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According to the desired criteria, you can search more than 5000 vessels worldwide through our real-time search engine. When you find a perfect matching yacht, click on the booking request. After we receive your booking request, we will contact you to reconfirm your booking.

You can also send us a yacht charter inquiry through our websites' e-mail contact form. Please provide as much information as possible in the inquiry. The detailed request will help us prepare the offers for the most suitable yachts.

When you confirm the booking, we will place an option (preliminary booking) on the yacht and send you the Booking agreement with payment details. The option can be valid for 3 to 7 days, which varies from company to company. Once you set the down-payment for the boat, we will fix the booking.

Payment terms: 50% up to 7 days after you confirm your booking, 50% 4 - 6 weeks before the charter.

The booking payment is to be set on the Bank account of Secret Adriatic d.o.o. stated on the Booking agreement, if not agreed differently. After the final payment is complete, you will receive the Boarding Pass, which you need to show on check-in.

The rental price depends on the boat model, age, type, size, and of course, the sailing period.
Boat rental price spans from 500 Eur per week up to 100 000+ Eur.
The extra costs are marina and port fees, fuel consumption, food, and drinks.

Thanks to its moderate climate belt position, Croatia enjoys a predominantly mild climate that favors year-round sailing opportunities.
Officially, Croatia's sailing season starts in early April and closes end of October. 

Sailing in April, May, and October is ideal for sailing enthusiasts and professionals looking for perfect sailing conditions. The boat rental prices are up to 50% lower than in the high season.

June and September are ideal for exploring the Adriatic with family and friends. It's not too warm, the weather is pleasant and you can easily find a berth in the marinas and ports.

July and August are high season months, and you can expect many boaters on the sea. This time is fantastic for enjoying swimming and various water sports activities. This period abounds with social events, festivals, and concerts.

You can book a yacht at any time. We advise starting planning the trip one year ahead for more luxurious vessels such as crewed catamarans and motor yachts. You can benefit from a last-minute booking, but this brings a risk of not finding the most suitable yacht.

The fact that more than 3000 boats are available for charter all over the Adriatic is proof that everyone can find the right kind of vacation at sea. 

You can choose a smaller motorboat, ideal for day trips, sailboat, catamaran, power catamaran, luxury motor yacht, motorsailer, and classic wooden gulets.

Several factors affect the choice of the perfect vessel for your charter party. The most relevant are budget, the number of persons in the group, and the rental season. 

A bareboat yacht charter is when you hire the boat for you and your guests and intend to sail yourself or hire one of our skippers to sail it for you. When chartering a bareboat yacht, you take full responsibility as a skipper for yourself, your crew, and the boat.

What does the price include?
Yacht rental and its standard equipment according to the inventory list.
First and the last night at the homeport

What's not included in the price?

Mandatory extras:

  • Final cleaning or Comfort package - includes the final cleaning, bed linen, gas for cooking, basic package for the kitchen (sponge, washing liquid, kitchen towels, matches, trash bags, toilet paper). Please note that this varies from company to company.

Security deposit:

On check-in, you will leave a security deposit for the boat or damage waiver (if offered by the charter company) in cash or by credit card. The security deposit amount spans from 1000 Eur up to 6000 EUR, depending on the boat size type.
The deposit serves to cover the possible yacht's damages and equipment caused by you or your crew.
The security deposit will be set on hold on your credit card (reserved). It's not charged.
Should there be no damages on check out, the security deposit is refunded in full.
To avoid the worries about the deposit loss and enjoy the sailing at its best, we advise you to book private skipper liability insurance or deposit loss insurance. The best place to contract the insurance is the Yacht Pool International.

If you book a skippered yacht charter, the security deposit is still mandatory. The skipper has his insurance, and he is responsible only for the damages caused by him.

Croatian Tourist tax is mandatory for all charters in Croatia. Tax is payable on check-in, 10 KN per person per day. Children up to 12 years old pay -50%. Whenever you pay in cash in Croatia, have Kuna, Euro is not Croatia's official currency.

Fuel: You will take over the yacht with full tanks of fuel. You have to return the vessel in the same condition, with full fuel tanks.

Port and marina fees: the cost depends on the location and boat size

Optional extras: Provisioning, skipper, cook/hostess, outboard engine, kayak/paddleboard, seabob, fishing gear, child safety net, Wi-Fi, and airport transfers. These extras are not available at every base.

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The skipper must possess sailing and navigational experience adequate to the boat size and tonnage to charter a bareboat sailing yacht, catamaran, or motorboat in Croatia. Besides experience, it is necessary to have a skipper qualification/license and the VHF license. For bareboat charter in the Mediterranean, you must hold a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities. You must take your proof of competency and original certificate with you on your charter.

If you don't have the necessary skipper certificates, you can hire a boat with a professional skipper.

Crewed yacht charter is a high-end service, 100% oriented to ensure the customers' wishes, privacy, and exclusivity.
When you charter a fully crewed yacht, you won't have to do anything except indulge yourself. The professional crew takes care of the smallest details.

There is a wide choice of crewed sailing boats, catamarans, motorboats, yachts, and gulets available for rental. Depending on the size, crewed yachts can have 2-10 or more crew members.

What does the price include:
The price for a fully crewed yacht includes accommodation on the yacht, use of the yacht's equipment, crew salaries and service onboard, linen and towels, yacht cleaning.

What's not included in the price:
APA (Advance Provision Allowance) 25-35% of the charter fee
serving to cover the costs of requested supplies, port, mooring charges, diesel and fuel, communications, crew gratuities, extras dependent on particular guest request for services, itinerary, food, beverages, etc. The Captain will keep an accurate record of spendings. At the end of the charter, the guest will be refunded or asked to pay the difference if additional operating costs have incurred

Private Travel Insurance

The crew sleeps in the crew cabins. Some of the yacht models, e.g., catamarans and 50`+ sailing yacht, have extra cabins for the crew.
If you charter a yacht that does not have separate crew cabins, you need to provide a private cabin for each crew member. Please note that the crew does not sleep in the saloon.
If there are no separate toilets for the crew on the boat, the crew has right on shared toilet/bathroom use.

When we are young and solo, there is nothing more joyful than pack things and travel away. However, most believe they should give up on traveling when children arrive. With proper preparation and organization, sailing with children can be easily manageable, but also it will be one of the best sailing holidays you can have!

The two most important details for carefree sailing with children are keeping them safe and entertaining.

To make the process a bit less intimidating, we share the following list.

Pets are welcome in Croatia! But, when you book accommodation in a hotel, villa, or yacht, it is necessary to check and confirm if the pet is allowed in.

Depending on the sailing region and homeport destination, you can fly to the airports on the coast: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Pula.

You can book a transfer or taxi directly on your arrival at the airport, or let us assist you, and our professional driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Besides the land transfers, we organize sea transfers. If you are traveling to the islands, the fastest way to get there is by speed boat.

It's easy to find a free spot in the marinas and city ports during the shoulder and off-season period. The high season (July and August) is hectic; therefore, we advise you to book a berth in the marinas a few days before your arrival. You can use several apps for online berth reservation: ACI App, My Sea, and Porthop.

Yes, it is possible to use a credit card. Most places, shops, marinas, and restaurants accept credit card payments. However, some businesses still accept only cash payments (street markets, small shops). Therefore, we suggest having some cash, of course, in Kuna since Croatia's official currency is Croatian Kuna.

If you have foreign cash, you can convert it into Kuna in the exchange or post offices. In almost all places you can find ATM's.

Yes, all boats have full Kasko insurance.

Yes, boats with a kitchen have all the necessary cooking equipment: gas stove and oven, sink with hot water, kitchen utensils, pottery, cutlery, refrigerator/freezer. Better equipped yachts have coffee makers, microwave ovens, dishwasher, additional refrigerators.

There is no food or drinks on the boat, which means you need to make the provision before arrival to the boat. You can make the provision on your arrival in the local shops and markets.

To save time, you can order the local supplier's food provision, and they will deliver it on the boat. In Croatia, we can suggest provision orders from the Jam Yacht Supply.

If you charter a crewed yacht, the crew will take care of the provision.

Boats are equipped with bedclothes (pillows, blankets, and linen), which means you don't need to bring your own.

Regarding towels, it varies from company to company. Sometimes are already included as a standard, but sometimes are available as an extra option with a surcharge (5 to 10 EUR per set).

You can find more useful tips and info on how to pack for your sailing holidays on our blog.