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Sailing Croatia Guide – All You Need To Know

Croatia, one of the oldest existing European countries, is well known for its history and beautiful scenery. Here are some tips on how to spend your holiday, expenses to consider, places to visit, and some magical islands you can’t afford to miss on your trip to this lovely country.

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What is sailing on the coast of Croatia like?

Croatia is one of the best sailing locations in the world. It holds a lot of experiences and Islands to explore. And what better way to explore this area than with a yacht. 

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This lovely coastal route offers much, from breathtaking beaches and islands to historic ruins and coves.

Due to gentler winds and shorter travel distances, the country is safer than any other location for sailing.

While on your trip, you may make stops to explore the culture of this beautiful country.

Top Croatia travel destinations by sailing boat!

Let’s talk about some stunning Islands you might want to explore while sailing in this historic European country.


Hvar is one of Croatia’s oldest towns and islands — nestled between Brac, Vis, and Korula off the Dalmatian coast.

The island’s most prominent features are extensive, rich coastal plains and freshwater springs.

Along with vineyards, olive gardens, fruit orchards, and lavender fields, its hillsides are covered in pine woods.

Mild winters and warm, sun-filled summers define the climate.

Due to its central location on the Adriatic sailing routes, Hvar is critical in directing commerce up and down the Adriatic, to Italy, and across the Mediterranean.

Hvar is an island off Croatia perfect for sailing
The island of Hvar. Photo by Cody Black on Unsplash


While on your sailing trip, you should stop at Korcula.  It is greatly recognized for its lush forests and lovely old towns.

The old walled city of Korcula Town preserves a beauty unmatched by the Adriatic. It is one of the greenest Adriatic islands, flanked by Aleppo pines, olive groves, and vineyards.


Zlarin provides an ideal location for relaxation and sunbathing. It features a small museum and a jewellery shop dedicated to the island’s history of collecting and processing red coral.

There are various beautiful cafés where you can enjoy the local atmosphere and fine restaurants where you can dine. It has a peaceful, calm, and magnificent atmosphere.

The best seasons for sailing in Croatia

The sailing season in Croatia runs from April until mid-October, when the weather is usually at its best. Certain months are preferable to others, depending on the type of travel experience you want.

There are fewer people and more possibilities to be surrounded by nothing but the infinite blue sea and the Dalmatian islands from April to mid-June, as well as late September and October.

Summer breezes in July and August are ideal for sailing in the sun, while September and October are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

How much does it cost to hire a yacht in Croatia?

Several factors influence the cost of hiring a yacht in Croatia. Quality of trip and pricing, for example. An all-inclusive cruise on a luxury yacht will most probably cost more than sailing on a middle-class yacht.

Furthermore, the boat you choose to sail on and the timing of your holiday determine the cost of your Croatia yacht rental. You may, however, adjust your trip to your budget because there are several excursions and boats to choose from.

Bol in Croatia is perfect for sailing
Photo by Karla Car on Unsplash

When to get the best deals

You may take advantage of early booking discounts as charter operators set their prices for the upcoming season. Last-minute deals depend on how well charter companies perform with bookings, but as the season approaches, expect to see more of them.

Discounts of up to 30% or more are possible. The drawback of waiting for a last-minute discount is that the boat you wish to hire may not be available when you want to make your reservation.


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How much does a sailing boat in Croatia cost?

The cost of buying a sailing boat is influenced by its grade, size, type and your preferred taste. 

Classic Sailing boats: €250,000 to €13,500,000

Catamarans: €344,400 to €3,439,284

Luxury boats: €990,000 to €125,000,000

Dinghy: €4916.18 to €29497.05

Yacht: €990,000 to €125,000,000 (depending on the size and your preferred taste)

Sailing in Trogir, Croatia


If you have experience in sailing, you don’t necessarily need a skipper. However, if you are a beginner or want to spend your whole sailing trip resting and soaking up the sun, you will need to hire a skipper. A skipper assists you in sailing your boat and planning your travels.

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