FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking and Payment

How do I book an adventure?

You can book straight from our website – choose one of our adventures and click “Book Now”.

If you have additional questions or special requests you can contact us now and we can discuss everything via phone or Skype.

What kind of payments do you accept for bookings?

We require a 50% upfront payment for booking reservations.

We accept credit card or PayPal balance payments securely via PayPal. We also accept direct money transfers made to our bank account.

Please read more in our section about Booking & Payment

How do I cancel a booking? Is there a penalty fee?

Customers are free to cancel their bookings, however we do keep a percentage of the payment depending on the situation.

Please read more about it in our Cancellation policy.

About our trips

How do I travel to the starting point?

We will provide you with all the necessary travel information, including nearest airports, parking spots and other means of travel to and from the starting location.

You must make sure that you have the necessary visas and/or other paperwork you might need for your travel, prior to your departure.

We are happy to arrange transport for you to and from the nearest airport, however that might include additional fees. Please contact us for more info.

Are there any additional costs?

Your payment to us covers all the expenses for your accommodation and activities during the adventure. However, any personal expenses, such as food and leisure shall be covered by you. Please read the adventure details and our Terms & Conditions page carefully for more info.

Do I need to take care of travel insurance?

Yes. Clients are obliged to take care of their own travel and medical assurance. Please read more on our Terms & Conditions page.

About Sailing

What if I have never been on a boat before?

If you don’t know how to sail, no problem – that is why you have us. Don’t worry, very few of our guests have been on a similar holidays before they met us.

Boating is just a different way of travel or spending holidays, it is a mix of luxury and camping – and it is a great way to see the world from a different perspective.

What is life on a boat like?

Our sailboats are modern and comfortable, though this is very diferent comfort from what you are used to on land.

You will share a cabin and usually a double bed. Each boat has multiple heads and showers. Every boat has a full kitchen (galley) and a dining table inside.

The boats have full refrigeration, electricity (220V when conected to shore, and 12V when sailing or when on anchor) and other amenities that you would expect in a normal apartment – but although the boats are modern, they are not luxury hotels.

Cabins are not as big as in an land apartment, so you only have a small closet and cubbies for your clothes. But when the weather is good (and most of the time it is) you will not want to spend time inside, you will rather be outside on the deck just a meter or so from the sea and the sun.

Every day you wake up in a different place and you go to bed each night with a different view and you can swim in crystal clear water just a minute after you wake up. Priceless!

What do I need to bring with me on a boat?

1. Travel documents

If you are traveling outside your home country, make sure you’ve got the necessary travel documents in order and ready to go: passports or visas, tickets and cash/credit cards. A passport or other internationally recognized identification document is required for entering Croatia. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

2. Use soft-sided bags only!

Luggage storage on boats is limited, and hard-sided bags can cause damage to teak decks and other wood trim and there is no space to store them. Soft bags can be easily folded and stowed after you’re unpacked.

3. Fill your medium-sized soft-sided bag with everything you want to bring – then reduce it by half!

The single most common mistake people make on a yacht-charter vacation is bringing Too Much Stuff. On all but very formal charters, the lifestyle is very casual, so you won’t need to bring too many clothes to meet your daily needs.

4. Bathing suits (you’ll live in them)

During a day of sailing, your attire will likely consist of bathing suits and a simple cover up of some sort. Even going ashore for dinner doesn’t usually require a change out of the garb you’re wearing during the day, unless you’re feeling the need to freshen up. Don’t forget your favourite beach towel, because there will be a lot of swiming.

5. Cover ups, street clothes

Tee shirts, tank tops, or sarongs for women are all a good bet to wear over bathing suits and protect you from the sun. For leg protection, plan on shorts, jeans, or other lightweight long pants; those that have removable, zip-on or –off legs so they can be either shorts or long pants are very handy. For shore clothes, you can “go as you are” almost anywhere in Croatian islands – shorts, tees, jeans. The only exception is if you choose to visit a church or a monastery, where conservative dress is required – covered legs and arms. At such places they generally have racks of clothing for visitors to don when they arrive.
Some hiking shoes as there will be great oportunities of short hikings to reach amazing spots with unforgetable views and sunsets.
Ladies, if you do feel the need to dress for dinner, sundresses are good—or simple lightweight slacks and shirts. Capri pants are cool and comfortable. For men, lightweight slacks and tees or cotton shirts are fine. For all, jeans are fine everywhere.

6. Lightweight sweater or fleece

Most of our charters are during the warm summer months, but, warm fleece, leggings, socks, and a warm sweater should be added to this list, as nights can get quite cool after a summer storm (there are not many, but still).

7. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

These are a must. On the boat there is always at least a small breeze and you do not feel the sun in all its power, so hats, sunscreens and sun creams must be one of the first things in your bag.

8. Lightweight foul weather gear

Bring a waterproof jacket and pants if you have them. (If you do not have any you can rent them from us)

9. Earplugs

If you’re a noise-sensitive sleeper, other crews (or your own) can sometimes be noisy.

10. Electronics

Chargers: You’ll be able to recharge your cameras, computers, and other electronicsonboard when in port, out on the sea or anchorage you need 12V charger. In ports there is a European Voltage system 220V. Check if you need a converter plug.

11. Medications
Be responsible and bring what you need, also think about seasicknes. If you have experience with seasicknes bring some seasicknes pills. If you are not sure we will have some too.

12. Most important thing

Good will and smiles! 🙂

About Kayaking

Who goes on a sea kayak trip to Croatia

People from all ages are joining our tours. We had people in their 80’s and the oldest lady was 87 while the oldest man was 80.
Usually we get a mix of couples, families and singles that are generally between 25 and 60.
Family Trips are not mixed with other adult groups and we do separate Family departures with children as young as 8.
A lot of our clients have extensive paddling experience while some have never been kayaking or camping but once they try it they keep coming back for more.
We are happy to let you know who has signed up for the requested tour so you can choose if group suits your preference.

What if I travel alone

Great, we are happy to have you join us. Our clients come from all around the world and our groups are diverse.
On most of our trips You Don’t Need to Pay the Single supplement Fee!
On very few trips where we use private room accommodation you’ll have to pay the single supplement fee due to reason that all of accommodation types are based on double occupancy.
However, you can also save money sharing the room with another single traveler, if any on the tour.

What about a custom tour

Yes! Actually, a lot of our trips are custom or private, so feel free to contact us, not only for a private tour, but we will also make sure to customize te tour to your needs.
We do not charge any extra fee for custom departure for groups with a minimum 4 people.
We can always provide a custom quote for two people as well as sometimes we have couples want to do the trip privately or they want to spend their Honeymoon guided by our company.

Who are the guides

We are aware that the guide is the one who will make the biggest difference on your trip. For that reason, we employ only local guides from the Islands who we skill, train and certify. The most important thing is that they are carefully chosen to lead our trips. This means that besides being local they need to have knowledge about the local history, weather conditions and think outside the box and have a sense for humor. Despite the seasonal work in this “industry” our guides are with us for the long-term until they finally find their own way of self-employ which we support. There is no better way to Experience the Adriatic coastline than through the eyes of a local. There are many companies (mostly illegal) from abroad using guides that can’t tell you a lot and while paddling with them you can’t learn much about Croatia except some basic facts and data from online sources. We do not judge their skills as there are many great Sea Kayak guides all around the world but when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

I am on a special diet

No, if you really have a celiac disease we are happy to provide gluten-free food. The only food you’ll have to bring are sweets and other deserts. Vegetarians are welcome on any other trip beside Gourmet-Trips, but please note that we can arrange Vegetarian Gourmet Trip as well to private groups. Unfortunately, we are not able to serve Vegan meals on some expedition trips so please before you make any bookings talk with our office about it.

In case of bad weather

We reserve the right to delay, postpone, substitute or cancel a trip as a matter of safety for our guests and guides. We will make the final call whether to cancel for safety reasons on site at the time the event is scheduled to begin. If we must cancel for any reason, we are happy to reschedule where possible or we give you a full refund less any booking fees. In case of cancellation during the tour, we charge used days except for any included transfer.

What is minimum age for kayaking tours

We love sea kayaking with kids and families! However, to ensure safety as the top of our trip priority, some of our trips have a minimum age requirement. The most perfect family trips are Sea Kayaking around the Island of Rab and Kornati National Park. We are publishing Family departure dates as soon as we get the minimum number of 4 guests and then usually we end up with two or three families on a trip. This is really great as the children are making new friendships from around the world and later we get great feedback from them saying that they are still in contact or have been visiting them. However, the published itinerary is more likely to be changed due to group skills or preferences and the weather conditions. Safety is our priority. We are there for children and we do not like to push any limits and get children in dangerous situations as that will impact on their future kayaking or any outdoor trips. On our Kornati trip, the great thing is that we are using a base camp from where we paddle out for day trips so in case the older children or some parents are tired they can stay in the campsite while we’re out for a paddle.

What to pack

Carefully check through all essential items listed below to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. The dress code on Croatian Islands is more relaxed than on the mainland. Avoid cotton items as much as possible because they lack warmth and take forever to dry once they are wet.

Our kayaks are designed for longer expeditions to carry a large amount of equipment but they do have their limitations. You will have an opportunity to paddle both single or double kayaks on your trip (notify us before the trip). We provide all necessary paddling and safety equipment.

All guides are equipped with rescue equipment and well appointed first aid.

  • tent
  • lightweight and compact sleeping bag
  • matt
  • 2 pairs of short
  • 2 pair of lightweight pants
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 3-4 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 long sleeve shirt for sun protection while paddling(preferably white color). Lycra rash vest is also suitable
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • 1 lightweight waterproof jacket
  • 1 lightweight fleece jacket
  • 2-3 pairs of lightweight socks
  • 3 to 4 pairs of underwear
  • sandals or paddle booties (eg.Teva) when kayaking or on the beach
  • running shoes or preferably a lightweight hiking boot
  • headlamp with extra batteries
  • sunglasses (polarised) with a retainer or string to prevent the loss
  • waterproof sun cream
  • insect repellent (just in case)
  • small towel (fast drying material)
  • Swimming gear
  • Snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel only, or swimming goggles)
  • Small blowup pillow
  • One liter water bottle (cyclist bottles recommended)
  • A wide-brimmed hat with a chin strap to keep on the wind or any other type of sun hat
  • Small daypack, a bum bag is good for holding things like glasses, sunscreen, and other small personal items while paddling or day walking
  • A small dry-bag or a waterproof case like Pelican for keeping the camera and handy valuables while paddling
  • Minimal personal toiletries (biodegradable salt water soap may be desired)
  • Do not forget your medications!

Gastronomy in Croatia

What is Croatian gastronomy like?

There are many regions in Croatia and as much gastro regions. As we will sail in the region called Dalmatia, here are few facts about their cousine, which can and should have a big impact on your sailing holidays in Croatia.

Dalmatian gastro identity is created under the influence of diverse cultures throughout the centuries and is today greatly appreciated for the most delicious offering. The highest mark was given by the Venetians, French and Austrians. On one side we could easily say that Dalmatian cousine is classic Mediterranen type, healthy-light food, with plenty of fish, other seafood and homegrown vegetables, but on the other side it is specific, especially when it comes to food preparation. Richness of the sea and sea life, combined with herbs like rosemary, bay leaf, basil and olives gives extraordinary smell and taste. Most of the food is grilled or prepared in olive oil, but one of the best specialty, which is really hard to find elsewhere in the world is meat or seafood »baked under bell« (»izpod peke« as locals call it). Beside seafood, lamb is also a specialty and of course famous Dalmatian Parma ham in combination with Paški sir (cheese from island Pag). But for locals good food is nothing without a glass of wine.

In Dalmatia, the Greeks and Romans first started growing vines and Croats continue to do that. The entire history of Dalmatia is closely connected with vine growing. Dalmatian wines are of the best quality because of the abundance of soil crag and solar heat.