Why Boat Charter in Croatia is the Genuine Sailing Holiday at its Best
Imagine this- you’re a travel addict crazy in love with boats and the sea. On the horizon, slowly but steadily, the outlines of your long-expected holiday are visible. For your dreams to become tangible, you just need to find the answers to these basic questions – what, where, how and why. The answer to all the questions and your magical solution lays in a boat charter in Croatia! That’s the sailing holiday you need to experience at least once in a lifetime!
What? – Sailing holiday
Live life to the fullest! Feel and experience every single moment in the present! To achieve it, give yourself an unforgettable sailing holiday.
While sailing, no matter if you fit in the category «Robinson» or «Party lover» you will connect with the natural pulse. That is something we all need!
A sailing holiday is a perfect choice – it is so easy to tailor it to the specific wishes and preferences of the crew. You can go sailing with your family, friends or business partners. It doesn’t matter if you are a sailing beginner or if you are elderly. The only thing that matters is that you can’t get enough of new experiences!
Say farewell to traffic jams, beaches and parking lots. Sail away, open your arms and emerge yourself into the Croatian sea galaxy.
Where? – Croatia
Croatia is the most desirable tourist destination in the world (British Telegraph, 2016) and certainly one of the world’s most popular nautical destinations.
To sail from the far South to the far North of the Croatian coast, you need about 48 hours, with an average speed of 7 knots per hour.
In the two days of this spectacular adventure, you will scan the beauties of 1 244 islands, islets and rocks; 3 national parks; 2 nature parks; 1 geopark, and a handful of cultural monuments protected by UNESCO.
To experience all of the beauty, it would require significantly more time – for years your holiday of choice would have to be sailing in Croatia!
Nevertheless, a onetime experience or one you will enjoy for years, a sailing holiday in Croatia will remain your fondest memories!
How? – Boat charter in Croatia
Boat charter fleet in Croatia holds 40 % of the world’s charter fleet.
According to the conducted research (Institute for Tourism, Croatia, 2017), at the top of the boaters’ satisfaction chart are personal safety and the beauty of Croatia’s landscape. Those are the main reasons why boaters decide for a boat charter in Croatia.
The fact that most local boaters do not lock their boats when in ports or marinas certainly supports the first claim.
The Adriatic Sea is an extremely tame sailing destination. The average sea and air temperatures are comfortable, and in summer range from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius. Differences between high tides are usually less than 1 meter, and sea currents are mild with almost no risk for swimmers.
In the summertime, the most common winds are thermal winds from 10 to 25 knots which are ideal for sailing. Be alert for local storms with rain and wind. The storms last for 30 – 60 minutes, and once they pass, pay attention to the ‘bura’ northeast wind that can suddenly start to blow.
Although it is a good idea to bring a mosquito repellent for sailing, there is no malaria in Croatia or anything similar that could give you headaches. Water is drinkable, food tasty. Therefore, once you decide on a boat charter in Croatia, there is nothing that could spoil your well-deserved sailing holiday.
Why? – You become the creators of the most diverse array of endless possibilities
Depending on your mood and weather conditions, you decide the rhythm that works best for you.
The ideal wind for sailing is the afternoon maestral. The distances between the Croatian islands are small, 10 – 20 nm, so you can choose shorter or longer daily sailing distances. You can spend the night in marinas, ports or bays.
As well, while sailing you can try out some of these activities:
Explore attractive Croatian coastal cities
On the Croatian coastline, picturesque small towns descend like pearls on a mesmerizing necklace.
In the South of Croatia lays the city of Dubrovnik, a world-renowned tourist destination. The beauties of the imposing walls of Dubrovnik seem to reflect in the birthplace of Marco Polo, the town of Korčula.
The harmony and splendour continue in the fishing village Komiža, as well as in the most important former Greek colony on the Adriatic, the town of Vis. Adored by nightlife lovers, and only 10 Nautical miles away is the next pearl – the town of Hvar.
On the coast are UNESCO protected cities – Split, Trogir, Šibenik, Zadar, Pula.
In the northern part of the Adriatic, the walls and the high bell towers of the town of Rab impress you from the very first sight. Next to Rab towns like Osor, Losinj, Cres and Krk proudly stand and conquer with beauty.
The list goes on indefinitely, and the authenticity and imagery of these (and unlisted) towns and cities take the breath away of visitors daily.
Explore Croatia’s protected natural areas
In the far south lies the Mljet National Park symbolized by two freshwater lakes and a small islet crowned with a Benedictine monastery. Nearby Lastovo Islands Nature Park has 46 unique islands and islets and an unbroken natural vibration.
The Geopark Vis archipelago is attractive because of its colourful caves, unique bays and cliffs that are skillfully modelled by the power of wind and waves. This beauty of nature equally strongly reflects in the 89 islands and cliffs that make up the Kornati National Park. On the latter, naturally continues the deep indented Telašćica cove, which together with the lake of the appropriate name Mir (Peace), makes the Nature Park.
In the far north is another island archipelago, Brijuni National Park. In addition to its’ characterization by a meditative reflection of green vegetation and a diverse team of diverse animals, Brijuni are also recognizable as the former residence of Josip Broz Tito.
Experience gastro – enological highlights
Mediterranean cuisine has a handful of creative seals. If you want to taste something like this, you’re in the right place. You’ll find gastronomic meccas all over the Adriatic coast that tailor their offer to the requirements of boaters. Most popular restaurants provide moorings and/or buoys for their guests and are located in attractive bays. Inland households regularly organize free shuttle service for boaters.
Croatia is also a land of fine wines. From Istria to the southern slopes of Hvar, Korcula, Peljesac, you’ll find picturesque vineyards. Near the city of Split, on the islands of Brac and Hvar, there are two excellent wineries, Senjković winery and the attractive underwater wine cellar of the Plenković family. However, these are just two drops in the sea of many wonderful wineries that produce these sensual drinks.
Move around and explore
Sailing combines perfectly with all water sports. If you are a fan of windsurfing or kiting – visit Zlatni Rat on the island of Brac or Viganj on the Peljesac peninsula. Do you want to try kayaking or SUP? Perfect spots for that are the Pakleni islands of the island of Hvar, the southern coast of the island of Vis or the Elaphite islands near Dubrovnik.
If you are a fan of deep water solo or attractive underwater dives, a suitable destination can be found all along the Croatian coast.
Want to explore the mainland? The offer of the beauties of the Croatian islands and coast are endless. It is up to you to decide whether to explore them while walking, running, hiking or cycling.
For a unique sailing holiday, all you need to do is rent a boat charter in Croatia. Experience why numerous boaters return to Croatia from year to year and continue the started sea adventure.