A privately owned bespoke travel company specializing in luxury yachting holidays to Croatia founded in 2004 by British banker, Michael Bird. Dalmatian Destinations is aimed at clients like himself, with exacting standards who like to go straight to the heart of a destination safe in the knowledge that they are being expertly cared for, with access to the very best local suppliers and expertise. From chartering a fully-crewed yacht, motorboat or traditional gulet, to locating the perfect venue for a landmark celebration or VIP access to the best restaurants, bars and beach clubs on the islands, Dalmatian Destinations prides itself on offering highly personalised itineraries and a concierge-like service to exploring Croatia’s 1,400+ islands by boat.
Bird describes the company as a “business born out of a love affair”; one that started with a family sailing holiday to Croatia, leading to many more summers exploring the archipelago and creating a home on the Croatian island of Vis.
“I recognised there was a gap in this emerging market where the destination remains a backwater in the majority of luxury travel company portfolios, or was saturated with innumerable mid-market companies that have little experience in how to deliver an upscale service. Having travelled extensively as a banker to many of the emerging economies I have always recognised how important local access and seamless service is for the first-time visitor. Although there is a reasonable supply of boats in Croatia, the quality varies substantially as do the crews, which we all know can make or break a boating holiday. I’ve personally vetted every boat within our charter portfolio. Crucially, I know the captains, their chefs and crew first-hand to confidently advise our clients on their perfect choice and ensure quality and expectations are never ever compromised.”
Book via Michael Bird's Dalmatian Destinations and he'll steer you clear of busy bays and secure you VIP access to all the best spots. It’s possible to get Croatia really wrong: Michael will ensure it is anything but.
Travel with Dalmatian Destinations which have a range of the most glorious boats and know all the best charter spots.
Michael Bird founded Dalmatian Destinations and has insider knowledge and great yachts. He’s passionate about Croatia and cares wildly about his clients.