Active yachting holidays in Croatia
Discover the island world of Croatia on board a yacht with skipper. Admire the untouched nature every day and enjoy together the peace & privacy in lonely anchor bays. Experience the magic of the Mediterranean flair and start with your children, family and friends a dream journey where normal roads end.
Adventure vacations on board of a yacht
On the different types of yachts you will find the perfect place to relax completely with friends and family. On deck you can involve yourself according to your abilities and wishes and discover together many new things on the horizon. Our experienced skipper, who know the islands and bays like the back of his hand, steers skillfully through the crystal clear waters, takes you to the hidden pearls of the Coatian island paradise and ensures safety & comfort, matched with a touch of adventure.
A touch of adventure even on ashore
From privately accompanied historical or cultural tours, wine tasting, beautiful hikes to canyoning or rafting adventures, Croatia offers the active vacation lover a true paradise with almost infinite variety and variety. Our Bluetrips team on site, together with carefully selected local partners, is happy to organize and book all additional offers.
What yacht suits you?
A large selection of sailing yachts, catamarans and motor yachts with their Bluetrips – skipper or complete crew are available. For groups of more than ten people it is also possible to rent several yachts. We will be happy to make you a tailor-made offer with the yacht that is perfectly adapted to the needs of your group.
Carefree travelling with your Bluetrips- Skipper on board
Your skipper is responsible for safety on board and takes care of everything. Therefore not only clients with little or no experience choose a boat with a skipper. Also owners of a boating license often charter yachts with skipper and benefit from the advantages. With an experienced skipper on board you can sit back, learn from the expert and relax. You discuss the desired route with him in advance and receive many valuable tips thanks to his knowledge of the area. Our certified Bluetrips- Skippers know the area very well and regularly take part in training courses. You can help with – or book a complete crew and don’t have to worry about anything.The Bluetrips- Skipper Team
The wonderland of the thousand islands
Croatia, a country for discoverers and connoisseurs, is ideally located from Swiss airports or easily accessible by car.
The diversity of the landscape is home to countless natural beauties, which can be seen in the high mountain ranges, the island world and the strongly indented coast. The Mediterranean charm of the picturesque towns with their countless historical buildings will take you back to a time of days gone by. Fantastic, wildly romantic bays lined with white pebbles invite you to relax and sunbathe. No matter in which part of this fantastic island world you spend your vacations on board a yacht – this much-cited “Caribbean of Europe” is reflected in a way that will cast a spell over you.
A journey of images through Croatia
Three popular yacht travel itineraries for a one-week active yacht trip:
What are the advantages of an active yacht trip?
- Enjoy comfort and privacy with the whole family and friends on board
- To be accompanied and supported by a professional skipper on board and ashore
- Actively helping to navigate the ship and helping with port maneuvers
- Buy your own delicacies at the fresh market and cook and enjoy them on board
- Experience a new island destination every day individually – exploring the old towns and places
- Swimming, bathing, snorkeling and sunbathing alone and privately in azure blue, hidden bays
- Visit of national parks in breathtaking landscapes
- Overnight stay in quiet, lonely bays at anchor and enjoy a jump into clear water in the morning
- Excursions such as wine tastings, city tours or other interesting country tours
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FAQ for Active Sailing & Catamaran Trips
What do I take with me on a yacht trip?
What is a on- board chash desk?
At the beginning of the voyage, the on-board cash desk is set up for all running incidental expenses such as fuel, port fees and basic food on board. Each guest participates equally. The skipper will be catered for from the board cash register according to old sailor’s custom. Usual at Aktiv sailing & catamaran hollidays.
Are there additional costs to be expected?
In addition to the yacht charter price, there are the following costs if they have not been calculated in advance or are included in the offer: Food and beverages on board and ashore, rent of water sports equipment, marina, port, buoys and anchorage costs, arrival and departure to and from the yacht, fuel, entrance to national parks and nature reserves, excursions ashore such as bicycle rental or guided city tours, wages and food as well as tips for skipper & crew.
What is a daily itinerary for a catamaran sailing trip, sailing or motor yacht trip with a skipper?
On most sailing and motorboat cruises you will not depart until after breakfast, so you can start the morning with a wonderful jump into the crystal clear azure blue sea. A short walk to the village and shopping for provisions for the day. Most of the daily stages are planned in such a way that you will be anchored in a beautiful bay for a self-prepared lunch snack and you will also have enough time to enjoy the crystal clear water. On board you are part of a team and actively participate according to your abilities in the different tasks on board. On the way there will be enough time to relax and to help with the sailing. In the evening you can either anchor in bays or moor in one of the small picturesque town or nature harbours. The route can be freely arranged according to the guests’ wishes as long as the weather conditions allow it and the skipper considers it safe.
What kind of shoes do I wear on board?
In principle, every guest can wear the shoes in which it is comfortable, except shoes with heels are expressly not allowed. However, the shoes should have a white sole with no profile, otherwise they will leave dark stripes on the deck and with profile soles small stones will always be carried on board. Our recommendation is to be barefoot on the one hand and just bring two pairs of shoes with you. One to explore the land and the other to wear on board.
What is a cabin charter?
With a cabin charter you book only one or more cabins. You spend a week with other people with whom you share some common ground and joy: You love to travel and discover new things, have an affinity for classic sailing & motor yachts and simply enjoy being at sea and make new friends while enjoying the passion of yachting to the full. Travel individually but not alone. Cabin charters are usually offered on luxury cruises, but can also be booked on selected dates on catamaran sailing trips.
What is a private charter?
With a private charter, you rent the entire yacht for your family and friends to be among yourselves. Whether active to sail along on sailing yachts, catamaran or also on our luxury cruises to be spoiled all around. Perfect to celebrate anniversaries or other festivities or just to enjoy life to the fullest.
Where does the journey start?
Usually our trips in Dalmatia start in Trogir near Split. With “One – way – routes” it can be also in Dubrovnik or to another starting point.
What is a transit log?
Transitlog are the costs for the final cleaning, check in and check out, gas check, W-Lan, registration costs at the responsible port master’s or authority – crew lists, towels & bed linen…
Can I collect miles?
Yes, this is possible on sailing-, catamaran- and motor boat trips with skipper. For luxury sailing cruises with more than two crew members it is unfortunately not possible. It is also possible to arrange specific mileage cruises.
Who will be the skipper?
We offer a small but fine selection of experienced Bluetrips skippers. You can choose between Swiss skippers with a lot of experience in the sailing area of Croatia or from local Croatian skippers. Your Bluetrips-Skippers.
Who decides about the route?
With a private charter we can respond even more to the wishes of the group and try to reach all the destinations that are desired. With cabin charter there is usually a “fixed route” which is determined by the captain, of course we also try to respond to individual wishes as good as possible. It applies with each kind of the journey however: Safety first, it can occur thus that there can be plan changes because of weather situations, which the captain & Skipper decides alone.
What is a catamaran?
A catamaran is a ship with two hulls which are fixed together, so they offer a lot of space for living. Catamarans have a small draught, perfect for anchoring in turquoise waters. There is hardly any tilt when sailing.
Catamaran or sailing boat?
Who attaches more importance to sporty sailing, should rather rent a sailing yacht which has more heeling. Who prefers more space on deck and in the cabins and accepts a little weaker sailing characteristics, is better placed on a catamaran.
Activities outside the yacht?
A sailing cruise or catamaran sailing trip can be perfectly combined to explore the country, for example with rented bicycles or scooters. Go for hiking, kayaking, diving, windsurfing or simply to go shopping. Actually, almost everything is possible, activities can be optionally organized for one day or more days.
Are towels & bed linen provided?
Yes, bed linen & towels are included. Depending on the offer you have booked, the number of towels per person varies.
How is the living together with the crew or skipper?
The crew on the luxury cruises are professionally trained and are on duty when necessary and withdraw when not needed. This is also the case with our Bluetrips skippers. The crew & skippers have a separate cabin.
How are the cabins equipped?
All cabins are equipped with towels & bed linen. On luxury sailing cruises all cabins have their own en suite bathroom with hair dryers and many other accessories. They also have 220V power outlets and air conditioning and closets.
Do I tip?
In this context, there is often uncertainty, but yes, of course, in Croatia tipping is also common. In the restaurant, hotel or in the coffee bar you give approx. 10% of the invoice costs if you are satisfied. In the same way it behaves also with the cab driver or the crew and Skipper on yachts. With satisfaction it belongs to the customs approx. 10% of the charter price as tip value to appreciations.
Which route will we travel?
Starting from Trogir east to the National Park Kornati or west to Korćula and back. We also offer “One-way-trips”, which start in Trogir and end in Dubrovnik or in reverse order. Depending on the route, the most varied islands and cities are visited, such as Šibenik, Šolta, Brać, Hvar, Vis, Split Mljet, Lastovo. And many other untouched beauties of the country. Here are some itineraries samples.
Do I need a sailing license or do I need to be able to sail?
For luxury cruising, catamaran sailing trips, active sailing vacations and motoryacht with skipper you don’t need a license or sailing skills. If you would like to rent a boat or yacht without a skipper, you need a valid driver’s license and sailing skills.