Depending on the time of your catamaran sailing holidays, it is necessary to bring appropriate clothes. If your catamaran sailing is in June, July, August and first part of September, light clothes will be enough. Shorts, T-shirts, light shoes or sandals and something casual for dinners in tons, with one warmer waterproof jacket just in case. Bring sailing gloves if you intend to sail and work with the lines.
For safety on board, bring some closed anti-slip shoes (deck shoes). Also bring a sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with high SPF for protection from the sun and UV radiation. Besides direct sunbeams, you will also be exposed to reflection from the water.
For preseason and postseason sailing in Croatia (April, May, October and November), bring some warm trousers and sweater and definitely include wet gear too!
Personal hygiene and medications
You don’t have to pack soap, shampoo, shower gel, sunscreen etc., as it is better to buy everything once in Croatia. Although all our catamaran yachts have first aid kit, it will be best to include antiseptic cream, travel sickness pills, insect repellent and anything else you personally may need.
Documents & cash
Don’t forget your ID card (EU member countries) or passport. For non-EU citizens it is important to check with Croatian consulate or your government office whether you need visa to enter Croatia. If You intend to skipper the catamaran chartered, also bring your sailing license or certificates as they are necessary to takeover the boat, and are sometimes requested by the Port Authorities. If personal travel insurance is purchased, bring policy and related documents. European Union citizens can also bring EU medical card. Also bring your drivers license, if you intend to rent a car, scooter, motorbike or other vehicle whilst on holiday (islands like Vis, Hvar, Brač, Korčula and others have abundance of vehicles for rent).
Besides credit cards, bring enough cash and traveller’s cheques if you have them. Majority of times it is better to exchange your currency to Croatian Kunas (HRK) in Croatia. You can also use ATM cash machines when available. Don’t rely on ATM-s too much, as sometimes they are unreachable. Lot’s of restaurants and coffee shops accept credit cards, but some are not. Smaller and more remote ports may not have ATM-s, and restaurants/taverns may not accept credit cards. You can discuss this with your skipper and hostess, and they will have good idea where credit cards are accepted. Anyway, it is good idea to carry enough cash for purchasing daily supplies, anchor buoy fees (if applicable) and pay for dinners.
When catamaran is moored in marina on shore power, it is possible to use 220V outlets (continental 2 pin plug adapter might be necessary) for charging phones, Go-Pro, other cameras, tablets etc. Since basically all catamarans have 12v sockets bring appropriate 12v charger (car plug) for your electronics.