Sailboat Charter Zadar

Historic Zadar city located in the middle Croatian coast is a ideal place to begin your cruising holiday. Renting a private sailing yacht in Zadar allows you easy island hopping interesting cruising grounds including one of most island dense areas in the world. Iconic Kornati national park and Krka waterfalls are literally at a doorstep from premium coastal marinas where your yachting vacation starts. Rent one of our modern sailing yachts below and discover the secrets of central Dalmatia in the most fashionable way.

Bavaria 46
4 Cabin Sailing Yacht

Fill your yacht charter experience with unforgettable holiday moments and book comfortable Bavaria 46 in Zadar. For its limitless space, she is among most popular cruising yachts in Croatia.

Elan Impression 50.1
Yachts With 5 cabins

Rent this attractive 50-foot luxury-equipped sailing yacht in Zadar. The new line of ELAN IMPRESSION yacht with 5 cabins and outside grill is ideal sailboat for a relaxing family cruise.

oceanis 40.1
NEW 3 Cabin Sailing Boats

Rent sailing boat in Zadar to explore impressive Kornati National Park and Krka waterfalls. With a luxurious master cabin the new OCEANIS 40.1 is a prefect sailboat for couples and smaller groups.


Zadar Catamaran Rental

Make you yacht charter holiday extra indulging by renting one of our comfortable catamarans in Zadar. Luxurious equipment, impressive volumes, cosy lounging areas and premium accommodation on our multi-hulls will elevate your cruising experience to another level. 

Standard Catamaran

Rent 4-cabin LAGOON 40 in marina Sukošan or Biograd for a relaxing cruise with your close ones.

Lucia 40
Family Catamarans

LUCIA 40 is among most affordable family sailing catamarans in Croatia. Available with 4 double cabins & 2 heads.

Lagoon 46
Luxury Catamaran

Receive the very best of our crewed catamarans in Croatia and hire this exclusive LAGOON 46 multi-hull.


Zadar Yacht Charter Itinerary

Zadar sailing itinerary is often unfairly missed out from sailors navigating the standard routes of popular Split sailing itineraries. World-famous Dalmatian islands Hvar, Vis and Korčula still attract largest part of sailors and nautical guests for their yacht charter holiday break at the Adriatic sea.

That is why renting yacht in Zadar or UNESCO site Šibenik will allow you to sail the alternative and less crowded sailing routes. Including the world-known Kornati national park and Krka waterfalls.

When you charter a private catamaran or a sailboat in Zadar you recive a unique opportunity to combine your sailing adventure with various outdoor activities and finest local food exploration. Relax and enjoy in tranquillity of secluded bays, feel the heartbeat of tiny island villages and walk the evening promenades of historic towns Šibenik, Primošten or Vodice. Here you will find some of the best restaurants of this region and explore authentic Dalmatian delicacies.

National parks Kornati and Krka waterfalls are only a few miles away from this region's largest nautical locations Sukošan and Biograd from where most Croatia yacht charters begin their sailing week. The fusion of historic island towns, secluded coves surrounded with crystal-clear seas and peaceful nature ensure endless opportunities for numerous water activities.

Small distances between countless islands, well-protected ports, tranquil atmosphere of lonely bays and attractive seaside promenades provide a unique maritime environment. That is why Zadar yacht charter is ideal for a relaxing family sailing vacation or groups that don't want to cover too much sailing distance per day.

Zadar Catamaran Charters

Renting a catamaran in Zadar is recommended if you plan to have children on board. Kids simply love our spacious cruising catamarans providing easier and safer movement around the deck and unlimited on board comfort. Just a few miles to hop from one small island to another, beautiful beaches behind every corner and interesting places to swim or snorkel, will certainly make kids happy.

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

Zadar Sailing Itinerary

Biograd Marina

8 highlights to experience on a Zadar yacht trip

  • Sailing to Kornati islands
  • Dugi otok and sky-high cliffs of Telaščica wildlife resort
  • sail 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 in superb culinary delights in locally-run sailor's tavern on Kaprije
  • try the local culinary highlight - octopus, fish or meat under the bell
  • visit the highest lighthouse on Adriatic - Veli Rat
Sailing Boat Charters in Zadar

Skippered Yacht Charters In Zadar

Experience Dalmatian islands with Croatian skipper

You will receive the very best of a Croatia yachting experience by booking a skippered sailing holiday. Internal tips from local skippers are priceless. They will advice you on where to eat fresh, local and tasty and show you all the hidden gems of this region.

Your skipper will not only be in charge of yacht's navigation and safety aboard, but also consider him as your very own tour guide - which is always great to have around. Since Croatian coast is their home, seize this opportunity and together discover these remarkable islands.

Private yacht charter means 100% flexible Itinerary

Skippered yacht charter in Croatia is your ultimate opportunity to explore islands at your own pace. Mostly because the itinerary on private charters is flexible and can be arranged with your skipper before and during your trip. 

Skippers will discuss any must-see locations and get a feel for the experience that you're after. In their company you will feel safer and get the chance to sail as a local. They are fluent in English and a treasury of useful tips.

7-day Zadar sailing itinerary is recommended for sailors that enjoy in unspoiled nature and tranquil maritime atmosphere. Densely scattered islands of this region ensure scenic sailing grounds which is great for a romantic honeymoon yacht trip. Short distances from one island to another provide safe and easy island hopping ideal for flotilla charters.

You skipper will be happy to show you how to sail
Zadar catamaran itinerary

Zadar Sailing Trip FAQ's and tips


Chartering a standard sailing yacht with 4 cabins in Zadar will cost you between 3.200 and 4.200 euros per week in the main sailing season. June and September about 2.500€.

The price includes:

  • 4-cabin sailing boat
  • base fee, end cleaning
  • bedding, bathroom towels and dinghy with outboard motor


Best 7-day Zadar yacht charter itinerary:

Day 1: Sail from Zadar port to island Ugljan

Day 2: Ugljan to Silba isle

Day 3: Silba to island of Dugi otok Veli rat lighthouse & Saharun beach

Day 4: Saharun beaches to Kornati national park

Day 5: Kornati to Kaprije island

Day 6: Kaprije to Vrgada island or Murter

Day 7: Murter to Zadar (explore the old town last night)


Renting a newer 3-cabin sailing boat in Croatia will cost you btween 2.500 and 3.500 euros in the high summer season and about 2.000€ per week in September or June.

What is included?

  • sailboat rental for 1 week
  • end cleaning
  • bed linen, towels and handling fees
  • dingy with outboard motor
  • Wi-Fi on board


Renting a catamaran in Zadar will cost you between 5.500 and 6.500 euros per week within the summer months. In shoulder season around 4.500€. You can hire catamaran Lagoon 40 in May or October for around 3.500€ weekly.


What are the extras?

  • Croatian skipper 160€ per day
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • fuel app. 200€ per week
  • port and marina fees approx. 100€ per night
  • safety deposit for yacht 2.500€ (refundable)


Chartering a yacht in Croatia is the most authentic adventure and a unique opportunity to explore Croatian coast at your own relaxing pace. A private sailing trip allows you to experince all the beauties of this majestic country: Untouched nature, crystal-clear seas, coulourful island ports and vibrant towns, amazing cultural heritage, superb food delicacies and idyllic islands. That is why living-on-board and discovering this country's highlights under sails is your life-time oppotunity for a genuine holiday.


You can expect the best of a sailing cruise in Croatia if you book a 7-day private yacht charter in Zadar or set sail from UNESCO Word Heritage site Šibenik. Sailing between tiny Dalmatian islands and impressive marine national parks on a skippered yacht charter is a genuine Croatia yacht holiday experince.

What are the best sailing destinations in Zadar?

  • Kornati park - with astonishing lunar landscapes and unique biodiversity this island chain is one of the world's natural wonders
  • Kaprije - small island community near Sibenik is a typical fishing village with warm locals and best locally-run Dalmatian cuisine
  • Silba - romantic island surrounded with turquoise waters is the perfect place to spend a romantic night on anchor
  • Olib - surrounded with crystalline emerald sea, pebbled exotic beaches this isle is a snorkeling and diving paradise
  • Veli Rat & Saharun Beach - visit the highest lighthouse in Croatia and one of the most beautiful beaches in the word on Dugi Otok island


Sailing vacation in Croatia will cost you anywhere between 4.000 and 7.000 euros per week. The price mostly depends upon what season you wish to sail. Food for crew and passengers is not included in the price.

What is included in that price?

  • sailing boat rental suitable for 5-6 persons + skipper
  • end cleaning
  • dinghy with outboard engine
  • Wi-Fi connection aboard
  • skipper service
  • tourist tax
  • fuel app.
  • port and marina fees


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 Zadar airport to reach these yachting destinations. You can find wide range of available yacht charters in these nautical bases:


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 a sailing 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.


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.


It is recommended to supply your yacht at least for the first two days at sea. You will have plenty of time before embarkationto do that or pre-order the supplies at the provisioning company. 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 on board. You will have lots of options to explore Croatian delicacies and try traditional culinary works of art in local restaurants. Your knowledgeable skipper knows best ones...

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. Between 30 and 40€ should do.


Port fees at village harbours start at 50€ per night for 40 foot sailing yacht and can go up to 120€ in premium ACI marinas. For catamarans the cost goes up for 50%. The final price also depends on the boat length and the level of marina service and usually includes fresh-water refill, shore power, toilet and use of bathroom facilities. Buoy charge ranges from 30 to 50€. Anchoring is free of charge. A mixture of above options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.


8 things 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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