Best time to Sail Croatia

In Croatia sailing season starts from April  and lasts till October. Depending on your preferred sailing holiday, in this period you can find something for everybody. Less crowded periods when you can be alone on the sea, periods with nice winds for sailing, very warm and steady periods perfect for relaxing and swimming etc.

So, what is the best time to sail Croatia?

To put it more accurately, let's go through sailing in Croatia month by month:

Pre season for sailing in Croatia is considered to be April and May. (Long days, cold sea, steady winds).

High season for sailing in Croatia is considered to be late June, July & August. (Warm air, warm sea, low winds).

Post season for sailing in Croatia is considered to be September and October. (Short days, warm sea, steady winds).

April Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in April is usually reserved for sailing enthusiasts who love strong, steady winds and full day of true sailing. In April usually people attend to participate in some regattas or skipper training/school programs. April sailing in Croatia is not the period when you want to swim, the sea temperature is still quite cold. This is the period for sailing in Croatia if you prefer mostly sail during the day and explore the towns or wineries in the afternoon/evening. Perfect time to avoid the crowds and really enjoy sailing in Croatia to its fullest.

April sailing in Croatia is considered to be early pre season time. In April you can get the yacht for your sailing week quite cheap.

Air Temperature:   15* C                                   Sunrise:  05:12                             

Sea Temperature:  14* C                                   Sunset:  18:41

Rainy days in April:  11

May Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in May is the time when sailing holidays really start. The weather is getting more and more steady and warmer. Winds are still steady, but not as strong and cold as in April. In May sea temperature is warmer and with the possibility for swimming (recommended to bring wet suits with you on board). This is the period for sailing in Croatia when you can really start to enjoy the sunny days still without any crowd around you.

May sailing in Croatia is considered to be pre season time. In May you can still get the yacht for your sailing week quite cheap.

Air Temperature:   19* C                                   Sunrise:  04:27                             

Sea Temperature:  18* C                                   Sunset:  19:19

Rainy days in May:  9

June Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in June is the time when Croatia is becoming more and more lively. The weather is steady with the longest days in the year, and the sea is warm enough for pleasant swimming. Winds are warmer and excellent for sailing. Long days give you the opportunity to really get where you want to go by sail, and still enjoy your afternoons/evenings exploring beautiful places. This is the period for sailing in Croatia when the days are the longest, sea temperature is nice and it is still not too crowded.

June sailing in Croatia is considered to be early high season time. In June prices for the yachts start to go up.

Air Temperature:   23* C                                   Sunrise:  04:07                             

Sea Temperature:  21* C                                   Sunset:  19:46

Rainy days in June:  7

July Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in July is the time when Croatia is full of life . The weather is beautiful and sunny, the sea temperature is perfect, and the winds are warm and pleasant. Perfect time for relaxing sailing holiday in Croatia. The crowds are starting, but our professional skippers with local knowledge can easily make all the reservations needed on your way. This is the time to really enjoy the sea and all the activities: snorkeling, stand up paddle boards, kayaking etc.

July sailing in Croatia is considered to be high season time. In July prices for the yachts are high season prices.

Air Temperature:   27* C                                   Sunrise:  04:22                            

Sea Temperature:  24* C                                   Sunset:  19:42

Rainy days in July:  5

August Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in August is the time when Croatia is crowded. The weather is beautiful and sunny, the sea temperature is perfect, and the winds are low. Perfect time for relaxing sailing holiday in Croatia. Croatia is crowded. Skippers local knowledge and reservations are highly recommended. As July this is similar time to really enjoy the sea and all the activities: snorkeling, stand up paddle boards, kayaking etc.

August sailing in Croatia is considered to be high season time. In August prices for the yachts are high up.

Air Temperature:   28* C                                   Sunrise:  04:57                             

Sea Temperature:  24* C                                   Sunset:  19:04

Rainy days in August:  4

September Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in September is the time when Croatia is again becoming less crowded. The weather is steady and beautiful, the sea temperature is still perfect for swimming, and the winds are pleasant and starting again. Perfect time for a mix of sailing and relaxing holiday in Croatia. What is specific about September is that the days are becoming shorter, but the sea is still warm enough for all activities.

September sailing in Croatia is considered to be early post season time. In September the prices for the yachts again start to go down.

Air Temperature:   23* C                                   Sunrise:  05:35                             

Sea Temperature:  22* C                                   Sunset:  18:07

Rainy days in September:  8

October Sailing Croatia

Sailing Croatia in October is the time when Croatia is again without any crowd. The weather is colder, but still sunny and with steady winds. The sea temperature is a bit colder, but still pleasant for swimming.  Time for a mix of sailing and sightseeing or activities on land, such as cycling or hiking. Perfect time to avoid the crowds and really enjoy sailing in Croatia to its fullest.

October sailing in Croatia is considered to be post season time. In October you can get the yacht for your sailing week quite cheap again.

Air Temperature:   20* C                                   Sunrise:  06:13                             

Sea Temperature:  19* C                                   Sunset:  17:10

Rainy days in September:  9

 

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