Thank You, Islanders! ‘Kapetan Luka’ Honors People of Hvar with Free Catamaran Ride and Entrance to NP Mljet

Daniela Rogulj

The Islanders were Kapetan Luka’s most honored guests this weekend!

After a successful tourist season, “Kapetan Luka” from Krilo Jesenice honored the people of Hvar and Korčula with a one-day free excursion on the “Krilo Star” catamaran where they could visit Korčula, Mljet or Dubrovnik. Islanders were also provided free tickets to the National Park Mljet, reports Dalmacija Danas on October 29, 2017. 

Hundreds of islanders gathered on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 8:50 am from the port of Hvar.

Filip Tomić, a captain of “Kapetan Luka”, said that there were precisely 450 islanders who took advantage of the opportunity on Saturday. This is the second year in a row this free shuttle has been offered to the Islanders at the end of the season.

“This season was better than last year. It was top-notch, and we did not have any worries, no incidents happened. Travelers are satisfied with our service because they keep coming back to us,” commented Tomić. 

Tomić continued that this line, in particular, has significantly contributed to a better connection not just between Split and the islands, but with southern Dalmatia as a whole.

“If you remember, we had the intercoastal Jadrolinija line from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, which was abolished three years ago. It was not a quick boat line. You would come from Split to Dubrovnik at about 18:00 in the evening. With us, you can go to Dubrovnik and back in the same day. It goes off to the islands; it can be done as a trip or a tour. Until now, it was an impossible mission, for example, to go to Mljet on the same day – to see it, visit, swim, and come back. Both locals and foreigners equally use this line. Mljet, probably from Austro-Hungarian times, had no connection with Split. So far, it has gravitated to Dubrovnik. The same is true for Korčula, for Hvar it is something else. For all of those distant destinations, to be able to travel around in one day, it has been an impossible mission to date,” Tomić continued.

The “Krilo Star” catamaran will also now begin in April next year. 

“In the first year we started the season on May 4th, the second year on May 2nd, and this year we will begin on April 24th. What will happen at the end of the year, we will see when the results are calculated, but I believe that we will begin even earlier in 2018,” concluded Tomić.

Translated from Dalmacija Danas


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