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Sailing on a catamaran in Split

Split is a true paradise for anyone dreaming of a sailing adventure in the Mediterranean on a catamaran. Visit the most stunning beaches around Split, including Beach Stobrec Jug. Prepare yourself for a truly relaxing boat vacation, charter a catamaran in Split for a fun week long vacation. Forget about your worries, sail in Dalmatia!

The pros of renting a catamaran in Split

Rent a catamaran in Split if you like to be flexible. Split and its surroundings are known for their ideal wind conditions. You can set your sail or drive with the power of the engine - depending on the weather situation. Isn’t it amazing that you can pick and choose whatever works best at the exact moment you need to make a decision? If the wind suddenly stops blowing you won’t just get stuck in the middle of the sea, you can simply revert to using the engine. Catamarans are really good at making our lives easier - exactly what you need on a sailing holiday in Croatia.

Charter a catamaran in Split if you want to be extra comfy, feel super safe and enjoy a lot more space on board compared to other types of boats. Standing on two hulls gives catamarans extra stability, making them feel less shaky in more turbulent weather conditions. Of course you will hear the water hitting the bottom of the boat much louder, you won’t feel it. This makes catamarans also much more comfortable for anyone easily suffering from sea sickness.

A catamaran rental in Split is also a fantastic idea for anyone who wants to explore all the beautiful secluded beaches, bays and grottos this part of Dalmatia has to offer. Catamarans have a shallow draft, making them perfect for sailing in shallow waters. You can also sail closer to the shore than with other types of boats. You can also easily hide from the wind in a bay when it suddenly picks up speed.

The cons of renting a catamaran in Split

One of the downsides of chartering a catamaran in Split is that catamarans are relatively big and mooring spots at the marinas can be difficult to find. It might become especially tricky during the busy summer months July and August. Adding to that are the extra costs you need to consider when trying to find a spot for mooring at a marina. As it seems more strenuous than rewarding, you might be better off anchoring in a bay sheltered from the wind and with the most stunning views rather than a marina.

Another downsides of catamarans is that compared to a monohull they are often much lighter and therefore might not be able to reach the same speed as a monohull.

Charter a private luxury catamaran in Split

Want to live the high life during your sailing vacation in Croatia? Charter a luxury catamaran in Split to live like the rich and famous for a week. Enjoy all the amenities on board you can think of. A stove, fridge, freezer and a coffee machine are basics that you literally find on any luxury catamaran to ensure that the crew on board can prepare your meals while you soak up the sun. Other common add-ons include SUPs and snorkelling equipment.

How many people can go on a catamaran in Split?

Catamarans are usually built to host 10-12 people, it can almost be referred to as the standard size. This makes catamarans the perfect choice for intimate vacations with your closest friends or family. Sure, you can always try to book a bigger or smaller catamaran in Split, but you won’t find them so often.

When is the best time to sail on a catamaran in Split?

If you want to chase the sun, Split is the perfect place for you. With an average of 315 sunny days per year it doesn’t come as a surprise that the largest city in Dalmatia is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world. The summer months July and August are the warmest months of the year, but you can also find warm weather in September and October. If you decide to come here when the crowds have already flown home, you will also be blessed with warm water temperatures.

Between December and April the weather can be quite unpredictable and change from one minute to the next without warning. Therefore sailing on a catamaran in Split during this time is not really recommended.

Three winds dominate this part of Croatia. The Bura, quite a cold north-easterly wind; the Sirocco, a warm and humid wind - watch out as it might cause a commotion at sea; and the Maestral.

How much does it cost to rent a catamaran in Split?

The average price of renting a catamaran in Croatia is 460 EUR per person per day, but it’s not a reason to freak out. There are much more affordable catamarans out there calling your name. The prices for a catamaran charter in Split also highly depend on the season, the size of the yacht and the amenities on board. Renting a catamaran in Split off-season can save you a lot of money!

What kind of boat licence do I need when renting a catamaran in Split?

Anyone who plans on renting a boat in Croatia must possess a valid boat licence, as well as a VHF radio licence. This includes anyone who wants to rent a catamaran in Split.

If you don’t have a boat licence or simply don’t want to operate the boat yourself, hire an experienced skipper or captain in addition to your bareboat charter. This means that you have to pay extra, but you also get to enjoy your holiday more, because someone else is taking care of navigating and operating the boat.

The best routes for catamarans in Split

This part of Dalmatia offers some of the most stunning sailing routes in all of Croatia. It’s the perfect mix between history, nature and Instagrammable locations.

Day 1 - Sail from Split to Brač on a catamaran: If you want to get your history fix before heading out at sea you should discover Diocletian’s Palace. Next head to the lovely island Brač which is only around 10 nautical miles away from Split. Here you should soak up the sun on the beach of Zlatni Rat. The beach is regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia.

Day 2 - Sail from Brač to Vis on a catamaran: Komiža on the island of Vis is only around 20 nautical miles away from Brač and the perfect spot for mooring for the night. Stroll along the picturesque streets of this quaint little town and admire the stunning views - especially during sunset. Should the wind be stronger than you expected you might want to spend the night in Vis city instead for extra protection.

Day 3 - Sail from Vis to Lastovo on a catamaran: The island of Lastovo is only 35 nautical miles away from Vis and perfect for anyone who would like to explore a place where fewer tourists go. Less than 1.000 people live here and if you want to take a break from staying on your catamaran charter all day long, you can revive your adventurous soul and hike along one of the many hiking trails on the island.

Day 4 - Sail from Lastovo to Korčula on a catamaran: Korčula island is only 20 nautical miles away from Lastovo and is one of those spots that you have to see on your island hopping vacation in Croatia. Many magical bays and beaches make Korčula one of the nicest places to visit in Croatia and perfect for anyone driving a catamaran. With your catamaran that you have chartered in Split you can sail closer to the shore and discover idyllic beaches like Bacva Beach and Zitna Beach.

Day 5 - Sail from Korčula to Hvar on a catamaran: The island of Hvar is only 32 nautical miles away and one of the most popular destinations in Croatia. Best known for its lively nightlife and party scene, tourists from all over the globe flock to the city in the summer. If you don’t enjoy partying as much, you can always participate in a wine tasting or discover the blooming lavender fields if you come here during the right season.

Day 6 - Sail from Hvar to Stari Grad on a catamaran: As Stari Grad is only 15 nautical miles away from Hvar you can take it easy. Take your time to walk along the historic streets of the city - after all, it’s supposed to be the oldest town in all of Croatia. If you get the chance you should go on a vineyard tour to learn more about the local wines.

Day 7: Sail from Stari Grad to Split on a catamaran: It’s time to go home! Sail back to Split right away and leave your catamaran with the charter or stop by one of the many beaches before returning to the marina. Whatever you decide to do, you shouldn’t leave Split before having a last meal in this magnificent city. Try one of the many local seafood dishes to finish off your sailing holiday on a catamaran in Split.