Myself and and a couple of friends (all chicks) are heading to Croatia 24th July. We are hoping to be able to find a tour boat to cruise around the islands when we get there, as to book from home in advance is really expensive and there don't seem to be any one-way trips eg. Opatija to Split, only loop trips. Is this possible given it is middle of summer, and are there local ones available?
We arrive into opatija and fly out of Slovenia 2 weeks later. Any suggestions for an itinerary, we want to get as far as Dubrovnik.
I have never taken any of these, but I saw many local offers of different tours. I know there are many tours to Hvar, Brac and Vis islands from a coast place named Makarska, so there must be similar ones from the other plaes as well. Not sure about Dubrovnik, but you can always find some local willing to suit the cruise to your needs. And don't accept the first price they ask, they're big ripp offs.
Well, you must be aware that the boats all arround the world, as well as in croatia are renting Saturday - Saturday. Further more there are many companies offereing this service in croatia, but the one-way is possible only when destination is not so far away. like Opatija to Dubrovnik. The boat has no time to return from Dubrovnik to Opatija in one day, where it should be in order to pick another guests. I suggest you to rent a boat or a gullet in Zadar or Split and sail for two weeks along middle Adriatic. I can suggest you great charter company (http://www.croatia-charter-agent.com), that offers rental of yachts from many marinas in Croatia, so you can try to contact them. For all further infromations feel free to contact me, and I will infrom you as soon as possible.