Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Opatija, the third-largest city in Croatia. Opatija boasts impressive monuments, glamorous villages, and well-kept beaches that are waiting to be discovered with a private boat. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, motor yacht, sailboat, or speedboat of your choice from Opatija’s main harbor. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper--or without one, if you own a license--and enjoy a one-day cruise to Krk or Cres. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and cruise the Opatija Riviera, as well as any of the beaches that stretch from the fishing village of Volosko to Lovran. If you book a catamaran, you will have plenty of space to throw a party or celebrate a wedding anniversary. You can also enjoy a sunset cruise accompanied by Istrian lunch on board, rounded off by musical entertainment. Finally, you can hire a sailboat or yacht for a multi-day adventure around Kvarner Bay and the Istrian coast.
Opatija is a popular holiday destination in western Croatia, situated on the shores of Kvarner Bay. Thanks to its network of new roads, it is very easy to reach. It is only 15 km from Rijeka and is near many charming coastal resorts on the Istrian Peninsula. Opatija has numerous towns and villages that are connected by a seafront promenade, known as the Lungo Mare. This is an elegant promenade, built in the 19th century, that begins from the fishing village of Volosko and stretches to the Lovaran harbor. The fishing harbor of Volosko stages several musical and artistic events. This is also a popular gourmet destination, offering several excellent Croatian dishes.
Moreover, Opatija boasts numerous places of historical interest that should not be missed. Opatija was one of the focal points for Austro-Hungarian elites. The spirit is still wonderfully preserved today, where buildings, villas, and mansions exude luxury and elegance. Angiolina Park is one of the most astonishing monuments of Croatia and has become the symbol of Opatija. This park is home to over 150 plant species and offers visitors a wonderful stroll along gravel paths that lead to the charming village of Angiolina. While seeing notable sites lets into some interesting facts and peculiarities about the town’s history, renting a boat invites visitors to a completely different experience.
By renting a boat in Opatija, you will have a variety of day trips to pick from. Due to its good geographical position, you can explore the hidden bays and beaches of both the Istrian coast and the shores of Kvarner Bay. If you rent a motorboat or speedboat, you can also enjoy a half-day excursion on Opatija’s beaches. Slatina Beach is the largest beach, home to numerous entertaining programs. Tomasevac beach is located on the coastal promenade of Lungo Mare, which is very suitable for children. Finally, at the very end of Lovran, Peharovo Beach gives a feeling of intimacy to its visitors. Here, you will enjoy a beach with many sunbathing spots, crystal-clear waters, and abundant vegetation.
You also have the option to hire a boat in Opatija and enjoy a day trip to Krk and Cres island. Starting from Opatija, you can easily reach Rijeka. A stop here will allow you to walk through the city center and the colorful marketplace. Not too far from there, you can plan an excursion to the Plitvice Lakes, worldwide famous for 16 overflowing lakes that offer a unique nature experience. Finally, you can book a sailboat or catamaran and enjoy a longer cruise to destinations such as Pula, Rovinj, and Porec. These are all historic towns that are near each other. We recommend you to visit them all on a 3-day cruise from Opatija.
Below you will find some useful information related to your boat rentals in Opatija.
Opatijski Portic is a small harbor located at the Lungomare. You can take a boat trip around Kvarner bay from here.
The closest airport to Opatija is Rijeka, which is 24.5 km away.
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