Frequently Asked Questions
10. Where should I berth, in marinas or bays?
If you have enough power, food and water, you will enjoy spending the night in one of numerous, well secluded bays along the Adriatic coast. Please, always take care of the weather conditions if you decide to do so. If you will be using the services of a skipper, there won't be any problems in finding the safest of bays, since skippers are well acquainted with the Adriatic region. If you're sailing the boat on your own, please, feel free to contact us for advice - we would be happy to suggest you the nearest safe bays.
11. Which currency is used in Croatia?
All services in Croatia are paid in Kunas. Depending on the marina, it is possible in some, to pay mooring fees in Euros and should be checked upon in advance. In most of the restaurants, shops and supermarkets you can use credit cards as well, but not everywhere, so having some cash on you, is always recommended, either Kunas or Euros.
12. Are bedclothes, cutlery, etc. provided on board?
Bedclothes (sheets, blankets, pillows) are provided on every boat. Only a few charter agencies provide the towels as well, so it is recommended to take your own with you (you should take an extra one, for the beach). Kitchen is equipped with stove, oven, fridge, sink, cooking utensils and cutlery. Cleaning agents, dishrags, etc. are not provided on board, but can be bought in marina shops, before boarding.
13. Is there an age restriction for children on board?
Children can go sailing with you at an early age, there is no age limit. However, their stay on board should be closely monitored by adults. Always choose the safest cabins for children (e.g. the front cabin) and the safest places for them to play (cockpit, for example). Children should, by all means, wear life jackets and you can also put a safety net along the sides of the boat. You should bring baby food along, since it cannot be bought in every marina shop. You should also consider choosing shorter routes and docking in marinas more frequently, for safe berthing as well as the comfort.
14. When should I return the boat to the marina?
Boats are returned to the base on Friday afternoon/evening with an overnight on board till Saturday morning between 8am and 9am, when the check-out procedure is done. By the time, the guests should leave the boat, so it can be cleaned up and prepared for new guests. The boat can also be returned to the base on Saturday, by 8am, in order to have enough time to fill the boat's tank before leaving it.
15. Is it possible to switch people on board during a sailing trip?
Changes of guests are possible - however, this should be indicated in advance, before embarkation, in order to make guest lists containing the dates of changes, as well as the personal data people joining or leaving the boat. Before taking over the boat, charter agency will provide the guests a verified crew list containing data both before and after the change, which the guests are obliged to possess during the sailing.
If a previously unannounced change in the crew takes place during the cruise, guests are obliged to contact the charter agency and inform them of changes, so the agency could make a new, verified crew list. The new list is then sent by fax to guests to their current place of residence. Guests are obliged to keep the old list as well, and present the new crew list if required.
16. May I take over the vessel before check-in time?
If you are arriving early, sooner than expected (check-in is usually done at around 5 pm), let us know the approximate time of your arrival and we will try to arrange with the charter agency to have the vessel ready and delivered to you earlier. This is usually possible, if the marina is not too crowded at the time.
17. Are pets allowed on board?
No, pets (dogs, cats, birds etc.) are not allowed on board, except in some cases, where it has been agreed on, in advance. We recommend you don't expose your pets to the rough conditions of staying on board. Animals are typically not accustomed to the strict confinement of ships and an active cruising itinerary can be quite uncomfortable for them. Just like people, animals are sensitive to the motion effects and may become disoriented or lethargic. Also, some people are allergic to animals. However, if you do not have a place to leave your pet at for the holidays, please send us an inquiry in advance and we'll try to find a solution.