These are motor-sailing boats of classic wood construction. The new boats nowadays are mainly constructed, of steel, but despite of that, our newest boats Macek, Antonela and Columbo are furnished with wooden details to preserve the tradition of the classic motor sailing boats. They are distinguished by their size, finish and comfort; we ask you to pay particular attention to the individual descriptions of each ship on this website. All the information and dates refer to September 2008 - it is possible that during the winter changes have been carried out, so that the ship can have a different aspect from the one described in this catalogue. A captain might also decide during the winter to sell the ship and to construct or buy a new ship. It is also possible that a ship is under the command of a different captain and crew from that described in this catalogue. Crew members change ships from season to season. Some wooden ships in our fleet are more than 100 years old, but this only means that the name and the style are old. However all the ships have one thing in common; they are nothing like the big cruise ships - life on board is without great formality but you will be in good company.
These are, in the greater number of cases, prepared in a simple way and arranged (unless otherwise shown) mostly with bunk-beds often without stepladders, with a narrow twopersons bed or two narrow single beds, with a small closet or with consoles for clothing. The threepersons cabins have mostly a narrow twopersons bed, and a third bed above the larger one. They offer enough space to sleep and enough space for a beach bag.
The type and the location of the beds are to be found in the description of the single boats. On the major part of the boats the cabins have shower and toilet with washing basin, and these are mostly small departments which are devided from the cabin by a door, but mostly without a shower cabin.
Depending on the external shape of the ship the cabins are of different sizes and shapes; the differences in category do not diminish the listed prices. The cabins under the first deck are arranged with a small means of ventilation or a window. A lot of ships have both, cabins above and under the deck, and in the description of the boat is described how many cabins are on the main, and how many on the superior deck, but variations in the price are not possible.
At the moment of the booking dependently on the vacancy you can choose between the cabins above, or under deck which are goiung to be confirmed with your invoice. A difference between the main and the superior deck will not be confirmed and taken under consideration.
Special requests or a certain cabin number will be forwarded to the captains and if possible accomplished, but not confirmed and are not a part of the contract.
The distribution of the cabins is decided at the beginning, based upon the arrival of the reservations. Since the crew, during the voyage, do not clean or tidy the cabins, it is the duty of customers to keep them tidy in the best way they can during the voyage. The cabins on the day of the arrival fresh and clean, with fresh sheets, howewer, the towels are not included in the price and are to be taken on board. The cabin showers and WC are also not cleaned during the voyage. The common showers and the WC are cleaned regularly by the crew during the voyage. Some ships have more cabins than is shown in the description. These cabins may not have the standards of the other cabins on the same ship (for example without shower/WC or below deck). Also the data concerning the number of places in the main cabin may not relate to the number of cabins given in the description, even if the ship’s main cabin overall has places for cabins that are not shown in the description.
A major part of the ships are fitted with air-conditioning in the cabin corridors below decks, and in the meantime more and more also in the cabins (with individual regulation). With air conditioners in the corridors, the cooling effect in the cabins can be only obtained with the cabin door open. Normally the air conditioning works only when the ship’s motor is running or if the ship is connected to the electrical supply on land. During overnight stays in the bays or small fishing villages, without connection to the land-based electrical supply, the air conditioning is switched off in most cases in order to provide for a peaceful night, which would otherwise be disturbed if the ship’s motor was left running.
Evening gowns and tuxedos should be left at home! On board of the motor-sailing boats it is very fashionable to wear shorts and T-shirts and to be dressed for swimming. Evenings can be a little bit cold (mainly in the low season) so is good to have a pullover or vest. You may also need a raincoat. Since the space in the cabins is not large, it is better to take with you soft travel bags instead of hard suitcases.
This is the standard for the southern countries. The breakfast is simple, with coffee or tea, white bread, butter and marmalade. The main course (lunch and supper) are traditionally good and abundant. Even though, during your sailing travels, there is enough fish in the open sea, main meals are usually made up of meat. Upon request it is possible, on all the ships, to order vegetarian or diet food, but we kindly ask you to request this at the time of reservation, to be sure. As far as vegetarian meals are concerned, this does not mean that they will prepare a special vegetarian menu, but rather they will, in place of meat, serve larger quantities of the available vegetables. The preparation of special dietetic menus is normally not possible. The service on board is on basis of half or full board, dependently on the ship. In case of a charter it is possible to choose between the half, or the full board, independently if the chosen ship during ist "normal" cruises offers the fill of the half board. The half board consists of the breakfast and lunch, while the dinner can be taken in the restaurants in the different places. Sometimes the captain will offer a dinner on board (for example while overnight in some bay), this dinner is to be paid individually on board (the price is approx. 7 – 25 € per person/meal, dependently on the choice of the food). On the embarkation day the first meal will be dinner (no lunch), while the last meal on the disembarkation day is breakfast. The full board consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The service begins with dinner on the embarkation day (no lunch), and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day. The service by island hopping with bikes is basicly half board. Most of the times it will consist of breakfast and dinner, while the lunch can be taken is some typical tavern during the daily route – in price not included and to be paid on the spot. Dependently of the route, it can happen that instead of the dinner, lunch will be taken on board, while dinner can be taken in some restaurant.
Drinks are available in the main cabin, and also in the restaurant and bar. Here you will also be able to order fresh drinks, with or without alcohol. Normally the consumption of drinks will be recorded on a sheet and the account will be paid at the end of the voyage. Clearly drinks on board cost more than in shops on land, but in the end you are sailing on a small hotel. It is not permitted to take your own drinks on board the ship.
Boarding in Rijeka, Zadar and Trogir normally takes place between 11:30h and 13:00h. As soon as all the customers are on board the captain will make sail for the vacation. The boarding of customers who arrive by ferry depends on the time of arrival of the ferry in port.
For customers who arrive in Split by ferry, without their own vehicle, it is possible to organize a transfer (payable at the time) in the port of Trogir. For customers without their own vehicle, whose ferry arrives in Split or Zadar after the time of boarding, it is possible to organize a transfer (payable at the time) to Rogoznica (route TRO 2), Makarska (route TRO 3) or Vodice (route ZAD 1), arriving in the late afternoon or the early hours of the evening.
Disembarkation normally takes place on the last day, from 09:00h.The crew need time between disembarkation and boarding in order to clean up and to tidy the cabins back to the way they were when you found them one or two weeks before.
In the boarding cities (Rijeka, Zadar and Trogir) we will be able to rent you secure a parking place. These parking areas are, in most cases, outside the port and our guide will lead you to them. We kindly ask you to reserve your parking space at the time of reservation of the cruise: payment (approx. 40.00 Euro in Zadar and Trogir, and approx. 50.00 Euro in Rijeka and Dubrovnik) will be made at the time of boarding. The car parks are guarded, not by our own staff, but by the car park owner. In the car park your vehicle is insured in the same way in which it would be insured in car parks or garages elsewhere.
All the ships have water and electricity supplies, although not in unlimited amounts. All the ships are fitted with generators providing 220 V but they are not continuously in service. This also applies to air conditioners in the main cabins, private cabins and the cabin corridors. They can only work when the generator is working or when they are connected to a shore-based supply. The water reservoirs are adapted to the number of cabins and to the number of beds, and are positioned so that every cabin has sufficient water to take showers even if water refuelling is not made for some days. This always depends on the water consumption habits of the passengers. The ships have heated water for the showers (some of the water is heated by the sun in tanks on the roof), but there will only be warm water until it runs out or until someone else shuts off the shower in another part of the ship.
In the interests of environmental care (which is mentioned in the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia) we kindly ask you not to throw garbage down the toilet or into the sea. On all the ships you will have at your disposal enough garbage receptacles. Actively help us to make our Adriatic sea, already bluer than most seas, remain clean. Peacefull evenings Generally, from 23:00h life aboard the ship is very calm. Naturally this is not a fixed rule but it depends, very often, on the company on board. On some ships, sometimes, parties can go on until late. Since the ships, in their construction, do not provide good acoustic insulation, and in some ports it is necessary for space reasons for ships to be moored alongside one another, passengers are asked to be respectful of others.
Many of our customers find that to spend the night sleeping in the fresh air under a sky full of stars in the Mediterranean is a unique experience. Clearly, this depends on whether there is enough space, but you must provide your own sleeping bag and a sponge or beach mattress because it is forbidden to carry mattresses and blankets from the cabins on to the deck.
It is not rare to find entertainment on board the ships. If someone has, for example, his own accordion or guitar, they can take it with them on the vacation.
Citizens of the European Union travelling to Croatia need to have a valid identity card (for stays up to 30 days) or a passport (for stays up to 3 months) or a children’s passport with a photograph. If children are travelling with their parents, they can be registered in one of the parents’ passports. The Slovenian customs authorities check, above all, the validity of documents. Expired documents will not be accepted! Please check the validity of the documents (identity card minimum 30 days to run, passport minimum 3 months to run). It is not possible to enter Slovenia or Croatia with an expired passport or identity card. Citizens of other states are kindly asked to make enquiries in their nearest Croatian and Slovenian consulates.
Just as the ships are individuals, the routes they take can also be. The routes are those described in the catalogue, but they can be changed. Some captains would not want to disappoint you by not showing you a preferred bay, or some port, and berthing can be a little tight when more than one ship spends the night in the same port. In the descriptions of the routes the places mentioned may not always be the overnight stopping places. Sometimes, as an example, you have the opportunity in the afternoon to visit the port and then in the evening move on to another bay for the overnight stop. Or it may be that you will spend the night in a bay and arrive in the port the following morning. When there is a choice between spending the night in port or in a bay, the captain will follow the wishes of the majority of his customers. It is also possible that some routes are executed in a different way to the one described; on route RJK 1 in fact it appears that half of the ships beginning the cruise together stopped in Krk and the other half stopped in Cres, from which it seems that they have proceeded in the opposite direction to that shown in the description. We have planned our routes so that the planned destinations for each day are comfortable and allow time to catch up in normal conditions, but it is up to the captain to decide the route and the stopping off time in the ports, if time does not allow for the normal following of the route described in the catalogue. When and where each ship expects to be and which route it will take can be found in the link dates. This plan was established in October 2003 and can be subject to changes of course after making the reservation. At the time of the reservation it is a good idea to ask for the ship and the route that interests you or which route the ship in which you are interested will take. The latest plan of the routes can be found on the website.
When chartering one of our motor-sailing boats it is necessary to take into account the services required by all the participants on the voyage. If you decide to go for full board, then this must apply to all participants on board. Combinations of half board and full board in a group are not possible. The chosen service must be paid for for the minimum number of participants for the charter of the chosen ship - see CHARTER PRICES. The list of the participants must be delivered to us a minimum four weeks before departure. Up to four days before the departure you are permitted, free of charge, to make changes to the number of participants and their names. Routes, in Croatian territorial waters, can be agreed individually, but the normal daily navigation can last up to a maximum of 5 hours. If the average navigation hours are exceeded, it is obligatory to pay to the captain a supplement for the fuel. If you decide to charter and opt for route TRO 3, there will be a supplement of 30.00 € per person to be paid.
Booking the "lucky boat", you will also be able to book "one average double cabin" without any supplement. In this case you will share the cabin with another person of the same sex. For all the other cruises it is not possible to book average double cabins, but only a single cabin (on M/S Rogac, and Kruna Mora) or a double cabin for single use.
Our ships are sailing normally, on all the routes, by motor engine - the sails are raised only when the wind is suitable. However the sails can normally be raised two times per week if the time schedule allows.
The Adriatic is a rich sea with many fish and is ideal for fishing. Clearly you will be able to carry with you a fishing rod in order to fish, either from the ship or from the shore. In order to fish it is obligatory to have a fishing licence and these are issued, on payment, in numerous tourist offices and Harbour Master's Offices.
The cost of drinks and additional services will be payable in the local currency (in kunas) or in Euros. Credit cards and euro cheques are not accepted.
Residence tax and embarkation/disembarkation taxes for particular ports are not included in the prices. A total sum of 21 € per week per person (for children up to 11 years 10 €) is payable to the captain at the time of boarding. Entrances in museums or in the national parks, such as excursions (for eg. The trip to cavtat on the route T3) are not included and are to be paid on the spot.
Local taxes, and possible entrance fees. A total amount of 21,- euro p.p/per week (10,- euro for a child under the age of 10)is to be paid on embarkation. Towels are not available on board.
Even if our cruises are not specified as providing for nudism, there are opportunities for sunbathing without swimsuits (except on the bridge of the ship) on a large number of the ships, during navigation and in secluded bays. Upon entering the ports nudism is not permitted. Since not everyone likes to swim without a swimsuit, nudism must logically be in agreement with the other participants on the cruise ship.
The embarkation in Rijeka, Zadar and Trogir takes place between 11.30 and 13.00. As soon as all the guests are on board, the ship may leave. The port of embarkation for guests flying to Croatia depends on flight times, which are not known as of yet. Those travelling by airplane to Zadar or Split (port of embarkation is Trogir), will in case of a delay be transferred to the first overnight port, so that they can board the ship in the evening, or even late that afternoon.
This usually takes place on the last day before 09.00. The crew needs the time between your disembarkation and the embarkation of new passengers in order to clean the cabins.
In case you have booked your return trip by coach from Rijeka, it is possible that a transferbus will come and pick you up after the disembarkation. This bus will take you to Opatija, from where your coach will depart around 17.30.
Because the return flights from Zadar and Split sometimes take place in the afternoon, you will still have enough time for to explore the city on your last day.
The routes can be as unique and individual as the ships themselves. The actual routes may vary somewhat from those described in the brochure/website. Some captains wouldn’t want you to miss out on their favourite bay, and certain harbours may be a bit cramp, if several other ships are also spending the night there. Therefore the places that are named in the brochure (or on the website) will not necessarily be the overnight locations. You may visit this place during the day, in which case a different bay will be found for your overnight stay. It is also possible do travel certain routes in a reverse order; for example, on the RJK 1 route, half of the ships usually visit Cres first(instead of Krk), and then carry on with the route.
Our cruises dipend on a minimal number of the participants to be held. This minimal number is listed in the price list by each boat. In case the minimal number of the participants is not reached, 21 days before the departure we’ll contact you. Obviously, we’ll offer you a supstitutional boat dependently on the vacancy.
NOTE: Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.