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Enjoy a Yacht charter in Croatia with The Big Sail

Key information:

  • 1-week sailing holiday in Croatia (longer charters can also be arranged)
  • For families, groups of friends or students
  • Skippered or bareboat
  • 7-day sailing holidays usually run from Saturday-Saturday

If you’re looking for a yacht holiday this summer, then consider Croatia, one of Europe’s sunniest spots. This exciting and increasingly popular destination is easy to reach from the United Kingdom, is home to some of the world’s most impressive Roman ruins and, of course, serves as the backdrop to some of The Game of Thrones’ most iconic scenes. But why choose The Big Sail?

An unrivalled yachting experience

At The Big Sail, we’re passionate about providing the very best yachting experience to our customers. When you book a yacht charter in Croatia with us, you’ll be given your own comfortable yacht which will become your home. From there, you’ll be free to sail throughout Croatia from island to island, and eat, sleep, swim, snorkel, party and relax – all at your own pace. What’s more, we’ll make sure your yacht is packed with everything that you’ll need to enjoy an action-packed week at sea.

Unique sailing itineraries

The Big Sail will take you on a week-long adventure around the Croatian coastline and islands, starting from Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar or Šibenik. We can tailor itineraries to suit your needs, whether it’s spending an extra day on one island so you have more time to explore, or simply visiting a town you’ve always wanted to – we can help plan the perfect sailing holiday.

CROATIA
- SPLIT -

Split and the surrounding islands and towns on the Dalmatian Coast make a fantastic sailing area, with perfect distances between islands, beautiful scenery and great sailing conditions throughout the summer.

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CROATIA
- DUBROVNIK -

Set sail from this impressive, historic walled city – the jewel in Croatia’s crown. Sailing north from Dubrovnik allows you to visit the beautiful islands of Mljet and Korčula too within a 7-day sailing itinerary.

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Northern Croatia Sailing Itineary - Unije

CROATIA
- PULA -

Charter a yacht from the historic harbour at Pula for an adventure on the North Croatian coastline. Spend your week exploring world famous national parks, snorkelling and diving, beach hopping, and much more.

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CROATIA
- ŠIBENIK -

 The best route for nature-lovers. Experience and explore two of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks: Krka national park, and the Kornati Islands national park. A laid-back itinerary, starting from Šibenik.

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CROATIA
- ZADAR -

Sail off the beaten path with a yacht charter from Zadar. Immerse yourself in stunning islands and peaceful coastal towns. Highlights include the Kornati National park and sailing under the breathtaking cliffs of Dugi Otok.

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CROATIA (ONE-WAY)
DUBROVNIK TO SPLIT

Dubrovnik to Split (or vice-versa) is the perfect distance for a one-way charter. Take in Croatia’s highlights within a 7-day itinerary including walking the city walls in Dubrovnik, wine tasting in Korčula and people-watching in Hvar.

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CROATIA IN-DEPTH
14-DAY ITINERARY

A two-week sailing holiday starting from Split or Trogir will give you the perfect taste of all the best things the Croatian islands have to offer and it will also give you enough time to sail to the incredible and remote island of Lastovo, and the surrounding Lastovo archipelago nature park.

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Croatia Highlight
Pakleni Islands

Often the first destination after leaving Split or Trogir, The Pakleni Islands are a small chain of islands scattered to the south-west of the island of Hvar. Their jagged coastlines and deep inlets form some of the most idyllic and unspoilt natural bays in Croatia, which are perfect for anchoring or even rafting yachts together at anchor you are sailing as part of a private flotilla. For those who prefer having modern-comforts, there is also a marina on the island at Palmizana, from where you can catch regular ferries to Hvar town, or walk down a small sandy path to Vinogradišće bay which features a selection of beachside restaurants - a true island paradise!

Split itinerary

Croatia Highlight
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is truly the jewel in Croatia's crown. It has a beautiful old town with baroque buildings and ancient city walls that will capture your imagination. Starting a yacht charter holiday from Dubrovnik is a great idea if you want to immerse yourself in history and architecture, enjoy stunning views and high-end restaurants, but then immediately be able to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city on your own private yacht to explore the relatively quiet surrounding islands including Mljet, Sipan and Korcula.

Dubrovnik itinerary

Croatia Highlight
Hvar

With bars, restaurants and boutique shops lining every edge of its medieval streets and open-air nightclubs on the waterfront, Hvar town offers everything you’d expect from a bustling Mediterranean town. We recommend arriving there early to ensure you have plenty of time to explore, before getting ready for some of that famous Croatian summer nightlife. For those wanting to see more of the island, you can hire a quad-bike or scooter and take the coast road to seek out secluded beaches or venture up into the mountains.

Split itinerary
Ultimate Croatia: 14-Day Itinerary

Croatia Highlight
Korčula

Sometimes referred to as a ‘mini Dubrovnik’, Korčula is a medieval town buzzing with restaurants & bars, on an island known for it’s vineyards and wine production. Aside from admiring the town's castle walls, the thing to do here is to taste some of the local wines, whether that’s simply in a restaurant at dinner, in a wine-bar for a tasting session, or there are also tours that will drive you to a selection of Korcula’s vineyards, so you can learn about Croatian wines directly from the local producers. Korcula is a highlight of any itinerary starting from Dubrovnik, and it can also be reached on a one-way sailing itinerary between Split and Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik itinerary
Split to Dubrovnik one-way itinerary
Ultimate Croatia: 14-Day Itinerary

Croatia Highlight
Kornati Islands National Park

The Kornati National Park is often referred to as a “sailor’s paradise” and it’s easy to see why. Once you enter the park, you will be able to sail between countless small, grassy islands that create a truly unique landscape when contrasted with the still water. It is the perfect cruising ground to spend a few days sailing, swimming, and exploring remote islands before retiring to Ravni Zakan or Kornati Island itself, where you can treat yourself to some local cuisine after a day of exploring. You can sail to the Kornati Islands easily from either Zadar or Šibenik

Šibenik itinerary
Zadar itinerary

Croatia Highlight
Dugi Otok

Dugi Otok literally translates as 'Long Island', but it's size isn't the main reason to visit, Dugi Otok is famous for having striking cliffs on its west coast. Sail under the stunning cliffs of Dugi Otok, for one of the most breathtaking sailing experiences in Croatia, then turn back and head to the sheltered anchorage of Sali on the eastern side of the “Long Island”. You can sail to Dugi Otok easily from Pula or Zadar - check out our suggested (and fully customizable) itineraries below!

Pula itinerary
Zadar itinerary

What happens on a yacht charter?

Our customisable sailing itineraries are designed to help you make the most out of Croatia on your yacht, but you’re free to travel off the beaten track or spend more time in a particular area as you see fit. The most popular place to begin your yacht charter in Croatia is in the towns of Trogir or Split, where you’ll be introduced to your yacht and skipper (if you need one), before setting sail to the Pakleni Islands, a small chain of scattered islands with sheltered bays for a late night swim.

From there, you’ll typically travel to Hvar, a town with bars, boutique shops and restaurants lining every corner. If you want to see more of what the island has to offer, then you can hire a quad bike or scooter so that you can venture into the mountains. Just a short sail from Hvar, Milna makes for a great final stopover before your return to Trogir or Split. Milna is the perfect example of a traditional Mediterranean village with clear waters, sandy beaches and delicious food.

Of course, this yacht charter route is just one of our suggestions, but when you travel with The Big Sail, you have the freedom to choose your own path. If you want to check out a different island or spend extra time at a particular marina, then you can do exactly that.

What happens when you book a yacht charter?

Each of our yachts sleeps up to ten people, making them the perfect size for the whole family. As soon as you are ready to book your yacht charter in Croatia, you’ll be able to select your preferred date and then decide whether or not you’d like to hire a skipper to do the hard work for you. If you prefer, and provided that you have the certification, you’ll be able to book a bareboat charter sail the yacht yourself.

Student discount on yacht charter in Croatia

At The Big Sail, we believe that a yachting adventure is a great group holiday and a fantastic alternative to traditional student holidays, so we offer a student discount on select yacht charters in Croatia for groups of two or more yachts. Visit our student page for a breakdown of our student prices and to find out more about what we offer on our student yachting holidays.

If you’re ready for a once in a lifetime holiday in Croatia, book your break with The Big Sail. Complete the form below to get a quote, or call our friendly team on 0117 230 5417 today.

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