A private sailing cruise with skipper is certainly the most genuine way to spend your vacation in Croatia. Rent Croatia yacht charter with crew from Split Dubrovnik Pula or Zadar and discover the hundreds breath taking Dalmatian islands or set sails from heart-shaped Istria for a week or two cruising adventure and admire the natural beauty of the north Croatian coast.
There is nothing better than to explore Croatia on your very own sailboat charter so that you can personally experience the countless secluded treasures of crystalline Adriatic.
Explore Croatia's rich cultural heritage, epic stone-walled old towns, fragrant landscapes, marine national parks and dive in crystal clear waters of warm Adriatic.
Sail through the maze of islands on a private sailing boat, breathe the fresh ocean air and feel the ultimate freedom aboard your very own sailboat. Skippered yacht trip is suitable for families with kids, couples, honeymooners, groups of friends or anyone who wishes to embrace this country.
Small distances between the islands ensure the easiest island hop in the Mediterranean, while fair winds, and calm seas, guarantee endless sailing pleasures for beginners or experienced sailors.
The idyllic combination of exclusive accommodation aboard a private yacht, amazing maritime ambience, natural surroundings, laid-back Med. philosophy and unmatchable Dalmatian culinary works of art, make Croatian coast idyllic destination for relaxing sailing holidays.
Chartering a yacht in eastern Mediterranean, provides endless vacation opportunities. What type of a sailing holiday you prefer, depends upon your habits, your expectations, the level of services on boats and your budget. Generally, you can select among two most frequent services on our private yacht charters in Croatia.
Crewed sailboat or luxurious catamaran ensure the most exclusive and indulgent cruising holiday with unrivaled privacy on board. Fully catered exquisite services with personal touch aboard luxury catamaran charters or sailing yachts are usually included, assuring relaxation beyond any compare. Carefully selected crew of minimum 3 (the captain, the stewardess and a chef) are there to provide unforgettable holiday moments to the guests aboard. Cruises on our crewed sailing yachts are available from the city Split and Trogir port at the central Dalmatian cost.
Skippered yacht charter Croatia is the most unique, hassle-free vacation with completely flexible itinerary and your best way to travel and explore Croatian coastline. Skippers are mostly knowledgeable local guys and girls with extensive sailing experiences, aware of maritime and weather conditions and competent to navigate the boat. For extra commodity upgrade the services aboard with a hostess or a chef.
If you are interested, skipper will be more than happy to show you the basics of sailing, which is an excellent opportunity to master some extra skills. Croatian skippers are fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. Consider them as your tour guides during your trip. Before departure, learn some facts about what to pack and when is best time to sail Croatia.
Total price depends on the vessel length, age and the level of the services aboard. The average cost to hire a standard Lagoon 400 catamaran from Split lies at 5.000€ weekly within the top holiday season in Croatia. In the shoulder months around 3.500€. In May or October 2.000€.
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The cost to charter crewed catamaran from Split Croatia within the peak sailing holiday season lies between 18.000€ and 21.500€ per week. In shoulder season (June, Sepetmber) 13.000€ to 17.000€. Off season from 9.000€ to 12.000€ weekly.
Rental prices for a 50-foot bareboat charter within top season in Croatia lies between 4.000€ and 5.500€ per week. In the off-season April, May, late September and early June 2.300€ - 3.900€ weekly. That includes: the vessel, end cleaning, bedding and dingy with motor. You also need to cover yacht's safety deposit and local tourist tax.
The cost mostly depends on what the type of yacht you want to charter, the length, year of built and in what season. Find some bareboat charter price quotes for luxury yachts, sailing boats and catamarans that you can book for 7-day sailing cruises in Croatia:
Including: Renting a sailboat, cleaning, bed linen, dingy with outboard engine, Wi-Fi aboard.
Extras: (payable in marina)
-Skipper service from 840€ weekly (depends on yacht length)
-Tourist tax 1.35€ per person daily
-Deposit for your vessel average 2.000€
-Fuel per consumption approx. 100€/weekly
-Food for you and your skipper
-Port and marina fees average 70€ per night
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We will be happy to help you recommend a suitable charter vacation for your group. Crewed charter in Croatia is secured when 50% deposit for yacht is paid. Balance should be covered 4 weeks before your departure.
The main difference is in what sailing experience you are into, the level of luxury, space and privacy you desire on your trip. When you charter bareboat yacht, you take the responsibility over navigation, route itineraries and the safety of the people on board. It is the cheapest option, that secures extra privacy and intimacy aboard.
Skippered yacht charter is most popular for Croatia. It is still considered affordable to most groups and very flexible regarding your itinerary. Fully catered services aboard a luxurious catamaran are usually included in crewed charters.
To charter a luxury yacht with a crew assures personalized service, exquisite accommodation, gourmet dining, modern day amenities, uppermost comfort with selected itinerary. This is most expensive option, but you receive an exclusive holiday experience. Please also check our article about Bareboat vs. Crewed Charter
The cost for luxury sailing yacht Hanse 588 from marinas Split and Trogir in the off season lies between 3.500 and 5.500€. June, September from 6.000 to 8.000€. Peak season (July and August) about 9.000€ a week.
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The prices for a standard 3-cabin sailboat start at 250€ per day. Short yacht charters are only possible in the off-season or last minute options. Rental price for a 3-day bareboat charter Elan Impression 45 in June or September from Split lies at 900€. For more information and exact pricing please send us inquiry.
Croatia in general, is one of the safest countries in the world. Overall crimes are quite low making it extremely safe to travel around. On land or at sea. This Mediterranean gem is the cradle of yacht charter and sailing cruises and a true paradise for sailing inclined.
With warm and calm Adriatic sea, fair weather, abundance of sunshine, moderate winds and friendly local people is must-visit for beginners or experienced sailors. There are 2 rules to remember when you sail in Croatia - respect the weather and be cautious of the gusty Bora wind.
In Croatia you can charter almost everything that floats. However, the option of overnighting aboard is only possible if you charter a private Sailboat a Catamaran or Motorboat. On a sailboat you are mostly dependable on winds, but it will give you more sailing pleasures and silence with minimum fuel consumption. Catamarans are much wider, stable, and comfortable. Extra commodity and luxury means higher rental price, larger costs on fuel, berths and marina fees.
Catamaran is somewhere between a motor yacht and a sailboat, ensuring even more privacy and space when it comes to the quality of living aboard. Most of the chartered catamarans have a flybridge that provides extra places to party or sunbathe. If you want to move faster and your main concern is not large fuel consumption, simply hire a motor yacht.
Less consumption means less exhaust into the sea. Especially if you stay most of the time under sails. When you hire a sailboat in Croatia you also gain the unique opportunity to embrace the land's amazing landscapes in whole authenticity. It is an entirely different level of experience.
To narrow your choice, you should also estimate how much space do you need and how high your budget is. Larger the group, bigger the boat, bigger the yacht, larger the cost. When you plan to take a sailing trip with children, catamaran might be a better choice. If you stay on a budget, a sailing yacht with 2 steering wheels and bathing platform should do. It is common that 2 families rent one catamaran to divide the costs. One hull for one family.
Crewed charter in Croatia runs on weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday. However, in shoulder season (September, May, October, June) short sailing trips are also possible. To explore Croatia's coastline highlights and visit the most beautiful secluded treasures of the Dalmatian coast, we recommend to book one of our 7-day private sailing cruises.
Island hopping is one of the most exciting and authentic ways to travel around this hidden Mediterranean jewel. A week-long private Croatia sailing trip is an exclusive way to explore some of the most remarkable Croatian islands, impressive marine national parks, hidden beaches with crystal clear water, secluded villages and genuine hospitality of the local people, inviting you to taste the topmost island culinary works of art.
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September and October are the perfect months for a relaxing sailing cruise in Croatia. The sea temperatures are pleasant for swimming and still above 20o(70F). With abundance of sun (especially on the islands) the air keeps constant 25o(77F) during the day almost until late October. Expect lower yacht rental prices, less crowds on city streets and ports, maritime traffic is lower and you can always get a free berth in marina.
High summer in Croatia might be quite busy with tourists, but the weather is simply glorious. If you like more action, vivacity, buzzing streets and warm Mediterranean temperatures, you will hit the spot, if you book your vacations in peak season months July or August.
Bit stronger winds and pleasant temperatures in Autumn can be a delight for skippers and experienced sailors. Most of the boats are still available at affordable prices. However, if you want to play it safe, then ensure your sailing vacation in June.
With plenty of sunny days and mild Med. climate, Croatia is among sunniest European destinations. Summertime on Adriatic is simply glorious. Sun-soaked Dalmatian islands are literally bathing in sunbeams, while the air is dry and the sea warm. If your sailing trip is in summer season, simply bring your summer wardrobe.
It is highly recommended to bring your soft handbag or a duffel bag or rucksack instead of a plastic suitcase to gain more space in your cabin. Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies and remember to pack light.
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