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Last updated 04 March 2022

Private Yacht Tour vs Yacht Charter

Private Yacht Tour vs Yacht Charter

Looking to sail the Adriatic this summer, but not sure which option is right for you? Below we’ll discuss the differences between a Private Yacht Tour and a Yacht Charter, so that you can have the ultimate sailing experience in Croatia.

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Private Yacht Tours

A Private Yacht Tour is the perfect package for families and small groups looking for a relaxing sailing holiday. Complimentary airport transfers are included in all Private Yacht Tours to add to your hassle-free experience. With no hidden fees, a 7 day Private Yacht Tour is ideal for those who wish to pay the full amount before they depart, and with limited additional expenses to budget for during the trip, guests can relax and unwind on the Adriatic Sea. Skippers are included in all Private Yacht Tours, meaning that no sailing experience is necessary to book a Private Yacht Tour. With your personal skipper at your disposal, you can easily tailor our flexible itineraries to suit your needs.


Yacht Charters

Our Yacht Charter option is ideal for experienced sailors who love the thrill of sailing in pristine conditions and skippering a yacht or catamaran themselves. Booking a Yacht Charter entails less up front costs, however those interested in this option will need to budget for additional expenses whilst on their charter, including fuel,a security deposit and local taxes. Our Yacht Charter option is available to guests who hold up to date sailing licenses that are relevant in Croatia.

Sailing Yacht
Inclusions Private Yacht Tour Yacht Charter
Yacht or Catamaran Yes Yes
Skipper Yes No*
Fuel Yes No
Airport Transfers Yes No
Damage Waiver Insurance Yes No
Local Tax Yes No
Final Cleaning Yes No
Flexible Itinerary Yes Yes
Mooring Fees No No
Food & Drinks No No
Security Deposit Not Applicable Required

*Skipper available on Yacht Charter bookings at an additional fee.

Additional Extras

We provide a variety of additional extras that you can add onto your Private Yacht Tour or Yacht Charter to make your sailing experience unforgettable. Looking to get out of daily chores on your holiday? Hire a hostess to keep your yacht tidy and prepare breakfast, lunch and snacks. Interested in getting active throughout the week? Hire a kayak, paddle board or snorkelling set and get up close and personal with Croatia! Check out our full list of optional extras,here.

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With a Private Yacht Tour being paid in full prior to your departure, additional items to budget for whilst you’re on your yacht are very minimal. We advise budgeting for items such as mooring costs, meals, beverages & additional activities throughout the week.
Those on a Yacht Charter will need to budget for additional items throughout their charter, including mooring costs, fuel, local tax and getting to and from the airport. Yacht Charter clients also need to keep in mind that a security deposit is required prior to their charter, and this is something additional that needs to be budgeted for.
Whether you’re on a tight budget, or looking for a luxury sailing experience, we’ve got the vessel and yacht package for you. With a variety of modern and comfortable yachts and catamarans in our fleet, there is a yacht experience for every one and every budget.

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Both our Private Yacht Tour and Yacht Charter options offer an unrivalled sailing experience in Croatia! We provide recommended itineraries that showcase the best of the Croatian coastline and the hottest destinations to visit, however if you are interested in staying in certain destinations for a longer or shorter period of time, our itineraries are 100% flexible! As our itineraries are flexible, we don’t include the costs of mooring fees in our packages, as each itinerary is different!

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A Private Yacht Tour is the easiest, most cost-effective and hassle-free way to explore Croatia on a yacht or catamaran.

If you're an experienced sailor, we'd recommend booking a Yacht Charter and sailing the Adriatic Sea at your own accord.