MS Otac Ivan

Port of Trogir - Central Dalmatia

Comfort Plus


In 1953, the keel of a wooden ship was laid at the Vranjic shipyard in Split. In 1955, the ship was completed and the cargo ship “Milna” was launched. After decades of transporting building materials and other cargo from the mainland to the Dalmatian islands, its new owner decided to convert it into a passenger ship in 1989. The ship was completed in time for the 1990 season and the owner christened it “Otac Ivan” (Father John) after his father.

30 years later, the young captain Dino – who comes from a family with a long seafaring tradition and grew up on ships – bought the M/S Otac Ivan together with his wife Larissa. While Dino holds the helm of the Otac Ivan with a steady hand, Larissa – who also speaks fluent English and German – looks after all the needs of her guests on board. As a psychology graduate who worked on various ships for several years during her university holidays, she decided to pursue a life in tourism after completing her studies.

The guests appreciate the relaxed atmosphere on board a traditional wooden ship, which cannot be compared with modern steel ships. During the trip, you can sunbathe on one of the two sun decks, sit together at the large table in front of the wheelhouse or let the waves gently rock you in the hanging chairs at the covered stern. During the swimming breaks in the most beautiful bays of the Dalmatian islands, some guests dare to take a bold leap from the upper deck, drift across the sea on one of the air mattresses on board or try their hand at stand-up paddling. And if you're thirsty afterwards, Larissa will spoil you with an ice-cold beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail.

Even though they renovated all the cabins, bathrooms and the saloon in 2020 and the owners come up with something new every year, you won't find any luxury here. But you will find excellent food and attentive service almost around the clock. They have only had the Otac Ivan for four years and are approaching their fifth season. Nevertheless, they have already welcomed some of their guests on board for the second or even third time. And some of them have already announced or booked for the next season. They obviously just feel at home on this ship…

General data: Length 33 m, built in 1953, renovated in 2020. 35 beds in 16 cabins with shower/toilet and individually controllable air conditioning.

Lower deck: 1 twin cabin with bunk beds, 2 triple cabins with queen-size bed and 3rd bed above.
Main deck: 3 twin cabins with bunk beds, 3 double cabins with queen-size bed, 1 triple cabin with queen-size bed and 3rd bed above.
Upper deck: 6 twin cabins with bunk beds.

Other: Two sun decks (approx. 70 resp. 50 m²) with 20 deck chairs. Mattresses for 4 persons, tables with bench, chairs and sun shade on the foredeck for approx. 20 persons, 2 hanging chairs and tables with benches on the covered aft deck for approx. 12 persons, saloon with air conditioning for 36 guests. Two SUPs (standup paddle boards) are available for free.

Our cruises are not suitable for persons with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Minimum number of participants: 19 persons

Further information about the minimum number of participants you will find here.

Category: Comfort Plus
Max. 35 Persons
Cabins with Shower/WC
Air condition
Free Wi-Fi
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Year of construction: 1955
Reconstructed: 2020
Length over all (m): 33.00 m
Sun deck: 120 m2
WiFi Internet: Free
Twin / double cabins: 13
Triple cabins: 3
Single cabins: 0
Quadruple cabins: 0
Cabins with ensuite facilities: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Shower/toilet: 1


Port of Trogir - Central Dalmatia

One of the most picturesque old towns of Dalmatia. Trogir – about 20 km north of Split, close to the airport. The old town is situated on a small island, which is connected by a bridge to the main land. Another bridge leads from this island to the island of Čiovo, upstream of Trogir. Due to its numerous monuments from all periods, Trogir is also called “Museum City”. It is a great experience to stroll through the narrow alleys during the afternoon or evening time. The massive walls, defence towers, churches, frescoes and vaults are simply astonishing. It is also interesting to take a look into the old back yards. After visiting the museums, treasuries, art collections and old libraries, restaurants, cafés, taverns and the typical Konobas invite you to enjoy a relaxing break. Seget, which is situated right next to Trogir, actually consists of two villages, Seget Donji with its superb stone and gravel beaches, and Seget Gornji, set a few miles away on a mountain, with its ancient stone houses. In short: Trogir and Seget are the ideal combination for a relaxing and exciting vacation.

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Sojourn tax and harbour fees are not included in the prices and are payable in cash on board upon embarkation. These are in the 2024 season € 42 per person and week, € 21 for children up to 12 years; in the 2025 season € 49 per person and week, € 24 for children up to 12 years.

Tip recommendation: You will certainly be happy to reward the service crew’s performance with a tip. We recommend an amount from € 70 per cabin and week.

  • Routes from Port of Trogir: T3, T7, T9