Boat Rental and Yacht Charter in Porec

Navigate Croatia's Roman jewel of Poreč, where UNESCO heritage and Istrian seas delight. Sail with an expert captain to uncover Byzantine mosaics, hidden bays, and the delightful fusion of Croatian coastal culture.

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Sailing in Poreč

A popular tourist destination in Istria, the town of Porec is the perfect place to start your sailing vacation. Famous for its beautiful historic streets, its stunning coastline and the many opportunities to go for a swim in the sea. Rent a boat in Porec and visit other popular destinations in the Mediterranean. Take a boat from Porec to Venice or sail from Porec to Rovinj by boat.

Things to do and see when sailing in Porec

Wander around the historic streets of Porec and visit the main sites and tourist attractions, but don’t forget to explore the natural beauty that surrounds the town.

Activities in Porec

  • Visit the Euphrasian Basilica which was built in the 5th and 6th century to experience a great masterpiece of Byzantine architecture
  • When you get to Grotta Baredine you will be in awe of the impressive Stalagmites and Stalactites that give this grotto its distinctive look
  • The Casa Romanica is an interesting building dating back to the 13th century in the heart of Porec and the oldest preserved house in town
  • Rent a boat in Porec to explore the Istrian coast with its magnificent beaches and turquoise waters
  • Visit the Poreč Heritage Museum, the oldest museum in all of Istria
  • Plan a fun day at the Aquapark Aquacolors Porec
  • In for a little bit of an adventure away from your boat rental? Head to the Adventure Park Sky Fox in Rošini, not far from Porec

Beaches in Porec

  • Poreč City Beach: You don’t even need to leave the city in order to find a beautiful beach in Porec. Head to the lovely city beach where you will be surrounded by a pine tree forest and nice-looking natural rock formations. You can even admire the old town of Porec from a distance
  • Sandy Beach Lanterna or Val Adria Sandy Family Beach is part of a resort and perfect for a day trip north of Porec. Admire the contrast of the turquoise water against the beautiful and soft white sand
  • Bellevue Beach is a particularly alluring spot to get into the water. Surrounded by lush green trees and beautiful rocks, it is definitely a place that looks like paradise

Restaurants in Porec

Casual dining in Porec:

  • restaurant Artha is a fabulous little restaurant where you get to enjoy a wide range of delicious vegan dishes. The hummus is a very popular starter
  • Chili fusion streetfood: Enjoy wonderful sushi, the delicious falafel bowl or the chicken bowl in this wonderful restaurant that combines traditional local dishes with Asian flavors

Best restaurants with a view in Porec:

  • Vila Romana: Dining right next to the sea is possible in this wonderful restaurant. Savor delicious seafood dishes as well as typical Croatian food
  • Grill&Fish Skipper: The views of the port are making this dinner experience really special. You get to enjoy some wonderful seafood dishes or a tender steak. The fried shrimps are a favorite of many guests

Fine dining in Porec:

  • Sv Nikola is a wonderful restaurant where you get to enjoy a fine dining experience of the highest quality. Whether you are opting for the calamari, the shrimp or something else, you get to enjoy your dinner with a beautiful view overlooking the sea
  • Restaurant Spinnaker: Don’t be fooled by the small portions - you will leave this restaurant satisfied and surprised. The five course tasting menu is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal in this fabulous restaurant

Bars and Clubs in Porec

  • Torre Rotonda: Stunning views, refreshing cocktails and super friendly staff - what more could you ask for after a long day out on a boat?
  • Terra Magica: This lovely bar is a great spot for anyone who enjoys a good drink and some live music
  • Comitium Bar: This is the best spot in Porec to enjoy a delicious and refreshing cocktail in Porec

Explore historical Porec

The rich and interesting history of the town of Porec can be discovered as you walk along the picturesque streets that make the old part of the town so fabulous. The Slavs were the ones who settled here in the 7th century, but throughout the centuries there have been many different empires and kingdoms ruling over the city. There are plenty of Roman ruins to discover in Porec, but the Venetian rule is probably the most significant time in the history of the town. The typical windows and general architecture make you feel like you are walking around a typical Italian city when you’re actually in Croatia.

Sailing conditions in Porec

Porec is located in Istria, Croatia, where you can expect typical Mediterranean weather. Dry and hot summers, mild winters. Sailing season generally lasts from May until October, although many adventurous sailors would come here to sail in April or November when the winds are stronger and the conditions are a bit more challenging. The most popular months to visit Porec are the summer months July and August, the hottest months of the year. The weather can be quite unpredictable between December and April, so it is best to avoid sailing during these months.

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Porec?

Croatia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Sailing in Croatia is incredibly affordable and you get to experience a country that has been highly influenced by Italian culture. Rent a speedboat or RIB in Croatia for as little as 30 EUR per person per day. At an average price of 460 EUR per person per day, renting a catamaran is one of the most expensive yachts you can charter in Porec. If a catamaran seems out of reach for you, you can always rent a motorboat in Porec. At an average price of 62 EUR per person per day it is a much more affordable option. Sure, you can also always find more luxurious motorboats, but it’s certainly not the norm. Charter a gulet in Croatia at an average price of 75 EUR per person per day.

It is also worth noting that prices will increase during high season in July and August. If you want to charter a yacht at a lower price, but still want to swim in the warm water, we would recommend you to plan a boat holiday in Porec in September.

What type of boat is best for sailing in Porec?

There are plenty of different boats available in Porec, so make sure to book the one that suits your needs best. Discover the beautiful beaches on a boat that has a shallow draft, sail across the Mediterranean on a sailboat and race from marina to marina on a speedboat or RIB.

Rent a catamaran in Porec

Pros of renting a catamaran in Porec

Charter a catamaran in Porec if you want to explore the beautiful beaches on the Istrian coast. As catamarans have a shallow draft, you can easily access beaches like Bellevue Beach. As the coast is mostly shaped by stunning rocks that are often hidden underwater, you would need to be more cautious sailing on a boat with a keel.

Rent a catamaran in Porec if you want to enjoy a very comfortable and convenient holiday on the water. As catamarans stand on two hulls, they are built in a way that allows for bigger bedrooms and more space on deck. This is perfect, because you won’t feel like sleeping in a tiny cabin on board a boat, but rather in a cozy hotel room. You really get to enjoy the comfort of a hotel room all while relishing the beauty of sleeping on a boat in nature. When waking up early enough, you can watch the sun rise, a colorful spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss.

A catamaran rental in Porec is also really great, because you can either set your sail or drive with the engine. This gives you a lot of flexibility and you won’t get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing.

People who get seasick easily will definitely appreciate sleeping on a catamaran rental in Porec. Standing on two hulls doesn’t just mean more space, it also means more stability. You won’t feel a catamaran shaking as much as other types of boats. This is particularly great when the wind suddenly picks up and the water starts acting a little wild.

Cons of renting a catamaran in Porec

Catamarans are generally slower than other types of boats as they are much lighter. This doesn’t make them the best water vehicles to sail longer distances for a longer period of time.

Another downside of a catamaran charter in Porec can be the fact that they are quite big. You might struggle finding a spot for mooring at the marinas - especially during the busy summer months July and August. If you do, you will probably have to pay extra for a mooring spot as catamarans often take up space that is meant for two boats rather than one.

Charter a catamaran in Porec

Rent a sailboat in Porec

Pros of renting a sailboat in Porec

A sailboat charter in Porec is perfect for anyone who loves going on adventures. Set your sail and embark on an adventure to explore the Mediterranean sea. Whether you want to sail along the Croatian coast or sail towards Italy or further South to Albania, you are surely going to have an experience worth remembering for a very long time.

Rent a sailboat in Porec if you want to practice your sailing skills. The Croatian waters are not as challenging as some of the other sailing destinations you could visit in the Mediterranean. Of course you need to be aware of the rocks that are as much part of the coast as the scenic beaches.

Cons of renting a sailboat in Porec

A downside of a sailboat rental in Porec is the keel that sailboats come with. This will prevent you from discovering the scenic beaches and coastal landscapes that many people want to see on their sailing vacation in Croatia. It can even be dangerous to sail too close to the shore.

Charter a sailboat in Porec

Rent a motorboat in Porec

Pros of renting a motorboat in Porec

A motorboat charter in Porec is perfect if you want to explore the Croatian coast and visit all the stunning beaches you’ve heard so much about. As motorboats have a shallow draft, you can sail closer to the shore and get to the beach without having to swim for a long time.

Rent a motorboat in Porec if you want to explore many different places around Porec in a shorter amount of time. Motorboats are generally faster than other types of boats, making them the ideal choice for anyone who has a limited time available on their boat vacation in Porec.

Cons of renting a motorboat in Porec

One of the downsides of a motorboat rental in Porec is the fact that they only run on fuel. You need to keep in mind that you might receive a large bill at the end of your trip in addition to your bareboat charter if you mindlessly drive from place to place at full speed.

Another thing to keep in mind when chartering a motorboat in Porec is the noise of the engine. This can be quite loud, so you need to be prepared for that when driving across the sea.

Motorboat rental in Porec

Charter a luxury yacht in Porec

A luxury yacht rental in Porec is great for anyone who has the money and wants to go all out on their summer vacation in Croatia. Enjoy the sweet life on a luxury yacht in Porec and the surrounding areas. Basics like a fridge, a freezer, a stove, a coffee machine and an ice maker are always included. That way you or the staff that comes with your luxury yacht can always prepare fresh food on board without having to step foot into any of the marinas. Additional extras which bring more fun to your boat vacation in Croatia are SUPs, snorkeling equipment and jet skis.

What kind of boat license do you need when renting a boat in Porec?

Anyone who wants to rent a boat in Porec needs to be in possession of a valid boat license and a VHF radio license. Not sure if your foreign boat license fulfills the standards of a Croatian boat license? Carry an International Certificate of Competency or short ICC.

You can also obtain your boat license via the Administration of Maritime and Port Authority in Croatia. Once you pass the test you can pick up your brand new boat license.

However, if you don’t have a boat or VHF radio license, you don’t have to miss out on experiencing a beautiful boat holiday, you can simply hire a skipper in addition to your bareboat charter in Porec.

Sailing routes in Porec

The Croatian coast is truly a beautiful spot to spend your sailing vacation. Discover the charming seaside towns close to Porec, the stunning nature and pristine beaches.

Day 1 - Sail from Porec to Venice: Rent a boat in Porec to sail to the beautiful Italian city of Venice. The two cities share a common history, because the Venetians ruled over Porec for a few centuries. This is visible to this day in the common architectural style. In Venice you have to see St. Mark's Square, the most famous piazza in all of Venice, the Rialto Bridge, a famous landmark of the city and Saint Mark's Basilica, an impressive cathedral with magnificent art and incredible amounts of gold on the walls and ceilings.

Day 2 - Sail from Venice to Chioggia: The lovely city of Chioggia is probably just as beautiful as Venice, but lesser known. The old historic center of Chioggia is filled with beautiful canals and lovely little side streets. It is so easy to get lost in the city. The Vigo Bridge is definitely a historical landmark you should see when visiting the city. Corso del Popolo is basically the street that gives Chioggia its lively and vibrant atmosphere, its incredible feel.

Day 3 - Sail from Chioggia to Ravenna: In Ravenna you should go on a tour to explore all the beautiful churches you can find, including Basilica di San Vitale, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo and Battistero Neoniano (o degli Ortodossi). The distinct architectural style of the churches is going to leave you in awe. Another historical site you should visit in Ravenna is Dante's Tomb, the spot where the famous Italian writer has been buried.

Day 4 - Sail from Ravenna to Rimini: The seaside city of Rimini is more than a luxury getaway where you can enjoy the sandy beaches and sleep in fancy hotels. There are plenty of historical sites that are worth visiting. The Arco di Augusto is an impressive Roman ruin in the heart of the city. Make sure you also visit Castel Sismondo, the remains of a big Medieval fortress that only gives a glimpse of its former glory.

Day 5 - Sail from Rimini to Pula: The Croatian city of Pula is no less impressive than its Italian counterparts. Visit the Temple of Augustus, an impressive temple that has been standing since Roman times. The Arch of the Sergii is another impressive Roman ruin standing in the heart of the city. Sick of discovering historical landmarks and museums? Head to one of Pula’s fabulous beaches and spend the day soaking up the sun. Ambrela Beach is close by and surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters and white rocks.

Day 6 - Sail from Pula to Rovinj: The alluring city of Rovinj has a buzzing historical center with plenty of sites to see and fabulous restaurants to eat at. Upon arrival by sea a colorful house front is going to greet you.

Day 7 - Sail from Rovinj to Porec: Time to head back to the lovely Croatian town of Porec. You might want to take a quick dip in the blue water before bringing your boat rental back to the marina. You might not know when you get that chance again.