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Discover Croatia with the experts, Goolets

by Sarah Heron 25 Mar 2022 12:00 GMT

For fabulous sailing, beautiful coastlines, calm anchorages and friendly marinas, it's hard to beat Croatia. With travel now opening up throughout the world, why not discover Croatia with the experts, Goolets?

A Sailor's paradise

With over a thousand islands to explore, Croatia's islands and stunning Dalmatian coast are the perfect destinations to discover by boat. A wide variety of marinas, moorings and sheltered anchorages mean you can wake up to a different stunning view every day. The sailing season starts in May, and sailors return year after year for the crystal clear, warm Mediterranean waters and gentle sea breezes, not to mention the fabulous seafood and delicious local cuisine.

Island Odyssey

Many sailors start their Croatian odyssey in Dubrovnik, an ancient city dating back to the 7th century whose Old Town is still surrounded by medieval walls. Well served by two marinas, it's a charming and atmospheric town and a day's sail to the nearby island of Split, home to a regatta in the Spring and relaxed, laid-back sailing in the summer months.

With so many islands to explore, there's something for everyone from the peaceful, uninhabited islands of the Kornati national park, or the peaceful Sesula Bay on Solta island, a short walk from Maslinica town. The pretty town of Vis is known for its history, nature, and renowned local wine, or why not explore Hvar island? The bustling town quay of Stari Grad on Hvar dates back to the 4th century and is well worth a visit. From here, the smaller island of Korkula is an easy sail, promising sleepy villages, great restaurants and a medieval Old Town on the water's edge.

Find your perfect yacht with

Sailing is hugely popular in Croatia with good reason and there are over 4,800 yachts available for charter. Luckily, has decades of experience in yacht charter and has hand picked their own selection of award-winning yachts, meaning you can relax and book in confidence. Once aboard, their crew are on hand to ensure you find the most sheltered anchorages, discover off the beaten track restaurants and experience the very best that this beautiful country has to offer.

There's every sort of sailing experience available, all fully crewed, from Gulets and Mini Cruisers to Motor Boats, Catamarans and Sailing Yachts. work with you to match you to your ideal boat, and can arrange holidays to suit your budget whether you're sailing as a couple or need to accommodate 40 lucky guests on a fully crewed motor yacht.

For a truly luxurious week of sailing, the 40 ft Yacht Alessandro I sleeps 10 in five well-appointed and luxurious cabins.

Custom built for private charter, it has light and space in abundance, with huge windows framing the beautiful Croatian scenery. Onboard, you can relax as much or as little as you like, with plenty of water toys from skiing to fishing, Jet ski, Seabobbing, Ringo riding, wakeboarding, canoeing and of course swimming in the clear waters of the Med. There's even an on-deck jacuzzi, the perfect spot for a sundowner.

If a motor-yacht is more your style, the 48m Freedom is the ultimate super yacht. Sleeping up to 22, it boasts a cinema, gym, onboard pool, jacuzzi, sauna, beauty spa and massage room, and a full menu of water toys and sports.

Super-spacious, this fabulous yacht is spread over four decks, including a sun deck complete with pool, jacuzzi, bar, fitness studio, and lounge area with a huge TV. The space can either be used as a health and wellbeing area for yoga and fitness and has also been a lively venue for entertainment and cocktails.

Next steps

Your sailing holiday starts with a conversation with one of their in-house yacht charter specialists, who will put together your bespoke holiday. With a 24/7 customer support service, they will go the extra mile to ensure your holiday is perfect.

When to go?

The sailing season runs from April to October. April and May are quiet with steady winds, although it's not until the summer months when the sea warms up and the winds drop. September and October see shorter days but the sea is still wonderfully warm.

For more details contact and start planning your dream trip to Croatia.

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