Sailing in Croatia can be a pure delight for a beginner or experienced sailor for many reasons: Sunny and dry climate, low winds in summer months, impressive maritime ambiance, unique sailing grounds with hundreds of scattered islands assuring safe crossings and easy island hopping. However, if you lack of sailing experiences it is recommended to rather charter a yacht in Croatia with skipper to navigate your yacht safely around myriad of islands.
Renting a small sailing yacht with 3 cabins will cost you between 2.500 and 3.300 euros in high charter season and about 2.000€ in September or June.
Every month between April and November is good for sailing around the idyllic Croatian islands. However, it very much depends on your expectations, level of your sailing skills and your travelling style. Expect the very best of a sailing vacation in Croatia when you book you charter week within the summer months June, July, August and eary September. With long sunny days, low winds and warm sea temperatures this time of the year is ideal for a laid-back sailing odyssey between the beautiful Croatian islands.
The whole Kornati island chain consists of 90 uninhibited tiny islands stretching from north to south on a 15 mile-distance.
Best way to discover Kornati national park is to follow this exclusive 7-day sailing itinerary:
Day 1: Biograd to island Pašman
Day 2: Pašman to Kaprije island
Day 3: Kaprije to Krka Waterfalls, Skradin (opt for Primošten or Rogoznica village)
Day 4: Krka park to Žirje island
Day 5: Žirje to Kornati national park
Day 6: Kornati to Sali village on Dugi otok
Day 7: Sali to Biograd
Day 8: Disembarking in Biograd
Besides Kornati national park, make sure to explore these wonderful islands during your 7-day sailing trip from Zadar
The yacht charter cost for most Croatia charters includes: boat rental, end cleaning, diver, boat handover, dingy, bedding and outboard engine.
Skipper's fee on Croatia private yacht charters ranges between 150€ and 220€ per day. The fee mostly depends on the yacht's size, type and the charter season in Croatia.
A 40-foot Bareboat sailing yacht in Croatia will cost between 2.500€ and 3.500€ per week in high charter season. You can expect the prices to be 30-50% lower in June or September.