Activities

Car and Scooter Hire

Cars and scooters can be hired in Bol, but if you require a car for your whole holiday it is much cheaper and more convenient to book a car when you arrange your flight. You can collect and return a car to Split airport. Expect charges from about £20/day. If you require transport for only a part of your holiday car hire is available in Bol from:

Adria Tours 00385 21 635 966
Bol tours 00385 21 635 693
Tour De Brac 00385 21 635 831

In summer time charges are about £40/ day. Scooters are fun and a really great way of seeing the island and cooling down at the same time. Charges start at about £15 /day. There are three places along the sea front where you can rent scooters.

Sports

Bol is the windsurfing and kite surfing capital of Croatia and hosts international championships. The westerly mistral blows from April to October, but the best winds are from the end of May to mid June and from mid July to mid August. The wind generally picks up late morning reaches its peak mid afternoon and dies down again in the evening.

There are 3 equipment hire outlets along the beach; Orca, Big Blue, & The Bic Centre. Prices are roughly the same at all of them, half-day fun board hire costs about £30 or a school board is £10 /hour. Contact email is tomaz@big-blue-sport.hr or visit www.globesport.com/windsurfing. Or email orca@orca-sport.com

www.croatiaislandsailing.com Chris charters a Braveria 34 sailing cruiser and offers bare boat or skippered charters. This year he has started doing skippered day excursions to destinations of your choice.

There are several places along the sea front where you can hire a motorboat for the day. This is a really great way to explore the coast. Take a nice picnic and a bottle of wine or a few beers and find your own private bay (you will be surprised what a short distance you need to go to find one). The cost for a boat including fuel for the day is around £60. It is also possible to hire jet ski & speedboats as well as canoes and sailing dinghies.

Scuba diving, hire and tuition are available from Big Blue 00385 21 635 614. Beginners introduction courses £26 boat dives £16 certification courses £200. There are no wrecks to dive but there are coral reefs at about 40 metres and some large caves to explore.

Tennis is very popular; there are lots of courts available. The best are professional quality clay courts and can be found at the Tennis Centre 00385 21 635 222. Charges £4 to £6 /hour. Push bike rental is possible along the sea front and costs around £10 /day

Excursions

There is a tourist office in the centre of town. www.bol.hr There are also two travel agencies offering a variety of day trips, for example, a visit to the island of Vis to see the caves, the mainland to the national park to see the waterfalls, rafting on the mainland, a guided tour of Split. You can also visit the islands of Solta, Miljet, Korcula and Havar. Contact Elite Travel 00385 21 635 236.

There are also many boats which leave the harbour for other destinations, so if you want to be free and easy, arrange your own tour. Fares are cheap. A whole day trip to Havar and surrounding islands including a fish picnic is £12/ person.

Eating out

Bol offers a great range of restaurants and the variety of food is excellent. Fish is the speciality as it is plentiful and freshly caught; you can go and buy fish straight out of the net on the Quay if you want. Grilled meat is usually cooked over an open fire and is also very popular, together with salads. A strong Italian influence is present and a good variety of pizza and pasta dishes are available. We find a good meal for two including beer and a couple of liquers usually comes to no more than around £15/person. You can eat out much more cheaply, a substantial portion of spaghetti carbonara is around £4 for example. A pint of strong larger is £1.80.