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Skippered Yacht Charter

Skippered Yacht Charter in Croatia for a Stress-Free Sailing Holiday

A skippered yacht charter is the perfect way to explore the beautiful Croatian coastline and islands, whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-time adventurer. We offer a range of skippered yacht charters to suit all your needs, with experienced skippers on hand to take care of all the technical aspects of sailing while you enjoy a relaxing and carefree holiday with your loved ones.

One of the biggest advantages of a skippered yacht charter is that you don't need any sailing qualifications or experience to enjoy a fabulous sailing holiday. Our professional skippers have the nautical knowledge and skills to handle everything from navigation and docking to communication with ports and safety measures, leaving you free to sit back and relax in the comfort of your yacht.

If you have the required 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. When chartering a yacht with a skipper, you can dedicate all your time to your family and loved ones.

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The benefits of skippered yacht charter

When you book a skippered yacht charter, you can expect a personalized experience tailored to your preferences and interests. Our skippers are locals who know the area intimately. They'll be happy to suggest the best sailing routes and insider tips on the most beautiful and secluded bays, the tastiest local restaurants, and the most interesting cultural sights to visit.

But a skippered yacht charter isn't just about enjoying the stunning scenery and indulging in the local cuisine. It's also an opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience that could inspire you to become a skipper yourself one day. Our skippers are always happy to share their knowledge and teach you the basics of sailing and navigation if you're interested.

Skippered yacht charter gives you the freedom to enjoy Croatia’s beauty and its islands at your own pace.

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How much does it cost to hire a skipper?  

The cost of hiring a skipper varies depending on the size and type of yacht you choose, with an average daily rate ranging from 160 EUR to 250 EUR. You'll be responsible for providing food for the skipper. He can either eat and drink with you on the boat, sharing the food you prepare or, if you go to a restaurant, you can invite him to join you. However, if you prefer some privacy, you can give him an extra budget to eat on his own.

Basic Skipper Rights:

  • The skipper has the right to the cabin and use of the ship's toilet
  • Sleep at least 8 hours
  • Getting up no earlier than 7:00 a.m. (unless otherwise agreed)
  • The right to personal needs: morning coffee, toilet, shower (1 hour)
  • The right to three meals a day, at least one of which is hot (on the ship, in a restaurant while you are away, or if the guests want complete privacy by paying a "boarding fee" in the amount of € 40.00 / day.
  • No more than 5 hours of navigation per day

 Where does the skipper sleep?

Our skippers sleep in their cabin and won't share accommodation with guests, ensuring a comfortable and restful experience for everyone on board. In the process of yacht search and before you confirm the booking, make sure you choose the yacht with a cabin layout that ensures a cabin for the skipper.

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.

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Communicate with your skipper

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.

How to book a skippered yacht charter?

Our search engine will display available yachts once you decide on the destination, yacht type, and charter period. You can add the skipper service to your yacht reservation from the available extras/services list.  You can charter any type of yacht with a professional skipper: sailing yacht, catamaran, or motor yacht from any location in Croatia. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with choosing the best yacht for your needs.

If you are still not sure if the skippered yacht charter is the best choice for your sailing holiday, find out 15 Reasons to hire a skipper while sailing in Croatia.

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