Sailboat Charter Croatia

Start your cruising holiday by hiring a reliable sailboat or catamaran from premium yacht charter locations in Croatia and book one of the yachts designed and equipped specially for rental purposes. Let us know your boat preferences, destination you wish to explore and we will recommend best boats available and guarantee full support before and during your yacht charter holiday. Including itinerary tips and route recommendations.

Elan Impression 43

ELAN  43

The new Elan Impression 43 is ideal yacht for sailing around Kornati national park.

Book Yachts In Zadar & Kornati
Sailboat charter Dubrovnik


Discover the treasures of southern Adriatic and hire bareboat yachts in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Sailboat Rentals
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Rent sailboat in Split to explore word-famous islands Hvar Vis Brač and Korčula.

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Book our yachts in Pula and get inspired into alternative  north Croatia itineraries.

Yacht Charter Pula

Croatia Sailboat Charter

Bareboat sailboat rental in Croatia is the ultimate yacht charter experience for independent sailors wishing to explore Adriatic coast. And chartering a sailing yacht in Croatia is the most exclusive way to reveal the true secrets of this enchanting country. Hundreds densely scattered islands and small distances between them make Croatia among world's safest and interesting sailing destinations. With superb yachting locations and unique maritime atmosphere this hidden European country is a ideal spot for flotilla sailing holiday or a relaxing family yacht vacation

Why is Croatia is among most popular sailing countries?

Infinite Croatian coast is a ideal place for a relaxing sailing trip with unique sailing locations, safe line-of-sight navigation and authentic marine environment. Densely scattered islands being close together prevent from waves getting too choppy and assure easy island hopping. Hot and dry weather during the main yacht charter season, provides good sailing conditions and amazing opportunities for various water activities like swimming and snorkeling. Well-protected ports and anchorages can be found behind every island where you can always find a safe place to overnight surrounded by lush-green landscapes and tranquil maritime atmosphere. Small island harbors are best spots to make port and explore further towards inland and taste superb local island delicacies.

Experience the ultimate freedom from a comfort of a private sailing boat

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.

Eevery skipper will feel more relaxed and comfortable under the sails of a reliable vessel. Most of the yachts for hire in Croatia are rigged especially for charter purposes, well-maintained and easy to handle.

Hire Yacht In Croatia From Top Charter Destinations

Bareboat Charter Split

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 absolutely worth exploring. Or get inspired with an alternative Split sailing itinerary where you can visit all these hot spots with avoiding crowds at the same time.

Bareboat Charter Zadar

 Chartering a sailing boat in Zadar is highly recommended for crews that don't want to cover large sailing distance per day and prefer some extra time to explore and wander around. Densely scatters islands of Zadar region provide safe sailing grounds and allow easy island hopping which makes this a ideal location for beginners searching for peaceful and original maritime environment. Navigate through the untouched nature of magnificent Kornati national park and sail upriver to visit majestic Krka waterfalls.

Dubrovnik Bareboat Charters

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.

Charter Sailing Yachts In Pula

Find seclusion and serenity surrounded with pristine landscapes of northern Adriatic, set sail along Istrian peninsula and explore diverse Kvarner islands. Remote northern Adriatic is probably best kept secret among Croatia charter itineraries well-known after untouched wild nature, lonely island beaches, historic Venetian villages and top Croatian wines and food delicacies. You can expect best yacht charter opportunities in Istrian region by renting a sailboat in Pula or largest north Adriatic marina Veruda.

Croatia Bareboat Catamaran Charter

Hiring a catamaran in Croatia allows you explore and sail between idyllic Croatian islands in the most indulging way. With impressive volumes, comfortable layout, cosy fully-cushioned private areas and customised charter equipment catamaran charters ensure an exclusive on board accommodation during your bareboat holidays.

Catamaran rental in Croatia is recommended for families with kids and sailors who prefer uncompromising commodity and space during their sailing vacation. The buoyancy and stability of a multi-hull will assures endless cruising pleasures and a indulgng on board atmosphere. Impressive hull volume guarantees safer moving around the deck which is great if you sail with kids. You can always find a private place to sunbathe, relax and enjoy spectacular views across sky-blue Adriatic seas.

Browse through our wide range of catamarans for rental in Croatia from economy to luxury line available in top locations and modern marinas along Croatian coast. Select you favourite catamaran charter among prestigious brands: Lagoon, Catana Bali or Foutaine Pajot.

Useful Tips & Blogs

Follow our blogs and find some useful tips that might help you charter the right boat from desired destination for a relaxing holiday adventure at the Croatian coast.

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Croatia Bareboat Charter FAQ's


Renting a comfortable sailing yacht in Croatia will cost you about 4.500 euros per week within the high summer season and between 3.000€ and 4.000€ in June and September.

What does the rental price include?

  • 4-cabin bare boat 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)


Weekly prices for chartering a small sailing yacht in Croatia start at 1.500 euros in shoulder season and lie between 2.500€ and 3.500€ in July and August.


Chartering a modern sailing Catamaran in Croatia will cost you between 5.500 and 7.000 euros per week in July and August. In low yacht charter season around 4.500€.

What does the price include?

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


You will receive the best bareboat yachting experience when you hire a sailing yacht from Zadar - Kornati area. It is one of the most interesting island dense locations in the Mediterranean with amazing sailing grounds, natural ambiance and plenty sailboats for chartering.


With low winds in the summer season and hundreds of densely scattered islands preventing waves from getting too choppy, Croatian coast is best sailing destination in Europe for novice sailors. Split sailing itinerary with largest Dalmatian islands is considered best location for a beginner assuring easy island hopping and safe eye-of-sight navigation.


You can expect affordable yacht rental prices in Croatia if you book a sailboat in north Dalmatian marinas Biograd, Sukošan, Šibenik and Zadar. If you are on a budget rather consider sailing Croatian coast in the off season May or October.


For sailing independently within Croatian territorial waters at least one of the crew must poses a valid international nautical certificate of competence (ICC) and a VHF radio station certificate. Check in this article if your licenses are adequate to charter a bareboat yacht in Croatia.


  • Bareboat sailboat rental is most affordable yacht charter option in Croatia
  • Adjust sailing itinerary according to your needs
  • Sail and explore at your own pace
  • Complete independance and privacy on board
  • You can enjoy among your friends or family members in peace and intimacy


Yacht Rental in 3 easy steps:

  1. Select desired sailing period and the type of vessel you prefer sailboat or a catamaran
  2. Specify what equipment/extras you need on board and send us the inquiry
  3. Your booking is secured after the advanced payment (25-50%) for the boat rental is paid.


You can charter bareboat yachts in 4 major sailing destinations in Croatia

  • Pula - Istria (marinas Veruda, Pomer and island Krk)
  • Zadar - Kornati (marina Sukošan, Biograd, Murter and Šibenik)
  • Split (Trogir old town, Kaštela, Seget and Rogoznica)
  • Dubrovnik (ACI marina Slano and Frapa in the heart of Dubrovnik town)

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).


Croatia's sea is the clearest in Europe according to date from the European Statistical Office. The excellent quality of the water is ideal for various water sports, sailing, swimming and snorkeling. The region with best sea visibility are Kvarner islands and Dalmatia.


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:

Sailing Boats

  • hiring a sailboat in Croatia 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


  • 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


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.


Northern Adriatic (Rent Sailboats in Pula & Krk Island)

Sailing northern Croatia is among best kept secrets. Northern regions Istria and Kvarner islands provide most diverse sailing locations recommended to sailors searching for unique landscapes, natural environment and peaceful harbours. Hire sailboat in Pula, discover epic Venetian towns or find serenity anchoring in idyllic bays of forgotten islands Unije, Silba and Ilovik. Istrian peninsula is also well-known of being a gourmet paradise and the home of best Croatian wines.

Dalmatian Coast ( Zadar - Kornati or Split itinerary)

With largest concentration of marinas, hundreds of small islands and attractive sailing grounds, cental Adriatic is the most popular Croatian nautical destination. Easy island hopping, small distances between tiny islands and wonderful opportunities to snorkel and swim are great for family charters or a beginners that prefer simple eye-of-sight navigation. Booking a private sailing charter in Zadar will allow you to explore iconic Kornati national park and breathtaking Krka waterfalls. 


A standard Split sailing itinerary is the ultimate route option in Croatia if you are a beginner of a first-time visitor. Certainly the busiest Split yacht charter routes are also most rewarding and bring best balance for groups that prefer a relaxing and care-free holiday experience. Renting a sailboat in Trogir UNESCO site will allow you to explore most popular Dalmatian islands Hvar, Brač, Korčula and mysterious Vis.

Southern Adriatic with Dubrovnik

If you prefer tranquil nautical ambience combined with exploration of historic sites and charming island villages, then rent sailboat in Dubrovnik. Just a couple of miles from busy streets of this famous Croatian pearl, you can find peace and scenic natural atmosphere among beautiful Elafiti islands, national park Mljet and lush-green landscapes of legendary Korčula. Top chioce for sailors that enjoy in a genuine maritime atmosphere.


The average mooring fee for a 40-foot sailing boat is 80€ per night within the summer season. You can expect to pay extra 50% for same-sized sailing catamaran.


Deposit is the insurance (assurance), that you will return the sail boat 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 during the check in procedure. Some of these items you already pay through the yacht charter, 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)
  • Security Deposit for boat
  • Port and marina fees on route
  • Food and provisioning


Most of the Croatia charter companies approve this option. It is required to let us know in advance that you want to insure the securtiy deposit. Please note that this covers most of the damages depending on the insurance policy of the  specific boat owner. What exactly the damage waiver covers (usually the sails, hull, loss of fenders or a winch handle, small scratches and ropes).

Damage waiver is a non-refundable part. 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.