As a unique blend of laid-back Mediterranean ambience, warm hospitality, topmost gastronomy and idyllic destinations, Dalmatian islands truly are a paradise for a relaxing cruising adventure. Calm Adriatic sea, sheltered with myriad of alluring islands is simply irresistible to anyone who wants to take a different and a unique holiday.
An indulgent week-long sailing vacation on a private sailing yacht, gives you an excellent chance to explore the hidden gems of southern Croatian coast on your very own private yacht charter.
Split can thank its popularity to the fact, that it is one of the largest Croatia's yacht charter destinations with an impressive range of private yachts and boats available for rental. Fair winds, pleasant weather, abundance of sun, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea and superb natural ambience create the perfect fusion for ideal yachting destination. Whether you are a beginner or experienced sailor, get ready for a genuine sailing experience.
Booking the right yacht for your group, is essential before your departure. Sailing from Split gives you multitude of options for sailing boat rentals from marinas near Split airport. Book private yachts from marina bases in Trogir, Kastela or city of Split and choose a suitable vessel among the wide range of bareboat yachts, luxury crewed catamarans or skippered charters.
Renting a sailing yacht with skipper is the most hassle-free, authentic and original way to explore Dalmatian coast. With personalized itineraries, endless route options and a knowledegable Croatian skipper, get ready for a sailing cruise beyond anything you ever imagined.
A private Split sailing trip is a unique opportunity to join the promenades of the world-known island of Hvar. Have a drink in one of the beach bars or simply blend into the buzzing nightlife and explore some of the best restaurants in nearby Pakleni Islands.
Set your course towards the historic Stari Grad town and taste selected island wines, set sail to the legendary island Vis, walk the crisscrossed vivid streets of Marco Polo's birthplace Korcula, snorkel and swim in crystalline waters of Solta and admire the secluded pearly beaches on Brac. Before you board, don't forget to visit the UNESCO protected site Trogir and monumental Diocletian Palace in a magnificent city of Split.
Welcome to the second largest city in Croatia! If you arrive earlier take a walk along the Split promenade and visit well-known UNSECO world heritage site, the impressive Diocletian palace.
If you feel like shopping, there are numerous shops nearby to fill boats lockers with food provisions. Your skipper will be expecting you at the pier to help you board. Departure is usually around 16:00.
Leaving marina in Split behind, we set sail towards the island Brač, the largest and Dalmatian island, also known of a unique white marble.
In a gentle swing of our yacht overnight in a beautiful cove near Milna town, surrounded with fragrant pine forest and amazing beaches. Perfect evening to have a romantic dinner couple of feet from the sea in a relaxing ambience and a gentle swing of your private yacht.
The Croatian "queen of beaches"- the golden horn" on island Brac, is an idyllic spot to take a soothing morning swim. The scent of lavender will soon welcome your senses as we sail along Hvar, the longest and the sunniest island in Croatia. We drop the anchor in one of the well sheltered bays of Pakleni islands near sun-soaked Hvar riviera.
You will soon get a chance to walk along one of the most vivacious waterfronts in Croatia. This jet-set town is known for its buzzing nightlife and vivid streets where various world celebrities often come across.
A spectacular view from the Splanjola fortress guarding the city is rewarding after a short ascend over the town. Just let yourself be embraced by this jewel where old and new shine in perfect harmony. Abundance of dance clubs and bars will keep you partying until dawn.
Navigating towards the island Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo is a one-of-a-kind adventure. To spend the night in a town Korčula, a charming laid-back small-town embedded in dense green forest and fig trees, is a must. Venetian architecture, medieval fortresses and defense walls and its unsurpassable Mediterranean pulse almost resemble to Dubrovnik town.
“Dubrovnik in small” as sometimes called, fuses monumental architecture, abundance of museums, impressive cultural heritage, stylish beach bars at its best.
The island's sunny position is in fact the main reason that the local community tries to promote their eco oriented agriculture and sustainable local production. Numerous farms and wineries in the area are tempting enough to unwind and taste selected local wines and home-grown food products.
Morning cruise will take us around the scenic peninsula, densely sown by vineyards in the southern part of Korčula. Our destination today is Lastovo island, which was recently declared a wildlife park. We overnight at anchor in a quiet, naturally carved cove Zaklopatica, a remarkable bay, where you can first-hand experience the essence of the locally run traditional Dalmatian cuisine.
Because its isolation, the waters around Lastovo are swarming with various fish. Grilled John dory, Scorpio fish, bream, lobster or scampi, delicately prepared in a rustic tavern called »Konoba« is worth tasting. Sitting on a lovely terrace with a »million-dollar view, taking a glimpse across a yacht mast at the sun falling into sea, will take you to another dimension...
In the morning take a 1-mile walk up to town and check the medieval stone houses with unique chimney tops of Lastovo village. Seize this opportunity and buy some food supplies for our next destination - the mystic island Vis. Until recently the whole archipelago was forbidden area due to its military purpose. With only 2 towns of altogether 5000 inhabitants and no industry miles around, this is the place to go snorkeling and explore the underwater habitat.
Island was all through its war history a natural impregnable fortress. Set almost in the middle of Adriatic, this island was strategically best natural defense location in Mediterranean. On a fair sunny day, you can see all the way to Italy from the hilltop above Komiža town. Overnight in Vis / Komiža. Characteristic local fishermen, typical wooden vessels in town port, narrow streets and exhibiting local artists, are completing the charm of this old fishing village. For its scenic setting, many movies are lately being filmed on the island. Renting a beetle or a scooter is a great way to get around the island...
Following morning you might want to take a shuttle boat and visit remarkable »Blue cave« on Biševo island. In this naturally formed cavity you can witness colorful game between the sun and the sea, which generates a unique blue light. The tour usually takes 1 hour. Instead of an early lunch taste the local specialty "Komiza cake".
Early afternoon sailing towards the "green island" Šolta, might give us a close encounter with a swarm of playful dolphins or tuna. Šolta is claimed to be the isle with most dense forests in this part of Dalmatia. This small agricultural community's efforts and passion for farming was recognized by Austria-Hungarian empress nearly 200 years ago. Whatever you do here, think green and eat local. Overnight in a small port Rogač or Stomorska. If you don't feel like cooking aboard, visit traditional "Konoba" with unmatchable family-run cuisine...
On our last day we'll have plenty of time to swim, snorkel and chill in secluded coves of island Šolta or Brac, before docking in our home marina until evening.
If you didn't get the chance to visit Split, you can take a walk along the evening promenade, buy some souvenirs, or just have a nice romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants downtown.
Sadly, we have to say goodbye and hope to see you next year and set sails in one of yacht charter destinations in Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula or Sibenik, where you can explore the impressive wildlife resorts Telascica, Kornati or river Krka national park with its magnificent 7 waterfalls.
Stony streets of the most popular Croatian coastal towns in summertime are bursting with tourists, and maritime traffic is at its peak. Some marinas on these islands are literally blocked with yachts and sailors trying to get a free berth for the night already early afternoon.
Although our suggested itinerary is a constant classic for most of the charters, we provide an exclusive opportunity to set sail on best Croatia sailing tour and benefit from our alternative itinerary. Including the oldest Croatian town Stari Grad, another well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the secret tips from our skippers is how to avoid the certain islands on the busiest days within your sailing week. Don't worry, you will still get to visit them, but at a different pace. This way your journey will be extra comfortable, and you will get to discover even more attractive places, that are usually forgotten in a guide-book.
If you feel like exploring Croatian coast more to the north, and if the sailing conditions allow, you can easilly rearrange itineraries with your skipper. Navigating through 3 marine wildlife parks and discovering secluded fishing villages, pristine bays and lunar landscapes of Kornati islands is always an exclusive adventure. Sailing upriver to Krka national park and withessing its 7 majestic waterfalls is something you can't afford to miss.
Our reliable skippers with extensive sailing experience are a treasury of tips and guides, so just relax in a delightful relaxation in Mediterranean style. Skipper will not only take responsibility over navigation, and constantly monitor the sailing conditions, but you can consider him as your tour guide. Take the advantage of our skippered yachts and get first-hand tips about the area you are about to visit. Explore secluded anchorages, amazing hidden beaches, most beautiful island villages and discover top restaurants with a help and advice from your skipper.
Skipper will be happy to introduce you to the intriguing beauty of living at sea and try his best to make your cruising adventure in Croatia a genuine sailing experience. It is custom to take care of skipper's meals and food aboard.
The cost for a 45-foot comfort line sailboat with 4 cabins starts at 1.500€/week and climb up to 3.000€ in summer months. Average price lies at 2.500€ weekly. Cost for a 50-foot premiere line sailboat with 5 cabins or a new 40-foot catamaran is between 3.500€ to 5.500€/week within the peak season. 2.500€ - 3.000€ in shoulder season.
Including: Yacht charter rental, final cleaning, dingy with outboard motor. It is also required to cover the safety deposit in the amout 2.000€ that is fully refundable in case if no damages.
One-way sailing from Split to Dubrovnik usually takes 7 days including the stops on 5 most beautiful south Dalmatian islands Brac Hvar Vis Korcula and Mljet. A couple of private yachts in Croatia run on a premium route with personalized sailing itinerary. You can start your sailing trip and board either in Split or Dubrovnik.
Set sail from the world-known Croatian pearls Split and Dubrovnik for an exclusive cruising adventure and explore the secluded treasures of the Adriatic sea in a relaxing Mediterranean style.
The rental cost for a premium line catamaran with 4 cabins from Split Croatia within the main season varies between 4.500€ and 5.700€ weekly. In shoulder season 2.500€ - 4.400€. Including: Chartering catamaran for 1 week, end cleaning, bedding, handling fees and dingy with outboard.
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It is also required to cover the safety deposit for catamaran in case of damages.
The prices for a standard line sailboat from Split in early June or late September lie between 1.500€ - 2000€ per week. In peak season (July, August) around 2.300€. Cost for a 45-foot premiere sailboat in the shoulder season is on average 2.500€ the peak season 3.500€.
Expect the very best of the Dalmatian coast, when you hire a private skippered sailing trip from Split Croatia. Chartering private yachts from premium marinas Trogir, Kastela, and city of Split and discovering the most impressive Adriatic islands Hvar, Vis, Brač, Korčula and Šolta is best way to feel the heartbeat of this hidden Mediterranean conuntry.
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That mostly depends on our guests' general satisfaction at the end of the sailing cruise. On sailing boats gratuities are discretionary, but it's customary to acknowledge the crew effort. We believe that the outstanding performances should be rewarded.
The usual tip for services aboard skippered sailboats is between 15 and 20% of the weekly fee, that should be given discretely to your captain in cash at the end of your journey. The usual tip for luxury charters is 5% of the full price.
Online yacht booking by sending us the Inquiry is the easiest way to charter a skippered yacht. Fill in the mandatory fields and let us know your preferable departure dates, including the approx. number of people that are coming, and your preferences about sailing holidays in Croatia.
This is how receive the general picture about what type of a yacht, how many cabins and what kind service is suitable for your company. We will do our best to send you best range of available boats and prepare a memorable sailing adventure tailored to you.
Follow our secret off-the-baten-track tour that our skippers recommend. This is a unique itinerary, where you can still explore the popular islands Hvar, Korčula, Vis and Brač with avoiding crowds at the same time.
Sailing season in Croatia runs between April and late October. That is when the weather at the Croatian coast is pleasant and sunny with soothing moderate winds assuring perfect sailing conditions. Find what month suits you best for your cruising holidays in Croatia below:
Generally, Croatia is one of the safest countries in the world. Overall crimes in Croatia are quite low making it safe to travel around. By land, or at sea, vacations in Croatia should be on your bucket list.
This Mediterranean gem is the cradle of sailing holidays and a true paradise for sailing inclined. With warm and calm Adriatic sea, pleasant weather, abundance of sunshine, moderate winds and warm local people is a must-visit for beginners or experienced sailors.
Overall, Croatia has moderate prices compared to other European countries. Locals say that prices along the Croatian coast rise as you travel from north to south. Seaside places and Dalmatian islands like Hvar can be considerable expensive, while Istria peninsula and Kvarner gulf still keep their prices comparable to the inland.
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Total trip cost really depends on where and how you choose to spend your money and the travelling habits. Yacht charter prices in Croatia are still 10-15% cheaper than other sailing destinations Italy, Greece or Spain. You can easily get around on daily budget app. 30-40€/person/day.
Both months September and October are the perfect months for a relaxing sailing cruise in Croatia. The sea temperatures are pleasant for swimming and still above 20o(70F). The southern islands near Split (Hvar, Vis and Korcula) still have abundance of sunshine, and the air keeps constant 25o(77F) during the day until late October.
Remember and pack light
With plenty of sun, Croatia is one of the sunniest European destinations. The climate along the Adriatic coast in summer is quite dry and hot. If your sailing trip is in summer, just bring bathing suite, extra swimming towels, and your personal wardrobe (not too much). In case of rain you need to bring some warm clothes, maybe a light sweater, water resistant wind jacket and a pair of sneakers with rubber sole.
It is highly recommended to bring your soft handbag a duffel bag or rucksack instead of a plastic suitcase, simply to gain more space in your cabin. Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.
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