Recently several clients have requested information about yacht charter; in the next few weeks, I will offer some cruising options: Cote d’ Azure, Italian Riviera, Greece and here the newly popular Croatia. I partner with one of the oldest most respected yacht brokers in the US, I am very confident in their experience and integrity. Not all brokers are alike! Their knowledge of Croatia charter yachts, crews, destinations and cruising itineraries is unparalleled. They personally inspect each yacht, meet the captains, sample the chefs’ cuisine and evaluate the service offered by each yacht crew. A guaranteed most excellent experience!
Croatia is truly a land of islands – it has more than a thousand! With its amazing 3,625 miles of coastline (2,520 of which belong to the islands) this country offers fascinating places to discover on your private Croatia yacht charter. There are only a few places in the world blessed with nearly 2,600 hours of annual sunshine that still truly deserve the description “unspoiled.” The long chain of rugged islands of Croatia’s mountainous coast makes this a yacht charter haven that is considered to be among the best in the world. Fine deep channels with abundant anchorages and a stable climate attract many yacht charter enthusiasts to Croatia. There are no big waves or high seas. There are no long distance routes across the open sea. You can anchor anytime you want and take a swim.
For those seeking privacy aboard their charter yacht or those who prefer untouched nature, Croatia offers Mediterranean wild beauty, warm colors with beautiful light, generous and fragrant vegetation. Its coast alternates cliffs and caves, rocky inlets, fine pebble beaches and majestic bays.
The “Land of Thousand Islands” is unique not only for its natural wonders but also for 2,000 years of different cultures. The history has evolved from centuries of occupation by foreign empires. The Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, in Split, has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; just like many other locations along the coast.
Many imperial residences and fortresses that speckle the landscape are considered some of the finest examples of intact classical architecture. Ancient and medieval towns rise from the greenish-blue sea creating stunning impressions.
Croatia is equally interesting today. Many towns and islands offer a spectacular backdrop to a dynamic restaurant, bar and cafe culture. The land of olives and wine, of cheese and fresh fish, borrowed influences from the trade routes that have passed its shores for centuries. Many claim that the seafood of the Adriatic is some of the best in the world. A curious blend of old and new, Croatia combines simplicity and sophistication.
Sample Croatia Yacht Charter – Split to Dubrovnik Itinerary
Day 1: Fly into Split, Croatia to board your charter yacht in Trogir, a fascinating medieval town. This charming village offers restaurants, markets and beautiful sights, including the 15th Century Trogir Chapel and the 13th Century Portal by the master Radovan.
Day 2: Begin your Croatia yacht charter with a cruise to Solta, a small island close to Split, for a pleasant swim. Continue to Sicenica with its deep fjord-like bay. Primosten, a small picturesque fishing village, was originally built on an island that is now joined to the mainland by a causeway. Overnight.
Day 3: Sail Skradin, one of the most spectacular sails on the Croatia coast. Cruise aboard your private yacht along the meandering fjord with its high cliffs that twist and turn for 12 miles, until reaching the ancient Roman village of Skradin. Overnight here and in the morning visit the waterfalls in the Krka National Park.
Day 4: Provac and Zlarin Islands, lying just opposite Sibenik, offer village ports and anchorages for overnight after your visit to the Krka Falls. Alternatively, overnight in the picturesque fishing village of Rogoznica, which is an ideal bay for some water sports or an evening barbecue on board your Croatia charter yacht.
Days 5 and 6: Sail to Brac with an early start and anchor in the clear waters of Stipanska for lunch and a well-earned swim. In the afternoon, go to Hvar Island. The island has many vineyards, lavender and olive groves. Sail to the island of Palmizanen where there is a very picturesque marina. These spectacular islands offer many bays and pretty anchorages, which are well worth seeing.
Day 7: Sail to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. There are two main ports: Vela Luka and Korcula old town – both are worth a visit. Five miles off the Croatia shore lay the densely wooded Mljet National Park, where you can hike to inland lakes. Visit a 12th century Benedictine monastery set on an islet in the middle of Lake Veliko Jezero. The anchorage of Luka Polace lies inside a deep fjord-like inlet, which is ideal for water sports.
Day 8: Ston lies at the head of the Stonski Canal, a long narrow inlet with wooded slopes that ring with the sound of Cicadas. From here it is a short walk to the ancient walled town of Mali Ston. A pleasant anchorage at Kobas lies near the entrance to the canal and provides a welcome stop for a refreshing swim.
Day 9: The Elaphite Islands lie in the approaches to the Dubrovnik Channel and offer a selection of picturesque anchorages for lunch and a quiet overnight stay.
Day 10: Depart early to disembark in Dubrovnik. This 13th century medieval walled town featuring Renaissance towers is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Croatia and takes some time to explore. It is worth spending a day here at the end of your Croatia yacht charter.
Of course, this is merely a suggestion, each Lifestyle Management Journey is designed and created according to your desires. Chart your course!