The Day Sail reviews:
what our guests say about us

“Private sailing experience“…. “We would book this trip again!”… “We had a great time!”…. “A very unique boat trip” – but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at these reviews of The Day Sail to get the inside scoop on this summer’s most unforgettable experience.
Some of the reviews are listed here from more than 700 5-star reviews

Nathalie (USA), September 2021
We had such a lovely time sailing with Filip & Mina! Renting the entire experience for our small private group made it much more laidback and fluid in that we could stay in any place longer or less time based on how we were feeling. Beautiful sights and plenty of equipment to use to explore. Would definitely return for longer next time. 😉

Niklas (Switzerland), August 2021
Amazing trip with two stops, enough time for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing. It was very nice to meet new people after this long time. I’m pretty sure everybody enjoyed it. Borko was a very good skipper who explained a lot, very considerate (and a superb diver ?). Highly recommended.

Alice (USA), August 2021
Borko was our amazing skipper! Took a total 8 of us on a fun adventure! The Adriatic Sea was so refreshing and he taught us how to sail!
Music was provided with the Bluetooth JBL; don’t forget to bring your own stash of drinks and sunblock!

Victoria (USA), August 2021
We actually booked this as a private sailboat for 2 people, and it was incredible!! Worth every cent. Borko was our skipper and he was the nicest, chillest dude, and you could tell he knew what he was doing. We stayed in Croatia for 12 days, and this was our favorite day of the entire trip. The boat was beautiful, the sea was stunning. In the beginning of the sail, I got pretty seasick and Borko very graciously accommodated my request to get onto land for a bit. I took motion sickness medicine, chilled on a beach for a few minutes and then was good to go. I’m glad that Borko was so kind and I was able to enjoy the rest of the experience. We hope to sail with you guys some day again soon!

Ane (Netherlands), August 2021
We simply had the most magical time on Tibor’s sail boat. Our host Petar was very kind and happy to teach us the ropes, the weather conditions were just amazing (not something you can organize in advance ?), and as the sun set behind the sea we really found ourselves in awe with the beauty Croatia has to offer. Thank you Tibor and Petar for this wonderful trip!

Clare (UK), August 2021

What an awesome day, everything was absolutely perfect and so very much more, Petar – what a man, he really makes the trip extra special, his attentiveness, skills, warmth and hospitality are very special and his passion for sailing and life are hard not to witness – he was great with my 8 year old son.

The sailing was beautiful, the weather perfect and the swim stops just magical.

Absolutely brilliant, you will not find a better valued day sailing tour anywhere.

Rebecca (UK), August 2021

Fantastic day out and great value for money. All very organised with a friendly, helpful and knowledgable Skipper Petar. It was great to be away from the masses and go to places that felt exclusive and special.

Thank you for an amazing day.

Highly recommended!

Iryna (Netherland), July 2021

It was an amazing experience on our boat “Issa”. We enjoyed the sun, the sea and great company of interesting people and of course our captain Peter. The day we took this trip was extremely hot and practically no wind. However, we managed to sail for couple of hours (even with a small help of engine). The restaurant where we had a lunch was great. Perfect place to have some grilled fish.

The atmosphere was friendly on the boat. We had a chance to steer the boat, swim in crystal clear water and enjoy the perfect day. Recommended 100%!

Issabelle (UK), July 2021
An amazing trip with Peter to explore secret bays. After very thorough research on Tripadvisor and across all the Airbnb sailing trips, this looked the best and it more than lived up to my expectations!

Deniz (Germany), July 2021
First of all, I didn’t really know what to expect. But when Petar picked us up in Zadar with “Issa” I knew exactly that this fine guy would enrich my day and offer me an exciting adventure.
From numerous dream bays for snorkeling and swimming to exciting and relaxed conversations with Petar, this was one of the most impressive excursions I’ve had so far. The mood on “Issa” was always relaxed and there was plenty of drink and the opportunity to steer the boat yourself.
All in all, this discovery was fantastic from the beginning of the booking to the last mooring in Zadar.
Thanks to the team “Issa”

Gabriele (UK), June 2021
Petar was an excellent skipper, we had a wonderful sailing experience in some beautiful locations. The bays are cherry picked to provide a private and relaxing swimming experience, would highly recommend!

Carsten (Germany), June 2021
I had a great day on the boat. It was my first time sailing! And I am now triggered to learn it. My skipper Petar was a great guide. I could enjoy the whole trip. The spots that I could discover are so beautiful. You should not miss that if you are in Croatia!

Bryan (USA), September 2020

We spent a truly special day with Petar and Dušan sailing around the Zadar archipelago and to nearby islands. They were both incredibly friendly, fun, and accommodating from the moment we arrived until they dropped us safely on shore. They charmed us with their travel stories and were good in times of crisis (I forgot the bottle opener, but Dušan opened our wine with a spoon! ?)

We loved participating and learning about sailing at their very experienced and warm instruction. We had lots time to swim, snorkel, paddle and we loved that Petar and Dušan joined us in the water. They took us to two very beautiful coves, pine lined white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The whole day felt more like hanging out with lifelong friends on their boat.

We cannot wait until next season to meet up with them again.

Michal (Poland), August 2020
We’ve had a great time with Mino and Filip (skippers) traveling the whole day from Zadar around the Kornati islands. It was and excellent time spent on sailing snorkeling in the crystal water, playing with out boys (7 and 11), having fun on SUP, enjoying great surroundings on the water and having great lunch in the local restaurant (excellent sea food). Our skippers were extremely friendly sharing with us their knowledge about sailing and the region at all. Next year we will definitely charter their yacht for more than a single day! All the best for you guys and thanks a lot once again for this great day with you!

Nathalie (Belgium), August 2020
Great experience for people that want to escape the commercial tours and enjoy relaxing on and around a boat. The skipper showed our son how to steer and do some sailing. We also had a great connection with the three other people on board and enjoyed our lunch all together.

Ana (Croatia), July 2020
Everything was perfect, from the moment we booked by the time we got back. It was a perfect day on the sea! Anja and Tibor was so friendly and kind, they explained to us everything we need to know and were available for all of our questions. We couldn’t ask for better hosts!
Karlo was our skipper and he was more than perfect! His kindness and friendliness was so great and at the end of the day we were more like friends, not just host – guests. We spent the day relaxing, far from everything, swimming, snorkeling and pedaling…Karlo show us everything, how to drive a boat, how to pedaling…show us the surrounding…he is a real expert and beyond all, we felt safe with him. We really couldn’t ask for more.
The sea was amazing, christal clear, the food in the local restaurant was delicious…
If you search for perfect day, stop looking, just book the trip and you’ll have it!!

Mandy (Germany), July 2020
Es war ein toller Tag! Wir haben wunderschöne Buchten gesehen und das Essen war sehr lecker. Keine überfüllten Orte, perfekt. Petar unser Skipper hat uns gut mit einbezogen und wir haben viel zusammen gelacht. Sehr empfehlenswert!

Dorothea (Germany), November 2019
Me and my partner booked this experience and it was one of the best things we did while we were in Croatia. It is one of the days when nobody is pushing you and you are with yourself, with one that you love and fully connected with the nature. We sailed almost all the time and used engine only when mooring. And when we were sailing, you can hear only sounds of ropes and sails, wind and waves. We also actively particilated in sailing and had a chance to steer the yacht. I will do this trip again next year as I am planning to come to Croatia again.

Glen (United Kingdom), October 2019
Do this!!! We had a day we will never forget. Josh got us actively involved with sailing. Shared his memories. Really made our day.

JennaJenna (Minnesota, U.S.), September 2019
If you’re in Hvar and want to enjoy the water and visit beautiful coves & beaches, this is the experience for you. David & Tibor have an amazing staff of skippers, and we were lucky to be paired with Josh. He was friendly from the moment we met, and hosted us on a once in a lifetime day of sailing the Adriatic Sea. He allowed us to participate in sailing and skippering. He brought us to beautiful, secluded spots that we would not have found on our own. Josh was an experienced Navy sailor and we felt totally safe and comfortable all day long. We hope to do this again when we return someday, and plan to keep in touch with Josh. Book this experience – you won’t regret it!

Dana (Australia), September 2019
Fantastic sailing experience that was really hands on, and as the weather is cooling down in Croatia, we spent more time learning how to sail than swimming. Josh is friendly, has great banter and made the experience fun.

Tony (Sweden), August 2019
We just loved this day and we have booked double tours, afternoon sailing and sunset tour. It was an amazing day that we will never forget. Our skipper David was very competent and he told us many nice stories about the region around and about Zadar. We had a amazing sunset, good wine and good snacks with good winds and we will remember this day a long time forwards. Extra plus that David dropped us off at the Pier at Zadar old Town in the evening. If you visit zadar then this tour is a must, we realy recommend this tour very much

Sarah (Germany), August 2019
Our sailing tour with Luka was fantastic and we definitely recommend it to others. It’s a perfect way to get to know the city from the waterside and discover the surrounding islands. Luka is super nice and told us a lot about Zadar and Croatia in general. We were lucky to be the only guests and enjoyed our „private sailing experience“. We would book this trip again!

Mickael (France), August 2019
We had a great experience with Luka! We managed to go on this boat trip with only another couple. We really enjoyed our time, learning about sailing, relaxing in front of the boat, drinking a bottle of wine… The spot we went to snorkeling was great and we were able to swim and jump from the boat! Thanks again to Luka for his expertise and sharing a bit of his passion, this made our trip to Zadar even more enjoyable!

Erin (United Kingdom), July 2019
A very unique boat trip. Luka was inspiring with personal stories and recommendations all over Zadar. As well as this we had the option to participate in sailing. We got to jump off the front of the boat or get the ladder off the back. The scuba masks provided were also really useful. The island that we were taken to was also beautiful and easy to swim around.

Jimi (Kansas City, U.S.), July 2019
This couldn’t have been a better experience. We were greeted with a smile and a sense of calm warm welcoming way. David and Petra were both easy going(like the Croatian way of life) but still full of life and knowledge. It felt as if we were visiting friends somehow even though we’ve never met. They were so open and had great knowledge about Zadar, from history to advice on all the questions we asked. We didn’t feel rushed and didn’t feel uncomfortable at any time. It was private due to it being my boyfriend and best friend attending and it was very cosy. The view out into the ocean was as promised spectacular from the initial sunset to after the sun set and the clouds lit up in other colours. We gained knowledge of the islands as well that we were so curious about. We would recommend this above and beyond and can’t wait to return to Zadar and see the bigger boat next time 😉

Alicia (New York, U.S.), July 2019
Our group of four had a wonderful time on this sailing experience. The group was small, which I appreciated, only 4 other people on the boat. David, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a ton about Croatia from his life perspective as a young man who had grown up there. He was also an expert sailor which was my main priority! We were fortunate to get a beautiful sunset!

Cameron (San Francisco, U.S.), July 2019
We went out with skipper Luka for a sunset cruise. We were provided plenty of local wine & snacks, and it genuinely felt like we were out boating with a good friend. Luka is super personable, and will customize the sailing trip however you want. He had a lot of great cultural knowledge about Zadar, and is super experienced on the sea. Highly recommend!

CarolineCaroline (Norway), June 2019

We were seven girls and we had an amazing day. The skipper Filip and his girlfriend Mina were so kind and helpful. They had bought a lot of drinks so we wouldnt get thirsty or dehydrated. We sailed to some amazing places and saw a lot of different things. I can truly recommend this experience!

Lindsey (USA), August 2018
Amazing experience! Our skipper, David, was super friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the area. He tailored the experience to what his guests wanted and was really down to earth and easy to talk to. The two hours flew by. Our original day to do the tour was full of thunderstorms so we wouldn’t be able to see the sunset, and he easily moved us to the next clear day without any problems. We would do this again in a heartbeat! Thank you David!

Treena (Australia), July 2018
This is a great way to see the sunset and meet a bunch of like-minded folk. Tibor is an exceptional host, very generous and knowledgeable of the area. The sailing experience was so much fun with great conversation while cheese, prosciutto and drinking Croatian wine watching the sunset. We were having such a great time that we kicked-on after the boat ride with a few of the other passengers for drinks and dinner in town. Would highly recommend this experience!

Bailey (USA), July 2018
What an amazing trip! The skipper was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate and was eager to teach us about sailing when we asked. The sunset was breathtaking and experiencing it on a sailboat was like nothing I’ve seen before. The wine and snacks were local and were the perfect pairing for the evening. The other passengers were great to talk with and made the experience incredibly enjoyable. HIGHLY recommend!

Jude-Sarah (UK), July 2018
I wish I could give this trip ten stars. I had the most fantastic experience on this sunset sail, the food and wine were phenomenal, the sky and sea were beautiful, but best of all was our skipper Luka. We had incredibly interesting conversations and experienced outstanding hospitality that even extended to him offering to show us his village, which we gladly accepted. That offer led to one of the best nights we’ve ever had. Could not recommend this trip and these hosts more.

Sheila (USA), June 2018
Best way to kick off our week in Croatia! My boyfriend and I were completely exhausted, had just landed in Zadar 3 hours prior and were running on a full 24 hours without sleep. Any hesitations we had about spreading ourselves too thin on the first night were completely relieved once our captain, Luka, greeted our party (a group of 4 Chinese students and the two of us). Luka was very knowledgeable, funny, open to sharing his culture and experiences and eager to learn about us as well. He also had great recommendations for the rest of our trip down the coast which we have already worked into our itinerary! Two hours went quickly and by the end of the excursion it really felt like we had been out with friends enjoying a beautiful night on the water and a phenomenal sunset (by the way, the local wine and snacks were delicious- food always brings people together!) So far this has been the highlight of our trip and we would definitely recommend to others. Make this outing a priority- these guys are great!Thanks again Tibor and Luka! Best, Sheila and Dmitry- Philadelphia, PA USA