Imagine white sails waving against a bright sky. Feel the breeze on your face. Enjoy the gentle motions of the boat as it slices through the calm waters of the Adriatic Coast. Soak up the sun. You deserve a good dose of Vitamin D and a breath of fresh air.
WHY CHOOSE SAILING?
There comes a moment when you are sunbathing on a beautiful beach, and you look out at sea and see a sailing yacht. You wish you were on it. Well, let me tell you, there is a type of sailing vacation for every age and lifestyle. Once you’re sailing, you will wonder why you waited so long to choose this kind of vacation.
Sailing offers an infinite amount of happiness and time to relax. It is an energizing experience that offers many rewards, as a result you experience something new each time you set sail. Every day you visit a new destination. That does not mean you have to travel for long periods. Croatian islands are not far away from each other. Also, there are many extraordinary places to stop for swimming along the way. A sailing yacht is a perfect place to disconnect from the world for a while or use the wi-fi to share your happy moments.
The winds in Croatia are perfect for sailing from April to November. In case of bad weather, there are plenty of ports, along with wind-sheltered coves and bays, to keep you safe. Your skipper will avoid boating in bad weather by checking the marine forecast before heading out and postponing your cruise until the weather improves. During summer, the weather improves in no time.
Sailing lovers perpetually say that sailing is more than a vacation—it is the best way to travel.
You always remember your first sail!
When the time comes to sail back to the base, you will wish you could snatch the boat and stay longer. I am not exaggerating- we had guests that cried on their last day of sailing vacation wanting to stay longer. It is such a marvelous experience that you might become one of those people that can not stop talking about their excellent holiday.
Who should try a sailing holiday in Croatia?
Sailing holidays are for people searching for their private oasis and world-class experiences. Whether it is families, friends, small groups, or couples who decide to go on a sailing holiday- this kind of vacation will meet everyone’s desires. Hopping from one island to the other while enjoying spectacular 360 ocean views is an unparalleled experience.
You can take an active role or sit back and enjoy. If you want to learn about sailing, your skipper will show you the ropes, tying knots, and navigating to setting sail.
Other than the skipper, you can hire a hostess, a chef, or a nanny. If you want to find out more about the different crew members, click here.
Sailing is the best way to enjoy different Sea/Ocean activities. You can snorkel, swim, sunbathe, windsurf, and kayak- all from your yacht. Add to the list scuba diving in the fascinating aquamarine setting and stand-up paddle-boarding in remote coves. And just like that- the boxes for the best vacation are all ticked.
WHY CHOOSE CROATIA?
A sailing vacation in Croatia is the perfect blend of sea and land adventures.
Croatia is the ultimate bucket list sailing destination because there are 1,185 islands in the country, while only about 50 are populated. The astonishing 5,834 kilometres of coastline, out of which 4,058 kilometres belong to islands, cliffs, and beaches, make Croatia ideal for a sailing vacation.
When you leave the boat- a fascinating country awaits. With a history dating from the Ice age, Croatia will not disappoint no matter what type of traveler you are. Remarkable architecture, intact nature, gorgeous archipelago, stunning landscapes, and the glittering Adriatic Sea are a sight to behold. Let us show you the Mediterranean as it used to be.
Taste Croatia: World-class Food, Olive oil, and Wine
After the whole day of the wind in your face, the sun on your back, and the sea spray in the air there is a vibrant culinary scene to explore.
For those of you who love seafood- one of the best seafood cuisines awaits. If you are a meat lover, free-range and organic meat is served around the country. Superb restaurants offer mouth-watering local specialties and seasonal ingredients. You can choose between classic Mediterranean dishes or dishes with a modern twist. After all, one of the best ways to treat yourself right is to eat well. Other than the food, the outstanding wines will fuel you up for the next adventures.
For wine lovers, we offer excellent wine tasting experiences in prominent family wineries. Organic winemaking is a part of the Croatian tradition since ancient times. Vineyards are in stunning locations where the views are breathtaking. Croatia is a hidden treasure on the wine map, and it is building its reputation for producing high-quality wines.
During your holiday in Croatia, you will taste some of the best olive oils in the world, satisfying your senses and appetites. After all, in 2021., Istria was declared the world’s best olive oil region for the 6th year in a row. Since we all know that olive oil is healthy, tasty, and makes your skin look younger, I can not think of one reason not to indulge in it while in Croatia. Correspondingly important- you can bring back quite a lot of olive oil back home. Your $800 personal customs allowance covers several gallons!
If you enjoy cafes & bars, you will love this part of the world. Cafes & bars are staples of the Croatian lifestyle. There is an exciting nightlife scene as well.
About Croatia: A Country of Astonishing History
Croatian culture is exceptionally diverse. The country was ruled for centuries by various foreign powers. Despite that, Croatia remained firmly Western-oriented in culture, political and economic traditions, and institutions. The influences of the cultures with which the Croats have come into contact through history blended with local customs.
Croatia has acquired a rich story to tell over the last 3000 years. Curious minds will never get bored learning about this part of the world.
You can visit medieval castles, old-town walls in almost every bigger city, monasteries, churches, and museums. Croatia is a country with the oldest public theater.
Admire the centuries-old tradition of masonry and the richest collection of remains of Neanderthal people in the world. Explore world heritage sights, natural wonders, and national parks.
Croatian heritage, culture and traditions
Apart from historical importance, the geography of the country is also very fascinating. National and nature parks make up an amazing 10% of the country. There are eight cultural and two natural sites inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List. Seventeen elements from Croatia are on the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country.
Because the whole list would be too long, I will mention only a few, and the rest you can find here. Since Croatian people love festivities, you can find singing, playing, dancing, and the annual carnival on the list. Art of dry stone walling, knight tournament, traditional manufacturing, and lace-making is also on there. To sum up, Croatia is full of heritage.
A traveler-friendly country
The people are friendly and welcoming. Almost everyone speaks excellent English, so you will not have a problem with the language barrier.
The Croatian currency is the Kuna (not the Euro), which in Croatian means pine marten. In some places (small shops and businesses), you can only pay with cash- Kunas. ATMs are available in almost all resorts, towns, cities, banks, supermarkets, airports, and elsewhere. The Euro is not an official currency, and no business has to accept the Euro as payment. Taking your domestic money to Croatia and changing it here is very easy. Avoid hotels because of poor exchange rates. Look for exchange offices, called Mjenjačnica in Croatian.
Croatia is very small. More than twice as many people live in New York City as compared to the whole country. Even though it is tiny, Croatia has a heart and soul that outweighs its size by far.
Are you ready to enrich your life?
A sailing vacation in Croatia will enrich your life. The coastline is a sight for sore eyes tired of seeing infinite city lights and concrete everywhere. Sailing through scenic spots, swimming in the clean and clear waters, and sunbathing all day long will refill your batteries. The weather is glorious, the nature is authentic, and the Islands are spectacular.
A glass of delicious wine under a sky packed with stars is one of the things you will remember forever.
Taking a sailing vacation is as easy as planning any other type of getaway. On the other hand, it is ten times better. And you have us to organize everything you need.