Hiring a catamaran is one of the best ways 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 sailboat charter trip in Croatia. You will have no trouble finding the ideal sailboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessel for the ideal yacht, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a catamaran with a skipper--or without one, if you own a license--and enjoy a one-day cruise to Pakostane or Sukosan. You can also hire a catamaran and sail through the Kornati islands and Telašćica Nature Park at a decent price. Catamarans have plenty of space, allowing guests to throw a party or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can rent a catamaran and visit many islands around Kvarner Bay for as many days as you please.
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 comes in second, with a port and highway network that can easily be reached by air, road, or sea. If you rent a catamaran in Zadar, you can explore many destinations along the coast and have an unforgettable vacation in Croatia.
Rent a catamaran from the port of 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 day cruise 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 trip to Queen's Beach, which is very family-friendly, with shallow waters and stretching 3 km long. In the same vicinity, the lagoon is known to have “peloid”, or else known as mud with fantastic healing properties. Biograd, Pakostane, and Sukosan are excellent cruising grounds for catamarans, thanks to their displacement above the water. 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 age 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 catamaran 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. A Kornati archipelago sailing tour from Zadar will allow you to explore places of exceptional natural beauty, making it a favorite holiday destination for many sailors, families with children, and more mature visitors. There are sandy beaches, year-round warm weather conditions, and various types of corals and fish by the seabed. The best place to enjoy a panoramic view is at Fort Tureta, with a view over all the islands, that 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 level and even spot dolphins below. There are numerous caves and coves, and that’s where you will find many catamarans trying to claim their territory for complete isolation and privacy.
A catamaran charter in 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 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 of Croatia, Cres, and many more islands within the Kvarner Gulf. With a skipper, you will navigate areas with ease and comfort, making it a preferable advantage for inexperienced sailors who want to visit far-reaching destinations, such as Pula by the Istrian coast.
Below you will find some useful information regarding your catamaran hire 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 of 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. It also offrs 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 Bue-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: It 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’s center.
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