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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.

Sailing holidays in CroatiaA 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 - SplitKornatiPula 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 Trogir flotilla from Seget Donji Marina and sails south to Vis 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. 

Split sailing holidays


Great central location giving a choice of itineraries north to Kornati or south to the Dalmatia islands.

Split yacht charter

Trogir Flotilla

Kornati sailing holidays


Zadar and Biograd give easy access to the beautiful Kornati archipelago - an unspoilt natural park.

Kornati yacht charter

Dalmatia flotilla

Pula Sailing Holidays


Great sailing among the beautiful islands of Cres, Rab and Ist in this unspoilt area of northern Croatia

Pula yacht charter

Dubrovnik sailing holidays


From the most southerly city in Croatia visit the islands to the north or sail one-way to Split.

Dubrovnik yacht charter

Dubrovnik flotilla

Montenegro sailing holidays


Famous for the beauty of its coastline, Montenegro is perfect for a sailing holiday.

Montenegro yacht charter 


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"We have just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks sailing from Fethiye. It was easily the best experience we have had with perfect sailing weather throughout. The area around Fethiye Bay is lovely and there is plenty of historic and natural interest as well as beautiful clear water for swimming and great food. Our flotilla leaders, Mike and Debbie are the best we have come across and have to sing their praises! They have so much sailing experience and an excellent knowledge of the local area where they have developed good relationships with local people, that helped to make our visits to restaurants etc even better. We will definitely be visiting Turkey again-would love to sail with Mike and Debbie again-but have been impressed with the maturity, experience and humour of other Nautilus leaders on other trips as well, so, as they say, we’ll be back!"
Fethiye flotilla 2016 - M.O.

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