National Parks in Croatia

Croatia holds innumerable surprises for yacht charter guests, and the country’s cache of extraordinary national parks certainly ranks supreme.

“Most yacht charter agencies will advise you to keep strictly to the coast, but not us. At Boasters Black, we know that the most rewarding places deserve a little more effort. We can organize private onshore transport if needed, so we guarantee your transfers will be swift and comfortable. Trust us: visiting Croatia’s most incredible national parks is always worth the effort, no matter where these fantastic wonders of nature are located.”

Head charter management - Ieva Zukauskaite

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice is still the crown-jewel national park of Croatia, despite it being the very first ever reserve assigned protective status. One look at the spellbinding maze of sensational lakes and waterfalls and you will soon understand the accolade is no exaggeration.

 

UNESCO-listed natural masterpiece

Plitvice covers an astonishing 300sq.km. and comprises a necklace of over 90 waterfalls that progressively feed 16 distinct lakes. The emerald-hued lakes are fairytale-worthy and the entire park, traversed by hiking trails and wooden boardwalks, offers a most remarkable visual feast- one that isn’t replicated anywhere else in Croatia.

Make the most of your visit

Plitvice is expansive and subdivided into northern and southern sections, which meet at the main central entry gates. The park offers complimentary bus and boat rides for those who do not wish to hike throughout the entire park – something which is near-impossible to do on just a single day-long visit. We recommend you walk the eastern trail of the northern lakes, take the bus back along the western trail and continue to the end of the southern lakes by bus

Commute

Closest marina: Starigrad (Zadar) Transfer time: 1hr drive

Krka National Park

It’s far too easy to call Krka a ‘smaller version of Plitvice’ yet this moniker is far too dismissive of the incredible and unique appeal this gem holds. Yes, the two parks share the same geology so yes, you will see a series of waterfalls feeding ethereal lakes, all framed by limestone peaks. Yet given Krka is smaller and less crowded (because it is simply lesser-known) a visit here can be even more rewarding. This is especially true in July and August, when Plitvice can get insanely crowded.

 

Jewelry box of exquisite fauna and flora

it covers barely 110sq.km. of wilderness yet it is home to over 200 species of birds, almost two dozen species of fish and the second-highest concentration of wild lavender in all of Europe. Amazingly, the park showcases ancient Roman ruins and the remnants of the second-oldest hydropower plant ever built, anywhere in the world. Amazing, you say? You bet!

Make the most of your visit

Most charter guests visit Krka National Park from Split, either before or after their yacht charter. Yet you can actually sail all the way to the entrance of the park if you wish. Simply follow the river inland from Šibenik and dock at the Skradin Marina. Skradin is home to Krka’s main entry gate. This is a fantastic yacht charter option!

Commute

Closest marina: Split (if staying on the coast) or Skradin Transfer time: 1hr drive from Split or no transfer at all if sailing to Skradin

Kornati Marine & Land National Park

The Kornati Archipelago is yet another UNESCO-listed source of pride in Croatia. It encompasses almost 90 blissfully uninhabited and drop-dead-gorgeous islands which hug the central coastline, just off the coast of Zadar.

nutrient-enriched reefs

Kornati’s nutrient-enriched reefs and vertiginous cliffs make this a truly revered site, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving (directly from your Croatia charter yacht) and very rewarding explorations on foot. Reaching those clifftops to soak up all-encompassing views of the maze of islands is insanely worthwhile.

Make the most of your visit

Kornati is the kind of place you’ll want to get totally lost in with your yacht. Here, you’ll find a nearly endless array of pristine coves and deserted beaches you can claim as your very own for the day. Include a stopover on the island of Dugi Otok to swim in its saltwater lake – this is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can swim in a lake, in the heart of an island!

Commute

Closest marina: You are welcome to dock in one of 16 designated coves in the Kornati archipelago. The closest full-service marinas are a Zadar and Šibenik Transfer time: None!

Mljet National Park

Marvelous Mljet is one of the most popular inclusions on yacht charters from/to Dubrovnik but can be included on any Dalmatian Coast itinerary.

unique appeal is undeniable

the national park includes the entire western half of the island and comprises two saltwater lakes, connected to the sea by a narrow channel dug out by Benedictine monks.Mljet National Park offers an extensive maze of hiking and cycling trails, as well as clusters of ancient Roman ruins and ethereal caves. This is a wonderful place for a spot of kayaking and snorkeling: the Adriatic here is immensely crystalline.

Make the most of your visit

The monastery on the island of St Marija is absolutely unmissable - the beautifully preserved complex is worth at least an hour of your time. This place is jaw-dropping and was one of several Croatian filming sites for Game of Thrones. Feeling active? Tackle one of the many hiking trails through the national park and its ancient forests. The thick coverage tempers the hot summer heat – this is inarguably the most enjoyable Croatian island to explore on foot on a blisteringly day.

Commute

Closest marina: Mljet boasts two main mooring sites and several smaller jetties attached to restaurants and hotels. Speak to your crew about what you would like to do on the island and they will find the ideal berthing spots. Transfer time: None, you can dock on several sites around the island.

Featured yachts in the area

The beauty of Croatia attracts many yacht owners as well as the yachting enthusiast, therefore it makes Croatia one of the best places offering such a wide range of yachts. 

 

NOOR II

Following an extremely successful inaugural season last year, Noor II is ready to welcome guests in the beautiful waters of Croatia during the coming summer. Her ingeniously thought-out lines bear the stamp of innovation and will undoubtedly attract gazes of admiration wherever she goes.

ONE BLUE

Designed by the world famous Frank Mulder, one Blue is synonymous with sleek lines and performance. One Blue’s sun deck is a social spot, complete with jacuzzi and a lounging area designed to enjoy a light lunch or evening cocktails.

CONTE ALBERTI

28-meter Conte Alberti is now available for the first time on the charter market. With a comfortable interior, spacious sundeck, extensive toy list and knowledgeable local crew, Conte Alberti will ensure that her charter guests will have an unforgettable experience on board!

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