Yacht Charter Holidays in Croatia: A Fact File
The Adriatic has long been a favourite of superyacht charter groups who want the breath-taking scenery and warm blue waters of the Eastern Mediterranean coupled with the nightlife more often associated with a Western Mediterranean luxury event charter, and the Dalmation Islands in Croatia certainly provide. Read the full Croatia yacht charter guide.
Beach-side activities are plentiful and visitors have a wide selection of dive sites and fishing spots to choose from, each bursting with flora and fauna diversity.
In recent years Croatia has gained fame as a film location for some of the biggest films and shows of our time, yet despite the increase in tourism there is still the opportunity to find your own quiet sandy beach off the beaten path for a day of exploration and adventure with the water toys, followed by hours of tranquil sunbathing beside transparent waters.
Marinas and ports are abundant, and whether stopping off in Dubrovnik or sailing to the far side of the Lastovo Archipelago Nature Park there are sure to be facilities or an anchorage to suit your needs.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate: In July and August, the temperature can reach a high of 30°C/86°F while the coldest winter months of January and February average around 7°C/44°F. December is also the wettest month and receives on average 113mm of rainfall compared to 28mm in June. The Adriatic Sea rises in temperature from 17°C/64°F in May to peak at 25°C/77°F in August, making the summer months perfect for deep water diving or soaking tired muscles in a relaxing saltwater bath.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter: Lightweight natural fibres are recommended from late spring through to early autumn, and a lightweight jacket is advisable for after sundown. Long sleeves and smart-casual knee-length shorts are recommended for visiting religious sites and for keeping the sun off after hours of sunbathing.
Main Ports and Marinas: ACI Marina (Dubrovnik, Split and Korčula), Marina Agana, Marina Lav, Marina Baska Voda, Olive Island Marina, Trogir Port, Stari Grad Port, Vis Port
Famous Restaurants & Clubs: Atlas Club Nautika (Dubrovnik), Malvasija Wine Bar (Dubrovnik), Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar (Split), Teraca Vidilica (Split)
A Must See Attraction: Dubrovnik UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park
Best beaches to visit in your yacht: Banje Beach (Dubrovnik), Zlatni Rat (Bol), Lucica Bay (Lastovo), Stiniva (Vis), Omis Beach (Omis Riviera), Dubovica Beach (Hvar) and Stara Baska (Krk)
Local Yacht Events: Spring Cup Regatta (2018), Zagreb Design Week, IN Music Festival Zagreb, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival
Best time to go: Croatia is an all-year-round holiday destination, however the Dalmatian Islands in the summer host some of Europe’s largest Electronica festivals, while spring and autumn tend to be less touristy and more laid back.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Croatia.
Full Croatia Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Croatia yacht charter guide.
Croatia Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Croatia.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Croatia.
Basic Holiday Info Summary