What some of our clients had to say, after their Bareboat, Skippered, or Crewed sailing holiday with us
We had a wonderful weeks sailing. All the email communication with Ocean Blue was excellent - prompt responses and clear details. The base staff were friendly and helpful (even took us by car to collect supplies and arranged local accomodation for the Saturday night). The yacht was well prepared and very clean. The base staff work very hard at customer relations. Would definately recommend to others! ... and will be arranging future bookings
The office was friendly and efficient. Adriana couldn't have been more helpful. The 'boss', Sorry didn't remember his name, went out of his way to help us with transport for stores and to a good restaurant on our last night! The Bavaria 36 was in good shape, we had a great time with Pave, the best and most well informed hired skipper one could ever wish to sail with!!!Your handling of the event was happily very straight forward and if we decide on Croatia for next year you'll get a shout!
Just a note to let you that last week went extremely well. The boat was really well prepared and Josip and Andre were very helpful. We were also allowed to pick up the boat at 11am on the first Saturday and stay on it until our taxi arrived at lunchtime on the final Saturday ! My sons voted Petar "the best taxi driver in the world". He was very efficient but also really knowledgeable and took time out to show us the sights without increasing the fare. Thanks again for your helpful advice and efficient service
Base Staff: “Le girls” very friendly, very helpful. Yacht cleanliness – “perfect”. Yacht equipment – all ok. Check out: No problem But very happy with Ocean Blue overall.
The boat itself is terrific and she actually sails pretty well if you don’t try to point her to high of course. Had her up to 9/10 knots under full main and jib in 12/14 knots true. Very nice.
Everybody had a hugely enjoyable time, great weather (bloody hot), good winds, magnificent sailing waters (as you know) wonderful people, beautiful scenery and the restaurants . Would I do it again? You bet!
Overall it was great,which is more of a compliment than it sounds,as two of the crew were complete novices,and one barely competent crew!!!
The yacht was excellent,asyou indicated the staff at NYA could not have been more helpful(even during the Saturday checkin wait).The sailing lived up to all the adverts with some excellent small coves to explore.Warning-although the pilot book indicates "mooring buoys"at various locations,we only found them at Lucice.We will definately be back. Thanks for your help.
'We all had an absolutely fantastic holiday. Thank you for recommending Touch - she was a lovely boat, but the crew were ace, and that makes all the difference however nice the boat. To respond to your feedback queries in order: Petar was very efficient in Dubrovnik, friendly and informative. It was too hot to ask for a tour during the day, so we'll go back when it's cooler to see the city in more detail during daylight hours. We had a delightful few evenings in the old town. Petar helped us on to the boat as arranged. The crew were wonderful. I felt sorry that I hadn't asked on your preference form for them to interact with us even more, but when you fill out those forms it seems safest to go for the middle ground. As it was, they were very friendly but respectful at all times. They seemed delighted to bring out the dressing up box, leading to a couple of hilarious fancy dress parties. The deckhand, filmed the entire holiday and set it to music on DVD for us to take home as a souvenir.. Andy was, as might be expected, the straight man, but we admired his attention to detail. When he said it would take so long to reach somewhere, or that we would be leaving at a certain time, you could be certain it would happen. We always had a good anchorage or berth, and didn't appear to get messed about too much by the clipboard hitlers at the ports (although he probably kept all that well hidden).
The yacht looked beautiful - very clean, with (I thought) very feminine and graceful lines. Decor-wise on the inside, the salon had everything we and the kids could want - bar, games table and big tv. . There were plenty of toys, and nobody missed jetskiing. The meals were amazing. The chef, Jules, produced perfect light and tasty lunches, and wonderful dinners - there wasn't one thing that didn't get gobbled up (apart from the shameful rejection of one or two Michelin star quality puddings because we were too full to eat them).
Re the itinerary, we all absolutely loved Miljet, Korcula, Vis, and Hvar (where we stayed two nights and the teens watched the sun come up after dancing in the fort all night). We missed Split as a result, but buzzed it in the tender. Trogir, Skradin and the Kornatis were nice, and I enjoyed cycling along the banks of the Krka in the national park. . We should really have stayed at Birunji for a couple of days, which was absolutely charming and had a golf course. I gather it would have cost a lot to dock there overnight, but I would recommend making it an option, with a tender over to see the Pula amphitheatre and old town. Rovinj was also charming and it would have been nice to stay there longer, but we had to leave to beat some weather.
With regard to your service, we can't fault your recommendations! Thanks for everything - keep up the good work!'