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How can I book a charter boat in Croatia?
Using our search engine here you can easily filter your prefered sailing boat, catamaran, term and starting point. After you find something suitable you can send us inquiry/E-Mail or book directly online. Our  boats are situated in  the most popular charter bases along the coast Trogir, Split, Pula and Dubrovnik. Even if you can not find suitable boat on our website, you can contact us directly on booking@ultra-sailing.hr and we will organize it for you! We stay at your disposal for any further questions or inquiry (such as transfer, luggage storage, equipment etc.)

 

How can I choose the right charter boat for me?

Most of the clients already have an idea what type of boat they look for (size, cabins, equipment). For family sailing we kindly advice Beneteau oceanis line or one of our Fountaine Pajot Catamarans. For regatta's and sailing fans we can provide Beneteau First models to be rented individually or as one design fleet in Croatia.

Consider the needs of your crew, how many baths should the boat have, which type of mainsail you prefer and wheter you need a air condition or generator, if you plan to avoid marinas and stay mostly on anchor.


What is the cost of yacht charter Croatia?
The cost of yacht charter Croatia depends on a couple of different things. Motor (powered) boats are usually the most expensive than sailing boats or catamarans. The larger sailing yachts and the more crew it uses, the more expensive it will be. Newer yachts are also more expensive than the older or classic yachts. Our older, classic boats are maintained and fully checked each year and they belong to economy line which is good choice for lower budget. Catamarans are also quite expensive charter option, because of the comfort that it provide.
Charter term and duration also determines cost. Most yacht charter clients charter for one week or two weeks. By booking until end of January early booking charter discount is provided. Last minute charter is good deal but with less options for choosing and finding a boat that you desire or choosing destination that you wish.
Prices in our Price list goes from 1.150€/week to 16.000€/week depending of term, boat size and model. Price includes VAT.
You can always get an informative offer where all cost will be provided (with discount) and also informative offer for cost during the week like mooring cost and diesel.
 
What is included in the charter price on sailing boat & what should be paid extra?
Charter price includes one week charter on equiped sailing boat, VAT, VHF, chart plotter, dingy, kitchen utensils, towels, pilot book, navigation charts, weather forecast, and free WiFi on all boats. Mooring in starting base is always free of charge.
Extra as obligatory to be payed is tranist log includes end cleaning, gas, underwater inspection(diver),bedlinen, pillows and small towels (50X70).Price of transit log depends of the boat size and goes from 140€ up to 490€ per booking.
Tourist tax is also obligatory. Cost is 1,4€/person/day. Kids under 12 are not obligated to pay
Extras that can be booked: skipper, outboard engine for dinghy, gennaker, snorkeling equipment, transfer from/to airport.
 
What is included in charter price when renting a catamaran?
Charter price includes one week charter on equiped catamaran, VAT, VHF and chart. plotter, dingy and outboard engine, kitchen utensils, pilot book, nav.charts, weather forecast and free WiFi. Mooring in starting base is always free of charge. Extra as obligatory to be payed is tranist log (includes end cleaning, gas,underwater inspection(diver), bedlinen, pillows and small and beach towels towels, snorkeling equipment).
Tourist tax is also obligatory. Cost is 1,4€/person/day. Kids under 12 are not obligated to pay.
Extra can be booked a skipper, transfer from/to airpor, water toys etc.
 
What kind of safety equipment is  provided?
By Croatian law all boats registered for charter must have life belts and first aid box, fire extinguisher, etc. Life raft is provided only on boats bigger than 42 ft as they belong to yacht category and all boats have dinghy included.

What do I need when sailing with kids?
If you have kids on board it is the best to bring their own life belts as maybe one that charter fleet have, will not be suitable for your child. Do not forget: hat, sun-cream, mosquito repellent cream, sailing shoes, sunglasses etc. Cover your kid with light white T-shirt between 11:00-16:00 hour (sun protection). The boat can be very slippery, so let the kids have rubber shoes most of the time. Children on board don't need much. The boat itself is fun to explore for them. Especially like to play with the dinghy and jump into sea from the stern. When renting a boat, pay attention to the cockpit, stern and always take a boat with proper Bimini.

Teach your child to take part in the ship's duties and enjoy the time together. Even withouth TV or smartphone you can have a very pleasant time with card games, chess, drawing or fishing etc. Avoid  to eat sweet while sitting in the cockpit because of the bees. Choose a shorter daily routes and bays where they can buy ice cream and have a "good run". Penciles, paper, books and favourite teddy bear should not be forgotten.
 
What do I need to pack when sailing Croatia?
The most important is to remember to bring any personal  items (passports, skippers licence) as well as medication. Softer luggage is better to fitting into lockers on the boats and as always on holidays advice is to bring the least baggage. You will need sun hats, sun glasses, light summer clothing, trainers, not slippery shoes, swimmingsuits and for evening or dinning in restaurants  „smart casual“. If  Sailing in May, June and September then it is good to bring your own sailing suit or sailing jacket and warmer clothing (for evening or in case of colder weather).
 
What skippers licence is valid in Croatia?
List of skippers licences is quite long and provided by Croatian Maritime Ministry. Before you confirm your sailing holidays and paying your sailing boat, it is best to send copy by E-Mail, so we will check for you immediately if it is valid. Except skippers licence, VHF licence must be also on board. VHF licence can be any particular and it can be provided from anyone in the crew.
 
Can we buy a provision on islands ?
All bigger Croatian islands have a market, shops, post offices, banks etc. (island Brac, island Hvar, island Vis, island Lastovo, Mljet, Korčula…) In smaller bays mostly you can find a restaurant where you can have a meal or just a drink.
 
Can we order provision in advance?
Yes, our booking office can send you list of food and baverages that can be ordered for you and will be delivered for you on board.
 
What is the best time for sailing in Croatia?
The best time for sailing depends on your needs, party, sailing, swimming or island exploring.
The best sailing time is late spring (April till June) the days are long, wind conditions are good and in the beginning of April and May, the islands are not so crowded. End of September is also nice for sailing the sea is calm and still nice for swimming.
July and August are fewer crowded but ideal for swimming end enjoying summer in full.
April and October are also very popular for regattas and those who like quite time out of the season and the berths cost are cheap and you can easily find a berth anywhere.
 
What are the wind and sea conditions in Croatia?
Information about winds and weather in Croatia you can find here

Where we can find marinas?
There is more than 45 marinas in Croatia all along the coast. 22 of them are managed by ACI marinas and the rest are privately owned. Boats rented from Ultra sailing have discount when moored in any ACI marina.
 
Can we park a car in marinas?
All marinas provide parking place for a price of 10-15€ per day. As most marinas are build 25 years ago parking place was not planned for today's standard. It means that in peak season parking space can be problem as everything is overbooked. For similar price we can recommend other private parking solutions outside marina. Just contact us when booking a boat and we will give you a suggestion where to park your car for a week or longer.

What is average berth price in marinas in Croatia?
Price depends of the boat size and term of the season and the service of the marina. Marinas in Croatia provides electricity, restaurants, shops, showers, loundry etc. Many of marinas are located on the most popular places (as ACI marina Korčula, ACI marina Plamižana etc).
Usually in ports and marinas you pay between 3€ and 11€ per metre length for a berth. Usually the price includes electricity, water consumption and usage of other facilities.
On a mooring buoy the prices are from 1€ up to 5€ per metre length.

We can give you some recommendation about marinas and bays while you are at the check-in on spot.

Can we do One way from Split to Dubrovnik?
Yes, we provide One way Split to dubrovnik or opposite but with extra charge and check out on Friday afternoon at 15:00. Extra charge covers 1 day of mooring in check out base, skipper's cost for transfering boat back and diesel for returning boat back (aprox 100 NM). One way charter must be reserved upon confirming booking.

Can we sail outside Croatian waters?
Yes, depends from where you are sailing. If sailing from Pula we can give you the permission to sail to Italy or boats in Dubrovnik can sail to Montenegro, but must be confirmed in advance. So before you confirm your booking give us your plans, whether you plan to leave Croatia with the boat, so we can give you the permission and necessary boat documents.
 
What kind of payment do you accept ?
Upon confirming booking with us, our office will send you booking confirmation with SWIFT and IBAN payment info. We accept payment bank transfer or by credit cards.

What if I want to cancel my charter boat?
Should the charter of the booked vessel be cancelled by clients, whatever the reasons may be, the clients shall be liable to inform Ultra d.o.o. about the incident. The clients shall be debited owing to the cancellation in the amount of:
  • - 50% of the weekly yacht charter price if a reservation has been cancelled more than a month prior to the first charter day.
  • - 100% of the weekly charter price if a reservation has been cancelled less than a month prior to the first charter day.
  • - 0% of the weekly charter price if the company Ultra d.o.o. manages to find a client for the cancelled week.
We kindly advice to make your own travel insurance in your home country as they usually cover trip cancellation.
 
What is safety deposit?
Before taking over the vessel the client shall be liable to leave a deposit in a certain amount in the national currency (HRK) in cash or as credit card deposit (Visa or Master). After the completion of yacht charter the whole deposit shall be repaid to the client, unless some damages or loss of equipment are noticed. Otherwise the stated deposit shall be kept in the amount needed for the repair or for purchase of damaged or lost equipment. Leaving of the deposit is also obligatory in cases when a skipper by the company Ultra d.o.o. is hired. In such case the mentioned deposit cannot be used for covering the costs emerged due to skipper's negligence, bad operation of the vessel or its equipment.
catamaran in harbour of Primosten in Croatia
 
 

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