Vodice Boat Hire
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Vodice is a small town on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. Known for beautiful seaside views, it’s a haven for tourists visiting Croatia. You can access most of the town on foot, or take a taxi. Vodice is an excellent Croatian city for travelers who want to enjoy the idyllic beauty of the country without the massive tourist crowds and higher prices of cities like Split and Dubrovnik. It’s a great jumping-off point to visit natural parks, as well as a relaxing place to stay for beach days and fun nights out.
The best time of year to visit Vodice for great weather is between April and mid-June, or during the months of September & October. Late June-August is the busiest time to visit Vodice or any part of Croatia. In the summer, tourists flock to the Croatian islands and prices soar, so booking in advance for these months is essential. This is also the best time to visit if you’re looking to experience a more vibrant nightlife. During the winter months, the temperature is much lower and the island is quiet.
To get to Vodice, the closest airport is Split, which is an hour and a half by car away. You can access Vodice by car, or arrive by bus from other major Croatian cities.
Boat Hires in Vodice
Hiring a boat while in Vodice is a popular choice for travelers. The Adriatic Sea is stunning, with sparkling blue water to enjoy sailing through on a boat, soaking up the summer sun. Hire a boat on your own with your travel mates, or opt for a charter to enjoy a full-service cruising experience.
Boat trips leaving to various natural sites around Vodice are a popular option for travelers hoping to see the Krka waterfalls, Kornati National Park, and other beautiful spots in this part of Croatia.
Hiring a motorboat or power yacht gives you the freedom to explore further out. You can stop at the other islands and national parks in the surrounding area of Vodice. Boats come equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable day. Cruise along the coast and stop at a beach, or venture out and explore surrounding islands! This part of Croatia will make you feel like you’re in a real-life fairytale.
With the gentle, consistent winds of this region, spending a day (or a week) on a sailing charter is an unforgettable experience. Vodice is a great starting point for sailing charters. Cruise at your leisure around tiny islands, coves, and through the glistening Adriatic with your captain who can tell you the history of this area. You can customize your itinerary to include meals and full sleeping accommodation.
Paddle boats are a great option for active travelers staying in Vodice. Spend a few hours kayaking and canoeing around in the Adriatic. The beaches and surrounding water are tranquil and easy to navigate. It’s far less touristy than Hvar or cities on mainland Croatia, with less boat traffic. Stand up paddleboarding is another popular choice among travelers who want to explore the coastline for a few hours at their own pace. There are also many watersports hires options in Vodice, so check out Hangar beach if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush!
Fishing charters are an option for visitors to Vodice, with trips leaving from the different towns on the island daily. Hire equipment to take on your boat or opt for a full-service fishing charter in Vodice. You can expect to catch tuna and other fish while out with your captain dropping in your line! Most charters will arrange for transportation from your accommodation and provide an unforgettable experience while you're fishing.
Boating Events in Vodice
An exciting boating event in Vodice is the Vodice Cup, a sailing regatta that takes place in April. It brings sailors together for races and competitions and creates a lively atmosphere in the town.
Other Things To Do
If you love exciting nightlife, check out the famous Hacienda nightclub in the town. It’s known for hosting world-class DJs and providing endless nights of entertainment. There is also a massive Croatian pop music festival in Vodice every June.
Some of the best beaches in Vodice include Zlarin Beach, Prvic Beach, and Kaprije Beach. The beaches are amazing places to visit for a day of sunbathing and swimming. They are family-friendly, with nearby waterfront restaurants. Some of the best beaches near Vodice are on islands, so you can access by boat.
There are lots of great restaurants to try while on holiday in Vodice. Seafood is a big staple of many dishes, as well as meat and Mediterranean-type cuisine. There is a lot of interesting influence in the cuisine of Croatia and Vodice. A few of the best restaurants in Vodice include Santa Maria, Rico, and Burin.
Marinas in Vodice
The primary marina in Vodice is the ACI Marina. It’s a full-service marina and tourist center, with a restaurant and lots of boats moored in their berths. It’s close to the town center and is a beautiful spot to take a walk by when exploring Vodice. The staff are helpful and can give you boating advice about the area.