Nothing quite equals sailing for travelling in style, and nowhere quite matches Croatia as a place to get away from it all on a yacht. Yacht charters in Croatia are indeed the way to do it.
The country’s heavenly coastline is known for its blue waters, green islands and historic towns. The best way to see the area is aboard a spacious and elegant yacht.
With dozens of harbours—and hundreds of islands—to choose from your best option is to put yourself in the hands of a capable broker at High Point Yachting. Tell them what is important for your enjoyment of a holiday. They will tailor itineraries to your specifications, with no detail too small for their attention. They will organise transfers, recommend hotel accommodation if needed, as well as providing fully-crewed yachts. High Point Yachting works with exceptional crews, both attentive discreet, with terrific on-board chefs.
The Croatian fleet includes wooden Turkish-style gulets, one of the greatest sights on the Adriatic. At 100ft long, the CARPE DIEM 7, for example, can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins, each with its own bathroom and—by normal nautical standards—capacious wardrobe space. And her pearly-white canvas and sleek lines ensure that when you moor at the end of a hard day’s swimming, sunning and lounging on deck, your yacht is the envy of every other sailor in port.
Yacht Charters in Croatia – view Carpe Diem 7 video
Where you go and what you do is entirely up to you, but the captain is always on hand to share his local knowledge. He might suggest a lazy morning spent in the sapphire waters of the Blue Cave at Bisevo, or an afternoon at an anchorage off Brac. Or he might find you an unspoiled spot in the thyme-scented air of a pine wood, where an old friend keeps a stone cottage, with wine on the table and lamb roasting on a spit. If the weather is less than ideal—rare in a season that runs from mid-spring to mid-autumn—he can organise wine tastings, olive oil tastings, local sightseeing, or arrange for a masseur to come aboard.
It’s hard to beat the fun of nosing around the islands, exploring the warren of streets that runs the length of Vis’s harbour, where the spars of fishing boats sing in the warm wind, looking down from Hvar’s fort over the red-tiled roofs of the port below, the focal point of Croatia’s Riviera. There’s plenty to see, too, on the mainland, from the quaint beauty of Trogir to the walled splendour of Dubrovnik and the glories of Split, home to the best preserved Roman palace in Europe, Diocletian Palace.
In fact, the High Point Yachting team often advises clients to extend their stay in Croatia for a few days, so as to take advantage of all there is to see. As it is, you may well find yourself coming back again and again. There’s more to do and see than you will have been aware of at the outset. And travelling over the waves in such style can easily become a habit.