Croatia has some of the world’s best sailing spots. Unfortunately, it is sadly overlooked. If you are interested in exploring one of Europe’s hidden gems by sea, then why not charter a yacht? A lot of people avoid chartering yachts because they think that yacht chartering is expensive, but this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, yacht chartering can be very affordable and you get a lot for your money.
This post will break down and explore a few tips that you can then use to choose the right luxury yacht charter for your trip to Croatia.
Type of Boat
The type of yacht that you want to hire is one of the first things that you need to consider. When you are looking for a luxury yacht charter, you will be given a large number of different yachts and boats to choose from. Generally speaking, the larger the boat, the more you will have to pay. Make sure that the boat that you choose is a suitable size—don’t go too large just to be extravagant. Similarly don’t get the smallest boat that you can just to save money.
Number of People
The number of people that are going to be coming with you is something that you need to consider and should influence the size of the yacht that you lease. If you are going to bring a large number of people with you, then for their comfort make sure that the yacht’s large enough for them to all move around freely and enjoy themselves. If you are intending on going on a long trip, then you will need to ensure that the yacht that you lease has enough bedrooms for everybody.
What do you want your trip’s final destination to be? Because of Croatia’s location, it is possible to reach nations such as Greece and Italy by water. These two nations are some of Europe’s most popular sailing destinations. If you are hiring a yacht in Croatia, then you may naturally want to visit these places too. Some yacht charter companies will allow you to begin your trip in Croatia and then disembark in another country. If this is what you want then you will need to find a company that can facilitate this for you.
Duration of Travel
How long do you want to go away for? The more time that you spend on the yacht, the more that you are going to have to pay. If money is no concern and you want to have a good time, then a week away will be a lot of fun for you. The best thing about spending more time on the yacht is that you will be able to see more places. A trip to Greece or Italy could take a few days, so if that is what you are planning, you should bear that in mind. You should also bear in mind that the yacht’s captain will be accompanying you on your trip.
Before hiring a yacht chartering company, make sure that you read their reviews. A company’s reviews will tell you a lot about them. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t read reviews, instead choosing to make decisions based on their gut instinct. While making judgments on things based on your gut instinct can be sensible at times, reviews are there for a reason and should always be examined. A company’s reviews will give you an idea of whether or not they are worth working with.
Time of Year
The time of year that you choose to charter a yacht will also influence the trip’s price. If you visit Croatia during the nation’s shoulder season when they don’t see a lot of international travelers and the weather’s cooler, you can get a much better deal. However, if you want to visit during the peak of summer when the weather’s scorching hot, then naturally you are going to have to pay a premium. If it is possible for you to do so, then you should try to visit toward the beginning or end of summer, because prices will be a lot cheaper then.
If you have sailing experience, you may be able to negotiate with the yacht company to let you sail the yacht yourself. However, if you are going to take on the responsibility of sailing the yacht, you need to make sure that you are a competent captain. If you are not able to sail it yourself, then the yacht charter company will provide a captain for you. This captain will stay out of your way for the duration of the trip and will have his own bedroom and living quarters. Sometimes, the yacht’s captain is actually the owner of the boat, so show respect to them, and to the boat.
There are lots of things that you can do at sea, from fishing to scuba diving. The waters around Croatia are stunningly beautiful, so there’s a strong chance that you will want to dive in and check out the water for yourself at some point. However, fishing might not be possible, depending on the size of your yacht. If you want to do anything at sea, you need to speak to the yacht charter company first and get their permission. You should not attempt to perform any activities on the boat without the charter company’s prior approval.
Finally, if there are specific destinations and attractions that you want to visit on your trip, then you need to tell the yacht charter company this prior to you leasing the boat. The reason for this is that the captain of the yacht will have his own pre-planned route. If you want him to deviate from it, then you need to warn him in advance. You should ideally create a map yourself, to save them time. Again, remember, if you want to take a much longer trip and want to see lots of destinations, you will have to pay a premium. The amount that you have to pay depends largely upon the time of year and the size of the boat.
If you want to see Croatia, then there’s no way better than to do so by sea. Croatia has some of the most beautiful waters in all of Europe. Make sure that you use this post’s guidance to find the right yacht charter company for you, so your trip is as relaxing as possible.