Croatian coast fuses together the very best for a week-long sailing getaway: Authentic nautical ambiance, warm Mediterranean climate, topmost gastronomy and magnificent sailing grounds. Large south Dalmatian islands with well-sheltered anchorages, picturesque harbors and alluring hidden bays create ideal maritime conditions for beginners, day sailors or experienced seafarers.
Second largest Croatian city Split and south Dalmatian region is among most popular yachting destinations with an impressive range of sailboats and catamaran charters available for rental. With low winds, dry summer weather, abundance of sun, impressive natural scenery, warm crystal-clear seas idal for water activities Split yacht charter itinerary is highy recommended for fist time-visitors and day sailors.
Plethora of yacht charter bases in Split assure amazing sailing opportunities for a beginner or a experienced sailor. Large range of modern marinas in the immediate vicinity of international Split airport is where you can rent yachts from various prestigious brands, models and types.
If you sail Croatia for the first time, best holiday experience is to hire sailing yacht with skipper or crewed catamaran in Split. Your sailing itinerary is 100% flexible and can be arranged with staff onboard to suit your travelling style and holiday expectations.
Renting a sailboat in Croatia with skipper is the most hassle-free, authentic and original way to explore Dalmatian coast. With personalised itineraries, flexible route options and a local skipper to guide you through the week, you can expect a sailing cruise beyond compare.
A 7-day Split sailing trip is your best chance to first-hand explore lively promenades of world-known island Hvar. Enjoy your evening in a relaxing atmosphere of stylish beach bars, blend into this island's bohemian nightlife or simply admire the monumental architecture of renaissance buildings and lively town squares.
Renting a private yacht charter in Trogir or Split downtown are best locations from where you can start your cruising adventure. Before you reach island Hvar, sail to historic Stari Grad village, where you can taste selected Croatian wines. ON your way make sure to visit legendary island Vis and walk the streets of Marco Polo's home town Korčula.
If you are into more tranquil and quiet maritime atmosphere, you can spend your precious vacation moments in crystal-clear waters of lush-green Šolta isle and chill on pearly beaches of largest Dalmatian island Brač.
Welcome to the second largest Croatian city Split, where your yacht charter week starts. Before you board, don't forget to visit UNESCO protected site Trogir and monumental Diocletian Palace in historic Split.
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 after 16PM.
Leaving marina in Split behind, we set sail towards the island Brač, the largest Dalmatian island, also known of a unique white marble. Before docking don't miss the opportunity to dive in one of the coves.
Later you can explore the vibrant town of Milna, where we dock to overnight. Perfect evening to dine just a couple of feet from the sea in a relaxing ambience and enjoy your moments in a gentle swing of a yacht.
The Croatian "queen of beaches"- the golden horn" on island Brač, 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 iconic Korčula port, surrounded by the dense green forested hills is a must. Romanic architecture, fortrtified defense walls and a laid-back Mediterranean pulse contribute to this town's unique charm. “Dubrovnik in small” as sometimes called reflects a perfect blend of historic and cultural monuments on one side and lively streets with stylish bars on the other.
The island's sunny position is ideal to promote local eco oriented agriculture and sustainable local production. Numerous farms and wineries in the area are tempting enough for you to unwind and taste selected local wines and delicacies in popular sailor's tavern.
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. The island was closed off to public until 1990's, so discovering it now is a privilege and a trip to history. With only 2 towns of altogether 5000 inhabitants and no industry miles around Vis is well-known for its diving opportunities.
Rising out of the blue 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. Vis is also know as the setting of popular "Mama Mia" movie. Renting a beetle or a scooter is a great way to explore the island...
Komiža is also best starting point to venture an expedition to the Blue Cave on BIsevo island. People from all over the world cone to admire this naturally formed cavity reflecting colorful game between the sun and the sea, which generates a unique blue light.
Early afternoon sail 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 pine 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 Brač, before docking your yacht at the base 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.
Don't forget to invite your skipper on the last night out...
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 Kornati, where you can explore the impressive wildlife resorts Telascica, or river Krka national park with its magnificent 7 waterfalls.
Renting a sailboat in Split with local Skipper assures you a unique chance to navigate around south Dalmatian islands at you own pace. The main advantage of having our knowledgeable crew on board your yacht charter allowes you to sail as a local and receive precious first-hand internal tips before and during your cruise.
Croatian skippers know all the beautiful hidden bays of the area and island ports that you can explore at a laid-back Mediterranean fashion. He will book and recommend restaurants where you can eat local, fresh and tasty Dalmatian delicacies in a complete natural atmosphere. Whether you are interested in sightseing historic villages or maybe just wishing to spend a quiet evening on anchor, he will give you best tips and try to make your precious holiday moments count.
What is Included in a private sailing charter?
What are the Extras?
It is also required to cover the safety deposit in the amount 2.500€ that is fully refundable.
All inclusive price for a sailing holiday in Split will cost you between 4.000 and 4.500 euros per week within the main charter season. In September and June the cost is about 3.500€ per week. The price also depends on the amenities on board.
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What are extras?
It is also required to cover safety deposit for yacht in case of damages.
Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik usually takes 7 days including stops on 5 beautiful Dalmatian islands; Hvar Vis Korčula Brač and national park Mljet. Best opportunity for this itinerary is when you rent sailboat in Split or charter catamaran from world-known UNESCO World heritage site Dubrovnik. Since this is not a standard route, one-way fee of 600-700€ is mandatory for Split to Dubrovnik itinerary.
Warm Mediterranean climate, hundreds of scatters islands and small distances among them, well-protected anchorages, sandy beaches, crystal-clear seas, historic villages and endless opportunities for outdoor activities make Croatian coast among best yacht charter destinations in Europe, ideal for beginners, flotillas or family yacht holidays.
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Booking your yacht charter online is the easiest way to scure your week. 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 kind of the experience you are into. We will do our best to send you best range of available boats to suit your travelling style and budget and prepare a memorable sailing adventure tailored to your group.
Following our recommended off-the-baten-track is your best opportunity to visit the popular islands Hvar, Korčula, Vis and Brač with avoiding summer crowds at the same time.
Private Croatia sailing charter runs in weeky periods 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
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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