Croatia has quickly become a must-see destination in terms of sea navigation. Croatia is a very popular place for holiday rentals, and it’s becoming more and more known for boat charters both with a skipper or without. The fleets in Croatia are very well equipped, plenty of modern marinas, excellent facilities for sailing, and many moorings untouched by mass tourism. A country with miles and miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, it’s the ideal destination for boating holidays. Explore this country’s natural beauty and wild character and experience an unforgettable yacht charter in Croatia.
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Croatia’s coastline truly can be called the coast with the most. With almost 6000 km of coastline, there is something for everyone! Currently Croatia’s beaches are ranked number 2 only behind those of Cyprus for Europe’s cleanest beaches! There are more than 1200 islands and islets to check out during your trip to Croatia and what better way to do it than up close on a yacht chartered by you?
Yacht charters in Croatia are generally less expensive than in France or Italy, which is why Split and Dubrovnik are now becoming two of the major boat rental destinations in Europe. It’s not uncommon to get a great traditional meal for about 10 €. IMPORTANT: As of June 2017, Croatia does not use the Euro, therefore you will have change to the local currency, the Kuna.
Let’s just say you’re going to need sun screen and don’t forget your sunglasses, either! The climate in Croatia is a Mediterranean climate, namely temperate. From May to October, the Croatian coast experiences a dry summer climate of temperatures ranging from 19 to 30°C with an average of around 2600 hours of sunshine per year!
The ideal time to charter a yacht here is from April to October: wind gusts become scarce and temperatures are around 30°C (the water temperature in this period is about 25°C!). The mistral wind brings a welcomed cool breeze along the Dalmatian coasts in spring and summer. If you rent a yacht in Croatia you can enjoy optimal navigation conditions during these months.
When it comes to sailing in Croatia, you should keep in mind that there are mainly 2 types of wind:
- The Bora which comes from the North is a cold and violent wind.
- The Jugo South wind is strong and wet, bringing storms in the evening.
It’s the second largest city in the country.The Split airport is very well-connected to major European airports.Split is an ideal jumping off point for island-hopping in the area! Private transfers from the airport to your boat can be organized as well! Taxis and buses are also available for you and your crew.
Approximate transfer times from the Split Airport to your boat rental:
- Trogir harbour: around 30 minutes (in case of traffic around 45 minutes or more)
- Split harbour: around 45 minutes (in case of traffic around 1 hour or even more)
- Dubrovnik: around 4 hours (in case of traffic around 1 hour or even more)
Fly into Zadar if you’re interested in exploring the Kornati islands by boat. The Zadar airport is also well-connected to other major European cities. Let us know if you’d like a private transfer to your yacht rental and we can organise it for you and your crew.
Approximate transfer times from Zadar Airport to your boat:
- Šibenik harbour: around 1 hour
- Zadar harbour: around 20 minutes
- Split: around 2,5 hours
- Dubrovnik: around 5 hours
The Zagreb Airport was built in 2017, so it is the biggest and newest airport in all of Croatia.It is connected to some of the biggest cities in Europe, so if you can’t find a flight into the more coastal areas, then Zagreb is your best plan! Going from Zagreb to coastal area with a car takes longer, but the view of beautiful Croatia is worth it!
Approximate transfers times from Zagreb Airport to:
-Zadar harbor: around 3 hours
-Šibenik harbor: around 3.5 hours
-Trogir harbor: around 4 hours
-Split harbor: around 4 hours and 30 minutes
-Dubrovnik: around 6.5 hours
The Dubrovnik airport is located around 15km (approx. 9 miles) from the city center of Dubrovnik.Dubrovnik airport is very well-connected to other major European cities also.Private transfers from the airport to your boat can be organized as well! Taxis and buses are also available for you and your crew.
Approximate transfers times from Dubrovnik Airport to:
-Dubrovnik: around 30 minutes
-Gruž harbour: around 30 minutes
-Zaton Veliki: around 45 minutes
-Tivat (MNE): around 1 hour and 30 minutes
-Kotor (MNE): around 2 hours
German and English are the most common second languages in Croatia. French, Italian, Czech and Hungarian are also spoken. Here are some fun phrases to use as greetings while you’re on holiday in Croatia: "Dobro jutro" (good morning), "dobar dan" (good day), and "dobra vecer" (good evening).
The skipper on your yacht will speak English!
Departure base: Kremik
Arrival base: Kremik
When you get to Kremik, you will be amazed by its Marina and ancient vineyards which stretch back about 800 years. The forests, the waterfalls and mountains mingle with cultural and historical wonders along its magnificient coastline. Sail towards the south and enjoy 20 miles of sailing…
Trogir – you will discover Trogir and its exceptional architectural heritage, which contributed to its inclusion in 1997 on Unesco's World Heritage List. Trogir is an esteemed base and an unmissable stopif you want to rent a boat in Croatia.
Solta - Here you can truly relax. It's a lovely small town, far from tourists and with plenty of great restaurants!
Rogoznica – A wonderful place, the streets are full of life, the surroundings of Rogoznica offer many beautiful beaches hidden in the rocks and at every step you will fall more in love with this beautiful region. Do not forget, if you are there during the summer months, make sure to enjoy experience of the nigthtlife and chat to the locals, who will ensure you leave with many awesome and happy memories at the end of your cruise.
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