In these uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is hard to think of a better vacation then rental of a private yacht. Taking a relaxed sailing trip with your close ones to explore hundreds, mostly uninhabited Croatian islands is at the moment probably the safest holiday. Staying isolated from busy mainland cities in the fresh ocean air, absorbing pleasant sunbeams in the company of the people you know is best way to reduce the chance of getting infected with Coronavirus.
In general, Croatia is among the safest counties in the world. Overall crimes in Croatia are quite low making it extremely safe to travel around. By land, or at sea. This European gem is also the cradle of Mediterranean sailing holidays and a true paradise for sailing inclined. With warm and calm Adriatic sea, fair weather, abundance of sunshine, moderate winds and warm local people, Croatia is a must-visit for beginners or experienced sailors.
For a 50-foot sailing yacht local port fees start at 70€/night and it can go up to 130€/berth in some top marinas. The final cost is mostly up to the exact boat length and marina quality service. Price usually includes fresh water refill, shore power, toilet and bathroom facilities. Buoy charge ranges from 25 to 40€. Anchoring is free of charge. A mixture of above options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.
A leisurely round trip in Croatia usually takes 7 days. Within main season (July, August), yacht charters in Croatia start and end Saturdays. In shoulder season months a short sailing trip can be also arranged. To experience a truly genuine and relaxed sailing adventure and explore the most beautiful Croatian islands, at least 1-week tour is recommended.
Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.