Nautical tourism in Croatia was one of the most competitive segments of tourism last year reported the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. There was a 4.5 percent increase in the number of vessels rented and a 4 percent increase in the number of overnight stays on boats in Croatia last year according to recently released figures.
"The past year has once again proved that nautical tourism in Croatia is developing and growing, because the number of yachts and boats leased for charter rose by 4.5 percent to almost 64,000 leases,” commented the director of tourism for the chamber of commerce, Leila Kresic-Juric.
She added that Croatia is recognized as a unique nautical destination because of the large number of islands as well as the exceptional beauty of the national parks and nature reserves.
According to the information given by yacht companies that are members of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce 362,600 nautical tourists arrived in the country in 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over 2014, and almost 2.5 million overnight stays were achieved. The Chamber added that in 2015 just over 54,600 foreign boats and yachts entered Croatian waters.