A Mediterranean treasure waiting for you to explore by boat
Part of the former Yugoslavia, the country is lying just across the Adriatic sea from Italy’s east coast, and sharing land borders with Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia. Today, Croatia is a tourist haven, which when you arrive will come as no surprise. The scenery is stunning, the lifestyle is unmistakably Mediterranean and the food is a mouthwatering combination of east meets west.
As if that isn’t enough, Rough Guides readers named Croatia as one of the 20 most beautiful countries in the world! And how better so see this stunning country than from the deck of your Sailo yacht rental? A week of sailing in Croatia truly does have something to offer to everyone!
Fans of Game of Thrones will be all too aware of the beautiful landscapes on offer in Croatia. Namely Dubrovnik. The city stands in for Kings Landing in the popular TV show. But even if you’re not a fan of dragons and sword fighting, Dubrovnik is sure to steal your heart. The old town with its fortifications, lively centre and great views has become one of the most popular places to visit in the Mediterranean.
Rent a boat in Dubrovnik is also a great idea when you’re set to go sailing in Croatia. Sailo curates a great selection of sailboats and catamarans for explorers to get on the high seas and venture beyond the tourist throngs.
Croatia is blessed with a whole archipelago of stunning islands, from well developed hangouts lined with millionaires mansions, to islands that are home only to deer and dolphins. The joy of island hopping when you go sailing in Croatia on your Sailo boat rental is that you can pick the island, or islands, that are right for you.
Want to stroll the harbourside in a vibrant town, then party the night away? Or maybe you’d prefer to sleep under the stars with just the sounds of gentle lapping waves? A yacht rental for a week-long sailing in Croatia allows you to do exactly what you please.
More preferable Croatian island for sailing is Hvar. Boat rentals in Hvar are choosing more often than for the other Croatian islands. The best known islands are are Hvar and Brač, the latter an easy day trip from Split. Both of these islands are large enough to explore and find your own slice of tranquility, or moor up and join the crowds. If you’re really looking to explore the pristine side of the islands, take your yacht rental to Dugi Otok, Molat, Zirje or Mljet for some peace and quiet.
As one might expect with all these stunning islands, one of the best things about renting a boat in Croatia is being able to explore those shimmering seas. The waters of Adriatic sea often have great visibility and a vibrant and visible sea life. Although you’ll find lots of opportunity to rent scuba gear, and be rewarded with some of the most stunning undersea life in the Mediterranean, snorkeling offers its own rich rewards.
Many of the Croatian islands are fringed by shallow reefs, perfect for splashing about with a snorkel for hours at a time. Big and little kids will delight at the rich array of fish and other underwater critters, and you’ll often spot octopus, crab, scorpionfish and even seals and dolphins.
In fact, you won’t even need to get wet to enjoy meeting bottlenose dolphins. When cruising the Adriatic Sea on your yacht rental, you’re highly likely to meet a friendly pod of dolphins at some point. If you’re lucky you might even get to see a turtle!
The Mediterranean isn’t short of a few historic sites, and Croatia has its fair share. From castles to ruins; to fortifications from modern conflicts, history buffs will find lots to keep them occupied. Stari Grad in Hvar is home to an ancient Roman settlement as well as an Ottoman era fort. In Zadar, walk through the city gates from the era when Venice was the local superpower.
Dubrovnik of course, with its old town a UNESCO heritage site, is made up of a whole smorgasbord of ancient civilizations. In fact the Byzantines, Venetians and Austro-Hungarians are just a few of the people to have left their mark on this beautiful town. Wherever you end up with your boat rental in Croatia, you won’t be far from a piece of history.
If you’re looking to rent a boat to go sailing in Croatia, you’ll find options for Sailo boat rentals all the way up the Dalmatian coast. Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Sibenik offer a fantastic choice of monohull yachts and catamarans, for either day trips or week long yacht charter.
When renting your boat in Croatia, you’ll find options for families and friends, or bigger boats to really make a splash. Cruise the sea in a powerboat or raise the mainsail to let the trade winds carry you to your next destination.
Sailing Itineraries in Croatia