Private Yacht Charter Croatia

Renting a private skippered sailing yacht or a catamaran charter with crew is an exclusive holiday experience in Croatia ensuring you to explore the most beautiful islands of Adriatic at your own pace. Start your sailing odyssey and book one of our crewed sailing yachts below.

crewed catamarans in Split Croatia Astrea 42
Crewed Catamaran Charter

Hire crewed catamarans in Croatia and  sail the exclusive Dalmatian itineraries. Available from UNESCO world heritage site Split or Trogir this stylish ASTREA 42 assures top performance and comfort during your cruising holiday.

Catamaran Charter Split Croatia
Rent Oceanis 51.1 in Croatia
Private Sailing Charters

Enjoy your holiday moments between idyllic Dalmatian islands on our exclusive  yachts in Croatia. Book an exclusive 50-foot OCEANIS sailing boat from premium nautical destinations and marinas along the Adriatic coast.

Luxury Sailing Boat Holiday
Bavaria 46 style
Yacht Rental With Skipper

Renting a skippered sailing boat in Croatia is the most exciting and genuine crewed vacation. And sailing around the densely scattered islands and marine national parks from ZADAR is best kept secret among the Adriatic itineraries.

Booking a Sailboat Charter

Skippered sailing charters in Croatia

Hiring a private sailing charter with skipper allows you to truly uncover the hidden treasures of the stunning Croatian coast. 7 day yacht holiday is definitively the most unique vacation assuring you to first-hand explore hundreds of islands, amazing beaches and sail to historic medieval towns and vibrant ports, where you can enjoy in a laid back fun-loving Dalmatian atmosphere.

Among carefully selected Adriatic sailing itineraries and myriad of beautiful yachting destinations in Croatia, you will certainly find your favorite corner under the warm Adriatic sun.

Set your bearings through the maze of islands, breathe fresh ocean air and embrace easy-going Mediterranean pulse cruising sky-blue seas within your best company.

Set sail from premium yacht charter destinations in Croatia


Less-known Zadar sailing itinerary is actually ideal for sailors, that wish to keep the sailing distances short and enjoy their vacation in tranquil natural environment. This region's densely scattered islands ensure safe sailing grounds, spectacular panoramic views that is why Zadar islands are popular for sailing flotillas or family charters. Kornati national park is among must-visit sailing destinations when renting yacht in Zadar


Start your sailing adventure in UNESCO site Split or hire a sailing yacht in Trogir to explore most popular south Dalmatian islands. Classic Split sailing itinerary is extra rewarding for beginners and first-time-visitors. Popular 7 day sailing itinerary including world-known Hvar, Korčula and intriguing Vis will give you the best of a Croatia sailing experience, although one can easily find seclusion and a quiet evening anchoring in quiet coves of islands Brač or Šolta.


Renting a sailboat in Dubrovnik gives you the opportunity to navigate among historic stone-walled cities and tranquil bays of distant islands. Korčula is ideal place to exprience Mediterranean pulse of coastal promenades. If you wish to escape from busy streets of Dubrovnik into tranquil natural environment then sail to national park Mljet or remote Lastovo island. Here you will find some of the best seaside restaurants with tasty local delicacies.


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 tourist attractions. Explore impressive Venetian towns Rovinj and Poreč, colourful villages on island Lošinj, try best local delicacies and gain some knowledge about the epic Croatian history.

Island hopping is best way to discover hundreds of Croatian islands

Exploring the ultimate European sailing playground at a slow pace is the only 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 bring endless sailing pleasures for beginners or experienced sailors. That is why 7 day live-on-board sailing adventure in Croatia is the ultimate holiday you can expect at the eastern Mediterranean. 

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Kornati Sailing

Croatia Sailboat Charter

Rent one of our popular sailing yachts available from premium Croatian marinas and discover best spots of Adriatic at your own pace.

Bavaria C 42
3 cabins 

With large master cabin Bavaria c42 sailboat is perfect for couples or families

Dufour 460
4 cabins

Sail the blue Adriatic on our comfortable Dufour 460 yacht with 4 double cabins.

sailing charters Pula Croatia
5 + cabins

The new Oceanis 46.1 is among most spacious sailing yachts in competition.

Yacht Charter Locations In Croatia

Explore wonderful diversity of infinite Croatian coastline from a skippered charter. Rent sailing boat in Croatia with skipper from ancient Pula city in the north or discover enchanting Dalmatia county. Charter yacht in Zadar and find seclusion among densely scattered central Dalmatian islands, or take the advantage of exclusive accommodations on crewed catamaran charters by starting your cruising holiday in UNESCO sites Split Trogir or world-known Dubrovnik town.

Crewed sailing charter Croatia


Renting a crewed sailboat in Split is best opportunity to explore the most popular Croatian islands Vis Hvar Korčula and Brač.

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Zadar Sailing Tours


Charter yacht in Croatia from Zadar and explore scattered islands of north Dalmatia including Kornati national park and Krka waterfalls.

Sail Charter Zadar
yacht charter Croatia with crew


Get inspired into one of the most secret and exciting sailing itineraries in Croatia. Set sail from Pula city and experience northern Adriatic.

Pula Sailboat Charters
Dubrovnik sailing trips


Visit south Croatian islands on  comfortable skippered family catamaran Lagoon 42 and spend indulgent all inclusive sailing holidays in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary

Hire skippered yacht in Croatia and enjoy the benefits

  • skipper will get a feel for the adventure you are into and prepare a genuine and relaxing sailing experience
  • skipper is your best tripsadvisor, so simply let yourself into his capable hands
  • don't worry about the weather; skippers are fully aware of maritime conditions
  • skipper takes responsibility over steering docking and navigation
  • you can refresh your sailing knowledge or learn some basic sailing skills
  • our crew will be happy to supply you with first-hand tips and recommend world-class restaurants where you can eat local fresh and authentic delicacies.
Crewed yacht charter in Croatia

Do I hire Skippered or a Crewed charter?

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 travel style, expectations and the budget. There are 2 types of onboard services for all private yacht charters in Croatia

Crewed Yacht Charter

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 for onboard clients. Croatia yacht rental with crew is available in Dalmatia or Istria.

Skippered Yacht Charter

You will receive the best of a sailing holiday in Croatia when you book a yacht including Croatian skipper. With flexible route itinerary and personalised approach it is your best opportunity to explore Croatian coastline. Skippered sailboat charter in Croatia is also a unique chance to receive some internal tips from knowledgeable local skippers. With extensive sailing experiences skipper is fully 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. Crew is 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 iconic national parks including Kornati islands & Krka waterfalls are at Zadar sailing charters. While renting a sailing charter in Split you get the chance to expore popular Hvar, Korčula and mystical island Vis.

Private Yacht Charter FAQ's


The overall cost for catamaran vacation in Croatia is between 7.000€ and 8.000€ per week within high summer season and around 6.000€ in shoulder months (June, September).

What is Included?

  • 7 day catamaran charter
  • final cleaning, bedding, towels
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • tender with outboard engine
  • skipper service

Optional Crew service paid at spot:

  • hostess from 150€/day (optional)
  • cook from 160€/day (optional)


Renting a standard 3 cabin sailing boat in Croatia for a week will cost you between 3.000 and 3.500 euros in summer months. In shoulder season June and September on around 2.500€

What is included in the price?

  • 7 day private yacht charter
  • final cleaning, bedding, towels
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • tender with outboard engine


Chartering a small catamaran in Croatia is between 5.500€ and 6.500€ per week in July and August and betwen 4.500€ and 5.000€ in shoulder season.

What are the extras?

  • skipper from 170€ per day
  • hostess 150€/day (optional)
  • cook from 160€/day (optional)


The cost to charter a comfortable sailing yacht in Split lies between 4.000€ and 5.000 euros per week within the main sailing season. The prices are about 30% lower in June or September.


  •   captain service (obligatory 180€ per day - payable at embarakation)
  •   dinghy with outboard engine
  •   bed linen, cooking gas, bathroom towels, cockpit cushions
  •   Wi-Fi connection 75G

The Extras

  •   local tourist tax and permit 1.3€/day/person
  •   fuel for the boat app. 100€ per week
  •   hostess service (optional from 150€ per day)
  •   chef (optional from 170€/day)
  •   damage deposit (refundable) for the yacht


Renting a newer 45-foot sailing yacht with crew will cost you between 6.500€ and 7.500€ per week in high summer season and 6.500€ on average in June and September. Including: Skipper, Hostess, and Yacht.


Chartering a bareboat yacht in Croatia requires that at lest one of the crew members should posses a valid nautical international certificate of competence (ICC) including a VHF radio station license. That certificate should be adequate to the size and type of yacht that you are renting.


Croatia has a range of almost 5.000 yacht charters available for rental. These are most popular yachts for a 7 day charter holiday experience


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


Skipper's fee lies between 150 and 200 euros per day depending on yacht type (catamaran or a sailboat) and size. On a 4-cabin sailing yacht the cost for captain is 1.120€ per week. Skipper also requires own cabin and food during the charter period.


Tipping a skipper in Croatia is not mandatory but appreciated and mostly depends on the client's general satisfaction at the end of the yacht charter. The sum should be between 15 and 20% from the skipper's weekly fee. 


Crew cost on Croatia yacht charters mostly depends on the size and type of the yacht (catamaran or a sailboat).

  • Skipper fee from 1.050€ to 1.500€ per week
  • Hostess service starts at 910€ per week (she serves & prepares 2 meals per day, keeps things tidy and purchases the supplies)
  • Cook between 160 and 200 euros per day. Depending on the number of people on board.


The charter fee doesn't include provisioning, fuel or berthing. These elements are provided through the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA), that can be puchased by your hostess in advance. The unspent part of the charter APA is later returned to the charterer. Another otion is that you provision the yacht charter by your own.


Yacht charter in Croatia is an exclusive holiday experience allowing you to discover remarkable Croatian islands in a fun loving and relaxing atmosphere of a private sailing boat. It is the most genuine vacation at the Croatian coast assuring you to spend a indulging  week surrounded by the untouched natural beauties and the people you cherish most.


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.

1. Chartering a Hostess

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

  • keeping all areas on yacht clean and tidy
  • handling the provisioning throughout the trip (shopping for supplies, stocking boat lockers before and during your trip)
  • she prepares and serves two light meals daily (breakfast and one simple lunch). Extra meals are option with an additional fee.
  • washes the dishes, cleans the galley and salon

A Tip: We advise to transfer her some APA money (advanced provisioning allowance) so that she can supply your boat before arrival.

2. Hiring a Cook/Chef

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.

How much does it cost to hire a hostess?

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!


  1. Choose preferable date and estination you wish to explore in inquiry form
  2. Select the type of yacht that suits your travelling style and budget (sailing yacht or a catamaran)
  3. Specify your vacation expectations

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's fee should be paid to crew directly.


These are 8 islands that you need to visit on your Croatia yacht charter holiday

  • Unije - Best kept secret among Croatia sailing itineraries
  • Silba - Charter yacht in Zadar and visit Dalmatian island of love
  • Kornati - Picturesque national park of seclusion and serenity
  • Kaprije - A relaxing maritime vibe of this village is world-known
  • Mljet - Southernmost Croatian isle of unforgettable colors, smells and sounds
  • Vis - This enchanting little island in the middle of Adriatic hooks you in a second and leaves you wanting more
  • Hvar - rent sailboat in Split and sail around this famous island. 2 hidden gems of Hvar are Stari Grad and Jelsa town
  • Lastovo - Discover this remote "island of happiness" and enjoy in a relaxing Dalmatian pulse surround with pure nature.


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.


It is all up to your expectations and your budget

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. 

If you think green, rent a sailboat

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.

Choosing a sailing boat to suit your travelling style and budget

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.

Be sure not to miss these gems on your cruising adventure:

  • Hvar - is the "royalty" of Dalmatian coast, reflecting the perfect harmony between the old and the new
  • Unije - tiny isolated island located In Kvarner, surrounded with crystal clear waters and one lovely village
  • Silba - the island of love and intact emerald bays located near Zadar
  • Dugi Otok - the cradle of intact natural parks and a yachting heaven. Visit the highest lighthouse of the Croatian coast "Veli rat"
  • Kornati - the natural beauty of the lunar Kornati national park is simply breathtaking
  • Kaprije - charming fishing village near Sibenik is the fusion of unmatchable local cuisine and genuine people
  • Šolta - the impressive blend of lush green landscapes and sustainable local products
  • Brac - "stone kingdom of Croatia" for leisure seekers and explorers
  • Vis - the "secret" island of legends, myths and natural wonders located in the middle of Adriatic. Spend one night in old town Komiža
  • Korcula - Follow Dubrovnik sailing itinerary and visit the island of travelers, rich cultural heritage and top Wines


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.

8 Things that you don't want to forget:

  •   boarding pass/voucher
  •   sun protection items (sun lotion, sunglasses for UV protection, hat)
  •   bathing suit or a swimsuit
  •   your passport, or personal ID, enough cash, health insurance
  •   swimming towels
  •   your personal items (prescription pills, medicine for allergy...)
  •   a wind stopper or a wind breaker in summer a long-sleeved cardigan would do
  •   positive vibes (leave your worries at home)

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