Yacht Charter Pula
Guide To Sailing In Pula
The biggest city in on the Istrian Peninsula, Pula is a special place for old and young alike.
There is immense natural beauty to Pula and its countryside too. It is built on seven hills but outside is a lush wilderness that will give walkers something to do. The beautiful beaches are nowhere near as crowded as those on the Dalmatian coast to the south. The blue-green seas on the shallow waters will stay in your memory for years to come.
Explore Pula By Renting A Yacht
With three marinas serving Pula - ACI Marina Pula, Marina Veruda and nearby ACI Marina Pomer - it is easy to organise a Pula yacht charter with Borrow A Boat. Whether on a bareboat yacht charter or crewed yacht charter you will present any sailing credentials, pay your fee, inspect your boat and off you go.
When considering where to go the Kvarner Gulf is one of the best sailing regions in the world. ACI Marina Pomer sits in pine-forested woodland and is something to behold in its own right.
Just off the Adriatic coast is Brijuni Island National Park with so much to explore from dinosaur footprints to Byzantine architecture and of course its unique marine and shore-based ecosystems.
Istria on the mainland has its charms such as Rovinj, a quaint seaside town, and Opatija to the north-east.
Further offshore on the Kvarner Bay are the Kvarner islands including Krk, Cres and Lovinj. While island hopping it is even possible to get as far south as the Kornati Island national park with its array of geological and natural wonders.
How To Get To Pula
Though it has its own airport you can access Pula from other major air hubs.
There are a number of airlines that serve Pula from the UK, Germany, Belgium and France.
There are also a number of flights every week from Split, Zagreb and Zadar that all, in turn, have a greater number of airlines serving them - from these airports take a connecting flight to Pula.
Ferry from Venice
Venice airport is arguably as important as Zagreb in terms of international flights every day. In the summer there is a ferry service to Pula from Venice, and you can also take a bus or taxi to the Istrian Peninsula too.
Marinas In Pula
There are three major marinas in Pula, with ACI Marina Pomer just outside the city.
ACI Marina Pula:
Max Length 40m (131.2 Feet)
Max Draught 12m (39 Feet)
List of additional services: Electricity, Water, WiFi, Fuel, Laundry, Dressing Rooms, Supermarket, ATM, Rent-a-car, Bar
The biggest marina in Pula, this is also the best equipped. Several yacht charter companies work into this marina, offering boats including catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht and motorboat rental.
Max Length 40m (131.2 Feet)
Max Draught 4m (13.1 Feet)
List of additional services: Electricity, Water, WiFi, Fuel, Laundry, Garbage waste collection, Liquid waste collection, Dressing Rooms, Supermarket, ATM, Rent-a-car, Bar, Medical Centre
ACI Marina Pomer
Out in the beautiful Istrian countryside, ACI Marina Pomer has a lot to offer. Yacht charter companies offer a range of boats including catamaran, luxury yacht, motor yacht and sailing boat hire on a bareboat charter or skippered yacht hire basis.
Max Length 30m (98.4 Feet)
Max Draught 4m (13.1 Feet)
List of additional services: Electricity, water, WiFi, Fuel, Laundry, Waste Collection Dressing Rooms, Supermarket, ATM, Rent-a-car, Bar
Suggested Sailing Routes From Pula
At the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula is one of the best locations for a perfect yacht vacation. In the middle of the Adriatic Sea you will find island hopping or coastal sailing a breeze.
7 Days - the Istria Peninsula: Heading north at first to the buzzing seaside town of Rovinj you would then turn south down the Istrian Coast for Pula again and then explore the coast north towards Opatje, by repute the 'Monte Carlo of Croatia'. Coming back you can explore the islands of Krk, Cres and Losinj as you return to Pula.
7 Days - Island hopping the Kvarner islands: With its warm, clean seas and beautiful islands the Kvarner archipelago has a lot to offer those on a sailing holiday. Just across from Krk is the island of Cres and Losinj that has evidence of Roman occupation and then head off to Mali Losinj with its excellent restaurants. Nearby Susak is a tiny island with one village. Return from your island adventure via Unije with its excellent scuba diving opportunities.
14 days - Krk Bay and Istrian Peninsula: Over 14 days you can get the best of both worlds on a two-week trip, exploring the best of the Istrian Peninsula and Kvarner Bay with its islands and villages. On your northernmost point from Pula you reach as far south holiday town of Nin and buzzing Zadar nearby with all the fun to be had there. Explore islands such as Mali Losinj and Unije as you go.
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Pula
The sailing season runs from late April to October with July and August being the busiest months for yacht charter. The ACI Marina chain also adds 20% to their berthing fees at this time of year. If you can charter outside of the peak period you will find it far quieter and less expensive. The climate is mild most of the sailing season with occasional rain showers.
Sailing Weather In Pula
April and May: There will be occasional rainy days but temperatures sit between 22-28C or higher. Winds are generally NW, 10-20 knots
June-August: You'll be unlucky if you see any rain, though it could be welcome in the summer heat! Temperatures are from 26C and up to the mid-30s. The wind is generally NW 5-10 knots
September-October: In this part of the world it rains more in October and the temperature falls away to 10 degrees C in the evenings, though it can get up to a comfortable 20C on an autumn day. Winds can get up to 20 knots.