Information for Yachts Cruising Croatia
Foreign yachts may freely approach and remain in the internal waters
of Croatia under condition that they are in possession of a NAVIGATION
PERMIT issued by Harbour Master's Office.
Yacht seeking shelter in Croatian internal sea due to force majeure
or danger has to notify the nearest HMO without delay. EC tourists
can enter either with ID card or passport. If one enters with ID
card stay is limited to 30 days. When entering with a passport one
can stay up to 3 months. Can apply to the authorities in order to
prolong the residence permit. Agent to be notified in advance of
a) Yacht's GT, NT, LOA, max draft, call sign, reg. number & communication
details including mobile phone number if any
b) Captain's name, number and nationality of crew and guests on
c) Owners and insurance company
d) Data on tenders and leisure equipment for which additional
sailing permission is required
Ports of Entry
Yachts to go through usual international clearance formalities and
to pay the corresponding taxes.
The following ports of entry are open all the year round as border
crossings for international traffic
from north to south:
UMAG, POREC, ROVINJ, PULA, RASA, RIJEKA, MALI LOSINJ, SENJ, MASLENICA,
ZADAR, SIBENIK, SPLIT, PLOCE, METKOVIC, KORCULA and DUBROVNIK-GRUZ
Additional seasonal ports of entry - from May to October:
Kanegra-Savudrija, Umag Marina ACI, Novigrad, Sali, Ravni Zakan-Kornati,
Primosten-marina Kremik, Komiza, Vis, Hvar, Ubli-Lastovo island
and Vela Luka-Korcula island.
Yacht to notify port agent at least two hours prior to arrival in
the port of entry. Officials attending upon arrival (maximum 20
minutes after arrival). Usually 3 persons board a yacht.
Documents to be prepared in advance and submitted on arrival: Crew
List 4 + Guest List 4 + Narcotics and Arms on board 2 + Insurance
Policy 1 + Registration Document 1 + General Arrival Sheet 3 - stating
all relevant details including yacht's full characteristics, tender/s
and sport equipment on board, owners, insurance company ...
Clearance to take around 20 minutes.
Note: please do not ask officials to take shoes off.
Each craft longer than 3mtr and yacht with an engine power over
4 kW should register with HMO.
When registering the yacht to pay navigational permit, light dues
and tax stamps. Shortly after clearance agent will submit to captain
Registration Receipt (Navigational Permit) valid throughout 12 months
from a registration day. During this period yacht can enter Croatia
as many times as wish.
Yachts coming one after another year will enjoy following discounts
on Navigational Permit charge:
for second running year -10%
for third running year -20%
for fourth running year -30%
for fith running year -40%
Each crew and guest change must be reported to nearest HMO.
Additional tenders - over 3mtr long/engine stronger than 4kW - used
for sailing need a permit. Can be registered together with yacht
- boat data required. Jets to be registered too.
Before leaving the internal sea waters to notify agent at least
two hours before departure. After clearance should leave on the
shortest route and without delay.
Documents required: Crew List 3 + Guest List 3 + Narcotics/Arms
on board List 2
Customs, Immigration and Harbour Master officials attending - usually
3 persons total.
We understand the unique and rigorous demands of commercial &
non-commercial yachts and we believe that we could provide all services
that you could request for your port calls. For any additional information
please contact us at...
ATLANT SHIPPING & TRAVEL AGENCY Ltd - ATLANTAGENT Ltd
Address: Obala Stjepana Radica 26, POB 40, 20000 Dubrovnik, CROATIA
Phone: + 385 20 313355 & 313366 - NOVI TEL.BROJEVI
Fax: + 385 20 419040