Traveller’s Tips

Preserving the Environment
Adriatic Holidays fully supports initiatives to ensure the Mediterranean has a more sustainable future. It is of the utmost importance to keep the sea clean, healthy and full of life something with which all sailors (and lovers of sea food) will agree.The quality of the water in the Adriatic is very well preserved due to constant measuring on more than 800 beaches in accordance with the strictest criteria. Apart from the cleanliness of the sea, other important quality of the coastal area is its biological and geographical particular quality, which can be seen in the number of species of plants and animals, and in the high number of endangered species. In order to protect and preserve such natural wealth, a list of rare and endangered species, the so-called Red Book, has been made.
Various projects are carried out in Croatia by government institutions or associations of citizens with the goal of preserving natural and cultural heritage, and its evaluation. One of these projects is Dolphin Dream –

Croatia is also, except for its ecological cleanliness of air and water, an exceptionally safe place where everybody feels pleasant and welcome.


Passport/Visa Requirements
Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals with the exception of nationals of EU countries with valid national photo ID cards. Visas are not required by British, Australian, Canadian, USA and other EU residents for stays of up to 90 days. Other nationals are advised to contact their embassy to check visa requirement. All nationals must produce evidence of return/onward travel and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of stay (€50 per day for nationals staying in a private residence; €100 per day for nationals staying in a hotel); nationals not staying in a hotel are required to register a place of residence with the local police within 24 hours of arrival.

The national currency in Croatia is the Kuna. Euros are accepted at times but not everywhere. Please note that the banks outside Croatia may not have Kuna in stock. You will need to order it in advance or change it while in Croatia. There are numerous ATM’s where you can withdraw Kuna with your cards once in the country.


Skipper Qualifications
To charter a sailing yacht in Croatia it is necessary to have sailing certificates proving your competence. The Port Authorities in Croatia require at least an RYA Day Skipper with VHF qualifications as a sufficient license. International equivalents are also accepted from the majority of countries in Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc. Your original certificate should be taken with you and presented upon check in.





Travel Insurance
We strongly advise you to purchase suitable travel insurance before your departure, including cancellation insurance to protect your booking deposit. When you book your holiday through Adriatic Holidays you are comprehensively insured on the yacht you are chartering, and are not liable for any damage beyond the value of the security deposit.






Time Zone
Croatia is GMT + 1. Summertime, GMT + 2, is synchronized with the EU, end March until the end of October.

Airport Information
Split Airport is located 16 miles (25km) west of Split. Split Airport facilities include a restaurant and café, duty-free shopping, banking and currency exchange services and a post office. Dubrovnik airport is situated about 15 miles (24km) of Dubrovnik. Bank and exchange offices are open daily. There are also souvenir shops, duty free, and snacks and drinks available. No departure tax applies.