Before you book
- What is Yacht Charter Check-in procedure?
It lasts around 45 minutes and during this time you will be introduced to all of the yacht’s important technical features. The base manager will also give you a briefing on sailing itineraries and recommend places to visit.
If you send us your crew list and copy of your skipper’s license and VHF certificate prior to your arrival we will finish all the paper work in the Port authority for you.
- What time can I get on and off my yacht?
Regular time for check in is at 5 pm on Saturday and check out is until 9 am on Saturday too. In case that the yacht is prepared before 5 pm you can embark earlier.
- What time should I return the yacht to the charter base?
It is obligatory to return the yacht to the charter base until 6 pm on Friday. After yacht’s check with our base manager you will receive your safety deposit back in case no damages have occurred.
- What is safety deposit?
A safety deposit is the amount of money, which is kept by the charter company during yacht charter period and it is used to cover any damages on the yacht, which may have occurred during the yacht charter.
After ending of the yacht charter the whole safety deposit will be repaid to the charter client, unless some damages or loss of equipment have took place.
In that case the stated deposit shall be kept in the amount needed for the repair or for purchase of damaged or lost equipment.
Safety deposit is also obligatory in cases when a skipper is hired. The safety deposit cannot be used for covering the costs emerged due to skipper's negligence, bad operation of the vessel or its equipment.
- What does the charter price include and what is extra?
Charter price includes one week charter on sailing yacht and all of the yacht’s equipment which is listed in the offer given prior to booking.
It also includes a dinghy, gas bottles, bedding and marina fees in our charter base - AD marina Bar.
Obligatory extras are safety deposit, final cleaning and tourist tax for Montenegro (1 €/person/day) except for children under the age of twelve.
Other extras such as skipper’s service, wi fi internet, outboard engine, shower towels and airport transfers can be ordered in advance.
- What is the cost of yacht charter in Montenegro?
The cost of yacht charter depends on a couple of different things. Newer yachts are more expensive than the older yachts. Our older yachts are very well maintained and can be a good choice for lower budget.
Price also depends of the charter period as well as booking period so it is best to use our Early Booking Discounts rather than Last Minute because you will have more available weeks to choose from.
- What kind of safety equipment is provided?
All yachts have all safety equipment that is obligatory according to the Law on Yachts in Montenegro.
They all have life jackets, fire extinguishers, life rafts, first aid kit etc.
- What do I need to pack when sailing in Montenegro?
You should bring your personal items (passports, skipper’s license) as well as medication. Pack your stuff in soft bags because you can pack them in lockers and they do not take much space. Always bring a jacket even if you sail during summer months. You should also bring shoes with a rubber sole to avoid making scuff marks and to ensure you do not slip.
- What do I need to pack when sailing with children?
If you have children on board it is advisable to bring their own life jackets as one that our yacht has may not be suitable for your child.
However, if you do not have one you should inform us of the child’s age in advance and we will provide it for you.
You should also bring a hat, sun-cream, sailing shoes, sunglasses etc. The yacht can be very slippery, so it is the best if your child wears some kind of light footwear most of the time.
Montenegrin coast is ideal for sailing with children even with smaller ones because you can make a good itinerary and sail for shorter periods of time per day.
- What skipper’s license is valid in Montenegro?
All internationally recognised skipper’s licenses are valid in Montenegro. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Montenegro, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. VHF certificate must be presented as well.
- Where is the best place to buy food for our sailing trip in Montenegro?
The best place to buy all you need is in the town of Bar, where our charter base is located. There are several super markets and a green market, both close to the marina. We will send you a detailed map together with your boarding instructions.
- What is the best season for sailing in Montenegro?
If you prefer peace and quiet time April, May, end of September and October are among perfect choices. But during summer months you will also be able to enjoy at sea as long as you like because marinas are not crowded and you will not need to rush in order to find a free marina berth.
- Can I park in marina?
There is a parking in marina at cost of 50 €/per car/month. They do not sell weekly parking tickets so price for one week is also 50 €. Another option is to park your car on the free parking in the marina’s close vicinity.
- What is an average price for daily berths in marinas in Montenegro?
Most expensive marinas are Dukley marina in Budva and Portomontenegro in Tivat. For example, price for a 45 ft sailing yacht during high season is 80 €. Other marinas are less expensive, around 45 € for 45 ft in high season. If the weather is calm you can also spend the night on anchor, free of charge.