The Croatian coastline is perfect for sailing
holidays. With so many islands and ports, you can stop as many
times as you like or sail for as long as you wish. With over 1,000
islands, sailing holidays can provide an excellent way of seeing
some of the smaller (perhaps even uninhabited!) islands that would
otherwise be difficult to visit with scheduled ferry lines. This can be considered to be more "hands-on" than
your usual holiday, although everyone from beginners to more experienced
sailors can find something suitable for them.
Sailing holidays generally either consist of a course
or the chartering of a boat, with or without a skipper. Courses
can range from beginner level through to those wishing to brush
up their skills (and where better to do that than through the
beautiful Croatian Adriatic waters and islands?) at intermediate
or advanced levels.
For an amazing sailing experience, Active Holidays Croatia offer holidays on some of the most luxurious yachts in Croatia. With a top-notch crew navigating your course and creating delicious dishes onboard, you won't have to lift a finger! All yachts have capacity for 10 to 14 people.
plenty of other chartering options open to you - everything from small motorboats
to make short trips to local islands, to large, luxury yachts
where the sky may very well be the limit - at least in terms of
price! If you do go down the chartering route, remember to consider
marina facilities and fees; some information can be obtained from
Adriatic Club Croatia,
which runs 21 marinas on the Croatian coastline.
Regardless of whether you're participating on a
course or are chartering a yacht, it is important to establish
if you would prefer to go for a standard, all-inclusive holiday
package, or a more tailor-made option. A number of companies (please
see the list below) have all-inclusive packages, including flights
and transfers, so you can be sure that everything is taken care of before you head on your holiday.
Alternatively, you could book courses/charters with
a local company and make your own way over to Croatia - see our Getting
There section for some more details.
If you're looking for something a bit more leisurely,
why not go on a cruise? You can either opt to cruise around one
portion of the Croatian Adriatic on a small sailing boat; at the other end of the scale, you can join a larger cruise ship for a route that takes in a few stops in Croatia, as well as starting and going on to other Mediterranean countries. See our special Cruises in Croatia section for more details.
Whatever you choose, you will be sure to enjoy the
delights of the Croatian coastline!