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Why Explore Croatia on a Sailing Holiday?
In recent years Croatia has become one of the most exciting and sought out yachting destinations in the world. With over 1000 islands stretching along a stunning coastline, its appeal is undeniable. Croatia offers a colourful and diverse sailing ground packed with charm and beauty. Its vibrant towns & cities set between gorgeous stretches of wild landscape. Here the modern & cosmopolitan blends with an ancient historical setting in a way that makes Croatia unique.
Time seemingly moves at a more gentle and serene pace in Croatia. This makes it a perfect destination for those looking to relax & unwind. The Adriatic sea is notoriously calm and sailing the area is perfect for family groups or those looking for a stress free sailing experience.
Why visit Croatia?
- Expansive coastline with a good variety of islands to visit
- Great selection of yachts – Something to suit every group
- Reliable winds and calm sea states make excellent sailing conditions
- Crystal Clear waters and stunning natural landscapes
- Rich blend of history & modern cosmopolitan atmosphere
Dubrovnik & Southern Dalmatia
The walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most awe inspiring ancient cities in the Mediterranean and a great starting point for any sailing adventure. Following the coastline…
Split & Central Dalmatia
One of the most enticing regions in Croatia and perhaps the easiest to explore on a yachting holiday. The natural beauty of the coastline and islands here is undeniable, an enticing mix of Mediterranean…
Northern Dalmatia & The Kornati Islands
A yachting paradise, the Kornati region includes the Zadar Archipelago, Sibenik Archipelago & the Kornati islands themselves. Hundreds of largely uninhabited islands, islets and national parks adorn this…
FAQ's - Sailing Croatia
Why charter a yacht in Croatia?
In recent years Croatia has become one of the most enticing yachting destinations in the world. Reknowned for relaxed, easy-going sailing conditions, its a destination particularly well suited to family groups or beginners.
The long scenic coastline has a wealth of islands begging to be explored on your own yacht. A great mix between vibrant harbours and uninhabited national parks, you can be sure that theres something for everyone to enjoy!
What is the best period to sail in Croatia?
The main Croatian sailing season runs from May – October. Pricing scales with demand and school holiday periods will always cost a little more. If your group has the flexibility it’s well worth visiting in shoulder months like June & September. The weather is still very reliable, but it’s less busy and you’ll save substantially on hire pricing.
How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Croatia?
The cost of a charter in Croatia will depend on: Time of year, sail-area & the yacht’s model, age & spec.
Week-long bareboat charters in the low season can start from as little as €1,500. While a peak period charter for a large luxury catamaran can reach €30,000 for a week sailing the Dalmatian Coast.
What are the requirements for sailing in Croatia?
If you want to bareboat in Croatia then you’ll need at least one certified skipper with an ICC (International Certificate of Competance) or equivalent, as well as a valid VHF license. The skipper must be proficient at handling a yacht in close quarters, mooring and anchoring in varying conditions.
The Croatian authorities also ask that there be at least one other experienced adult onboard – though they don’t nessecarily need to be qualified.
Is it safe to sail around Croatia?
Yes! The Croatian yachting industry has come on leaps and bounds in the last 15 years. You can rest assured that its a very safe area to explore on your own yacht. Calm conditions and hospitable locals ensure that its very safe in comparison to many other locations in the world.
What are sailing conditions like in Croatia?
Croatian waters are reknowned for being calm and easy to sail. Most of the time you’re sailing in the lee of the islands and wave height is kept minimal. Even in open water you rarely get anything too challenging in the summer months.
There are several different wind directions you may encouter while sailing. You need to consider local effects as winds wrap around the islands or come down off hill-sides. All the same its still considered a beginner friendly sailing area.