

Second largest Croatian city Split is the heart of Dalmatia and most popular launchpad for a yacht charter week in Croatia. UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites Split and Trogir town are best options for a yacht holiday in Croatia if you are a beginner or visiting Croatian coast for the first time.

Discover vibrant island villages, lively ports, narrow stony streets of charming Dalmatian towns, blend into the nightlife of summer promenades and feel the real pulse of these secluded Adriatic treasures. If you are a person that prefers to relax the privacy of your own vessel surrounded with lush-green forests and a scent of perfumed Mediterranean vegetation, get ready for pure magic.

Croatian islands you should not miss out on yacht holiday in Croatia Šolta, Brač, Vis and Hvar

Stylish Hvar town, golden horn beach on island Bol, ancient Stari Grad town and legendary Vis are just some of the hot spots on your sailing itinerary from Split. To reach those charming islets simply hire a private sailboat or Croatia catamaran charter from Dalmatian marinas between towns Primošten and Split.

Island Hvar is world-known as one of the sunniest places in Europe. The same-named town is famous as being the busiest and the most hedonistic places on Adriatic. If you prefer more tanquility, set sail towards the islands Šolta or discover the amazing coves of Brač isle. Here you can find some of the most attractive sandy beaches in the area. Best sailboat rental prices you will find in marinas Kaštela, Trogir and Seget.

Where to visit during your Croatia sailing holiday in Split?

  • Split. Welcome to the second largest city in Croatia! If you chose Split as your primary sailing destination, take the advice and spend some time to really discover this capital of Dalmatia. Feel the heartbeat of its buzzing streets, take a walk along the harbor promenade and visit well-known UNSECO world heritage site, the impressive Diocletian palace.
  • Hvar Town. Either you rent Croatia bareboat charter for a week or you are more into one-day short sailing trips in Croatia, Hvar should be on your bucket list. Even if you prefer privacy on your vacation, this sun-soaked dazzling Croatian "Monte Carlo" is really worth visiting. Take a stroll along the enchanting promenade, drink a cocktail in a nearby beach bar or simply relax and enjoy in a spectacular view from town fortress. 
  • Blue cave of the island Biševo. The island Vis is well-known of its tunnels and cavities, but the most famous is the »Blue cave« on near Biševo island. In this naturally formed cavity you can witness colorful game between the sun and the sea, which generates a unique deep blue light. The perfect time to visit the cave is between 11am and noon. 
  • Vis Island. Well, you really don't want to miss this one out. The buzzing port of Vis and serene fishing village Komiža should be a part of any Croatia yacht holiday itinerary. Surrounded with crystal clear seas, idyllic coves of Vis offer a unique opportunity for water activities, the rugged landscapes provide best trails for hiking or cycling and exploring the inland. Discovering island's turbulent history dating near 3 centuries back on a quad, can also be a unique experience. And so is the incredible island cuisine. Characteristic local fishermen, typical wooden vessels in town port of Komiža are completing the town's charm.
  • Bol. And the famous "Golden Horn beach". With population close to 1.500, Bol is the largest town on the island Brač. Typical stone houses, lush-green hills with olive grove trees and tidy vineyards give this town a distinctive character. Despite the busy beach bars at the shore avenue, you can still find quiet in a romantic restaurant or taste some of the best island wines in a local winery. If you're feeling active, here you will find more than enough extra activities such as cycling, windsurfing, stand up paddeling, diving or kiteboarding.
Blue cave
Bol, golden horn beach on Brač
Vis, Komiža

One week sailing in Pula

When you hire bareboat charter in Croatia from ancient Pula city you have a unique opportunity to discover 2 different faces of the north Croatian coast. Buzzing vibrant towns Rovinj or Vrsar on one side and magnificent wildlife parks, pure nature and amazing biodiversity on the other.

It not a coincidence that Istrian peninsula is often called "Croatian Tuscany". In fact the closeness of Italy and centuries of Italian influence left some of the most remarkable monuments and rich cultural heritage in the region.

If you are searching for authenticity, surrounded with unspoiled nature far away from hustle and bustle, if you are searching for seclusion, unspoiled islands, beautiful beaches, quaint villages and best local gastronomy rent sailboat in Croatia for your sailing holiday from Pula, Istria.

This little gem, hidden in the heart of Europe, is one of the best kept Maediterranean treasures, still waiting to be discovered, and the best way to do it is on you very own private Croatia sailing charter. Intact landscapes, sun-soaked hills covered with olive groves, endless vineyards, secluded stony villages bursting out of the hillocks and vibrant historic towns will leave you breathless. When you add sunny climate, warm seas and top Mediterranean cuisine, you have the perfect place for your getaway. Best experience for Croatia sailboat rentals in Pula, Medulin and Vrsar.

Where is the best place to sail in Pula Croatia?

  • Swim with dolphins while sailing in Istria. Istrian waters are swarming with flocks of dolphins. Crystal clear seas of cape Kamenjak and well-preserved natural park Brioni are a home to many dolphin families, that you can admire from a sailboat or a catamaran. Best places for spotting flocks of dolphins are between the towns Vrsar and Rovinj, where you can rent a yacht in Croatia.
  • Cres. Discover the largest Croatian island under the sails of you very own skippered yacht charter. Explore unspoiled secluded bays, amazing landscape diversity, endmic wildlife, hidden sandy beaches, small villages reflecting the typical Venetian architecture and enjoy the impressive island culinary delights. Island's rugged terrain provides a wide range of recreational opportunities like cycling or trekking. 
  • Cape Kamenjak. This stunning wildlife park is just a couple of miles away from Pula, where you can rent sailboat for your cruising adventure in Istria. Surrounded with majestic cliffs and beautiful beaches, here you can relax in a completely natural ambiance. Anchoring inside the park and visiting a locally-run eco farm to taste delicious home made pasta with truffles and best Malvazija wines is a must try.
Pula Holidays
Cycling Cres
Cres Croatia
Kamenjak Wildlife resort

Top 6 Tips for Sailing in Croatia

  • Book your holidays early. Take the advantage of Croatia yacht rent early bird discounts and book at least  6 months before departure. Most yachts are still available and you get to pay by 2-3 installments. 50% at booking confirmation, 50% one month before departure.
  • Pack rationally. Don't over pack and try to take a soft bag instead of a hard suitcase. Double cabins on yachts are bright and spacious, but they can get uncomfortable with 2 plastic suitcases inside. Find some useful tips in our article about yacht week packing list.
  • Don't forget your Passport, ID and enough cash. Although you already prepay most of the inclusions, there are still some extras that you need to consider (fuel, onboard provisions, tourist tax, marina fees, national parks, transfers and eating out). Exchange enough local currency KUNA at the bank before your embark!
  • Check the weather. Before your departure check the forecast and pack accordingly. Especially if you plan to take your tour in early Spring or Autumn. Please also read some facts about the weather in Croatia.
  • Please stick to your check-in hours. The yacht always needs to be prepared and cleaned before your embarkation in the afternoon. If you arrive earlier, go for a swim instead of waiting in the marina. There is always a beach nearby. Check out is after 8 AM the next Saturday. It is expected to return your boat until Friday evening for underwater inspection.
  • Adjust your daily sailing dynamics and keep your distances small. It is impossible to explore all the highlights in one week. So plan your desired itineraries considering your sailing experience and adjust them to your expectations and weather conditions. If you book a skippered Croatia yacht charter your skipper can recommend best option for a relaxing and above all fun Croatia sailing trip.

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