The MS Captain Bota cruises from Split to Split on the Elegance Cruise which takes in the islands of Bol, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet en route, also stopping on the mainland in Dubrovnik.
Available 2019 Departures:
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th of May 2019 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th of June 2019 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of July 2019 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st of August 2019 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of September 2019 5th of October 2019
M/S Captain Bota info
With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 18 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
This new motor ship built is overall 40,60 meters long and 8,10 meters in width, with two powerful engines plus three generators for air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots, bow thruster and all electronic equipment. Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.
All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned, with independent ventilation system for fresh air all the time, conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin. Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have large cabin window and porthole in bathroom. Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door. Cabins are twin or doubles, and two cabins have third bed on the floor (not bunk bed)
Extra-large “from side to side” fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant of more than 100 m2 is on the upper deck where guests can have their privacy, more than large enough for all passengers, equipped with bar and big screen LCD TV, and each table has easy-access chairs.
There is a corner table for buffet breakfast, wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free of charge for all clients, loud-speakers, audio-system, and microphone for notifications through entire boat or just restaurant area and beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Separate sitting area with couch and table is inside restaurant as well, while outside terrace have more than 70 m2 with sitting area, tables and chairs that is fully covered of course also large enough for all passengers to have breakfast outside or just do nothing and enjoying.
The boat has extra-large platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 250 m 2 with sun-beds for all passengers. The fence is 110 centimeters high for the safety of passengers. This is the best part of the boat for those who enjoy sunbathing while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our “Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi“ with its pertaining facilities designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.
DAY 1: SATURDAY SPLIT
M/S CAPTAIN BOTA will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. The welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split (Dinner)
DAY 2: SUNDAY SPLIT - BOL - HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden Cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town on foot, or have a cup of coffee on board and take a swim till lunch which will be served on board. After lunch, we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet-setters.
Upon our evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family-owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 3: MONDAY HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive at Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English-speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 4: TUESDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch before arriving at Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English-speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organised panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 5: WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS - NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND
After breakfast, we will cruise towards the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along the way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival at the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the National Park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 6: THURSDAY MLJET – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stops on our way passing by Pelješac Penninsula and its’ picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and Eastern side of Hvar Island.
Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with its' long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Makarska (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 7: FRIDAY MAKARSKA - PUČIŠĆA - SPLIT
After breakfast, we cruise across the Brač channel towards Pucisca.
Pucisca is the island's biggest village on the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing. It is famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
In Pucisce there is the only Stonemasonry school in Croatia. where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools which have been used for centuries. After a relaxed walk, we will have lunch while cruising to Split, our first and last stop.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Our English speaking guide will do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split (Breakfast & Lunch)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka.
The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia.
The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state.
From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.
Walk through National Park, Skradinski Buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski Buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park which recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
Reservations and payment will be made on board
English speaking guide Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for the excursion.
Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes therefore we recommend comfortable walking shoes.
DAY 8: SATURDAY SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (Breakfast)
• Economy flights from UK Airports (Supplements will apply to selected departures and final quote will be given at the time of enquiry) • 23 kg check in luggage per person • Private Return Airport Transfers • English speaking cruise manager on board • 6 crew members • 7 nights cruise in a Standard category cabin • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily • Welcome dinner with three courses • Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses • Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop and Split • Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours) • Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week • Daily cabin cleaning service • Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person • Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board • CCTV Security Cameras on board • Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck) • Port and tourist taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week
Price Does Not Include:
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter • Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park)
Please Note: The price given above is from and given as guidance only based on the 4 May 2019 departure. Different prices apply to different departures and subject supplement depending on the chosen departure airport. This holiday can be included as part of your multi-center holiday program in Croatia. For more information please speak to our team of experts.