Hvar, Croatia


Sailing holidays

Sailing experience level
Day Skipper

We are happy to announce that our Croatia marinas are now open. Please be aware that additional entry requirements and restrictions may still apply for this destination.

Discover the Dalmatian Coast

The 1,000 or more islands of Croatia's famous Dalmatian Coast offer gentle cruising and island hopping in the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic. More experienced sailors can enjoy longer spells out on the open ocean and take part in regattas and other events. Occasional strong mistral winds provide more challenging conditions for those who relish more action-packed sailing.

A Croatian sailing holiday allows you to experience a Mediterranean paradise of turquoise seas, quiet, colourful islands and picturesque port towns steeped in history, delicious fresh seafood and friendly, welcoming locals. Unspoilt coves and dramatic waterfalls, ancient forts and lush, green forests all lie in wait along the country’s celebrated Dalmatian Coast. 

Skirt along Europe’s sunniest coastline, and stop off to embrace a hotchpotch of history, culture and gastronomy. Set sail from Dubrovnik and drink in the views as you cruise between the fertile islands of Hvar, Korcula, Ston, Mljet and Brac. Slip out of our Marina Agana base for voyages to the spectacular Krka Falls. Head to Croatia to revel in the warm weather, fresh breezes and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Our bases in Croatia


Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Gentle winds and occasional Mistrals
  • Rich history and spectacular scenery
  • Line-of-sight navigation and island hops
Flotillas Experience level 1 ICC RYA
Explore Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hvar Town, Hvar Island

Marina Agana, Croatia

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Short island hops and longer trips
  • Explore quiet islands and national parks
  • Discover Croatia's rich and two-millennia old history
Flotillas Experience level 1 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Marina Agana, Croatia

Our charter types

Bareboat charter holidays in Croatia

Strike out on your own on a Croatian bareboat charter holiday. You’ll have the freedom to explore the country’s stunning coastline at your own pace and to your own schedule.

Flotilla holidays in Croatia

Join a Croatian flotilla holiday and make new, lasting friendships as you get to know the region’s spectacular coastline with a group of fellow Mediterranean explorers.

Croatian skippered yacht charter

Relax and enjoy the scenery on a Croatian skippered sailing holiday, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of this beautiful coastal nation from the luxury of your own private yacht.

An instructional skipper is now available for sailing holidays in Agana. This is perfect is you are either newly qualified or need a refresh. You will not gain a qualification and they will be no formal syllabus followed. Instructional skippers are subject to availability and are therefore on request.

Sailing Schools in Croatia

In our Sailing School based in Agana only, you can learn how to sail with your family or improve your skillset in one of our many advanced courses. Sunsail's professional and English-speaking crew will help you master the islands historic waters. Find out more on our Agana Sailing School page.

Explore Croatia 

Maritime history

The ocean plays a key role in Croatian lifestyle and culture. Historically a country of strategic importance, Croatia has seen empires come and go and military concerns shape the landscape. Sail the Dalmatian Coast and drop in on ancient forts and castles, former Roman palaces and medieval cities with countless tales to tell.

Visit historic Dubrovnik—one of the world’s ten best-preserved medieval walled cities—or dine in remote fishing villages where the pace of life has remained unchanged for centuries. Explore the ancient ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, now home to the citizens of Split, and island hop your way through a network of pristine national parks teeming with wildlife.

Dalmatian highlights

Croatian coastal cuisine features excellent fresh seafood, including the celebrated Ston oysters, delicious squid, tuna and prawns. Heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, Croatian cooking is a unique combination of Slavic and Mediterranean food cultures that varies from region to region.

Onshore, the Dalmatian Coast is a haven for sightseers and hikers alike, with the nation’s numerous national parks providing stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Croatia’s coastal towns are overflowing with the country’s unique culture and history, and visitors can leave with a little piece of Croatia in the form of lavender and rosemary honey and essential oils.

Game of Thrones

To celebrate the sixth series of Game of Thrones, we’ve put together a Game of Thrones guide to exploring Croatia. Why pay for a walking tour when you can do it all yourself? Check out our guide and start planning your trip. 

Want More Time to Explore?

We offer Early Boarding* service to customers who want a jump start in Croatia. With so much to explore, you can upgrade to a 3 p.m. boarding time for an extra charge. The typical boarding time is 6 p.m. for most passengers. Request early boarding with your Sunsail Holiday Planner.

*Early boarding is a pre-paid extra. Subject to availability on request.