General FAQs

Are bed linen and towels included?

Yes they are, however the towels are for indoor/shower use only – you’ll need to bring your own beach towel for outdoors.

Do I need a visa?

Visas are not required for citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada. Citizens from South Africa require visas, including a Schengen visa since Croatia joined the EU in July 2013. Further details can be found here

What currency should I bring?

Even though Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, their currency is still the Croatian Kuna. The best way to get Kunas is to withdraw directly from an ATM (available in most large towns, Split Airport and Split Marina).

What do I do if something goes wrong with my booking process?

Please contact us either via our Online Contact Form or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know your problem with as much information as you can.

What kind of luggage can I bring?

While you’re welcome to bring whatever kind of luggage you like, we recommend bringing a soft-sided bag such as a backpack, rucksack or duffel bag. Soft-style bags can be stowed away under the floorboards, giving you more room during the week.

Specific Under 35's Yacht Tour FAQs

Can I book the whole yacht?

Absolutely. If you book a trip with eight people, you'll automatically be put on the same yacht. If you have fewer than eight people, you'll still be together along with other like-minded travellers. If your group is larger than eight we can divide you amongst a few of our yachts in whatever allocation you chose. Our yachts sail side-by-side during the trip, so even if your large group is spread across multiple boats, you will be able to see your friends regularly during swim stops, regattas, excursions and nights out.

How is a Croatia Yacht Tour different than your cruises?

You will be sailing on an 8 berth yacht rather than on a large motor cruiser. As you will be travelling with a smaller group, you will get more experience sailing and have more flexibility with the itinerary. You can bring your own food and drink onboard.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Our yachts feature double and twin cabins (bunks). We reserve our twin cabins for solo travellers who will be matched up with another independent traveller, while groups of friends sleep in double cabins. Whilst we endeavour to bunk travellers of the same sex together, you may share your cabin with a member of the opposite sex.

What are the yachts like?

The best way to imagine our yachts is like a cosy campervan on the water: Four sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, one common room with kitchen supplies and a whole deck above you to relax under the sun. Our prices are based on twin share cabins. The yachts contain double and twin cabins. We will always aim to put friends who book together in the same cabin.

What is the food and drink situation?

"Food and drink is not included (except Breakfast). Each yacht is equipped with a kitchenette including gas stove, oven and kettle. You will need to bring your own food and drink prior to boarding the yacht. There is a small grocery store at ACI Marina in Split. This way you can pick out exactly the food you'll prefer for lunch at sea. In the evenings you'll have a wide variety of restaurant options. Croatia has delicious, locally-grown food, and your skippers and tour managers will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurant for your group."

What kind of people will be in my group?

Croatia Yachting is aimed at the 18 to 35 year old age range. We find most of our clients are a mix of couples, groups and solo travellers.. Most are from English-speaking countries, although in past years we’ve welcomed passengers from Brazil, Spain, Malaysia, Holland, Sweden, Denmark and Lithuania. While ages and backgrounds differ, we find most of our clients are young-at-heart travellers with who are looking for a unique way to experience the Adriatic.

When does the trip start and finish?

Check in is from 2pm in ACI Split Marina. Departures are every Wednesday. The tour ends in ACI Split Marina. We ask all our passengers to disembark by 8:30am to allow us time to clean the yacht before the next departure. Detailed directions to the marina will be emailed to you when you book your tour.

Will I get free time?

"Absolutely! When we arrive at our destination each afternoon, you are free to explore the shore. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to direct you to the best places to eat, drink or shop – but what you do with your evenings is up to you. If you’re looking for a party, we’re happy to oblige. At the start of your week you’ll get a wristband that will entitle you to exclusive offers like free entry to nightclubs, drink specials and discounts at restaurants throughout the trip."

Will I get to sail?

Yes! This is one of our favourite things about Croatia Yacht Tour. Whilst your skipper will be sailing most of the time, from time to time, the skipper may ask you to help out – sailing fourteen metres of yacht by yourself isn’t easy – but for the most part you’ll enjoy the sound of the wind in the sails as you lay on the ship’s deck during the day. Of course, we don’t have control over the wind, so on days when the weather conditions aren't ripe for sailing, we’ll use our motor to make our way down the coast.

Specific Private Yacht Tour FAQs

What about food and drink?

"Food and drink is not included. Each yacht is equipped with a kitchenette including gas stove, oven and kettle. There is a small grocery store at ACI Marina in Split as well as the many stops during the week. This way you can pick out exactly the food you'll prefer for breakfast and lunch at sea. In the evenings you'll have a wide variety of restaurant options. Croatia has delicious, locally-grown food, and your skippers and tour managers will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurant for your group."

What ages are suitable for a Private Yacht Tours?

All ages are welcome onboard our yachts although practically it is recommended children are able to swim and additional considerations be taken into account such as moving around the yachts, moving booms and ropes, slippery surfaces, boarding and crossing from shore to the yacht. Risks are clearly visible and additional precautions should be taken with children onboard particularly for non-swimmers. For all children onboard we recommend you bring with you well fitted children life jackets and harness with tether system. Remember it is hot in July and August so wearing a life jacket may cause overheating and children to be uncomfortable. Inflatable life jackets with a tether maybe a more suitable option for children. We also recommend the use of nets which go around the yacht and we can organise this at the time of booking.

What are the average mooring costs in Croatia?

Mooring buoys (estimated 20-50 Euro per night) offer seclusion and privacy. Marinas (40-80 euro per night) have cafes, restaurants, showers & toilet facilities along with shore power and fresh-water refills for the yacht. In our experience a mixture of the all options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Our yachts feature mostly double cabins with some twin cabins on the larger yachts. For Gullets and Ships the cabins are generally twin share. Note that the skipper will sleep in a cabin or in the salon if required.

What time do the trips finish?

The tour ends in ACI Split Marina. We ask all our passengers to disembark by 8:30am the following Saturday to allow us time to clean the yacht before the next departure. Detailed directions to the marina will be emailed to you when you book your tour.

When does the trip start?

Check in is from 5pm in ACI Split Marina. Departures are every Saturday

Who are Private Yacht Tours suitable for?

Private Yacht Tours are suitable for couples looking for a romantic week away, families or groups of friends wanting to do something completely independent.

Specific Yacht Charter FAQs

What ages are suitable for a Yacht Charter?

All ages are welcome onboard our yachts although practically it is recommended children are able to swim and additional considerations be taken into account such as moving around the yachts, moving booms and ropes, slippery surfaces, boarding and crossing from shore to the yacht. Risks are clearly visible and additional precautions should be taken with children onboard particularly for non-swimmers. For all children onboard we recommend you bring with you well fitted children life jackets and harness with tether system. Remember it is hot in July and August so wearing a life jacket may cause overheating and children to be uncomfortable. Inflatable life jackets with a tether maybe a more suitable option for children. We also recommend the use of nets which go around the yacht, particularly for bookings with children aged 6 and under, and we can organise this at the time of booking

What are obligatory extras?

Obligatory extras are additional items that you will be required to pay for when hiring a yacht. These items vary from yacht to yacht and include items such as final cleaning and Croatia local tax. Please view the yachts obligatory extras section on the yacht details page to see the specific items for each yacht.

What are optional extras?

Optional extras are additional items that you can add to your booking. Please visit the yacht details pages to view the optional extras that are available with each yacht.

What are the average mooring costs in Croatia?

Mooring buoys (estimated 20-50 Euro per night) offer seclusion and privacy. Marinas (40-80 euro per night) have cafes, restaurants, showers & toilet facilities along with shore power and fresh-water refills for the yacht. In our experience a mixture of the all options gives the best balance through the week for most groups.

What extra expenses do I need to pay for?

You’ll want to start your week by stocking your boat with food and drink – your skipper will be able to advise you of the best place to shop. It’s customary to pay for your skipper’s expenses for the week, including water taxis, meals and drinks. You’ll also have to pay a local tax for every person on your boat (including skipper & hostess, if applicable) for the number of days travelling. This is payable in cash at the marina.

Whats the difference between the Pay Now and Pay Locally price totals?

Due to our yachts operating out of Croatia, some of your yacht charter booking will be required to be paid in the local Croatian currency (Croatian kuna). The Pay Now total is required to be paid in full 8 weeks before departure.

Where do we check the yachts in and out?

All our yachts are housed in Split’s ACI Marina, located in the heart of Split, about 20 minutes’ walk from the train and bus station and 45 minutes taxi from the airport.

Where does the skipper sleep?

Normally in one of the cabins. If these are full then they will often sleep in the salon of the yacht has a couch that folds into a bed for the night.

Which yacht is right for me?

This depends on your group size as the larger your group the larger the yacht. Select your preferred departure and then sort the results by yacht capacity and this will sort the yachts from minimum to maximum capacity.

Will I need to pay for the skippers food provisions?

Yes, It’s customary to pay for your skipper’s expenses for the week, including water taxis, meals and drinks. You’ll also have to pay a local tax for every person on your boat (including skipper & hostess, if applicable) for the number of days travelling. This is payable in cash at the marina.