Sailing info

Weather and winds

What weather and winds to expect in Croatia?   The most frequently occurring winds in the Adriatic are well known to mariners. They include the Bura (cyclonic and anticyclonic), the Jugo south wind (cyclonic and anticyclonic), the Lebic, the maestral, the Levan, Pulentada, Tramontana and Burin.   These winds all have characteristics that you will find in better pilot guides. Today no responsible mariner would set sail without listening to the weather forecast. The Hydrological and Meteorological Service broadcasts shipping forecasts via coastguard stations, with 24—hour information about the weather, the situation in the Adriatic, and the strait of Otranto by region...

FAQ

Frequently questions about the charter in Croatia   1. Can you suggest a cruise itinerary? Depending on your starting base, preferences and duration we can write you an individual cruise itinerary. There are many islands, many ports, many bays, many taverns, and more input you give us happier you will be in end. All cruise itineraries are written by our skippers and captains. In the end keep in mind that nature will also influence your itinerary so you might need to change your plans along the way.   2. Is catamaran insured and what does insurance cover? Yes, all the...

Booking procedure

How can I book a catamaran?     On our web, you will find over 200 catamarans available for charter in Croatia. You can use the search engine on our website to specify your request and to see which boat suits your need the most. Keep in mind that the usual charter week lasts 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday. On our search engine, you can filter the sailing area, the number of cabins and the preferable year of building.  If you are requesting a quote via e-mail or contact form on our website, please keep in mind that the...

Important sailing tips

When planning your sailing holiday in Croatia, have in mind important informations about Croatia. Time zone Central European Time. GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.   Capital city The capital of Croatia is Zagreb. It is the largest city of Croatia with its urban agglomeration of 1.153,255. Approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia lives in Zagreb.   Croatian currency Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 EUR is aprox 7,6 kunas.  Here you can find official exchange rate of Croatian monetary bank. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices...

COVID-19 MEASURES

Sailing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic What if I charter a yacht in Croatia during the COVID-19 virus?   During this Coronavirus crisis, there is no segment of our lives that is not covered by restrictive measures to prevent the spreading of the virus. The pandemic is affecting all segments of our lives so is traveling abroad and planning trips. Before planning to travel or charter a boat it is very important to inform yourself about current coronavirus measures in Croatia. All the important information about coronavirus in Croatia and the official statements of the Croatian government and Ministry of...

Fishing license Croatia

Recreational and sport fishing in Croatia For sport and recreational fishing in Croatia, you need a permit/license, regardless of whether you fish from the shore or from a boat. To purchase a license for fishing in Croatia you need any document from ID such as a passport or ID card.   Where can I fish in Croatia? From 1 May to 1 October, all types of fishing are prohibited in harbors and small ports, as well as on public beaches and bathing areas. Fishing (sport and recreational) is allowed throughout the fishing area of the Republic of Croatia, but there...

Scuba diving in Croatia

What do you need to know about diving in Croatia? Combining sailing vacation on a catamaran and scuba diving can be a win-win combination for all diving lovers. Croatia offers an unreal amount of scuba diving places - 1000 islands, calm and crystal clear sea, plenty of shipwrecks, underwater caverns, pillars, and canyons are all waiting to be explored.  Croatian underwater hides over 116 locations of sunken ancient ships, shipwrecks from II. world war, reefs and caves. Scuba diving in the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the law. By it, scuba diving can be done for the...

Sailing licences Croatia

Which sailing licenses do you need to charter a catamaran in Croatia?   When chartering a catamaran in Croatia you will need to possess a valid and recognized nautical and VHF  certificate. According to the law, at least one crew member on the boat must have a valid Navigational and VHF licence. If you don't possess the licence or you don't have enough sailing experience you can always hire a skipper.   Please be aware that some of the catamarans come with a professional skipper (crew) and is not possible to charter a vessel bareboat.   Nautical licences are issued...

Port fees Croatia

Overview You chartered a catamaran and the next thing you are doing is - planning your sailing budget. When planning a budget, you should consider buying food for at least the first few days of sailing trip, fuel costs and port fees. In most ports, marinas, and bays with buoys managed by concessionaires, mooring fees are set according to the length of the vessel. Most of the ports charge an additional 20 to 100 % higher fees for catamarans due to width. Fees vary from place to place, as the local authorities enjoy autonomy in this respect. On the whole,...