Discover the Beauty of Dalmatia with Split Yacht Charter

Split is a stunning ancient city located in the heart of Dalmatia, known for its magnificent coastline and pristine waters. It is an ideal destination for yacht charter enthusiasts, offering a wide range of sailing routes and starting points. Split is one of the most popular starting points for yachting and sailing holidays in Croatia.

The vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning architecture of Split make it one of Europe's most popular coastal cities. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Diocletian's Palace, a 1700-year-old Roman fortress that has been transformed into a thriving city center. Besides its vibrant nightlife and friendly hospitality, Split is also known for its delicious cuisine.

split-yacht-charter.jpgSplit Riva (Promenade)

How to get to Split?

  • By plane: The Split International Airport is only 25 km from the Split city center. Direct flights to Split depart from the following European cities: Rome, Göteborg, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Manchester, etc. The other option is to book a flight via Zagreb. To reach the city from the airport, take the direct bus line to the city center, Uber, or Taxi. We will be happy to welcome you and organize a transfer for you from the airport to your yacht charter base.
  • By car or bus: You can drive along the Adriatic coastal road or the highway if traveling to Split by car. The Croatian Highway is one of the safest and most beautiful in Europe.
  • By boat: If traveling to Split by ferry or speed catamaran, you can use some of the regular ferry lines from Rijeka or Dubrovnik toward Split, or international ferry or fast lines from Italy.


Split City Harbour

Discovering Split`s Cultural & Historical Heritage

Split is the 2nd largest city in Croatia and the center of the Dalmatia region.

Without hiding their pride, the people of Split will tell you that their city is "the most beautiful one in the world and beyond."

One thousand seven hundred years ago, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built a palace on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona. He wanted to spend his last days in the palace. As a result, Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list since 1979.

Walking through the ancient city will make you feel like you travel through time, along with the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle-aged Romanesque Church, and the Gothic Palace. Renaissance portals of the noblemen's houses, Baroque facades, and modern architecture superbly merged into the rich heritage.

Split offers many cultural happenings, film music festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums, and concerts. For a few years in a row, Split is a host to a world-known Ultra Europe Music Festival.

Split's Riva, the bustling waterfront promenade, beckons with its lively atmosphere. Yacht charter enthusiasts can soak in the sun-drenched ambiance, enjoy a stroll, and indulge in the flavors of Dalmatian cuisine at waterfront cafes and restaurants. The panoramic views of the Adriatic provide a serene backdrop to a vibrant social scene.


Split Riva at night

What to see in Split?

  • Diocletian place
  • Prokurative place
  • Archeological museum
  • Meštrović Gallery
  • Panorama View from Marijan Hill

If you will home some spare time before or after your yacht charter, we recommend visiting two beautiful historical sights near Split: 

  • Salona's ancient city
  • Medieval Fortress of Klis
  • Trogir Old Town
  • Omiš


Peristil Square and St. Domnius Cathedral

Where to eat in Split?

Split City is a venue for an excellent gourmet and wine experience. Treat yourself like a Roman emperor with precious delights from the Roman feasts…traditional prosciutto and cheeses from Croatian inland, handmade pasta with truffles, local seafood, and south Croatian red and white wines. Split has a diverse menu for traditional as well as modern foodies.

Here are just some of the recommended restaurants in Split: Dvor, Bokeria, Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar, Zrno Soli, Mazgoon, Štoria, and pizzeria Bokamora.


Yacht Charter Options in Split

Nestled on the picturesque Dalmatian Coast, Split emerges as an unparalleled yacht charter destination, seamlessly blending ancient history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. As the second-largest city in Croatia, Split offers sailors an enchanting maritime experience, serving as the ideal starting point for exploring the Adriatic's hidden treasures.

What types of boats and yachts are available for charter in Split?

Whether you are looking for a bareboat, skippered, or fully crewed luxury yacht, the choice is vast. The ACI Marina Split is in the center of town, in the Split harbor, from which you can charter your perfect sailing yacht, motorboat, catamaran, or luxury motorsailer/gulet.

Besides the standard weekly charter, day trips by boat from Split to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Šolta, and Vis, are very popular. If you are staying in a hotel or private accommodation, taking a day trip to one of the nearby islands is a must-do. It's a great way to use your free time in the best possible way. Moreover, you can visit several different islands and enjoy swimming in secluded bays in just one day. Whether you'd like to have a private day trip or with a group of other guests, feel free to contact us.  

luxury-motor-yacht-in-split.jpgLuxury Motor Yacht in Split

When is the best time for Sailing and Yacht Charter in Split?

The region's climate and weather patterns play a significant role in determining when the seas are at their most inviting, and when the winds are in your favor. Split, Croatia, experiences distinct seasons, each offering a unique charm for catamaran enthusiasts. The sailing season typically spans from April to October, with different months catering to various preferences.

Spring (April to June):

Spring heralds the beginning of the sailing season, with milder temperatures and blossoming landscapes. During this time, the sea is awakening from winter, providing a tranquil setting for sailing. The coast is adorned with vibrant flora, and the moderate winds make for pleasant journeys to nearby islands like Brač and Šolta.

Summer (July to August):

High summer is the peak of the sailing season, characterized by warm temperatures and clear skies. The Adriatic Sea is at its most inviting, allowing for leisurely sails to renowned destinations such as Hvar, Vis, and the Pakleni Islands. However, keep in mind that this period is popular, and marinas and anchorages may be busier.

Autumn (September to October):

As summer transitions into autumn, sailing conditions remain favorable, and the crowds begin to dwindle. The sea retains its warmth, providing a comfortable environment for exploration. Autumn is an ideal time for a more relaxed catamaran charter, allowing you to savor the tranquility of the islands and coastal towns.


Pakleni Islands, by Hvar

What can you visit on a Yacht Charter from Split?

Due to its convenient location in the middle of the Dalmatian coast, it is easy to explore both the north and south of the region. From Split, sailors can visit picturesque islands, quiet bays, and charming fishing villages along the Adriatic coast.

With a yacht charter from Split, you can explore the beautiful islands of Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Šolta, and Brač, each with its unique charm and character. Additionally, the sailing route can take sailors from Split to historic towns such as Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik, and Makarska, showcasing the breathtaking scenery, crystal-clear waters, and delicious local cuisine of the region. If you'd like to visit the islands of South Dalmatia, we recommend a One-way yacht charter from Split to Dubrovnik.

Split is also a great starting point for exploring some of Croatia's most beautiful national parks, including Krka National Park and the Kornati Islands. Krka National Park is home to a stunning waterfall system and hiking trails, while the Kornati Islands boast pristine and untouched landscapes. Get inspired with the National Parks Sailing Itinerary.

sailing-holidays-croatia-kornati-islands.jpgNational Park Kornati Islands

Marinas in Split

ACI Marina Split

ACI Marina Split is located in the southwestern corner of the city port, north of the Sustipan Peninsula. The long breakwater protects the marina from the southern winds. The marina has 364 berths and 60 boat places on land. All berths have water and power supply, reception, exchange office, restaurant, snack bar, toilets and showers, laundry service, nautical gear store, parking, small grocery store, supermarket (approx. 10 minutes walk from ACI marina), the gas station (100m away from ACI Split). In ACI Marina Split you can charter various types of boats and yachts, sailboats, catamarans, and motor yachts.


ACI Marina Split

Marina Lav

Marina Lav is an integral part of the luxurious Le Méridien Lav hotel complex, located 10 km south of Split city. Marina Lav stands as a premier yachting destination, offering a perfect blend of modern amenities and natural beauty. Located near Split, Croatia, this upscale marina is not only a gateway to the mesmerizing Dalmatian islands but also a haven for sailors seeking comfort, convenience, and a touch of luxury. From this Marina, you can charter motor yachts.


Marina Lav

With so many possible activities, and things to do and see, it`s no surprise that Split City and its area are the best locations to start your sailing adventure and yacht charter in Croatia.

If you would like to charter a yacht or rent a boat in Split, bareboat, skippered, or fully crewed, please contact us.


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