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FAQ – Yacht Charter Croatia

Frequently Asked Questions for Yacht Charter Croatia

What is the security deposit?

If the boat is damaged as a result of improper treatment during the charter, you are responsible for paying the security deposit. During the check-in process, the security deposit is left at the base (cash or card authorization). The security money will be fully returned unless the yacht has been damaged. Keep in mind that the security deposit is the highest amount that can be billed to you. The insurance provider will pay for anything above this limit. Please be sure to notify the local police station right away if any thefts take place during your yacht hire, including those involving the dinghy or any other boat equipment.

Do I need a license for diving?

Without an active license, diving in the Adriatic is prohibited. A current diver's card issued by the Croatian Diving Federation is required. If you possess a current diver's brevet that was awarded by an international diving association (IDD, UDI, CMAS, MDEA, PADI), you can receive this license.  Penalties are up to 3.000,00€.

Do I need a fishing license?

You can purchase a license for recreational (not commercial) fishing online here : MPS Uprava ribarstvo > Licenses for recreational fisheries at sea or at various harbor offices (in Trogir, Split, Hvar, and Brac). Please keep in mind that the Adriatic Sea is home to numerous protected species, including the dolphin, the Mediterranean monk seal, turtles, seahorses, shellfish (Asterina, Ophidiaster ophidianus), red coral, and many more. also protected for half of the year are: Lobster

What Documents do I need to take?

  • 1. Personal I.D. card or passport
  • 2. Health Insurance card
  • 3. Holiday insurance documents (if you have them)
  • 4. Skipper license(if you have )
  • 5. Drivers license(if you have)
  • 6. Credit / debit card
  • 7. Cash
  • 8. Zip-loc bag(s) for everything
  • 9. Copies of your documents
  • Can I book a berth in a marina in advance?

    Yes. With the my-sea application, you can reserve a berth in advance. You will receive this code when you hire one of our yachts. Be aware that each marina has its own specific reservation policies. Additionally, keep in mind that our ships have an annual berth in their "home base," which means that when residing there, your stay in the marina is free.

    Where can I get the weather forecast?

    Any marina front desk can provide the weather forecast. Of course, you can always contact the base or tune in to the VHF or radio to hear the weather prediction, which is broadcast often, especially in the summer. There are also a ton of internet possibilities; for weather and wind reports, check out windy.com.

    Is mobile phone signal available in all sailing areas?

    Mobile phone coverage extends along the majority of Croatia's coastline and in the water. Naturally, there may be no signal in some tiny bays or isolated areas, although this is uncommon.

    What is included in the charter fee?

    The cost of the charter includes the use of the boat, all necessary safety and navigational gear, a dinghy, and linens. The transit log or charter pack, the tourist tax, and any additional equipment (if not already paid for) must all be paid for during check-in. It is preferable to request these extras in advance to streamline the check-in process. The charter charge does not include the use of an outboard engine(for some charters is included), gennaker, spinnaker, snorkeling gear, or other water toys.

    Boat for a short-term period?

    Every week, from Saturday to Saturday, is a charter week. It is possible to make exceptions to this regulation, but only off-peak times or as a last-minute choice. Please get in touch with our booking department for more information on our daily specials.

    Licenses required for bareboat charter?

    The captain must have a license for operating a pleasure craft, issued by the state authorities of the country from which you are traveling, in order to sail bareboat in Croatia. Additionally needed is a current VHF license. Croatia accepts licenses from practically all of the European Union. Please download the following file to verify your license's validity: acceptable-licences-sailing-croatia.pdf

    Important telephone numbers

    • International dialling prefix for Croatia: 00385 
    • 112 - official Croatian emergency phone number 
    • 193 - Fire -service 
    • 194 - Ambulance
    • 195 - rescue on the sea
    • 192 - Police 
    • 987 - Assistance on the roads 987@hak.hr (If you are calling outside of Croatia or using a mobile phone dial ++3851 987)

    Anchorage

    Many bays allow anchoring, but please pay attention to the signs as it is plainly prohibited in such places. Always pay attention to how nearby boats are anchored to determine which winds the bay is open. It is a clue that a location might be suitable for anchorage if plants and trees grow close to the water. There are many locations on your route if you're seeking for peaceful areas where you can go swimming during the day and possibly anchor at night without being charged. The majority of the island has various free anchorage bays, however if the weather is not looking favorable, try to stay away from them and instead hunt for a berth in a marina or harbor. South side of Brač (bay Osibova, bay Maslinova, or Luičice) or south side of Šolta (bay Livka, bay Tatinja) are the finest locations to have clean swimming on the first or last day of your charter. The cost of anchoring in National Park Mljet includes two days of stay and park admission tickets.

    Moorings

    The cost of mooring varies from place to place. The length of the boat, the service in the specific harbor or marina, and the time of year (pre-season, high-season) are the main determining factors. Prices in ports, harbors, and marinas range from 4 to 13 euros per meter of length. Please be aware that due to their width, catamarans are subject to a 50%–100% surcharge at practically all marinas. In the peak season, it's also typical to have to pay already half the day rate for a brief mooring. As a result, it is wise to map out a rough sailing itinerary in advance and have a few options for moorings. You must pay anywhere from 1 to 7 euros for each meter of length when mooring buoys in bays. It is possible that the concessionaire in the bay will require you to pay even though you are using your own anchor and not their buoy because the concessions for individual mooring buoys are granted for the sea area rather than the individual buoys. While there is typically no fee for the buoy in bays with restaurants where the concessionaire is also the restaurant owner, it is expected that you will eat or drink something in the establishment as a visitor. Otherwise, unless it is specifically forbidden (in a national park or natural area), anchoring is free everywhere.

    Do I have to provide food for the skipper?

    You are need to provide food for the skipper whether you eat in a restaurant or on board because provisioning is not included in the cost of the skipper's services. The skippers don't take advantage of this tradition, and these arrangements work out well most of the time.

    SAFETY TIPS FOR YACHTING WITH KIDS:

    Order a railing (safety) net around your boat if we're talking about young youngsters. The youngsters will feel more at ease travelling from the cockpit to the deck and vice versa, and they won't accidentally throw stuff overboard. And you'll feel more at ease. Don't forget the fundamental water safety equipment: Ask your charter company for life jackets that are the right size for your children; don't forget that they should wear them at all times while sailing; if your children aren't good swimmers, keep them on board. Other items to bring on board include hats, light clothing with long sleeves to protect them from the sun while sailing, sunscreen (there are many sunscreens; use the ones with higher factors to protect their delicate skin), and life jackets. It can be challenging to realize that you might be developing sunburns when you're sailing because you always feel the breeze.

    Do we need to tip the skipper/hostess/chef?

    Tipping your yacht crew is accepted practice. The typical gratuity is from 5 to 15% of the charter price. Every step of your vacation, our experienced crew members are there for you; they work hard and will do their best to make sure you have a wonderful sailing experience. Giving a gratuity is a method to express gratitude for caring for us.