Explore Croatia by sea & unveil its hidden secrets

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What makes Croatia so special

It’s a country that has it all. With a large number of available sailing options, the incredible scenery, the preserved bays, the numerous islands and it’s calm and clear Mediterranean waters, Croatia is Europe’s finest sailing playground being only a few hours from London. The country is affordable, relatively safe and has a wide number of sailing routes to choose from that are amenable to all. Moreover, the wide appeal of the country’s 2,000 islands and reefs, together with the many mainland ports and anchorages, tends to have tourists completely enchanted and wanting to come back for more. We’ve listed just a few of the main places that make it ever so worth visiting.

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Most popular destinations for sailing in Croatia

Split

Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and is a cheerful town that is right in the middle of both tradition and modernity.

Zadar

Zadar is a fascinating town that’s filled with Roman ruins, medieval churches, and museums based in a small peninsula.

Hvar

Hvar is the most luxurious island, the sunniest place in Croatia and along with Dubrovnik, the most popular tourist destination.

Primošten

Sleepy to the point of inertia in winter, Primošten in the summer comes alive. Filled with bands playing in the main square

Istria

Hvar is the most luxurious island, the sunniest place in Croatia and along with Dubrovnik, the most popular tourist destination.

Dubrovnik

Zadar is a fascinating town that’s filled with Roman ruins, medieval churches, and museums based in a small peninsula.

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Picking a charter when luxury sailing

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

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Sailboat
2-8 people
The most popular boat which is an except choice for active travellers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-50 feet.
$2000 – $5000 USD pw
Catamaran
2-8 people
The most popular boat which is an except choice for active travellers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-50 feet.
$5000 – $12,000 USD pw
Gulet
18-20 people
The most popular boat which is an except choice for active travellers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-50 feet.
$5000 – $20,000 USD pw
Motor yacht
2-8 people
The most popular boat which is an except choice for active travellers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-50 feet.
$5000 – $20,000 USD pw
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Additional Costs

Apart from chartering the boat, there are also a few additional costs to consider like; skipper fees, paying the crew (chef, hostess, etc.), boat cleaning, fuel, etc. There’s also a boat docking fee which tends to be about $110 per night, and the marinas tend to be normally full around the summer as well. Also keep in mind that, if you are a boat owner, there is a tourist tax depending on the length of stay and length of the ship. If you’re in the charter, tourist tax normally costs 7kn per day for persons older than 18, and for persons between 12 and 18 years of age, tax is reduced by 50%, while for disabled persons and one accompanying person it’s reduced by 70%. However, children under 12 do not pay tourist tax.

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Requirements for bareboat charter

You can either rent out a boat with a qualified skipper or porter around the islands or fo those who are determined to improve the sailing skills, and you can take a course at one of the local sailing schools. If this is your choice, then you should be aware that by law, all charter companies in the country require you to hold at least one of these sailing certificates: The Certificate of Competency for a Skipper B or C category (for operating vessels up to 30 tones gross weight for personal needs, including a charter, within the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia for Category B, that is for business purposes regardless of the maritime zone for Category C) or the Certificate of Competency for a Yacht-Master. It is a Croatia requirement that you must also have successfully finished a GMDSS-VHF radio course. This is something that can be completed in a single day at certified centres.