Originally Posted by Bullshooter
We also went with the Angelina marina, in Trogir, although we chartered through Danielis yacht charter
. I got the permit
from the FCC as you did and played it safe. We had a great trip in June, and I can provide answers to questions, at least as far as I learned in our travel from Trogir to nearby islands Solta, Vis, Bisevo, Pakleni islands, Hvar, and Brac.
I was able to plan a lot using the chart viewer on the Navionics
website. I was lucky enough to find out about the MySea app which allowed us to call for reservations for mooring
balls, very handy.
Good luck and have a great time. We did!
Awesome, appreciate the offer! Those are all places we're considering for Sept 5-12, so I definitely have a few questions if you don't mind.
We are relatively novice bareboat
charter sailors. This will be our 3rd week-long charter - first in the Med. Renting
42. We were initially going to just hire a captain
to make this trip nice and easy, but since we're expecting fewer boats around due to covid, we are less worried about crowds and nightmares trying to med-moor for the first time. Plus we'd rather gain more experience doing everything ourselves anyway. The hired captain
would not be that useful honestly except for local knowledge (hopefully our planning now makes up for that) and manning the boat
when we don't want to (just have to suck it up and be the captain...).
Yes, I found the MySea app recommendation which is great. We will certainly try and make a reservation if we can. Did you find most everywhere to have moorings available? We aren't really sure what to expect in Sept and covid times.
How thorough was your walk-through of the boat
with Danielis? From the short emails with Angelina, it feels a bit like the BVIs where they hand you the keys. I couldn't get a solid answer of when we should expect to be able to leave the dock
paying extra for 1-2pm early boarding. I like to know everything possible about a boat before taking over.
Most everyone else going with us is on the "no-plan" plan, but that doesn't work
for me if I'm captain. Our rough plan as of now:
Day 1 (Sat) - first mate and I arrive 11am-12pm to get paperwork done, others finish provisioning
. Early access on boat 1-2pm. Walk-through of boat, leave dock
around 4pm. 1-1.5hr sail to either Blue Lagoon
or Maslinica (likely anchor
or get mooring ball in Sesula Bay). My thought is ideally Maslinica/Sesula, but Blue Lagoon if we get away late since a bit closer and we can easily drop the hook pretty much anywhere around there for the night.
Day 2 (Sun) - Zlanti Rat, anchor
on West side during most of the day. Med-moor overnight in Bol. Not sure yet where to go for bailout/backup if Bol marina is full (which seems very possible since small). Also, Zlanti Rat seems very touristy, but a night moored in Bol would be nice. If Zlanti Rat isn't that enjoyable, go to Bol earlier.
Day 3/4 (Mon/Tues) - Paklinski islands. Either anchor in Vinogradisce or moor at Palmizana Marina. Take water
taxi over to Hvar for the afternoon/evening. Mooring in/near Hvar town itself seems both expensive and like a hassle with lots of boat traffic. Possibly stay here a second night if we like it but in alternate location.
Day 4/5 (Tues/Wed)- Vis/Bisevo. Anchor in a cove or grab mooring ball at Diamond Beach on SE end of Vis one night so we can visit Stiniva Bay early before day-trip boats one night. Easiest taking turns with the dinghy
in two groups as opposed to attempting to anchor? Visit Green Cave after. Another night anchored in Porat bay Bisevo or mooring ball at Komiza, and visit the Blue Cave.
Day 6 (Thurs) - Back to Paklinski islands if we didn't stay there 2 nights yet, or Sveta Nedilja. Refuel if possible to avoid Fri afternoon refuel in Trogir.
Day 7 (Fri) - head
back to Trogir. Stop at Blue Lagoon if we haven't already, otherwise Maslinica.
Other alternate locations: Jelsa, Korcula, Makarska
We are trying to spend a decent amount of time enjoying sailing around, and also don't want to hop around too much. Trying to be very flexible if weather/wind doesn't cooperate. We don't want to motor
long distances. I'll be shooting a lot of drone footage, and we love mountains meeting water
Thank you for any tips!