Yacht Holiday in Croatia - Explore the World's Most Popular Destination for Yacht Vacation

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Sailing Holidays in Croatia

Croatia is one of the World's Most Visited Vacation Destinations for Yacht Holidays

  • 5,834 kilometers of coastline 
  • 1,185 islands and islets 
  • Fascinating Sailing Area 

Croatia is one of the most popular, if not the most popular destination for yacht charter in the Mediterranean.

Located on the Adriatic Sea between Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Montenegro - Croatia has over 1100 islands, 8 protected national parks and a number of UNESCO world heritage listed cities and landmarks that make it an ideal destination for travellers.

The coastal cities and island towns live off the income provided from the strong tourist influx, largely provided by the abundance of sailing charter options. As one of the largest providers of all boats types, with mountains of options available, boat hire can allow travellers to visit even the remotest villages and provide a stable source of income to these towns.


Croatia can be divided into four regions:

  • Istrian Coast: including Cres, Mali Losinj, Pula and Rovinj.
  • Southern Dalmatia: Split represents the most attractive tourist destination followed by Trogir, Rogoznica and Baska Voda.
  • Northern Dalmatia: Biograd, Murter, Primosten, Sukosan, Sibenik,Vodice and Zadar.
  • Southern Croatia with Dubrovnik.

In all the places in Croatia's charter area, YACHTICO.com can offer you a lot of choices for bareboat yacht charter.

Sailing boats rentals in Croatia, catamarans for hire in Croatia or motor boats charters in Croatia, all those yachts just waiting to be chartered!

Croatia & Tourism

Croatia boasts some of the worlds most beautiful beaches - almost 110 beaches have the special blue flag award along with 8 marinas in Croatia. The most famous beaches which are well worth the trip alone include Plava Plaza in Vodice, Bijela plaža Solaris in Sibenik and Plaza Bacvice in Split.

The entire Adriatic coast of Croatia has a fascinating regional history. For thousands of years, the area was a crossroads of many civilizations and is continued to be shaped by landscapes today. Especially in recent years, after forming a peace agreement in the Balkans - the dissolution of Yugoslavia is a hype for inexpensive developed tourism from Croatia to the Adriatic. The Yacht Charter industry in Croatia has thrived as a result of this. The marinas are all well equipped, modern and in great conditions. Crews and Skippers in the region pride themselves on their ever-improving English skills. Whilst companies that offer the charter boats are often in the younger years and rarely over 6 years old. 


Croatia - a destination for the entire year

If you interested in sports such as diving or cycling or you prefer to admire places for their culture and national parks - the diversity of its numerous islands and long coastline of the Adriatic makes Croatia a place where those travelling ideals are realised. The Croatian swimming season lasts from mid-May to late September. In the winter, the warm moist air from the southeast Scirocco winds flow into the country making it popular with experienced sailors who seek a challenge. Potential sailors are guaranteed that when it's cold at home they can escape into the warmth of the Croatian waters, locals and enjoy a sailing holiday even at the most unlikely times.

What to consider?

It is important to keep some things in mind for a yacht charter. What are the visa requirements in Croatia?, Do you need a boat license in Croatia?, What kind of insurance are there? Where can you get a Skipper Liability Insurance?

We have put together all useful information in our Charter Guide. So that you do not forget anything for your boating holiday, YACHTICO.com offers free of charge yacht charter checklists for download.



Sailing Routes Croatia

Become inspired for your next yacht charter in Croatia and check out some of our recommended itineraries below:


Airports nearby Croatia

  • Brač - Bol Airport 
  • Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport
  • Mali Lošinj - Lošinj Airport
  • Pula - Pula Airport
  • Rijeka - Rijeka Airport
  • Split - Split Airport
  • Zadar - Zadar Airport
  • Zagreb - Zagreb Airport


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Climate & Weather in Croatia

High yacht charter season in Croatia is between April and October/ November. The area has a typical Mediterranean climate and there is an exceptional amount of sunshine. Summers are long, warm, mostly dry and usually not overwhelmingly hot. The ideal wind conditions Croatia is the perfect sailing area. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 23 °C. The water temperature ranges between 13 °C in February and 24 °C in August.