All about Sailboat Rentals in Croatia
Why is sailing Croatia’s glistening coastline such a catch among many during the summer season? Maybe it has something to do with its gorgeous climate, or perhaps it’s the matter of neverending island paradise - there are over one thousand of them. Exploring Croatia with a sailboat rental is a brilliant way to travel this Eastern European country, as with nearly 2000 km of mainland coastline and over 4,000km of island and islets coast, so much of it is accessible by boat.
Sailing Areas in Croatia
Due to their great popularity, sailing boat rentals are available in all of our sailing regions in Croatia. The regions below are listed from north to south:
- Kvarner Bay
- Baška Voda
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Croatia
The sailing season and high season coincide perfectly, meaning you can enjoy the endless sunshine and swim in pleasant sea temperatures while cruising the Adriatic Sea. Either side of the peak months, July and August, is also a brilliant time to set sail and explore as the temperatures are cooler, all the while enjoyable, and the crowds are fewer. Temperatures in the summer time average 25°C to 30°C and the wind force blows in a north-westerly direction at approx. 3 - 4.
Itinerary Ideas for Croatia
Whether you prefer to tour a particular archipelago or explore a precise region, Croatia gives you plenty of options from which to choose.
The northern region of Istria features a variety of historic gems such as Pula. The Temple of Augustus and 2000 year old amphitheatre. Pula also hosts a variety of events during the summer, including two huge music festivals.
Kvarner Bay, also referred to as Kvarner Gulf, is one of Croatia’s best kept secrets. The bays here are just spectacular with local cuisine in small seaside towns. You have a good chance of spotting dolphins here as well!
Zadar is complete with Venetian ruins and historic old town ambience, but it also has its fair share of modern advances. On the sea front, find a giant sea organ played by the sea, and a solar powered dance floor.
Šibenik leaves you within short sailing distance from the Kornati Islands and is also close by to two national parks on mainland. This coastal city possesses a medieval fortress and St. James’ Cathedral - the largest church in Europe constructed solely from stone without any wood or brick structure.
The remains of a 4th century palace lie in the town centre of Split, creating a breathtakingly archaic feel as you walk among the white stone walls. The island hub of Hvar is within easy reach and is definitely worth a visit, even if just for a day.
The mountain range Biokovo forms quite possibly the most heart-stopping backdrop to Baška Voda’s waterfront.
On top of its cobbled streets occupied with cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, Dubrovnik and its coast is renowned for being the film set of Game of Thrones.
Travel Tips for Croatia
Croatia’s inland capital, Zagreb (ZAG), Split (SPU) and Dubrovnik (DBV) are the three main airports, though smaller airports operate regional flights during high season.
It’s worth checking smaller airports such as Rijeka Airport (RJK) and Pula Airport (PUY) as they often have direct European flights, too.
Train services are networked mainly inland, as opposed to along the coast, so if taking public transport we recommend taking the bus.