Hiring a private sailing charter in Croatia with local skipper will allow you to truly uncover the hidden spots and woderful locations of this remarkable coast. And taking a 7 day yacht holiday is without a doubt the most unique cruising vacation assuring you to first-hand explore beautiful island beaches and historic stone-walled medieval towns. Your skipper will recommend all the itinerary highlights and sail the yacht to well-protected island ports, where you can enjoy and relax in a laid back fun-loving Dalmatian pulse.
Among carefully selected Adriatic sailing itineraries and premium yachting destinations in Croatia, you will certainly find your favorite corner under the warm Adriatic sun. Set sail through the maze of Croatian islands, breathe fresh ocean air and embrace easy-going Mediterranean hearbeat cruising across sky-blue seas within your best company.
Less-known Zadar sailing itinerary is ideal for sailors that wish to keep their daily sailing distances short and love authentic natural atmosphere. Densely scattered islands of Zadar area prevent the waves getting too choppy and ensure safest sailing grounds in Croatia. Peaceful bays, spectacular panoramic views and emerald bays are ideal for water activities. That is why renting a yacht in Zadar is ideal for flotilla charters or a family yacht vacation. Iconic Kornati national park and Krka waterfalls are just some of the places you can't miss out. Best fisherman's taverns are located in this area where you can enjoy in fresh, local and tasty traditionally prepared Dalmatian delicacies.
Begin your sailing adventure in world-famous UNESCO site Split or hire one of sailing yachts in Trogir old town to explore notorious island Hvar and impressive sandy beaches of Brač. If you prefer more tranquility, your skipper will happy to be navigate your boat to emerald lonely bays of Šolta, where you can enjoy in a peaceful natural atmosphere. Besides the popular Hvar, this classic 7-day charter route also includes Korčula and intriguing Vis. Split sailing itinerary is best choice if you are a beginner or a first-time traveler to Croatia.
Dubrovnik sailing itinerary is probably best kept secret among Croatia charter routes including some of the most exciting and diverse locations and sailings. Famous stone-walled Dubrovnik and epic Korčula are amazing historic sites reflecting the original Mediterranean charm of coastal promenades. At a doorstep from these busy towns you can find natural environment within national park Mljet or emerald bays of Lastovo island chain. Southern Adriatic hides some of the best seaside island restaurants that you simply must explore.
Diverse northern Adriatic is a world-popular destination for family vacations. Rent sailboat in Pula and visit Istria county famous of its impressive Reinesance architecture, colourful holiday resorts and tourist attractions. Explore historic Venetian towns Rovinj and Poreč, and fragrant landscapes of island Lošinj, try superb Istrian cuisine, best Croatian wines and learn some facts about the epic Croatian history.
Exploring the ultimate European sailing playground in a relaxing Mediterranean fashion is the most original way to really feel this country's heartbeat. Small distances between the islands allow you to hop from one island to another just within a few hours, while low winds and calm Adriatic seas ensure endless sailing pleasures for beginners or experienced sailors. That is why a 7 day live-on-board Croatia sailing adventure is the ultimate European yachting holiday.
Chartering a yacht in eastern Mediterranean offers you endless opportunities for a genuine yachting vacation. What type of a sailing holiday you prefer basically depends on your travelling style, expectations and the budget. You can charter yachts in Croatia in crewed or skippered option.
Luxury catamaran charter is the most exclusive cruising experience with unrivalled privacy on board. Luxury Croatia Yacht charters usually include fully catered services with personal touch and a relaxation beyond any compare. Carefully selected crew of minimum 3 (captain, stewardess and chef) are there to provide unforgettable holiday moments. Yacht rental with crew is available from all the premium locations at the Croatian coast.
You will receive the most genuine cruising experience in Croatia by booking a sailing boat with local Croatian skipper. With flexible route itinerary this is the most rewarding sailing vacation in Croatia. Skippered sailboat charter is also a great chance to receive best internal tips and knowledge from your skipper. With extensive sailing experiences he is fully aware of maritime regulations and competent to navigate your yacht. Services can be upgraded with a hostess on board to prepare breakfast and small lunch, clean and provision the boat for you. Our crew is fluent in English and sometimes multilingual.
The overall cost for catamaran vacation in Croatia is between 7.500€ and 9.000€ per week during high summer season and around 7.000€ in June or September. The prices don't include food, port fees and fuel.
What is Included?
Optional Crew service paid at spot:
All-inclusive private yacht vacation in Croatia will cost you between 5.500€ and 7.500€ in high summer months. In shoulder season about 5.000 euros per week.
What is included in the price?
The yacht cost usually includes: boat rental, end cleaning, boat handover, dingy, bedding and outboard engine. Skipper, food, fuel and port fees are not included in a private boat charter
Croatia has a range of almost 5.000 yachts available for charter. These are most popular boats you can charter for 1 week.
Tipping a skipper in Croatia is not mandatory but appreciated. By tipping the crew after your cruise, you show gratuity and it is usually 5-10% of your yacht charter price.
The cruising conditions in Croatia are prefect for a unforgettable adventure on the water. Short passages to charming anchorages and lively ports, ancient villages steeped in history and a maze of untouched islands protecting the waves from getting too choppy, Croatian coast is a ideal sailing destination on Mediterranean.
Yacht charter in Croatia is an exclusive holiday experience allowing you to discover remarkable Croatian islands from a comfort of a private sailing boat. It is the most genuine vacation at the Croatian coast assuring you to spend a indulging cruising week in a unique maritime atmosphere surrounded with untouched natural beauties in the company of the people you cherish most.
On all skippered charters the clinet has to take care of the yacht's provisioning or hire a hostess to supply the boat. For crewed yacht charters the food and beverages are provided through the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA). Provisions can be purchased by your hostess in advance. The unspent part of the charter APA is later returned to the guests or spent on marina fees and fuel during your week.
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.
Basic assignments of a hostess
A Tip: We advise to transfer her some APA money (advanced provisioning allowance) so that she can supply your boat before arrival.
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 170€ 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 where you can dine in a local restaurant your crew will be happy to recommend. Here you can taste Dalmatian delicacies in fisherma's tavern called "konoba" - a must try!
We will be happy to recommend our knowledgeable skipper and optimal boat for your group. Your charter is secured when the deposit for selected yacht is paid. Balance should be covered 4 weeks before your departure. Skipper fee should be paid to him personally at the check in.
These are top 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. To rent a sailing boat in Croatia with skipper assures you to discover the most beautiful islands at your own pace and with a flexible route itinerary. It is considered the most genuine and fashionable way of exploring Adriatic coast.
On sailboats you mostly depnd on winds, but sailing yacht will give you more sailing pleasures with minimum fuel consumption. Catamarans are wider, more stable, and extra comfortable. 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 cozy flybridge that provides extra places to chill 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 are an active explorer, you will certainly try to stay most of the time under sails. Hiring a sailboat in Croatia is definitively more exciting, fun and authentic holiday experience with an opportunity to gain some sailing knowledge and participate in various activities during your yacht charter week.
To narrow your choice, you should first estimate how much space do you need and how high can you stretch. Larger the group, bigger the boat, bigger the yacht, larger the cost. When you plan 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. Usually 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.
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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.
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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