There is no question that Croatia one of the most desirable sailing holiday destinations in the world because, apart from natural wonders it offers diverse entertainment which aims to please each and every guest.
Through 6278 km Croatia’s coastline offers an exciting challenge of 1244 islands, islets, rocks and reefs with thousands of wet and dry berths available all year, modern marinas with yatchs to hire and professional sailing courses to attend.
Chartering a yacht in Croatia is your direct ticket to warm summers with dry weather, fair and constant winds like “Maestral,” very indented coastline, a large number of marinas, ports, and bays.
Hop from island to island in the Kornati archipelago mooring in bays or natural shelters, enjoy the underwater fishing in Pakleni Otoci, visit the famous lighthouse of Palagruza, the most remote Croatian island and moor at the amazing Elaphiti Islands.
Explore an endless blue of possibilities from the charming town of Cavtat and the mysterious Lokrum Island in Dubrovnik, Vela Luka on Korčula, Hvar and Vis, and all the way to Lošinj and Istria. Discover hidden bays and beaches, find a berth and taste the Mediterranean lifestyle at ports and marinas or sleep peacefully under a blanket of stars
The Adriatic Sea, one of the most peaceful and transparent of the Mediterranean, is the very place for sailing under full sail, for a motorboat cruise ships or for simply enjoying the recreational fishing by boat.
The best sailing seasons in Croatia are late spring and early autumn, temperatures are milder, the sea is peaceful and the winds are nicer. Before you set sail is good to know the different winds you might find: the north-easterly and dry cold Bura, the southerly and humid Jugo, the beloved and constant Mistral, the north-easterly Burin at night or the sudden violent Nevera.
Five Croatian national parks are located on the coast, three of which are typical marine parks (Brijuni, Kornati and Mljet), one is mountainous (Paklenica), and one marine-fluvial (Krka). To experience their beauty one need only point their sails in the right direction.
One of the main reasons of carefree sailing in Croatia is the quality of the nautical infrastructure. Apart from offering safe and proper berth for a large amount of visitors, Croatian marinas are also urban centers that aim to please its guests. Once you are moored, rest assured your boat is safe and you can just enjoy yourself. Besides marinas, every coastal town or village has a berth which in a way makes Croatia the biggest marina in the world.
We have listed here only the most important aspects of the modern nautical lifestyle in Croatia. What is especially easy to do in Croatia, and what makes this country unique, is the possibility to pick how you want to spend your seaside vacation on the spot. The choice is almost infinite, and you only need to cross a few nautical miles to reach a lively town from a hidden cove. Different forms of entertainment are always available, with high quality being the common denominator, reflected in the quality of your stay in Croatia.