The benefits of spring sailing

Croatia has become one of the most popular destinations for sailing holidays in Europe because of numerous beautiful islands and excellent weather conditions.

The majority of sailors charter a boat in a period from the end of June till October because of the warm weather. In this article, we will talk about the benefits of spring sailing in Croatia which lasts from April to June.

Spring sailing


What is the weather like when youi are sailing in spring?

As we already mentioned the sailing season starts in March because the weather conditions get better and the temperatures start to rise. The average air temperature in this months are 20°C and the sea temperature is 18°C which is great for laying in the warm sun or taking a quick swim if you are brave enough.

The real sailors enjoy the spring wind since it is a bit stronger than in the summer months. During the spring sailing the sea is very clear so don’t forget to pack a swimming suit and sea mask to see all of the vibrant colors.

Croatia in spring


Sailing Croatia in spring

Another excellent advantage of spring sailing is a large number of school state, religious holidays in EU countries which are ideal for those who have a few free days. Before the summer season, you can charter a yacht for a shorter period of time, than one week, which is not possible in the summer.

The majority of tourists experience Croatia as a summer location and ignore it during spring break, which is why there is less traffic and crowd on the sea and land as well. Spring is the ideal time for people who enjoy sailing and discovering new destinations without waiting in lines for museums, churches and restaurants. The marinas and bays are also less crowded so you can choose the anchorage bay of your liking without worrying it will get full of other boats.

Yacht charter in spring


Yacht chartering in spring

Another great advantage of spring sailing is the low cost of a plane and boats as well since it is not the peak season. You will also have a waste choice of boats on to choose from since there are not a lot of bookings made this time of the year. For those that prefer staying in the marinas, the prices are not as high as in the peak of the season. This is true also for our D-Marin Mandalina Marina Šibenik. You should also be aware that not all restaurants are open before the season but we will be happy to help you get all the information you need about the open ones.

Spring in Croatia is very nice because of the slight breeze and the warm sun that is not too hot. You will also have a lot of time to learn how to sail a boat without running into crowds at sea. You can also enjoy sea activities such as fishing, diving and swimming although the main focus of spring sailing is more concentrated usually on discovering new islands and cities for an affordable price.

Croatia is the most popular destination for holidays in Europe because of its natural beauty and numerous islands with a lot of anchorage possibilities.

If you would like to explore cities and other popular destinations, our marina in Šibenik is a perfect start since Šibenik is a small but very beautiful town with a lot of attractions. If you would like to know more about popular destinations you should visit, continue reading the article.


Which places to visit when you spread your sails from Šibenik?

Destination 1 - Šibenik:

Šibenik is a beautiful old town with a lot of sites to see like the fortress of St. Nicholas and the Cathedral of st. Jakov. The city center is filled with stone houses, staircases, good restaurants and small squares.



Destination 2 - Kornati:

Sail to Kornati National park, a picturesque natural park full of submarine life, lunch on board and then visit Piškera. Transfer to Vrulje, where you can find a little fishermen’s settlement, take the opportunity to have a good dinner fish-based.



Destination 3 - Levernaka:

Sail to Levernaka where you could visit a marvelous beach and also visit Telaščica, (Nature park). During this part of navigation, it could be possible to visit Mana reef (They have been taken as a set for many films). On Telaščica it is possible to make also a trip and visit the Salt Lake and rocks overhanging the sea.



Destination 4 - Skradin:

Sail to Skradin. Ascent to the spectacular end of Krka river up to its waterfalls - another incredible National park.



How to prepare for spring sailing?

In the spring the sea can still be a little bit colder so don’t forget to take a scuba suit and warm jacket for when you are sailing.

For the time spent in the marina or at bay, the warm sun could result in needing T-shirts. We also suggest you do not forget your warm socks and underwear, waterproof trousers, sunglasses, gloves, hat and scarf, neoprene boots for sailing, sunscreen, Thermos, Headlamp,...

Book your spring sailing holidays with us!

If you would like to start your journey in Šibenik do not hesitate: rent a sailboat in Croatia with us, today.

If you prefer any other type of boat you can choose also in between motor yacht charter, catamaran rental and yacht charter with crew options.

For all additional information about spring sailing, you can contact our crew on the following E-mail:


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The benefits of spring sailing
Paško Klisović
Sibenik, 01.01.2024
25+ years of nautical & yacht charter experience. Managing NCP Charter (NCP&Mare) since 2005. Current president of Croatian nautical industry association and Croatian Charter industry association within Croatian chamber of commerce. Member of tourist board of City of Šibenik as representative of nautical tourism.
Rick H. Netherlands sailed on
Rick H. | Netherlands - Charter
Rick H. | Netherlands - Charter

Last week we rented the Sportski Vuk (Grand Soleil 37R). I would like to share that we really enjoyed sailing the boat.
The boat was in a good condition and the service of the crew was great. Kike responded very promptly on our questions while sailing.

See you again!

Grand Soleil 37R, 20.-27.08.2022.
François S. France sailed on
François S. | France - Charter
François S. | France - Charter
Hi Sandra, Hi Ratko, Hi everybody from NCP Charter,

We thank you a lot for this very nice sailing trip we made with Dufour 460 - "Get Lucky" from Sibenik around the astonishing Adriatic islands.
We have been very impressed by the quality of your organisation, and will keep preciously the memory of your kindness: please continue to do so!

If any of you come to France, keep our contact: we live in "Manche", where sailing is an other story, beautifull too...

Best regards, François ("bucket man"), Marion, Bastien, Emeline
Dufour 460, 20.-27.08.2022.

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