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Savudrija’s Lighthouse of Love

Settled on the very north of the Croatian coast, in the municipality of Umag, the lighthouse of Savudrija is known for being the most northern of all Adriatic lighthouses. Casting its light as far as 32 kilometers or 17 NM, it stands 36 meters tall and it houses one very lucky lighthouse manager. Built in the year 1818, it is the oldest lighthouse in the Adriatic, as well as the first European lighthouse fueled by gas. The lighthouse of Savudrija is also a very sturdy building. Despite be..

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Rijeka’s Torpedo Launch Station (TLS) - First in the World

Due to its ideal geographical position and the sea depth level, the City of Rijeka became a powerful industrial centre as early as the 19th century. It drew worldwide interest in the 1870-ies being the birthplace of the first Torpedo Launching Station. Today, it stands as a protected monument to the industrial heritage, displaying immense technological and innovative value. Rijeka’s TLS, was soon followed by many others around the world, built on lake shores and sea shores alike. If you s..

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Ship in the Wine Bottle

If you own a boat, be sure to make time for a visit to the southern Dalmatian coast. Just 2 nm from Korčula, you can find the second biggest Croatian peninsula Pelješac, the birthplace of two of the finest Croatian wines; Dingač and Postup. Take upon yourself the liberty to uncover everything about Pelješac vineyards that bring forth the premium quality Croatian wines. This is a golden opportunity to find a perfect bottle for your ship and finish your sailing trip by observing the fading hues..

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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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Yacht-Rent Photo Contest - Win a 500 € voucher!

PHOTO CONTEST for our guests is starting! Upload the best photos from sailing vacation with our Yacht Rent T-shirts and win a voucher of 500 €! The photo with the most votes wins! 1. Login to your Facebook profile first (especially if you are using a mobile device). 2. Click on the following link to Send photos and vote on the official contest page on Facebook.    Contest assignment Prepare your cameras and mobile phones and take quirky photos of your sa..

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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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We give T-shirts for the whole crew!

To all our guests who book a boat by us this year, we give cool Yacht-Rent T-shirts. After you select the size of T-shirts, we will send them to the base. The best photos in T-shirts we will reward at the end of the season! ..

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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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Clean Adriatic

Clean Adriatic In mid-June this year, there was signed a cooperation agreement on the prevention of pollution of the sea, between representatives of the Croatian Hydrographic Institute and the Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik with representatives of the Institute of Seismology of Montenegro, and the Institute of Marine Biology in Kotor. European IPA project Jaspper agreement offers the ultimate goal to contribute to the reduction of transboundary pollution an..

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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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Handbook: Weather on Adriatic

This manual is an indispensable part of the library on each boat or yacht chartered to sail across the Adriatic. It contains a lot of useful information about the winds on the Adriatic Sea, about the dangers that can get you into trouble, the local storm signs and folk wisdom about weather forecast. It contains about 176 pages with high quality photographs of all weather conditions with detailed descriptions of individual waters. You will know the particularities of various Adriatic regio..

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Thousand island race

Sailing Club of Rijeka and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club announced a new race along the Croatian coast, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. This regatta will be held for the first time since 19 to 28 September this year. The art is to choose sailing along the coast or at sea, and also to consider the other facts crucial to catch the goal before the others.   The new event will have two stages, the first stage, which starts in Rijeka 21.09., ..

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Sailors from Russia

In the first half of this year there was an increase in arrivals of boaters, and has increased the number of charters of yachts, boats, catamarans and motor yachts in the Adriatic. This is a figure which is higher than the previous year. Charter companies have ended the month of July with more than 32.000 leases. At this point in the information system of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure (the e-Crew) there is recorded 1815 charter companies. In the same..

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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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"Sailing in Croatia" Guide

Association for the promotion of tourism destinations, products and services UZAP announced now his third free travel guide for mobile and tablet devices called "Sailing in Croatia." Every year there is a dilemma which destination to visit for the holidays. Hotel or hostel, car or plane, yacht or boat? Renting a yacht or boat really does not fall often on mind. This guide is excellent for dispelling myths about unattainable and expensive boat charter and sailing across the Croatian coast. Thi..

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