Covid19 update

Despite the major disruption caused by COVID-19, we will be ready to welcome guests onboard in Croatia from the 15th of July.

We will be following the World Health Organization’s recommendations for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Click on this link for the WHO information.

We will stock the boat with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.

When you travel to the boat please consider the following points.

  • Please be sure to wash your hands frequently while traveling and avoid touching mouth, face, eyes and nose.
  • If possible, pre-book and pre-pay for your transfer online to avoid cash. (We can help with this)
  • Please bring sufficient facemasks for your group should you be asked to wear them by Croatian authorities.
  • Please be prepared to change out of your travel clothes when you board and stow them in a plastic bag until they can be washed.
  • If you plan to dine ashore, please respect Croatian regulations for social distancing and mask use. If you prefer you can eat onboard for dinner at a cost 0f 35 euros per person per dinner.
  • Bring your own face mask and snorkel, we will provide fins.

Sailing, summer 2020 discounts

We are sure that we are not the only ones who are ready for a bit of sun and sailing!

So we are offering a 20% discount off all of our rates for reservations for this summer. Our standard discount for kids under 10 staying for free can also be applied!

We know that making a booking in these uncertain times is hard to commit to which is why we are offering

ANY BOOKING FOR 2020 THAT CAN NOT BE FULFILLED WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CARRIED FORWARD TO 2021 AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.

We would also like to assure people that the yacht will be steam cleaned in between trips.  Every measure and caution will be taken to guarantee guests health and safety.

Also, we are offering dinner onboard at 50 euros per person (10 euros per child under 10)

Our full terms and conditions can be found on “The yacht” page

 

 

News from Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro has issued a statement saying that they are open to receive international yacht arrivals !

Wouldn’t it be nice to go sailing again!

Croatian tourism minister makes optimistic statement for this summer.

The Dubrovnic times news paper has published a positive view expressed by the Croatian tourism minister stating that citizens would be able to travel from one European country to another this summer. He said that the important questions were which route tourists would take, because not everyone is at the same level of problems, that is, we do not all have the same number of infected coronaviruses cases.

The report also states that

No major tourist cancellations for height of summer season in Croatia – new bookings slowly coming in

The full article is available from the Dubrovnik Times

Its nice to hear some hopeful news!

COVID-19 update

During this worrying time we hope that you and your family and friends are safe and well.

Due to the situation we have not been able to launch Bellacha and we ourselves are in isolation at home, waiting for fair winds to blow!

As soon as we are able we hope to launch and look forward to getting back to business as usual.

Best wishes Dan and Lisa.

Love is in the air!

We are offering a new addition to our itineraries, a romantic weekend in the calm tranquil waters of the bay of Kotor, Montenegro, locally called the Boka Kotorska. Indulge in a couples’ weekend of romance in one of the most luxurious destinations in the world! Already planning a visit to Croatia or Montenegro? Include this very special weekend with your sweetheart! We provide private round trip transfers from Dubrovnik or Tivat. If you prefer a week of romance on the water, we will customize a 7-day itinerary to celebrate your love.

FRIDAY: You will be met at either Tivat or Dubrovnik airport for a private transfer to Porto Montenegro which is considered to be the number one super-yacht marina in the Mediterranean.
It is home to the best restaurants in Montenegro set along an upscale waterfront. The dining experience is high end and truly international with, of course traditional Montenegro delicacies as well.
Fashion shows, concerts, international DJ’s and a buzzing nightlife make up the marinas exciting calendar.
You are welcomed onboard with champagne and canapes. (Transfers, mooring fees, champagne welcome, lunch and ship’s bar is included.)

SATURDAY: After a gourmet champagne breakfast we set sail for a tour of the bay of Kotor, Europe’s Southern most fjord. We drop anchor for a leisurely lunch and a secluded swim. In the afternoon, we set sail to our night anchorage off the picturesque, uninhabited island of Sveti Marco. According to legend, this now abandoned island was a gift from the Greek Gods. This is the perfect place for a private romantic dinner under the stars. (Champagne breakfast, Lunch, dinner and ship’s bar included)

SUNDAY: Wake up to a gourmet, champagne breakfast on deck. We continue our tour through the stunning fjords. For lunch, we anchor at the pretty village of Risan at the head of the bay. We pass the afternoon relaxing with paddle boards and swimming. In the late afternoon we head for Kotor, a walled medieval town of winding streets and beautiful churches. It is a wonderful place to explore the many outside bars and restaurants in a truly amazing and romantic setting. (Champagne breakfast, lunch, mooring and ship’s bar is included)

MONDAY: Savor your last champagne breakfast with stunning views from Bellacha’s expansive cockpit. After breakfast, we provide your private transfer to either Dubrovnik or Tivat airport. (Champagne breakfast and transfer included)

Terms: Rate for two people is 5000€.
(Fine wines and spirits are available to order and are extra)

Download the itinerary

Gourmet cooking classes in Croatia

Any of our cruises to, from or though the port of Split can be adapted to fit in a gourmet culinary experience!

The well liked “Split cooking class” offers group and private classes and includes a shopping trip to the local markets before starting the class. Classes are offered twice daily, Monday through Saturday with starting times at 9 AM and 4PM and should be pre-booked. Visit their web page for more information HERE.

Alternatively you can do a half day class in the ancient port of Trogir , a short sail from Split. The host Ivana Oresic offers classes in his own home and he focuses on spreading his love of Dalmation food to small groups of up to six people. The class also starts with a visit to the local markets. Visit his web page for more information HERE.

(Image copyright “Split cooking class)

Discover Turkey

Turkey has long been a favorite destination for us. We have seen it grow over the last 30 years into a very special place.

The coastline has a unique, more liberal culture which is quite different to the rest of the country.
Its riviera has beautiful waters, perfect for sailing and swimming. There are many ancient sites to visit right from the anchorages, perfect for historians and culture buffs. Last but not least they have their delicious cuisine and sophisticated restaurants.
Whats not to like!

Take a look at our new itineraries HERE

Vegan cruises

Onboard sailing yacht Bellacha we have always cared about our health and because of that we cook for ourselves vegan food.

In the past, mentioning the “V” word was always viewed as an extreme political view. However, with social awareness changing due to more publicity and concerns about the environment we are seeing a huge rise in vegan food. In the UK alone we are hearing of a 40% increase in Vegan food. So I am in the process of making a vegan menu for the food page.

Thats not to say that everyone in your group must be vegan to book a charter, its just to give a better idea of how we can accommodate different diets. The same would apply other individual diets such a Kosher, Halal, allergies and the many other diets around.

As a closing note, I would like to draw attention to the fact that my galley is not that big and keeping separate cooking areas and pans for extreme allergies and diets is sadly not possible.

Take a look at our new vegan sailing cruise itinerary: HERE

Sailing wine tours, new for 2020!

We are very excited to expand our popular sailing wine tours!
Last year our Croatian sailing wine tours we are a hit so we have expanded our itinerary to include sailing wine tours in Montenegro as well.
Its the perfect way to get an in depth insight to local culture and flavors learning from the passionate winery owners.
Take a look here