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Traditional Wooden Boat Fishing
with lunch

Life on Hvar is synonymous with the sea itself. For the people of Hvar the sea drives their emotions, dictates their moods, and puts bread on their tables. On the island, fishing is a trade and art that has been passed from father to son for countless generations. This excursion gives those with a passion for fishing and/or the sea an opportunity to directly experience this tradition and way of life. Whether your group wants to try its hand at fishing or just observe, they'll get the opportunity to learn from a local fisherman and listen to his stories of life at sea. The program ends with a stunning fish dinner at the hotel restaurant where the group will be accommodated - and feast on the fruits of their labor as well as enjoy fine wine.

Program description: This tour lets your group experience a unique and traditional Croatian way of life. After picking them up, we will take them to Vira, a fishing harbour near Hvar where we would board our boat. We’ll pass though Paklinski Island or to north east side of Hvar island (depending on the weather occasions). The nets that are used to catch fish are thrown into the sea very early in the morning (3 - 4AM) or even the day before. The most amazing and exciting part is picking up the net when it is full of catch. Fishing with parangal is a very simple technique using very thin but very firm rope. Every 1 or 1.5 meters there is tight nylon string with hook at the end. Parangal is usually used for catching very big fish like: eels, dentex and delicious red scorpion. After pulling up several nets, we will try our luck squid fishing (if it’s September or October) using ‘’samolovke’’(a piece of hook on nylon attached to buoy). To keep the group motivated, they’ll enjoy a local Dalmatian lunch with great wine or beer, as well as local brandy to keep them warm! When we return with the catch we’ll teach you them to clean and to prepare their catch.

Meeting point: we will pick the group up at their hotel, villa, private accommodation, where their yacht is moored or meet them at one of our four tour booths in Hvar Town. We will agree on this when the program is booked.
Departure time: Mornings between 7 - 9AM or afternoons 5 - 7PM. This program can also be arranged at a time that is convenient for your group, so please ask us what your unique requirements are and we will be happy to get back to you with the particulars and our price.
End location: We will end this program where is the most convenient for the group - at the marina, hotel, villa or private accommodation. Just let us know.
Duration: This is a full day program, 6 hours but we can make it a half-day program if you request.
What's included: Pick up, the program as described, lunch with wine, refreshments(water, beer, wine, local brandy on the boat)
What's extra: Although boat has sun tent, bring sun cream and hat, jacket if for early or late part of the day when it get chilly on the sea. This program includes lunch or dinner, but we can suggest gratuities to guides and items purchased for personal use.
Tour type: Sea, Traditional, Sport, Nature & Wildlife, Cultural
Transportation method: Tour will be performed with the best traditional speed boats that carry 6 - 15 passengers
Activity level: Mild physical exercise
Disabilities friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes.
Minimum: 4
Maximum: Four groups, up to 10 people per boat; 40 people maximum.


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