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Charter a Boat, Provision like a Pro

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 healthy breakfast buffet, and whipping up light lunches and tasty dinners in no time. We have written a helpful guide to make sure you have all bases covered and thrown in a cheat sheet to make it even easier. Follow these tips and you’ll be lounging around the sundeck, reefing in the sails and swimming in secluded coves without stressing about supplies. Kee..

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Nature and bird-lovers’ paradise

Not only does Croatia encompass the glistening Adriatic Sea, with its renowned 1000 islands that I know you sailors love, but there are some special places, not too far from the sea that are really worth exploring. Follow me to Vransko Jezero and once you have experienced its beauty, you will wonder why you haven’t heard of it before. Vransko Jezero (which literally translated means “Crow's Lake”) or as it's also called  in English – Lake Vrana, is Croatia’s largest natural lake. Not..

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Superb Sailing and Snorkeling in Croatia – where to go

Love snorkeling almost as much as you love sailing? Taking a peek under the surface on a sailing holiday is one of the most pleasurable activities to do off your charter boat. Rocky outcrops, small caves and sandy sea beds can keep the whole family entertained for hours. Kids will enjoy diving for shells (make sure no one’s living in them!) and working on their snorkeling skills. The pristine waters of Croatia offer much for the avid snorkeler. Although there are not any tropical fish in the ..

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Zavratnica – a hidden gem on the Adriatic

Croatia is a land of many secret treasures and offers a myriad beautiful places for sailors to explore. One such jewel is Zavratnica, an inlet on the Velebit channel, slightly south/east of the southernmost tip of Rab island on the northern Adriatic coast. At sunset we had sailed into the quaint, small town of Jablanac, just over 0,5 NM north of Zavratnica. Sailors take note: Depth on the South/Westerly side of the port is 3,2 m. Shops, restaurants and hotels in Jablanac are closed in win..

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Okrug’s joie de vivre in the way of the sea wolves – enthralling easiness of sailing!

The island of Čiovo is located only about 2nm south of two large marinas in Seget Donji and Trogir. When planning their cruise itinerary, boaters tend to unfairly skip the island, likely due to the rush to get further and further in one’s journey. Despite this, there is no reason for a journey not to start or end in Čiovo. The coast is indented in the island municipality of Okrug and provides more than enough shelter for safe anchorages, so guests of nearby marinas will often choose one of th..

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With our easy-to-use route planner - plan your own trip! Our interactive route planner allows you to plot your approximate course and will show you the distances between points. You can use it to plot your whole trip or just the day's sailing. You will find links to our relevant blog articles along your chosen route and useful information about the harbours and marinas too.   To plot your route, use the controls in the left-hand corner of the map.    Z..

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Cruising itinerary Pula-Pula 7 days (by Robert Gal)

The ACI Pula, Veruda, Pomer and Medulin marinas, with their ample offerings of boats for chartering, are situated at the top of the Istrian Peninsula and only a few kilometres from the airport. As they are very well connected with inland areas via the highway, the Istrian Ypsilon, I would definitely recommend that you travel to Central Istria and visit Motovun, Grožnjan or one of the many picturesque places and fortresses and savour the local gastronomy and wines, all of which make Central Is..

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Cruising itinerary Punat-Punat 7 days (by Robert Gal)

The Punat marina on the island of Krk is very well equipped and the centre of several yacht charter bases. It is perfectly connected to the bridge and the highway to the inland. Likewise Krk Airport is only 40 km away. Usually, especially because of the summer crowds and heat, the first thought is to sail away as soon as possible! Of course, as soon as you set off and the wind starts to stream across the deck, your face, your hair … the feeling of heat is reduced by half! But hold on ..

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Cruising itinerary Punat-Punat 3 days (by Robert Gal)

Krk Island! No matter how many times I have sailed around that island, it still surprises me with something! Yachtsmen are familiar with the more popular southern side of the island, where they most often start from the marina, Punat through the Kvarnerić channel to Rab or Lošinj. It’s unbelievable how many people plan ahead with an ambitious intention to go and see as much as possible in seven days and rush past the islet, Košiljun - an island upon which a Fransiscan monastery is situate..

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Goli Otok - Hell in Croatia’s Notorious Alcatraz

Sailing in a northern direction through the Velebit channel, off the northern Croatian coastline, between the islands of Rab and Krk, we came across a set of three smaller islands. One in particular cuts a striking sight rising dramatically, bone white out of the cobalt blue Adriatic Sea. This rocky outcrop called “Goli Otok”, which means “Naked” or “Barren” Island, derives its name from the exposed rock-face that’s had vegetation blasted clean off it by the strong bura winds that blow in fro..

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Flying Man Island

Inventor, mathematician and philosopher Faust Vrančić is most widely known for his invention Homo Volans, or the Flying man, one of the first tested and first known examples of modern parachutes. His parachute design bears an uncanny resemblance to old sails of ships during the 17th century and was most likely inspired by the effectiveness of these sails. These old sails have developed over time into the modern sails used today by boaters as they tour the coasts and islands of Croatia on thei..

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Muline - at the source of olive oil

The island of Ugljan is an integral part of the Zadar archipelago, being the closest island to the cultural and economic centre of the county, the city of Zadar, at only a few nautical miles apart. The town of Ugljan is the largest of the island’s seven settlements. It is located in the north-western area of the island, which, due to its relief characteristics, has the most hours of sun in this region. The town consists of nine hamlets. Muline is one of these hamlets and is, without exaggerat..

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Yacht Rent is a member of Yacht Pool - what does that mean for you?

Our yacht charter agency is a holder of Yacht Pool certificate for insolvency insurance for 2020, which represents additional security for all our clients. Specifically, if a charter agency or charter company is a member of Yacht Pool and go bankrupt, Yacht Pool provides customer refund of the complete amount paid.   Protecting your prepayments is important and necessary as it was already shown to be the case several times in the past. For this reason, it is wise to choose a char..

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Sailing into the waterfalls of Krka National Park

Formerly the ancient port of Scardona, the picturesque small town of Skradin sits on the right bank of the Krka River with a mulberry alley. Virgil once said that the mulberry is the smartest plant, as it awaits the warm weather and is the last to bloom. The leaves of the tree provide food for the mulberry tree butterfly, also called the mulberry silkworm, from which silk fibres can be obtained. The largest silkworm farm in Dalmatia was located in the town of Skradin in the first half of the ..

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Korčula Dance Moreška

If you see a young man dressed in a strange uniform and armed with two swords while mooring your boat in the port of Korčula, do not be alarmed. This man is a Moreška dancer. The Moreška sword dance in Korčula has been a well nurtured tradition since the Middle Ages, and has been granted the status of a protected intangible cultural property of the Republic of Croatia since 2007. Together with Marco Polo, the Cathedral of St. Marco, the Korčula fraternities, stone masonry, wooden shipbui..

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How to Work from your Charter Boat this Summer

Booked a sailing charter for the summer with the family, but still got to check in with the office? Although many take vacation time as a chance to unplug completely, it’s not possible for everyone. The growing trend to being location independent means that working remotely has never been easier – even if you are on a boat, even if you are really remote in the true sense of the word.  Here are some things to consider to make sure you can combine work and play smoothly on your sailing hol..

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An Insider’s Guide to Popular Charter Boats

There is such a thing as too much choice. Scrolling through the reams of charter boats available on any charter site can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Choosing the right charter boat for your sailing holiday doesn’t have to be a headache. Here is a breakdown of the most popular boat charters and their specifications. You’ll be sailing the high seas in style before you know it! Bigger is Better Over the past few years, there has been a trend in renting bigger boa..

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The Winds in Croatia

With your charter boat in Croatia booked, it’s time to think about the wind. The wind in Croatia changes with the seasons and it’s a good idea to have an idea of what to expect in each season. Here is our brief guide, to help you make the best decisions about where and when to sail in Croatia The Main Winds The most frequent winds on the Adriatic Sea are the Bura, Jugo and Maestral winds. Less common are the Ostro, Lebic, Pulenat, Tramontana, and Levant, as well as the coastal winds l..

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Early Summer Sailing in Croatia

Sailing season in Croatia is officially from April to October, but it get notoriously crowded in the peak summer months.  Booking a charter in the shoulder season of May and June is an excellent time to sail if you want to avoid the heat, crowds, catch good winds in your sails and get the best deals on charter boats. Here is our guide to why Sailing in May and June is so nice. Avoiding the Teeming Crowds One of the best times to go sailing in Croatia is May or June. Although, the..

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Ultimate Sailing Destinations in Europe 2019

With the sheer variety of boating holidays available in Europe these days, you are spoilt for choice. Charter a bareboat yacht, rent a fully-crewed motorboat, escape on a Turkish gullet, elope on a skippered sailboat or sail alongside an experienced crew. Here are 2019’s ultimate sailing destinations in Europe. Island-hopping in Croatia Found at the top of most best-sailing-destination lists, sailing holidays in Croatia are ideal. The mild climate, fresh air, clear sapphire water..

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