We were staying in one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Zadar old city center. Our concierge recommended going for Kornati & Telascica for 65€ on a wooden boat which looked quite old and in the group of at least 100+ people. When they said that it will take them 3 hours cruise to go there and another 3 hours to come back, it was really easy to realize that we would be spending only one hour at Kornati Islands area... So we did research on our own and came across Zadar Archipelago office on the opposite side of the old center in the city marina. This must be the most expensive tour we took so far but we are very happy and glad we meet. That feeling when you are ready to leave even extra tips after paying more than 130,00 € for a full day tour.
We really had an amazing time out there. If you read the other reviews you will get a sense of what you are paying for, but I will reiterate from my own perspective:
Small group, we were having a full day tour in a group of 9 people with personal guide and the skipper. As I realized 12 people on one boat which is already a huge difference from all others.
Privacy it one of their top priorities. They were constantly avoiding the crowds so we were having islands and even private islands only for ourselves.
The skipper and the guide are so kind and warm people. They funny and very helpful. I was so impressed with their willingness to do anything to accommodate their guests. They speak perfect English and our skipper spoke fluent French as well. They gave and showed our kids how to ride the boat, the reached them how to snorkel in the right way and has answer to millions of our questions. On the other hand they stayed professional all the time, So disciplined that every time they get back on the boat from snorkeling or cliff diving they dress their uniforms and stick to the fix schedule in order to show us everything planned... We were very surprised how they love and enjoy their job.
Short, speedy but very comfortable and safe rides. They are using big rubber and plastic speedboats that at the first sight doesn't look attractive especially for us with small children. But I can surely say that the boat was just perfect for this day tour, rides were very short and we were having a lot of fun speeding and cruising around the islands. Even our kids got opportunity to ride the boat with the skipper, tells you a lot how safe we felt.
An amazing trip overall and the highlight of our time in Croatia so far. I could not recommend more.
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