From Split to Jelsa by seaplane

I was looking forward to flying with seaplanes ever since they announced the service. I did not even care where to fly to as all our islands and Adriatic in general are amazing from the air. However, being busy, it was not easy to plan such a trip in season.

The first opportunity came up last week when I had some people to see on Hvar. Flying from downtown Split to Jelsa was the best and the most convenient option. I booked online via their web site http://www.ec-air.eu/hr/ and you can learn more on Total Hvar blog http://www.total-hvar.com/index.php/getting-here-2/item/seaplane-timetable-and-prices-for-summer-2015

Their seaport in Split is very conveniently located some 10 min walk from the Diocletian’s Palace. Right near the ferry dock for Solta and Brac. It has a small and stylish office and a waterfront cafe/waiting area where one can enjoy a view of large ships and see the airplane approaching.

Coming in
Coming in

The flight to Jelsa is only 11 minutes long and it takes longer to taxi out of the harbor and taxi in to Jelsa harbor.

Just about to take of
Just about to take of

There were not too many passengers on board.

On board.
On board.

That made the flight comfortable but I do want to see more passengers flying as it is simply fabulous!
I took some photos of Brac and Hvar island from the air. It is great to see all these places from a different perspective! Last time I flew over Brac was back in 2012 – https://secretdalmatia.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/panoramic-flight-over-split-and-brac/

Abandoned monastery in the hillside of Brac
Abandoned monastery in the hillside of Brac
Barren hillside of Brac
Barren hillside of Brac
Blaca monastery
Blaca monastery
A small beach near Bol
A small beach near Bol
Monastery in Bol
Monastery in Bol
Zlatni rat beach from the air
Zlatni rat beach from the air
Rocky beach near Jelsa
Rocky beach near Jelsa

…and this is definitely great for spotting great beaches on Brac island and near Jelsa on Hvar!

In general, the experience is very memorable and runs smoothly. The crew is very professional and everything is well organized.  The cost for a round trip is about 70 Euros but it is well worth it. Besides, if that is more than you want to spend, just get a one way trip to Jelsa and then take the  two hour ferry from Stari Grad back (or a fast ferry from Jelsa via Bol). Then you will learn how to appreciate flying even more 🙂

Great experience and really looking forward to my next flight. Split to Mali Lošinj – here we come!

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