Here are some common questions about Karaka Excursions, Yachts and Transfers
What if the weather is bad?
The Captain decides if the weather is good enough for sailing, if not we will try to reschedule your booking for a different date if possible or issue a full refund.
Non suitable weather is:
- Wind- entrance to the Old Town Port is too narrow and with strong wind it can be too dangerous to dock
- Waves- if the waves are too big, we won’t be able to sail to the Old Town, however for some tours we have alternative routes that might be possible
- Thunderstorm- depending on the strength and duration of the storm, for shorter showers you can always take cover in one of the saloons aboard the ship.
Where does the tour begin and end?
- Elaphite Island Cruise:
The tour starts from Port Gruž (main new port) from a dock, in front of Obala Stjepana Radića 16 (restaurant Glorijet). The tour ends at the same spot. Pick up and drop off is available from designated spots or hotels Dubrovnik and the area surrounding it, for an additional fee.
- Game of Thrones Tour:
The tour starts from Port Gruž (main new port) from a dock, in front of Obala Stjepana Radića 16 (restaurant Glorijet). The tour ends in the Old Town.
- Sunset & Dinner Cruise:
The tour starts from the Old Town port (usually from the small pier, if its available). The tour ends at the same spot.
When does the tour start?
Where can I book the tickets in Dubrovnik?
We have two counters in the Old Town. One is in the Old Town port, on the right corner facing the sea. The other one is in the gateway from the Old Town port to the cathedral. Both counters look like the bow of the ship; Karaka. You can also buy tickets in our office in Dvori Lapad (Masarykov put 1).
Do you have a vegan menu?
Our choice of dishes is vegan friendly, however we do not have a separate menu for vegans.
If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss the possibilities during booking your ticket.
What is the deadline for arranging transfers for the Elaphite Island Cruise?
Can you pick us up from our apartment?
What happens if the transfer bus doesn’t come exactly on time?
Is it possible to come with a vehicle to the Old Town port?
No, the Old Town is a pedestrian zone, so you will have to walk to the port through the Old Town. The closest point you can get to by vehicle is Ploče Gate. It’s a 5 minute (downhill) walk from the gate to the port.
Can you smoke on the boat?
No. Croatia has a law that prohibits smoking where food is being served.
Do you have safety vest for the boat?
Yes, the ship is equipped with all the safety equipment required.
What is the capacity of the ship?
The capacity is 200 people, although we never board more than 160 people for Elaphite Island Cruise and 100 for the Sunset & Dinner Cruise, in order for the cruise to be more comfortable.
Do you use sails?
No, the Karaka ship is a motor boat and sails are only for decoration. They are not functional and can only be used in certain weather conditions because the weather can affect the movement of the ship.
Can I buy additional drinks on the ship?
Yes, we have a bar inside the ship.
Does it get cold at aboard the ship?
Does the crew speak English?
Is there a bathroom on the ship?
Where can we stand on the ship?
Can you swim from the ship?
How is food served on the ship?
How do I get to Port Gruž?
Can you recommend good restaurants in Dubrovnik (besides Karaka ☺ ?
Are pets allowed on the boat?
Can people with physical disabilities aboard the ship?
Is there an a la carte menu on the ship?
What are safety measures for children on the boat?
Was the Karaka ship used in filming Games of Thrones?
Is it possible to get a non-alcoholic cocktail?
Do you have tours over the weekend?
Is it possible to take photos of the ship?
On what locations do you have transfers?
Do you do private tours with your vehicles?
Is it possible to rent a car at your agency?
Do the drivers speak English?
How much does the transfer cost?
How many days in advance is it required to reserve a transfer?
Where is the departure?
Is the fuel included in the price of rent?
No. The fuel is payed extra after renting the boat, depending on how much fuel was
Do we get drinks on the boat?
Can we plan our own routes with the boat?
Do you have diving equipment on the boat?
Is there food on the boat?
Can boats be rented without skippers?
What happens in case of bad weather?
The skipper decides if the weather is good enough, if not we will try to reschedule your
booking for a different date if possible or issue a full refund.
How many passengers are allowed on the boat?
Can we go swimming with the boat?
How many days in advance can we reserve a boat?
How does the payment work?
Who are the skippers?
Can we go swimming with the boat?
KARAKA TRAVEL DUBROVNIK d.o.o
Masarykov put 1
20000 Dubrovnik - HR
ID code: HR-AB-01-080919118
+ 385 (0)91 3496 410
+ 385 (0)91 2849 156