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Danielis Skipper & Hostess Academy Croatia

We are happy to announce our Danielis skipper & hostess academy, which will take place in waters around Trogir or Sibenik, starting from 26th March 2022.

Dates: 26.03. - 09.04.2022.

  • WEEK ONE (BASIC)                                 - 26.03.-02.04.2022. - 5000 HRK skipper / 2500 HRK hostess*
  • WEEK TWO (ADVANCED)                       - 02.04.-09.04.2022. - 5000 HRK skipper / 2500 HRK hostess*​​​​​​
  • WEEK THREE (OPTIONAL ADVANCED) - 23.04.-30.04.2022. - 6000 HRK skipper/3000 hostess*

*Price does NOT include: + cca. 1000 HRK/week per person for boat expenses (food, drinks, fuel, port fees)

FULL COURSE is 2 weeks, strongly recommended for those who want to start working soon and have little or no previous experience. However, we are flexible, and you can book just one week. For hostesses, only one week is enough. 

APPLICATION via e-mail [email protected] or WHATSAPP msg on phone number +385 98 273 416


We are happy to announce our Danielis skipper & hostess academy, which will take place in waters around Sibenik or Trogir, starting from 26th March 2022.

Our goal is to have 5-6 skippers, 1-2 hostesses, and 1 instructor on each boat. This way all the participants will meet real-life and job conditions on the boat.



Catamaran training


How does it work?

Danielis skipper academy has been designed for those who want to work as professional skippers and it is necessary to gain additional skills and experience if you are interested to start working for Danielis Yachting this following season 2022.

Our Skipper academy is a practical course, meaning that the attendants will live on the boat for 1 or 2 weeks, and cruise around the islands while learning all nautical skills which will be the necessary introduction for the job. Academy enables our attendants to gain practical and theoretical skills of maneuvering and sailing, basics of skipper’s responsibility and social skills, safety and rescue at sea, navigation skills and maritime rules, basics of meteorology and many tips and tricks adding your experience and competence as a skipper.

Attendants of Hostess academy will be introduced with boat inventory, nautical deckhand skills to help the skipper, basics of preparing local food, cleaning the boat inside and out, serving drinks and snacks, organizing grocery shopping, and more.



Is this for you?

Do you have what it takes for this demanding, but interesting and rewarding job?


You don't have to have any previous experience in order to apply.

For those who are ambitious and want to work as a professional skipper, a two-week skipper academy is a great start that will enable them to learn all the basic boat skills.

If you already have experience in navigation or sailing and want to upgrade your skills, our one-week training is the right place to be, proving your knowledge in maneuvering and sailing.

Getting Your Sailing Licence

Within our skipper academy everybody who wants to acquire Croatian boat skipper license category C (up to 30 GT, for commercial use) or Yacht-Master category A (up to 100 GT) (or Croatian boat skipper license category B (for private use), we are registering applications for a 3-day theoretical + 1 day practical course in cooperation with licensed school 'Adria Libar' and exam with Croatian Port Authority (Lučka Kapetanija) for category C or 5 days theoretical + 3 days practical for YM 100GT. Dates of the courses to be determined after applications. Minimum group 4 persons.

Price of the course for the license Croatian C kategory:

  • Price for 3 days theoretical + 1 day practical course - € 352,00 (2.635,00 HRK)
  • Exam at Croatian port authority - € 72,00 (540,00 HRK) Croatian citizens; € 136,00 (1.020,00 HRK) foreign citizens
  • Medical examination - € 67,00 (500,00 HRK)

* medical examination is obligatory for the exam with Port Authority

Price of the course for the license Yacht-Master A (up to 100GT):

  • Price for 5 days theoretical + 3 days practical - € 778 (5.385,00 HRK)
  • Exam at Croatian Port Authority - € 136,00 (1.020,00 HRK) Croatian citizens; € 270,00 (2.020,00 HRK) Foreign citizens
  • Medical examination - € 67,00 (500.00 HRK)

Skipper academy


Find your first job

After two weeks of skipper academy, all of you who want to work as professional skippers and become a part of a nautical community will get directions and tips from us on how to gather more experience by cooperating with our partners, colleagues, and other companies looking for a crew. Of course, those of you who show us that they are ready for the job might get a job with us soon, already this summer 2022.

Since Danielis is the most competitive and one of the most prosperous companies in this field of work in Croatia, the expectations we have for our future skippers are serious. Only the best of the best will get the job already in the first season with the salary starting from € 100,00 per day, which is significantly higher than any other skipper beginner salary offered by other companies in Croatia. Getting a job and starting as a skipper with Danielis Yachting is wind in your sails and a big boost for your skipper career. Danielis Yachting skippers are widely recognized as those who possess great knowledge and pleasant and adaptive personalities which enables them to provide superb service for their clients. Trip Advisor and other reviews confirm that fact. Other companies and partners in nautical tourism (charter operators and other agencies) know that fact.



How much does it cost?

Price for Danielis skipper academy:

  • € 700,00 / ONE WEEK (5.000,00 HRK)

Price for the hostess academy:

  • € 350,00 / PER WEEK (2.500,00 HRK)


  • Accommodation on the boat in shared cabins
  • Professional instructor
  • Port fees in marina Seget
  • Course exercise book


  • Food and drinks
  • Port fees in other ports we will visit
  • Fuel for the boat
  • Cost of getting a valid license category C from Croatian Port Authority


Additional costs for fuel, food, drinks, and port fees shall be shared among participants. For that purpose, all participants should be ready to participate in common costs with € 140,00 (1.000 HRK) per week.

If additional costs are bigger than that amount, they will be shared on the spot, among participants.


Hostess academy Croatia


For more info please contact: [email protected], or call +385 98 273 416.