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Croatia Boat Charter – Bareboat Or Crewed?

Croatia boat charter

Sailing yacht charters offer an ideal way to discover Croatia’s stunning coast and islands, with skipper-managed boat navigation providing you with more time for leisurely exploration.

Start your adventure from Split, the medieval city centered around Diocletian’s Palace. Explore Hvar, Korcula and Mljet islands before sailing into beautiful national parks such as Krka with its dramatic waterfalls.


Sailing a yacht together is not only exciting and memorable, but can also form strong bonds among friends and family. Chartering one bareboat allows for full responsibility of both yacht and its crew, perfect for those with enough experience who hold an International Skipper License (ICC).

At sea on a bareboat yacht, you will have complete freedom to discover Croatia’s stunning coast and thousand islands at your own pace and as per your own itinerary and experience level. Make the most of your sailing vacation!

Croatia offers an abundance of sailing destinations for you to choose from – something for every type of sailing holidaymaker, be it vibrant island-towns, tranquil bays or historic cities with fantastic restaurants and buzzing bars. Crystal-blue seas, sunlit skies and incredible history will create an unforgettable atmosphere on your sailing holiday; choosing what activities or sights to see first could prove challenging!


At a skippered yacht charter, you will enjoy having a professional skipper to handle all navigational aspects for a relaxing sailing holiday. Your skipper will also provide helpful local insights and recommendations regarding restaurants, towns and activities during your Croatian sailing vacation.

Make memories you won’t soon forget on a luxurious crewed yacht holiday, exploring Croatian islands with family and friends while tasting delectable cuisine and enjoying first-rate service in breathtaking settings.

Discover awe-inspiring landscapes spanning from medieval Split to vibrant Hvar and serene Korcula, or embark on an adventurous cultural voyage at national parks such as Mljet and Kornati. No matter your preferred activity level, our yacht charter experts will customize a trip plan that is tailor-made to make the most out of your Croatia yacht charter holiday experience.

Full crew

Crewed yacht charters provide guests with the ultimate yachting experience, offering unparalleled personal service, custom cruising itineraries, exquisite accommodations on board and full independence for guests while being fully taken care of by an attentive private crew – who are also always available to answer any questions you might have during their Croatia boat charter!

A full crew typically includes a Captain, sailor and chef; depending on the size and style of vessel there may also be additional crew members onboard. Once familiar with you and your preferences the crew will happily suggest an itinerary tailored specifically for you; Captains often own their vessels which they sail, meaning they have in-depth knowledge about secluded beaches and tourist attractions in their region; taking advantage of low season sailing dates like June or September could reduce costs significantly for hiring one.


One of the key requirements of bareboat chartering in Croatia is having a skipper’s licence that is recognized. This requirement must be fulfilled, with no exceptions made; additionally, having a VHF license onboard would be beneficial.

If you are uncertain whether your sailing qualification is valid in Croatia, we would be more than happy to check for you. As per Croatian law, original copies of both skipper quailification and VHF license must be presented upon check in at our marina.

If you don’t meet the minimum requirements for bareboat sailing in Croatia but would still like to explore its beautiful islands, consider joining one of our Sailing Flotillas; your personal skipper will take charge of navigation and manning of the vessel while you relax and enjoy your vacation. To learn more, click here and our Charter Experts will create a personalized yacht itinerary just for you!

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