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.
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.
A great central location giving a choice of itineraries north into the Kornati National Park or south to the Dalmatian islands. With daily and economical flights into Split and a large range of yachts on offer here, it is easy to see why Split is our most popular base to charter from in Croatia.
Zadar and Biograd give easy access to the beautiful Kornati archipelago - an unspoilt natural park. Enjoy secluded anchorages, breathtaking scenery and uninhabited islands. A fantastic 'get away from it all' holiday.
Great sailing among the beautiful islands of Cres, Rab and Ist in this unspoilt area of northern Croatia. Slightly stronger winds in the North mean it is popular with more experienced sailors or those who have visited Croatia before and are looking to explore a different area.
Sailing holiday experiences for Croatia Yacht Charter
Perfect for bareboat yacht and catamaran charter with so many marinas, harbours and secluded anchorages waiting to be discovered. We offer bases all along the Croatia coast - Split, Kornati, Pula and Dubrovnik as well as Montenegro.
A great way to explore the best of the Croatian islands in the company of other yachts. The Trogir flotilla 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 either sails north to visit Mljet, Lastovo and Korcula or south into Montenegro.
Book an RYA course from Sibenik and brush up on your skills whilst sailing in a beautiful stretch of coastline.
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"We had an excellent time. Our 32 foot was in good nick with everything working that needed to and we did not suffer any breakdowns. Our flotilla hosts Debbie and Mike were absolutely superb. The perfect mix of being there to help you but standing back as well. They are, I think, the best flotilla leaders we have come across over many years. The bays and harbours were very busy due to the unexpected extended public holiday but they got us in to a good restaurant every night. This was our first Turkey experience and we loved it so much we will be booking again, probably next May. The booking process through Nautilus was faultless, pre-travel information was good and all the connections etc worked so again 100% there."
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To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.