Hi We last chartered in Croatia about 10yrs ago. At that time it was quite a bit more expensive than say, Ionian. I’ve heard rumours it has become very expensive recently, not sure what that can mean? Any thoughts on the costs to a bareboat charterer ie: eating out, marinas etc... much appreciated
We’re hoping to go Sept. 2020 from Split or Dubrovnik
Hi BIlly... My wife and I were part of a bareboat charter in 2017 to Croatia. We chartered from the Moorings a 4800 cat out of Split. We found everything to be very reasonable at that time. Kinda like an amazing place that hadn't become an expensive tourist trap yet. Also we went in Late June into 1st week of July which they told us we were just in front of their peak season. Some places we visited we absurdly cheap for dinner and wine, while some were a little pricier.
We island hopped as such.... left just North of Split, Agana, Milna, Starigrad, Hvar, Korcula, Vis, Maslincia, and end up in Trogir. The food was amazing and so was the wine. People everywhere were great too. Couldn't recommend a better place to visit. Due to the game of thrones exposure where they did some of the filming, the southern route via Dubrovnik may be more expensive.
I was the bursar for the trip and can honestly say we spent $10,524 US dollars across the 8 couples. That doesn't not include the charter boat itself. I don't have those numbers as my brother-in-law handled that. The $10k included winery tours, meals in resturants, mooring fees, port taxes, bike rentals for the winery tour, boat provising (food & booze), airport transportation, etc... .etc... One other expense to keep in mind is hotel stay too. We did a hotel the day we arrived in Split, and the night we left out of Trogir. So we were 8 days, 7 nights aboard the boat, overall 10 days of travel.
I dug a little deeper and found the bareboat charter cost. It was a 4600 cat, (not the 4800 I previously stated) and cost us $10714 from July 1 to July 8 after a series of discounts we qualified for (captains rewards, early booking discount, Annapolis boat show discount, etc... )
I have been led to believe that you should budget around €500 per week for mooring buoys, park fees and the occasional night in a marina. Compared to Greece where maybe €125 would suffice including a night in Marina it is much more expensive.
I passed though Dubrovnik briefly last year and cannot say I noticed much difference in the cost of food between the two. Planning a trip up there in 2021 so I too would appreciate all info.