Croatia travel guide - Information for your holiday in Croatia
Croatia yacht charter
Croatia’s long coast and its numerous islands belong to the most interesting and beautiful sailing areas of the world. The shorelines oft he mainland and islands make a total of 6,000 km length offering interesting sailing routes.
A beautiful way to discover the large number of Croatian islands is to go on a cruise on a motor sailboat. There are different categories of sailboats, from simple boats to extravagant ones departing from different harbours.
Between Zadar and Dubrovnik there are ideal wind conditions and an excellent infrastructure, so this part of Dalmatia is particulary attractive for passionate sailors. Should you be interested in sailing – there are several sailing schools along the coast.
On different routes, it is also possible to charter a boat with a skipper and crew taking care of you. You can usually choose between a cosy, traditional sailboat or modern sailboats.
If you have a sailing licence and decide to charter a yacht, you should be well-informed about the Croatian winds. The so-called Maestral is a cool north-west wind blowing notably often during the summer months, usually from noon until sunset. Especially between November and April, the cool and dry Bora blows from the inland towards the sea can have a strong influence on sailing activities. The Jugo wind is a soft and warm wind which can occur throughout the year. It comes from the Sahara and blows from the sea towards the land. Sometimes it brings rainy weather, however, sailors like the soft waves the Jugo brings.