Questions and answers

See the most common questions about sailing or contact us if you have any extra question

Which sailing licence do I need to charter a boat in Croatia?

You need to possess an internationally recognized sailing and VHF license. To see if your license is valid in Croatia please check here

or contact us by calling +385 99 260 58 190 or email at info@sailingforever.com

How do I find your base?

From the airport:

  • Marina Kaštela is located 7 km from the Split airport. You can reach us by Taxi or Bus.
  • We can organize the transfer for you and the crew that will bring you directly in front of our office. Just please contact us and ask for transfer.
  • Buses from airport (in Split direction) pass every 20 minutes and they stop near the entrance to the marina.
  • Our office is located in the new grey building on the LUA pier – separate from others, with its own (eastern) entrance.

By car:

  • Marina Kaštela can be easily reached from several exits on Dalmatina Highway. It is located on the sea road between Trogir and Split.
  • You will find our office when you go through our own (eastern) entrance, located here – in the new grey building with it’s own parking places.

Where can I park my car?

There are parking places next to our boats allowing you to easily transfer all your luggage and provisions from the car on board in one fell swoop. Parking is constantly guarded by marina Kaštela employees to whom you pay your parking to.

As an alternative option we can offer our own Sailing Forever parking lot 2 minutes away from marina ( 25 Eur / week ).

Please also ask our team in the office for guidance.

Where can I leave my luggage and go for swim?

In case of earlier arrival or later departure you can leave your luggage in our office. It is safe and part of our service. This will allow you to relax and go for swimming to the closest beach or sightseeing while waiting for your boat or flight.

Is early check in possible?

Yes, as we pride ourselves with our care for the guests, majority of our check in are done before 5 PM. Usually we can easily help the guest with early check without additional early check in fees. Please ask our office team for instructions.

When do I need to return a boat back to the base?

Generally we ask our guests, (not obligatory), to return in base by late Friday afternoon so that the boat can be checked and inspected. You are, off course, able to sleep on board and leave the boat on Saturday by 9AM. For our regatta charter we ask that the boats return back to our base on Friday by 6 PM to ease the checkout procedure. Guests are, naturally, welcome to stay onboard till Saturday by 9AM.

Which payment methods do you accept in the base?

We accept payments in Euros and all major credit or debit cards. In our office we will kindly ask you to pay for extras such as tourist tax or transit log. While majority of extras can be paid by card, tourist tax (10 HRK per person per day) has to be paid in cash (HRK),  please prepare it in advance.

How do I leave a safety deposit?

Safety deposit can be left in cash (Eur) or by Card. We do not deduct any funds from your account, we only reserve the respective amount which is then released upon your return.

Can I insure the deposit amount?

Our cooperation with Yachtpool insurance allow us to insure your safety deposit amount. During the check in procedure we are able to issue it as per the Yachtpool policy. For the exact prices of the insurance please contact our office team, we will be happy to provide all the details.

Do I need skipper's insurance?

Skippers insurance is not mandatory for you to have to charter our boat but we recommend you have one. Having one does not release you from leaving the deposit and paying for your damages on your boats however we will assist you with invoices, photos and all other details you will need for your insurance claim.

Can I hire a skipper, a hostess or a cook?

Yes. If you need any assistance in this regard, we can provide you with an experienced crew. Skipper service cost approximately 160 EUR per day. You will be asked to provide accommodation and board for a skipper throughout the duration of the cruise.

Are there any safety precautions to take children on board?

Children are perfectly safe on board as long there is a constant adult supervision and respect of all safety regulations. We recommend to inform us in advance  if there will be children on board so we can provide appropriate life jackets. As additional service, we also recommend installing a safety net on a handrail all around the deck perimeter. Please request it in advance. Life-vest for children must be used, especially in bad weather conditions.

Where can I get the weather forecast?

Weather forecast is available at marina Kaštela reception, and at any other marina reception. Also it is provided on VHF – broadcast 3 times a day on various channels. Please also see our specific article on this topic in “news & blog ” section

Is WiFi available on board?

All of our boats are WiFi equipped. At any moment up to 10 devices can hook up to the router which can be used for fee of 15€ 4G LTE unlimited.

Can I bring pets on board?

Pets are welcomed on majority of our boats for an extra cleaning fee. Only Antiopa and Hermes boats are excluded from this policy.

Am I allowed to dive in Croatia?

Croatia is beautiful country with a lot to see including underwater attractions. Snorkeling is always an exiting way to spend your day. We do not offer snorkeling equipment so please bring your own or plan on purchasing one here. Scuba diving is allowed with some restrictions. For more details we can get you in touch with major diving clubs in Croatia.

How do I get a Croatian Fishing license?

Croatia offers two different kinds of fishing licenses: recreational and sports fishing. A fishing license is required whether you fish from the shore or from the boat. You may purchase the license online – here at the ministry site:

Licenses are issued for a various periods of time and all one needs is their Passport or ID and the credit card.

The skipper is always in charge.

Regardless of their age, gender, religion or any other regard, while on board the Skipper is responsible for the safety of the crew and boat so his/hers orders should be carried out in full and immediately. Do as he/she says!

Choose your crew and team carefully.

Week on board usually helps people bond closer together or it separates them completely making this is excellent team building exercise. Close quarters, need to work together in harmony often make or break teams by helping them see their good and bad sides. However crews soon realize that to make it they need to work together to find a common solutions to problems. Acceptance and harmony on board helps everyone to enjoy your week at sea.

Make a checklist of clothing to bring on board with you.

Due to limited space on board we suggest you pack wisely for the trip. Each season requires different clothing but we suggest the basics: shorts, t-shirts and shoes with non-marking soles do not forget long-sleeved shirts, a light jacket (ideally water and wind proof), a hat, sunglasses and something to sleep in. Please also see our specific article on this topic in “news & blog ” section.

If you own a full-weather gear:

Warm socks, fleece jacket, warm cap, waterproof boots, trousers and jacket it is also wise to bring them along no matter what season it is. If you plans include formal evening on shore, bring appropriate formal wear, ideally wrinkle resistant. Please also see our specific article on this topic in “news & blog ” section.

About 85 % of people get seasick but only 10 % are seriously affected.

The symptoms usually last 2-3 days, sometimes longer. Symptoms include headache, loss of appetite and tiredness; more severe cases involve nausea and in extreme cases vomiting and coordination loss. If this happens to you, look for medical help. There are pills for seasickness but doctors differ on their side effects. If seasickness comes over, move to the upper deck, in the middle of the boat. Refrain from drinking alcohol, ideally even 24 hours before coming on board. Do not go below deck. Find something easy to do, keep your mind busy. If that does not work try lying down and listening to music, use earphones. Avoid strong smells, and stay away from coffee, dairy products and, again, alcohol.

Conserve water and power on board. It is prudent to keep a reserve for unforeseen emergencies.

Check water, fuel, engine oil and coolant levels on daily basis. Check weather forecasts daily and arrange your sailing plans accordingly. If the wind is building up, reef your sails before it is too late. Make sure the deck stays clean & tidy, do not leave things lying around; they could cause injuries during heavy wind. Please also see our specific article on this topic in “news & blog ” section.

Pay attention during the check - in procedure.

Take a close look at the deck, sails, equipment and make sure that everything included in the checklist is indeed on board. If in doubt, ask our staff – they will be happy to help you.

Where can I eat around marina Kaštela?

There are many good locations around, – we would recommend:

Restaurant Spinnaker – flagship restaurant of marina Kaštela is located within the Sailing Club building on the east part of marina’s breakwater. Visible from the LUA pier, where our boats are moored. Perfect sea view, and only 100 m. from Sailing Forever office.

Restaurant Baletna skola – a decent place, mediterranean restaurant with a huge menu. You can have a nice walk by the sea to or from the restaurant. Check the way here.

Restaurant Odmor – traditional homemade Croatian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, not far from marina. Check the way here.

Pizzeria & Caffe Bar “Veseli Mate” – right outside from main marina entrance, fresh food and pizza, home of locals. 200 m. from Sailing Forever office. Check the way here.


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