The ultimate way to arrive on Hvar is by private yacht, and mega-yachts such as Roman Abramovich's former 86m Ecstasea and Jimmy Lee's futuristic Wallypower were just two of the boats on show in 2011, with an even more impressive apparition in 2012, although apparently the biggest ever boat to date turned up in 2004. However, this option is not available to most.
There are, luckily, much more affordable private transfers available, which take away the need to find the ferry and plan according to the Jadrolinija schedule. Private speedboat collection from Split, Dubrovnik or other destinations by appointment might be worth investigating, especially for larger groups (see below).
Private transfer is not confined to the sea, however. A twelve-minute air transfer is an option from Split Airport to the tiny airstrip in Stari Grad. A less glamorous, but cheaper approach is to pre-book a taxi from the airport direct to your Hvar accommodation.