Overlooking the blue Adriatic Sea, the Croatian coast is characterised by the beauty of its many islands and by the variety of its different coastal landscapes. What is the best way to explore it and to discover its wonders? All you have to do is rent a sailboat in Croatia and let the fresh breeze guide you along the most fascinating routes! Known for its tasty Mediterranean cuisine, lush mountain landscape and crystal clear waters, Croatia presents itself as a paradisiacal place, ideal for those seeking long relaxing moments as well as travellers looking for thrills and fun. A sailboat rental is a great way to enhance your holiday in Croatia. For memories that will last a lifetime, consider a sailing holiday in Croatia!
The price of a sailboat charter in Croatia can differ based on numerous factors such as the time of year, the number of people on board the vessel and the model of the sailboat that you choose. Of course, if there are special amenities or additional services included on the sailboat, that will also affect the price. The average price of a sailboat rental in Croatia is €3,600/week in the high season and €1,550/week in the low season for 8 people.
Renting a sailboat in Croatia has never been easier! On the Click&Boat homepage simply type in “Croatia” as your destination, choose the dates of your sailing holiday and select “Sailboat” under the “Boat type” dropdown. After clicking “search” you’ll be shown all of the sailboats in our Croatia fleet. If you want to further narrow down your search you can filter by price, the number of passengers, engine, year and manufacturer. This way you’ll find the perfect sailboat for your holiday in Croatia.
There are so many beautiful destinations in Croatia that you can explore with your sailboat rental. If it’s your first time visiting the country and you’re not sure where to go or what to see first, have no fear! Here are some of our suggestions for the most sought-after sailing destinations in Croatia.
Dubrovnik: Perhaps the most popular tourist destination for a sailing trip, Dubrovnik is world-renowned for its spectacular natural and architectural scenery. The sparkling azure water of the Adriatic juxtaposed with the rugged mountaintops create a dramatic view worthy of the nickname “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Explore the city and some of the famous sites of the series ‘Game of Thrones’ before diving underwater to view the colourful marine life as well as lush flora and fauna.
Split: The largest city on the Adriatic and another favourite boating destination is Split, the perfect place for sailors who want to experience rich culture and also cruise on the water. While there you can visit the Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, swim in the crystal-clear water and sail to nearby islands and places all over the Dalmatian coast.
Sibenik: The perfect place for a romantic getaway due to its magnificent sunsets gracing the backdrop of the iconic fortress, which overlooks the sea.
The Kornati Islands: There’s no better place for nature lovers than this unspoilt archipelago which is made up with more that 140 islands and islets overlooking Dalmatia. Due to the abundance of plant life, they were named a national park, and the perfect place to explore both on land and water!
Zadar: Due to its privileged position in the heart of the country, Zadar is a great city to start your sailing journey in Croatia. While in Zadar you can see art, ruins and beautiful beaches.
The Kvarner Islands: A breathtaking concentration of natural landscapes that are ideal for a tranquil holiday where you can get in touch with nature.
Istria: This destination is a favourite for Spanish tourists who look to taste excellent wine and world-class cuisine and once you visit, you’ll soon be won over too!
Before you rent a sailboat you should know a bit about the pros and cons of this particular vessel. Sailboats are eco-friendly vessels that provide an authentic sailing experience so you can explore Croatia like a true sailor. However, it’s important to know that sailboats can be unstable and they tend to sway a lot on the water, making them difficult to navigate in comparison to other types of boats. Therefore, we do not recommend chartering a sailboat unless you have sailing experience or you choose one with a skipper on board who will navigate the vessel for you. We also don’t recommend a sailboat for people who are prone to seasickness or who are pregnant.
When sailing in Croatia, we recommend that you travel through the centre of the country and move southward in order to sail along the Dalmatian Coast. If you want to sail long distances, we suggest sailing in summer when the westerly winds are strong.
The best time to visit Croatia and go on a sailing holiday is between May and October when temperatures are warm and there is little to no precipitation. However, it might be best to avoid the summer months, as this is the peak high season in Croatia and the prices of sailboat rentals will be more expensive. For lower prices, fewer crowds and beautiful weather we recommend you charter a sailboat in Croatia at the tail ends of high season, in May and September.
If you don’t have a licence to sail, don’t worry! You can still rent a sailboat in Croatia with a skipper on board, who will handle all of the boating logistics for you so that you don’t have to worry about anything but relaxing on board and in the water. They will take you to some of the best spots in the country and give you advice about where to go, and what to do. For a more personalised sailing experience, charter a sailboat with a skipper!
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