May 30, 2018 – Dalmatian island hopping just got easier, with the launch of a new weekly high-speed catamaran service connecting the islands of Brac and Vis to Split each Thursday. Will you be on the first trip tomorrow?
One of the great paradoxes of tourism in Croatia is that you have so many stunning islands, and yet no way to island hop. Reading the promotional material about Hvar, Brac, Solta and Vis, for example, would make many a tourist keen to explore them all during their holiday. Now try looking at the logistics. Getting from island to island by car requires an expensive and time-consuming ferry combination in and out of Split. For foot passengers, things are not much better – the popular Jelsa to Bol route requires a 6am departure if taking the Jadrolinija catamaran, for example.
And what if you are in Split and would like to visit some of the islands on an affordable day trip, especially to the island of Vis, which is about to become a global celebrity in its own right with the imminent release of Mamma Mia II: Here We Go Again, which was filmed on Vis last September. An extraordinary turnaround for the idyllic former military island which was closed to foreigners until as recently as 1991.
Change is at hand, as early as tomorrow, with the launch of a weekly catamaran service from Split to gorgeous Komiza, the second town of magical Vis, offering one of Dalamtia’s most charming locations and outstanding lobster as the pride of its outstanding seafood offer. My favourite fact about Komiza that I learned on my last visit two years ago is that are today more locals in Komiza making a living from fishing than from tourism. I like that.
And so to the exciting news.
Starting from 31st of May, travel agency Delminium travel introduces new high-speed catamaran lines from Split. This line will, once a week, every Thursday, connect Split with Milna (island Brač) and Komiža (island Vis). This line is a perfect solution for all travellers who look for a fast, easy solution to visit the island of Vis and the Blue Cave in the same day. Delminium Travel offers a choice of 5 different excursions and activities on that trip such as the Blue Cave visit, the Secrets of the forbidden island, traditional „Falkusa“ sailing, Vis discovery tour, and the combination of the Blue Cave and Secrets of the forbidden island tours. For all the additional details about these deals, please visit www.delminiumtravel.hr and make your choice!
RETURN TICKET Split – KOMIŽA – Split
High-speed catamaran MALA SIRENA
DEPARTURE DAY: every THURSDAY
DEPARTURE PORT: SPLIT harbour, Gat sv. Petra
Departure from Split to Komiža at 9.00 h (short stopover for passenger boarding in Milna on Brač island and arrival to Komiža at 11.10 h)
Departure from Komiža to Split at 17.30 h (short stopover due the disembarkation of passengers in Milna on Brač island and arrival to Split at 19.40 h)
adults (age 12+) – 200 HRK/ 27 eur
child (age 2-12) – 200 HRK/ 27 eur
infant (age 0-2) – 0 HRK/ 0 eur
Nicely timed. Not too early a start,and back just in time for dinner and another fabulous evening in downtown Split. While the connection offers the most to tourists in Split, it also connects the islands of Brac and Vis, allowing them to discover gorgeous Komiza for the day, or to take one of the amazing tours on offer.
Vis is an incredible island, with arguably the most fascinating history of all, from its secret submarine and rocket bases and military tunnels, to the birthplace of cricket in Europe and British military history dating back well before the pivotal role that Vis played in the Allied advance in World War II. Learn more about the unique attractions of the island of Vis in our 25 Things to Know about Vis.
Vis is, of course, a very close port of call to one of Damatia’s top attractions, the magical Blue Cave of Bisevo. One of the exciting things about this new service is that is run by an experienced tour operator, Delminium Travel, which will be offering five great tours on Vis, tailor-made to suit the catamaran schedule:
The Blue Cave
The Secrets of the Forbidden Island
Traditional Falkusa sailing – the incredible wooden sailboats from Vis, which can really fly with the right winds (fun fact, did you know the world’s first regatta was from Vis to Palagruza?)
The Vis Discovery Tour
The Blue Cave and The Secrets of the Forbidden Island combined.
Learn more about all these tours here.
TCN will be on the first catamaran tomorrow, checking out the Blue Cave and Secrets of the Forbidden Island and will report back. Or join us!