When should you plan your sailing holidays in Croatia to get the most out of the weather?
Is there a better time to visit Croatia than during the summer, when the weather is so pleasant? From mid-March to mid-October, Croatia is one of Europe's most popular sailing destinations, with the most fabulous weather often occurring throughout this time. Relying on the type of vacation you desire; various options are available. There are better periods to sail during this time than others. Pre-season, like after-season, has its advantages by bringing fewer crowds and opportunities to find more free hidden gems, bays and anchorage and to be surrounded by crystal blue water and pure nature. Other times of the year have breezes that are good for sailing while the sun is still warm, while other times of the year are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. You may be confident that you would like to sail in Croatia, but you are uncertain when you should go?
After reading the full description of a typical sailing season in Croatia, you may make your own decision.
The water is too chilly for swimming at this time of year. If you want to avoid crowds and spend most of your time sailing during the day and exploring Croatia's towns and wineries in the evening, the best time to go is in April.
Temperatures are around 16-18 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 15-16°C.
By mid-May, the weather in Croatia has warmed to an excellent level of hot, so it's a great time to take a trip before summer. Unfortunately, the price to rent a sailing yacht or catamaran also goes up but still not as high as in TOP season, as does the number of tourists, though it's still not crowded. The water is warm enough to swim in but not for everybody until early June, but you'll only feel chilly for the first minute or two. After that, it's lovely, and the sun will help you dry off. The winds remain consistent, but they won't be as powerful as they were in April because the days are growing longer, the temperatures are rising and will continue to rise as the month passes, and the days are becoming longer. Due to the increased sunshine and the nearly nonexistent number of tourists, now is an excellent time to take a trip to Croatia aboard a chartered sailing yacht.
Temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 17-19°C.
The high season for sailing in Croatia kicks up in June, which means that costs for yacht charters will begin to rise, but the waters won't be too crowded just yet. However, things are starting to pick up, and soon enough, the water in the Adriatic Sea will be warm enough for most people to swim in without wearing a wet suit. So, if you plan your trip to Croatia for Sailing in June, you'll be able to take benefit of some of the longest days of the year. These extra hours will give you more time on the water and an excellent opportunity to explore the nearby towns.
Temperatures are around 25-27 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 20-22°C.
There are many more youngsters on the beach because of the school vacations in Europe, which means higher rates. As a result, nearly all of the available charter boats are already out at sea. A wonderful time of year to be alive, and there's a lot of holiday cheer. Sailing in July is at its peak, which means you'll be paying higher fees, but you'll also be able to enjoy a lot of sun and beautiful weather. Now is a great time to get in a few laps in the Adriatic sea since the water temperature is just right and the wind is lovely and warm. Sailing in Croatia at this time of year is ideal for a laid-back vacation. Even though there will be a lot of tourists, our knowledgeable skippers know how to work around the busiest times so that everyone can still enjoy the attractions. As a result, travelling across Croatia, particularly aboard a private yacht, is still relatively convenient. July is the best month for water sports, including swimming, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Temperatures are around 29-30 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 25-26°C.
August is also high season, but it's somewhat warmer than July. People will be there, and yacht prices will be relatively high of the year. Generally, this is a great time to sail in Croatia because the water temperature is perfect for swimming and enjoying the many other water sports available. Most places require reservations, but if you have a local skipper, you can take advantage of their knowledge to make the most of your time by visiting ports that aren't as busy.
Temperatures are around 30-32 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 25-26°C.
Suppose you want a heady mix of sunshine, warm seas and lower prices. In that case, mid-September is probably the optimum time to charter – it's only three or four weeks since the height of summer, so the weather is still good, seawater as well, but everyone is back at school or work, so there's space in all the marinas, restaurants and bars. September falls early in the post-sailing season, with prices for yachts starting to dip back down again. However, while the days are getting shorter, September tends to be an excellent time for sailing in Croatia.
Temperatures are around 25-26 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 23-24°C.
October is the end of the tourist season in Croatia. Cruises are ending, and there aren't many people around. This month, prices for yachts go down, making a week of sailing much more affordable. Even though the temperature drops, there are still plenty of sunny days with steady winds, and the sea is usually warm enough to swim in. In October, you can make the most of Croatia's beauty by doing a mix of sailing, sightseeing, and other land-based activities like hiking and cycling.
Temperatures are around 19-20 degrees Celsius outside air temperature, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is about 18-19°C.