FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Location

    • TRAVEL TO CROATIA:
      If you are traveling to Croatia please click here for more detailed information on getting to Croatia for more detailed information.

       
    • TRAVEL TO GREECE:
      If you are traveling to Greece please click here for more detailed information on getting to Greece for more detailed information.

    • If you're traveling to Croatia or Greece a passport that is valid for at least 90 days is required. Those traveling from certain countries may require a visa. We recommend using VisaHQ to find out if you require any visas to enter the country - www.visahq.co.uk
  • Prices in Croatia:
    • Beer - €2 to €5
    • Cocktails - €6 to €15
    • Shots - €2,5 to €8
    • Coffee - €1,5 to €4
    • Soft drinks - €2 to €4
    • Bottled water - €1 to €3
    • Fast Food - €3,5 to €7,5 (Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, etc.)
    • Dinner with Wine - €20 to €40 (At good local restaurants)
    Prices in Greece:
    • Beer - €4 to €6
    • Cocktails - €5 to €10
    • Shots - €3 to €6
    • Coffee - €1,5 to €4
    • Soft drinks - €2 to €4
    • Bottled water - €0,5 to €3
    • Fast Food - €5 to €8 (Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, etc.)
    • Dinner with Wine - €15 to €30 (At good local restaurants)

    The prices in Croatian and Greek supermarkets and local markets are very reasonable and similar or lower than other European countries.

The Yachts

  • This is one of the most frequently asked questions. There are three different situations and this is How you're gonna be sure that you're on the same yacht with your friends

    1. If you book and pay together, you will be together on the same yacht by default.

    There is no need to write or ask us to put you on the same boat. When you book, you're going to get your number of reservation. People with the same reservation number are always on the same boat.

    2. If you book and pay separately:

    If you have more than one reservation number, just add a note (while booking online) with your friends names and/or Reservation number and ask us to be together with them and we will place you together.

    Example - Your number of reservation is 100/2017. Your friends want to book two months later. While booking online they'll just add a note that they want to be together with reservation number 100/2017.

    Example:
    Booking note field

    3. If you and your friends have already made your booking and received Reservation from us and you didn't make earlier note to place you together.

    In that case, please, let us know on time and we will make changes needed to place you together. Please send us an Email to info@sailweekcroatia.com with your names and reservations numbers and we'll take care that you're on the same boat.

    NOTE: We use sail yachts that accommodate 8 to 10 guests.

  • PARTY SAILWEEK CROATIA:
    • Check-in desk is open from 10am until 5pm in your departure marina. Let us know in advance if you have late flight.
    • We aim to sail out around 6-7pm.
    • We return to the Marina Friday afternoon and latest check-out time is until 9am on Saturday morning.
      If you have to go earlier you can do an early check-out. Please let us know in advance if you require early check-out.
    ULTRA SAILWEEK CROATIA WEEK 1:
    • Check-in desk is open from 10am until 5pm in your departure marina. Let us know in advance if you have late flight.
    • We aim to sail out around 6pm.
    • We return to the Marina Friday afternoon and latest check-out time is until 9am on Saturday morning.
      If you have to go earlier you can do an early check-out. Please let us know in advance if you require early check-out.
    ULTRA SAILWEEK CROATIA WEEK 2:
    • Check-in desk is open from 10am until 5pm in your departure marina. Let us know in advance if you have late flight.
    • We'll set sails on Monday morning around 9AM.
    • We return to the Marina Friday afternoon and latest check-out time is until 9am on Saturday morning.
      If you have to go earlier you can do an early check-out. Please let us know in advance if you require early check-out.
    ADVENTURE SAIL WEEK
    • Check-in desk is open from 10am until 5pm in your departure marina. Let us know in advance if you have late flight.
    • You'll set sails on Sunday morning. Saturday is reserved for your free time to explore the ancient city of Dubrovnik/Split. Accommodation is on your yacht in the Marina.
    • We return to the Marina Friday afternoon and latest check-out time is until 9am on Saturday morning.
      If you have to go earlier you can do an early check-out. Please let us know in advance if you require early check-out.
    SailWeek Greece:
    • Check-in desk is open from 9am until 2pm in your departure marina, Alimos Athens. Let us know in advance if you have late flight.
    • We aim to sail out around around 3pm.
    • We return to the Alimos marina Friday afternoon and latest check-out time is until 9am on Saturday morning.
      If you have to go earlier you can do an early check-out. Please let us know in advance if you require early check-out.
  • Most of our guests were first time sailors and loved it! Sailing is an amazing experience. We only sail for a few hours each day, so you have the option to relax and party on the boat or check out the shore stop location every day.

    It is up to you if you'd like to relax on the boat, learn how to sail, or explore and party on the islands.

  • Every yacht is supplied with a WIFI device and has unlimited data for a week so you can freely enjoy your holiday by sharing photos and videos on Social media by tagging Sailweek.

    Cafes and restaurants in Croatia have free internet access for customers and are easily accessible any time we are not sailing.

  • Most yachts have an input jack in their stereo system so you can connect your smartphone/music device to the boat system. Sail Week Croatia will provide a cable that allows you to connect your smartphone/tablet/portable music player.

    • "Groceries for breakfast and lunch" are included and delivered straight to your yachts on Saturday afternoon before you start your sailing trip. It includes all basic household items necessary for the week on the yacht. Breakfast groceries such as cereals(corn flakes and muesli), fruit, nutella, ham, bacon, cheese, spread cheese, butter, mozzarella, eggs, milk, yogurt, coffee and tea.
       
    • Mediterranean style groceries for the light lunch include pasta, rice, tomato sauce, pesto, cooking cream, parmigiano, canned tuna, olives, vegetables (like tomato, cucumbers, zucchini, onion...), fresh fruit (like bananas, water melon, peaches, apples...), olive oil, sunflower oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
       
    • You'll get a couple of liters of soft drinks (orange and apple juice) and bottled water.
       
    • Furthermore the package contains plastic cups, paper towels, soaps, dishwasher detergent, sponges, toilet papers and garbage bags.
       
    • With the food packages provided, simply preparation is required. There are enough groceries for breakfast and one meal per day (half board) but you have to prepare it by yourself. You are also required to keep the yacht tidy and clean the dishes.
       
      NOTE: Those who are booking the full yacht have the option of booking the hostess who will cook and prepare the meals and clean after.
       
    • We are not going to control how much you eat and how often you are preparing your meals. As said, there are enough groceries for breakfast and one meal per day (half board). If you run out of food you may bring your own food and drinks on board any time at no additional charge. There are local shops and supermarkets at most shore stops to re-supply if needed.
       
  • You will be required to prepare your own food and clean up after yourself. Don't worry - you are not alone on the yacht and everyone may choose to rotate duties. Keep in mind that the skipper is also a part of the crew. Don't forget to prepare a meal for him/her as well!

     
    NOTE: Those who are booking the full yacht have the option of booking the hostess who will cook and prepare the meals and clean after.
     

  • Your skipper will brief you on safety when you board your yacht. You must listen to your skipper while you are on the boat.

    Our skippers are not considered employees. Please treat them as a friend and companion while on the boat and help out when you are needed.

  • Most of the yachts have 4-5 cabins, which hold 8-10 guests plus the skipper. You will not know who is on your yacht until we do final allocations closer to the departure date. We do our best to achieve a well balanced mix of like minded people.

  • Each yacht has an indoor and outdoor common area (saloon). They are compact but comfortable, although they are not especially spacious inside. There is a full kitchen and dining area on each yacht, as well as refrigeration, electricity, speakers, and other amenities.

    The cabin rooms are shared. Most yacht cabins have a double bed which will hold two people. Others have bunk beds. The cabins have small cupboards and closets for clothes. There are bathrooms and showers on all yachts.

    Please keep in mind that sailing yachts are not luxury hotels. If you have ever traveled in an RV, it is a similar experience...just on the water!

  • If you book with a friend, we will place you together. If you book on your own, we will do our best to make you comfortable. We try to pair people of the same sex in cabins. There are also some single bed options available in the saloon if needed. It is very rare that we cannot find a solution that suits everyone.

  • We sail for between 2-4 hours every day. The islands are relatively close together and you will never be sailing in the open sea out of sight of land.

    When we are not sailing, what you do is up to you! You can stay on the yacht or explore the islands. All of the yachts will travel together, which gives plenty of opportunities for combined social activities and regattas.

  • Safety is our number one priority. Our team consists of experienced skippers. As long as you listen to your skipper, you will be in good hands!

  • Sea sickness is something that can be managed. Skippers carry nausea/seasick prevention tablets. If you are feeling unwell, let the skipper know and he/she will look after you.

    Please note that avoiding acidic foods and drinks and not missing sleep can help prevent seasickness. If you know that you are prone to seasickness, you can prepare for your trip by checking out this website.

  • Yes, of course. Every yacht comes equipped with life jackets and dinghies. The skippers are more than happy to take you to and from the beach on the dinghy whenever you are anchored off shore.

  • All of our crew are fluent in English. They are excellent hosts and will go out of their way to make sure you have an incredible trip!

  • Most small electrical requirements require 240 volt power. The boat will only have 240 volt power when it is docked in the marina, which will likely only be 3-4 nights of the week.

    Phones, tablet computers, GoPros, and other similar items can be charged any time via a 12 volt to USB converter on the boat. Sail Week Croatia will provide a USB converter for the boat.

  • In the Mediterranean it is not usual for charter boats to have air conditioning system. Summers are not so hot and humid like in some parts of the world. Climate is mild and during the night there is always a light summer breeze that makes sleeping under the deck comfortable.

Booking & Payment

  • A pre-departure tax of 80 EUR per person applies to all bookings. It is part of the full price that has to be paid in Cash upon your arrival at the departure marina.

  • We recommend a group of 6-10 for a full yacht booking. There are some viable options for as few as 4 people if needed.

    Full yachts book quickly, especially in the peak season. If you are travelling with a group, book early to ensure you have the best options!

  • For larger groups of 6 or more, filling your own yacht will be easy. The price per person is generally lower and you can guarantee that you are travelling with your friends.

    Cabin bookings are great if you want to make new friends. You will be grouped with like-minded people, and not have to deal with chasing and organizing all of your friends. Just book your spot(s) and they can join you when they are ready. If you and your friends book at separate times, we always do our best to make sure you are on the same yacht as long as we are notified at the time of booking.

  • Yes, you can do cabin or spot bookings for Party SailWeek, Ultra SailWeek, Adventure SailWeek or SailWeek Greece.

  • Bookings can be done completely online via the booking section of our website. Alternatively, you can contact us directly by e-mail at info@sailweekcroatia.com or call us if you have questions or need assistance booking. Click for contact information.

  • The 1st instalment payment of 30% of the cost is due within 48 hours of booking.

    The 2nd instalment payment of 30% of the cost is due 12 weeks before yacht departure.

    The balance of 40% is due 6 weeks before yacht departure.

    We will send you friendly email reminders with payment links or bank transfer instructions for easy processing.

    NOTE: As soon as you make a bank payment please send us the proof of payment so we can proceed with your bookings in case we don't get the first instalment in first 48 hours due to the bank proceedings.

  • The 1st instalment payment of 30% of the cost is due within 48 hours of booking.

    The 2nd instalment payment of 30% of the cost is due 12 weeks before yacht departure.

    The balance of 40% is due 6 weeks before yacht departure.

    We will send you friendly email reminders with payment links or bank transfer instructions for easy processing.

    NOTE: As soon as you make a bank payment please send us the proof of payment so we can proceed with your bookings in case we don't get the first instalment in first 48 hours due to the bank proceedings.

  • Your payments are allocated to paying for your yacht and are non-refundable. If you cancel, we will try our best to find a replacement so that we can return your deposit. However, if we are unable to find a replacement your payments will be forfeited. We always recommend that you have travel insurance in case you cannot make the trip for any reason.

Ultra Sail Week

  • Yes, we include 3 day general admission passes to Ultra Europe 2018 to all the guests who selected Ultra Europe tickets during the booking process.

  • You will receive your tickets upon check-in to your yacht at the Marina. For guests of Ultra Sail Week 2 who want to pick up their tickets before the start of Ultra on Friday, meeting places and times will be communicated closer to the event.

  • During the booking process you can select option without Ultra tickets included and final payment will be reduced by 149€ per ticket.

  • Of course! Please check Booking.com. For hostels, you can check with HostelWorld or HostelBookers. For apartments, try AirBNB or VRBO.

  • Guests on Ultra Sail Week 2 will be able to attend Ultra Beach. Tickets are not included in the package. If interested in attending, you can purchase tickets from Ultra Europe website. Please note attending this event is not compulsory and there will be alternative activities to do that day.

  • More than 60,000 people will be coming into Split for Ultra Europe. The storage places will most likely be at capacity. If you require storage for Friday night, we can provide that for you. Contact us by e-mail to set this up.

Other Topics

    • It is a fundamental requirement that everyone using our services has a personal travel insurance policy. It is your responsibility to buy personal travel insurance. It should cover adventurous activities such as sailing, cancellation, medical expenses including repatriation, loss or damage to baggage and personal belongings, money and public liability.
    • By booking, you agree that all members of your party will have comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your trip
    • Covering For the EU citizens we provide 10% discount for travel insurance via this link: abtasure.co.uk/?intcode=Y6260.
  • For solo travellers, we will do our best and try to put you in the bunk bed where you'll share a cabin with the person same gender. On a yacht where a single bed is available in the saloon we will put you there. Sometimes the gender ratio is not equal so there is a possibility that you can be grouped with someone of the opposite gender sharing a bunk cabin, but don't worry. By the end of the week, we know you will have made some great friends!

  • The number of yachts may vary depending on the week. Ultra Sail Weeks will be our biggest weeks with up to 50 yachts. Party Sail Week will have between 6 and 30 yachts depending on the week and Adventure Sail Week will always have a minimum 3 or 4 yachts.

  • Bring a combination of beach clothes, casual clothes, and evening - if you like to go out and dress up! Most of our guests over pack for the week.

  • There is limited storage space on the yachts, so we recommend bringing your luggage in a soft sided bag. If you are staying in Croatia for a while and carrying a large suitcase, we advise bringing a soft bag to take what you need for the week on the yachts and put the larger suitcase in the storage we provide for 100 KN per week/ per bag.

  • In past seasons, most of our guests have been between 18 to 35 years of age.

  • We do not enforce a ratio for our guests, however we averaged about 50/50 in our 2017 sailing season.

  • You must ensure that you do not have any medical conditions that may inhibit travelling with Sail Week Croatia. The yachting trip is not strenuous (unless you want it to be). Guests are not required to perform any physical activity. However, you may choose to participate in sailing, snorkeling, and other sporting activities.

    If you have concerns or questions regarding health requirements, please contact us.

  • If you or any member of your party have any disabilities, it is extremely important that we make the necessary arrangements to make your holiday go smoothly.

    We must therefore insist that you contact our offices on +44 (0)2081 236 333 before completing any reservation to ensure compatibility for the holiday that you chose.

  • We will take many photos throughout the trip and share as many as we can. Occasionally, we may use photographs taken of guests for promotional purposes or on our website. We do not use paid models - we feature shots of real people on sailing holidays with us.

    If you prefer not to be on the photographs please notify us when you board so the photographer can avoid taking shots of you.

    We encourage our guests to take their own photos to share with friends and the rest of the crew by tagging #SailWeek, #SailWeekCroatia or #SailWeekGreece on social media.

  • The SailWeek Croatia / SailWeek Greece wristband is included in the price. It identifies you as a member of the SailWeek group including all of the benefits such as entrance to selected parties/clubs and discounts on extra activities that we offer or organize during the sailing week.

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Get In Touch

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