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"Having spoken to the team at R.W. Wakeley, I decided to do something different and take a gulet around Croatia with 10 of my best friends - a mixture of couples and singles…Spoiler alert: it was AMAZING! The superb crew took away all the usual holiday hassle of having to decide where to go – a proper treat for us all! The crew were delightful: so friendly and smiley (including putting up with our music as we sailed down the coast each day!) - the whole experience so much fun for us.
In a word, I just cannot recommend this more highly. If you are someone who likes the sound of what I’ve tried to describe, just give it a go. And for that true experience, go with the best! I’ve already booked next year’s boat!"
"We got back to the UK earlier today after a truly wonderful week in Croatia. Great choice of boats, great skippers in Rubrio and Jamie and of course the wonderful Jojo. Wonderful weather (forecast next week much less rosy), great itinerary, lots of good dinners, trips and secluded bays - and all with no dramas. Perfect!
Thanks so much for all your hard work in pulling it all together. You went above and beyond in organising it all. "
TANDEM CHARTER WITH SKIPPER & HOSTESS
"We had a great time. Boat was first class and local charter company on the money.
Well done to you, and many thanks for your organisation."
"Just wanted to say thank you for all your help last week. We had such a great time - really loved Croatia, thought the boat was great and all of your recommendations were fantastic."
"An excellent week with some really good sailing. We really enjoyed a couple of the smaller villages - strong recommendation for those"
"Will feed back on the boat when we return, suffice to say the family have ranked it as one of the best holidays ever and we will be doing it again one day , somewhere different, perhaps going north instead of south.
Thanks for all your help!"
"The Ionian is not the most challenging of places to sail, but it must be one of the friendliest and prettiest. Our skipper and boat were excellent and he, Thomas, managed to find us really great locations for our overnight stays, whether in a port or a secluded bay. The scenery was beautiful and we all loved swimming in the clear blue water. It was a really relaxing and fun holiday. Thank you so much for making it all happen. It makes such a difference when making a booking like, this to talk with somebody who has first hand knowledge of the area, the boat and the skipper and it is very reassuring to be able to discuss in detail our requirements and you match the holiday to these. Congratulations on your organisation and patience! It is not hard to sell the dream, but it is hard to deliver on, and we were delighted with everything!"
"Experience was great! Moose is a super dude that kept us in good spirits and safe throughout. Boat was an incredible experience. We'll be doing it again in the future!"
"We are having a fantastic time. Everything went like clockwork. Absolutely adore the boat. Tean is great. Dom is learning loads and doing some of the sailing now has really regained his confidence. Croatia amazing all of it. Thanks for making it happen."
"We all had a fantastic time thank you! Everything was just great and Jamie and Molly looked after us very well. We loved the very little of Croatia that we saw and will definitely be going back!"
SKIPPERED & HOSTESSED CATAMARAN
"What a fantastic trip this was! I have been lucky enough to visit the Caribbean a few times and I can safely say this is the greatest way of doing it. You get that ultimate feeling of freedom that can be missing with so many other holidays. And what can I say about Rupert - he made the whole thing so easy. His service includes a customised itinerary with all the best tips from all his trips out there which is significantly more than you would get from a traditional yacht broker. Can't recommend enough! Already planning for next year. Thanks Rupert!"
"The holiday was everything we had hoped for and more. The boat was comfortable and spacious with great facilities and lots of options for 'hanging out'. The islands were both beautiful and interesting and we all loved the roman and venetian heritage of Korcula, Hvar and Split (which I visited last about 40 years ago).
Our skipper made the trip for us. While not experts ourselves it was very clear how fastidious he was it looking after the boat. Relentless vigilance and attention to detail…made us feel very relaxed. He was patient in teaching us what he was doing and I think we made progress as reliable crew during the week. He certainly knew how to enjoy himself and this together with his local knowledge made it a great week for all of us especially our boys.
It was notable how well regarded he was by the locals (our taxi driver on the last day said he was one of the best skippers). Very much the gold standard.
Once again a big thank you from us all for organising such a fabulous week."
"We had a fantastic holiday for two weeks cruising around Croatia with the family. Rupert arranged everything above and beyond expectations - the people at the local base, Ocean Sailing House, were marvellous in helping us get off out to sea as quickly as possible. We chartered a 51.1 Beneteau - what a luxurious boat with all mod cons - everything worked as it should have done and we could not have been more pleased. It was spotlessly clean and well presented. Hats off to the team."
BAREBOAT SAILING YACHT
"We ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! Huge success and even got Miranda to admit that she now likes sailing. Thanks so much for you advice on the location and the boat. Top holiday!"
"Sailing around La Maddelena islands off the North East coast of Sardinia with great mates is bliss! Fabulous scenery and lots of little coves to anchor safely in for the night. Four couples on a Lagoon 42 worked really well - so much so that we have already decided that we are doing it again next year! With 4 double en-suite berths there was plenty of space for all - the Lagoon was equipped with air con, water maker, BBQ, deepfreeze and fridges which made living on board a delight! Highly recommended!"