The Idyllic Yachting Destination of Croatia

By Emily Dawkins

In the heart of Europe, on the edge of the Adriatic Sea, lies the breathtaking country of Croatia. Boasting more than 1,200 islands and over 1,100 miles of coastline, Croatia offers beautiful stretching beaches, extraordinary national parks and a wealth of history; now recognised as a popular year-round yachting haven.

Bursting with culture and full of colour, Croatia is renowned as one of the most picturesque destinations in the Mediterranean. 

Often missed as the perfect location for welcoming superyachts to its coastline, Croatia is in fact brimming with opportunities for yacht owners, charters and enthusiasts and has become the perfect Mediterranean ‘yacht-spot’. Welcoming over 2,500 hours of sunshine every year and ranked as one of the ‘sunniest regions in the Med’, this Adriatic destination offers unbeatable dry and hot summers and mild year-round temperatures resulting in exquisite superyacht cruising conditions. 

Sail around Croatia’s generous coastline in flawless, crystal-clear waters, and stop off at the country’s variety of quaint islands, each individually recognised for their unique charms and characteristics. One of the largest Croatian islands is the island of Hvar, which offers heritage, history and culture alongside a touch of premium luxury. Experience authentic wine tasting, visit the impressive ancient architecture, or simply spend the day soaking up the breathtaking views over the resident lavender fields. By night, relish in the island's nightlife buzz. For a more secluded island retreat, anchor near to the ultimate Adriatic retreat that is the island of Vis. Bountiful in unspoiled natural beauty, this island is dotted with heavenly coves and sheltered bays: perfect for idyllic isolation.

Adorned with sweeping pebbly beaches and cities abundant with history, the mainland of Croatia provides the ultimate Mediterranean escape. From Dubrovnik to Split, to Zadar to Pula, these seafront cities make the perfect cruising itinerary heading North along the country’s coast. Renowned for their distinctive blend of Roman and Venetian architecture and bright blue waters, these cities and their accompanying ports make the quintessential holiday experience. Head inland and visit the iconic Old Town of Split or explore the historic Amphitheatre of Pula. At sea, tour the stunning natural beauty of the nearby Blue Cave, or spend the day rafting and canoeing around the shores. 

Harbouring beautiful scenery and an array of sublime experiences, this Adriatic destination undoubtedly provides an astounding combination of both inland and at-sea attractions for whatever the intrigue during a yachting holiday. And when sailing to this location for the first time, having a yacht expert on hand is essential. 

That's where Goolets come in. A company at the forefront of the yacht scene in Croatia is leading local charter expert, Goolets. With a passion for yachting and a slogan of ‘Life is Good’, Goolets provide the ultimate luxury Croatian getaway both at sea, and on land. 

With several luxurious yachts available for charter, such as 48.2m Freedom and 48.5m Ohana, Goolets is Croatia’s best-kept-secret. Creating a dedicated itinerary packed with special, tailored experiences, these Croatian charter experts consist of three specialised teams to create the best yachting holiday possible for each client. A team of ‘Charter Experts’ ensure guests’ needs are met with the best possible yacht, whilst the ‘Luxury Concierge’ team organises a detailed itinerary fit for the needs and desires of their client. ‘Ground Services’ is the behind-the-scenes team that makes each client’s dreams a reality. 

Providing some of the most elegant Croatian vessels, ranging between 40 to 60m, combined with the best crew, services and food onboard, with a Goolets yacht holiday, ‘Life is Good’. Get in touch with Goolets today to find out more. 

As a country teeming with adventure, attractions and breathtaking scenery, Croatia is certainly one not to miss this summer.

"We know the areas that are the best to cruise as well as all the local experience suppliers which enables us to create the most amazing yachting experience a client can ask for."

Mitja Mirtič, Co-founder, Goolets


"We know the areas that are the best to cruise as well as all the local experience suppliers which enables us to create the most amazing yachting experience a client can ask for."

Mitja Mirtič, Co-founder, Goolets
By Emily Dawkins
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