Croatia has over 1000 islands around its shore making it one of the most interesting and most attractive cruise destinations. The possibilities for research are many, so it does not surprise us that the Croatian sea was the favorite destination for the exploration of Jacques Cousteau, as well as many other researchers after him. You can discover hidden bays, caves, beautiful places for diving, swimming and sunbathing along the Croatian coast. A wonderful Mediterranean climate combined with the crystal blue Adriatic Sea and the islands will show you why Croatia is indeed one of the most beautiful destinations for holidays and cruises.
Cruising North Adriatic, Split Archipelago, as well as Central and Southern Dalmatia are the most famous cruises in Croatia. For whatever you decide, you will not make a mistake because the Adriatic cruise from all sides is magical.
Croatia is an increasingly popular vacation destination every year, because of the beautiful beaches and islands, and also because of the beautiful towns that are adorned by many cultural and historical monuments. All Croatian sights are generally difficult to find in one because Croatia has many natural beauties and historical sights and buildings with beautiful architecture. One of the most famous and most visited cities in the Mediterranean is Dubrovnik, which is protected by UNESCO's because of its exceptional cultural and historical heritage. There are many sights in Dubrovnik, but what is most definitely the most famous are the high walls that surround the city and which have remained perfectly preserved to this day. Another Croatian coastal city protected by UNESCO is Split and its story lasts for 17 centuries. The establishment of the city began in 295 when Emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace on that site. In time, the city of Split developed from this palace, and the palace still stands in the same place in perfectly preserved state.
Croatia is famous for its national parks, of which Kornati National Park is best known. This is the largest and most attractive group of islands in Croatia, declared in 1980 as a national park. Of the other islands it is obligatory to visit Pag and Hvar, where the party never stops.
Dalmatia is one of the regions in the Croatian coast whose natural beauties are widely known. Cruising from the island of Pag to the Ostrvo foreland, you can see the most beautiful parts of the Croatian Riviera.
The North Adriatic offers many towns and cities rich in cultural and historical monuments. Cruise to the northern Adriatic is different than anywhere else in the world due to the specific beauty of the area.
The yacht charter season in Croatia starts from May through the middle of October.
The high season runs from the last week of July till the first week of September where the temperature is around 25°C.
During the summer season weather conditions in the Adriatic are generally very favorable for boating. This applies for period from June to September, when the weather is mostly sunny and warm and sea water temperature is more than suitable for swimming.
In summer there is a daily alteration of land and sea breezes. A local northerly wind, the bora, can affect the weather, especially in the winter, with prolonged bouts of strong and bitterly cold winds. Violent thunderstorms with strong gusts are an unpleasant feature of the summer months, mainly in Trieste Bay, Velebit channel famous for the Bura of Senj, Vinodolski channel, Bay of Novigrad, areas around Sibenik, Split (in particular Vrulja near Omiš), Makarska – lowlands of Biokovo, Zuljan Bay on the Pelješac peninsula, River Neretva estuary, Risan Bay in Boka. So, if you have not encountered Bura so far, we advise you to reach the nearest harbor. In short, it might be said that where coastal hilltops are lower than 600 meters or more than 4 kilometers from the coast, the mildest Bura winds occur.
The warmest months are July and August, with average temperatures of 25°C/77°F and day temperatures often well over 30°C/90°F
It is always a smart idea to avoid peak seasons, both in terms of charter cost but also to avoid crowed beaches, marinas and restaurants. The following graphs depict the demand* for yacht holiday in respect with average precipitation and average temperature.
To avoid peak seasons while still having comfort weather conditions, start your trip in from second half of June until first half of July or the second half of August until first week of September.
Depending on which destination you wish to go, you can use one of the international Airport available in Croatia.
For Central & South Dalmatia you can fly to Split and depart from one of the marinas of Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Rogoznica, Seget Donji or Kastel Gomilica.
Alternatively you can fly to Dubrovnik and depart from one of the marinas of Dubrovnik, Cavtat or Slano.
For Northern Adriatic Croatia you can fly to Zadar airport and depart from one of the marinas of Zadar, Sukosan, Biograd, Murter, Sibenik. Alternatively you can fly to Split and and depart from Sibenik marina.
For the northern part or you can fly to Pula airport and depart from Pula or Funtana.
Alternatively you can fly to Zagreb airport that is the is the largest and busiest international airport in Croatia but is a little bit far from the coast, and start your trip form one of the the marinas located in one of the above cities.
Croatia is an EU country, and hence EU citizens require no visa to enter the country, while non EU citizens have to check before travel.
The local currency is the kuna, although some some establishments accept euros. However, the euro is an unofficial currency so it is best to get some kunas for your trip.