Hvar Yacht Charter, Croatia
When starting your Hvar luxury yacht cruise, there is a large selection of Eastern Mediterranean cities with international airports and top quality marinas so that you can begin your holiday or event charter anywhere you please: Venice or Dubrovnik are typical cities for embarkation, however there are also local airports closer to Hvar which mean that you can get straight to exploring the Dalmatian Coast.
The fabulous island of Hvar is considered the 'Queen of the Dalmatian Islands', and if this is the case then the Pakleni Islands to the south west are her royal retinue, packed with serene coves and beaches for an escape from the lively bars and clubs at Hvar town, which party long into the early hours to see sunrise.
Numerous tourists and jet-setters visit Hvar Town on a daily basis during the Mediterranean summer season, drawn not only by the vivacious nightlife but its picturesque 13th-century walls, surrounding the beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and winding marble stone streets.
In addition, Jelsa also has a great bar and club scene, while visitors looking for a more sedate pace among the settlements will savour time spent among the cafes and galleries in Stari Grad and Vrboska, both a short cruise away.
Inland, there are vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and scenic hiking trails up into pine forests and along flat farmlands cultivated for generations.
The brilliant blue waters, myriad sheltered coves and beaches with a gentle incline into the sea create ideal conditions for all ages and swimming abilities. Scuba divers and free divers have a great selection of varied sites to share with curious schools of fish, octopi and crustaceans.
There are numerous outstanding charter yachts available for Hvar yacht charters, from open-style sports yachts and impressive luxury mega yachts right through to high-performance sailing yachts and superyacht. For a full list of Croatia charter yachts, please contact our professional CharterWorld brokers.
5 quick reasons to visit Hvar
Energetic nightlife, Beautiful beaches and coves, Ancient landmarks, Food and wine tours, Excellent diving and water sports opportunities
More about this part of Croatia
Hvar is one of the largest islands along the Dalmatian Coast and is also in an excellent position to include in a Croatia luxury yacht charter including such destinations as Venice and the Istrian Coast, or southern Dalmatian Coast treasures such as Dubrovnik.
Many superyacht charters also head on to Montenegro and Greece in a two-week long itinerary that takes in the region's rich and tumultuous history, fantastic cuisine and family-friendly beaches perfect for privacy and playing on the water toys.
Hvar Yacht Charter Experiences
Begin you luxury yacht charter with a bang at Hvar Town, the centre of the bar and club scene and the location of some of the most notable landmarks on the island: Visit the 15th-century Franciscan monastery and museum that overlooks a shady cove and wander around the gardens that feature a 300 year old cypress tree. Its bell-tower was constructed in the 16th-century by a then renowned family of stonemasons from Korcula, and inside there is also an amazing 8m by 2.5m art work named 'The Last Supper', painted by the Venetian artist Matteo Ingoli at the end of the 16th century.
History and art lovers will also want to visit the Vukasinovic Palace, boasting seven balconies and a magnificent entrance; or the Gargurovic Palace built in the 15th century.
The main square, Trg Svetog Stjepana, is close to the marina and is one of the oldest squares in Dalmatia. A beautiful backdrop to the square is the St Stjepan's Cathedral with a bell tower standing four levels high. It was constructed in the 16th and the 17th century, replacing the previous cathedral, which was destroyed by the Turks. The Benedictine Monastery, Bishop's Treasury,
Archaeological Museum or the 16th-century Loggia are all interwoven into Hvar's bustling streets, and heading farther up the hill, the Spanish fortress Tvrđava Fortica has panoramic views of the harbour and surrounding orange-tiled shops and houses.
The island 'Sveti Klement' is the largest of the Pakleni Islands and the numerous bays are perfect for paddle boarding and kayaking together with the family. After a wonderful morning along the shores, find your land legs again on a walk through the Palmizana Botanical Garden.
Choosing a holiday aboard a luxury charter yacht, be it a motor yacht, superyacht or a sailing yacht, you will have the freedom of choosing your own itinerary and travelling from destination to destination in style, luxury and comfort. A Croatia yacht rental is the best way to see this fabulous country, which is becoming one of the most sought after summer yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean.
If you are planning on embarking on a Croatia yacht vacation don't hesitate to contact our friendly and professional team of brokers, who will provide you with comprehensive and unbiased advice.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Hvar experiences dry hot summers and mild though moist winters that draw tourists throughout the year. Summer is the most popular time to visit, however spring is also an excellent time to cruise to Hvar and explore other sections of the Dalmatian Coast as the weather is drier than the autumn months and the main tourist attractions are less crowded.
July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C/77°F, while the average for the coldest month of January is 8°C/46°F. July is also the driest month while November and December likely to experience the most rain.
The sea temperatures begin to warm in May to 19°C/66°F before reaching a peak of 25°C/77°F before dropping to 19°C/66°F again in November.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Smart-casual is the typical daytime and night-time attire away from the beachfront bars and clubs, while more glamorous attire would be suited to the concerts, galas and other lavish dinners that take place throughout the year. Longer layers should be worn to religious sites, where shoulders and thighs should be covered, and light layers ensure that guests of all ages can adjust to the wind conditions and any temperature drops after sundown. The Dalmatian Coast is not an environment that can be considered cold, however a jacket is recommended for the wetter winter months as well as for keeping off stiff evening breezes while sitting outside along the harbours and clifftops.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Hvar Port, Stari Grad Port, Jesla Port, Sucuraj Port
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Hula Beach Bar, Falko Beach Bar, Central Park Club, Macondo Restaurant, Passarola Restaurant, Zori Restaurant (Sveti Klement)
A Must See Attraction:
Franciscan Monastery, Tvrđava Fortica, St. Stephen's Church, Palmizana Botanical Garden, Red Rocks
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Mekićevica Beach, Dubovika Beach, Mlini Beach
Local Yacht Events:
Easter Regatta, Kornati Cup, Croatia Coast Cup, Adriatic Regatta
Best time to go:
Head to Hvar over the spring and summer seasons to witness the local and national regattas, and to experience the numerous island parties and events. Summer is also the best time for water sports and sunbathing in Croatia, and to enjoy the amazing reef, cave and wreck dives along Hvar and amongst the surrounding islands.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Hvar.
Full Croatia Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Hvar yacht charter guide.
Hvar Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Hvar.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Hvar.
Below is a selection on outstanding Hvar charter boats, please contact us for additional yachts as well as detailed information.
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