Sailboat Charter Zadar

Explore myriad of lush green north Croatian islands and book a reliable sailing yacht charter in Zadar. You will find best offers and a wide range of sailboat yacht charters in the largest Adriatic marina Sukošan. Only 15 minute drive from Zadar airport, this is a perfect starting position if you want to reach 3 marine national parks within a week. Sailing boat rental is also possible from Zadar marina in the heart of the city or start your sailing trip in small town Biograd 10 miles more to the south. We will be happy to recommend what size and boat type is suitable for your group. 

Explore myriad of tiny Croatian islands and rent Bavaria 46 in 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.


Cruise the impressive Kornati National Park on a sailing yacht Elan Impression 444 and discover the secluded treasures of Adriatic within your best company. Available with a large master cabin.


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. Available with 3, 4 or 6 cabins from Biograd, Sukošan or Zadar city marina.


A relaxing sailing tour from Zadar on our attractive multi hull LUCIA 40 is among most popular Adriatic cruises. Ideal boat for a 7-day family sailing holiday.


Receive the very best of the cruising experience and sail around idyllic Croatian islands on luxury Crewed catamaran charter Lagoon 46.


Sailing In Zadar

Find seclusion and relaxation on a private sailing trip from Zadar 

Zadar region with Kornati islands is often unfairly missed out by many sailors coming to Croatia for their sailing vacations. Mostly on the account of the world-known destinations Split and Dubrovnik. and extremely popular islands Hvar, Vis and Korčula. Give it a chance and hire a private Zadar yacht charter to discover the secluded treasures of the north Adriatic sea.

Chartering a sailboat in Zadar will disclose endless sailing opportunities to anyone, willing to embark on that special adventure. Whether you prefer peace and tranquility of serene bays, or desire to feel the heartbeat of colorful Dalmatian villages, or simply wish to join the promenade of vibrant Primošten town, you will certainly find your corner under the pleasant Dalmatian sun.

Explore myriad of unspoiled islands with the people you cherish most and together admire these generous gifts of nature. National parks Kornati and Krka are just a couple of the area's highlights. You may like to explore impressive Saharun beach or highest Croatian lighthouse on Dugi Otok or party in one of the beach bars in Vodice. The "menu" is endless, and the choice is yours.

You can opt between bareboatcrewed or skippered Zadar sailing yacht charters. Sailboat charter with a local skipper is definitively the most genuine option. Personalized itineraries and endless route options ensure the opportunity to visit some of the most special corners of Croatian coast.

Easy island hopping makes Zadar region a family friendly sailing destination

Almost 500 lush green islands, picturesque villages, calm Adriatic sea and topmost gastronomy create an amazing combination for a relaxing Family sailing holidays Mediterranean style. Small distances between these islands are one of the reasons that this region is amongst the most popular family sailing destinations at Croatian coast.

Just a couple of miles to hop from one isle to another, sandy beaches and bays to snorkel or swim behind every corner will certainly make your children happy. Visiting marine national parks and Kornati islands is just one of the route highlights you are about to explore on your 7-day cruising adventure in Croatia.

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

8 things to experience on Zadar Sailing Holidays

  • sail through the 100 pristine islands of Kornati national park
  • explore the wildlife of the sky-high cliffs islide Telaščica resort
  • navigate upriver to the majestic Krka waterfalls and Skradin town
  • discover the charming seaside towns Vodice or Primošten
  • snorkel in turquoise waters in Saharun cove on Dugi Otok
  • enjoy a nice dinner in locally-run seaside restaurant (Konoba)
  • try the local culinary delight - octopus or meat under the bell
  • spend a romantic evening anchoring in a secluded cove
Sailing Boat Charter Zadar

Suggested Zadar Sailing Itinerary 

Skippered Yacht Charter Zadar

Sail as a local with our Croatian skipper

When you hire Skippered Zadar 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 extraordinary journey. 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 local. They will gladly recommend most authentic restaurants in the are, so that you can really feel the genuine Dalmatian heartbeat.

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 Zadar sailing charter Sun Odyssey 449 within the top season is 2.500 - 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.


The 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.

The Inclusions:

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

The Extras:

  • skipper service 130€ per day
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • fuel app. 50€ per week
  • port and marina fees approx. 60€ 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 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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