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Sailboat charter in Croatia

Three Reasons Croatia is the Best for a Sail Boat Charter

1. Over 1,000 islands for sailing!

With so many islands in the Adriatic, Croatia is sure to have a perfect spot to sail your sailboat charter for a day. Whether you have a skippered sailboat charter or bareboat, the first island to visit on your boat should be Hvar, the lucky island which gets the best weather compared to anywhere else in Europe. Hvar is located just a short distance from Split, making it one of the more popular luxury sailing destinations in Croatia. Mljet is perfect for anyone who wants to sail somewhere brimming with nature thanks to the lush forest and two beautiful lakes, and astonishing biodiversity. It is certainly a unique island in Croatia to moor your bareboat charter or catamaran for the day. During your sailing holiday, if you are looking for peace and quiet after spending a day in Dubrovnik or Split, you can also choose to sail your Bavaria Cruiser (or whichever of the yachts you think is best) to the enchanting island of Silba. This island has hidden gems and your skipper can show you unspoilt beaches with great access to the Adriatic. A sailboat charter in Croatia will allow you to explore these islands in the best way!

2. The Best Landscapes

A sailboat holiday in Croatia will open your eyes to a lot more to a lot more than large cities like Split and Dubrovnik, and the bays and harbours of the Adriatic Coastline, but the stunning natural beauty of the country. If you choose to include a skipper for your sailboat charter, they can recommend the best national park to explore during the day while your boat or catamaran is docked in any ACI Marina or other berts. From Split, the most iconic landscape of Croatia, Krka National Park, is found, where stunning waterfalls cascade into enchanting turquoise pools, surrounded by dense emerald greenery. There are a host of other places to explore during the day, such as Kornati National Park. Just ask your skipper of your sailboat charter for the best places to sail in Croatia!

3. Best Marinas for all Boats

It is no secret that Croatia is the best sailing location for yachts, catamaran, and bareboat charters in the Mediterranean. There are more than enough marinas on offer, with ACI Marina Split, ACI Marina Dubrovnik, and many more offering a range of services for skippered sailboat charter, or even bareboat rentals. The best marinas can offer you a skipper for your sailing holiday, or you can book through our website. Exploring the islands of Croatia and the Adriatic Sea can be a busy day, so you will want to be close to be close to amenities once night falls. Marinas in Croatia located near the old town of Split or Dubrovnik have the best bars, restaurants, and taverns within walking distance to your sailboat, with some great Croatian food on offer here. Anything your sailboat charter, or your skipper may need can be found in these marinas of Croatia.

Croatian Climate

When a sailing holiday can be so easily ruined by a spell of bad weather, it is important that you or your skipper know the conditions before you sail your sailboat charter to the islands of the Adriatic Sea. Thankfully, the weather of Croatia is simply the best, and the sweltering sun feels like luxury as your journey from island to island on your bareboat catamaran or Bavaria Cruiser (the range of sailboats on offer in Croatia is extensive). The Adriatic Coast sees a mild climate of 30°C. In high season in Croatia, winds range between 10-20 knots and combined with the Croatian blue skies and calm waters, sailing conditions could not be more ideal for your yacht charter. It is also the perfect weather to spend your day exploring Split or Dubrovnik, while your sailboat is docked in the ACI Marina.

A Day in Dubrovnik

A sailboat charter from Dubrovnik doesn’t just mean a sailing trip, make sure you allow time - even if it’s just a day - to explore the charming seaside city. Moor your sailboat in ACI Marina Duvbrovnik, and go for a stroll through the old town, with white limestone streets surrounded by beautiful baroque buildings, and then venture up to the city walls and walk round, soaking up the cultural heritage and rich history of this iconic city of Croatia. If you want even more incredible views, take the 4 minute cable car up to Mount Srd, and see the city, the islands, and the Adriatic Sea from 405m.
WHERE TO EAT: ‘Lajk’ is a restaurant on the east side of Prijeko street, serving local and regional Croatian dishes, often with family recipes, to give you a truly authentic experience. This is the perfect meal after a day on your sailboat charter
WHERE TO DRINK: ‘Buža’ is a bar also known as ‘hole-in-the-wall’, perched atop a cliff in Dubrovnik. This is a unique spot to enjoy a glass of wine, boasting panoramic views of the glittering Adriatic and yachts and boats in the marina, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Getting There

There are various international airports scattered across Croatia, many a short distance from our sailboat charter bases:

  • Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik Airport is located 15.5km from the centre of the city, near the village of Čilipi.
  • Pula: Pula Airport is located 6km from the city centre.
  • Zadar: Zadar Airport is located in Zemunik Donji, 8km from the centre of Zadar.