First things first. What does a skipper actually do? Essentially, the skipper is the captain. “Skipper” is just a more relaxed title. If you hire a skipper, you are putting that person in charge of your boat. The skipper is responsible for ensuring your safety, and takes care of a variety of extra duties in the absence of other crew. These may include navigation, repairs, checking in and out of marinas, and so on. Of course, since you are the person hiring the skipper, you get to set your own destination.
Here are 5 benefits to having a skipper onboard on your Croatian holiday.
You may already have a list of destinations you are interested in visiting, or you may not have a clue what you want to do. Your skipper has inside knowledge of all the sights and activities along the Croatian coast and can make personalized recommendations.
The skipper can also help you to chart an itinerary which will allow you to see and do as much as possible in the time that you have for your Croatian vacation. This is a great reason for even experienced mariners to hire a skipper!
Maybe you have a list of destinations ready for your Croatia yacht tour—but do you know the best route between them? Are you ready to navigate around rocks and reefs without endangering your vessel? Spend less time worrying about these pesky details and more time enjoying your trip by letting a skipper take care of it for you.
Even if you are interested in learning how to sail and have some prior training, chances are good you will have questions. The skipper is an expert, and will always be there to assist you if there is something you do not know how to do on your own.
Chances are good that your Croatia sailing holiday will unfold without a hitch as you bask in the sun and dip your feet in the clear blue waters off the coast. But the Adriatic sea is subject to some unique hazards such as Bura wind. If there is an emergency, wouldn’t you rather a local expert were there to help? If something does go wrong, your skipper can navigate you safely out of danger and back to calm waters.
Finally, one more very good reason to think of hiring a skipper for your Croatia sailing charter is to give yourself time to relax! With a skipper onboard, you do not need to worry about responsibilities and executive planning. Instead, you can just kick back and enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic.
With a skipper onboard, you free up time to shop and taste local cuisine, explore Croatia’s magical walled cities, snorkel or dive, and build memories with your loved ones. Skipper fees are quite reasonable and pay off in so many ways. So be sure to ask about this option when you book your Croatia yacht tour!