8 Unique Day Trips from Korčula Island to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Mljet Island Yacht Day Trip with Lunch

Tour Price: from €190 per person.

Tour Duration: 7 hours.

You will love this 7-hour yacht journey from Korcula to the serene Mljet Island, a gem in the Adriatic Sea. The operator’s comfortable yacht sets the stage for an unforgettable day, complete with a visit to Mljet National Park, renowned for its enchanting salt sea lakes and the historic 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for some swimming and snorkeling in picturesque bays, or engage in a unique experience with our free SUP boards.

Savor a delightful 3-course Mediterranean lunch aboard, enhancing your journey with culinary delights. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi onboard, ensuring you can share every moment of this magical trip.

The package includes hotel pickup and drop-off, along with entrance fees to the National Park, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Led by a professional tour guide, fluent in English and French, your adventure is both informative and enjoyable.

This excursion is perfect for couples and families with grown-up kids, offering a tranquil yet engaging experience. However, it’s important to note that it’s not suitable for pregnant women, people with mobility impairments, or wheelchair users.

Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and a towel for the water activities. With a small group size of only 12 participants, you’re guaranteed a more intimate and personalized experience.

Booking Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance, with a reserve now and pay later option for added flexibility.

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Brač Island and Zlatni Rat Beach Yacht Tour

Tour Price: €280 per person.

Tour Duration: 7 hours.

Discover the splendors of Brač Island and Zlatni Rat Beach on a 7-hour yacht tour from Korčula. This journey on a 50-foot luxury motor yacht promises an unforgettable exploration of one of Croatia’s most renowned beaches, Zlatni Rat, often hailed as the Golden Cape. The beach is a natural wonder, known for its sandy peninsula that intriguingly shifts shape with the waves and currents.

The tour includes a private guided tour of Bol town, a picturesque destination celebrated for its stunning beaches and vibrant tourism scene. Here, a coffee and drink stop offers a moment of relaxation amidst the scenic beauty.

The experience is further enriched with opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding at the Golden Cape beach, ensuring a perfect blend of adventure and leisure.

Relish a sumptuous 4-course Mediterranean lunch served onboard, complementing your day with delightful culinary experiences. Stay connected with free WiFi onboard, sharing your adventures in real-time.

What to Bring: Swimwear, a towel, a camera, and beachwear are recommended.

Accessibility: The tour may not be suitable for pregnant women and wheelchair users.

Group Size: Limited to 14 participants for a more personalized experience.

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Vis Island Yacht Tour with Blue & Green Cave Visit

Tour Price: €280 per person.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Extra Charges: None; entrance fees to the Blue and Green Caves included.

This journey aboard a luxury 16-meter motor yacht promises both relaxation and adventure. The tour includes the mesmerizing Stiniva Cove on Vis Island, a natural wonder believed to be a collapsed cave.

The highlight is the visit to Biševo Island & the Blue Cave, where the silver-blue light inside creates an ethereal atmosphere. Not to be missed is the Green Cave, famed for its captivating light beam that illuminates the sea surface.

Enjoy snorkeling in the Green Cave’s crystal-clear waters and take the opportunity for swimming and stand-up paddleboarding in Stiniva Cove.

The tour ensures comfort with hotel pickup and drop-off, and free WiFi onboard. Relish an alfresco lunch aboard the yacht, adding to the day’s enjoyment.

However, it’s important to note that the tour is not suitable for pregnant women and wheelchair users. Participants should bring a towel, camera, and beachwear for the full experience.

Booking Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance, with a reserve now and pay later option for flexibility.

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Buggy Beach Safari with Lunch and Snorkeling

Tour Price: 190 € per person.

Tour Duration: 5 hours.

The Buggy Beach Safari blends the excitement of off-road exploration with the serenity of hidden beaches.

This 5-hour tour invites participants to drive a 4-person Can-Am Maverick buggy, navigating through scenic olive groves and vineyards.

The journey leads to two of Korcula’s secluded beaches, offering ample opportunities to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, with snorkeling gear included.

The adventure is further enhanced by a festive local lunch in the charming village of Zrnovo, immersing participants in the local culture and cuisine.

This tour is available in English, Croatian, French, and German, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging experience. Private hotel pickup and drop-off are included, adding convenience to this exhilarating day.

However, it’s important to note that this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with back problems, or wheelchair users, and intoxication is strictly prohibited.

Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

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Dubrovnik Old Town Private Day Trip by Yacht

Tour Price: Approximately €280 per person.

Tour Duration: 8 hours.

Experience the splendor of Dubrovnik’s Old Town in a unique way with an 8-hour day trip from Korcula Island. This exclusive journey includes a cruise on a 50-foot luxury motor yacht, complete with free Wi-Fi, ensuring a blend of comfort and connectivity.

The adventure begins with a private guided tour of Dubrovnik’s Old City, unveiling its rich history and stunning architecture.

Following the exploration, guests are treated to a Mediterranean 4-course lunch aboard the yacht. The trip also offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding near the picturesque Lokrum Islet.

Capture breathtaking views and create lasting memories, especially of the iconic Old Town from the yacht, offering fantastic photo opportunities.

Convenience is key, with pickup included in the tour. Guests should be ready in their hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women, people with mobility impairments, or wheelchair users. It’s recommended to bring swimwear, a towel, and a camera for the full experience.

Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get Blown Away by the Beauty of Split (self-guided tour)

While this isn’t a guided tour, reaching Split from Korčula is a piece of cake. The primary mode of transport is the Fast Ferry/Catamaran, with prices ranging from €11.68 to €25 and an approximate sailing time of 2 hours and 20 minutes. Multiple daily departures are available, especially during peak season, offering flexibility for your travel plans.

In Split, the Diocletian’s Palace stands as a monumental testament to Roman, Medieval, and modern influences. This sprawling complex, free for exploration, requires 1-2 hours to fully appreciate its grandeur. You can opt for a guided tour to delve deeper into its rich history. By night, the palace transforms into a lively hub, blending ancient architecture with modern Croatian culture.

The Cathedral of St. Domnius, a fusion of ancient and modern heritage, is another must-see. Its bell tower offers a stunning panoramic view of Split. With ticket prices starting at €6.63, allocate 1-2 hours to experience its tranquility and beauty.

Lastly, visit the Klis Fortress, a historical gem just a short drive from Split. Known for its role in Game of Thrones, the fortress offers breathtaking views and a unique museum experience.

Spend about an hour here, and don’t miss the nearby Museum of Olive Oil. Tickets are around €8, and the fortress is open daily from June to September.

Check out this article if you want to find out more about the numerous attractions of Split or this article if you want to follow my recommended itinerary for the perfect day in Split.

Explore Dubrovnik at Your Own Pace (self-guided tour)

Prices: Ferry/Catamaran (€13.01 – €25), City Walls (Adults: €35, Under 18s: €15, Under 7: Free), Cable Car (Adult round-trip: €27, Children 4-12 round-trip: €7).

Tour Duration: A full day to explore Dubrovnik.

Extra Charges: Some attractions may have entrance fees.

I know there’s a guided tour to Dubrovnik on this list, but you may want to explore this magical place at your own pace. Dubrovnik is easily accessible from Korčula via catamaran or ferry. The journey, a scenic voyage lasting 60 minutes to 2 hours and 5 minutes, varies in price from €13.01 to €25, depending on the carrier.

Upon arrival, step into the enchanting world of Dubrovnik Old Town. Encircled by vast stone walls built between the 11th and 17th centuries, the town’s history is palpable. Stroll along The Stradun, the vibrant main shopping street, and explore the central square, Luža, surrounded by historical landmarks.

For a panoramic view of the city and the Adriatic Sea, ascend the City Walls. This 2-hour journey, costing €35 for adults and €15 for under 18s (free for children under 7), offers unparalleled vistas and a deep dive into the city’s past.

Key attractions include the Dubrovnik Cathedral, Church of St. Blaise, and the famed Jesuit stairs. Enhance your visit with the History Of Dubrovnik Tour or a ‘Game of Thrones’ themed tour, each offering a unique perspective on this medieval city.

For a breathtaking aerial view, take the Cable Car to Srđ Mountain. This swift, three-minute ride, priced at €27 for an adult round-trip and €7 for children aged 4-12, offers spectacular views of the Old City and the shimmering sea.

At the summit, attractions like the “Panorama” restaurant and the Museum Dubrovnik in Homeland War await. Allocate 2-3 hours for a comprehensive experience at Srđ Mountain.

If you find yourself wanting to find out more about the attractions of Dubrovnik, make sure to check out my article where I list 30+ places worth visiting. You can also follow my itinerary for a relaxing day full of awesome experiences.

Hop on a Boat for a Self-Guided Tour to Hvar Island

Tour Price: Variable, depending on transport and entry fees.

Tour Duration: Full day recommended for exploration.

Extra Charges: Entry fees to attractions like Španjola Fortress.

Set sail for a self-guided adventure to Hvar, an enchanting Croatian island known for its historical sites and Renaissance splendor. Reach Hvar from Korčula via catamarans or ferries, the primary transport modes, with tickets ranging from 10.35 EUR to 19 EUR.

The Krilo – Kapetan Luka line 9608 offers the cheapest option at 10.35 EUR. Travel durations vary, with sailing times between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes. Depending on the season, there are up to four daily departures, ensuring flexibility in planning your journey.

Once in Hvar Town, immerse yourself in a blend of history and modernity. Explore the ancient Fortica (Španjola), marvel at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and find peace in the Franciscan monastery. The town, also home to Europe’s oldest municipal theatre, buzzes with vibrant nightlife and cultural events, especially during the Hvar Summer Festival.

Culinary enthusiasts will delight in fresh seafood dishes, while shoppers can explore fashion boutiques featuring Croatian designers. Outdoor activities like scuba diving and windsurfing are abundant, and the beaches, especially on the nearby Pakleni Islands, are breathtaking.

Don’t miss the Španjola Fortress (Fortica), open from 9 AM to 10 PM. For a fee of €10 (adults) and €5 (kids/teens), enjoy a 30-minute exploration of this historical gem, offering panoramic views of Hvar and the sea.

In Stari Grad Town, one of Europe’s oldest towns, visit the Tvrdalj Castle, the Dominican Monastery, and the Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is a cultural hub, with options for cycling, hiking, and boat tours.

If you want more alternatives, check out my comprehensive list of attractions worth visiting on Hvar Island as well as a curated itinerary for a day trip to Hvar Island centered around Hvar Town and its immediate vicinity.

About the author

Tomislav is the main contributor and creator of Croatia Wanderlust. With a deep appreciation for his homeland, he dedicates his time to sharing detailed stories and insights about Croatia's rich culture, scenic landscapes, and historical landmarks. His writings aim to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of what makes Croatia a unique and must-visit destination. Through his articles, Tomislav hopes to inspire travel enthusiasts and curious minds alike to explore the beauty of Croatia.

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