Can people in Australian charter a boat in Croatia?

Yes – we explain how Australians can charter a boat in Croatia for groups of 10 or more people. Our travel agency does it every day for people living here. Learn more
Charter boat cruise for a birthday party in Croatia on MS Adriatic Queen visiting ancient sites

People living in Australia can charter a boat in Croatia


There are countless travellers who wonder if it is possible for people in Australia to charter a luxury boat and embark on a memorable adventure along the stunning coastline of Croatia. Believe it or not, it is possible and you can create your own customised itinerary to explore the many different ports or towns along the coast.

We will break down all you need to know about planning an unforgettable voyage in Croatia with the information below about boat charters, exploring the possibilities for group travel, luxury yacht charters, and everything you need to know about planning a holiday with a large group for a birthday party, reunion or some other occasion in Croatia. There are so many wonders that chartering a boat can offer and anyone living in Australia can do it.


We are a group travel agency that helps people charter a luxury boat in Croatia to use exclusively for your group of ten or more people. If you have a large group of people that you are thinking of going on holiday with then chartering a boat is the best option compared to driving, taking a bus or going on an ocean liner together for a holiday (especially in Croatia) as it can be done for between $2,000 and $5,000 inc gst per person depending on the timing, vessel chosen and number of people.

You can have a group of 10, 15, 20, or even 40 people as friends or family groups who travel together on your own large boat or luxury yacht that is charted for your exclusive use to have a party, explore or do activities like yoga, bike riding or other themes.

Chartering a boat in Croatia can be done by a group travel specialist in Sydney Australia like Groups By Beyond where we can coordinate & manage a big group of people travelling together to destinations around the world.

Chartering a boat is very easy to do, is cost effective and creates a unique way to travel through Europe that not too many people consider. There are so many amazing advantages of group travel and that’s why it makes sense to use a group travel agent that is experienced handling large numbers of people, but also experienced at managing charter boat bookings in Croatia.

People in Australia charter luxury boats in Croatia

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The majority of people will consider different ways of travelling through Europe with the most common ideas being to take a bus tour, drive their own rental car, hire a motorhome or go on a cruise ship.

Although the more private and exclusive way to travel is to charter your own boat for your group. That’s right, you can charter your own luxury boat for 20 or 30 people to have to yourselves.

Imagine – no waiting in lines, never worry about sharing the deck with 2,000 other passengers, no long transit drives for hours on freeways. You can be having fun, eating, drink and visiting lots of places with your own charter with customised itinerary.


The allure of a boat charter

Croatia’s breathtaking coastal beauty can only truly experienced as a result of chartering a boat, which is a unique and enchanting way to do so. Whether you’re looking for secluded nooks, hidden coves, or lively coastal towns and historical landmarks along the Adriatic Sea, you’ll find them all here. 

It is possible to create a tailor-made itinerary that is caters to your preferences of your group. By booking a boat charter it will give you the freedom to explore at your own pace, choose your menu and even a mix of sea or land based activities.



Travelling in a group with a charter

Have you been thinking about taking a trip with a large group of friends or family members? It is possible to travel in a group on a boat in Croatia in a variety of ways. 

Whatever the size of your group is, there are boats available to accommodate you, whether you are 10 or 30 people. Whether you are searching for a spacious catamaran or a luxurious motor yacht, you can find the perfect vessel to ensure everyone’s comfort and enjoyment with our wide selection of vessels.

This means we can cater to different budgets, styles of travel and places that you visit using our extensive experience, local contacts and knowledge.




Dream of a luxury yacht charter

There is no denying that luxury yacht charters in Croatia are a dream come true for those who are seeking the ultimate in opulence and privacy. The thought of cruising along the stunning coastline on a sleek and sophisticated yacht with a professional crew catering to your every need would be an unforgettable experience. 

It is possible. 

You can enjoy a gourmet dining experience, relax in luxurious cabins, and just soak in the mesmerising views from the deck while enjoying a gourmet meal. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed when you charter a luxury yacht which can actually be affordable when the costs are split amongst the group. A huge ocean liner cruise might cost around $1,500 per person while a charter might only be slightly more expensive at around $2,000 per person depending on type of boat, the season and how many people are travelling.


Chartering what you should consider

If you are planning to embark on a boat charter adventure, there are a few things that you should consider before you start your journey. 

  • Firstly, you need to decide the duration of your trip and the areas you wish to explore as part of your trip. 
  • Research reputable charter companies and compare their prices and services with those of other companies. Be sure that you meet all the requirements for permits, licenses, and insurance before you begin your project. 
  • Determine an available budget per person that you can work with so that you can select a suitable selection of options. Remember to budget separately for flights which can cost around $3,000 per person on average to get to Europe.
  • It is also important to keep in mind the time of the year and the weather conditions so that you can be assured of a smooth and enjoyable trip.

For Australians and all other travel enthusiasts who are interested in travelling to Croatia, chartering a boat opens up a universe of possibilities. 

Whether you are looking for a luxury yacht charter or group travel, there are plenty of stunning destinations waiting for you to discover in the Adriatic Sea. 

There are several types of boat charters available in Croatia, so whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure, or a combination of both, Croatia’s boat charters will provide you with a memorable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

How can an Australian charter a boat in Europe from Australia?

Beyond Travel Groups office people speaking to travel agent looking at maps

Any Australian cam charter a boat in Europe while living in this country. Our travel agency office is located in Sydney, you can literally come and talk to us if you like or we can do a video call to discuss your options.

We are able to figure out an itinerary for you, provide a recommendation on the right boats to consider and even do all the bookings for you. It is literally that simple because we have relationships with hundreds of boat operators, tour operators and land based tours or experiences.

If you have a group that wants to go and do Yoga, we can make that happen – that’s right, a whole boat charter dedicated to exercise and well being lovers.

See a sample itinerary for a boat charter in Croatia

Miriam decided to organise a boat charter for her birthday to have a large group with her to celebrate while they travelled. Click on the image of the phone above or the button below to see their itinerary for yourself.

They chartered the Ailish Butler in Croatia to travel from Split to Dubrovnik with a mix of land tours, swimming, bike riding and more.

One of the hardest aspects to managing a large group when travelling together is making sure everyone has all the booking details, trip information and confirmations. In the old days everyone would print out lots of email confirmations etc.

One of the unique aspects of booking a trip with Groups By Beyond is how we use smartphone applications to build your itinerary and then enable you to share it via a mobile phone or computer to everyone coming along for your cruise.

What can you do if you charter a boat in Croatia?

Chartering a boat to visit Croatia offers an array of thrilling experiences, both at sea and on land, here is a sample of 30 things you can do during a cruise:

  1. Sunbathing on the deck while enjoying the scenic Adriatic coastline.

  2. Dolphin spotting as these playful creatures often accompany boats.

  3. Fishing in the rich waters and enjoying a fresh seafood meal.

  4. Kayaking around secluded coves.

  5. Scuba diving to explore underwater caves and marine life.

  6. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.

  7. Stand-up paddleboarding on calm days.

  8. Stargazing during the serene Adriatic nights.

  9. Sunset viewing with a glass of Croatian wine.

  10. Yoga sessions on the deck to the gentle sway of the boat.

  11. Explore Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

  12. Stroll through the ancient walls of Dubrovnik.

  13. Visit the Blue Cave on Biševo Island.

  14. Discover the waterfalls at Krka National Park.

  15. Taste authentic Croatian cuisine in a konoba (local tavern).

  16. Explore the rich history of Pula’s Roman Amphitheater.

  17. Attend a local wine tasting at vineyards on Korčula or Hvar.

  18. Join a lavender tour on Hvar Island.

  19. Visit Marco Polo’s birth house in Korčula.

  20. Attend traditional folk dance performances.

  21. Wander through the Renaissance gardens of Trsteno Arboretum near Dubrovnik.

  22. Discover the Roman ruins in Salona.

  23. Take part in the nightlife on Hvar Island, known for its vibrant party scene.

  24. Hike or bike the serene trails of Mljet National Park.

  25. Visit the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik.

  26. Explore the art galleries scattered throughout coastal towns.

  27. Discover the beautiful beaches, like Zlatni Rat on Brač Island.

  28. Immerse in the history at the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik.

  29. Enjoy olive oil tasting experiences, especially in Istria.

  30. Attend local festivals and events to mingle with locals and understand the culture better.

With so much to offer, a chartered boat trip around Croatia is sure to be a memorable experience filled with adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

Is there a group travel agency in Sydney that books boat charters in Croatia?

“It’s all going fantastic

The crew are amazing and Ella the cruise manager is going above and beyond to help us out

Everyone is a fabulous time

Cheers Miriam

A group travel specialist like Groups By Beyond can play a crucial role in facilitating the organisation of a boat charter for a family or a special occasion, especially when dealing with a larger group of 30 people ore more.

Our group travel agency in Sydney has been helping people for more than 20 years and have so many relationships, experience and knowledge that can make chartering a boat in Croatia very simple & stress free.

This is why it makes sense:

  1. Expertise: We are specialists that are familiar with the intricacies of chartering boats in specific regions, like Croatia. We can provide valuable insights on destinations, itineraries, and local regulations as well as the best value for money travel package deals.

  2. Customisation: We can tailor the charter experience to match the preferences and needs of your family or group. This includes selecting the right type and size of boat, planning activities, and suggesting routes.

  3. Logistics: Coordinating a charter for a large group involves numerous logistics, such as accommodation, meals, transportation, and activities. The specialist can handle these details to ensure a seamless experience.

  4. Crew and Services: They can help arrange for a skilled crew, such as a captain, chef, and other staff members, to cater to your group’s needs during the charter.

  5. Safety and Regulations: Navigating local regulations, permits, and safety standards can be complex. A group travel specialist ensures that all legal and safety requirements are met.

  6. Cost Efficiency: These specialists often have established relationships with boat operators, allowing them to negotiate favourable rates and packages for their clients.

  7. Guidance and Support: Throughout the charter, the specialist remains a point of contact for any issues, inquiries, or last-minute changes, providing you with peace of mind.

Even if you don’t believe a word of what we have written above, look at the reviews we have received for our charter boat cruises in Croatia here.

What does a charter boat in Croatia look like?

Play Video about Charter a boat in Croatia for 40 people to visit towns

There are lots of different charter boats in Croatia that you can choose from. The MS Desire is a perfect example of a charter boat and one of our most popular vessels that we book for people that have a group of 10 or more people. 

This stately vessel was first launched in 2017 so it isn’t very old. It is a charter boat that has sleek lines, excellent maneuverability and the latest in safety features that is very suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and berth in the historic ports that are quite small.

Travelling on a cruise this way is so much better than a huge ocean liner. You will feel like you are travelling like a millionaire. For your comfort the boat features 19 spacious cabins on three separate decks. All are fully air-conditioned and have twin or double beds, private en suites and contemporary facilities. 

Public spaces are plentiful, with enough room to find your own space out in the sun, near the pool or the other relaxation areas. The air-conditioned salon-restaurant, includes a fully equipped bar and leads to an outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas. The large sun deck includes sun-beds, a small plunge pool to cool down in the heat of the day, and an outdoor bar. At the rear of the ship a swimming platform allows easy access to the sea during one of the many swim stops.

Every need is taken care of with food available, refreshments and plenty of on board activities. Each person has their own room with privacy and there is plenty of space to enjoy meals together or entertainment.

How much does a boat charter in Croatia cost?

The cost of a boat charter in Croatia will vary depending on many factors. A very rough guide could be chartering a boat for AUD$64,000 (The lowest possible price, not during peak season May and October)

This can be done with a boat like the MS Adriatic Queen that has 15 cabins and can hold 30 passengers.

Once you divide up the costs it works out to be around $2,133 per person for a twin or double share room. As you can tell it is so much cheaper than going on a scheduled cruise and travelling with strangers.

So overall the costs will vary depending on;

  • The type of vessel that will be booked.
  • The number of days the charter will go for.
  • The number of people on the charter cruise.
  • How many land based activities are included.
  • The meal package chosen.
  • The time of year that you travel.

You can get a quote to work out the costs by talking to our group specialist travel agency and we can give you some estimates over the phone and then follow up with a written quotation as well.

We can also show you some more sample itineraries and the costs associated with different cruise destinations and lengths so you can compare the options available. 

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Tony Gattari
Tony Gattari

Tony is the passionate, energetic person that runs Groups by Beyond. He has a love for travel that has grown over the years and he has been to more than 40 countries over the years. He will help you create an incredible adventure for your group to experience anywhere in the world.

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