Croatia is a destination for every type of traveler. While small, it is bursting with diversity in both geography and culture. Within its ancient walled cities and islands along the coastline, cultural influences from the Balkans and central Europe collide. There’s a wide range of gastronomy to feast upon; however, the mainstay is simple, homestyle cooking with quality, local produce.
Croatia is quickly becoming a hotspot for luxury travelers with an increasing number of direct flights from Newark and JFK, new property openings, and new marinas along the coast.
There’s certainly a wide range of activities and adventures to partake in besides sampling the local cuisine, world class wine, and olive oil. Hiking, whitewater rafting, and even rock climbing is popular among travelers. But off the coast, there’s an array of islands that are remote, uncrowded, and spectacularly beautiful. And the best way to see the 1,200 Dalmatian Islands is by private yacht or mini cruiser.
On board, you can reach historic seaside towns and quaint fishing villages to simply unplug from the rest of the world. By chartering a yacht, you can explore the hidden spots of the Adriatic Sea where larger ships cannot go. And you aren’t beholden to a set itinerary either. Create your own itinerary and customize your experience based on your own preferences. For luxury travelers, there really isn’t a better way to see Croatia.
Our Top 6 Yachts and Mini Cruisers in Croatia
With five cabins and a crew of nine on board (including a Michelin-trained chef), the Alalya is the ideal mini cruiser in Croatia for large families and small groups. The Italian-built superyacht has multiple living and entertaining spaces spread across four levels. While the cabins are luxurious, you’ll spend your time on the upper deck with an alfresco entertainment area, dining table, and lounge that leads to the sky lounge—the perfect place to play a game of cards or watch a movie. Pass the sunny days on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi while discovering the hidden gems of the Adriatic Sea.
The Predator 108 is a sleek sports yacht packed with features you might expect on a much larger yacht. Think Jacuzzi, oversized deck and bar, and a state-of-the-art audio-visual system. It is built to get you places fast, with a top speed of 33 knots. You can therefore explore more of the Croatian islands on this luxury yacht charter. When you aren’t zipping around, spend time playing with the water toys onboard, including a jet ski, water skis, SUP, wakeboard, and snorkeling equipment. It sleeps nine people in four lavish en-suite cabins and is serviced by a crew of four.
Newly built for 2023, the Argo is a luxury hybrid superyacht. It is 180 feet long and has five decks with 13 suites accommodating up to 26 passengers. Her cutting-edge exterior and clean lines make her one of the most modern yachts cruising the Dalmatian coast. Huge exterior decks and a contemporary interior make this yacht the perfect choice for a large group of friends or family. There’s space for yoga and sunbathing, plus an outdoor bar, Jacuzzi, and an open-air cinema on this spacious yacht.
The MS Symphony is the largest yacht on our list, accommodating 34 people in 17 cabins spread across three decks. It’s no surprise that a yacht this large needs a crew of 12 to service it. The Symphony has been completely rebuilt for the 2023 season with features like a cinema, gym, sauna, and wellness room. There’s also a spacious sundeck, 10-person Jacuzzi, and plenty of water toys to explore the Adriatic with.
The Dalmatino combines a modern look with the comfort and feel of a traditional sailing yacht. Built in 2019 in Croatia’s premier shipyard in Blato, Korčula Island, it’s a luxury sailing yacht that exceeds today’s high end traveler’s expectations. It has six guest cabins and a spacious saloon and sundeck. However, one of the Dalmatino’s most remarkable features is her crew. Seven highly professional crew members offer the highest level of service, including a chef that prepares the absolute best international cuisine while on board the yacht.
The sumptuous Lady Gita’s maiden voyage was in 2019. The luxury sailing yacht can sleep up to 12 people in six cabins, all located on the lower deck. However, you’ll spend most of your time on the spacious sundeck. It has a massive sun mattress and lounge zone which is perfect for slow days sailing and taking in the 360-degree views. Relax in the Jacuzzi while sipping a cocktail for the most enjoyable and unforgettable way to see Croatia.
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