Hire catamaran or a sailing charter in Zadar from beautiful marinas in Sukošan, Biograd or Murter. Explore the breathtaking Kornati islands with your close ones on one of these sailboats and catamarans below


Price Range From 1.150€ (May) - 2.300€ (August)


Price Range From 1.890€ (May) - 4.700€ (August)


Price Range From 1.900€ (May) - 5.300€ (August)


It's time to embark on a sailing adventure from Zadar

A private 7-day sailing trip is a great opportunity to discover central Adriatic under the sails. Feel the Mediterranean as it once was and take this remarkable journey. 

Experience genuine Croatia and take a one-of-a-kind journey with your close ones in the most exciting and unique way. Hire a skippered or yacht charter in Zadar with crew and visit some of the most special hideways at the Croatian coast.

This region is usually unfairly missed out by the sailors. Mostly on the account of more famous destinations Split and Dubrovnik. So give it a chance and set sail from Zadar across the sparkling Adriatic to find tranquility and the ultimate freedom between the unspoiled Dalmatian islands.

Easy island hopping makes Zadar region a family friendly sailing destination

Visiting the famous Kornati island chain is just one of the wonders you are about to explore on your 7-day sailing cruise. Small distances betwen these islands are one of the reasons that this region is amongst most popular family sailing destinations in Croatia.

Over 500 intact islands, impressive landscapes, charming fishing villages, calm, warm seas and a taste of Med. cuisine is the perfect blend for your amazing sailing holiday.

The remarkable  landscapes of zadar region will welcome you generously and disclose amazing  sailing opportunities to anyone willing to embark on that special adventure.

Set sail from marina Biograd
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
Visit Telascica national park

Best Zadar Sailing Itinerary 

Authentic experince with local skipper

Sail as a local with our Croatian skipper

When you hire a Zadar sailboat charter with local Skipper for your vacation will put your mind at ease and ensure a relaxing and extraordinary journey. Your skipper will not only be 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, you will with no doubt have the chance to visit hidden gems and highlights of this region. Be sure and taste the genuine Dalmatian cuisine in best local restaurants that will happily recommend. 

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 seamen stories and always fun to be around. So don't be shy and ask them anything about the places you are going to visit. They will be more then happy to teach you some basic sailing skills if you show interest.

As mentioned, Zadar sailing trip is highly recommended for families with kids and beginners. Small distances between countless islands are prfect 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

FAQ's and tips for your sailing trip


To charter a yacht in Zadar generally depend on these factors: sailboat type, age, length and the sailing season in Croatia. Average cost for a 45-foot comfortable yacht Sun Odyssey 449 for max. 8 persons in peak season (July and August) is 2.500 - 3.500€/week. May, early June, late September 1.500 - 2.500€.

The prices for a new 50-foot Elan Impression 50.1 with 5 cabins in shoulder season in average 3.000€ and goes up to 5.400€ in the peak season. That covers the vessel, transit log, end cleaning, bedding, handling fees and dingy with outboard.


  • Kornati natural park with 100 pristine islands and islets is one of the true natural wonders in Croatia
  • Kaprije this small gem near Sibanik is a typical fishing village with warm locals and delicious Dalmatian cuisine
  • Silba or the island of love, is the perfect place to spend a romantic night on anchor surrounded with beautiful flora and fauna
  • Olib surrounded with clean emerald waters, pebbled natural beaches is a snorkelling and diving paradise
  • Murter a home of sailors, yacht builders and culinary wonders. Lively seaside village with charming marinas on the northern part surrounded with small islets, create breathtaking contrasts.


Average cost to rent a newer 40-foot catamaran Lagoon 40 from Zadar, with 10-person capacity in peak season varies between 4.000€ - 6000€. In shoulder season 2.200€ - 3.500€. The price includes one-week catamaran charter, end cleaning, bedding, handling fees and dingy with outboard. Fully crewed Croatia luxury catamaran with half board starts at 8.800€ in the off-season nding at 20.000€ within the peak season.


To charter a private 40-foot sailing yacht Elan Impression 40 in shoulder season (May, June, September) lies betwen 1.500€ and 1.900€/week. Peak season (July, August) 1.9002.300€/week. Cost for a comfort line 45-foot sailboat Bavaria 45 with 4 cabins for max. 9 persons in shoulder season lies between 1.500€ - 2.000€, peak season 2.700€.

The Inclusions:

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

The Extras:

  • skipper 130€/day
  • tourist tax 1.4€/day/person
  • fuel app. 50€/week
  • port and marina fees
  • deposit for yacht 1.500 - 3.000€ (refundable)


These are best places where you can hire a sailing boat charters and catamarans near Zadar:

It only takes 15-25 minutes from Zadar airport to all these beautiful marinas.


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.

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 stroger. For an average day-sailors and newbies looking for a relaxed and leisurelly 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.


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.


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 hand bag a duffel bag instead of a plastic suitcase and remember to pack light.

8 Things that you Don't want to forget:

  • 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)

Please read about the Sail Croatia Packing List for newbies.


Local port fees start at 40€/night for 40 foot sailing yacht (6 persons) and it can go up to 100€. For catamaran is extra 50%. It depends on the boat length and marina quality service. Price usually includes fresh water refill, shore power, toilet and bathroom facilities. Buoy charge ranges from 25-35€. Anchoring is free of charge. A mixture of above options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.


Food and beverages are not included in private sailing trips, unless you pre-order the supplies to your charter agency. You can buy all supplies at the embarkation - your skipper can help you with that. 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 within your sailing tour. You can always buy fresh bread from the market, fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish.
Breakfast and a quick afternoon snack can be prepared aboard. You will have lots of options to explore Croatian culinary delights 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. If you prefer to dine in privacy, your skipper can eat separately. Please assure some pocket money for his meals. App. 30€/day should do.

The Inclusions:

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7-day sailing trip from Zadar start and end Saturdays

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