Sailboat Charter Zadar

Explore myriad of lush green north Croatian islands and book comfortable catamaran or sailing yacht charter in Zadar. You will find best offers and a wide range of sailboat charters in the largest Adriatic marina Sukošan. Only 15 minute drive from Zadar airport, lies your starting port from which you can easily reach national park Kornati and Krka. Sailing boat rental is also possible from Zadar marina in the heart of the city, or start your sailing trip in small town Biograd nearby. These are the sailing charter that we recommend.

Elevate your holiday expectations on a higher level and rent Bavaria 46 from our Zadar sailing yacht charter. Available with 4 cabins, this beauty is one of the most popular cruising sailboats in Croatia.


Hire this elegant 50-foot luxury-equipped sailing boat in Biograd or Zadar marina. Completely new Elan Impression 50.1 is the perfect sailing cruiser for a family sailing trip.


Rent sailing boat in Zadar and discover impressive Kornati National Park. Set sail on board our brand new OCEANIS 40.1 to enjoy and relax cruising among the secluded treasures of Adriatic.


Zadar Catamaran Rental

Make your Zadar sailing trip extra comfortable and hire catamaran charter in Zadar. Luxurious equipment, impressive volumes, cosy lounging areas and relaxing accommodation on our catamarans will elevate your cruising experience on another level. Whether you rent a bareboat, skippered or fully crewed catamaran, prepare yourself for an exclusive holiday adventure in Croatia. Select one of these beautiful yacht charters for your Zadar sailing cruise.

Take a leisurely catamaran holiday in Croatia and charter skippered Lagoon 40 from our catamaran charters in Zadar. Available with 6-cabin layout or in a exclusive edition with separate master cabin version with 3 cabins.


Make your holiday moments on board our catamarans a pure pleasure. Our attractive LUCIA 40 is among most popular Adriatic sailing catamarans, ideal yacht for family sailing holiday or a reunion with your friends.


Receive the very best of the cruising experience in Croatia and take a journey beyond compare. Booking our Lagoon 46 assures infinite cruising delights for the guests aboard our crewed catamaran charters in Croatia.


Sailing In Zadar

Zadar region with Kornati islands is often unfairly skipped by many sailors coming to Croatia for a relaxing yacht charter holiday. World-known sailing destination Split and popular south Croatian islands Hvar and Korčula are usually on the wish list for most of Croatia sailing itineraries. That is why Zadar county is best kept secret for an authentic Croatia sailing holiday experience.

Hire a private yacht charter in Zadar and discover the secluded treasures of the north Adriatic sea at your own pace. Chartering sailboat in Zadar ensures you endless sailing opportunities and guarantees a unique sailing experience.

Relax and enjoy in tranquil secluded bays, feel the heartbeat of tiny villages or walk the evening promenade of vibrant historic town - the UNESCO world heritage site Šibenik and find your corner under the pleasant Dalmatian sun. Explore myriad of unspoiled islands within your best company and together admire these generous gifts of nature.

National parks Kornati and Krka waterfalls are just a couple of miles form the beautiful marinas in Zadar. Visit the remarkable Saharun beach and highest Croatian lighthouse on Dugi Otok, or party in stylish beach bars in Vodice or primošten town. The "Menu "is endless, and the choice is yours.

Easy island hopping makes Zadar region best family friendly sailing destination

Almost 500-lush green islands, picturesque towns, calm Adriatic sea and topmost gastronomy create an amazing combination for a relaxing Family sailing holidays Mediterranean style. Small distances between the islands, hidden coves and beautiful beaches, make Zadar best destination for a family catamaran holiday in Croatia. Kids simply love our stable catamarans, that assure extra space for playing and various sport activities on their holiday adventure.

Just a couple of miles to hop from one small island to another myriad of sandy beaches behind every corner and fairy places to swim or snorkel will certainly make your children happy. Discovering best Croatia national parks including the stunning Kornati islands, is just one of the route highlights on your 7-day cruising adventure.

Set sail from marina Biograd
Sailing from Zadar
Hire a Zadar yacht charter with skipper

8 highlights to explore on Zadar Sailing Holidays

  • sail through the 100 intact islands of Kornati national park
  • Dugi otok and sky-high cliffs inside remarkable Telaščica wildlife resort
  • navigate upriver to the majestic Krka waterfalls and Skradin town
  • walk the promenades of Vodice or Primošten town
  • snorkel in turquoise waters in Saharun cove on Dugi Otok
  • enjoy a nice dinner in locally-run restaurant (Konoba) on Kaprije isle
  • try the local culinary delight - octopus, fish or meat under the bell
  • visit the highest lighthouse on Adriatic - Veli Rat
Sailing Boat Charter Zadar

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Skippered Yacht Charter Zadar

Sail as a local with our Croatian skipper

When you hire skippered yacht charter, you also gain an exclusive chance to explore at your own pace. Boat rental with skipper shall put your mind at ease and ensure a relaxing and a care-free voyage. Skippers are not only in charge of yacht's navigation and safety aboard, but you can also consider him as your very own tour guide.

Since Croatian coast is their home, seize this opportunity to discover all the hidden gems and highlights as a local. They will gladly recommend most authentic places, best restaurants in the are and present you the very best of the Dalmatian islands.

Adjust your route itinerary to suit your needs

Feel free to tailor your route together with your skipper and adjust your sailing dynamics to your needs and preferences. Skippers will discuss any must-see destinations and get a feel for the experience that you’re after. 

They are a treasury of useful tips and stories and always fun to be around. Don't be shy and ask them anything about the places you desire to see. 

As mentioned, Zadar sailing trip is highly recommended for families with kids and beginners. Small distances between myriad islands are perfect to hop from one to another within an hour. 

You skipper will be happy to show you how to sail
Zadar region is an amazing family sailing destination

Zadar Sailing Trip FAQ's and tips


The final rental price depends on these factors: boat type, age, length and in what season do you want to sail. Average cost for a 45-foot comfortable sailboat Sun Odyssey 449 within the top season is 2.500 to 3.500€/week. May, June, late September 1.500 - 2.500€.

The cost for premium sailboat with 5 cabins in shoulder season starts at 2.500€ and goes up to 5.500€ in the peak season. The price includes: the vessel, transit log, end cleaning, bedding towels and dingy with outboard motor.


Average cost to rent a bareboat 40-foot catamaran Lagoon 40 through the peak season is between 4.000€-6000€. In shoulder season 2.200€ - 3.500€. The price includes: One-week boat rental, end cleaning, bedding, handling fees and dingy with outboard motor. Crewed Croatia luxury catamaran starts at 8.800€ in the off-season and can go up to 20.000€ within the peak season.


Rental price for a 3-cabin sailing yacht in shoulder season (May, June, September) lies between 1.500€ and 1.900€ per week. Peak season (July, August) 1.900€2.300€. The cost for a comfortable cruisier Bavaria 46 with 4 cabins from 1.500€ and 2.500€ in the off-season and 3.000€ in high summer. Please find some facts about the costs for a sailing holiday in Croatia.

The Inclusions:

  • 7-day bareboat yacht charter
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard.

The Extras:

  • skipper service 150€ per day
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • fuel app. 50€ per week
  • port and marina fees approx. 70€ per night
  • safety deposit for yacht 1.500€ (refundable)


  • Kornati - with astonishing lunar landscapes this island chain is truly a natural wonder and a must-visit on your Croatia sailing trip
  • Kaprije - small island community near Sibenik is a typical fishing village with warm locals and best locally run Dalmatian cuisine
  • Silba - lush green romantic island surrounded with turquoise waters is the perfect place to spend a romantic night on anchor
  • Olib - surrounded with crystalline emerald sea, pebbled natural beaches this isle is a snorkeling and diving paradise
  • Murter - this lively seaside village surrounded with small islets is the perfect blend of the old and the new


Some of the largest and most exclusively equipped Adriatic marinas are in the vicinity of Zadar city. It only takes 10-20 minute-drive from airport to reach these yachting destinations. You can find widest range of available yacht charters with best offers for boat rentals in these places:

You can send us your inquiry and we can recommend a suitable yacht for your group at best price.


High summer in Croatia might be quite busy with tourists, but the weather is simply glorious. If you like more action, vivacity, buzzing streets and warm Mediterranean temperatures, you will hit the spot, if your book your trip in peak season months July or August. If you prefer to have more quiet on your cruise - to really feel the genuine heartbeat of the country, choose June or September. You can also get better deals and discounts on bareboat charters and yacht rentals in shoulder season. 

A sailing trip in September when the sea and air temperatures are still warm is every skippers delight. Especially if you consider that the winds are a bit stronger. For an average day-sailors and newbies looking for a relaxing sailing vacation a trip in June is the perfect choice.


In these uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is hard to think of a better vacation then renting a private yacht. Taking a relaxed sailing trip with your close ones to explore hundreds, mostly uninhabited Croatian islands is at the moment probably the safest holiday.

Staying isolated from busy mainland cities in the fresh ocean air, absorbing pleasant sunbeams in the company of the people you know is best way to reduce the chance of getting infected with Coronavirus. Booking a sailboat at yacht charter Zadar assures you to sail between most remarkable and secluded islands in the northern Dalmatia.


When it comes to navigation and safety at sea, skipper is fully in charge of the yacht. He should have well developed organisation and communication skills, to harmonise the crew's wishes with the actual maritime situation.

A good skipper should make the guests aboard feel comfortable, relaxed and safe on their sailing trip. Croatian skippers are communicative, opened and full of tips for guests visiting this hidden Mediterranean gem. It is customary to take care for skippers meals and food aboard.


Food and beverages are not included in bareboat rental, skippered charters, but they are included in our luxury Crewed catamaran charters with an exclusive full board service.

The easiest way is to buy your weekly supplies at the embarkation or pre-order the supplies to your charter agency. Every marina in Croatia has shops and supermarkets, where you can buy as much as you need for one week. There will be plenty of stops on route, and you can always buy fresh bread, vegetables, fruit, meat and fish, even on the most remote Croatian islands.
Breakfast and a quick afternoon snack can be prepared aboard. You will have lots of options to explore Croatian culinary delights and try traditional culinary works of art in local restaurants, that our knowledgeable skippers can recommend.

If you are dining outside, it is customary to invite your skipper to join you at the table. However, if you prefer to dine in privacy, your skipper can eat separately so kindly ensure some pocket money for his meals. App. 30€ per day should do.


Local port fees start at 40€ per night for 40 foot sailing yacht and can go up to 100€ in premium ACI marinas. For catamarans the cost goes up for 50%. The final price also depends on the boat length and marina quality service.

Marina fee usually includes fresh-water refill, shore power, toilet and use of bathroom facilities. Buoy charge ranges from 25-40€. Anchoring is free of charge. A mixture of above options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.


8 essentials, you don't want to forget to take on a sailing trip:

  • boarding pass and reservation documents
  • sun protection (sun lotion, sunglasses for UV protection, hat)
  • bathing suit or a swimsuit (3-5 pairs)
  • your passport, or personal ID, enough cash
  • 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)

With plenty of sun, Croatia is one of the sunniest European destinations. Climate along the Adriatic coast in summer is quite dry and hot. When taking a sailing trip in summer, bring bathing suite, extra swimming towels, and your personal wardrobe. It is highly recommended to bring a soft handbag a duffel bag instead of a plastic suitcase and remember to pack light.

Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.

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