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 to travel around tis part Croatia in the most genuine way. With embarking in marina Funtana embedded between two world-famous towns; UNESCO world heritage site Poreč and charming Rovinj. Private yacht allows you to experience the very best of northern Adriatic: Brioni national park including the remote islands Unije and Losinj. See some itinerary suggestions below:

Rovinj Croatia

Istrian pearl Rovinj is world-know of being among most romantic places of Croatia with truly impressive sunsets.

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Brijuni national park

National park Brioni islands is ideal spot if you wish to spend 1 day surrounded by untouched natural beauties.

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One of the last intact Croatian island oasis is the remote Unije island reflecting a unique 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 on between 2.500€ and 2.850€



You can rent a 40 foot sailboat with skipper in Croatia for about 2.500 euros during the shoulder season and for about 3.000€ in July and August.

The 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


Skipper's fee ranges between 150 and 240 euros per day and mostly depends on the 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 meals. Gratuities are usually 15-20% from their weekly fee.


When you rent a sailboat in Istria expect a one-of-a-kind sailing holiday among the secluded 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.


Istria sailing itinerary allows you to experience the most beautiful places of northern Adriatic in the most authentic way. 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 is among best kept secrets of the Adriatic routes where you can explore beautiful sandy beaches of secluded islands Unije and Losinj.

Discovering the impressive fishing villages and vibrant Venetian towns like Rovinj, Vrsar, Cres and ancient Poreč on your very own private charter really is a one-of-a-kind adventure you will cherish for a long time.


The 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 swimming, winds are low and everything is in full swing. If you like more challenging whether conditions and to avoid the summer crowds sailing Croatia in September or May is best for you.


Croatia is among the best sailing destinations in the world suitable for experienced sailors, day sailors or newbies. You can expect the most relaxing and genuine sailing charter experince when you book a skippered yacht in Croatia

Small distances between the numerous islands, fair Mediterranean weather and warm Adriatic seas suitable for various water sports place Croatia as a No1. family sailing vacation, destinations in Europe.

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