Based in London, Sail Dalmatia is a privately owned Croatia and Montenegro yacht charter specialist run by a Croatian team, who shares a great passion for boats and the Adriatic's coastline. With its archipelago of 1,246 islands, the Adriatic not only offers the greatest sailing in Europe but also provides an intriguing mixture of unspoilt beauty, crystal clear water and unique blend of Mediterranean culture.
We pride ourselves on offering a highly tailored and personable approach to meeting our clients' needs. Our unrivalled knowledge of the Adriatic Coastline enables us to provide our clients with an accurate and honest advice. We encourage honesty and straight talking and this is what our clients appreciate most. We are completely transparent with our prices, there are no hidden costs or additional mark ups. Unlike other brokers we are fully committed to supporting the local businesses and boat owners which ensures the revenue earned from the nautical tourism stays in the country.
However, Croatia is a rather challenging place, a developing country with substantial issues. The country is still on a learning curve when comes to doing business and providing a high level of service and a number of local owners with no business or tourism experience is quite high. Tourism is considered as a lucrative business hence it has attracted a number of people who do not have any industry experience at all. Naturally this creates a challenge for us brokers and sometimes damages the overall image of the country. For example, some of the boat owners do not understand once they signed up a charter contract that must deliver the boat or provide with an alternative. In addition, some owners create their own cancellation policies which is with some a total disaster. All this is coupled with the legal framework that is not working at all. You do not want to find yourself relying on the legal framework in Croatia. There is no a trade or legal body that provides with the guidance or supports the industry so the boat owners are mainly creating their own 'rules'. For this reason, we are very selective whom we work with. We only work with the boat owners we personally know and who can deliver and meet our standards. It is a very small number of high quality boats but we can guarantee you will have a wonderful time on board.
Lastly, we fully support the principles of responsible tourism in the area and aim to provide a highly authentic experience whilst being culturally sensitive and helping to conserve the environment. Sail Dalmatia continue to promote responsible tourism development.