Chartering in Croatia

Croatia is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world. It has over 6000km of coastline, including islands, islets and reefs. The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia offers clear blue waters for sailing, swimming and snorkeling, stunning sunsets, medieval architecture and secluded beaches. Its ancient coastal cities with colorful and turbulent history, over 1100 islands alongside abundant national parks accessible by yacht, offer plenty to see and do and more to come back for.

The Adriatic Sea is navigational paradise. It’s lack of notable tides and tidal streams, light and reliable winds make Croatia suitable sailing spot for all levels of sailing experience. 56 modern and well equipped marinas, 30,000 berths in harbors and ports as well as natural (and often free) anchorages allow you to explore at your own pace, in company of other yachties or in seclusion.

Special Offers - Croatia

The main sailing season is from April to end of October. ‘The Good Wind’, Mistral is fairly reliable during the summer months. It starts building up around noon, peaks at around 4pm and dies down after sunset. It generally peaks somewhere between 15 and 25knots. It is a sea breeze best enjoyed from the stern.  

There are five general sailing areas in Croatia, each of them unique and special and unlike anything you will find anywhere else.

We have explored and compiled many suggested sailing routes for our clients. Please tell us about your trip, companions, interests and expectations and we will tailor a suggested route which best suits you. 

Read more about one of our client's experience here.

Main sailing areas

Split

The largest coastal city with more than 1,700 years of history is yet another of Adriatic jewels. It often doesn't get the recognition it deserves but those 'in the know' flock to Split year after year to explore islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis and Lastovo.

Zadar & Kornati

Zadar offers so much to explore on land and on the sea. You can peek into the world’s smallest cathedral in the city of Nin, explore the largest Roman forum on Croatian side of the Adriatic or listen to the famous sea organ.

And if you still have time and energy, you can explore more of the Kornati archipelago, this time Telašćica National Park on Dugi Otok or Premuda and Ist islands.

Dubrovnik

Known as 'The Jewel of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Why not explore nearby islands of Korcula (home of Marco Polo), Mljet (national park) or Lopud which is one of Croatia's greenest islands?    

Istria

Istria is the largest peninsula in Croatia and has been popular tourist destination since mid-19th century. It has everything to offer - from spectacular coastal scenery including fjords to world class musicians performing in the Pula Arena amphitheater. 

Why not visit Brijuni National Park which used to be one of Marshal Tito's favourite vacation spots and off limits for decades?

Or explore coastal towns of Rovinj, Porec and Umag?

Šibenik

Šibenik is easily accessible from both Split and Zadar (airports). There is so much to see and do but the unspoiled landscapes of the Kornati archipelago (249 islands and islets) or the incredible waterfalls and lakes of river Krka are unmissable designated

national parks in this region.

Kvarner

Kvarner has five big islands (Cres, Krk, Lošinj, Pag, Rab) and over 50 smaller ones. You can find quaint old towns, amazing beaches and hospitable locals. When you get to Pag, you have to try some of the unique cheese made there and make sure to buy some exquisite and intricate lace the island is famous for. 

As this region is very close to Italy, don't be surprised by many Italian influences you will pick up on. 

Main Sailing Season:  April - October

Language(s): Croatian, English, German, Italian

Currency:  Kuna (HRK)

Airports:  Zagreb, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar. Split, Dubrovnik

Marinas: 56

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