Are you dreaming about sailing and have no licence or sailing skills or you just need a guide? Thinking about discovering Croatian coast, swimming in the salty and crystal clean sea and having relaxed atmosphere...
Then choosing skippered yacht in Croatia or skippered catamaran in Croatia is the best way for your holiday.
Who should choose skippered yacht charter
Skippered boat can be chosen by a familly or group of friends who would like to leave all the responsibility to a skipper. Skipper's or sailing licence is not obligatory.
Sailing skills are not necessary but those who would like to participate in daily sailing can simply learn from skipper. Sometimes we even have advanced skipper requests for regattas so even the experienced crews sometimes choose someone who will be master of boat in purpose of having more pleasure in chartered term.
Skipper on board:
Our skippers are professional, experienced with skippering boats in Croatia, Greece, Italy ...They are all Croatians but also speak a few languages, ages between 25-50 and registrered for skippered charter. Some of them have long experience, starting as a kids in sailing clubs in Croatia and choosing skipper job as a life proffesion.Skippers responsibility is to do check in/out of tehnical part of the boat, advise the crew about route, moorings and weather conditions. Sometimes skipper can not provide the route that you imagined because of the weather conditions but in favour of your and boat's safety. We will make every effort to ensure maching the right skipper with the right group.That is why we have the "skipper request form" that you will be asked to fill out.
Choosing sailing route while on skippered yacht charter
You are welcome to have your own idea about route and discuss it with the skipper. If kids are on board the skipper will adjust the route and maybe make routes shorter.
Skipper cost is 150€-190€ per day (25% VAT included) and it is custom that skipper has meals with the crew. Payment of skipper will be done during your check-in in our base office. After your return the skipper is obligated to issue an invoice for the received payment.
Skippered yacht charter benefits:
Skipper takes care of tehnical parts of the boat, moorings and safety of crew. Skippers usually know all the best mooring places, best restaurants and have their own info sources from local people. Skipper's knowledge can be a treasure that can make your active holiday easier and more relaxed.
Advices when booking skippered yacht or sailing boat:
Always ask for the "skipper request form" where you can fill in the details such as non-smoking skipper, English or some other language speaker, etc. If choosing a skipper it is best to book a boat with a cabin for the skipper so everyone can have privacy.
How to book skippered yacht or sailing boat?
First think about the base which will be the most suitable for your flight plan. We can offer 3 best starting bases:Dubrovnik (APT Dubrovnik), Trogir & Split (both APT Split). All airports are very well connected with Zagreb, Rome, Franfurt, London, Barcelona, Oslo, Stockholm....Transfer from airport to base can always be ordered as an extra in our booking office.
How to book?
If you have already chosen Dubrovnik or Split area as your destination and already know what type of sailing boat you are looking for then start "search engine" on our web pages. If you need advice on choosing suitable boat please contact booking directly. Booking office is open from 08:00-20:00 hour (Mon-Fri) and you will recive an answer in 30 minutes for all your requests.
Necessary documents -skippered boat and safety deposit
As skipper will have valid sailing licence and VHF licence, your crew just need to have passport or ID.
Safety deposit: All boats are insured and even with skipper on a board safety deposit must be left in case that damage is done because of the crew fault (for example broken window).
Refundable deposit: Charged by credit card (prefered) or in cash. After returning the boat and tehnical check out with skipper, deposit amount will be unblocked (returned to the client). Safety deposit are for the part that insurance does not cover, for example lost dinghy, or broken window. If the damage is smaller than safety depost (for example lost fender aprox 400 HRK) we will unblock your card anyway and charge amount of real cost (for example fender 400 HRK). If it is skipper's fault than skipper's insurance covers damage and your deposit will be returned fully.
All damages should be reported imediatelly to support number.
Article by Inga Tomaševic