, United Kingdom 27.08.2020
Happy to visit booking process: very easy to complete online; however, it is not an instant book process as they need to then get confirmation from the tour operator/ host. So we received confirmation about 12 hours later, which was fine because we were not in a rush, but this may be problematic for some people. Happy to visit were prompt with their email replies though to update us.
Meeting/ pickup: it only gave us the option to meet outside of the old town, but on the way we collected 1 other couple from Old Town Zadar, we would've preferred this option as we were not travelling with a car and has to Uber to the pickup point in the morning, however we were kindly allowed to be dropped off at Old Town Zadar at the end of the tour which was very helpful
The guide/ captain: our lovely host on the boat spoke 4 languages, she was friendly and funny. She explained about the sites, history and Geography as we sailed by which was very helpful. The captain of the boat was a very safe one and we encountered a storm at sea on our way back and I believe he handled the situation very well and kept us all safe. All crew/ staff were great - no complaints!
The boat: it had about 3 dozen people and not 12 like some people advertised but it was big enough to accommodate everyone on board, however social distancing in light of covid was NOT possible - so something all yours in Croatia right now should maybe improve on/ limit numbers for safety.. otherwise it was a beautiful boat, the best part being the bow - sitting up front you had an amazing view and we're close to the water and had the fresh sea air in your face and had the most fun going over waves! If you're not comfortable on boats sitting inside may be more comfortable, but I grew up on/ near the sea and loved sitting in the very front outside on the boat!
The tour: 5/5 for the tour and stops. The route the boat takes allows you to take in wonderful scenery and you have two stops, one to explore a non inhabited island that has an old movie set making it look like there was an ancient village and it has stunning cliffs and gorgeous water to swim in. We then stopped on Kornati itself for a delicious homemade lunch! The setting under olive trees was just beautiful and we also had time to swim after lunch! The food was delicious and serving sizes generous - grilled pork, so tasty and an entire grilled fish - was one of my favourite parts :)
Pros/ cons: no covid measures or social distancing possible
Pros - everything else!
I'd recommend this your for sure!
Kornati National Park Boat Tour from Zadar - The Way of the Locals