Nikola and his boat were both AMAZING. They are true gems of airbnb, no where else could you expect to find this type of experience. Our family of four stayed comfortably on the boat for a week. We sailed, swam and sunned every day. The weather was perfect, lots of warm sun and wind for the sails. Nikola directed us to different cities and harbors each day. We were able to see much of the area surrounding Rijeka and some islands as well. The Adriatic Sea and it's coast are beautiful and we enjoyed a very relaxing vacation.
As a host Nikola far exceed our expectations. He was generous, kind, helpful, patient, knowledgeable, a great cook (yes, he prepared many excellent Italian-inspired meals) and an excellent skipper. He helped us arrange transportation when it was needed and smoothed the way for our trip. We enjoyed his stories and the opportunity to learn a little of the Croatian language. He speaks English (and Italian) well, which we really appreciated not knowing any Croatian ourselves (it made for smooth sailing all around). As it goes on a boat, the weather can change and unexpected difficulties can arise, be flexible and you will not be disappointed. We were in capable and safe hands with him.
This was our first trip to Croatia and it will not be our last. Nikola showed us the beautiful scenery and culture. We experienced it more authentically than we could have on our own. We can highly recommend him and his boat to the airbnb community and cannot wait to return ourselves.