Yacht Charter from Pula
Explore the beautiful islands of the Kvarner Bay, with a rich seafaring heritage starting with the legend of the Argonauts.
The Istrian coastline with its clear seas, gentle summer climate, quaint villages and historic towns, is a magnificent cruising area. Visit the beautiful islands in the Kvarner Bay as far south as the Kornati National Marine Park. There are many Roman remains on the islands, evidence of a long seafaring history.
Nowadays modern and well equipped ports and marinas welcome yachts or you can drop anchor in the many uncrowded bays. And everywhere the intoxicating fragrance of lavender growing in the fields.
Start your vacation trip from Pula, the main city on the Istrian coast. Charters from Pula start from the Marina Veruda right in the heart of Pula, overlooked by the well preserved Roman amphitheater which dates from the 1st Century AD but is still in regular use for concerts. If you've sailed from Split, come and explore the Istrian islands south of Pula on your next sailing holiday.
For yacht charter in Croatia the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.
Sailing in the Pula area
Head south on your sailing holiday from Pula to the beautiful islands of the Kvarner Bay and visit Cres, Losinj, Rab and Krk. The towns date from Roman times and still have a medieval heritage. On most of the islands, you will find archeological sites, sandy beaches, scenic coves and friendly waterfront restaurants.
The 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 - budget for an average £2/foot/night.
DAY 1 : Embark at Pula. Marina Veruda is a modern marina right in the centre of this historic city.
DAY 2 : Sail south to the island of Losinj. The main harbour, Mail Losinj (34nm) is a pretty harbour with bustling, noisy bars, clubs and restaurants.
DAY 3 : Further south the island of Ist (26nm) is shaped like a bow-tie and offers a very popular sheltered anchorage, with official mooring buoys.
DAY 4 : Heading north-east, be sure to visit Rab (30nm). The western side is well protected from the bora wind and the main town of Rab has many historic buildings.
DAY 5 : Sail round the southern tip of Cres to Osor (22nm) which lies at the canal separating the islands of Cres and Losinj. The bridge opens twice a day to let yachts pass through the canal.
DAY 6 : Due north on the mainland Luka Knica (21nm), just to the west of Zaljev Rasa. This is a picturesque, sheltered bay for an overnight anchorage at the end if your cruise.
DAY 7 : Sail along the coast of the Istria peninsula back to Pula (18nm).
This area suits experienced sailors who want longer passages between unspoilt islands. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes from the north-west averaging Force 3–5 dying down at night. Experience level 2.
Yacht charter in Croatia - Biograd, Zadar, Pula, Trogir & Baska Voda
From one of the largest fleets of bareboat charter yachts in the Mediterranean, these yachts are based at 5 bases round Croatia. Yachts are available from Marina Veruda in the heart of Pula. Charters start and finish on Saturdays. Not all yacht models are available in every base in Croatia. We can also offer yachts from other fleets so please ask.
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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO PULA:
Ryanair have flights from Stansted to Pula on Saturdays. Transfer time to marina 20 minutes.