You've booked your next boat charter vacation, but now what do you need to bring along? We have compiled a list of essential items to include in your packing checklist.
Do not forget personal documents (personal, skipper, VHF license, etc.) Do not forget important personal documents that include a valid passport, airline tickets and itineraries, health and other insurance policies, driver's license and local currency, and debit/credit cards.
If any of your family members or kid has a specific condition and usually easy gets some infections, it would be good to advise your doctor to take some medication on your trip. For example, some doctors recommend their patients take antiallergic medicine, pain killers, or even antibiotics on their trip. Also, ear drops for an inflamed ear will ruin your and your kid's holiday.
A portable charger is an absolute must when travelling. It will help keep your phone charged while you're away, but it'll also charge any other devices you might take with you. The operation of electricity for charging mobile phones, laptops, and chargers can be used via a standard 220 V socket when connected to the shore power supply. Only ships with a generator have a voltage of 220 V during navigation.
If you plan on spending much time outdoors during your trip, make sure to pack sunscreen. Even if you're going to be indoors at times, you still need to protect yourself against sun damage. In addition, you will undoubtedly need some things you maybe didn't think of at home on the Adriatic coast. Like, for example, sunhats and sunscreen. It is good to protect children from the sun with a plain white cotton T-shirt. Sunscreen is an easy one to forget when planning a boat charter vacation. However, it's vital to wear sunscreen every day while boating. Not only does it help prevent skin cancer, but it also helps keep your eyes healthy.
Buy some mosquito repellent before you leave home. Believe it or not, we have mosquitos on the Adriatic. They are not dangerous malaria mosquitos, but they can get annoying and not let you sleep the entire night. Not to mention scratching after several bites.
If you plan to take photos during your trip, make sure you bring a good camera. It's also a good idea to get extra batteries as well.
Luggage bags should be Lightweight bags as they are preferable then hard suitcases because they fit more manageable in the boat.
It would help if you took hygiene supplies, so you don't need to search and find in stores for brands you maybe can not find here and are not used to them. But, again, zip bags are handy for storing these basic things.
For example, if you sail in May, June or September, it is good to bring a sailing suit and boots if you have them. If not, double warm clothes and a windbreaker, because the wheater can be unpredictable and nobody can guarantee over 30 degrees celsius every day of your holiday. In the sea, it's always a bit fresher than on the coast.
Bring towels! Bed linen is included in the transit log, but towels are paid extra if used for showering or on the beach.
Install apps for weather forecast
Important advice to newbies is to monitor the weather forecast! Whatever weather app you are used to for wind and rain will be OK in Croatia. Use of safety equipment and vests; if children are on board, it's recommended to employ the safety net.
For skippered yacht charters
In skippered yacht charters, the food for the skipper and the hostesses is covered by the client. The guest pays for them and their food, whether you prepare meals on board or go to a restaurant. Therefore, it is necessary to cover food for the skipper as well. If you plan to go fishing, then a fishing permit is required, and you can either buy them online or in the port of your base. You can buy daily or weekly, or two-week fishing permits.
Shuttle Taxi Transfers
Organise your taxi shuttle transfer from the airport to the Marina on time! It would be wise to either look by yourself for an online pre-booked taxi transfers shuttle or ask the charter company to book one for you to avoid being surprised by the high taxi cost on the first day of your arrival.