Tourist services on nautical tourism vessels – Excursion vessel, Cruise vessel, Fishing vessel


If you are already established in any EU/EEA country, you are allowed the freedom to provide services on an occasional and temporary basis, without the obligation of establishment in Croatia, following conditions:

An online declaration is sent at, along with a photo or a scan of the following documents (signed, without a stamp). The service is provided under the conditions prescribed for business establishment (Second option).

The second option – FREEDOM TO ESTABLISH

If you are established in EU/EEA country, you as physical or legal person, have freedom to provide services on a permanent basis in Croatia, if you register an establishment in Croatia and submit the following documentation i.e. fulfil  the following conditions:

  • request for obtaining a decision on meeting the minimum requirements for the type of nautical tourism vessel
  • OIB or an excerpt from the court register (for a legal entity) or trade register (for a natural person) with a registered activity for the provision of services in nautical tourism
  • proof of the right to dispose of the vessel
  • registration form (for yachts and boats)
  • safety certificate or boat license
  • general and special conditions for the type of vessel


EUR 27.87 for the decision

Payment via internet banking

Payments are made according to the state budget, depending on the county.


First option: e-service (for EU/EEA citizens)

Second option: Administration office for the county (for sending photographed or scanned documentation; with signature and without stamp)

Competent authority and regulations

Administration office for the county, i.e. the administrative body of the City of Zagreb competent for tourism according to the place of registration of the vessel or place of service provision

Ministry of Tourism and Sport

Prisavlje 14, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 6161 243

Act on the Provision of Services in Tourism (OG 130/17, 25/19, 98/19, 42/20 and 70/21 – consolidated text)

Ordinance on the types of nautical tourism vessels (OG 68/19)


Decision on meeting the minimum requirements and conditions for the type of nautical tourism vessel

Deadline: 60 days

Legal remedies

Possibility to appeal to the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Prisavlje 14, 10 000 Zagreb or to, within 15 days of delivery of the decision, without paying the administrative fee.

Last updated on 13 November 2023

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