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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS

BOWA is much more than a restaurant. It’s an experience, a feeling… Your memories in the making.
BOWA is the smell of Adriatic, the sound of crickets, the sea-salt-kiss on the lips, beautiful sunset,
the emerald-blue sea color, the smile on your lover’s face, BOWA is the peak of your summer.
If you would like to have lunch at BOWA, one thing is sure – you will get the Best Of Whats Around

CABANA

AVAILABILITY

May 1st to October 1st– available for booking. We strongly recommend that you make a reservation, preferably before leaving your accommodation as cell phone coverage and wifi can be unpredictable on the boat or the islands.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENT “BOWA Experience” CABANA

Minimum to book a cabana is 4 people (adults) and maximum 10 to 12 people (adults). The price is 100€ per person and drinks are not included. In the 100€ per person is included booking of a cabana, 7 course tasting menu which has to be announced one day prior to your booking or daily offer (a la carte). Drinks are not included in the 100€ per person. If there are 2 adults or 3 adults that want to book a cabana, minimum spend is 400€ plus drinks on top. Children under 12 do not have to fill the policy of 100€ per person and may order daily offer (a la carte) or the kids menu. You may purchase drinks only in the venue and the restaurant does not offer corkage service. We kindly ask you to announce if coming with children younger than 12 while making the reservation due to safety measurements. If booking a cabana, it is yours to use from 11.30 until 5.45/6pm – depending on your transfer. There are 2 sunbeds in each cabana so you can make the best of your day – beach, swimming, good food, and beautiful nature. Extra sunbeds cannot be added to a cabana. There are more sunbeds on the beach without prior reservation available.

“BOWA Experience” CABANA TASTING MENU

Our chef creates a tasting menu as a symphony of the nature, playing with what is edible but simple and raw; cooking with what we can flourish from the seas and from the trees. What will be served? – We really do not know until that morning! Our staff will introduce you to all the details of the dishes. The price is 100€ per person for a seven (7) coursed menu. Drinks are extra. It is possible to adjust the tasting menu according to the allergies. To confirm your booking there is a deposit needed to the bank account details we will send you (at the moment, no credit card option due to misuse and frauds). Please read terms and conditions about deposit payments and cancelling once you confirm booking. Please notify us about your arrival time – be advised that you will need to take time to enjoy all 7 courses – ideally 6 hours but minimum 4 hours.

www.menu.bowa-dubrovnik.com/preview

TERRACE

We typically see a high demand for smaller tables, which means it may be easier to find availability between our time slots for lunch. When confirming your reservation, also confirm seating hour.

No minimum spend policy on the terrace.

SEATING HOURS

• in period from June 15th to September 1st: 12 pm, 2 pm or 4 pm
• in period from May 1st to June 15th, from September 1st to October 1st: 12 pm and 3 pm
• Our guests are more than welcome to enjoy the lounge area and the beach before or after the listed seating hours.

LATE ARRIVALS – please note to arrive on time for your seating to avoid all the delays and waiting so you can fully enjoy your time at BOWA.

“BOWA Experience” TERACE DAILY MENU

Everyday our chef creates a new menu depending on the daily catch of the fresh fish and available fresh food. Everything is based on Mediterranean cuisine and when it comes to food, our philosophy is fresh, domestic and high-quality food.

www.menu.bowa-dubrovnik.com/preview

LOUNGE BAR

No prior reservation offered at the lounge area, but our staff is here for all the information needed about how to enjoy your time before or after lunch at BOWA.

THE BEACH / SUNBEDS

What makes Bowa exceptional is an intimate and natural island pebble beach with crystal clear sea. The sunbeds are free of charge and the restaurant does not offer a prior reservation. Make sure you bring your sun-screen! The restaurant offers towels for guests free of charge but there are no showers available.

IMPORTANT NOTE!

The island of Šipan is rich in wildlife, and we like it that way. However, if you have any allergies, or you’re simply bothered by insects like mosquitos and wasps we recommend you to wear long pants and appropriate footwear.

Please announce any severe allergies that you have to the staff.

WAYS TO

BOWA

CARPE DIEM

ADRIATIC EXPLORE

Rent a speedboat, explore the coast and enjoy your time at BOWA. Choose your boat on www.adriatic-explore.com for half or full day experience, and you will get 5% discount for online booking. After you choose your boat, let us know, and we will send you a code for an extra 15% discount.

The half-day tour is up to 4 hours (from 10:00 to 14:00 o’clock or from 14:00 to 18:00 o’clock) and full day tour is up to 8 hours. In both options, you will have a skipper at your disposal.

Each speedboat rental includes: hotel pick up / drop off, English speaking skipper, soft drinks on board, fuel, swimming towels, and snorkeling equipment. Please feel free to make a reservation on web site: www.adriatic-explore.com

ENCHANCED WAY

ADRIATIC EXPLORE TRANSFER & BOWA SPEEDBOAT

If you need a transfer from your hotel to little harbor Brsečine, you can make a combination – book your transfer with Adriatic Explore at https://www.adriatic-explore.com/bowa-transfer-booking/ Car or van will pick you from the hotel to little harbor Brsečine where you will take water transfer service – app. 135 eur (1000 kuna) Price is not per person but for the whole return package.

May 1st – June 15th and September 1st – October 1st:  First boat ride departes at 11:30 am from Brsecine and the last at 5:30 pm from BOWA, in between there is a 3:30 pm rides from Brsecine to BOWA. For return ride, the host will offer you one of the rides upon availability. Please note, waiting time after your request may occur from 15 min to 30 min. Delays are possible on our schedule due to weather and traffic.

June 15th until September 1st:  First boat ride departes at 11:15/45 am from Brsecine and the last at 5:45 pm from BOWA, in between there is a 1:45/3:45 pm from Brsecine to BOWA. For return ride, the host will offer you one of the rides upon availability. Please note, waiting time after your request may occur from 15 min to 30 min. Delays are possible on our schedule due to weather and traffic.

Payment and which boat should you catch, the Adriatic Explore staff will assist. Boat ride from Brsečine to Bowa lasts 15 minutes.

BASIC WAY

BOWA SPEEDBOAT

Rent a water transfer service with BOWA directly as the day approaches: a return scheduled drive with a white speedboat signed BOWA from little harbor Brsecine (22 km to the west from Dubrovnik down the coast, you can drive yourselves or get an Uber or taxi ) app. 15 eur (120 kuna) per person for a return ticket Brsecine – Bowa – Brsecine.

May 1st – June 15th and September 1st – October 1st: First boat ride departes at 11:30 am from Brsecine and the last at 5:30 pm from BOWA, in between there is a 3:30 pm rides from Brsecine to BOWA. For return ride, the host will offer you one of the rides upon availability. Please note, waiting time after your request may occur from 15 min to 30 min. Delays are possible on our schedule due to weather and traffic.

June 15th – September 1st: First boat ride departes at 11:15/45 am from Brsecine and the last at 5:45 pm from BOWA, in between there are 1:45/3:45 pm rides from Brsecine to BOWA. For return ride, the host will offer you one of the rides upon availability. Please note, waiting time after your request may occur from 15 min to 30 min. Delays are possible on our schedule due to weather and traffic.

Return ticket will be added to your table at Bowa and you may pay on departure. Boat ride from Brsečine to Bowa lasts 15 minute.

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

How to reach us?

Rent a speedboat, explore the coast and enjoy your time at BOWA.  Choose your boat on www.adriatic-explore.com for half or full day experience and you will get 5% discount for online booking. After you choose your boat, let us know, and we will send you a code for an extra 15% discount. The half-day tour is up to 4 hours (from 10:00 to 14:00 o’clock or from 14:00 to 18:00 o’clock) and full day tour is up to 8 hours. In both options, you will have a skipper at your disposal. Each speedboat rental includes: hotel pick up / drop off, English speaking skipper, soft drinks on board, fuel, swimming towels, and snorkeling equipment. Please feel free to make a reservation directly on the website adriatic-explore.com

WHAT ARE THE OTHER TRANSFER OPTIONS?

Rent a return transfer package to BOWA with Adriatic Explore at https://www.adriatic-explore.com/bowa-transfer-booking/ from the hotel in Dubrovnik with a car/van pick up to port Brsecine and then a water transfer service to the restaurant and back, app. 135 eur up to maximum 8 pax for the whole package (not per person; price is per package). Adriatic Explore will help you organise your pick up and return time.
Rent a water transfer service with us directly as the day approaches: a return scheduled drive with a white speedboat signed BOWA from port Brsecine (22 km to the west from Dubrovnik down the coast, you can drive or get an Uber or taxi ) app. 15 eur per person for a return ticket Brsecine – Bowa – Brsecine — Please note, waiting time after your request may occur from 15 min to 30 minDelays are possible on our schedule due to weather and traffic opportunities. Return ticket will be added to your table at Bowa and you may pay on departure. Boat ride from Brsečine to Bowa lasts 15 minutes. About time table of the rides please contact us on info@bowa-dubrovnik.com

How many docks are there?

There are 2 docks and 5 moorings available; there’s a dock with a single mooring, and a dock with 4 moorings. There are two more moorings on the buoys not far from the shore, and one of them is suitable for bigger yachts, catamarans etc.

Do I need to make a reservation?

We strongly recommend that you make a reservation. We advise you to make your reservations before leaving your accommodation, because cell phone coverage and wi-fi can be unpredictable on boat or islands.

The Cabanas: There are special reservation conditions, please contact us for more information.

The Terrace: There are special reservation conditions, please contact us for more information.

Lounge: No reservations are required but we do advise you to contact the restaurant, especially during high season.

Is there a beach?

There’s a beautiful beach at BOWA. There’s a limited number of free sun beds we offer for our guests, for which there are no reservations. There’s no sun umbrellas, so bring your sun-screen 🙂

Please note:
The island of Šipan is rich in wild life, and we like it that way. However, if you have any allergies, or you’re simply bothered by insects like mosquitos we recommend you to wear long pants and appropriate footwear. There’s no shower available at BOWA and we recommend you to drink only bottled water.

Working Hours : 11:00 – 18:00

Please note: We are opened from the 1st of May until the 1st of October. For group inquiries out of working period, please contact us.

CABANA

Cabana – how long do we have it for? If we plan on lunch at the 3pm offer can we arrive at 1:30 pm or so in order to swim and enjoy the waters/bar, etc?

The cabana is yours from 11.30 am until 5.45/6 pm. If you plan lunch at 3 pm you may not have enough time to enjoy 7 courses. At least 4 hours and we recommend 6 hours for full enjoyment.
Cabana can accomodate max 10 – 12 pax (adults).

Is there a time slot in a cabana as for the terrace?

No. Cabana is envisioned to spend the day with us, as an all-day experience.

Information implies NO Corkage fee – does this mean we can bring our own beverages?

Information of no corkage fee means we only offer our own wines.

As for the menu – we have 2 people that are NOT big fish eaters — what else can we expect?

For the tasting menu it has to be announced prior to your arrival, ideally while booking. Our chef can make slights adjustments to the tasting menu concerning allergies and intolerances. You may order extra from the daily menu if you want to skip some courses.

If I order extra from the daily menu, is it included in the tasting menu price?

Everything you order aside from the tasting menu is extra.

Is the 7 course tasting menu the only Cabana option? Or can one pick from the Terrace menu?

In the cabana you may order daily menu but the price stays 100 € per person as a minimum consumation fee for cabana booking.

Can I order a tasting menu on the terrace?

Between our time slots it is almost impossible to enjoy all 7 courses because you would need much more time – at least 4 hours and we recommend 6 hours.

We are coming with children, what can they order in a cabana?

Our chef has prepared menu for children.

Do I have to announce my first course prior to arrival?

We only require for our guest to announce the time of arrival so we can approximetly set you first course.

If I come with my partner and our three children, may we book a cabana?

You may book a cabana in the minimum of 400€ plus drinks are extra.

What if we do not reach 400€ if we are having the daily menu?

If you do not reach 400€ of the minimum of the food, the rest will be charged as a consumation fee for booking a cabana.

May I make a deposit with my credit card?

While we are working on online booking, for the moment, due to misuse and frauds of the credit cards, we only accept direct bank transfers.

What if the weather is bad and I have to cancel my booking?

We cannot fight the nature. Of course, there is a cancellation policy.

What is the cancellation policy?

The traveller/the guest has the right to cancel or terminate the cabana arrangement at all times. If the guest is not, for any reason, able to begin the travel he/she can appoint a third person to use the restaurant services instead. The guest is obliged to inform BOWA RESTAURANT about the above change. When the traveller/the guest cancells the booking arrangement or requests a date change, BOWA will retain the following amounts from the full deposit price

up to 30 days prior to the service – 10 % of the total price

29 to 22 days prior to the service – 30 % of the total price

21 to 11 days prior to the service –50 % of the total price

10 to 4 days prior to the service – 100 % of the total price

3 to 0 days prior to the service or no-show – 100 % of the total price

The traveller/the guest is obliged not only to cancel verbally but also to sign the cancellation document prepared by BOWA.

What is seating hour on the terrace? Does this mean I have to leave the table?

Once you choose your seating, for ex. 12 am until 2 pm we invite you to stay at our beach and the lounge area.

WORKING HOURS

BOWA working hours: 11 am until 6 pm

Kitchen opens at 12 pm and closes at 5 pm.

*booking can be made by phone +385916366111
or email info@bowa-dubrovnik.com

We look forward to meeting you at BOWA restaurant!