Deciding where to charter a yacht in the Mediterranean summer of 2020 is, for once, an easy choice. Croatia, with its spectacular coastline riddled with national parks and quiet islands, is the ideal destination for a post-lockdown luxury yacht charter.
A yacht charter in Croatia is a tonic for the soul, dropping anchor in quiet bays and passing long summer days swimming off the yacht, dining on deck, and exploring breathtaking landscapes of pine forests, soaring mountains, and blue-green sea. With a professional crew tending to your every need, a crewed luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to holiday in safety and luxury in an uncertain world.
3 Unbeatable Natural Escapes in Croatia
The famous Croatia yachting itinerary of Dubrovnik to Split will be popular again this year, as charter guests return to the glittering beauty of Korcula and Hvar. But if there’s any year to escape into nature on charter, it is 2020, so we’re going to celebrate that opportunity with three Croatian yacht charter destinations where nature reigns supreme. No big towns, no crowds, just awe-inspiring natural beauty and a luxurious yacht to explore it all.
1. Lastovo Archipelago – Southern Dalmatia
Remote, pristine and tranquil, the Lastovo Archipelago is the furthest group of islands from the Croatian coastline, creating a stunning cruising ground for yacht charterers wanting to escape the world. With the main island of Lastovo once used as a secretive military base, the entire archipelago of 44 islands and islets is now a nature park, and much of it is uninhabited. Charterers will discover a sleepy, almost timeless archipelago of sea cliffs and blue grottos, deep forests and gorgeous beaches. The islands offer many safe and beautiful anchorages, as well as some tremendous local restaurants like the Augusta Insula, which serve up the famously good seafood of the region as well as local produce from the vineyards and orchards.
Perfect Charter Yachts: QUANTUM and TESORO
Packed with superyacht features, the 33m Sunseeker QUANTUM is a spectacular sports yacht for an Adriatic charter. Built for fun and speed, this yacht offers a foredeck Jacuzzi, wet bar and barbeque, plenty of watertoys, and a state-of-the-art sound system. Up to 9 guests are accommodated in 4 ensuite cabins, while the deck spaces are generous and built for entertaining and relaxing, with an oversize aft deck for dining and huge foredeck sunpad areas.
The 24m TESORO from Ferretti is a superb charter yacht, sporting special features such as a mini-beach club and an entertainer’s flybridge with a retractable roof to open up to the sun and stars. Fresh from a 2019 refit, the yacht has a fresh, stylish interior and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, including a sensational full-beam master with large windows that open to let in the sea breeze.
2. Kornati Islands - Dalmatia
The Kornati Islands are a visual masterpiece of arid, surreal beauty, with 140 rocky islands and islets scattered through a protected sea. Giant karst formations and vast limestone cliffs shape the barren landscape, and peregrine falcons soar high above hidden sea grottos and Poseidon meadows. While most of the islands are uninhabited, some local farmers tend sunny olive groves and vineyards, while fishermen bring in the day’s fresh catch to wonderful family-run restaurants only reachable by boat. With plenty of excellent anchorages, an ACI marina, and dazzlingly beautiful beaches, the Kornati Archipelago is one of the yachting world’s best-kept secrets.
Perfect Charter Yachts: PRESTIGE 460 and MANHATTAN 52
Small and fast flybridge cruisers are ideal for exploring the Kornati archipelago, which is only one hour’s cruise from the port of Zadar.
The brand new 14m PRESTIGE 460 ADUDU accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins and features a light-filled contemporary interior, hydraulic swim platform, barbecue, and sunpads on the flybridge and foredeck.
The 17m MANHATTAN 52 CICO is a superb Adriatic charter yacht from Sunseeker, promising stunning indoor-outdoor living in an open-plan salon that fully opens up to the deck. The yacht is built for entertaining, with generous deck spaces and a swim platform, and also has 3 cabins for up to 6 guests.
3.Brijuni Islands - Istria - North Adriatic
Perfect Charter Yacht: M/Y DOMINIQUE
The 21m M/Y DOMINQUE is an ideal charter yacht for exploring the Brijuni Islands. Part of the popular 681 series from Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti, DOMINQUE is built for entertaining and summer fun, with three dining areas, a flybridge bar, and a swim platform for launching off on the jetski. This fantastic crewed charter yacht accommodates up to eight guests in four cabins including an airy full-beam master, and runs with a captain and stewardess, with an additional chef on request.
Cruise into nature this summer in Croatia with a private boat charter to restore the spirit. Discover the natural beauty of Croatia by contacting our yacht charter specialist, who has all the insider information on the best yachts, cruising grounds, and restaurants to craft you the perfect Croatia charter itinerary.