Lively, vibrant Zadar with its historic medieval buildings and sea organ is one of the most famous places for chartering a yacht in Croatia. Located in the central part of the Adriatic coast it is a pleasant blend of urban and rural. It is the administrative and political center of Northern Dalmatia and has an important historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage. Its modern sports facilities, shopping centers, supermarkets, quality excursion programs, festivals and concerts, make it one of Croatia’s top tourist destinations.
Renting a boat from Zadar is easy. Conveniently located, the Zadar archipelago is a short sail away and the Kornati islands are easily accessible. Plenty of marinas and charter bases are found here and it is an ideal yacht charter destination in Croatia. The exceptional natural beauty of the coastline and the unspoiled islands offer plenty to enjoy on a charter holiday. There are three marinas in Zadar, Vitrenjak Marina, Borik Marina and Zadar Marina.
The city of Zadar has excellent connection and is the transport hub of Northern Dalmatia. The highway and coastal road are both close by it is well connected by rail with the rest of the Croatia. Regular bus lines also connect Zadar with other Croatian and European cities.
There are frequent ferry lines to the islands in the Zadar area and to Ancona. There is a catamaran service that connects Zadar with Mali Lošinj and Pula. Zadar has a small international airport which is directly connected with Zagreb and many European destinations. Beside Zadar airport, there is Split International airport 120km away.
Sailing in the Zadar region is easy and pleasurable. The waters in this region pose no major problems and navigation is easy. Sailing conditions are good and the prevailing winds are the friendly Maestral from the North West, the Bora from the North East, and Sirocco and Jugo winds from the South/South East. The Bora, a gusty wind that occurs in the Kornati islands can be dangerous. One should always check the local weather forecast