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Overview of the Croatian Charter Fleet

Tourism stands out as one of the most influential and successful branches of economy in Croatia and its impact is mostly attributed to seaside tourism. Consistently, it is not a surprise that yacht chartering represents an important element in the coastal touristic offer. Development of Yacht Charter in Croatia Observed individually, yacht renting industry in Croatia experienced a notable growth since the year 2003 (in accordance with the data found on yacht-rent.com). This growth is ..

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Set Course for the Island of the Famous Marco Polo

Visiting Korčula is one of the things you simply have to include on your 'to-do' list. It is the most populated Croatian island brimming with natural sites, cultural content and fun. This island offers many irresistible nautical havens and if you set your mind on sailing around it, get ready for 60 NM of pure adventure. If you're sailing from the direction of Mljet, there are 19 islets and an archipelago where you can moor and take a splash in the sea. In order to experience the historical as..

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Echoes of the deep blue

Adriatic Sea - the home to the largest dolphin community in the Mediterranean The dark depths of the sea hide many saltwater denizens. Some of those draw interest with their varied glowing colors and some invoke terror with their fearsome jaws and predatory nature, but they all fascinate us with their wonderful diversity. Even though there is a plethora of sea life to explore, people have always been especially charmed by a cheerful species of sea mammal, the dolphin. Their intelligence, ..

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The Fearsome Cavern on Dugi otok - Gateway to another Realm

Thanks to the abundance of islands, the Dalmatian coast is one of the most interesting sailing areas in the Adriatic Sea. Island Dugi otok, one of the Adriatic precious gems is also situated in this area, just off the coast of Zadar. Many traditions and legends shroud the island but there is one particular location that stands out. It is said that in the ancient times, the fairy folk (that were once believed to walk among us) set out to divide Dugi otok in two. In order to achieve this, they ..

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Colors, Tastes and Fragrances of Palmižana

Wherever you might be sailing, the wind carries the fragrance of Palmižana. If you inhale this scent your heart will take lead and your sails will follow the route to this artistic, botanical haven. One of the legends of this area is created by the family Meneghello, whose members are responsible for the range of colors, tastes and fragrances of the unique botanical garden. This entire rhapsody is embellished by the art woven into this bay by Dagmar Meneghello.  In addition to that, this..

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Fifty Shades of Blue – Blue Cavern on the Island of Cres

Just when we think it can't get bluer than this, the Adriatic delights us with yet another natural gem. 'Plave Grote' also called the Blue Cavern on the island Cres is a true paradise for all types of holiday-goers whether you travel by yacht charter, your grandpa's boat or on foot, all the way from Lubenice. Before immersing yourself in the cerulean charm of the Blue Cavern depending on your means of traveling make sure to spread your beach towel, tie up your boat, tug your beard (if you hav..

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Sailing Back to the Dinosaur Era

Dinosaurs have been a topic of interest for eons now, tickling the human imagination with their enormous size and mysterious disappearance. Their traces can be found everywhere around the world and one of such locations is the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. Thanks to this, Istria now looks like a canvas where an artistic group of reptiles decided to express their fondness of creative expression. All jokes aside, the dinosaur traces all over the Istrian peninsula can tell us many things about a..

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Mooring in the Adriatic: Double Double Buoy and Trouble

Chartering vacations in Croatia are a true joy if you love the smell of the sea, the wind in your hair, and the dynamic atmosphere of summertime. Nevertheless, the sea is a fickle force and while you're navigating through your perfect holiday it is very important to secure yourself throughout your trip. This is especially important when you take a break from traveling around and decide to spend a night in a peaceful Adriatic lagoon. In this situation you definitely want to make sure your boat..

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Anchorages on the Adriatic coast and islands

Anyone who has at least once hired a sailboat, catamaran or motor boat in Croatia, knows how important it is to find the right cove or bay for anchoring and mooring. Sailors and navigation experts during the sailing on the Adriatic likes and prefer anchorages, small hidden and protected bays, where can enjoy in peace and unspoiled nature. Safe place for anchoring, away from the crowds and noise. Croatia abounds with anchorages and many of them are the most well known,  but on the oth..

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Safety at sea

According to the fact that tourist season in Croatia is on the highest level, which requires increased caution of sailors, swimmers and marine police. Besides of many Croatian charter boats and yachts, there are more than 60,000 foreign vessels on the Adriatic during the summer months. To indicate the importance of compliance with safety rules and traffic at sea, last weekend marine police had action "Safety at Sea", supported by Port of Authority of Rijeka, Sibenik, Split, Ploce and Dubrovni..

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