Renting a private sailing charter with skipper assures you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience idyllic Croatian coast from a comfort of your very own boat. 7 day yacht holiday is actually the ultimate vacation assuring you to first-hand explore remarkable islands, secluded beaches and sail to historic medieval towns where you can enjoy your evenings in a laid back fun-lovin' Dalmatian atmosphere.
Among carefully selected Adriatic sailing itineraries and myriad of beautiful yachting destinations in Croatia, you will definitively find your favorite corner surrounded by intact nature.
Set sail through the maze of Croatian islands on a private sailing boat, breathe fresh ocean air and ebrace easy-going Mediterranen pulse cruising sky-blue seas with your best company.
Flotilla charters usually sail on Zadar sailing itinerary that is why Sailing in Zadar is ideal choice for day sailors of a family sailing trip. Densely scattered islands of Kornati national park are perfect for a relaxing 7 day yacht charter adventure Mediterranean style.
Start your sailing adventure in UNESCO site Trogir or Split to explore popular south Dalmatian islands. Chartering yacht in Split is the most rewarding for beginners and first-time-visitors. Popular 7 day sailing itinerary including buzzing islands Hvar, Korčula and Vis will give you the best of a Croatia sailing experience, although one can easily find seclusion and a quiet evening anchoring in remote coves of islands Brač or Šolta.
When renting a sailboat in Dubrovnik you can expect more tranquil charter route with historic stone-walled cities, like Korčula, where you can explore along water front promenades or find even more peace and relaxation moments in national parks Mljet or Lastovo.
Recommended for a family sailing trip is the diverse northern Adriatic. Rent sailboat in Pula and visit Istria county world-known of its impressive architecture and countless tourits attractions. Explore impressive Venetian towns Rovinj and Poreč, colorful villages on island Lošinj, try best local delicacies and gain some knowledge about the epic Croatian history.
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.
Chartering a yacht in eastern Mediterranean, provides endless opportunities for yachting vacations. What type of a sailing holiday you prefer basically depends on your travel style, expectations and the budget. There are 2 types of onboard services for private yacht charters in Croatia
Renting a luxurious catamaran is the most exclusive and indulgent cruising holiday with unrivalled privacy on board. Luxury Croatia Yacht charters usually include fully catered exquisite services with personal touch and a relaxation beyond any compare. Carefully selected crew of minimum 3 (the captain, the stewardess and a chef) are there to provide unforgettable holiday moments for the guests aboard. Croatia yacht rental with crew is available in Dalmatia or Istria.
You will receive the best of a sailing holiday in Croatia when you book a yacht charter including Croatian skipper. With flexible route itinerary and personalised approach it is your best opportunity to explore the magnificent Croatian coastline. Skippered sailboat charter in Croatia is also a unique chance to receive some internal tips from local skippers. They are mostly knowledgeable guys and girls with extensive sailing experiences, aware of maritime and weather conditions and competent to navigate bareboat yachts. You can also upgrade the services on board of your catamaran by booking a hostess and reward yourself with a relaxing Adriatic sailing cruise. Croatian skippers are all fluent in English and sometimes multilingual.
Before departure read some tips about packing for a sailing trip and when is best time to sail Croatia. Best places to rent sailboat in Croatia with skipper and visit magnificent national parks including Kornati islands & Krka waterfalls are at Zadar sailing charters.
Rental price basically depends on the catamaran size, age and amenities on board. The cost to charter economy catamaran Lagoon 400 in Split Croatia is about 5.500€ on average per week within peak holiday season. In shoulder months (June, September) around 4.000€.
The price includes:
Obligatory extras to be paid at spot:
Crew service paid at spot:
Chartering a private sailing yacht in Croatia will cost you about 6.000€ per week in the summer season and between 4.000 & 5.500€ in June and September.
What are the extras?
There are near 5.000 available sailing boats for chartering in Croatia. These are most popular yachts for rental in Croatia. Bareboat or with crew.
Crewed yacht charter assures an indulgent and exclusive cruising holiday experience in Croatia. All inclusive, fully catered personalized service with professional captain, hostess and chef are included on our crewed Adriatic charters. With carefully selcted route itineraries, this is the most relaxing and exquisite yachting vacation in Croatia
The cost to charter a luxury sailing yacht in Croatia lies between 8.000€ and 10.000 euros per week within the main sailing season. The prices are about 30% lower in June or September.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
WHAT ARE THE EXTRAS?
Yacht charter in Croatia with skipper is the most rewarding and genuine sailing holiday experience on Adriatic with flexible itineraries. With wide range of available sailboats it is considered affordable for most groups. In this option local skipper comes with yacht's inventory. You can always opt for multitude of additional on board items that you can order beforehand (hostess, water toys, RIB, upgraded packages,...)
Bareboat yacht charter in Croatia also provides multitude of options to hire various crew members at skippered charters (cook and hostess). Please find below which option suits your holiday style better and what are the assignments they do.
Guests usually book our hostess when they want to have a relaxing and a care-free sailing holiday in Croatia. She can perform various tasks, on board and off board, that you usually have to take care alone when you hire a bareboat sailing charter in Croatia. Our crew is all fluent in English and sometimes also multilingual. Together with our local skipper, they will make sure that your cruising adventure in Croatia is and indulging and a one-of a-kind experience.
Here are some basic assignments that a hostess does:
A Tip: We advise, that you give her some APA money (advanced provisioning allowance) so that she has enough to pay for the daily shopping.
The general assignment for cook on board is to prepare 3 meals a day, considering the client's preferences and what kind of food do they want. Usual fee for cook starts at 150€ per day. However, it can vary and mostly depends the boats size and number of the guests aboard.
That depends on the level of the tasks, requests and how many guests are there to cater. Her basic fee is 130€ per day and can go up to 180€. This fee does not include gratuity nor the meals for the crew; They can join you for meals or allow 30€ pocket money per crew member per day.
Where does a hostess sleep?
The front bow cabins on catamarans are usually occupied with the crew, that is why we recommend to charter sailing yacht with 2 separate crew cabins. Most of the sailing catamarans in Croatia have such a layout. Sometimes, the crew can also sleep in the salon, but it is not something we advise, since everyone needs time to rest, so they can give you their best during the day.
It is also customary to take care of the crew's meals on your sailing trip. Feel free to invite your crew to join you at the dinner, they will be more than happy. If you wish to dine in privacy, they can east separately.
A Tip: When you hire a hostess you already have 2 meals included. That gives you extra time to explore the islands and the local food delicacies. Especially if you wish to taste Dalmatian specialities in typical family-run taverns called "konoba". With extensive knowledge and experience, your skipper or a hostess will be happy to recommend top local culinary delights.
We will be happy to help you recommend a suitable vacation package for your group. Crewed charter in Croatia is secured when 50% deposit for selected yacht is paid. Balance should be covered 4 weeks before your departure.
Private sailing yacht charter is the ultimate Croatia yachting holiday experience assuring you a unique opportunity to explore Croatian coast at your own pace. Whether you rent a crewed, skippered or a bareboat sailboat, you can expect a relaxing, hassle-free cruising adventure between idyllic Adriatic islands.
These are 8 islands that you need to visit on your Croatia yacht charter holiday
Best time for sailing in Croatia is definitively in summer months June July and August when the weather is simply glorious and everything is in full swing.
In Croatia you can charter almost everything that floats. When you charter a private yacht, you get the perfect opportunity to discover this amazing coast at your own pace. On sailboats you depend mostly on winds, but sailing yacht will give you more sailing pleasures with minimum fuel consumption. Catamarans are wider, more stable, and comfortable. Extra commodity, however, also means higher rental price, larger costs on fuel and marina fees.
When it comes to quality of staying on board, catamarans ensure more privacy and space. Most of the catamarans for chartering in Croatia have a flybridge that provides extra places to chill, rest 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 a entirely different level of experience.
To narrow your choice, you should 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.
Croatia sailing charter 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.
Be sure not to miss these gems on your cruising adventure:
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.
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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