With its crystal clear seas, unspoilt nature and thousands of islands there are plenty of reasons why the Croatian Adriatic coastline is a magnet for nautical tourism, and incredibly 40 percent of the world’s yacht charter fleet is in Croatia.
The Secretary of State from the Ministry of Tourism, Tonci Glavina, commented for Croatian radio and Television (HRT) that “As many as 40 percent of the charter fleet in the world is in Croatia. We are the most interesting nautical destination in the world. We are working systematically to increase numbers, but we also need to think about the sustainability and future of this tourism.”
Although the figures are impressive Croatia is actually seeing a slight drop in nautical tourist numbers this year. “The drop is relatively small, between 3 and 4 percent when compared with last year. We have built ourselves as a destination and I expect we will have a really good August and postseason,” added Glavina.