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In Croatia, Split has always been a sailors main destination. With the popularity of the port, you'll have a wide selection of boats when it comes to both day boats and yacht charters. Rent a boat in Split and explore the beautiful historic region from a different perspective.
Split has always been one of the most popular departure points for a boat rental in Croatia. Prior to renting a boat and starting your adventure in Split, take a trip to the center of the city and appreciate the areas listed on the World Heritage Site. With the variety of buildings and different styles of architecture, you truly feel the history of the city. Among the various places to visit, we highly suggest stopping by the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the Diocletian’s Palace and the museum of the Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović.
The sailing season in Split typically runs from May all the way into October. As in most of Croatia, you'll notice that the majority of tourists will arrive in Split in the months of July and August. If you wish to avoid the busy city center and the packed ports, we suggest you travel outside of these two months. The weather will still be very nice and the winds will still be relatively timid.
The prices to rent a boat in Split will vary depending on the type of boat and the previously discussed sailing season. As mentioned, the prices will be the highest during July and August due to the demand. During this period, you'll see the highest level of nautical activity. If you would like to charter a yacht, expect to pay on average between 350€ per day for a sailboat and around 450€ for a catamaran. For these boats, you should keep in mind several require a week minimum rental and require booking a few months in advance.
For dayboats, the prices will have a much higher range. You'll have a range of boats to rent in Split from small boats to motor boats to full yachts. If you have a specific nautical activity in mind, there will be boats that are better geared for each. You can sort through ribs, motorboats and yachts and find the boat that best fits your needs.
To hire a boat in Split, you will need to hold a valid license and this applies to all boats regardless of length and engine size. If you are chartering a bareboat yacht, be sure that you have a valid license as well as a VHF certificate, as they are both required. Port authorities will check both of these documents along with your nautical CV to determine if you have enough experience. For example, if you charter a catamaran, you will have to prove that you had previous experience with a similar boat.
If you do not have a license to rent a boat in Split or want a stress free vacation, then hire a boat with a skipper. The skipper will take full control and will let you sail with peace of mind.
Aside from the stunning architecture and rich culture and history, Split offers numerous events throughout the year. If you rent a boat and visit during the summer, you’ll have a perfect excuse to attend the Split Summer Festival, a longstanding festival devoted to performing arts. You’ll be able to go to concerts, the opera, see a ballet performance, or visit an exhibition.
As a sailor, it is impossible for you to miss the annual Mrduja Regatta at the end of September consisting of 22 nautical miles. The race started in 1927 and has always been a spectacle due to the number of sailboats that participate along with the Croatian landscape. Luckily, this isn’t the only competition taking place in Split, there are many more in the spring and fall. The port of Split is perfect for renting a motorboat or sailboat as it offers excellent services and a perfect location. For example, you can boat to Dubrovnik if you are sailing for a week and spend a few days in the south of Croatia.
When planning your itinerary from Split, you'll immediately realize the proximity of some of the most historic cities in the world. If you are going out for a day, sail to Hvar, which is perfect for a day trip. If you need more options, be sure to explore the other offers when renting a boat in Croatia.