You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Dubrovnik on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, motorboats and more in Dubrovnik and the rest of the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats. Dubrovnik was recognised as a World Heritage Site for culture by UNESCO in 1979 and since then, has been a magnet for travellers. Boat hire in Dubrovnik is so popular due to its gorgeous beaches and historically timeworn Old Town. With Nautal, you have the opportunity to charter a yacht or catamaran and explore the sensational coastline that this Eastern European city has to offer in the comfort of a luxurious aquatic hotel with your friends and family. Considered the culture centre of Croatia, numerous great ports, artists, physicists and mathematicians came from this important city.
The cost of renting a boat in Dubrovnik depends on a variety of different factors, including the duration of your charter, the size of the boat, the number of people, and the type of boat. Below is a list of prices according to the type of boat:
Yes, it is possible find a bareboat charter in Dubrovnik. However, if you plan to rent without a skipper, at least one person on board will need a boating licence, so be sure to check out the relevant legislation before going.
Renting a boat in Dubrovnik with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience. You can rent a boat in Dubrovnik without a skipper if you have the appropriate licence or if there are boats available to rent that do not require a licence. It is undoubtedly a great idea to be the captain of your own boat if you are an experienced sailor.
Dubrovnik has the main port (Port of Dubrovnik), as well as a marina (ACI Marina Dubrovnik). Our boat rentals, such as catamaran rentals and sailboat rentals, are based in both locations.
While the Port of Dubrovnik is the main form of access, the marina is situated slightly more inland at the mouth of the River Ombla. Another port where you can start your charter is Cavtat Marina.
Most popular sailing areas to visit when you rent a boat in Dubrovnik
There are many great sailing areas to visit during a boat hire in Dubrovnik, but the best are listed below:
The wonderful Mediterranean climate with many sunny days and an average water temperature of 22°C (71.6°C) offers excellent conditions for a Dubrovnik boat charter between April and October.
The wind conditions are ideal for beginner sailors in summertime, but not to be underestimated the further one goes out to sea. On average, the wind blows in a north-westerly direction and tends to range between 6-23 mph/9.7-37 kph (5-20 knots), sometimes picking up to 28 mph/45.1 kph (25 knots).
Generally speaking, the high season in Dubrovnik runs from late June until August. You will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of summer festivals during your Dubrovnik boat rental, if you go at this time. Although you will almost certainly get the best weather if you go to Dubrovnik during this time period, there will also be lots of tourists, hence leading to crowded beaches and higher boat prices. For this reason, it may be better to go in the shoulder season, which runs from April to early June, and September to October. During these periods, you will still get the good weather necessary for a fantastic sailing vacation, while avoiding the crowds and finding better deals on boats.
There are an abundance of things to see and do when you rent a boat in Dubrovnik. Home to impressive architecture, walk the 1940 metres (6364.8 ft) of the city walls for fantastic coastal views. Explore the Prince’s Palace, Orlando’s Column and the Franciscan monastery which contains one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, built in 1317.
The annual summer festivals in July and August at Lovrijenac Fortress are devoted to performing arts and are favoured as the most important festivals of the year.
As if this incredible city wasn’t already notorious enough, many of the episodes from the famous TV series Game of Thrones were filmed in Dubrovnik, meaning that you can actually visit the film set!
The nightlife when you rent a boat in Dubrovnik is also fantastic, consisting of concerts, nightclubs, cocktails bars and numerous restaurants. Be sure to try local specialities, such as the famous black risotto or various wines from neighbourhood vineyards.
Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is approx. 20 km (12.4 miles) from the city centre. This coastal city famously has no train station, so if you need a ride from the airport, bus or taxi are reliable options. Currently, you can get direct flights to your boat rental in Dubrovnik from other cities in Croatia, as well as many other European countries. A few of these include Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, and many cities across the UK, including London. You can also get direct flights from New York in the USA.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous and have a little more time, you can also arrive by boat, train, bus or car.