Home to more than 5,000 kilometres of sun-kissed Adriatic coastline, Croatia is one of the world’s most idyllic yacht charter destinations.
With its wealth of islands, ports, harbours and bays, not to mention beautiful cities such as Zadar and Split, Croatia has burgeoned in popularity in recent years, as word has spread over its majestic natural scenery, mouth-watering food and affordable prices compared with its western European counterparts. The key yachting areas are concentrated around the Dalmatian Islands to the south and Kornati Islands to the north, but wherever you chose to embark on your boating adventure you’ll be richly rewarded. For those considering a luxury yacht charter in Croatia, we’ve done some research and picked out three of the best companies where you can rent a yacht.
Established in 2012, Ritzy Charters is a highly regarded agency for arranging private yacht rental charters across the world. The company offers nearly 150 crewed motor yacht, sailing yacht and catamaran rentals in Croatia, as well as a number of those very pinnacles of luxury yacht experiences – super yacht charters, including an incredible 295-foot vessel. During our search, rates started at €9,800 per week for a 57-foot catamaran that sleeps up to six guests. The booking process is simple with Ritzy – all you do is fill in a query form with some necessary details, including number of guests, travel dates, itinerary and special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait for the company to send back a list of available yachts for your dates and criteria.
Since launching in 2015, Boatsters Black has been pairing charter guests with exceptional yachts with great success. With an extensive portfolio of yachts, combined with a global network and the use of the latest technology, they boast a grip on the industry that they claim is unmatched by most. As an international team of professionals who pride themselves on going above and beyond, they are equipped to deliver memorable vacations for charter guests. In Croatia, they have around 60 yachts available for charter, including a wide choice of both sailing and motor yachts. In Croatia, they have around 60 luxury yachts available for charter, including a wide choice of both sailing and motor yachts. The fleet is also paired with a wide range of suggested itineraries for each destination to help inspire you.
Described by the influential Conde Naste Traveller magazine as “the Airbnb of boats and yachts”, Sailo is a global boat rental and yacht charter marketplace that connects boat owners, charter companies, and renters on a secure and easy-to-use platform. Visitors can browse and compare thousands of verified boats based on date, location, price, size, and user reviews, and you can even customise the search by creating your preferred trip directly in the booking flow. Unlike our first two recommendations, Sailo offer bareboat as well as crewed yacht rentals. When we searched for charters in Croatia, we found almost 300 vessels, with around half available bareboat rather than as a skippered yacht, and with prices starting at €88 per half-day for a 17-foot crewed motor yacht. A total of 27 were also catamarans, which tends to be the scarcest type of boat offered by charter companies.