Hvar Town, Hvar Island

Agana essential information

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Find everything you need to prepare for a charter in Agana. From important base information to required documents for international travel, you can use this information as your guide. The base also has an online eGuide, so feel free to look it up for more local information here and take it with you to your Agana sailing vacation.


Before you go


Sunsail Adriatic
Marina Agana
Dr. Franje Tuđmana 5
21 222 Marina, Croatia




Base hours
The base is open Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 8.30 am to 19.00 pm in high season.
If you are arriving outside working hours, there will be a letter with your name on the reception doors explaining further details and pointing you to your yacht.
Season: This destination is closed from mid-November to end of March.

Time zone
UTC/GMT +1 hour

What to bring

Customs + immigration
Entry, exit, and visa requirements depend on the locations you are departing from and traveling to. You are responsible for having the correct documents so make sure to check with the consulate of the countries you plan to visit before you travel. Visit travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Sailing licenses
This destination has mandatory sailing requirements. Please visit here to learn more.

The skipper and first mate will be required to fill in a sailing resume prior to arrival at the base to confirm that they have the necessary skills to sail in this region. Having the original skipper license while sailing is obligatory in Croatia so make sure you have it with you.

Skippers on bareboat charters are required to have a formal VHF license. A list of officially accepted licences is available at the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affair. Please check the list of officially accepted licences before contacting the base with any queries as the list is updated every few months. This list is organised by country and details the accepted competence levels for experience, boat size and distance-from-shore-sailing for the various certificates accepted.
It is imperative that you bring these sailing certificates or sailing qualifications with you. You will not be able to sail without these papers, and failure to supply information in advance could delay your departure from the base. The sailing experience you provide on your booking confirmation is required as proof of sailing experience for the Croatian Port Authorities. Please bring any sailing certificates or sailing qualifications with you.
*The bases in Croatia are not the ones that need to approve the license, because the licenses that are accepted are listed under this link provided by the Croatian Ministry of Sea: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%209_21/TABLICA%20MoU%20ENG%201-9_21.pdf
*The list is sorted by the Countries, and it is easy to find them.
*If the license is not listed that means IT IS NOT ACCEPTED
*Customers need to bring their original accepted licenses in order to take over the boat
*In Croatia, VHF is obligated by Croatian law, and that is why it is RECOMMENDED that clients have one.
*A list of the VHF will NOT be found under the link mentioned for skippers’ licenses above because it is enough that the license is issued by a legal body and therefore it is recognized until further notice.
“Under the condition of holding an appropriate national or foreign certificate for operating radio station if there is a radio-telephone VHF station or a GMDSS-VHF station on the boat or yacht”

Luggage + packing list
Please pack using soft-sided bags, as these are easier to store on your yacht. The base has no facilities for holding luggage under lock. Pack lightly and review our suggested packing list below for required and necessary items to bring.

  • Pack essential prescription medicine and change of clothing in a carry-on bag*
  • Passport and other travel documentation
  • Tickets and paper confirmations for pre-planned activities
  • Light-coloured, light-weight clothing
  • Formal wear for upscale dining establishments
  • Swim wear and cover up
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Athletic shoes and hiking boots
  • Travel-sized toiletries and hygiene products
  • Bug spray and OTC pain relievers/ointments such as motion sickness relief
  • 12V DC to 110V AC power inverter (for boats without generators**)
  • 12V to USB power adapter for charging mobile devices

*We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.
**All boats include a 12V DC outlet (a "car" outlet), and more recently USB sockets are in place of the 12V plug. Boats with generators have 110V outlets in the Caribbean and 220V in the Mediterranean and Exotic locations.

The use of flying drones may be restricted in some areas. For current drone regulations in this destination, please click here for more details.

1st of January 2023 the official currency for the Republic of Croatia is Euro. You can exchange money at the departure airport, but the exchange rate is often better once you are in Croatia. Visa and Mastercard are accepted in larger restaurants, marinas, supermarkets and at the base, however, it is advisable to have cash as many places are still unable to accept credit card payments.

Please note: bases are unable to accept cash or personal checks, and cannot give cash back on credit or debit (Switch/Delta) cards.
This base cannot accept cash, American Express or Diners Club. Visa and Master Card are accepted.

Tipping in Croatia is expected at all service-providing venues, and considered polite. 10 % - 15% in restaurants and bars is considered polite, but mostly it is done based on customers satisfaction.

If you have Sunsail crew on board your boat, tipping is at your discretion, 15-20% of the crew fee is considered standard.

Security deposit
A security deposit must be paid at the base by Visa or Master Card and is refundable at the end of your charter IF THERE ISN’T loss or damage TO THE BOAT AND EQUIPMENT and provided the yacht is left in a good seaman's like conditionTo significantly decrease your security deposit, purchase our Yacht Damage Waiver insurance ahead of time.

What's on board

All Sunsail catamarans are equipped with cool boxes. Only one cooler available per boat.

Mobile phones
Check with your service provider for information about cell coverage in this region. Using your own GSM mobile phone in conjunction with a prepaid SIM card is also very popular and convenient. All Sunsail yachts have WiFi Internet options on board, so please ask at the reception for more details. 

Music + iPods
All of our yacht's stereo equipment have Bluetooth connectivity for our guests to use.

The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts, and 220V sockets are 2-pin European style. There are also plenty of USB sockets throughout the yachts' interior. The base also provides adapters, however it is also good to have your own if you need multiple. All our catamarans have a generator, so 220VAC is available while plugged into shore power, and while the generater is running. 

For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here.

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About the marina

Marina facilities
Water & electricity, 24 hour shower and toilet facilities, Sunsail WIFI on all the docks, marina restaurant and bar, laundry service, garbage disposal, car parking spaces and an ATM. Laundy room (Mon - Sat 07:30 -19:30, Sun 07:30 - 13:30 - Pay at main reception) ATM - Next to Sunsail reception.

The village of Marina is only a short walk away and you will find; several restaurants and bars, two well stocked supermarkets, pharmacy, post office and pebble beaches for swimming. Parking spaces are available at the marina. However, we cannot guarantee parking spaces and are not able to reserve them. The marina operates these spaces on a first come first served basis. We do not take responsibility for anything that happens to vehicles using the car parking spaces. The cost for parking is about 50 EUR per week for a car, payable directly to marina Agana main reception (not Sunsail), and is susceptible to their conditions: https://www.marina-agana.hr/en/

There is an additional car park at the entrance to the marina, in the village.  There is no charge for these spaces, however they are outside of the secure marina. Fuel stations location: Seget Donji at Marina Baotić N 43* 31’ / E 16* 14’

Sailing grounds

Experience level
Level 1

Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area. View here for more information.

Sailing area
To truly appreciate the central Dalmatian sailing ground, spend two weeks on a charter or flotilla sailing the waters both to the north and south of our Sunsail base. Sail north to enjoy the peace, beauty and crystal clear waters of the Kornati National park or venture up the Krka River to Skradin to see the spectacular waterfalls in the Krka National Park.

Down south, cruise around the islands making sure to stop on pine-clad Brac, taste local wines and enjoy the rich military history on Vis and drink cocktails and enjoy beautiful architecture in the old towns on sunny party island Hvar. Throughout this area you will enjoy beautiful clear turquoise water, old historic towns with spectacular venetian architecture and contrasting traditional fishing villages. You will always find great cuisine and locally produced wines, ham, cheese and olive oils.

Download Sunsail's Agana Cruising Guide here.

Sailing area restrictions
All of our yachts are licensed for sailing in Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. If you are planning to leave Croatian waters please contact our reception at least one week in advance so that we can prepare cruising permits and the necessary documentation.

It is strictly forbidden to sail alone, we require two persons minimum on board.

Night sailing
There is no law in Croatia that forbids night sailing, however, we advise strongly against it due to insurance. The base doesn't give out permissions for night sailing. 

Charts + pilot books
All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are to be found onboard, including small and big scale charts, pilot book and chart book, all issued by Croatian government and up-to-date.

Sailing permits + taxes
Croatian tourism tax will be charged as part of your holiday booking, however, some amends are possible also at the base when finalising your crew list. Visiting the National and Nature parks in Croatia (Kornati, Krka, Mljet and Lastovo )requires purchasing entry tickets for yourself and your vessel. Each park has different rules and prices, the details can be found on their webpages. Feel free to get in touch with the base for more information. 

It is essential that we have all of the following details in advance for every member of your crew so that your boat papers can be prepared:

Full name
Date and place of birth
Passport number/ID card number

It is imperative that you bring these details and original sailing and VHF license with you as the Croatian Authorities do regular checks on the water. You will not be able to sail without these papers, and failure to supply information in advance could delay your departure from the base. The list can be viewed online here.

The Croatian Authorities website has full details of acceptable skippers licenses.

Moorings fees + taxes
Mooring fees are payable at all ports in Croatia. Prices vary depending on the size of your yacht and the type of mooring. Approximate mooring prices can be viewed for each Croatian destination independently in the base's eGuide DESTINATIONS section (link to eguide), and can vary from 40 EUR a mooring ball in a small lonely bay for a monohull, to 370 EUR for a popular marina for a catamaran.

Health + safety

Travel advice
Croatia is generally risk-free of contagious disease. Current travel, health, and safety information can be obtained by visiting travel.state.gov.

Travel insurance
Sunsail offers comprehensive travel insurance for your complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure that it covers all of the destinations and activities of your Sunsail vacation. Visit here for more details.

*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunisation requirements can and do change. Sunsail is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination's authority website to receive the latest updates.

Swim Safe 

Swimming is often a fun and important part of a vacation. However local rules, flag systems, currents and where swimming may be permitted, can be different and vary from country to country. Snorkel vests, Life Jackets and Diver Down flags are all available on board. 


  • Talk to children about water safety at the start of a vacation, making them aware of the potential dangers.
  • Accidents can happen at any time on vacation, but often they happen on the first and last day, so keep watch and do not get distracted when your children are playing by, or in the water.
  • Children in or near water should always be supervised by an adult and never left unattended. 
  • Get in the water with them, it is easier to keep an eye on them as well as good fun. Floatation devices are highly recommended for children but are not a substitute for supervision.

Be aware of your surroundings

  • Check warning flags and signage on the beach and only swim where it is permitted. 
  • Beware of dangerous currents, these can be very powerful. Not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags.
  • Beware of underwater hazards, such as reefs, rocks, sudden changes in depth and marine life.
  • Never swim where a sign says not to e.g. in zoned areas for jet boats or jet skis.
  • Never swim at night or after drinking alcohol.

Look out for others

  • Never swim alone, ‘buddy up’ with others in your party and use the snorkel vests provided.
  • Know how and where to get help. If you see someone in difficulty; raise the alarm, preferably the emergency services. Ensure you know the correct number for the country you are in.

Do not overestimate your ability

  • Consider swimming lessons before you go if you think it would be useful to learn proper swimming technique.
  • Even if you regularly swim in a pool, remember that open water swimming can be very different.


All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets, harnesses, snorkel vests & diver down flags. You can see all this equipment demonstrated in our online safety briefing, and we strongly recommend that you make use this equipment during your vacation. This safety equipment will be displayed in the saloon of your boat on boarding - If you have any questions feel free to ask our base staff during your briefing. 

We have a very limited supply of children's life jackets on base so highly recommend that if you are travelling with children, you bring their own. This ensures that children have correctly fitting jackets that are comfortable for them.  

Children should not be allowed in the dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and should wear a buoyancy aid or harness whilst on deck. 

Children under the age of 16 should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy. 

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Around the base

SKY beach hotel (just 3 minutes by car from Agana base)
sky-beach.com 00 385 97 74 40 500 [email protected]
Hotel Pašike in Trogir
hotelpasike.com 00 385 21 885 185 [email protected]
Hotel Ola in Trogir (adults only)
hotelola.hr 00 385 21 798 600 [email protected]
Radisson Blu in Split
radissonblu.com 00 385 21 303 030 [email protected]
Cornaro Hotel in Split
cornarohotel.com 00 385 21 644 200 [email protected]
Perla Resort in Rogoznica
perla-resort.com 00 385 99 293 8743 [email protected]
Hotel Zora in Primošten
hotelzora-adriatiq.com 00 385 (0)22 581 111 [email protected]

Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Sundays banks are closed.

There are ATMs on most of the islands. Traveler’s checks are not readily accepted.
Cash can be exchanged at banks, post offices, exchange offices, travel agencies, marina offices and hotels.

There are many small exchange offices in town offering a better exchange rate than the bank. They are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Post office
The post office is situated in the center of the town. Open Mondays 8am to 5pm, Tuesday - Friday 8am - 2.30pm, Closed on the weekend.

Supermarkets are open from about 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, although in smaller towns many will close for siesta from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on a Sunday.

Croatia offers many handcrafted souvenirs. You will commonly see Dalmatian wine, spirits, preserves, dried fruit, olive oil, lavender, filigree jewelery, coral and linens.

A VAT of 25 percent is added onto all non-essential products and services purchased in Croatia.

In the marina you can stock up at Tommy supermarket, where they will let you borrow their shopping cart and leave it in the base or at Studenac, which offers free delivery directly to your boat.

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For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here.


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