Astarea Yacht Center - Croatia Charter Company

Astarea Ltd. - Croatia yacht charter & brokerHR-AB-21-060215087 R.Boskovica 7, 21000 Split, Croatia


Croatia charter guide | Faq

1. Which licences must I have to charter a vessel?

Charterer or skipper must have a valid license for yacht navigation at open sea accepted by the Croatian authorities. Licenses and certificates which correspond to the Croatian program and contain the verification of the appropriate government bodies are usually accepted by the Croatian authorities. The VHF license is obligatory, therefore one member of the crew must have radio – telephone certificate of competency.

Here you can find more information:  Valid license

2. Do I have to hire a professional skipper?

You do not have to hire a professional skipper if you have all necessary licenses and sailing experience, except in cases where the vessel is rented exclusively with a crew. But if you still want a skipper we will gladly recommend one. Payment  for the skipper, hostess and crew is according  to price list with  obligation of providing meals for them, whether you prepare them on board or go to a restaurant.


3. Are there any additional charges?

Final cleaning (obligatory), fuel charges, tourist tax (obligatory), transfers and optionally charges as skipper fee, outboard engine and spinnaker.

Deposit - Refundable Security Deposit payable on arrival in cash or credit card.


4. Are the vessel and the crew insured?

Yes, all vessels and crews are insured against the possible damages.


5. Is it possible to charter a vessel for just a few days?

Mostly the yachts are chartered for a seven - day period, from Saturday until Saturday, but it is also possible to rent a vessel for a few days and the largest choice of the available vessels is in the preseason and postseason period.


6. When is the best time to sail on the Adriatic?

It’s ideal from late March to mid July and then from September to early November. Most of July and August are very busy on the Adriatic. Late July and August aren't the best choice.


7. What if we have children on board?

In this case, please, inform us on children’s age to ensure the appropriate sizes of lifejackets for them. We recommend that you order a safety net for your boat if the children are small.


8. What should we take on board?

You need to take only your clothes and medicines. For colder weather, bring warmer clothes and waterproofed jackets. Towels you can order on our reception according to our pricelist.


9. Where can I buy groceries to take on board?

Groceries can be bought by yourself in marina or larger supermarkets near marina. As an additional service, we offer food orders and their delivery.


10. May I take pets on board?

Yes, pets are allowed on board - price according to our pricelist.


11. Do you organize transfers from the airport to the Astarea bases?

Yes, upon your request, we organize transfers from the airports to our bases. For any further information, please contact our reservation office.




Useful information



Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds.
Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / MasterCard, Visa, Sport Card International). Cash dispensing machines are ubiquitous.


Public holidays Croatia 2015.

  • Sunday 01/01/2017 New Year
  • Friday 06/01/2017 Epiphany
  • Sunday 16/04/2017 Easter
  • Monday 17/04/2017 Easter Monday
  • Monday 01/05/2017 Labour Day
  • Thursday 15/06/2017 Corpus Christi
  • Thursday 22/06/2017 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
  • Sunday 25/06/2017 Statehood Day Croatia
  • Saturday 05/08/2017 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • Tuesday 15/08/2017 Assumption of Mary
  • Sunday 08/10/2017 Independence Day Croatia
  • Wednesday 01/11/2017 All Saints
  • Monday 25/12/2017 Christmas
  • Tuesday 26/12/2017 St. Stephen´s Day



Important telephone numbers

  • International dialling prefix for Croatia: +385
  • European emergency number: (+385) 112
  • Assistance on the road: (+3851) 1987
  • General information: (+385) 18981
  • Information about local and district telephone numbers: (+385) 11888
  • Information about International telephone numbers: (+385) 11802
  • Weather forecast and road conditions: (+385) 18166