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Revealing The True Cost of Yacht Week Croatia

  • August 11, 2023
  • 8 minute read

Dreaming of setting sail in the Mediterranean, swimming in sparkling blue waters, and dancing in outdoor clubs on private islands? The Yacht Week Croatia is an iconic, super fun event that draws thousands of people each year – but the Yacht Week cost can be overwhelming for some before they understand their options. 

The Yacht Week Croatia (the original Yacht Week route!) is on many, many people’s bucket lists. When I sailed with The Yacht Week Croatia, we had guests from as far away as the U.S. and Australia flying to Croatia to attend the event. If you’re dreaming about spending a week on the water, but aren’t sure how to start budgeting, I’m here to help you plan your Croatia Yacht Week adventure. 

We set sail with The Yacht Week in Croatia in July 2023 – and despite the amount of research I did in advance, very few articles or budget breakdowns mentioned the true extent of the Yacht Week Cost. The Yacht Week boat fee is JUST the start – there are lots of hidden fees ! So how much does The Yacht Week cost, really? Let’s get into it with my detailed budget breakdown. 

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When is Yacht Week Croatia? 

Tunnel Raft, one of the many reasons people want to sail Yacht Week Croatia

The Yacht Week happens every summer – it’s the most iconic (and the original) rent-a-yacht-and-party experience in the Mediterranean. The Yacht Week runs what they call several different “routes,” meaning they sail in a couple different locations (more on that below). However, Yacht Week Croatia is the “original route” – and the one many people pick for that very reason. Each year, Yacht Week runs seven day routes from May to August . 

There are other Yacht Week routes. Nowadays, Yacht Week runs routes in Greece, Turkey, and even Tahiti! You can find a full list of their destinations here . However, the original route? That’s Yacht Week Croatia.  

How much does Yacht Week cost?

Most people know The Yacht Week costs a pretty penny – but just how much does it cost? 

A girl hangs off a boat during Yacht Week Croatia

The Yacht Week cost depends on several factors:

  • Do you want a cabin on a boat, or will you rent out an entire boat with your group?
  • If you do plan to rent out your own boat, how many people will be in your group to help split the cost? 
  • Do you want a host, or will you handle your own food? 
  • Do you want a simple boat, or will you upgrade to a luxury option (a bigger boat with air conditioning)?

Our group attended The Yacht Week in mid-July 2023 and opted to rent a single monohull with no A/C – the simplest, most affordable option. However, we did add a host to our boat to help prepare meals and tidy the boat, which added a small extra cost. It ended up costing us 10,500 USD for the entire boat with a host. 

A girl smiling during Yacht Week Croatia

The great part about The Yacht Week is that you have multiple price tiers to fit a variety of budgets. Let’s dive into the breakdown. 

The Core Yacht Week Cost (the Yacht Fee)

First things first: you’ll need to pick your boat. The Yacht Week offers four boat options:

  • Classic Monohull
  • Premium Monohull 
  • Classic Catamaran 
  • Premium Catamaran 

Each option comes with a skipper, entrance to Yacht Week parties, towels and linen, and boat cleaning at the end of the week post check-out. 

Though the costs change each year, generally, the classic Monohull is the most affordable option. When we sailed in 2023, the boat was 10,500 Euros total for the week. That’s the starting price, though a premium catamaran will cost quite a bit more (though it also fits more people!). 

The classic monohull, the most affordable boats for Yacht Week Croatia

You can see how small the classic monohull looks above, but don’t be surprised — it fits more than you might expect!

The inside of the classic monohull, the most affordable boats for Yacht Week Croatia

If you’re unhappy with these options, Yacht Week has a luxury option that allows you to pick your own boat – many of which are often more expensive. We won’t talk about that option here, as it changes a little each year, both price-wise and option-wise. 

Adding a Host to Your Yacht Week Experience

Above, we talked about the “Host” option for Yacht Week. What exactly is a host?

Breakfast prepared by a host on the Yacht Week Croatia

A host is your chef for the week – and she also helps keep the boat tidy and assists on deck when needed. The host will cook:

  • All breakfast meals on board
  • All lunch meals on board
  • Two dinners on board

If you’re booking a single cabin on your Yacht Week boat, you may find the host is often, if not always, included in the price. 

However, if you’re booking your own boat to split with your friends, you’ll have the option to add your own host. The price of the host will depend on the amount of people you’re bringing on your boat. For six people, we ended up paying around 100 USD extra for the host each. 

Lunch prepared by a host on the Yacht Week Croatia

Keep in mind your host and skipper will need their own cabin, so you’ll have fewer options to split the cost. Normally, the host will split a cabin with the skipper – taking 2 people off the total number of people to fill the boat.

Hidden Fees: Yacht Week Croatia 

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There’s a significant amount of hidden fees many Yacht Week attendees don’t fully understand until they book their trip. Paying for the boat is only a portion of your full cost! Let’s dive into the parts of The Yacht Week they don’t discuss. 

  • Refundable yacht deposit/ security deposit: One person will pay this amount upon check-in. This deposit covers damage to the vessel. Assuming there is no damage, you’ll get the deposit back at the end of the week. You’ll pay $2,500 Euros, and you will almost always pay by credit card. 
  • The Cash Kitty : The biggest fee no one talks about? The Cash Kitty. The Cash Kitty is a name assigned to a group of miscellaneous fees collected at the start of your trip. These include port fees, yacht fuel, shore power, water, ice, and water taxis – among other things. The cash kitty will vary for each boat , because shore fees and fuel needs will be different for each boat. You can use this nifty calculator on their website (hidden way down at the bottom) to learn about your estimated fees. For a monohull on the Croatia Original Route, fees run around 1950 Euros total – or 200 Euros per person. For a catamaran, those fees run around 2500 Euros total – or 245 Euros per person. The breakdown assumes, of course, you’re filling the boat. If you don’t plan to fill the boat, each person will need to pay more. At the end of the trip, if your skipper has leftover money, they will hand it back to you. On our boat, we had no leftover money. 
  • Tip : You’ll need to tip your crew at the end of the trip, too! Your tip should be around 10% to 20% of your total booking price . That means for a classic monohull, a 20% tip would be around 2,000 USD . You will need to tip your crew in cash. 
  • Food & drink : If you’re booking your own boat, you’ll need to worry about food and drinks, too – no matter if you have a host or not. Not every spot you dock will have easy access to restaurants or food (though most major ports will, of course). That’s why you should go grocery shopping in advance. For an entire week’s worth of food and drink for six guests, a host and a skipper, we paid around 850 Euros. However, we also opted out of one dinner and therefore had less food. A word of advice about the food situation: the best grocery store you’ll find? It’s near the dock, about a 10 minute walk away. None of the other ports had as large or well-stocked stores. So stock up early, if you can – because there aren’t always food options everywhere you go. That’s also why I recommend a host: she’s familiar with the boats and storage space. There isn’t a ton of room in the fridge, so it’s usually a tough fit.  
  • Host & Skipper Food Fees : During your charter, you’ll need to cover any costs for your host and skipper to have food. It’s tradition to invite them to dinner with you and cover their costs. If you don’t want to do that, you’ll need to give them cash to eat dinner. 
  • Transport to/from the marina : You’ll need to get to and from the marina, which will be assigned to you closer to the date of departure. Don’t fret – if you can’t afford a taxi, there’s an excellent bus that runs often between Trogir, the airport, and Split for two Euros. 
  • Additional speakers and/or cooler : I know the Yacht Week website says the boats come with speakers, but that’s normally not true. If you want to blast music, you’ll need to rent a speaker. The speaker will cost 250 Euros to 300 Euros, depending on size. The smaller cooler will cost 70 Euros, the bigger one, 90 euros. If you’re visiting in peak summer, opt for the bigger cooler for sure. Keep in mind these are provided by a third party and prices fluctuate year by year. Pro tip: You can’t actually play loud music at most ports past 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. And some days, you’ll be at port for the entire day.So keep that in mind! 
  • Misc. Costs : Be sure to bring some spending money for miscellaneous expenses. That means dinners on shore, for the most part, and drinks when you’re out and about. This should cost around 100 – 200 Euros at most, depending on how much you drink and how much you eat. 

When you take the security deposit out of the equation, we brought around 500 to 1,000 Euros extra per person to cover the above fees – and spent all of it, too. 

How many people do you need for Yacht Week?

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You can travel with as little people as you want – or as many (to an extent). 

If you want to go solo, you can book a bed in a cabin on a yacht. Alternatively, you can look on “Crew Finder” and other Facebook groups for groups looking to add people to their yachts. 

However, if you want to rent out your own boat, you can fill it up. The maximum depends on your boat and whether you opt for a host. Generally speaking, it’s a maximum of 6 to 12 people. You can bring less, of course, but everyone will have to pay more to cover the total cost. 

Do you need A/C?

The silhouette of a girl walking along a tide pool during Yacht Week Croatia

Ah yes, the golden question. Do you need air conditioning when you’re booking Yacht Week? Let’s be honest: Yacht Week costs can add up, and it may seem a little pricey. 

Before getting on the boat, I read as many blog posts and forums as I could – and everyone recommended air conditioning. I was really worried because we booked a boat without air conditioning. 

We traveled in mid-July, and it was really hot. We’re talking 38 degrees Celcius our first two days. Did we make it? Yeah, it ended up being totally fine . Many boats have lots of space to sleep outside. You can bring cushions and camp under the stars. 

Boats rafted together for Tunnel Raft during Yacht Week Croatia

Half our boat opted to sleep outside, the other half, inside. Either way, everyone was surprised – it ended up being much easier to sleep than we expected. Later in the week, when it cooled off, most people ended up sleeping inside with no problems. 

So do you need A/C? It’s up to you. 

Remember: The reality is different, and not everything you read online is true. People we met with A/C on their boats told us the A/C had been broken…and was broken the entire trip and the entire season.

These are boats, after all. Things break, and they don’t always get fixed. If you book a boat with A/C, remember, there’s a chance it may be broken. In addition, remember you can only use the A/C when plugged into shore power (which was only 4 days on our route). 

Final Musings 

yachts docked in Bol during the Yacht Week Croatia

Yacht Week Croatia can be affordable – if you’re willing to skip out on some of the luxuries. One mentality shift? Think of it like camping! To optimize your Yacht Week Croatia costs, make sure to think about alllll the hidden fees and costs in advance. There’s nothing worse than being surprised with costs. Happy Sailing!! 

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Samantha Tatro is a Czech-American third culture kid who grew up living and traveling abroad. Many years later, after living in California and working as a journalist, she decided to take the leap and move abroad again…this time to Prague, Czech Republic. Samantha started Undiscovered Path Home to help couples and solo female travelers find the courage to visit countries – and locations – off the beaten path. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, NBC News , The Adecco Group , and more .

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Wow! This looks like an incredible adventure. My husband and I have been talking about spending a week on a catamaran around the Caribbean. This is definitely convincing me!

Thank you! Honestly, it’s so worth it (I even have sea sickness and loved it!)

Great tips and love the photos!

Thank you!!

Yacht Week sounds like so much fun! I love the idea of thinking of it a bit like camping if you can’t afford to splurge on all the luxuries. It’s good to know that it is an experience that most people can enjoy, even if you’re working with a smaller budget. Thanks for the comprehensive guide!

I had no idea about this. It looks very fun! 🙂

I would love to do this! Have not been to Croatia but have done flotilla sails in Greece, Caribbean and BVI. It is not cheap, but well worth it, I found. Thanks for the insights about this event.

That sounds amazing — it’s never cheap but it’s such a unique experience!

Have always wanted to do yacht week! Thanks for the info!

Oh this looks amazing! I’ve not sailed for years other than from a to b. I think I need to start considering more ways to travel around than the usual plane, train or car.

This looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to go on a yacht in Crotia. Looks like a great way to explore the area. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Thank you for reading!! 100% bucket list!

This sounds like so much fun! I will definitely have to try it with the hubby one day!

It’s such a unique experience!

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Yacht Week in Croatia - Spend This Summer Partying on a Yacht in Croatia

How about we tell you that there is a week-long party extravaganza organized annually at a serene, virgin, and underrated destination in Eastern Europe? What's more? There is a twist here -the parties take place on the yachts! Sounds exciting?  Croatia , as a few of us might be aware, is a small European country with an enviably long coastline along the Adriatic Sea. Owing to the long coast, there are islands, harbors, and quaint towns aplenty!

Yacht Week In Croatia

If you are a hardcore party animal, the Yacht Week in Croatia is the place to be! There are around 30-35 yachts anchored at the harbour where you are also housed. This seven day long floating parties are every party lover's paradise! Sip your drink, watch movies, dance to your heart's content, chill with others, the to-do list is quite endless!

What Is Yacht Week?

The Yacht Week is a famous seven-day festival hosted every year in six different locations, with Croatia being one. In brief, the festival is nothing less than a full-fledged water adventure. It includes a vast selection of activities organized by The Yacht Week. One of the rules of the Yacht Week is to have an equal number of participants, both male and female, who have earned their way into the yacht. The occurrences at Yacht Week remain a mystery as one would get on board having absolutely no idea as to how the next seven days would be beside the standard understanding of the festival. This limited knowledge regarding the itinerary and schedules is what makes the festival all the more exciting. 

Where to Book for Yacht Week in Croatia?

Start with trying to gather your like-minded friends around and book a boat, or if you intend to go solo, make sure to book a cabin for yourself on one of the yachts early on!

Make sure to book from their official website (www.theyachtweek.com). The boats per route are limited, so book in advance!

Yacht Week in Croatia

Yacht Week Routes 

Every destination is unique in its way and has different offerings regarding party levels, local exploration and culture. All sorts of travellers are welcome here, so there are slabs to choose from-Fast paced, mid-paced and easy/slow-paced! Both the routes of Croatia - the original & ultra-festival come under the fast-paced category. The festivities go on throughout the day, and you can enjoy non-stop activities and have the time of your lives!

Dates Of Yacht Week in Croatia

We know we've got your full attention! So what about the dates?

What is a Typical Day at the Yacht Week in Croatia like?

Yacht Week in Croatia

A perfect way to unwind, relax and let your hair down, you need not have a hardcore schedule, and the itinerary is just what you need to have fun and chill at the same time, ensuring that you have a memorable experience at the party! But to give you a rough idea, a typical day would be something like:

Yacht Week in Croatia Prices and Categories

Yacht Week Yachts

As they say, good things don't come easy and if you're wondering what would the cost of the trip be like, let us give you a brief idea.

The overall cost of the Yacht week in Croatia depends on aspects of your destination, itinerary, the group size and the kind of yacht you would like to charter! You either have an option to book a full yacht (can accommodate a group size of 6-12 people) or a cabin (for two people) on one of the yachts.

The former has three categories to choose from; the rates are per person - Standard (starts at $ 550), Premium (starting $ 752) and Premium Plus ($ 777 onwards). The prices for renting a cabin would range from $ 650 to $ 995 per person, depending on the package inclusions.

However, be prepared to shell out additional money on the airfare, airport transfers, and other exclusions. Do read everything clearly before booking!

Good experiences don't come cheap, right?

Hiring a skipper

Skippers are yacht professionals certified in the sport. They maintain the safety and security of the audience and ensure their excitement meets the perfect experience. These licensed sailors who would be onboard with the crew, also teach those who are willing to learn the art of yachting.

Skipper hiring is an easy process; it would require a couple of online methods. But what is difficult is pinning down the right skipper for you, regarding experience, certification and hospitality. Here are some of the websites through which you could get in touch with your personal skipper:

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What's Included

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Every yacht that sets sail on Yacht Week includes a Skipper on board. They are the masters of the ocean and will be your guide, navigator and after a week on deck, a good friend too!

Yacht accommodation
 (6 nights)

You'll be staying on a gorgeous yacht and sail alongside fellow Yacht-Weekers as part of an epic flotilla. You’ll wake up to views that’ll make you question whether or not you’ve actually woken up yet!

Access to all exclusive events

Experience our yearly theme on our Original routes & themes like Dockside Disco in our Exotic destinations, as well as our legendary raft parties.

International DJs

From daytime circle rafts to island parties beneath the stars, you’ll be dancing to the rhythm of our iconic resident DJ’s. Keep an eye out for our special music weeks where we collaborate with music labels who focus on specific genes. Not to mention the world - renowned artists who perform during the Ultra and Drumcode Routes! Read more about this here.

Stereo speakers onboard

We’ll keep you bopping and bouncing all week with a stereo speaker system on board your yacht.

Final yacht cleaning

The last thing you want to do at the end of the best week of your life, is scrub a deck down. That’s why we take care of ALL the dirty work. You can spend the extra time gloating to your mates!

Towels & bed linen

Leave those towels and sheets at home, we've got you covered.

Every Yacht comes equipped with a dinghy anytime you need to get to shore.

Festival VIP

On our Ultra route , your VIP festival tickets are included.

Food and drink extras

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Food - Cabin Booking

A host and food is included in all cabin booking, excluding Classic Monohull. They will cook 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners during the week. On the nights when you eat on land, please remember to include your skipper and host in your dinner plans, as they will also need feeding.

See here for more information.

Alcoholic and soft drinks are not included in any booking. You will shop for all your drinks on check in day, or can order a drinks package. Grabbing some from duty free can also be a great way to save some cash.

See here to add a Drinks Package.

Food - Yacht Booking

Food is not included for any full yacht bookings. Head to the supermarket on check in to buy your provisions for the week. If you choose to add a host, they will take care of meal plans and shopping. They will cook 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners during the week.

Additional costs

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Port fees & fuel

Port fees are payable on arrival at each island you visit. These vary depending on yacht size, location and dates. Both Fuel and Port Fees go towards the kitty amount.

*See the Cost Estimation Wheel below for an estimated kitty amount.

Water & Water Taxis

Your yacht will be topped up with water. Some nights you will be away from dock, you’ll need to grab a water taxi so take you to the events.

Yacht Deposit

If you have booked a full yacht, The Charter Companies require payment of a refundable deposit on the first day. See here for more information.

Cabin Damage Waiver Fee

If you have booked a cabin you have two options, a non-refundable damage waiver fee or a refundable security deposit payment. See here for more information.

Transfers to & from airport

You’ll need to make your own way to the marina from the airport - if you are taking a taxi, make sure to take out cash first!

Tipping is customary in the marine industry. So if your skipper and host have given you an amazing week, please consider tipping them for their services.

Alcohol & eating out

Some nights you will eat out in the local bars and restaurants. Remember Your Skipper and Host need watering and feeding while you're away from the yacht!

Additional Activities

You will have some free time to explore the islands and take part in activities the islands have to offer, including:

Estimated yachting costs

Cost estimation.

€1,950 total

€195 total per person

group For Full Yacht Bookings Prices are based on 10 guests. For Cabin bookings prices are based on 6 - 8 guests.

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The Truth About Going on a Yacht Week in Croatia

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It’s rare I take vacations with friends these days, but the stars aligned and four (very busy and hard to plan) girls from across the US met up for Yacht Week Croatia, sailing from Dubrovnik to Split across the dazzling Adriatic Sea. In short, it was one of the best weeks of my life and a perfect ending to an amazing summer of adventure.

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Here’s an Unfiltered Look at the Experience:

First, it’s important to understand I did not say I went on THE Yacht Week, which is the company most people are familiar with. Their branding is incredibly well known and reaches all corners of the globe (who wouldn’t want to bask under the sun with those hotties in the promo video ?). The truth is, there are many competitors to Yacht Week Croatia – sailing companies that offer week on a yacht for a set fee so if you’re considering Sail Week vs Yacht Week, make sure you consider all your options and read the reviews. We did our homework and chose to embark with the Sail Week Croatia for a number of reasons – and I’m pleased to report our expectations were far exceeded.

Why We Chose Sail Week  Croatia over the Yacht Week: Itinerary and Price

The Itinerary: A lot of the companies we researched (ahem: The Yacht Week Croatia) looked extraordinarily spring breaky, promising young 20-somethings the perfect girl to guy ratio and Europe’s hottest nightclubs. They offer Party Weeks, Ultra Week (to the huge music fest), and basically a week of binge drinking. That would’ve been great 10 years ago, but when you’re in your 30s, you usually want to remember the experience. Sail Week has that kind of trip too, but what caught our eye was Adventure Week . The route was completely different than the party cruise (so we wouldn’t run into them) and each port offered a different activity like hiking, biking, kayaking, and SUPing. Full disclosure, it was a bit more soft adventure than I would’ve liked, but it was still actively exploring instead of wasting the day sleeping off a hangover.

The Price: We spent a week on a yacht (included was 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and lunches) for less than $800. Yes, you read that right. Essentially the same program as The Yacht Week for a fraction of the price. With the Yacht Week Croatia, you can choose how big of a boat you want (there’s a joke there), but you’re still paying for the brand name. They also try to upsell you on their food and drink packages, which start at about $915. Ouch. On Sail Week Croatia, you simply buy your own snacks and alcohol at each marina. Always do your homework if you’re looking to save money on travel.

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The Setup: Each boat held eight guests plus the skipper; so half our boat was my friends. The other two were couples on their honeymoon (great humans, but a little weird due to the lack of privacy…we’ll get to that later). There were three other boats in our bevy so about 35 people total. The number of boats varies each week by demand (they operate every week of summer).

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  • The thought “life is hard” will run through your head often. You will regularly wonder what you did to deserve this terrible life cruising Baller Bay with the beautiful people.
  • There’s plenty of downtime (which I sometimes need forced up on me). Actually getting to catch up on reading for fun was a whole new world and a necessary reset.
  • You will feel like you have this whole amazing corner of the world to yourself. There are hours of blue expanses where you won’t see another vessel or another human.
  • The water is unlike any shade of blue you’ve ever seen (and you’ll take more pictures of it than you ever dreamed possible).
  • The skipper made the trip. The glue that ties the group together, Zoran was a fantastic human (and it didn’t hurt that he looked like a cross between Paul Walker and Ryan Gosling).
  • We went in early August and had perfect weather. Or at least perfect weather for tanning. There was not a cloud in the sky, and no wind either so not a whole lot of actual sailing happened, It was more motorboat week (bad joke).
  • Our skipper was a world class BSer and liked to mess with us so it was hard to know what was true. Much to our surprise, a few of the stops did in fact have floating markets which would deliver breakfast to your boat, or even better, mojitos from the floating bar.
  • Can we talk about how solid the WIFI was in the middle of nowhere? We were rarely without Snapchat or Instagram.

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  • This isn’t the mega yacht you’re picturing having seen Below Deck . There’s no maid or crew. Just one lone (albeit fantastic) skipper who does everything from steering to cleaning and cooking.
  • Quarters are tight, but you will get over the fact that there is no possible way you can sleep in a space that small. As soon as you accept you’ll be on top of each other, you’ll learn to stay out of each other’s way. The good news is, aside from sleeping you’ll rarely spend time in your cabin.
  • The bathrooms are another story. You will quickly get used to hearing everything. You’ll get extraordinarily close to your bunkmates joking about who’s turn it is to take the toilet paper bag out (no flushing of paper allowed). Let’s just say life on the boat doesn’t leave much to the imagination.
  • Showers on the boat are interesting also. You have to ration the water between port stops and not every marina has facilities (you’ll appreciate the ones that do even more).
  • You will come home with random bruises all over your body with no idea how you got them. It’s inevitable.
  • At some of the ports, we had to dock via anchor away from land, which made coordinating dingy runs to use the potty interesting.
  • Omg the bees. They were everywhere!

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What Surprised Me:

I wasn’t sure I’d like this type of vacation because I get bored at the beach in about two seconds. After lying out for an hour I’m usually antsy and wondering what we’re going to do next. I typically only spend 2-3 fast-paced days in each country before moving on, which each day packed to the gills with active adventures. This was basically doing the same thing for a week straight – a deep dive into one country.

Thankfully, my worries were completely unfounded. We quickly eased into the routine of 1-3 hours of sailing in the morning, stopping at unique swimming coves, and exploring each new port at night, which broke the day up and kept us on the move. The cities were remarkably different from each other, bustling historic gems like Dubrovnik (do the Game of Thrones tour even if you’ve never seen the show) and Korcula (Marco Polo’s hometown) to happenin’ Split and Hvar and completely remote spots you’d never think to visit (some without a single bar).

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I would recommend Sail Week Croatia to anyone in their 20s or 30s looking for a unique vacation (older folks, charter a private boat). It was ridiculously affordable (especially if you use miles for flights) and CNN just said Croatia rules the Rivieras. The country is poised to blow up in the next few years; get there while it’s still under the radar and a hidden gem. I personally can’t wait to get back. We were extremely happy that we did our homework and did not just go with the Yacht Week because it was the first company we saw: we crossed paths with their ships along the route and it looked like we were having an even better experience for a fraction of the cost (while getting our adventure on).

Other Things to Note:

  • Sail Week lets you sign-up as a solo traveler without a single supplement. The Yacht Week has a Facebook page to help connect you to people looking to fill open yacht spots, but doesn’t technically let you sign-up solo.
  • There are plenty of other providers that offer similar sailing experiences in Croatia so do your homework. You can even charter a yacht and captain it yourself if you’re confident in your skills.
  • Spend a day or two before or after your cruise exploring inland Croatia — Plitvice Lakes and Krka are both incredible national parks with waterfalls for days.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Yacht Week Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

Did you know that Yacht Week Croatia is an opportunity to sail the Adriatic sea with your friends and have fun?

Croatian coast consists of almost 700 islands and is one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe. The pleasant Mediterranean climate of the with warm and dry summers and mild winters allows for a longer sailing season. 

Moreover, the coast is full of natural bays, dives, caves, beaches, and crystal clear sea. All this makes the Croatian Adriatic coast a perfect place for sailing and sea holidays. 

Sailing among the Croatian islands will give you a new place to visit every day. Some days you will spend on a yacht, and some on lonely beaches or in quiet coastal towns. Along with the cultural heritage, the hospitality of the hosts and excellent food, you can make your vacation in Croatia an unforgettable experience.

In this article, we’ll lead you through all the essential information you need to know about the Yacht Week brand. So, come on board!

What Is Yacht Week Croatia?

Yacht Week Croatia is a seven-day motor-assisted sailing experience that takes place once a year at various locations in the Croatian Adriatic. The main organizer is European Travel Ventures. Current main destinations are:

  • Greece (Athens route) 
  • the Caribbean (BVI route), 
  • Montenegro (Adriatic route), and 
  • Croatia (Original route, Ultra festival route, and Dubrovnik route). 

It is an authentic marine festival because you get to experience sailing and cruising on the gorgeous waters in one week. 

The routes of the Week include Split, Šipan, Mljet, Korčula, Hvar, Vis, and Brač on their maps. The destinations vary every year, but one of the major cities such as the city of Split, Croatia always remains on the Yacht Week route. The route you sail depends on the destination you choose.

The yacht you rented docks in a different destination every day, which allows you to see and experience many things during the week. You can see historical sites, natural beauties, try out delicious food, various activities, and so on. Everyone will find something for themselves.

What to Bring on a Yacht Week

Take your nice clothes.

There will be some hot days on the boat, so flip-flops are a necessity. However, Yacht Week parties sometimes require formal attire. You’ll dock the yacht and go to a private garden party, or visit places like Carpe Diem in Hvar, one of the best clubs in Europe.

What’s more, if you decide to go to a fancy restaurant, sightseeing or visiting museums, make sure to have your nice clothes. They’ll probably kick you out if you show up in shorts and a sleeveless shirt.

Bring Medications

You probably didn’t think about it, but minimal sleep and alcohol don’t do good to your immune system. Neither does sharing water bottles and cutlery (with the people you may not know).

Moreover, seasickness isn’t that uncommon, so prepare your bags. Also, you might decide to cook on board and accidentally cut your finger. Therefore, take your first aid kit, all the vitamins and medications you find useful and make sure you know your first aid drill.

Have a Car-Charger Adapter

Standard yachts often have only 12-volt power outlets. If you’re a group of electronic device maniacs, you’ll need electricity. So, consider buying a solar-powered charger and look for a car-charger adapter that will help you with your laptops, smartphones, or air pumps for your unicorn floaties.

One thing to avoid is a hairdryer. The outlets won’t handle as much electricity. Plus, you’ll probably spend half of the time in the sea, anyway.

How to Book a Yacht Week Croatia

Once you get to know what essentials you should bring, it’s time to book the yacht. The bookings start in October, so you’ll have to hurry to book the next year’s sailing tour. After you decide which route to take, you can click on “Book now” to go with the purchase. 

It will give you two options: “Book a full yacht” or “Book a cabin on a yacht.” You can book the latter only for specific routes, whereas you’ll need to book a full boat for your Croatian vacation.

Next, you’ll need to pick a Standard, Premium, or Premium Plus option. The first option is a yacht selected for you that can accommodate up to 9 people. The second and third option offers you to handpick your own boat. There can be 11 people on your Premium or Premium Plus yacht.

The best ones to choose are Premium Plus yachts. You’ll have plenty of space, they have bigger bedroom cabins. Trust us, you’ll need that kind of comfort after two nights of drinking. Also, the rear back area is an excellent spot to sunbathe and to socialize, if you decide to go on a cruise with people other than your friends. It can happen since there has to be a 50-50 gender ratio. Sometimes an exception is possible, but it only benefits the female population.

Pro tip: Let the Yacht Week crew assign you a skipper. You can’t expect your skipper to enjoy vast amounts of alcohol and sail the whole week. European Travel Ventures are real professionals, and they’ll give you the best skippers available.

How Much Will It Cost

The cruise usually starts and ends on Saturdays. The price for a Standard cruise is between 700 and 1,030 Euros per person.

The price for a Premium or a Premium Plus cruise, on the other hand, starts at 872 Euros per person. It climbs up to 1,999 Euros per person. Again, make sure to book in advance due to high demand.

You’ll need about 2,500 Euros for a week. It includes the stay, costs, and basic drinks onboard without going to fancy clubs and restaurants. 

There’s a final party for crews of all 50 boats that sail during the Week. It’s a perfect opportunity for another get-together before the last night on board. 

Would You Consider Yacht Week as Your Next Vacation Destination?

Finally, The Yacht Week Croatia is perhaps the best way to spend your vacation. Sail the magnificent crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, have fun with friends and enjoy the beauties of the area. Sign up for next year if you like that kind of fun.

If you’re already booked your Yacht Week Croatia and you’re looking to find some peace, make sure to find a perfect stay for you and your friends or family. Book Villa Lava , an ideal luxury villa near the seaside that has everything for you to relax.

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The Ultimate Guide To The Yacht Week Croatia

Published: October 14, 2023

Modified: December 28, 2023

by Kaitlyn Jason

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The Yacht Week Croatia is a one-of-a-kind sailing adventure that combines stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and unforgettable parties. If you’re looking for a unique and exhilarating vacation experience, this is the perfect choice. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time sailor, The Yacht Week offers something for everyone.

Set sail along the breathtaking coastline of Croatia, exploring picturesque islands and hidden coves. Soak up the sun, swim in turquoise waters, and indulge in delicious local cuisine. The Yacht Week Croatia will take you on an unforgettable journey through some of the most enchanting destinations in the Adriatic Sea.

Hosted in the summer months, The Yacht Week Croatia attracts thousands of adventurous travelers from around the world. Join a fleet of yachts and party alongside like-minded individuals, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re traveling with friends, a significant other, or looking to make new connections, The Yacht Week offers a social and vibrant atmosphere.

Prepare to be amazed by the natural beauty of Croatia as you sail from one stunning location to another. Each day brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring charming coastal towns, snorkeling in hidden caves, or simply relaxing on deck while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

The Yacht Week Croatia is not just about sailing. It’s a fully immersive experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and incredible nightlife. From exclusive beach parties to sunset cocktails, the evenings are as electric as the days. Dance the night away under the stars, surrounded by the sound of music and the laughter of newfound friends.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a thrilling party scene, The Yacht Week Croatia has it all. Embark on the journey of a lifetime and create memories that will stay with you forever.

What is The Yacht Week

The Yacht Week is a world-renowned sailing event that offers a unique and exciting vacation experience. It brings together sailing enthusiasts, party-goers, and adventure seekers from all over the globe for an unforgettable week of sailing, exploring, and partying.

Started in 2006, The Yacht Week takes place in various stunning locations around the world, including Croatia, Greece, Italy, and the British Virgin Islands. Each destination offers its own unique charm and allure, but one of the most popular and iconic routes is The Yacht Week Croatia.

During The Yacht Week Croatia, participants have the opportunity to sail along the picturesque coastline of Croatia, visiting beautiful islands such as Hvar, Vis, and Brač. The crystal-clear waters, stunning landscapes, and vibrant nightlife make it an ideal destination for an unforgettable sailing adventure.

One of the key features of The Yacht Week is the social aspect. Participants have the option to join as a group or as individuals, and they are assigned a yacht to share with other like-minded individuals. This creates a unique and vibrant community on each yacht, fostering new friendships and connections.

While The Yacht Week is known for its amazing parties and nightlife, it also offers a range of other activities and experiences. From exploring ancient towns and villages to snorkeling in hidden coves, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Participants can also partake in water sports, beachside yoga sessions, and cliff jumping for an extra dose of adventure.

Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a beginner, The Yacht Week caters to all levels of sailing expertise. Each yacht is equipped with a professional skipper who ensures a safe and enjoyable sailing experience. Participants also have the opportunity to learn the ropes and gain confidence behind the helm if they desire.

Overall, The Yacht Week is a perfect combination of sailing, adventure, relaxation, and vibrant nightlife. It offers a unique opportunity to explore stunning destinations, make lifelong friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Getting Started

Before embarking on your Yacht Week Croatia adventure, there are a few important steps to take to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Here’s a guide to help you get started:

1. Plan in advance: The Yacht Week is a popular event and spots fill up quickly. It is important to plan and book your trip well in advance to secure your spot. Decide on your travel dates, gather your crew, and start researching yacht options.

2. Choose your route: The Yacht Week Croatia offers different route options, each with its own highlights and experiences. Research and select the route that best suits your preferences, whether you’re interested in exploring historical towns, secluded beaches, or lively party destinations.

3. Gather your crew: The Yacht Week is all about creating unforgettable memories with your friends or making new connections. Gather your crew of friends who share your sense of adventure and party spirit. If you don’t have a full crew, you can join as an individual and be placed with other like-minded individuals.

4. Select your yacht: The Yacht Week offers a range of yachts to accommodate different group sizes and preferences. From luxury catamarans to traditional monohulls, choose the yacht that best suits your needs. Consider factors such as the number of cabins, onboard amenities, and budget.

5. Determine your budget: It’s important to set a budget for your Yacht Week Croatia adventure. Consider expenses such as yacht rental, fuel, provisioning, mooring fees, and additional activities. Splitting costs amongst your crew can help make the experience more affordable.

6. Book your yacht: Once you’ve decided on your route, gathered your crew, and selected your yacht, it’s time to book. Contact The Yacht Week Croatia organizers or a trusted yacht charter company to secure your yacht and finalize the details.

7. Prepare necessary documents: Ensure that you have all the necessary documents for your trip, including passports, travel insurance, and any required visas. Check the entry requirements for Croatia and make sure your travel documents are valid and up to date.

8. Pack wisely: Pack clothing suitable for warm weather, including swimwear, light and breathable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Don’t forget essentials such as towels, toiletries, and any personal medications you may need. It’s also a good idea to bring a waterproof bag to protect your belongings on the yacht.

9. Familiarize yourself with sailing basics: While you’ll have a skipper on board, it’s always helpful to have some basic sailing knowledge. Familiarize yourself with sailing terminology and learn a few key skills such as tying knots and handling lines.

10. Get excited and embrace the experience: The Yacht Week Croatia is an incredible adventure filled with unforgettable moments. Embrace the excitement, make new friends, and be ready to create lifelong memories as you set sail in the beautiful Adriatic Sea.

Route Options

The Yacht Week Croatia offers several route options, each showcasing a different set of stunning destinations and experiences. Here are some of the popular routes to consider:

1. Dubrovnik Route: Starting from the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik, this route takes you along the southern coast of Croatia. Explore historical sites in Dubrovnik, famous for its medieval walls and stunning architecture. Sail to the idyllic island of Korčula, known for its vineyards and picturesque Old Town. Continue to the trendy island of Hvar, famous for its vibrant nightlife. The Dubrovnik Route allows you to discover the beauty of southern Croatia.

2. Split Route: Departing from the vibrant city of Split, this route takes you to some of the most popular islands in Croatia. Visit the island of Brač, known for its beautiful beaches, including the famous Zlatni Rat. Sail to the island of Vis, a hidden gem with secluded bays and crystal-clear waters. Explore the lively town of Hvar, where you can soak up the sun, indulge in water sports, and enjoy the buzzing nightlife. The Split Route allows you to experience a mix of relaxation and partying.

3. Zadar Route: Starting from the historic town of Zadar, this route takes you to the northern part of the Croatian coast. Discover the stunning Kornati National Park, a unique archipelago of picturesque islands and reefs. Sail to the island of Dugi Otok, where you can explore hidden coves and enjoy serene natural beauty. Visit the vibrant town of Šibenik, with its impressive Renaissance Cathedral and charming old town. The Zadar Route offers a more off-the-beaten-path sailing experience.

4. Ultra Route: If you’re a music lover and a party enthusiast, the Ultra Route is the perfect choice. This route combines the electrifying experience of The Yacht Week with the renowned Ultra Europe music festival. Start your journey in Split, where you’ll enjoy the festival, featuring top international DJs and incredible stage productions. After the festival, sail to the nearby islands, such as Hvar and Brač, for some relaxation and more partying. The Ultra Route combines the best of music, sailing, and island hopping.

Remember that each route offers its own unique attractions and experiences. Consider your preferences for history, culture, nightlife, beaches, and relaxation when choosing the route that suits you best. Keep in mind that The Yacht Week Croatia provides a carefully curated route with recommended destinations and activities, ensuring a well-rounded and unforgettable sailing adventure.


When it comes to accommodation during The Yacht Week Croatia, your yacht becomes your home away from home. The yachts provided are spacious and comfortable, offering everything you need for a week-long sailing adventure.

The yachts are well-equipped with multiple cabins, allowing you and your crew to have your own private sleeping quarters. The cabins are cozy and designed to maximize space, with comfortable beds and storage options for your belongings. Each cabin typically accommodates two people, making it easy to allocate sleeping arrangements among your crew.

Common areas on the yacht include a spacious salon where you can gather and relax, a fully equipped kitchenette to prepare meals, and dining areas both indoors and outdoors. The yachts also feature bathroom facilities, including showers and toilets, ensuring convenience throughout your trip.

It’s important to note that the yachts provided during The Yacht Week Croatia are fully crewed. Each yacht is assigned a professional skipper who is responsible for navigating the yacht, handling sails, and ensuring the safety of all onboard. Having a skipper allows you to sit back, relax, and fully enjoy the experience without the stress of sailing the yacht yourself.

While the yachts offer a comfortable living space, it’s important to manage expectations regarding space and privacy. With a limited amount of space onboard, it’s essential to be mindful of your fellow crew members and maintain a respectful and considerate atmosphere.

Outside of your yacht, there are also additional accommodation options available for those who prefer to stay on land. Some participants choose to book a hotel or villa before or after The Yacht Week to extend their stay and explore more of Croatia’s incredible destinations. This allows for a mix of onboard and onshore experiences.

Keep in mind that booking separate accommodation on land may require additional planning and coordination. However, it can provide an opportunity for some downtime and a chance to experience the local culture and amenities.

Overall, the yachts provided during The Yacht Week Croatia offer a comfortable and convenient accommodation option for your sailing adventure. With well-appointed cabins, communal living spaces, and professional skippers, you can enjoy the perfect balance of comfort, adventure, and socializing during your time on the yacht.

Yacht Selection

Choosing the right yacht is an essential part of planning your Yacht Week Croatia adventure. The Yacht Week offers a range of different yachts to cater to various group sizes, budgets, and preferences.

When selecting a yacht, here are a few factors to consider:

1. Group Size: Determine the number of people in your crew. Yachts can accommodate different group sizes, from smaller yachts for intimate groups to larger yachts for bigger parties. Make sure the yacht has enough cabins and sleeping arrangements to comfortably accommodate everyone.

2. Yacht Type: Consider the type of yacht that suits your preferences. The Yacht Week offers a variety of options, including monohulls, catamarans, and luxury yachts. Monohulls offer a more traditional sailing experience, while catamarans provide spacious and stable platforms for socializing. Luxury yachts provide additional amenities and a higher level of comfort.

3. Amenities: Check the amenities available onboard the yacht. Some yachts offer additional features such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, swimming platforms, and water toys. These amenities can enhance your sailing experience and provide extra fun and convenience.

4. Budget: Set a budget for your yacht rental. Yachts range in price based on their size, age, and level of luxury. Consider the overall cost of the yacht rental, including fuel, provisioning, and any additional fees. It’s important to align your budget with the type and size of the yacht you choose.

5. Skipper or Bareboat: Decide whether you want to charter the yacht with a skipper or as a bareboat. Having a professional skipper onboard can provide peace of mind and let you fully enjoy the experience, especially if you’re not an experienced sailor. If you have the necessary qualifications and experience, you may opt for a bareboat charter and take the helm yourself.

6. Age and Condition: Take into consideration the age and condition of the yacht. Newer yachts may offer upgraded features and a more modern design. However, older yachts can still be charming and well-maintained. Research the yacht’s history and reviews to ensure you choose a reliable and comfortable vessel.

7. Yacht Charter Company: Work with a reputable yacht charter company or The Yacht Week organizers to book your yacht. Ensure they have a good track record of providing quality yachts and reliable service. Read reviews and gather recommendations to make an informed decision.

It’s important to note that the availability of specific yachts may vary depending on the time of booking. Popular yachts tend to book up quickly, so it’s recommended to book your yacht well in advance to secure your preferred choice.

Remember, selecting the right yacht will contribute to the overall enjoyment of your Yacht Week Croatia experience. Consider your group’s size, preferences, and budget to choose a yacht that meets your needs and ensures an unforgettable week of sailing and celebration.

Crewing Options

When participating in The Yacht Week Croatia, there are various crewing options available to accommodate different preferences and group dynamics. Here are some crewing options to consider:

1. Full Crew: If you have a group of friends or a pre-existing crew, you can book a full yacht and sail together. This option allows you to have full control over who you share the yacht with, ensuring a comfortable and familiar environment. You can customize the experience according to your group’s preferences and have a cohesive dynamic throughout the trip.

2. Partial Crew: If you have a smaller group or are open to meeting new people, you can book a partial yacht and be paired with other individuals or smaller crews. This option allows you to join a diverse and sociable group, giving you the opportunity to make new friends and forge connections with people from all over the world. It can create a dynamic and lively atmosphere, with a mix of different personalities and backgrounds onboard.

3. Cabin Charter: If you’re an individual traveler or have a small group, you can opt for a cabin charter. This option allows you to reserve individual cabins on a shared yacht. You’ll be paired with others who have chosen the cabin charter option, and you’ll share the common areas and facilities of the yacht. Cabin chartering is a great way to meet like-minded travelers and experience The Yacht Week Croatia without needing to gather a full crew.

Regardless of which crewing option you choose, it’s important to maintain a respectful and considerate attitude towards your fellow crew members. Communication and cooperation are key to ensuring a harmonious and enjoyable experience for everyone onboard.

Participating in The Yacht Week is not just about sailing—it’s also about building connections, fostering friendships, and creating incredible memories together. Embrace the opportunity to meet new people, learn about different cultures, and share adventures with like-minded individuals from around the world.

For those who are new to sailing or want to enhance their sailing skills, The Yacht Week offers crew training courses. These courses provide participants the chance to learn the basics of sailing, navigation, and boat handling. It’s a great option for those who want to be actively involved in the sailing aspect of the trip and gain a deeper understanding of the craft.

Overall, The Yacht Week provides different crewing options to cater to various preferences and group sizes. Whether you choose to sail with your own crew or join others on a shared yacht, the focus remains on creating an inclusive and vibrant community of sailors and party-goers. No matter which crewing option you choose, you’re bound to have an unforgettable experience sailing along the stunning coastline of Croatia.

Food and Drinks

When it comes to food and drinks during The Yacht Week Croatia, there are several options to ensure you’re well-fed and hydrated throughout your sailing adventure.

1. Provisioning: Before setting sail, you have the option to provision your yacht with groceries and supplies. Many yacht charter companies offer provisioning services, allowing you to pre-order everything you need for meals and snacks. You can choose from a variety of food and drink options, including fresh produce, meats, seafood, beverages, and snacks. This is a convenient option if you prefer to cook your own meals onboard.

2. Dining Out: If you prefer to indulge in local cuisine or take a break from cooking, you can explore the restaurants and cafes in the towns and villages you visit. Taste traditional Croatian dishes, such as fresh seafood, grilled meats, and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. From beachside cafes to elegant waterfront restaurants, there are plenty of dining options to satisfy your appetite and immerse yourself in the local gastronomy.

3. Onboard Cooking: If you enjoy cooking or want to experiment with meals onboard, the kitchenette on your yacht provides the necessary equipment to prepare your own dishes. You can create delicious meals using the provisions you’ve stocked up on, showcasing your culinary skills and catering to your crew’s preferences. Cooking onboard also allows for flexibility in meal timings and dietary restrictions.

4. Group Dinners: The Yacht Week offers various group dinner events, where you and your crew can join other sailors for a shared dining experience. These events often include a catered meal or barbeque, allowing you to mingle with other participants, exchange stories, and create connections over a delicious feast. Group dinners are a great opportunity to socialize and meet fellow sailors from different yachts.

When it comes to drinks, be prepared to enjoy refreshing beverages throughout your sailing adventure:

1. Bring Your Own: You have the option to bring your own beverages, such as your favorite wine, spirits, or mixers. Pack your preferred drinks in plastic bottles or cans for safety and convenience. Make sure to check the alcohol policies and any restrictions or regulations in Croatia before bringing alcohol onboard.

2. Local Drinks: Embrace the local culture by trying Croatian wines, beers, and spirits. Croatia boasts a rich wine-making tradition, with various regions producing excellent wines. Sample different varieties and discover your favorites. Additionally, try local beers and spirits to fully immerse yourself in the Croatian drinking experience.

3. Beach Bars and Nightlife: Along the coastline of Croatia, there are numerous beach bars, clubs, and nightspots where you can enjoy a wide range of drinks. From refreshing cocktails to ice-cold beers, these establishments offer a vibrant atmosphere to socialize and celebrate with your crew and fellow sailors.

Remember to drink responsibly and within your limits. Stay hydrated throughout the day to combat the sun and heat, especially when engaging in water activities and partying under the Croatian sun.

Whether you choose to cook on board, dine out at local restaurants, or enjoy group dinners and drinks with fellow sailors, there are plenty of options to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst during The Yacht Week Croatia. Indulge in delicious meals and refreshing drinks as you create unforgettable memories along the beautiful Croatian coastline.

Daily Itinerary

The daily itinerary during The Yacht Week Croatia is designed to offer a balance of adventure, relaxation, and vibrant nightlife. While each day may vary depending on the route and weather conditions, here’s a glimpse into what a typical day might look like:

Morning: Wake up to the gentle rocking of the yacht and the refreshing sea breeze. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard, either prepared by your crew or using the provisions you’ve stocked up on. Take the time to soak in the stunning surroundings and plan out the day’s activities.

Afternoon: Set sail to your next destination, enjoying the freedom and excitement of being on the open water. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore hidden coves and swim in crystal-clear waters. Take a break from sailing and anchor in a picturesque bay for a relaxing lunch. Swim, snorkel, or simply bask in the sun while enjoying the beauty of your surroundings.

Late Afternoon: Continue sailing to your next destination, arriving at a vibrant coastal town or island. Step ashore and explore your new surroundings, immersing yourself in the local culture. Wander through charming streets, visit historical sites, or indulge in some shopping. Take in the panoramic views and capture the beauty of the Croatian coastline from different vantage points.

Evening: Return to your yacht and prepare for the evening’s festivities. Freshen up and get ready to enjoy The Yacht Week’s legendary parties. Whether it’s an exclusive beach party, a themed event, or a sunset cocktail gathering, the nights are filled with energy and excitement. Dance under the stars, enjoy live music, and connect with fellow sailors, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Late Night: After partying the night away, return to your yacht for a peaceful night’s sleep, serenaded by the gentle sounds of the sea. Reflect on the day’s adventures, share stories with your crew, and prepare for the next day’s itinerary.

It’s important to note that while there is a general itinerary, The Yacht Week allows for flexibility and spontaneity. Weather conditions and group preferences can factor into the schedule, allowing for adjustments and impromptu detours. The beauty of The Yacht Week is the freedom to embrace the adventure and create your own unique experience.

Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to visit various destinations, each with its own charm and allure. From historical towns to remote islands, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Savor the breathtaking landscapes, swim in hidden bays, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Croatia.

Remember, The Yacht Week is not just about the sailing and parties. It is a chance to disconnect from the everyday and fully embrace the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and Croatian coastline. Soak up the sun, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Activities and Excursions

The Yacht Week Croatia offers a wide range of activities and excursions that allow you to explore the beautiful destinations and make the most out of your sailing adventure. Here are some of the activities and excursions to consider during your trip:

1. Swimming and Snorkeling: With its crystal-clear waters, Croatia is a paradise for swimming and snorkeling. Dive into the refreshing sea and discover the vibrant underwater world. Snorkel around coral reefs, explore hidden caves, and encounter colorful marine life. Don’t forget to bring your snorkeling gear or rent it from yacht charter companies.

2. Water Sports: Get your adrenaline pumping with various water sports activities. From paddleboarding to kayaking, jetskiing, and wakeboarding, there are plenty of options to choose from. Explore the coastline from a different perspective and enjoy the thrill of these exciting water activities.

3. Cliff Jumping: For the adventurous at heart, try cliff jumping at designated locations. Plunge into the deep blue waters from rocky cliffs for an exhilarating experience. It’s essential to assess the safety of the jump and be aware of any potential risks before taking the leap.

4. Island Explorations: Croatia’s islands are full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Rent a scooter or take a guided tour to explore the islands’ stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and historical sites. Visit ancient forts, churches, and local markets to get a taste of the local culture and traditions.

5. Beach Parties: No Yacht Week experience is complete without attending the legendary beach parties. Dance barefoot on sandy shores, enjoy live music performances, and socialize with other participants. These energetic and vibrant parties are the perfect opportunity to let loose and celebrate your sailing adventure.

6. Sunset Cocktails: Witness breathtaking sunsets over the Adriatic Sea while sipping on refreshing cocktails. Many beach clubs and bars offer sunset viewing spots where you can relax, enjoy the view, and capture memorable photos. It’s the ideal way to unwind after a day of sailing and activities.

7. Historical Sightseeing: Croatia is rich in history and cultural heritage. Visit historical sites such as Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Dubrovnik’s city walls, or the ancient town of Hvar. Explore the narrow alleys, marvel at the architecture, and learn about the fascinating history of these intriguing destinations.

8. Wine Tasting: Croatia has a long tradition of winemaking, producing excellent wines. Take part in a wine tasting tour and visit local wineries to sample the diverse range of wines produced in the region. Discover unique grape varieties and learn about the winemaking process while enjoying the stunning vineyard landscapes.

These are just some of the many activities and excursions you can engage in during The Yacht Week Croatia. Each destination offers its own set of opportunities, so take the time to plan and choose activities that align with your interests. Remember to embrace the adventure, try new experiences, and make the most out of your time exploring the enchanting Croatian coastline.

Party and Nightlife

Party and nightlife are an integral part of The Yacht Week Croatia experience. From beachside celebrations to vibrant clubs, Croatia’s party scene offers something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse into the exciting party and nightlife options you can expect during your sailing adventure:

1. Beach Parties: One of the highlights of The Yacht Week is the legendary beach parties. Imagine dancing barefoot in the sand, with the sound of waves crashing in the background and live performances by renowned DJs. These beach parties are known for their electric atmosphere, energetic crowds, and stunning locations. Enjoy the mix of music genres, from house and techno to hip-hop and pop, and dance the night away under the starry skies.

2. Rooftop Bars and Clubs: The coastal towns and cities along the Croatian coastline boast a vibrant nightlife scene. Explore the lively bars and clubs in cities like Split, Hvar, and Zadar. Dance to the beats of international and local DJs, enjoy signature cocktails, and mingle with locals and fellow sailors. Many clubs feature rooftop terraces where you can enjoy panoramic views while sipping your favorite drink.

3. Floating Festivals: Experience the thrill of unique floating festivals during The Yacht Week. These events bring together multiple yachts, creating a floating party where you can socialize, dance, and immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere. Dance to world-class DJs, enjoy light shows, and celebrate with fellow sailors on the open water.

4. Yacht Parties: Create your own party atmosphere onboard your yacht. Gather with your crew and fellow sailors, play your favorite tunes, and enjoy drinks as you cruise along the coast. It’s a unique and intimate way to celebrate with friends and experience the freedom of being on the water.

5. Full Moon Parties: If you’re lucky enough to be on The Yacht Week during a full moon, don’t miss out on the famous full moon parties. These events take place on secluded beaches and offer a magical setting under the moonlight. Enjoy bonfires, live music, and spectacular performances as you dance and celebrate late into the night.

Throughout The Yacht Week, you’ll have the opportunity to attend themed parties, dress up in eye-catching costumes, and participate in various events organized by The Yacht Week team. From white parties to neon-themed events, every night delivers a unique and unforgettable experience.

It’s important to keep in mind that while partying is a significant part of The Yacht Week Croatia, it’s essential to party responsibly and respect the environment and local communities. Adhere to guidelines set by event organizers and respect the destinations you visit by keeping noise levels in check and practicing responsible consumption of alcohol.

Whether you prefer dancing under the stars, enjoying cocktails at rooftop bars, or creating your own party ambiance onboard your yacht, The Yacht Week Croatia offers an unparalleled party and nightlife experience that you won’t soon forget.

Safety and Regulations

Ensuring the safety and adhering to regulations are paramount during The Yacht Week Croatia. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable experience:

1. Skipper Guidance: Each yacht is assigned a professional skipper who is responsible for the safe operation of the vessel. Follow the skipper’s instructions regarding sailing procedures, anchorages, and safety protocols. They have the expertise and experience to navigate the waters and handle any unforeseen situations.

2. Weather Awareness: Stay informed about weather conditions throughout your journey. Be aware of any potential storms or adverse weather and take necessary precautions. Your skipper will have access to weather updates and can advise you on the best course of action to ensure your safety.

3. Safety Equipment: Ensure that the yacht is equipped with essential safety equipment, including life jackets, flares, fire extinguishers, and first aid kits. Familiarize yourself with the location and usage of safety equipment onboard. Ensure that everyone in your crew knows where the safety equipment is stored and how to use it in case of emergencies.

4. Respect Local Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the local laws and regulations of Croatia. Observe speed limits, navigation rules, and any other regulations set by local authorities. It’s important to respect the environment, marine life, and the communities you visit during your journey.

5. Mooring Etiquette: When mooring at marinas or anchorages, be considerate of other vessels. Follow proper mooring procedures and avoid blocking access or overcrowding spaces. Respect any designated areas or zones and ensure that you leave the mooring area as you found it.

6. Responsible Alcohol Consumption: While enjoying the vibrant party atmosphere during The Yacht Week, it’s important to drink responsibly. Exercise moderation and be aware of your alcohol consumption. Stay hydrated and plan ahead for safe transportation after consuming alcohol, such as arranging designated drivers or utilizing taxi services.

7. Swim Safety: Take necessary precautions when swimming or engaging in water activities. Be mindful of water depth and currents, especially in unfamiliar areas. Avoid diving into shallow water and always assess the conditions before cliff jumping or engaging in any water-based activities.

8. Emergency Contacts: Save emergency contact numbers including local authorities, Coast Guard, and medical services in your phone. Ensure that all crew members are aware of these emergency contacts and the location of onboard safety equipment.

Remember to respect the natural surroundings, wildlife, and local communities during your sailing adventure. Dispose of waste responsibly, avoid littering, and be mindful of noise levels, especially during overnight stays.

It’s important to note that safety is a shared responsibility. Communicate openly with your crew members, listen to the guidance of your skipper, and take necessary precautions to ensure that everyone onboard has a safe and enjoyable experience during The Yacht Week Croatia.

Tips and Advice

Here are some tips and advice to help you make the most of your Yacht Week Croatia experience:

1. Pack Smart: Pack light and efficiently. Include essentials like swimwear, sunscreen, towels, and comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather. Don’t forget any necessary medications, a waterproof bag for keeping belongings dry, and a power bank to keep your devices charged.

2. Stay Hydrated: The Croatian sun and activities can be exhausting. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, especially when exposed to the sun or engaging in water activities. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it regularly.

3. Embrace the Experience: Let go of expectations and fully immerse yourself in the adventure. Be open to meeting new people, trying new activities, and embracing the unique atmosphere of The Yacht Week Croatia.

4. Capture Memories: Bring a waterproof camera or phone case to capture memorable moments. From picturesque sunsets to fun-filled parties, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for incredible photos and videos.

5. Respect the Environment: Keep the oceans and coastlines clean by avoiding littering and disposing of waste responsibly. Be mindful of anchorages and marine life, and avoid damaging reefs or disturbing natural habitats.

6. Plan Ahead: Familiarize yourself with the route and scheduled events. Take note of any must-visit destinations, recommended activities, and parties. Planning ahead will help you make the most of your time and ensure you don’t miss out on any highlights.

7. Be Flexible: While having a plan is essential, also be open to embracing spontaneity. Weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances may lead to changes in the itinerary. Stay flexible and adapt to the situation for a stress-free experience.

8. Stay Connected: Stay connected with your crew members and the Yacht Week community. Exchange contact information with fellow sailors to coordinate meet-ups and share experiences. Utilize social media platforms or apps recommended by The Yacht Week to stay updated on events and meet-ups.

9. Take Care of the Yacht: Treat the yacht as if it were your own. Clean up after yourself, be mindful of any potential damages, and respect the rules and regulations provided by the yacht charter company.

10. Have Fun and Make Memories: The Yacht Week Croatia is all about having fun, making memories, and forging lifelong friendships. Embrace the spirit of adventure, dance the night away, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Remember, The Yacht Week Croatia offers a unique and exciting experience. By following these tips and advice, you’ll be well-prepared to have an unforgettable sailing adventure along the stunning coastline of Croatia.

The Yacht Week Croatia is a transformative sailing adventure that combines breathtaking vistas, thrilling parties, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time adventurer, this unique experience offers something for everyone.

From the moment you step aboard your yacht, you’ll embark on a journey like no other. Sail along the stunning Croatian coastline, explore picturesque islands, and discover hidden coves with crystal-clear waters. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of beach parties and rooftop bars, dancing under the stars and creating connections with like-minded individuals from all around the world.

The Yacht Week Croatia is not only about partying; it’s also an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature, embrace outdoor activities, and discover the rich history and culture of Croatia’s coastal towns. Swim in pristine waters, snorkel among marine life, and indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine.

Throughout your voyage, you’ll have the support of professional skippers who ensure your safety and smooth sailing. They’ll guide you through the Adriatic Sea and share their knowledge of the best spots to visit, local traditions, and hidden gems along the coast.

Whether you join as a group or as an individual, The Yacht Week Croatia creates a sense of community and friendship that extends beyond the week-long adventure. You’ll form lifelong bonds with your crewmates, exchanging stories, laughter, and experiences that will forever be etched in your memory.

As you bid farewell to the sun-soaked coastline and vibrant nightlife, you’ll leave with a sense of fulfillment, feeling alive with a newfound love for sailing and the beauty of Croatia. The Yacht Week Croatia is much more than a vacation; it’s an exhilarating experience that challenges you to step out of your comfort zone, open yourself up to new friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

So, set sail, dance the night away, swim in turquoise waters, and fully embrace the adventure that awaits you during The Yacht Week Croatia. Get ready to make memories that will shape your story and leave you yearning to return to the enchanting Adriatic Sea.


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The Ultimate Guide to Yacht Week Croatia

Croatia , Travel Tips

Aug 29, 2015

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By Ryan Gargiulo

Last Updated: August 14th, 2020

Welcome to my in-depth guide to planning for the Yacht Week Croatia .

Below you’ll find the answers to all of your questions about Yacht Week Croatia as well as my insanely popular Yacht Week Packing List which features what I call the “Yacht Week Necessities”, aka a short list of some of the best things to pack for the Yacht Week in order to really get the most out of the experience.

I think you’ll find this article to be extremely helpful with your planning for Yacht Week. As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

Yacht Week Croatia

Yacht Week Croatia is absolutely insane. It’s fun, it’s wild, it’s crazy and it’s downright exhausting to say the least.

It’s likely to be one of the most memorable weeks of your life. I mean, how could it not be, right?

You, your friends, lots of sunshine and drinks in hand.

The perfect recipe for creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The people, the parties and the experiences at The Yacht Week await you but my question for you is…

Are you ready to set sail on Yacht Week and see where the wind takes you?

My Yacht Week Croatia Experience

As many of you know, my friends and I just finished up a week of madness on Yacht Week Croatia and I’m here to report to you that this week was not only the longest and most tiring week of my life but it was also a week that I’ll never, ever forget.

If this is your first time attending the Yacht Week, there’s a good chance you probably felt a lot like I did when I first signed up. 

Like me, your mind is probably filled with curiosity and a seemingly endless list of unanswered questions.

Some that won’t be answered until you experience them first hand.

I’m going to do my best to try to walk you through The Yacht Week Croatia process and give you a bunch of really useful information that will prepare you (at least somewhat) for what you’re about to experience on The Yacht Week.

Yacht Week Croatia

How to Book Yacht Week Croatia

1.   Find Some Adventurous (single) Souls — The first step in booking Yacht Week is to find a crew of people that are down for a true adventure. While I recommend going with at least a few people that you know, plenty of people join the crew list on yachts with a group of strangers and still manage to have an incredible time. That being said, attending Yacht Week Croatia with a group of friends is the ultimate way to go in my opinion.

  • Open Minded People:  When choosing your crew it’s very important to try to gather up a good group of open minded people. Close minded, complainers, and those who are “accustomed to life back home” should be your last resort when trying to fill your boat.
  • People with Similar Interests: Choosing a crew that has similar interests is important. The yachts are small, personal space is limited and more importantly Yacht Week Croatia can get weird  (no explanation necessary) so having close minded or grumpy people on board isn’t the best idea.
  • Singles. Not Couples:  Couples on Yacht Week. I know I might receive some harsh feedback for this but Yacht Week is for single people. Straight up. Couples do couple-y things. They generally keep to themselves, they bicker, they argue, and they’re usually a lot more reserved around their significant other. While there’s nothing wrong with these things (it’s completely natural), it can definitely put a damper on the environment of your boat. I spoke to a few singles who had a couples aboard their boats and all of them said the same thing. The Yacht Week Croatia is not for couples. Again, this is strictly my opinion based off of what I’ve experienced and after speaking with others on YW.

2. Choosing your Route — The Yacht Week has routes in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Thailand and the BVI’s although the most popular route is Croatia, where TYW first originated.

There are two routes you can take on Yacht Week Croatia; the Black Route and the Red Route.

Both routes are identical, they just operate in the opposite direction of each other.

I asked my skipper what the most popular route was and he said the the Black Route is far more popular than the Red.

For example, we had 48 yachts on our route (Black Route) versus just 24 boats on the Red Route. Go Black!

3. Choosing Your Yacht — As I mentioned above, Yacht Week Croatia is a long week of partying and fun in the sun. If you’re wanting to truly make the most of your trip, I highly recommend you charter the best yacht possible.

There are a variety of yacht charters available on Yacht Week but the quality, price and amenities available on board can vary big time.

Do yourself a favor and rent the best yacht possible, or at least the best yacht that you can afford.

At the end of the day you and your crew can try to pinch pennies to make Yacht Week happen but if you’re not on a decent boat, it’s going to make your week that much more exhausting.

If there was one complaint that I heard most during my week when speaking to other YW’ers, it was that their boats were blazing hot throughout the night.

The amount of time you have to sleep on Yacht Week is already limited due to the nonstop parties and the nature of the trip.

Imagine heading back to your boat at sunrise to catch up on a couple hours of sleep and not being able to sleep due to the heat? Nightmare.

In my opinion, getting a yacht with air conditioning is crucial.

Now that I’ve done Yacht Week Croatia with an air-conditioned yacht, I wouldn’t do it any other way.

Our yacht happened to be one of four boats on Yacht Week with air conditioning.

Did I mention there was 48 other yachts sailing alongside us that week? 

That means if you’re wanting to snag a boat with air conditioning on board, you’re going to have to act fast when booking.

4. Registering and Checking in  —   Once your yacht is booked, go ahead and make sure you send out your personalized invite link to your entire crew so they can register for a Yacht Week account and check in on the crew list.

It’s a requirement for all crew members to register and check in on your yacht week booking prior to arriving at the marina.

Upon arrival to the marina, your crew will need to fill out details such as their name, passport number, nationality, email, date of birth and gender.

How to Prepare for Yacht Week

How to Prepare for Yacht Week Croatia

1. Travel Insurance —   When prepping for Yacht Week Croatia, your first priority should be to make sure you make a small investment towards your health and well being by purchasing a  travel insurance policy  for your trip.

Not only will this policy cover you if your bags are lost/stolen and if your flight is delayed/cancelled, but you’ll also be covered for all medical and injury related issues as well.

Nobody wants to have to cover the cost of you getting airlifted home from the middle of the Adriatic Sea (no, not even your parents).

Anytime you mix partying out on the open water and slippery boats, you’re just about guaranteed to encounter a few injuries along the way.

When it comes to Yacht Week, travel insurance is an absolute must and a win-win situation when considering how inexpensive travel insurance is these days.

2. Create a Yacht Week Playlist  — The best way to manage your music on Yacht Week Croatia is to create a few killer Spotify playlists. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a standard 3.5mm aux cable. With the aux cable, you’ll be able to connect your phone directly to the onboard stereo system on your yacht and jam out all day.

Now, you’re probably thinking. But, if I don’t have Internet, how can I listen to Spotify? Well, here are two ways to go about it.

  • If you’re a Spotify Premium user, you’ll be able to listen to all of your music offline. Anytime, anywhere. Grab your subscription before you head out and don’t forget to make all of your music available offline before you set sail. *Spotify Premium is FREE for 30 days so be sure to take advantage of the free month right before you head out on your trip. After the first 30 days, you will be billed $9.99/mo. If you don’t want to pay, simply cancel your subscription.
  • The second and best option (IMO) is to pack an unlocked smartphone with you when you head to Croatia. Why? Well, with an unlocked phone, you can pick up a sim card at T-Center (aka T-Mobile) when you’re in Split and you can purchase a 7-day unlimited data sim card for approximately $12 USD. Now, you’ll be able to stream your spotify all week without worrying about data overages.

If you don’t want to deal with streaming music on Yacht Week, simply throw together a playlist on your phone and you’ll be good to go.

3. Diet & Exercise  — Working out and staying in shape prior to Yacht Week is important on so many levels. You’ll be surrounded by boat loads of good looking people wearing little or next to nothing so being comfortable in your own skin will be key to enhancing your overall YW experience.

Remember, Yacht Week is a week long marathon of sailing, partying and eating whatever you can get your hands on.

Preparing yourself by eating healthy and exercising prior to Yacht Week is highly recommended before setting sail on a week of mayhem and very little sleep on the open sea.

Try this free  bodyweight workout  to get you started.

4. Planning your Arrival — I highly recommend that you do not plan to arrive on the actual day of departure for Yacht Week.

International flights often get delayed and even cancelled and I’m pretty sure you’re not going to want to splurge on Yacht Week only to find out that your flight isn’t going to make it and you’ve now missed out on an incredible week that you’ve had planned for months now.

Do yourself and the rest of your crew a favor and plan to arrive at least one day prior to the start of Yacht Week Croatia.

5. Accommodations prior to Yacht Week — When it comes to Yacht Week accommodations, I can personally recommend and vouch for this Airbnb apartment in Split.

6. Split Activities and Tours  — If you find yourself in Split for a couple of days before or after Yacht Week, you should definitely make an effort to explore the city and wander all the little alleyways that connect the city to the sea.

There is so much to see, do and experience in Split. Here are some of the best  tours and activities  to check out during your visit.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? If so, you might be interested in this exclusive Game of Thrones Tour .

7. Which Marina? — In order to prepare for Yacht Week, you’re going to want to figure out which marina your yacht is assigned to. Why? Because there are several marinas in Split. Some of the marinas are quite far from each other and I can see this becoming an issue if you or your crew decide to show up on the day of departure.

You can find the marina assigned to your yacht on your Yacht Week Croatia reservation page.

Once you figure out which marina you need to be at,  click here to find directions to get there.

8. Crew Explorer — Now that you’re all booked and ready to go, it’s time to find out who else is going to be joining you on Yacht Week.

Go ahead and log in to your booking and scroll down to the Crew Explorer section to see a list of Facebook profiles for all the other Yacht Weekers that will be joining you on your route.

Another great way to meet fellow Yacht Weekers is to download the official Yacht Week app  (iOS only). Upload a photo and introduce yourself now.

Yacht Week Packing List

Yacht Week Packing List

Overpacking for Yacht Week can be a huge mistake.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to be tripping over giant mounds of clothes and accessories that will ultimately never get worn or used.

As I mentioned above, no matter how big of a yacht you charter, space is still going to be tight no matter how you look at it.

Don’t Miss: The Ultimate Yacht Week Packing List

Do yourself and your crew a big favor and pack a carry-on bag for Yacht Week Croatia.

Customized Lanyards

A must-have for Yacht Week Croatia

Of course, before you start your journey, be sure to find a suitable and convenient accessory to keep your important items. Custom Lanyards Cheap are the best choice! You can wear your lanyards around your neck to tuck your phone in a waterproof bag, hang your keys, etc.

It will make it easier for you to enjoy your fun time. Design shiny and unique custom lanyards as a gift for your partners who will spend a happy time with you will make them feel even closer to each other.

Recommended Luggage for Yacht Week

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

The Outbreaker (available in 35L or 45L) is my recommended go-to bag for The Yacht Week. 

After a few days of everyone tripping over each others belongings on our yacht, everyone will be wishing they had picked one of these up.

Besides, other than a few bathing suits and a few of the cool things on this Yacht Week packing list, how much do you really need to take with you anyway?

You can read my in-depth review of the Tortuga Outbreaker or you can head on over and pick one up now by clicking on the button below.


Cayman Jack Margaritas

Food & Drink on Yacht Week Croatia

When it comes to food and drink on Yacht Week, you’ve got two options. You can either hire a hostess that will join you for the week and take care of all the cooking, cleaning and food shopping OR decide to do it on your own.

We decided to skip out on hiring a hostess and we survived.

That being said, if I was to do another Yacht Week I would definitely prefer to hire a hostess next time around.

Not only do they know exactly what to buy and how much to buy when it comes to food and drinks, they also cook/prepare meals for you on board while you kick back and enjoy Yacht Week.

Oh, and how many of you want to do dishes and clean the yacht while on vacation?

Because we did Yacht Week on our own without a hostess, I’m going to provide you with a short list of what you should consider picking up before setting sail.

Yacht Week Groceries Checklist

Yacht Week Croatia Shopping Checklist

  • Beverages — Lots of them. You wouldn’t believe how hot it gets when you’re out at sea. In order to stay hydrated, a good rule is to buy 1.5 to 2x more than you think you’ll need.
  • Bread — For sandwiches, of course. Start with two or three loaves of bread and see where that gets you. Worst case you have to pick up another few loaves on one of the islands.
  • Deli meats — Choose food that is easy to prepare. Deli meats do the trick and they’ll last at least a few days in the refrigerator.
  • PB & J — Perfect solution for a nice snack in between meals. Easy to slap together and always delicious.
  • Snacks — Don’t forget to pick up snacks like chips, pretzels and nuts. Almonds are great for keeping you full and healthy for you, too.
  • Pasta — Pasta is not only super easy to cook but it’s also a meal almost everyone eats. Don’t forget to buy twice as much sauce as you think you might need. Sauce goes fast.
  • Fresh fruit & vegetables — Pineapple, berries, apples, oranges and bananas are perfect for the morning and even afternoon snacks. Veggies such as spinach and tomatoes are great for whipping up quick salads. Don’t leave without stocking up on fruit and vegetables.
  • Yogurt — Great breakfast option with a side of fruit or granola.

Cayman Jack on Yacht Week

My partnership with Cayman Jack came in seriously handy for Yacht Week as they were nice enough to send out a small shipment of margaritas for my journey.

I must say, there’s nothing better than sipping on a few bottles of CJ after a long day of fun in the sun on Yacht Week. Yum!


Uber Discount for Split

Did you know Uber serves the city of Split? If not, now you know. What’s even better is that you can get your first ride free (up to 50 HRK or approximately $7.50 USD) when signing up for a new Uber account.

All you have to do to take advantage of this Uber discount is the following:

Already have the Uber app?  CLICK HERE  and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to receive your 50 HRK credit towards your first ride.

Got questions about Yacht Week Croatia? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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87 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Yacht Week Croatia”

This looks insane, how early did you start booking everything

It certainly was! We booked on March 18th for the week of July 25th-August 1st. I would recommend you try to book things as soon as possible.

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My group and I are booking Croatia tomorrow. Do you recommend the food package? We’re all picky eaters and 1/3 of the items we won’t eat. Thanks.

Awesome! Nah, I recommend you do your own shopping especially if you’re picky. That way you can buy exactly what you guys like to eat/drink. Best of luck. You’re going to have the time of your life!

Sick review mate. Did you go for bottle service at the clubs? What was the pricing like?

Thanks Daniel. Yeah we did bottle service at most of the venues. It’s really nice to have a table to call home although it’s not always 100% necessary. If you’re going to get a table/bottle service at any venue throughout the week, make sure you get one at the White Party. Trust me on this.

Ryan! Thank you so much for your super helpful and informative article. Similarly, I am a yacht week newbie and me and some friends are planning to go in August of 2016 – Croatia – we’re all turning 30 :) No one has been and I’m the appointed group organizer- I’m wondering if you might be able to advise on some additional items: 1. How many people did you have on your boat? (We might have to book 2) 2. If we hire a hostess, they take care of the food right? And I assume it’s the food packages listed on the site? I don’t think any of us will want to shop/cook/clean. Should we be buying our own alcohol? 3. How much approx would you say each person spent all in on average? I know that might be tough to answer, but I’ve told ppl to assume at least $3k a pop for boat & flight. 4. For flying out – did you fly out a day after or same day of the final docking? 5. A couple friends of mine who went before said they got super seasick/motion sickness – it was hard to sleep at night and being hungover didn’t help much – did anyone on your boat experience this and do you have advice? 6. This year I see they also have a Croatia Ultra route – do you know anything about that? Would you advise that over black? 7. That’s it for now but I’d really love to pick your brain some more as I go through this process!

No problem at all. Glad to be of assistance to you.

2. The Yacht Week Hostesses will take care of the shopping for you. They won’t BUY the food/drinks, that’s on you. They will shop for you though. If you want to avoid things like shopping/cooking/cleaning, definitely shoot for a hostess.

3. Unfortunately, I don’t know the numbers. I’d say I probably spent somewhere around $2k all in. That being said a couple of my friends on board picked up bottle service in a few of the clubs and they ended up spending a lot more than I did. Also I should mention that I was already in Europe for the summer so my flight to Croatia was cheap.

4. I was in Europe from June to October so I didn’t actually fly in for Yacht Week. I arrived in Split two days before Yacht Week started and spent a night or two on the tail end before flying to my next destination.

5. Nobody on our boat had any issues with sea sickness. I know some people wore these wristband things but I can’t remember what they’re called. They seemed to think that they worked well.

6. We had one of the most experienced skippers on our boat and he said Ultra week + Yacht Week is a waste. Do one or the other. Yacht Week is crazy enough. Combining both Yacht Week and the Ultra Music Festival doesn’t sound like a great time to me. That’s just my two cents.

Feel free to reply to this comment with any other questions! Best of luck.

YES! Great review Ryan and THANK YOU!

I’m a hostess for The Yacht Week — last season I did four weeks in Greece and then four in Croatia! Best job EVER.

A little more detail on us — we’re fun ambassadors — we want you the have the best week of your life so our sole job is to make sure you’re having the absolute best time with the least amount of stress or worrying about the “little things”. We cook, clean, and make sure you know the best of everything on the islands (excursions, things to do/see, best places to eat – you name it!) plus we work with the skippers to book tables and any reservations you might want. I’ll guide you to ferries, Carpe Diem Beach and all the other fun things TYW has planned and some that aren’t (treehouse drinks in Palmy anyone?).

When it comes to food — we’re magic. We know the boats, the grocery stores and we will prepare you delicious breakfasts, lunches and maybe a dinner or two. It will seem like pure heaven to wake up after a crazy night out to a clean boat, hot coffee and a breakfast of pancakes, Egg Benedict, fruit platters, parfaits and whatever else we whip up. We aren’t serving just cereal that’s for sure and we’ll go over the menus (yes, menus) that we have in mind for your input prior to your arrival. We’ll also pick up fresh bread, fruit, etc. during the week. We’re definitely worth it. :)

Hi Shay! Thanks for stopping by and giving everyone some more insight on what it is you hostesses do. This is gold!

Thanks again.

Ryan, thanks so much. This is great!

Shay, you answered exactly the questions I was wondering. I’m planning my first Yacht week in Croatia and I have a couple of people that are Vegan. Do you think the hostess would be able to accommodate for that too? Thanks in advance!

No problem. Glad to help.

I’m sure there would be no issues at all for the hostesses to plan around that. You definitely won’t be the first vegan on Yacht Week. ;-)

Which month did you go there? I’m considering going in June, but am a bit concerned about the weather

We did the July 25th-August 1st route. June will be beautiful. Sunny and HOT!

Hey Ryan! Very informative article for a first-timer like myself :). I’ve been doing a lot of reading on what to expect for the YW but I still have quite a few questions if you don’t mind taking the time to answer them!

1. For starters, what do you do about waste? I’m sure it’s very easy to accumulate a lot very quickly. And as a follow up to that, would you recommend getting jugs of water rather than individual water bottles as to try and reduce the amount of waste?

2. Are things such as pots & pans, plates, cups, and utensils all included in the kitchenette of the yacht? Or must we purchase paper plates and whatnot on our own?

3. God forbid we run out of liquor half-way through, but if so, are there markets or places on the islands we stop at where we could purchase more?

4. I’ve read that water and electricity are only available at the harbors: does this mean that showers/sinks/toilets and such cannot be used while at sea?

5. The Crew Boat Party – it looks fun! Is it worth it?

6. Exactly how strict are they about the ‘no music at the marina in the evenings’? Do people just after party with no tunes at all?

7. How much cash would you recommend having on hand for the entirety of the week? I’ve read that some of the organized YW events don’t take cards which is surprising to me.

8. And last, but not least, how much is an appropriate amount to tip the skipper?

Thanks again for your time!

Hi Michaela,

Thank you for the feedback. I’m glad you found the article to be helpful.

1. We bought giant trash bags and our skipper would store them in a compartment at the back of the boat each night. We would get rid of the trash when we docked up. Jugs of water might be a good idea. We bought big packs of individual waters and they ended up being really convenient. That being said, it’s not the best idea if you’re worried about the environment.

2. I can’t speak for all boats but ours had the basics (pots, pans, etc). We bought plastic silverwear and paper plates.

3. There’s always places to re-up on booze although I would recommend buying a huge supply of it before you depart because it goes fast when you’re out on the water. My advice is to buy more than you think you’ll need.

4. We had water and electricity on our boat. Our boat had a big water tank and we used a generator for electricity. I’m not sure all boats have these types of amenities though. I recommend you shoot a msg to Yacht Week to see what your boat has and what it doesn’t.

5. All of the Yacht Week Croatia parties are a must. They’re all unique and you’re guaranteed to have a blast. It’s one hell of a long week of partying. Prepare yourself.

6. Some people play music on their boats but to be honest you really can’t have it loud because it’s not fair to other (non-yacht weekers who are docked up at the same marina).

7. This is such a hard question to answer. My advice is to have more Euros than you think you’ll need. I will say though that some of my crew were putting bottle service on their credit cards at every party. Individual drinks at the bar? Probably cash only.

8. This is completely subjective and depends on how good you think your skipper was. Every crew has different experiences w/ their skippers. I think somewhere between $50-100/pp is decent.

Be sure to let me know if you have any other questions!

Wow! Amazing review. A big group of us just got 2 yachts for Croatia Week 34. We are coming over from Texas! Random questions for you:

1. Where would you stay the night before you sail out? Hotel? Hostel? 2. My boyfriend and I, along with several other couples, are on this trip…is this a couple friendly trip? I always thought it would be and then people started telling me differently. What do you think about this? We already paid, so we are going no matter what! :) 3. What did you do with your valuables credit card, money, jewelry, etc while you were on off the boat? Is theft an issue?

Thanks again so much for your awesome blog! It is much appreciated!

Hi Kate. Congrats on booking your first Yacht Week!

1. I rented an airbnb apartment in Split for a few days prior to setting sail. The morning of departure I taxied over to the port. Simple and easy. 2. I’m not saying your not going to have fun going as couples. You will. It’s just not built for couples (IMO). Yacht Week Croatia is really for singles. The other yacht weeks (Greece, BVI’s, etc) might be more suited for couples. 3. I left all my valuables in my room locked in my bags. In my case, there was always at least one or two people from our boat on the boat at all times. I didn’t really worry about it too much. Fortunately, nothing got stolen.

Thanks for following along. Hope this helps.

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Hey Ryan! Great review, really insightful read :)

Currently a group of 3 of us are planning to do the Week 29 Ultra Cruise (16th-23rd July). We are unsure how to go about booking with such a low number of people.

Could you make any recommendations? Is it viable to just book 2 cabins on someone else’s Yacht?

Cheers from Australiaaaa :D

Hey Jono. Your best bet would probably be to book the yacht for the 3 of you and then add your yacht to the Yacht Week Crew Finder and then single people that want to join Yacht Week can reach out to you and grab a spot on your boat. The only other way you could do it would be to use the crew finder to find 2 spots on someone else’s yacht.

Ah yes this sounds like a great idea. I was wondering if you have experienced or know anyone who has used Quest.Life? We were thinking of booking a 2 person cabin on one of their catamarans for Ultra Week 29, but we are a bit unsure of their reliability.

Hey Jono. No, I’ve never heard of that company so I can’t vouch for them.

Thanks so much for this Ryan!

Quick question: There are A LOT of Croatia weeks available. Is there a specific time that people generally go the most. I would hate to pick a week where no one is there.

No problem Jasmine! I wouldn’t worry too much about being on YW alone. I believe almost every week sells out completely for the Croatia routes. You could always shoot an email to YW and ask them which weeks are the busiest. I think that the first few weeks and the last couple weeks probably have a few less yachts otherwise it’s madness as depicted in this post.

Fantastic blog post, super helpful!

Glad I could help! Best of luck.

Hey Ryan! Awesome Post.

I would like to ask, do you happen to know which boats have Air Conditioning on them?

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, I do not. I would recommend you reach out to Yacht Week prior to booking to get a list of the boats available that have A/C on board. Enjoy yourself!

Is there somewhere to blow up our floats in Split if we bring our own? I’d rather bring one with me because we found some awesome ones here in the U.S., but they’re also huge so blowing them up on my own is certainly not going to work out very well!! Thanks!

Yeah there’s a float inflating station thingy at the first stop on the first day. You shouldn’t have any issues at all. Plus, most people bring their own electric pumps so worst case scenario you’d be able to borrow one.

Excellent and thoughtful review. I am heading with a crew for Ultra Week 29 this year and I am counting the moments until we are all there to celebrate.

With regard to the White Party in Hvar, is that a weekly event that is thrown or is it on a specific date?

I look forward to reading your reviews in future and I would truly appreciate your feedback.

Hey Michael. The white party is one of the many parties that Yacht Week hosts during the week (in Hvar) and it depends on which route you do (Black Route or the Red Route). I was on the black route so our party was earlier in the week. I believe the Red Route doesn’t do the white party until the end of the week as they travel in the opposite direction.

Best of luck and enjoy yourself!

Hey Ryan, Great post btw! I have a couple of questions that hopefully you can answer.

I’ve heard that water taxis really stick it to you, Is their any way around them?

How much money do you recommend that we budget daily pp, to have a really good time?

Fine dining options on the islands?

Do they sell commercial liquor and beers at the islands?

Must does on the islands that you recommend?

1. There are free water taxis that are reserved for Yacht Weekers and run to/from the islands from where you’re docked but they only run at certain times. If you want to leave early sometimes you need to take a private one which will cost you but when it’s between a group of people it’s pretty minimal.

2. Most of your eating and drinking will be done aboard your yacht. Drinks at sea go faster for whatever reason so make sure you stock up big when you do your first shopping trip. What you spend in the bars/clubs outside of that really depends on how much you drink, what types of drinks and at which bars you’re drinking at. I really can’t help you too much with a daily budget because it’s so different for each and every person. That being said I can’t imagine you spending more than 300 Croatian Kuna per day (approx. $50 USD) between food and drinks (if you eat out at restaurants when on land).

3. There are plenty of fine dining options available. All you need to do is ask your skipper. They know the best and most expensive places on the island if that’s your thing.

4. Yes, the islands rely heavily on Yacht Week tourism so there are plenty of opportunities to pick up liquor, beers, ice and more.

5. I don’t have too many recommendations for the islands because we were either on the boat partying with everyone else or on the islands at night at the nightly parties. The down time you do have is for eating, relaxing and maybe even getting an hour or two of sleep.

Hope this helps!

I decided to get on board (ha) and join TYW. From the US we will be heading over to Greece for 4/5 days and then to Split a day or 2 before departure on the 30th. After reading about your experiences, I think you are the most qualified person I know to ask. My questions to you are regarding the Plitvice Lakes & Barcelona. I really want to visit the Lakes and possibly the Sea Organ before taking a plane from Zagreb to BCN. (would that be the best airport to do that or go back to SPU?)

1. Once the TYW concludes should I stay a night in SPU and make my way to the sites the following morning? Bus? Tour? Taxi? And after the site visits, do I stay in a place nearby? I just need an idea of when to purchase my ZAG>BCN flight. 2. If (when) my site visits happen, I’ll only have about 3 nights in BCN before I have to get to LAX by August 14th. In your opinion, should I skip BCN and save it for another time when I have more time or is that time to get a good taste? 3. When traveling to the locations mentioned above, can I purchase last minute or is that a huge mistake/waste of money? I’m just not certain of my plans.

4. Can I even do this after TYW. Now I’m a little concerned about my energy. “life is short?”

Back to TYW

5. I feel like I may die during TYW. We don’t have AC or a generator…or a hostess! Any advice? How do we survive? Is it really just the basics; fruits, veggies, meats, carbs, and water? 6. Planning on exchanging money here in the states….do I get Kuna or Euros? 7. Are there many skippers who get requests to visit the Blue & Green Caves and Lagoons? I feel like this is a must! right?

I’m nervous and excited for this experience, just need some things cleared up to put my mind at ease. Congrats on all of your travels and wish you even more excitement. #canicomewith

Hey Michelle,

Glad to hear you are joining the Yacht Week. You’re going to have a great time!

I highly recommend you visit Plitvice, it’s incredible. It’s slightly closer to Zagreb (2 hrs 3 mins) versus 2hrs 31 mins from Split. Don’t forget there’s also Krka National Park which is only 1 hr from Split. What makes it more of a popular day trip from Split is they actually allow you to swim there unlike Plitvice.

1. You’ll arrive back in Split for your final night (final Yacht Week party) so if it’s going to be a long night I would recommend you grab an Airbnb for the following day to rest up.

2. You can do a lot in BCN in 3 nights. Just be prepared to use the public transport here because the sights are pretty spread out. I would recommend Park Guell, Montjuic, La Sagrada Familia, Barceloneta Beach.

3. I would recommend purchasing flights at least a little ahead of time. The days of finding cheap last minute tickets are long gone. That said, you can find lots of great deals using some of the European budget airlines.

4. Yes, of course. You might be tired after a week of partying though.

5. Yeah, not having AC on the Yacht Week is a big deal. At least for me. The majority of people on YW complained about not being able to sleep due to the heat on the boats at night. You won’t die but you certainly won’t be comfortable. As for the hostess, it’s not a game changer. She would just make things a little easier when it comes to the purchasing/cooking/cleaning. Fruits, veggies, sandwiches (PB&J), water.

6. Croatia uses Kuna so I would recommend you just grab Kuna out of the ATM in Split prior to departure.

7. Sure. You can ask your skipper to visit the caves. It really just comes down to how many people on your boat want to visit them.

Well, I hope I’ve been able to answer all of your questions and make you feel a little more at ease. As always, be sure to leave a comment if you have more questions.

Amazing! Thank you for taking the time. I’ve decided that after TYW I’m going to stay 2 nights in Zadar in order to take my time resting and visiting the Sea Organ, Plitvice, and Krka. I’ve booked all my travel and will have 5 nights in BCN and excited to check out the places you’ve advised. I’m feeling great about everything, but the yacht AC. Hmmm.

Again, thanks!!

No problem at all. I’m always here to help. Your plans sound great! 5 nights in BCN will be plenty to see most of what it has to offer. Enjoy and best of luck!

Hi there, I’m looking into doing a Croatia sail week next year the week before Ultra. Im just doing my research on the different options, The yacht week, sail H.R or sail Croatia. I’ve heard many good things about TYW and Sail HR. the only thing is I might only be doing my sail with one friend as I’m sure I’ll make new friends during the time anyway. which would you recommend would be best for me? this post was very informative, a good read!

Hi Erica. Unfortunately, I have zero personal experience with either Yacht Week alternative. I think your best bet would be to scour the web looking for reviews on both of those alternatives and see which one suits you best. Another way you could potentially find out more about these is to search Instagram for their hashtags and reach out to people through Direct Message on IG asking them what they thought about the trip. Hope this helps!

Great piece, very informative,

1) I’ve heard a couple people say catamarans are a lot better than the yachts have you heard that at all?

2) is there plenty of space to keep the beers cold (serious question)

3) and just to get an idea how much did you pay for the yacht per person

Thanks Adam.

1. The Yacht Week catamarans are really cool and have a completely different layout than the actual yachts. Regardless, be sure to get one with air conditioning if you plan on sleeping.

2. Our yacht had a pretty big fridge/freezer combo that stored a lot of beers, bottles of liquor, food, etc. I think it really depends on the yacht you choose as each one is different from the next. You could always reach out to the Yacht Week and inquire about the boat you’re thinking of booking.

3. We had 11 people on our yacht (not including our skipper). Total cost for the yacht: $12,934 USD — approximately $1,175 USD per person. That being said, we didn’t want to make the girls pay as much as us so we all threw in more cash to compensate for the difference.

Hope you find this helpful. Feel free to reply with anymore questions you might have. If not, best of luck!

Thanks, one more I’ve been reading about bottle service I saw you mention it in an earlier question, what prices do they charge for it do you know?

Hey Adam. Bottle service prices vary between clubs. It’s nothing to do with the Yacht Week at all. Basically your skipper will line up bottle service for you if you need/want it.

hey which yacht company did you use that utilised airconditioning!? thanks! :))

We reserved our yacht directly through the Yacht Week website.

What was the average age of the people? We are 33-36 years old. Are we too old?

Hi Cristina. I was 31 last year during Yacht Week and I didn’t really feel too out of place. Sure, there are younger people but I’m not sure I ever felt uncomfortable. I would say that 36 might be pushing it a little but who am I to say how old you should be to party? LOL. Go for it and enjoy! ;-)

Hey Ryan, excellent piece of work! I wanted to ask you few things because i’m planning to go with some friends of mine from Argentina. If you can answer, that will be appreciated. 1. I read that a Hostess is really helpfull. But, the captain that is not included, is 100% neccesary? 2. How much is the bottle service approximately? 3. How much did you spend, between food, drinks, extras and yatch during the entire week? 4. It’s recommended to make a reservation just for me and my friend, and then the company join us with another group?

Thank you. Appreciate the comment.

1. I think the hostess can be a great thing if there’s a group of guys who could really careless about shopping/cleaning up after themselves. The hostesses know their stuff and they know what to buy at the supermarkets, what the easiest and most affordable options are when it comes to eating at sea and you can rest assured that your boat will be clean at the end of the week. This is completely up to the group. I suggest you round up your friends and have a conversation about this prior to booking.

2. Bottle service prices ranged from club to club. The bottles we were getting were giant (6L or something crazy) and from what I can remember were $1,500+. I honestly don’t remember the prices.

3.Food/Drinks/Extras: I would say somewhere between $500-700? We drank a lot on the boat so we weren’t buying much out at the clubs. Yes, there was bottle service but that was only at some of the special events.

4. Well, if you charter a yacht for yourselves, you’re going to have to hope that you’ll find others to join. I think if it’s only the two of you, you would be better off finding another yacht that’s looking to add 2 to their crew.

Just wondering how we choose the black route over the red route? Is there an option in the booking process that allows us to choose?

Thanks for your blog post, seriously helpful!

Hey Mel. Yes, there is an option and you’ll find it during the booking process. Glad to hear that you found this helpful!

Hey Ryan, This was a super helpful article! I’m looking to join a boat via the crew finder and see an option in Croatia (with no air conditioning) and another option (with air conditioning) in Greece. Any other information that you know that might help me decide which destination? Thanks!

Well from what I hear… the difference between Yacht Week Croatia and Yacht Week Greece is that Croatia is more of a party and there’s always 1.5-2x the amount of yachts on the route than Greece. I think Greece is a party but a little more chilled and definitely less people. That’s unfortunate about the boat with no air conditioning on YW Croatia. What a bummer. I mean plenty of people do it without AC. Just depends on how comfortable you think you’ll be without it. It’s a tough call. On another note — generally speaking (not talking Yacht Week) I can’t get enough of Greece. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world.

Great article. Quick question: what is the average temperature of the ocean in those parts at the beginning of June? I live in a Miami and from what I’ve seen it’s not that warm that week of yacht week.

Hi Millie. I don’t know the average temps of the sea but what I can tell you is that it will be refreshing after being in the scorching sun all day. No worries about the water. It will surely be more cool than the coast of Miami but not freezing by any means.

Hi ! Incredible article…..theres 8 of us going 29 July – 5th August

Regarding the bottle service, how much pp would you say it was ? (probably hard to answer as different clubs vary). I can imagine the tables get reserved quickly….how would you suggest going about getting them sorted ?

Hi Jas. Excellent! You’re going to have a great time for sure. Honestly, I can’t answer the pp prices as it varied from club to club and also there are a variety of brands and sizes of bottles. I just don’t know, unfortunately. As for the tables, you can ask your skipper or your hostess to line those up. Do it, it’s worth it.

This is an amazing article. Thank you so much. I am buying everything on the packing list. I’m going to yacht week Croatia in July. I’m scared I will overpack!!

Thanks Christianne! No worries about overpacking, just be sensible. You’ll be in a bathing suit for the majority of the trip. ;-)

This is a really helpful article! How much is normal for tipping the skipper and hostess? Thanks so much! :)

Hey Amy. I don’t know if there’s a “going rate”. I would advise you reach out to TYW to find out if they recommend a certain percentage.

Incredible article, thanks so much for taking the time to write it. Me and 3 other friends are planning to do the Croatia route next summer. Few questions for you

1. How far in advance do bookings usually become available? 2. How does it work in regards to booking your own yacht then posting for other people to join?

Hi Kam. Thanks for the feedback.

1. I’m not sure exactly how early they announce the dates. I would reach out to the Yacht Week to check on that. 2. You can book your own yacht and then add your yacht to the Crew Finder using this link: https://www.theyachtweek.com/crew-finder

Hey ! Thanks for all the helpful tips ! I was wondering how/where can we send floaties? Is there a place where we can get them pumped ??

No problem Mily! I would recommend you bring your own mini portable pump like the one found here: http://www.yachtweekpackinglist.com/tech/

Hey Ryan! Awesome info!!

My friends and I are thinking of doing this next summer, but have one concern. Are there actual opportunities to see Croatia and the culture on the island throughout the week or do you pretty much stay docked out in the open water unless there are the parties at night?

Hey Rachel — I highly recommend it! ;-) Unfortunately, there won’t be much time to explore much as it’s really about the party. It’s pretty much a non-stop week of partying day and night. There are very few windows of opportunity to actually sightsee and do things on the islands. If you’re looking to actually see and explore Croatia it would need to be either prior to Yacht Week or afterwards. Best of luck!

If you’re looking for a great resource on packing for Yacht Week be sure to check out: http://www.yachtweekpackinglist.com/

Hello, could you help me on one thing? When usually happens the white party? Which day of the seven day trip?

Hi Marcela. The White party was on day 3 for our crew. I think it depends on which route you’re on.

Hi there Ryan!

Your review has probably been the most helpful of them all so far! I have a couple questions I hope you don’t mind answering them?

1. How many days prior to leaving would you suggest staying in Split for? If we decide to do this trip we obviously will be arriving to Split prior to the day the yachts leave, so how many days would be enough to explore Split?

2. We are a group of girls- around 20-23 year olds… Were there much people of that age group going on the yachts or will we probably be one of the younger ones?

3. How does it work booking a boat with air conditioning? Is it randomly assigned or do you select it? Because I see that you had gotten a boat with air conditioning, and I would assume that those are the boats to sell out first, however you had booked yours not too long before leaving!

4. How exactly does paying for yachts work? I could be completely wrong here- Because I figured that it was a specific amount per person, but is it actually purchasing the yacht as a whole? So for example, if I were to get a group of 4-6 girls would we just throw in a chunk of money to pay for the yacht or is it a certain amount per person to pay?

5. Kind of following question 4, if we were to be a group of 4-6 girls, and they say on the website that there needs to be an even ratio would we have to go onto the crew finder to get the other half of our yacht booked? (Keeping in mind we would have a hostess and a skipper additional making that more of like 6-8)

6. Was there a day where you needed costumes for your whole crew? I read something about that somewhere online….

7. Lastly, I saw you said the catamarans were pretty cool but whats the difference between the catamarans and yachts? Sorry if thats a silly question lol

Sorry I have so many questions!! Many thanks in advance! :)

Hey! Is there a week out of the summer that is supposed to be the craziest?

Thank so much for all the info so far!

Hey Lucy — I think most weeks are the same. Everyone is there for the same reasons. ;-)

Hi Ryan, awesome article and photos! Guys, rent a boat for Croatia island hopping and enjoy perfect sailing vacation. You can get best sailing experience at lowest cost in the market on our site.

Thanks my friend.

This is an awesome post! I have a question about the people you wind up being with on your yacht – 1). are you obligated to always be with your specific crew at the parties? 2). Do people ever hop around from boat to boat, or branch off away from their crew and do their own thing? I’m traveling solo and already committed to a boat and crew but was just wondering if people sort of wander off on their own and make friends on different boats. 3). Is it more common than not that people wind up spending the night on a different boat? Thanks so much for your help x

1. No, of course not. You can hang with whoever you’d like. Some people end up sleeping on other people’s boats the entire week. You have zero obligations to your crew.

2. Yes. All the time.

3. Yes. Sometimes you hardly see your crewmates. I believe you do need to be back on your boat in the morning to check in because your boat cannot leave until you’re back onboard. AKA they want to be sure that you’re still alive. LOL

Best of luck, Celine!

Awesome post, thanks for all the info!

As for sleeping arrangements; each cabin has one bed for two people to share?

Thanks for the feedback. Honestly, it depends on the yacht you choose. Our yacht had two beds in the front, two in the back. There were also two single bunk beds. Normally each of the big beds located at the front/back of the yacht sleep 2 people comfortably but for one reason or another one bed would always end up being host to a slumber party with 6 bodies or so. ;-)

Hi Ryan! Thank you for the informative article. My gf and I are turning 30 this summer, her bday is in july and mine is in Aug. Trouble is we can figure out which week to go. I know you replied to a comment in 2016 about either the first weeks or the last few weeks. Any new changes since 2016?

Hi Megan. I think it remains the same. The first and last few weeks are generally the best. Wishing you two a happy birthday and a great trip!

Hi, I saw a video that you have a couple Yacht week special. I was wondering where can I find it on your site ? We are 4 couples who want to book a Yacht and party :)

Thank you !

Hi Ryan! Hope you can read this, do you know what’s the typical yacht if you don’t peak it yourself, I mean the entry level ones. Thanks!

Unfortunately, I do not. I would recommend you reach out to the staff at Yacht Week. I’m sure they’ll be able to help you with that.

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The Yacht Week Tours: Are Yacht Tours Worth It? [Review]

The Yacht Week Tours: Are Yacht Tours Worth It? [Review]

Here we dive deep into the tour guide company The Yacht Week, giving you a guide into what they are, how they operate, and if it's the right tour guide for you. Read on to find out!

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Miriam enjoys writing about travel, and other adventures abroad like studying or working as an English language assistant. Her favorite places she's visited (so far) include London, UK, Angers, France, and the entire country of Norway. When she's not dreaming of new locations to explore, you can find her singing, acting, or dancing (probably all three), binge watching cozy crime TV shows, embroidering, or trying to come up with clever puns.

Ever dreamed of sailing the seven seas with your friends on a yacht? If this is a bucket list item for you,  The Yacht Week  might be the perfect travel adventure for you. Hop aboard a yacht for seven days and sail through beautiful destinations while partying the night away.

Hesitant about traveling on a yacht and prefer seeing your options on land instead? Don't worry, sea travel isn't for everyone. Check out our reviews of popular tour guides, like EF Ultimate Break or ViaHero , to see if these popular tour guides are more for you instead.

However, if you'd like to learn more about sailing away into the horizon with your friends and family relaxin' on a yacht, read on! ‍

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What is The Yacht Week?

The Yacht Week (TYW) describes itself as “an adventure like no other.” Through this company, you and your closest friends can embark on a seven-day trip on the water in a yacht to beautiful destinations. Or you can join a pre-existing yacht if you’re looking to do some solo travel.

To travel with TYW, you simply choose a destination, get your “crew” together (you can travel with up to 12 friends with your very own skipper), choose a package or build your own, and then put down a 10% deposit to secure your sails. For an in-depth look at how to book, check out TYW’s helpful  blog pos t!

When you choose your crew, you can opt to rent a full yacht or reserve solo cabins. If you get a full yacht, you’ll need to fill all 12 spots. If you’d rather not book a full yacht, there’s a  crew finder  option you can use to find already planned trips that have empty spaces. You can also book a double cabin with a friend and be assigned a yacht. 

You must be 20 years old by the date of travel to sail with The Yacht Week. 

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Yacht Week destinations

When choosing where to go with The Yacht Week, there are many  destinations  from which to choose. Depending on your budget, and the time of year you’re looking to travel, different options will be available. You’ll have the freedom with your crew to decide the specifics of where you explore in your chosen destination (there’s no set itinerary beyond the starting port). 

Every trip has its own fun highlights, with some including music festivals. According to their website, the destinations and routes are the following:

  • Croatia, Original route. Sails in May, June, July, and August
  • Croatia, Circus meets the sea. Sails in September
  • Croatia, Hideout Festival route. Sails in September
  • Croatia, Ultra route. Sails in July
  • Greece, Athens route. Sails in May, June, and July
  • Montenegro, Adriatic route. Sails in June
  • Sardinia, Emerald Coast route. Sails in September
  • Polynesia, Tahiti route. Sails in April
  • Caribbean, Martinique & St Lucia. Sails in December/January
  • The Bahamas, Abacos route. Sails in March

Yacht party at sea with friends

How much does The Yacht Week cost?

Since there are different destinations you can sail to with TYW, prices vary. With every trip you book, several amenities are included. Every yacht comes with a skipper on board to navigate and sail you through your week at sea. Also included in the cost are seven days of yacht accommodation, access to exclusive events, international DJs, professional photographers, towels and bed linens, cleaning service, and a dinghy to help you get to shore. 

On Hideout and Ultra routes, VIP Festival tickets are also included. For budgeting tips straight from The Yacht Week, head  here ! ‍

The Yacht Week's skipper overlooking the yachts

Not covered in the price are port fees, a refundable yachting company deposit, transfers to and from the airport, water taxis, fuel, water, and shore power for the yacht, alcohol, eating out, and additional meals for the skipper. 

Since your week-long adventure at sea takes place on a yacht, prices reflect that method of travel. You can pay upfront or in three installments. Here are the starting prices (valid as of July 2021) per person for each of TYW’s destinations:

  • Croatia, Original route. Starts from $931pp
  • Croatia, Circus meets the sea. Starts from $931pp
  • Croatia, Hideout Festival route. Starts from $726pp
  • Croatia, Ultra route. Starts from $1,160pp
  • Greece, Athens route. Starts from $847pp
  • Montenegro, Adriatic route. Starts from $1,036pp
  • Sardinia, Emerald Coast route. Starts from $1,029pp
  • Polynesia, Tahiti route. Starts from $1,228pp
  • Caribbean, Martinique & St Lucia. Starts from $1,302pp
  • The Bahamas, Abacos route. Starts from $1,319pp

Since availability and pricing can change depending on where and when you want to travel, head to TYW’s  booking page  for the most up to date prices.

Food and drink extras

In addition to your base price, you can purchase food and drinks packages. You can add a host to your travels with a premium or luxury package. They’ll cook six dinners, six lunches, and two dinners for you and your crew. If you’re building your own package, prices start at €750. 

You can build your own food package starting at €650, or you can opt to provide your own with grocery shops. Mineral water is included in all luxury and premium packages, but you can build your own drinks package starting at €850. 

What happens in Yacht Week?

No two trips on TYW are identical, and your itinerary for each day will vary based on your destination, crew, and your skipper. You can expect to spend your day chilling onboard and sailing from port to port, with stops for lunch or a swim. Each day there will also be a Yacht Week party or event you can participate in, along with exploring each port of call’s scenery and local cuisine.

Yacht parked next to docks in clear ocean

The Yacht Week Reviews

Reviews  for TYW are mostly good and seem to indicate that this is a perfect adventure if you want to spend a week partying on a yacht with some sightseeing. If you’re planning a trip and want to see all the sites, or you aren’t a big partier, TYW is unlikely to tick all your boxes.

Reviews also comment on the fact that your initial price payment doesn’t cover everything needed during the trip. This means you need to budget a sizable amount for all the other associated fees. 

Work with The Yacht Week

If you’ve dreamed of living life on the seven seas, sailing, and helping travelers have a great week on board a yacht, think about working for TYW!  Positions available  are mainly seaside, so get your sea legs on and apply!

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Packing essentials

Packing for a week on a yacht might sound like a breeze, but to make it easier for you, The Yacht Week has published its own packing list for you to reference! Give it a read  here  so you can pack your bags with ease. 

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Essential Tips for an Unforgettable Yacht Week in Croatia

Are you ready for the ultimate sailing experience in Croatia? If you’re looking for a sun-soaked getaway packed with adventure and fun, yacht week in Croatia is the vacation you’ve been waiting for.

Croatia is a beautiful country in the heart of the Mediterranean, known for its stunning coastline, historic cities, and delicious cuisine. And what better way to explore it than with Yachts Croatia , surrounded by family and friends who share your love of adventure and good times?

But before you set sail, it’s essential to do your research and prepare for the trip of a lifetime. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide of crucial tips for an unforgettable Yacht Week in Croatia.

Choosing the right yacht for your yacht week in Croatia

Sailboats in Croatia

When choosing the perfect yacht for your yacht week in Croatia, several factors come into play. Of course, one of the most critical considerations is your budget. Before looking for boats, determine how much you will spend on your trip. Remember that yachts vary in size, amenities, and prices, so finding one that fits your budget is essential.

Another factor to consider is the size of your group. Do you plan on traveling with your significant other, a few friends, or a larger group? This information will impact the type of yacht you choose. You’ll need to consider the number of cabins, bathrooms, and common areas to ensure everyone is comfortable during the trip.

The amenities you desire will also play a role in your yacht selection. Do you want a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi? Or are you more interested in having a spacious deck area for sunbathing and taking in the views? Whatever your preferences, there are a variety of yachts to choose from to suit your needs.

If you want to take the stress out of your vacation, consider booking a luxury yacht charter . This way, you can focus on soaking up the sun, exploring new destinations, and spending quality time with your friends or family.

Once you’ve selected your yacht, it’s time to plan your route. Croatia boasts many stunning destinations, including the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, the charming island of Hvar, and the picturesque Kornati Islands. 

Research popular routes and destinations and plan the itinerary accordingly. Keep in mind that weather and sea conditions can impact your plans, so be flexible and prepared to adapt your route if needed.

Packing Essentials

When packing for a yacht trip, it’s essential to be smart and efficient with your luggage. One of the most important things to remember when packing is to bring comfortable clothes and footwear. Space can be limited on board, so pack light and carry only essentials. 

Another important item to bring on your yacht trip is sunscreen. The sun can be intense on the water, so pack a high SPF sunscreen and reapply often. A hat and sunglasses can also help protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Remember to pack towels, too, as you’ll need them to dry off after a swim or lay out on the deck.

Regarding food and drink, sailing in Croatia offers an incredible opportunity to sample the local cuisine. Provision your yacht with fresh seafood, local wines, and other regional specialties. Cooking on board can be a fun and enjoyable experience, so remember to pack some of your favorite snacks and ingredients.

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Adventure Sailweek Croatia Review: Better than the Yacht Week?

Are you looking for a creative way to explore Croatia? Well Adventure Sailweek Croatia is a great alternative to the Yacht Week. Learn what outfits to pack. Get information on cities such as Split, Dubrovnik, and islands like Hvar. Learn about the best things to do in each of these cities too! #croatiatravel #sailweekcroatia

This year I took one of the best trips I have ever taken – I went on the Adventure Sailweek. I had been interested in taking a yacht cruise for a while, but was turned off by the craziness that can be Yacht Week. This prompted me to look for an alternative, and what I found was well worth it!

This post will provide my Adventure Sailweek Croatia review, so you can decide if this is the right kind of trip for you. If you are interested in exploring Croatia via yacht with other like-minded people, I suggest you keep reading.

Table of Contents

What is Adventure SailWeek?

Adventure SailWeek (now also known as the Dubrovnik Route) is one of the yacht cruise routes offered by SailWeek – a company that provides yacht cruises in Croatia and Greece. Unlike many other cruises of this type offered in Croatia, this one focuses on exploring the islands that you visit and not so much of the partying. Is a yacht cruise for those of us who like to explore while traveling ;).

How it’s structured:

Adventure SailWeek alternates starting points between Dubrovnik and Split. After setting sail from one of these beautiful cities, you’ll likely make a stop in a cute bay before heading to the next destination on your schedule. The Dubrovnik Route is an 8-Day adventure that takes you to 7-8 islands and cities along the Dalmatian coastline.

Except for your first sailing day, you mostly travel during the morning for about 2-3 hours, stopping halfway for a swim in the wonderfully warm and salty waters. Every time you arrive in a new destination, you skipper will tell you all that you can do there and help arrange your activities for the day. Once you arrive at your last destination, you’ll actually have the last night to spend on the boat while you explore your final city.

Woman swimming off Dalmatian coast

What is Yacht life like?:

The overall size of your yacht will vary based on how what price option you choose (more on that later). In any case, you can expect the space to feel tight at first…and then seemingly begin to feel quite huge. Whether you come with friends or alone, you’ll be sharing quarters with one other person. Also, depending on how full your yacht is – the skipper will probably sleep in the living area of the boat.

Every yacht is equipped with a complete kitchen, which is re-stocked at the start of every sail. This may be a weird thing to note, but if there are certain condiments that you like, or if you have strict diet preferences, I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to bring a few of your own groceries for breakfast and/or lunch. You’ll likely have one or more of those meals on the boat each day, depending on sail times/ your budget. It’s also good practice to make a few group meals and feed the skipper – they are taking care of you the whole time, so it’s the least you could do.

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While sailing, there is plenty of time to sleep / sunbathe / read – I could honestly do it every day without complaint :). Admittedly, the first day was a little rough on my stomach, but I had no problems after that. Everyone is different here, so I recommend bringing some Dramamine along just in case. I’ll also say that the boat gave me literally the best sleep of my life – that little bit of rocking that happens when docked knocks you right out :).

Discovering Croatian Island Hopping

One of the biggest questions you may have regarding Adventure Sailweek is: Where does the yacht take you? Well here are some of the possible stops, with a little information on each:

Split is probably best known as the home of Diocletian’s Palace, the best preserved Roman palace in existence today. For over a thousand years the city was primarily contained within the castle, but it has expanded quite a bit in recent years. To get to know the city, spend some time doing a Historical City Walking Tour . Grab a delicious bit to eat at Fife or spend time at of the nearby beaches.

Hvar / Palmizana Island

Of all the islands you visit on your cruise, Hvar is probably the most well-known / touristy. The main city of Hvar is like the perfect miniature Medieval town, with pristine buildings and walkways. For incredible views, you can visit the Tvrdava Fortica, originally built by the Byzantines and reinforced by the Venetians. There are a variety of options for nightlife as well, if that is your thing.

Palmizana Island is a nearby island that will serve as your marina as you visit Hvar. To get to the main city, you’ll need to take a water taxi over.

Woman in Hvar

Vis is an adorable little island that is home to about 3600 people. It’s a great place to explore via car, and you can circle the whole island in an hour or two. For a unique experience, travel the treacherous path down to Stiniva to experience a quite watering hole. Once done there, head over to the nearby Winery to get some local fruits, cheeses, and drinks. The cities here are not as well-kept as some of the others in the island, but I think that adds to its charm :).

Vis mountainside

Scedro is a very tiny island that is home to only 30 people in the summer, and a perfect place to get some R&R on your cruise. Make the most use of your time here by exploring the abandoned monastery and the beautiful beaches and bays in the area.

Korcula was my FAVORITE island on the trip – it’s not too big or too small, and has plenty of city and outdoor activities too. You may not know this, but Korcula was the birth place of the well-known sailor Marco Polo. What we did while on the island is take a 4-wheeler tour through the hills of the city to see vineyards and beaches, before stopping at a local’s house for some delicious bites of food. You could spend time shopping, exploring Marco Polo’s home, or just eating delicious food on this island as well.

National Park Mljet

Croatia has a whole entire island dedicated to being a national park, and all of it is beautiful. To get to the main area of the park, you can rent bikes – regular or electric, and explore all the nature there. There is a lovely salt water lake where you can go for a swim, and an island in the middle of the lake where you can explore Roman ruins or grab a bite to eat. This is probably the most active day of the whole trip.

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Sipan is a sleepy little fishing village that is the perfect retreat before or after Dubronik. If you go here, be sure to stop to get a message at the little massage / yoga studio right by the marina. Truly one of the best I’ve ever had. You also have the opportunity to get a typical Croatian meat dish, that cooks for 6 or so hours before its ready. Not sure exactly what it’s called, but your skipper will be able to tell you :).

If you haven’t heard about anything else in Croatia, I know you’ve heard about Dubrovnik. It’s by far the most touristy – and expensive – spot you’ll visit in Croatia, but probably for good reason. Being there is a little like walking back into the middle ages and also has a Disney kingdom sort of feel too it. It’s almost too perfect haha. While here, you must at least buy tickets to walk the city’s walls. Depending on your preference, I also recommend either doing an historical city tour or a Game of Thrones tour – both are great options!

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SailWeek Croatia Prices

There are four pricing options for Adventure SailWeek Croatia:

Standard Yachts:

The standard yacht option means that you’re booking a smaller and slightly older yacht. They are built between 2002 – 2010. In addition to the difference in the yacht, there are fewer amenities provided than with the premium yacht option.

  • For 2020, the prices range from €590 – €690 (~$650 – $763) for a spot on a standard yacht.
  • If you have a large party, you also have the option to book a full yacht which will cost somewhere around €4800 (~$5300).

Premium Yachts:

As you’ll likely surmise from the description above, the premium yachts are larger and also newer (built between 2014 – present). There are more bathrooms, interior fans, and a few additional amenities.

  • For 2020, the prices for a single spot range from €690 – €840 (~$763 – $928), depending on the timing of your booking.
  • For that full yacht booking, you can get a full yacht for around €5900 (~$6500).

What’s Included in the Base Price?

All yachts come with the following included in the base price:

  • Professional skipper
  • 7 nights of accommodation on the yacht
  • Bottled water and groceries for dinner and breakfast
  • Port fees, taxes, and fuel
  • Free WiFi (note, it can be spotty in certain places, but pretty good overall)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Towels & linens
  • Final yacht cleaning

Additional inclusions for the premium yachts include:

  • Cabin fans (a must to keep cool as there is no A/C on board)
  • Bicycle rent at Mljet National Park

Yacht Week Croatia vs. Adventure SailWeek Croatia

There are a few key differences between SailWeek Croatia and the Yacht Week, that I’ve outlined below:

The Age Range

The overall age range of the Yacht Week is younger than what you’d see on the Dubrovnik Route. On my journey most folks ranged from late 20s to mid-30s, though there were a few younger/older. The Yacht Week serves more of that recently post-college grad crowd, and may not be a good option if you are older (in real life or in spirit).

Adventure SailWeek is really all about experience the destinations you visit as well as having time to enjoy the sail and swimming. The Yacht Week is more focused on partying, pure and simple. You would have the option to get away and explore sometimes, but the pace is much less chill.

The Dubrovnik Route costs less than the Yacht Week, and it’s also not required that you select your crew mates in advance. There are fewer add-on fees, such as adding a hostess, or drink packages, for example. From a cost perspective, I definitely think that SailWeek Croatia is a better option.

Adventure SailWeek Croatia Review | Final Tips

There are a few additional things that I wish I’d known before heading on this trip:

Packing Tips

The packing list provided on their website is really not complete, especially for women. I recommend a few things:

  • Bring all of your stuff in a duffle bag, there just isn’t space for large luggage or hard luggage at all
  • Pack some dressier clothing, or whatever you’d wear for going out
  • You will be living most of the day in swimwear, so I’d bring one for every day if you can
  • If you have super curly hair, like me, there is no better option that just getting your hair braided. Shower water is limited on most days, so there is little time to deal with detangling while on board
  • Bring a GoPro!! I took some amazing shots with mine and highly recommend it
  • It is common courtesy to tip your skipper 10% the amount you paid to book your trip at the end. Don’t be cheap and skip out on this! They do a lot for you
  • If you don’t want to use the same towel set for the whole week, you’ll need to bring your own with you
  • If you aren’t great at swimming, take some time to get some lessons before your trip. If you can’t do that, bring a small floatie along. You should spend as much time in the water as possible!

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Final Thoughts

That complete my Adventure Sailweek Croatia review, I really hope you’ve found it helpful! If you have additional questions on the experience, let me know in the comments below!

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Christen Thomas is the founder of TravelWanderGrow, established in 2018. She has lived abroad and traveled extensively to over 30 countries. In addition, she is a certified Travel Advisor and is an expert in planning trips focused on city history and culture. As a frequent traveler, she also shares tips on how to prepare to travel well and how to save money while doing so.

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