Rent Sailboat in Pula, Istria

Croatia is so much more than just the famous hot spots Split, Hvar, Plitvice and Dubrovnik. Get inspired with the north Croatian coast and book your yacht charter week from heart-shaped Istria peninsula. Renting our 46-foot sailing boat in Pula with our skipper guarantees unforgettable holiday moments between the islands of northern Adriatic. Explore monumental architecture of historic Venetian towns Pula and Rovinj, secluded treasures of Kvarner gulf Mali Lošinj, Cres and Rab and discover world-known Istrian culinary works of art. Here are some highlights you should experience on your yacht vacation from Pula.

Pula City

Discover ancient Pula city and admire its historic monuments from Roman empire. Walk the promenades of colourful Istrian towns and have a drink in one of the stylish beach bars in Rovinj town or islands Rab and Mali Losinj.

Unije Island

This secluded islands in the middle of Kvarner gulf surrounded with intact nature is one of the best kept secrets of the Croatia sailing itineraries, and a must-visit during your Pula yacht charter week.

Istrian Gastronomy

World-famous Istrian cuisine is one of the best reasons for a Pula sailing itinerary. Experiencing culinary delights from a private sailboat charter, hopping from one island to another is something you shouldn't miss out.

Hire Oceanis 46.1 in Pula for a genuine cruising experience

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Renting a private sailing yacht in Pula will cost you on average 5.000 euros in the high season. Within the shoulder season months June and September between 3.500 and 4.500€.

What does that price include?

  • 7-day yacht rental
  • final cleaning, bedding, bathroom towels
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • dinghy with outboard engine


The average sailboat charter cost lies at 3.500€ per week in top sailing season, between 2.000 and 3.000 in the off season. These the prices for a 4-cabin standard sailing boat suitable for 6-8 persons.

What is included in a skippered sailing charter?

  • fully equipped sailing yacht
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard motor
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard.

What are the Extras?

  • Skipper fee 1.050€ per week
  • tourist tax 1.4€/day/person
  • fuel app. 80€/week
  • port and marina fees
  • safety deposit for yacht 2.000 (refundable if no damage on board)


A private sailing trip with local skipper is certainly the most genuine and exciting way to discover mundane Istrian peninsula and a remarkable Kvarner bay. Pula sailing itinerary is ideal for couples or families sailing vacations. To experience the impressive cultural and biotic diversity of this region, we recommend to hire yacht charter in Pula old town or modern marinas Veruda, Pomer, Vrsar Krk, Punat and Funtana.


Chartering a private skippered sailboat or catamaran in Croatia for 7-days is the most genuine and exciting Adriatic yacht charter experience. It is a completely different holiday than booking a cabin on large cruisers.

What can I expect from a private sailing trip in Croatia?

  • full privacy aboard
  • enjoy the holiday moments with the people you cherish
  • explore Adriatic at your own pace
  • get best tips form your local skipper
  • amazing ambience and natural environment
  • relaxing cruising adventure among the hidden gems of Adriatic
  • flexible itinerary, tailored to your needs and wishes


High summer in Croatia might be quite busy with tourists, but the weather is simply glorious. If you like more action, vivacity, buzzing streets and warm temperatures, you will hit the spot, if your book your sailing vacation in Croatia in peak season months July or August. If you prefer more tranquillity and to actually experience the genuine heartbeat of the country, sail Croatia in June or September.


Croatia is one of the world's safest sailing destinations. 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.

Compare these prices at the coast:

  • cup of coffee 1.5€
  •  pint of local beer 2.5€
  •  1,5l bottled water from store 0.7€
  •  public transport 1-2€ one way
  • 1 bottle of local medium quality wine in store 6€
  •  average 3- course dinner 25-30€/person

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.


Croatia has always been a family friendly destination and is among safest countries in the world for a sailing holiday or a yacht trip with your loved ones. Small distances among countless islands, well sheltered anchorages behind every corner, calm Adriatic sea, exotic island beaches and vibrant villages with numerous attractions for kids place Croatian coast as No.1 family destination in Europe.


Pula is the largest city and the capital of Istria region. It is would-famous of its beautiful beaches, Venetian architecture and amazing biodiversity.

  • One of the largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world form 1st. century A.D. (The Arena)
  • Rich historic legacy and ancient monuments like The Temple of Augustus, The Hercules gates and the Arch of Sergii
  • Best wines in Croatia (Malvazija), Truffle dishes and Proschiutto (smoked ham)
  • Tidy pebbled beaches just a couple minutes from the city. The most popular ones: Ambrela Beach, Sacccorgiana Cove, Gortan’s Cove, Beach Valbandon Histria Beach
  • Top festivals and events throughout the summer. Pula hosting numerous international concerts and venues inside and outside the arena, really is the Croatian city of festivals.
  • A wide selection of top-notch restaurants within and outside the city circle. Here’s just a few Hook&Cook, Lanterna, Vodnjanka


The perfect blend of Italian creativity, typical Mediterranean flavor and a pinch of distinctive continental simplicity created a top-notch cuisine in Istria. There are some must-try delicacies best combined with selcion of best regional wines merlot or cabernet sauvignon and the famous Istrian Malvazija, produced from indigenous white grapes.

6 must-try dishes in Istria:

  • palette of various cheese (Sheep, Goat, Cow) dipped into Istrian extra-virgin olive oil
  • a wide range of truffle-inspired dishes combined with risotto or pasta
  • cuttlefish stew with maize porridge
  • Kvarner scampi or mussles in “buzara” sauce
  • Pljukanci or fuzi  (rolled up shapes of fresh pasta) in Boskarin (typical Istrian beef) sauce
  • Grilled plaice or Adriatic squid with mangold (sort of spinach)

A local custom is to start and finish your courses with special aperitif called “rakija” based on honey, mistletoe or various herbs


For a 46-foot sailing yacht Oceanis 46.1 local port fees start at 60€/night and it can go up to 120€/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.

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