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Travel Information

Agana

 

 As you prepare for departure, please reference the Marina Agana Cruising Guide to learn more about chartering in this destination.

Address & Map

 
Address

Sunsail Agana
Marina Agana
Marina Dr. Franje Tudmana 5
21222 Marina, Croatia

Map

Location

Marina Agana is situated in the center of a lovely village with a couple of shops and very nice restaurants. If you need a table for a group, reservations are required. Customer Service will be pleased to book a table for you. There is also a very nice restaurant and bar in the marina. The post office is situated in the center of the town. Open Monday to Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm. Telephone and internet facilities are available in the Marina. There are also small exchange offices in town offering a better exchange rate than the bank, open from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Driving Instructions to the Agana Base

From Zagreb take the motorway (A1) towards Zadar /Sibenik/Split.
After Zadar, turn off at the Sibenik exit. Continue on the coast road towards Primosten. Marina Agana is located approx 20km south of Primosten. Total journey time, approx 4hrs.
From Split take the coast road signed to Sibenik. Pass Trogir, drive 10km in North direction and you will see a small village called Marina.

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 day 50€ per week. This is arranged and payable directly to the marina, not Sunsail.

Base Open Hours

Sun – Thur: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri – Sat: 8:30am – 8:00pm
SeasonThe base is open from early April to mid November.

Base/Shore Facilities

The marina has toilet and shower facilities, restaurant, bar, supermarket, chandlery, fuel and money exchange. There are two sets of shower and toilet facilities – the main one is conveniently situated next to the Sunsail office. There is also shore power and water available for all Sunsail yacht berths.

There is no gas station at the Marina. There is an ATM in front of our office at the Marina.

Within the marina reception office, there is an exchange office, an Internet Shop with a computer and a fax machine, all at the disposal of Sunsail customers.

Agana Marina supermarket closes at 1:00pm on Sunday and there can be very long queues on a Saturday and Sunday morning. As such we recommend using the online provisioning service.

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Arrival & Departure

 
Time difference

Standard time zone in Croatia is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

Airport

Split Airport also known as Resnik is located on the Adriatic coast, 6km (4 miles) from Trogir to the west and Kastela to the east and 25km (15.5 miles) from Split to the southeast.

Airport Facilities: Money exchange office, ATM, Bank, Post Office, Duty-Free, Coffee shop, snack bars, VIP lounge and Business lounge. A taxi rank can be found by leaving the arrivals hall via the main exit.

Check your duty free allowance in the duty free guide available on the flight.

Transfers

If your trip is flight exclusive, we request that you send your travel arrangements to us so we can assist with transfer details where required. You can elect to pre-book and pay directly to the driver, or organise your own taxi at the airport.

Please note: Guests arriving separately should bring a copy of the charter contract/invoice.

Approximate costs of transfers are listed below: 

Split Airport – Agana Marina

Taxi / Minivan

1-3 persons; 305 HRK/car

4-7 persons; 495 HRK/minivan

 8+ persons; 68 HRK/person 

30-40 minutes

Split  Harbour- Agana Marina

Taxi / Minibus

1-3 persons; 640 HRK/car

4+ persons; 135 HRK/person

1hr 15 minutes

Zadar Airport – Agana Marina

Taxi / Minibus

1-3 persons; HRK 1.710,00/car

4-8 persons; HRK 2.166,00/minibus

2 hours

Luggage

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.
Please pack using soft-sided bags, as these are easier to store on your yacht.

Passport and Visas

Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return.

Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.

It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Sunsail cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.

Please note country entry/exit requirements are subject to change. Please check http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html for the latest information before you leave. Sunsail is not accountable for any requirement changes.

Customs and Immigration

Before leaving the airport you will have to clear Customs and Immigration.  Customs and Immigration do work on a spot check basis.

On Arrival

Your yacht will be ready at 6:00pm for boarding. Chart and Boat briefings will be held Saturdays at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00 local time. The chart briefing describes the cruising area and any potential hazards.

The yacht briefing introduces you to your yacht, its systems and rigging. It is carried out individually for each yacht. It is important that all systems and equipment are fully understood. Briefings are mandatory.

Croatian Tourism tax: this tax will be collected upon arrival at the base. The charge is 8 HRK per person / per day and must be paid in cash for the duration of the charter period. Children under 12 there's no charge. 

There are many free anchoring zones near towns so that mooring fees don't keep people from visiting this area.

Out of hours arrival procedure

Outside of these hours we leave directions to your yacht, contact number, and other relevant information outside our reception for you to collect.

On departure

Disembarkation: All charterers must return to base by 5:00pm the night before disembarkation for debriefing and checks. Disembarkation is at 9:00am the following morning.

Before departing the boat please collect a debrief form from reception. The debrief form is to let us know if you have encountered any problems with the boat or broken anything during the trip, this enables us to rectify problems for the next charter.

In addition to filling in forms we also require you to bag dirty laundry and leave in the cockpit, empty all cupboards and refrigerator of food and throw away, return snorkel gear and any lifejackets borrowed from reception and ensure that the boat is handed back to Sunsail in a clean and tidy state. We reserve the right to charge for boats left less than shipshape.

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Sailing Information

 

Sailing Experience Level 1
Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area. Follow the link for more information on the sailing conditions.

Sailing Licenses

Click here to view the sailing requirements in Croatia

Please contact one of our Vacation Planners for more information.

Skippers & Crew qualifications and boat papers

It is ESSENTIAL that we have all of the following details in advance: Full name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality and passport number/ID card number for every member of your crew so that your boat papers can be prepared. 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.

Night Sailing

Night Sailing is not permitted; you must be moored at least one hour before sunset at all of our locations.

Cruising Area Limits

Northern Limit described as being a line of latitude at RT Radman (just north of Zadar).
Southern Limit described as being a line of Latitude at Lumbarda on the Island of Korcula.
(Note: If you are on a 2 week cruise with good sailing experience, you are able to sail as far south as Dubrovnik) It is important to stay within 12 miles of coastline at all times.

Cruising Permits

Once the yacht has been cleared from Croatia, in Gruz harbour. It is strictly prohibited to STOP along the Croatian / Montenegrian coast. The yacht must proceed directly to Zelenika in Montenegro without STOPPING along the Croatian / Montenegrian coast. Distance from Gruz (Croatia) to Zelenika (Montenegro) is 35 nm. The same procedure applies for the return passage back to Croatia. Clients sailing yachts under 12m will need to proceed to the harbour master in Gruz with the yacht, to complete a declaration and pay a fee to sail to Montenegro (+-300 Kuna). Yachts over 12m have been re-categorized from Class 3 to Class 2 (limited). Class 2 (limited) allows sailing to Montenegro and does not require additional safety equipment to be put onboard. So no additional fee is required. By law in order to pass clearance to go outside Croatian waters with a Sunsail yacht, there must be two people on board with skippers licenses. This is a stipulation made by the Croatian authorities. Procedure to complete border control will be explained to the clients at the base. Clients wishing to sail to Montenegro need to make it known to Sunsail Dubrovnik office they wish to sail to Montenegro. When completing customs in Montenegro a non-refundable fee of 120 Euro’s must be paid for a cruising permit in Montenegro. The Montenegrin courtesy flag can be bought at customs for 12 Euros.

Mooring Fees & Taxes

Mooring fees are usually charged in harbours and on town quays by the local municipality. These are usually between 190 & 230 Kuna, or roughly between $32 and $39, which is less than the per night charges in the larger marinas, but shower and toilet facilities may not be available.

Well equipped marinas are common in Croatia and generally cost about €50 (for a 30 ft yacht) to €80 (for a 50ft yacht) per night. The actual price is dependent on the size of your yacht and the specific marina pricing policy. Shore power, water, and shower and toilet facilities are included in the cost of berthing in a marina.
If you use a private jetty free of charge, you are expected to eat at the owner’s restaurant.

Croatian Tourism tax: this tax will be collected upon arrival at the base. The charge is 8 HRK per person / per day and must be paid in cash for the duration of the charter period. Children under 12 there's no charge. 

Kornati National Park
You should buy a 2-day/1 night pass for your yacht and for everybody on board to sail and moor / anchor in the National Park area. This is approx. 250 Kuna for a 35ft yacht.

Well equipped marinas are common in Croatia and generally cost about €50 (for a 30 ft yacht) to €80 (for a 50ft yacht) per night. The actual price is dependent on the size of your yacht and the specific marina pricing policy. Shore power, water, and shower and toilet facilities are included in the cost of berthing in a marina.
If you use a private jetty free of charge, you are expected to eat at the owner’s restaurant.

Area & Sailing

The Sailing Area
To truly appreciate the Croatian sailing ground, spend two weeks on a charter sailing the northern and southern waters of this area.

Sail south cruising the island coastlines of pine clad Brac with its lovely fishing town, and Havar offering fantastic panoramic views of the Adriatic from the top of the island.

Sailing north you will enjoy the wonders of the Kornati National Park including the stunning Krka Falls a water taxi ride from Skradin.

Throughout this area you will experience great cuisine combined with Venetian architecture and contrasting fishing villages.

Charts & Pilot Book

All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are on board the yacht.

Skippered Charter Information

The skipper’s time is booked from 12:00pm to 12:00pm in 24-hour periods. If you have reserved him for the first day of your charter and have a 6:00pm start, he will use this time to ensure he is happy with all aspects of the yacht and will be at the base to meet you upon your arrival. If you have reserved him for a later date on your charter he will start at 12:00pm on that day.

The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht at all times. He is not permitted to dive with you, nor leave the vessel overnight. He must conduct a safety brief with you before leaving the dock regardless of the duration of his contract with you.

For “check out charters” (anything less than the full duration of the charter) the check-out skipper’s time is booked from 6:00pm to 6:00pm to allow for a meet and greet in the evening and go over basic systems, then a full day with you the next day. This skipper is required to give you a thorough briefing on all aspects of the yacht and dinghy in addition to assisting you with planning an itinerary for the trip and advising you how to contact the base, the return to base procedures and the emergency assistance procedures. It is suggested that you attend the scheduled chart brief that will be supplemented by the skipper during his time with you on the yacht. It is also suggested that you make it clear exactly what you want to cover…anchoring, docking, etc.

The skipper will be required to give you as much information as you require concerning the yacht and its systems, sailing skills and navigation in general.

The skipper fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and are the responsibility of the client. It is suggested that you discuss this on the first day with the skipper and establish whether you will give the skipper cash for meals, whether you have included him in your provisioning or whether you will accommodate him as part of the group for meals ashore.  The skipper must have his own cabin. 

For one-day check out skippers it is your responsibility to get the skipper back to the base. If you prefer not to come back to the base you must pay for his expenses (ferry, taxi, etc.) to get him back.

The average tip for a skipper is 15 to 20% of the skipper’s fee. This is, of course, at your discretion.

Fuel

Cost Guide 10 HRK per liter
Fuel Station location: Seget Donji at Marina Baotić N 43* 31’ / E 16* 14’

Coolers

Coolers are available at the base on a first come first served basis at no additional charge. Please sign these out and return them clean and undamaged otherwise they will be charged for replacement. Only one per boat.

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Banks & Money Exchange

 
Currency

The official unit of currency is Kuna (KN). You can exchange money at the departure airport, but the exchange rate is often better once you are in Croatia.

Banks

Open from 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 12 noon Saturday.
There are ATMs on most of the islands. Traveler’s checks are not readily accepted.
The closest banks are in Trogir.

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 8am to 8pm..

Post Office

The post office is situated in the center of the town. Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm.

Credit Card Information

Visa and Mastercard are accepted in larger towns and on some islands but it is advisable to have cash to pay for meals.

Please Note: Bases are unable to accept personal checks and cannot give cash back on credit or debit cards.

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General Information

 
Language

Croatian, Serbian, and other (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German).

Cost of living in Croatia

On average the cost of living in Croatia is approximately 20% less than the US, however imported and branded goods are often more expensive.

Restaurants

There are restaurants close to the bases and around many of the islands, with a wide selection of menus at various prices. Freshly caught local seafood is very popular. The local Sunsail staff will advise you of the whereabouts of restaurants.

Tipping

If you have Sunsail crew on board your boat, tipping is at your discretion but standard is 15-20% of the crew fee.
Tipping in Croatia is becoming more commonplace, especially in upscale restaurants. In the past, tipping was welcome but not expected. Today, however, in newer, upscale places, an extra 10% or 15% is considered polite.

Shopping

Supermarkets are situated a short walk away from the bases. Shops are open from about 7am until 7pm every day (some close for siesta) and the majority close Sunday mornings. Many of your favorite products and brands may not be available.

Croatia offers many handcrafted souvenirs. Filigree jewelry, coral, pearl, embroidered table cloths, linen, Dalamatian wine, spirits, preserves and dried fruit. A VAT of 18.5% is added onto all non-essential products and services purchased in Croatia. -->

Hotels

Agana
Hotel Marinska Kula (across from the base) 
Primosten (Primosten town is 20-30 min away from Agana base by car):

- Hotel Zora 
- Motel Primo 
Trogir (Trogir town is 15 min away from Agana base by car): 
- Villa Sikaa 
- Concordia 
- Tragos 
- Hotel Pasike 
- Hotel Fontana 
- Hotel Bavaria 
- Hotel Trogir Palace 
- Hotel Bellevue 
- Astoria Apart Hotel 
Split (Split town is 45 min away from Agana base by car): 
- Atrium hotel 
- Radisson Blu 
- Luxe Boutique Hotel 
- Hotel Globo

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Electrical, Phones & Music

 
Electricity

The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts. Electricity in Croatia is 220 Volts. European 2 pin plug. 

Mobile phones

Check with your service provider for coverage and roaming fees. There are companies such as Cellular Abroad who offer international phone rentals if you are not a resident of the country. Using your own GSM mobile phone in conjunction with a prepaid SIM card is also very popular and convenient.

Internet Connectivity

Complimentary WIFI is available on all Sunsail boats for up to 200MB data. Additional data can be purchased if required from the local service provider. For more information please contact the base.  Telephone and internet facilities are also available in the ACI Marinas.

Music/Ipods

All boats are fitted with a radio and CD player. If you wish to listen to your IPOD while sailing you will need to bring along an I-trip or FM radio transmitter.

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Activities

Car rental companies at the airport include Adex, Adriaplus/Europcar, Anterra/Hertz, Automatic Commerce, Dicar/Budget, Dignitas/Alamo-National, Sixt, Subrosa/Dollar-Thrifty and Uni Rent.

Cars may also be rented at Agana Marina
You should note that international driver’s licenses are not deemed valid in Croatia.   

Watersports
Fishing

For any kind of fishing you need to buy a fishing license.The cost of the fishing license for 1 week is 100€. There are no rental facilities for fishing equipment.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is strictly regulated in Croatia. In order for you to dive from the yacht, a Croatian dive license is required. This can be bought at a cost of 2500 Kuna for the year. To purchase this license, you will need to produce Dive qualifications. Costs will then be approximately 200 kuna per day and 8 kuna a liter to fill tanks.
The best option is to go through a Dive center. The cost is approx. 350 Kuna for one dive including rental of all equipment and approx. 550 Kuna for 2 dives, including rental of all equipment, and they will be able to show the best spots along the coast.

Snorkeling

We have a range of snorkeling gear which you may wish to use. We are limited on children’s sizes so if you have your own you may wish to pack your own, as children may be more comfortable with what is familiar to them.

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Provisioning

This destination offers the convenience of our Online Provisioning Service!

Let Sunsail take all of the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality in beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages, or choose from an extensive a la carte inventory of everything you need to provision your yacht with ease.  Leave the challenging shopping to us and jump right into your vacation!

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Health & Safety

 
Illness or Injury

If you get sick and visit the doctor or hospital during your trip contact a member of Sunsail staff as soon as possible at the base.

Safety

All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets and harnesses, we leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.

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