Now one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline is a sailor’s dream. With major international airports in both Split and Dubrovnik, renting a yacht to navigate the glittering, blue waters of the Adriatic could not be simpler! 350km of dramatic coastline looks out onto a scattering of more than 1200 charming islands, which could not be better explored than by boat. Sail into historic harbours and go for a drink in Hvar’s trendy waterfront bars, kick back on Brac’s world famous Zlatni Rat beach, or wander through the lush green pines of Mljet National Park. A yacht charter in Croatia isn’t just a sailing experience, but an opportunity to discover the magic of one of Europe’s gems!
Not many places can boast a more desirable climate for yacht charters! Between April and October the mild breeze and average temperatures of 30°C along Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline present optimal navigation conditions. Governed by a Mediterranean climate, the dry summers are full of sunshine, with islands such as Hvar averaging 2,700 hours of sun per year! When renting a boat in this season however, you should keep in mind the Bura wind (cold, violent wind from the North) and the Jugo wind (strong, wet wind from the South bringing storms in the evenings).
Hopping around the stunning and diverse islands of Croatia’s Adriatic coast has never been easier. With your own boat, you can sail from island to island picking and choosing which ones suit you best. If you’ve enjoyed the lazy life aboard your yacht and fancy something active, why not head to Rab where biking and trekking is an adventurer’s dream! Or maybe you want to delve into some island history and head to the mysterious island of Vis, which has only recently been opened up to tourists after serving as a military base for over 30 years. There are endless opportunities with a yacht charter in Croatia, as you can tailor your navigation route to suit your group, with something there for everyone on board.
We all know that on a sailing holiday it’s not just choosing the right yacht to rent that matters, but also the patches of glistening sand where you will moor the boat and sit sipping cocktails, watching the sun set over the ocean. Croatia triumphs here; with enchanting white pebbled coves and luscious, long stretches of golden sand, it has an overwhelming array of options. What’s more its beaches are ranked in the top 5 for Europe’s cleanest beaches! Hop on your yacht and set sail to postcard-worthy Lovrečina Bay on Brač Island, with a glorious sandy shoreline bordering the sparkling, translucent waters of the Adriatic.
A Croatian yacht charter will open your eyes to a magnificent cuisine which does not disappoint! Here are a few regional specialties that you must try:
Paški sir: a popular appetizer consisting of Pag cheese: a locally produced cheese which has a rich, salty flavour due to the sheep’s diet- made up exclusively of wild herbs
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 of locally caught lobster, amberjack and sea snails.
Maneštra: a minestrone-like thick bean and vegetable soup.
Croatia’s landscape is stunning and diverse, and some of its most breathtaking features are its national parks. Plitvice National Park is located just over 100km northeast of the Zadar boat charter base, and is home to a dazzling array of waterfalls such as Croatia’s tallest, Veliki Slap, which stands 78 metres tall. The various falls cascade down into 16 turquoise lakes, which can be accessed via charming walkways which interweave through the emerald trees and lakes. Alternatively, you could start your navigation from our Sibenik base, and spend a day or two exploring the waterfalls of Krka National Park such as Skradinski Buk.
There are various international airports scattered across Croatia, many a short distance from our yacht charter bases:
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