Hi all, I wanted to write a RAVE review for the experience I just had sailing the Grenadines with Paul of Cataja catamaran. It is a short 45 min flight from Barbados to Bequia or St Vincent (you can either do charter or commercial flight).
I sailed with my husband and kids on a catamaran from Bequia to Union Island and back stopping at Mustique to ride horses IN THE SEA, in Canouan to golf in one of the best golf courses in the world with hands down the most spectacular views of any golf course, in Union Island to do kite surfing with incredible trainers for beginners and sports fishing and then dived in the Tobago Cays.
And the best part was that we the absolute best and nicest Captain you could ever imagine that made our trip such a delight! If you are either itching for a jaunt off the island or you are here on a welcome stamp and want to do island hopping in the worlds untouched and unspoilt islands while you are here, this is totally for you. I am not getting paid for this... I am just a super happy customer that wants to promote our Captain for the incredible time we had.
PS - we are parents of young children 3 and 6 years old and they had the best time! Happy sailing everyone!!
We had the a wonderful holiday aboard catamaran Mala. The yacht is stunning, beautifully presented with some gorgeous little touches. Both Zoki and Sanja are wonderful hosts. We felt completely relaxed , even during some very stormy weather due to Captain Zoki’s experience at the helm and knowledge of the coast . Sanja’s cooking is amazing I’ve got a lot to live up to now we are home ! Our swim stops and the islands we visited were perfect and it was great to have recommendations for restaurants, night life for our teens and sightseeing from such a knowledgeable source .
We will definitely be booking again for next year and will absolutely be using Highpoint . Thank you to you Eva , everything was perfectly organised, nothing was too much trouble and again we had complete confidence that all would run smoothly. We will be recommending you to all of our friends!
With thanks and very best wishes
I want to express my sincere appreciation for your great work for this booking on SAN LiMi for our dearest clients.
Starting from the initial offer which was accurate, clear and all the useful information was presented in the best way from the very beginning, then during the booking process and finally during the charter when both you and the Captain were at our disposal to keep us informed of how the charter was going.
Your personal commitment was priceless as the Captain was aware of every detail concerning the preferences of this group and along with the crew went on and beyond! Our clients got the most of the beautiful Croatian landscapes, enjoyed the hospitality and returned back home with unforgettable memories mentioning this was an amazing trip as they were excited not only by the beauties of Adriatic Sea but also by the service that was provided.
Thank you again for the excellent cooperation and taking such a good care of these guests! I will definitely have SAN LiMi in my mind for future inquiries and wish to cooperate with you again soon!
Everything you said about the Dalmatino proved correct: excellent boat, real professional crew and superb food. We could not have asked for more.Probably the best all around boating experience that we have ever had. Next time, even further north!
Many thanks for arranging it.
We had a wonderful time on Alyssa, thank you very much. Here are some thoughts:
Maria was superb, she took our pre trip input to the menu and executed flawlessly. Salads were varied and amazing, every meal was delicious and we cannot sing her praises more highly. Food was fresh, plentiful, varied, local and we cleaned our plates every time.
Dimitris was also very good, great personality, easy to engage, always smiling and always busy. The Captain did a good job of getting us where we needed to go, handling the boat smoothly and dealing with any changes that needed to be made. Overall, we felt that the crew worked smoothly and well together.
The boat was excellent with great accommodations for each of us and well serviced throughout our trip.
Star Of The Sea
My wife and I along with 9 friends spent 3 nights on this ship from 10-13 Aug. The moment we saw this ship a year previously, we knew this was the ship to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary and wedding vow renewal on. The ship is wonderfully maintained with wooden flooring (shoes not needed) throughout, all decks easily accessible. It has 6 spacious cabins the Master bedroom being the most opulent, with windows on both sides. All cabins are supplied with high quality toiletries and WiFi.
The food on board supplied by Chef Clinton was of the highest standard and served with a smile, nothing is too much for Clinton. All the staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you.
This is must do on your vacation, the best experience we have ever had.
We had an amazing time in Croatia. Dolce Vita was just superb – it was everything we had hoped for and more. Its an amazing boat and crew who looked after us really well. Niko reserved us tables in great restaurants on very busy islands. He took us to the most amazing bays where we swam and relaxed in crystal clear water. Marco the chef produced amazing food. Ivitsa and Anna looked after us on the boat at all times. Christiano was always willing and very capable when it came to ferrying us around and catering for all the watersports.
Although it wasn’t cheap I do think it was good value for money for the superb quality holiday we got. The extras bill on the boat was very reasonable. We took some great photos and used a drone to get some great footage.
Dear Sasha and Eva,
Feedback from: Charter Date August 10-17, 2019
Thank you so much for your assistance in creating a wonderful vacation experience for my clients.
I am pleased to share this with you and the Captain and crew of 52' Lagoon FLORAMYE. Our partnership is valuable and looking forward to our next experience with you.
KUDOS TO HIGH POINT & YOUR SELECT CREW
You were always there to answer my client’s questions during the whole process! So delighted we met and have your services to rely on for our next clients.
from the Client:
Satisfaction Responses, by topic (rating key: 0=low, 5 = high)
The Yacht: 5
Our service: 5
Captain, Chef and Crew: 5
Activities at sea: 5
Activities on shore: 5
How likely to recommend: 5
How likely to plan another: 5
Other comments: Our captain and hostess were outstanding! Goran was very calm and always had the best lunch and swim spots for us. Srgy was a superb cook and a pleasure to be around!! They really made our trip extra special. They made dinner reservations for us at a wide variety of excellent spots, we felt so well cared for.
We recently completed a wonderful trip on the Perla from Dubrovnik to Split. This is the second time the
12 of us were on the Perla, the first time we departed and returned to Split. This trip was mostly a new
set of islands for us and when we returned to an Island, we went to different port than 10 years
We had a wonderful time and we asked captain Capo to take us to small ports rather than the busy big port
cities and spend some time at several good bays for swimming. Captain was very resourceful in finding
wonderful spots for the seven days of the cruise. Sasha at Highpoint yachting did a wonderful job
communicating what our needs were and Captain Capo was very professional and in his command of our trip.
We told him what we wanted generally and he returned every morning with a list of options four ports and
routes we chose for the day. The ship and our cabins were cleaned daily and the food was excellent.
I highly recommend Sasha and High Point yachting and the Perla and Captain Capo and his crew for a
relaxing beautiful tour of the Croatian Islands.
I was part of Bill's group who cruised on thePerlathe first week of
September. We had cruised on thePerla10 years ago, and specifically chose this cruise
again because we loved the first cruise so much. This cruise was even better! Although our first
captain and crew were great, “Capo” and his crew were amazing. Safety and our enjoyment were the
crew’s top priorities. Capo knew exactly where to take us, and quickly read the level of activity
and interests we were seeking.
The chef.. Bosko, produced incredible meals... which I am still
not sure how he did in the small confines of his kitchen, but he made sure the menu was varied and
healthy, with many local fresh ingredients..Tanya was hard working and friendly, and Marin was a great
asset, providing that glimmer of youth and ambition we all like to see..
ThePerla, itself, is
beautiful and well maintained .
I normally do not provide much feedback on my travel experiences,
but felt I needed to in this instance so you can relate to the owner how much we were impressed by the
boat and the crew.
Thank you for helping to put this all together for us..
Dear Zoki and Sanja,
Thank you so much for the wonderful moments you let us have. The trip was perfect, the islands and bays you took us visit were wonderful. The towns and restaurants you took us were amazing. Sanja’s cooking was way beyond our expectations, the kids loved it, she pleased them at every single moment. All the little details in the boat were beautiful. And the water toys you had for entertaining the kids were too much fun!
You really are a lovely couple and amazing hosts.
Hope we can do the trip next year and for sure we will recommend you guys to our friends.
For now have a safe trip to Split and receive our deepest gratitude from all of us!!
Thank you so much.
George and I would like to share some thoughts with you about our wonderful trip with Captain Ivan, his sweet wife Maja and the outstanding crew on the boat Angelica.
We chose the boat because the photos on your website showed a charming well-maintained wooden boat with lots of areas on the bow and stern to relax. We imagined ourselves having dinner at the gorgeous wooden table in the stern and lounging on the front cushions in the sun. The reality was even better than the pictures, because of who the Captain was and how he ran his ship.
He and the crew did an excellent job of giving us our space, while totally taking care of us. They were very professional and completely knew what they were doing. They made sure that we had everything that we wanted - paddle boards, great food and wine; and an exciting itinerary.
The consistent effort at meal time and the quality of the food and how it was prepared made a huge difference. There was always a clean white table cloth laid for us at meal times and the table set beautifully. The main mid-day meal was a real Croatian feast, coming in 3 courses. As we got to know the chef he started explaining to us how and why he put things together and what was typical of Croatia. His seafood appetizer and main course fish was always well-prepared. The deserts were dangerous - I always ate them, even if I was full. Maja made sure are glasses were full and on off times, she made sure there was always drinks and snacks put out as well.
I loved that Maja was on board. She brought such a warm presence - and made sure that we were well fed and had enough to drink, cabins were cleaned & clothes were picked up. Ten people for 10 days is a lot and she never grumbled even when someone asked, for the 3rd time, for another cappuccino. She was very kind - and really worked hard so that the main area of the boat was clean and orderly - a real feat with 10 people.
Finally, Captain Ivan is knowledgeable and capable. You know he loves the Angelica. Everything on board is in working order and if it stops working - he fixes it immediately. He is engineer so the moment the air conditioner started sounding funny - he just figured it out. Also, he retrofitted the bathrooms, so that they look like (and smell) like luxury bathrooms you would see at a hotel - not boat bathrooms. The cabins were simple in a nice way - lots of teak and fresh sheets.
Captain Ivan treated the crew with respect and kindness so you felt that they whole boat was very harmonious. Even during the anchoring, there were no fireworks - they somehow managed to make the Med mooring seem simple.
Most importantly, Captain Ivan is serious sailor - his early career was spent at sea and he loves Croatia, so we got to share his appreciation and passion for sailing from island to island. Once he understood that we wanted to explore things off the beaten track, he brought us into isolated coves in remote places, a hilltop monastery and other magical spots.
All and all it was a fantastic trip.
Review of San LIMI Charter 9/16/2019
We chartered the San LiMI for a week's sail on the Dalmatian Coast in June, 2019. This was a three-generational trip, including two teenaged children. It was an excellent experience in all regards. We definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for an engaged week in Croatia.
The boat itself is more of a motor sailor than a sailboat. It has for cabins - one very large master suite, another king bedroom, a queen, and a double- bedded room. The profile of pictures of the boat as of the spring 2019 did not to it justice. It is very nicely appointed and decorated - modem and very comfortable. The boat had a full complement of water toys which we happily put to good use.
The Croatian crew was outstanding. All of them came from Split. Captain Leo Lemesic served in the Croatian Coast Guard and knows the waters like the back of his hand. He was always able to find a mooring for both daily water play and evening where we had space to ourselves without the intrusion of other boats close by. We explored the towns of the coast with him as guide and dined with some of his friends on the boat after a wine tasting.
The rest of the crew was engaged, courteous, and fun. Ivan, the chef, prepared a series of meals, all based on local ingredients that were spectacular. Jelena, who cared for us on the boat, was a joy of positive energy and care and Carlos and Andy were always available to help in whatever we were doing.
I just wanted to pass on how much we enjoyed our sail down through the Grenadines.
Our captain, made sure we had everything we needed for a great trip, and guided us on how to maximize our experience both in the Tobago Cays and our return stops.
Please do pass along our commendation on the job. He was both an excellent skipper and knowledgeable and friendly sailing companion.
My 60th birthday was certainly an excellent one which I’m sure will be one of the more memorable ones I’ve had! Thanks again for a great trip and we’ll be back!
We had the best family vacation on Mala! Sanja and Zoki made it really easy for us to relax. They adjusted to whatever we wanted, food was amazing and they have the best details.
They know the area perfectly, we went to incredible, different places you wouldn't find in trip advisor.
I have absolutely no complaints about this Week. It was a truly great experience.
Carpe Diem 7
We ALL enjoyed our visit to Croatia. It was a truly memorable experience. Carpe Diem is a beautiful boat and very comfortable. The crew couldn’t have been more accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. They indulged the keen sailing passengers and put up all the sails whenever the wind was compatible. The food was absolutely delicious, we have embarked on strict diet since we arrived home!
We were very impressed by the sheer beauty of the Croatian coastline and hope to revisit the country again, but ONLY on Carpe Diem and with her very special crew.
Thank you for organising such a special holiday,
Star Of The Sea
Picture Perfect! April 2019 / Toronto Canada
After countless hours of researching where to ‘go next’ having experienced many Caribbean islands and hotels, Bequia Beach hotel proved absolutely charming. From personal touches and feel of the place to location, an un-spoilt beach to wander, beautiful gardens and a real island feel to Bequia. We experienced the owner’s luxury yacht on a trip to Mustique which was something truly unique and a memory to cherish. We can’t wait to come back and while away the hours on the balcony punctuated by trips to the beach bar and gorging at Bagatelle!
Star Of The Sea
An idyllic Caribbean home from home January 2019/ USA
Recently I had a short trip to the Bequia Beach Hotel and its stunning yacht, Star of the Sea, for myself and a friend... we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the magnificent Star of the Sea, where we experienced excellent service, fantastic food and terrific sunsets in several different locations. (If guests were not wishing to spend several days on a yacht St Vincent, Mustique, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays and other gems can easily be reached on day trips from Bequia - I remember doing just that many years ago.) For me this was a very welcome return to the Grenadines after some time and I could not think of a nicer place to spend it than at the Bequia Beach Hotel (and on its elegant yacht!).
Christine and Martin chartered catamaran MAYRILOU with their family, over New Year 2018/19 out of St Martin, Caribbean
Happy New Year. Thank you so much for organising a wonderful charter for us. You were so accommodating and patient with us. I was delighted with the replacement boat. You organised that so quickly and efficiently and I am so grateful for that. I have already passed on your details to some friends. Our trip was perfect and a great way to celebrate Martins birthday which Luca made an amazing dinner (that even included a cake!).
We all absolutely loved our time on the Mayrilou. The crew were incredible. From Caroline's flawless captaining to Luca's sublime food, Cedric's ability to do just about everything; the man does not need sleep! And lastly sweet Dorine with the adorable laugh was such a pleasure to have around. I wouldn't have changed a thing (except perhaps the choppy crossings - which is no fault to Caroline - just the conditions). Caroline organised a great itinerary for us, spending time in St Barts, Anguilla and a sweet island off St Maarten.
The boat was so spacious and well appointed and allowed for anyone who wanted space to have it. The toys were a huge hit; especially the wake boards and seabobs.
Once again thank you for all of your help with the charter.
All the very best for 2019
The outstanding elements of the trip were the crew and the common spaces aboard. All the crew were very good, but Captain Caroline and Cook Luca in particular were exceptional. The onboard space was of a very high standard and massive for a boat of this length.
Anguilla and St Barts were wonderful locations and Caroline found the best anchorage especially for St Bart’s New Year fireworks!
Highpoint did a great job with our charter, especially given our original charter was cancelled at short notice, and you found a wonderful replacement
I would like to express my profound gratitude to you both. Thank you for organizing a great vacation for me. I have sailed quite a few times, but this was the best crew I was ever with. Always friendly, competent and smiling. You can immediately tell that the crew is run in a friendly yet disciplined way.
And the Captain, of course. Larger than life, with tons of expertise and stories, loved all over Croatia and with tons of charisma.
The cook is absolutely great, a head above what you normally find on charter boats. My only wish is - Ivan, your food tastes great, but please design a less caloric menue, I gained 3 kilo in a week - and thats swimming 2 miles a day and cycling in the mountains.
Thank you again,
We had a really lovely time on Gulet Malena. As a holiday on a boat it would be hard to beat. As it was my family's first we were thrilled.
The boat was wonderfully comfortable. The dining table and surrounding seating provided valuable shady space.
Tomasz was a great relaxed captain. Together with the crew nothing was too much effort. Luca's cooking was excellent and he made delicious alternative meals for those children that were a bit fussy.
The route and the moorings that Tomasz chose were lovely. We had peaceful evenings and were able on many mornings to have a swim before breakfast!
The only criticism/comment I would have is that is was a shame that we were never able to get the sails up. However if that was the price to pay for travelling on such a large, elegant boat, I understand!
Thank you for all your help in organising it.
Hi Eva ~ We had a wonderful trip on the Avocado. We would definitely recommend the crew & the boat & will book with them again if our travels bring us to Croatia. Alan & Natalija as locals added great local perspective & information.
Your services were useful & we provided your contact info to our friend who may have already contacted you.
Yes, sadly we are back after a truly wonderful week despite the weather not being great. The boat was absolutely fabulous and I can't fault it. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in chartering a catamaran. The cruising area was utterly stunning. The base manager, Sergio, was delightful and excellent.
If we plan to charter next year, I would have no hesitation in coming back to you. The quality of the boat was far superior to any other boat we have chartered. You were extremely helpful answering any queries I had. I am happy to chat to you if you want, or answer any potential client questions.
Dear San LiMi Team
Thank you so much for this unforgettable vacation!
This was our first trip on a yacht. So we didn't know what to expect.
We were all thrilled! From the first moment on we had a wonderful week.
The crew, very friendly, cautious and mindful. No wish kept open. The food, thank you Ivan!, extraordinary delicious! And last but not least the captain. We enjoyed the little trips with him. Always smiling, his eyes sparkling and happy to show his loved country Croatia. It seems he knows every hill, every stone, every citizen. He makes you feel safe and comfortable.
The yacht is just beautiful and lovingly decorated. With enough space and several spots to sit and chill. Our kids and us enjoyed the great sports equipment every day.
But wonderful equipment is one, people make the difference!
We’ve made it back to reality after a tremendous holiday!
The highlight was clearly our Avocado time and all four of us absolutely thought Alen & Natalija were the best! As hosts, they were perfect. Alen’s local knowledge of the harbors and weather elements provided great options for us and Natalija was a pleasure to be with as well as an awesome chef! Clearly, the yacht & crew choice gets 5 stars!
As far as you & all you helped us with…..you get more than 5 stars if that is possible! I really appreciated your advice for our Italy portion and your help with transfers & restaurant choices in Croatia! Bottom line….I’d recommend YOU to anyone!
We’ll keep in touch and again, thank you soooo much for making our trip spectacular!
Your charter and the crew exceeded our highest expectations. I could not have been more impressed by your professionalism throughout the process; checking in as we got closer and assuring me that all was prepared for our arrival.
Lady Rachel’s crew was absolutely wonderful. They were professional, flexible, easy to work with and so discreet.
I would highly recommend your service to any friends and hope we’ll have a chance to work with you again soon.
Thank you again for an experience of a lifetime.
Have to say this trip was way beyond our expectations. The Gulet was beautiful and perfect for the sometimes stormy weather we encountered- lots of room and extremely comfortable. The crew were excellent & the food first class - only complaint was the increase in weight from eating and drinking too much. Tomas was outstanding- we thought last years trip was wonderful but Tomas went out of his way to find lovely, out of the wind, private bays and amazing restaurants - even booking ahead for us -we were totally spoilt and pampered. Nothing was a problem.
If we want to go for 2 weeks with Tomas and his crew next year similar berth do you have any deals. Just don’t think we can beat this holiday. Many thanks to you and Eve & your staff for organising everything so well. Made everything stress free.
Sasha, the trip was amazing, frankly beyond my expectations,
The ship was beautiful , the staff amazing , the food superb , islands and country enchanting , it couldn’t have gone better really ,
my wife , an accomplished trip advisor writer will be writing a review soon more eloquently ,
Highlight employees were Angela , the bar tender who we called vin diesel , the chef Z and the masseuse housekeeper were standouts.
... wonderful trip and fond memories we will all now share. Thanks for your help , you guys were great i will recommend you and the boat to my friends and might even consider renting the sister ship this winter in the Caribbean.
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.
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.
'Hi Sasha and Eva,
We had a wonderful experience aboard S/Y Stane.
The level of service from Brani and Iva was superb and combined with Brani’s local knowledge and Iva’s cooking made for an unforgettable holiday.
Your help and assistance was first class also and we would gladly recommend the experience to friends.
Thanks for making the arrangements.
Graeme and Lesley'
'Sasha and Eva
I thoroughly agree with Graeme's comments. Dayle and I regard this as having been one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday weeks that we've had. We greatly appreciated the laid back style and all efforts to ensure an easy trip.
We would also recommend to friends - but not too many - in the event we may not be able to get them again on subsequent trips!
John and Dayle'
12 months ago we decided to charter a boat and experience some of the wonderful islands of Croatia with good friends of ours. I had never chartered a boat or for that matter been on a boat trip so this was foreign territory for me. As I started the long process of doing my homework so many reviews kept referring to this lady called Sasha King. I knew at this point I had to make the connection with Sasha and can I say from that point 8 months ago I have not looked back.
Sasha was so professional from day one. Her first priority was to hear our requirements of what we were looking for and then to start recommending what might be the best vessel option for us. I distinctly remember Sasha saying "Louise you have to look at Navilux, she is by far the best sailing boat on the Adriatic". I took one look and knew it was our dream boat, but I did my due diligence and also asked for some other alternatives. I kept coming back to Navilux for so many reasons; the award winning chef, the reputation of the family owned boat and local crew, the outdoor space, the stunning interior and the positive reviews I continued to find online about everything to do with Navilux.
We have just returned from a week sailing with Navilux with some of our closest friends and can I say all of us were completely blown away by the experience. From the minute we boarded the boat in Split we knew we were in for a fantastic week. The staff were so attentive to every need and completely exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Chief Hostess Ivana, and Captain Eugene and their team on the vessel are the most professional team and work very closely with the clients requirements. The dining experience on board was to the level of any A la cart restaurant I have experienced with fresh wonderful produce that suited our needs. Chef Z was also so kind to include my teenagers favourite meals of pancakes at breakfast and spaghetti bolognese at the drop of a hat upon their request! Tony who is the Host on Navilux looked after our food and beverage requirements day and night, and a day after coming off the boat my children were saying how much they were already missing Tony! The crew really became part of our group and part of our experience that will last with us all forever.
For anyone that is considering Navilux you will not be disappointed. This is a holiday you will never forget and will walk away being completely satisfied, from the minute you meet Sasha to the moment your holiday sadly comes to an end.
We cannot wait to get back on board Navilux again!
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.
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.
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’,
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.
We all had a fabulous time on the Navilux. We can't thank you enough for recommending it to us and for organising everything for us. The week went seamlessly.
We can not fault it. The boat was luxurious, huge and extremely comfortable. The crew especially Ivana and Tony were wonderful and extremely hospitable. The food was absolutely delicious, very fresh and tasty. We all said the food was better on board than in the many great restaurants we ate in along the way.
The Adriatic coast was simply stunning.
We had high expectations for the week and those were exceeded. So thank you very much once again.We won't hesitate in recommending the boat and your services to our friends.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
Hi Sasha – I just wanted to thank you for all of your help and hard work to make our vacation so fantastic! All the details you looked after and all the information you provided to our group was amazing and so appreciated. We absolutely LOVED Ivan and the Tanja Mora! Ivan and his team are outstanding! The boat was so beautiful and well looked after. I wasn’t claustrophobic at all and no one was seasick, we could barely feel the motion. Anyway thanks again it was the best trip I have ever had!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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 i?s crew for such a great time. We will be passing on our recommendations to all our friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.