Sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44I · 2009
D-Marin Marina Dalmacija, Sukosan, Croatia
- Captain optional
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It comes as no surprise that Croatia has become an increasingly popular sailing destination amongst sailors from all over the world. Experienced and novice sailors alike don’t simply enjoy the ideal wind conditions, they also come here for the incredible views. After all, Croatia is known as the country with over 1000 islands. Rent a sailboat in Croatia to make the most of your sailing adventure in this beautiful country.
One of the advantages of renting a sailboat in Croatia is the fact that the wind is their fuel. You don’t need to pay extra for fuel and don’t need to ensure that the tank is always full when leaving the marinas. Therefore it is often cheaper to rent a sailboat rather than another type of boat.
Another advantage of a sailboat charter in Croatia is that the wind conditions in this country are ideal for anyone wanting to experience a sailing adventure. While the winds might slow down over the summer, the westerly winds are generally stronger in May and June, making them the perfect months for a sailing vacation in Croatia.
One of the downsides of renting a sailboat in Croatia is that they are only fuelled by wind. This means that you are completely dependent on the wind. You might get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing. This might mean losing valuable vacation time.
One of the most popular sailboats to rent in Croatia is Sailboat Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 which is available to rent in Trogir, a magical seaside town with magnificent architecture and views. Up to eight guests fit on board the boat and you find a shower on deck as well as a cockpit table.
Another popular sailboat to rent in Croatia is Sailboat Bavaria Cruiser 51 which is available to rent in Dubrovnik, one of the most popular and exciting tourist destinations in Croatia. Ancient forts and picturesque streets make it the perfect spot to start your sailing vacation in Croatia. Up to 11 people fit on board the boat and you even have heating on board the boat should the temperatures suddenly drop.
If you have the necessary cash to charter a private luxury sailboat in Croatia you should go for it. Sailboats are not necessarily known or booked for their comfort, but more because of their practicality and sense of adventure, so if you can afford to pimp your sailing holiday with a little bit of luxury, you should absolutely go for it. Sailboat Yener San Limi which is available to rent in Split is a luxury sailboat that even comes with a jacuzzi on board. Up to 10 people can fit on board the boat and a professional crew is going to take care of your every need on your sailing holiday in Croatia. The sailboat even comes with a sundeck, a real luxury considering all the equipment that is necessary for sailing and that is generally stored on deck.
The amount of people that can travel on a sailboat depends on the size, the amount of rooms and other factors in relation to the boat. Generally speaking sailboats are equipped to host 2-12 people. It all depends on who you want to travel with and what comforts you want to find on board your sailboat.
The wind conditions are generally ideal for sailing in Croatia, but the westerly winds are a bit stronger in May and June, making these months the best time for sailing in this part of the Mediterranean. The winds are definitely calmer in July and August, making these months ideal for a sailing vacation with other types of boats. However, generally speaking, the sailing season in Croatia lasts from April until October.
As Croatia is located right at the Mediterranean sea, summers are generally dry and hot while the winters are mild and come with a little rain.
Renting a sailboat in Croatia doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can rent a sailboat for 225 EUR per person per day on average. It might seem a little pricier than booking a hotel room, but remember that this is only an average price. There are definitely sailboats available in Croatia that you can rent cheaper than this. Also, if you plan your boat holiday off season, you can save a lot of money.
If you want to hire a skipper in addition to your sailboat bareboat charter in Croatia you need to keep in mind that you will have to pay extra for this.
Before we get into the kind of boat licence you need when chartering a sailboat in Croatia, it is important to note that you will need to be in possession of a valid boat licence as well as a valid VHF radio licence.
You can always travel to Croatia to get your boat licence in the country via the Administration of Maritime and Port Authority authorities after passing the test to obtain the boat licence.
If you don’t have a boat licence or simply don’t want to operate the sailboat yourself you can always hire a skipper in addition to your sailboat bareboat charter in Croatia.
One of the most popular types of boats to rent in Split are sailing boats, making this area the perfect spot for a sailing vacation in Croatia.
Day 1 - Start your sailing adventure in Split and sail to Brač: Split is actually the second largest city in Croatia and the perfect place to start your sailing adventure. Before heading out at sea, make sure that you discover the old town, its magnificent historical buildings and take in the stunning views. Brač is a picturesque island just off the coast of Split and a wonderful destination for anyone looking at swimming in turquoise waters and discovering little towns surrounded by lush green trees.
Day 2 - Stay on the island of Brač in Sutivan and head to the region of Pučišća on the island: Before heading for Pučišća, enjoy the stunning sunrise you get to see at the marina in Sutivan and go for a swim in Zlatni rat, otherwise also known as Golden Horn Beach. Pučišća is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Croatia and will charm you with its beautiful houses and endearing streets.
Day 3 - Sail from Pučišća to Vrboska on the island of Hvar: This stunning town is also often referred to as the little Venice of Croatia - for good reason! The small port is already inviting you to come and discover the town from the moment you arrive. The beautiful seafront is lined with lovely historical buildings.
Day 4 - Sail from Vrboska on the island of Hvar to Lovište: Lovište is a coastal town located on the Pelješac peninsula. You can either anchor somewhere beautiful and go for a swim or discover this quaint little town.
Day 5 - Sail from Lovište to Šćedro: Lush green forest and stunning turquoise waters await you in this part of Croatia and make for a perfect stop on your sailing vacation.
Day 6 - Sail from Šćedro to the Pakleni islands: You can explore some of the most beautiful forgotten lagoons in this part of Croatia or just swim in the crystal clear waters surrounded by lush green forest. The city of Hvar is not too far from here if you want to experience the bustling nightlife that Croatia is famous for.
Day 7 - Sail from the Pakleni islands back to Split: Before heading back to Split make sure that you go for another swim in the blue water and stop by Uvala Stracinska, a hidden spot with scenic views.
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