Cruises in Azores Islands

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Cruising around Azores islands is one of a lifetime experience.

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Every secluded bay and protected harbor tells a story. Sailing in this variety of landscapes and spectacular volcanic sceneries is an unparalleled
synonymous of freedom and pleasure.

SailazoresPONTA-DELGADA-300x215Discover the nine emerald islands, the best kept secret in the middle of the Atlantic. We provide you the perfect yacht charter service for your adventure. Nature will take care of the rest.

With a population of around 240 000 inhabitants, the archipelago consists of nine islands gathered into three distinct groups: the Eastern Group, formed by the islands of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria; the Central Group, by the islands of Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terceira and Graciosa; and lastly, the Group Western, by the islands of Flores and Corvo, and presents an orientation WNW-ESSE, being that alignment due to regional tectonics.

 

Relevant investments were made on infrastructures in the last decade and the Azores offers now marinas and/or recreational ports in 8 of its 9 islands, being the exception the little Corvo, in the western tip of the archipelago.

The Azores have privileged climatic conditions, with mild temperatures, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, showing no major variations in air temperature throughout the year, reaching an average of 13oC (55oF) in winter and 23oC (73oF) in summer, whereas the water temperature remains between 18o and 24oC (64oF and 75oF).

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The Azores have privileged climatic conditions, with mild temperatures, due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, showing no major variations in air temperature throughout the year, reaching an average of 13oC (55oF) in winter and 23oC (73oF) in summer, whereas the water temperature remains between 18o and 24oC (64oF and 75oF).

For any request please email:

charter@intercharter.com

Visiting Premium Winemakers by Yacht in Croatia 2° by Intercharter

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Secret charms of Hvar terroir by renting a boat

ivo-dubokovic-wine-jelsa-1History of the winery

Ivo Bubrovic produces supreme quality dalmatians wines. The winery was built in 1939 as a part of family house. Aware the quality of family wineyards located on exquisite locations, Dubokovic, with assistance of his cousin Ivo Barbic, who is in professional winemaking bisiness in Switzerland, went on a quest to make a top quality wine. He succeeded. The quality launched his wine high in the world of wines. The Dubokovic winery offers ten wine sorts and soon shall have eleventh – rosé of plavac Mali. This family winery makes 30000 bottles a year.

272521About winery

Winery offers sightseeing winery tours, which can host events with a capacity of maximum 30 people. The winery does not contain hosting facility, thought in the port of Jelsa next to the berths, mr & mrs Jones restaurant is located offering Bubokovic wines and olive oils. Guests arriving to Jelsa by boat can anchor in the port. The closest petrol station is only 400 mt away. Jelsa also offers heliport.

Winery opens as per request, so it is best to make a reservation by phone a few days before arrival. Also guests arriving to Hvar can contact agency Hvar Tours, which organizes winery visits and wine tasting tours.

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Maximum anchoring depth 3.5 mt, 22 boats of max 35 mt.

To rent a boat and reach Jelsa during a splendid cruise in Croatia, please contact  InterCharter

A safe yacht charter booking

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rose_of_jerichoWhat are the Pros and cons of using a yacht charter broker versus booking directly with a charter company?

Yacht charter brokers have a much wider range of yachts to choose from (as they usually have several charter companies in their portfolio) and they are therefore able to select from a greater number of yachts the one that better suits your needs. Furthermore, a charter broker has no interest in offering charters aboard any yacht he or she feels is substandard.
However, brokers often don’t have thorough or firsthand knowledge of any given yacht as they are usually based in another country and must therefore rely on what the charter company feeds them. It can be a trade off in some cases.
Intercharter only works with selected high reputable and trustworthy companies.
In the unlikely event of a dispute between you and the charter company, the broker will act as your advocate. It also has to be noticed that there is no price difference regardless of whom you book with.

Visiting Premium Winemakers by Yacht in Croatia 1°

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The finest Dalmatians wine producers and their wine cellars are laying just “under your bow”.

We invite you to visit them and make your summer cruise expirience memorable and special by tasting top quality wines in the authentic atmosphere of the vineries.

Korta Katarina

Owners of the winery, Pam and Lee Anderson, are originally from USA, Minnesota. Enchanted by the beauty of Croatia, especially Dalmatia, they decided to start up business on Pelješac peninsula. In 2005 they bought old estate Riviera and launched their project.Along with estate they bought approximately 7 ha of the most prestigious vineyards in Dinga? and Postup regions.

First wines were made in 2006. The whole philosophy of Korta Katarina is based on producing world class wines from indigenous grape varieties. This is the first “state of the art” vinery project in the region. Korta Katarina portfolio includes Pošip, full body white wine, fruity and fresh Rose made of Plavac Mali and Zinfandel, then Plavac Mali, full body red wine from Dinga? and Postup vineyards aged for 12 months in French oak, and, finally, winery’s signature wine, Ruben’s private reserve, full body Plavac Mali from selected positions aged for 24 months in French oak.

About Winery

Besides regular sightseeing, winery offers wine testing served with local cheeses, cold cuts, marinated products, and extra-virgin olive oils. For those opened for gastro experience services of high quality chef are provided preparing for visitors a six-course meal paired with Korta Katarina wines. If one is eager on this kind of wine experience, three days prior announcement is necessary. The main beach Trstenica is right underneath the winery, offering attractive night life with clubs and bars. A great number of restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shop adorn the promenade leading from winery/beach along the coastline to the other part of the place.

GPS coordinates: 42°58’47,80”N, 17°11’36,71” E.

Anchoring: in front of the winery/hotel at recomanded distance of 250 m, another option is berth in Orebi? marina within 20 minutes walking distance.

Working hours: 8 to 16 on working days, Saturday as per appointment.

Winery capacity: 24 sitting places in testing room + 24 on the terrace.

 

visit@kortakatarina.com  099 815 16 55

 

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Andro Tomi? was born on Hvar and has dedicated his life to wine. After twenty years of professional training at different faculties, institutions and wineries of  France, he decided to come back home to his island and produce his own wines. Being determined in his believes that Hvar , with his authentic varieties, convenient climate and exceptional locations of vineyards, can recover the long lost reputation in winemaking, he follows his 150 years old family tradition of winemakink. His legendary wines like “1991” have established Plavac as wine meritorious of world’s famous wine sorts and served as stepping stone to Hvar viticulture. In 1997 Andro founded company called Bastijana with main objective premium winemaking as well as promotion of the culture of wine.

About winery

The winery Bastijana organizes wine tasting in triclinium, a room decorated according to the old roman dining rooms. Before tasting the wine guests can enjoy sightseeing the winery and listening to the story of the winery and the viticulture of Hvar. Every wine sort is paried with the appropriate snaks in order to instruct the guests of harmony between food and wine. So this is an in home educational wine experience.

Winery does not host hospitality facility, though centre of Jelsa, with hotels, night clubs and gastro destinatins, is only 10 minutes walking from winery.

 

 

 

 

GPS coordinates: 43° 09’ 40” N, 16° 42’ 3” E.

 

Anchoring: port of Jelsa, walking distance 10-15 minutes.

Maximum anchoring depth: 3.5m, maximum vessel length: 35m, berths 22 boats.

Working hours: 7.00 to 19.00 (off  the working hours appointment is request).

bastijana@st.t-com.hr

tel 021 768 160  –  091 339 8995