So you’re coming to Makarska for some well-deserved vacation? You’re looking forward to loads of sunshine and excellent beaches? Great food, friendly locals, and maybe even a hike have sparked your interest? No doubt, you’re in the right place! Makarska has all that and so much more. With all the charm of a small Mediterranean town, it is bound to win you over as soon as you set your eyes on it. There are even plenty of equally charming places all along the Makarska Riviera, so you can easily set up a great day trip for a little change of scenery.

How can your vacation possibly get any better? Simple, just rent a boat in Makarska! Not only can you sail along the coast and get a fantastic view of the mountains from the sea that way, but you can also visit many amazing islands. The town is ideally positioned for that kind of exploration, but even if you’re not looking to go somewhere far, the island of Brač is less than 20 minutes away. Having your own boat will give you true freedom in exploring the Croatian coast, and that exploration will be rewarded with some amazing discoveries.

Rent a motorboat in Makarska

The Adriatic, especially this part of it, can easily be enjoyed with any kind of motorboat. Just hop in one of them with your friends and/or family and take off. The coast is full of wonderful bays, coves, and amazing beaches, many of which are very quiet and secluded. Just cruise along, enjoy the scenery, and visit places like Baška Voda, Tučepi, Brela, or even Igrane, all of which are very close and offer plenty of ways in which you can enjoy. This is all about taking it easy and recharging your batteries a bit.

However, if you rent a motorboat in Makarska, you will also have the opportunity to hop over to the island of Brač. The town of Sumartin stands right across Makarska, and you can be there in about 20 minutes. Take the north side of the island and you will soon reach a deep bay in which lies the village of Pučišća, an incredibly picturesque little place whose serenity will quickly melt the stress away. On the other hand, on the south side of the island is Zlatni rat, the most famous beach in Croatia, so that’s also a great destination for a day trip.

Rent a speedboat or an RIB in Makarska

If you’re a fan of fast boats, however, have no worries – you can rent plenty of those in Makarska. The feeling of letting all that power loose on a perfectly calm sea with the summer sun above you is quite special. Imagine, just you, your boat and nobody around you for miles except for an occasional seagull. Pushing the pedal to the metal is certainly a good way to get your adrenaline up and let off some steam.

Another, more practical reason why you should rent a speedboat or an RIB in Makarska is because that way you can reach more distant places much faster than taking a ferry. Islands like Vis and Hvar, even Korčula, become much closer to you. You go for a swim to Zlatni rat in the morning, probably THE most famous beach in Croatia, then head to Jelsa or Hvar for lunch, only to spend an afternoon in Vis or maybe on Šolta. So, with this kind of boat, you can explore as much as you want and see a whole lot in a short amount of time.

Rent a sailboat or a yacht in Makarska

Sailboats and yachts are the right choices when you’re looking to spend days at a time at sea, exploring and enjoying all the things the islands of this archipelago have to offer. You can take off, spend a wonderful evening in the town of Hvar (read our Hvar guide to see why this is a great place to visit), then move on to Komiža, for example, on Vis. That’s just the beginning, though, because renting a yacht or a sailboat in Makarska means that you can travel far and have enough time to enjoy Lastovo, for example. This island with only a handful of people living on it permanently is a wonderful nature park and has loads of intact areas where nature has created places ideal for just stopping and taking a moment to enjoy your surroundings.

Of course, Mljet is arguably an even more beautiful place to visit. Due to its status as a national park, it is even more pristine than Lastovo, and the amazing things you can see that, including saltwater lakes, will leave an impression on you you’ll never forget. And once you’re there, the magnificent city of Dubrovnik is just a short sail away.

Do I need a license to rent a boat in Makarska?

Yes, if you want to take the boat by yourself. However, if you don’t have a license, it is possible to arrange for a skipper or even a crew to come with you. These are all fully-licensed professionals who have been in this business for years, which means you can leave everything to them. You just relax and enjoy the scenery around you – the crew will take care of all the technicalities.

If you have a license yourself, the chances are that it is valid in Croatian waters, but you would still do well to check on the Ministry of traffic’s website. It is also possible to go through a crash course in some of Croatia’s port authorities (the closest one to Makarska is in Split) where you can take the test after just two days.

In the end, if you know what kind of boat you want to rent in Makarska and have settled the license situation, you can choose the perfect vessel for you right here on these very pages. Whether you need professionals to assist you or not, you will always find vessels in tip-top conditions here at the best possible price. As a matter of fact, if you can find a better price anywhere else, we’ll match it immediately. So come on down to Makarska and you can be sure that you’ll have the best summer vacation ever.

Available boats in Makarska

Blumax 550 Open


Marlin 26 Sibenik


Jeanneau – Merry Fisher 795