OUR HAPPY CLIENTS
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for arranging what truly was THE VACATION OF A LIFETIME!!!The boat itself is very special so we fell in love the moment we boarded (in the freezing cold and pouring rain!!). But it was the crew that made our time on the water so very special. Frano and Lorena are the kindest, warmest hosts you could ever hope to meet and they went above and beyond in more ways than I can list to see to it that our adventure was spectacular!! Matteo (the cook) did a magnificent job with every meal - we were blown away by the fact that he is only 24 years old!! Vid, our deckhand, although quiet and rather reserved was extremely kind and helpful and always seemed to be right there if you needed something. If you ever need a reference for the Carpe Diem 7 and her crew, please don’t hesitate to pass along our contact info. We would be honored to share our experience with a prospective guest.
It’s amazing Dora, thank you. The family are as lovely as you said and the chef very talented. We have been relaxing and making full use of the water sports every day. Croatia is beautiful! Thanks again for all your help, the holiday has run very smoothly because of you.
Dear Dora just wanted to let you know that we are having a fabulous time on the gorgeous Angelica - the crew are wonderful, so friendly and knowledgeable, the food is delicious, we have all eaten way too well! They have taken us to some really wonderful secluded bays to spend the day and our five 19 year old boys have had so much fun whilst we have relaxed and enjoyed the weather. Of the towns and villages we adored Stari Grad particularly. Hvar Town tonight! Kate
We had the most memorable trip ever on the Kavira 2. Dora was extremely helpful and service oriented in helping me make the decision as to the right boat and guiding me through the process. The crew were amazing, the food was incredible and the boat itself was incredible, we really appreciated the attention to detail. I can't wait for my next trip on the Kavira 2 and look forward to working with Dora
Well, what can we say. You were right - we had the trip of a lifetime.Croatia is stunning and the people are so friendly, the water was so warm and clear and the seafood, no make that all the food, was delicious. Luopan was incredible and being on her, with our children and their partners, along with Sue's sister and her husband, exploring Croatia's stunning islands and being able to stop whenever we wanted, to just jump into the crystal clear water for a refreshing swim, was incredibly relaxing and good for the soul. What made it extra special though - to quote Becky (although we all thought exactly the same thing), "The best holiday I have EVER had, anywhere!" - was the crew. From Markus taking us waterskiing/wakeboarding before breakfast (Sue and I were so chuffed to still be able to monoski well into our fifties, 9 years after we last did it), to Petra's extra attentive service - after 2 days all Peter had to do was look at Petra and she brought him a perfect G&T and Lucija's incredible food (we have had dishes in Michelin starred restaurants that were inferior to her creations, especially, for me, her ravioli). We were spoilt rotten, with nothing being too much trouble. We were all really sad to leave on Sunday morning. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We cannot wait to enjoy the unique hospitality of Luopan again.Thank you for recommending her, we were not disappointed! I also want to thank you for sorting out Alka, Maha and the wine tasting which we all enjoyed enormously.
Lady Gita is a beautiful yacht and has more than met our expectations. I am glad we took the risk of her being completed on time. It has been very special being on her maiden voyage. Despite a huge amount of work to finish in the last week before we stepped aboard (Toni was recounting they had 30 people work until midnight) everything has functioned very well. Toni is a very “likeable” captain - creating the right bond with the family but at all times professional, safety conscious, and helpful as we have tweaked the itinerary. He has assembled a great crew; the engineer and one of the deck hands have been on the boat for the last six months with Toni finishing the build, so are very knowledgeable about the boat. The chef is truly amazing; Toni brought him from “Linda” and he is passionate about his food.
We have had the most amazing week onthe Kavira 2! The boat is really super & very comfortable. The highlight has to be the food.. it has been incredible, Tony is a fantastic chef. Marina has looked after us well & our girls have had good fun with her, Ante is a great captain, involving us & explaining everything to us.
We had a big night out in Hvar and went to the Carpe Diem beach club till 4am! Our favourite places this time are Korcula & we really like Jelsa last night.
The trip was extraordinary: the splendor of the Carpe Diem, with its ample accommodations and the craftsmanship of the ship itself; a crew that was gracious and knowledgeable; food that was a regional delight; and the sites and experiences that were unforgettable. Frano and Lorena were the perfect hosts.
‘’It fell to me to seek a charter company after the 6 of us decided on a week sailing in Croatia for our next holiday.
I selected Dora from her excellent website and we met at her London office to explain we are 3 middle-aged couples who have enjoyed vacations together, but not regular sailors. She showed appreciation for making the hour’s journey to meet her personally.
After narrowing down dates, location, boating experience, etc, Dora went carefully through a selection of her portfolio identifying the pros and cons of each boat. She is very professional and knows all of her client skippers and their boats individually.
We narrowed the choice to 4 – two power boats and two gullets, all adequately displayed on her website. I circulated this info to my friends and it became an easy choice – a beautiful gullet named Carpe Diem based at Split. I think Dora knew we would choose this boat before I left her office !
From then on nothing was too much trouble. Throughout, she gave the impression we were her only clients. We agreed dates, cost, cruising options, meal and drink options, local transfers, etc all handled by Dora patiently. She even recommended 3 restaurants; we tried 2 and very glad we did.
I have already begun a dialogue for another Croatian charter and personally very happy to recommend Dora Vulic to fix your next holiday too.’’
Dora has a great passion for sailing, her native Dalmatia and the boats. She has an eye for a detail and through a constant communication with the crew she ensures no detail is overlooked. Unlike many other brokers, Dora and her team personally book all restaurants, bars, local attractions and activities for the guests. This is much appreciated by us and the crew as we are able to focus on running the boat and looking after the guests while Dora covers the land acitivities. Sail Dalmatia is an exceptional broker and we are very pleased to have Dora and her team as our partners.