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Why you should choose a Croatia Yacht Charter

Adding a yacht charter in Croatia to your travel plans opens the door to a unique adventure on the Adriatic Sea. With an array of options to rent a sailboat, yacht, or motorboat, Croatia offers the perfect blend of luxury, history, and natural beauty. Embark from world-class marinas to explore hidden gems, historic sites, and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. This personalized sailing experience promises not only relaxation and fun but also a chance to create lasting memories against the backdrop of Croatia's stunning coastal landscapes.

Unparalleled Marinas

Croatia has become a prime destination for skippered boat charter and bareboat boat rentals, resulting in ample marinas to choose from during your sailing trip. Due to this fact, Croatia also offers you a huge variety of boats, making it easier to organize a perfect sailing experience which fits your needs. You can hire sailing and motor boats, catamarans or even bigger boats with many cabins to accommodate a bigger group. With an abundance of ACI Marinas to choose from in top destinations (ACI Marina Dubrovnik and ACI Marina Split are extremely popular), and many others found throughout the coastline and the Dalmatian Islands, you will have no issue finding somewhere to berth your catamaran or monohull. Several Croatian islets offer tranquil and secluded mooring spots too, where you and your group can relax and discover the exquisite scenery of Croatia during the day and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, free from noise on board your boat in the comfortable private cabins.

These marinas are equipped to deal with any issues you may have during your sailing holiday in the Adriatic Sea. Many marinas are primely located close to the enticing and whimsical old towns of Croatia and not too far from the gorgeous parks. Your skipper will know some hidden gems to explore during your week, which may make crewed boat trips more enticing for a group that has not spent much time on the coast of Croatia.

Find your perfect yacht charter for an unforgettable journey along Croatia's stunning coastline. Our selection makes it easy to rent a boat in Croatia and discover its beautiful marinas and clear waters. Set off on the Adriatic for a memorable adventure.

The Most Extraordinary History

Croatia’s immense historical profile is perhaps most notable through the iconic architecture of its most famous cities. People travel from all over the world to get a taste of the country's rich history by doing tours of some well-known historical sites. Fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones will recognise the streets of Dubrovnik, which stood in for King’s Landing, meaning guests who rent a boat in this city can walk in the footsteps of their favourite characters and can walk along the old walls for the best panoramic view of the city and the water. In fact, the old area of the city is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Centre, so it's an excellent place for lovers of history to rent a luxury yacht or catamaran.

Equally as unforgettable are the red roofs of Split, where sailing is an extremely popular way to pass the time, as evident with the range of boats and motor boats to cruise in which line ACI Marina Split. Here, the incredible backdrop of the imposing mountains creates a unique and dreamlike landscape. Split is always a sought-after destination for sailing in the country thanks to the vibrant nightlight, where you can relish in a range of distinctive bars and restaurants before taking some time to relax by returning to watch the sunset from your private cabin or deck of your sailboat. Skippers will always recommend unusual things for guests to see and do here and how best to spend your time exploring the popular city.

Breathtaking Destinations

Croatia boasts many unmissable destinations during your week sailing around the beautiful country. When planning your trip, consider taking the time to make a day trip to some of these locations:

Dubrovnik, located in the historical region of Dalmatia, is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and beautiful coastal setting. It's a popular tourist destination and offers a variety of activities and tours for people to appreciate during a yacht charter in Dubrovnik. One popular activity in the area is exploring the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This location is surrounded by medieval walls that you can walk along for a fantastic view of the city. Inside the walls, there are many narrow streets to explore and a variety of historical buildings, including the Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Rector's Palace.

Split is the second-largest city in the country and is a popular tourist destination known for its historic old town, the Palace of Diocletian, and its beaches. There are many activities to cover on a yacht charter Split, including visiting the Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD. The palace is now a maze of streets and buildings and is home to shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Hvar is a fashionable island that is known for its nightlife and beaches and is a popular destination for celebrities. There are also beautiful old cities to explore, such as Stari Grad, along with many historical landmarks like the Spanjola Fortress and the Franciscan Monastery. There are plenty of things to do on the island, whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure. Some popular activities include swimming and sunbathing at one of the many beaches, hiking and exploring the island's many trails, and visiting the historic area of the isle, which is home to a number of landmarks and monuments. It is definitely worth a stop on your yacht charter Hvar

The Pakleni Islands are a group of small islets located just off the coast of the isle of Hvar. They are known for their clear blue waters, sandy beaches, and beautiful landscapes. The islands are a popular destination for tourists, and they offer a variety of activities, such as swimming, snorkeling and diving. There are also several restaurants, bars, and small hotels on the islands, making them a perfect place to relax and soak in the Mediterranean lifestyle.

For those who love the outdoors, there are several beaches and parks in and around Trogir, including the Ciovo island, where you can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy a variety of water sports. There are also plenty of hiking and cycling trails in the surrounding area, which offer beautiful views of the shoreline and the surrounding countryside. The stunning beaches are the perfect location to spend your day reading your book and chilling out, free from stress or responsibilities.

Zadar is a beautiful coastal city that is known for its rich history and culture, in addition to its stunning natural landscapes. There are many things to see and do in the area, including visiting historical landmarks such as the Roman Forum and the Church of St. Donatus, exploring the nearby islands and gorgeous parks, and relaxing on the city's beaches. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Zadar is the Sea Organ, an architectural marvel that uses the movement of the waves to create music. The nearby Sun Salutation, a large solar-powered installation, is also a must-see. The old town of Zadar is also a lovely spot to spend your time, with its charming streets and squares, along with the many shops, cafes, and restaurants that are located there.

Korčula island is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and rich cultural heritage. Korčula is home to a medieval section surrounded by walls and is one of the best-preserved examples of a medieval town in the region. The historic location is characterized by its narrow streets and squares, stone houses, and Gothic and Renaissance architecture. One of the most famous attractions in Korčula is St. Mark's Cathedral, which dates back to the 14th century. The cathedral is known for its beautiful stone carvings, including a relief of the Last Supper that adorns the main altar. The area also has several museums, including the Marco Polo House, which is said to be the birthplace of the famous explorer. Korčula is also known for its wine production. The island is home to several vineyards that produce various wines, including the local speciality, Grk, a white wine made from a grape of the same name.

Island-Hopping in Croatia

Sailing around the stunning and diverse islands of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast by day has never been easier. Hire a crewed or bareboat yacht rental, a luxury motorboat, or whichever boat you choose and explore Croatia. Croatian skippers may show you the most tranquil and exclusive islands to cruise around or discover the whimsical Dalmatian Islands. Moor your boat in Rab, where you can hike and trek through some beautiful parks that offer an unbeatable view. Or maybe you want to delve into some island history and head to the mysterious island of Vis for a tour. There are endless opportunities with a sailboat rental to travel around Croatia, and you can tailor your sailing route to suit your party of guests and make the most of your days on the water.

To find out more about where to sail in Croatia, please view our blog.

Bustling Croatian Nightlife

Croatia is known for its vibrant nightlife, particularly in tourist hotspots like Dubrovnik, Split, and Hvar. These cities are home to various bars, clubs, and pubs that stay open late into the night and offer something for everyone, from live music to DJ sets and from casual drinking to dancing.

In Dubrovnik, you can find a mix of traditional and modern bars in the Old Town. The Stradun, the main street in the area, is lined with bars and pubs that offer live music, DJs, and plenty of drink specials to offer you a cheaper price.

Split is another popular nightlife destination in Croatia, with a wide variety of bars and clubs to choose from. The city's Riva promenade is a great place to start your night out, with many bars and pubs offering outdoor seating and breathtaking views of the marina.

Hvar is a small island in the Adriatic sea and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. The enclave is bustling with people during the summer, and the nightlife is legendary. The island centre is usually bustling with people and activity and is home to many bars, clubs, and restaurants that stay open late, and the party doesn't stop until the early hours of the morning.

The Croatian nightlife scene has great options for everyone. Whether you enjoy a laid-back atmosphere in a small bar or want to find an upbeat party vibe, the versatile options ensure you'll find an experience that best suits you!

Diverse Tour Options

Whatever way you wish to spend your free time, there is a tour only a short sail away that's perfect for you! Check out some of the tour options you can visit below:

Park tours: Croatia has several beautiful parks that are definitely worth the sailing trip, including Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka National Park, which are both known for their beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails. Another fantastic park to spend a day visiting is Mljet National Park, on the island of Mljet. The park is known for its two saltwater lakes, Veliko Jezero (Large Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake), separated by a thin strip of land. The larger lake, Veliko Jezero, features an islet on which there is a 12th-century Benedictine monastery. The park also has a rich variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna, including several species of birds unique to the location, such as the Mljet bush-warbler and the EU-protected Eelgrass. The park's forests are also home to several species of endemic and protected insects and reptiles.

City tours: Dubrovnik and Split are two of the most popular cities to visit in Croatia. Dubrovnik is known for its medieval Old Town and its well-preserved city walls, while Split is home to the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian. Booking a tour guide one of these cities will give you a good overview of the history and culture of Croatia.

Wine and Culinary tours:Croatia has a rich tradition of winemaking and many local specialities that are worth trying. A wine and culinary tour can give you a taste of the local culture and an opportunity to sample some delicious food and drinks.There are many culinary tours available that focus on local cuisine. These tours often include visits to local markets, farms, and restaurants, where you can sample traditional dishes such as seafood, grilled meats, cheeses, and truffles.

Active and Adventure tours: Croatia offers a great opportunity for an active holiday, with sea kayaking, rafting, canyoning, hiking and climbing. Such activities will allow you to discover the hidden gems of Croatia.

After a day spent exploring Croatia's breathtaking destinations, consider the convenience and luxury of continuing your journey with our yacht hire in Croatia. This service not only offers access to secluded spots only reachable by yacht but also the chance to experience the Adriatic Sea's beauty in unparalleled comfort and style. Yacht hire in Croatia is the ideal choice for those looking to blend exploration with relaxation, ensuring every moment on the water is as memorable as the destinations themselves.

When is best for a boat rental in Croatia?

Choosing when to rent a yacht in Croatia is often one of the first questions on guests’ minds, as the sailing experience can differ. Thankfully, as skippers will attest, you have a large window from April to October to cruise around the islands, old villages and cities, and busting nightlife of Croatia. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, you can discover the stunning parks and the beautiful cities of Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and more in the sweltering sun by day. At night, you may wish to avail of boats whose cabins have fans if the temperature is too hot, although the sea breeze helps too!

There is a small possibility that you and your guests may come across the Bura Wind from the north, which is a cold wind, or the Jugo Wind from the south, which occasionally signals an impending storm. But do not worry, if you have a crewed yacht charter, your skipper will be more than experienced to guide you through any issues on the water and ensure your Croatian sailing experience will be amazing.

Unmissable Cuisine as you sail Croatia’s breathtaking coastline

Whether you rent a catamaran, luxury yacht, motorboat, or monohull, one thing remains the same: the signature island cuisine of Croatia. This country offers a wide variety of dishes to try as you cruise around the Croatian coast. Here are some of the best specialities that you and your guests (and maybe even the skipper!) need to try as you sail through the Adriatic Sea:
Paški sir: a popular appetizer consisting of Pag cheese: a locally produced cheese with a rich, salty flavour due to the sheep’s diet - made up exclusively of wild herbs. A great choice to add to your menu to surprise your party members.
Pašticada: a dish made up of slow-cooked beef in a marinade of spices and white wine, served with Gnocchi.
Gregada: a fish stew comprising locally caught lobster, amberjack, and sea snails.
Maneštra: a minestrone-like thick bean and vegetable soup.

If you have a crewed yacht charter, your expert guide may be able to recommend the best food establishments in cities such as Split and Dubrovnik or Hvar for you to try as you sail along the Croatian coast. Alternatively, the hostess/cook can prepare meals for you and your group on your boat rental so that you can have a private dinner on the water and won’t have far to travel back to your cabin in the evening! Many of the ACI Marinas also have food establishments close by offering delicious food at a good price, making Croatia a stellar sailing destination to experience!

Book now with GlobeSailor and help us maximise your sailing trip in Croatia! We strive to offer you a terrific price and an unforgettable week, with suggestions on how to spend your days along with an experienced skipper option to guide you through every step of your travel as you sail around the Adriatic sea.