As a top charter destination for Europeans, Croatia reveals the magic of sailing the "Mediterranean As It Once Was" to those who explore from a private yacht.

  • Due to its history, unspoiled by tourism
  • Many yachts to choose from, including newer fleets
  • Nautical and VHF license mandatory for bareboat
  • Consider a one-way from Split to Dubrovnik
  • The Kornati National Park offers breathtaking cruising grounds
  • Look for good deals at the beginning and end of summer

Croatia, freed from its history of political turmoil, has emerged as one of the most appealing cruising grounds in Europe. Having been spared from the massive buildup of tourism, Croatia offers some of the most stunning and unspoiled landscapes in Europe. Home to thousands of islands, 1185 of them, each one is different and exceptional with its own story to tell. The entire Adriatic coast is a journey filled with breathtaking beauty and adventure. Many believe Croatia offers the best charter cruising in the world today. Be sure to check out Croatia...

As a top charter destination for Europeans, Croatia reveals the magic of sailing the "Mediterranean As It Once Was" to those who explore from a private yacht.

  • Due to its history, unspoiled by tourism
  • Many yachts to choose from, including newer fleets
  • Nautical and VHF license mandatory for bareboat
  • Consider a one-way from Split to Dubrovnik
  • The Kornati National Park offers breathtaking cruising grounds
  • Look for good deals at the beginning and end of summer

Croatia, freed from its history of political turmoil, has emerged as one of the most appealing cruising grounds in Europe. Having been spared from the massive buildup of tourism, Croatia offers some of the most stunning and unspoiled landscapes in Europe. Home to thousands of islands, 1185 of them, each one is different and exceptional with its own story to tell. The entire Adriatic coast is a journey filled with breathtaking beauty and adventure. Many believe Croatia offers the best charter cruising in the world today. Be sure to check out Croatia while its coastline is still unspoiled and not overwhelmed by tourists. Don't postpone your plans too long!

With the very recent rebirth of tourism, some of the most comfortable accommodations may be found on yachts in Croatia. Even non-sailors opt for crewed charters over hotels, as the quality of lodging is often better. A plethora of brand new yachts is available for charter. Indeed, Croatia may be home to the youngest fleets of yachts in the Mediterranean. Keep in mind, however; catamarans are always the first yachts to be booked. So, plan your charter well in advance for the best selection.

There is a great effort to protect the ecologically unspoiled nature of Croatia. Croatia is renowned for its turquoise waters, which are pristine and ideal for swimming. With so many islands and small ports, you can stop as many times as you like or sail for as long as you desire.

One-way itineraries are particularly appropriate to the Croatian coastline. They allow for a more extensive exploration without doubling back. We have found the route from Split to Dubrovnik to be the most popular and the most convenient with the direction of the wind and location of airports. This region, known as Dalmatia is renowned for its scenic beauty, bays, and harbors. A chain of islands naturally protects the coastline. The Dalmatian islands are rich in history, tradition, unique beauty and natural phenomena. Dalmatia also includes several national parks that are tourist attractions in their own right. In particular, the archipelago known as the Kornati National Park is just one of the areas we highlight.

Split

The largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast. It has 17 centuries of history. Many of Split's historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of the 4th century Diocletian's Palace. Split is a perfect jumping off point to explore the Dalmatian Islands on your way down to Dubrovnik.

Kornati

The 140 Kornati Islands offer the ultimate Croatian cruising. A large part has been designated a National Park because of its natural beauty. For the most part, the islands are uninhabited. Cruising the Kornati Islands is very manageable with an easy line-of-sight sailing in wonderful conditions.

Dubrovnik

The Pearl of the Adriatic has been restored to its former beauty. Words do not give justice to this dazzling city with marble-paved squares, narrow cobbled streets, churches, palaces, monasteries surrounded by fortifications and magnificent medieval walls.

Pula

An important port located in the southeast end of the Istrian Peninsula. Pula offers the best of its three-thousand-year history in an Italian influenced modern city. Beaches stretch along its beautiful and indented coastline. Cruising from here is a blend of sheltered sailing and more challenging longer sails with stronger steady winds.

General Tips on Sailing Croatia

Like the rest of the Mediterranean, Croatia offers warm days, clear blue skies and calm winds during the summer season. Charters begin and end on Saturdays, especially during the summer season. Influenced by its neighbors and an abundance of fresh ingredients, Croatia has been said to be the next great gastronomical destination. You will find many fascinating differences from island to island, but the cuisine of Dalmatia is definitely Mediterranean in style. Many claim that the seafood of the Adriatic is some of the best in the world because of the sea's unique geographical location. Croatian cuisine is simple in its preparation. Pulling into the many ports, one will be tempted by all the wonderful cafes and restaurants. A hostess/cook may not be necessary for a charter in Croatia. There are so many dining options from which to choose. Compared to the rest of the Mediterranean, they are very inexpensive, and you will want to try them all.

Actual list of the acceptable licences for legal sailing in Croatia

The coastal region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. In the north and east it is continental, Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast with 2,600 hours of sunlight on average yearly and a semi-highland and highland climate in the south-central region. Few navigators can boast of climatic conditions where winds blow gently and steadily from both unsual and wellknown directions, such as the summer mistral and the winter north and south winds, perfect conditions for yacht charter in Croatia.

itinerary 1 : 7 days from Dubrovnik
itinerary 2 : 7 days from Split
itinerary 3 : 7 days from Trogir

5 Luxury Yachts to charter in Croatia

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Croatia yacht charter reviews : 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating. 1 user reviews.
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Definitely a place made for relaxing and vibrant at the same time! I was looking for thrills, peace and warm sun, and I loved it. Ideal for luxury yacht charter.

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Custom Clipper 134M
Royal Clipper
Custom Clipper 134M
Custom Clipper 115M
Star Clipper
Custom Clipper 115M
Cassens-Werft Yacht 90M
Lauren L (ex Constellation)
Cassens-Werft Yacht 90M
ISA Yacht 62M
Mary Jean II
ISA Yacht 62M
Clelands Yacht 59M
Bleu de Nimes
Clelands Yacht 59M
Trader Yachts Trader 585
Trader 585
Trader Yachts
Turkish Gulet - 56M
Feadship Yacht 50M
Hanikon (ex Troyanda)
Feadship Yacht 50M
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