All about Catamaran Rentals in Croatia
Croatia, known for its sensational 2000 km coastline and vast expanse of archipelago islands, is currently one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. It’s tantalising to think how blissful a catamaran rental in Croatia could be, considering the glorious climate in which you can explore this Eastern European country. Home to over one thousand paradisiac islands, spend your days lapping up sunshine on the large sun deck of your catamaran rental while you cruise cobalt blue waters with your loved ones.
Sailing Areas in Croatia
Our catamaran rentals are available all over Croatia with our most popular areas being Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Hvar. Below, we have organised the areas from north to south of Croatia:
- Kvarner Bay
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Croatia
The sailing season typically starts in May and finishes in September meaning summer is the perfect time to visit Croatia, as temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C with light breezes at sea. Spring and autumn are also good times to sail as the weather is still warm, yet there are fewer visitors during this time of year.
During the sailing season, the wind force is approx. 3 - 4 in a north-westerly direction.
Itinerary Ideas for Croatia
As everyone has different ideas of fun, here we have put together a few suggestions for you in various regions of Croatia.
If you choose to rent a catamaran in the region of Istria, be sure to visit Pula and its ancient Roman ruins. This northern coastal city is not only renowned for its 2000 year old amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus, but also for its vibrant party life. Pula plays host to various events and music festivals every year and is a brilliant place for those who wish to let their hair down on a Friday night!
Zadar is one of our absolute favourites, because let’s face it, where else can you find a giant musical instrument played by the sea or a solar panel powered dance floor? Dock your catamaran in Zadar
and perch on the steps of its giant sea organ while you relax to the whale song that the waves create beneath you.
Discover 14th century architecture at St James’ Cathedral, the world’s biggest church made solely from stone and watch the sunset from St Michael’s medieval fortress in Šibenik. Renting a catamaran in Šibenik also gives you access to the Kornati Islands, an island hopping heaven.
The island hopping is endless until you find yourself in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s famous Games of Thrones setting. Stroll around the Old City and soak up the historic ambience as you pass charming cafes and boutiques on the cobbled streets.
Travel Tips for Croatia
Our advice is flying into one of the three main airports (Dubrovnik (DBV), Split (SPU) and Croatia’s inland capital, Zagreb (ZAG)) and then taking a regional flight to a smaller, more local airport. Alternatively, you can get a bus or taxi to your catamaran rental starting point.
Check local airports such as Pula (PUY) and Rijeka (RJK) as you can find direct flights from Europe, as well.
We don’t recommend using the train as many coastal cities do not have train stations. Instead, the service is used inland surrounding Croatia’s capìtal, Zagreb.