Boat CharterNo matter what type of charter in Croatia you decide on, crewed or bare-boat, Dalmatian coastline starting from Split or Trogir all the way to Dubrovnik islands guarantee memorable yacht charter holidays.

With over a thousand islands and countless coves Croatia is the number one sailing destination in this part of the world.

Calm winds, turquoise waters, amazingly clean sea, which unlike in some parts of the Mediterranean, is still full with sea life and fish.

If you add the ancient cities and charming island villages, Croatian coastline guarantees a little bit of privacy and some truly remarkable anchorages and marinas.

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The best period for sailing in Croatia with favorable winds is early summer, from May to June. July and August is also rather calm and ideal for sailing lovers that prefer sailing in calm waters, with warm Maestral wind that blows sometimes only in the afternoon. Read more on Adriatic coast winds!

During the autumn and winter period winds are particularly strong in north Adriatic, with Bura and Sirocco winds. This period is perfect for more experienced sailors and those who are more adventurous in their sailing holidays.

Croatia Charter Marinas

Motor boatCroatia is known as a nautical destination throughout the world. No matter how much sailing experience you have, every sea, including Croatia’s, has its own secrets.

Its beauties as well as its traps for those that do not know them are its winds. Find out more about the Adriatic’s winds and learn how to keep the sails of your boat tight.

For chartering a boat and sailing in Croatia you will need a good pilot guide book with navigational information!

Croatia’s marinas are spread in many destinations from Pula in the north to Dubrovnik in the south Adriatic. The most interesting sailing area are islands of Kornati and Central Dalmatia islands.

If you want to start your sailing holidays by visiting National Park Kornati, Murter marina is one of the most convenient and well equipped.

This marina is very well positioned in the middle of the Dalmatian coast and if you fly to Zadar or Split, the distance to Murter is approximately 60 – 80 minutes.

For those interested in sailing the Central Dalmatian islands, than Split or Trogir marinas are the best starting points.

Sail boatHere’s a few of the most popular Central Dalmatia marinas for your yacht:

  • ACI Trogir
  • Zirona
  • ACI Split
  • Kastela
  • ACI Milna
  • Tucepi
  • Podgora
  • ACI Vrboska
  • ACI Palmizana
  • Agana

If you prefer having your own sailing crew to take you to Adriatic’s highlight destinations be sure to see multi-day cruise offers on Viator. You can easily book a week-long cruise from €650 and up.

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Below are my recommended sailing trips in Croatia from trusted companies and tour operators. Feel free to check the offers and links to find additional information and more related cruises!

From Split:

Top rated: Southern Explorer

Split Cruises

Starting and ending in Split, this cruise will take you to Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar and Brac!

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Top rated: Dubrovnik Discovery

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Depart from Dubrovnik on a week long cruise and explore Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, Trstenik, and Sipan.

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Organized tours are excellent ways to explore my beautiful country, and I highly recommend taking at least one trip during your visit. There are limitless fascinating places to see, and you can easily book a tour or day trip from my trusted partners below.

Below are five top rated tours from Split!

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Join a top-rated walking tour of Split's famous monuments and landmarks with a professional tour guide and learn more about our history and heritage.
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Visit Komiza village, Blue cave on Bisevo island, Stiniva bay on island Vis, Green cave, Budikovac island, Pakleni islands, and Hvar island and town.
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Paddle around Split and Marjan Hill, discover and snorkel in secluded beaches and enjoy magnificent views.
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Take a break from Split enjoy your coastline drive to Krka National Park and see what it's like to swim in pristine nature, with a visit to old town of Sibenik.
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Swim and snorkel in breathtaking blue lagoon, see small but beautiful Ciovo island, and grab a free lunch in memorable Trogir town.

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Consider cruise holidays!

Cruises are fantastic and inexpensive way to discover multiple destinations in Croatia.

Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

8 days, 9 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Sipan or Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Hvar, Bol (Brac island), Makarska, Pucisca (Brac), Omis, and Split

€ 425 - 890

(€ 53 - 111 per day)

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Dubrovnik Discovery Cruise

8 days, 6 destinations

From Dubrovnik to Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik, and Sipan

€ 423 - 700

(€ 52 - 87 per day)

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Young & Fun Party Cruise

8 days, 8 destinations

From Split to Makarska, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar, Brac (Bol), Omis

€ 370 - 700

(€ 46 - 87 per day)

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