There is something about the wind in the sails and gentle rocking of the sea that will instantly put anyone at ease, but it can often take a fair bit of patience and planning to get to this point. We’re about to let you in on a little secret….departing for your sailing holiday mid-week is simply effortless. Intrigued? Below we’ve listed the top 5 reasons why:1. Mid-week Flights are Cheaper
The savvy travellers amongst us have probably cottoned on to the airlines tricks, but for the rest of us, we simply book flights to our chosen destination when it is convenient for us. Unbeknown to many travellers, flights scheduled for the beginning to middle of the week are often a lot cheaper than flights departing on Friday - Sunday, due to demand. If you take advantage of a Wednesday yacht departure, you can often nab a cheaper midweek flight, or even arrive to Split a couple of days earlier to explore the UNESCO protected city before you depart, in order to secure cheaper flights.2. No Crowds at the Marina Check-in
You’d be forgiven for thinking you had arrived at your own private marina if your Private Yacht Tour departs mid-week. Unlike Saturdays and Sundays at ACI Marina, week days are calm and quiet, allowing guests to enjoy their check-in process. The weekend sees hundreds of yachts and catamarans checking in and out of the marina, meaning luggage trolleys, staff members and a spot at the cafe are in high demand. With significantly less people in the marina on a weekday, check-in is a breeze!3. Get onboard Earlier
Due to the high number of charters departing on a weekend, it is standard procedure for a weekend check-in time to be 5pm. Fewer vessels in the marina on a week day mean shorter waiting times, and a guaranteed early check-in of 2pm on our Wednesday departures. An earlier check-in means more sailing time to get to your island of choice on day one!4. Less Crowded Ports
As majority of yacht departures take place on a Saturday or Sunday in Croatia, you’ll find there are many yachts travelling in the same direction, on the same days. By selecting a mid-week departure date, your itinerary is likely to avoid tourists and locals alike flocking to popular destinations on weekends. It can also be difficult to find mooring at popular destinations, so following an itinerary that goes against the grain is sure to make mooring easy! You can create your itinerary to ensure you’re visiting hot spots like Hvar or Korcula on a weekday, which might even mean you have those famous secluded bays all to yourself!5. Hassle-free check in/out
No one wants to finish their sailing experience by sitting in a fuel line! Re-fuelling on a Friday afternoon before check-in is a necessary task that can see sailors spending hours waiting in line. Less time refuelling = more time sailing!
If you’re looking for an effortless sailing experience, a mid-week departure on a Private Yacht Tour is just what you need! Private Yacht Tours include an experienced Skipper, fuel costs, a flexible itinerary and return airport transfers, so all that's left for you to do is arrive at ACI Marina on Wednesday afternoon, ready to set sail!