Bareboat Sailing Yachts in Croatia

Sailing boat charters are available for rental from every larger marina in Croatia. Book one of the popular bareboat sailing yachts and start your holiday adventure in premium yachting destinations along the Adriatic coast. Just browse through our wide range of vessels, choose your favorite and make your yacht week between idyllic Croatian islands a rewarding experience.

ELAN  43

Rent latest Elan Impression yacht in Zadar and sail around iconic Kornati National Park.

The new Elan 43 Impression

HANSE 508

Discover the treasures of southern Adriatic and charter bareboat in Dubrovnik town.

Dubrovnik Sailboat Rentals

SUN ODYSSEY 440

Hire Sailboat in Split and visit word-famous islands Hvar, Vis Brač and Korčula.

Rent Sailboat In Split

BAVARIA C42

Book European yacht of the year for an indulging sailing experience in Dalmatia.

Yacht Charter Pula

Croatia Bareboat Yacht Rentals

Bareboat sailboat rental in Croatia is the ultimate yacht charter experience for independent sailors wishing to explore Adriatic coast at their own pace. Chartering a sailing yacht in Croatia assures you the opportunity to embrace the original pulse of this enchanting country. Infinite Croatian coastline is among safest sailing destinations and an ideal for a day sailors in flotillas, family sailing vacation or experienced crews wishing to explore this hidden European treasure at their own pace.

Adriatic Is Among World's Safest Sailing Destinations

Calm Adriatic sea is ideal place for a relaxing sailing trip assuring you authentic charter itineraries and a safe line-of-sight navigation.

Densely scattered islands are close together so you don't have long distances to cross, fair and stable weather assuring good sailing conditions, well-protected ports and anchorages where you can find a place to overnight, unforgettable landscape scenery, crystal-clear seas, affordable boat prices and authentic atmosphere.

When you add world-famous culinary works of art, then Croatia is a perfectsailing destination.

Bareboat Yacht Charter Week In Croatia

Bareboat yacht holiday in Croatia is a genuine week-long sailing odyssey, where you can feel absolute freedom, navigating your very own yacht. Enjoy the precious vacation moments within your favourite company, surrounded with quaint historic villages, beautiful marine national parks, idyllic islands, alluring pebbled beaches and epic stone-walled Dalmatian cities. Sailing charters in Croatia start and end Saturdays.

Hire Yachts In Croatia From Top Destinations

SPLIT

Rent yacht in Croatia from Dalmatian capital Split if you desire to sail around the most popular Dalmatian islands Hvar, Brač, Korčula and Vis. These islands migh be quite busy in the main season, so let us inspire you with an alternative Split sailing itinerary where you can experience all the nicest places with avoiding crowds at the same time.

ZADAR

 Renting a sailing boat in Zadar city is recommnded if you prefer shorter sailing distances, easy island hopping and more tranquility during your charter week. Navigate through the magnificent Kornati national park island chain and sail upriver to visit majestic Krka waterfalls.

PULA

Find solace among secluded islands and colorful Venetian towns at the northern Adriatic and book sailing boats in Istria. Northern region is probably best kept secret of Croatia charter itineraries including amazing natural environment and picturesqe fishing villages.

A day skipper shall certainly feel more relaxed and comfortable under the sails of reliable and seaworthy vessel. Most of the yachts for hire in Croatia are rigged especially for charter purposes and easy to handle.

Croatia Bareboat Catamaran Charters

Rent catamaran in Croatia and discover myriad of stunning islands in the most relaxing and comfortable way. Exceptionally bright luxury interiors, stability and cosy fully-cushioned private areas on multi-hulls are only a few reasons to choose our bareboat catamarans for your Adriatic holiday cruise. Hire catamarans in Croatia from premium yachting destinations Split Dubrovnik Pula Trogir or Zadar.

LAGOON 40

Layout with 3 or 6 cabins

Bareboat Catamaran Zadar

ASTREA 42

3 or 4-cabin layout

Catamaran Rental Split Croatia

BALI 4.0

Available with 3 or 4 cabins

Catamaran Charter Pula

LAGOON 42

3 to 6-cabin option

Catamaran Rental Dubrovnik

Rent Catamaran In Croatia

Catamaran rental in Croatia is recommended for families with kids and sailors who prefer uncompromising commodity and space for their sailing vacation. Catamaran's buoyancy is making them practically unsinkable. The hull volume guarantees safer moving around the deck, ensuring more privacy for people on board. You can always find a free place to sunbathe, chill or enjoy the views across the blue seas and lush-green landscapes.

Browse through our wide range of catamarans for renting in Croatia from economy to luxury line and hire your multi-hull from the popular Adriatic destinations in Istria and Dalmatia. Choose among these prestigious brands: Lagoon, Leopard, Catana Bali, Lipari, Foutaine Pajot, Nautitech, that you can book for your bareboat sailing holiday in Croatia.

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Bareboat Charter FAQ's

 

Renting a sailing yacht in Croatia will cost you around 5.500 euros per week for a 50 foot sailboat within the peak charter season, and between 3.900€ and 4.900€ in June and September.

What does the rental price include?

  • 5-cabin yacht charter
  • end cleaning, bedding
  • tender with outboard motor and Wi-Fi

What are mandatory extras?

  • safety deposit for yacht 2.000€
  • tourist tax 1.35€ per day/person
  • Fuel (per consumption)

 

You can rent a small sailboat with 3 cabins for about 1500 euros per week in the off season and expect prices between 2.500 and 3.000€ within high summer months in Croatia.

 

The average price of a catamaran rental in Croatia lies between 5.500 and 7.000 euros per week in July and August. In low charter season around 4.000€.

What does catamaran charter price include?

  • 7-day catamaran hire
  • end cleaning, bedding
  • base fee
  • dinghy with outboard engine 5HP

Optional extras:

  • skipper service between 150 and 200€ per day (depending on yacht size)
  • hostess service 140-180€ per day (depending on number of guests on board)
  • cook 160-200€ per day

 

Renting a sailing yacht in Croatia will cost you between 4.500 and 5.900 Euros per week in high summer monts and from 3.000€ to 4.000€ in shoulder season June & September.

What is included in a bareboat yacht price?

  • newer sailboat with 4-5 cabins
  • end cleaning, bedding, towels
  • dinghy & outboard motor
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard

 

You can hire a yacht in Croatia by first selecting the destination, date and preferable yacht in our "search browser". When you find the bareboat that suits your needs send us your inquiry and specify what extras you need on board for your charter holiday in Croatia. Your booking is secured after the advanced payment of (50%) is received at or account.

 

That generally depends on your traveling style, your budget and how much space and comfort you need on board. To help your decision, find some facts, pros and cons about sailboats and catamarans below:

Sailing Boats

  • renting a sailboat is much cheaper than chartering a catamaran
  • lower cost on fuel and marina fees
  • sailing experience is more exciting, fun and genuine
  • easier to find place to moor, especially in crowded marinas
  • sailing yachts sail better upwind and generally assure more sailing pleasures
  • more opportunities if you wish to learn sailing
  • newer sailboats are wider and provide enough space even for larger crews

Catamarans

  • impressive volumes guarantee abundance of space and on board privacy
  • catamarans have more buoyancy and are practically unsinkable
  • more stability on water means more cruising comfort
  • double hulls assure easier and safer movement around the yacht
  • constant 360o view from inside are welcoming if you are sea sickness inclined
  • cushioned flybridge the bow and the stern also mean extra lounging areas and better views
  • average fuel consumption is lower than on a motor boat

 

Renting a bareboat yacht charter 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 you crew must poses a valid international nautical certificate of competence (ICC) and a VHF radio station certificate. Check here if the certificate issued in your country is competent for Croatian waters. 

 

You can charter bareboat yachts in 4 major charter regions along the Adriatic coast:

Largest modern marinas where you can hire bareboat charters in Croatia are in Split (bases Kaštela, Trogir, Rogoznica) and Zadar region (Sukošan, Biograd and in UNESCO site - Šibenik town).

 

You can expect best last and first minute yacht charter deals at Zadar yacht charters. This region has largest density of marinas and yachting companies in Croatia. The same sailing yacht model will cost you more in Split or Dubrovnik than in Zadar region.

 

Bareboat yacht charter is the most favourable way for private yacht rentals in the Mediterranean. It is a hassle-free sailing vacation where you can enjoy in a complete privacy on board and navigate through Adriatic waters at your own pace. The charterer takes the responsibility for navigating the vessel and the safety of people on board.

 

Top destinations on Adriatic from where you can rent yachts in Croatia

 

Northern Adriatc ( Rent Sailboats in Pula & Krk Island)

Sailing northern Croatia is among best kept secrets of the bareboat yacht charter holidays. Off-the-beaten-track itinerary including Istria and remote Kvarner islands is ideal for sailors searching for unique landscapes and pure natural environment. Hire sailboat in Pula for a week and sail to the impressive Venetian towns, or find serenity anchoring in idyllic bays where you can enjoy in most beautiful sunsets in Croatia.

Renting boats from yachting bases near historic Pula city or the largest Croatian island Krk, gives you the opportunity to discover popular Istrian peninsula and the stunning islands of Kvarner gulf (Lošinj, Cres, Unije, Ist, Silba and Molat). You can also hire bareboat in Zadar and sail up north to discover these remote islands from Dalmatia.

Central Adriatic Coast ( rent bareboat charters in Zadar &Split)

This is where most of the marine enthusiast charter boats in Croatia. More then 20 marinas and 2.000 yachts for rental along the 100-mile coast is where most of day skippers start their bareboat vacation in Croatia. Booking a private sailing charter in Zadar assures you to explore the most  island dense region on the whole Mediterranean. Sail through 100 islands of Kornati national park or sail upriver Krka to popular Skradin town and visit Krka waterfalls. 

If you wish to navigate the southern routes between the islands BračHvar, Korčula and Vis, it is best to book sailing yacht from Dalmatian UNESCO world heritage sites Trogir town or the city of Split. It is the most popular "line of sight navigation" for day skippers, flotilla holiday and beginners.

Southern Adriatic (Dubrovnik yacht charters)

If you prefer more peace and atmospheric ambience, rent sailboat in Dubrovnik and navigate the routes of ancient mariners. Just a couple of miles from the buzzing streets of this popular Adriatic pearl, you can find all the peac and quiet you ned navigating among beautiful Elafiti islands, national park Mljet and lush-green landscapes of legendary Korčula.

8 of the best islands to discover on your bareboat yacht

 

  • Hvar Fragrant lavender fields and sun-soaked hilltops on one side and picturesque island villages on other are reflecting a unique harmony between the old and the new.
  • Kornati national park Sail through the most astonishing marine park in Croatia and explore best island delicacies in Dalmatia.
  • Brač Largest island in Dalmatia or the "stone kingdom of Croatia" is also the home of most beautiful Croatian beaches.
  • Unije A true treasure of the north Croatian coast in every sense. This is an island where time really stops.
  • Silba The Croatian "island of love" is ideal for relaxation in Dalmatian style.
  • Korčula One of the most wanted yachting destinations when you navigate the recommended Dubrovnik sailing itinerary
  • Kaprije This peaceful island town is among most popular places for sailors reachable from Split or Zadar sailing itinerary
  • Vis is the island of underwater treasures, unique legends and turbulent history. One night in Komiža village is a must.

 

The cost for skipper on a 3-cabin sailing boat is 1.050 euros per week. The final cost mostly depends on the size and the type of yacht he navigates.

 

The average mooring fee for a 40-foot sailing ycaht in marinas at the Croatian coast ranges between 60 and 140 euros per night within the high season. You can expect to pay extra 50% for same-sized sailing catamaran.

 

In most of the Croatia yacht charters (unless early check-in is agreed) boarding starts Saturdays from 15:00. Check out at the same spot the next Saturday before 09:00. Make sure to check the yacht's equipment before departure.

Please notice, that is advisable to appoint your time of arrival with the office staff. It is also expected to return yacht charter to the home marina until Friday evening for underwater inspection. 

 

Deposit is the insurance (assurance), that you will return your bareboat charter back in its previous condition. As a boat's captain, you take the full responsibility for potential damages caused on board during your trip. The deposit is charged at the charter's office at the check in and is 100% refundable, if the boat is returned undamaged. If you don't posess valid licenses, chartering a skippered yacht in Croatia is advised.

The deposit amount is set by the charter policy (depends on the boat length, age and insurance rate) payable by VISA, EUROCARD, DINERS or cash. We can offer a deposit insurance with non-refundable fee (app.10% of the full insurance sum).

 

Obligatory extras are additional items that you pay at the charter office when at the check in. Some of these items you already paid to your yacht agency, at the reservation. It is required to refuel the tanks before returning to home port. However, there are some obligatory extras, that you need to pay at spot:

  • Croatia local tax (1.35€ per day a person)
  • Safety Deposit for boat
  • Port and marina fees on route
  • Food and provisioning

All extras will be specified in your charter contract. You can find some useful Croatia sailing tips in our blog about chartering a sailboat in Croatia

 

Yes. Most of the Croatia charter companies approve this option. It is required to let us know beforehand that you want an insurance. Deposit insurance is the sum that should cover the damages, however it is up to the insurance policy, what exactly the damage waiver covers (usually the sails, hull, loss of fenders or a winch handle, small scratches and ropes).

Damage waiver is non-refundable. The insurance amount depends on the age, the length and the insurance policy of the vessel. Some charters require a small refundable part (10%) to cover the damages like "fee for unblocking the toilet, gross negligence damage, vandalism and if the yacht is not fueled at the check out.

 

The optional extras are the items Croatian yacht charter agency offers as extras. It is desired to order these items beforehand, so that they can be arranged at your request.

  • SUP and various water toys (80-120€ weekly)
  • Early check in (100-150€ per booking)
  • Railing net for kids (50-130€)
  • Wi-Fi +20GB (20€/week)
  • Provisioning - you can pre-order your food and drinks aboard
  • Taxis and airport-to-marina transfers (upon request)
  • Car parking is charged by the valid marina price list. (usually around 10€ per day)

The extras are charged according to the official price list from boat owners. Some of the above items, are already included as a welcome package.