Croatia Yacht Charter Guide

Discover the Adriatic Coast on a luxury yacht charter in Croatia, exploring the beautiful pockets of Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Islands

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Steeped in a rich cultural history, Croatia is an enchanting island oasis of fragrant olive groves, lush vineyards and hundreds of unspoiled islands waiting to be explore. Whether you chose to charter a luxury motor yacht, crewed catamaran or bareboat monohul, our Charter Experts will prepare you for an extraordinary vacation in summer 2022 exploring some of the most scenic crusing grounds in the Mediterranean. Embark upon your Croatian charter and set sail around the medieval city of Split, hip Hvar, calming Korcula and magical Mljet National Park. Touring the Dalmatian Islands by private boat is the only way to truly embrace the beauty of the dramatic coastline.

From delivering hundreds of crewed yacht charters and bareboat sailing vacations, to visiting the destinations first-hand to ensure you have the best experience possible, we pride ourselves on having built an unrivalled expertise of the Croatian coastline. Your Boatbookings team will guide you on a tailor-made itinerary, showcasing the must-do activities in Dubrovnik, the best restaurants in Split and stylish beach clubs of Hvar.

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A Brief Introduction To Croatia

With dazzling waters, medieval towns, and over 1,400 islands to explore, Croatia continues to entice sailors and yachting enthusiasts year after year with its 350km of unspoiled coastline. Marking a symbolic gateway where East meets West, Croatia's ancient history dating back to the Middle Ages enthralls charteres and complements the beautiful Adriatic Sea full of undiscovered coves and islands.

To charter a yacht in Croatia is to experience the Mediterranean as it once was. For centuries, Croatia was passed between the Illyrian, Roman, Christian, Venetian, and Austrian empires, each leaving behind their own cultural impression and creating a unique blend. While Croatia is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, it still remains as one of Europe's best-preserved destinations, especially when seen from a charter yacht.

From lively towns such as Hvar and Dubrovnik to small islands filled with quaint streets such as Mljet and Trogir, there truly is something to suit everyone during their holiday in Croatia.  

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Croatia Yacht Charter Types

A yacht charter in Croatia can range from a 30-foot bareboat sailboat to a spacious crewed catamaran or a luxury motor yacht. In neighbouring Porto Montenegro, you will also find a large number of megayachts and superyachts. Whatever your budget and desired itinerary, our Charter Experts will create a bespoke proposal to make your next vacation one to remember. 

Croatia Crewed Motor Yacht Charter

Some of the world's greatest crewed motor yachts are cruising the Adriatic Sea of Croatia on itineraries that offer fascinating historical tours, natural beauty, cuisine, and sightseeing. Providing luxury, speed, and excellent service, chartering a luxury yacht is the ultimate way to explore the scenic Croatian islands. Embark in Split, Dubrovnik, or neighbouring Tivat, Montenegro to make the most of the best Croatian charter yachts to discover the highlights of the Dalmatian Islands. 

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Croatia Crewed Catamaran Charter

Croatian crewed catamarans are perfect for navigating the Dalmatian Islands for many reasons, the main two reasons being space and their shallow draft. Catamarans provide great comfort for families and groups of friends looking to relax and enjoy the stunning anchorages, bays and island atmosphere. The extra space provided by the wide beam, impressive stability, privacy, pampered crewed sailing and easy access to the water makes for a fantastic catamaran sailing holiday. Catamarans also allow you to get extremely close to shore, making them the ideal choice for exploring the islands of Hvar, Korcula and Mljet on your weekly charter.

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Croatia Bareboat Charter

Croatia is fast becoming Europe's bareboat sailing charter capital offering everything bareboat charters are looking for - hundreds of islands to explore, sailing at every level from beginner to advanced, excellent anchorages, timeless towns, excellent cuisine and everything from seclusion to superb nightlife.

There are hundreds of new monohull and catamaran bareboats for charter all along the coast, with many marinas to stay overnight. Fleets generally incorporate 3-5 cabin monohulls ranging from 30 to 55 feet, and a good selection of catamarans. Split and the surrounding areas such as Trogir are renowned for their facilities and large fleets of bareboat charters. There is also an option of charting in other Croatian destinations such as Dubrovnik and Pula.

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Croatia Gulet Charter 

Gulets are large wooden sailing yachts. They typically have 4-6 cabins, complete with en-suite bathrooms, large dining rooms, socialising areas, huge decks for sunbathing and a large crew complete with captain, chef, hostesses and deckhands. Gulets are a glorious sight with all their sails up under a full wind, and a fantastic way to experience the wonders of a crewed sailing charter. If you have several couples or families who would like to charter on the same boat, gulets are an excellent option both for their value and their classic and timeless style. 

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Croatia Yacht Charter Destinations

Croatia is renowned for its natural beauty which mixes perfectly with the towns to provide you with a relaxing cruise with alternating the peace and beauty of nature with the medieval towns along the way.

Sailing one of Croatia's national parks is a great experience to incorporate into any yacht charter. There are numerous picturesque coves, bays, and sandy beaches to visit during your cruise along the coastline. 

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Croatia Itineraries

We have several ideal itineraries available to sample many of the best charter areas of Croatia:

Croatia Destinations

Croatia has an incredible array of destinations; from natural havens to ancient cultural destinations, and all in between. Whether you're a historian, into hiking or want to soak up Croatia's Mediterranean culture, we have chosen some of our favourite destinations to share with you. Most yachts will be based in the largest towns of Split, Dubrovnik or Trogir, but take a look at our Croatia Destination Page to have a look at some of the top spots to visit during your charter in Croatia!


Also known as the "pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik has long been a celebrated seaside city, known worldwide for its beauty and fascinating history. Inside the ancient walls, behind an impressive gateway lies winding alleys, terraced restaurants, flowered stairways and magnificent churches that are beautifully maintained.

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Located between Mljet and Hvar, Korcula is a unique island with narrow streets leading to ancient churches and squares. Expect to find hidden paths and small coves as you cruise around its shores.  Aside from its stunning natural beauty, the island of Korcula is also famous for being where Marco Polo was born! See our Korcula yacht charter page here.

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Kornati National Park

The Kornati National Park, also known as a "nautical paradise" is a popular destination offering more than 100 islands in the Dalmatian Sea. Sheltered beneath a canopy of pine forests and covered with fields and olive groves, Kornati National Park is a rich cluster of islands that are bound to offer something for everyone. The largest island is Kornat from which the archipelago takes its name. Other larger islands are, Piskara, Kurba, Vela, Zut, Sit and Levrnaka.

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Trogir is another walled fortress city and a must-visit after the delights of Dubrovnik and Split. Get lost in the maze of alleys opening onto quaint and timeless courtyard restaurants and take a stroll along the lit-up waterfront with market-stalls, street performers and live music. 

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In spite of witnessing countless invasions from century to century, Hvar is thought to be one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. Step back in time in the oldest town in Croatia, Stari Grad, on the north side of the island and relish in the ornate Gothic design in the lively party capital, Hvar Town. With crystal clear waters and luscious pine forests to explore, Hvar makes for a delightful stop-off during your charter. 

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Split is not only an excellent port to begin your charter in, but is also an excellent destination to visit. As the main city in Dalmatia, Split is a beautifully preserved Roman city, rich in history and culture.

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Croatia has a superb Mediterranean Climate ensuring that it's generally warm and dry throughout the yachting season. The warmest months are July and August when the air temperature is 25-35°C (77-95°F). Summer sea temperature reaches up into the high 20's °C (low 80's °F).

The "shoulder" seasons of June and September are delightful, with fewer crowds but still excellent weather and warm waters. Average temperatures in the mid 20's °C (70's °F).  

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Other Destinations

Some other destinations that you'll be able to cruise to during your charter are Vela LukaRogoznicaSibenik, KastelaBiogradPulaLosinjPrimostenMljetVisRovinjBrijuniBaska VodaZadar and Lastovo.

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