Thursday, May 17, 2007

TOP DESTINATION - CROATIA - the land of thousands islands

Nautical tourism certainly represents one of the most attractive forms of the overall tourism offer of the Republic of Croatia. We can rightfully say that Croatia, the land of a thousand islands and a beautiful, indented coastline is a "haven for boaters". All of the significant segments of nautical tourism have been brought together under the Croatian Association of Nautical Tourism, which was established as a professional organization under the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. This association includes four groups: the Croatian Marinas Group, the Croatian Charter Vessels Group, the Croatian Diving Tourism Group and the Cruising and Motor Sailboat Excursions Group.

Considering that nautical tourism represents one of the most attractive aspects of the tourism offer of our country, the Croatian Association of Nautical Tourism is a centre for obtaining useful and necessary information for boaters, a place where the profession presents its questions which are then resolved through the Association, and which aims to advance the tourism offer to the delight and satisfaction of boaters and guests who have selected our coast, islands and sea for their vacation.

Croatia is home to 50 marinas, all gathered together under the Croatian Marinas Group, with a capacity of over 13,200 sea berths and 4,500 dry berths. The marinas are constantly working to upgrade and enrich their services, and to adapt to the modern needs and wants of nautical guests. Many nautical tourism ports have further enriched their services: from top quality traditional cuisine, water and electricity, health care clinics, charter company services, to the use of apartments, and electronic monitoring and security services to protect the property and equipment of guests. Adriatic Croatian International Club, better known among boaters as the ACI Club, is the leading nautical tourism company in Croatia, representing a unique chain of 21 marinas stretching from Dubrovnik in the south to Umag in the northern Adriatic Sea. In its 20 years of operation, the ACI Marinas have aimed to develop and popularize sailing, and have achieved a recognizable level of high quality service.

There are over 140 charter companies, with a capacity of 2,700 comfortably and modernly equipped vessels, operating in Croatia today. These companies have been united under the Croatian Charter Vessels Group. The world's largest vessel rental companies also offer their vessels on the Adriatic Sea, through domestic charter companies.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Today I will let you know something about the discounts...

There are 5 types most common discounts:

1. Discount for more weeks - usually it's a 5% for charter a full two weeks, and 10% for charter a three weeks.

2. Repeated discount - if the client is repeated guest

3. Early booking discount - if client book the boat for next season till end of Dezember, it's 5% in most of the agencies

4. Last minute discount - it can be even 30% if you book the boat very last minute

5. Special discount - if client contact the agency who is the owner of the yacht he gets the bigger discount cca. 20%

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Step 2.: After you decide to book a particular yacht you should send a confirmation for reservation. Then agency will reply you with contract and invoice for you with regulation how you have to do the payment and other info about embarktation and the base.

Step 3.: Clients only have to come to base with passports and sailing licence and VHF licence (necessary only for person who is going to be skipper) after the formalities are taken care of staff will take the clients to the boat, show them around, answer any question they might have and go through inventory list of the boat with them and help them to get familiarized with the boat. Chief of nautical base will be at clients disposal in case of any emergency.

And finally...

Step 3.: Embarktation!

And that's it! Very simple isn't it?!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


There a few steps how you can charter a yacht...

Step 1. : After you've decided in which period you want to spend your vacation you have to chose your charter agency in order to help you to find the best suitable yacht for you under good price of course:)
The simpliest way to do it is over the Internet via e-mail. I suggest that you contact several agencies via e-mail and send them a request for an offer. You have to mention them how many people will be on board and would you like a motor yacht or sailing yacht.

In case that someone doesn't know on first picture is sample of motor yachts and on the second one is sample of sailing yacht.

IMPORTANT: You don't have to own a Boat driving license to charter a boat! The agency can hire a skipper who will be driving the boat. Usually they respond you very shortly after you contact them.


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