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Essential information

Marina Agana

Location

Our base is situated in Agana Marina in the small village of Marina.  Just a short distance from Split airport and the UNESCO heritage towns of Trogir and Split, Marina is the perfect starting point for your holiday in Croatia. 

Contact details

Sunsail Agana
Marina Agana
Marina Dr. Franje Tudmana 5
21222 Marina, Croatia

Open hours

Mon-Thur: 8.30am-4.30pm
Fri-Sun: 8.30am-7pm

The base is open from 1 March-31 October.

Base/shore facilities

Marina Agana facilities include:

Water & electricity, 24 hour shower and toilet facilities, Sunsail WIFI on all the docks, marina restaurant and bar, laundry service, garbage disposal, car parking spaces and an ATM. 

The village of Marina is only a short walk away and you will find; several restaurants and bars, two well stocked supermarkets, currency exchange office (in high season), pharmacy, post office and pebble beaches for swimming. 

Parking

Parking spaces are available at the marina. However, we cannot guarantee parking spaces and are not able to reserve them. The marina operates these spaces on a first come first served basis. We do not take responsibility for anything that happens to vehicles using the car parking spaces. The cost for parking is about HRK 38 per day. This is arranged and payable directly to the marina, not Sunsail.

There is an additional car park at the entrance to the marina, in the village.  There is no charge for these spaces, however they are outside of the secure marina.

Arrival and departure

Airport parking

Save up to 30 percent when you book your airport parking through SunsailPlease call us for more details.

Airport hotels

We have preferential rates at many hotels at the UK’s major airports. Please call us for more details.

Time difference

Time difference between Croatia and UK is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Flights

Gatwick information: 0844 335 1802

Heathrow information: 0870 000 0123

Manchester information: 0871 271 0711

Luton information: 0158 240 5100

Glasgow information: 0870 040 0008

Luggage

Luggage allowance is 20kg per person. Only one item of hand luggage per person is allowed and this must not weigh more than 5kg. For storage aboard we recommend travelling light and using folding luggage.

Lost or damaged luggage whilst flying is the responsibility of the airline and is not covered by your travel insurance. Thomson Airways carries no liability for loss or damage to valuable or fragile items packed in hold baggage however caused. You must not include in Checked Baggage money, jewellery, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples.

Alcohol may be taken but only in checked luggage (well secured from breakages) not as hand luggage due to airport security restrictions.

Please pack using soft-sided bags as these are easier to store on your yacht. 

Incidents

If an incident occurs, immediately report it to airport officials and ensure Property Irregularity Reports (PIR) are completed. Claims will not be considered once you have left the airport

Pre-booking

If you are taking our Thomson Airways flights and wish to enquire about pre booking seats please call the airline direct on 0203 451 2688. Group seats are available for pre-booking through Sunsail. Please call us for more details.

Airport

Split Airport, also known as Resnik, is located on the Adriatic coast, four miles from Trogir to the west and Kastela to the east and 15.5 miles from Split to the southeast.

Split Airport facilities

Money exchange office, ATM, bank, post office, duty-free, coffee shop, snack bars, VIP lounge and business lounge. A taxi rank can be found by leaving the arrivals hall via the main exit.

Transfers

If your holiday is flight inclusive, transport between Split Airport and Agana Marina will automatically be arranged; a Sunsail representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your transfer. Please note, if Sunsail have organised your flights, this may not be as part of a flight inclusive holiday and therefore transfers will not be included.  Please check with your booking agent to confirm if your transfers are included. 

If your holiday is flight exclusive, we request that you send us your travel arrangements prior to departure so that we can organise transfers in advance if required.  You can elect to pre-book your transfer and pay the driver directly, or organise your own taxi at the airport.

Approximate costs of transfers are listed below: 

Split Airport – Agana Marina

Taxi / Minivan

1-3 persons; HRK 342/car

4-8 persons; HRK 570/minivan

9 + persons; HRK 73,00/person 

30-40 minutes

Split  Harbour- Agana Marina

Taxi / Minibus

1-3 persons; HRK 570/car

4-8 persons; HRK 137/person

1hr 15 minutes

Zadar Airport – Agana Marina

Taxi / Minibus

1-3 persons; HRK 1.710,00/car

4-8 persons; HRK 2.166,00/minibus

2 hours

Luggage

We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.

Please pack using soft-sided bags, as these are easier to store on your yacht.

Luggage storage at the base is very limited, therefore you will need to store all bags and suitcases onboard your yacht for the duration of your charter. 

Passport and visas

A valid passport is sufficient for tourists visiting Croatia for up to three months. Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return from your holiday.

The name on your passport must match the name on your flight ticket otherwise you may be unable to travel and insurance may be invalid.  If your child is not already included on a valid British passport, they are required to hold their own passport.

Croatia is a member of the EU, therefore citizens of EU countries do not require a visa to visit Croatia. Non-EU passport holders should check with their nearest Croatian embassy or consulate. We cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. 

Please note country entry/exit requirements are subject to change. Please check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for the latest information before you travel.

We are not responsible for any requirement changes.

Customs and immigration

Before leaving the airport you will have to clear customs and immigration. Customs and immigration work on a spot check basis.

On arrival

Your yacht will be ready to board at 6pm.

When you arrive at the base you will be greeted by our team at reception. Should you arrive before boarding time, make use of our luggage storage facility and enjoy a relaxing lunch at the marina restaurant or cool down at one of the village beaches. 

We hold a number of chart briefings over the weekend to introduce you to the cruising area and offer assistance with planning your itinerary. Reception will be able to inform you of the times and locations of these briefings.

Once you have boarded your yacht, one of our engineers will carry out an onboard boat briefing to introduce you to all systems, rigging and safety equipment. 

It may be possible to depart following your boat briefing; this will depend on the time of sunset. 

Briefings are mandatory.

Out of hours arrival procedure

Should you arrive outside our office hours, we will leave directions to your yacht, a contact number, and any other relevant information outside our reception.

On departure

Please disembark your yacht by 9am. 

Before disembarkation, please complete your debrief form.  This is to let us know if you have encountered any problems with the boat or broken anything during the trip. This enables us to rectify problems for the next charter.

In addition, we also require you to:

  • Bag dirty laundry and leave in the cockpit
  • Empty and dispose of all food from fridge and cupboards
  • Return snorkel gear and any lifejackets borrowed
  • Ensure that the boat is handed back to Sunsail in a clean and tidy state. 

We reserve the right to charge for boats left less than shipshape.

Sailing Information

Sailing experience: Level 1-2

Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area.  

Get more information on Agana's sailing conditions.

Sailing licences

Click here to view the sailing requirements in Croatia. 

Crew details and boat papers

It is essential that we have all of the following details in advance for every member of your crew so that your boat papers can be prepared:

  • Full name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number/ID card number 

You will not be able to sail without these papers, and failure to supply information in advance could delay your departure from the base. The sailing experience you provide on your booking confirmation is required as proof of sailing experience for the Croatian Port Authorities. It is essential that you bring your original RYA certificate, ICC certificate or other sailing qualifications with you.

The Croatian Authorities website has full details of acceptable skippers licenses. Please view the full list of acceptable skippers.

Night sailing

Night sailing is not permitted; you must be moored at least one hour before sunset at all of our locations.

Cruising area limits

To truly appreciate the central Dalmatian sailing ground, spend two weeks on a charter or flotilla sailing the waters both to the north and south of our Sunsail base. Sail north to enjoy the peace, beauty and crystal clear waters of the Kornati National park or venture up the Krka River to Skradin to see the spectacular waterfalls in the Krka National Park.

Down south, cruise around the islands making sure to stop on pine-clad Brac, taste local wines and enjoy the rich military history on Vis and drink cocktails and enjoy beautiful architecture in the old towns on sunny party island Hvar. Throughout this area you will enjoy beautiful clear turquoise water, old historic towns with spectacular venetian architecture and contrasting traditional fishing villages. You will always find great cuisine and locally produced wines, ham, cheese and olive oils.  

Cruising limits and permits

All of our yachts are licensed for sailing in Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. If you are planning to leave Croatian waters please contact our reception at least one week in advance so that we can prepare cruising permits and the necessary documentation.

Mooring fees and taxes

Mooring fees are payable at all ports in Croatia. Prices vary depending on the size of your yacht and the type of mooring. Approximate mooring fees are detailed below:

Mooring Type

Standard Facilities Available

Average Cost*

Anchorage

N/A

HRK 0–150

Port Authority Mooring Buoy

N/A

HRK 150–280

Restaurant Mooring Buoy/Jetty

N/A

Usually free if you eat at restaurant

Town Quay

Mooring/Lazy lines, Water & Electricity

HRK 240–550

Marina

Mooring/Lazy lines, Water & Electricity, Shower & Toilet Facilities

HRK 500–700

*Please note all prices are based on a 39-foot monohull and are given in Croatian Kuna (HRK).

Tourism tax

Croatian tourism tax will be collected upon arrival at the base. The cost is HRK 7 per person/per day and must be paid for the duration of your charter. Both credit card and cash (Croatian Kuna) payments are accepted.    

Kornati National Park

Should you wish to visit the Kornati National Park you will require a pass to sail and moor. It is possible to purchase a pass once in the park however it is approximately 50 percent cheaper to buy these beforehand from local marina offices. Passes are not date stamped so you can buy in advance and utilise on a day of your choice. A two-day/one-night pass will cost approximately HRK 150 for boats up to 34 feet, and HRK 250 for boats from 34-59 feet.

For further information visit Kornati National Park.

Charts and pilot book

All the charts and pilot books you will need for the sailing area are on board the yacht. On board our yachts in Croatia are:

  • 777 harbours and anchorages: Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania. Karl-H. Bestandig
  • Adriatic Sea Pilot: A Cruising Gide to the Adriatic Coast of Croatia, Volume 2.  Hrvatski Hidrografski Institut
  • Croatian Small Craft Folio: Part II, Adriatic Sea Eastern Coast
  • Large navigational charts 

Charts and pilot books can be purchased by mail order from the UK chandler Kelvin Hughes by contacting 02380 634911. 

Skippered charter information

The skipper’s time is booked from 12pm-12pm in 24-hour periods. If you have reserved a skipper for the first day of your charter and have a 6pm start, he or she will use this time to ensure they are happy with all aspects of the yacht and will be at the base to meet you upon your arrival. If you've reserved a skipper for a later date on your charter they will start at 12pm on that day.

The skipper is responsible for the safety of the yacht at all times. They are not permitted to dive with you, nor leave the vessel overnight. He or she must conduct a safety brief with you before leaving the dock regardless of the duration of the contract with you.

For “check out charters” (anything less than the full duration of the charter) the check out skipper’s time is booked from 6pm-6pm to allow for a meet and greet in the evening and go over basic systems, then a full day with you the next day.

The skipper is required to give you a thorough briefing on all aspects of the yacht and dinghy in addition to assisting you with planning an itinerary for the trip and advising you how to contact the base, the return to base procedures and the emergency assistance procedures. We suggest that you attend the scheduled chart brief that will be supplemented by the skipper during his or her time with you on the yacht. We also suggest that you make it clear exactly what you want to cover: anchoring, docking, etc.

The skipper fee does not include food or beverages for the skipper and this is your responsibility. We suggest that you discuss this on the first day with your skipper and establish whether you'll provide cash for meals, whether you've included him or her in your provisioning or whether you'll accommodate him or her as part of the group for meals ashore.

The skipper must have his or her own cabin. We prefer not to put the skipper in the bow due to the shared head and size of the cabin. If you expect your skipper to stay in the bow, please let us know well in advance so that we can choose the appropriate (small) skipper.

For one-day check out skippers, it's your responsibility to get the skipper back to the base. If you prefer not to come back to the base you must pay all expenses (ferry, taxi, etc.) to get him or her back to the base.

The average tip for a skipper is 15-20 percent of the skipper’s fee. This is, of course, at your discretion.

Fuel

Cost Guide: GBP 1.00 per litre

Fuel stations location: Kremik, Rogoznica, Trogir and Rogač on Šolta Island

Cool boxes

Cool boxes are available at the base on a first come first served basis at no additional charge. Please sign these out and return them clean and undamaged otherwise they will be charged for replacement. Only one per boat.

Banks and money exchange

Currency

The official unit of currency is Kuna (HRK). You can exchange money at the departure airport, but the exchange rate is often better once you are in Croatia.

Banks

Open Mon-Fri from 7am-8pm and 8am-12pm Saturday. Sundays banks are closed.

There are ATMs on most of the islands. Traveller’s cheques are not readily accepted.
Cash can be exchanged at banks, post offices, exchange offices, travel agencies, marina offices and hotels.

There are many small exchange offices in town offering a better exchange rate than the bank. They are open from 8am-8pm.

Post office

The post office is situated in the centre of the town. Open Mon-Sat from 8am-8pm.

Credit card information

Visa and Mastercard are accepted in larger restaurants, marinas and supermarkets, however, it is advisable to have cash as many places are still unable to accept credit card payments. 

Please note: bases are unable to accept personal cheques and cannot give cash back on credit or debit (Switch/Delta) cards.

Currency can be exchanged commission free at any high street TUI Group travel agent on production of your Sunsail invoice. You can pre-order your currency from a travel agent by telephoning them in advance on 0870 9005154 to find your nearest branch.

General Information

Language

The official language is Croatian.  Most Croatians speak English, German and Italian very well.

Cost of living in Croatia

On average the cost of living in Croatia is approximately 20 percent less than the UK, however imported and branded goods are often more expensive.

Restaurants

There are a wide range of restaurants in Croatia; from local Konobas which serve traditional Dalmatian cuisine to more high-end modern Dalmatian restaurants.  Menus are generally varied due to influences from surrounding countries and choices range from; fresh and locally caught fish and seafood to Italian style Pizza and Pasta dishes. 

Tipping

Tipping in Croatia is becoming more commonplace, especially in higher end restaurants. In the past, tipping was welcome but not expected, however today 10% - 15% is considered polite.

If you have Sunsail crew on board your boat, tipping is at your discretion, 15-20% of the crew fee is considered standard.

Shopping

Supermarkets are open from about 07:00 - 20:00 every, although in smaller towns many will close for siesta from 12:00-17:00 and will be closed on a Sunday.  At most ports there is either a mini-market or supermarket to provision.   

Croatia offers many handcrafted souvenirs.  You will commonly see Dalmatian wine, spirits, preserves, dried fruit, olive oil, lavender, filigree jewellery, coral and linens. 

A VAT of 25 percent is added onto all non-essential products and services purchased in Croatia.

Hotels

Hotel Concordia
Tel: +385 21 885 400 400

Hotel Concordia is located in the centre of Trogir, only three miles from the airport. There are three single and 11 double rooms with shower/WC, telephone, satellite TV and air conditinoing. All rooms have sea views over Trogir's waterfront. Demand for beds is high in July and August, so you should arrive early in the day, or book in advance.

Electrical, phones and music

Electricity

The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts. Electricity in Croatia is 220 volts. European 2-pin plug. In order to use electronic equipment that is 220 volts you will need an inverter suitable for use in a cigarette lighter.

Mobile phones

Check with your service provider for coverage and roaming fees. There are companies such as Cellular Abroad who offer international phone rentals if you are not a resident of the country. Using your own GSM mobile phone in conjunction with a prepaid SIM card is also very popular and convenient.

Internet

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available on all of our boats for up to 200MB data. Additional data can be purchased from the local service provider. For more information, please contact the base. Telephone and Internet facilities are available in the ACI Marinas.

Music/iPods

All boats are fitted with a radio. If you wish to play your own music via a phone or MP3 device you will need to bring an auxiliary cable, I-trip or FM radio transmitter.   

Activities

Car hire

There are a number of car hire companies operating in Croatia.  Some agencies offer a delivery service to the marina for a small fee.  Please enquire with reception for further information.

If you would like to hire a car, please make sure to bring all parts of a valid driving license.    

Provisioning

There are two large supermarkets in the village for provisioning your boat. You can also find supermarkets and minimarkets at most ports and harbours, making provisioning in Croatia relatively straightforward. 

In addition, we also offer a provisioning service designed to make your holiday as simple as possible.  Use our online facility to place your order from the comfort of your own home and when you arrive at your yacht all provisioning will be waiting for you.

Find out more about our provisioning options.

Watersports

Fishing

A fishing license is required for all types of fishing, however, it is important to be aware of restrictions in national parks and some towns.  A license for one week is 300kn and can be purchased online or at the base reception.  There are no rental facilities for fishing equipment.  

Scuba diving

Scuba diving is very strictly regulated in Croatia and banned in most national parks.  Rental facilities are available but you will also need a diving permit to dive directly from your yacht.  The best option is to use one of the local schools.  The cost of one dive is approximately 350kn and includes rental of all equipment.  As the schools dive regularly in local waters they will also be able to show you the best spots along the coast.  Please enquire at reception for further information.

Snorkelling

We have a range of snorkelling gear which you may wish to use. We are limited on children’s sizes so if you have your own you may wish to bring them with you.

Standup paddleboards

The newest way to experience the water. Experience gliding on the water's surface; this is as close as it gets to 'walking on water' and is suitable for all ages.

Kayaks

Explore our world of water by kayak and reach places that your never even knew existed. Check our webiste for more details. 

Health and safety

Illness or injury

If you are taken ill and visit the doctor or hospital during your trip, please have a member of your party contact your lead crew or the Sunsail base manager as soon as possible.

If you will need to make a travel insurance claim please contact your claim insurer’s emergency medical service immediately.

Your insurance company will assist with travel arrangements, advice and payment of bills. Obtain receipts for any medication, treatment or transport you have to pay for and submit with your claim.

Safety

All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets and harnesses. We leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.

We have a limited supply of children’s life jackets (age 4+ only). If you have your own children’s life jacket we would encourage you to bring it along.

We suggest that children who are not strong swimmers should not be allowed in a dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and that they should wear a buoyancy aid or harness when on deck.

Children under the age of 16 should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.

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