Mooring or anchoring?
One of the most common confusions and doubts for many boaters coming to Croatia for the 1st time is connected with the options of mooring in Croatia. Not many of them know that berth in marinas especially in ACI marinas are the most expensive option while berth on a pier in some ports or mooring on a buoys in certain anchorages are significantly cheaper options. Not to mention that there are lot of beautiful bays with the possibility of free anchoring without paying any fee.
So if there is a generator or enough electricity on board and if you have certain supplies of water and food on the boat you probably won’t have any problems spending the night anchored in one of the very protected bays in Croatia. Weather conditions are another important aspect that you should take into consideration before deciding should you anchor in a bay or go in the marina. If chartering boat on your own without professional skipper on board not knowing the sailing area please get informed about it before your departure and feel free to contact us for help – we will gladly give you the best suggestions about the safest bays in the charter region where you go sailing. You could also ask the personnel of the charter company for some suggestions during your check-in procedure in the marina.
We kindly advise you to take a berth in the nearest marina in the area when the weather conditions are bad or after 2 to 3 days of sailing without stopping to marina to fill up water tanks or clean your laundry. If you are chartering boat during the high season in Croatia in July and August try to reach marina before 15:00 because very often marinas can get crowded so it can be difficult to find a free place to moor. Berth prices in marina are depending on boat length and these prices can be checked in advance on the web page of each particular marina.