Akuas Launches Water Taxi/Shuttle Service to Elafiti Islands

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Akuas provides Water Taxi/Shuttle service in Dubrovnik to cruise industry and local tourists from Gruz Port to Old Town and Elafiti Islands.

We see tremendous growth opportunity in providing innovative, branded

Akuas Dubrovnik celebrated its grand opening this week with great fanfare to open the 2008 season. Akuas operates water-shuttle and island-transfer services with a fleet of seven modern 40-passenger vessels, one 60-passenger vessel and one 4-passenger high speed water taxi offering service from Gruz Port to Old Town Harbour and Elafiti Islands. The company is well positioned to serve both the burgeoning cruise sector and the vast number of hotel guests that make Dubrovnik one of the fastest growing destinations on the exquisite Dalmatian Coast.

Akuas provides daily transfer services between Gruz Port and Elafiti Islands; offering convenient departure and return times. Refer to http://www.aquasadria.com for complete time schedule and ticket prices.

"Akuas has contracted with numerous cruise lines to provide shuttle service between Gruz Port and Old Town Harbour. "We are working hard with the cruise industry through their local agents to provide this much needed service," explains Nea Krstanovic, Managing Director. "Akuas goal is to help alleviate the terrible congestion and traffic problem here in Dubrovnik."

The comfortable, 30-minute panoramic transfer service gives cruise passengers the unique perspective of viewing the historic walled city from the sea; while the Elafiti transfers provide a convenient service for day visitors and locals to visit the Dubrovnik area. In addition, the company has recently signed an agreement with the operators of the St. Jacob's Beach Club to provide round-trip transfer and shuttle services from the Old City Harbour to the popular beach site. "We are working with local tour operators to develop excursion programs that create exciting memories for our visitors," comments Bozena Butigan, Akuas' Sales Manager. "We are a full commission operator and invite tour agents to work with us to provide their clients' with local Dubrovnik area tours by water service."

Captain Predrag Stanic, who oversees the marine operations for the Akuas comments "Each boat was completely serviced by Nautical Services of Dubrovnik to insure the vessels meet the strict cruise industry passenger standards. The safe operation of each of the vessels is our highest priority."

Akuas is operated by an experienced team of local managers and American directors from the cruise & tourism industry. Lead by Eric Rahn of Rahn & Associates, Captain Rodolfo Spinelli of SeaHawk North America and Henry Yaniz of Cruisenet, "We see tremendous growth opportunity in providing innovative, branded "Akuas" attractions along the Dalmatian Coast", states Eric Rahn. "The company is positioning itself to become the premier maritime provider to the Dubrovnik market." Akuas will continue on an exciting growth path of acquiring additional large capacity/high speed vessels to add to the current fleet to service new excursion programs expanding to Mljet, Korcula, and Montenegro.

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