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      Istria is a region situated on the western coast of Croatia, extending along the Adriatic Sea. Booking a yacht in Istria offers various exploration opportunities. 




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      Yacht Charter Istria

      Istria is a region situated on the western coast of Croatia, extending along the Adriatic Sea. Its coastline boasts diverse landscapes, ranging from pebbled coves to steep rocky shores, offering visitors various exploration opportunities. Inland Istria harbors untouched natural beauty with picturesque rural landscapes, vineyards, and olive groves stretching to the horizon. Throughout history, Istria has been influenced by different cultures, reflected in its rich cultural heritage evident in architecture, art, and tradition. 

      Popular sailing destinations in Istra 

      Discover the best sailing destinations in Istria, offering unparalleled beauty and adventure: 

      Brijuni Islands: Explore the enchanting Brijuni Islands, a national park consisting of 14 islands and islets. Known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and diverse marine life, the Brijuni Islands offer clear waters and picturesque anchorages for sailors to enjoy. 

      Unije Island: Sail to the car-free island of Unije and immerse yourself in tranquility and natural beauty. With its secluded coves and crystal-clear waters, Unije is perfect for those seeking a peaceful sailing getaway amidst unspoiled nature. Don't miss the opportunity to try the island's various specialties made from calamari, prepared in different delicious ways. 

      Lošinj Island: Set sail to Lošinj and experience its charming harbors, vibrant culture, and azure bays. Known as the "Island of Vitality," Lošinj offers a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for sailors. You can moor in Marina Losinj in Mali Losinj.  

      Cres Island: Discover the rugged beauty of Cres, the second-largest island in the Adriatic. In the heart of the island lies the picturesque Vransko Lake, adding to the island's allure. You can moor in ACI Marina Cres. 

      Krk Island: Explore the largest island in the Adriatic, Krk, known for its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant coastal towns. With numerous marinas and anchorages, like Marina Punat. Krk provides ample opportunities for sailing enthusiasts to indulge in the beauty of Istria's coastline. 

      What yacht booking process in Istria look like? 

      When you've decided to embark on your sailing adventure in Istria, one of the most coveted destinations in Croatia, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish is paramount. From the inception of your sailing dream in Istria to the moment you set foot ashore, Croatia Yachting serves as your steadfast companion, guaranteeing a flawless journey every step of the way.  

      Discover your ideal yacht: Begin your journey with our comprehensive guide on "How to Book a Boat." With a diverse selection of vessels available, browse and select the yacht that perfectly aligns with your style and preferences.  

      Tailor your experience: Customize your voyage by specifying your preferred dates, guest count, and any special requests you may have. We aim to tailor your yacht charter in Istria to match your unique vision.  

      Experience dedicated support: Our dedicated team will provide you with a personalized offer, carefully crafted to ensure that every aspect of your yacht charter not only meets but exceeds your expectations.  

      Set the sail: With your satisfaction as our top priority, confirm your reservation and prepare for an unforgettable sailing adventure along the historic shores of Istria. 

      Which charter options in Istria are available? 

      Be your own captain 

      For certified sailors seeking the ultimate sailing experience, a bareboat charter is the perfect choice. Take control of your adventure as you navigate the seas independently. Just ensure you meet the necessary licensing requirements beforehand for a seamless sailing experience. 

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      Discover the magical blend of azure sea and rich cultural heritage in Poreč.

      Sailing with a skipper 

      For those without a sailing license or seeking a carefree journey, a skippered charter offers the perfect solution. With an experienced skipper at the helm, you're free to immerse yourself in the beauty of the sea and scenic vistas worry-free. These seasoned sailors also double as knowledgeable guides, enriching your experience with local recommendations and captivating tales of the region's past. 

      Let the professionals guide you 

      Experience luxury and comfort with a crewed charter service. With a professional crew attending to your every need, you can focus on enjoying your journey to the fullest. Perfect for family vacations, group getaways, or romantic escapes, this option guarantees an unforgettable sailing experience in Istria. 

      Explore Istria's coastal gems: Pula, Rovinj, and Poreč 

      Istrian cities such as Pula, Rovinj, and Poreč offer extraordinary opportunities for exploring the Adriatic coast. In the Pula Arena, a masterpiece of ancient architecture, you can feel the breath of the past as you delve into the rich history of this city. For an unforgettable experience at sea, you can charter a yacht in Pula and embark on an adventure to explore nearby islands and hidden coves. 

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      Rovinj, a city whose picturesque streets and buildings are steeped in Venetian charm, provides a romantic backdrop for sailing the Adriatic waters. Besides enjoying the stunning nature, you can rent a yacht in Rovinj and to explore the islands and coves along the Istrian coast, creating unforgettable moments at sea. 

      Poreč, known for its impressive Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a blend of rich history and beautiful beaches. Chartering a yacht in Poreč provides a unique opportunity to explore the Istrian coastline, including visiting islands like St. Nicholas and discovering hidden coves along the shore. 

      Exploring the beauties of Istria: Top 5 activities for an unforgettable adventure 


      Istria offers fantastic diving opportunities, with over 23 sunken ships waiting to be explored beneath its clear waters. These shipwrecks provide a glimpse into the region's maritime history, attracting divers of all levels. With diverse marine life and underwater landscapes, diving in Istria promises unforgettable adventures for diving enthusiasts. 


      With over 500 kilometers of cycling routes crisscrossing the Istrian peninsula, cycling enthusiasts are in for a treat. Whether you prefer leisurely rides through picturesque villages or challenging mountain trails, Istria has something for everyone. The well-marked paths take you through vineyards, olive groves, and coastal towns, offering stunning views along the way. 


      Istria boasts rich fishing grounds teeming with a variety of species, including sea bream, sea bass, dentex, and shellfish like cuttlefish, and octopus. Anglers can enjoy both shore and boat fishing experiences, casting their lines in the Adriatic's pristine waters. Local fishermen often share their expertise, making fishing in Istria not just a hobby but a cultural experience. 

      Water parks  

      For family-friendly fun, Istralandia near Novigrad and Aquacolors just 2 kilometers from Poreč offers thrilling water slides, wave pools, and other attractions. These water parks provide a refreshing escape from the summer heat and endless entertainment for visitors of all ages. With safety measures in place, families can relax and enjoy a day of aquatic adventures in a vibrant atmosphere. 


      Medulin, near Pula, is renowned as the best windsurfing spot in Istria, especially during the Jugo wind. With its favorable wind conditions and stunning coastal scenery, Medulin attracts windsurfers from around the world seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures on the waves. The local windsurfing schools and rental shops cater to both beginners and experienced surfers, ensuring everyone can enjoy this thrilling water sport. 

      Enhanced charter experience: Tailored services & extras 

      Yacht Provisioning: Treat yourself to culinary delights with our yacht provisioning service. We ensure your yacht is stocked with the finest local ingredients and your favorite food and beverages, enhancing your sailing adventure with exquisite flavors. 

      Custom charter extras: Elevate your journey with personalized enhancements tailored to your preferences. Whether it's additional equipment or customized details, we meet your needs, ensuring a unique sailing experience that goes beyond expectations. 

      Exciting water toys: Dive into excitement with a wide selection of water sports gear. Croatia Yachting offers a range of options to enhance your enjoyment both on and in the water, adding an extra layer of fun to your adventure. 

      Tailored charter packages: Explore our carefully curated charter packages designed for every occasion. Whether you're planning a romantic retreat or family getaway, our packages offer comprehensive experiences tailored to your desires. 

      Understanding your Istria yacht charter costs 

      When you book a sailboat charter with Croatia Yachting Charter in Istria, we strive for the utmost transparency regarding what's included in the rate. Fuel is not included; you will start with a full tank and are responsible for refueling the sailboat before returning it, with the amount of fuel consumed varying based on the sailboat type and duration of your voyage. Optional add-ons like skipper services or onboard meals can be incorporated into your charter for an additional fee, tailored to enhance your experience according to your preferences. While the cost of docking at the home marina is covered, any extra charges for docking at other marinas during your trip are typically not included and should be considered in your budgeting. 

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      The Pula Arena

      What type of yacht to book in Istria?   

      When considering which yacht to book in Istria, you'll find a diverse range of options available at our charter base. We offer sailboats, catamarans, power catamarans, and motor yachts, each providing a unique experience on the water. Sailboats offer the opportunity for serene journeys along the Istrian coast, taking advantage of favorable sailing conditions. Catamarans provide stability and comfort, ideal for leisurely explorations of the coastline. For those seeking a touch of luxury, our power catamaran charters offer an unforgettable maritime experience, allowing you to discover Istria's coastal beauty with ease. Alternatively, if you're intrigued by the thrill of sailing, our selection of motor yachts ensures a memorable journey on the waves. 

      Did you know that in Istria, there is the smallest town in the world - Hum? 

      According to legend, in ancient times, giants inhabited the Istrian region and built many places in the valley of the Mirna River, including Motovun, Vrh, Sovinjak, Oprtalj, Završje, Roč, and Grožnjan. When they finished building those towns, they had some leftover stones, so they built Hum from them. Despite its extremely small size, with only about twenty inhabitants, Hum exudes charm and rich history, attracting visitors with its unique atmosphere and traditional Istrian hospitality. 

      Does chartering a yacht in Istria require a license?

      To rent a yacht in Istria or anywhere in Croatia, it's essential to hold a valid sailing license and a VHF radio certificate. 

      When is the best time for a sailing adventure in Istria?

      The best time for a sailing adventure in Istria is typically during the summer months, from May to September. During this period, you can expect warm weather, calm seas, and plenty of sunshine, ideal conditions for sailing. 

      What types of charter options are available in Istria?

      In Istria, you can choose from three main types of charter options to suit your sailing preferences: bareboat charter, skippered charter, and crewed charter. 

      What marinas are available in Istria?

      Istria is home to several modern marinas equipped with facilities for visiting yachts. Marinas like ACI Marina Pula, ACI Marina Rovinj, and Marina Poreč offers secure berths, fuel stations, showers, restaurants, and repair services.