Private Cruises Croatia – Obligatory and optional costs

All clients interested in booking a gulet, motor sailer or mini cruiser should keep in mind that
private cruises entail some additional obligatory costs apart from the boat price and those
refer to food, drinks and beverages as well as port fees. In addition to obligatory costs, there
are optional ones as well.
The boat price usually includes yacht rental, crew service, bed linen and towels, yacht
cleaning, fuel for four hours of navigation per day and 6 hours of air conditioning per day.
The boat price usually does not include food, drinks and beverages, ports and marinas fees,
tickets to national parks, one way cruises, crew tips, land transfers and personal expenses.
As far as food is concerned, either full board or half board menus are available when
chartering most yachts in Croatia. Half board menus usually include breakfast and lunch
whereas full board menus include dinner as well. The clients are required to opt for at least
one of these menus during their stay aboard. Sometimes only half board menus are available
when chartering certain yachts; however, customized menus may also be available at an
additional cost. Price range varies from yacht to yacht but drinks and beverages are not
included in the price. The clients pay for both food and drinks directly to the crew on board
the ship. The children are usually given discount on food but this as well varies from yacht to
Drinks and beverages:
When it comes to drinks and beverages, most yacht rentals in Croatia provide multiple
options. The first option is to buy drinks and beverages at reasonable prices at the yacht’s bar
or you can opt for all-inclusive packages. There are two types of all-inclusive packages. The
so-called all-inclusive domestic package includes non-alcoholic drinks and various Croatian
alcoholic beverages while there is also an all-inclusive non-alcoholic package.
On some yachts, however, you can bring your own beverages on board. In that case, please
bear in mind that the corkage fee ranges from 600 to 1000 Euros, depending on the type of
yacht you are chartering.
Port fees:
Port fees are also obligatory for every type of cruise in Croatia. The total cost of port fees
depends on the selected itinerary and ports of call during a cruise and are to be paid in cash on
board the ship. The price range of port fees varies from port to port but the yacht may be
occasionally anchored and therefore you can reduce the mooring fees. The yacht may be
moored at marinas and private marinas at the clients’ special request, which ultimately
increases the mooring costs since mooring in marinas tends to be far more expensive than in
local ports.
The itinerary is selected according to the clients’ preferences and in accordance with the
One way cruises:
Most gulets and motor sailers offer the possibility of a one way cruise which means you can
embark in one port and disembark in another. One way cruise is usually paid extra but there is
also a possibility that it might be included in the initial price of the cruise. Whether one way

cruise is possible and whether it will be included in the cruise price or charged extra in a
selected week, mostly depends on booking lists and scheduled charters after and prior to your
charter. When charged extra, one way fee is to be paid in cash on board.
Water sports equipment:
Depending on the yacht category, gulets/motor sailers usually have additional water sports
equipment. Water sports that require additional fuel expenses are usually charged per hour
whereas the remaining sports equipment (kayak, canoe, snorkeling and fishing equipment)
that does not require addition fuel expenses are often included in the boat price.
Please note that these are all general expenses. Each gulet and motor sailer has private
cruise prices determined in advance as well as the costs of all additional expenses, both
optional and obligatory.
The preference list:
After the booking is confirmed, a preference list is sent to each client in which clients can
state their special requests regarding food, drinks and beverages, itinerary and other interests.
The purpose of the preference list is to help the crew adapt to clients’ wishes and therefore
make their cruise as personalized as possible.
In case you have found a yacht suited to your criteria, we recommend putting an option. In
charter world, option is a convenient tool for putting a yacht on hold for a few days while you
finalize your decision and arrange flight tickets, transfers and other details. While the yacht is
under option, no booking from another party will be allowed during that period; however, the
existing option on a particular yacht may be kept for only a few days. That is why it is
important to keep in mind when your option expires. Booking must be confirmed while option
is still active. It is possible though to prolong the option at client’s request.
Your booking reservation is valid after you sign the booking contract, charter terms and
conditions and after you pay the deposit for yacht rental. Charter payment is usually settled in
two parts. 50% of the charter fee is paid immediately after having confirmed the booking
reservation whereas the remaining balance payment is due 5 to 6 weeks prior to the
commencement of the charter. The payments are made by bank transfers. All additional costs,
both optional and obligatory, are paid in cash directly on board.