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    TRY LATEEN SAILING ON TRADITIONAL WIND POWERED MASTERPIECES

    Come sail away on the Gajeta just like the Dalmatian fishermen did in days of old. With Argola, you can cruise on this authentic, world famous wooden sailing craft. It all began right here.

    The vessel is called the Gajeta, and it was developed by shipbuilders and craftsmen with the Dalmatian fisherman in mind. Despite its beauty, they were the sturdiest and most popular utility sailing vessel in the Adriatic. It has four oars and tall lateen sail, and was ideal for long distance fishing excursions.  When the wind filled out its sails, it looked like a beautiful seagull gliding on the water, traveling from here to furthest islands as quick as an arrow. On this tour, you can learn how to use the lateen sail, learn about some of the traditional fishing methods and try your hand at rowing, if you wish!  Meanwhile, your skipper will recount historical stories about this remarkable ship which once regularly travelled as far away as the shores of Dalmatia.

    This year, we have proudly restored one of our family owned Gajeta vessels to its original beauty. It is our wish to present this important symbol of Croatia maritime heritage treasure to our guests. Our personal Gajeta, which we named “Dida Gajo” (or Grandfather Gajo) can accommodate up to seven passengers. It was built in 1948 at a respectable old shipyard in Trogir by the master boat builder, Toma Koscina.

    This tour is very special. Whether you are here alone, with your family or your friends, we can accommodate you. If you want get to know the Dalmatian tradition and its history a little bit better, you will love this culturally enriching tour. On this trip, you’ll familiarize yourself with some of our best known, local traditions like sailing on the Gajeta, eating authentic salted fish, drinking a glass of red wine, enjoying the island events, and learning a Dalmatian song or two!  What better way to experience the spirit of old times?  If you are of Croatian heritage or just want to imagine how the Mediterranean used to be, this trip will fill in the gaps and help reveal to you why we love Dalmatia so much.

    Along the way, you’ll learn how our Dalmatian forefathers used to sail and fish. See for yourself how they raised the lateen sail, unwrapped and tightened the mast. Sample what they used to eat and drink on their long fishing trips. If you’re planning on absorbing some of the culture, you are definitely on the right tour, hosted by enthusiastic guides who will gladly answer your questions. We live here and love the local traditions surrounding the sea.

    Come aboard and catch your first wind with us!

    • Cruising to the island of Vis
    • Visiting the fishing village of Komiza
    • Being a part of the traditional regatta commonly known as Rota Palagruzona
    • Sailing to the final destination on Palagruza island with a traditional fishing vessel called Falkusa
    • Ending the two day adventure while enjoying dinner commonly know under the name Pope’s dinner
    • Bring enough sunscreen with you
    • Take enough clothes, since our journey lasts for two day and you might get wet on board
    • A light jacket is always a great idea
    • Don’t forget your camera and take some memorable photos
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