- Easy line-of-sight sailing
- Short island hops and longer trips
- Explore quiet islands and national parks
- Discover Croatia's rich and two-millennia old history
Sailing Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, offers gentle cruising and island hopping in the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic. More experienced sailors can enjoy longer spells out on the open ocean and take part in regattas and other events. Occasional strong mistral winds provide more challenging conditions for those who relish more action-packed sailing.
A Croatian sailing charter allows you to experience a Mediterranean paradise of turquoise seas, quiet, colorful islands, and picturesque port towns steeped in history, delicious fresh seafood, and friendly, welcoming locals. Unspoiled coves and dramatic waterfalls, ancient forts, and lush, green forests all lie in wait along the country’s celebrated Dalmatian Coast.
Skirt along Europe’s sunniest coastline, and stop off to embrace a hotchpotch of history, culture, and gastronomy. Set sail from Dubrovnik and drink in the views as you cruise between the fertile islands of Hvar, Korcula, Ston, Mljet, and Brac. Slip out of our Marina Agana base for voyages to the spectacular Krka Falls. Head to Croatia to revel in the warm weather, fresh breezes, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Our charter types
Strike out on your own on a bareboat charter in Croatia. You’ll have the freedom to explore the country’s stunning coastline at your own pace and to your own schedule.
Join a Croatian flotilla vacation and make new, lasting friendships as you get to know the region’s spectacular coastline with a group of fellow Mediterranean explorers.
Relax and enjoy the scenery on a Croatian skippered sailing vacation, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of this beautiful coastal nation from the luxury of your own private yacht.
The ocean plays a key role in Croatian lifestyle and culture. Historically a country of strategic importance, Croatia has seen empires come and go and military concerns shape the landscape. Sail the Dalmatian Coast and drop in on ancient forts and castles, former Roman palaces and medieval cities with countless tales to tell.
Visit historic Dubrovnik—one of the world’s ten best-preserved medieval walled cities—or dine in remote fishing villages where the pace of life has remained unchanged for centuries. Explore the ancient ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, now home to the citizens of Split, and island-hop your way through a network of pristine national parks teeming with wildlife.
Croatian coastal cuisine features excellent fresh seafood, including the celebrated Ston oysters, delicious squid, tuna and prawns. Heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, Croatian cooking is a unique combination of Slavic and Mediterranean food cultures that varies from region to region.
Onshore, the Dalmatian Coast is a haven for sightseers and hikers alike, with the nation’s numerous national parks providing stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Croatia’s coastal towns are overflowing with the country’s unique culture and history, and visitors can leave with a little piece of Croatia in the form of lavender and rosemary honey and essential oils.
To celebrate the last series of Game of Thrones, we’ve put together a Game of Thrones guide to exploring Croatia. Why pay for a walking tour when you can do it all yourself? Check out our guide and start planning your trip.
We offer Early Boarding* service to customers who want a jump start in Croatia. With so much to explore, you can upgrade to a 3 p.m. boarding time for an extra charge. The typical boarding time is 6 p.m. for most passengers. Request early boarding with your Sunsail Vacation Planner.
*Early boarding is a pre-paid extra. Subject to availability on request.
Uncover the wonders of Croatia in all its glory on a relaxing yacht charter. Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or as a couple, the sensational weather, calm waters and cultural richness will draw you back to Croatia time and time again. You might be wondering, where is the best place to set sail in Croatia?
Take the helm on an exciting flotilla or bareboat charter around Dubrovnik and admire the stunning natural beauty, picturesque landscapes and breathtaking scenery that awaits you. Immerse yourself into Dubrovnik’s rich history and culture by spending your afternoon exploring Dubrovnik Old Town. Set sail towards Korcula Island and taste the exquisite wine of Lumbarda. Moor up and embrace the lively atmosphere of Budva with friends, family or your partner.
With so many incredible treasures to uncover as you explore the Dalmatian Islands, we are proud to have not one but seven sailing itineraries for Agana. Will you fall in love with the enchanting natural beauty at Krka National Park? Perhaps you’ll embrace an adrenaline-filled adventure in Vis and go scuba diving and snorkelling. You might even book a sociable flotilla where you can meet new friends as you set sail around the mesmerising coastline of Brač.
Are you planning your next sailing holiday in Croatia? When you book with Sunsail, you can either follow your own path or use one of our bespoke itineraries for inspiration. Your sailing itinerary will change depending on which of our bases you’re setting sail from.
When you set sail on your tranquil yacht charter in Croatia, you’ll find an abundance of quiet beaches, secret coves and hidden gems where you can relax and switch off away from the world. Our top three beaches in Croatia are:
The best part about the beaches in Croatia? From sandy to pebbled, there’s something to suit everyone!
Croatia is one of the most exciting places to explore in the whole Mediterranean. Cruise around the Dalmatian Islands, taking in their beauty and uncovering their treasures. Explore the depths of the Adriatic Sea as you go scuba diving and snorkelling around shipwrecks and grottos. Moor up and wander around traditional fishing villages, ancient towns and other cultural hotspots.
History and culture
The Mediterranean boasts some of the most historically rich destinations in the world, from Greece to Croatia. Dubrovnik and Agana both have an incredible range of historical and cultural attractions, including:
The best time to visit Croatia is between April and November.
The sailing season in Croatia runs from the start of April to the start of November, with peaks during July and August. During this time, you’ll experience tranquil waters, sunny days and warm weather.
Croatia’s Summer sun makes it a fantastic family-friendly destination that you can all enjoy during the School holidays. If you’re not travelling with children and want to avoid the highly popular tourist season, May and September are blissfully quiet, yet offer just as brilliant sailing opportunities.
As with several of our other Mediterranean bases, such as Lefkas, some of our Croatia bases are closed during the Winter months, reopening again at the beginning of March. Take a look at our Winter Sun holidays to find out where else you can set sail around between November-March.
The sailing conditions in Croatia are second to none. Offering some of the smoothest Summer sailing fun in the world, there’s no better place to take the helm for the first time.
Depending on which of our bases you set sail from, you could be soaking up beautiful temperatures of up to 30°C. Croatia’s sensational Summer weather is similar to other Mediterranean destinations, including Athens and Lefkas.
Prevailing winds that you need to be aware of in Croatia include:
Chart your own destiny and design your dream sailing holiday in Croatia with Sunsail.
The cost of your charter in Croatia will depend on:
You have complete control of everything, including the cost. Whether you want a lowkey, romantic couples charter or the ultimate birthday celebration, choose every aspect of your Croatia charter and build your quote today.
Depending on where you’re exploring, average mooring fees in Croatia range from EUR 42.00 for a 36” yacht in the low season to EUR 160.00 for a 55” yacht in the high season.
When you set sail across the Adriatic Sea to explore secluded islands and hidden coves, you’ll want to moor up and discover their secrets on land. Mooring fees in Croatia differ depending on:
Take a look at our Agana and Dubrovnik bases to find out more about their respective mooring fees. Heading to one of our other Mediterranean bases in Greece or Italy? You can also find their mooring fees on the individual base pages.
A one-two weeks sailing holiday in Croatia makes for a blissful yacht charter.
However, ultimately how long you set sail around the Adriatic Sea is your choice. March to the beat of your own drum and explore the very best of what the Mediterranean has to offer in your own time. At your own pace, follow one of our carefully-curated itineraries and open up your heart to Dubrovnik or Agana’s beauty.
If you want a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled Croatia yacht charter, you may choose one-week, whereas those looking for a laid-back, tranquil holiday with lots of sunbathing and beach days may choose to go for longer so that you can explore at a slower pace.
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