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Going on a sailing holiday in Croatia is the ultimate way to discover Croatia's coastal islands, bustling harbors, and rich culture. This beautiful country is considered a top global sailing destination. A yacht charter in Croatia is an experience that can be enjoyed by everyone, first-timers and professional sailors alike. Also, our yacht hires are family-friendly for children of all ages. So whether you’re looking for to charter a catamaran, book a sailboat, rent a motorboat, or rent a speedboat in Croatia we have the right boat for you. Renting a yacht in Croatia offers you the freedom and the luxury to make your sailing holiday an unforgettable experience. With over a thousand islands, in which only 66 are inhabited, the Croatian coast on the Adriatic Sea is the ultimate sailing destination. There is plenty to discover along the coast of Croatia!
A yacht charter provides endless opportunities to explore the Dalmatia region in Croatia. Accordingly, this region of Croatia offers many well-infrastructured ports and a large selection of boats in close proximity to 170 islands. Renting a yacht in Croatia means that you will sooner or later visit one of its many marinas. With over 56 well-equipped marinas and boat harbors, Croatia offers impeccable infrastructure for a trouble-free sailing holiday. Services include, for example, currency exchange, nautical equipment stores, repair services, restrooms, showers, Wi-Fi hotspots, car rentals, restaurants and more. Take a look at our sailing routes in Croatia for more tips:
Split - Diocletian’s Palace, trendy local shops and beautiful beaches;
Pula - Spend an evening at the Roman Arena;
Zadar - The world’s best sunset;
Dubrovnik - Home to history, culture, UNESCO sites, and King’s Landing;
Hvar - A party island paradise;
Baška Voda - Where the mountains meet the sea;
Šibenik - Sail along the imposing fortress of St. Nicholas and out into the open sea;
Kaštela - This seaside town, nestled between mountains and a colorful coastline, is an ideal place to rent a boat!
The best time to visit Croatia is between May and October when the temperatures are the warmest and the average rainfall is the lowest. The warmest and driest months are July and August. Based on the average rainfall and temperature, the best time to book a yacht in Croatia is between May and September. The ‘shoulder months’, May through June and September through October, are milder and also ideal times to hire a boat in Croatia. This means dry summers with up to 2,500 hours of sunshine per year and cool and wet winters are the standard in Croatia.
⚓ Number of islands: 1,246
⚓ Number of marinas in Croatia: 60
⚓ Yacht charters in Croatia: over 4,700
⚓ Currency in Croatia: Kuna
⚓ Sailing season in Croatia: April to October
⚓ Top destinations for yacht charter holidays in Croatia: Dubrovnik, Biograd na Moru, Trogir, Pula, Split, Zadar, Krk, Sukosan
⚓ Winds in Croatia: Maestral / Burin, Nevera, Jugo, Pulenat, Lebić, Bora
At Zizoo, we offer over 4,700 boats in Croatia. Our fleet consists of RIBs, speedboats, motorboats, motor yachts, sailboats, catamarans, and gulets. Whether for a day trip, a week at sea, as a bareboat charter, or a yacht charter with skipper or crewed charter, we have the right boat for you. Our Croatian charters are based in Dalmatia, Istria, and Kvarner.
Those who love the need for speed should rent a motorboat in Croatia. This is the best way to island hop along the coast in no time. A sailboat charter in Croatia means booking the ultimate sailing adventure. Experience the feeling of freedom on your sailboat as you navigate the seas. For a hands-on experience, follow your skipper’s lead and hoist the sails. Chartering a catamaran in Croatia comfort above and below deck for holiday goers of all ages. This is a multi-hulled boat and therefore ideal for people who do not like the swaying of the sea. Catamarans are built both for comfort and luxury.
At Zizoo, we are providing our holiday goers with two options: bareboat charters or booking with a skipper. A bareboat charter, a boat hire without a crew or provisions provided, offers you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Or, the book a skipper option is where we provide a person (the skipper) and optional crew to be in command of the boat and provide extras such as food preparation. However, all boats require you to have someone responsible for sailing.
As mentioned above, all boats are required to have a person responsible for navigating. This goes the same for chartering a yacht in Croatia. It is an absolute necessity to have a valid boat licence. To be more specific, in Croatia (and most European countries), you will be required to have an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). The training for the ICC licence also requires marine VHF radio operation efficiency. The VHF radio licence is also required to ensure one is able to operate the onboard radio.
At Zizoo, all of our boat types are available with the book a skipper option. The skippers are personally selected and verified. They have the right qualifications including adequate experience and knowledge of both the local language and English. The option to customize your sailing routes and destinations is still available.
Croatia offers you over 1,000 islands to discover. Accordingly, there are countless routes from which you can choose. If you do not have much time for a long trip, you can rent a motorboat take a day trip, for example, to island hop with horsepower. For people planning a longer boating holiday in Croatia, a week on the sea or longer, the following sailing routes could be tackled.
✔ From Split to the Dalmatian islands: Spend a week sailing along the picturesque coast of Dalmatia from your yacht charter in Split. On this route, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic treasures, lovely beaches and sun-drenched vineyards on the islands of Central Dalmatia. Get insider tips, anchorage recommendations and more with our 7-day sailing route from Split.
✔ Island hopping from Pula: Discover the beauty of Croatia’s northern region of Istria with your yacht charter from Pula. Our sailing route from Pula is perfect for a relaxing boat holiday spent exploring charming islands and parks such as the National Park of Brijuni.
✔ From Zadar to the Kornati Islands: Spend a week exploring the many small islands of Kornati National Park aboard your chartered yacht from Zadar while making stops in picturesque coastal towns along the way. Zizoo’s sailing route from Zadar to the Kornati Islands is perfect for families or sailors looking for a relaxing boat holiday in Croatia.
✔ Touring Croatian Beaches from Biograd: Looking for some peace and tranquillity on your next sailing holiday? Here is a route for you. Starting from your yacht charter in Biograd, you'll spend a week exploring the unique charm and beauty of northern Dalmatia.
You may find the process involved in yacht charter a difficult one to undertake. However, Zizoo makes booking a boating holiday a breeze. With a team of Boat Holiday Experts and insider tips for the best sailing holidays in Croatia, we'll help you plan and book the boating holiday of your dreams. As soon as you have chosen your ideal boat from our fleet, an expert is assigned to you to make sure that this process is smooth and without worry on your part!