Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and Answers
Last updated: November 12, 2019
Please read carefully following frequently asked questions (FAQ) which are designed to help you find a ship, make a reservation and get more info about the destination.
1. Which yacht type and size should I choose?
The only criterion that needs to be met is that there are enough beds for the number of people in your group. Everything else entirely depends on your wishes and preferences. Our offer includes the following yacht types:
Gulets – wooden sailing boats that use engine powers as well as sails when the wind is strong enough. Gulets can only be rented with the crew that will take care of the driving, cooking, cleaning, doing groceries, housekeeping, bartending, etc. Perfect for leisure, comfortable and relaxing holidays with your family and/or friends.
Motor yachts – plastic or steel vessels powered by an engine. The number of crew depends on the size of the yacht. The minimum is skipper but can be with deckhand, chef, and hostess. Perfect for speed sailing enthusiasts.
Super yachts – those are large and super-luxury motor and sailing vessels. Designed to offer the perfect comfort and professional service. It comes with numerous crew (4+) who will take care of all your wishes including all maintenance, organization, and service!
2. How do I book a yacht?
Send us an inquiry via email form and our Customer Service Center will prepare a few best suitable offers for you! To be maximally efficient, we kindly ask you to include as many of the following information: preferred yacht type (gulet, motor or superyacht), number of people in your group, preferred or approximate dates of arrival and budget that you can set in front.
After you choose some of our offers, we can make a reservation for a few days, with no obligation, so you can make your final decision.
Booking is considered confirmed after signing the contract and receiving the agreed deposit payment by you. The deposit is usually 30% or 50% of the total price. The final payment needs to be done at least one to two months before the charter starts. All payments are done by bank transfers.
3. Can I charter a yacht for less than a week?
All yacht charters usually begin and end on Saturdays, and all the prices on our website are for 7 days of rent.
However, if you decide to book a few days long sailing trip in the off-season (October – April), this can be organized and the price will be calculated according to the number of days spent on board.
During the high season (in June, July and August, as well as the beginning of September and the end of May), we cannot digress from our weekly charter system (Saturday – Saturday charter), because this is high season for the charter companies and most weeks are sold out well in advance (therefore, the price is unlikely to be flexible and you would usually be charged for a full week of charter even if you stay less than 7 days).
4. Besides charter yacht price, are there additional costs I should budget for?
While budgeting for your trip, the following information should be considered:
- Price of yacht rental
- Obligatory extras like food expenses, marina fees, etc., (stated in the offer for each boat)
- Optional extras like land excursions, transfer organization, hotel accommodation (if you want them, per boat, stated in offer)
- Gratitude for the crew (optional)
- Transport to destination and back home (port of embarking and disembarking will be stated in offer)
5. How to reach the destination, place of embarking?
Depending on the country and port of embarking there are few possibilities. Well-connected airports like Split and Dubrovnik are easy to find direct flights from many destination worldwide. If not, then the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, is the main airport for connected flights. From there, our Customer Service can organize a pick up with a car or van. If you come by car, all marinas have organized and secured parking.
6. Which currency do I need to bring?
In Croatia, the official currency is Kuna. The best option is to bring Euros or Dollars and change some money in local banks that offer the best exchange rate. (1 HRK = 7.3 EUR and 1 HRK = 6.7 USD)
Also, in the majority of places, payments can be done by all credit and debit cards.
7. Does the boat always stay in marinas during the night?
The boat can spend nights in marinas or on anchorage in some bay. Since those are private excursions, these things are negotiable with the captain who will always take into consideration your preferences, regulations and weather forecast.
8. Technical equipment on yachts?
When choosing a yacht over our website, please check the additional information on vessel equipment for every single boat in our offer. All of them have safety and navigation equipment as well as navigation maps. There is additional equipment like water toys such as jet-ski, water ski, canoes, paddleboards, water tubes, snorkeling equipment, sea bobs, etc. If you will have any additional requirements for the equipment, please contact our Customer Service.
9. Are bed linen, towels, cutlery, etc., provided on boats?
All our yachts include bed linen (sheets, blankets, pillows) as well as towels. They are prepared fresh for your arrival and will be changed once or twice during the week, depending on the company.
Some yachts also offer laundry service but this needs to be checked in advance when booking a yacht.
10. Which destinations should I visit?
If you are not sure which places you want to visit, please check on our website some suggested routes. There are five to six different route options you can choose from, depending on which region of coast you will be the most interested to visit. Our Customer Service will be happy to provide you all the additional information like best restaurants, beaches or night clubs there are to visit on the road. Also, we can suggest and organize for you some additional excursions like Blue Grotto visit or some wine tours!
11. Children onboard?
Children can go sailing with you from an early age – there is no age limit, however, their stay on board should be closely monitored by adults. All cabins are safe for children, and if they are really small, a baby bed or bed fence can be organized by your request! Many yachts have already safety nets around the fences so is quite safe for children to walk around the boat. Every yacht has by law children’s life vests, but baby vests on some yachts need to be requested in advance. You should bring baby food along since it cannot be bought in every supermarket around the coast, especially remote islands.
12. Is it possible for some guests just to join during sailing, without sleeping onboard?
Yes, it is possible to make changes during the sailing trip. This needs to be indicated in advance do crew can make a new crew list which is required by law! Also, our Customer Service will help you organize transports because yachts will be in different locations which might be complicated to reach. This is why the captain needs to be informed in advance to adjust the route of the yacht, so changes are easy to organize.
13. When is the best time to charter a yacht in Croatia?
June, July, and August are considered as the high season while April, May, September, and October are low seasons. In the low season, some bad weather can be expected but generally many people start to swim during May. Sea is warmer in is September and October than in April and May due to a few previous hot months.
14. What are the most popular destinations to visit?
This depends on your preferences – whether you like more nature or towns.
Most vibrant destinations that are best for night life and party are cities Split and Dubrovnik, islands Hvar and Korčula and beach Zrće in Novalja).
The most beautiful nature on the Croatian coast can be found in four national parks (Island Mljet, Krka Water Falls, Kornati Archipelago, and Briuni archipelago) and 2 Nature Parks (Island Lastovo and Telašćica). The Blue Grotto on island Vis is a must-see!
Most vibrant destinations for nightlife and party are cities of Split and Dubrovnik, islands Hvar and Korčula and beach Zrće in Novalja).
Historical and archeological destinations are cities of Dubrovnik, Trogir and Split as well as other charming towns around Dalmatian coats like the old town of Ston, Korcula, Vis, and Hvar.
Best wines and largest wine yards are on peninsula Pelješac, islands Hvar, Korcula, and Vis. Here is possible to organize wine tastings!
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