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The Best Boat Rentals in Hvar, Croatia

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What to know about renting a boat in Hvar, Croatia

For people who love boating, Hvar does not disappoint. During peak season is when you see yachts take over. Boating enthusiasts flock in to enjoy the lavish scenery and lifestyle that Hvar has to offer.

Boat excursions involving groups of people to places like Pakleni Island are very popular in Hvar. They are the most affordable way to see the more exotic side of Hvar and enjoy yourself. By boat, you can visit the island’s most beautiful coves, beaches, and cliffs. Drop anchor and relax by the beach or go swimming, cliff jumping or snorkeling.

In Hvar, boat excursions are fun and are accompanied by great music, refreshing cold drinks, and friendly people.

If you don’t feel like going on a boat with strangers and want to tour the island on your schedule, you can rent a speedboat. Speedboat rentals come with a skipper who provides a private tour while you have some fun or relax. Most skippers chosen for the job are usually from Hvar and know the best spots for a more intimate experience. You can create your itinerary with their expert input.

If you want to be more in control, you can drive the speedboat yourself, provided you have a license. Yacht rentals are also available. If you don’t have a license, there are plenty of places where you can rent a small boat without one. Small boats are easier to handle for beginners, and you can always have a skipper if you need someone who’s more experienced.

Boating Events in Hvar, Croatia

Since Hvar is the party destination of Croatia, you can expect to attend some exciting boat parties. These are two exciting events worth mentioning:

The Hedonist Hvar Sunset Boat Party is one of the best boat parties that takes place during the summer. The boat features an open bar, and it sails in the areas around the Pakleni Islands. Party attendees enjoy breathtaking sunsets, music from world-famous DJs, drinks, and embrace the Hedonistic lifestyle.

The Yacht Week is a “series of boutique floating festivals set in 6 destinations around the world.” One of the stops is Hvar on what on as Hvarday. It's a huge party event that involves bar crawls, yacht sleep-aboard, and endless fun.

Other Things to Do in Hvar, Croatia

If boat parties aren’t your thing, you'll find plenty of things to do in Hvar Town. It's filled with world-class hotels and elegant restaurants for people to mingle with fellow travelers. Stop at one of many beach bars for a taste of the nightlife.

For travelers in need of physical activity, hiking Hvar is a fantastic choice. 45 minutes east of Hvar Town, you will discover Mekićevica Bay. It's a secluded spot for naturists and loved by swimmers and boaters who desire a little peace. There are also tiny islets and beaches all around Hvar with campsites for those looking to spend a night in nature.

Marinas in Hvar, Croatia

ACI Marina Palmižana is a quiet and peaceful marina located in Hvar. It has over 200 berths, where boats up to 20-meters long can park. The marina is safe and sheltered, a perfect place for people who wish to get away from the city. Boaters will find themselves surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings, WiFi, electricity and drinking water, as well as money exchanges and dressing rooms. You can refuel your boat at Hvar Town, which is close by to the marina.

About Hvar, Croatia

Hvar is a vibrant island in Croatia, best known for being an excellent summer resort. It's known as the "Queen of the Adriatic Sea" and is one of the most stunning Croatian Dalmatian islands. The beautiful weather, beaches, natural surroundings and the fun-loving people of Hvar make it the perfect holiday. The island is famous for its inland lavender fields, architecture, rich tradition, and natural features.

The best time to visit Hvar is between May and June and September and October. These "shoulder seasons" see warm temperatures but much smaller crowds. July and August are the peak months, where prices surge, and crowds fill the beaches. During peak summer, you'll experience blue skies and high temperatures. People also in enjoy the winters in Hvar because they are mild, some locals even swim year-round.

If you are arriving by plane, the island has two nearby airports: Brac and Dubrovnik. From there, you can take a local bus, taxi, or rent a car to your preferred destination in Hvar. From Dubrovnik or Split, there are frequent ferry transfers.