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Sailing holidays near Zadar City

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Zadar City. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Zadar

Zadar is one of the most famous yachting destinations in Croatia. It is the administrative and political center of Northern Dalmatia with an important historical, cultural, archaeological, and architectural heritage.


Modern and historical buildings, shopping centers, supermarkets, quality excursion programs, festivals, and concerts make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. That's why sailing vacation in Zadar will be a great pleasure for you.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
May - October
Marinas in this location
Boats in this location

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+385 23
UTC+1 (CET), in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Kuna (HRK)

Why sailors love Zadar

Zadar is a Croatian city in Northern Dalmatia. Here, there is the world’s only sea organ, houses and churches styled after all the cultures and nations who have been coming to the town during its history of two thousand years, and three marinas. Charter yachts are located in Marina Zadar Tankerkomerc. Marina Borik and Marina Vitrenjak Harbor serve the local boats, still, the guest ones are also welcome to moor.


Zadar Sailing Regatta and D-Marin Farr 40 are held every year. There are a lot of the competitions for yachtsmen, but these ones are really well-known, so to participate, the yachts should be booked at least in half a year.


Zadar is the ideal starting point for exploring the Kornati Islands: 89 completely unspoiled islands in the Adriatic Sea, full of stunning beaches, pretty villages, and delightful coves. And if you head south — you will find the best sailing vacation in Zadar and the most «heart» island in the world.


Yachting holidays in Zadar are suitable for the whole family. If a clear sea, beautiful sand and pebble beaches and unforgettable yachting experience are what you are looking for. The coast here is clustered with bays and the gorgeous pines grow only several meters from the water. Sailing trips in Zadar will be unforgettable for you.


The proximity of the islands makes the vacation here very diverse, eventful and exciting. If you are fond of active rest, diving and spearfishing are also major attractions to the peninsula, not to mention dozens of events on the mainland. That's why yachting holidays in Zadar are great idea!

Zadar - Yacht Charter Sailica
Zadar - Yacht Charter Sailica
Zadar - Yacht Charter Sailica

Zadar sailing routes

The waters are quite still, so the skipper-beginners could try to steer a charter yacht by themselves.


This is an example of a basic route for a 2-week yacht tour in Northern Dalmatia:

  • Zadar — Veli Rat (Dugi Otok) — Ilovik — Lošinj — Medulin — Rasa Bay — Cres — Opatija — Krk — Rab — Karlobag — Nova Povljana (Pag) — Lucina (Molat) — Sali (Dugi Otok) — Zadar.

The crossings are short, you can choose several islands and get a weekly route. Sailica consultants will help you organize your trip. Our managers know everything about yachting in Zadar. Leave an online application for a yacht in the mobile application or on the website, so that we can contact you for a personal consultation.


The first thing one can say after having a vacation in Zadar is that it is one of the most beautiful cities of the Adriatic, where you’ll trace various cultures gathered in one place.

Marina Zadar
124 yachts
D-Marin Borik
29 yachts
Zadar Port
1 yacht

Airports in Zadar

Split Airport SPU
Zadar Airport ZAD
Rijeka Airport RJK

The international airport is 15 minutes away from the marina Tankerkomerc.

Yachting season and weather in Zadar

Zadar has fairly cold winters and moderately warm summers, but temperatures are never too extreme. In high season, from May to September, yachting conditions are almost ideal — temperatures from + 24 °C to + 29 °C.


The Adriatic is very well protected and closed, so the temperature never drops below + 15 °C, and you can walk in the sea all year round. The water temperature in Zadar in May is about +20 °C, in August it reaches + 25 °C.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +26...+30 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 15 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Zadar

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. Port services regularly receive forecasts, this is the most reliable source of information. You can also find out the forecast and storm warnings through communication channels. They sound in Croatian and English, and during the season also in Italian on channel 73 at 05.45, 12.45, and 19.45.


You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder is a service for tradewinds in Zadar, viewing water and air temperatures.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!