Rent a boat in Zadar, Croatia in a few minutes!


Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the unique coastline of Zadar. A region that stretches 1250 km long and has over 300 islands and islets at the heart of the Adriatic. Zadar has a unique port and several marinas with a strategic position for a yacht charter trip in Croatia. You will have no trouble finding the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessel 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 speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Pakostane or Sukosan. By renting a motorboat, you can tour various beaches along the coastline or visit nearby destinations such as Pag in a short amount of time. With the option to book a catamaran, you can enjoy a sunset cruise, throw a party and have plenty of space onboard for larger gatherings. You can also hire a luxury catamaran or yacht and sail through the Kornati islands and Telašćica Nature Park at a decent price. Finally, you can hire a sailboat with a skipper and visit many islands around Kvarner Bay for as many days as you please.

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Boats in Zadar

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Zadar is a well-known city located in central Dalmatia which has a lot to offer. Croatia’s Adriatic coast is centered around two important maritime regions. The city of Split is the largest and the city of Zadar coming second; with a port and highway network that can easily be reached by air, road or sea. Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia for centuries and is almost 3000 years old with an extensive past. The first settlers were thought to have dated back to the Neolithic era with Slavs settling in during the 7thcentury, Romans colonizing it during the Middle Ages and Venetians constantly trying to gain the power of the city throughout history. Zadar’s proximity to Italy and the important role in the greater Mediterranean Sea region meant it was a prime trading port for both Romans and Greeks. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here annually to enjoy the wealth of attractions and sites which are saturated with Venetian designs. Strolling within the impressive limestone walls or walking along the ancient stone-paved lanes by the town is a pleasant experience one cannot miss. As you stroll through the old town, the Sea Organ is a prized attraction that creates a unique soundtrack at the edge of the beautiful seafront. This captivating sound show has always struck a chord with its visitors and can be coupled with a wonderful opportunity to catch the magical sunset of Zadar. With a private boat rental in Zadar you can explore many destinations along the coast and have an unforgettable vacation in Croatia.

Rent a boat in Zadar and explore the hidden gems of the Adriatic. Bibinje is a coastal town only 7 km away from Zadar offering the perfect opportunity to swim, snorkel, or kayak. You can also begin your boat trips here since it occupies one of the most capacious marinas in the Adriatic. Nin is the oldest royal city in Croatia only 14 km northwest of Zadar, you can enjoy a day cruise to Queens Beach, very family-friendly with shallow waters and stretching 3 km long making it perfect for a speedboat excursion. In the same vicinity, the lagoon is known to have ‘peloid’, or else known as mud with fantastic healing properties. Boat trips in Zadar can also potter around the coastal resort of Biograd, the seaside village of Pakostane or Sukosan. Pine Beach in Pakostane is a sandy beach offering special moments for children who want to enjoy kayaking, diving and windsurfing. "Dječji raj" beach is also a paradise for younger aged groups who want to try out pedaling or entertain themselves with water sport activities.

With so many beautiful destinations and islands around you can even arrange a two-day trip with a motor yacht and always have the flexibility to refuel by the coast or the visiting port. Pag island is a great two-day itinerary from Zadar known for its parties and dotted with super clubs in Zrce beach, with your motor yacht you will most certainly have a thrilling experience. You can even arrange a 3-day cruise with a catamaran. Catamarans are light, sturdy, fuel-efficient and excellent for exploring the rich marine ecosystems due to their displacement from the water. The Kornati islands are just two hours away and even less with a high-speed or powered catamaran. A favorite holiday destination for many sailors, families with children and the most mature visitors. There are sandy beaches, a warm climate year-round and various types of corals and fish by the seabed, definitely a pleasurable cruise with a yacht. Besides being a place with excessive natural beauty, it is a nautical paradise and one can rent a boat in Zadar without a license to visit it. For a panoramic view, a stop by Fort Tureta is the best place with a view of all the islands and will have you reaching for the camera. The Telašćica Nature Park on the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok has some of the best-kept secrets of the Adriatic. There are 13 islands that surround the bay, once you come near you will pass by cliffs that rise up 200 m above the sea and even spot dolphins below. There are numerous caves and coves, you will find many sailboats and catamarans trying to claim their territory for complete isolation and privacy.

Island hopping from Zadar will leave you returning home with an experience of a lifetime. One can visit the island of Dugi Otok on the north-western coast and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Sakarun, which easily hits the top 10 best beaches of Croatia. For an alluring mix of an old town, busy bars and pristine beaches, you can head to Rab island. Not too far from Rab, you can visit Mali Losinj famous for its lush green vegetation and strong fleet in the Adriatic. You can also head to Krk, the biggest island in Croatia, Cres, and many more islands in the Kvarner Gulf. With a skipper, you will navigate areas with ease and comfort, a preferable advantage for inexperienced sailors who want to visit far-reaching destinations such as Pula by the Istrian coast. You need at least a 5-day adventure by the sea when you are island hopping in Dalmatia, with so many wonderful destinations often being unequaled that you would hate to leave without visiting.

Below you will find some useful information for your boat rental trip in Zadar.

Port of Zadar: A well-sheltered harbor and the historical center of Dalmatia. An ideal port for an Adriatic cruise at the heart of the city.

The Airport of Zadar is roughly 13 km away from the Port.

The Port of Zadar is also connected to different ports in Italy including Pesaro, Cesenatico and Ancona. Rijeka is connected to the Port of Zadar.

D-Marina Borik: Offers a berthing capacity of 177 vessels with a max length of 30 m. There is a max depth of yachts up to 3.5 m and 24-hour security. Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops.

D-Marina Borik is roughly 13 km from the Zadar International airport and 20 km away from the freeway exit/entrance.

Marina Tankerkomerc:  Situated right in the center of the historic old town, a blue flag marina well-protected from the winds(except the NE at times). The water depth ranges from 8-12 m, so it is great for all types of yachts. Offers 300 berths with electricity and water supplies.

Marina Tankerkomerc is roughly 20 min away from the Airport. The marina has its own parking lot.

Marina Kornati: Offers 705 berths, a top marina for anchoring your vessel during your Kornati tours. There are water and electricity supplies and 24-hour security is maintained.

The Airport in Zadar is located 29 km away from Kornati Marina.

Zadar is connected to over 48 countries from its main Airport in Zemunik Donji, 8 km from the town center.