Northern Adriatic Yacht Charter Guide

The Croatian coast is a complex character, and its northern zone offers quite a contrast to the popular sailing waters further south. Until the end of World War II, the Istria Peninsular was ruled by Italy, and Venetian influences are all around in the local architecture. The natural splendour of the northern Croatian islands put them in a league of their own, while easily accessible towns and villages on the mainland offer all the culture, shopping and nightlife one could wish for.

The Istra Peninsula coast is often referred to as 'the Riviera of Croatia'. This is a fascinating place to explore on a sailing holiday, with great facilities and attractions ranging from the most peaceful island getaway to the modern resort dining and entertainment experience.

Over time,just about every European power has had a go at claiming this region. They have all made their mark and left their influence.  It's Venice without the swamp, its Tuscany with less cheese, but most of all it's Croatia's 'best kept secret'. The only way to unravel that secret is to explore it by boat, and discover places you wouldn't read about. 

This region of Croatia does not support the large f charter boat fleets of more established cruising regions to the south. But there are still plenty of excellent local operators who we deal with. If we can't find the right boat based in the locality, we can relocate one to suit your itinerary.

A  practical seven-day itinerary from Pula takes you north to Istria's coastal towns and cities, where you'll enjoy good sailing with lots to see and do. Then for a contrasting experience, explore the Losenj Island group, which lies between the mainland and the Kornatis. Read more about sailing the northern Adriatic Sea.

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Yachts in the Northern Adriatic

Dufour 460 Grande Large
Dufour 460 Grande Large - 46.5' (14.2m) 8 Guests
Bali 4.5 Open Space
Bali 4.5 Open Space - 44.6' (13.6m) 8 Guests
Lucia 40
Lucia 40 - 38.5' (11.7m) 8 Guests
Bali 4.3 Loft
Bali 4.3 Loft - 43' (13.1m) 8 Guests
Lagoon 42
Lagoon 42 - 42' (12.8m) 8 Guests

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