Croatia

Discover your dream destination across Croatia

If planning to visit Croatia, yacht charter is one of the most popular and widely recommended holiday options, and the perfect way to discover many of the country’s natural beauties.

Divided into 4 major regions – Istria & Kvarner, Northern Dalmatia, Central Dalmatia and Southern Dalmatia – it boasts over a thousand kilometres of coastline with more than 1100 islands and islets, many of which accessible only by private boats. That is why a yachting holiday is the only way to truly experience everything Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast has to offer.
Having that in mind, it is not surprising that Croatia has become one of the world’s top sailing destinations and the number one choice of many sea-lovers from all parts of the world.

Whether you opt for a bareboat or a skippered yacht charter, you will get a unique opportunity to sail one of the numerous sailing routes we have carefully selected for you. From undiscovered coves and fascinating national parks to historic towns and trendy bars, there is no doubt a week of yachting in Croatia will amaze you and leave you wanting more.


Croatia Map

Why Croatia?

  • Croatia’s archipelago is the largest in the Adriatic sea.
  • Croatia has the most indented coast in the entire Mediterranean, which allows you to sail around more than 1240 islands and islets.
  • More than 97% of the beaches boast excellent seawater quality.
  • There are 56 marinas at your disposal, conveniently scattered along the coast, giving you the opportunity to take a temporary break from sailing in the open sea, and experience local culture, history and nightlife.
  • The sailing season lasts April through to October, with July and August being peak months.

Essential Information

Language
Croatian, but English, German and Italian are widely spoken by the locals.

When to visit
May to October, although best weather is June to September.

Opening hours
Most services, shops and businesses are open all day from 8.00 or 9.00 to 20.00, while banking hours may be somewhat shorter (8.00 to 17.00 or 18.00). Supermarkets and grocery stores may stay open as late as 23.00. Opening hours on islands may be significantly shorter, especially out of season.

Payment methods
Credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) are widely accepted. Some small café and shop owners however may accept cash only, so be sure to have a small amount of cash on you at all times. ATMs are widely available in every major tourist centres, and most have service in English.

Currency
Croatian Kuna divided into 100 Lipas. Notes come in 10 Kn, 20 Kn, 50 Kn, 100 Kn, 200 Kn, 500 Kn and 1000 Kn. Coins come in 1 Kn, 2 Kn and 5 Kunas.

Tipping etiquette
It is customary to leave a 10-15% tip if you were particularly satisfied with the service.

Marina fees
In high season, marina fees are about 2€ per foot of the yacht. For more details consult the official website of each marina you plan to visit.

Usual charter starting day
Saturday.

Electricity
Electricity is 220V, 50Hz, with round pin wall sockets, so UK or USA visitors should bring adaptors and/or transformers.

Internet
There is free public internet access (Wi-Fi connection) in many town centres offered by local communities.

Health
European Health Insurance Card entitles citizens from EU countries to the state-funded healthcare scheme in Croatia, so be sure to have it on you. Citizens of non-EU countries should take out travel insurance in their name. Pharmacies are clearly marked by a green cross. Emergency number (ambulance, firefighters and police) is 112.

Food and drink precautions
There are no special food and drink precautions to take. Generally, tap water is drinkable (except when it is marked otherwise).

Weather
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