Find out all about the top nautical spots in Croatia and get ready to sail away on a sea of holiday bliss.

Thinking of chartering a boat and cruising the coast of Croatia? If so, you’re in for a treat! The numerous islands, charming seaside towns and crystal clear waters of the coastline truly are perfect for a maritime adventure, so read on, then get to planning.

The price

“So, how much is a mooring for a yacht in Croatia?” You may ask yourself this before attempting such a trip, but there is no simple answer. Every marina has different prices, and since Croatia is a popular nautical destination, those prices aren’t exactly cheap. However, compared to other Mediterranean coasts, the quality of what you get is worth the money (as is the amazing scenery).  

Annual berthing fees can come up to tens of thousands of kunas (depending on the size of the boat), but a two-week sailing experience is definitely an affordable option that could be within your budget.

Split and its surrounding islands

First of all, be aware that the area around Split is the most popular for sailing, so it also has a heftier price tag. This comes as no surprise, since the islands off the coast of are simply enchanting! 

Milna on Brač, Vis and Komiža on the island of Vis, Maslinica on Šolta and Palmižana on Hvar – those are all locations where you can moor a boat of bigger dimensions. The cost of mooring a boat on these Croatian islands is approximately 200 to 700 euros per week (also depending on the length of the boat).

Lastovo and Dubrovnik

One of the most beautiful moorings in Croatia is undoubtedly the ones hidden in the uninhabited and gorgeously isolated island Nature Park Lastovo. Saplun bay, Skrivena luka bay, Škoj od Zaklopatice and Vejo Lago bay are all marinas that can hold up to 12-15 boats, and since it’s a ​​strictly protected area, the structure of the moorings is created in an environmentally acceptable way that doesn’t endanger the sea vegetation. Lastovo is famous for its corals and it would be a real shame to put the unique nature in jeopardy!

While you’re on the south, make sure to sail to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. You can berth your boat in one of several Dubrovnik ports (with the ACI marine being the most famous one) and then explore the magical old city walls.

Pag

If you’re thinking of navigating the waters of Pag, have no worries. Camping Village Šimuni has a marina where you can anchor your sailboat or yacht, you only need to reserve a spot before you arrive. From there on you can sail your way around Pag, and we suggest you also visit the nearby islands of Olib, Silba and Maun.

Prohibited anchoring areas in Croatia

Before setting sail, check the location you plan to visit and see where it’s permitted to dock. For example, Kornati National Park is known to be a nautical playground, but there are still certain zones under strict protection, so mooring can be done only on designated locations such as Stiniva, Lupeška, Šipnate, Koromašna and others. Visiting untouched spots and spending a night there with your boat might sound tempting, but be mindful of the nature that we’re trying to protect and instead go to the established ports.

Now that you know the best ports and the approximate berthing costs in Croatia, read some more tourist tips for Croatia’s coast and voilà  – you’re all set for a perfect nautical holiday!

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