Below is a new suggested itinerary for your catamaran charter in Zadar, offering an exciting day by day plan for exploring Croatia. This can be done with optional skipper or on bareboat charter.
Leaving in your boat from the marina in Zadar, you are sailing towards the coast of Uglijan to acclimatize to your catamaran. One of the biggest islands in the Zadar archipelago, Uglijan is called ‘the green island’ of Croatia because it is covered with rich vegetation: pine, olive and fig trees, vines amongst other Mediterranean plants. Ease yourself into your catamaran holiday with this first calling point, just 30 mins from Zadar. First stop in the clear waters of Rivanj (reminiscent of a lagoon) before anchoring in Brbinj. Your skipper can show you some great swimming spots, and even snorkelling locations if you rent some new gear.
Heading south along the east coast of Croatia to reach the Telašcica National Park. Composed of high-rising cliffs alternating with small bays, this national park also has a salt water lake located near the Adriatic Sea. This is a great place to sail your chartered catamaran thanks to the exquisite scenery and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for a cosy night in the cabins of your boat. Your skipper may recommend watching the sunset over the coastline of Croatia from the comfort of the yacht you decide to rent from Zadar, with the Lagoon series offering spacious decks to enjoy your dinner.
Today: another new set of islands for rest and relaxation on board your yacht. The Kornati Archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of 140 deserted islands, perfect for exploration on your boat. A day of sailing here will feel close to paradise, and you could nearly spend the whole week taking in the stunning views. 89 of the islands form part of Kornati National Park, and you can get a great discount on the price of entry if you prebook before your catamaran sailing holiday in Croatia.
Sailing southwards on your catamaran, stopping on Smokvica Island for the night. This is the ultimate corner of relaxation, with nature being the key alluring factor. Of course, Croatia is renowned for magical landscapes, and sailing here from Zadar will showcase some of the best Croatia has to offer.
Another of Croatia’s enchanting islands Is Mürter Island, where you can dock your catamaran in the marina which is close to the village. With a low price here and in the nearby food establishments, you can have a fantastic evening in great company, and stay in your comfortable cabins ready for another day of sailing. Zadar’s proximity to these precious islands of Croatia renders it a prime location for a catamaran charter.
After a busy week exploring Zadar and the nearby islands of Croatia, it is time to return your yacht to the marina of Zadar. Your skipper will show you the best places to grab a drink and surround yourself with true Croatia nightlife. Sailing in this part of Croatia is a quieter affair, with a lower price in the marina and even the cost to rent a catamaran. Day 8 will see an early disembarking from the boat.
With a range of influence from across the Mediterranean and beyond, the cuisine of Croatia is adored by many. Here are five dishes you must try during your week catamaran charter in Zadar!
1. Cheese Štrukli
Typical of the Zagreb region of Croatia, and available at a low price across Zadar, these are small puff pastries filled with fresh cheese – perfect to enjoy on the deck of your Lagoon yacht after a day of sailing, or while watching the sunset over the marina or islands. Don’t forget to give on to your skipper!
2. Čevapi Sandwich
These consist of minced meat that is served grilled in homemade bread. It is the perfect dinner before returning to your cabins and is adored by the people of Croatia. For those who rent a yacht in Zadar, it is often one of the first delicacies they are told to try – something new that you will love!
A gorgeous dish in Croatia made with fish and an infusion of white wine, not dissimilar to the French bouillabaisse. This is an essential new dish to sample during your week charter sailing trip in Zadar.
Cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice – something to refuel after a busy day of sailing. This can be made on board your boat, with many catamaran models such as Lagoon series having the equipment necessary to make this. Zadar really is home to some of the best food of Croatia.
As they say in Croatia – “Jedi! Jedi! Jedi!” (Eat! Eat! Eat!).
When you rent a catamaran in Zadar… enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate. In summer, the average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius during the day - in winter it is around 3 or 4 degrees. The Maestral, a north-westerly wind blowing from the sea towards the land, not to be confused with the mistral and tramontane winds, makes the summer season very enjoyable, and island-hopping all the more appealing. That is why we advise you to sail between April and September, as your skipper will have the best sailing conditions. Croatia remains a high-pressure tourist zone in the middle of summer, during the months of July and August. If you are looking for more peace and quiet, rent your catamaran charter in Zadar outside the summer period. Don't worry, because at the beginning and end of summer the temperatures are always pleasant in Croatia!
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