Yacht Charter Pula
Pula, an ancient coastal town on the gorgeous Istrian Peninsula, may be one of the best charter destinations in the Adriatic.What’s on this page
Sailing holidays Pula
Starting your yacht charter in Pula from our base at the ACI Marina in Pomer, sail through the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea to historic harbors and anchor off uninhabited islands.
On land, immerse yourself in history and culture in the narrow streets of 3,000 year old coastal villages and towns with the characteristic brick and red roof architecture for which the region is known.
Pula, in northern Croatia, has a hot dry climate in the summer, with excellent sailing conditions and many interesting destinations just a short sail away from our marina. So, when sailing Pula with us, you can tie up at ancient docks in bustling fishing villages and dine at celebrated restaurants, or anchor in lush national parks and experience the pristine islands that are as green and fertile as Tuscany
To sail Pula on an Adriatic yacht charter, you will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
Available charter types
Things to do in Pula
Swim with dolphins at Maračol Bay
Maračol Bay on the south side of Unije (Losinj Island) is famous for its dolphins, so it’s a great place to swim and snorkel.
Climb the Toreta Tower
Sail to the island of Silba, the northernmost Dalmatian island, and climb the spiral stairway of the Toreta Tower. You’ll love the view of the entire island and the northern Dalmatians.
Stargaze in Jadrišćica Bay
Due to its remote location away from any major cities, Jadrišćica Bay on the south side of the nearby island of Cres is perfect for stargazing on dark summer nights – making it one of the top things to do in Cres.
Snorkel on a shipwreck
Explore the island of Ist, being sure to save time to snorkel on a shipwreck in Pantera Bay.
Visit an ancient Roman amphitheater
Explore Pula’s array of ancient Roman buildings, including the Pula Arena, which is reportedly one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters
Explore the nature park on Dugi Otok
The jewel of the nature park on the south side of Dugi Otok is Telašćica Bay, which some say is the most beautiful, natural bay on the Adriatic.
When is the best time to visit Pula?
The best time to embark on an Adriatic yacht charter in Pula is between May and October when the days are hot, sunny and dry.
The average temperature in Pula in summer is between 78ºF and 95ºF; with the sea temperature in Pula being between 75°F and 82°F in summer too.
What are the sailing conditions in Pula?
The sailing conditions for yacht charters in Pula are excellent in the summer when there is often good wind and sunny weather.
Pula wind systems include the daily north westerly mistral, which regularly creates breezes that reach between 10 and 25 knots.
However the north easterly bura (bora) can also appear and needs more sailing experience. If the bura is forecast, it’s recommended to find a sheltered anchorage as the gusts can range between 30 and 50 knots.
The southerly jugo can bring poor weather conditions, including rain and wind up to 25 knots.
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Pula yacht charters
Whether you want a catamaran or a sailboat, our Pula yacht charters have a vessel for every preference.
Pula skippered charters
No sailing experience is needed for our skippered yacht charters in Pula. Choose where you want to sail and we’ll find a skipper for your yacht, so you and your guests can relax.
Pula sailing itinerary
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Head from Pomer to Unije Island’s Maračol Bay on the south side. Use a mooring ball and enjoy a calm, sheltered area that is just 10 minutes walk to the main village. Keep a look out for dolphins and restaurants with a dock, where you can anchor and dine.
Sail to the village Mali Losinj on the Lošinj with its natural harbor and attractive waterfront. Make sure you arrive early in the afternoon or you will find all the spaces taken on the pontoons.
Make for the island of Silba and spend the day in front of the port with its beautiful sandy bottom and clear water. Stroll the traditional and very Mediterranean village or explore the many pebbled and sandy beaches inside beautiful bays along the island's coast, including Potorišće and Pernastica in the north. Climb the tower of Toreta for a view over the entire island.
Travel back north to the south bays of the Island of Cres and Jadrišćica Bay, where you can dock or anchor. This is an excellent bay for star watching because the skies are dark without light pollution.
Rise early and leave at 9am to cross the bridge of Osor. This moving bridge opens twice a day at 9am and 5pm. Dock in the marina or in the city of Cres.
Head back to the bay of Medulin and anchor in front of the island of Levan, where you will find some of the best local restaurants with fresh fish. There are many peaceful bays and Levan has a restaurant and beach bar which is open late at night.
Head back to Pomer to disembark.
Useful information for yacht charters in Pula
Where is Pula?
Pula is situated in the north of Croatia, on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. It is the area’s largest city and is right on the edge of the glittering Adriatic Sea.
How do I get to Pula from the US?
You can get to Pula from the US by flying via European countries, such as the UK, Germany or Italy, to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Pula Airport (PUY).
We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is less than a 30-minute taxi ride away from our marina base.
What language is spoken in Pula?
The language spoken in Pula is Croatian, although many people in the city can speak English.
What is the currency for Pula?
The currency in Pula is the Kuna.
What are the customs restrictions for Pula?
If you’re sailing Croatia you do not need to worry about customs clearance.
What documents do I need for sailing Pula?
The documents you need to sail in Pula in Croatia include passports that are valid for three months beyond the date of departure for American, Australian, English and Canadian travelers. If you plan to stay less than 90 days, then no visa is required. Australian, Canadian and US citizens must have a return ticket in their possession upon entering Croatia.
You will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities, or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.
Please talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
How do I get around Pula?
You can get around Pula easily by bus, as the public transport system is good. You can hire a car and there is clear signposting if you are driving around Pula. Hiring a taxi in Pula can be expensive, so make sure you negotiate the fare before you get in the car.
What is the Wi-Fi like in Pula??
The Wi-Fi in Pula is good and most cities and towns have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars and restaurants. ACI Marina Pula has free internet access and you can also rent Wi-Fi for your charter.
What regulations are there in Pula?
You are not allowed to sail at night.
Where can I find weather forecasts in Pula?
You can find Pula weather forecasts from the State Hydrometeorological Institute. The weather is broadcast on VHF channels 4, 7, 28 and 85 at 6:20am, 1.20pm and 10.20pm every day.
What provisioning is there in Pula?
There are plenty of choices for provisioning in Pula. Please refer to the base guide.
What baggage can I take on my Pula sailing holiday?
Please only take soft bags and not suitcases as they are too cumbersome on board.
What is the electrical current in Pula?
The electrical current in Pula is 220V, so pack a type C and F adaptor.
What is the dialing code for Pula?
The dialing code for Pula is +385 20.
FAQSee all our FAQs
What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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