Our People

Ante Lacman dipl. oec.Managing director and cofounder of the Hvar Tours DMC.
Ante was born right here on Hvar and like so many Croatians, learned about the sea, olives, Croatian culture and history when he was still in diapers. At university, Ante specialized in economics and destination management. After graduating, he began working in the travel industry from the bottom up – first as busboy, dishwasher and then a waiter at some of the best Hvar restaurants to learning all about service, quality and destination management at the best hotels on the island. When he decided to start his own firm, Ante combined his personal life-long experiences on Hvar with family friends who are local winemakers, boat owners, olive growers, guides, fishermen, museum custodians, charismatic writers and university professors to create Hvar Tours. In the past five years, Ante has worked with more than one hundred large groups and hundreds of individual, private travellers. “To me, it doesn’t matter if you are a corporate executive or a family on holiday – our goal is that each and every Hvar Tour client receives “maximum satisfaction” or we haven’t done our job”. When Ante is not taking care of his guests, he loves blues, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and baby girl, Amalija.

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Dušan ŠegoGeneral Manager – marine services
Šego’s’s prime role is to make sure that Hvar Tour’s fleet of speedboats and yachts is maintained in Bristol condition. For the past 20 years Šego has lived on the sea almost half of every day. So he not only knows what boat is right for what journey, but he knows what skippers are right for what boat. It’s the kind of experience that takes a lifetime to learn and every time you rent a speedboat or plan a yacht cruise, Šego is there, making personally sure that you, your family and your colleagues get “maximum satisfaction”.

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Tomislav Šego Crew chief – marine services
Tomi’s life is skippering and working with other skippers. Operating out of our base in front of the Amfora Hotel, Tomislav directs all our marine traffic like a Master Sargent. It’s in his blood because his father has been a skipper for more than xx years. He may not know how to drive a truck, but give him a ferry or an aircraft carrier and he’ll make it go! When he’s not on the water or talking boats you’ll find him fishing.

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Leo RabensteinAssistant program director /guide/go-to-guy
Leo arrived like a meteor, a flash of light and lots of sizzzle. This marvelous gentleman is always ready to do what it takes to make sure guests come first! He’s the consummate profesional – we’re not sure if it’s because he was a member of Croatia’s elite armed forces or his US expertise working in Chicago and Hawaii. But he’s the ideal go-to-guy whenever we need something done fast and with great skill. And with rave reviews as a guide from our many travelers, Leo is truly living large.

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Neda Milic – Financial director
Neda not only keeps our business running smoothly, but she keeps our suppliers happy too.

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All of our skippers are and must be Hvar natives. People who represent our values and our service philosophy. Our skippers are not just people who know how to drive a boat. They find out what you want to do and where you want to go to make sure they find that perfect beach or private bay. Looking for a great local bistro or some unusual island jewelry? They know who to call and can give you the “inside story” on where to find Hvar’s best.

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Guides and local support staff

Living on an island takes a certain kind of personality, and because we live here, we know the best guides, the most intriguing characters, and the special people who make a vacation more than a holiday.

So whether it’s learning to cook a local specialty at a konoba, an afternoon wine-tasting with the person who has been making it for generations or simply getting an in-depth private tour with someone who can’t wait to share their passion about living here, Hvar Tours is waiting to show you “maximum satisfaction”!

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