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Yacht charter in Croatia

Yacht charter in Croatia Charter Guide

Adriatic coast of Croatia - Mecca for world sailors

Nautical tourism in Croatia rapidly developed since 90' tees and today all types of charter holidays are at disposal to the more or less experienced sailors and sailing fans: bareboat, skippered or crewed charter and all types of sailing boats, motor boats, power boats, catamarans, mega yachts, gulets. Today in Croatia 78 charter companies, dispose with more than 1600 boats for crewed and bareboat charter of which about 1450 modernly equipped sailing boats, mostly Bavaria, Elan, Jeanneau and Beneteau models and around 150 motor yachts.

Most of these companies are united under the Croatian Charter Vessels Group and regular exhibiting on the largest yachting and nautical fairs around world. The reason for such rapid development lies in a number of advantages that Croatia as a destination has to offer.

Fascinating nature, the long chain of rugged islands of Croatia’s mountainous coast, a lot of abundant anchorages and a stable climate make Croatia a cruising haven with the perfect sailing conditions. For all those keen on privacy or those who prefer untouched nature Croatia offers Mediterranean wild beauty, warm colors with beautiful light, generous and fragrant vegetation. Its coast alternates cliffs and caves, rocky inlets, fine pebble beaches and majestic bays. Traveling to Croatia is fast and easy, within 2 hours by plane you can reach it from almost any corner of the Europe.

The reasons why people charter a yacht in Croatia can be counted in hundreds, but here are top 9 reasons why your next vacation should be a yacht charter in Croatia.

1. A huge number of islands

The Croatian Adriatic coast has a coastline of almost 6000 km, and 66% of this figure belongs to islands and reefs. There are over 1,000 islands and on top of all, only 50 of them are populated and each of them is pretty diverse, so diverse that it is the entire world in itself.

Charming little villages, hidden beaches and bays, rich in culture and history, and Mediterranean charm only accessible by sea - all of this surely makes for an unforgettable sailing holiday with unlimited possible itineraries.

No wonder that Croatia is known as the world’s leading sailing destination!

2. Charter areas

From Rovinj to Dubrovnik the widest range of attractive destinations, each with their own magical treasures are waiting to be discovered.

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Cruise the Croatian coastline and experience an exciting mix of sailing and open water challenge. Explore historical cities, ancient ruins, secluded bays and traditional fishing villages while you soak up the spectacular scenery. This is an area of delightful diversity but with one constant, wherever you go you will be greeted with warm welcome. The first trip to the Adriatic coast and its islands is a journey into the unknown. Every other time you come to visit Croatia you will find it different, but equally breathtaking.

3. Outstanding Nautical Infrastructure

In addition to the 1,000 islands and indented coast, the Adriatic coast of Croatia is also recognized by an extensive nautical infrastructure, making sailing safe and enjoyable at the same time. There are more than 50 marinas in addition to leisure harbors and ports. This means that there are more than 100 amazing locations where one can berth along the Croatian coast. Generally, Croatian marinas are well-designed and positioned in incredible locations, in towns or stunning bays.

Croatian marinas represent the important support for the development of nautical tourism. In 50 marinas on the coast 13.200 moorings in the sea and 4.500 moorings on the land are at disposal throughout the whole year. Only some of these marinas are charter base marinas – you can charter a boat from Pula, Rovinj, Losinj, Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Sibenik, Primosten, Trogir, Kastela, Split, Dubrovnik. These bases represent the best choices regarding the good highway, airport and railroad connections to the rest of the country and Europe.

4. Sailing Conditions

Croatian sailing season runs from April till November and is quite long. The best period to come to Croatia depends on the kind of vacation that you would like to have. In July and August, periods of calm prevail - ideal for those who like smooth waters for enjoying the summer fun activities and water sports, or relaxed vacation with the family.

Winds are predominantly westerly in the summer (Mistral and Tramontana). If sailing is your primary interest then Croatia is a place for you during the early summer and spring with light to moderate winds in May and June.

September and October will provide you the right winds to set your sails and trim your jib with prolonged periods of the Bora (strong north wind) and the Scirocco (humid east-southeast wind). While bura and jugo each in their own way offer to sailors the excitement and challenge, maestral guarantees pure pleasure during which you can give yourself to the sea without fear. Sailing during the winter on the Adriatic is unique adventure as well, but make sure that you charter a boat with the heating and prepare yourself for possibly high winds and rough sea.

ISTRA

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

WIND DIRECTION

S

S

SW

W

SW

NE

NE

WIND SPEED (KT)

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

AIR TEMP. (C)

13

17

21

24

24

21

16

KVARNER

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

WIND DIRECTION

E

E

E

E

W

E

NNE

WIND SPEED (KT)

14

12

12

12

12

12

12

AIR TEMP. (C)

15

19

23

25

24

22

18

NORTH DALMATIA

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

WIND DIRECTION

WSW

SSW

WSW

WSW

WSW

NNE

NNE

WIND SPEED (KT)

16

16

14

16

14

16

16

AIR TEMP. (C)

14

18

22

25

25

21

16

CENTRAL DALMATIA

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

WIND DIRECTION

ENE

SE

WSW

WSW

WSW

ENE

ENE

WIND SPEED (KT)

16

16

14

12

14

14

14

AIR TEMP. (C)

14

19

23

26

25

21

17

SOUTH DALMATIA

 

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

WIND DIRECTION

SE

SE

SE

SW

SW

ENE

ENE

WIND SPEED (KT)

18

18

14

14

14

16

16

AIR TEMP. (C)

14

18

22

25

25

22

18

5. Mediterranean Climate with Hot Summers and Mild Winters

Yacht charter in Croatia

2,500+ hours of sunshine every year make Croatia one of the sunniest regions in Europe. The Croatian coast has a Mediterranean climate and that means that summers are hot, and winters are mild. The typical sailing season is from early April to late October while the peak season is in July and August. The less crowded months are June and September while the weather is still predominantly sunny and warm. In April and May (pre-season) and in October (post season) the weather can be more unstable. You could experience summer temperatures with occasional cold fronts and showers. However, these months are perfect for you if you want peace and quiet and decent sailing winds.

6. Preserved Nature

Croatia is among the most persevered regions in Europe. The slogan of the Croatian Tourist Board that has been used for years and is actually “Croatia - the Mediterranean as it once was”. That is one of the reasons why Sailing in Croatia is popular. On most islands, particularly those more isolated from the coast, for instance, Lastovo and Vis, the authentic Mediterranean surroundings are well preserved.

In a relatively small place, Croatia boasts as many as 8 national parks and four of them are situated on the Adriatic coast – Brijuni, Kornati, Krka and Mijet. Out of 11 nature parks , two of them are situated on the Croatian coast - Lastovo island and Telašica bay on Dugi otok island.

7. Rich History & Culture

Well, crystal clear blue sea and 1,000 islands are not the only thing that Croatia has to offer. It has more than you would expect. Several monuments eyewitness Croatia’s rich history and many of which are classified under the UNESCO World’s Heritage List. There are entire towns and cities that date back to the ancient Greek and the ancient Roman times while the Venetian rule and the later Austro-Hungarian rule also left a beautiful mark on the architecture and visual identity of many coastal towns.

8. It is Affordable

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Contrary to people’s misconceptions, Sailing Croatia's Islands is not only for rich people. In fact, it is truly affordable for anybody who could afford staying in a hotel for a week.

The prices of sailboat and catamaran charter in Croatia are set per boat and per week. When dividing it by the number of people that the yacht can accommodate, it turns out that it isn’t expensive at all. Moreover, the prices are even lower when you prefer not to travel in the peak season.

In short, if you begin planning beforehand and take advantage of the special offers by companies such as multiple weeks and early booking, then it truly turns out to be one of the most affordable yet luxurious holidays you can ever have.

Of course, you will not stay on board the yacht the entire time, so it is worth mentioning that the gastronomy is a major factor in Croatian Tourism and the price-quality ratio is unbeatable. Sure, there are some expensive restaurants as anywhere else in the world, but you will always be able to find a gastronomic delight suitable to your pocket.

9. Mediterranean Cuisine

What’s most exciting about Croatia cuisine is that it’s very heterogeneous and varies with every region. That’s possible due to the geographical location of some areas and dependency on the local ingredients. The cuisine on the Croatian coast is of the Mediterranean type and has an influence of Roman, Greek, French and Italian traditions. The best thing is that it uses the unbeatable fresh local produce and an abundance of seafood.

A Reliable & Most Trusted Company to Contact for Booking

Finding the right provider for yacht charter in Croatia might seem challenging as many options are available. The offer is vast as Croatia has the world’s biggest charter fleet so, when you start your search for either Sailing in Croatia or Yacht Charter Croatia, you will certainly get a lot of results that will overwhelm you.

Luckily, you do not have to search anymore because you have already found the right one - Croatia Yachting. Get in touch with us and we will help you find the perfect yacht for you, either from our own fleet or any other fleet of sailing yachts, motor yachts or catamarans in Croatia. We will see to it that you also get any of the special offers available.

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