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Quick Facts

Country
Croatia
Language
Croatian
Time zone
GMT+2
Currency
Kuna
Population
4,500,000
Departure tax
None
Cruising tax
€ 1-2 per day per person
Voltage
220V



Destination: Croatia

Yacht charter bases

Split area (Split ACI, Kastela, Zenta, Trogir ACI marinas)

Split International airport, is only 23 km away from Split town. The Split airport is actually closer to Trogir town than Split town. Saturday is best spent visiting Split town or Trogir sites before taking a short taxi ride to the marina for boarding. If you arrive early at the marina on boarding day, bags can be left with the owner/operator but you will not officially be able to board until 17:00. Upon arrival at allocated marina, report to your yacht operator's office. 

By taxi
Airport to Split town:Taxis can be found lined up at the airport and take about 30 minutes to get to Split town It costs approximately 40 Euros one-way per taxi. 

By bus 
Airport to Split town or Trogir: 
Upon arrival at Split airport exit the building where shuttle buses are available for either Trogir or Split town. Split ACI Marina, Kastela Marina and Marina Zenta are a short taxi ride from Split town. 

Boarding in Dubrovnik ACI Marina

ACI Marina Dubrovnik lies near Komolac, about 2 km from the entrance to the port of Gru┼ż and 6 km from the old city. 

By taxi
Taxis can be found lined up at the airport and take about 45 minutes to get to Dubrovnik ACI Marina town. It costs approximately 50 Euros one-way per taxi.

By bus
Airport to Old Town Dubrovnik: Upon arrival at Dubrovnik airport exit the building and the airport shuttle bus is parked alongside the building. Tickets are bought on the bus and the cost of the airport transfer is approximately 5 Euros. The shuttle stops at Pile Gate in front of Old Town Dubrovnik where you want to disembark.

Old Town Dubrovnik to ACI Dubrovnik Marina: Just outside of Pile Gate you can purchase tickets for bus numbers 1A or 1B and get off at stop in Komolac (just after the INA gas pump).


Weather

Average air temperatures

Temperatures in the spring months of April, May and June, range from 15-24°C. In the summer months of July, August and September you can expect temperatures to rise to 24-27°C.

Average water temperatures

Water temperatures are cooler in the spring months of April, May and June ranging from 14-21°C. In the hotter summer months of July, August and September the surface water reaches perfect swimming temperatures of 22-26°C.

Best time to visit

May through October are the warmer, drier months. May, June, July and September are the best months to visit with nice weather conditions while avoiding excessive heat and the high season crowds. The climate is hot in the summers and mild to cool in the winters, which is the wet season.  Cooler and rainy times of year are between December and April. The best time to sail is July through September when the water is warm enough to swim. 


Sailing conditions

Croatia is a great yacht charter destination for beginner to experienced level sailors. The best time to sail is May through October.  A sailing license/certificate and VHF radio license is required for bareboat and flotilla yacht charters. If you are on a skippered bareboat or cabin charter, you do not require any experience or certification to sail with a skipper.                                                                                 

Location   
Sailing conditions      
North Croatia                   
       
This less traveled area is prone to more sporadic weather patterns. It offers line of sight navigation but more challenging weather conditions.     
South Croatia              This is an excellent charter region offering line of sight navigation, consistent light winds in the summer and short passages.     

Wind and sea

The Adriatic Sea is generally calm and offers exceptional sailing conditions, however strong nighttime Bora winds can develop in the spring or fall.  Summer winds are consistent light northerlies from to 10-20mph. Stronger winds over 30mph may occur during July, August and September.  A one-meter short chop is the typical wave height in the Adriatic, but two to three meter swells may develop. Tides are minimal in the Mediterranean ranging between 20-60cm. 

Mooring

Croatia has some of the nicest marinas in Europe, offering mooring on lazy lines -fixed underwater moorings with access lines on the wharf, and many services ashore. Lazy lines are also available from restaurants docks ashore and there are mooring balls available at some anchorages that can be hired from local authorities.  Read more about Med Mooring on our yacht charter details pages

Croatia operates under region A of the international navigational system - red right leaving.

 


Travel and excursion expenses

There are always additonal costs that mount up on any trip so we've created a handy list of expenses to allow for.  We'll be adding to this list all the time but this is offered as a guidance for a 7-night trip.

Transport and entrance fees

Description

Euros (€) 

Airport shuttle to/from Split and taxi to yacht (return)

15

Or taxi from/to airport to yacht (return)

60

Croatia cruising tax, 1€ per person per day. To be paid on arrival

14

Diocletian's Palace site entrance fee

3

Restaurants for evening meal

€20-25 per person per day

Krka National Park entrance fee

11

Kornati National Park entrance fee

11

Bisevo Blue Cave entrance fee

5

Lastovo Park fee

4

Mljet National Park ride and entrance

12.50

Dubrovnik bus r/t and audio tour

13

Spanjola Fortress Hvar, entrance fee

4

Korcula Museums

6

Stari Grad museum

3

Trogir Museum and Tower

5

Large bottle of beer

3.50

Regular coffee

3.50

Bottle of water

2.50

Gratuity:

 

Cabin charter per couple: A suggested gratuity amount per crew member for 7-nights aboard. 

100-150

Cabin charter per couple: A suggested gratuity amount per crew member for 14-nights aboard. 

200-250

Flotilla yacht: A suggested gratuity for guidance given by flotilla leader for 7-night flotilla.

150

Flotilla yacht: A suggested gratuity for guidance given by flotilla leader for 14-night flotilla.

200

Marina and mooring fees

Staying in marinas can be expensive so opting to drop anchor or tie up free at coastal restaurants is an option. Most port mooring balls or anchor fees include access to filling water tanks the next morning.

Yacht mooring fees - given as guidance

Mooring fees

Euros (€)

Vis anchoring fee

25

Hvar moored on a mooring ball with lines ashore

40

Hvar marina (for a 45ft yacht, less for smaller yachts)

75

Dubrovnik ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht, less for smaller yachts)

75

Korcula anchor fee or ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht)

40

Korcula ACI Marina

75

Stari Grad on mooring ball or lazy line moored to shore

50

Trogir anchoring fee 

25

Trogir ACI Marina (for a 45ft yacht)

75


Not to miss

Split

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Diocletian's Palace 305BC in Split city. The Roman emperor Diocletian fell in love with the area calling it the flower of the Adriatic and built one of the most beautiful palaces in the Roman Empire. Wander through Roman and Venetian architecture and explore museums, art galleries and boutiques. Split also has fine dining, hotels and numerous marinas to access the sparkling Adriatic sea.

Hvar Island

Took its name from the ancient Greeks and the Cycladic island of Paros who arrived in 384BC and used the island's fertile coastal plains and fresh water springs to farm and settle. The island's sloping hills are covered in pine forests and in the agricultural areas lavender fields, vineyards, fruit orchards and olive groves. The climate offers mild winters and warm summers. Hvar's position in the middle of the Adriatic trade routes made the island an important centre for Adriatic commerce as well as throughout the entire Mediterranean.

The protected natural harbor of Hvar city, became a Venetian Empire center for trade and culture in the Adriatic. To protect against invaders, a large naval base was created and above the port an imposing fortress was built with walls encircling the town. As trade and prosperity grew in Hvar so did culture and the arts. The city is home to one of the oldest surviving theatres in Europe built in 1612. Today the island is a popular tourist destination, listed in the top 10 islands by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Dubrovnik

Was one of the most important trading ports in the western Mediterranean for 1000 years. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Adriatic. The old part of the city is surrounded by a fortified wall. Within the great wall the city is made up of unique streets, lanes, grand open plazas and wondrous Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches and architecture. In 1979 the city of Dubrovnik was made a UNESCO world Heritage site. The best way to experience the city is to rent a headset and take the walking tour along the great fortified city walls. This audio tour can take over two hours and is very informative. The annual summer festival is a 45-day cultural event featuring live theatre, concerts and games.

Krka Falls and National Park

Is a phenomenal experience and are accessed by river boat from the town of Skradin. The spectacular falls cascade down through the surrounding hills into numerous emerald pools. The widest falls are at the river level. A half-day exploration would include hiking, swimming and photography. Wildlife includes many bird species including grey herons and egrets.


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