For a truly fantastic luxury cruise experience, Active Holidays Croatia offer sailing holidays in Croatia on some of the best yachts in the country. Their stylishly designed yachts have capacity for 10 to 14 people, and each comes with its own professional crew to sail you around Croatia’s coastline. 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.
Unsurprisingly, given the country’s beautiful and lengthy coastline and the often-quoted fact about the country having more than 1,000 islands, it’s no surprise that sailing holidays in Croatia are a magical way of seeing and experiencing the country.
Going on a cruise also takes the pressure off planning your holiday – once booked, all you have to do is board the boat and let the captain navigate it to various islands and spots on the mainland!
You can, of course, do your own sailing in the country by hiring a boat (or bringing your own, if you’re lucky enough) but there’s plenty of opportunity for either hiring or joining a fully-manned boat for a week or more.
Sailing Holidays in Croatia – A cheaper version of a cruise
Okay, so it’s not quite the same thing at all…but for those looking to get a least a small part of the cruise experience, simply hop on one of the ferries that go up and down the coast, or from the coast to the islands. You’ll be sharing with many other people, there won’t be chefs creating meals just for you, and the captain won’t drop anchor on a deserted stretch of coast so everyone can dive into the sea…but the scenery will be just the same, and it will be much cheaper!
There’s new ferry lines being created year on year, so you can get quite far down (or up) the coast these days. There’s limited ferry lines in Istria, and there are few options for travelling from the north part of the coast (e.g. Pula or Rijeka) further south (e.g. around Zadar or Split). There are, however, numerous lines sailing down the Dalmatian coast, which include many of the islands there.
See our Ferries in Croatia page for details of which ferry companies operate where and what lines exist.
Sailing Holidays in Croatia – Cruises in and to Croatia
- Cruises in Croatia
Advice for picking a cruise in Croatia, and details of assorted cruises along the Croatian coastline – including cruises departing Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik.
- Cruises to Croatia
Perfect for those that want to experience a little bit of Croatia whilst exploring the Mediterranean and southern Europe.