WWF declared Vis one of the last ten heavenly oasis of the Mediterranean, and the Guardian declared him one of the ten most interesting islands in the world!
The “Gajeta Falkuša” is traditional and unique fishing boat from Komiža!
What kind of the boat is it? Gajeta Falkuša is an ancient wooden fishing boat, one of the central symbols of thousand year old fisheries tradition in Komiža. Gajeta falkuša is 9 m long and 2.55 m wide (without the removable strakes). It has a lateen sail and a jib, of an overall 90 m2 area. The fishermen of Komiža developed a special type of gajeta with removable wooden strakes for fishing at the distant Palagruža. For centuries, they were the only open sea fishermen on the Adriatic.
Would you like to try sailing on Gajeta Falkuša?
Join the specific and recognisable programs based on experiencing the local tradition sailing on the gajeta! Sail with us to the past centuries and taste this world known historical boat in her homeland – the Vis archipelago, one of the last ten Mediterranean paradise oases! ( by WWF)
In addition to providing an unforgettable experience of the local ambiance, a tourist offer based on sailing with lateen sails on the presents a fully environmentally adapted concept which preserves the purity of the maritime zone and poses absolutely no danger to the marine flora and fauna. The visitors are introduced to the natural and cultural heritage in a specific way and are made aware of the frailty, sensitivity and beauty of nature.
Sailing routes are depending on weather conditions. Usual routes are around Bisevo island with visiting Blue cave, around Vis island with visiting all famous bays including Stiniva bay and Green cave or upon request we can adjust the route to the client. Sailing trips includes educational part where guests will hear all about traditional sailing and fishing tradition. Guests will be offered to row and sail the gajeta falkusa, to try traditional fishing tools and to catch fish. ( fishing only in whole day sailing). On request lunch.
Feel free to contact our friends in Alternatura travel agency, Komiža www.alternatura.hr, professionlas in “Gajeta Falkuša” sailing and excursions!
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