Charter guide

GETTING STARTED

AND REQUEST AN OFFER!

Our experts will take you step by step through:

  • understanding your needs and your expectations
  • suggesting the best yacht for your group
  • suggesting suitable charter areas and which islands to visit
  • offering top quality service and support throughout your holiday
  • arranging for any special requirements that you may need

Charter guide

GETTING STARTED

AND REQUEST AN OFFER!

Our experts will take you step by step through:

  • understanding your needs and your expectations
  • suggesting the best yacht for your group
  • suggesting suitable charter areas and which islands to visit
  • offering top quality service and support throughout your holiday
  • arranging for any special requirements that you may need

To get started simply contact us and let us know:

  • Your experience with yachts (any sailing qualifications and if you would like a bareboat or skippered charter)
  • The number of people in your party (and if any of them need a single private cabin)
  • Any preferences in the islands you would like to visit
  • When you are planning to be in Croatia
  • Any other information or questions you have regarding your charter

The Offer Process:

In case we need any further details we will contact you to discuss your plans and confirm any unclear points. We then send our complete and detailed proposal and offer. If you have any further questions we are happy to answer any detail. The official charter contract, invoice and payment instruction will follow your final confirmation of your chosen offer.

Prior to your arrival we will ask for all your arrival information and a complete list of your requirements (transfers, hotel reservations, provisions, etc). We ensure to take care of each little detail so you can rest easy upon your arrival in Croatia.

What is the role of the skipper and/or hostess?

The skipper is responsible for the navigation of the yacht, mooring, anchoring and manoeuvring and for keeping the deck and cockpit of the yacht in good, clean and fully functional condition, also for managing the refilling of water and fuel of the yacht and of the outboard engine and for processing port formalities, all on Charterer’s expense.

The hostess shall do the daily shopping and prepare and serve each day breakfast and a light meal (lunch or dinner). In addition, the hostess will assist the skipper in all of his/her duties under his/her instructions and shall take care of cleaning of communal areas of the yacht daily.

The crew (skipper and/or hostess) will have his/her own cabin and share a WC.
In the case of a catamaran, crew will sleep in one of the bow cabins.

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WHAT DAYS AND TIMES DO CHARTERS START/END AT?

Our charters are usually offered Sunday to Sunday. Depending on the catamaran’s booking plan however, there may be a chance we could accommodate other embarking/disembarking dates, so feel free to ask!

Our charters start on Sunday at 17:00. In some cases a fast track process is available for an additional fee. If it is available, fast tracking allows you to check in at 14:00. If you wish to start your charter earlier than 17:00 please notify us so we can advise on availability.

Charters end on Sunday at 09:00 (disembarkation from the boat).

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WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

The key for sailing charters is simplicity and a minimum of unneeded extras. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are more appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so bring boat shoes or tennis shoes. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy and depending on the time of year you are sailing a long sleeved shirt or two just in case you feel chilly is a good idea.

Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. Don't forget to pack it all in soft-shell baggage for easy onboard storage.

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WHAT ITEMS WILL I NEED TO BRING ON YACHT?

Depending on your holiday mood and if you plan on enjoying a relaxing time aboard, we recommend keeping it simple and bringing only the essentials in terms of clothes, shoes and extras in general. You need to bring with you a cable for charging your devices and to connect it with the yacht’s music player through USB or AUX input. Most of our yachts are equipped with 12V USB ports in the cabins and you can also charge through electric sockets (220V if available), jus to have in mind that the charger type must be adjusted to a 2-pin European style socket.

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WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I PACK?

The key for sailing charters is simplicity and a minimum of unneeded extras. Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck, though for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. Rubber soled shoes as opposed to hard soles are recommended aboard our yachts, so wear boat shoes or tennis shoes. You may find aquatic shoes convenient for beachcombing. Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy. Don't forget to pack it all in soft-shell baggage for easy onboard storage.

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SAILING AND WEATHER TIPS

Upon your arrival, our Crew will provide a weather forecast and share with you sailing tips based on the prevalent weather conditions.

In general, the climate in Croatia is typical of the Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively hot and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year. A great variety of climate subtypes, always within the Mediterranean climate frame, are encountered in several regions of Croatia. This is due to the influence of topography (great mountain chains along the central part and other mountainous bodies) on the air masses coming from the moisture sources of the central Mediterranean Sea.

During the warm and dry periods, the weather is usually stable, the sky is clear, the sun is bright and there is generally no rainfall. There are, however, infrequent and brief intervals of rapid rain chiefly over mainland areas. The warm period starts in April and ends end of October with and average air temperature from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The warmest period occurs during June, July and August, when the mean maximum temperature lies between 29.0 and 35.0 degrees Celsius. During the warm period the high temperatures are tempered by fresh sea breezes in the coastal areas of the country and from the north west winds, known as 'Mistral'.

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WILL YOU OFFER ROUTE RECOMMENDATIONS OR ITINERARIES?

Upon your arrival, our crew will be there to welcome you and share with you regional recommendations and tips.

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IS THERE A FIRST AID KIT ON THE YACHT?

Yes, the yacht is equipped with a complete first aid kit and prepared following all official requirements as defined by the relevant health institutions.

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ARE THERE ANY CHILD OR AGE RESTRICTIONS?

All ages are welcome! Our base staff and/or skipper will provide guidance for onboard safety meanwhile kayaks and other available water toys, will create a fantastic family vacation experience!

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ARE PETS ALLOWED ON BOARD?

You can bring your pet along (up to 4kg)! Contact us for the pet on board fee & further info.

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ARE THE PICTURES OF THE BOATS ON THE WEBSITE ACTUAL?

The provided photos and videos are only indicative as to the type and model of the yachts offered. They are not actual photos or videos of the vessels offered by the company (unless expressly stated herein). Please contact us for additional photos & more information.

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HOW MUCH CASH SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?

All extras are payable to independent providers in cash, prior to embarkation by the charterer at base. Apart from this, make sure you have enough cash with you to cover any running expenses (i.e. fuel consumption, port fees) and your personal expenses of course (i.e. food & water consumption).

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DO YOU RECOMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Obtaining adequate holiday insurance can cover you in a wide range of situations for your upcoming sailing trip. A plan could provide coverage for things like interruption due to unforeseen events including pandemic, trip cancellation, accidental injury or illness, natural disaster, missed airline connections, and more. As there are many insurance packages available in the market, find out what works best for you.

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WHAT ARE THE CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES?

During check-in, you will meet our crew who will conduct the yacht familiarisation briefing and join you in thoroughly inspecting the yacht so as to have an overview on all the yacht's systems and safety equipment on board.

Check-out is similar in the sense that here too our crew will inspect the yacht and you will sign the handover papers. This is also a good time for you to share your feedback and any comments you may have regarding the yacht & your overall sailing experience.

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CANCELATION POLICY

Time of Cancellation (Notification to Catamaran Sailing in Writing)

CANCELLATION POLICY
- Before 10/1/23: 30% cancellation fee
- Between 10/1/23 – 35 days prior to charter date: 50% cancellation fee
- Less than 35 days prior to charter date: 100% cancellation fee

Cancellation of Crew arrangements (Skipper/Hostess):
If notice of cancellation is given 1 to 35 days prior to departure 25% of agreed services price is due.

No-Show Cancellation:
100% of all amounts including charter price, mandatory/optional extras and any crew is due.

The Catamaran Sailing Cancellation guarantee: In any event of cancellation, Catamaran Sailing guarantees that in case the yacht is re-let under same conditions (i.e. charter period, price etc.), any payments received will be credited for use on future charter booking. Credit can be used only for future charters embarking no later than October 30th of the following year.

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I NEED TO CANCEL MY HOLIDAY, HOW DO I DO THIS?

You will need to send your cancellation request to Catamaran Sailing in writing via email (info@catamaran-sailing.h) and we will in turn advise you based on your departure date.

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THE CHARTERER CANNOT JOIN THE TRIP, BUT THE REST OF US STILL WANT TO GO. IS THIS OKAY?

Yes, just notify us about this so we can make the necessary changes in your existing booking. If charterer is the skipper too we can hire a skipper for your group instead.

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USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Below we present a list of updated charter documents which are available as PDFs and will open in a new browser window. If you have any questions or concerns we invite you to contact us and an Istion expert will be happy to advise you.

  • Catamaran Sailing CREW LIST FORM: this form is filled with the details of the people of who will board the charter yacht.
  • Catamaran Sailing PRICE LIST 2024: Catamaran Sailing official price list crewed charters in Croatia.
  • Catamaran Sailing TERMS & CONDITIONS 2024: the general terms and conditions Catamaran Sailing applies for crewed charters

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    Our dedicated team is here to assist you with personalized itineraries, special requests, and all the information you need for an unforgettable voyage.

    Reach out to us now to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!