Before your arrival
You can speed up the check-in paperwork by sending us your crew list and licenses in advance. The information we need are (for each crew member):
- name and surname
- date of birth
- passport number
- valid boat operator license and VHF license number (if you haven't hired a skipper with us)
Arrival and provisioning
We offer assistance with a transfer if you are arriving by plane or we can suggest a parking place for your car (a private parking is also available with a fee). We also offer storing your luggage in our storage before embarking and even storing empty bags when you depart on your cruise.
We also offer pre-ordering your provisioning in which case everything will already be waiting for you on board. In case you prefer to supply your boat on your own with some basic groceries for the first few days - some potatoes, pasta, butter, jam, bread, fruits and vegetables, meat and/or fish, milk, coffee all depending on your preferences, there are 3 stores within 300 m of our marina and you'll be able to find all that you need. All the groceries that need to be in the fridge you may store on your boat even before the check-in.
Paperwork at the office
The paperwork at the office takes about 15 minutes and covers the insurance deposit, visitor's tax and some other payments, crew list confirmation and an introduction to our marina (marina toilet and shower usage, Wi-fi options) and the boat's papers as well as the weather forecast and suggest some routes. Insurance deposit is the maximum amount that you and your crew could be charged. One of the most common damages that occur are toilet blocking – the safest way to save 200 € / toilet is not to throw anything inside. Not even toilet paper. There's a waste bin beside the toilet and you can throw the toilet paper inside. Other common damage is losing a cushion – you take it with you to the beach and forget to bring it back. One other common mistake is damaging the propeller by catching a plastic bag in the sea or ropes in a marina. So now you know - and we hope you'll be able to avoid them.
Official boarding time is at 17:00 h but our goal is, as much as it is yours, to get you to board your boat as early as possible. Bear in mind that the boats need to be cleaned, equipped and inspected before you board it, so the time the boat will be available for boarding depends on the boat size, the overall state previous guests left it in and the number of boats due for check-in. When we are done with the paperwork we will try to give you an estimation of the time your boat will be ready for the check-in procedure. While our colleagues at the office speak English, German, Italian, Dutch and French, our colleagues that will be doing the check-in with you on board the boat speak only English.
Check-in on the boat
For the check-in procedure to be as easy as possible we will need;
- a clean boat with no luggage on board and with as few passengers as possible
- check-in list
- boat papers
- the attention of the person that will be in charge of the boat.
You will go through the check-in list with one of our base employees and he will explain where everything is, how to use the toilets, showers, outboard, check the engine, refill water and fuel, the wi-fi device and the phone etc. He will answer any questions you might have and then you will co-sign the check list, which means you are accepting the boat as presented.
In case you get hungry
If you arrive really early and get hungry while waiting to board – there are a few restaurants in the marina vicinity:
Zrno soli (a grain of salt), a luxurious restaurant with a great view of the marina and Split that serves classical dalmatian meals with a modern twist.
Velum, the closest to our marina, offers a wide selection of meat and fish menus and even pizzas at affordable prices.
Adriatic Grašo – magnificent view of the archipelago and a restaurant with over 20 years of experience.
Soon, a blog on the check-out procedure... Stay tuned!
By Jelena at 26 Aug 2015, 10:58 AM
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