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Charter Tips & Info

Charter Tips & Info

Reading the Yacht charter Tips and info guide will enable you to prepare for smoother and faster check-in and understand how the check-in/ out procedure is handled at the yacht charter base.

When is the best time for sailing in Croatia?

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.

How to book a yacht?

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.

If you know which yacht model you want and can find it through our online search engine, please send an inquiry and we will reply with the offer, additional information, and details.

If you are not sure which yacht model, you would like to charter, please send your inquiry with more details through our contact form and we will reply with personalized offer and yacht charter suggestions.

To confirm the booking, please send written confirmation per email. When you confirm the booking, we will place an option (preliminary booking) on the yacht and send you the Booking agreement with payment details.

Once You set the advance payment for the boat, we will fix the booking. When chartering a bareboat very important is to make sure that you have a valid skipper and VHF certificate.

To check if your skipper certificates are valid in Croatia you can send us a copy of your skipper certificate per email info@secret-adriatic.com or check on the link Recognized certificates for operating boats and yachts.

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Extras

Besides basic services and equipment, we can organize the transfers, additional equipment such as water toys (paddleboards, Kayaks, Windsurf, Adrenalin pack, additional sails…), skipper, hostess, chef, deckhand.

If you are interested in additional equipment, we suggest booking it in advance since some of the items are limited to stock.

Payment terms 50% up to 7 days after you confirm your booking and 50% 4-6 weeks prior to the charter. 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. When a charter is fully paid, you will receive the Boarding Pass which you need to show on check-in.

Transportation

When arriving by plane, you can pick up a taxi from the airport to drive you to the yacht charter base. If you would like us to assist you with transportation, we will be happy to provide you transfer service, whether you need a transfer on land or sea. Here you can check the transfer price list for several basic destinations on the coast and the islands.

Parking

In almost all marinas on the Adriatic, parking places are secure for its visitors. The approximate weekly charge is 50-70 Eur/car/week. If you are arriving with a bus or camper, we advise informing the marina from which you are sailing out and ask if possible to reserve the parking place.

More information regarding yacht charter reservation procedures and FAQs you can find here.