Sailboat Charter Zadar

Historic Zadar city situated in the middle of Adriatic is ideal place to start your sailing odyssey. Renting a private sailing yacht in Zadar allows you explore the most island dense region on Mediterranean including the iconic marine parks. Kornati islands and Krka waterfalls are literally at a doorstep from nearby marinas Sukošan and Biograd. Rent one of our premium sailing yachts below and experience central Dalmatia in the most fashionable way.

Bavaria 46
4 Cabin Sailing Yacht

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

Elan Impression 50.1
50 foot Yachts With 5 cabins

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

oceanis 40.1
NEW 3 Cabin Sailing Boat

Rent sailing boat in Zadar and explore impressive Kornati National Park and Krka waterfalls. Hire the new OCEANIS 40.1 and make your sailing week in Croatia a memorable adventure.


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 catamarans will elevate your cruising experience to another level. Choose your favourite multi-hull from our catamaran charters in Zadar.

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 catamaran in Croatia. Available in 3 or 4-cabin layout.

Lagoon 46
Luxury Multi-Hull

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


Charter your very own sailing boat in Zadar

Zadar sailing itinerary is often unfairly missed out from sailors navigating the standard routes of popular Split charter itinerary. World-famous Dalmatian islands Hvar, Vis and Korčula still attract largest part of sailors and nautical guests for their weekly holiday break at the Adriatic sea. That is why renting yacht in Zadar or UNESCO site Šibenik will allow you to sail through more tranquil charter itinerary and altenative charter routes.

Let us inspire you into the remarkable north Dalmatian coast the hidden north Dalmatian treasures. When you charter a private catamaran or a sailboat in Zadar you can expect plethora of sailing opportunities combined with outdoor activities and finest local food exploration.

Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of secluded bays, feel the heartbeat of tiny villages or walk the evening promenades of historic Šibenik town of buzzing streets of Primosten and Vodice.

National parks Kornati and Krka waterfalls are just a couple of miles from Zadar or fashionable marinas Sukošan and Biograd. From here you can easily reach exotic Saharun beach, highest  lighthouse on Dugi Otok or a picturesque village of Sali within a week.

Zadar islands are most family friendly sailing destinatioan in Croatia

Fusion of historic island towns, secluded coves with crystal clear seas and impressive landscape diversity are just perfect for numerous water activities. That is why this itinerary is ideal for a honeymoon cruise or family sailing holiday.

Small distances between countless islands, well-protected island ports, tranquil atmosphere of secluded bays and buzzing seaside promenades provide a superb maritime environment for a family yacht holiday. If you plan your sailing trip with children, a renting a catamaran in Zadar is recommended. Kids simply love our spacious catamarans assuring safer and faster movement around the deck.

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 your children 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 Sailing Trip

  • Kornati national park sailing 
  • 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 Adriatic yacht charter experience when you book a care-free skippered sailing holiday. Internal tips from our 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, and they are always fun to be 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 if you prefer to explore islands at your own pace. Mostly because the itinerary on a private sailing charter is flexible and can be discussed with the advice of your skipper. Skippers will discuss any must-see destinations 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 sailing trip in Zadar is highly recommended for everyone who wishes to discover a different, and more tranquil side of Croatian coast. Recommended for day sailors that wish to attend flotilla holiday or a romantic honeymoon yacht trip. Short distances between these islands are perfect for easy island hopping and you can always rely on a safe shelter in case of bad weather.

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


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 2.800€ on average. 

The price includes:

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


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


Renting a 3-cabin sailing yacht in shoulder season will cost you between 1.500€ and 2.000€ per week. Peak season (July, August) around 2.500 euros. Including our skipper, the full expense lieas at 3.500€ weekly on average.

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)


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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