How to save 300 € on your next boat rental
(published in June 2019, updated in July 2022)
The beautiful clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, the stunning view of Croatian Islands, funny moments with friends on board, amazing parties in Hvar... Croatia is the perfect destination for your next sailing vacations, but it is up to you to keep it among the best of memories - by not clogging (a) toilet(s) and saving 300 €.
Being honest, a clogged toilet is already a nightmare in normal situations, but having a clogged toilet in the middle of the sea is definitely no picnic. To avoid this headache and enjoy your sailing vacation in Croatia we prepared a list of good practices that can help you save 300 € for each clogged toilet.
How a toilet clogs?
Knowing your enemy is the best way to defeat it. Toilet-wise, our main villain is toilet paper. Differently from the solid ground, the plumbing system in boats is not prepared to receive other wastes such as toilet paper and tampons. And the misplacing of those wastes is the main reason why a toilet gets clogged on a boat.
After a toilet is clogged there is little to be done in the seas. The recommendation is to stop using the toilet immediately and (if possible) return to Port. This might impact your plans for a stress-free vacation. Returning and shortening your stay in the open sea is probably not in your itinerary, plus the unclogging process takes time and costs.
There’s no need to worry beforehand since there are a few simple things that you can do to avoid this situation.
Going to the bathroom at sea requires extra attention when it comes to where to dispose of the waste. During your charter, you are provided with a bin or a bag for general toilet wastes and that is what should be used.
Our final advice
Check if each toilet works properly at the check-in or before leaving the marina and report any issues to the base manager.
Do not flush toilet paper on board but dispose of it in the waste bag that we provided.
Tampons, facial tissues and other wastes must only be placed in the provided bin or bag.
Do not flush any food remains in the toilet.
Supervise and instruct your children and teens when it comes to toilet usage and don’t allow toddlers to use them on their own.
Following those golden rules will save you 300 € per toilet on your boat trip in Croatia and will certainly help you have a stress-free and a wonderful experience on the Adriatic. Once you've successfully checked out (usually on Friday evening - learn more on the process of checking-out on our previous blog) you can take yourself and the crew for a celebratory dinner and spend those 300 € by tasting yet another delicious meal and some fine Croatian wine.
By Rafael & Jelena at 11 Jun 2019, 12:25 PM