Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find the most frequent questions our customers encounter, if none of the below listed topics helps you, please contact us and we will promptly reply to your inquiry.
01. Which type of vessel and what size should I choose?
The choice of boat you wish to hire mostly depends on the number of people you want on board, number of cabins on the boat and you own personal preferences in terms of space, comfort and performance. One cabin is required for the skipper, if you decide chartering a boat using the services of one. Catamarans and sailing yachts are usually powered by the wind, and as such sail silently, perfectly blending with the beautiful nature. They however, require more effort and experience to handle. Motor boats are easier to manage, while the full time crew on luxury yachts and gulets takes care of the ship and your pleasure.
02. Sailing boats vs catamarans?
Catamarans are an excellent choice for those with no previous sailing experience and for people who prefer very smooth sailing. Having two hulls, catamarans provide great stability, comfort and somewhat faster sailing, since they have two engines, one in each hull. Modern catamarans have shallow draft making the access to the shore and shallow bays easier. However, the pure pleasure of sailing can only be experienced on sailing boats.
03. Is it possible to charter a vessel for less than a week?
Charters usually last a full week, starting and ending on Saturdays, but it is possible to rent a boat for other period of time. Please, take note that during the high-season (end of May - begining of September), most of the weeks are sold out, well in advance, so you are likely to be charged for a full week's rent.
04. Do I have to hire a professional skipper?
Chartering a boat without skipper is possible only if you are in possession of an officially recognized sailing license, have previous sailing experience and feel confident in managing the boat. We strongly suggest you not overestimating your skills and recommend asking for skipper's services if you are even slightly uncertain about navigating the boat yourself. Apart from taking care of your wishes and navigating the boat, our skippers can also be your guides through the Adriatic, revealing the most beautiful secrets, hidden amongst countless islands and bays.
05. Is my licence valid for a bareboat charter?
In case you are in possession of any kind of sailing license, please, be sure to send it to us by e-mail or fax, so we can check its validity with the charter agency, as well as the Croatian authorities, before chartering a boat.
06. Are skipper's services included in price?
Skipper's services are charged separately from the charter fee, and so are the services of other crew members, cooks and hostess. Guests are also obliged to provide the whole crew with food and drink.
Gulets and some luxury yachts (exceeding the certain length) can only be chartered with full crew and the expenses are already included in the charter fee.
07. Where does the skipper sleep?
It is strongly recommended to charter a larger boat, to provide the skipper with his own cabin. As the skipper is in charge of the day-to-day running of the boat, as well as the safety of the people on board, he should be well-rested. Skipper can sleep in the saloon area as well, but that would leave less living space for the guests to enjoy in. Every boat is registered for certain number of passangers (the number is not to be exceeded, by the law), and if the number does not include a berth in the saloon area, the skipper is required to have his own cabin.
08. Is there a parking area within the marina?
Marinas have secured parking areas for cars. The price of parking depends on the marina and is usually around 45€ per week. There are is lot of parking space in each, so reservations are not necessary.
Marina presonnel takes care of the boats and the parking area, as well.
09. What should I bring with me?
In addition to your documents, clothes and the hygiene set you would normally take with you, there are some things we highly recommend you to take along when going on a sailing trip: hat, waterproof wind jackets, sun glasses, rubber soled shoes, sun block oil, waterproof cases for personal electronic equipment (cameras, phones, laptops etc.), swimming suite, snorkelling equipment and extra towels for the beach. Cleaning agents, dish clothes etc. are not provided on board and you should take them along as well.