Yacht Charter in Zadar: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published December 8, 2023

Situated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, the sun-drenched city of Zadar is a hugely popular jumping off point for yachting excursions

A sailing boat bobs on the water against a Zadar sunset (Photo: Camilla K via Flickr / CC0 1.0 DEED)

Relatively crowd-free compared with so many of its Croatian counterparts, the city is best known for its cliffs, coves and ancient Roman streets. Sunsets here are something special, too, and are perhaps at their most striking when viewed from the crystalline waters of the Adriatic sea. It’s also one of the many reasons why yachting around Zadar is such a magical experience. Here are three great resources for chartering a yacht in Zadar.


Based in Florida, Ritzy Charters have a wide choice of crewed vessels for yachting adventures of a week or longer, including sailboat, motoryacht and catamaran charter. The booking process is simple and intuitive – all you do is fill in details about your trip, including number of guests, travel dates and preferred itinerary, then ask for a quote and wait to receive a shortlist of vessels available for the specified dates. When we looked at availability across Croatia, we found over 140 vessels available – although not all of these will be possible to charter in Zadar – with rates starting at €9,800 per week for a 57-foot catamaran that sleeps up to six guests.

Plain Sailing

PlainSailing are experts in charters across the Mediterranean, with a particularly impressive number of vessels available as bareboat, making them our number one pick for those keen to navigate the waters around Zadar solo. The company only work with the best professional charter companies in each country and offer 24/7 technical help with all guests who take out one of their well-maintained boats. Over the years, their dedication to customer service has led to thousands of happy customers, and their Feefo rating is 5 out of 5 stars after 350+ online reviews. When we searched for boats in Zadar, we found prices starting at €885 per week for a motoryacht that can sleep 6 people and is available bareboat.

Itai Boat Rental

A renowned local company, Itai Boats Rental offer everything from one-day to multi-day boat rental, with or without a skipper, in Zadar, and provide curated tour itineraries that can be adjusted to your preference and needs. They have a fleet of around 15 vessels, ranging from super-fast inflatable boats great for island hopping to modern designed motorboats and luxury yachts, all safe and stable, yet easy to manoeuvre and fuel-efficient. They also offer a wide range of water toys, including snorkelling equipment and water skis, for rent to add some thrills and spills to your charter.