Experience Maritime Tradition Excursion in Split, Croatia! Lateen Sail - Gajeta Falkusa!
Come, sail with us to the past centuries! Book the Experience Maritime Tradition Private Tour now! Rates starting from €500 per day from Komiža town. Rates: Each group 10 people • Private Excursion - Full Day: from €500 What You Can Expect: Experience the local tradition - the original story of Komiža followed by traditional sailing of Gajeta Falkuša. This tour is operating from May to October. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia protected the experience of Gajeta falkuša – Komiža's traditional historical fishing boat – as the national cultural intangible good. A Falkuša is a traditional fishing boat used by fishermen from the town of Komiža on the island of Vis. Falkuša is a subtype of gajeta, a traditional Dalmatian fishing sailboat. Its design was adapted to specific needs of Komiža fishermen, who went to long fishing expeditions in the open seas, providing them sailing speed and practical characteristics for fish transport. This was a unique practice in the Adriatic and Mediterranean. In the 16th century in Komiža bay more then hundred falkuša's were operating. Komiža was the center of fishing industry in the Adriatic. On each boat there were 5 crew members and they were sailing to the most distant locations using sails and rows. Sailing to the distant island of Palagruža is the oldest known off-shore regatta in the Mediterranean! History Over the centuries, the sardines marked the fishing world of Komiža, being the foundation of existence on the territory of the Vis Archipelago. Until the end of the 20th century, Komiža was the epicenter of the fish industry. This is a unique story that reveals its identity and begins back in 1177. Story about local people, maritime history, island customs and values. Presentation of Gajeta boat, its design and characteristics, its meaning and importance in the past. You will hear interesting and amusing fishermen and pirate stories. Optionally, you can try your hand at traditional fishing tools and ropes, learn the original terms for the parts of the gajeta, tie nautical knots and, of course, set sail on falkuša. It does not matter if you are a beginner and you do not have any sailing skills, our crew will be happy to show you the basics. If you are group or family we can add assigning tasks on the boat – team work. Feel like a real sailor! What To Expect Onboard: Gajeta falkuša is an ancient wooden fishing boat, a central symbol of a thousand-year-old fishermen tradition in Komiža and also a symbol of the Croatian maritime heritage. It is 9 m long and 2.55 m wide (without the removable strakes ). It has a lateen sail and a jib, which make a 90 m2 sail area. Note: Please wear appropriate clothes. Prior experience in sailing is not a requirement. Excursion depends on weather conditions, so the departure schedules can be changed. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 10 guests
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Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
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