M/S CAPTAIN BOTA is a new motor yacht larger than others in size, fully air-conditioned, built in the Split shipyard in July 2015 according to newest European standards.
Explore beautiful Croatia on a yacht and travel in style as you cruise the most scenic and beautiful islands of Croatia. Carefully prepared in every detail in order to meet high personal requirements. The intention is to show the beauty of the islands, thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present the lifestyle and heritage Crotia has to offer.
Luxurious atmosphere perpetuates its tradition as an exclusive yacht, with its stately and compelling lines, superior construction and comprehensive facilities for the guests. A new motor yacht larger than others in size, 40,60 x 8,10 meters, fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds and elegance design. The new yacht offers a comfortable salon with lounge bar that is “wide from side to side “, outdoor covered sitting area as well as a sunny deck and Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi together with carefully chosen and experienced six members crew and our cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland and to have enough time to relax and go swimming.
During this 7 night cruise you will be able to gain an exciting experience of the Croatian way of life, its past blended with present.
DAY 1 May 4, 2019 - SATURDAY - Arrive in SPLIT
Our DELUXE BOAT will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
*The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. however you can leave your luggage on board and then explore the city. Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 May 5, 2019 - SUNDAY - Split - Bol -
We start our day with a morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 3 May 6, 2019 - MONDAY - KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
We start our day with a morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We will stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will take you on a tour of Korčula and walk you through narrow and cobbled streets.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 May 7, 2019 - TUESDAY - KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.
Our English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of the breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After a city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit the City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled to be at 18:00 hours or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 5 May 8, 2019 - WEDNESDAY - DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, passing by the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stop along the way.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park.
Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. You can also rent bikes and bike around the lakes. Evening is at your leisure to enjoy a local dinner in town.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)
DAY 6 May 9, 2019 - THURSDAY - Makarska
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with a refreshing swim stop on our way passing by Pelješac Penninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island.
Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Center of Dalmatia” famous with it’s long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night. Your evening is free to enjoy the local culture and restaurants.
Overnight in Makarska, (B,L)
DAY 7 May 10, 2019 - FRIDAY – PUČIŠĆA – SPLIT
After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel towards Pucisca. Pucisca is the island’s biggest village of the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. In Pucisce is only one Stone masonry school in Croatia where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that are used here for centuries.
After a relaxed walk we will have lunch while cruising to Split, our first and last stop. Split is the second largest urban center in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic center of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. Our English speaking guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L,D)
**Optional Tour to The Krka National Park. Proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.
Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
DAY 8 May 11, 2019 - SATURDAY - SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
Cost: $1185.00 Standard Deck per person based on double occupancy,(Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $355.00 Standard Deck
Cost: $1467.00 Upper Deck per person based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $586.00 Upper Deck
Booking/final payment due 60 days prior to departure
7 overnights cruise with accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with daily cabin service
Meals as indicated B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Two bottles of water per day per person
All transfers as per itinerary
Professional English speaking guide for tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik and Split
Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
Towels changed every second day and linens changed in the middle of the week
Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
English speaking cruise director on board and 6 crew members
Farewell dinner in Split
Meals not listed in itinerary
International departure tax if any
Airport transfers: Rates will be quoted based on number of passengers riding together
Guide/driver/tour leader gratuities
Additional tours or activities not listed
25 Euro Port taxes paid on board
Optional tour to Krka National Park 50.00 Euro
Entrance to the Mljet National Park
City taxes for pre/post hotel stays
Pre night hotel stay in Split at the Hotel Luxe Single $192.00. Double $110.00 per person
Entry Requirements: Visitors from the US, Canada and Australia need a valid passport, Visas are not required for Americans, Canadians or Australians visiting for less than 3 months. If you are a citizen of another E.U. country, you do not need a passport, only an identity card. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave the European Union. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it's a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver's license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.
Time Zone: Croatia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time in the United States. Like many European countries, Croatia has daylight savings time which lasts from late March to late September.
Weather:Croatia has a fairly continental climate, which becomes more Mediterranean the closer you get to the Adriatic Sea. May is a sunny month with 14 hours of daylight. It is the start of the Summer season and rainfalls are low. People flock to the city during this month to enjoy the summery weather and the world-famous cultural event, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. With very warm temperatures and long hours of daylight it is essential that you make sure to drink enough water, wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun to avoid the heat. Temperatures range from the mid to high 70's for the day. Evenings cool a bit with the low to mid 50's.
Currency: The Croatian national currency is the Kuna (kn or HRK), which comes in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at post offices, banks, and exchange offices. Some hotels and travel agencies also will exchange currency, but beware of the service charges, which can be as high as 3% - 5%. Airports usually charge the highest fees. The best way to get cash in the local currency is from an ATM. Keep in mind that most banks impose a fee every time a card is used at another bank's ATM, and that fee can be higher for international transactions ($5 or more) so try and withdraw as few times as possible. Credit cards are accepted by most shops and restaurants however check with your credit card company regarding foreign exchange fees. You will also have a better chance making deals at local shops if paying with cash.
Electricity: Voltage in Croatia is 220 volts AC and the plug is a typical European plug with two round prongs.
Taxes/VAT: As a member of the European Union, Croatia imposes a 25% value-added tax on most goods and services. The VAT is already included in the displayed price. Visitors from outside the EU can get a VAT tax refund at the airport when departing, but the minimum that you must spend at one store to obtain the refund is 500HRK. The VAT refunds are not made for services. To get a VAT refund on purchases that qualify, present your passport to the salesperson and ask for the special stamped form. Present the form with your purchases at the booth marked IVA Tax Refunds at the airport, as you leave EU. Your refund should arrive by check or be credited to your credit card within a few weeks.
Health: No vaccines are required to enter Croatia.
Activity level: During the Croatia Tour, we will travel by private yacht. At each stop we will be walking quite a bit. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or so miles on some days, many times this is on cobbled streets and uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. You will need be able to climb stairs, get on and off the boat, without any assistance. At times you will need manage your own luggage. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can't or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate.
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