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Croatia yacht charter

Croatia Yacht Charter Guide

A superyacht charter in the Adriatic Sea presents an idyllic combination of stunning coastlines and lush vineyards, crystal-clear waters and secret bays. 

Why do we think Croatia is a ‘must-visit’ destination?

From the stunning thousand islands of its Adriatic coastline to the captivating architecture of cities like Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia is a destination like no other. Not only is it home to a remarkable variety of natural beauty, but its cultural legacy, shaped by the Roman and Ottoman Empires, adds a unique depth to the experience.

While its popularity is increasing, the country remains remarkably unspoiled, offering visitors a chance to explore its culinary delights, relax on pristine beaches and immerse themselves in its vibrant history and culture. Croatia is a must-visit destination that few can resist.

Why do we recommend visiting Croatia on a yacht charter?

Cruising the stunning coastlines of Croatia is a bucket list must for any luxury traveler. You will set sail aboard your superyacht and wake each day to a new land bursting with undiscovered treasures. From the deep emerald waters of the Adriatic to the ancient vineyards and olive groves, you can explore a wild beauty that's unparalleled in the Mediterranean. With some of the clearest waters in the region, it's no wonder this destination has become a favorite among yacht enthusiasts and the perfect complement to an Italian or Montenegrin charter.

For an unforgettable journey, you can embark on a one-way charter from Venice to Porto Montenegro, traveling along the Adriatic Sea and taking in the best of Croatia along the way. Or, you can experience the best of the Dalmatian Islands with a yacht rental that starts and finishes in Croatia. In one week, you can explore the region's rocky islets, hidden beaches, stunning cities, and much more. With the perfect mix of activity and relaxation, a yacht charter in Croatia is the ideal way to experience the best of this beautiful destination.

How can IYC help you?

At IYC, we have the resources and experience necessary to plan your yacht charter in Croatia. Our local office team and charter experts are on hand to help you create a remarkable experience by finding the ideal yacht and devising an unforgettable itinerary. With the largest yacht charter fleet in the world, as well as in Croatia, you can count on us to make your Croatian holiday a success.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Croatia on a yacht is typically between late May and early October, when the weather is pleasant and the seas are calm.

Key Cruising areas: The most well-known areas are the Kornati National Park, the Dalmatian Coast, the islands of Hvar, Vis, Brac. The city of Dubrovnik is also a popular destination, offering a range of cultural attractions, restaurants and nightlife. 

Don’t miss: Hvar is a stunning Croatian island that is a ‘must-see’. Explore the nearby Pakleni Islands, relax and take in the stunning views at the fortress overlooking the harbour, or dance the night away in the lively bars and clubs. Nature lovers can also go hiking. 

Best spots for wining & dining: Dubrovnik is home to some of the country’s best restaurants, including Proto Restaurant, which serves up traditional Croatian cuisine with a modern twist. Split also has some excellent spots for wining and dining. Konoba Kod Joze, located in the old town, serves some of the freshest seafood dishes, while Dalmatino offers traditional Croatian cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere.

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Best Local Dish: Strukli is a savory pastry made with soft cheese and dough. It is usually served with a side of sour cream. Other popular dishes include čobanac (a stew of meat, vegetables and beans), sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls) and pašticada (a beef stew with a sweet-and-sour sauce).

Local Culture: Croatia is a destination where you can perfectly combine a cultural experience with a relaxing cruise. From the coastal walled cities of Dubrovnik, Trogir and Split, to the historic towns of Rovinj and Porec, there's something for everyone to explore and appreciate. A must-do experience in Hvar, is to visit the 16th-century Spanjola Fortress, which offers stunning views of the old town and harbor. 

Best Beach: It is impossible to say which beach is the best in Croatia since there are so many beautiful beaches to choose from. Don’t miss Zlatni Rat Beach, located on the island of Brač in the Dalmatian Coast. It is known for its distinctive shape, which extends 500 meters into the Adriatic Sea.

IYC Recommends: Boasting over 140 islands, islets and reefs, the Kornati archipelago is a paradise for yachting enthusiasts. The crystal-clear waters, stunning landscapes, and abundance of wildlife make it a perfect place for swimming, snorkeling, and exploring. The natural beauty of the islands and their untouched nature provide an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Top Yachts available for charter in Croatia

See below available yachts for charter in Croatia. Contact us to find out about additional yachts for charter available in the area.

What is the best time of year to charter a yacht in Croatia?

Croatia benefits from a warm, Mediterranean climate throughout the year and offers exceptional sailing conditions from May to September. The most popular months to visit the region are July and August, so if you would prefer to avoid the crowds, May, June and September are ideal for a more tranquil charter. 

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

There are many factors that determine the yacht’s price, including the yacht’s size, age, number of guests, and amenities. The price will also depend on how long you choose to charter the yacht for. Typically, yacht itineraries are booked for one week but you can choose to charter it for less than that or for longer periods of time. IYC’s Charter Consultants will work closely with you to help you find the yacht that best fits your needs and budget to create an unforgettable experience.

What destinations can I visit while chartering a yacht in Croatia?

Croatia is known as 'the land of a thousand islands' and offers some of the most spectacular cruising in Europe. Sailing along the crystal blue waters of the Croatian coastline is the best way to discover the magic of this remarkable country. A yacht charter here can be anything you would like it to be. Spend your days strolling along cobbled streets of the ancient cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar, visit the charming vineyards and rolling hills of Cavtat, or island hop through the breathtaking natural paradise of the Kornati National park. Many charter itineraries include a mix of city breaks, days exploring secluded anchorages and cruising through the region’s many clusters of islands.

What types of yacht can I charter in Croatia?

IYC has over 80 charter yachts available in Croatia, which includes motoryachts, sailing yachts, and catamarans. Many of the IYC charter yachts have a range of watersports equipment and toys that make them a perfect choice for families and active adults. You can find out more about the amenities each yacht offers you when speaking with an IYC Charter Consultant, from on board gyms to wellness spas to scuba diving gear. 

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