We had a great trip and would definitely recommend Anti and his crew. They were all incredibly friendly, professional, warm and flexible. We all had a great time. And the Croatia coast is gorgeous.
Thanks you Ante. It was a great trip. We will certainly recommend.
The whole crew was perfect and took very well care of us 8. Ante, the captain is very professional, the itinerary was conform to what we wished – a mix between quiet and animated places – and the water sport part enjoyed pretty much the children (scuba diving, snorkelling, tube, wake board and jet ski).
The food was also prepared with care.
Me and the rest of our group would like to thank you for the great experience / holiday we spent this summer on Gulet Adriatic Holiday. We all were very happy with the service provided by your crew, the nice anochoring places and the route made during the week. We will recommend your Gulet / Service to others. Thank you.
I thought everything was first class. The captain was accommodating, helpful, and respectful of their privacy but also enjoyed socializing/eating with them at times. Also mentioned the food was good. Overall, it was a great experience so well done.
“A real holiday that left us relaxed and wanting to stay much longer !!!!”
We met up with the Adriatic Holiday crew in Split after spending a memorable night in the city. Ante the captain himself came out to meet us and safely escorted our party of 8 to his waiting vessel. The Adriatic Holiday Gullet, was more than we expected. It accommodated our party comfortably with large bedrooms each having a good size on suite bathroom with instant hot water and ample air-conditioning. This made sleeping through those hot Adriatic nights a pleasure. Every morning we were started the day with cappuccinos and an amazing breakfast. We opted for the sometimes on board dinner and by so doing got to experience the amazing food prepared by Victor the Adriatic Holidays professional chef. We did not want for anything, the all-inclusive package made sure we always has a cold drink and plenty of food. Ante’s skippered us himself and that made all the difference, being owner run the Adriatic Holiday experience always went that step further, finding secret coves and interesting islands was an indication of Ante’s vast experience of the area. We sailed south to end in Dubrovnik, we were all very sad that the 7 nights onboard had come to an end and I would strongly recommend this adventure on the Adriatic Holiday to anyone who wants to really relax and have a true hassle free memorable holiday. Thank you Ante, Sandra and Victor for your friendly service and great memories.
“Magical sailing adventure”
A bunch of us were looking for a holiday that was a little out of the ordinary for us, and we managed to book a gulet on the Adriatic Oceans. Not knowing the area, process or how accurately the holidays are represented on the internet was always a risk and concern. We however completely lucked out, and got to spend 7 nights sailing aboard Ante’s boat.
The crew were simply superb, and did not miss one detail the entire week. The locations we sailed, the food, the rooms which had air-con and own en-suite bathrooms I might add, the swimming, adventuring and relaxing were simply out of this world, and just what the doctor ordered!
The sailing experience was new for both my wife and I, Ante’s skippering of the boat was calm and collected at all times, even when we had an inexperienced captain bump into his boat while moored in a harbor. Ante owns, manages, maintains and runs the boat himself, the difference that made for my wife and I in terms of being at ease with this sailing experience was huge.
I can’t recommend the whole experience on the Gulet Adriatic Holidays more highly! My only issue now is that my kids want to go and experience it as well.
“This experience is what holiday dreams are made of!”
The only thing that rings loud and clear in my head when I reminisce about this week spent on the gorgeous Adriatic Holiday gullet with Ante and his crew is: when, oh when, can we go and do it all again!
From the moment we were welcomed onto this beauty by it’s friendly and very capable crew, we felt like we were living our best lives, right then.
The boat’s pristine condition, comfortable cabins, panoramic view of the ocean in the lounge, various water-sport equipment, delicious meals, brilliant docking suggestions combined with the most wonderful crew made this a summer holiday to remember.
We had some ideas of places we would like to see, and others were suggested to us as mentioned above – they did not disappoint in the least. The ocean was so incredibly clear and the little towns so beautiful, it was fantastic that we had the gullet experience to match these qualities of Croatia. We traveled from Split to Debrovnik, stopping at various islands along the way, and I would suggest the same for anyone considering this, as Debrovnik truly is the icing on the cake! We also thoroughly enjoyed Hvar, Vis and Mljet.
Ante is a very experienced captain so we felt safe and relaxed at all times, and since he is Croatian he knew the best places to dock; either for our enjoyment or to replenish supplies – all so well co-ordinated, we never noticed the management of everything on board. The crew somehow knows exactly when interaction is welcome, and when we needed to zone out and absorb our surroundings. We learnt a great deal about the history and culture of Croatia and that made it such an authentic experience as well.
The chef, Victor, and service on board was just phenomenal! Our requests were catered to endlessly and we tried some fantastic local dishes, too. Good selection of drinks and menu preferences. Meal times on board was a lovely and relaxed experience.
For those who are wondering, I am a person who easily get carsick, seasick and the like. Over the course of 7 nights I only felt a tiny bit queasy when we initially got on board. My body adjusted swiftly and I had no problems whatsoever the rest of the time, no medication.
For a holiday this delightful it is excellent value for money… I can say so much more, as we are so fond of the crew and their country, but it might cloud the things you really need to know, above.
We took a family vacation with Gulet Adriatic Holiday on June 2018, beginning at Cavtat all the way to Split. It was a marvelous experience, totally recommendable. The crew Maria, Viktor (a terrific chef) and Ivan, and the captain Ante made us have a magnificent week. They took care of every detail without being overwhelmedhelming.
The Gulet was on perfect conditions, very charming. Our morning swims with recently made coffee afterwards was an small luxury that we’ll always remember.
The Croatian coast is very much worth it; spectacularly beautiful, calmed and relaxed.
We’ll definitely come back!
Great vacation with a great crew
We had a very nice and relaxing vacation on the boat with Ante and his crew. The food was fenomanal, and the trip was planned out very nicely! We can definitely recommend it!
A Family Adventure of a Lifetime
Our family was so fortunate to be able to travel aboard Adriatic Holiday and with Ante and his crew this summer. It was a highlight of our trip and our lives!
“We” consisted of 3 generations—2 teenage kids (ages 15 and 17); their parents and grandparents (in their 80s). This was an ideal multi generational trip because the needs of all of us were met. We so enjoyed the pace of the days on the boat and the ability to have quality time together. We spent lots of time swimming, paddle boarding, reading, playing games, jet skiing, tubing, cliff jumping, exploring small towns and islands, family (gourmet) meals, drinking local wine, viewing the beautiful water and scenery-which is constant.
We started our trip in Dubrovnik, and Ante arranged the perfect meeting spot which enabled us to boat past the city of Dubrovnik which is beautiful and fascinating from the water. We spent the glorious week in the area between Dubrovnik and Split, where we departed. Ante was able to show us so many beautiful coves and ports that were a bit off the beaten path, which was what we were looking for during this week. He is a fantastic and knowledgable Captain and he listened to our wants and needs and then was able to tailor the itinerary to meet those wants and needs.
What makes Adriatic Holiday most special in my mind are these things:
1. The Captain:
The boat is Captain owned and it is apparent that Ante cares deeply for the boat and works hard to maintain it and make it super comfortable. He immediately made us feel safe and this feeling of safety was always present. He also made us feel that the gulet was ours for the week, and he made us feel comfortable in the space. Ante is a good listener and communicator and we often discussed the plan and route, and our needs. He has a quiet presence and was always available when we wanted or needed to talk to him but was never overbearing. This was true with all of the crew. They worked to be present but there was not a single instance of us wanting more privacy. Ante is a very knowledgable and capable Captain. He has extensive knowledge regarding the area, best places to visit and anchor, and also wind patterns, weather issues etc.
2. The rest of the crew:
Victor, our chef, served us amazing food. We ate at least two meals each day on the boat. We started each morning with cappuccino (and then a morning swim), followed by breakfast of croissants, granola, yogurt, eggs and fruit. Our next meal, either lunch and/or dinner was a multi course meal that always exceeded our expectations. Victor served us local fish, pasta, pork, steak and each meal started with soup and/or salad, and finished with the best desserts. Some favorites were the mushroom soup and steak and gnocchi. The food was gourmet and all served with exceptional local wine.
The dining experience was one of the best parts of our trip! We enjoyed all of our meals outside in a very relaxed and comfortable setting with great views. We had great conversation and were so happy to enjoy this delicious food meticulously prepared by Victor.
Antonio was the first mate who attended to our every whim: food service, beverages, jet skis, paddle boards, life jackets etc. We joked that no matter what the request, Antonio, always had the same response: “Yes, of course!” He was a special part of the experience! We know he worked hard too behind the scenes which helped things run smoothly.
Finally, Ante’s wife, Sandra joined us for part of the trip and she was so lovely and very knowledgable. She shared extensive history regarding what we were seeing and was fascinating. We missed her when she was gone but are grateful for her kindness and all of the knowledge she imparted.
3. The boat.
The Adriatic Holiday is a beautiful, well maintained gulet. We loved the space—the upper deck, the outside dining area, our staterooms with individual bathrooms. Also, the addition of the paddle boards (which we used daily), the jet ski (which was super fun), and a first class and comfortable dingy used for tubing (and transport to and from some ports) were important parts of the adventure. Also, the ease of use (thanks to Antonio) made these all very accessible.
I could say more! I highly recommend Croatia, this experience and particularly this gulet.
We spent such wonderful holidays on this marvelous boat. The crew is really kind, helpful and make always sure that we enjoy the trip. We went in beautifull places and we had excellent meals on the boat.
Viva il capitano Ante
Indimenticabile crociera tra le isole prospicienti la città di Dubrovnik con la guida sicura del capitano Ante e con le continue attenzioni dei suoi collaboratori Vittorio e Antonio.
L’Adriatic Holiday è una bella goletta molto confortevole e attrezzata per godere al massimo il mare delle isole croate e le incantevoli cittadine in esse presenti come Korcula.
Peccato che la crociera sia durata solo sette giorni!
“Amazing Multi-generation Cruise!”
Incredible! Just returned from a trip with my parents, husband and sons (ages 16 and 12). We have traveled all over the world and I have taught sailing in the Caribbean and can say that this is a Class A yacht run by Captain Ante with every detail covered. This trip had it all – relaxation, swimming, paddle boarding, exploring, hiking – all to do at our leisure. The pacing was perfect. I have never seen my parents so relaxed. My mom (who doesn’t usually swim or even get her hair wet) swam every day in the Adriatic and even tried jet skiing! Every day started with cappuccinos and ended with wine and in between we were spoiled by Vicktor’s gourmet food. The gulet’s layout is unique with places for all to go (flybridge, bow) and to stay cool in the shade. And the rear swim platform makes travel/swimming super simple – esp for my parents. We will never forget the beautiful coves, amazing sunsets and family memories. Thank you, Ante, Vicktor and Antonio.
“Traumurlaub auf der Gulet Adriatic”
Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub auf der Gulet Adriatic. Und das lag nicht nur an dem perfekten Wetter, sondern vor allem an der Crew und dem tollen Schiff. Kapitän Ante, seine Frau Sandra, Antonio und der Spitzenkoch Victor. Wir waren mit 3 Generationen an Bord, von 8 Jahre bis 77 Jahre. Alle liebten die Unbeschwertheit und die Fürsorglichkeit der Crew. Ante fand jeden Tag den perfekten Platz zum Ankern (traumhafte Buchten), Antonio fing immer frische Fische und Viktor kochte so gut, dass wir abends immer an Bord essen wollten. Das Boot ist sehr schön und bietet sehr viel Platz, so dass man auch mal seine Ruhe haben konnte. Ein perfekter Urlaub! Wir können die Gulet Adriatic sehr empfehlen, wenn man eine solche Reise machen möchte.