The most enjoyable way to get to know Croatia, its coastline, and the islands is by boat. If you would like to take your family or friends on a sailing holiday but don`t have skipper qualifications and skills, you can hire a professional skipper. That said, you don`t need any experience or qualifications/licenses to charter a yacht. We will help you organize a skippered yacht charter.
In case you have the necessary licenses and documents for a bareboat charter but still want to spend a completely relaxed and carefree sailing vacation, hiring a professional skipper is the best option.
Skippered yacht charter is a perfect option for sailing with family or friends. When chartering a yacht with a skipper, you can dedicate all your free time to your family and loved ones.
Generally, every bareboat yacht (sailboat, motorboat, or catamaran) is available for charter with a professional skipper. With skippered yacht rental, you have a professional who takes care of navigation, docking, communications with ports, and safety measures.
What are the benefits of skippered yacht charter?
A professional skipper gives you at your disposal his nautical knowledge and skills. Besides planning your sailing itinerary and routes, a skipper will take care of the crew's safety and the yacht's navigational and technical details.
When it comes to itinerary plans, the skipper will listen to your wishes and preferences and suggest the most suitable sailing route. Our skippers are professionals and locals who know the sailing area very well, and they will propose the most appropriate options for you. The skipper will be your guide, with insider recommendations of the most delicious restaurants on the islands and secret bays.
Furthermore, the skipper can teach you sailing and navigation basics. Your experience may inspire you to become your own skipper one day.
Skippered yacht charter gives you the freedom to enjoy Croatia’s beauty and its islands at your own pace.
How much does it cost to hire a skipper?
The skipper fee is to be added on top of the boat charter price. The skipper fee depends on the boat type and size. The average daily rate is 160 EUR per day up to 250 EUR per day.
Food is not included in the rate. Guests are responsible for providing food for the skipper. When making lunch or dinner on the boat, please consider your skipper as well. It is also very common for guests to invite skippers or crew for a meal at restaurants. If you would like to enjoy some private time during dinner, the skipper will have dinner elsewhere and provide you with a receipt afterward.
Where does the skipper sleep?
The skipper should sleep in his/her own cabin. Skipper does not share the cabin with guests and does not sleep in the saloon. Before you confirm your yacht charter booking, make sure there is a cabin for the skipper. If there is no toilet in the crew cabin, the skipper will share the bathroom with the guests.
Skippers usually work for several weeks in a row, so a good night's sleep is essential for their working ability. Skippers must stand watch during anchoring, so don’t insist on anchoring too often or two nights in a row. Night sailing is not allowed due to limitations posed by insurance companies.
The key to a successful sailing trip is quality communication with the skipper, so if anything goes wrong during the week, inform your skipper immediately. The skipper cannot change something if he/she does not know something is wrong.
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A professional skipper or any additional crew member can be provided in addition to your choice of sailboat, motorboat, or catamaran. If you would like more crew members on board for a complete yacht charter experience, you can find more information here: crewed yacht charter.
If you are interested in chartering a skippered sailboat, catamaran, or motor yacht, please get in touch.