What some of our clients had to say, after their Bareboat, Skippered, or Crewed sailing holiday with us
I have nothing but good things to say about our trip! Everything ran seamlessly and just how I had planned. I was nervous before we went just because I was dealing with new companies and wasn’t sure what to expect. It couldn’t have gone any better.
Lora, Lilo, Giovanni and the rest of the staff in Portorosa were excellent. Check-in was so smooth and they even took the time to help us plan a route around the islands. Their local knowledge was invaluable.
They had made their own guide book for the islands giving detailed information on anchor points, snorkelling areas etc, it came in very handy. A lovely touch was on our first morning,they had coffee, juices and pastries for us. They really were a pleasure to deal with, even when we had a problem with the engine on one of the boats (sucked in a plastic bag), Giovanni came out came out to the island we were on and fixed it first thing in the morning. They also kept in contact with us via text if there was bad weather and advised us on the best plan for the day.
The boats were beautiful. The 393 didn’t have gps on deck which the skipper found difficult but apart from that we were very comfortable for the week.
The Aeolian Islands were a beautiful location and I will be back to visit the islands we didn’t manage to get to this time round.
As for yourself, Bob, you were extremely helpful. Without you we wouldn’t have gone to the Aeolian Islands! A huge thank you for that. You were a pleasure to deal with and always very swift in your responses to me. We had a total of 10 qualified skippers on our trip and they all took your company details and some were planning their own trips so hopefully you’ll get some more business out of us! If I organise another trip I will certainly be coming back to you, you made it very easy for me.
We had a fantastic time in Croatia and are happy to give our feedback.
Check-in: Well organized, quick, easy
Base Staff: Very friendly and professional
Skipper: What can we say – we are in love with Srinska! She listened to our wishes, was fun to be with and gave us space to relax and hang out. She was exactly what we had hoped for and are very hopeful, she would do another trip with us next year.
Yacht cleanliness: very good
Yacht equipment: nothing we missed
Check-out: again - quick, easy and professional
I have been impressed with your organization. Your response time and your efforts to respond to our requests were amazing. We will surely be back for more.
We had a very enjoyable holiday. Weather was quite a lot cooler than we expected but we haven't been in September before. Got one good Bora which was 'entertaining' but we were expecting it!
The Yacht was, as usual for Croatia, in excellent condition for its age and was very clean. The check in & base staff could not be faulted - everyone was very helpful and nothing was missed. They even got the Yacht ready for us by 12-30 on the Saturday we arrived so we were able to leave the Marina early which was fantastic - it almost gave us an extra days sailing.
You've got to hand it to the Croatian's - they organise things well. The prices have gone up in mooring fees etc so I hope they don't get too carried away.
Many thanks for organising matters so efficiently. It does take a lot of the hassle out of things to book through you so I'm sure we will be back!
Trip was great and service on all fronts was excellent. Staff at Base were very good, helpful, friendly and organised. Check in and check out all handled very smoothly.
Sergio was great in recommending routes and anchorage as we had 2 days of very strong Mistrals. Boat was in very good shape. All in all, an excellent experience and would recommend your services again.
Skipper & Crew – Perfect. Very professional and knowledgeable about the area and of course the sailing! Matt and Lizzie are a perfect team. Even the taxi driver organised was great.?
Meals on board – Put on 2.5kg’s, what more can I say. What Lizzie turns out of that little kitchen and with all the forward planning is amazing! I have come home inspired!Yacht cleanliness – excellent. Big treat to have beds made!!?
Yacht equipment – as per the brochure so just what we expected.?
Our service, and what we can do to improve it. I would have liked a bit more info about where we were heading each day, maybe on a map or something. Other than that I can’t think off hand of any criticism or anything I would have liked that wasn’t there.?Will you be taking a similar charter again? Definitely.
We have returned from Croatia and just wanted to give you some feedback from our holiday - to begin with we had an absolutely superb week! Croatia is beautiful and amazing to sail around with the wonderful islands ports authentic villages, excellent climate and superb seafood. Yachting is an incredibly restful, stress free way to spend a week and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Sanya, our hostess, was fantastic and cooked some lovely meals.
Having her made it even more restful for us as we did not have to concern ourselves with groceries or cooking at all. She was also incredibly proud and knowledgeable about Croatia so had some valuable insights to share. Sanya also made great recommendations for us for our evening meals, places we would never had found on our own. Our skipper, Davor, was very capable and skilled and we felt safe in his hands behind the wheel. Davor was great with taking the kids on the tube and wakeboarding etc