Sailboat Charter Zadar

Zadar is best destination for a private sailboat charter rental and the perfect launchpad for exploring central Dalmatia. Experience idyllic Croatian islands from a comfort of a private boat and rent one of our catamaran or Zadar sailing yacht charters. You will find best offers and a wide range of yachts in the largest Adriatic marina Sukošan. Only 15-minute drive from Zadar airport, lies your starting port from which you can easily reach magnificent national parks Kornati and Krka. Sailing boat rental is also possible from Zadar town marina in the heart of this historic city, or start your sailing trip in a charming Dalmatian town Biograd.

Sailboat with 4 cabins

Fill your Zadar yacht charter experience with unforgettable holiday moments and book our comfortable Bavaria sailboat. For its large sunbathing areas and spacious cabins this is among most popular cruising yachts in Croatia.

Luxury sailing yacht

Book this attractive 50-foot luxury-equipped sailing boat in Zadar, Vodice or Biograd marina. ELAN IMPRESSION 50.1 with 5 cabins is the perfect family sailboat and a prefect choice for longer Adriatic cruises.

Class-line 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 your Zadar sailing trip extra comfortable and rent catamaran in Zadar. Luxurious equipment, impressive volumes, cosy lounging areas and relaxing accommodation on our catamarans will elevate your cruising experience to another level. Whether you rent a bareboat, skippered or fully crewed catamaran you can expect an exclusive and indulging holiday. Select one of these catamaran charters for a genuine Zadar sailing cruise.

Standard Catamaran

Take a leisurely catamaran holiday in Croatia and charter skippered Lagoon 40 at our Zadar catamaran charters. Most affordable catamaran in our fleet can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 large cabins and is perfect for a 7-day cruise.

Family Catamarans

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.

Luxury Multi-Hull

Receive the very best of a catamaran charter experience in Zadar and book our Lagoon 46. Infinite cruising delights and unforgettable holiday moments await our guests on board this exclusive multi-hull.


Zadar county with Kornati islands is often unfairly missed out by many sailors coming to thir well-deservrd yacht charter week in Croatia. World-known Split and iconic south Croatian islands Hvar and Korčula are enrouted sailing itinerary for most on the guests chartering yachts in Croatia. This is why hiring sailing boats in Zadar is among best kept secrets of the Adriatic yacht charter vacations.

Get inspired into the north Dalmatian coast and book a private yacht charter in Zadar to explore secluded Dalmatian treasures at your own pace. Chartering sailboat in Zadar ensures you endless sailing opportunities and guarantees a unique sailing experience at the crisp-blue Adriatic.

Relax and enjoy in tranquillity of secluded bays, feel the heartbeat of tiny villages or walk the evening promenade of vibrant historic town - the UNESCO world heritage site Šibenik. Here you will definitely find a perfect spot under the pleasant Dalmatian sun. Explore myriad of tiny islands within your best company and together admire generous gifts of nature from the comfort of your sailboat or a catamaran charter.

National parks Kornati and Krka waterfalls are just a couple of miles from Zadar yacht charter bases. Visit exotic Saharun beach and highest Croatian lighthouse on Dugi Otok or party in stylish beach bars in iconic Primošten town. The "Menu "is endless, and the choice is yours.

Easy island hopping makes Zadar region best family friendly sailing destination

Maze of 500 tiny islands, picturesque fishing villages, calm Adriatic sea and culinary delights create an amazing combination for a unforgettable family sailing holiday. Small distances between scattered islands, well-protected coves and beautiful beaches, make Zadar ideal place to start an exclusive catamaran holiday in Croatia. Kids simply love our spacious catamarans that offer more stability and safer movement around the deck.

Just a few miles to hop from one small island to another, sandy beaches behind every corner and secial places to swim or snorkel, will certainly make your children happy. Discovering the national parks in Croatia including the stunning Kornati islands, is just one of the hot spots to experience during your Croatia yacht holiday

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

Zadar Sailing Itinerary

8 highlights to experience on a Zadar Sailing Trip

  • sail through impressive Kornati national park
  • visit Dugi otok and sky-high cliffs of 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
  • taste culinary delights in locally-run sailor's tavern 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

Skippered Yacht Charter Zadar

Experience Dalmatian islands with Croatian skipper

When you hire skippered yacht charter in Croatia, you also gain an exclusive chance to visit all the hot spots at your own pace. Boat rental with skipper will ensure you a laid-basc 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, and they are always fun to be around...

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 area and present you the very best of Dalmatian islands.

Flexible itineraries on Private croatia yacht charters

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 guarantee easy island hopping and provide 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


The cost to charter a sailing yacht with 4 cabins in Zadar region lies between 2.900 and 3.900 euros per week in the main sailing season. June and September 2.500€ on average. 

The price includes

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


Renting a bareboat catamaran in Zadar will cost you between 5.500 and 6000 euros per week within the summer months. In shoulder season around 4.000€. You can hire catamaran Lagoon 40 in May or October for around 3.000€ weekly.

What does this price include?

What are the extras?

  • Croatian skipper 160€ per day
  • tourist tax 1.35€/day/person
  • fuel app. 150€ per week
  • port and marina fees approx. 100€ per night
  • safety deposit for yacht 2.500€ (refundable)


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 airport to reach these yachting destinations. You can find widest range of available yacht charters with best rental prices in

You can send us your inquiry and we will be happy to 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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