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Istria Yacht Charters

Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in Croatian charters. We work with only carefully selected operators of well maintained vessels based along the Adriatic coast and so can offer you the best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very competitive prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here

The Istrian peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. Important towns in Istria include Pula, Pore, Rovinj, Pazin, Umag, Motovun, Buzet and Buje. Its 180 mile coastline and numerous surrounding islands are covered in pine trees and dense evergreens. There are many wonderful natural harbours and anchorages complimented by modern marinas offering first class facilities to yachtsmen.

Pula is the largest town in Istria and one of the oldest on the east adriatic coast. Today a visit to Pula evokes a trip back in the time to the Roman era. The marina of Pula is situated in the southeastern part of the town's harbour.

Umag, a famous business and tourist center, is only 25 miles from Trieste and 50 NM from Venice. Umag and its riviera is a very popular destination. The old town has attractive, narrow cobbled streets and Umag's coast is full of pretty little bays. Umag Marina is full of atmosphere.

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Climate - Croatia has a Mediterranean climate, with sunny, hot, dry summers and mild winters. See the following link for detailed information on the weather of Croatia complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index

Charter Season - The main season generally runs from April to the end of October. Operators have varying charges throughout the year with pricing peaking for 2/3 weeks in August. July and August are the hottest months, tend to have lighter winds and many places are very crowded with holiday makers. April - June and September-October have a lot of plus points, the temperatures are more comfortable, those sailing are likely to getter better winds, it is not as expensive and while ashore you will avoid crowds of August.

How to Get There - The coast of Croatia is served by several international airports. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of Croatian airports. We recommend for finding flights and comparing prices.

Airport Transfer - Where necessary we can normally arrange a transfer from the airport directly to your boat. You will be asked whether you require this service at time of booking

Provisioning - Most operators offer this service. You can pre-order with us and your shopping with then be delivered to the boat prior to embarkation

Experience & Qualifications - Skippers of bareboats in Croatia are required to hold a sailing license and one crew member will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary experience please do not hesitate to contact us

Visa Requirements - Croatia is part of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations

Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October

Currency - Croatia uses the kuna as its currency. Euros are accepted in many places. All major credit cards are widely accepted and you will have no trouble obtaining money from an extensive network of ATMs

Language - Croatian. English and Italian are widely spoken

Electricity - 220V

Cusine - Typically Mediterranean with great fish and seafood.

Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.

Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested Croatian yacht charter itineraries

Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages on the Croatian Adriatic can be found in our Cruising Guide

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