Everything You Wanted to Know About Yacht Week Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

Did you know that Yacht Week Croatia is an opportunity to sail the Adriatic sea with your friends and have fun?

Croatian coast consists of almost 700 islands and is one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe. The pleasant Mediterranean climate of the with warm and dry summers and mild winters allows for a longer sailing season. 

Moreover, the coast is full of natural bays, dives, caves, beaches, and crystal clear sea. All this makes the Croatian Adriatic coast a perfect place for sailing and sea holidays. 

Sailing among the Croatian islands will give you a new place to visit every day. Some days you will spend on a yacht, and some on lonely beaches or in quiet coastal towns. Along with the cultural heritage, the hospitality of the hosts and excellent food, you can make your vacation in Croatia an unforgettable experience.

In this article, we’ll lead you through all the essential information you need to know about Yacht Week Croatia. So, come on board!

What Is Yacht Week Croatia?

Yacht Week Croatia is a seven-day motor-assisted sailing experience that takes place once a year at various locations in the Croatian Adriatic. The main organizer is European Travel Ventures. Current main destinations are:

  • Greece (Athens route) 
  • the Carribean (BVI route), 
  • Montenegro (Adriatic route), and 
  • Croatia (Original route, Ultra festival route, and Dubrovnik route). 

It is an authentic marine festival because you get to experience sailing and cruising on the gorgeous waters in one week. 

The routes of Yacht Week Croatia include Split, Šipan, Mljet, Korčula, Hvar, Vis, and Brač on their maps. The destinations vary every year, but one of the major cities such as the city of Split, Croatia always remains on the Yacht Week route. The route you sail depends on the destination you choose.

The yacht you rented docks in a different destination every day, which allows you to see and experience many things during the week. You can see historical sites, natural beauties, try out delicious food, various activities, and so on. Everyone will find something for themselves.

What to Bring on a Yacht Week

Take Your Nice Clothes

There will be some hot days on the boat, so flip-flops are a necessity. However, Yacht Week parties sometimes require formal attire. You’ll dock the yacht and go to a private garden party, or visit Carpe Diem in Hvar, one of the best clubs in Europe.

What’s more, if you decide to go to a fancy restaurant, sightseeing or visiting museums, make sure to have your nice clothes. They’ll probably kick you out if you show up in shorts and a sleeveless shirt.

Bring Medications

You probably didn’t think about it, but minimal sleep and alcohol don’t do good to your immune system. Neither does sharing water bottles and cutlery (with the people you may not know).

Moreover, seasickness isn’t that uncommon, so prepare your bags. Also, you might decide to cook on board and accidentally cut your finger. Therefore, take your first aid kit, all the vitamins and medications you find useful and make sure you know your first aid drill.

Have a Car-Charger Adapter

Standard yachts often have only 12-volt power outlets. If you’re a group of electronic device maniacs, you’ll need electricity. So, consider buying a solar-powered charger and look for a car-charger adapter that will help you with your laptops, smartphones, or air pumps for your unicorn floaties.

One thing to avoid is a hairdryer. The outlets won’t handle as much electricity. Plus, you’ll probably spend half of the time in the sea, anyway.

How to Book a Yacht Week Croatia

Once you get to know what essentials you should bring, it’s time to book the yacht. The bookings start in October, so you’ll have to hurry to book the next year’s sailing tour. After you decide which route to take, you can click on “Book now” to go with the purchase. 

It will give you two options: “Book a full yacht” or “Book a cabin on a yacht.” You can book the latter only for specific routes, whereas you’ll need to book a full boat for your Croatian vacation.

Next, you’ll need to pick a Standard, Premium, or Premium Plus option. The first option is a yacht selected for you that can accommodate up to 9 people. The second and third option offers you to handpick your own boat. There can be 11 people on your Premium or Premium Plus yacht.

The best ones to choose are Premium Plus yachts. You’ll have plenty of space, they have bigger bedroom cabins. Trust us, you’ll need that kind of comfort after two nights of drinking. Also, the rear back area is an excellent spot to sunbathe and to socialize, if you decide to go on a cruise with people other than your friends. It can happen since there has to be a 50-50 gender ratio. Sometimes an exception is possible, but it only benefits the female population.

Pro tip: Let the Yacht Week Assign you a skipper. You can’t expect your skipper to enjoy vast amounts of alcohol and sail the whole week. European Travel Ventures are real professionals, and they’ll give you the best skippers available.

How Much Will It Cost

The cruise usually starts and ends on Saturdays. The price for a Standard cruise is between 700 and 1,030 Euros per person.

The price for a Premium or a Premium Plus cruise, on the other hand, starts at 872 Euros per person. It climbs up to 1,999 Euros per person. Again, make sure to book in advance due to high demand.

You’ll need about 2,500 Euros for a week. It includes the stay, costs, and basic drinks onboard without going to fancy clubs and restaurants. 

There’s a final party for crews of all 50 boats that sail during the Yacht Week Croatia. It’s a perfect opportunity for another get-together before the last night on board. 

Would You Consider Yacht Week as Your Next Vacation Destination?

Finally, The Yacht Week Croatia is perhaps the best way to spend your vacation. Sail the magnificent crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, have fun with friends and enjoy the beauties of the area. Sign up for next year if you like that kind of fun.

If you’re already booked your Yacht Week Croatia and you’re looking to find some peace, make sure to find a perfect stay for you and your friends or family. Book Villa Lava, an ideal luxury villa near the seaside that has everything for you to relax.

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If you already spent your vacation on one of the beautiful beaches near Pirovac, make sure to come back to Croatia in Autumn.

Several marathon races are held in Croatia, the most famous being the Zagreb Marathon and the Plitvice Marathon race. But there are other marathons worth visiting that appeal to sports enthusiasts for their interesting routes, beautiful and unique scenery. In this article, we bring you some ideas of where you can spend your active vacation if you’re in Croatia.

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Visiting Klis Fortress in Croatia from the Game of Thrones

Klis Fortress

Did you plan out your summer holiday already? You booked your luxurious villa, and your trip includes Split. If you’re a die-hard Game of Thrones fan, Klis fortress in Croatia should be your next destination. Also, if you’re already in Split and crossed most from the things to do in Split checklist, make sure to visit Klis fortress. 

It’s an excellent idea for a family day trip when you’re nearby. Especially because the fortress doesn’t get as much visitors as other GOT filming locations.

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Best Food to Eat in Split, Croatia

Photo of Split

Croatian cuisine delights all those who are looking for first-class gastronomic specialties. A range of restaurants lures tourists with local specialties and tempting wine lists full of wines with rich flavors and aromas. Sunshine, beautiful beaches and buildings from the Roman era make this city one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Croatia. Every year, more than 800,000 visitors come to Split and enjoy their meals in different restaurants in the city. 

If you plan to visit Split soon, you already made a list of the cool things to do in Split and now and you’re wondering what are the food and drink prices in Split, Croatia, here’s the list of the top 9 restaurants in Split that will delight you with the cuisine, ambiance, and top service. We’ll go through the top three of fine dining, mid-range, and cheap restaurants in Split.

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Krka waterfalls attract thousands of people per day in the season. So, the national park management had to limit the number of people to be less than 10,000 during the Summer months. If you happen to be the 10,001st visitor, you’ll have to wait at the entrance.

Krka river and the surrounding porous rocks made gorgeous scenery that consists of numerous lakes and caverns, as well as different types of small ecosystems. Now, let’s see what you can see in this place full of natural beauty and how to get there.

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The perfect place for your company team summit in Croatia

Company summit

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While working remotely is a fantastic way of tapping into talents around the world, it is needed to periodically meet your team members in person. This is usually called team summits, team retreats or kick-off. Many companies prefer to rent out a big house where they can have their team stay under one roof and both work, eat and hang out together under one roof.

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Areal view of Split, Croatia by Spencer Davis

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When we speak about Dalmatia, we can not skip Split, the biggest city in the region, and two other nearby towns Zadar and Šibenik. If you are still thinking about where to find holiday apartment which will allow you to see the best of Dalmatia, our advice is to try to be somewhere in the middle these 3 cities. There are many charming villages on the way, which will allow you to get rest, but also to see the best this region can offer. Like a charming village Pirovac for example – it is right between Split and Zadar, has all you need for a perfect holiday and definitely won’t disappoint you.

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