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Istria is unsurprisingly one of the most popular boat rental destinations in Croatia. A boat rental in Istria offers you a unique and convenient way to experience this haven of crystal-clear water, endless islands, and rich culture and history. Why? An Istrian yacht charter offers you private access to some of the most incredible hidden-away places that can only be reached by boats and yachts. Some of the most stunning, secluded beaches and islands in the world are found in Istria, which is only reachable when you charter a yacht. So whether you’re looking to rent a catamaran in Istria, charter a sailboat in Istria, or rent a motorboat in Istria, we have the right boat for your Istrian holiday.
Located in northern Croatia, Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea and is a neighbor to bordering Italy. In comparison to popular Dalmatina in the south, Istra is far less rugged and has a rich and cultivated history that is still booming today. When you hire a yacht in Istria, you have the opportunity to take day trips, island hop and create a custom itinerary to the best destinations along the Adriatic coast.
Istria’s weather is quite mild, with an average temperature of 24°C to 29°C in the summer months. The coldest temperatures are in January, with 5-10°C. The summer period attracts a high number of visitors. At this time, water temperatures hover around the 25°C mark. It is also the best time to hire a boat in Istria when you can enjoy favorable winds and warm temperatures. Diurnal winds are moderate during the summer months, with force between 4-5. At night, descending or katabatic winds prevail coming from the mountains. Sirocco or S/SE winds can develop in summer, usually coming before a depression moves across the Mediterranean.
Pula is located on the southern base of Croatia’s Istrian peninsula and lies in a naturally protected cove, which makes it a great starting place to discover the northern region of Croatia by boat. It is best known for its rich Roman history, as testified by the city’s 1st-century amphitheater as well as impressive churches and fortresses that date back to the Medieval and Renaissance times.
Pula is the largest city in Istria and is served by its own airport, which receives a number of domestic and international flights. It will take you less than 10 minutes to get to the city center, which is just 6 km away by bus, taxi or car. From the city center, the Pula marina is just a few minutes away by car. Pula’s historic harbor is situated in a unique location, right in front of a beautiful Roman amphitheater. The marina features 213 berths for yachts up to 15 meters. The Croatian Kuna is the local currency, although some establishments will also accept euros.
Before checking into your yacht charter in Pula’s marina, take some time to get to know the ancient town that is full of Mediterranean charm. Top sites to see in Pula include the Arch of Triumph, the ancient temple of Augustus, and the Roman amphitheatre, which has become the landmark of the city. Depart from one of the city’s two main marinas, ACI Pula and Marina Veruda and get ready for a peaceful journey to the nearby Brijuni National Park, just five miles away from ACI Pula.
Brijuni National Park is made up of 14 islands. Spend the night on Veli Brijun, the largest island, which has a small marina. The islands, which once served as a summer residence of the Yugoslavian leader Tito, is home to many seaside villas, Roman ruins and a safari park. You may also enjoy cycling or walking along the island’s’ trails.
At Zizoo, we provide over 600 yacht charters in Istria. Bareboat or crewed, we will help you make your yacht charter holiday in Croatia a memorable one. Book your boat charter online or get in touch with one of our Boat Holiday Experts to find out more about the ideal yacht charter for your boating holiday in Istria.