Most yacht and gulet charters are for 7 nights Saturday to Saturday. The price shown is usually for the cost of the charter only (no meals, drinks, port fees etc are included in the charter cost). Inclusions differ for yachts and gulets. Yacht prices are usually ‘bareboat’ prices, which doesn’t include any crew, just the boat. Sometimes the yacht charter includes skipper.
The main difference is that gulets are always rented out with a crew and the crew cost is included in the charter price. A bareboat charter is not available for gulets. Gulets are traditional wooden sailing yachts with plenty of room on board for entire families and much larger cabins than most sailboats.
Low Seasons: May/October. Mid Season June/September. High Season July/August.
Approximate charter cost for Gulets
Cost per WEEK in Euros including crew, but not including food, drinks, port fees/marina fees (Approx. costs for small 3star gulets of 4 or 5 cabins (8-10 passengers). Larger or higher standard gulets are available with up to 16 cabins on board. Please enquire.)
Small Gulets: €6000 low season | €9000 mid-season | €13000 high season
Medium Gulets: €10000 low season | €13000 mid-season | €17000 high season
Large Gulets: €13000 low season | €16000 mid-season | €20000 high season
GULET charter price includes:
(this is an average, specifics will be given for each gulet when we send you a customized quote):
- Crew and fuel for 3 to 4 hours motor cruising per day
- Charter of the gulet on a 7 night, 8-day basis, including VAT (usually Sat 5pm to Sat 9am)
- Bed linens and towels for showering
Note: Air conditioning running time is 4 to 6 hours per day out of ports. It all depends on the gulet and it is determined on an individual offer or contract. When the gulets are anchored in bays the air conditioning runs on a generator and the generator can be a little bit noisy.
The charter price does NOT include these extra costs. These costs are usually paid locally in Croatia directly by the hirer upon arrival (and can add up to thousands of euros):
- Half board (breakfast and lunch) is obligatory on all gulets (from €270 to €400 per person per week depending on the gulet and food choices)
- Port and harbour taxes, fuel for generators and entrance fees to national parks (from €350 – €1,000 per week total – it depends on the itinerary you have).
- Beverages. You are not allowed to bring drinks on board. You can buy drinks from the gulet’s bar at reasonable prices.
- One way fee to/from Dubrovnik or delivery fee to Dubrovnik (on request). Extra charge up to €1,000 (depends on the gulet owner).
- Transfers from the gulet to the airport and back (we can provide this for you if you wish)
Half board – obligatory (breakfast, lunch)
Prices from €270 to €400 per person per week, depending on the gulet and the client’s wishes.
Full board – dinner is an optional extra (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Prices from €330 per person per week to €700 per person per week, depending on the gulet and the client’s wishes.
Drinks packages: from €90 to €180 per person per week, depending on the gulet and whether (domestic) alcohols are included.
Example Cost – Gulet Charter – High Season|1 Week in EUR
- Charter fee €13,500 approx. 5 cabins Gulet in July € 13 500,00
- Port taxes €600-1000/week (approximate) – obligatory € 1 000,00
- Visitor’s tax €1 pp/day – obligatory ( 10pax) € 70,00
- Half board €350 pp /week (approx.) – obligatory (10pax) € 2 700,00
- Drinks package €180 pp /week (approx.) optional (10pax) € 1 800,00
- One-way fee €900 (approx.) – Optional € 900,00
- Approximate TOTAL COST for 10 people € 19 970,00
Approximate costs for Sailing Yachts
(**per week in Euros for bareboat charter):
Sailing yachts: from €2000 low season, €4000 mid-season, to €6000 high season
Catamarans: €6000 low season, €8000 mid-season, to €11000 high season
Motor yachts: €4000 low season, €7000 mid-season, to €12000 high season
**Costs are for small yachts of 3 or 4 cabins (6-8 passengers). Larger yachts are available. Please enquire.
Crewed Charter options:
Gulets: All gulets are hired out with a full crew of skipper and 2-4 other crew members. The price of the gulet charter already includes the crew. Gulets have half-board as an extra cost (obligatory) or full-board (optional upgrade from half-board). You can also purchase drinks on board from the gulet’s bar, or you can upgrade on some gulets to include a drinks package with your half-board or full-board.
**Drinks prices are listed on the gulet’s bar. If you cannot find the drinks prices, then please ASK the staff before purchasing. Ensure you sign a receipt. Get everything in writing as we have no way of helping you if you have a dispute at the end of your charter about anything you have purchased or agreed to while on board.
Sailing yachts, Catamarans and motor yachts: All yachts can be hired either bareboat charter (you crew) or you can hire a skipper. The skipper hire is around 1000 euros per week.
Food for yachts is purchased by the clients upon arrival, or you can ask for the boat to be provisioned at with items of your choice at your expense. Port taxes are paid as you go, and all marina fees and port taxes are payable locally in Croatia. These can be up to 600 euros per week depending on ports visited (large ports such as Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik are more expensive than smaller ports such as Zaton, Korcula, Trogir etc).
Most vessels are chartered on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday from April to October.
If you hire a crewed vessel, the skipper will very likely suggest a personalised itinerary once you’ve had a chance to meet and chat and they get to know what you like to do and where you want to go. There are hundreds of beautiful bays that are known only to the locals, and hiring a skipper will enable you to experience Croatia as the locals do.
Return charters: Basic charter prices listed are for return charters. 7 nights is not really long enough to get from Split to Dubrovnik and then back to Split (or vice versa) with any time to actually spend relaxing. Most of the days would be spent travelling at sea, rather than enjoying the beautiful Croatian islands, bays and beaches. So we suggest that if you want to visit both Split and Dubrovnik with a yacht charter, then you consider a one-way charter rather than return charter.
One-Way charters: One-way charter is possible on most vessels, though it depends on the hire the week before and the week after. One-way fees range from 600-1000 euros depending on the size of the vessel.