Yacht Charter Rogač
Yacht Charter Rogac
On a Rogac yacht charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the surrounding Croatian coast within an easy sail either with your family or friends. Whatever you want from a Rogac sailing trip, from the cuisine to the island hopping a Rogac boat rental is going to be an unforgettable experience.
The main port town on the island Solta, just 9 nautical miles from Split, a Rogac yacht charter could be a nice alternative to starting your sailing holiday away from a busy yacht charter location like Split or Trogir.
Solta is an island just a short hop by ferry from Split City, the second biggest city in Croatia. The island is viewed as a suburb of the city indeed, with municipal buses run by Split's council operating to all the towns and villages.
Rogac itself is the main port of entry for Solta island, and as such is often full of people on their way through the village to their destination on Solta. For you the yacht charterer, you will likely have to pop into nearby Grohote to buy your groceries and supplies for your sailing trip. This is a 15 minute walk from the charter base and food deliveries can be arranged for you should you not want to either pay a taxi or struggle with armloads of shopping bags for your charterholiday.
For those sailing to Solta from another charter base, there are limited moorings but these are generally more available Sundays to Thursdays thanks to a charter company owning the majority of them. The Bay of Rogac is sheltered from all but the winter northerly Bora and is a good port for you to moor in ahead of exploring this quiet, relaxed Dalmatiaisland.
Explore Rogac By Renting A Boat or Yacht
Whether on a bareboat charter or skippered yacht charter, Rogac is a great place for you to start exploring the AdriaticSea and Dalmatia coast.
A short sail from Rogac is the old town of Trogir, just to the west of Split. With a number of marinas to choose from you can wander the streets and enjoy the atmosphere, as well as perhaps going to one of the beaches nearby.
Having chosen to start your yacht charter from an island, why not go island hopping? On a week or two's sailingholiday there are a lot of great places to visit, both bustling and quiet. Just to the SE is Hvar Town on the island of Hvar that has a reputation as one of the best beach resorts on the Adriatic. This is almost the polar opposite of Solta Island as not only does it have nightlife but it is up there among the best you'll find in Croatia in this regard!
There are quiet coves to moor in and beaches accessible only by sea as well as working fishing villages on islands renowned for their natural beauty. A few days' sail north are the Kornati Islands - a national park preserved for its astounding natural beauty, while even those not so protected aren't exactly industrial wastelands!
How To Get To Rogac
Most people will fly into Split Airport that has connections to destinations all over Europe. For those flying in from outside of Europe, Zagreb Airport is the main one for Croatia and there are buses and flights between the two cities.
To get to Rogac you will need to take a ferry from Split City Port, just 9 nautical miles from the Solta island port and charter base. A slow ferry takes an hour while a fast ferry takes half an hour to do the trip.
It is a short walk to the charter base from the ferry terminal.
Marinas In Podstrana
There are two quays available for yachts in Rogac. The northern quay can take 10-12 yachts stern-to or bow-to and is available for visiting yachts.
The charter base has a similar number of berths, and is on the south side of the Rogac inlet. In both cases, the draft is 3.5 metres.
From these docks you can bareboat charter or take a skippered yacht charter of a luxury yacht charter, catamaran charter, monohull sailing yacht charter, sport fishing boat or motorboat charter on your Croatia yacht charter out of Dalmatian island or hopping down the Dalmatian coast.
Additional services: ATM, Bar, Waste Collection, Residual Water Collection, Shop, WiFI, Restaurant, Shore Power, Fuel, Laundry.
Suggested Sailing Routes From Rogac
On your Rogac yacht charter, be it on a motor yacht or sailing boat on a bareboat or skippered boat rental basis, you are spoiled for choice as to where you can go! Head across to the Adriatic coast of Croatia or island hop?
7 days - Dalmatian Islands and Adriatic Coast
After your first quiet night aboard you may want to look for something a little livelier - how about heading SE to Hvar Town on the next island? There you can enjoy Croatia's nightlife to the full before wearily setting off for a great day's sailing to Vela Luka on nearby Korcula for another fun day in a renowned port town. West around Hvar island and then to the south coast of Brac where you can see the beautiful beach of Zlatni rat and perhaps tasting the good stuff at Stina Winery nearby. The fifth afternoon you can spend in Trogir and then head back to Rogac for handover. A great week's island hopping!
Best Times To Hire A Yacht In Rogac
The sailing season runs from late April to October with July and August being the busiest months for yacht charter. The ACI Marina chain also adds 20% to their berthing fees at this time of year. If you can charter outside of the peak period you will find it far quieter and less expensive. The climate is mild most of the sailing season with occasional rain showers.
Sailing Weather In Rogac
April and May: There will be occasional rainy days but temperatures sit between 22-28C or higher. Winds are generally NW, 10-20 knots
June-August: You'll be unlucky if you see any rain, though it could be welcome in the summer heat! Temperatures are from 26C and up to the mid 30s. Wind is generally NW 5-10 knots
September-October: In this part of the world it rains more in October and the temperature falls away to 10 degrees C in the evenings, though it can get up to a comfortable 20C on an autumn day. Winds can get up to 20 knots.
What should I consider when hiring a Yacht or Boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
What are the Marinas in Rogac?
There are two main quays in Rogac - both are available to visiting yachts but the southerly one is used as a charter baseso isn't generally available Fridays or Saturdays. Both have space for about 12 yachts moored bow/stern-to and have a draft of around 3.5 metres. Showers, electric and water are paid for as part of the mooring fee.
When are the best times to hire a boat in Rogac?
If you like the hustle and bustle of the peak season of July and August, do be aware that many marinas charge 20% more at this time of year. Should you be able to get away during school term, September is still warm, and everything is cheaper and quieter.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Rogac?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the yacht hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual charter companies themselves.
What happens if my Yacht breaks down?
If you are at sea and in danger, call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 or ring the coast guard on your phone if you have reception. If you have a mechanical fault and can make it to or are on a mooring you will be able to phone a help line number given by the boat charter company.
What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat in Rogac?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and where do you want to go along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat certificate or the US Sailing Certificate. For small 'day boats' or if you choose to have a skippered on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.