You want to book one week bareboat charter and you decided to go sailing around the Adriatic, but you have never sailed before and this will also be your first time visiting Croatia. You are very excited and can't wait for the holidays to begin, but you have no idea how to prepare yourself for a week on the sea - what to bring, how much money to take, what to wear… Relax, we are providing the most important information and tips you'll need before starting your sailing adventure through Croatian islands.
Before you start on the trip to one of our charter bases (Trogir or Primosten), we recommend you pay travel insurance, as well as cancellation insurance. Those insurances should cover cancellation, delay, medical and repatriation expenses. Both types of insurance are not mandatory, but we recommend them to our clients. If you are interested, just let us know and our partner Yacht-Pool will give you the best offer according to your needs.
What to bring
First of all, think about luggage you'll pack your stuff in. The most practical bags for bareboat are soft bags – a duffle bag. It is much easier to store a soft bag when you unpack, then a hard case. First rule being on board is practicality, so try to keep that in mind when you pack. Bring your own towels for swimming and showering. Extra towels (2 in a set) will be charged 5€ per set, should you need some. No need to worry about bed linen, clean ones will be provided on board. Do not forget sun protection cosmetics. Though all of our sailing boats have bimini, it doesn't hurt to wear a hat and a comfortable long-sleeved shirt while sailing. You won’t notice sun burning on your skin because of the wind, but you'll feel it later. Also you should wear sneakers while sailing, you wouldn’t want to hurt your toes on boats rigging. Although the days are warm with approx. 33°C, nights on the sea can be chilly so don't forget to bring warm clothes too. Snorkeling and fishing gear aren't standard equipment on our sailboats, so let us know if you’ll need them, we'll add the items on your provisioning list. All boats in Trogir and Primosten bases are equipped with power converter 12V to 220V, electricity up to 300W which is enough to charge mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops, etc. Croatia uses the standard European 2 point plugs so bear that in mind and let us know if we can help you find an acceptable plug if you haven’t any. So here are a few important things you should think about before your arrival. Regarding every other request, concern or wish you should inform Dalmatia Charter team. We will supply you with a provisioning list and prepare everything before your arrival, so you can have the most relaxing and enjoyable sailing vacation in Croatia.
In our next article we'll talk about Croatian currency and other things you should know regarding payments in Croatia.