Sailing vacation in Croatia

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Croatia.

Sailing trip in Croatia

Sea lovers from all around the world come to see best sailing destinations of Croatia. Here, the water is so clean that you can watch fishing swimming on the bottom from your vessel board. Croatian cities look like picture in a fairy tale book, and regattas start one after another. Be sure that you'll find your personal best places to sail in Croatia!

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
57
Boats in this location
2702

Main facts about region

Capital:
Zagreb
Telephone code:
+385
Language:
Croatian
Timezone:
UTC+1 (CET), in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Currency:
Kuna (HRK)
Population:
4,076,246

Sailing vacation in Croatia is so hugely popular because of several reasons:

  • Unlimited number of routes and itineraries in Croatia for your yacht trip. Croatia has 1100 miles of pure Adriatic coastline and 1185 islands worth visiting.
  • Perfect climate. Croatian coasts are one of the sunniest in Europe.
  • The ability to moor in both civilized marinas and wild bays. National park shores are the only exception. You’ll have to pay a fine in case your boat anchor there.
  • Plenty of impressions you may see for a short time: virgin nature, fishermen’ villages, little towns with ancient architecture mixing East and West traditions, noisy clubs and parties in the tourist centres.
  • Sport and entertaining events for yachtsmen. Regattas, flotillas and famous annual Croatia Yacht Week. Croatia is one of the best places for sailing.
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica
Croatia - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing itineraries Croatia

You can find a ring route in Croatia which is quite useful because you can rent a boat and give it back in the same place. One-way sailing trip is possible but will cost more. If you’ve just discovered this country, you’d better sail proven routes with a lot of best yachting destinations in Croatia. Like one of these:

Route 1. Dubrovnik — Korcula — Dubrovnik (7 days) — 132 NM

Route 2. Split — Zadar — Split (7 days) — 171.5 NM

Route 3. Split — Hvar — Split (7 days) — 202 NM

Route 4. Split — Vis — Split (7 days) — 143 NM

Route 5. Split — Vela Luka — Split (7 days) — 125 NM

Route 6. Split — Korcula — Split (7 days) — 155 NM

Route 7. Trogir — Dubrovnik (7 days) — 130 NM

Route 8. Split — Kornati — Split (7 days) — 145 NM

Route 9. Dubrovnik — Lastovo — Dubrovnik (7 days) — 140 NM

Route 10. Split — Dubrovnik — Split (14 days) — 270 NM

Route 11. Pomer — Sibenik — Pomer (14 days) — 255 NM

Available yachts in the region

498 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2002
Built in
507 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
29 ft
Length
2009
Built in
531 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
29 ft
Length
2009
Built in
544 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
38 ft
Length
1993
Built in
552 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2002
Built in
555 €
per week
4
Guests
1
Cabins
21 ft
Length
2006
Built in
574 €
per week
4
Guests
1
Cabins
21 ft
Length
2007
Built in
596 €
per week
0
Guests
0
Cabins
21 ft
Length
2017
Built in

Nearest Airports

Split Airport SPU
Franjo Tuđman Airport ZAG
Dubrovnik Airport DBV

Sailing season and weather in Croatia

April — May: rains possible. Day temperature 71–82°F (22–28°C). Wind NW F3 F3–4 (10–20 knots, rarely 25 knots).

June — August: sunny weather, Day temperature 79–86°F (26–30°C). Wind NW F3–4 (10–20 knots).

September — October: rains possible (end of October — showers). Wind NW F3–4 (10–20 knots), can be stronger in October (F 5–6).

 

Croatian shores are popular for sailing trips because of the perfect climate and various sailing conditions. Adriatic has 315 sunny days a year. Tourist season in Croatia lasts from May till November with sunny and warm weather. Perfect time for sailing holidays in Croatia. Here, summers are usually dry while winters are mild and a bit rainy, like on the Balearic islands or Corsica. Be careful: the weather in the region can change fastly.

Main winds in Croatia

Bora. Dry, cold wind blowing on the eastern Adriatic shores from the shore to the sea. Bora brings sunny weather and blows in different directions, from N to ENE. Wind speed can be various. Bora often starts immediately.

Sirocco. Warm wet wind blowing during the whole year in ESE to SSE directions. It blows on all the Croatian coast and brings clouds and rains. Sirocco speed: 16–20 knots, it blows harder near southern shores.

Mistral. When the earth is warmer than the sea, air currents circulate towards the sea. Most often mistral has white cumulus clouds and sunny weather. It starts to blow at 9–10 AM, gains maximal speed at 2 PM and ceases to sunset. Average speed: 16–20 knots.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+26 °
Air temperature in sailing season +26...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Tides

Eastern Mediterranean has small tides: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm) depending on the place. This is not enough to spoil your sailing trip in Croatia.

Weather forecast for sailing in Croatia

In marina you will be provided with the weather forecast for the next 24h. Harbor services regularly receive forecasts; they are the most reliable source of information. You can also hear weather forecasts and storm warnings via communication channels on English and Croatian, and in season also in Italian language. Take care of the weather to visit all yacht destinations in Croatia.

 

Split:

Channel: 73

Time: 05.45AM; 12.45PM; 7.45PM

 

Dubrovnik:

Channels: 4, 7, 85

Time: 06.25AM; 1.20PM; 9.20PM

Malta 38
Kalkara 38
Izola 10