Croatia Yacht Charter Planning Guide

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Discover the Dalmatian Islands, Hvar, Split and Dubrovnik on your Croatian Catamaran, Sailboat or Motor Yacht Charter.

About Croatia | Charter Types | Crewed Motor Yachts | Crewed Catamarans | Bareboats | Gulets

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At Boatbookings, we offer a myriad of chartering options. Whether you want a week on a crewed motor yacht, a catamaran, a sailboat, or even a day charter...we do it all. Our team of expert brokers see the yachts, they meet the crew and they visit the local hotspots each year. They are the first port of call for planning a bespoke itinerary for your Croatia vacation. Contact our broker team via the about us page or simply email to start planning your Croatian trip today.

A Brief Introduction To Croatia

With dazzling waters, ancient towns and 1,400 islands to explore, Croatia continues to charm visitors year after year with its 350km coastline. Within each white-washed town lies a vibrant history, often dating back to Medieval times, contrasting against the wide expanse of Adriatic full of undiscovered coves and bountiful islands. To charter a yacht in Croatia is to experience the Mediterranean as it once was.

From lively towns where you can party into the night such as Hvar and Dubrovnik, to small islands filled with pretty streets such as Mjlet and Trogir, there is something to suit everyone during their holiday in Croatia. 

For centuries, Croatia was passed between the Illyrian, Roman, Christian, Venetian and Austrian empires, each leaving behind their own cultural impression. While Croatia is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, it still remains as one of Europe's best-preserved destinations, especially when chartering a yacht. 

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Croatia Yacht Charter Types

A yacht charter Croatia can range from a 40-foot bareboat Sailboat or Catamaran to a stunning Crewed Catamaran and large Crewed Motor Yachts, as well as many luxury Superyachts and Megayachts, which are normally based out of neighbouring Porto Montenegro. Whatever your budget, whatever your desired itinerary, our boatbookings expert brokers can create you a bespoke proposal to make your next vacation one to remember. 

Croatia Crewed Motor Yacht Charter

Croatia Luxury YachtSome 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, providing great comfort for families and groups of friends looking to truly relax and soak up the stunning vistas 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 week 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 50 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 

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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. 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 some of the top spots to visit during your charter in Croatia!


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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

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 a charter, 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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Some other destinations that you'll be able to cruise to during your charter are Vela Luka, Rogoznica, Sibenik, Kastela, Biograd, Pula, Losinj, Primosten, Mljet, Vis, Rovinj, Brijuni, Baska Voda, Zadar and Lastovo.


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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