Croatia FAQs

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Standard Split to Split Cruise or the One Way Sail?

What’s the difference? In reality they are quite similar and go to most of the same places, with all tours taking in all the main highlights, but the One Ways start in Split and finish in Dubrovnik or vice versa, so ideal for people wanting to spend longer in both destinations. With the One Way Sail you travel a slightly shorter distance, so may sometimes get in to the islands a little bit earlier and so can spend a bit longer exploring, whereas the emphasis on the Split to Split sailing is more on the cruising experience.

How do I go to book accommodation before or after my Croatia sailing trip?

Accommodation bookings can be made through MyTrip.

When does the Croatian Sailing Adventure depart?

All boats depart on Saturdays at 1pm and check-in will commences at 11am. It should be possible to fly in from London on the same day, however we do recommend you fly in the day before to avoid delayed flights. The airport is about 40mins from Split Harbour by taxi and this should cost around 240 Kuna. From Dubrovnik airport head to Gruz harbour (the New Port) which is opposite the main bus and ferry terminal - a short local bus ride from the old town gate. For those arriving on one of our Busabout Eastern Treks, our Croatia departures are designed to fit perfectly into this, with the Mini Rhapsody, Classic Rhapsody, Balkan and Classic Balkan Treks all arriving into Split on the Friday night and finishing on the Saturday at breakfast at Split Hostel, a 5 minute walk from the waterfront. Perfect!

What time does the Croatian Sailing Adventure finish?

All boats return to Split / Dubrovnik Harbour on the Friday night and the tour finishes after breakfast on the Saturday morning. You are free to fly out at any time on Saturday. There are luggage storage facilities in the bus station opposite Split Harbour and all the main transport terminal are right next to the port for ongoing travel. The Busabout Eastern Treks combine with our Croatia timetable perfectly, with the Bohemian, Mini Bohemian and Ottoman treks all departing from Split Hostel (5 min walk from the harbour in the middle of the old town, on the Nadrodni Trg Square).

What is the difference between 'standard' and 'en-suite'?

En-suite category boats have private en-suite facilities and are suited to travellers wanting more privacy and comfort. Standard category boats have shared bathroom facilities and are better suited to groups, friends and singles. All cabins are twin-share.

What are the cabin beds like?

All cabins are twin share with two bunk beds.

What is the difference between above deck cabins and below deck cabins?

Above deck cabins are simply on the top deck or on the main deck of the boat (not necessarily on the very top deck). Below deck is in the hull of the boat. A benefit with the below deck cabins is they are cheaper but they’ll be a bit quieter in terms of noise from other boats and passengers. The big benefit with the above deck cabins is they have access out to the ocean and main deck areas. They also have larger windows so they tend to get a little more fresh air.

How many bathrooms are there on the standard category boats?

On average there are 3 or 4 bathroom/toilets on the standard category boats. You can expect to share with between 5 and 7 other guests if you book a standard category cabin.

I am a vegetarian or have a special meal request, can you cater for me?

Please let the Guide know on day one and the cook will do their best to make necessary arrangements throughout the week. Lunch usually includes soup or pasta as a starter, some meat or fish and vegetables as side dish, salad and desert. Vegetarians will definitely enjoy larger amounts of vegetables and salads and each chef will do their best to produce a vegetarian alternative to the main course. Food is purchased at each Harbour so no need to worry, you will be catered for.

Do you sail from island to island?

Sails do go up on the boats if the winds are good, but the wind in the Adriatic Sea is not reliable enough to allow the boats to keep to our itinerary. So to enable the boats to keep to our schedule, we essentially go by motor cruiser.

How do I get to Split?

Easyjet, Wizzair or Croatia Airlines fly into Split on a regular basis from the UK. Passengers can also fly into Zadar with Ryanair from London, which is a city a few hours north by bus from Split. Many travellers also arrive from Ancona and catch the overnight ferry to Split on Friday night and arrive Saturday morning at 7am. Ferry tickets should be about €60 each way.

I am South African. How do I get a visa?

Once your booking has been confirmed we will email you your pre-departure documents and you will be able to apply at the Croatian Embassy. It is a simple formality for the Croatian Embassy to process which rarely encounters problems. Before you book check with the Croatian Embassy to see how long this process takes and also bear in mind your exact entry and exit dates from the country if any further travel is planned in Croatia.

How many people are on the boats?

It ranges from 14 to 32 people; it all depends on the size of the boats. The average boat size is around 25.

What is the average age of the passengers?

Our average age of passenger is between 18 to 30 years. However all ages are welcome!

How do I make sure I am on the same boat as my friends?

If you all book together in the same category and cabin class you will be guaranteed to be on the same boat. If you haven’t done this, call or email us to see what we can do. Nominate a group leader to give us a call as it will make it easier for you and us!

Where does the boat depart from in Split?

You will find our boats directly to the ‘town side’ of the Split ferry terminal when you arrive, you will literally walk past them when you get off the Jadrolinija lines ferry. If you are coming to Split Harbour by bus or train you will see the ferry terminal. Look out for the Katarina Line signs and our representative will be there to meet you.

Where does the boat depart from in Dubrovnik?

Our boats depart from Dubrovnik Gruz Harbour (the New Port). At the Harbour in Dubrovnik there will not be a Katarina Line representative but we will have a Busabout Representative on the waterfront. A few hundred metres walk back into town from the bus and ferry terminals is the Riva where our boats are docked up.

Can we bring alcohol onto the boats?

On each of the boats passengers will have access to a fully stocked bar. Below is an indication of drink prices:

  • Coffee/tea 10 kn
  • Beer 10 kn small 12 – 15 kn for big beer
  • Soft drinks/juices 15 kn
  • 1 litre of water 15 - 20 kn
  • Small water 10 kn

Note: 1€ = 7.5kn (Correct as of November 2011)