There's nothing more exhilarating than being on the sea!
Our professional, licensed skippers know the sea locations intimately - from the best hidden harbors to exciting underwater tunnels. They can safely take you, your friends and family wherever you want to go. Discover your own private lagoon and snorkel, find a secluded beach and have a picnic, enjoy all the magical beauty of this glorious sea!
Patrol 690 boat trip reviews and photos from our guests:
We had a perfect day out exploring secluded bays of the islands of Brac and Hvar. We are a family of 5 adults who did not want to visit towns or busy beaches. Antonia was a perfect host who tailored destinations to suit our needs. Plenty of swimming and snorkelling in the sea allowed us to see a huge variety of fish. Lunch was at a restaurant in a secluded bay that was only accessible by boat. The food was excellent with fish that had been caught that day. Antonio allowed us plenty of time on the beach for more relaxing, swimming and exploring. I was a little concerned that I had to pay a deposit by banker's draft but it was all legitimate. Antonio was there to great us at the harbour in front of Fokus bar/cafe. He was friendly and hospitable. I would recommend his trips. Definately a highlight of our holiday. A Cresswell, United Kingdom
Thank you so much for one of the most amazing and beautiful days we had in our lives. Your knowledge and kindness and hospitality has left us speechless. We were a big group of seven people who spoke Croatian, English and Swedish. Age range 16-46. Every one of us was as impressed with a beauty of Croatian coast but the islands are the gem of Croatia. We rented the boat for a whole day and it was perfect. Perfect size for us with a perfect host/skipper Mario. He took us to few secluded beaches where your breath is just taken away by the colors that surround you, the smell that takes you to some happy place you didn't even know existed and you jump in for a swim and it feels like paradise. Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) Bol, Brač was beautiful. We followed Mario's sugestiones and did three stops on Brač and two on Hvar. Pakomina beach and a restaurant where we had a lunch is a must. Every stop had something new and beautiful. We would recommend Maris Travel Rent A Boat Makarska to everyone. It is truly amazing experience and for us was the best day of our 10 day vacation. It's one of those days you never want to end. See you soon again Mario and a big thank you from all of us.
We all agreed that our trip with you was a wonderful day out. Your knowledge of the local area and Croatia in general was excellent and kept us well informed. All the stops on Hvar and Brac were stunning. For us the quieter, more secluded stops where we could swim from the boat were a highlight, but you struck a nice balance between those and the more popular areas like Zlatni Rat. The walk round Vrboska was also beautiful.
Our lunch (Pakomina) was an absolute delight, being probably the most delicious meal we have had on our visit. Thank you so much for taking us to this fantastic restaurant!
We would also like to thank you personally for your help and hospitality (local grappe!), and have no hesitation in recommending you to everyone interested in a boat trip.
Many thanks for a great day out.
John and Jackie Cochrane and family
PS Forgot to mention the Tube ride. Great fun for the participants and those watching!
From England, Scotland and Ireland, September
Blue Cruise Tour
We were so glad that we booked a tour with Antonio and his company. We did a full day family boat trip with him. Visiting two beautiful islands outside of Makarska, Brac and Hvar, seeing dolphins, stopping at some secret beaches and dining in a local restaurant on the island Hvar. The scenery is just amazing, the guide is knowledgeable, the boat comfortable and the price reasonable. Antonio recommended this tour for our group and to be honest I´m glad we took his advice. We spent approximately 2,5 hours in the boat and 5,5 hours exploring and dining. First we met at the harbor in Makarska, very easy to find. Then we sailed to the naturally formed Golden cape on the island Brac, Antonio set up the anchor and we swam to the cape, wich was quite cool for the kids, there we walked around and sat down for drinks and ice cream, take some cash with you, there is a small playground there for the kids that is nice for them. After the stop in Brac we sailed to Hvar and stopped in the town Jelsa, small town on the east side of Hvar, nice to walk around see the architect and how the town is built up. The people there are nice and you can sit down for, drinks, ice cream or some snack. After a relaxing stroll in Jelsa we sailed to a secret beach close by where we swam, snorkeled, jumped from cliffs and enjoyed the sun and life ( just nice family time !!! ) At this point everyone was ready to eat and we sailed to a small restaurant owned by a family that offers their local product, fish, wine and grapa, you can also order meat if you don´t like fish. The food was good and the service as well, the only minus was due to wasps. After this we sailed back to Makarska.
To sum it up, a great and memorable family day on the Adrien sea, with a great guide.
Best regrds from Iceland , June
Blue Cruise Tour
We had a great time on our boat trip from Makarska. Antonio tailored our trip to include exactly what we wanted to see and do. He was very friendly and easy going. I would definitely choose to go on a trip with him again!
Our route: Makarska - Bol - Hvar town - Devil's islands - 2-3 beaches on our way - Makarska
Thanks, Grace, Colorado, USA, July
Guests from Austria, July
visited Zvirje beach, Zlatni Rat beach, Pokrivenik beach, Pakomina beach and restaurant,
whole day trip
Guests from Russia and Germany, July
visited Zvirje beach, Pokrivenik beach, Pakomina beach and restaurant, half day trip
Guests from Norway, July
visited Bol, Zlatni Rat beach, Pokrivenik beach, Pakomina beach and restaurant, whole day trip
Guests from Norway, July
visited Vruja bay, Luke lagoon with Rojen restaurant, whole day trip
Girls from Norway , June , visited Vruja beach, Luke lagoon, few more bays on island Brač, tube pulling from Brač island to Baška Voda, whole day trip
Skipper Toni hosted us for an amazing day trip at sea leaving from Makarska port in the morning we cruised over to a secluded bay on the Island of Brac. We anchored here for a swim and then an amazing dinner of lamb and beers. After lunch Toni took us to another beautiful cove Vruja where we could see a natural spring bubbling up from under the sea. A afternoon of swimming and relaxing we then returned to port. I highly recommend Toni for the day his boat is new and fast and Toni knows all the secret spots to go too where know one else seems to know. Also a great guy to have some funny conversation with not just a skipper he also provides a great fun day out! highly recommended!
Boys from Bristol UK , June
We could not recommend Patrol Makarska more for a day at sea in Makarska! Antonio was quick to respond to our emails and was flexible on planning a day with changes in weather. We didn't have the best of weather, but Antonio still made sure we had a memorable time at Zlatni Rat beach and in the town of Bol. He even stopped off at a small private beach where we could float and catch some afternoon sun. Antonio made sure we laughed and had the most special day. It will be a time we will never forget!
Girls from Chicago, June
Speed boat transfer Makarska - Korčula in 90 minutes with crew from United Kingdom, June
Trip Review: My family and I spent a day on the boat with our guide Mario. Mario was very resourceful showing us the nature and great cousins of Croatia. He was also very patient with our little guy who at the end of the day admitted that this trip was the best thing ever for him. I was very pleased with the services Mario has provided us throughout the day. I would definitely recommend this adventure with Mario to anyone who is visiting Croatia. THANKS! Visited Vruja bay and Luke lagoon with restaurant.
Big summer tour on islands Brač (vala Hrvaska and Zlatni Rat), Hvar(town Hvar), Devil's islands (Palmižana), Vis ( Komiža), Biševo ( Blue Cave), spent 2 days, group from Switzerland, August .
Young couples from Germany, trip to Devil's islands, Carpe Diem club, July
time to get there from Makarska: 90 minutes
Families from USA, trip from Makarska to Zlatni Rat Bol, Town Hvar, Devil's islands Palmižana. July
time to get there 90 minutes
Familes from Sweden, with Patrol boat visited Luke lagoon with restaurants on island Brač, Vruja beach and fresh water springs, Makarska Riviera panorama, July
time to get there 35 minutes
Families from Australia and USA, with Patrol boat visited Zlatni Rat Bol beach, town Starigrad on island Hvar, Sumartin beach on island Brač,
July , time to get there 60 minutes
Fishing trip early morning till sunrise, near island Hvar, secret locations, July
guests from Norway , time to get there: 20 minutes
family from Hong Kong/Croatia
Drvenik - Hvar island bays , July
family from Croatia/Australia, July
Zlatni Rat Bol, Town Hvar, Devil's islands Palmižana, restaurant Vala Hrvaska
time to get there 40-90 minutes
Happy crew from Australia, August
Bol, town Hvar, Devil's islands - Palmižana
time to get there 90 minutes
girls from Norway, September
Luke lagoon, island Brač, time to get there 40 minutes
Rasotica bay, Povlja lagoon, Brač
Inesa, Lithuania, July
Merci Antonio pour cette superbe journée sur la mer. Nous avons éga lement découvert un merveilleuse île, HVAR. J'espere qu'on se reverra prochainement....
Hope to yee you soon ! Michelle, Belgium,
Zlatni Rat Bol, town Hvar, Devil's islands
Vi hade en helt fantastisk upplevelse med baten pa guidat äventyr till sma öar, guldkorn man sällan hittar själv! Var hyresvärd och guide är helt fantastisk! Vi promenerade längst strandpromenaden, at traditionella pannkakor, badade i öppet hav, sag vackra batar och fick uppleva medelhavsatmosfären fullt ut. Precis vad vi var ute efter! Rekommenderas starkt! /Atina, Niklas, Anders & Hanna
Povlja lagoon, Pučišća, Brač
We stayed in a hotel in Makarska for 2 days and after that we had a reservation in Korčula town. Our family of 4 found a phone number of Patrol boat in Makarska and contacted the skipper to transfer us to Korčula. In half an hour we were with our luggage on a boat on Makarska promenade. It was a beautiful summer day but temperature was 30 celsius but on the Patrol boat it was soo cool with big cabin and sun protection of sitting area, we also had a small fridge for drinks. From Makarska to Korčula we arrived in 1 hour 45 minutes. We even saw dolphins! It was a great time on the Patrol boat! Quick, comfortable, we recommend! We payed 350 eur for this fast transfer Makarska - town Korčula.
Katja, Poland, July
While visiting beautiful Makarska Riviera we wanted to reach islands Hvar and Brač and enjoy quiet and clean island beaches. Although there is possibility to visit both islands with big touristic boat in one day trip we didn't want to do that because of the crowd on those boats . So we browsed on internet and found a perfect solution, we contacted Antonio and Mario through website Rent a boat Makarska and arranged 2 days rent of their 7 meter long boat Patrol 690. At first sight the boat looked great and a big plus was a cabin and sunscreen because we didn't want to get sunburned and summer wind in the afternoon on the sea can be really anoying. 5 members of our family plus skipper had a great comfort on the boat. We put all our lugagge in the cabin and found seats for us in the back side of the boat. As soon as the skipper hit throttle we had constant speed of 22 knots which really suprised us, we didn't think that boat can go fast like that. Great experience was when we saw dolphins and we got relly close to them to take photos, unforgettable! Skipper Mario took us to island Brač first day where we visited famous triangle beach Zlatni rat and then we went to a nice lonesome beach in a small bay with a great restaurant. Only local fresh food is served here, squid, fresh fish, veal meat from local production on the island. Delicious! On our way back we stopped in Sumartin, small fisherman place on island Brač to have a walk but only for a short time. Our next stop was Povlja bay, beautiful bay on north side of island Brač with lot of small coves and beaches. There we got a delicious snack in the local restaurant with domestic wine. On our way back to Makarska in the afternoon a wind started to blow and sea got a litlle rough but that was no problem for the boat or the skipper. We all took a seat in the cosy cabin and enjoyed the ride back with melody of local music from the radio. Came back to Makarska harbour in the sunset, tired from really active day but also impatient for tomorows day for our boat trip to island Hvar! We payed this trip 350 eur.
The second day our skipper was Antonio and he took us to north side of island Hvar. First we visited place Jelsa, went for a walk through old stone narrow streets and got an icecream. Then boat took us to a pictoresque place Vrboska with a really long bay, we went to the end of the bay. Place has lot of nice caffe bars and you can buy nice souvenirs from local production. Took a bunch of photos. After visiting Jelsa and Vrboska we got hungry so Antonio took us to a bay Pokrivenik. This place is heaven, long beach and a small restaurant. Just a few people on the beach. In the restaurant we had fresh fish and meat on grill with local salads, oh we really love Croatian cuisine! Whole afternoon we spent on the beach, lying on the sunbeds, snorkling, enjoying beautiful view and silence, almost the whole beach was only for us. Before departure we all had a shower with fresh water on the boat. As all nice things must end, in the sunset we got on the boat and went to Makarska. Again, afternoon wind Maestral started to blow but children went in the protection of the cabin and enjoyed the trip back to Makarska. We payed this trip 350 eur.
These were 2 best days of our stay on Makarska Riviera, everyone should take the boat trip to the islands to see those lonesome beaches, try local fresh food in nice small restaurants, see dolphins if you are lucky.