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. The Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner later on.
Overnight in Split, (D)
**Optional Tour to Krka National Park today at 2:00 PM. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. The sloping waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
DAY 2 May 5, 2019 - SUNDAY - SPLIT – TROGIR
Our English speaking guide will give us a morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. 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.
At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Trogir, a small town that is on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Lunch will be served while we cruise there with swim stop along the way. In the afternoon you will arrive to this small town-museum, with its stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls and especially the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia.
A Professional English speaking guide will give us a Trogir city tour and then you will be left to explore your evening in this unique city full with cozy restaurants.
Overnight in Trogir Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 3 May 6, 2019 - MONDAY - TROGIR – BOL – HVAR
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, along the way are the many coves and bays. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your afternoon 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 4 May 7, 2019 - TUESDAY - HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS
Morning cruise to the Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which requires that it's visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors.
However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to the Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. If that happens, we can provide an alternative half-day tour of Vis Island with WWII RAF Airport, along with Komiža – a peculiarly beautiful town boasting the longest fishing tradition on East Adriatic. On the other hand, if we succeeded to see the Blue Cave we will reach the island of Vis after lunch.
Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years – due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 May 8, 2019 - WEDNESDAY - VIS – KORČULA
We start our day with a morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will give us a Korčula City tour, and walk us 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 6 May 9, 2019 - THURSDAY - KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET – ŠIPAN ISLAND OR SLANO
Morning cruise towards Mljet National Park where we expect to arrive by 10:00 a.m. You will have enough time to explore the park, to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century and of course, you can take a swim in the heart of National Park. Return to the boat for lunch. We shall continue our cruise to Šipan Island where we will anchor in a small picturesque peaceful fishermen’s village of Šipanska Luka.
In case dock and lock schedules or weather conditions prevent us from anchoring in Šipanska Luka we will cruise to Slano, located on the mainland. We will have a Captain’s dinner that evening on board with live music entertainment.
Overnight in Šipanska Luka or in Slano on the mainland, (B,L, Captain’s dinner with live music)
DAY 7 May 10, 2019 - FRIDAY – CRUISE TO DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS
Morning departure to Dubrovnik, passing by the Elaphiti islands where we arrive directly to the historical center of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. We will cruise along the Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications and have lunch on board directly in front of the Historical center where you will have a chance to take an unforgettable group photo of the breath-taking Dubrovnik. We will do our best that we spend this last evening on anchorage in front of the Old Town, in a peaceful environment with the ship’s tender transfers to the Old town and back in designated times that we will know on that day. It all depends on weather conditions, and alternative port is Dubrovnik Gruž harbour.
Our English speaking guide will show us 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 and have a farewell dinner. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Return scheduled transfer to the boat will be organized by tender boat or by coach.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8 May 11, 2019 - SATURDAY - DUBROVNIK - HOME
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. You may opt to spend a final night in Dubrovnik. Otherwise depart for the airport for your return flight home. (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
Bookings MUST be made by December 23, 2018
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 linen changed in the middle of the week
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park
- Welcome gift
- Tour leader with 8 or more clients
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- English speaking cruise director on board and 6 crew members
- International airfare. You will fly into Split and out of Dubrovnik. We can arrange airfare for you
- Meals not listed in itinerary
- International departure tax
- Travel insurance
- 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
- City taxes for pre/post hotel stays
- Post hotel stay in Dubrovnik at the Kompass hotel. Double room $240.00 Single or $143.00 pp double
- 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.