Ideal for Summer Season
Hundreds of pristine islands and an idyllic coastline peppered with captivating historic cities make Croatia an unmissable charter destination rich in cultural heritage. The paradisiacal destination offers deserted lagoons, crystal clear waters and pine-covered vistas, and invites exploration and relaxation in utter seclusion. On the mainland, yacht-goers can take in stunning historical architecture, meander through charming cobbled streets, and dine on local delicacies and locally produced wine.
- Day 1
Start off in SplitDistance: 35 nm*
Starting your private yacht charter in Croatia’s second-largest city, you’ll be able to stock up on any necessary luxuries. Make a stop at one of the many outdoor markets in the city, such as Stari Pazar where you can get an authentic taste of Croatian life and local cuisine. For lunch reserve a table at Zrno Soli, for Michelin Star Mediterranean cuisine. Following this, you will visit Diocletian's Palace, Split's preserved Roman monuments open for you to explore and discover.
Departing from Split on the Dalmatia coast, you’ll be inspired by making a passage through some of the hundreds of tiny bays which are largely untouched and uninhabited. The crystal clear waters surrounding the bays are calm and clear, making the area perfect for your first taste of diving or snorkeling in Croatia.
- Day 2
Explore Krka National ParkDistance: 25 nm*
After enjoying a day of relaxation in the Pakleni archipelago, head towards a small town up the river Krka called Skradin- this location is well known in the area for having outstanding natural beauty.
As one of the oldest towns in Croatia, this tourist hotspot is steeped in history and has a pretty stone city-type setting. The churches are exquisite as well as the quaint cobblestone streets which are lined with small stores, family-run businesses, and postcard-perfect scenery providing you and your guests with a cinematic environment to unwind.
Skradin is locally known as the entrance to the Krka National Park. Although there are five entrances to the National Park, this entry point is one of the more popular and accessible options for guests on a luxury charter yacht. You will travel through the winding brooks and rivers to the breathtaking national park where you will find yourself surrounded by lush green foliage and dramatic waterfalls.
- Day 3
Island hop in the Kornati ArchipelagoDistance: 65 nm*
Heading to the Kornati archipelago, charterers can be assured of another day of seclusion and pure relaxation.
The most densely packed collection of islands within the Mediterranean, this archipelago is comprised of 147 individual islands to provide an abundance of choices for your third day in Croatia.
Like the Pakleni archipelago, many of these islands will be void of any other visitors, meaning you can enjoy the luxury of your own bay for the day. Take the time to rest on the quiet and luxurious beaches while taking in the stunning surroundings. Keep cool by snorkeling in the surrounding waters to see the extended beauty which lives below the water's surface.
- Day 4
Take in the culture of Mali LosinjDistance: 50 nm*
Heading back to civilization, you're in for a treat as you visit the largest island town in the Adriatic Sea.
Mali Losinj is a cultural location that allows you to get a feel for the Croatian way of life. After anchoring down in the naturally pretty harbor, make your way to the Fritzy Palace to see an exquisite collection of art. The highlight of the Palace is unquestionably the 2000-year-old statue of the Apoxyomen.
If you prefer, take a tour of the town and visit the historic churches and many architectural wonders which make this location so popular among discerning travelers. After enjoying some local delicacies and locally produced wine, lay back and open your ears to the sound of this buzzy location under the glow of the sunset.
- Day 5
Cruise cool waters to RovinjDistance: 20 nm*
A day of sightseeing lies in store for you as you cruise to the pretty island of Veli Brijun.
Even before you arrive, you will see the stunning surroundings and picture-perfect settings which will make some ideal vacation photographs. Jumping on a train across the city of Rovinj, you’ll marvel at the narrow winding streets and pretty stores and stalls. You will get the opportunity to see many of the attractions in this fishing settlement, including the church of St. Euphemia.
Later in the afternoon, you and your guests can cruise to Red Island, a small piece of paradise overflowing with nature and wildlife from around the world. Or, for those feeling extra adventurous, scuba dive in search of the sunken ship the Baron Guatsch - also known as the Adriatic Titanic. During the evening, the city comes to life and becomes an entertainment hotspot, so make sure you check out the many bars while trying some of the local food.
- Day 6
Round off in Pula
The final day of your Croatian yacht charter takes place in the city of Pula.
The largest city in the Istrian peninsula, this location is steeped in 3000 years of history and is ideal for soaking up a little culture to take home from your travels. Begin your day in the modern district which is lined with galleries and boutique stores ideal for doing some last-minute shopping. Have lunch at one of the local cafes where you can people-watch and take in the atmosphere before you explore the rest of the city.
Walking around the old section of the city you will be entranced by the stunning Pula Arena, an old Roman amphitheater that still stands today. Largely intact, this is a perfect sight for history lovers in your group and is even used as a venue for concerts and live theatre performances, which you and your guests ought to attend to round off your adventure in Croatia.
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*All distances are approximate