NAUTICED FAMILY FRIENDLY FLOTILLA – CROATIA – JUNE 2020
NauticEd is hosting a family friendly flotilla to Central Dalmatia, Croatia in June 2020.
Questions? Want to join? Contact Lauren@nauticed.org (512) 696-1070.
You pick: Either June 20-27, 2020 OR June 27-July 4, 2020
*of course, you’re welcome to join us for 2 weeks too.
The NauticEd Family Friendly Flotilla will focus the fun and adventure on the Central Dalmatia Islands starting and ending the flotilla in the Split/Trojir area of Croatia. The two weeks will have varied itineraries but remain in the Split/Trojir area. This is the most popular sailing region in Croatia.
While the exact itinerary is TBD, some of the islands to visit include Vis, Hvar, Brac, and Korcula. This is a great area for sailing as well as exploring the ancient cities, beaches, and hidden bays and coves. There are plenty of activities on the water and off the water for travelers of all ages. We will finalize the itinerary in the spring! We will do a variety of overnight stays including med mooring in a marina, mooring balls, and anchoring. All of this will be pre-planned and provided to you prior to charter.
What is a family friendly flotilla?
This is a casual flotilla without a ‘theme.’ This is not an adult only flotilla, a party yacht week, or a flotilla focusing solely on hiking or wines or yoga. We’re laid back and run our flotillas that way. We like to do a variety of activities both on the water and on the land. We usually have families with kids ranging in ages that join us. In fact, we’ll be bringing our own kids (ages 13, 13, and 11) along as well. They usually host the kid friendly social events J .
The NauticEd team are experts at charters—we will provide pre-charter advice, set the course and itinerary and include recommendations on things to do and see. We’ll provide options for moorings (marinas, mooring balls, or perhaps you prefer to anchor under the stars) as well as optional activities along the way. We will be there for any questions you might have. We will send out a guide with itinerary and details ahead of the charter. During the week, we use What’sApp to communicate daily plans, reminders and get togethers. Of course, you’re welcome to explore as you see fit. There is no ducks in a row mentality; a flotilla offers you independence with peace of mind as well as fun and camaraderie with other flotilla sailors.
Grant Headifen, NauticEd’s Director of Education and his partner, Lauren Zykorie, NauticEd’s Head of Sailing Vacations will lead the flotilla. If there is substantial interest, we will split the group into 2 with additional flotilla leaders. This will make for a more enjoyable trip for all.
We currently have a select number of both catamarans and monohulls reserved. See below pdf’s for available monohulls and catamarans. These all are newer boats. The catamarans all have air conditioning. Some of the large monohulls do as well. If you do not see a boat that fits your needs, please let us know and we will search to find one suitable for you.
Only boats reserved through NauticEd are able to join the flotilla. We offer the boat at the same price as going direct.
We offer these boats by the boat. You pick your boat and fill it yourself with your friends and family.
While we do not offer single bunks or by the cabin type arrangements, we do have a facebook group for you to mix-and-match and find others to fill an entire boat. Please join the 2020 NauticEd Flotilla Crew Finder–Croatia group.
The boats can be reserved for bareboat or bareboat with skipper. A sailing license is required for skippering in Croatian waters. If you do not have a sailing license, then hiring a skipper will be mandatory. We can arrange a skipper for you. A skipper does require a cabin; in some boat layouts, they can sleep in a forepeak.
Qualifications to Bareboat Charter
Licenses. To sail in Croatia, you must have an appropriate sailing license. There are several accepted licenses including the ICC, the NauticEd SLC, or the IPC. If you are unsure if you qualify, please ask us and we can assist. If you have experience but do not a license, visit www.nauticed.org/SLC or contact NauticEd today. Without a doubt, you should be competent at Mediterranean Mooring and have significant sailing experience in your resume.
‘Home” Base & Travel Information
We will be embarking and disembarking from Trogir (near split). Many of the boats are located in the Seget Donji Marina in Trogir. You can fly direct to Split airport with many carriers (airport code SPU). The marina is just 20 minutes away from Split International Airport. From the airport you can take a taxi, Uber, or public transportation to the marina.
Many people choose to explore other parts of Croatia before or after the sailing vacation.
- Dubrovnik—The distance from Split to Dubrovnik is approximately 230km or a very spectacular 3.5 hour drive away and well worth it. In reality it will take 6 hours because of the awesome stops along the way. Dubrovnik also has an international airport (code DBV)
- Zadar—The distance from Split to Zadar is approximately 159km or a 1 hr, 45 minute drive away. Zadar airport code is ZAD.
- Zagreb—Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It has the largest airport in Croatia (code ZAG). It is approximately a 6-7 hr train ride away from Split.
See these two documents for available boat listings and prices
- The price listed for the boat includes (a) the bareboat boat price, (b) any obligatory extras due at base in cash (this includes the cost for transit log, linens, cleaning, and dinghy outboard), and (c) flotilla fee.
- Note that the boat prices increase for Week 2 (June 27th embark) due to seasonal rates.
- What is not included:
- Tourist tax. This is dependent on the # of people you have on the boat. It is approximately 10HRK ($1.50) per person per day to be paid at base in cash.
- Security deposit. This is an authorization on your credit card for any possible damage you cause to the boat. This ranges from €1300-€2000 for a monohull and between €2500-€4000 for a catamaran. Some companies waive the security deposit and a few offer a damage reduction whereby you pay a premium to lower the security deposit.
- Skipper if needed (approximately €1200 for the week)
- Mooring or marina fees (expect several hundred euros for the week if you plan on going into the marinas)
- Water toys such as SUP or kayak (approx. €100 for the week)
- Provisioning (usually €150 per person per week)
- Refuel costs (based on consumption. Typically €150 depending on use of the generator)
- Travel or accommodations before or after the flotilla
- Any excursions or activities on-the-water or on land (ex: guided tour, beach umbrella, wine tasting, dinners ashore)
- NauticEd Welcome Dinner (optional) (approx. €50 per person (less for kids))
For more information or to reserve your boat in the flotilla, please contact Lauren@nauticed.org (512) 696-1070.