You can feel it as soon as you arrive: the Croatian people are very open-minded and extremely friendly and helpful. Good Mediterranean cuisine with Italian influences, fine wines, the best olive oils, which have won awards all over the world, and rich truffle deposits make Istria a culinary highlight. Numerous historic buildings, such as the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, still bear witness to the country's millennia-long history.
Croatia offers two attractive sailing regions: ISTRIA in the north and DALMATIA in the centre with the islands of the CORNATES.
Istria offers everything you need for a good holiday: countless (anchoring) bays, islands, beaches and numerous modern and excellently equipped marinas.
The famous coastal towns of Pula, Porec, Rovinj and Opatija, all of which have their own marinas, are well worth a visit.
Here you will find numerous impressions about ISTRIA (The link needs some time to open).
Sunny Dalmatia stretches from ancient Zadar in the north for more than 400 km to behind Dubrovnik - called the "Pearl of the Adriatic" - in the south.
Croatia's Dalmatian coast is undoubtedly the "hotspot" of every yachtsman in Europe. With some 942 islands, cliffs and rocks, the Kornati archipelago alone, with some 150 islands and reefs, is one of the largest and most attractive sailing areas in the Adriatic.
The Mediterranean charm of the old towns of Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Sibenik, Trogir, Kastela, Split and Dubrovnik, with their historic buildings, will transport you back in time. Wonderful, romantic bays invite you to anchor and dive. A wide network of modern marinas offers moorings everywhere.
Here you will find numerous impressions of Dalmatia and the Kornati Islands(The link needs some time to open).
Croatia will join the "Schengen" agreement in the EU from 1 January 2023. This means that you will be able to enter Croatia with a "Schengen visa", which is valid for all European countries, from 1 January 2023, and from March 2023 this will also apply to entry by air. Here you can find detailed information on the regulations of the Schengen visa, which is required for entry into the EU: >>>>LINK
If in doubt, please contact the Croatian embassy or consulate in your country.
For Pula: PULA (PUY): There are several daily flights from Zagreb (ZAG), London (STN) and from Germany, e.g. Frankfurt (FRA), Cologne (CGN), optionally also from Madrid (MAD), but with Multistop.
For Punat: RIJEKA on the island of KRK (RJK): KLM, Croatia Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa fly there, e.g. from Frankfurt (FRA), Amsterdam (AMS). Optionally also from Madrid (MAD), but with Multistop.
SPLIT (SPU): Flights several times a day from Zagreb (ZAG) and during the season also from Rome, Gothenburg, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Manchester, Oslo, Stockholm, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne. Optionally also from Madrid (MAD), but with Multistop.
Transfers from Pula and Rijeka airports can be provided directly by the charter bases.
Transfers from Split airport can be arranged directly from the charter bases. Split base 26km, Trogir base 8km.
Croatian KUNA (100 Croatian Kuna = 13.88 USD/13.25 EUR, as of October 2022).
You can use your credit card to withdraw money from an ATM. The requirement for this is that the machine bears the logo of your card, e.g. MasterCard or Visa. Check in advance with American Express in your country.
Tip: Withdraw a certain basic amount for your travel fund as soon as you arrive at the airport.
ATTENTION: Croatia will introduce the EURO € from an as yet unknown date in 2023. Please ask us about the current situation before you travel.
The climate along the Croatian Adriatic is typically Mediterranean, with average summer air temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, and in midsummer even up to 35 degrees Celsius.
As everywhere in the Mediterranean, Croatia is dominated by thermal winds. They arise in the mornings due to the higher warming of the land compared to the sea caused by the sun. The warm air rises and the air over the sea flows towards the land: the sea wind develops. In midsummer, up to 3-4 Bft. The sea wind diminishes in the late afternoon. In the evening, the airflow reverses and a very light wind (1-2 Bft) blows from the land towards the sea.
Occasionally there are two winds to watch out for: the Bora from the northwest and the Yugo from the south. However, Croatia's very good and up-to-date weather reports give plenty of warning so that you have enough time to seek shelter in one of the many marinas or at an anchorage.
The ideal time for sailing is from May to September.
Croatia is the most popular sailing destination in the Mediterranean for yacht owners and charterers in Europe. Some 6,000 km of coastline and more than 1,000 islands offer a unique variety.
On the Croatian coast there are more than 70 large and well-kept marinas with all amenities and 340 small and large harbours, some of them in the middle of historic old towns. The Croatian coastline is lined with 1185 islands and islets. There are also marinas or often bays with mooring buoys, for which a small usage fee is charged. In this way, you can experience and enjoy the beauties of nature away from the hustle and bustle.
In short, a sailing area to relax, experience and recuperate.
Our charter companies in ISTRIA and DALMATIA - both with decades of experience in the charter business and also authorised dealers of well-known yacht brands - are reputable, professionally qualified medium-sized companies with whom we have been working successfully and willingly for a long time.
In Istria we offer you two charter bases: In PULA and in PUNAT on the island of KRK.
In Dalmatia we offer you two charter bases: In Split and in Trogir.
Families with children - Couples - Groups of friends
Not all sailing licences of non-EU citizens are recognised in Croatia. Please send us a copy of your sailing licence with your charter application. We will check the validity with the charter base in advance. In Croatia, a radiotelephony certificate is also required.
We strongly recommend that you hire a local skipper for the planned charter. He speaks the local language and in any case also English.
The skipper knows the local conditions, recommends suitable routes taking into account weather and wind forecasts. He knows the best marinas and the most beautiful anchorages and can book overnight moorings, help with restaurant reservations, shopping and much more. Please always consider a separate cabin on board for the captain.
From the charter bases in PULA, POMER, SPLIT and TROGIR: 1 week and 2 weeks, proposed destinations can be combined as desired depending on the wind.
Pula/Pomer, Susak (Mali Losinj), Bahia Krivica, Rab, Punat, Cres, Pula/Pomer.
Distance appr. 146 mn
(can be sailed from both Punat and Pula)
Pula/Pomer, Susak, Ilovic, Molat (Zapuntel), Brbinj, Zaglav or Sali, Marina Priskera (Kornati), Zlarin, Sibenik, Skradin (visit Krka Nature Park), Murter, Zadar, Silba, Mali Losinj, Pula/Pomer.
Distance appr. 255 mn
(can be sailed from both Punat and Pula)
Dalmatian Islands from/to Split or Trogir
Split or Trogir to Milna (Lucice), Stari Grad, Hvar (Palmizana), Scedro and Vela Luka, Vis, Solta (Maslinica), Split or Trogir
Distance appr. 125 mn
Split or Trogir to Dubrovnik and back:
Split or Trogir, Vis, Vela Luka, Lastovo (Zaklopatica), Korcula, Mljet (Polace), Kobas (Peljesac), Sipan, Dubrovnik, Mljet (Sobra), Lumbarda (Korcula), Hvar, Stari Grad, Milna (Lucice), Split or Trogir.
Distance appr. 270 mn
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