Frequent questions

You can take several steps to ensure you have a holiday as enjoyable and safe as possible. At the heart of this is thinking about the habits you have that might annoy others, as well as the habits of those traveling with you. Remember that a boat is an enclosed space, so everyone on board must be considerate of those around them.

You should choose the team for your journey carefully, ensuring they know what life will be like on the boat. You should explain the boat's rules and the behavior expectations of everyone on board. This will help ensure that you select the right people and that the holiday is enjoyable.

Please note that choosing a cheap holiday boat can lead to disaster. A low price often means that the vessel has not been properly maintained. Remember, you are responsible when in charge of a boat, so treat low-cost options cautiously. Also, investigate the boat as much as possible before you book, and inspect it before you embark.

1. What should I take with me?

Your vessel will have all essential documents onboard. This will include its register list for boats and insurance policy. You should check these documents before you set off. It is best not to store your personal and boat documents in the same place. The clothing you should bring depends on the time of year. Waterproof sailing clothes and shoes are essential if you're expecting bad weather or sailing in the low season. If, on the other hand, you are sailing from June to August, a waterproof raincoat, a windbreaker, and summer clothes will usually be enough – t-shirts, trousers, shorts, a bathing suit, a hat, and a pullover for cooler evenings. Appropriate boat shoes are also essential – bright trainers with non-slip rubber soles are ideal. You will probably need a second pair of shoes when you go ashore. Your luggage is necessary as well. Complex cases are not suitable for sailing boats due to the amount of storage space they take up. Instead, you should bring soft bags that can be easily stacked.

2. What food should I bring?

All sailing boats in the Euronautic Yacht Charter fleet have a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals. This includes a fridge, cooker, crockery, and cutlery. Our best advice is to plan your meals and purchase your food in advance. For every sailing trip, it is essential to bring sufficient amounts of food and water plus some extra in case of delays or spoilage. Fresh food can spoil, so you must use it first and then switch to your supply of non-perishable items. Consider the preferences and dietary needs of your guests and crew. Also, ask about any food allergies, as this could necessitate avoidance of certain food groups.

3. Where to leave the car while sailing?


Marina Kornati has a secured parking spot for vehicles, and reservations are impossible. A week's ticket is 84 €/car (or 12 €/car per day). 

The alternative is to find a parking place somewhere in the city. Week ticket in the city parking area is around 60 €/car.

Marina Pirovac

Just inform them about your arrival date and give them your registration number – this is very helpful if you arrive outside of marina working hours. Please remember that entering the marina to unload your luggage is impossible – the marina will charge you the weekly price. Daily and hourly charges are not possible! It is only possible to purchase a weekly parking ticket for 80 €. *(7 days available on the parking lot / possibility of entry and exit).

There is also a private parking place close to the marina. You can contact the owner and book Your parking place in advance:

  •  Parking Gambera, Put Plaže 11, 22213 Pirovac. The price is 25 € per week.

             Contact: +385 95 3986 873

Please be advised that the parking prices are subject to change. The parking facility is provided by a private individual, and as such, they retain the right to adjust the pricing.

An alternative is to find a parking place somewhere in the city. 

4. How much does it cost to hire a skipper?

Skipper’s service is not included in the charter price and is to be paid separately. Hiring a skipper costs 200 €/per day + food. The charterer hires the skipper directly. Euronautic only provides contact information for an available skipper which suits the charterer's preferences. The skipper is paid on the spot in the manner client agrees with the skipper. Euronautic cannot, in any case, be considered a skipper service provider.

5. What additional costs can I expect?

It would help if you considered arrival and departure. These extras need to be paid at the reception (base costs and tourist tax, and ordered extras such as outboard engine, SUP, safety net, etc.), deposit or insurance, parking for your car, as well as food and beverage. You may also need money for entrance fees for National Parks/Parks of Nature, a berth in marinas or buoys, and fuel.

6. What are the payment methods in the Euronautic Yacht Charter office?

You can pay with all credit cards and cash in Euros.

7. Is it possible to change the crew during the charter period?

It is possible to make changes to the crew list; however, any such changes should be communicated in advance so we can make all the necessary changes regarding the paperwork (crew list). During check-in, Euronautic will provide the guests with a crew list containing all the essential information about each crew member. The guests must always possess these crew lists with them on board in case of an inspection by the port authorities. If you change crew members during your cruise, guests must contact Euronautic and inform them about the changes. Euronautic will then send a new verified crew list via e-mail.

8. How long are the shops open at weekend in Biograd?

On Saturdays in peak season, stores work all day (bigger stores work even until 22/23h). Stores are closed on Sundays.

9. What do I need to check before I set off?

Hull - check it from the pier and the boat. All bumps, scratches, and broken or missing parts should be noted in the takeover report.
Bilge pump - check that it works properly.
Cable winch - does it spin easily? How many levers are there, and are they in good working order?
Metal fittings - the small wheels on all metal fittings should spin easily. Also, check the stopper.
Mast - the mast must stand in an upright position. The cramps should not be too tight or too loose. Also, the crosses should be in a good place.
Instruments - switch on and check the function of the boat's instruments. This includes indicators for engine speed, wind direction, depth, speed, and distance, as well as the GPS and anything else on board.
Anchor with chain or rope - check the length of the chain and the strength of the cable winch. Also, check if the chain or rope is fixed to the boat.
Canvas - unfold the canvas and check its condition. Don't forget the spinnaker/gennaker (if one is on the boat).
Water hose - check its length and look for any signs of rotting. Also, check the sealing gasket.
Sunblind - check if there are enough ropes for mounting.
Lifeboat - is the rubber damaged? Could this cause a leak? Is the equipment for the helms damaged? Check if the fuel tank is full and has an outboard engine. Also, check the spark plugs and the range of tools supplied onboard.
Life raft - where is it, and how does it work?
Fuel tank cap – is it marked correctly? Find out which tank is water and which is fuel.

10. What should I know about the cabins?

Accumulator - determine the location of the accumulators. Check how to charge them and check if the charger works. Make sure you know how to switch them on and check their potential. If they require water, check the level. Fire extinguisher - ensure you know where they are and check the expiration date.

Fridge - plug it in and check if it works.

Control switch panel - check all switches and measuring instruments.

Kitchen – check the complete equipment inventory (dishes, cutlery, pots, bowls, knives, sieve, etc.)
Lights - check lights throughout the boat, including navigation, manual lights, and cabin lights.
Engine - check that the engine starts easily. Ensure you hear the alarm whistle when switching the engine on and off. Also, the throttle lever should move smoothly. You could also ask how to change the belt in the engine and the pump rotor for cooling (impeller). You should also find out whether the engine can be started manually, where to check the oil level, and how to change the oil.
Small cupboards - make sure they close easily. You don't want them to open when the boat tilts.
Tools - are they adequate to carry out any repair work you might need to undertake?
Gas - check where the main valve is and check if there is a spare gas canister. Check that the canister is full and has a kit for changing it.
Bottom board - lift the board to check if there is any water.
Hydrographic chart and handbooks - make sure they cover the planned sailing area and are up to date.
Before you set off, ensure there are enough blankets, pillows, and bedding.
First Aid - check if the first aid kit is complete and adequate.
Life vests - are they suitable for your crew? Pay particular attention to children and overweight crewmembers.
Signal rocket - check the number.
Waste tank - ensure you know its capacity and how to empty it.
Valves on pipes - check the position and accessibility of the valves. In particular, look at the direction in which each pipe is laid.
VHF station - switch the VHF station on to check that it works.
Toilet - check the function of the manual pump in the bathroom.
Flags - are they too faded to use?

We supply a checklist whenever you take charge of a boat. This contains a list of equipment onboard. Check this carefully before you set off.

11. Which places should I visit?

If it’s your first time sailing in Croatia or you are unsure about the places of interest, we will be happy to recommend some routes.

Fun routes – for those who like to party and go out, we recommend islands such as Hvar, Palmižana, Pag, Vis, and towns Šibenik, Primošten, Vodice, Split, etc. All these fantastic places are trendy among young people cause they offer clubs, music festivals, and concerts.

National park routes- if you long for peace, we recommend destinations such as National Park Kornati, Park of Nature Telašćica, Dugi Otok, Vrgada, Skradin, Prvić, the Bay of Žirje. Further down, towards the south, Vis, Korčula, National Park Mljet, Šolta, and, on the north, Rab, Krk, Cres, Susak, etc. All these islands and little towns offer unique bays, beaches, good food and wine, and special features you can explore.
All sailing recommendations from Biograd can be found here.

12. What’s the average cost of the mooring fee at the marinas?

The cost of the mooring fee depends on the size of the yacht, and it ranges from the marina to the marina. If you have already chosen your sailing route, you can easily find the prices on the official websites of the marinas where you plan to berth.

13. When should you arrive at the marina at the latest to catch a berth?

Some marinas in Croatia allow booking or making a reservation in advance (but they will charge you a specific fee for reservation).
In some marinas, you can book and fully pay for the berth through online booking on their site. You can also book berths at most Croatian marinas online via „mySea“and at buoys and (restaurant) jetties. You need to get a free application and register here. The recommendation in peak season is to book one day before. You can use the Euronautic code when registering at Mysea, and then the marina will already have all the necessary documentation of your vessel. You get the code in the ship's papers when checking in.
You can always call Marina and ask how many vacancies are available and when the best times to arrive are. Finding a berth off the season is usually not a problem. Still, it is different in the peak season (particularly in July and August) when finding a berth may be challenging, especially if you don’t set sail for the marina in the early afternoon.

14. What is the average anchorage price?

Price depends on the length of the boat and the place of anchoring.

15. Can I anchor anywhere?

Nights at sea create a sense of adventure and can be calmer than those spent in a busy harbor. Before anchoring, be aware of the weather and sea conditions in the area. You should also have knowledge and experience in anchoring. Most places where anchoring is unsafe will be marked on local maps, including conservation areas and shipping lanes.

16. What is the difference between staying in marina and a place to anchor

The harbor/marina is a secure place to take a break from sailing. You can find cleaning, mending, waste disposal, and tank filling services at the harbor. If you decide on a bareboat charter, it might be wiser to berth in a marina, especially if you are not well acquainted with the sailing region you chose to explore.

Berthing in marinas is also safer because they are protected from winds and harsh weather conditions.

Anchorage is a maneuver where you drop anchor if you need to hide from bad weather conditions or enjoy the scenery. If you optioned a skippered charter, the captain would know several secluded bays where you can anchor. For anchoring in bays, you should ensure that your food, water, and electricity supplies are sufficient.

17. Can I pay on islands with credit cards?

You can pay on islands using credit cards in the majority of shops and supermarkets, in marina restaurants, but in other restaurants, anchor sites, etc. is better to prepare cash.

18. Where do I fill my water tank when sailing?

Water tanks can be filled in every harbor and marina, and the cost is usually included in the mooring fee. 4 people typically require about 600 liters of water for seven days at sea for showering, cooking, washing, and toilet use.

19. Where do I fill my fuel tank when sailing?

You can fill your fuel tank in numerous coastal gas stations and islands. We provide a list of all gas stations in the boat papers.

20. How does the pump station in Biograd work and is it crowded on Friday?

The pump station's working time in the peak season (June-September) is every day from 06:00 h to 22:00 h.
Friday afternoon after 15:00 h, usually is a big crowd, so you better avoid it. When returning to the base, you can always fill up the fuel tank somewhere on your way to Biograd.

21. Do I need a fishing license and where to get it?

For recreational and sport fishing in the Croatian sea, a license is required, regardless of whether it is done from the shore or from the boat. The license for sport fishing can be purchased at the Public University of Biograd for 1, 3, and 7 days. Both foreign and Croatian citizens can purchase an annual permit. Licenses can also be purchased online via the Ministry of Agriculture/Fisheries Administration.
Please note that fishing is forbidden in National Parks.

22. Do I need a ticket for Telascica?

Telašćica Bay is located in the Nature Park Telašćica and is to be found in the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok. It is a natural port in the Adriatic Sea, where there are 25 small beaches, the steep slopes of the island of Dugi otok, which rise to 161 meters above sea level and descend to depths up to 90 m, and salt lake "Mir" with healing properties.

The island of Katina is the most spectacular among the islands, and the nearest settlement is Sali. You need an entrance ticket for Telašćica, and you pay for one for the boat. The 2024 price list can be viewed here.

You can buy an entrance ticket on the spot, in Telašćica, or at the webshop, but you need to buy it one day in advance (you buy the ticket for tomorrow). 

23. Ticket price for NP Kornati:

Any boat to anchor or stay someplace on mooring needs a ticket for NP Kornati. Tickets can be purchased for 1, 3, and 5 days. The 2024 price list can be viewed here.

You do not need the ticket only if you are staying at the "Marina Piškera" in Kornati because the access is included in the price of the marina. You can buy an entrance ticket on the spot, in Kornati, or at the Euronautic office.

24. When should I go sailing?

High-season sailing trips have the warmest weather conditions, but they are also the most expensive times to sail, and the crowds are at their largest. A great time to go is the low season, which includes April and May at the start of the year, and October and November towards the end. The low season is ideal for sailors who want an authentic experience that includes more wind and, as a result, fuller sails. The low prices and the lack of crowds are also welcome bonuses.

Please check our chart, which details the average weather conditions and applicable prices each month and boating season.

January - - -
February - - -
March  - - -
April low low  moderate
May middle middle moderate
June middle middle  warm
July high high  warm 
August high high  hot 
September low low moderate
October low low moderate 
November - - -
December - - -


25. Where can I find general information about entry documentation, custom and registration?

Entry documentation is not the same for all visitors, but foreign citizens must have valid passports or IDs when traveling to Croatia. To get acquainted with customs and regulations, please visit here. This site provides relevant institutions with valuable links, addresses, and phone numbers.

26. My charter starts in 3 months – but I already know I do not wish to travel this year. I’ve made a down payment (50% of the charter price). Can I get a refund?

If the Client wishes to cancel the confirmed boat booking, this must be done in writing (e-mail, fax, or registered mail) to the EN addresses listed on the company's official website.

The date when EN receives written notification of cancellation is the date which is the base for the calculation of the cancellation costs, which is done in the following way:

• for cancellation up to six months before the beginning of the charter, EN charges 30% of the total price. The remaining amount shall be returned to the Client at his expense.
• for cancellation from 6 months up to one month before the beginning of the charter, EN charges 50% of the total price. The remaining amount shall be returned to the Client at his expense.
• for cancellation within one month before the beginning of the charter, EN charges 100% of the total price. In contrast, in this case, it is deemed that the Client did not cancel using the service and accordingly reserves the right to refer another person to use the service.
• for a cancellation after the takeover of the vessel, EN keeps 100% of the total price and charges the Client for all costs arising from the cancellation.

In case the Client cancels the rented boat and manages to solely find a substitute Client at the time of cancellation of booking, who is willing to take over his rights and obligations, EN charges the Client only the difference between the original contracted price and the real price agreed with the new Client.

EN does not assume responsibility in case of changes or failure to perform the paid services or part of the services due to force majeure (war, riots, strikes, acts of terrorism, extraordinary sanitary conditions, natural disasters, interventions of competent authorities, etc.).


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