Yacht Charter vacation in Croatia

Explore regions, sailing spots and charter yachts in Croatia. Plan the perfect itinerary, select the right yachts and book at the best price.

Yachting in Croatia

Croatia has 1,777 km of Adriatic shoreline. One thousand and one hundred eighty-five different islands are scattered along this shore. This water area is trendy among yachters.

Sailing season
Summer
Travel season
Summer
Available Marinas
143
Charter Boats
4047

Worth knowing

Capital:
Zagreb
Telephone code:
+385
Language:
Croatian
Timezone:
UTC+1
Currency:
HRK

Yacht infrastructure in Croatia

Germans opened Croatia to mass yachting and created the first charter companies providing boat rent in Croatia. Now lovers of yachts, sea, sail, and wind from Europe and worldwide can come to Croatia for vacation. Regarding the quality of yachting, Croatia successfully competes with traditional yachting countries such as Greece. The only drawback is the short season, lasting from May to September. Here, you can sail a yacht in winter and rent a yacht at any time of the year, but winter yachting in Croatia is for extreme sports enthusiasts.

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Yachts for charter in Croatia

The yacht choice is quite large, but when renting a yacht, you must also be tied to the flight, especially if you have limited time and go straight from the plane to the yacht. From this point of view, the most convenient airports are Split and Pula.

Gulets 42
Sailboats 2616
All 4047
412 €
per week
Oceanis 34 — Mon Amour
8
People
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2015
Built in
470 €
per week
Sun Odyssey 30i — ESPRESSO I
6
People
2
Cabins
29 ft
Length
2009
Built in
488 €
per week
Elan 38 — ZAGLAV
7
People
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
1993
Built in
533 €
per week
Oceanis 35.1 — Caroline
8
People
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2017
Built in
544 €
per week
Sun Odyssey 30i — ESPRESSO II
6
People
2
Cabins
29 ft
Length
2009
Built in
592 €
per week
Sun Odyssey 37 — SIPICA
7
People
3
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2002
Built in
610 €
per week
Dufour 350 Grand Large — Sinica
8
People
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2016
Built in
624 €
per week
Oceanis 34.1 — Loy
4
People
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2024
Built in
674 €
per week
Bavaria 32 — Elizabet
6
People
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2005
Built in

Starting points and prominent yacht charter locations

You can rent a yacht almost anywhere on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, from Pula to Dubrovnik and on several large islands such as Korcula, Hvar, Cres, Krk, and Pag. There is a ferry connection to these islands.

The central locations of mainland marinas where charter companies offering boat rental in Croatia are based:

  • Pula: 15 minutes from Pula airport;

  • Zadar - Sukošan: 15 minutes from Zadar airport;

  • Biograd – Kornati islands: 25 minutes from Zadar airport, 1 hour from Split airport;

  • Murter: 40 minutes from Zadar airport, 50 minutes from Split airport;

  • Promest: 40 minutes from Split airport;

  • Trogir: 15 minutes from Split airport;

  • Split: 40 minutes from Split airport;

  • Dubrovnik: 40 minutes from Dubrovnik Airport.

The standard rental period for a yacht is from 17:00 Saturday to 9:00 the following Saturday.

Requirements for the skipper of a chartered yacht

Croatia boat rental assumes at least one crew member must have a licence to operate a yacht recognized by the Croatian authorities - an RYA, IYT certificate with an open corresponding category. The skipper must also have a radio operator's licence. It would help if you kept in mind that many charter companies, when renting out a yacht, are very pedantic in checking documents confirming the captain's qualifications.

Weather and climate of Croatia from a yachting point of view

The Adriatic coast of the Mediterranean region has warm, dry weather during summers and mild winters. On average, there are around 2,600 hours of sunshine annually, which makes this region one of the sunniest shorelines in Europe. On the other hand, the central country has a continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Water Season (°C) 22-27
Air Temperature (°C) 20-30
Wind Force (Beaufort) 3-5

Croatian Yachting routes

Most yachters travel around Croatia on chartered yachts. This imposes certain restrictions on route planning. If you plan to travel on a yacht rented without a crew, the most critical limitation is that the route begins and ends in the same place. Of course, for an additional fee, you can take one way, but it is not worth doing so since when travelling around Croatia on rent boat, you can always build a circular route; starting and ending your trip in one place will allow you to save on flight tickets. Another limitation is the rental time. The rental period for boats is usually a week, with the yacht rental beginning and ending on Saturday.

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