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When you rent a yacht charter in Hvar, you are embarking from one of the best locations to travel around the Croatian coastline. Hvar is an island off the coast of Split, and renting a boat in Hvar places your directly in the center of the Dalmatia. Your sailing holiday in Dalmatia could take you to the north or to the south just as easily. With over a thousand islands, there is not a wrong direction to go, and beginning your sailing holiday in Hvar offers another fun highlight - the highest number of sunny days of any place in Croatia. Whether you are looking to charter a catamaran, book a sailboat or rent a motorboat, we have the perfect boat for you for your boat holiday in Croatia.
So have you decided to rent a boat in Hvar? At Zizoo, we provide many different options for you to choose for sailing holidays of all kinds - from the romantic getaway to the adventure seekers to the family vacations. This means it’s important for you to first determine what style of travel you are looking for.
If luxury and comfort are what you are after, then charter a catamaran in Hvar to get the full luxury experience. Rent a sailboat in Hvar if you are wanting to have a more hands-on sailing holiday and live like a true sailor. Perhaps you have the need for speed, then you can rent a motorboat in Hvar and impress people at every stop.
Hvar is a very popular destination for sailors and, as a result, Hvar Harbour gets congested easily, especially in the peak season. This means that anchoring off is often the best solution. The alternative would be to choose anchorages and other harbors around the island.
Separate from Hvar Harbour, you can try Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Vrboska where you can find good berthing in each.
Best Marinas in Hvar:
⚓ ACI Marina Palmizana: Situated in the Palmizana Cove on the island of St. Klement, located southwest of Hvar.
⚓ ACI Marina Vrboska: Nestled into a cosy cove on the northern shores of Hvar.
⚓ Hvar Waterfront: Approximately 20 berths and one of the most popular waterfronts on the Adriatic.
The best time to go to Hvar depends on what you are looking for. If you are wanting big parties, blue skies and the warmest temperatures all year (30 °C and higher), charter a yacht in Hvar during July and August. This is the peak season in Hvar when the yachts get bigger, tourists flock in and the island doubles in populations.
However, we would recommend having a sailing holiday in Hvar during the “shoulder months” when the sea is calmer, the weather is pleasant and consistent and the crowds are much smaller. For the shoulder months, the best time to rent a boat in Hvar is either during the late spring (April through June) or early fall (September through October). The best time about chartering a yacht in Hvar during this time is that you can still enjoy the sunny weather and more moderate weather with temperatures in the 20s.
Central Dalmatia is home to moderate winds and few strong currents, although winds can get strong at various times of the year, especially in the winter months. Hvar and the surrounding archipelago provide countless places for anchorage thanks to their deep inland coves and bays.
Stari Grad: Visit the oldest town in Croatia and Hvar’s main port of Stari Grad. Settled by the Greeks in 384 BC, you’ll get a good dose of Croatian history.
Sail the Pakleni Islands: No sailing holiday is completed without sailing the Pakleni Islands - one of the most popular outdoor activities to do in the area. You can go snorkeling and swimming on these untouched islands.
Party it up: Hvar is pretty infamous for being one of the best party islands on the Adriatic. Head to Veneranda nightclub and party like a prince. (But really… it’s the same club where Prince Harry jumped into the pool fully-clothed!)
Ready to start planning your sailing holiday in Hvar? Whether you want to go party island-hopping or have some family fun surrounded by history, Hvar is one of the best places to charter a yacht in Croatia.