Glass catamaran Goli Otok - Grgur

Come and enjoy Adriatic see on excursion with our attractive boat for sea sight and sea bottom watch! Glass-katamaran “GRGA" depart from harbour "San Marino" and lead you on panorama sight of the beautiful sandy beaches Stolac, Sahara, Dubac, island Grgur and island Goli.

 

Goli otok (Naked Island) or as it is known “The Croatian Alcatraz” is one of the best known and most infamous prisons in Europe following the Second World War, which opened in 1948 and closing in 1988.

Even though during the First World War, Russian prisoners were incarcerated on the island, the most tragic history of the island occurred during the period of “Informbiro” between 1949 and 1958, when political prisoners, the opponents of the then Tito communist regime and followers of the Stalinist regime were imprisoned and tortured. According to statistics, some 16,000 prisoners experienced the Goli otok hell (of which approximately 400 lost their lives due to exhaustion and disease), while at times there were over 3,500 prisoners residing in the prison at any one time.

At the Goli otok, extreme punishment was applied aimed at making the prisoner lose his personality. At the same time, prisoners were forced to undertake hard labor in rock quarries, various factories…

Prior to the arrival of the first prisoners (09/07/1949), the island was completely bare, whereas the prisoners themselves forested and built the island. Strong winds in the winter months, and intolerable heat during the summer months, only added to their already difficult destiny.

In 1950 Camp R-5 was constructed in the Senjska cove where women carried out their sentences – political prisoners, while from 1958 Goli otok begins to receive other categories of prisoners (criminals…), once the regime had become somewhat more tolerable.

Escaping from the Goli otok was almost impossible (strict supervision, strong sea currents, distance from the mainland…), and all this occurred under the veil of the greatest secrecy, so that the truth only now began to see the light of day.

In 1989, administration of the Goli otok was undertaken by the then Municipality of Rab, HTP Imperial and GP Jedinstvo, with the island reorganized as a tourist destination, while in 1992 the island was closed due to the war resulting in years of devastation and abandonment.

 

The Sveti Grgur (St George’s) island is located between the islands of Lopar, Krk, Prvić and Goli otok, and is the second greenest island in the Adriatic. Its lush green vegetation is the reason why the people of Lopar have been using that island for sheep grazing. Even today you can see the remains of the women’s penitentiary camp and some 50 bunkers in the karst landscape. The island is especially favourable for the development of hunting tourism.

Its beautiful coves, beaches, forests and the intact nature attract numerous seamen and visitors.

There is a newly-built catering establishment on the island of Sveti Grgur, and fallow deer which eat from people’s hands have become its famous attraction.

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Diving

If you wish to experience diving on the most beautiful of Adriatic islands with the most beautiful diving locations, you should visit the island of Rab.

 

The island of beauty and characteristic aromatic fragrances that come from lush beds of medicinal herbs. The island of the sun and sea, of wonderful sand beaches and coves. The island that extends its delights into the submarine world. The sunny island of Rab has been the favourite holiday destination since days of antiquity. Many pleasant surprises await those who wish an activity holiday. One such surprise is Mirko Diving Centre.

Mirko Diving Centre has been opened by a father and son, Mirko and professor Arijan Žigo, in 1993, in the idyllic little town of Barbat on the island of Rab, following over 30 years of their experience in recreational diving. The Centre has over 20 full sets of diving equipment and over 50 oxygen tanks, all available for rent at affordable prices, as well as a locker room where rented and personal equipment may be conveniently stored. Guests are also provided with fresh water to wash their wet suits. The tanks are filled by two Bauer compressors with capacity of 530 l/min and with an oxygen bank that guarantees the quality of air.
Two diving ships are provided for diving excursions, measuring at 11 and 12 m in length. The ships are equipped with a Dan oxygen emergency set, a whf radio station, a mobile phone, a kitchen, a toilette and a supply of fresh water, guaranteeing safe and pleasant diving. Heating is provided aboard, although it is rarely needed – the mean sea temperature from June to September measures between 21 – 28° Celsius, in May and October between 16 – 21° Celsius, and from November to April between 11 – 16° Celsius.

The great diversity of the island of Rab and its submarine world provides opportunities for excursions, full day to several days, for both divers and non-divers. Our diving locations stretch from the islands of Rab, Pag, northeastern parts of Cres, to the islands of Čutin and Goli and the Croatian Littoral. Every diving location is excellent for advanced divers and beginners alike, with undercurrents nearly absent and with depths running between 0 and 60 meters, letting everyone choose just the right depth for themselves. The island of Čutin is a very special attraction; many professional divers find its submarine world to be the most beautiful in the whole of Mediterranean.

The island of Rab’s submarine world has numerous caves, walls, chasms and shipwrecks where one can find sponges, gorgonias, anemonae and other submarine vegetation in all their breathtaking colours. The underwater fauna of the Northern Adriatic includes such species as the two-banded bream, the sheepshead bream, the crab, the octopus, the conger eel, the dogfish, the grouper and many others.
Diving school: Mirko Diving Centre offers a scuba diving course, where beginners receive full training, together with study materials, books, and the diploma. Underwater, the visibility remains between 15 – 20 m throughout the year, so photo and video enthusiasts can treasure their unforgettable experiences on pictures or film, just as they will treasure the memories of Mirko Diving Centre.

Besides our diving excursions, which are predominantly targeted at divers, we organise excursions for non-divers and divers, which include sightseeing tours and visits to some of the many sand and rocky beaches, to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and a cookout picnic with grilled meats whose unique flavours never fade from memory.

The centre includes private board facilities where our courteous staff is looking forward to your arrival. Rooms and suites are of high class of accommodation, with 2, 4 or 6 beds (for a total capacity of 30 guests), and are equipped with showers, a toilette and a balcony with a view of the sea. Beautiful sand beaches are close, ensuring that even the non-diving family members will be pleased. The warm climate, the sun and the soothing sound of waves lapping the sand will turn your every breakfast or dinner into a cherished memory.
There is a reason why friends of Mirko Diving Centre keep coming back to the island of Rab. They know that their every holiday will be relaxing and active. Hospitality and friendship are much more than words here, as is the hospitable, preserved nature above and below the surface of the sea. Our large and delicious meals make a perfect ending to a yet another successful day.

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Glass catamaran Baška-island Krk

Baška is the best known tourist resort on the island of Krk, the Adriatic’s biggest island ( 40.578 ha).

Krk’s position in the northern part of the Croatian Adriatic makes it the closest island to Central Europe. Baška’s favourable location has ensured its continuous growth and prosperity, as well as a distinctive place on the tourist scene, making the town one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic.

Excursion start at 10:00

Return at 16:00

Price: 150 kn

Glass catamaran panoramic round trip

Panoramic round trip – Lopara and Grgur aquatorium

The departure is at 17.00 from the "San Marino" port in Lopar. 
Panoramic views and underwater observation at the location of Lopar – Island of Saint Grgur.
The return is scheduled at 19.00.

Excursion to the island of Lošinj and Ilovik

ROUTE:
Rab — Island of Lošinj (Lošinj archipelago is marked by lush Mediterranean forests) — The city of Veli Lošinj (Break and tour through the town full of historical villas of captains and ship owners) — Island of llovik (Break and tour, beautiful evergreen Mediterranean vegetation on the island that is also known as the 'flower Island-) — Isles of Orjul, Oruda, Paracol — Eufemija Bay —Rab

Departure from the Rab port: 9:30
Return to Rab port: 18:00

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Excursion Robinzon

SWIMMING ON 4 ISLANDS!

ROUTE:
Rab — Island of Pag (break, lunch) — Isles of Dolfin and Laganj (swimming break) — Rab (visit to the sand beach) 

Departure from the Rab port: 9:30
Return to Rab port: 18:00

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Panoramic boat ride-fjord Zavratnica

ROUTE:
Rab — Eufemija Bay — Suha Punta Peninsula — Channel of Barbat — Zavratnica Fjord (Visit to one of the most ' beautiful fjords on the Croatian Adriatic coast. 900 meters long, located at the foot of the Velebit Mountain/Nature) – Rab
Departure from the Rab port:

Departure from the Rab port: 9:30
Return to Rab port: 14:30 

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Panoramic ride around the island of Rab and Baška (island Krk)

ROUTE:
Rab — Channel of Barbat — Zavratnica Fjord (Visit to one of the most beautiful fjords on the Croatian Adriatic coast. 900 meters long, located at the fool of the Velebit Mountain / Nature park) — Island of Goli Otok (Break and visit to the former notorious communist prison) -• Town of Baška (Break and tour through this tourist destination located on the famous sand beach "Vela plaža" and the old city with valuable monuments of culture; visit to the Aquarium

Departure from the Rab port: 9:30
Return to Rab port: 18:00

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Panoramic boat ride-island of Pag and Zavratnica fjord

ROUTE:
Rab — Eufemija Bay — Suha Punta Peninsula — Town Lun on the island Pag (Break in the silence of beautiful nature, visit to centennial olive groves of great botanical value) – Zavratnica Fjord (Visit to one of the most beautiful fjord of the Croatian Adriatic coast, 900 meters long, located at the foot of the Velebit Mountain/Nature Park) – Channel of Barbat - Rab

Departure from the Rab port: 9:30
Return to Rab port: 15:30

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