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Amid mounting crises, Uber is launching a boat service in Croatia

3,300 kuna

Tourists crossing the Adriatic from the city of Split to the island of Hvar can now order up an Uber speed boat for between 2,600 kuna ($400) and 3,300 kuna ($500).

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3,300 kuna

They lie somewhere between a publicity stunt and a useful transit alternative in locales with heavy traffic like Istanbul, or busy tourist hubs such as Croatia.

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3,300 kuna

The company is operating the service throughout the summer. It is also covering other spots, like the airport of Split and the city of Dubrovnik.

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3,300 kuna

Uber has been trialing boat services since 2014, in Boston, Istanbul, and Miami. It has also been testing helicopter services in New York and São Paulo.

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3,300 kuna

They lie somewhere between a publicity stunt and a useful transit alternative in locales with heavy traffic like Istanbul, or busy tourist hubs such as Croatia.

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