Photo by Oliver Sjöström
‘dobar dan’ (pronounced: do-bar dan) is “Hello”
‘zbogom’ (prounounced: ziz-bog-om or just "bog") is “Goodbye”/”Farewell”
‘hvala’ (prounounced: vala) is “Thank you”
‘dobro’ (prounounced: dor-bra) is “Good”
Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Exceptions are South Africans, please check with the Croatian immigration website.
Shoulder (May–Jun & Sep)
The coast is gorgeous, the Adriatic is warm enough for swimming, the crowds are sparse and prices are lower. In spring and early summer, the steady maestral wind makes sailing great.
High Season (Jul & Aug)
Peak season brings the best weather. Hvar Island gets the most sun, followed by Split, Korčula Island and Dubrovnik. Prices are at their highest and coastal destinations at their busiest.
Getting to Croatia:
Finding the marina:
Please make sure you arrive at Marina Kaštela (pronounced "cash-teller"), (Split) with plenty of time, all taxi drivers know where it is, if not there is a map provided and details below the address and a phone number to call.
Guest check-in and bag drop is 1 pm at the boat(s). The boats can be found in the service area, you will see the large white 'Med Sailing Holidays" flags.
When you arrive, have your driver take you to the service area of the marina, where you can drop off your luggage and meet your crew. The boat is a Beneteau Oceanis 48
If you are unsure, you can go into Noa Yachting office and the staff will advise where you can find the Med Sailing Holiday’s boats. It's worth noting that the marina oversells annual contracts, so our boats are generally berthed in the service area, but from time to time we are placed on Pier C. We will advise you on Friday evening if we are being moved to Pier C.
If you require marina instructions when you're in Croatia, please call Noa Yachting on +385 21 271 185. The staff are all fluent in English and very friendly.
Embarkation days can be quite busy, so it’s also wise to arrive a little early and relax. There is plenty of outdoor seating at the café, with sun protection.
Marina Kaštela in Split is halfway between the airport and the Old Town. It will take you between 15 and 20 minutes by taxi to get there.
The address is:
F. Tuđmana 213
21213 Kaštel Gomilica - Croatia
Taxi drivers line up outside and it may make the most sense for a larger group of people. Cost is approximately €20-€30 (150 Kuna).
Across the road from the airport you will find local bus number 37, which will take you to the entrance of Kaštela Marina. Ask the bus driver to let you know when you reach the correct stop. Buses arrive every 20-30 minutes and are approximately 12 Kuna.
Please make your way to ACI Marina in Dubrovnik,
Guest check-in and bag drop is 1 pm at the boat(s) and boarding time is 2 pm.
When you arrive, you will go to the charter office of DREAM YACHT CHARTERS (red circle in the map) and tell them you're sailing with Med Sailing Holidays. They will direct you to our pier and boats. You'll be looking for a sailing boat with a white “Med Sailing Holidays" flag. The boat is an Beneteau Oceanis 48
If you need to speak with someone on the day of arrival about the whereabouts of your boat, please call the Dream Yacht Charter office: +385 22 310 103 and please reference "Med Sailing Holidays"
Embarkation days can be quite busy, so it’s also wise to arrive a little early, have lunch and relax. There is plenty of outdoor seating at the café, with sun protection and a swimming pool.
If you require a transfer to the marina, UBER is now operating in Croatia and so far appear to be the cheapest transportation to the marina or The Old Town. All taxi drivers know how to find the marina. Make sure you ask for ACI Marina.
A standard taxi fare will cost you approx 280 kuna from the airport and 130 from the old town.
If you give us notice, we can arrange a transfer shuttle for 200 kuna to/from the airport and 100 kuna from the Old Town.