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To rent a boat in the Istria region is easy, safe and fast with Tubber. You can rent a boat in Istria with or without a Tubber skipper. Rent a sailboat if you are sporty. If you want more comfort, rent a luxury sailing yacht or catamaran. Would you like to get something with a little more speed? Rent a motorboat. Whatever kind of boat you want to rent, all boats are available with or without a skipper. We only rent boats from professional owners in Istria, so no private boats. You can rent a boat around Istria from 79 EURO per day.
Istrian agriculture is strong in growing ecological foods such as olives and organic wines. The coastline has green, Mediterranean vegetation. One third of the area is covered with forests. Due to the many uninhabited islands and the bays that cut deep into the interior, sailing throughout the northern Croatian region is a combination of land and sea life. As soon as you leave the bays you are on open water, but within the bays and between the islands you remain within sight of land, so that there is something for everyone to see and experience. Due to the centuries-old cultural connection with the sea, land life here seamlessly transitions into marine life.
Istria is a typical cozy province with romantic harbor towns, detailed church facades and small village corridors with specific architectural parts. The coast, on the other hand, is a succession of campsites, holiday parks, hotel complexes and harbours. A real tourist area. The province is unique as it looks like the shape of a heart. It is also located just south of Trieste, Italy. This makes it very accessible to tourists. It is the westernmost area of Croatia and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea. The province is also characterized by the small hill villages, the country hotels and the farm restaurants.
Due to the many uninhabited islands and the bays that cut deep into the interior, sailing throughout the northern Croatian region is a combination of land and sea life. Within the bays and between the islands you stay within sight of land, so that there is something for everyone to see and experience. As soon as you leave the bays you will find yourself on spacious water. Due to the centuries-old cultural connection with the sea, land life here seamlessly transitions into marine life.
For a little inspiration for your holiday in Croatia, we will help you with a nice route description with which you can see a lot of this region. For example, rent a boat in Pula and go on a wonderful sailing holiday along Istria and the many islands. The route we have mapped out for you will pass many islands and beautiful cities and can be completed within a week. This route is of course only an example and can be completely adapted to your own wishes.
Sat. Arrival in Pula, Croatia
Today you'll arrive in Croatia, head towards the harbor to get on the boat and get everything ready to set sail tomorrow.
Day 1. Pula – Cres (36 Nautical miles, ca. 6hours sailing)
The first two days are also the toughest. But fine to do with a motorboat. From Pula, sail along the southern coast and around the tip of Istria, crossing east to the long island of Cres. The town of the same name is located here in a beautiful cove of the island. The region of Istria and Cres is still very Venetian-oriented.
Day 2. Cres – Krk (36Nm, 6h)
Cruise around the northern tip of the island Cres and back along the coastlines from Cres or Krk to the town of Krk or nearby Punat. Both are very nice towns. One slightly bigger than the other.
Day 3. Krk or Punat – Rab (22Nm, 4h)
Today you can sail towards the island of Rab and to the northern town of Lopar, or Rab which is on the south coast. Lopar is more of a resort town and Rab is a city.
Day 4. Rab – Veli or Mali Losinj (22Nm, 4h)
Sail south to Mali Losinj or Veli Losinj. Both are picturesque cities. Mali is larger than Veli and has become increasingly popular due to tourism. Although, 'Veli' means big and 'Mali' means small, the roles have been reversed and the names never changed.
Day 5. Mali Losinj - Osor (18Nm, 3h)
Sail around the southern tip of Cres past the islands of Srakane and Unije to Osor, which sits on the channel that separates the islands of Cres and Losinj. The bridge opens twice a day to allow yachts to pass through the canal. This is at 9:00 AM and 17:00 PM. Keep this in mind when arriving and departing tomorrow.
Day 6. Osor – Pula (25Nm, 5h)
Make the crossing back to the mainland in the direction of Pula. Pomer and other nice bays lie in front of Pula in a cove between (peninsula) islands.
Day 7. Check-out
After enjoying Pula for a while and an overnight stay in the harbor or possibly a hotel, you check out the yacht today and head back home.
You can also sail flotilla in Croatia. Croatia offers ideal conditions for those new to coastal sailing, with gentle winds and good weather promising many pleasant hours on deck. For those who like adventure, the wind can sometimes increase, which makes for a somewhat stronger speed. Crystal clear blue waters give way to white sand beaches and secluded coves, while the thousands of Croatian islands offer endless opportunities for adventure.
Due to the excellent road network in Croatia, the majority of travelers choose to drive to their destination by car. However, the Croatian coastline is also easily accessible by plane. For example, fly to Pula. It is best to rent a boat in Pula and explore Istria from there. From the airport it is a 15-minute drive to the port of Pula. Tubber can also help you with this. For example, do you want a transport to the port? We can arrange a driver for you.
If you would like to rent a boat near Pula airport, these are the best locations close to the airport.
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