What people say
Eva and Sasha,
Our family had a great vacation and we were very happy with the boat, our captain Ratko, as well as Nickolina. I appreciate the help in coordinating the trip and your suggestions along the way. The islands were beautiful and I will be recommending your services to our friends back in the States.
I hope you enjoy the end of your summer and thanks again for your help.
Carpe Diem 7
Our tip has been fantastic... we were very sad the day that we finished.
The gulet was perfect, and the crew were really nice people, they do the best for us, the places were they took us were very nice and sometime we were the only boat there.Be sure that we will recommend you and Carpe Diem to our friends.
Our experience couldn't better than we had.If we have to rate the gulet, trip, crew, Croatian coast, and the food in the gulet it will be a 10.
You and Sacha have been very nice with us.
Best wishes, Elena
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for helping make our holiday to Croatia such a wonderful experience. Your guidance and assistance throughout were spot on. It was a really fantastic week for us all and the crew were excellent at all times as was the food. All tastes were catered for and it was great not to have to lift a finger all week – back to reality now!!!
I can honestly say it was a perfect holiday for everyone in our party and one we will all remember for many years to come.
Thanks again for all you have done.
I just wanted to reiterate everything Jackie has said. It really was a fantastic week away, everything went like clockwork and the crew could not have been more accommodating so hopefully you can find a way to pass that on to their company.
Thank YOU too for all the arrangements and support.
Louise - Canberra, Australia 🇦🇺 '
Sasha, just checking in to tell you we are having the BEST time. We knew it would be magical but the trip has surpassed all expectations.
I knew that you would ask us that question and it is one that we both have been pondering as both gulets and their crews were equally superb.
There is a danger in reliving an experience which has been one of the stand-out holidays but in this case, the location, quality of the crew and of the boat were equal but the experience was different. With young children, the nature of the trip must change – and ‘Angelica’s’ crew were so good to our grandchildren. I never felt anxious about them on the boat or in the water. In fact, the youngest, Mikey, thought that the highlight of his trip were his chats with Nico – and the treats which Maya (excuse my spelling) supplied unceasingly. All children spent so much time in the sea, swimming, kayaking, on the paddle board that I thought they would grow fins!
At the same time, Ivitcha (excuse once again, my spelling) made sure that we saw different places to those which we visited last time and so our interests were also considered. The food was delicious and Matteo catered beautifully for Alex who is a vegetarian. In fact, we all suffered from ‘food envy’ with some of the dishes he prepared.
At no time was anything too much trouble and everything was done with a smile and a sense of wanting us to have a truly relaxing holiday. And we did.
Our middle grandson, Ben, wants to do it again in two years’ time . . . have to start saving.
Our daughter-in-law, Catherine, said, two days into the trip, that she had never felt so relaxed on a holiday before.
Our daughter, Alex, has not stopped thanking us and said that she didn’t realize how stressed she had been at work until she was on the gulet.
Sometimes as a parent, it is appropriate and rather nice to say,” We told you so.”
For ourselves, friends have commented on how relaxed and well we look.
So, we can’t compare the two boats – both have left us with brilliant memories but we shall talk often and fondly of our trip on ‘Angelica’.
With our thanks to you for organizing everything and for your recommendation of ‘Angelica’,
Now we are home and I can attend to your email. There was not one thing that I would have changed. Perhaps just to have made it two weeks! You can recommend the Korab and her crew to anyone without reservation. Captain Mate and Antonia are a formidable team. She is a proper ‘foodie’ chef and not just a cook in the usual sense. I am cordon bleu trained and you can take my word here. Mate inspires complete confidence and his two young crew were so helpful and nice.
Definitely the highlight of our holiday and if our rand was stronger we would do it every year!
Happy to recommend it unreservedly.Kind Regards, Vicki”
In response to your email, we had a lovely time in Croatia and were generally very impressed with the country, the people, the cleanliness and the organisation after our many years spent travelling and cruising in Turkey!
Re specific comments about our trip, I comment as follows:
1- Your arrangements and assistance throughout our booking experience and getting onto the boat, arranging transfers, wine, etc. were all excellent and made the whole experience much easier and enjoyable – you gave us good advice and did everything you promised to do, very efficiently.
2- The captain and crew were excellent – Captain Mate is a legend – by far the best captain and crew we have ever had in our 16 years of cruising on gulets – they spoke good English, were very attentive but discreet and not in our way at any stage. The chef was a standing chef but he was also excellent and Mate was very pleased with him – he had only been there a few weeks!
I would certainly recommend this type of charter and use of your agency to our friends and family, it was a very good experience.Kind regards, Tony’
We are now off the boat and spending our last weekend in Split. Everything about the trip was first rate. All three of the crew were simply wonderful. The food was superb, the friendliness and service much appreciated.. And the boat works well for three elderly couples. The captain did a fine job of rearranging the itinerary to suit the changing weather. Thanks for arranging the trip!Dan and Karen.
Hello, Eva,We had a terrific week. One day was slightly spoiled by a great storm, which kept us in port, but apart from that everything went splendidly – ideal weather, and lovely swimming in various bays (water temperature 22C). The crew were as friendly, efficient and helpful as could be. We liked all three of them very much, and had a lot of jokes. The food was absolutely first-class. One small suggestion is that Zoran might put a small hook on the wall either side of the a/c unit, to give somewhere to hang clothes up. The arrangements you made for transfers/taxis worked perfectly.Very many thanks for setting up a memorable holiday.Best wishes, Duff.
Yes the whole family enjoyed a wonderful week on board the Perla. The crew were very attentive and Captain Zoran was always available for advice and guided us to some perfect bays for swimming and some sightseeing. The food was well presented surprising especially as the galley was so small and hot. Bozo the cook was excellent. The accommodation was spacious for the week on board. We fully understood the situation regarding the supply of air conditioning and everybody coped very well with the heat at night. We will certainly recommend the Perla and Adriatic holidays to our friends. If the opportunity arises in the future we would love to re book the Perla and her crew.
Best wishes, Alan & Jenny’
Queen of Datca
Our whole family had an AMAZING time! Really! The country blew us away with its beautiful cities, villages, nature. The boat experience was also outstanding . The ship is beautiful, the staff so helpful and kind and the food was delicious. This week has enchanted us all and we would all definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone.
Thank you again for making it possible.
Just back from the most wonderful week on Kadena. All adults finding it very difficult to get back into "work" mode! So spoiling - we were looked after so well, and spent the days parked up in idyllic bays with few other yachts around and the young adored it, as did the grown-ups. Wonderful weather and charming crew…… Didn’t want to come home!
‘We had a fabulous trip. We fell in love with Croatia, loved Sedna and especially the crew:all three. Please tell them. Dubrovnik was fabulous and your recommendation of the Excelsior perfect for our needs with our 2 elder boys who loved the walk into town every night. We were very impressed with your pre questionnaire and attention to our requirements. It was a memorable holiday and I would have no hesitation using you again and recommending you to family and friends.All the best Debbie’
I know we had spoken at length about our trip on the KORAB but I would like very much to put down in writing what was probably the most wonderful holiday we’ve experienced to date!
MY KORAB! SHEER MAGIC!
My family and I spent a week on board what can only be described as a home away from home yacht with a spot for everyone!
A motor yacht – bright, spacious and immaculate – lovingly cared for by a great professional crew!
Kapitano Mate – Captain with a big personality and a big heart!
Antonia – his wife and CHEF who prepared food worthy of a 5 star restaurant and more!
Yoshko (Josh to me!) – the all-rounder who looked after our everyday needs always with a smile and -
Bruna – the cute little help!
There is so much we could describe about MY KORAB but suffice to say it was a truly unforgettable experience. One we want very much to repeat again soon.
Oh yes! And a birthday cake to die for!!!
All the best
Apologies for the slow response. We have been on the go since getting back and now family visiting.
Lucky we had such a divine time on the Malena.
It truly was a wonderful holiday - one I hope I get to repeat on day perhaps with some friends and my other son in tow.
The staff were superb. I can't imagine a better crew. Thomas was a wonderful Captain - Andrew fantastic and such fun! Our son had a blast with him. He knew exactly the correct way to interact with us all. Really a great guy And the food Luca provided was fantastic. How he does it so effortlessly was wonderful. I will be recommending it to my friends.
Having a younger crew was a real bonus. We noticed that many of the other ships had an older crew so we were pleased with ours
And the boat itself was just fantastic. So well maintained and having the eating area with the cover just made it I felt. So nice to still be able to sit there when the wind came up or it got a little chilly.
Hope this covers everything.
Loved it . Loved Croatia.
Fingers crossed we get to return.
Please let the crew know we loved it!
Our holiday was absolutely perfect! The gulet had much more deck space than I’d anticipated so everyone was able find their own little corner when they wanted to. The crew could not have been more kind and helpful and special mention must go to the chef for the superb food. He also made my friend a fantastic birthday cake.
We loved Croatia and it was very good advice to spend 2 nights in Dubrovnik and 3 in Split at the beginning and end.
I would absolutely recommend this holiday; in fact before leaving the boat we checked with the captain where else they sailed.
Thanks for all your help and advice.
Anne & Family (UK)
We have just arrived back in Australia from our wonderful time in Croatia. The gulet Malena and her crew were absolutely marvellous. We have previously sailed off Corfu in a catamaran and off Turkey in a gulet and there is absolutely no doubt that for space, comfort and style the gulet is the only way to go.We had thought that nothing could ever match our time in Turkey on Xenos, but we were wrong; Sailing the islands off the Dalmation coast and visiting the villages in Malena has eclipsed that experience.
The gulet was large, comfortable and beautifully presented. Having similar accommodation suites suited our group of 3 couples.Tomas, the skipper was attentive to our wishes, clearly highly skilled, intelligent, cautious and gave us wonderful advice and arranged great restaurants when we stopped at villages;the highlight being “Pelegrini” in Sibernik. Luca the equally delightful cook was amazing; his meals were extraordinary and generous. We wanted to bring him home! Andrew was delightful and funny; can’t speak highly enough of all three.
My wife is now wanting to do it again with our children and grandchildren!
Thank you so much for your assistance and professionalism. It was a great experience.
Nigel and Felicity’
We had the most wonderful time on Anna Marija and a truly memorable trip to Croatia. We found it the most welcoming and interesting country, stunning scenery, incredible buildings and history – ancient and modern, delicious food, charming towns, warm and friendly people and beautiful weather so I don’t know what more anyone could want. All your advice was extremely useful and we liked both the hotels we stayed in – Hotel Luxe in Split and Grand Villa Argentina in Dubrovnik. The transfers you had arranged for us worked without any problems.
As for Anna Marija, Marko was a fantastic skipper and the crew were helpful and friendly – nothing was too much trouble and we were extremely well looked after. We were very grateful that they had made the effort to find the rose wine we liked with only a few hours notice. The space on deck was fantastic and we felt quite at home.
The route we took was lovely, bringing in some sight seeing, charming towns and lovely places to eat out. The water and swimming were beautiful.
I would like to thank you very much for organising such a special trip for us and for your patience and advice in answering all our questions. We very much hope to visit Croatia again some time soon as we feel sure there is so much more to enjoy there. I am recommending both Adriatic holidays and Anna Marija to my friend who may contact you as she is looking for a similar holiday in Croatia next year.
Many thanks again and kind regards
Sasha – Below is a comment from my father-in-law that I think sums up our experience. Thank you and your team also for handling all our travel arrangements… Thanks to you and the crew of the Tajna Mora we had an awesome vacation.
There is no question, that our expectations were met in every way. Captain Ivan was extremely accommodating in every way. The crew – Ivan, Mathew, Mat and Lucy were as well accommodating in every way. Ivan’s choice of restaurants on shore were excellent and the wine tasting was an added plus.
I would have no difficulty in recommending this Yacht to anyone who might be interested in cruising the Croatian Coast.
Ali Aga 1
We had the most brilliant time. The boat and crew were terrific- we were so well looked after. All transfers worked like clockwork and your colleagues phoned us three or so times to ensure we were happy with everything and knew what was going on. The Turkish coast was beautiful and the Captain found superb bays and spots to stop for swimming, snorkelling and sleeping. We will absolutely recommend this type of holiday and I’m sure will be back again ourselves!
Best wishes, Emma
‘Dear Elena and Sasha,
We arrived back yesterday after 40 hours from hotel to home and I have managed to spend 3 weeks in Europe answering
1 phone call and refusing to check any emails for the entire journey!!! So much more time …..
Now to the feedback. I guess the starting point is to go to the end when we finally disembarked at Dubrovnik. A few shed a tear and for those that didn’t there were certainly tears in their eyes. It was the end of 7 days which none of us will forget. A trip of a lifetime. I just hope the crew enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed them. If they didn’t they are certainly very good actors and huggers!!
THE CREW of Kuzman, Carlos, Ivan and Vlado were fantastic. They were unobtrusive but inclusive and nothing was ever a trouble. They were particularly good with the 3 little kids engaging with them, making them laugh and having fun in the activities yet we were always aware the Captain had passenger safety at the top of his mind. Nothing was ever a trouble.
KADENA. Better than anticipated and our anticipation was high. Very clean on boarding and maintained that way through the week. They had a few troubles with the air conditioning so it didn’t operate properly at times but these things happen. So 10 out of 10 for Kadena and without the air conditioning hiccup would have been 11 out of 10!!
Food. Vlado is a genius. The food on the boat was better than anything on shore. There was not one bad meal in a week and each day we were surprised at the next culinary masterpiece he produced from his “hovel”.
Itinerary. We now understand that there can’t be a certainty of itinerary. With the weather in the seas being a bit rough you need to go where the Captain says is safe. We were lucky enough to get stuck moored in Korchova for 2 nights!!
Otherwise we were so lucky to have private moorings where we could enjoy the peace and beauty and swim. If I was being picky the trip to the monastery at Miljet was probably the least best experience but I am being picky. Overall a 10 out of 10.
ADRIATIC HOLIDAYS.You have been very professional in your dealings and ever so helpful to all my picky questions and requests. Again I would be more than happy to recommend yourselves as I would Kadena. Just a couple of thoughts. Maybe explain to people that their itinerary will need to be a little flexible but the Captain will always ensure you see the “gems”.
I am glad I ordered in our own wine as the Croatian red wines were fine but we struggled with the white wines in Split and Dubrovnik. It did add to our enjoyment to be able to recognise Vlado’s cuisine with the wines we took and the champagne we consumed in anticipation. So you also get a 10 out of 10.
And those receiving this email will know I am a hard marker. The last time anyone got 10 out of 10 was when I marked my own exam paper!! So last years trip of a lifetime now becomes our second best trip of a lifetime.
The boat and the destinations made our weeks with Eleganza truly special, but it was the crew who made it unforgettable. We all had a wonderful time and the service and warmth from the crew was exceptional. Thank you for taking such good care of us and making this an experience of a lifetime.
… When Therese and I decided to book gulet Eleganza, we really didn’t know that we would be so utterly blown away! Eleganza is such a beautiful vessel and we have felt like royalty in the aft cabin. But what really is unique about this experience is the crew! Their willingness to help us in every way and still be truly friendly with all our guests, made this a holiday of a lifetime.Ketil & Therese (Norway)
Emmie and family (South Africa) chartered TROPICANA in July 2014 from Athens:
‘We had a truly special holiday in Greece and aboard the Tropicana. The crew, as you had promised, were amazing and the boat fulfilled all our needs. The crew could not be more helpful and friendly and we were truly sad to say good bye. The food that George served with every meal was delicious and we all wanted him to come home with us.
The refitting of the boat made it extremely comfortable with enough spaces for all of us to relax. The water toys were put to good use by all concerned and all the rooms were well appointed.
The land arrangements worked extremely well. We loved the tour on Milos and Chris had superb recommendations for dinners at the various ports when we stopped for the night. Although they never served food as good as George’s.
Although the weather did not play along as far as keeping to the original schedule Chris kept us informed of what the options were and made sure we were happy with his planned route.
The tour guide and transfer in Athens was also very efficient and informative and gave the children some background to the trip.
All in all I have no hesitation to recommend Tropicana and yourselves to anybody and would like to thank you all for a special holiday. We will certainly be in contact when next we plan a boat trip and I would love to show the boys Croatia.
We returned today from a wonderful trip aboard Navilux. The boat was perfect-comfortable and spacious but tasteful too. The crew were great and Ivana made a huge impression upon us-so capable, friendly and attentive as was Robert the othersteward. The chef produced fantastic food and had really taken on board the type of cuisine we like- every meal on board was wonderful. The whole team were just lovely and probably the best crew we have encountered- I think the family connection also helps. We also loved Croatia and all of us want to return to see more of the country.
Thank you for all your help in organizing such a special holiday- we have returned home well rested and delighted to have discovered Croatia aboard Navilux.
I was going to write to you this week precisely to tell you how much we all enjoyed our holiday on the gulet, and how wonderful the journey and the crew were. I don´t think it could´ve easily been better for any of us. The gulet was super comfortable, the food absolutely wonderful (as we all told the chef), and the crew was lovely.
The two captains were very gracious hosts. We liked that Marko was flexible in the journey plan and would always engage with what we liked and preferred, rather than sticking to some set plan.
The coast from Split to Dubrovnik is beautiful. We stopped in some gorgeous places to swim and to sleep. I personally especially liked Korcula, Vis, and Sipan, but everyone had different preferences.
The general consensus was that the experience was well organised and cared for, and generally excellent on the quality front.
Thanks a lot for your work Sasha.
Diana & family (UK)
Thank you for asking. We had the BEST time all being together as a family, and really chilling around the islands. The experience
could not have been surpassed, we were cocooned and feted by the crew, and Lara the hostess was able to anticipate any of our needs – whether
they be towels to dry up after a snorkel and swim, cold drinks, even just anticipating that first coffee of the day…..
Dario’s food was delicious and he catered wonderfully well for the Vegan, the Coeliac and the rest of us. Healthy, varied and
delicious dishes. Breakfasts were always various plentiful and fresh.
The sailings were fabulous and even on the days of the Mistral we kept to our itinerary and were sheltered from the worst of
All our restaurant bookings were made for us and transport arranged and or the routes explained so we found everything very
easily and without any trouble.
Sedna was extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and spotless (Lara cleaned everywhere almost continuously). All the plates, cups glasses and cutlery were attractive and clean. Our cabins were comfortable…
A suggestion might be for them to get hold of a few more inflatables to play with in the sea….a lilo or a float perhaps for when they are anchored in a bay.
Thank you for all your help and guidance over the past few months. We all smiled from ear – ear from the moment we got up until we went to bed. We have taken away memories of our trip and Croatia itself which we will treasure for a long time. Croatia and the islands we visited and wonderful Split and Dubrovnik ( and I am glad we visited them in that order) is one of the most stunning places we have ever visited. So beautiful, we loved the people the stunning old towns, as we did the modern buildings as the country is growing and expanding in a very attractive style.
I wish Croatia and you continued success and will be sure to recommend your services and Sedna to all our friends
Ali Aga 1
We had a fantastic time on the Gullet. We could not fault the crew and Gullet ! It was by far the best part of our Turkey holiday. Could you please pass on our regards to the captain and iıs crew for such a great time. We will be passing on our recommendations to all our friends.
Safely home after a splendid trip, which I am sure the whole family thoroughly enjoyed. The weather, scenery and ship were all excellent and lived up to expectations. Many thanks for your part in making it possible. With every good wish,Giles and Liz (UK)
We have just returned to Australia. Our week on the Sedna was absolutely first-rate. The only problem was that it wasn’t long enough.
Zoran and his crew looked after us superbly. Dario prepared delicious breakfasts and lunches each day. The coast between Dubrovnik and Split is truly spectacular, as are the islands which are full of history and beauty. We’ll certainly be back. Thank you and your colleagues for your very professional assistance.
Sorry for the delay in replying to you but we continued on to Turkey from Croatia and only arrived home a week ago. My head is still spinning.
The storm was spectacular however we missed most of it as our very capable Captain got us into a protected bay somewhere for the night, so all was well.
We had a fabulous time on the Tanja Moro. All parties agreed it exceeded their expectations. The crew were delightful and so helpful and the Captain lead us gently so that we got the best experience possible. The cook did an amazing job and we enjoyed all the food. I am glad that we went with no set itinerary as it meant we were open to all suggestions and happy to go along with the majority of them. It is a very beautiful part of the world and I would certainly consider another cruise in the area. All agreed it was the most relaxing holiday ever. I have certainly passed on all details already to other friends who are considering this type of holiday.
Many thanks to you as well for the excellent organisation.
I know our trip on the Gulet was some weeks ago now but we only returned home last week. I wanted to write and tell you that Eric and I had an amazing time from June 23rd to June 30th on the “Eleganza” with our friends. The crew were terrific and we were lucky enough to have a fantastic chef looking after our meals. The Captain (Damiel – although I think I spelt his name wrong) was really lovely and very obliging – we would not hesitate in joining him again in the future (which we hope to do within the next couple of years).
Please pass on our sincere thanks to the crew and we look forward to seeing them some time soon. Also a big thank you to yourself for organising everything and accommodating all the changes etc prior to our departure – you have been very kind and helpful and we all appreciated it.
Kind regards, Eric & Wendy (Australia)
May I confirm that we were delighted with our gulet Angelica and her wonderful crew. We would highly recommend the boat to anybody. We thought that it was the most beautiful boat we saw on our week. Nothing was too much trouble for Ivica and his crew. I cannot think of anything that could have been bettered. We would love to do the holiday all over again.
Nick & family (UK)
This is just a very quick note to let you know that Angelica and Frano and his crew are everything and more that we could have wished for. Truly, one of the very best trips we’ve ever taken any where in the world. Thank you so much for putting together the best charter imaginable for us.
Jerry & Barbara
I just wanted to inform you that our vacation with the Owen, Willson, Chenowith, Lougheed group was probably the best vacation John and I have ever experienced. Frano, Lorena, Nikki and Ante were absolutely fantastic in every regard. They were so welcoming, professional and helpful in so many ways. They took care of us by serving us, guiding us and accomodating our requests. They are the nicest, most hard working people and so proud of Croatia and their boat and family business. We had an amazing time.
We were so impressed in every way. If ever there is a need for one of your clients to have a reference regarding their boat and services, please do not hesitate in contacting us or any member of our group.
Thank you for suggesting them and for helping make our vacation perfect in every way.
Kind Regards,Heather Morris Lawler