how it works
Local Skipper & Hostess +Free Concierge Service
No pressure, no hurry, and no racing to cover great distances.
The accent is on clear water, beautiful surroundings, lazy time and stress meltdown.
What is included ?
- Free concierge service
- Skipper and Hostess (according to the price list)
We use our “local” experience and knowledge to organize every aspect of your cruise.
- Local transfer (if needed)
- Finding the right boat for you
- Sailing, route planing, mooring, anchoring, safety
- Cooking, basic cleaning, guiding
Chartering the boat
The first thing we have to do when organising your cruise is to find and book the right boat for your needs.
Regular charters are always booked from Saturday to Saturday (7, 14 and more days). Please keep that in mind. Other combinations are possible as well but choice of starting points and boats reduces significantly and it is usually more expensive.
There is not much required from your side. We will get all the info and present it to you for the final decision and payment.
There are a few questions you have to answer:
- How many are you?
- How much comfort do you want?
- What will our starting point be? It depends on which part of the coast you want to explore and the airport you are arriving at.
We look for a good and reliable charter company as close to the airport as possible and explore different options.
After collecting the best offers we discuss them with you to make the final decision.
Getting the best value for your money is our priority.
The boat must be paid in advance upon reservation:
- 35% in the period of 7 days after the booking is confirmed
- 65% not later than 30 days before the commencement of the accommodation.
The percentage can vary and depends on the chosen charter company/broker.
You can pay for the boat directly to the charter company (the boat is chartered in your name), or you can pay to our account so we can do everything in our name. It’s totally up to you.
Why do we use a charter and not our own boat?
Using a chartered boat, we are much more flexible. This way, we can take any size and shape of the boat depending on the group and personal preferences. Also, we can use any starting point on the Croatian coast. Some people prefer catamarans and others mono-hulls. This way, we can make all happy.
To charter mono hull or catamaran?
We can help you to make the right decision.
This is the most common boat layout. It can vary depending on the brand and version. We will explore many options and present the best to you for the final decision. Getting the best value for your money is our priority but we don’t compromise on safety.
Route planing and food
Depending on the area you have decided to visit, we will tailor a route depending of your preferences and present it to you.
Weather forecast plays a major role in route planning as safety is our 1. concern.
Our destinations are mostly remote islands and quiet anchorages with crystal clear water and beautiful sunsets. We like to spend one night moored in some small island town so you can have dinner in a nice restaurant and enjoy busy summer life.
Dana prepares most of the food on the boat, but we recommend that you pay a visit to some Croatian “Konoba” in one of the quiet anchorages and try local specials…
We always plan a relaxing sailing route with no stress and pressure.
More about food on the boat
The hostess serves two light meals daily – breakfast, light lunch and 4 dinners in a week. You can expect simple food, done well – an interesting mix of Balkan and Mediterranean delicacies.
Other 3 days you will get the chance to taste local specials in a tavern – “Konoba” or other restaurants with a variety of international food.
Muesli, Yogurt, Milk, Salami, Cheese, Boiled Eggs, Butter, Peanut butter, Jam, Tea, Coffee …
As summer days are quite hot and sometimes we are under the sails, light, cold lunch will be served: Fruit, Salads, Snacks, Beer…
This is the time to relax. While dinner is getting ready you enjoy the sunset and an aperitif. We prepare mostly simple but tasty local dishes. Istrian and Dalmatian style but you can expect other Balkan specialities such as stuffed peppers with meat and cheese.
Upon your request, we can provision additional items of your choice depending on availability or you can purchase what you need upon your arrival at a local supermarket. Anyway, this is not included in the price so it will be an extra cost
Different arrangements are possible with minimal or no influence on the price. For instance: 3 x dinners on shore are there for your convenience so you can experience more variety. If you prefer to have more dinners on the boat or the other way around, no problem. The price difference would be minimal (or 0). Feel free to personalise every aspect of your cruise.
Your local skipper and hostess
We think and worry about everything, so you don’t have to.
Bob is your skipper and sailing instructor. He is an expert in avoiding overpriced buoy fields and marinas. By doing so, we cut expenses and add to your relaxation time and unique experience.
We are very serious about safety, and there is no compromise on that. Weather forecasts and protected anchorages are most important for relaxing evenings and a good night’s sleep.
Regarding everything else, we are very flexible.
Dana is your hostess, snorkelling and tourist guide (French and English). She takes care of the tidiness of the boat, food, drinks and good atmosphere.
This is just 1 of the possibilities, but each trip is different and exclusive depending on your wishes and weather conditions.
Multiply starting points are possible, but Pula is convenient because of the airport and many available charters. Marinas Pomer, Medulin and Verudela are the best options.
We always recommend 2 weeks cruise but let’s start with just 7 days.
Day 1 Pomer – Medulin bay Upon arrival, formalities in the marina, shopping for supplies and night somewhere in Medulin bay. Dinner on the boat or at some restaurant depending on timing and availability.
Day 2 Medulin – Vognisca bay Sailing most of the day (possible swimming stop on the way) and arriving in the early afternoon. In time to enjoy swimming and sunset with a glass of wine. Dinner on board.
Day 3 Vognisca – Losinj (town) 2 hours in the morning for a short walk to the village Unije. After that, sailing to Losinj (city port). A short stop for swimming (depending on the weather). Late afternoon and evening in Losin – a lively little island town. Popular tourist destination but still not too noisy. Dinner in the restaurant.
Day 4 Losinj – Premuda bay Sailing with a short stop for swimming. Upon arrival, some time for relaxing or swimming and snorkelling. Beautiful bay with crystal clear water. Dinner on the boat.
Day 5 Premuda – Balvanida bay Sailing with a snorkelling and swimming stop. Upon arrival, lazy afternoon and later, before dinner, walk to the top of the hill with a magnificent view. Dinner in Konoba.
Day 6 Balvanida – Tomozina Sailing to the beautiful Tomozina bay. Arrival, in the early afternoon, so you can fully enjoy the pristine, clean water and beautiful colours. Our favourite spot.
Day 7 Tomozina – Pomer An early start as the boat has to be back in the marina early afternoon. You can sleep if you like as you have us to get up and start while you sleep. Stop for swimming on the way.
In 2 weeks cruise we would definitely recommend islands Rab and Goli or Silba, Ist and Olib.
Depending on weather conditions and forecast, the trip can be tailored in a different order and include some other islands.
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