With 1,244 islands and more than 1,000 miles of mainland coastline, many of Croatia’s most beautiful spots are best explored by boat.
Now, thanks to private boat transfer service UberBOAT, island-hopping along the Dalmatian Coast is easier than ever. Similar to Uber’s on-demand car service, UberBOAT lets you book a speedboat with the tap of a button.
The app currently offers two options: a primary service, which offers on-demand, point-to-point transport for up to eight people from Split or Divulje (Split Airport) to Hvar or vice versa at a flat fare of $395 (€352); and an XL service, which holds up to 12 people for a flat rate of $493 (€440). To book, just enter your destination, walk to the nearby pickup point and meet your captain, who will provide lifejackets and bottled water.
With the XL option, you’re also able to add a half- or full-day adventure to nearby islands.
Departing from Split, Hvar or Dubrovnik, you determine your own itinerary, visiting the famous Blue Cave, stopping whenever you want to jump in for a swim in the crystal-clear sea or sightseeing from the water.
Prices for the adventure option are determined by mileage and fuel, with a full day costing an estimated $1,100 (€980), according to Uber. For convenience, riders are able to automatically split the cost of a boat with the tap of a button.
Plan your perfect trip with our guide to the best island-hopping routes in Croatia.