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Croatia Sailing Holidays

Set sail on a bareboat Yacht Charter, or hire an experienced Skipper for a hassle-free sailing holiday. A Croatia Yacht Charter provides the perfect opportunity for sailors and small groups to explore the sunniest coastline in Europe independently and at their own pace.

Our Split ACI Marina Base brings you in and out of the heart of Split, and with over 1,000 islands to choose from, Croatia is an ideal destination for experienced and novice skippers alike.

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An Amazing Week

Fantastic communication. Great management whilst on board and during handover and also hand back of the boat. 100% recommended. Thank you.

Edward, Apr 2022
Perfect Boat!

We enjoyed every aspect of the charter. The boat was perfect for us and the service was superb.

Peter, Oct 2021
Excellent Sailing Adventure!

Excellent. We had a great sailing adventure. The boat was great. The cruising grounds were great. The team at Sail Croatia were very helpful. The boat was ready to take out before we got there.

Joe, OCt 2021

Sample Itinerary

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Off The Beaten Tack
Overview
Summary

The Off The Beaten Tack Itinerary is the perfect route for those looking to sail along the path less travelled, taking in some hidden Dalmatian gems along the way.

Heading north from Split, this itinerary takes in the quaint island of Solta on day 1 and heads back to the mainland to visit the beautiful town of Rogoznica. Day 3 takes guests north to Skradin, where the beautiful Krka National Park is located. The itinerary then continues south to the stunning islands of Zlarin, Kaprije and Solta. On the 7th day, this itinerary returns to the waterfront city of Split.

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Dicoletian's Palace, Split
  • Try authentic Croatian cuisine in Solta
  • Visit Dragon's Eye Lake, Rogoznica
  • Take in the beautiful Krka Waterfalls, Krka National Park
  • Relax and unwind on the charming islands of Zlarin & Kaprije
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Make your way to ACI Marina, where your Yacht Charter will begin! If you’re a little early for check-in, explore the incredible Old Town of Split, located a short walk away. The 4th Century Diocletian's Palace is the perfect spot to while away a few hours, exploring the many shops, galleries, cafes and bars within the palace walls.

The palace itself was once home to thousands, however today its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings, cobbled stone streets and charming courtyards that are just waiting to be explored.

Before check-in is also a good time to stock up on any supplies you’ll need for the week. We would recommend only purchasing enough food and drinks for the first day or two, as you’ll be able to pick up fresh produce throughout the week.

Useful Information
Solta, Croatia
Day 1
Solta
Summary

Leave Split behind as you make your way towards Solta and overnight in the tranquil Necujam Bay. There isn’t a better way to get acquainted with the Croatian way of life than on the island of Solta!

Necujam Bay is famous amongst locals for the large pebble beach which sweeps across the main cove, offering the perfect spot for a sunset stroll or early morning swim.

Enjoy a drink at the beach bar or traditional Croatian cuisine in one of Necujam’s local restaurants.

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
Rogoznica, Croatia
Day 2
Rogoznica
Summary

This morning we’ll depart the island of Solta and head toward Rogoznica or Primosten, depending on your preference. These locations are only 7km apart, so it is easy to see both places in one day if you wish.

Rogoznica marks the divide between the northern and southern Adriatic, and offers plenty of rewarding scenery to those who wish to pay it a visit. There are several natural attractions in Rogoznica, including dozens of beaches, and the unique “Dragon’s Eye” lake formation.

Located on an unbelievably pretty peninsula, Primosten is rich in Mediterranean culture and heritage and is often a real highlight. The Old Town’s narrow, cobbled streets lined with dark green window shutters and traditional houses are a haven to explore.

For nightlife options, Rogoznica and Primosten both have many bars and cocktail bars to choose from, not forgetting the Admiral nightclub (Rogoznica) and famous Aurora nightclub (Primosten).

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
  • Marinas: €40 - 130 *Cash & card available

*Catamaran mooring fees can be up to 1.5 x more than these estimated prices

Skradin, Croatia
Day 3
Skradin
Summary

Leave the sea behind and head inland to reach your next stop - Skradin.

‘Why would I want to leave the sea?’, you ask…to explore the Krka Waterfalls of course! Krka is a stunning National Park that features stunning waterfall formations, Mediterranean trees, an abundance of plants and lush green walking trails. Krka National Park gained its National Park status to protect the Krka River and its 7 waterfalls, which are now abundant with native flora and fauna.

Krka National Park remains relatively quiet early in the morning and late in the afternoon, so you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and winding footpaths that lead to the most photogenic views.

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
Optional Excursions
  • Krka Waterfalls & National Park
Zlarin, Croatia
Day 4
Zlarin
Summary

Depart from the stunning Krka Waterfalls and head to the island of Zlarin.

Refreshingly, there are no cars on Zlarin and it is forbidden to drive, making this a perfect location to explore by bike or on foot. This peaceful destination really is a break from the modern world, allowing guests to relax, unwind and take in the surrounding nature.

Several restaurants and cafes are nearby if you feel like dining in a local restaurant this evening.

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
  • Marinas: €40 - 130 *Cash & card available

*Catamaran mooring fees can be up to 1.5 x more than these estimated prices

Kaprije, Croatia
Day 5
Kaprije
Summary

Sail from Zlarin to Kaprije, an island which boasts striking pine forests, and a small population of only 150 inhabitants.

A driving ban is also in place in this destination, conjuring up images of life as it once was. Make the most of spending time in another location with a peaceful and rejuvenating environment.

Kaprije is famous for its grape and olive production, so don’t forget to sample the fresh local wine and olive oil while you’re there.

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
Sesula, Croatia
Day 6
Sesula
Summary

Leaving the hidden gems of Kaprije and Zlarin behind, we’ll sail south, taking in the stunning coastline before arriving at Sesula on the island of Solta.

Here you can choose to dock in the secluded Sesula bay or in the nearby village of Maslinica, both located at the northern end of the island. Maslinica is known amongst locals for its beautiful sunsets and Sesula bay is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and swim.

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Mooring buoys: €30 - 40 *Cash only
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

Today you’ll make your way back to Split, which is just a short sail away from the peaceful bays of Sesula or Maslinica.

If you’re yet to discover the beautiful city of Split, we recommend exploring Diocletian’s Palace, or hiking up to Marjan Hill for an impressive view over the Old Town.

If you would like to celebrate the last night of your Yacht Charter, you couldn’t be in a better place! Split has plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to keep you going well into the early hours of the morning!

Approximate Mooring Fees:
  • Harbour: 1 night of mooring at Split ACI Marina is included free for Sail Croatia yachts and catamarans
Split, Croatia
Day 8
Split
Summary

This morning it’s time to check-out of your yacht by 8.30am. Our Base Manager and/or Skipper will be on hand to answer any questions you may have!

Last Minute Yacht Specials

Sailing Yacht
Discounted Yacht Charters Charter with Skipper Offer

Take advantage of our discounted Yacht Charter prices onboard our Private Yacht Tours that include a skipper, and a host of other benefits.

Free Mooring
Discounted Yacht Charters Yacht Charter Special

Take advantage of discounted Yacht Charters in April and May 2022, as you explore the Adriatic independently and at your own pace. A bareboat Yacht Charter is perfect for experienced Skippers, or those looking to hire a Skipper that can take care of the sailing for you!

Sailing Resources
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Yacht Charter FAQ'S

Do I have to hire a Skipper?

No you don't need to hire a Skipper! If you have a valid Skipper license & VHF license, you are welcome to skipper your own yacht! Please ensure your qualifications match those available in the above list. If you are unsure whether your qualification is acceptable, please contact our team immediately. It is essential that you email through a copy of your qualifications to [email protected] prior to your departure, as we need to register you with the relevant Port Authorities. If you are looking for a sailing experience that includes a Skipper, check out our Private Yacht Tours.

Please note: A photo of your Skipper’s license (taken on your mobile device) can be sent through to us prior to your departure, however you will need to provide the original (hard copy) license and/or certificate upon check in and carry this with you throughout the duration of your Yacht Charter. This process helps to avoid any delays on your departure day, and is a legal requirement of chartering a vessel in Croatia.

What ages are suitable for a Yacht Charter?

All ages are welcome onboard our yachts although practically it is recommended children are able to swim and additional considerations be taken into account such as moving around the yachts, moving booms and ropes, slippery surfaces, boarding and crossing from shore to the yacht. Risks are clearly visible and additional precautions should be taken with children onboard particularly for non-swimmers. For all children onboard we recommend you bring with you well fitted children life jackets and harness with tether system. Remember it is hot in July and August so wearing a life jacket may cause overheating and children to be uncomfortable. Inflatable life jackets with a tether maybe a more suitable option for children. We also recommend the use of nets which go around the yacht, particularly for bookings with children aged 6 and under, and we can organise this at the time of booking

What are obligatory extras?

Obligatory extras are additional items that you will be required to pay for when hiring a yacht. These items vary from yacht to yacht and include items such as final cleaning and Croatia local tax. Please view the yachts obligatory extras section on the yacht details page to see the specific items for each yacht.

What are optional extras?

Optional extras are additional items that you can add to your booking. Please visit the yacht details pages to view the optional extras that are available with each yacht.

What are the average mooring costs in Croatia?

There are plenty of different mooring options in Croatia! Mooring buoys (estimated 30-40 Euros per night*) are great if you’re looking for a private mooring solution. Marinas on the other hand, (40-130 Euros per night*) offer facilities including cafes, restaurants, showers & toilets, as well as access to shore power and water. A mixture of both options generally provides the best experience throughout the week. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, choosing locations that are a little further from marinas and towns is often more economical. 1 night of mooring at Split ACI Marina is included free for Sail Croatia yachts and catamarans *Please note: The cost of mooring buoys and marinas are estimations and are based on a 40ft yacht. The size of your vessel and date may affect the price of mooring buoys and marinas.

Where can I sail to?

Yacht Charters operate on Split Return routes only, as these vessels will not have enough time to make it from the lower coast back to Split in 7 days. We recommend one of 3 itineraries; Famed Favourites, Island Explorer and Off The Beaten Track.

What extra expenses do I need to pay for?

You’ll want to start your week by stocking your boat with food and drink – your skipper will be able to advise you of the best place to shop. It’s customary to pay for your skipper’s expenses for the week, including water taxis, meals and drinks. You’ll also have to pay a local tax for every person on your boat (including skipper & host/hostess, if applicable) for the number of days travelling. This is payable in cash at the marina.

Whats the difference between the Pay Now and Pay Locally price totals?

Due to our yachts operating out of Croatia, some of your yacht charter booking will be required to be paid in the local Croatian currency (Croatian Kuna). The Pay Now total is required to be paid in full 12 weeks before departure.

When is check in / check out?

2022 Departures

  • Saturday departure - check in is from 5pm in ACI Marina Split
  • Sunday or Wednesday departure - check in is from 2pm in ACI Marina Split

2023 Departures

  • Sunday or Monday departure 2023 - check in is from 3pm in ACI Marina Split
  • Check out is by 8:30am at Split ACI Marina on the last day of your charter.
Where does the skipper sleep?

Normally in one of the cabins. If these are full then they will often sleep in the salon of the yacht has a couch that folds into a bed for the night.

Which yacht is right for me?

This depends on your group size as the larger your group the larger the yacht. Select your preferred departure and then sort the results by yacht capacity and this will sort the yachts from minimum to maximum capacity. If you have a large group and are looking for a luxurious sailing experience, view the ships available for a luxury Yacht Charter.

Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?

A tourist tax of 1.50 Euros per person per day is not included in the price. This is to be paid locally at check-in.

How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?

Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. To find out more on what we’ve achieved so far and our goals for a sustainable future, check out our sustainability report here.

Do you offer a Skipper refresher course?

Our Day 1 Skipper Course is perfect for assisting Yacht Charter Skippers to set sail! This course provides a 4 hour refresher program with a local, experienced Sail Croatia Skipper, giving you the confidence and insider knowledge to get the best out of your week sailing in Croatia. Learn more about this optional extra here.

What Health & Safety measures will be in place onboard?

Sail Croatia takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously, and as such will be implementing measures onboard our ships to limit and prevent the spread of Covid-19. These measures will be updated in line with best practices and Government guidelines on our Travel to Croatia page.

Whilst we endeavour to reduce the spread of Covid-19, it’s important to recognise that there is a clear risk of the spread of the disease whilst on holiday. Our aim is to keep our guests safe and we kindly ask for your support in this process.