Catamaran Charter Dubrovnik
On a Dubrovnik catamaran charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Croatian coast and beautiful islands nearby within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Croatia yacht charter, from its beautiful beaches and excellent food to its vibrant culture, a Dubrovnik sailing holiday is going to be an unforgettable experience.
For 700 years the capital of the Ragusan Empire, Dubrovnik has a heritage quite unlike many other cities and towns in Croatia. During the War of Independence in the 1990s it wasn't spared from shelling as with its neighbour Split, and much of the UNESCO World Heritage Site you see in the Old Town today has been rebuilt from the rubble of recent war.
Dubrovnik is still a stunning city to enjoy however, with plenty to see and do before heading off on your chartervacation. Enjoy a coffee (or something stronger!) in the port area and perhaps head up the cable car to enjoy the view from Mount Srd.
In the southernmost part of modern day Croatia, your sailing holiday will almost certainly involve heading north. On your bareboat yacht charter or gulet charter, you can enjoy the nearby Elaphiti Islands just off the coast. The Dalmatian islands begin less than a day's sail to the north, and you can enjoy quiet evenings in hidden coves on islands such as Mljet or the stunning beaches on islands like Hvar.
Along the Croatian coast, mainland towns and cities such as Trogir, Sibenik and Zadar all have their charms, as does many a beautiful island like Kornati. Your Dubrovnik catamaran charter has all this to offer and more - read on to find out!
Crewed Catamaran Charters from Dubrovnik
You don't need to worry about qualifications or even sailing the boat in Croatia with Borrow a Boat! A Dubrovnik crewed catamaran charter on a motor catamaran or sailing catamaran can mean you do as much or as little physically sailing the yacht as you like.
A skippered yacht charter will mean that the skipper will be aboard with their own cabin to attend to all your needs. A crewed yacht charter will involve one or two crew on the gulet charter who will cook, sail and make suggestions as to your best destinations on your sailing itinerary.
As to you? You can just enjoy the breezes and views, or if you fancy learning a bit about sailing, help the skipper or crew to get the boat from A-B.
A Dubrovnik crewed yacht charter will cost a little more (typically €150 a day for a skipper and €100 per crew member) and it's the done thing to thank them with a tip at the end of the week.
Bareboat Catamaran Charter From Dubrovnik
A bareboat catamaran charter will mean that you can take the yacht out on your own. Generally for vessels up to 20 metres LOA on a sailing license such as an RYA Day Skipper or ASA 104 Bareboat certificate, you will have total responsibility for the yacht.
You will need to think about your itinerary, victualling, possible secondary ports should a marina be full, as well as issues like weather and mooring fees.
On a bareboat yacht charter you will be asked to pay for insurance in the form of a security deposit on departure or through buying charter insurance before you go on your sailing holiday.
Types of Catamarans Available For Rent Or Charter In Dubrovnik:
When searching a geographical area on Borrow A Boat you can filter by the below charter yacht types. There is also the option to further filter your searches by price, the number of guests, cabins or bathrooms, what year the catamaran was launched, the boat length and the boat manufacturer.
Types of Catamarans Available:
Sailing Catamarans: Luxury catamarans are stable and spacious type of sailing boat, with quick sailing performance, and and have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Better for larger groups, they have lots of room for water toys, and are big enough for a little privacy. A catamaran charter luxury yacht is easy and comfortable for novices not used to heeling and are loved by families due to their extra space when compared to a monohull sailing yacht. Typically far more luxurious than a sailboat the larger catamarans have en suite toilets and showers in the cabin as well as ample entertaining space in the saloon and on deck.
Power Catamarans: These motor yacht catamarans are relatively new but have also been gaining in popularity as the two hulls keep the boat more stable when compared to a monohull. The wider beam of the motor boats also mean more deck space and as they don't have sails or a mast, they have a lot more space on deck than a sailing catamaran rental or monohull. For a luxury catamaran charter, consider taking a crewed catamaran charter sailing vacation with an experienced skipper.
Catamaran Sailing Areas Itineraries From Dubrovnik
On your crewed catamaran charter or bareboat charter you can explore the Adriatic coast and beautiful islands to your heart's content. Here we suggest a 7 day sailing holiday and a 14 day yacht charter holiday on your charter boat:
7 Days - Adriatic Coast and Islands: On this trip heading NW up the Adriatic coast you will end up at ACI Marina Trogir as your mid-point, a pretty town just to the N of Split with a genuine Old Town unsullied by war, well worth the visit. Island hopping up the Croatian coast you will stop at the Elafiti islands after your shakedown cruise and then head on to the national park on Mljet. The world class beach resort of Hvar will be your next port, and then Trogir. Back south via Vela Luka on Korcula and then back to the charter base in Dubrovnik.
14 Days - Zadar and the Croatian Coast: Involving some longer legs, you will head NW, taking in the Dalmatian islands of Mljet and Hvar before popping into Croatia's second city of Split for a bit of a change of pace. A shorter leg will take you to Rognozica with its stunning geology captured in Greek mythos, and then back out to the islands where you can explore the Kornati island archipelago. The Zadar archipelago next and then Zadar itself, which is often proclaimed the 'coolest city in Croatia'. Back SE down the Croatian coast to Biograd, Sibenik (with its national park just inland), Primosten and then Trogir. The beautiful island of Lastovo will be your next evening ashore, followed by a leg to the Elaphiti islands and then back to Dubrovnik for handover.
Do You Need A Licence To Charter A Catamaran In Dubrovnik?
If you are on a skippered catamaran charter you do not need a license to sail out of Dubrovnik, you can just turn up at the marina and go.
You do need a license if you are on a bareboat catamaran charter and in some countries such as Croatia a day skipper or ICC may not be enough for boats over 45 feet in length, you will need to check with the charter agent but here are some examples of typical sailing qualifications that will allow you to charter in most countries:
International Certificate of Competence: This is issued on request by your European sailing authority and you should automatically qualify with certain national sailing qualifications.
RYA Qualifications: If you have the following qualifications you will typically be able to take a bareboat charter out of Dubrovnik (but it is worth checking as per above), these include Day Skipper (sail or motor endorsement), Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster.
American Sailing Association (ASA): The ASA 104 Bareboat certificate is commonly accepted but also check as per above
US Sailing: The International Proficiency Certificate is widely accepted and The Bareboat Cruising Certificate is also accepted in many cases.
Popular Destinations For Hiring A Catamaran
Below we've picked some of our favourite destinations worldwide for hiring catamarans with something to suit every type of sailor.
Catamaran Charter in Greece: Enjoy the amazing culture and cuisine while island hopping in Greece.
Catamaran Charter in Croatia: Take in the delights of the Adriatic sea along with the rich history of Croatia.
Catamaran Charter in BVI: Excellent sailing conditions along with unspoilt natural beauty make this a must sailplace.
Catamaran Charter in Spain: With just under 5,000km of coastline and 60 islands on the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean there's a lot to get excited about.
Catamaran Charter in St.Lucia: Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches on this luscious green island in the hear of the Caribbean.
Catamaran Charter in France: From the stunning coastlines of the Cote d'Azur and French Riviera in the south of France to the island of Corsica or feisty Atlantic coast, this is a diverse and beautiful country for a sailing holiday.
Catamaran Charter in Grenada: Enjoy a fantastic Caribbean sailing experience on the 'Island of Spice' in windward islands
Catamaran Charter in Italy: A catamaran charter in Italy has got to be close to the top of every sailor's bucket list, enjoy the stunning cuisine and culture
Catamaran Charter in Turkey: A catamaran charter in Turkey is more of an adventure and a chance to explore a unique culture where East meets West on the cultural and geological border between Europe and Asia.
Catamaran Charter in Martinique: Charter around wonderful Martinique and enjoy stunning the Caribbean landscapes
Catamaran Charter in The Bahamas: The ideal location for a luxury catamaran charter in crystal clear waters
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider when hiring a Catamaran?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Catamaran in Dubrovnik?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the catamaran hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual chartercompanies themselves.