Guide for One Way Charter Services
One-way charter is ideal for those people who like to explore more places and seek more adventure on their sailing vacation. People take up a one-way charter so they can explore new areas and regions of sailing and take their time while doing so. For the people who don’t know much about one-way charter, it is basically taking over a yacht in one charter base and then returning it at another.
In other words, you can sail without coming back to where you have originally started. This is perfect for the people who do not like to stay at one place for an extended period of time. The Split region has plenty of marinas where you could start or end your journey. They are located in Split, Kaštela, Trogir, Seget and the town called Marina. They are all in the immediate vicinity of the Split Airport.
Split to Dubrovnik is considered as one of the most famous one-way routes that are enjoyed by many of our charter guests. If you have already explored this route, there are plenty of others to choose from; for example, Dubrovnik to Split region, Zadar region to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik to Zadar region, Split to Biograd na Moru and many more.
If you plan to sail only one way, you are bound to discover more islands, beaches, and bays. The reason is very simple, you’ll have more time to casually sail and explore new places on your route.
You should keep in mind that one way charters can carry fees for one way routes and may require for you to check-out a day early depending on the size of the boat and the distance between the starting and the finishing base.
Tips for one-way yacht charter
You can make your sailing experience much more enjoyable if you follow some tips from experienced sailors. These tips will help you in having a great yachting experience. The following listed below are some tips that you can consider:
- Ask for the itinerary
In one-way charter you will be covering a wider sailing area and the number of places that you can visit can be overwhelming. If you are not completely familiar with the sailing area, the best thing to do is to ask for a suggested itinerary that can serve as a guideline for your sailing vacation. The local knowledge of Croatia Yachting as a charter agency or s a charter company can really be helpful as we know every town and bay that we would suggest. You can visit the hippest places and enjoy nightlife or you find the most peaceful bays and towns to just relax. If you’re taking up crewed charter or skippered charter, you will be able to arrange the best itinerary according to your plans and weather conditions with them. So, a skippered or crewed and one-way charter are a great combination for all those who want to kick back and just relax while sailing from one place to another.
- Choose the boat with the help of your charter agent
Not all boats are available for one-way charter so you should send an enquiry for arranging a one way charter. Be as specific as you can in terms of the type of boat that you want to charter and your agent will find the perfect match for you.
- Keep yourself updated with the weather
When you are sailing alone on a one-way route, it is essential that you keep updated with the weather conditions. With one-way charter you are not able to stay close to your base through the entire vacation as you have probably arranged to fly back home from the charter base where you were supposed to end your sailing journey. You might need to adjust your itinerary as it might take longer to get from point A to point B than originally planned. For example, you might have strong head winds on your route that would slow you down or you might not be able to sail out of the port or anchorage due to bad weather conditions. There are regular weather reports for sailors in English on the radio and on VHF to keep you up to date with the weather conditions. If it comes to it, in most cases you could also return the boat to your starting base and arrange a transfer by road to the airport planned for your departure.
- Talk to your skipper
As previously said, one-way and skippered or crewed charter are the best possible combination for sailors who want to make the most out of their vacation. You have the leisure of casually sailing from one place to another while discovering the best of the Adriatic. When you are on a one-way charter, it is recommended that you share your itinerary plans and wishes with your skipper throughout your journey. The knowledge of your skipper will be extremely helpful in getting suggestions about the hot spots, undiscovered places, and all the areas that you must visit. They will also be able to call ahead and book a mooring spot or a table for you at the local restaurant as they have vast knowledge of the destination where you will be heading. Do not hesitate to ask your skipper if you have any doubts or questions related to the one-way journey. Trust us, you’ll discover places that you could not even imagine.
- Take all the necessary items with you
This note goes for all types of charter, but especially for if you chose an one way yacht charter. That is because you will probably spend more time at sea and hard to reach places such as bays and coves, so you should have all the essential items onboard. Stock up on food and beverages and plan ahead in your itinerary where you will make your stops for buying new supplies. Also do not forget about any medications that you might require and plenty of sunscreen.
- Use the provided maps and pilots
All charter boats in Croatia are equipped with maps and Adriatic pilots that will help you navigate through more than 1,000 islands and help you find safe anchorages and ports to spend your nights. This goes for any type of bareboat charter but since you will be covering a larger sailing area, this point is even more important. This will help you navigate to your sailing destination and set a realistic itinerary.
- Check all the charges
Before you arrange your one way charter, it is suggested that you discuss all the necessary charges such as skipper costs and fuel costs for returning the boat to its original base and berth fees at your departure. Talk with your agent and make sure you’ve listed all of your preferences, so you don’t have to worry about anything, especially last minute. Generally, the reputable yachting companies, such as Croatia Yachting, do not come up with last minute charges, but you should definitely double check everything before your charter, just to make sure there were no mistakes in communication. Also, keep in mind the method of payment that you need to opt for. These are little things that can leave you in a bad mood if they turn up to be different than you’ve expected.
Some Final Words
Well, sailing in a one way yacht charter can be breeze if you keep in mind the points that are mentioned above. You can turn to Croatia Yachting for all types of charter services, including one-way charter. We take our mission of providing Yachting at its best very seriously, so your sailing holiday will be in safe hands with us.