Split Croatia Sailing

Private sailing cruise is the ultimate way to feel the true heartbeat of the divine south Croatian coast. Renting a sailing yacht charter from Dalmatian UNESCO protected sites Split or Trogir is an exclusive opportunity to explore myriad of stunning islands at your own pace. Sail the crystalline waters of south Adriatic sea and first-hand discover the highlights of the remarkable Dalmatian coastline in your best company. Before you hoist up those sails, meet our boats and take the advantage of 2021/2022 seasonal discounts in Croatia on our top-of-the-line yachts for rental.

Split Yacht Rental

Booking our elegant sailing yacht Sun Odyssey 490 is ideal choice for a relaxing cruising adventure around the popular Croatian islands Hvar Brac and Vis. Available with 4 or 5 cabins in marina Kaštela near Split airport.

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Sailing Boat Charter Trogir

Hire this impressive sleek-lined sailboat Dufour 460 and set sail from Dalmatian pearl Trogir. She is available in 3-cabin owner's version with a large master cabin or a standard option with 4 or even 5 cabins.

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Catamaran Hire Split Croatia

Hire catamaran charter Lagoon 400 from the city of Split and explore idyllic Dalmatian coast and beautiful island beaches in the most exclusive way. This comfortable and spacious cat is available with 3 or 6 cabin layout.

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Sailing Trips From Split

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.

Rent bareboat, skippered or crewed yacht charter in Split or Trogir

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. 

Discover myriad of stunning destinations on a 7-day sailing vacation 

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.

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Split Croatia Sailing

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Seize the benefits on our sailing cruises in Split

  • sail to the enchanting island Vis and fishing town Komiža
  • taste the gastronomy wonders on island Šolta or Lastovo
  • visit Biševo isle and the magnificent "Blue Cave"
  • discover the nightlife of the famous town of Hvar
  • have a romantic dinner anchoring in secluded cove on island Brač
  • swim, snorkel and dive emerald waters of Vis and Lastovo
  • try well-known vintage wines Grk or Pošip on island Korčula
  • traditionally prepared grilled meat or fish is a must
Swim or snorkel in a secluded cove on island Vis

Recommended Sailing Itinerary 

Sailing in Split Croatia on our secret off-the-beaten-track route 

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.

Freely adjust the sailing dynamics with your skipper

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.

Skippered yacht charter is the most relaxing way to sail Croatia

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.

Split Croatia Sailing FAQ's and tips

 

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.

What are the extras?

  • tourist tax 1.35€/person per day
  • fuel per consumption (approx. 100€ weekly)
  • marina and port fees (approx. 100€ per week)
  • skipper service 980€ per week (optional)

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€.

The Inclusions:

  • sailing yacht rental
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard.

Obligatory Extras

  • skipper 130€ per day
  • tourist tax 1.35€ /day/person
  • fuel 50€-100€ weekly
  • port and marina fees
  • food and beverages
  • deposit for yacht (refundable)

 

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:

  • April - this is the month for enthusiastic sailors and regattas. If your group wishes to learn how to sail, then Easter period is your best chance
  • May - spring temperatures on Croatian islands are near perfect for various activities. Combine island hopping with trekking or cycling into an exciting active holiday
  • June - fuses the best of a sailing experience in Croatia; warm weather, blooming fragrant landscapes, less marine traffic and lower shoulder season prices
  • July - best time for a family sailing trip. Children will love to swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea during the heat of summer
  • August - the hottest and driest month and time of festivals and events when the social season is in full swing. Visit one of them on a private yacht
  • September - is the time for a genuine sailing adventure "Croatian style" when Seafarers meet and dream about their perfect getaways and serene maritime pleasures
  • October - explore Hvar, Vis, Kornati national park and coastal cities Split or Dubrovnik. Enjoy in calm autumn atmosphere at the Adriatic.

 

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.

Some prices along Croatian coast:

  • cup of coffee 1.5€
  •  pint of local beer 2.5€
  •  1,5l bottled water from store 0.7€
  •  public transport 1-2€ one way
  • 1 bottle of local medium quality wine in store 6€
  •  average 3- course dinner 25-30€/person

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.

Yacht charters in Split and Trogir also reduce the rental prices somewhere in the middle of September. You can expect cheaper yacht rentals and more available yachts through the entire Fall.

 

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.

8 Things you Don't want to forget:

  •   booking papers and boarding pass
  •   sun protection items (sun lotion, sunglasses for UV protection, hat)
  •   bathing suit or a swimsuit
  •   your passport, or personal ID, enough cash, health insurance
  •   swimming towels
  •   your personal items (prescription pills, medicine for allergy...)
  •   a wind stopper or a wind breaker in summer a long-sleeved cardigan would do
  •   positive vibes (leave your worries at home)

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