Nautical informations

The most important nautical information for Croatia

Phone numbers

Important phone numbers:
General information
Information about local and national numbers
International telephone directory
Rescue service at sea
060 520 520
Weather forecast and road conditions
01 4640 800
Croatian Auto Club
+385 1 987
Roadside assistance
062 999 999
Croatian Angels (Tourist information in Croatian, English, German and Italian)

Border crossings

Here you can find all border crossings for boaters in Croatia.
Border crossings:
Permanent border crossings:
Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Raša, Rijeka, Mali Lošinj, Senj, Zadra, Šibenik, Split, Ploče, Metković, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Vela Luka, Ubli (Lastovo)
Seasonal border crossings (from April to October):
ACI marina Umag, Novigrad (Istra), Sali, Božava, Primošten, Hvar, Stari Grad (Hvar), Vis, Komiža, Cavtat
Official website of the Croatian Ministry of Tourism::
Official website of the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure:

Without a valid skipper's license issued by the government or the Ministry of the Sea and a valid VHF license, it is not legally possible to sail in the territorial waters of Croatia.

Permits issued by sailing clubs, sailing schools or associations are not accepted.

CHECK the updated official list of approved certificates for navigation in Croatia, issued by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia.

According to Charter practice, sailboats must have hull insurance and third party liability insurance. All vessels should have the necessary equipment for safe navigation and safety equipment according to the size of the ship and the maximum number of people.

If the list of boat equipment is not complete, please ask for a detailed list.

Client/user obligations in Charter

The client of Charter services must respect the following obligations:
Mandatory to have nautical and navigational skills to manage the ship (otherwise he is obliged to accept the service of the skipper of the charter company according to the valid price list)
It is mandatory to have all the necessary licenses to navigate the vessel
The ship must not be handed over to third parties
It is not allowed to transport people or goods on board for commercial purposes
It is mandatory to have the exact number of people on board as stated in the crew list
Accepts joint responsibility for all crew members
It is mandatory to have aboard the crew list with the confirmation of residence registration, together with the documentation of the ship for the entire duration of the lease
It is mandatory to inform the company about a possible change in the number of crew members or passengers
It is mandatory to comply with the legal regulations of the host country
It is not allowed to participate in competitions and regattas without the consent of the charter company
It is mandatory to comply with the control intervals required for the duration of the charter
In the case of towing for rescue, the fee must be acknowledged before accepting assistance
Obliged to take all preventive safety measures to keep the ship in good condition and to avoid towing the vessel
It is not allowed to leave the port if the predicted wind force is estimated to be stronger than legally prescribed, or if the harbor master has issued a ban on leaving the port
It is mandatory to carefully plan the sailing route, so that the ship could be about 40 nautical miles away from the charter base two days before arrival
It is mandatory to personally take on the responsibility not to sail at night without the consent of the charter company
It is mandatory to inform the head of the charter base about the exact location of the vessel in case of adverse weather conditions (stormy wind), in order to avoid an unnecessary and expensive search for the vessel
It is not allowed to engage in fishing or any other underwater activity without a valid permit
Depending on the weather conditions, it is mandatory to avoid unnecessary load on masts, sails and ropes
Pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) may not be taken on board unless approved by the charter company
To sail outside the territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia, you must check whether the vessel has the necessary permit. Please collect all the necessary information before sailing abroad.

Other nautical information

Depozit, dodatni troškovi, check-in/check-out


Before taking over the vessel, the client is obliged to pay a certain deposit in the national currency (Euro) in cash or by credit card (depending on the conditions of the Charter company). After the end of the yacht charter, the entire deposit will be returned to the client, unless some damage or loss of equipment is found. In case of damage or loss, the charter company will take the appropriate amount from the deposit to cover the cost of repairs or to purchase damaged or lost equipment. Payment of the deposit is also mandatory in cases where the skipper of the charter company is hired. In this case, the deposit cannot be used to cover costs incurred due to the carelessness of the skipper, but only in case of poor handling of the ship or its equipment.

Check-in and Check-out

The usual Check-in and Check-out times, if they are standard Saturday-Saturday times, are:

• Check-in: Saturday, in the afternoon between approx. 16.00-20.00 h
• Check-out: Saturday, in the morning approx. 8.00-9.00 am

Please note: it is necessary to return to the base with the boat on Friday, by 17:00-18:00 unless otherwise stated.

In the case of a short rental period or a period with check-in and check-out that are not Saturdays, the charter company should determine the exact times.

Additional costs in the base

Additional costs incurred at the base during check-in depend on the individual charter company.

The following mandatory costs apply to everyone (payable in the database):

- Residence tax: approx. 1.40 EUR per person per day
- Deposit

Depending on the charter company itself, the following additional, mandatory costs may appear:
Final cleaning, (or / and) Permit (or / and) Transitlog, or in special cases there are some types of Charter packages that include several services in one price.

An outboard motor, spinnaker, gennaker, etc. are mostly included in additional equipment and are paid for (if desired) additionally.

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