Do I have to hire a Skipper?
What ages are suitable for a Yacht Charter?
No you don't need to hire a Skipper! If you have a valid Skipper license & VHF license, you are welcome to skipper your own yacht! Please ensure your qualifications match those available in the above list. If you are unsure whether your qualification is acceptable, please contact our team immediately. It is essential that you email through a copy of your qualifications to [email protected] prior to your departure, as we need to register you with the relevant Port Authorities. If you are looking for a sailing experience that includes a Skipper, check out our Private Yacht Tours.
Please note: A photo of your Skipper’s license (taken on your mobile device) can be sent through to us prior to your departure, however you will need to provide the original (hard copy) license and/or certificate upon check in and carry this with you throughout the duration of your Yacht Charter. This process helps to avoid any delays on your departure day, and is a legal requirement of chartering a vessel in Croatia.
What are the average mooring costs in Croatia?
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
Where can I sail to?
There are plenty of different mooring options in Croatia! Mooring buoys (estimated 30-40 Euros per night*) are great if you’re looking for a private mooring solution. Marinas on the other hand, (40-130 Euros per night*) offer facilities including cafes, restaurants, showers & toilets, as well as access to shore power and water. A mixture of both options generally provides the best experience throughout the week. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, choosing locations that are a little further from marinas and towns is often more economical. 1 night of mooring at Split ACI Marina is included free for Sail Croatia yachts and catamarans *Please note: The cost of mooring buoys and marinas are estimations and are based on a 40ft yacht. The size of your vessel and date may affect the price of mooring buoys and marinas.
Whats the difference between the Pay Now and Pay Locally price totals?
Yacht Charters operate on Split Return routes only, as these vessels will not have enough time to make it from
the lower coast back to Split in 7 days. We recommend one of 3 itineraries; Famed Favourites, Island Explorer
and Off The Beaten Track.
When is check in / check out?
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 12 weeks before
Where does the skipper sleep?
- Saturday departure - check in is from 5pm in ACI Marina Split
- Sunday or Wednesday departure - check in is from 2pm in ACI Marina Split
- Sunday or Monday departure 2023 - check in is from 3pm in ACI Marina Split
- Check out is by 8:30am at Split ACI Marina on the last day of your charter.
Which yacht is right for me?
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.
Are there any local payments that I need to be aware of?
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. If you have a larger group, a Lagoon Catamaran may be a good option. If a luxurious sailing experience is more your style, view the ships available for a luxury Yacht Charter.
How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?
A tourist tax of 1.50 Euros per person per day is not included in the price. This is to be paid locally at
Do you offer a Skipper refresher course?
Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. To find out more on what we’ve
achieved so far and our goals for a sustainable future, check out our sustainability report here.
What Health & Safety measures will be in place onboard?
Our Day 1 Skipper Course is perfect for assisting Yacht Charter Skippers to set sail! This course provides a 4 hour refresher program with a local, experienced Sail Croatia Skipper, giving you the confidence and insider knowledge to get the best out of your week sailing in Croatia. Learn more about this optional extra here.
Sail Croatia takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously, and as such will be implementing measures onboard our ships to limit and prevent the spread of Covid-19. These measures will be updated in line with best practices and Government guidelines on our Travel to Croatia page.
Whilst we endeavour to reduce the spread of Covid-19, it’s important to recognise that there is a clear risk of the spread of the disease whilst on holiday. Our aim is to keep our guests safe and we kindly ask for your support in this process.