Croatia Sailing Holidays For Couples

A gentle holiday cruise across the azure blue Adriatic is an excellent idea for a romantic trip, honeymoon journey, anniversary celebration or just a getaway with that someone special. Rent sailboat in Croatia and set sail among countless tiny islands, anchor in emerald coves, stroll the crisscrossed streets of ancient villages and visit some of the most world-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this part of Europe.

Croatia is definitively among most well-kept European secrets for a honeymoon vacation. This hidden gem is a remarkable blend of crystal clear seas, myriad of secluded islands, intact flora and fauna, historic stone-walled towns, hidden beaches and topmost culinary works of art.

Warm and sunny climate, leisurely heartbeat of the country's remarkable coast combined with amazing natural surroundings make Croatia a perfect destination for a honeymoon sailing trip.

Take a journey unlike any other and discover the beauties of Croatian coast on a sailboat

Renting a private sailing boat or spacious catamaran charter in Croatia is a unique opportunity to explore the stunning Croatian coast at your own pace in a complete privacy. Relax and enjoy  aboard your very own sailing yacht in a completely authentic environment, within the company of your loved one 

With pleasant summer temperatures, this secret Mediterranean pearl really is a paradise and a unique place for couples that wish to experience something extraordinary. Best time for a sailing holiday in Croatia is between months June and September.

Croatia is one well kept secrets for a honeymoon trip
Croatia Sailing Holidays For Couples

 6 reasons why a sailing trip is best vacation for couples 

  • Authenticity. A private yacht trip can be a unique vacation to cherish and remember forever
  • Discovering Romantic Destinations. You have the advantage of exploring the highlights at your own pace
  • Idyllic Atmosphere. Secluded coves, amazing sunsets, intact nature and quaint villages. Is there anything better?
  • Personalised Itinerary. Anchoring in secluded bays, discovering charming islands or just chilling - is all up to you.
  • Intimacy. Enjoy in full privacy and intimacy aboard your private sailing yacht.
  • Comfort. Plenty of space and extra commodity on deck is guranteed

A 7-day Private Romantic Tour Is a 2 in1 vacation

  •  tailor-made honeymoon sailing experience
  •  a private yacht vacation including the best of the Croatian coast

7-day Croatia Honeymoon Itinerary

Hop from one island to another and visit the best of the Croatian islands. The itineraries on our honeymoon trips are completely flexible and can be tailored and personalised to suit your needs.

You will find some of the most romantic islands in Croatia if you start your 7-day sailing trip from Zadar town. Located in northern Dalmatia, this is one of the most dense island areas in the world. With 3 Croatian national parks, picuresque Venetian towns and idyllic sailing locations, Zadar is the most popular place, where you can hire a yacht in Croatia. If you are looking for seclusion, intact landscapes and local cuisine, this is certainly top honeymoon destination in Croatia.

In Summer months, yacht charters in Croatia start and end Saturdays and usually last one week. In shoulder season (May, June or September) short sailing trip in Croatia can also be arranged.

Attractive destinations for couples

Here are top sailing Itineraries for your Croatia sailing holidays from top yachting destinations:

Sailing from Pula

Sailing from Zadar

Sailing From Split

Sailing from Dubrovnik (Also one-way tour possible)

Crewed or Skippered Honeymoon Tour?

1. Crewed Yacht charters 

This is certainly the most exclusive option including full board package with a professional staff - a hostess and a chef. Sailing around the beautiful islands on a fully-catered crewed yacht charter in Croatiawith premium services on board is every couple's dream. Your crew is there to cater to your every whim and ensure a comfortable and safe sailing tour, that you will cherish and for a lifetime. 

2. Sailing in Croatia with skipper

Skippered honeymoon charter is the very populat with couples, who desire a hassle-free trip and even more flexibility on route. Knowledgeable local skippers will get a feeling for the adventure you are after and recommend the best options and adjust the itineraries to your wishes. They know all the best places to sail, quaint villages, safe anchorages to spend a romantic night and topmost locally-run island restaurants.

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Skippered Honeymoon Sailing Vacations

Sailing in Croatia with skipper is the most authentic way to sail around the secluded treasures of Adriatic as a local. Not only your skipper will safely navigate the boat, but you can also gain some internal knowledge, tips and information about the area you are about to visit. 

If you are looking for secluded coves, romantic quiet places, or buzzing island towns, he will be happy to guide you there. Our knowledgeable skippers are discreet, flexible and will assure as much privacy aboard as you need.

Croatian skippers know the best places to sail, nicest beaches to swim and can recommend on which islands you can find top restaurants where you can eat local, fresh and tasty. Many of these family-run taverns are located on these islands:

Silba, Kornati, Vis, Hvar, Brač, Kaprije, Lastovo, Korčula and Šolta.

What can be better than having a romantic dinner only 5 feet away from the sea? Your skipper can eat separately, so that you can have as much privacy and intimacy as needed. 

You can either hire a sailing yacht or a skippered catamaran. Discovering Croatia on a sailboat will make the overall holiday experience more dynamic. While Croatia catamaran holiday adventure is recommended for couples, that desire more space and privacy on their journey.

Adriatic coast creates idyllic atmosphere for couples

Honeymoon sailing vacation FAQs

 

Best places in Croatia for couples are the idyllic Dalmatian islands. A unique way to feel the true heartbeat of this attractive coast is taking a private sailing trip with your loved one. When you plan a journey with that someone special, be sure not to miss out these places:

  • Silba - the "island of love" and the most impressive sunsets in northern Dalmatia
  • Hvar - visiting one of the beach bars and buzzing promenade in Hvar town is a must-do
  • Kornati - the ultimate getaway for anyone searching for authenticity and pure nature
  • Kaprije - a perfect bend of amazing locally-run cuisine and genuine Dalmatian hospitality
  • Vis a long-time forbidden island is now a true heaven for active explorers in search of wild authenticity
  • Korčula - lush green island of travelers, rich cultural heritage and a home to some of the best wines of Croatia

 

The cost to rent a premium sailing yacht in a romantic UNESCO town of Trogir is around 3.500€ weekly in the peak sailing season in Croatia. Shoulder months (June, September) between 2.500€ and 3.400€. May, October and September average 2.000€. The price includes: Yacht rental, End Cleaning, Bedding, Dingy with Engine.

 

In the eastern Mediterranean, Croatian charters offer best yacht rental prices and deals on private 7-day cruises. However, the final price depends on sailboat age, length and what time of the season do you want to rent it.

The perfect yacht for couples is comfortable 40-foot yacht with the average price of 2.200€/week in peak season. That covers the vessel, transit log, end cleaning, bedding, handling fees and dingy with outboard engine. Please bear in mind that you also need to cover the safety deposit for yacht 1.500€ and sojourn tax 1.35€/person per day.

Crew cost (mandatory to pay spot):

  • Skipper service from 140€ per day
  • Hostess from 130€/day
  • Cook from 150€/day

 

Croatia in general, is one of the safest countries in the world. Overall crimes in Croatia, compared to other European countries, are quite low making it extremely safe to travel around. By land, or at sea. This Mediterranean gem is the cradle of sailing holidays and a true paradise for sailing inclined.

Crystalline Adriatic, myriad of stunning islands, warm Mediterranean climate, abundance of sunshine, traditional hospitality of locals and top-notch cuisine, make Croatian coast idyllic sailing destination for couples.

 

There are many inclusions on your private cruise that you pay before the departure. These are are the items alrady included in your private skippered yacht charter in Croatia:

THE INCLUSIONS

  • end cleaning, handling fee and charter base costs
  • bed linen, cooking gas
  • towels (only for bathroom use)
  • Wi-Fi connection up to 10 GB
  • outboard engine and dinghy

EXTRAS

  • Croatian skipper from 140€-160€ per day (Payable at embarkation)
  • sojourn/tourist tax 1.35€/person/day
  • fuel for the boat app.50€ weekly
  • port and mooring fees (from 50-120€ for a 40 foot sailboat)
  • SUP (stand up paddle board) 100€
  • half board 35€/day per person
  • chef from 150€/day
  • hostess from 130€/day
  • taxis and transfers (water taxi 10 -15€/person)

 

It is all up to your habits and your budget

First estimate how much space do you need and your approx. budget. When you plan to take a honeymoon sailing trip, catamaran might be a better choice. It assures more privacy and space to spend with your loved one. If you stay on a budget, a 40 foot comfort line sailing yacht with 2 steering wheels and a large master bedroom with separate bathroom should do.

Most popular sailboat for a honeymoon cruise - Sun Odyssey 440

Most popular catamaran for a honeymoon cruise - Lucia 40

When you hire a sailing yacht, your adventure will be definitively more genuine with more sailing pleasures and quiet with minimum fuel consumption. Catamarans are wider, more stable, and comfortable, ensuring extra space when it comes into the quality of living aboard. However, extra commodity and luxury, means also higher rental price, larger costs on fuel, berths and marina berths. Most catamarans have a flybridge that assures extra space and privacy for your group.

When you think green, rent a sailboat

Less consumption means less exhaust into the sea. Especially if you like more action and extra activity you will certainly want to stay most of the time under sails. When you hire a sailboat in Croatia  you also receive that special opportunity to embrace the land's amazing landscapes in full authenticity. It will elevate your sailing experience to a completely different level.

 

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 when social season is in full swing. But if you prefer more tranquillity, an to truly feel the genuine heartbeat of the country, set sails in months June or September.

Weather conditions with bit stronger winds, yet still warm temperatures in September can be a pure delight for taking your active vacations. If you prefer to take the advantage of longer days, lower charter prices and warmer temperatures, book your holiday in June.

 

A relaxed round trip in Croatia usually takes 7 days. Within main season (July, August), yacht charters in Croatia start and end Saturdays. In shoulder season months a short sailing trip can be also arranged. To explore best coastal places and visit the most beautiful Croatian islands, at least 1-week tour is recommended.

 

With plenty of sun, Croatia is one of the sunniest European countries. Climate along the Adriatic coast in summer is typically Mediterranean, which means quite dry and hot. If you are taking a cruising holiday 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.

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 and pack ZipLock bags to keep documents dry
  • 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.

 

Yes. One-way sailing trips (Split - Dubrovnik & Zadar - Split) or vice versa are available. A fee of 350 - 450€ is mandatory. One-Way itineraries do not include port fees at disembarkation. Unles agreed otherwise upon your booking confirmation, we kindly ask all our passengers to disembark by 12:00 am on Friday, to allow enough time for your skipper to return the yacht back to the base marina.

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