Bareboat Charters In Croatia

Sailing boats are available for rental from every larger marina along the Croatian coast. Book one of the offered bareboat yachts below and start your holiday adventure from premium yachting locations of Adriatic. Just let us know what model and boat type you prefer and we will send you best available sailing charter to meet your needs.

Elan Impression 43

ELAN  43

New Elan Impression 43 is ideal sailing yacht to sail tranquil Kornati National Park.

The new Elan 43 Impression
Sailboat charter Dubrovnik


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

Dubrovnik Sailboat Rentals
Sun odyssey 440


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

Rent Sailboat In Split
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Charter our yachts in Pula for  less crowded Croatia yacht charter itinerary.

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. 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.

Why is Croatia is among most popular sailing countries?

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.

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.

Hire Yacht In Croatia From Top Charter Destinations


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.

Croatia Bareboat Catamaran Charters

Hire bareboat catamarans in Croatia and discover myriad of stunning islands in the most fashionable way. Exceptionally bright luxury interiors, stability and cosy fully-cushioned private areas on multi-hulls ensure an exclusive accommodation during your charter holiday on Adriatic.

Lagoon 40


Layout with 3 or 6 cabins

Bareboat Catamaran Zadar


3 or 4-cabin layout

Catamaran Rental Split Croatia
Bali 4.0

BALI 4.0

Available with 3 or 4 cabins

Catamaran Charter Pula
Dubrovnik sailing trips


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 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.

Useful Tips & Blogs

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

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Bareboat Charter FAQ's


Renting a new 50 foot sailing yacht in Croatia will cost you about 5.500 euros per week within the summer season. Expect prices between 3.900€ and 4.900€ in June and September.

What does the rental price include?

  • 5-cabin bareboat 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 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?

  • 7-day yacht charter
  • base fee, end cleaning, bedding
  • dinghy with outboard motor


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.


There are over 5.000 vessels for rental along the Croatian coast from 50 modern marinas. These are the most popular yachts for chartering available in premium sailing destinations 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?

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


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. 


  • Bareboat rental is the most affordable option of chartering yachts in Croatia
  • You can tailor sailing itinerary according to your needs
  • Sail and explore at your own pace
  • Complete independance and privacy on board your vessel
  • You can enjoy among your friends or family members


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).


The widest range of Croatia yacht charter fleets and boats available are located between the two world-known nautical destinations Zadar and Split. Among +2.000€ well-maintained bareboat sailing yachts at competitive prices you will definitively find the one to suit your needs.


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.


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 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.