Our Favorite luxury boat charters in Croatia


By Haley Beham

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. 

As such, 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.

Top Cruiser Yachts

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers Symphony (1)

MS Symphony

The MS Symphony is the largest yacht on our list and one of the rarest in the Adriatic, accommodating 30 people in 11 cabins, two junior suites, and 2 balcony suites spread across three decks. It’s no surprise then that a yacht this large needs a crew of 12 to service it. The Symphony has been completely re-fit for the 2024 season with features like a cinema, gym, sauna, and wellness room. There’s also a spacious sundeck, swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a water slide, and plenty of water toys to explore the Adriatic with including jet skis and sea bobs. There really isn't a better option for family reunions or groups of friends looking to travel together.

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers Athena


Constructed in 2018 and re-fit for 2024, the Aretha is yet another large-capacity cruiser accommodating epic family reunions and family gatherings. Its 13 cabins and two balcony suites welcome groups of up to 30. The contemporary cool decor only complements the VIP experience. Private en suite bathrooms offer soothing hot showers, plush towels, and premium amenities, while the salon serves up authentic Croatian cuisine featuring seafood caught just hours prior and local wines. Sip mimosas from the outdoor bar, luxuriate in the swimming pool or one of the two Jacuzzis, indulge in a massage treatment in the spa, or relax with a movie or video game in the cinema. For a bit more excitement, there are plenty of water toys, including a water slide, jet skis, sea bob, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and wakeboard.

Top Motor Yachts

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers One Blue

One Blue

With six cabins and a crew of six on board, the One Blue is the ideal mini cruiser in Croatia for families and small groups. The custom-made motor yacht has multiple living and entertaining spaces spread across four levels. While the cabins are luxurious and range in size, you’ll spend your time on the oversized deck and bar or sinking into the plush leather furniture. Pass the sunny days on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi, favorite drink in hand, while discovering the hidden gems of the Adriatic Sea. Also spend time playing with the water toys onboard, including a jet ski, water skis, sea bob, kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling and fishing equipment. 

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers FALCH


Falch is a sleek sports yacht built to get you places fast and in the ultimate style, at a top speed of 36 knots. You can therefore explore more of the Croatian islands on this luxury yacht charter. Featuring just three cabins -- including one VIP suite, one master cabin, and one double cabin -- this yacht is the perfect choice for families with kids or a couple's vacation. New for the year is the vessel's many water toys, including tender, jet ski, stand-up paddleboards, Sea Bubble tubes, sea bob, and yacht pool.

Top Sailing Yachts

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers Dalmatino


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.

Best Yachts In Croatia Luxury Yachts And Mini Cruisers Rara Avis

Rara Avis

The sumptuous Rara Avis is a brand new sailing yacht. The luxury sailing yacht can sleep up to 12 people in six cabins, all of which are outfitted with air conditioning, wireless Internet access, wardrobes, hair dryers, and en suite bathrooms. The central lounge and saloon area is inviting with its television, Bluetooth speakers, and elegant dining room and bar. 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 and dine al fresco for the most enjoyable and unforgettable way to see Croatia.

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