Explore Croatia by sea & unveil its hidden secrets

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What makes Croatia one of the biggest nautical playgrounds?

Exploring Croatia by sea is a prime opportunity for one to unveil its hidden secrets.

It’s a country that has it all. With a large number of available sailing options, the incredible scenery, the preserved bays, the numerous islands and it’s calm and clear Mediterranean waters, Croatia is Europe’s finest sailing playground being only a few hours from London. The country is affordable, relatively safe and has a wide number of sailing routes to choose from that are amenable to all. Moreover, the wide appeal of the country’s 1244 islands and reefs, together with the many mainland ports and anchorages, tends to have tourists completely enchanted and wanting to come back for more. We’ve listed just a few of the main places that make it ever so worth visiting.

Currency: Croatian kuna, Euro

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Most popular destinations for sailing in Croatia

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular tourist destination as it is essentially a medieval town, whose historic core seems to have been suspended in time.

Split

Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and is a cheerful town that is right in the middle of both tradition and modernity.

Zadar

Zadar is a fascinating town that’s filled with Roman ruins, medieval churches, and museums based in a small peninsula. 

Primošten

Sleepy to the point of inertia in winter, Primošten in the summer comes alive.

Pula

The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater.

Hvar

Hvar is the most luxurious island, the sunniest place in Croatia and along with Dubrovnik, the most popular tourist destination.

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Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

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Sailboat
2-12 people
The most popular boat which is an except choice for active travellers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-64 feet.
Starting from 1000 EUR pw
Catamaran
2-12 people
This offers a more smooth sailing experience compared to the normal sailboat and are the perfect choice for bigger groups or families. The sizes often range from 38-70 feet, with the average being around 42 ft.
Starting from 3500 EUR pw
Gulet
8-20 people
These boats are usually perfect for larger groups. Most of these have six cabins and come with three / four crewmembers. The ship sizes tend to range between 60-100 ft
Starting from 4000 EUR pw
Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Motor yachts have from 1 one to up to five cabins depending on their size and tend to range from 30-100 ft.
Starting from 3000 EUR pw

Have a question for us?

Sailing boat, catamaran, yacht – you ask yourself what kind of boat to choose? Which places to visit? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!

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Sailing season and climate

Croatia enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool,  rainy winters. Summer temperatures range on average from 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. High Season months are considered to be July and August and charter costs are highest in this period. Mid Season months are May, June, September and October when charter prices are lower and the weather is still very nice and warm but a bit windier.

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Sailing certificate
Qualified skipper
Radio course

Requirements for bareboat charter

All charter companies in the country require you to hold at least one of these sailing certificates: The Certificate of Competency for a Skipper B or C category (for operating vessels up to 30 tones gross weight for personal needs, including a charter, within the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia for Category B, that is for business purposes regardless of the maritime zone for Category C) or the Certificate of Competency for a Yacht-Master.  It is a Croatia requirement that you must also have successfully finished a GMDSS-VHF radio course. This is something that can be completed in a single day at certified centres. Otherwise we can provide you with a local professional skipper and other crew members like hostess and chef to take care of you and make your sailing holidays to remember.