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Yacht Charter and Boat Rentals in Kastel Gomilica

Centred on the second of seven castles built to defend the population against the Ottoman Empire, Kastel Gomilica is now a bustling Adriatic town of some 40,000 residents.

Sat on Kastela Bay, the Central Dalmatia town is in fact one of several villages that have grown into one, with tourism their main economy.

The beautiful castles are just part of the attraction of the conurbation that sits between Split and Trogir on the AdriaticCoast. Sandy beaches, nightlife and food are important too, but for those who are up for a four hour hike you can climb to the top of the Kozjak mountain ridge that dominates the skyline behind Kastel Gomilica. From there you can get amazing views for miles around, from Split to the south-east to Trogir to the north-west.

Croatia has refined celebration of its ancient and modern history while drawing tourists to its shores and seas to a fine art. In Kastel Gomilica you will see some of this work at its best.

Explore Kastel Gomilica By Renting A Yacht

A Kastel Gomilica yacht charter is easy with Borrow A Boat. On arrival you pay your fee, present any sailing qualifications you have and inspect the boat before casting off to tour your chosen shores on the Adriatic Sea. Whether on a bareboat charter or a captained yacht charter you'll soon be at sea on your sailing vacation.

Close-by to Kastela to the NW is the ancient town of Trogir with its quaint charm. To the SE you will find the bustling port and tourism center of Split (that you will likely have travelled through on your way to your sailing vacation).

Just offshore and outside of Kastela Bay you will get to see and explore the Dalmatian Island archipelago. From there you can head south on a one way trip to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, or perhaps head north as far as the legendary Kornati Island archipelago with a pause on the nearby island of Murter.

You shouldn't miss the beautiful beaches and great nightlife of Hvar and beyond, the quiet beauty of Korcula - reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. How about island hopping SE from there to the national park island of Lastovo?

A perfect yacht vacation with Kastel Gomilica as a base will be rewarding both from your time ashore and at sea, enjoying the Mediterranean at its best.

How To Get To Kastel Gomilica

Split Airport is a major international hub with flights in from much of Europe.

To get to Kastela it is a short bus ride direct from Split Airport. You could take a taxi the whole way of for the final mile to start your boat rental.

Marinas In Kastel Gomilica

There are five marinas within reach of Kastel Gomilica, though only one is in Kastela itself. Between them there is a large fleet of charter yachts, and a choice of catamaran, sailboat, luxury yacht and motor boat that should meet your needs.

Marina Kastela:

Berth Characteristics:

420 berths

Max Length 33m (108.2 Feet)

Max Draught 8m (26.2 Feet)

List of additional services: Electricity, waste collection, WiFi, restaurant, bar, laundry, market, dressing rooms, security

ACI Marina Split:

Berth Characteristics:

348 berths

Max Length 60m (196 Feet)

Max Draught 8m (26.2 Feet)

List of additional services: Electricity, fuel, water, laundry, market, dressing rooms, bar, restaurant, security

ACI Marina Trogir:

Berth Characteristics:

174 berths

Max Length 30m (98.42 Feet)

Max Draught 5 m (16.4 Feet)

Additional services: ATM, Bar, Waste Collection, Residual Water Collection, Shop, WiFI, Restaurant, Shore Power, Fuel, Laundry.

Marina Trogir:

256 berths

Max Length 70m (229.65 Feet)

Max Draught 20m (65.61 Feet)

Additional services: ATM, Bar, Waste Collection, Residual Water Collection, Shop, WiFI, Restaurant, Shore Power, Fuel, Laundry.

Marina Baotic:

400 berths

Max Length 50m (164.04 Feet)

Max Draught 5m (16.4 Feet)

Additional services: ATM, Bar, Swimming Pool, Shop, Restaurant, Toilets, Laundry, Taxi.

Suggested Sailing Routes From Kastel Gomilica

The Central Dalmatia town is a perfect jumping off point to explore the Adriatic coast and Croatian islands. Here we look at three ideas for you to explore the Kastela region and beyond.

7 days - one way to Dubrovnik: This is a classic route that covers around 130nm over the seven days. You can go inshore along the Dalmatian coast or out through the Dalmatian Island archipelago as you head SE to the historic port town of Dubrovnik.

7 days - circuit north to Kornati: Taking in the beautiful old town of Sibenik, the island of Murter and of course the Kornati archipelago, this is a circular route that takes in the best of Central Dalmatia

14 days - Dubrovnik and back: At around 260nm this is a route where you can still get ashore while doing a fair bit of sailing every day as you island hop south along the Adriatic coast and then north through the Dalmatian Islandarchipelago. You won't be disappointed!

Best Times To Rent A Yacht In Kastel Gomilica

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. When a cruise ship is docked in Dubrovnik, its passengers will fill the Old Town. If you can time your visit outside of the times cruise ships are in, then you will find your visit to the city a lot more relaxed. The climate is mild most of the sailing season with occasional rain showers.

Sailing Weather In Kastel Gomilica

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I consider when renting 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 captain, 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 Kastel Gomilica?

There are five marinas within reach of Kastel Gomilica. In Kastela itself there is Marina Kastela. ACI Marina Split to the south is just a short hop by road or sea. The three marinas in Trogir to the north - ACI Marina Trogir, Marina Baotic and Marina Trogir are all close enough, and with their different services available you can make your choice according to your needs.

When are the best times to rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica?

Most people choose the high summer months of July and August to visit Kastel Gomilica. These aren't always the best - the state owned ACI Marina chain puts its prices up by 20% as do its private rivals. If you can sail out of Kastela during school term you will find secluded coves to yourself, yet comfortable warmth in the sea and air between May and September.

Do you have to pay a deposit when renting a Yacht in Kastel Gomilica?

You will typically pay 50% up front on reservation the yacht rent 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 rent a Yacht or Boat in Kastel Gomilica?

You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat rental 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 rent a boat or yacht?

If you want to sail without a captain 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 captained on board your yacht charter you typically don't require licences.