Zadar is a gorgeous sailing destination that benefits from not being ranked in the top cities in Croatia each year to be visited for a yacht charter holiday. This may seem unusual once you arrive in Zadar and begin sailing throughout the day. With a rich cultural heritage, and stunning scenery, you won’t want to spend one minute in your cabins or in the berths of the marina. The appeal of this part of Croatia is the lack of crowds, making your sailing experience more authentic. The price of the berths is less than that of neighbouring cities, and you are more likely to be able to book a day charter for your yacht of choice.
The ‘Sea Organ’ of Zadar, built in 2005, is an iconic sculpture in Croatia, known across the length and breadth of all the islands. It is a stunning piece by Nikola Bašić which emits a sound as a result of wave action. It is a gorgeous nautical melody to here during your sailing week, and the sound will stay with you long after you return to the cabins in the marina. The artist also designed another piece for Zadar which you can visit during your yacht charter. ‘Greeting to the Sun’ is comprised of intricate glass placements with solar cells. They absorb the sun’s energy during the day so they can illuminate at night. These are landmarks in Croatia to see that have no price, no queues, and are a wonderful addition to your sailing holiday in Zadar.
With your yacht charter in Zadar, Kornati is (depending on your boat) just 2-3 hours away – a magical place in the heart of Croatia. With over 100 islands and cliffs, this unique site will leave you speechless. Whether diving from your boat for a swim, sightseeing, or observing rare marine wildlife from the deck of your yacht charter or even in your cabins, you can learn about the many protected habitats here. It is a perfect day trip during your sailing holiday in Zadar.
During your yacht charter in Zadar, it will be easy to notice the impact of the Allied bombing during the Second World War on Croatia. But you will also notice details of a rich and layered history dating back centuries, including the Church of St. Chrysogon, symbol of Zadar, which is a beautiful medieval basilica of the twelfth century and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia of the thirteenth century. Throughout the year, those who choose a sailing holiday in Zadar love to visit these architectural marvels due to their low price and stunning details. For those who want to take a break from sailing on the sea, visiting the Land Gate is a fascinating option, and a wonderful way to pass the day.
Sakarun, one of the most famous beaches in the Zadar region, is located on the northwest coast of Dugi Otok. The beach is highly coveted for its white sand (rare in Croatia) and beautiful turquoise-blue sea. It is the perfect sailing spot for your yacht charter holiday if you are searching for serenity and tranquility, and every skipper will recommend sailing here from the marina. A pine forest borders the beach which offers ample shade during intense warm periods in the day. It is about 800 metres in length, with a depth of 3.5 metres 250 metres from the coast, which means that the bathing area is suitable for small children. Dock your boat, go for a dip, and feel at peace surrounded by the islands of Croatia.
Zadar, like most sailing locations in Croatia, is a hotspot for yacht charter holidays. People love to spend a week or more on their boat, sailing across the Adriatic Sea and discovering the islands nearby. The price of docking your yacht in the marina depends on the length of the boat and the time of year you choose to charter (and of course, whether you choose skipper or bareboat). July and August are the busiest times of the year for a yacht charter in Zadar when you see berths all full and people resting in their cabins every night. To avoid crowds, why not charter in September, when the price for berths is lower, and the weather is equally as pleasant for sailing. With temperatures in Croatia at this time of year in the high twenties, you can spend the day soaking up the sun, and then exploring the vibrant social scene in Zadar by night.
Croatia has 9 airports, 6 of which are international. Choose the one closest your yacht charter marina. The main ones are Zagreb, Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik. All of them have a large influx throughout the year, especially during the summer weeks. We have several rental partners located in the Zadar region including the Zadar Marina, Borik Marina, Petrčane, Zut, Olive Island Marina, Preko and Konati. If arriving in Zadar from another European city, you will be able to benefit from low-price flights offered by Ryanair, EasyJet and FlyBe. Book your yacht charter in Zadar today!
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