Danielis Skipper & Hostess Academy Croatia

Danielis Academy training starting from 13th April 2024.

Dates: 13.04. - 27.04.2024.

  • WEEK 1 (BASIC)                                 - 13.04.-20.04.2024. -  797  skipper /  € 397 hostess / per week
  • WEEK 2 (ADVANCED)                        - 20.04.-27.04.2024. - € 797 skipper /  € 397 hostess / per week​​​​​​
  • WEEK 3 (OPTIONAL BASIC/ADVANCED) - 27.04.- 04.05.2024. - 797Skipper / € 397 Hostess *min 4 participants
  • WEEK 4 (OPTIONAL BASIC/ADVANCED) - 04.05.- 11.05.2024. - 797Skipper / € 397 Hostess *min 4 participants

*Price does NOT include: + cca. € 150 / per week per person for boat expenses (food, drinks, fuel, port fees)


THE 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 for just one week. For hostesses, only one week should be enough to get the basic deck skills. 





We are happy to announce our Danielis skipper & hostess academy, which will take place in waters around Sibenik or Trogir, starting from 13th April 2024.

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 2024.

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 the nautical skills needed 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 to your experience and competence as a skipper.

Attendants of the Hostess Academy will be introduced to 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 a 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 are to be determined after applications. Minimum group 4 persons.

Price of the course for the license Croatian C category :*ALL PRICES ARE FROM 2022.

  • 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 of 2023.

The expectations we have of our future skippers are serious, we expect them to thrive and polish all their deck skills before taking a first job. Also, a certain level of social intelligence and a very good knowledge about the area he or she is sailing is a must. We can not guarantee you will get a job after finishing our academy, but we will certainly help with advice on gathering more experience and try to guide you to your first job as a skipper or a hostess. But, the demand for the crew on the market is currently blooming, and there are a lot of job opportunities in the season. We encourage you to participate and test and improve your skills. 



How much does it cost?

Price for Danielis skipper academy:

  • € 797,00 / ONE WEEK (6.000,00 HRK)

Price for the hostess academy:

  • € 397,00 / PER WEEK (2.994,00 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 the 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 € 150,00 (1.130,00 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.