Yacht Charter Holidays in Croatia

This incredible coastline offers clear seas, a gentle summer climate as well as lively breezes to take you from bay to bay! Croatia is now the Mediterranean’s leading yacht charter holiday destination and we can see why. Having sailed here ourselves we can’t speak highly enough of Croatia and its unique culture.

Croatia – The perfect place to charter?

Consider the contrasts… Quiet bays or exciting nightlife, traditional markets and modern supermarkets, gentle morning breezes followed by exhilerating afternoon sea breezes, modern marinas next to century old town quays, metropolitan meccas versus marine national parks. Sailing in Croatia (as the cliché goes) has something for everyone.

Dubrovnik & Dalmatian Islands

The Adriatic coastline with its clear seas, gentle summer climate, quaint villages and historic towns is a magnificent sailing area. With 1185 islands, which make up the archipelago, you will be spoilt for choice.

Kornati Islands

The Kornati Islands are the archipelago between Pag (in the North) and Sibenik in the South, including the beautiful Kornati National Park. If you enjoy getting away from it all, the Kornati Islands and its National Park would be an ideal choice.

Exploring the Dalmatian & Kornati coastline…

The 5,835km coastline is sheltered by chains of over 1,185 islands, offering a variety of safe anchorages and harbours during your sail. Along the coast, you can find isolated moorings, as well as modern and well equipped marinas.
Croatia has an abundance of hidden bays, beaches, cliffs, emerald coves and fantastic diving opportunities. You can start your Croatia sailing holiday from either Pula, which is located on the Istrian coast; from Zadar or Split, cities in the middle of the Dalmatian coast; or Dubrovnik, the historic city in Southern Croatia.

Our Sailing Bases in Croatia

Here is an overview of all the places you can sail with us from along the Croatia coastline. Whether you want a beautifully tranquil break cruising the Kornati Islands from Biograd, or further South where you can enjoy the historic towns of the Dalmatian Islands.

Dalmatian Island Sailing Bases Dalmatian Island Sailing Bases
Split Kastela
Split Town

Airport to Base Transfer Times

There are a great range of flights available to Croatia. The times below give you an idea of how long the transfers take once you land on Croatian soil.

Split Airport Dubrovnik Airport Zadar Airport
Split Kastela – 15 minutes
Split Town – 30 minutes
Trogir – 15 minutes
Dubrovnik Marina – 30 minutes Biograd – 40 minutes
Sibenik – 1 hour
Sukosan – 15 minutes
Zadar – 20 minutes

Choosing Your Yacht

Being a part of Sailing Holidays Ltd comes with great responsibility in assuring that the yachts and people we use are of extremely good quality. 

We always recommend you opt for the newest model of yacht available as this minimises any visible wear and tear. We do however still offer slightly older models, in order to cater for all groups and budgets, and ensure we keep sailing in the Mediterranean an affordable luxury.

Sailing with us you have the confidence of knowing that the yacht and people are of the best standard around, and that you have us here in the UK as well as the local base team, whenever you need any assistance.

What’s the weather like?

The Croatian climate is typically Mediterranean, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters. With 2,600 hours of sunlight yearly it is one of the sunniest coastlines in Europe. You can expect temperatures of around 30°C during July/August with it dropping to around 23°C in May, June, September and October.
The prevailing wind in Croatia is from the north west, with an average wind speed of 7/8 knots. This grows to a comfortable Force 4-5 (10-20 knots) some afternoons making for some exhilarating sailing! Look out for the ‘Bora’ – a north easterly that can surprise you if you don’t check your forecasts regularly.

What to bear in mind when sailing in Croatia

Please do be aware that you will be required to pay marina and port fees. These fluctuate depending on the size of the yacht and location, but can be anywhere from £20 to £100 per night. This does of course come along with friendly port authorities more than happy to help you moor up, on shore toilets and showers, as well as quayside water and power.