1. Hire a Bareboat Croatia yacht charter if you are experienced sailor with a valid boat license
2. Take a skippered yacht charter and hire a knowledgeable local skipper
I highly recommend that you take a skippered sailing vacation in both cases. There are over 1000 islands, islets and reefs along the Croatian coast. In combination with specific weather conditions, it could be quite difficult to navigate even for skilled sailors.
So taking the local skipper is the most relaxed and hassle-free option. And don't worry, your itinereary is completely flexible even with skipper aboard. These guys and girls know the area, the weather and best sailing spots. In this case you get more free time to explore, less worries about the route planning and some first-hand tips about the places you want to visit on your 7-day tour. There are plenty sailing vacation packages available: honeymoon trip for couples, activity sailing holidays, family tour, culinary trip or luxury crewed catamaran cruises.
Please also read abolut best places to sail in Croatia, so that you can really explore the most attractive places in the area.
- POLAKO (Easy, slowly or also take it easy)
- BOK (Hello and also Bye)
- MOŽE (O.K.)
- ŽIVJELI (Cheers, when drinking)
- KONOBA (traditional family-owned restaurant with locally grown and produced food)
- DOBAR TEK (Enjoy your meal)
- AJMO (Let's go)
- HVALA (Thank You)
- MOLIM (Please)
- DOBAR DAN (Good Afternoon)
- NEMA PROBLEMA (No problem)
- MOGU LI PLATITI (Can I pay?)
Croatian is basically complicated language to master, but the locals love it when visitors to their country make the effort to learn some of these phrases. These phrases sometimes mean much more then just a translated word. In many cases they express your general mood or a state of mind. If you are in emergency or distress, you don't need to worry. The locals will be happy to help you out.
1. Respect the sea
2. Keep the environment and the sea clean...and the boat tidy
3. Always try to help other sailors when in distress
4. Follow and respect the local maritime rules and sailing procedures
5. Don't talk about politics or religion aboard. There are so many better topics.
Written by Rick Baker, Southampton UK