Hidden Yacht Charter Gems: Croatia

Croatia has been gaining popularity as a top-tier yachting destination in recent years, and for good reason. Croatia boasts a spectacular Adriatic coastline with over a thousand islands, crystal-clear waters, and charming coastal towns. Its natural beauty, including secluded bays and pristine landscapes, makes it a haven for yachting enthusiasts.

But for all its beauty and a natural setting that makes it perfect for yachting, it still retains a somewhat “hidden gem” status for several reasons, including the diversity of its sailing destinations, its ideal sailing conditions, its untouched and pristine vistas, and all the off-the-beaten-path nature of its natural amenities.

Diverse Sailing Destinations

Croatia is rich in history and culture, featuring well-preserved medieval towns, ancient ruins, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Dubrovnik’s Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace in Split, providing fascinating stops along a yacht charter itinerary.

With well-preserved medieval towns, ancient ruins, and cultural landmarks, cities like Split and Dubrovnik offer a blend of history, architecture, and vibrant local culture for the discerning voyager looking to occasionally disembark and take in the culture.

When you think about a yacht rental Mediterranean options abound, but no single country has the same variety of destinations available.

The variety of both islands and coastal towns in Croatia offers a truly staggering choice of sailing destinations with perfect ports. From historic Dubrovnik to the untouched beauty of Kornati National Park; from Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and its gentle cruising and island hopping in the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic to the Mediterranean’s strong mistral winds perfect for more action-packed sailing — there really is something there for everyone.

Set sail from a variety of beautiful ports when yachting in Croatia

Set sail from the fertile islands of Hvar, and drink in the coastal splendor of Korcula, Ston, and Mljet, as you make your way to Brac. Or slip out of the Marina Agana base for voyages to the spectacular Krka Falls.

Yachting in Croatia allows you to skirt along Europe’s sunniest coastline, while stopping off to embrace a hidden hotchpotch of history, culture, and gastronomy.

A Non-Traditional Yachting Experience

While slowly gaining in popularity, Croatia is still relatively less crowded compared to some other Mediterranean yachting hotspots. This allows for more serene and secluded experiences that add an element of exclusivity and haute couture to an already engaging experience.

A Croatian sailing charter allows you to experience a Mediterranean paradise of turquoise seas, quiet, colorful islands and picturesque port towns steeped in history that have not yet become overblown or cliché.

Moran Yachts is proud to charter the VIRTUE
VIRTUE, available for charter through Moran Yachts

Some parts of Croatia’s coastline remain relatively untouched and unspoiled, providing opportunities for those seeking pristine, natural beauty.

Unspoiled coves and stunning waterfalls, ancient abandoned forts and lush, green woodland all lie in wait along Croatia’s immaculate Dalmatian Coast, and delicious fresh seafood and friendly, welcoming locals await at each secluded port.

Croatian cuisine is renowned for its fresh seafood, local produce, and diverse flavors influenced by Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. Coastal towns offer excellent dining options for yacht charters, so even if you bring your own personal chef, don’t sleep on the local culture and culinary delights.

Incredible Architecture

When you think about a yacht rental Croatia is a fantastic choice, but not only because of aquatic activities. Hopping on land to explore some of the best architecture the world has to offer should be high on any voyager’s to-do list.

Built by the Roman Emperor himself in the 4th century, Diocletian’s Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Split is a stunning example of ancient Roman architecture. It’s a sprawling complex with well-preserved buildings, courtyards, and intricate moldings.

The fortified walls of Dubrovnik, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcase a blend of medieval and Renaissance architecture. They encircle the old town and offer breathtaking views of the city and the Adriatic Sea.

And the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik is a masterpiece of the Croatian Renaissance, showcasing intricate stone carvings and a unique architectural style.

You’re yachting in luxury, so why not indulge in an impromptu photo shoot among some of the most luxurious architectural sites on planet Earth.

The Stunning Benetti VIRTUE

Obviously, you’ll want to explore in style, and the VIRTUE is the perfect vessel for charter yachting in the Mediterranean.

Stunning suites are just part of the VIRTUE charter package
Stunning suites are just part of the VIRTUE charter experience

Built by Benetti in 2008 and designed by Stefano Righini, VIRTUE represents the height of elegance. A timeless and sophisticated interior by Francois Zuretti pairs dark mahogany wood with light furnishings to create an effervescent, fresh feel.

Able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms, VIRTUE has five large cabins and a full head in the sky lounge for further vista- or stargazing.

The main salon is the perfect spot to congregate for pre-dinner cocktails or to unwind after a busy day in the water or on-shore, while the sheltered Main Deck aft has been designed for entertaining and socializing with a large dining table for al fresco feasts.

With over a thousand islands, Croatia provides endless opportunities for island-hopping adventures, and every island has its own charm, from the vibrant Hvar to the peaceful Vis — and while on VIRTUE, you are set to enjoy snorkeling, diving, or jet skiing — ensuring there’s something for every traveler’s interest.

An Exclusive Experience by Moran Yacht & Ship

A dream yacht charter experience is easily the best way to visit the world’s most pristine destinations in privacy and lavish comfort. When it comes to a yacht rental, personalization is key, which is why we pride ourselves on the wide range of charter destinations on offer, the incredible service crew aboard each vessel that caters your every desire on each charter, as well as our team of veteran charter agents who go the extra mile to provide you with the proper itinerary and game plan to make your charter experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

After all, renting a yacht should be an immersive experience that indulges your every sense. Enjoy sumptuous 5-star facilities and breathtaking ocean views as you visit exciting and wondrous locales. Enjoy water activities, fine dining, and the best anchorage options Croatia has to offer.

While we are happy to advise on the best ports, diving spots, beaches, and islands to visit, you ultimately have the final say on where to go and when.

Before you even board your vessel, our team plots out every detail of your journey from private jet details to car accommodations.

Moran Yacht & Ship proudly earned its place among the world’s leading yachting brokerage houses because of our specialization in the sale, purchase, and charter of the world’s best superyachts.

We’ve spent 30 years building, managing, and designing unforgettable yacht charter experiences for people who demand more from life and want the best out of high-end destination travel.

Get in touch with us today to book a stunning charter in Croatia, or anywhere else you can dream of.