So you’ve come (or have decided to come) to Trogir for your summer vacation? You couldn’t have made a better choice! The incredible and ancient architecture of this beautiful little Mediterranean town will leave you speechless. Centuries-old stone houses are everywhere you look, and the old part of Trogir is incredibly well preserved. So much so that it is considered to be one of the best examples of a medieval city in Europe! Various artistic styles are represented there, and this whole place is sometimes referred to as a living museum. No wonder the whole old town is under UNESCO’s protection as a World Heritage Site.

But there is a lot to see outside of the town, too. In fact, if you don’t rent a boat in Trogir, you will be missing out on quite an experience. There are plenty of places you can visit that way, some close by, others a bit further away, but they all provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy great beaches, locations ideal for snorkeling, and intimate secluded coves offering loads of peace and quiet. Yes, a summer vacation in Trogir is bound to remove any trace of stress you might have, and getting yourself a boat while in town means that you will enjoy the very essence of the Mediterranean.


Rent a motorboat in Trogir

The area in front of Trogir is ideal for exploration. Not only does the island of Čiovo have some excellent beaches (you can find out more about them in our extensive Trogir guide written by a local), but places like Vinišće and Marina are quite close, too. However, perhaps the best place to visit with your boat is the famous and immensely beautiful Blue Lagoon on the island known as Drvenik Veli. Its “little brother”, Drvenik Mali, is also a great place to visit. And all of this is just the beginning – the city of Split is close by, as is island Šolta, so you have plenty to choose from.

So, if you don’t want to go too far and just want to take things nice and slow, rent a motorboat in Trogir and just start exploring. These boats are ideal if you have your family with you and will still get you to your desired destination fairly quickly. It’s a great way to spend a day at sea.


Get a RIB in Trogir

If you want to add a splash of speed and adrenaline to your vacation, then getting a RIB, a pure-blooded speedboat could be the choice for you. There are plenty of boats in Trogir that pack quite a punch when it comes to the power of their engine and the speed they can reach. For example, you can easily find boats whose engines have 250 hp and then let all that power loose when you take off.

This way, you will get to Rogoznica, another wonderful coastal town, quite quickly, Brač becomes much closer, and Hvar and Vis can also be reached in less than an hour! Therefore, you will be able to see all the most beautiful places on the nearby islands. So, if you want to let off some steam AND enjoy some beautiful destinations, this is the kind of boat for you. If, on the other hand, you crave luxury and elegance, just keep reading.

Yachts and sailboats

If you really want to live it up while in Trogir, getting yourself a yacht is the way to go. There is quite a selection of those in this town (but don’t forget neighboring towns, too), and the cost goes from about 1200 euros per day to more than 10,000 euros per day, depending on your preferences, of course. There are even a few traditional gulets you can rent for a really special experience.

Sailboat enthusiasts will love the variety and number of these boats that are available to them. Modern and sleek sailboats are a great way to spend a few days at sea and leave all your worries behind. All the sailboats in Trogir are well equipped with plenty of amenities, just make sure to check what is the minimal number of days for renting this kind of vessel.

In any case, no matter if you go for a yacht or for a sailboat, you will be able to get to know the islands of this part of Croatia quite well. The serene Lastovo, the jaw-dropping Mljet National Park, Korčula and its traditions, all of these places should be explored with a vessel like this. And at the end of a long day of sailing just stop for a moment and turn your eyes westward to watch the sun set behind the Italian peninsula.


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

You can rent any of the aforementioned types of boats with a skipper or a full crew if you don’t have a license. That’s not a problem at all and shouldn’t worry you one bit. If, on the other hand, you have a license, check first if it’s valid in Croatia. The marine authorities here have a list of licenses they accept, so see if yours is on that list.

You also have the option to go through a crash course that lasts only a couple of days and get your license that way. You will have to hop over to the port authority in nearby Split for that, though. But in any case, this shouldn’t be too much of a hassle, and if you’re planning to stay for a while in Trogir, getting a license this way will be well worth it.


Bottom line

Renting a boat in Trogir will open up incredible opportunities for you and add so much to your vacation. You will be able to visit amazing locations and enjoy fantastic beaches, hop to so many islands and see firsthand what makes this part of the Adriatic so amazing.

Whether you want to be in charge of the boat yourself or if you need a capable crew to do all the work for you, Trogir offers both. So just come to this gorgeous little town and see what it has to offer. It’ll be a visit you’ll never forget!

Available boats in Trogir

Blumax 550 Open


Marlin 26 Sibenik


Jeanneau – Merry Fisher 795