Croatia yacht charter
The Mediterranean is blessed with a considerable amount of beautiful countries and islands. One of the most well-preserved destinations is Croatia, one of the best yachting locations in Europe. Found on the Dalmation Coast, the country boasts more than 1000 islands, with only 66 being inhabited. Providing boaters plenty of privacy and secluded opportunities on the Adriatic waters, Croatia also offers exhilarating adventures, rich historical sites, and romantic medieval towns to explore.
How much to charter a yacht in Croatia?
With 1,185 islands, there's every type of yacht available in Croatia for every island to discover. For shorter trips, a catamaran or a sailing yacht is ideal. A 61-foot catamaran with four cabins can cost around $35,000 for a full week's rent, while a 125-foot sailing yacht with eight cabins can cost about $45,000. On the other hand, a luxury motor yacht is perfect for liveaboards in Croatia, where you get to sail from one island to another in a 1-week expedition. A 200-foot motor yacht with six cabins and luxury amenities can cost around $350,000 for a week's rent.
What are the most popular yacht holidays in Croatia?
With so many beautiful and worthy islands to explore, plus some of the best and biggest marinas on the Adriatic Sea, choosing the best sailing spots in Croatia can be difficult. However, if you want to visit the best spots, then these are the top towns and islands to visit in Croatia. The top of our list is Dubrovnik, which has been called the "Pearl of the Adriatic." This famous seaside city is filled with so much history that stepping foot in its UNESCO World Heritage Site old town is like hopping on a time machine, and you're transported to the medieval ages. With winding alleys, magnificent churches, ancient walls, and baroque buildings, you will bask in this Croatia's southernmost town's stunning ambiance.
Split is the principal city of the Dalmatian coast. It is a city where the old meets the new, where Roman ruins and grand museums sit side by side with trendy cafes and shops. Its old town is a sight to behold and built around a sheltered harbor. And for a little bit of trivia, its well-preserved Roman ruins and architecture are so beautiful and genuine that it was used as a location for many scenes of the famed Game of Thrones TV series. And if you're looking for a tiny island that you can explore by foot for a mere 10 minutes, you've found Trogir. This small island is a walled fortress city, with medieval walls built between the 13th and 14th centuries. Explore the maze of alleys in this island, where they lead to courtyard restaurants and cafes. On the waterfront, you will find street performers, live music, and quaint market stalls.
For the best Croatian nightlife, head to the island of Hvar. Featuring swanky hotels, posh bars, restaurants, and high-end shopping, Hvar is the Croatian nightlife center. Recognized as among the ten most beautiful island destinations globally, Hvar also offers more than just nightlife and chic hotels. It also features gorgeous pine forests and crystal clear waters for nature lovers. And found on the north side of the island is Stari Grad, Croatia's oldest town, where you can find the most beautiful Gothic architecture on the Adriatic Sea.
But if you're looking for a more peaceful itinerary with the Dalmatian coast natural beauty at your fingertips, then a yacht charter to the Kornati National Park is the best yacht holiday for you. In this national park, you will find more than 100 islands scattered on the Dalmatian Sea. They make up islets, reefs, and tall, towering cliffs offering a maze of spectacular rocky islands.
Where to go on a luxury yacht charter in Croatia?
Over 60 marinas in Croatia offer luxury yacht holidays that are unparalleled anywhere in the world. Croatia may not be on the top ranks for a European yacht charter holiday, but you'll be surprised by the number of superyachts that come and visit its harbors in the summer.
Marina Punat on Krk Island has been recognized as one of the best marinas on the Adriatic Sea. Located on Punat's small town, it is the first marina to be awarded a Blue Flag, and it is one of only two marinas in the country to be given by The Yacht Harbor Association the Gold Anchor award. With 800 wet berths and 400 dry berths, it is one of the biggest in the world, accommodating mega yachts that offer the best luxury yacht holidays on the Adriatic you can ever imagine.
Between Sibenik and Split islands, on the island of Rogoznica, you will find Marina Frapa, considered to be the most luxurious marina on the Adriatic, and winner of the Best Croatian marina award for more than ten times. You will find a 5-star hotel, a yacht club, and plenty of fine dining restaurants on the marina. Get to explore Split and the islands on the Dalmation coast from this marina and enjoy a luxurious cruise around the islands.
Croatia is a European yachting gem that's soon becoming one of the world's most visited yachting destinations. While its popularity is booming, its well-preserved medieval coastal towns, sheltered bays, and hidden coves remain unspoiled and peaceful. For luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean, Croatia is one of the best destinations.