Intercharter – Your specialist in yacht charters in Italy

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2962brochure1Founded and run by Italian brokers and with headquarters in Italy for many years, InterCharter, while operating internationally, can offer specific experience in bareboat and crewed yacht charters in Italy.

In the years we could select the best gulets, catamarans, sail and power yachts and the most reliable charter companies in this beautiful country in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy’s two main islands, Sicily and Sardinia, as well as the West Coast of Italy, from the Italian Riviera to the the Amalfi Coast, with its three fantastic small archipelagos (Tuscan archipelago, Ponza archipelago and the Flegree Islands) offer some of the most scenic 3559brochure1sailing grounds in the world.

We’ll be delighted to share our knowledge with you and advise you about how to enjoy your cruise in Italy at best.

 

GetBoatImageFor a pleasant and hassle free sailing vacation, everything has to be planned carefully and our commitment is to guide our clients through all the phases of their charter experience, from the selection of the most suitable yacht, until the completion of the charter.

Yacht Charter in Italy: Sardinia

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Sailing  Sardinia

Sardiniportiscoa offers miles of pristine white beaches for unforgettable good cruising.

North Sardinia is the most popular mostly for the richness of anchorages and for the extraordinary beauty of the coast, while western and eastern coasts have their attractions but are largely seen as a means of travel from N to S.

Carloforte, in the south-west is a good destinations too, rich in charm and history.

 

North East Sardinia

In terms of boating enjoyment, Costa Smeralda (this is the name of the area) offers a different mooring or anchoring every night even for two or three weeks of cruising time, both for those searching the solitude in the charm of the evening sunset and for those who prefer to enjoy the more exclusive social life.

sardinia

NE Sardinia is enormously popular in peak season (French and Italian holidays; mid-July to late August); a series of many islands,  good and sheltered anchorages, beautiful beaches, flat water  even with strong winds, good food, and some of the smartest resorts in the world .

The really attractive part of the coast starts from  Olbia (a working town and port, but with good facilities), and stretches the NW.

portisco_1Portisco Marina is located in the beautiful “Costa Smeralda”, between Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo only 10 minutes away from Olbia Airport. Portisco Marina is a natural Green Bay and is ideal for sailing tourism and offers a variety of services in a warm and welcoming environment.
Many yacht charter companies have their base in Portisco. The boat rental, directly from this port, allows you to enjoy this unique beauty even in one only cruising week .

Many charter companies offer bareboat solutions for crews up to 10 and even 12 people, also including the provision of professional skippers for those who do not have the ability to conduct the boat on their own.

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For those looking for more comfortable solutions there is a great offer of
gulets, catamarans and sailing boats or motor yachts, fully crewed, that can guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding people.
InterCharter, in his luxury yacht charter section, is also able to propose a large number of offers for a fulfilling and exclusive experience in Costa Smeralda.

 

 

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.

Feedback from Jacques Le Roux

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I finally have a few minutes to send this message. As stated we had a wonderful holiday. Here is some constructive feedback:

leroux2Intercharter:

I spent quite some time deciding on the charter package which combined the necessary elements for our group, including the model and age of boat, the location and the price. However it is also of great importance that one should feel comfortable with the charter broker, and that one can establish a position of trust. On this front I must thank you for your great service on all fronts. You were always very friendly, helpful, efficient, professional and courteous. In addition to locating the right boat and package for us you also went out of your way to assist with the necessary documentation for money-transfers, visas and also made local arrangements on our behalf for mooring bookings in the likes of Lipari (which worked out perfectly, by the way!). You also mediated with Gulliver on the issue of the deposit, and the cheque system worked out well in the end. Thank you for this excellent service; Intercharter will be my first stop next time around.

 

Gulliver:

The boat was exactly where we agreed to collect it. Vittorio Mango called me the day before and when we arrived he and his assistant (wife?) were there to meet us. They were very friendly and helpful and super efficient, and I can only praise them for their professionalism. Vittorio’s wife even took some of our crew to the shops with their private vehicle so that they could start getting supplies whilst we went through the hand-over process. Everything was perfectly clean and in lerouxworking order when we received the boat, and the hand-over process was very professional and detailed. In addition, they worked very hard to complete the cleaning and handover early, so that we were in a position to get underway by mid-afternoon instead of only after 18:00. Similarly, the hand-back process also proceeded very smoothly and efficiently.

Whilst we had very little other interaction with Gulliver, I am gratified that they “made a plan” to find a solution with the deposit requirement in the absence of their having a credit card facility on hand. (I propose that they find a solution to the latter.)

leroux1S/Y Pascha:

The boat was all that was promised and as expected. It is a fantastic, modern charter boat, with the space and amenities to ensure a great vacation. I always liked Lagoon, and their use of space and lay-out remains in my view the best of all the catamarans. Pascha sails very well too, and all the systems worked as one would expect on a new boat. All the equipment that was needed was there. Of course it helps that it is still a relatively new boat, but I am sure that under the capable management and care of Mr. Mango it will be in good condition for a long time to come, so perhaps we will even charter exactly the same boat again.

 

When it comes to the boat there were a few minor points I should like to offer as feedback or as constructive criticism:

 

1. The little tender provided is impractical for this size boat. It is a very pretty (and probably quite expensive) little tender, but it is simply too small, too low in the water when loaded with people, and too under-powered. It is perhaps good enough for a private family holiday but not for charter purposes, especially when one considers that with 8 adults on board every shore excursion required multiple trips (as one could only ferry 3 people at a time). In addition there was very little space for shopping bags, etc, and if another boat passed by or the water was even slightly choppy it often resulted in wet bums and clothes (and one drowned mobile phone) – not pleasant if one still needed to explore town or go for dinner. For charter the tender should perhaps be more of a work-horse, and I recommend a larger size tender with a little more power (15hp+) and with an open deck (i.e. hand-steering instead of a steering wheel and gear system, which takes up a lot of space).  I think most seasoned sailors would agree.

 

2. The linen provided was not enough and also not of great quality or standard. I understand that there was some confusion in that Mr. Mango received the message that we wanted a double set of linen too late, resulting in too few pillow cases and not a complete second set, hence the need for us to spend extra time and an additional Euro 65 to have it all laundered in Lipari. But apart from the sheets and pillow cases being too few, it was also of poor quality and a mix of different patterns and materials. I would propose simple white cotton through-out, and enough to go around for a two-week charter. The towels were fine.

 

3. Ditto for the cutlery and crockery provided. Maybe the owners are concerned that charterers will break or steal these items, but I think that for this price and quality of boat the plastic cups, knives and forks and plates were of very poor quality and below the required standard. In fact, a number of the plastic yellow handles on the forks broke off within the first two days. We went out and bought a quantity of proper steel knives and forks and a cutting knife, as well as a few sets of glasses (for wine and water). Whilst this was not a major expense it was an inconvenience and we should have liked proper quality utensils as part of the package (as for the linen). I would also recommend proper coffee cups instead of the thin plastic ones supplied, and perhaps an ordinary kettle to boil water in for tea drinkers. We took our Nespresso machine with, but it was awkward to boil water in the weird little aluminium pot for the tea drinkers.

It is a great boat with super equipment and gear, but the kitchen utensils and the linen was not on the same standard.

 

4. On the exterior there were only minor issues, which I brought to Mr. Mango’s attention.

(i) The anchor chain counter on the upper deck (at the steering position) under-reads, showing approximately only 30% of the issued chain in meters. Once we understood this it was easy to manage, but the system clearly requires some calibration. A very minor inconvenience, but I would recommend 5 m chain-interval markings on the anchor chain anyway.

(ii) The German reefing system on the main sail works fine (though we did not get to use it much for lack of decent wind!), but it does complicate the sail plan in that the 3 reefing lines do not seem to run smoothly through the boom and then interferes with the hoisting of the main sail. In addition, one of these lines regularly got caught between the boom and the plate on the end of the boom. Possibly one simply needs to live with this, but it does make for a messy top deck when the sails are down. Maybe the internal rollers need servicing to ensure the reefing lines run free when hoisting and stowing the main..

(iii) The generator worked perfectly (if a bit noisy) the whole trip until the very last night when it stopped working. This was no problem as we did not really need it but I did bring it to Mr. Mango’s attention. It could simply have been the impeller that was blocked.

(iv) The water hose on board did not have a connection that could be used for the deck water supply system; this meant that we could not wash down the boat unless we were in port and had access to shore water.

(v) I would recommend the installation of a VHF repeater on the bridge deck next to the wheel. It is not good seamanship to go below to speak on the radio, for example when entering a port and especially with the number of ferries around.

 

Please Note: None of the above-mentioned issues spoiled our fun, so I simply raise it here as feedback; Gulliver can consider how they can utilise this information to offer an even better package.

Lastly, the cruising ground:

The Aeolian Islands is a fantastic place to visit by yacht. It is incredibly beautiful with lots to do, pretty towns and villages, excellent food and wine, friendly people and great variety between the islands. The sailing is very easy (mostly line-of-sight) and the islands offer great anchorages irrespective of the weather. We liked all the islands, but Salina, Filicudi, Panarea and Stromboli were the hi-lights (if we HAD to choose!). The weather was great, with my only complaint that we did not have enough wind to do much sailing. In fact, whilst we had the sails up on most days it was often simply to assist the motors; there were only a handful of really good days for sailing, with winds only occasionally reaching above 12 knots. Perfect, private and quiet anchorages in secluded bays, clear warm water and dead calm evenings all contributed to an unforgettable holiday. I can highly recommend this area to all yachtsmen, and would gladly advise any prospective client of yours should they wish to find out more – simply give them my e-mail address.

 

So to conclude, we had an excellent vacation on a fantastic boat in a spectacular part of the world. Thank you for your great service Francesca, and please convey my thanks and appreciation to Gulliver as well as Mr. Mango for their huge contribution to making our charter a success.

Kind regards,

Jacques Le Roux.

(South Africa)

 

PS: I attach a few of the thousands of pictures – my wife and I in front of La Canna rock, anchored close inshore on Lipari, and sunset over Filicudi.

 

 

 

Cruise the “Costa Smeralda”

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If you love cruises and sailing holidays the Emerald Coast is a seaside resort among the most beautiful in the world.

It is located in the north-east of Sardinia stretching between Tavolara island and Capo Testa.

In terms of boating enjoyment, Costa Smeralda offers a different mooring or anchoring every night even for two or three weeks of cruising time, both for those searching the solitude in the charm of the evening sunset and for those who prefer to enjoy the more exclusive social life.

The coast, from the turquoise sea that has no equal in the Mediterranean, it is a series of unspoiled nature and marinas harmoniously blend into the landscape and the local culture.

The boat rental, directly from the ports in the area, allows you to enjoy this unique beauty even in one only cruising week .

Many charter companies offer bareboat solutions for crews up to 10 and even 12 people, also including the provision of professional skippers for those who do not have the ability to conduct the boat on their own.

For those looking for more comfortable solutions there is a great offer of
gulets, catamarans and sailing boats or motor yachts, fully crewed, that can guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding people.

InterCharter, in his luxury yacht charter section, is also able to propose a large number of offers for a fulfilling and exclusive experience in Costa Smeralda.

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

 

Tomi?

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

REPO(WE)R GREECE

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Dear friends,
We are happy to announce that Intercharter wants to support the international public diplomacy campaign Repo(we)r Greece, that seeks to restore the credibility of Greece and confront the world’s negative perceptions of her people.
The campaign is crafting these messages out of the ingenuity and creativity that abound, as they are reflected in stories from key sectors of our economy, education and civil society. Through a variety of discussion events and programs with academic institutions, community organizations and think tanks across the world, these stories offer clear evidence that Greece is not the failures or special interests of the few but rather the talents and achievements of the many.
We invite you to visit www.repowergreece.com, discover simple ways to participate in this initiative and share our efforts.

Discover the Caribbean music festivals & carnivals !

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from Marie Galante to Saint Vincent, here our selection ….

17th to 20th May 2013

 

The community and the tourist office of Marie-Galante have initiated the festival « Terre de Blues » 14 years ago in order to promote their island. This event has common interest for economic and touristic development, and brings as well cultural contribution to the island and its residents. Marie-Galante welcomes prestigious musicians, who make out of this meeting a great success. “Terre de blues » is ranged in the top 5 of the most important festivals in the Caribbean.

30th April to 12th May 2013

Since 1992, the Jazz Festival of Saint Lucia has been growing in order to become the cultural main event of the island. Saint Lucia enjoys the rhythmic life of saxophone & double bass of international jazzmen who appear on different scenes. Participate from 30th April on in the various concerts all over this beautiful island.

 

28th June to 9th July 2013

Carnival of St Vincent

June & July

Carnival of St.Lucia

 

For all these occasions, Intercharter offers special summer promotions
for charter on catamarans and monohulls !

Bike&Boat Cruise

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From Split to Split

Our Bike&Boat Cruise takes you from Split in Croatia to the islands of Bra?, Hvar, Vis and Kor?ula over a week, for a vacation that brings cruising, cycling and relaxing in ideal balance.

In the morning over a breakfast you will sail to a new destination, where the boat will drop you and the bikes off for a ride across the island. After the ride, boat will pick you up and take you to the port of call for the night. There is a total of 7 cycling routes of varying difficulty, so if at any point you feel you have had enough, you are welcome to stay on board and relax. On the cruise you will experience magnificent landscape and stunning views, exciting life on board a small cruise boat and the calm atmosphere of Dalmatian small towns you will be docking at. You will also get to know fellow travelers from all over the world. 8 days after the start of your adventure you will be back in Split with lots of memorable experiences and newly forged friendships.

Take one vintage cruise boat, a few bicycles, a handful of friendly shipmates, mix well and season to taste with Adriatic sea salt and plenty of sunshine. A perfect recipe for a perfect vacation!

DAY 1 Saturday

Sailing from Split to island of Bra?: Split – Supetar

Check in starts at 11 AM and lasts until 1 PM when the ship departs. Upon departure, welcome drink will be served and your dedicated Tour Guide will familiarize you with the boat, equipment, ship’s crew and tell you more of the cruise and itinerary. Your first destination is the island of Bra?, the third largest island in the Adriatic, known for its stunning hilly landscape and its perfectly white limestone.

 

  1. Bike route, approx. 20 km: Supetar – Postira – Supetar (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Upon arrival at Supetar, you will mount your bike for the first time for a ride along the coast. You will be passing through a small village Splitska to a town Postira. There you will stop for a swim and a cup of coffee. You will then then ride back to Supetar, right on time for dinner – your first meal on board. You will spend the night at the harbor of Supetar, getting to know your crew and fellow travelers.

 

DAY 2 Sunday

Sailing from island of Bra? to island of Hvar: Supetar – Milna – Bol – Stari Grad on island of Hvar

This day your destination is the famous coastal village Bol with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean area, the famous Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn).

  1. Bike route, approx. 25 km: Supetar – Ložiš?a – Milna (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Bike route extension, approx. 47 km: Ložiš?a – Bol (difficulty level: HEAVY)

As the boat leaves for Milna you will follow the boat, cycling westward through Mirca and Sutivan to Ložiš?a. Those of you who don’t feel like tackling the hill are welcome to continue to Milna and travel by boat to Bol. If you feel like some more cycling, the route continues through picturesque villages and hamlets of Dra?evica, Nereziš?a, Pražnice and Gornji Humac. After a climb to a height of approximately 500 meters above sea level, if you will be aiming even higher you can venture all the way up to the Mount of Vidova Gora – the highest mountain on all of the islands of Adriatic with its height of 778 meters above sea level. For that extra effort you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the islands of Bra?, Šolta, Hvar and Kor?ula, the peninsula of Pelješac and the “Golden Horn” beach. After your descent to Bol, bikes will be loaded on the boat and you will set sail to Stari Grad, on the island of Hvar. After arrival and dinner you will have a unique opportunity to explore the narrow streets of Stari Grad (called the “Old Town” in Croatian) a settlement whose foundations were laid back in the age of Ancient Greeks.

 

DAY 3 Monday

Sailing from Stari Grad to Hvar (island of Hvar)

  1. Bike route, approx. 24 km, Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Bike route extension, approx. 22 km, Stari Grad – Hvar (difficulty level: HEAVY)

Today you will again be able to decide on how much you wish to cycle on Hvar, an island also known as the “Sunniest island in Croatia”, since in average Hvar has 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Your first route will take you from Stari Grad to Jelsa and then back to Stari Grad, through the ancient Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site, an agricultural landscape set up by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC. There you will have a break for a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream. You will then return to Stari Grad, where you can load your bikes on the boat and sail to the town of Hvar, or if you feel fit and eager, you can enjoy the hilly road to the town of Hvar that meanders through fields of best Croatian lavender and rosemary, passing the town of Selca on the way. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to explore the town of Hvar, known for its exceptional beauty. You can even climb the fortress built on a hill above the town for a panoramic view of the town of Hvar, its marina and the surrounding archipelago of islands. As the sun sets down, you can dress up and enjoy the bustling nightlife, since Hvar is also famous for its bars and clubs open late into the night.

 

DAY 4 Tuesday

Sailing from Hvar to island of Vis

After breakfast you will leave Hvar behind and set sail towards the small, tucked away island of Vis.

  1. Bike route, approx. 35 km, Vis – Komiža – Vis (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Upon arrival at the port of Vis you continue by bike to the second biggest town on the island – Komiža. In Komiža you will have free time for a lunch and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a town that houses 1677, and then you will ride back to Vis. In the evening, dinner will be served on board and the boat will stay in the harbor for the night.

 

DAY 5 Wednesday

Sailing from Vis to Kor?ula island: Vis – Vela Luka – Kor?ula

In the morning the boat will leave Vis and steer for the nearby island of Kor?ula, known for its oak forests, famous white wine and excellent olive oil.

  1. Bike route, approx. 52 km, Vela Luka – town of Kor?ula (difficulty level: HEAVY)

After docking at Vela Luka harbor, you will mount the bikes and cycle across the island past the towns of Blato, Smokvica, ?ara, Pupnat and Žrnovo to the town of Kor?ula, enjoying the magnificent landscape studded with olive trees and vineyards. At the end of the route the town of Kor?ula awaits, the alleged Marko Polo’s birthplace also known as “Dubrovnik’s Little Sister”, with its beautiful medieval fortifications and stunning sunsets. Boat stays for the night in the harbor, allowing you to explore the town and its surroundings.

 

DAY 6 Thursday

Sailing from Kor?ula to Omiš

The next day you will sail northwest along the Pelješac penninsula, around its tip and towards the mainland, passing the islands of Hvar and Bra?. Your destination for that day will be Omiš, the town of pirates situated in the amazing landscape of cliffs and rocks, where river Cetina meets the Adriatic.

  1. Bike route, approx. 13 km, Omiš – Radmanove Mlinice (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Bike route extension, approx. 12 km, Radmanove Mlinice – Podaspilje (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

After docking at the port of Omiš, we will mount the bikes and ride into the canyon of the emerald green river Cetina. Our first destination is “Radmanove Mlinice”, an old mill on the river built in the 17th century where you can decide to have a swim off the river beach into the exceptionally pure river water or decide to cycle on and up to the village of Podaspilje, for a fantastic view over the canyon and the river Cetina. You will then return to Omiš for an opportunity to explore its narrow streets and alleys, or even climb one of the fortresses on the cliff above the town. The boat will stay in the harbor for the night.

 

DAY 7 Friday

Sailing from Omiš to Split

In the morning the boat will leave the harbor and sail along the mainland to Split, to finish the full circle and to allow you enough time to explore the city of Split, the second biggest city in Croatia.

  1. Bike route, approx. 20km, Marjan hill in Split (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Upon arrival, you will ride up to the top of Marjan hill for a grand view over the city of Split. Marjan hill is a forest park much beloved by the locals situated close to the town center. On this last evening you will have time for some more souvenir and postcard hunting, but also for a peek into the ruins of the ancient Diocletian Palace, a Unesco Protected World Heritage Site, around which the old town of Split is built. As you will notice, Split is a true Mediterranean city whose main promenade “Riva” comes alive with people as the sun sets down and the bars start opening. That is a perfect opportunity to have a drink, join the locals in people watching and reflect on the experience of the past seven days.

 

DAY 8 Saturday

In the morning breakfast will be served, after which farewell follows and disembarkation by 9 AM.

RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – Guaranteed departures

SPECIAL OFFER – 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL DEPARTURES

DEPARTURE DATESSaturdays from Split June 1, 8, 15Sep 14, 21 June 29August 24
Main Deck Cabin 630 567 EUR 710 639 EUR
Upper Deck Cabin 680 612 EUR 760 684 EUR
Single occupancy supplement +30% +30%
Third bed reduction -30% -30%
Third bed reduction child up to 12 years old -50% -50%
Bike rental (hybrid bike equipped water bottle carrier (0.5l), rear rack and service kit) 75 EUR / week 75 EUR / week

 

SPECIAL OFFER DISCOUNT – 15% on departures June 22 and August 31, 2013

DEPARTURE DATESSaturdays from Split

June 22

August 31

Main Deck Cabin 630 536 EUR 710 604 EUR
Upper Deck Cabin 680 578 EUR 760 646 EUR
Single occupancy supplement +30% +30%
Third bed reduction -30% -30%
Third bed reduction child up to 12 years old -50% -50%
Bike rental (hybrid bike equipped water bottle carrier (0.5l), rear rack and service kit) 75 EUR / week 75 EUR / week

 

 

Rate includeS:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise on programed route
• Accommodation in a chosen category cabin with shower/toilet
• Half board: breakfast and 1 meal (lunch or dinner, depending on itinerary). First meal on board is dinner on 1st day; last meal is breakfast on 8thday.• Bed linen and bathroom towels• Towels change in the mid of the week

• Usage of the ship’s equipment

• Professional and experienced English-speaking tour guide and 7 bike tours

Rate doES not include:
• Beverages from the ship’s bar only
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Tips, entrances to museums or any other items of personal nature• Water package: 18 € – 1 l of still bottled water per person per day
• Taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash

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Tour des Yoles Rondes a beautiful spectator sport unique to Martinique

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A yearly highlight of the Martinican social calendar, the Yawl Boat Race will be contested this year between July 29 and August 5, literally encircling the Isle of Flowers with a boundless spirit of joy, replete with pulsating rhythms, prodigious libations, and nonstop parties.

Yawl boats featured in the race are constructed with painstaking detail in the grand tradition of Martinican fishing vessels initially developed by local craftsmen in the 70s. Each vessel flies brightly-colored rectangular sails over rounded canoe-like wooden hulls made from local Pear trees.

As distinctive in style as they are challenging to sail, quick and agile yawl boats test the mettle of even the most experienced sailors, their rounded hulls ensuring an instant capsize if ever the vessels should come to a stop at sea.

 

This year’s race departs initially from the picturesque seaside village of Le Robert, continuing in a counter-clockwise fashion around the island in seven stages. Teams representing various towns across Martinique compete alongside international competitors from neighboring islands. Visitors and locals turn out by the thousands each day of the race to offer enthusiastic support and enjoy the festivities.