Cruising, Yachting, Sailing – an unforgettable experience in Croatia!
Every one of a thousand Croatia’s islands is a travelling experience in itself. If you want to briefly experience the charming Croatia islands and at the same time enjoy in cruising and yachting in Croatia, book your place in some of marinas. A travelling experience that will surely remain unforgettable!
Travel agencies can provide you with all-inclusive programs that combine guided tours of the majority sites found on the Croatia islands, purchases and strolls in traditional settlements, swimming in captivating beaches, sceneries and places that will remain with you forever.
Croatia is an idyllic place for short or longer cruises, as it has many islands and ports which you can visit, as well as an ideal climate allowing for pleasant travelling conditions nearly all year round.
There are many Croatian companies, as well as quite a few foreign agencies, that organize cruises on the Croatia seas and to the islands.
Moreover, a cruise on the Croatia seas gives you the opportunity to visit unique churches, monuments of more recent periods and traditional settlements and villages as well as to enjoy the natural beauties in many of the country’s regions.
Sailing is a unique experience and a real way to get around the most beautiful places on the Adriatic.
If you are already a little tired of the classic ways of vacation it is time for the adventure!
Sailing Holidays in Croatia
A boat can be rented in almost every place along the Croatian coast, although all places are not quite easily accessible.
Sailing holiday in Croatia is something that everyone should experience at least once in his lifetime. The beauty of the Adriatic coast, numerous coves and hidden beaches that are accessible only by boat is just a few reasons why everyone should at least once sail in Croatia.
In planning for the lease and the booking of a boat or a motor boat in Croatia, you must consider a few things. The most important thing is to make sure that you or someone from the crew has permission to sail, which is valid in Croatia. If you have, you can continue to plan your vacation by following the instructions (if not, you have two options: to sail with a skipper or end up sailing course).
Tips for Sailing in Croatia
What to Bring on Boat
Bring light clothing, a jacket which is impermeable to wind, tracksuit, thicker sweater (no matter what month it is sailing), sun cream (not oil due to slipping on the boat), a good pair of sunglasses, towels.
Take specific drugs that are not in an ordinary ship’s pharmacy.
Things must be packed in soft bags, no bags or backpacks with rods because for them there is no room in the cabin.
Food on Boat
The unwritten rule is that on the boat cannot have enough food. In Dubrovnik and Trogir supermarket is located in the marina. In Split, the marina also has a small shop, and the nearest supermarket is “Diona” which is 10 minutes walk.
Do not forget to buy food that is convenient for ships with a small fridge: small packages of milk, soups from bags, pasta… and of course water.
If you were lucky and hired a boat from Trogir, recommend a pleasant and short walk to the nearby picturesque market. Seasonal fruits and vegetables from the market of Trogir is a shame to miss. When using a fridge on boat do not forget that they are not plugged on electricity, so open less frequently and briefly hold open.
Most restaurants take credit cards, but not restaurants which are out of reach of electricity. Therefore, always keep cash when your travels take you to the small islands, and want to buy e.g. homemade honey or local fish.
Berth in ACI Marinas
All marinas have a reception, restaurant, showers, and laundry facilities and so on. In the office of the marina will ask you for original documents of the vessel and return them just before your departure.
Berth on Waterfront (Coast)
Smaller places like Jelsa, Komiza, Vis, Starigrad, Sipan, Lumbarda, Vela Luka, Orebic, and Slano will provide a berth at the waterfront where you can have access to water and electricity. Prices are between 250-500 HRK (between 35 and 70 EUR) depending on the size of the boat. In places such as Mljet, Vis and Lastovo probably you will be asked to save water since them lacking water.
Places like Starigrad, Hvar, Korcula, Vis, Veli Lago (Lastovo), will charge you to use the buoys. For the price of 300 – 600 HRK (between 40 – 80 EUR) can be quietly attached, Please be sure to ask your local concessionaire what is included in the price (garbage, 1 hour mooring on the coast and taking the waters, the entrance to the National Park and etc.. )
What Places to Visit?
National Parks: Mljet, Krka, Brijuni, Kornati and special area of Mali Ston.
Natural landscapes: Blue Cave (Bisevo, Cove Stiniva (Vis), Zlatni Rat (Brac), Island Brusnik and Jabuka (the last two of the island because of a lot of the magnetite can cause incorrect data to the ship’s instrument).
Significant landscapes: Pakleni Islands, Deserts Blaca, Island Ravnik (Green cave).
Fishing and Diving in the Adriatic
Fishing on the Adriatic
Fishing is possible only with permission. More about fishing permits see on the official website (possible electronic permits): www.mps.hr/ribarstvo. Do not forget that in the Adriatic are plenty of protected animals: dolphin, Mediterranean monk seal, turtles and shellfish and many more. Penalties for fishing range are from 20,000.00 HRK to 100,000.00 HRK (about 2,500 – 14,000 EUR).
It is possible only with permission (CMAS, PADI, SSI, NAUI, NASDS, YMCA, etc.). If you want to dive ask for instruction or take a leader in one of many diving clubs. Scuba diving is strictly forbidden in the marinas, in the National Parks, protected area, etc.) Penalties range is about 15,000 HRK (about 2,000 EUR).