Opatija

Opatija is a popular summer and winter seaside resort on the Kvarner Gulf, known for its Mediterranean climate and its historic buildings. Once a winter retreat for the Hapsburg elite, today it is a pleasant seaside resort favoured by an older crowd. Opatija is surrounded by beautiful woods and overlooked by the Učka mountain ridge on the Istrian peninsula. Left over from its ‘golden age’ are the elegant buildings, lovely parks and a long beachfront promenade. There are also a number of excellent restaurants, fine hotels and spa resorts here. Opatija is located about 13km southwest of the port city of Rijeka and is central to the Opatija Riviera.


The coast to the north and south of Opatija is rugged and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts. Sailing in the Kvarner Bay and around the Kvarner islands: Cres, Losinj and Krk, is possible from here. For yachtsmen, Opatija offers two full-service marinas and is a charming place to be based and take shelter from the wind.


Opatija is serviced by both the Rijeka International Airport which is 40 km away and Pula Airport which is 100 km away.


Regular buses run to Rijeka which is well-connected with the rest of Croatia. Buses also serve Pula and Rovinj from where there are ferries to and from Italy.


Chartering a boat from Opatija and sailing the Kvarner Gulf is one of the best ways to explore the region.  There are many bays around the Gulf of Kvarner between Opatija and Rijeka where anchorage is possible in settled weather. It is advised to seek shelter in the marinas or at Rijeka or Cres in unsettled conditions. Strong gusts of wind are fairly common in the Kvarner area, although the summer months usually offer easy sailing conditions.


SHOW YACHTS

News Latest News

Yacht Rent is a member of Yacht Pool - what does that mean for you?
2019-11-13
Our yacht charter agency is a holder of Yacht Pool certificate for insolvency insurance for 2020, which represents additional security fo...
New! Interactive Sailing Routes and Suggested Itineraries
2019-03-29
We have recently added two new features to our web site: - Sailing route planner - Recommended itineraries   Use our...
Looking for a yacht charter from Wednesday to Wednesday?
2019-02-01
Boaters who charter sailboats know that most charter companies only offer rentals from Saturday to Saturday. After many requests for a mi...

Blog Latest News

A day in the city of Šibenik with its two UNESCO monuments
2020-08-28
Every sailor cherishes being on a yacht, gliding on the waves with a fair wind in the sails and the compass pointed towards new and inter...
Charter a Boat, Provision like a Pro
2020-07-28
Keeping your crew well fed and watered on a sailing trip needn’t be a nightmare. With some forward planning, you’ll be sorted with a ...
Nature and bird-lovers’ paradise
2020-07-07
Not only does Croatia encompass the glistening Adriatic Sea, with its renowned 1000 islands that I know you sailors love, but there are s...
Gilles Igloi
“It took boat owner only 2h to localise the boat, check the problem und solve the problem (we were on an island, it could not have been done faster) ...”
Dufour 430
2020-07-25
Charter place: Pula
Miriam Gautier
“We have spent a great week on the boat. Thank you for all your support ...”
Elan 344 Impression
2020-07-11
Charter place: Pula
Sander Rutten
“Just wanted to let you know we had a great time in Croatia. Your advice, the boat, service in harbor and sailing area all 5 stars! ”
Grand Soleil 50
2019-10-09
Charter place: Šibenik
Andrzej Jarmakowicz
“We completed one more time our charter voyage in Croatia. We had fantastic weather again in October ! ( 3rd time ) ...”
Sun Odyssey 449
2019-10-05
Charter place: Trogir
Johnny Asp
“In Finland, autumn is already long, and when we arrived in Croatia, it felt like we had arrived again in the summer. ”
Bavaria 40 Cruiser
2019-09-28
Charter place: Trogir
Keith Gibson
“Thanks for your part in finding a boat for us! Thanks, too, for the T shirts, they are very striking and attractive...”
Bavaria 36
2019-09-07
Charter place: Zadar