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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 across 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 or Zadar. 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 restaurant you’ve always wanted to – we can help plan the perfect sailing holiday.


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.



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.

Northern Croatia Sailing Itineary - Unije

- 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.



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


If you’d rather visit other popular sailing destinations including Greece, Italy, the Caribbean or anywhere else worldwide, check out our other destinations.

Croatia Highlight

Trogir is a great destination to start your Croatian sailing adventure! Trogir has all the hustle and bustle of Split, just shrunk down on a smaller scale. It has a fantastic choice of restaurants as well as a great nightlife and Trogir is also a world heritage site! The marina in Trogir has great facilities and places for you to easily (and cheaply!) stock up your yacht with food and drink for the week.

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 rafting the yachts together at anchor, cooking on board and having a few drinks as the sun goes down. For those who fancy it, the sheltered bays mean it’s the perfect place for a late night swim.

Split itinerary

Croatia Highlight

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.

Croatia Highlight

An afternoon sail across the Hvar channel takes you to Vis Island, the farthest inhabited island from the mainland. Still largely untouched from the wave of modern Mediterranean tourism, its crystal clear waters, secluded sandy beaches and traditional local culture mean there are few better places to explore, swim, snorkel, dive or simply chill on your yacht. Moor up right in the heart of Vis town, tucked away in a sheltered bay on the northern side of the island. A wander around the town in the evening will reveal some great local seafood restaurants and bars. Things to do on this island mostly revolve around caves, include visiting a disused submarine cave, taking a tour to Tito's wartime cave and sailing to view the famous Blue Caves.

Split itinerary

What happens on a yacht charter?

Our 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 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 book your yacht charter in Croatia, you’ll be able to select a week 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 sail the yacht yourself.

Student discount on yacht charter in Croatia

At The Big Sail, we believe that a yachting adventure is a great alternative to traditional student holidays, so we offer a student discount on select yacht charters in Croatia. 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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  • No experience required – we’ll provide a skipper if you don’t have sailing certification.
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