Lonely Planet Writer

You’ll soon be able to channel your inner James Bond by travelling around Croatia by speedboat taxi

We’re all familiar with using Uber taxis to get us around, but now we’ll be able to travel around Croatia by UberBOAT, adding a whole new dimension to holiday transport. 

UberBOAT speedboat taxi service is launching in Croatia. Image: UberBOAT
UberBOAT speedboat taxi service is launching in Croatia. Image: UberBOAT

The UberBOAT service will begin 26 June and will serve Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik and users can order a boat as normal through their Uber app. They hope in the future the service will be expanded along the coast, and we can all channel our inner James Bond while on our Croatian holidays.

The transport company already operated short-term boat services successfully in places like Miami and Istanbul but this will be a more reliable, permanent service.

UberBOAT speedboat taxi service is launching in Croatia. Image: UberBOAT
UberBOAT speedboat taxi service is launching in Croatia. Image: UberBOAT

Uber says that Croatia was chosen because its tourist traffic there has significantly expanded. It currently has approximately 1,500 taxi drivers on its books, and estimates this will expand to 10,000 in the next three years.  It believes that its speedboats will be more accessible than existing taxi boats.

This story was originally published on 16 March 2017 and was updated on 15 June.