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Bareboat Yacht Charter Croatia

An azure sea of opportunities

Imagine a country with over 1200 miles of sun-kissed coastline, more than 1,000 islands and one of the cleanest seas on the planet. Imagine sailing in such a paradise.

Bareboat Charter Split & Trogir

Starting your journey from Split or Trogir exploring the islands of central Dalmatia is one of the most enticing parts of Croatia and one of the easiest to explore by yacht. A destination that suits all sailing abilities with lots of options for short island hops in some of the most sheltered waters in Croatia. An exciting and diverse choice of more far reaching islands await adventurous sailors. Croatia leads the way when it comes to yachting infrastructure, being able to pre-book a berth at one of the many fantastic marinas, quays, taverna pontoon and mooring buoys means you can sail care free until sunset.

Bareboat Charter Kornati

The Kornati sailing area is made up of three island groups and is one of the best destinations in Croatia for bareboat sailing. With so many islands to discover it’s ideal for those who love exploring, surrounded by nature away from some of the more sought out areas near Dubrovnik and Split. Kornati has something to offer both new and experienced sailors alike, from short island hops and relaxing in the secluded bays, to more invigorating passages and discovering as many islands as you can. Anchor down in tranquil bays close to tucked away tavernas, or stay overnight in a modern marina to explore historical towns and inspiring cities.

Bareboat Charter Dubrovnik

Start your charter in Dubrovnik and indulge in one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. From here the coastline heading north is relatively unspoiled and it’s still possible to find quiet anchorages, even at the height of the season. Explore natural beauty, grand palaces, award-winning vineyards and rustic tavernas. Choose short hops around groups of small islands or more adventurous sailing further afield. Explore national parks, beautiful beaches and swim stops, away from the more sought-out destinations further north.


The Island Sailing team combines unrivalled experience with specialist expertise in every area of yachting to provide a first-class, personalised service. We offer support and advice to all our bareboat customers. Our base teams are on hand from the start of your charter and throughout and will be waiting to catch your lines at the end.

Ask us Anything

Find out more about Bareboat Chartering in Croatia. We have travelled, sailed and explored to search out the very best of Croatia.

Bareboat Plus

Bareboat Plus offers extra support to those who are new to chartering, sailing in Croatia’s waters for the first time or to those who have been on a flotilla sailing holiday. Enjoy the freedom and confidence to sail Croatia’s coastline and it’s islands, visiting the best destinations at your own pace.


We can offer guidance and support so you can plan your charter with confidence. We can offer lots of useful information and advice before your charter and are on-hand for any last minute tips so your charter is plain sailing. From the best suited yachts to the most ideal sailing area, we can make sure you have the very best sailing experience.

Round the Clock Support

Making bareboating a breeze with help from our dedicated teams on-hand throughout your charter. Local yacht base teams offer lots of friendly help and advice from the start to the end of your charter from yacht orientation to catching your lines upon your return. Our 24 hour UK based support line is always available should you need us throughout your charter.

Local Knowledge

Brimming with local knowledge and contacts we can provide recommendations, information and advice for the best places to moor, reserving the perfect mooring buoys or marina berths, the best restaurants, shops, cafes and all other facilities you will need. Get advice and insider information from our experienced charter specialists, plus support from the teams of local, friendly experts on the ground.

Routes & Itineraries

A wealth of experience sailing, exploring and living in Croatia we love to share our itineraries and insider knowledge with you. Visit the ‘must see’ favourites or venture further a field, short island hops to exhilarating sailing days, the choice is yours. We can provide as much or as little input as you need.


To charter a yacht bareboat in Croatia the Croatian authorities require the skipper to be over 18 and have a photo ID sailing licence issued by a statutory authority and a valid VHF licence  for the type and size of yacht you are chartering. An ICC (International Certificate of Competence) for sail, an RYA Day Skipper practical certificate or higher (with photo ID and certification number), Bareboat Chartering Standard (ASA 104) or the equivalent from your country. A VHF radio license is also required. The co-skipper should also be over 18 years old and competent to sail. Higher level certification, such as Yacht Master is required for larger yachts, for example, catamarans around 45 feet+. We can help you navigate your way to have the right qualifications and experience for the yacht you want to charter.

Yachts in Croatia

Brilliant Boats & Cool Catamarans

Find your Perfect Yacht

We have the widest choice of thoughtfully selected modern yachts built by renowned yacht makers including Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour and Hanse and catamarans from Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Bali.


Choose from classic slab reef or in-mast main sail, bow thruster, twin helm, electric winches and yacht design & layout, coffee makers, outboards & SUP’s.


Choose between a sailing yacht for exhilaration and tranquility or the extra space and comforts of a catamaran.


The latest marine music systems, a variety of charging and power options for phones, devices and cameras, the latest GPS chartplotters & optional wi-fi if you need to stay connected.


If fresh summer breezes aren’t enough, many yachts have cabin fans & larger yachts and most catamarans have air con.