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Sailing Holidays in Croatia

Safe country with thousands of sunny islands for exploring

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What makes Croatia one of the biggest nautical playgrounds?

Explore the coast by sea on your own Croatia yacht charter and unveil hidden secrets of the country that has it all. Numerous sailing options, incredible landscapes, preserved bays, almost untouched islands, and islets combined with the calm and clear Mediterranean Sea makes Croatia Europe’s finest sailing playground for a private Croatia yacht charter.

Get enchanted by 1244 islands and reefs with many mainland ports and anchorages. There are so many places that you’ll want to come back year after year – and with a Croatia yacht charter you can.

We listed just a few of the main locations where you need to raise sails. Get a Croatia yacht charter to explore this naturally beautiful area replete – it’ll be an experience of a lifetime!

Currency: Croatian kuna, Euro

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Croatia yacht charter options

There’s no one-size-fits-all Croatia yacht charter. With many routes, attractions, and boats to choose from, it’s easy to tailor Croatia yacht charter holidays to your budget and expectations.

Tailored yacht vacation

Tell us everything you want to experience and explore and we will get started on working towards making your dream Croatian sailing trip come true

Family Sailing Holidays

All-Inclusive or self-catered, it’s your choice. These sailing trips are tailored to bring family close.

All-Inclusive Yacht Charter – Food & Wine route

Taste Croatia with a crewed 7-day sailing trip for food and wine lovers.

Romantic sailing holidays

Is there a better way to explore some of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations than island hopping with your private boat charter?

Sailing with friends

Gather your friends, choose the destination and have a blast holidays!

Luxury Sailing Yacht Charter

Embark on your next sailing trip with class! We strategically plan your luxury sailing holiday to suit all your wishes.

Bareboat or Crewed Charter

Sail the boat by yourself or relax on a sailing vacation with a professional skipper onboard and other crew members on request

Cabin Yacht Charter

In case you are a solo traveler, couple or a smaller group, and want to have a wonderful sailing experience, but are not able to afford a whole boat charter, cabin charter is a great and accessible option for you!

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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 July and August, and Croatia yacht 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. Get a Croatia yacht charter, according to your preferences and budget!

Most popular sailing destinations in Croatia

Choose between the most popular starting points and suggested sailing routes


If you ever wondered what a traditional Mediterranean city would look like with a spice of modernity – Split is your place.


Dubrovnik is certainly the most popular Croatian destination among tourists. Best part is that Dubrovnik has relatively remained untouched by the twenty-first century.


Šibenik is famous for its cultural and historical sights and natural beauties, and boasts two monuments under the protection of UNESCO as well as the two national parks, Krka and Kornati.


Zadar is a charming coastal city located in the northern part of Croatia, known for its historic old town and beautiful sea views.


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.


Sleepy to the point of inertia in winter, Primošten in the summer comes alive. There is a famous marina for yachts and boats called Kremik only a few kilometres away from the town.


Hvar is a beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea, known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant social scene.

What is sailing like in Croatia?

Known as one of the top-ranking sailing destinations, Croatia has much to offer seafarers of all ages. Ranging from striking coastlines and islands to ancient historical ruins and coves, there’s much to explore on this lovely sea route. In addition you can stop at towns on the way to get a feel of the culture of this beautiful country.

Another benefit of sailing in Croatia is that it is safe. With calmer winds and shorter distances to traverse, the region is safe for sailing, as compared to other destinations. While it has over a thousand islands to explore, a couple of places deserve a special mention.

Dalmatian Coast (Southern Croatia)

Get a Croatia yacht charter and sail along the Dalmatian Coast, which is the most renowned nautical destination for good reason. Dotted with beautiful islands across the Adriatic Sea, it attracts both the young and old travelers. Moreover, the Southern Dalmatian Coast is versatile, offering visitors a ton of activities and attractions to pursue. Besides secluded beaches, coves, and ancient cities, you can look forward to sampling the local fare at a broad array of restaurants and enjoying the thriving nightclub scene.

Istria (Northern Croatia)

If you like the charm of small towns and fun-filled rocky beaches (who doesn’t?), then be sure to include Istria – a picturesque region – on your sea route. Located along the northern coast of Croatia, it offers travelers a ton of stops at coastal towns such as, Rovinj, Pula, and Porec. It’s a great opportunity to soak in Italian culture and eat fresh and delicious meals. Are you ready to navigate this remote and charming destination? Get a Croatia yachting charter!


Routes in Croatia

5-day Croatia Sailing Tour

Are you ready to discover the beautiful gem of the Mediterranean? Croatia is a country waiting for you to explore its rich history, culture, and natural beauty.

7-day Sailing Itinerary Croatia

Sail away on a week-long adventure in Croatia, where crystal-clear waters, picturesque islands, and charming coastal towns await you.

Explore the Island of Vis

Read more about the unspoiled beauty, vibrant culture, and crystal-clear waters of this remote Croatian island.

One-day Sailing Trips Croatia

With the wind in your hair and the scent of the sea in the air, you’ll set sail on an unforgettable adventure.

5 Days Itinerary from Rijeka

From medieval towns perched on cliffs to hidden coves whispering secrets, each day unveils a new treasure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Croatia is one of the best sailing destinations in the world, and it’s often regarded as one of the safest. During the summer months, the sea is relatively calm and the weather is extremely predictable. The water quality, even around major cities, is also stunning.

Islands are also scattered close together so you can easily navigate a Croatia yachting charter to different areas to explore and pick up any supplies. When you sail charter in Croatia, you can have peace of mind you’re traveling on some of the safest waters in the world.

The cost of a Croatia yacht charter holiday depends on many factors. The length of your excursion along with the types of experience you desire will affect the cost. For instance, an all-inclusive experience on a luxury yacht will likely be more expensive than sailing with friends. Additionally, the boat you choose to sail and the timing of your trip also affects the price of your Croatia yacht charter.

However, since there are so many different excursions and boats to choose from, you can tailor your trip to your budget. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about pricing for each experience and boat.

The best places to sail in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Kvarner, and Istria. Croatia’s indented coast is ideal for island-hopping between Hvar, Brač, Korčula, Vis, Mljet, and Kornati.

The best way to charter a sailboat in Croatia is to contact our sales agents. We will create a personalized boat offer fitting all your needs during your desired week(s) in Croatia

The best time to visit Croatia is during the high sailing season in July and August to experience the best sailing conditions. May, June, and September are popular warm months with fewer crowds.

Croatia is mostly safe for tourists. It is one of the safest countries in the world, ranking 15th on the Global Peace Index in 2022. Still, we encourage visitors to follow travel safety tips.

Picking a boat type

Choose the right boat for you considering your budget, group size and preferred method of sailing. We’re here to give you a hand with picking out the best yacht charter to Croatia for you – it can be a bareboat, skippered, or with a fully staffed crew. Contact us!


Sailboat on the water | Sebastus Sailing
2-12 people
Choose a Sailboat if you are an active traveler or you’re looking for a romantic getaway. Sailboat offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30 up to 64 feet.
Starting from 160 EUR per day
luxury catamaran on the water aerial view
2-12 people
Catamaran is a top choice if you’re looking for a smoother sailing experience compared to sailboats. Since the size ranges from 38 to 70 feet, this is a right vessel for bigger groups or families.
Starting from 500 EUR per day
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8-20 people
Most of Gulets have six cabins and come with three or four crew members, which makes it amazing for larger groups. The sip sizes tend to range between 60 to 100 feet, so you can be sure that everyone has more than enough space.
Starting from 600 EUR per day
Motor yacht on the water | Sebastus Sailing
Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may find motor yachts from one up to five cabins and their size tend to range from 30 to 100 ft. These beautiful vessels are perfect for a luxurious touch on sailing vacation.
Starting from 500 EUR per day
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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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Qualified skipper
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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.