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Before You Travel | How to Get There | Check In/Check Out | What's On Board | What to Bring | Health & Safety

This page provides useful planning, pre-departure and travel information. From servicing airports to base arrival procedures, it will tell you what to expect to make your holiday smooth and care free. 

We suggest you read the following information and see The Moorings Agana Base eGuide, which you can also download as pdf or print out to take a copy with you.

Before You Travel

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

To facilitate your entry into Croatia, please complete this online form in advance of your arrival. Save valuable holiday time and create less physical contact at our base by prepaying your mandatory Croatian tourist tax. To make this process easier than ever, you can now make your payment through our safe and secure online payment portal.

Until the 15th May, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia has decided on a temporary ban and restriction crossings at the border of the Republic of Croatia. For more information, please review this document containing all entry restrictions for persons entering and exiting Croatia as the information below may have changed.

 

All of this information can be found on the Republic of Croatia's website.

 

Passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and / or regions of the Schengen Area and Schengen associated countries, and who are currently in the so-called  Green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease if they show no signs of disease and they have not been in close contact with an infected person.

All other passengers who come to the Republic of Croatia from EU / EEA member states / regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green listof the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, must present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The results of the above tests must not be older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point) and, in the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test;
  • A vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border;
  • A medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 after having a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result and at least one dose of the vaccine after illness, excemption from the obligation to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or self-isolation is extended up to five months after vaccination. The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive test result;
  • A presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

Passengers arriving to Croatia from Third countries who travel for tourist reasons must present an evidence of paid accommodation (booking confirmation or voucher)  for a hotel, vessel, private accommodation and another form of tourist accommodation ( camp etc )  and then entry into the Republic of Croatia will be provided if one of the following is provided:

  • A negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The results of the above tests must not be older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point) and, in the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test;
  • A vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border;
  • A medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 after having a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result and at least one dose of the vaccine after illness, excemption from the obligation to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or self-isolation is extended up to five months after vaccination. The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive test result;
  • A presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

 

COVID-19 Testing 
The testing facility is located at the base. For the rapid antigen test, the cost is 150 HRK. For the PCR test, the cost is 700 HRK if administered Monday through Friday. For tests admistered on the weekend, the cost is 900 HRK.
 

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Address 
Marina Agana, Marina 
Dr. Franje Tudmana 5  
21222 Marina, Croatia  
Tel: 00 385 21 889 477

Base Hours  
In high season, the base is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 to 16.30, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 to 19.00. If you are arriving to base outside of working hours, please try to inform the base staff. A letter of arrival will be waiting for you on the reception doors, detailing the whereabouts of your yacht and further procedure. The yacht will be prepared for you with lights left on and the name of head charterer written on a table visible from the dock. 

Season: This destination is closed from mid-November to end of March.

Time Zone
UTC/GMT +2 hours

Tourist Information Center
Tourist office in Marina: +385 983 605 96

General Information
Area: 35,134 sq. mi
Population: 4,489,409
Capital city: Zagreb
People: Croat, Serb, other (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma)
Language: Croatian, Serbian, other and (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)
Religion: Roman Catholic, Orthodox , other Christian, Muslim, other
Government: Presidential/Parliamentary Democracy
Major industries: chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages, tourism

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How to Get There

Airport 
Split Airport (SPU) is situated south from Trogir town, making the ride to marina Agana a short 30 minute trip direction north. To get to the center of Split town, which is further south from the airport, approximately 40 minutes are necessary. 

Arrival by Ferry
It is possible to get to Marina Agana from Ancona, Pescara (Italy), via Split. It takes approximately 9 hours by ferry, or 5 hours by hydrofoil.
From April to September there is a daily connection by ferry and hydrofoil. 

Parking at the base
Parking is available at Marina Agana for clients arriving by car for 75 HRK per day or 350 HRK per week and must be arranged and paid for at the main reception desk locally.

Flights 
Due to the number of flights we organise, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact our inhouse flight specialist at 033 0332 1513* before you book your flights.

Transfers 
The distance from the Split airport to the base in Marina Agana is 20 kilometers (12 miles). The transfer takes approximately 30 minutes and costs varies by the number of people.

Split Airport – Agana Marina
1-3 persons; HRK 397/car
4-7 persons; HRK 644/minivan
8+ persons; HRK 88/person

Split  Harbour- Agana Marina
1-3 persons; HRK 832/car
4+ persons; HRK 176/person

Car Rentals
Avis, Budget and Hertz are located at the airport.

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Check In/Check Out

Check In Procedures
Charter Start Time: 3:00 PM
Sleep Aboard Time: Not available 
Briefing Times: Boat & Chart briefings are personalized and arranged upon arrival. 

All skippers must attend a Boat Briefing where all of the yachts operations will be explained, inclusive Safety briefing, dinghy and outboard usage etc. We kindly ask you read through the Briefing List provided upon your Check In, ensuring you meet with your technitian ready. A Chart Briefing of the area is held. We recommend participating in order to get local information on current weather and details on various destinations on the region.  

Late Arrivals 
The base personnel will wait for you until 19:00. After 19:00, you will find a letter at the reception door with a message indicating your yacht's name and berth. Your boat will be open and there will be a sign on board with your name. The boat's equipment will be ready for the night. The base personnel will be at your disposal the next day from 8:30 am and will then handover the boat to you.

Check Out Procedures
Return to Base: 18:00 the night before disembarkation. Disembarkation is at 9:00 AM the following morning.

A debriefing and final walkthrough will be done upon return so please allow enough time to complete this before the charter end time. Agana base offers a Morning Yacht Return Option, but availability and prices vary from boat to boat, so make sure to ask at reception for more details. 

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What's on Board

Coolers  
Every The Moorings catamaran is equipped with a cooler on board. 

Provisioning
Moorings Care packages are included on every yacht. These packages contain some of the basics to get you started for your holiday. Additional items are available to be purchased and delivered directly to your yacht. Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more. 

There are two supermarkets just a walking distance from marina Agana. Tommy store will let you borrow their shopping trolley and leave it next to your dock, while Studenac Supermarket can deliver your chose wares directly to your boat (just make sure your yacht is ready for boarding and you give correct name and location). Both stores are open from 7.00 to 22:00 daily in high season. 

Mobile phones 
Check with your service provider for information about cell coverage in this region. Using your own GSM mobile phone in conjunction with a prepaid SIM card is very popular and convenient.  Telephone and internet facilities are available in the marina Agana. 

Music/iPods 
While most of our newer boats have Bluetooth capability, we cannot guarantee all boats are outfitted with this equipment. For your convenience, we highly recommend you bring an AUX cord so you can listen to music from your mobile devices.

Electricity
230V AC, 50 HZ, two-pin plugs are standard. All yachts are equipped with power cords, a battery charger and 220V plugs. The piers in the Marina are equipped with 220 V outlets. The inventory includes an adaptor. The piers of the other marinas are generally equipped with 220V outlets. You will find numerous 12V USB ports throughout your yacht, so we recommend you bring a USB charger for your phones.

For more information on what's included on your yacht, please view the full list here for Bareboat Charters or here for Crewed Charters.

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What to Bring

Customs & Immigration
Entry, exit, and visa requirements depend on the locations you are departing from and traveling to. You are responsible for having the correct documents so make sure to check with the consulate of the countries you plan to visit before you travel. Visit travel.state.gov for the latest information.

Cruising Licenses
A formal sailing license is mandatory to charter here so make sure you pack your original sailing license. Review the power or sail requirements for Croatia while planning your holiday. Please contact our Holiday Planners at 033 0332 1513* if you have any questions.

Skippers on bareboat charters are required to have a formal VHF license. A list of officially accepted licences is available at the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs.

It is imperative that you bring these sailing certificates or sailing qualifications with you. You will not be able to sail without these papers, and failure to supply information in advance could delay your departure from the base. The sailing experience you provide on your booking confirmation is required as proof of sailing experience for the Croatian Port Authorities. Please bring any sailing certificates or sailing qualifications with you.

Luggage & Packing List
Soft-sided luggage or duffel bags are best, as luggage storage space on your yacht may be limited. We have no facilities for holding luggage at the base. Pack lightly and review our suggested packing list for required and necessary items to bring.

  • Pack essential prescription medicine and change of clothing in a carry-on bag*
  • Passport and other travel documentation and original sailing license
  • Tickets and paper confirmations for pre-planned activities
  • Light-colored, light-weight clothing
  • Formal wear for upscale dining establishments
  • Swimwear and cover up
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Athletic shoes and hiking boots
  • Travel-sized toiletries and hygiene products
  • Insect repellent and OTC pain relievers/ointments
  • AUX cable for playing music through your device

  • 12V DC to 110V AC power inverter (for boats without generators**)

  • 12V to USB power adapter for charging mobile devices

*We would highly recommend packing prescription medicine and essential clothing (swimsuit, t-shirt and shorts) in your hand luggage as occasionally your luggage may arrive at the base after you do.

**All boats include a 12V DC outlet (a "car" outlet). Boats with generators have 110V outlets in the Caribbean and 220V in the Mediterranean and Exotic locations.

Drones
The use of flying drones may be restricted in some areas. For current drone regulations in this destination, please visit here.

Currency
The kuna, also written as HRK, is the official currency used in Croatia.  Kuna (HRK; symbol Kn) = 100 Lipa. Please note this is the only accepted currency in Croatia.

Credit Cards
Visa and Master Card are accepted.
American Express accepted at rare locations.

Please note: This base cannot accept cash, American Express and Diners Club.

Traveler's Checks are not accepted. Exchange offices can be found on the airport or in numerous towns along the islands, included one in Marina Agana (open daily in high season), offering a better exchange rate than the bank. 

Gratuity
Tipping in Croatia is expected in all establishments, especially in restaurants and nautical-related venues. 10-15% is considered polite, although it is dependent mostly on the customers satisfastion. 

Taxes & Fees
We highly recommend bringing enough of the local currency to cover mooring fee costs as they are not always payable by debit, and/or credit cards. Please see our local eGuide for additional information.

Security Deposit
A security deposit must be paid at the base by Visa or Master Card and is refundable at the end of your charter subject to there being no loss or damage. To significantly decrease your security deposit, purchase our Yacht Damage Waiver insurance ahead of time.

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Health & Safety

Vaccination and Immunisation Information
This destination is generally risk-free of contagious disease. Visit cdc.gov for the latest information.

Travel Advice  
Your health and safety are important to us. For advice on how to stay safe while on charter, please review our Travel Advice InformationCurrent travel and safety information can be obtained by visiting travel.state.gov

Swim Safe
For your safety and for environmental reasons, the feeding of fish is not recommended and may be prohibited in some destinations.

Travel Insurance
The Moorings offers comprehensive travel insurance for your peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, verify that it covers the destinations and activities of your Moorings holiday.

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*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunisation requirements can and do change. The Moorings is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination's authority website to receive the latest updates.

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