Bareboat sailboat rental in Croatia is the ultimate yacht charter experience for independent sailors wishing to explore Adriatic coast at their own pace. And chartering a sailing yacht in Croatia is a unique opportunity to embrace the original pulse of this enchanting country. Croatian coastline with hundreds islands provides easy hopping between them and is considered among world's safest sailing destinations. It is perfect place for flotilla sailing holiday, family yacht vacation or experienced crews wishing to discover this hidden European treasure.
Infinite Adriatic coast is an ideal place for a relaxing sailing trip assuring safe sailing grounds, calm seas, safe line-of-sight navigation and authentic marine environment. Densely scattered islands are so close together that you don't have long distances to cross, while stable weather during the main yacht charter season, provides good sailing conditions.
Well-protected ports and anchorages can be found behind every island. Here you can always find a safe place to overnight surrounded by lush-green landscapes and tranquil maritime atmosphere. Small island harbours are best spots to make port and explore historic sites, monumental architecture and taste superb island delicacies.
Bareboat yacht holiday in Croatia is cretainly the most genuine option to holiday in Croatia. Feel the absolute freedom, navigating your very own yacht through the calm Adriatic sea and enjoy the precious vacation moments within your favorite company. Independently sail through magnificent marine national parks and anchor in peaceful locations where you can swim or snorkel in crystal-clear water.
Rent yachts in Croatia from Dalmatian capital Split if your itinerary prefernce is to sail around most popular Dalmatian islands Hvar, Brač, Korčula and Vis. These islands might be quite busy during the peak yachting season but absoultely worth exploring. Or get inspired with an alternative Split sailing itinerary where you can visit all these hot spots of Adriatic with avoiding crowds at the same time.
Chartering a sailing boat in Zadar is highly recommended for crews that don't want to cover large sailing diastance per day. Densely scatters islands of Zadar region provide safe sailing grounds and allow easy island hopping which makes this beautiful county ideal location for beginners searching for peaceful and original maritime environment. Navigate through the magnificent Kornati national park island chain and sail upriver to visit majestic Krka waterfalls.
World-known Dubrovnik town is so much more then just a game of thrones setting. With a unique fusion of culture, history, unspoiled natural beauties and amazing scenery this popular UNESCO World heritage site is an ideal place for a relaxing yacht charter holiday. Fortified ancient towns Dubrovnik and Korčula are simply a must visit and explore this lively town promenades. If you are searching for less crowded locations with tranquil marine atmosphere sail to national park Mljet and enjoy in lonely bays of Lastovo island.
Find seclusion surrounded by untouched nature of northern Adriatic and book a sailing boat in Istria. This region is probably best kept secret among Croatia charter itineraries best known after amazing natural environment and historic Venetian 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.
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 place to sunbathe, chill or enjoy spectacular views across the infinite blues and greens of Adriatic.
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.
What does the rental price include?
What are mandatory extras?
You can rent a small sailboat in Croatia for about 1.500 euros in the off season. The prices in June, July and August vary between 2.500 and 3.500 per week.
What doest that price include?
With countless islands to discover, small sailing distances, safe harbors, authentic maritime atmosphere and beautiful national parks, Central Dalmatia is the most rewarding area for bareboat yacht rental in Croatia.
The price of a catamaran rental in Croatia lies between 5.500 and 7.000 euros per week in July and August. In low yacht charter season around 4.000€.
What does catamaran charter price include?
To charter 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 independently within Croatian territorial waters one of your 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 sailing destinations in Croatia
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).
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 pros and cons below:
Skipper's fee on private yacht charter in Croatia lies between 150 and 220€ per day. The final cost mostly depends on the size and the type of yacht your skipper will navigate.
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.
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 Brač, Hvar, 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.