Sailing In Istria

Renting a private sailboat in Croatia is definitively the best way to discover this colourful country. Exploring the secluded north Croatian islands and impressive Venetian towns of Istrian peninsula is a one-of-a-kind adventure and also an amazing opportunity visit less-known parts Croatia in the most genuine way. With embarking in a charming Funtana village located near UNESCO world heritage site Poreč you will have the opportunity to explore the very best of Istria. Chartering skippered yacht will allow you to experience northern Adriatic with Brioni national park, Unije and Losinj islands and remarkable landscapes in between.

Rovinj Croatia

Istrian pearl Rovinj one of the most romantic places of Croatia with magnificent sunsets that you simply can not miss out.

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Brijuni national park

National park Brioni is a unique location  to explore. Surrounded with unspoiled wildlife and amazing beaches this is one of rare untouched Adriatic oasis.

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Remote Unije island is among most popular and secluded sailing destinations in Croatia reflecting a unique and relaxing maritime atmosphere.

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Renting a 3-cabin sailing boat in Croatia with skipper will cost you 3.000 euros per week in high season. In September or June between 2.600€ and 2.900€. May, October 2.500€.


You can rent a 40 foot sailboat with skipper in Croatia for about 2.700 euros during the shoulder season and for about 3.200€ in July and August.

Price includes:

  • 7 day private sailing charter
  • skipper service
  • cleaning of the boat
  • tourist tax
  • tender with outboard engine and stand up paddle board.


  • Fuel
  • Food (for skipper also)
  • Marinas and port fees on route


Croatia is among most popular sailing destinations in the world and ideal location for day sailors, beginners or experienced crews that desire more action on water. Small distances between hudreds of islands, dry weather during th summer season and warm Adriatic seas suitable for various water activities, make Croatia best yacht charter destination in Europe.


Pula is the capital of Istria and largest city in northern Croatia. Best-known of impressive Roman amphitheater, summer venues, concerts and world-class restaurants it is definitively worth visiting.

These are the locations you shouldn't miss out during your sailing trip:

  • Vrsar is one of the most romantic villages of Istra also the home of world-known lover Casanova
  • Poreč UNESCO world heritage site with spectacular seaside promenades and beach bars is simply a must visit
  • Rovinj  without a doubt the most popular location of Istria, best known of monumental Venetian architecture and impressive street artists


When you rent a sailboat in Istria expect a one-of-a-kind sailing holiday among beautiful islands of northern Adriatic. Discover a unique diversity of this region and spend a indulging yacht charter week exploring untouched Islands of Kvarner bay, national park Brioni, admire Venetian architecture of Istrian towns and swim in turquoise water of the remote Unije isle.


Istrian region lies on the northwestern side of Croatia and is actually closer to Italy then to southern Dalmatian coast and is best kept secret when it comes to yacht charter itineraries in Croatia. The ultimate way do discover this diverse region well-known of superb Croatian wines and food delicacies is to charter a private yacht in Pula for a week.


Istria sailing itinerary allows you to experience the most unique places of northern Adriatic. These are te spots and islands that you can explore from a comfort of a private yacht charter starting in picturesque Funtana Marina.

  1. DAY - (Saturday) Funtana to Rovinj town
  2. DAY - (Sunday) Crossing the Kvarner gulf to Unije island
  3. DAY - (Monday) Unije to Ilovik island
  4. DAY - (Tuseday) Ilovik island to Mali Lošinj village
  5. DAY - (Wednesday) Mali lošinj to Cres island
  6. DAY - (Thursday) Cres island to Pula or Brioni national park
  7. DAY - (Friday) Brioni to Funtana or Vrsar town
  8. DAY - (Saturday) Disembarkation


If you hire a private yacht charter in Pula for a week, you have the exclusive opportunity to travel along the coast of Istria with avoiding crowds at the same time. Pula sailing itinerary best kept secret of all Adriatic routes where you can explore the impressive fishing villages and historic Venetian towns like Rovinj, Vrsar, Cres and ancient Poreč from a comfort of a private charter.


Tipping a skipper 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.


Summer months June, July and August are ideal months for a relaxing Croatia yacht charter adventure. The weather is pleasant with longer dry periods, the sea is warm enough for water activities, winds are low and everything is in full swing. If you like more challenging whether conditions and avoid summer crowds sailing Croatia in September or May is recommended.

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