Written by Missy Johnston
Harbor in Tivat, Montenegro
A luxury yacht charter vacation is an idyllic way to explore Croatia. With over a thousand islands to explore, there are new and wonderful places to discover whether it’s your first or fifth visit. No matter which spots you choose to include, every private yacht charter excursion along the coast of Croatia is filled with clear waters and gorgeous anchorages. Start your luxury yacht charter in Tivat for Croatia, which is one of our favorite starting ports for a charter along the coast and through the islands of Croatia.
Tivat is not as crowded as many of the other cities in Montenegro, making it a relaxing and enjoyable location to start your private yacht charter. It has a more modern look and feel, offering visitors more of an upscale vibe. For those looking to explore Tivat a bit before climbing aboard your charter yacht, this article has some excellent suggestions.
Kotor Old City at Night
When it’s time to step aboard your private charter yacht in Tivat at Porto Montenegro, cruise down the Bay of Kotor to reach the fortress city, Kotor, that was once a Byzantine stronghold, to anchor overnight. Head ashore to see this medieval walled village. At night watch while the fortified walls that snake far up into the hillside behind light up for a fabulous display of medieval stonework. Your captain will make his way to Dubrovnik the next morning, where the ancient buildings, fountains, and cobbled streets of “Old Town” are waiting to be explored, after a stop at the nearby village of Perast, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with Kotor in Montenegro.
There’s still more to see and do on this seven-day itinerary, including the island of Mljet—perfect for a swim and private lunch in a secluded bay. Sample some of the finest red wines in the region at the Korta Katarina winery further north on the Peljesac Peninsula. Take a sea kayak out in the calm waters around Hvar island and hit the dance floor in Hvar Town. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Diocletian’s Palace when your captain cruises into the main harbor in Split, and then it’s on to the medieval walled city of Trogir.
Mljet Island, Croatia
This is just a small sampling of what’s possible on this Croatia yacht charter itinerary, with more details for you here. And for those looking for other charter ideas for exploring this spectacular region, consult our full list of Croatian yacht charter itineraries or reach out to us to plan a fully customized charter yacht vacation.