Stretched over more than 1,800km, the Croatian coastline is one of the most established on the yacht charter scene. It has a total of 1242 islands and islets, only 47 of which are inhabited, with the largest being the islands of Cres and Krk. The picturesque and tamed sea and the perfect Mediterranean climate allow you to sail throughout the whole year, even though the season of yacht chartering begins from the month of April and lasts until the middle of October.
Croatia has approximately 60 marinas, most of them are well-equipped and all of them hold excellent facilities. In this article, we have carefully selected the top 5 marinas in Croatia, which offer the best quality of service and are located in some of the greatest locations.
Marina Punat, Krk Island
Marina Punat is ideally set in Punat, a small town on the South West coast of the beautiful island of Krk. It was built in 1964 and has always been regarded to be the best marina in Croatia, though it is the oldest one.
The marina has been awarded many respected awards, among them in 2017 only, the international Blue Flag silver award, the Diamond Plaque, and the Golden Anchor of the Nautical patrol of Jutarnji list and what is best known about it is that developing new technologies to provide an even higher quality of service is one of the marina’s first priorities.
In total, Marina Punat has 800 in-water berths for yachts that measure up to 45 m in length and 400 dry berths for those measuring up to 10 m.
D-Marin Mandalina, Šibenik
Situated in the gorgeous and naturally protected ancient Croatian city of Sibenik, D-Marin Mandalina Marina is the unique harbor to proudly win a 5 Gold Anchors reward which makes it, undisputedly, one of the must-visit marinas in the Mediterranean republic of Croatia.
Nicely connected to the other Croatian cities and to major European cities thanks to its proximity to the airport of Zadar, D-Marin Mandalina benefits from the advantage of being one of the most-easy-to-reach marinas in the region.
Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru
Nestled in Northern Dalmatia, 30 km away from Zadar, precisely at the gateway of the 150 islands making the Kornati Archipelago, Biograd is notorious for its touristic nautical center and marina and is undoubtedly the ideal cross point for a luxurious sailing experience in Croatia.
Marina Kornati can proudly embrace the title of one of the utmost developed nautical marinas worldwide as well as one of the finest yachting destinations of the Adriatic. Make sure not to skip the region’s autumn boat show, nor the Biograd Boat Show onboard a beautiful luxury yacht. The marina offers facilities and infrastructure that are capable of hosting the biggest regattas in addition to yachts of different sizes.
Olive Island Marina, Sutomiscica
Located on the eastern side of the island of Ugljan, more exactly in the authentic village of Sutomiscica, Olive Island Marina is the private family-like marina of the Sutomiscica bay, which is considered by experts of yachting as one of the most intimate marinas of the Mediterranean.
Widely believed by its locals to be protected by the patron saint St. Euphemia, the gracious Croatian bay of Sutomiscica is home to a magnificent church downtown in his memory that you should definitely visit. You can also embrace the treasures of the baroque palace of the Latanas, 3 km away from the city of Preko which was built in the 17th century and is truly worth a detour.