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Yacht charter and sailing holidays in Croatia

A cruise in Croatia is a complete change in scenery. Bordererd by the Adriatic Sea, this country offers a very varied coastline of over 6000 kilometers: rocky creeks, pebble beaches, small cute fishermen vilages, wild coasts not to mention 1244 amazing islands. Many marinas are located right next to historical cities, where it's possible to visit palaces, churches, monasteries as well as museums.

If you rent a catamaran in Croatia then you are sure to leave on an amazing cruise in the Adriatic Sea around the Croatian islands and the cities of Split, Pula, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Trogir or Zadar. With or without a skipper, on a catamaran, a sailboat, a yacht or simply a motorboat you'll surely find that Croatia is a sailor's paradise. Croatia has become a very popular sailing destination for boaters around the world chiefly because the sailing region is perfectly adapted for family sailing holidays or with your friends, as well as for people who are not necessarily experienced sailors. However, if you are an accomplished sailor, sailing in Croatia is a real thrill, you'll see!

Sailing Croatia and the Adriatic Sea

Croatian marinas have a wide range of sailboats, motorboats and catamarans available for charter. The harbours are very modern and are ingeniously spread out along the coastline to enable any sailing adept to sail short distances in total safety. Island hopping is, as the matter of fact, what sailors do while on their holidays in Croatia. The maximal distance between two islands is 10 nautical miles. Croatia offers exceptional sailing conditions whether you are a boater or an unexperienced sailor. The winds remain consistent throughout the year but can blow a little harder during the late summer (30 mph). The sea is calm with a small chop, making your sailing holiday in Croatia, whether it's with your friends or family relaxing and comfortable.

The mooring spots are numerous and you'll always find good shelter from the predominant winds (the Bora from the Nord-East and the Sirocco from the South). It's rather easy to sail in the area due to the proximity of the islands making the sea not so rough.

Cheap sailing holidays in Croatia

There are many nautical bases on the Adriatic coast where it's possible to rent a boat, from Northern Istria to Dubrovnik in the South. The marinas of Zadar, Skradin, Biograd, Pula, Split, Sibenik and of course, Dubrovnik are maybe the most popular departures bases for yacht charters in Croatia. You can charter all models of monohulls and multihulls at the best price, provided you organise yourself early enough to book your sailing holiday in Croatia a few months in advance. You shouldn't hesitate to charter a boat in Croatia out of the high season. The weather is still good most of the year and renting a boat is cheaper before and after the summer. Most professional boat rental companies offer generous discounts for yacht charters during this period and you'll discover that the marinas and mooring areas are not as busy, making your sailing holidays relaxing and enjoyable!

Sailing in Croatia on a cruise

Rent a sailboat or rent a catamaran for unforgettable sailing holidays in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. Wherever you leave from, there are many islands just a few nautical miles away from each other but more importantly amazing mooring areas to drop your anchor. If you choose to sail for a week in South Croatia, you can charter a sailboat in Split and set your course to Dubrovnik directly. Your cruise will lead you to the towns and islands of Makarska, Brac, Vis, Korcula et Mljet. This type of itinerary can be a little intense and is perfectly adapted to experienced sailors.

If you have chosen Zadar as a departure base for your cruise in Croatia you can plan a circuit through the national parks in North of the country. Vodice, Sibenik, the waterfalls of Krka, Kornati national park and the islands of Rab, Losinj and Olib are waiting for you! This route is more for family sailing holidays and if you are sailing with friends.

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To do in Croatia

Croatia boasts many places to be explored: cute little fishermen villages, isolated creeks and pebble beaches, the country really is a top destination for family yacht charters as well as for sailing adepts.


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