What about food and drink?
Why should I book a host/hostess?
Food and drink are not included in a Private Yacht Tour. Each yacht is equipped with a kitchenette including a 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 skipper will be happy to recommend the perfect restaurant for your group.
Please budget to include food and drinks for your skipper and host/hostess (if booked) throughout the week. They will rarely turn
down an invitation to dine out as a member of your party, but they also won’t mind dining separately. We recommend budgeting 20-25
Euros per person, per day for food.
What ages are suitable for a Private Yacht Tour?
Hiring a host/hostess allows you to sit back and relax on your sailing vacation! A host/hostess will take care of preparing small meals for breakfast and lunch, keeping the yacht clean and tidy, topping up groceries throughout the week, assisting with organising excursions and much more. The price of a host/hostess is €980 for all 2023 departures, and €1,120 for all 2024 departures.
How do Airport Transfers work?
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. Life jackets are provided for
all passengers onboard and buoyancy vests are available fo those that prefer lighter gear.
What are the average mooring costs in Croatia?
Each Private Yacht Tour is entitled to 2 transfers per booking. Most clients organise their flights to arrive
and depart together as a group, taking advantage of one airport transfer to the check in point and one
transfer to the airport at the end of the week. If you don’t need an airport transfer but would still like to
make use of this inclusion, we can organise a transfer from your Hotel to your check in location and vice
versa. However you decide to use your 2 x Airport Transfers, simply get in touch with our sales team at least
one week before your departure and we will be happy to organise them.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Mooring buoys (estimated 30-40 Euros per night*) offer seclusion and privacy. Marinas (40-130 Euros 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 both options gives the best balance through the week for most groups. We find overnighting in locations that are a little further from marinas and towns are generally more affordable. Most Marinas only accept cash, however some may accept credit cards. 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.
What kind of luggage can I bring?
The yachts and catamarans within our fleet feature mostly double cabins with some twin/bunk cabins. If all cabins are in use onboard a yacht, the Skipper will use the salon seating area to sleep in, which converts to a double bed. Onboard most catamarans there are separate beds for the Skipper and Host/Hostess located in the bow. These are only used by crew in the event that all cabins onboard are in use as they are very small and basic. Please note that crew cabins are not equipped with a bathroom, meaning that the Skipper will require access to a bathroom.
What money should 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.
When does the trip start?
As of January 2023, the official currency of Croatia is the Euro. The best way to get Euros is to withdraw directly from an ATM (available in most large towns, Split Airport and Split Marina).
What time do the trips finish?
- Saturday departure - check-in is from 5pm in ACI Marina Split
- Sunday or Monday departure - check-in is from 3pm in ACI Marina Split
- All departures - check-in is 2pm for a 3pm departure in ACI Marina Dubrovnik
Please note: the check-in time from Dubrovnik is not flexible. Guests must depart the marina at 3pm to avoid mooring fees.
Who are Private Yacht Tours suitable for?
We ask all our passengers to disembark by 8:30am on their final day, to allow us time to clean the yacht
before the next departure.
Can I do a One Way Itinerary?
Private Yacht Tours are suitable for couples looking for a romantic week away, families or groups of friends wanting to do something completely independent. If you’re looking for a cruise experience, view our Croatia small ship cruises.
How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?
One Way itineraries (Split – Dubrovnik & Dubrovnik – Split) are available on selected yachts and catamarans
only. If you are interested in a one way itinerary, please check with our Sales Team for availability. Please
note: a one way fee of 350 Euros is charged for all one way itineraries. Mooring fees in Dubrovnik are not
included on any one way itineraries.
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.