Zadar Yacht Charter
In Croatia, luxury yacht charter groups intent on extensively cruising the coastline by motor yacht or sailing yacht always make sure to include Zadar as a destination, not only for its top quality marina facilities but for the incredible Venetian and Roman influences that mark its history, interspersed with an array of modern attractions.
A luxury yacht charter is the best way to pack in as much of Croatia within a week as possible: Unhindered by ferry times and the state of the roads, you are free to choose between cosmopolitan living and far-flung sandy islands that feature some of the most amazing caves and coastal features the Mediterranean has to offer. Zadar is an exemplary model of this, where the Old Town and Archaeological Museum provide thorough insight into life in Zadar in the past, and nearby island 'Dugi Otok' is a treasure trove of Scuba diving sites and pristine beaches with countless secluded anchorages.
Considered as Croatia’s cultural capital, holidaymakers and superyachts that wish to savour the full splendour and charm of the Eastern Adriatic Sea should include a day or two around Zadar in their Croatia yacht charter itineraries. For a full list of available Croatia luxury yachts cruising the seas around Zadar, contact CharterWorld.
5 quick reasons to visit Zadar
Unique historic attractions, Vibrant modern culture, Delicious Italian and Croatian cuisine, Myriad dive sites, Easily accessible tranquil island getaways
More about this part of the Adriatic Sea
Plenty of superyachts and luxury travellers visit Zadar, especially during the summer months. This makes Zadar the unofficial converging point of yacht charter sailors and holidaymakers. Majority of tourists that come to Zadar are from Germany and the UK, and because of this, German and English are considered as the unofficial languages in Zadar.
The city lies on an important maritime route, making it a favourite jump-off point for tourists who want to spend their Croatian holiday on board a luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht of their choice.
Zadar is the perfect starting point for any yacht charter holiday in Croatia as you can conveniently set sail and reach other important tourist destinations in the region, including the cities of Rijeka and Dubrovnik. On top of this, Zadar is also an ideal jump-off point if you want to access Italy’s Ancona city, which lies on the opposite end of the Adriatic, and Venice to the north is another iconic city that many choose to include in the group's luxury yacht itinerary.
Moreover, with Italy on the western side of the Adriatic Sea, gelaterias, rich chocolates and some of its best and most iconic savoury dishes have integrated into modern Croatian culture, which has long had influences from Rome.
Zadar Yacht Charter Experiences
Zadar and the northern Istria coastal region provides a great sample of everything that is worthwhile and stunning about Croatia. A holiday in this popular yacht charter destination alone will almost be a complete experience of the best of authentic Croatia: A leisurely walk along the narrow Zadar streets is already an experience to remember, as you can already get a clear glimpse at the rich culture and history of Croatia. In Old Zadar there are Roman and Venetian landmarks teeming with opulence and grandiosity.
Notable landmarks and places with historical and cultural importance include the cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Roman Forum, the Archaeological Museum, Riva’s famed Sea Organ where music is made by the sea (be sure to pass by during the day and the evening), and the University.
A stroll through the city waterfront will also reveal numerous boutiques and market stall vendors selling authentic local crafts like woven textiles, handcrafted laces and traditional sleepers made from sheepskin. A more contemporary souvenir can be found in the galleries and jewellers before you head to the nearby islands for peace, quiet and the alluring beaches and coves just a short cruise away from the city. Dugi Otok stands out for its beautiful coastal caves, clear snorkel and Scuba diving sites and picture perfect villages set within a rugged pastoral landscape.
If you choose to venture farther inland, the Nacionalni Park Plitvička Jezera features numerous stunning waterfalls that have UNESCO World Heritage status.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Zadar has hot summer with little to no rain and mild winters that are the most likely time of the year for rainfall, but still have enough dry days and indoor amusements to attract yacht charter groups. The sea temperatures are a warm 25°C/77°F during July and August where there is also the most daylight summer hours.
The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are also excellent for cruising as well as visiting the local villages and other land-based attractions, and at 17°C/63°F, guests can comfortably relax outdoors in the sunshine on the sundeck.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Away from the beaches visitors and locals typically opt for smart-casual attire, and visits to religious sites should cover thighs and shoulders - tank tops, short shorts and flip flops are generally not acceptable.
Air conditioned buildings can feel chilly after the hot summer outdoors and visitors might want to carry a long lightweight layer for this purpose, and to keep off the coastal winds after sundown.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Zadar Marina, Borik Marina, Dalmacija Marina, Kornati Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs
Kaštel Restaurant, Foša Restaurant
A Must See Attraction:
Museum of Illusions, Church of St. Donatus, Roman Forum, Archaeological Museum Zadar, Dugi Otok, Nacionalni Park Plitvička Jezera
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Prasna Beach, Dugi Beach, Brbinjšćica Bay
Local Yacht Events:
Easter Regatta, Kornati Cup, Croatia Coast Cup, Adriatic Regatta
Best time to go:
Summer is the Mediterranean yacht charter season and it peaks around July and August, however as Croatia has warm temperatures from May until October, the shoulder seasons are just as viable for those looking to avoid the crowds.
However, July and August have the most sunshine hours and warm sea temperatures hovering around 24°C/75°F, making it ideal for groups with young children and those who have an aversion to cold. If you ever want a moment to yourself, simply sail off to the islands and relax on a fine sand beach.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Zadar.
Full Croatia Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Croatia yacht charter guide.
Zadar Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Zadar.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Zadar.
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