Check-in and check-out is on Saturdays. Check-in is from 3pm until 5pm when boarding starts. Check-out and debarkation is no later than 9 am. The yachts need to be back in their marinas on Friday evening.
Check-in is at our Hospitality desk in your designated marina which is stated on your booking confirmation. Check-out is at the same marina.
Boarding starts at 5.00 pm after you check-in at our Hospitality desk. Check-out and debarkation is no later than 9.00 am.
In case you miss the departure time, you need to make your way out to the yachts yourself. We do not provide any transfers out to the yachts once they have set sail.
No, it’s not possible to book a cabin or a yacht for less than 7 days. You can join later and/or leave earlier but you would still be required to cover the price of a full week. Please keep in mind that you will need to cover the transportation costs to and from the yacht yourself.
No, but remember that storage space on the yachts is limited so we recommend taking duffle bag type of luggage.
No, this service isn’t provided.
We’ve been organising sailing events since 1997. In the past, it used to be competitive regattas with a party and fashion show on land. We realized that people want to combine swimming, sun, parties, sailing and they want to enjoy the beauty of the islands. In 2009 we started organising Yacht weeks.
Our private parties are organized in secluded bays 2-3 times throughout the week during daytime. It depends on the week and on the weather conditions at sea.
Most of our guests were first time sailors and loved it! Sailing is an amazing experience. We only sail for a few hours each day, so you have the option to relax and party on the boat or check out the shore stop location every day.
It is up to you if you’d like to relax on the boat, learn how to sail, or explore and party on the islands.
You will be required to prepare your own food and clean up after yourself. Don’t worry – you are not alone on the yacht and everyone may choose to rotate duties. Keep in mind that the skipper is also a part of the crew. Don’t forget to prepare a meal for him/her as well!
Each yacht has an indoor and outdoor common area (saloon). They are compact but comfortable, although they are not especially spacious inside. There is a full kitchen and dining area on each yacht, as well as refrigeration, electricity, speakers, and other amenities.
The cabin rooms are shared. Most yacht cabins have a double bed which will hold two people. Others have bunk beds. The cabins have small cupboards and closets for clothes. There are bathrooms and showers on all yachts.
Please keep in mind that sailing yachts are not luxury hotels. If you have ever traveled in camping van, it is a similar experience…just on the water!
We sail for between 2-4 hours every day. The islands are relatively close together and you will never be sailing in the open sea out of sight of land.
When we are not sailing, what you do is up to you! You can stay on the yacht or explore the islands. All of the yachts will travel together, which gives plenty of opportunities for combined social activities and regattas.
Sea sickness is something that can be managed. Skippers carry nausea/seasick prevention tablets. If you are feeling unwell, let the skipper know and he/she will look after you.
Please note that avoiding acidic foods and drinks and not missing sleep can help prevent seasickness. If you know that you are prone to seasickness, you can prepare for your trip by checking out this website.
You will find ATM’s in every town/place we go, except uninhabited bays
Yachts will be filled with food for breakfast and lunch. We recommend that you stock your boat with drinks on the mainland as the shops on the islands are pricier.
Marina Kaštela – There is a large supermarket in walking distance from the marina. Make your purchases after the check in with the charter company.
The 220V European outlets can be used only when the boat is docked in marina and connected to power from the shore or when the boat is running its engine. In other cases you can bring a car charger adapter with you as there is a 12V outlet also available on the boat.
Yes, but beach towels are not included.
Yes, but water supply is limited so take advantage of the showers in the marinas when possible.
Yes, there’s a small fridge with limited space on each yacht. Be careful not to buy easily spoiled food in bulk (i.e. meat, cheese, milk). Rather complement your food supplies with such food along the way.
Every yacht is supplied with a WIFI device and has unlimited data for a week so you can freely enjoy your holiday by sharing photos and videos on Social media by tagging The Gap Week.
Cafes and restaurants in Croatia have free internet access for customers and are easily accessible any time we are not sailing.
Your skipper and/or hostess will be able to tell you everything about your port of call. What we propose is, that once on land, you explore as much as possible and the best way to do that is to rent a scooter, a bike, a car or even a jet-ski. If you want to go for guided tours please ask your skipper and/or hostess for assistance.
No, our flotilla consists only of sailing boats.
Two weeks before the event, you will receive an email with the exact details about the type and name of the yacht. We use yachts with 3, 4 or 5 cabin, meaning you will be sharing with 6 to 10 other people + skipper, but depending on how many bookings we have that week, the yacht might be smaller or bigger.
Yes, you will be joined together.
We aim to have a 50/50 gender ratio on all cabin booking yachts but can not guarantee. This depends on how many bookings we get and therefore we cannot guarantee that this will be the case on all yachts.
Two weeks before the event starts you will get an email with all the necessary information. There you will be introduced to the other guests on your yacht and have the chance to connect with them
There is easy booking system. Just select number of spots you want to book and that’s it.
The first payment of £ 90 within 24 hours of booking, 2nd installment: £ 250 until 15.2.2020, 3rd installment: £ 250 until 30.4.2020
Two weeks prior departure, you will receive the joining instructions to your e-mail or booking profile with all the information relevant for your yacht week.
The crew list needs to be finalized 2 weeks before your departure.
The Crew List is a register with the Croatian Marine authority. All yachts need to have a valid Crew List sent in one week ahead to be able to sail. Name and surname, birth place, birth country, nationality, date of birth, type of identification document and passport number are all required fields within the Crew List.
No, this is not possible as the charter companies need to prepare and submit the crew lists to local maritime authorities a week earlier.
The skippers and hostesses will be assigned to your yacht no later than two weeks before departure.
Booking a hostess is possible only if booking a whole yacht. As she needs one berth you will need to calculate one spot less from the total of spots available at your yacht the moment you chose to have a hostess on board.
The skipper is there to manage the sailing yacht, keep an eye on maritime meteorology and all other aspects of navigation. Your skipper will inform you about safety procedures, which you need to obey while on board. The skipper needs to have his own bed on the yacht. Make sure you treat them like a king or a queen and in return they will help out whenever you need it! If you are happy with the skipper’s service, it is customary to leave a tip by the end of the week.
The official currency in Croatia is the Kuna (HRK). Despite being part of the EU, Croatia hasn’t adopted the Euro yet. At major tourist hubs there are plenty of exchange bureaus.
The airport in Split is the closest and most convenient airport to our departure marina Kaštela (only 7 km away)
Transfer from the airport to the marina is included in the price.
Beer – €2 to €5
Cocktails – €6 to €15
Shots – €2,5 to €8
Coffee – €1,5 to €4
Soft drinks – €2 to €4
Bottled water – €1 to €3
Fast Food – €3,5 to €7,5 (Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, etc.)
Dinner with Wine – €20 to €40 (At good local restaurants)
The prices in Croatian supermarkets and local markets are very reasonable and similar or lower than other European countries.
If we don’t receive the first installment within 24 hours your booking will get cancelled.
No. You need to pay the first invoice within 24 hours of booking in order to secure the yacht. The booking is not fully confirmed until we have the full amount of the first invoice.
Check your booking confirmation for all the information regarding your payment plan. We will send you a reminder of when to pay 2nd and 3rd installment.
You can’t transfer your booking to another yacht after your reservation is finalised.
The refund is determined by the booking cancellation policy.