Coastal Walks Croatia FAQ Organiser

Organiser Information

What costs are involved with boating holidays?

There are two costs to be aware of:

1. The 'Charter fee' for the boat and crew for example the skipper

The Charter Fee is the majority of the holiday cost and equivalent to your accommodation fee. For all of our guests a boating holiday is a special holiday that is totally different to the usual holiday. This is like your AirBNB fee, apartment rental, hotel or resort fee and is dependent on the type of boat, size of boat and onboard features like how many cabins there are, the number of showers and toilets onboard and what features like swimming platform there might be.

Our enquiry form sets out what we need to know to quickly recommend the perfect boat for you on your dream holiday.

"Please include information such as the number of people in your group, when and where you want your holiday, age range of guests, and skippered or not"

Note: Charter fees are seasonal with mid July to mid August generally being the peak weeks. We set out the skippered charter fee by boat clearly in our enquiry reply. It includes everything you need to pay for so there are no surprises at check-in.

2. Yacht running costs for mooring the boat and topping up the fuel at the end of the holiday

Yacht running costs in Croatia depend on where you would like the boat to be parked while we Island hop each day. We recommend a combination of all types in a one week itinerary because they all have their pros and cons. As your skipper we will explain the advantages of each and what's available where so you're well informed when you need to decide.

Note: With every reply we will estimate the yacht running costs based on the size of yacht and where you are sailing so you know what to budget for.

Mooring Fee types in Croatia:

i) Marinas are the most expensive because of the services available

ii) Local harbours

iii) Mooring buoys that we can secure the yacht to

iv) Free mooring options are available at waterfront establishments where you step from the boat almost into the restaurant. It is a free mooring in return for booking a table at their restaurant.

Is the accommodation on the boat?

Yes

Every boat is your self-contained apartment and has everything you'd expect to make your stay comfortable. There are beds, hot water showers, toilets, kitchen, refrigeration, lounge, outdoor table and seating for you to enjoy meals outdoors.

The cabins have a wardrobe and shelves for your clothes, main ceiling light, reading light, windows for fresh air and doors that close securely.

Boats don't have a typical cabin layout or floor plan, so for different groups (adults, families with young children or families with teenagers) we will recommend different boats.

It's for this reason we don't recommend booking online, but waiting until you understand the pros and cons that we highlight to you in our replies. You will then be able to make an informed decision and avoid feeling like you've 'booked the wrong boat' for your holiday.

Which type of sailing trips do you offer in Croatia? Private charters, Flotillas and Share-A-Yachts

1. Private Charter

This charter is for you if you wish to hire a whole yacht or catamaran for your family or friends on a date specified by you. We provide one of us as skipper or you can sail yourself if qualified with a licence.

2. Flotillas

These are specific dated events that bring together like-minded guests. All of our flotillas are on skippered yachts or catamarans for guests not wanting to sail themselves. The itinerary covers Island hopping with a new destination every day, dining experiences, and optional cultural tours and excursions. If you can’t fill a boat yourself we have our solo traveller Share-A-Yachts available. For a list of available flotillas see our Flotilla page.

3. Share-A-Yacht /Cabin Charter

These trips are for small groups or solo travellers interested in meeting new people and making new friends along the way. All costs are shared equally on a per person basis and accommodation is in double cabins. There is a maximum of 8 guests per share-a-yacht with an option of hiring a full cabin to yourself. To make Share-A-Yacht simple for you, our booking confirmations are a guarantee the trip will run. For a list of currently available Share-A-Yacht trips see our Share-A-Yacht / Cabin.

 

Whole Yachts - What size Yacht do you need?

 

Cabins-Skipper-Guests in Cabins

Guests using Lounge

(Optional)

Cabin Layout
2

 

1

Sailing Yacht 2 x Cabs Floorplan
3

 

1-2

Sailing Yacht 3 x Cabs Floorplan
4

 

1-2

Sailing Yacht 4 x Cabs Floorplan
5

 

1-2

Sailing Yacht 5 x Cabs Floorplan
Catamaran

 

1-2

Catamaran Floorplan

 

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Notes:

1. Cabin sizes are for illustration purposes only and not to scale. All cabins increase in size as the yacht size increases.

2. Catamarans are available in 4 x Cabins, 5 x Cabins and 6 x Cabins configurations.

 

What days do your holidays start and finish?

Saturday to Saturday

Our guaranteed charter periods are Saturday to Saturday. We can offer you a different check in and check out day as long as these days fall between Saturday to Saturday and you pay for the full week. We do offer 3 night share-a-yacht trips that start from a Saturday or a Tuesday. Email us for further information.

How long are we sailing in each day?

Approximately 1-2 hours in the morning then 1-2 hours in the afternoon

In Croatia you can expect the sailing day to consist of 1-2 hours in the morning after breakfast and 1-2 hours after lunch. The yachts will then be moored from approximately 4pm at the destination harbour until 9/10am the following morning.

How many people can book onto one yacht?

Up to 14 guests

We have a range of yachts and catamarans with the largest accommodating up to 14 guests. One of these places will be allocated to the Skipper if you can’t Skipper yourself. For larger groups you can book multiple yachts and sail in your own small flotilla or consider motor cruises than can accommodate up to 38 guests per boat. Our Share-A-Yacht trips use 3 and 4 cabin yachts so accommodate a maximum of 6 or 8 guests per yacht.

I am self-skippering. How many documents do I need?

Two

In Croatia you must be in possession of both a Sailing licence relative to the size of yacht and a VHF Licence.

Can I determine the sailing route?

Yes

If you are booking a Private Yacht Charter you will be involved in choosing the route of the islands and places you visit. The skipper will be making recommendations and suggestions throughout the week to help you. If there is a specific island you would like to visit during your charter please advise us during the Enquiry. If you are on a Share-A-Yacht or a Flotilla, the sailing route is  pre-set to give you a mix of different experiences throughout the trip.

How many yachts and marinas are available?

30 different marinas with over 500 yachts

We have yachts and catamarans in 30 established Marinas with more than 500 yachts of all types and sizes available for you along the Croatian Coastline.

How does your Whole Yacht pricing work?

We include all 'extras' into the price so there is 'nothing more to pay' when you check-in. The way to compare this is to check if there are any 'compulsory' fees like Transit Log, Croatian Tourist Tax