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Explore the unspoilt islands of the Kvarner Gulf as far south as the Kornati National Park.

Start your sailing holiday from Pula in the north of Croatia and visit the unspoilt islands in the Kvarner Gulf as far south as the Kornati National Marine Park. Visit the beautiful islands of Mali Losinj, Rab, Krk, Cres and Pag where towns still have a medieval heritage.

There is evidence of a long seafaring history starting with the legend of the Argonauts. Nowadays modern and well equipped ports and marinas welcome charter yachts or you can drop anchor in one of the many uncrowded bays. The fragrance of lavender growing in the many lavender fields nearby fills the air and will no doubt always remind you of your trip to this beautiful area.

If you've sailed from Split before, come and explore the Kvarner Gulf with its clear seas and reliable winds on your next sailing holiday. Yacht charters start from marinas close to Pula airport, including ACI Marina Pula right in the heart of Pula, overlooked by the well preserved Roman amphitheatre which dates from the 1st Century AD and is still in regular use for concerts. With Marina Veruda just 5km from the town (12 min drive) and yachts situated in the north of Pula from Rovinj and Portoroza in Slovenia there is so much choice available.

Pula Yacht Charter

  • Overview



    Traditional stone houses of Rab


    Portoroz, Slovenia


    Rab Island


    Roman amphitheatre, Pula

    Sailing holidays from Pula

    • Direct flights to Pula on Saturdays
    • Steeped in history with many archeological sites
    • Average distances of 25nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Great for those looking for a new area to discover
    • Mooring fees payable in the marinas in Croatia (around €2/foot/night)
    • A mixture of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Pula

    DAY 1 : Pula

    Marina Veruda is a modern marina right in the centre of this historic city.

    DAY 2 : Mal Losinj (34nm)

    Sail south to the island of Losinj. The main harbour, Mal Losinj is a pretty harbour with bustling, noisy bars, clubs and restaurants.

    DAY 3 : Ist (26nm)

    Further south the island of Ist is shaped like a bow-tie and offers a very popular sheltered anchorage, with official mooring buoys.

    DAY 4 : Rab (30nm)

    Heading north-east, be sure to visit Rab. The western side is well protected from the bora wind and the main town of Rab has many historic buildings, all beautifully preserved.

    DAY 5 : Osor (22nm)

    Sail round the southern tip of Cres to Osor which lies at the canal separating the islands of Cres and Losinj. The bridge opens twice a day to let yachts pass through the canal.

    DAY 6 : Luka Krnica (21nm)

    Due north on the mainland you will find Luka Krnica, just to the west of Zaljev Rasa. This is a picturesque, sheltered bay for an overnight anchorage at the end if your cruise.

    DAY 7 : Pula (18nm)

    Sail along the coast of the Istria peninsula back to Pula.

    Pula 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Pula

    Croatia has ideal conditions for a sailing holiday with reliable afternoon winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes from the north-west averaging Force 3–5 dying down at night. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification as well as VHF licence for bareboat charters in Croatia.

    You can see all of the bases we offer in Croatia along with the level ratings here so that you can find the most suitable destination for you. If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Pula

    Ryanair have flights from Stansted to Pula and Trieste on Saturdays. Thomson have flights from Gatwick to Pula on Saturdays.


    The transfer time from Pula airport to the marina is around 15 minutes. 

"We had a wonderful holiday and everything worked out very nicely so no complaints whatsoever. The base manager was very pleasant and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We sailed up the coast to the bay of Kotor and all the way to Kotor itself, naturally, and the scenery is as wonderful as the pictures one sees. "

Montenegro 2016 - A.W.

Pula Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Pula 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details 01 Jan-31 Mar01 Apr-12 May13 May-23 Jun24 Jun-14 Jul15 Jul-18 Aug19 Aug-08 Sep09 Sep-22 Sep23 Sep-29 Sep30 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Bavaria Cruiser 3220122185795215241905214319051524952857
Bavaria Cruiser 332013219051000157120002238200015711000905
Bavaria Cruiser 34 - 2 cab.2018219521124181023332429233318101124952
Bavaria Cruiser 34 - 2 cab.202021114313142000252426192524200013141143
Bavaria Cruiser 34 - 2 cab.201921104812191905242925242429190512191048

Yachts from Pula 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details 01 Jan-31 Mar01 Apr-12 May13 May-23 Jun24 Jun-14 Jul15 Jul-18 Aug19 Aug-08 Sep09 Sep-22 Sep23 Sep-29 Sep30 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Bavaria Cruiser 41 - 3 cab.201532151418952657284831432848265718951514
Bavaria Cruiser 41 - 3 cab.202032166720862857314334763143285720861667
Pogo 12.50202031304835714086428643814286408635713048
Sun Odyssey 349201631114313241886242925242429188613241143

Yachts from Pula 2023 Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

Yacht details 01 Jan-31 Mar01 Apr-12 May13 May-23 Jun24 Jun-14 Jul15 Jul-18 Aug19 Aug-08 Sep09 Sep-22 Sep23 Sep-29 Sep30 Sep-31 Dec
Model / layout Year Cabins WC
Bavaria Cruiser 46 - 4 cab.201643209526193429380041903800342926192095

Yachts from Pula

Extras payable on embarkation:


Refundable deposit €1500 to €4000. Non refundable deposit on request.
End cleaning and bed linen; 2 cabin - €90, 3 cabin - €120, 4 cabin - €160.
Fuel used (fill up on return)

Tourist tax €1.4/per pax per day.

Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's Charter pack etc) available on request.

SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin




Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.