How do I book a charter?
Select the charter bases , the type of yacht preferred, the
dates you would like to travel and contact us, to check
availability. If the yacht type is available for the period and
location requested, we can proceed with the booking or hold an
“option” for maximum period of 7 days. This means the boat is
blocked for you for one week - until your final decision is
made. If you do not confirm the booking during this period of
time, this "option" will automatically be cancelled. Please
note: is not possible to hold a option during the last minute
Upon confirmation of the charter, a Charter
Agreement(contract) will be sent to you. This should be signed
and returned, along with your down payment, as soon as possible.
Typically, upon signature, a 50% deposit is required by bank
transfer to our bank account: the balance of the charter fee is
due one month prior to embarkation. For bookings within 30 days
of departure full payment must be settled. Please note that a
booking will not be fully confirmed until the Charter Agreement
has been returned signed and the down payment is paid.
Should I use the services of a Charter Broker?
The first thing to understand is that whether you use a
broker or not, your cost will be the same: the Charter Company,
not you, pays the broker’s commission so it won t make any
difference to you.
A knowledgeable broker knows all the industry’s insights and
will steer you in the right direction. A good broker will do
everything he can to have you come back satisfied from your
If you are going for a Crewed Yacht Charter , then definitely
you want to hire a broker. As we explained before, knowing the
specifics of the crews is essential. That is the broker’s
primary job. Charter brokers supposedly know each individual
boat and crew on their listings. Therefore, reputable charter
brokers should make matching your party to a suitable crew an
important part of their service.
What qualifications do I need to
charter a yacht?
The charterer e.i. the yacht skipper must have necessary
license for the yacht navigation at the open sea.(i.e.Boat
leaders licence of compentency and radio–telephone licence of
compentency) which have to be presented to the office of Croatia
Croatia Yachting reserve the right not to hand over the yacht
if the Charterer is not competent for any reason to operate the
yacht or to allocate a skipper to the yacht and charge for it.
In any case, we strongly suggest that you do not overestimate
More about bareboat and skippered bareaboat charter in
Croatia on our page: Yacht charter Croatia
What about skippered bareboat
This is good option if you want to
eventually bareboat, but don t feel comfortable enough in your
skills yet; or if you are discovering a new or challenging
sailing area and feel the need to have a guide for your holiday
or just a couple of days. Croatia Yachting is in the position to
select, recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper
for as many days as you wish. There is a set daily fee (100 Euro
per day) for the professional skipper. You are also responsible
for feeding the skipper.
Our yachts are fully equipped with all
safety and navigational equipment. This generally includes GPS,
autopilot, dinghy and all navigational essentials. Also included
in the charter prices are full sets of linens including pillows
and blankets and fully equipped galley with all cooking
Depending on individual yacht specifications, many also have
bimini top, spray hood, CD/cassette radio players. Most larger
yachts will also have a microwave, TV/DVD, etc. Ask us for
individual yacht specifications or see online on our page:
Charter prices in Croatia
Are there any additional charges?
Final cleaning(obligatory), fuel charges, marina fees,
transfers, yacht provision and optionally charges as skipper
fee, outboard engine and spinnaker.
Deposit - Refundable Security Deposit payable on arrival in
cash or credit card.
In case I want to cancel my
Croatia Yachting calculates cancellation fees based on the
period of time between the date of cancellation and the
departure date as follows:
- 30% of charter fee will be retained for cancellation up
to 2 (two) months before the charter starting date.
- 50% of charter fee will be retained for cancellation up
to 1 (one) month before the charter starting date.
- 100% of charter fee will be retained for cancellation
less than one month before the charter starting date.
If the cancellation is due to objective reasons (death of a
family member, heavy injury, war or other) the accepted deposit
shall not be paid back, but the charteree shall give the yacht
to the charterer at his disposal for another free period of time
or within another season. More about charter conditions and
cancellation find on our page: Charter Conditions
Are yachts and yacht crew
Yes, all yachts and crew on board are fully insured against
I don`t want to start my holiday
on a Saturday.
Any chance of a long weekend - say Friday to Tuesday - or a
Certainly, especially if you don`t want to sail in June, July
or August. These are the busiest months for the charter
companies, and most weeks are sold out well in advance. If you
do want a long weekend or a ten-day break at that time, then
we`d be happy to help you book the dates you`d like, but the
price is unlikely to be flexible. For a long weekend in June,
July , August and Septembert, you would usually be charged for a
full week - or even two if your dates go both sides of the
When is the best time to sail
on the Adriatic?
For sailing, Croatia is ideal from late March to mid July and
then from September to early November. Most of July and August
are very busy on the Adriatic, both on the coastal roads
necessary to get to the marinas and on the Adriatic Sea itself.
Weather-wise (or more appropriately wind-wise) late July and
August aren t the best choice. Just before and after that,
however, you can count on just the right wind for good sailing.
If sailing in the winter be sure that you are chartering a boat
with a heating system as blankets will not be enough from
November to March. Normally you can swim in the sea from mid May
to late September. More about sailing in Croatia find on our
page: Yacht charter Croatia
What should I bring with me on
a bareboat charter holiday?
Our yachts are equipped with all necessary navigation, safety
and domestic inventories including bed linen. All you need to
bring is your own clothing, towels and medicines ! For cooler
months we recommend warmer clothing and waterproof
coveralls. While sailing you will be required to wear shoes.
These need to have non marking soles, and can be deck sneakers,
boat shoes, non marking running sneakers etc.
NOTE: Yachts have a limited space for
storing large bulk items such as hard sided suitcases. So please
pack your vacation items in a soft sided suitcase. Large
traditional suitcases are cumbersome and awkward to maneuver in
Can I take baby on a yachting
Yes, you can take baby on board one of our yachts. Croatia
Yachting can provide safety netting(at extra charge) by prior
arrangement on certain yachts (these must be fitted and removed
by the charterer). Childrens buoyancy aids and harnesses are
available for 4 years and above only.
Can I bring my pet on board?
The keeping of pets (dogs, cats, birds and similar) on the
yacht is not allowed, unless a previous agreement was reached in
Yachts do not permit guests to bring pets on board for
several reasons. There is a potential of allergens from animals
remaining on board. Animals are typically not accustomed to the
strict confinement of a ship and an active cruising itinerary
can be quite uncomfortable for pets. Just like humans, animals
can also be sensitive to the effects of motion and may become
disoriented or lethargic.
Will I have mobile phone
coverage whilst away?
Mobile phone reception is available in
most of sailing areas in Croatia .
Can mobile phone chargers be
used on board?
Mobile phone chargers can be used on
yachts. The car phone charger type can be used and plugged into
the 12 volt cigarette lighter on board and standard European 220
V charger plug only in marinas while boat is wired to shore