Croatia is a perfect destination for Your sailing holidays and is known all over the world as a paradise for sailors. Croatia catamaran charter and sailing is actually the best way to see the coast and to enjoy fully its beauty.

Discover hidden coves, beautiful bays full of lavender scent, and deserted islets with ancient olive groves. Enjoy fresh seafood and exquisite wines in local restaurants in the remote bays. Or just anchor anywhere and soak in the Adriatic.

If you are new to sailing around Croatia, maybe our guide to sailing destination in Croatia can give you a better idea about what to expect upon arrival in Croatia.

Split area

Split sailing area is the most popular charter destination in Croatia. Many sailors are always returning to this nautical area because it offers beautiful places,beaches and bays on the islands in the area as well on the coast.

There are many marinas in the area from where You can start your cruise from including Split, Marina Kastela, Trogir, Seget, Marina Frapa and Kremik. All are reached via Split airport, with both Trogir and Kastela actually being closer to the airport than Split itself. Transfers to Trogir take about 10minutes, to Kastela about 20 minutes with Split, Frapa and Kremik about 45 minutes to an hour away.

Most attractive destinations in this area are:

The islands of Hvar, Vis, Brac and Solta with beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea.

Split is the biggest city in this area and it is famous for the Diocletian’s Palace that is listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Split has been sung in many songs of the popular Croatian singers and decribed as the most beautiful city in the world. It’s historical and modern amenities, spirited inhabitans and women of impressive beauty will convince everyone in the idea that Split really is the most beautiful city in the world.

Trogir is a town near Split whose entire centre is under the protection of UNESCO. Trogir is also known as a city monument.

Zadar area

Zadar sailing area is very attractive region thanks to its indented coastline and many islands in the area.

There are several charter marinas within the area that could be ideal departure pont for Your cruise including Zadar, Biograd and Sukosan. The usual entry point for these is the airport just outside Zadar.

Interesting destinations in this region are:

Kornati islands – group of 89 islands that has been declared as national park due to the exceptional beauty of its landscape.

Zadar, 3000 years old city, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism, the only place in the world where the sea plays his tune …

Sibenik, historic royal city, known for its cathedral that was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

A city where the latest scenes of the popular Game of thrones were filmed…

The islands Pag, Pasman, Ugljan, Dugi Otok, Ist, Iz, Murter, Zlarin known for its crystal clear sea.

Dubrovnik area

Dubrovnik sailing region is famous for its beautiful landscapes and historical heritage.

The main charter marina for this sailing region is Aci Marina Dubrovnik, served by Dubrovnik airport about 30-40 minutes drive away.

Being less popular than Split and Zadar area the number of yachts available from Dubrovnik is limited so whether going for a bareboat or skippered charter we suggest booking early if you’re particular about your choice of yacht.

Higly recommendable to visit in this area:

The city of Dubrovnik, inevitable destination for all who visit the Mediterranean; known also as „pearl of Adriatic“, centre of the elegant and luxury tourism on the Croatian Adriatic

The town of Korcula on Korcula island known for its historical game „Moreška“ and the Peljesac peninsula known for its famous red wines

The island of Mljet declared as national park due to its untouched nature.

Lastovo archipelago – group of 44 islands, declared and protected as a park of nature due to its  attractive landscape


This sailing area has longest tradition of tourism in the Croatia thanks to rich cultural and entertainment offer.

The main charter base for chartering in the area is Pula from where bareboat and skippered charters are available. Pula has its own airport just a few miles out of the town centre.

Istria is a lovely charter destination but if You compare it with other sailing areas in Croatia, there are perhaps more interesting areas to try first.

Interesting locations of this sailing area are:

Pula, the largest city in Istria, known for its extremely valuable remains from the Roman period (Amphitheatre, Triumphal Arch, the city gates, the Temple of Augustus …)

Brijuni Island located in front of Pula, popular and attractive destination for sailors, declared as National Park.