Luxury Yacht Charter Guide - Croatia

Luxury Yacht Charter Guide - Croatia

It is no secret that Croatia is one of the most desirable destinations in the Mediterranean for luxury yacht charter. Croatia offers an unsurpassed blend of rich history and culture, complemented by views of ancient forts and walls, an excellent gastronomic experience, and unique and preserved nature.

Furthermore, excellent land and air connections with European centers, very well-equipped marinas, and a high standard of service, put Croatia high on the list of desirable destinations.

In Croatia, you can find a luxury yacht for every taste and different groups, from luxury catamarans, motor yachts, and superyachts, traditional gulets, to luxury sailing yachts and mini cruisers. 

What you can expect from a luxury cruise is complete freedom, peace, guaranteed privacy, and luxury. 


Cavtat, South Croatia

When planning a private luxury cruise, there are a few things to think about, which will assist us with offering you the best advice and service for your luxury charter holiday. 

  • Number of Guests and Party
  • Dates
  • Budget
  • Type of the Yacht
  • Special requirements

The Number of Guests and Party

One of the most important questions when planning a luxury charter is how many guests will be on board and whether it is a family cruise or an unforgettable vacation with friends. Family vacation with children means that when choosing a yacht, you should pay attention to the fact that the yacht has as many water toys and leisure equipment. For families cruising with children, the yachts with the owner’s stateroom and twin cabins for children are likely to be the first choice.  

If you plan a cruise with friends, adult couples or you will be taking your staff, yachts with a higher number of master or VIP cabins will be required.

Most superyachts and luxury catamarans can accommodate up to a maximum of 10 guests. Superyachts that can accommodate more than 10 guests are rare, and there is a considerable price difference compared to yachts for 10 guests. If you are a larger group, the ideal choice would be a luxury motorsailer, traditional gulet, or mini-cruiser.

Lady Gita bathing platform.jpgLuxury motorsailer "Lady Gita"

The Charter Dates

Thanks to its temperate climate zone position, Croatia enjoys a predominantly mild climate that is conducive to year-round cruising opportunities. Officially, the Croatian yacht charter and the cruising season begin in early April and closes in late October.

Cruising in a period from April to mid-June and mid-September to late October is an ideal choice if you are not a fan of high temperatures. More pleasant temperatures are characteristic of the mentioned period. This period is suitable for additional activities on the islands, cycling, hiking, sightseeing, etc. From June to September, the high season period is excellent, primarily for the pleasant temperature of the sea for swimming. There are numerous events such as music festivals, concerts, and various exhibitions.

Yacht charter rates vary between season periods. The low and high season rates can be the crucial factor in deciding when to cruise the Adriatic.

luxury-yacht-charter-guide-croatia-lagoon-77.jpgLagoon 77 "Adriatic Dragon"

The Budget

Prices for superyachts can vary considerably. Most often the size of the yacht and the brand itself affects the price, but not always. As a rule, motor superyachts are significantly more expensive than motor sailboats and traditional gulets, which can be larger and accommodate more guests.

When planning your budget, you need to consider additional costs such as fuel, supplies, mooring fees, and crew gratuities.

The insured fee for additional costs or A.P.A. (Advance Provision Allowance) traditionally amounts to 20-30% of the yacht rental price and is usually paid with the last payment for the rental. These extra expenses are the provisioning for guests, the fuel cost, car transfers From/to APT, etc. All items are specified in an Addendum attached to the charter contracts providing a breakdown analysis of the costs. Final accounts will be produced by the Captain at the end of the charter in presence of the Broker and any unused funds will be refunded in full to the Charterer directly. If the funds are not sufficient, the Captain will advise you accordingly and bills will be settled upon disembarkation. Actual costs will vary depending on yacht fuel consumption, trip, menu, and other factors.

Gratuities are customary but are discretionary, with the norm at 5-15% of the charter rate.

luxury-yacht-charter-croatia-benetti-delfino-93.jpgBenetti Delfino 93 "Ocean Drive"

The Type of the Yacht

The yacht type choice depends on what kind of cruising experience you want,  what level of service & amenities you require? Do you prefer motor yachts, or are you more inclined to catamarans, motorsailers, or traditional gulets? 

Regarding watersports, please note that while luxury yachts may offer a variety of watersports, to drive a Wave Runner or Jetski in Croatia, one needs to have a boat driving license with him/her when on the Wave Runner. It is forbidden to allow a person to drive a Wave Runner if one does not have a license with him/her.

luxury-yacht-charter-guide-croatia-sunseeker-100-quantum.jpgSuperyacht Sunseeker 100 "Quantum"

The Menu /Food and Drinks

One of the most important subjects with luxury yacht charter is matching the chef's skills with the taste of the charter guests. If you wish to have a specific type of cuisine served on board, it is always best to look into this subject as soon as the type of yacht is chosen.

We will issue a preference form which is a questionnaire that will enable you to communicate preferred cuisine, bar & other requirements from dietary components to preferred activities! This form will ensure the crew and chef are aware of any particular likes and dislikes that your party may have.

luxury-yacht-charter-guide-croatia-son-de-mar.jpgLuxury motorsailer "Son de Mar"

Special requirements

You will probably have your own set of requirements in terms of what is very important to you. Whatever the requirement is, let us know about it as we will be able to advise which luxury yacht will be most suitable for your charter.

Subjects such as flights, airport transfers, helicopters or specific itineraries and fuel costs, and so many others will also be looked at or will be discussed during your booking process.

When we have all the necessary details, we can work on offers tailored only to you. At Secret Adriatic, we offer professional advice, and we work with proven and reputable luxury charter yachts.

luxury-yacht-charter-croatia-minicruiser-casablanca.jpgLuxury minicruiser "Casablanca"