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review 14 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

My favorite part was sailing through the Adriatic Sea with the wind in my face surrounded by breath taking views. It was nice to have daily activities like snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, bike riding, swimming, and sea kayaking included in the package. Great to get some exercise as well as R and R.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Get a group of friends together for an unforgettable vacation! Pack light and take part in all of the activities offered.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It definitely benefitted local people. We tried our best to not leave a footprint everywhere we went.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation was just what I needed. Way better than a stuffy cruise ship.

review 18 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

the sailing and freedom to see various beautiful islands

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

go!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10 out of 10

review 17 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The sailing and freedom to see various beautiful islands

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Go!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10 out of 10

review 17 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Loved every minute of it tbh. We had a great Captain (Frank) and Guide (Darija) who really made the trip an experience to be remembered. We were also lucky to have a likeminded group of vacation makers onboard that really gelled well together. It was definitely the highlight of the trip and something I will always remember.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Dive in and enjoy it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely. We visited some fantastic local restaurants of high quality.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10/10

review 13 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Breathtaking islands and the bluest, clearest, most beautiful seas you'll ever see

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Get out of your comfort zone! Although there was a loose itinerary, our skipper Zeljko went off-piste at every opportunity which helped to make this a truly magical experience. We did things we never thought we were capable of and couldn't have had a better time; paddle-boarding, cave diving, sea kayaking, swimming and snorkelling.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was a total 'win win' putting money back into the island communities. Authentic villages and sensational food at local, friendly, family run restaurants. Eating fish pulled from the sea just hours earlier and eating salads where the ingredients were picked from the restaurant garden to order!!! Zero carbon footprint, of course that satisfied our eco and ethical conscience, but as a pure dining experience it really couldn't have been better.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Quite simply, best vacation ever - by a million nautical miles!

review 10 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Finding out that it was everything we hoped for and more!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

It’s very hot in Croatia in July/August

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It did feel that we were paying local people, but there are a lot of tourists doing the same.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent!

review 5 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The sailing and swimming every day was fantastic but Mljet was our favourite island and in particular the cycle trip to the national park on Mljet where we visited the salt lakes and stopped for a drink and ice cream at the monastery on an island in the middle of the lake. Its a 20km round trip and was pretty steep in parts but fairly easily accessible for anyone who can cycle. Going in the late afternoon and returning as the sun set created some fantastic photographic opportunities and we felt we had earned our dinner.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack light and bring easily dried clothes. Every morning there is an opportunity to swim and/or paddle board after breakfast. In the afternoon there are activities such as the cycle ride or walking the walls at Ston, make the best of the opportunity to experience Croatia in a different way. Its also a great opportunity to meet new people on board including the great guides and skippers. We had two teenage sons who enjoyed the activities and the down time (WiFi on the boat helped) and enjoyed meeting and speaking to new people from around the world who were also on the trip.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guide ensured that we had a fun history of the places we visited and we ate at selected local restaurants which supported the local community - much of the food and drink was sourced locally - fresh fish, oysters, mussels and locally produced wine.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a fantastic experience, the catamaran was more modern, spacious and comfortable than we expected. The skipper and guide were always gracious, helpful and full on interesting stories and anecdotes about the history - ancient and recent - of Croatia. The company were fantastic, our plane was late and we need to make a ferry to meet up with the catamaran so they came and picked us up from the airport free of charge to make sure we made the ferry (just by a couple of minutes) and avoid a stressful start to our vacation. Overall we had a fantastic time.

review 25 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Being away from the crowds and having a very relaxed time.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

You need to provide your own drinking water, but there is a market 1 block away from where you get on the catamaran. There is a refrigerator on board that you can use. While your toilet is private, 2 cabins share 1 shower.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10 out of 10. One of the best family trips we've done, and we travel a fair amount.

review 18 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The beautiful scenery and incredible water

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Travel light. You won't need much at all. And ask for clarity from the skipper as to when you will be leaving each morning so that you can plan accordingly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not that I was aware of. Apart from bringing tourist money to some selected restaurants

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful experience.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Anthea We're glad you enjoyed the vacation! Our goal is to make this vacation and its activities environmentally responsible through human powered activities – we do not offer jet skis, parasailing, quads or similar activities which would require the use of engine power. We also sail whenever the wind allows it. The restaurants we recommend for this trip are locally owned. We even visit a few families who cook especially for our guests and by doing that we bring them much needed income. Our company has a policy of not taking from them for these services, so any and all money spent there goes to the families.

review 16 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

It was all amazing. It was the combination of offshore, onshore and dining selections that made the whole thing wonderful.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Expect a lot of fun!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes absolutely

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant. We’re very glad we chose this operator.

review 16 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole trip was absolutely excellent - sailing around the beautiful islands, swimming and snorkelling in delightful little spots, the attention paid to ensuring we ate well.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Book it right now! This was a fabulous trip - a great combination of sailing, exploring the islands, biking and sightseeing!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely - we spent an hour helping to clean a beach encouraged by our skipper, and small local restaurants and families were used for eating, drinking etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent!

review 14 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The sailing trip

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring your own towels

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Was fantastic

review 4 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I really enjoyed the time we spent learning about different cultures and trying new food with our hosts.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bug Spray! But also, don't hesitate, the trip is well worth the money and very enjoyable.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I very much enjoyed our vacation!

review 8 May 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Beautifully scenic, relaxing and luxurious bumbling around the islands.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Though early in the season our late April/ early May trip was perfect due to few crowds and great weather.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, to a reasonable extent.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic, already highly recommended to friends.

review 28 Apr 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Just sailing the Adriatic in a catamaran with the best guide and skipper...also the funniest group and scrumptious breakfasts

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Come prepared to be relaxed...join in all activities...go with the flow

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes...we ate meals dinner locally..picked up snacks and wine...visited national parks...left no garbage..recycled...and sailed when enough wind. Did not run low on water...were conservative.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10 out of 10...full of fun and laughs...made new friends..loved our guide and skipper...had good weather which helped..saw beautiful natural and historical sites and were treated so well.

review 2 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Snorkelling into a cave.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't expect a lot of sailing - but plenty going on and generous space on board.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very Good. Extremely relaxing and surprisingly comfortable vacation. The local knowledge was excellent leading to great swimming spots and meals.

review 23 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There were lots of good times, and we happened to have a really fun group on board. More generally, the freedom from sailing is exhilarating, and the Croatian seascape is stunning.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The chargers didn't work very well on board, so if you need it take back-up power.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, in the sense that locals were employed and we dined locally. There were bags on board to collect plastic when swimming if you wished.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

review 17 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sailing around the beautiful islands of Croatia on a state of the art Catamaran was an amazing experience. The feel of Skimming over the sea just using wind power is something I will never forget.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Travel light and be well organised in advance.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We ate at local select restaurants off the beaten track so it did feel like we were benefiting local people. When kayaking we were encouraged to pick up litter from remote beaches with an eco bag, however this was made of plastic and the rubbish we collected just went into a bin. We felt more could be done to recycle rubbish in general as we saw most rubbish on the boat was disposed of in just one bin.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We loved the sailing part of our vacation as we met some amazing people. The catamaran had plenty of room for everyone and it felt like the best way to see the real Croatia.

review 5 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sailing around the islands

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Definitely book a sailing excursion. Get away from all the tourists.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I need to do it again!

review 11 Jul 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The chance to visit quiet bays, swim in clean areas and warm waters and dine in local restaurants with delicious meals away from tourist spots. The beds were very comfortable.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take snacks that do not need any preparation in kitchen such as cutting. We were not allowed access to galley and found it difficult to have these cut for us when we asked. Water shoes were not necessarily needed.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We encountered a number of issues during our 4 days. From being told we were not able to have the snacks on board because dinner was in 1 hour, running out of gas 2 out of 4 mornings so there was not hot water for coffee or tea in the morning, not having bins in bathrooms cleaned out. The boat, location and diversity of activity outweighed these negatives.

review 23 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Swimming off the boat. Island hopping

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Spend less time in dubrovnik.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No -- big motorized boat

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Greg, We are glad to hear you liked your vacation and many thanks for taking time to write the review. Even though it is very hard to avoid any kind of motorized vehicles today, we still tried to do that by investing in to catamarans and sailboats that use wind power rather than speed boats, motor yachts or ski jets. Of course it happens that the wind is not strong enough to get your from one point to another so we have to use motors. Besides our company has since its first days used human powered activities such as rafting, biking, kayaking, SUP and today sailing. We will however encourage our crew to sail as much as possible. Kind regards, Iva

review 28 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I know it sounds cliché, but there are too many to mention!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack reef shoes. And push yourself out of your comfort zone.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, blue bag initiative is fantastic. It was good to eat at local places to support the people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Great. Would recommend it to anyone!

review 26 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

All of it! From the incredibly beautiful swimming spots to the quaint villages we visited, it was incredible. The food was local and outstanding. The skipper knew all the best spots and just where to take us.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Expect tight sleeping spaces and no aircon. Recommend you share expectations up front so you hit the spots you are anticipating. The itinerary is a loose one and adapted to the group and weather so be sure to let the crew know what your deal breakers might be. I also recommend you visit Dubrovnik before or after the cruise and spend your time sailing on the things you cannot do from the shore.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 18 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The trip

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Read well the recommendations before packing.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, they are fantastic

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

An A +

review 8 Oct 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Walking in the stunning scenery of these magnificent islands. The late summer weather was just perfect for hiking, the sea was warm for swimming, the fellow hikers and our wonderful guide made the week!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do not hesitate to book. Daily walks are moderate but few hours with breaks. Prepare yourself a bit beforehand and you have no problems to enjoy it all. Accommodation and meals were average but very well met my needs.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Absolutely!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This was an excellent experience in all.

review 6 Jul 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sailing with the vacation provider was amazing with the wind just pushing the Catermaran across the Adreactic sea will the sun was setting . Stunning orange sky's and looking at the islands around us while having our own private party on board with our fantastic crew and other new adventure sailing buddies . Priceless moment for me !

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you like adventure , being active and sporty and can get on well with new people . Being flexible with changes as the weather can alter what activities you do for the day and where you end up sailing to .

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes the local people heavily rely on tourism for their income . Using vehicles that need human power to get around has a positive impact on the environment and an enjoyment for the individual and being a far more healthy way of getting around .

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was one of my best trips and adventures I've had . I loved the fact that every day was full of activities and new adventures exploring the most stunning islands in Croatia .

review 19 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery in Croatia is amazing. Our guide and skipper were incredible and the whole trip was fantastic. I especially loved all of the activities.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

No tips come to mind. We really enjoyed the trip and didn't seem to need anything more than what was offered.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our vacation definitely benefited local people - all of our meals were at local restaurants and we were able to pick up supplies at local stores.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10/10. Amazing trip!

review 29 Sep 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole trip was memorable but the special part I remember most fondly is riding up to a remote farmhouse for lunch on one of the islands with our fantastic guide - Stefano. Greeted by an energetic friendly dog and a lovely couple who rely mostly on their own produce and a kilometre walk to the nearest road. Lunch was home made bread fresh from the oven, home cured prosciutto, home grown tomatoes and olive oil, washed down with their local red. Coffee was offered after and I dared asked about the possibility of milk.... 'hmm yes, is goats milk ok?' was translated from Croatian into English. How could I say no! He then went out to the barn, cornered the goat and served me warm milk in a little jug. The best coffee I have had in a long time, thank you! Spending 4 days aboard and sailing around the islands, often feeling you were the only ones there, in the capable hands of our captain - Patrick and swimming into a cave just like the Blue Grotto. Most memorable, hard to pick!!!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't think about it any more, just book it! I would go again. Pack light, don't take too many clothes, swimmers and a hat and ohh mosquito repellant for the evenings. Travel towel was used too to keep bath towel salt free. As we were traveling for a month there was still plenty of room for our suitcases under the bed. There were plenty of opportunities to buy extra snacks and wine, ATM's were available also during the trip. If you are from Australia take some vegemite, everyone was curious. We travelled with our teenage daughter who enjoyed the energy levels of activities and fellow travelers.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The local communities benefited from us eating at their family run restaurants, using locals who knew the area so well not only for sailing but on land also. Fresh produce was bought daily at local shops for breakfast which was fresh and tasty, served on board and presented beautifully each morning. There was recycling facilities on board, use of non motorised equipment - sail power some of the time, mountain bikes, sea kayaks reduced our impact to the environment dramatically compared to the big cruise ships or party boats.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation was amazing! From our first point of contact of inquiry through to pre trip accommodation in Dubrovnik, to the trip itself and drop off back at the airport. Attention to detail, timing, allergy requests, sharing of meals with other travelers and crew, encouraging us to go a little further - "it's not far" was definitely worth it. The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10

review 3 Jun 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Loved the small villages, cycling and trying the SUP. The catamaran and crew were fantastic

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Dont bother with too many clothes especially if the weather is good but do remember a wind jacket for the boat. Buy snacks for the boat in case you feel peckish...

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Supported economy in small villages

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Would definitely recommend it

review 3 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There were lots! - Sitting on the boat in the sun, under sail, with no noise other than the waves! - learning to paddle board - the clear seas - the storms and torrential rain - the stunning locations

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take drinking water with you (or buy from shops when you stop) as there is none on the boat. Also there is little fridge space, as you are sharing the small fridge with the crew and other passengers. Most of the islands only take cash. Be prepared for the travel agenda not to work as planned as you have to respect the skipper as to where the weather will allow you to travel to. Allow the crew to suggest where to go as all their suggestions for food were very good. You may be sharing the boat with up to 8 other people so you need to be sociable.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes to a degree. We had less sailing than we expected and therefore used the engine more than we would have liked but that was partly because of the poor weather. We visited smaller less touristy resorts so helped the tourism here and definately benefitted local people. The boat had a plastic bottle recycling bin on it!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

An amazing experience. I am not a sailor and am not confident on boats but I went outside my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed it. You are sailing for between 1 1/2 and 4 hours max in a day and the skipper was very good and would not (and did not) go out to sea when the weather was bad. We had 5 teenagers (age 13 to 19) with us. The girls sunbathed and swam, the boys snorkelled and paddle boarded and kayaked whenever we stopped. Personally I would not suggest this for much younger children as they could be bored when sailing. Our guys all had great fun and will remember this for a long time

review 26 Sep 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I would say having drinks on the boat one evening with the boat under full sail with the sun setting.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take aqua shoes and flip flops.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Pretty good bit disorganised, lovely place and people, pity about the plumbing on the boat.

review 24 Jun 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

It was all so wonderful, stunning views, fantastic food and great activities but I think the real highlight was seeing the pods of dolphins play near our boat.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack light, go with the flow - things will change but always for the better. Bring decent water shoes, the beaches are not sand so the rocks and pebbles can be sharp underfoot.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we often ate with local families and the food was amazing - very fresh (just from the garden or sea), wonderfully cooked and often with wine that they had grown in their own vineyards. It was great to see local families benefiting directly from our tour. In addition, our captain was very knowledgable about the local business practices so often steered us to the more responsible vendors.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The vacation was so much better than I expected, the weather was certainly on our side but there was so much to do and see and all the equipment was provided so there was plenty of choice. If we wanted to go cycling instead of sea kayaking, it was so easy to change, this meant the vacation was much relaxed and felt more personal than having to conform to the needs of a wider group.

review 23 Jun 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Impossible to pick one memorable moment. The whole vacation was perfect from start to finish.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Relax and go with the flow. It's organised for you.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. A lot of the activities and meals were sourced from local people. The meals were all based around local products.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Perfect. It was exciting and active whilst also being relaxing. The scenery is beautiful. The boat is very comfy.

review 17 Jul 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Adventures, cycling, paddle boarding and kayaking off the Catamaran. Great dinners.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Skip the last night in Zaton Bay, poor accommodations and no good dining options.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not really.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good. Would book through responsible travel again but not this operator, the owner was very distracted with a new person taking over running the business. Appreciated the complimentary guide book form lonely Planet. Will buy these in future.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Perny, We're glad to hear you overall enjoyed your trip. However we would like to comment on the fact you did not feel there was a benefit from this vacation to the local community, or that it was environmentally responsible. You mentioned that you had great dinners while on this trip. I'm sure you noticed that these dinners were organized with local families in their restaurants. We run this trip in an area where there are more an more large hotel chains opening every day. We choose to work with the small restaurants and private accommodations rather than these large hotels because we want to support local businesses. We bring guests to their restaurants twice every week. Your vacation with us directly contributed to them being able to stay in business and do what they chose to do, rather than being forced to leave their small towns and work at large hotels as maids, waiters and chefs. As for the environmental impact, you wrote you enjoyed cycling, paddle boarding, kayaking and being on the catamaran. Our company chose to promote these activities, rather than for example jet skis, quads or motor yachts exactly because of their low impact on the environment. This has been our philosophy for more than 20 years. Your last night in Zaton Bay - the accommodation is also owned and run by a local family, as are the four restaurants which are within a 15 minute walking distance from the B&B where you were staying. I hope this helps clarify our policy and philosophy when it comes to responsibility towards both the local community and environment.

review 27 Sep 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The entire trip was memorable and exciting from the activities to the local restaurants.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This trip was full of activities such as biking, kayaking, swimming and walking so be prepared for an active vacation. The captain of the cataraman was very enthusiastic about providing as much opportunity as he could for various experiences. Also be prepared to enjoy some fabulous local cuisine.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our captain had a very close relationship with the local residents and we were able to enjoy some fabulous local cuisine.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This vacation was outstanding!

review 18 Jun 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The most memorable part of the trip was hanging out on the boat with the other travelers and the captain's sense of humour throughout the trip.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring some good water shoes that double as walking shoes and anything you'd like to use for swimming like snorkel gear (can be purchased in the grocery store nearby before you leave), floaties, balls, etc. Also, be open and flexible as the schedule may switch around a bit.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We definitely felt like the trip benefited locals and was way better for the environment than a cruise ship, especially when we were using wind power to sail.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

This trip was just absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend it.

review 2 Nov 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The kayaking trip. It was so exhilarating going down waterfalls and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't overpack! The company will provide you with all the equipment you need, including wetsuits and boots for the water activities. I went with a relatively small group (there were 10 of us) and we were all physically pretty fit and tended to go at a fair pace during kayaking and mountain biking, so I would say that a certain level of fitness would help you to get the best out of the activities.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We shopped locally for food and the guide was always aware of our surroundings and the people around us.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent! One of the best vacations I've ever had. I felt safe at all times and our guide was absolutely superb. I came back feeling refreshed and like I'd had a proper break from my life in the city.

review 7 Oct 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Sailing and kayaking were fab! Also great local food and wine.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take a gel bicycle seat or cycling shorts.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes local restaurants and family houses used for accommodation and dining.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brill.

review 22 Aug 2011

One of the best vacations I have been on! Perfect combination of relaxing and activities. We have been to places that you would never come across as a normal tourist and got the chance to sample some amazing food, all in all an excellent trip and I would highly recommend it.

review 12 Aug 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole experience was amazing. We did such a variety of activities - hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, sailing. We loved the diversity of experiences. It was fabulous! Croatia is SO beautiful and the people are wonderful. I think the best part of booking through this tour opertaor was access to local people. We ate the BEST home-cooked meals at local fishermen and farmers' houses. It was very special!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes. Absolutely. Many of our meals were eaten at local people's homes, so we paid them directly for their hospitality and food. We were also able to recycle our bottles while on the boat, which we appreciated.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was excellent!

review 28 Sep 2010

If you are traveling alone be aware the group may change along the way and you may be left with no ' group ' for company. Out of the 7 day trip I had 3 days of solitude!

review 3 Jul 2005

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

We had a great vacation (one of our best - and we have a lot!!). The most exciting part was snorkelling into a cave whose entrance was only just on the waterline; the most memorable, difficult to say - the company (our group of 6 really gelled), the places we visited (that you can really only get to in a kayak), the islands and their people themselves......

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This operator were not always the most proactive at communication and we had to chase them on occasion for simple things like, 'is our booking confirmed?' Having said that, everything worked out as it should and it was all 'as advertised' on their website. Our guide, Dom, was excellent.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes we did. We stayed in local rooms (very comfortable), ate at the local restaurants (very well), drank the local wine, used the local transport, shopped for picnics at the local shop etc. As we were kayaking with a bike ride thrown in, it couldn't have been more environmentally friendly.

4. Any other comments?

I hope this feedback is useful. It really was a memorable vacation. We all vowed not to tell too many people about the area so that it doesn't get spoilt but, being realistic it will get even more popular and I guess our advice would be to go sooner rather than later. Thanks for requesting the feedback. We hope to use your website in the future.

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