Croatia Yacht Charter Guide
Discover the Adriatic Coast on a luxury yacht charter in Croatia, exploring the beautiful pockets of Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Islands
Steeped in rich history, Croatia is a cultural melting pot and enchanting island oasis of fragrant olive groves, lush vineyards and hundreds of unspoiled islands waiting to be explored. Whether you chose to explore onboard a luxury motor yacht, crewed catamaran or gulet, touring the Dalmatian Islands by private yacht is the only way to truly embrace the beauty of this dramatic coastline.
Embark upon your Croatian charter and set sail around the medieval city of Split, hip Hvar and calming Korcula. For a peaceful escape, float into the hushed haven of the serene national parks; these include the magical Mljet National Park and Kornati National Park. Alternatively, discover the must-do activities in Dubrovnik, sample indulgent Croatian cusine at the best restaurants and secure reservations at the most stylish beach clubs for an activity-packed vacation this summer.
From delivering hundreds of crewed yacht charters and bareboat sailing vacations, to visiting the destinations first-hand to ensure you have the best experience possible, we pride ourselves on having built an unrivalled expertise of the Croatian coastline. On a tailor-made charter vacation to Croatia with Boatbookings, you will experience the best of this island-hopping paradise, your way. Enquire with our Charter Experts today for your bespoke proposal.
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With dazzling waters, medieval towns, and over 1,400 islands to explore, Croatia continues to entice sailors and yachting enthusiasts year after year with its 350km of unspoiled coastline. Marking a symbolic gateway where East meets West, Croatia's ancient history dating back to the Middle Ages enthralls charteres and complements the beautiful Adriatic Sea full of undiscovered coves and islands.
To charter a yacht in Croatia is to experience the Mediterranean as it once was. For centuries, Croatia was passed between the Illyrian, Roman, Christian, Venetian, and Austrian empires, each leaving behind their own cultural impression and creating a unique blend. While Croatia is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, it still remains as one of Europe's best-preserved destinations, especially when seen from a charter yacht.
A yacht charter in Croatia can range from a 30-foot bareboat sailboat to a spacious crewed catamaran or a luxury motor yacht. In neighbouring Porto Montenegro, you will also find a large number of megayachts and superyachts. Whatever your budget and desired itinerary, our Charter Experts will create a bespoke proposal to make your next vacation one to remember.
Some of the world's greatest crewed motor yachts are cruising the Adriatic Sea of Croatia on itineraries that offer fascinating historical tours, natural beauty, cuisine, and sightseeing. Providing luxury, speed, and excellent service, chartering a luxury yacht is the ultimate way to explore the scenic Croatian islands. Embark in Split, Dubrovnik, or neighbouring Tivat, Montenegro to make the most of the best Croatian charter yachts to discover the highlights of the Dalmatian Islands.
Croatian crewed catamarans are perfect for navigating the Dalmatian Islands for many reasons, the main two reasons being space and their shallow draft. Catamarans provide great comfort for families and groups of friends looking to relax and enjoy the stunning anchorages, bays and island atmosphere. The extra space provided by the wide beam, impressive stability, privacy, pampered crewed sailing and easy access to the water makes for a fantastic catamaran sailing holiday. Catamarans also allow you to get extremely close to shore, making them the ideal choice for exploring the islands of Hvar, Korcula and Mljet on your weekly charter.
Croatia is fast becoming Europe's bareboat sailing charter capital offering everything bareboat charters are looking for - hundreds of islands to explore, sailing at every level from beginner to advanced, excellent anchorages, timeless towns, excellent cuisine and everything from seclusion to superb nightlife.
There are hundreds of new monohull and catamaran bareboats for charter all along the coast, with many marinas to stay overnight. Fleets generally incorporate 3-5 cabin monohulls ranging from 30 to 55 feet, and a good selection of catamarans. Split and the surrounding areas such as Trogir are renowned for their facilities and large fleets of bareboat charters. There is also an option of charting in other Croatian destinations such as Dubrovnik and Pula.
Croatia is renowned for its natural beauty which mixes perfectly with the towns to provide you with a relaxing cruise blending the peace and beauty of nature, with the medieval towns along the way. If you appreciarte picturesque coves, bays and sandy beaches, sailing one of Croatia's national parks is a great experience to incorporate into any yacht charter.
Croatia has an incredible array of destinations; from natural havens, to ancient cultural destinations. Whether you're looking for history, a hike, or want to soak up Croatia's Mediterranean culture, we have chosen some of our favourite destinations to share with you. For some inspiration, discover our Croatia destination page where we select our favourite spots to visit during your charter in Croatia from Split, Dubrovnik or Trogir where most boats are based.
Also known as the "pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik has long been a celebrated seaside city, known worldwide for its beauty and fascinating history. Inside the ancient walls, behind an impressive gateway lies winding alleys, terraced restaurants, flowered stairways and magnificent churches that are beautifully maintained.
Trogir is another walled fortress city and a must-visit after the delights of Dubrovnik and Split. Get lost in the maze of alleys opening onto quaint and timeless courtyard restaurants and take a stroll along the lit-up waterfront with market-stalls, street performers and live music.
We have several ideal itineraries available to sample many of the best charter areas of Croatia:
- Dubrovnik to Split - 7 Day Crewed Motor Yacht Charter
- Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik - 7 Day Motor Yacht Charter
- Montenegro to Croatia 7 Day Crewed Catamaran Itinerary
- Kornati National Park (Zadar) - 7 Day Bareboat Sailing Itinerary
- Split to Split - 7 Day Bareboat Sailing itinerary
- Trogir to Torgir - 7 Day Bareboat Catamaran Itinerary
Croatia has a superb Mediterranean Climate ensuring that it's generally warm and dry throughout the yachting season. The warmest months are July and August when the air temperature is 25-35°C (77-95°F). Summer sea temperature reaches up into the high 20's °C (low 80's °F).
The "shoulder" seasons of June and September are delightful, with fewer crowds but still excellent weather and warm waters. Average temperatures in the mid 20's °C (70's °F).
Some other destinations that you'll be able to cruise to during your charter are Vela Luka, Rogoznica, Sibenik, Kastela, Biograd, Pula, Losinj, Primosten, Mljet, Vis, Rovinj, Brijuni, Baska Voda, Zadar and Lastovo.