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Uber's UberBOAT services are launching on the Croatian coast. — AFP picUber's UberBOAT services are launching on the Croatian coast. — AFP picPARIS, June 14 — Users of the ride-sharing and private driver app heading to Croatia this summer will be able to island-hop with Uber's on-demand boat service UberBOAT, connecting coastal destinations in the country.

Vacationers will be able explore the Croatian coast with Uber this summer. As with the car-based service, users will be able to book a speedboat ride with just a few clicks on their smartphone. Travellers will be able to share the ride with other tourists to split the cost of the journey between Split (or Divulje, where the nearest airport is located) and the famous island of Hvar. The reverse journey is also possible. The transfer costs €352 (RM1,680) for eight people or €440 for 12 people.

As well as offering speedboat connections, Uber will be trying its hand at tourist services with boat trips. Vacationers will be able to book full or half day trips to visit the coast from Hvar, Dubrovnik or Split. Average pricing will be €980 for eight people for a day trip.

Uber is seeking to diversify its offer by branching out to other modes of transport. For the Cannes Film Festival, for example, the app offered helicopter transfers to the Riviera event. — AFP-Relaxnews

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