Sailing holidays near Zadar

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Zadar. 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.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
May - October
Marinas in this location
4
Boats in this location
139

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+385 23
Language:
Croatian
Timezone:
UTC+1 (CET), in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Currency:
Kuna (HRK)
Population:
75,082

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.

 

If a clear sea, beautiful sand and pebble beaches, family vacation and unforgettable yachting experience are what you are looking for, then Zadar is for you, my friend. The coast here is clustered with bays and the gorgeous pines grow only several meters from the water.

 

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.

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.

800 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1069 €
per week
4
Guests
1
Cabins
25 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1238 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1243 €
per week
3
Guests
1
Cabins
23 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1270 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1347 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2003
Built in
1400 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1431 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1450 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2018
Built in
Marina Zadar
113 yachts
Marin Borik
24 yachts
Zadar Port
2 yachts
Marina Jazine
0 yachts

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:

  • accuweather.com — 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.