Sailing Holidays in Croatia
All along the coast of Croatia there are smart marinas, picturesque harbours and little ports with long histories waiting to be discovered on your next sailing holiday.
A sailing holiday in Croatia is the best way to discover a string of offshore islands which provide stunning scenery and quaint towns. Modern marinas provide safe overnight harbours and reliable afternoon winds make sailing your yacht a pleasure. Fortified castles and Byzantine palaces reflect Croatia's great trading history and the towns come alive at night with harbourside restaurants and street cafes emphasizing Croatia's strong cosmopolitan nature and a sophisticated cafe society.
Explore the Dalmatia coast
Along the coastline of Croatia there are thousands of offshore islands, safe anchorages and harbours offering a great choice of sailing itinerary. To the south of Split the Dalmatia islands are more cosmopolitan, while the Kornati National Park to the north of Split is an unspoilt nature reserve. The islands south of Pula are still relatively untouched by tourism.
Marinas in Croatia offer some of the best facilities in the Mediterranean and there are laid moorings on most quays and mooring buoys in many locations. There are however harbour and mooring charges - expect to pay about £1.50/foot/night - but you can also anchor in the protected bays.
For yacht charter or flotilla sailing in Croatia the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification. One member of the crew should have a VHF licence.
Sailing holiday choices in Croatia
YACHT CHARTER IN CROATIA: Croatia is perfect for bareboat yacht charter as all along the coastline there are so many marinas, harbours and secluded anchorages waiting to be discovered. We offer an extensive range of sailing yachts and catamarans for bareboat yacht charter from bases all along the Croatia coast - Split, Kornati, Pula and Dubrovnik.
FLOTILLAS IN CROATIA: Flotilla sailing holidays are a great way to explore the best of the Croatian islands in the company of other yachts. The Dalmatia flotilla from Zaton Marina near Sibenik sails south to Brac and Hvar one week and north to the Kornati islands and Krka Falls the next. The Dubrovnik flotilla starts at the historic city of Dubrovnik and sails north to visit Mljet, Lastovo and Korcula.
MOTORYACHT CHARTER IN CROATIA: We offer an excellent range of flybridge motoryachts and sports cruisers for bareboat charter in Croatia, giving easy access to the beautiful Kornati islands.
Sailing areas in Croatia
There are 4 sailing areas along the coast of Croatia encompassing all the offshore islands. The winds are stronger in the north so choose the sailing area to suit your experience - there’s plenty for all levels of sailors.
Great central location giving a choice of itineraries north to Kornati or south to the Dalmatia islands.
Zadar and Biograd give easy access to the beautiful Kornati archipelago - an unspoilt natural park.
Great sailing among the beautiful islands of Cres, Rab and Ist in this unspoilt area of northern Croatia