We strongly advise that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance before making final payment for the tour. If you need assistance in choosing a provider, feel free to contact us for our recommendations.
Croatia’s official currency is the Croatian Kuna (HRK). In Croatia, cash is king, and many shops, bars and restaurants do not accept card payments. You will find that some shops will accept Euro, however most of the time it is best to be cashed up with Kuna.
ATMs are readily available around all of our destinations, and currency exchange offices are available in the centre of all the major destinations we visit.
Our boats do not have card payment facilities, and all bar tab payments are made in Croatian Kuna.
Croatian is the national language, part of the South-Slavic group of languages. These days, however, English is widely spoken.
Most visitors do not require a visa to visit Croatia, which is a part of the EU. However, we recommend you check this with your own passport country of issue, as it is your responsibility to have the necessary documents for travel to any country.
Split is the most common arrival point, and is a main hub for access to the Dalmatian islands.
From the airport, there is a regular shuttle bus which takes approximately 45 minutes to the main Bus Station at the Port of Split (cost 40 Kuna / 5 Euro). Alternatively a Taxi will take approximately 30 minutes (350-400 kuna / 40-50 Euro)
Dubrovnik Airport can be a convenient arrival point to Croatia. There is a regular airport bus which takes approximately 45 minutes to the Old Town or Port of Gruz (cost 50 Kuna / 7 Euro). A taxi to Dubrovnik airport will also take approximately 30 minutes (250-300 Kuna / 35-40 Euro).
Dubrovnik is approximately a 4 hour bus journey from Split.
Zadar is another alternative, and is approximately a two hour bus journey to Split.
The nearest luggage storage is the Travel Corner (Obala Stjepana Radića 40). The rate is roughly 50 Kuna per bag per day and 150 Kuna per week.
Luggage storage is to be found across the street from the port, where ships are docked. Approximately half-way between the bus station and the post office. The rate is roughly 15 Kuna per bag per day.
Generally, you will be welcomed with blue skies and beaming sunshine during the summer months of June, July and August. Over the summer, average temperatures range from 24-35C, with water temperatures of 22-26C. Of course, weather is unpredictable and occasionally we experience summer storms or high winds. In the event of poor weather, the captain has the right to alter the itinerary at his discretion.
If you are in Split or Dubrovnik for a night or few days before the tour commences, there are many lovely places to stay before the tour. We recommend booking a local apartment or B&B, otherwise there is an abundance of hotel and hostel options. We recommend booking in advance during the summer months.
Bookings can be made via our website booking engine by following the simple steps.
Otherwise, booking enquiries can be made via our online form, and one of our friendly team will get straight back to you with information on availability, fares, discounts and payment options.
To lock in your spot on an available departure, a Horizon Sail team member will take all the necessary details as well as a deposit for the trip, and you will be locked in and good to go!
When confirming a booking, you have the option to make a deposit, and pay the full amount later. A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person must be paid to secure your spot on the tour. After that, you just need to make final payment by the due date outlined in your booking statement.
Payment to Horizon Sail can be made easily by Bank transfer, or Credit or Debit card through our secure online payment link. Along with your booking confirmation and invoice, this payment link will be emailed through to you once you have completed your booking.
Port taxes are charged by each ship as a local cash payment. This payment of 35 EUR is charged to each passenger at the end of the week and can be paid in Euro or Kuna.
It ranges from a maximum capacity of 22-40 guests per ship.
You will have access to power points in each room onboard, as well as in common areas. Everywhere in Croatia and almost in all of Europe, standard European sockets are used (Type F) – 2 pins, grounded, 16 A, 220 V. Socket is compatible with plug types C, E & F. If you require multiple sockets in your cabin please bring a multi-plug extension.
WiFi is available on all ships, but keep in mind that this is not always a reliable connection while sailing at sea. Local travel SIM cards are good value, and easy to purchase at ‘Tisak’ newsagent stands for around 10 Euro.
Each boat has a licensed bar with a range of beer, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. As it is a licensed bar, no outside drinks can be brought on board. If we don’t have your favourite beverage, no problem! Just let our crew know and they will do their best to get your favourite drink at the next port.
All onboard drinks are recorded on your bar tab, and this is paid in cash at the end of the week.
Each day we sail for around 2-5 hours, taking in the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast along the way. This does not include the swimming time each day – of which there will be plenty!
On our traditional category ship there are three on-deck showers and toilets. This means that each bathroom is usually shared between six people. Bathrooms are kept clean and stocked up by crew members at all times.
On the premuim cruiser ships, each cabin has its own en-suite bathroom.
All cabins on the traditional ship are below-deck.
On the premium category ship, guests have the option of a below deck or above deck cabin. Above deck cabins can be situated on the main deck (the deck which you step on to as you embark the ship ). Cabins below-deck are actually in the hull of the ship. The advantage of cabins situated above deck is the direct exit to the sea and more fresh air, while below deck cabins are usually quieter (as only fellow passengers who booked below deck cabins will pass by) and comfortable because they’re situated at a sea level which chills the cabins. Below deck cabins mostly have little portholes.
Yes – set of sheets, blanket and pillows are provided, as well as a bath towel.
It is best to bring your own beach towel for the week.
Our premium category cabins feature air conditioning in every room.
The traditional ship cabins have centralised air conditioning available.
The ships dock every afternoon at the main port of each town, and we remain docked there until we set sail in the morning. You will always be close to the sights. Each morning we depart early, around 7am.
Sailing during the peak of summer means that we don’t often encounter bad weather. However, weather is of course unpredictable and occasionally we experience summer storms or high winds. In the event of poor weather, the captain will alter the itinerary at his discretion, with the safety and comfort of all guests being the primary concern.
Mostly, the Adriatic Sea is very calm, and most people do not experience sea-sickness. However, if you suffer from motion sickness it is best to be prepared and make sure you have some sea-sickness or ginger tablets before you get onboard.