Everyone with a bit of adventurous spirit is welcome - groups of friends, couples, families with kids, honeymooners, or adrenaline seekers. Route and sailing dynamics can be tailored to client's wishes and is completely flexible. By definition, sailing holiday in Croatia is a laid-back, one - week gentle cruise across the calm and clear Adriatic sea. Yacht trip is suitable for almost everyone who wants to experience a genuine and a different vacation.
Croatia is probably one of the safest countries in the world. Overall crimes in Croatia are quite low making it extremely safe to travel around. By land, or at sea. This Mediterranean gem is the cradle of sailing holidays and a true paradise for sailing inclined. With warm and calm Adriatic sea, fair weather, abundance of sunshine, moderate winds, hundreds of islands to explore and warm local people is a must-visit for beginners or experienced sailors.
Overall, Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. The prices, however vary between the coast and inland. Locals say that prices at Croatian coast rise as you travel from north to south. Seaside places and Dalmatian islands can be considerable expensive, while northern regions Istria and Kvarner still keep their prices comparable to the inland. Remember to rather eat and drink local then imported.
Some prices at the coast:
Total trip cost really depends on where and how you choose to spend your money and your travelling habits. Yacht charter prices in Croatia are still 10-15% cheaper then in Italy, Greece or Spain. On a sailing trip you can easily get around on daily budget app. 30-40€/person/day.
High summer in Croatia might be quite busy with tourists, however weather is simply glorious. If you like more action, vivacity, buzzing streets and warm Mediterranean temperatures, you will hit the spot, if your book your trip in peak season months July or August. If you prefer more tranquillity on your cruise and to actually experience the genuine heartbeat of the country, choose June or September.
Weather conditions with bit stronger winds and still warm temperatures in September is a skippers delight, but if you are looking for a one week of a leisure on your sailing vacation, then June is the perfect choice.
Yes. Most of the yacht charters in Croatia approve that option. But please let the charter company know beforehand, that you want an insurance. Deposit insurance is the sum that should cover the damages. And it is non refundable. The amount depends on the age, the length and the insurance policy of the vessel. Usually the amount is from (150-300€).
Some charters demand also a small refundable part (10%)to cover the damages like fee for unblocking the toilet, lost/damaged dinghy or outboard engine, gross negligence damage, vandalism and if the yacht is not fueled at the return.
The optionals are considered as the items that your charter offers extra. It is desired to order your extras beforehand. So that they can be prepared for you at the check in.
The optional extras:
The extras are charged according to the charter's price list. Some of these items, are offered as a welcome package for you sailing holiday and are already included.
For 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.
With plenty of sun, Croatia is one of the sunniest European destinations. Climate along the Adriatic coast in summer is quite dry and hot. When taking a sailing trip in summer, bring bathing suite, extra swimming towels, and your personal wardrobe. It is highly recommended to bring a soft hand bag a duffel bag instead of a plastic suitcase and remember to pack light.
8 Things that you Don't want to forget:
Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.