Frequently asked questions
With our boutique sailing ships we sail and cruise from island to island, from place to place for a maximum of four hours a day and spend time at anchor. On board there are various card or board games, stand-up boards, snorkeling equipment and other water sports activities. Whether simply enjoying the foredeck with friends or going for a swim together. The nice thing about Croatia is that the islands are not very far from each other, which means that every day new villages or national parks can be discovered, whether on foot or by bike. Canyoning, rafting or climbing tours can also be organized for those who like sports. Here are some impressions from “Hiking & Sailing” in Croatia.
After arriving at the ship, there will be a small board breefing from the captain, a welcome drink and then it’s time to get on the lines, let’s show you a new side of Croatia. Far away from the big crowd we lie at anchor in untouched nature, discover lonely bays and lagoons with crystal clear water and have plenty of time to swim, paddle and snorkel to escape from daily life. In the morning there is an extensive breakfast buffet and at noon a Mediterranean three courses lunch served. On the way along the coastal and island world we sail relaxed from bay to bay and from the small fishing village to the many legends of ancient cities through which you can stroll in the evening like a walk through an open air museum. If you wish, we can organize a guided tour of the town, a wine tasting or other activities in most places.
With our selected boutique sailing yachts a professional crew is on board, and take over all of the maneuvers of the boat. However, it is possible that the captain will let the guests help with hoisting the sails.
Croatia, the Caribbean of Europe will fascinate you. With its 1246 offshore islands, a great variety of authentic natural beauty, crystal-clear water, lonely bays and lagoons all within a moderate range of each other are seen. You will find a little piece of history everywhere as well as beautiful and picturesque old fishing villages, small historical towns and historical castles and palaces. Each of the islands has its own small subculture and mentality. The hospitality in this country is magnificent.
The boutique sailing cruise starts in Dalmatia, better said in Central Dalmatia. The luxury gulet yacht Luopan is usually located in the port of Trogir, near Split or in Dubrovnik. Depending on the chartered itinerary or ship, this can also vary.
Normally a round trip along the Dalmatian coast takes one week. Of course you can also charter for two or more weeks. In exceptional cases shorter cruises are also possible.
From Trogir starting east to the National Park Kornati or west to Korcula and back. We also offer one-way trips starting in Trogir and ending in Dubrovnik or in reverse order. Depending on the route, you will visit various islands and cities, such as Sibenik, Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Split, Peljesac, Mljet, Lastovo…and other untouched beauties of the country. Route sample
We will be happy to organize a private taxi transfer for you from the airport/hotel to the port. If you arrive with your own vehicle, there are parking spaces available in the marina. The exact location will be communicated in advance.
Yes. On the Luopan and other selected boutique boats we have unlimited internet access during the cruise. For bareboat charter, the data volume is limited.
The Croatians are very talented, almost all of them speak fluent English as a foreign language. Some of the locals also understand German, Italian or French.
The national currency is Croatian Kunas – HRK. Euros are usually not accepted. But there is an exchange office or ATM at almost every corner. In many restaurants or Konobas you cannot pay with a card. As a small hint, always have some cash in your pocket.
It happens very rarely that someone gets seasick. There are tablets, plasters or special bracelets that you can get at the pharmacy before your trip if you worry about it.
You don’t have to cook yourself, we have an on-board chef with us on Luopan. We offer half board, breakfast and a three-course lunch menu. Here is a small suggestion: Here is a small suggestion On other boutique sailing yachts it’s the same. With a bareboat charter this behaves differently, because you can swing the cooking spoon yourself there.
The typical Croatian cuisine is a product of the geographical location and history of Croatia. Turkish, Italian and French influences are combined with the typical Croatian food. Especially in Istria and Dalmatia there are Italian-Mediterranean influences. As a coastal country, fish and seafood are high up in the Croatian food chain, as are olive oil and a good drop of wine.
For the whole family with children we recommend to charter a boutique sailing yacht with crew in Croatia. The ideal age of the children is about six years. With a crew you can spend much more time with your family, and do not have to worry about navigation and catering. You can fully focus on enjoying your time with your loved ones.
A sailing cruise in Croatia can be combined with various themes such as hiking and sailing in Croatia, gourmet and culinary sailing trips in Croatia, bicycle island hopping and sailing in Croatia, yoga and meditation on a luxury sailing ship in Croatia. Company outings or customer events are also a welcome alternative. We are also open for new suggestions.
As higher the percentage of the discount, the greater the potential of disappointment of the guest will be, as the discount must save something else. The crew on Boutique Sailing Yachts always give their best to make the guest happy, the owner invests a lot of money and time to maintain the yacht constantly to have perfect, technical as well as optical. Therefore, we can only sell all charters at full price with a clear conscience. We demand 100%, but we always give 100% for you!
Yes. In a restaurant, hotel or in a coffee bar you pay about 10% of the invoice costs if you are satisfied. The same goes for the taxi driver or the crew on a ship. In case of satisfaction min. 10-15% of the charter price is estimated. Here is a short article about tip culture on yachts.
Very often we have more mature people and seniors on board. A certain mobility and fitness are anyway prerequisites. (i.e. swimming ladder)