Croatian Adriatic Skippered Yacht Charters

Scenic island of Vis waterfront, Dalmatia, Croatia

We custom curated Private Croatian Skippered Sailboat Yacht Charters on Monohulls & Catamarans in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.

Kornati islands national park view from Drage

Kornati islands national park view from Drage village, Dalmatia, Croatia

Black Diamond’s Skippered Yacht Charters arranges private yachts in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. Itineraries are custom design to suit your specific wants and desires. We will discuss what your perfect vacation would look like, and then together we plan the itinerary with you to include both uninhabited islands, small towns and acient cities dating back to times before Christ and the Roman Empire.

Ferry Routes of the Croatian Islands

Ferry Routes of the Croatian Islands

We start our charters in Split or Dubrovnik and can end in either city. They can be a one way charter for example, Split to Dubrovnik or visa versa, or return to the same starting city. We always customize the itineraries based on our guests desires. Breakfasts and lunches are served on board, we will anchor in beautiful coves and beaches during the day time hours, in the evenings we anchor near or at city docks and walls, this way we can enjoy a nice dinner ashore, mingle with the locals and partake in a truely local experience.  In any case after a night sleeping at anchor or an acient city wall, each day we start with breakfast on the boat, then a sail for a few hours, stop at a cove for a swim and lunch.


Secret turquoise beach yachting and sailing, Island of Brac, Dalmatia, Croatia

You are then free to explore the coves, pepple stone beaches, islands and acient cities and towns with our dinghy runabout, kayak, paddle boards can be rented, or take a guided tour, beach combing, snorkelling or scuba diving.

Sailing boats in quiet bay near village Milna on island Brac in Croatia

Recent charter guests have experienced; deep sea fishing, snorkelling, wine tours, Dalmatian mountain hikes, strolling many acient settlements, towns and cities, enjoying time with the locals, experiencing the culture. All excursions are included at no charge. Your captain is also your local guide who speaks the local language.

After a busy day enjoying the islands, water and sun, most dinners will be enjoyed ashore, however if we are fortunate with our fishing expedition, The Captain can grill up our catch for an onboard under the sunset feast. Finally ending your day with a night-cap under the moonlight while anchored or tied up mediterranean style to the city wall. If you have not experienced sleeping at anchor in this setting it should be on your bucket list!



City of Sibenik coast view, Dalmatia, Croatia


Croatian Skippered Yacht Charter vs Bareboat Charters?

The benefits of a Skippered Yacht Charter!

Skippered charters, come with an experienced licensed Captain who knows the local waters of Croatia and speaks the local language. In Croatia you need at least a liveaboard certification inorder to skipper a charter boat, If you have such a certification and wish to skipper your own boat we can arrange a bareboat for you, or you can join us in a flotilla, skippering your own boat, following along, and meeting up for cocktails at each anchourage or port of call. However, on our skippered charters, the crew will take care of everything for you, so you’ll spend the maximum amount of your time relaxing and enjoying your vacation. Starting with the provisions you chose, they will be already on the boat, so your not wasting a day shopping and loading the boat. The crew will help prepare meals and do all the clean up afterwards such as washing the dishes.

VIDEO BELOW: Typical 7 day Itinerary in Croatia from Split! This video gives you a very good idea of what to expect! 

Skippered Charter Freedom. Take the helm, and take an active role sailing the boat, you are welcome to do so whenever you like, or just relax and enjoy the ride. In any case you will not be responsible for any damages to the boat unlike bareboat charters where certifications and qualifications are also required.

Learn to Sail, and add to your Sailing Experience. The other added bonus is that we are happy to teach. No matter your age or experience you can learn as much as you like, at a pace set by you. There is no set curriculum, no pressure and no timetable to run your trip time table by. You may just wish to learn how to helm, trim sails, dock or anchor. For the more experienced sailor, who would like to experience the long-term cruising life-style. We have specially arranged programs for this type of experience. You will experience various anchoring techniques, tides, currents, surges, overnight passages, navigation, it can all be experienced on our charters – On the other hand you may just want to go for a swim or a drink ashore, yes you can. The choice is yours.

You can sit back and relax, take an active role, and learn a few things while your at it. Anchoring techniques which can be tricky in the deep waters of the Adriatic, often just a few meters from shore the depths can be 150 to 250 feet. Learn how to moor a boat stern in to a city wall mediterranean style.

With a skippered charter your cruising area is not limited to tourist traps. With skippered charters or flotillas you’ll go way beyond and have nothing to worry about. You can explore areas that are normally restricted with bareboat charters, reach farther less explored areas.

A skippered charter has many advantages for those that want the experience of a sailing holiday without the pressure & responsibility of looking after the boat, studying charts, cooking and cleaning. The skipper will happily help you choose an itinerary that suits you and will make sure that you have a stress free and comfortable cruise. This holiday gives you the freedom to do exactly what you want, when you want.

Captain Ed & Proprietor of Black Diamond Yacht Charters

Ed Radonic is a RYA Skipper & ICC International Competent Captain, with Marine First Aid & Marine fire fighting certification, currently working on his RYA, Yacht Master 200 ton certification with commercial endorsement. Ed has been boating for 30 years, at the age of 50, this is more than half his life-time. Ed is an accomplished ocean sailor who has logged near 30,000 nautical mile during his 1,886 days on the water. Ed originally hailing from the former Yugoslavia which Croatia was apart of, speaks the local languages, has sailed the Adriatic extensively!  For a full biography please follow this link.

7 Day & Night Charter Rates and Fees aboard a Croatian Luxury Catamaran.


Breakfast, Lunch & Beverages Included, In Croatia, Dinners ashore are recommended for a local experience.

Captain, Guide and Chef/Cook all included – No Surprises! 

Cabin Charters or take the whole boat, 40+ foot Luxury Catamaran

2022 Season, 7 Days Charter, Double Occupancy, Own A/C, Own Bathroom, Alcoholic beverages, Breakfast, Light Lunch and snacks Included, Dinners ashore. 

July 30th to Aug 6th, SOLD OUT

Aug 6th to Aug 13th, CABINS SOLD OUT,

Flotillas and Single cabins for $1,000 still available

Aug 13th to Aug 20th, SOLD OUT

Other weeks may still be available, but not with Captain Ed, We can arrange another week and local Captain for you, if you are interested in 2022.

Taking bookings, Summer of 2023 now with Captain Ed!

Only small deposit required of $500, Cancel anytime! 

*No Children under 18 years of age on any shared cabin cruises, if you have children you will need charter the whole boat.

(You can just take one or two cabins, and we will match you up with like minded couples, or take the whole boat upto 4 cabins!)

2 Guests/1 Cabin/Private Bathroom – $2,000 per person /  $ 4,000 USD per cabin,

4 Guests/2 Cabins/Private Bathroom –  $1,875 per person / $ 3,750 USD per cabin,

6 Guests/3 Cabins/Private Bathroom –  $1,750 per person / $ 3,500 USD per cabin,

8 Guests/4 Cabins/Private Bathroom –  $1,625 per person / $ 3,250 USD per cabin,

*Booking: Only a deposit is required at booking, PAYPAL, VISA & MASTERCARD accepted, you are charter is guaranteed by Paypal or your credit card company. Cancellations available, based on our cancellation policy.

*All-inclusive rate included: All onboard meals, snacks and alcoholic & other beverages, excursions, activities, snorkeling equipment, mooring fees, fuel charges, linens, fuel, ice. All your captain guided excursions and activities included, except for gratuities.

*Not included: Customary gratuity, your crew will work hard for you to ensure you have the yacht vacation of a life time.  (A yachting industry standard), not included; off-vessel charges such as airfare, taxi fares, off-vessel meals/beverages.

Dinner ashore: Guests are requested to enjoy evenings ashore for dinner when booking a 7-day charter. This allows for a delightful local cultural experience..

*Flights & Arrangements: We can help you arrange flights and extended accommodations if you would like to spend an extra week or two in Europe. You can fly right in to Zagreb, Croatia, But we have found the least expensive flights fly into Venice, Italy, where you can rent a vehicle, and spend a few days or a week before your charter exploring Italy, and other parts of Europe before you board, and then again after on your way back to catch your flight home.

Children: Children when staying in the same cabin with parents are no charge, or at discount and are only allowed when you are chartering the whole boat with your own group.