Sparus Boats

Join Sparus Boats and get ready to explore the stunning Dalmatian coast with Captain Dario! Your guide for the day is an expert in a number of techniques, including spearfishing, trolling, bottom fishing, and more. You’ll be able to island-hop and visit some of the hottest fishing grounds that the Adriatic has to offer!

You’ll be fishing from a 26’ Marlin center console, equipped with the latest Garmin electronics, safety gear, and fishing tackle. On board, you’ll also find a shower, fridge, and a cooler. The boat even comes with WiFi, a go-pro, and drone so you can capture each special moment while you fish. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests, and children ages 6 and older are welcome aboard.

Capt. Dario will take you to various fishing locations along Split’s coast to target a wide range of species. You’ll be able to troll for pelagics or bottom-fish for John Dory, Seabass, and Common Pandora. Other target species include Amberjack, Bonito, Tuna, Dentex, Seabream, and the list keeps on impressing!

The captain also has snorkeling and spearfishing equipment available if you’d like to take a dip and take a closer look beneath the surface. For spearfishing, he recommends ages 18 and older and that you have previous experience. Spears are included but if you prefer spearfishing with a wetsuit, be sure to rent one or bring your own.

You’ll be provided top-quality Okuma and Shimano rods and reels as well. Your fishing license is included in the price and the captain will gladly clean and fillet your catch after the trip. There’s also a hook-n-cook restaurant nearby where you can have your fish grilled the local way!

Snacks, soda, and beer are included as well so that you stay fully energized during the ride. Capt. Dario will make sure you’re entertained and comfortable, just be sure to bring some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses and the rest will be taken care of.

Book your next adventure in Croatia with Sparus Boats and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $1,066
    price breakdown
    $1,066
    On this all-day trip, you’ll be fishing the waters around the islands of Vis, Biševo, Svetac, as well as the volcanic islands of Brusnik and Jabuka, if the weather conditions allow. You’ll be targeting species such as Common Pandora, Dentex, John Dory, Scorpionfish, Amberjack, Bonito, and many more! On board the ship you’ll have access to snorkeling and spearfishing equipment, drinks, snacks, as well as a go-pro camera and drone to capture all the action!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $711
    price breakdown
    $711
    Get ready for the ultimate Adriatic fishing adventure and explore the surrounding islands off the coast of Split! Your main target species are John Dory, Common Pandora, Seabream, European Seabass, and many more. Fishing licenses, snorkeling gear, safety equipment, and tackle will all be provided on the trip. The captain also keeps his boat stocked with various snacks and beverages, so all you have to bring is sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $711
    price breakdown
    $711
    This is a half-day trip where you'll be fishing the waters surrounding the islands of Drvenik Veli, Drvenik Mali, and Čiovo. You'll be targeting various types of Seabream, John Dory, European Seabass, Common Pandora, and more! This trip includes fishing licenses, snorkeling gear, safety equipment, and fishing tackle. You'll also be provided with snacks and drinks, so just be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses and the rest will be taken care of.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $593
    price breakdown
    $593
    Start your fishing trip right around sunset, cruise the beautiful islands surrounding Split and continue fishing throughout the evening. You'll be targeting species Seabream, Common Pandora, and John Dory among others. All tackle, licenses, as well as snacks and drinks will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Squid Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1
    $533
    price breakdown
    $533
    Feel with Sparus boats unforgettable experience of catching squids in sunset that you can’t even imagine.  Our boats are equipped with professional fishing rods and our skipper Dario knows best spots for squid fishing.
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About the Charter Operator

Sparus Boats
Split, Croatia
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
Hi, my name is Dario! It’s hard for a foreigner to understand the bond the Croats have with the sea. My love for the sea, especially fishing, existed ever since I was a little kid. As I grew up, it made me explore further and I got to find many secret places, caves and pristine beaches. After my studies at Marine Fisheries, I got a job at Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries here in Split and that’s when my dreams come true. The next big step was, of course, combining my experience and expertise to create a company for custom made tours and excursions. My goal is the individual approach and a tour with enchanted exclusivity for my guests of any taste and preference. An introduction to the marine environment and the various fish fauna while enjoying a scenic cruise to the beautiful Dalmatian islands would then sound like a perfect summer escape.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Common Pandora Common Pandora

Dentex Dentex
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
John Dory John Dory
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (European) Seabass (European)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Marlin 790 Dynamic (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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+3
Angler Rating
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Carol E.
Split, Split-Dalmatia
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Dario

VERIFIED   NEW  August 3, 2020
Great 6 hours, which flew by.  We didn’t catch many fish but still enjoyed it immensely.  Only criticism would...
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Michael R.
Cleveland, OH
 5.00
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Trip with Dario

VERIFIED   October 14, 2019
Dario is top notch and I highly recommend a trip with Sparus.  As i was booking the trip for my son and his friends while...
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Frank K.
Beli Manastir, Osjecko-Baranjska Zupanija
 5.00
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Nicht fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
Es war ein sehr schöner Abend, bzw eine sehr schöne Nacht. Wir waren an mehrern Spots und haben auch überall gefangen. Den...
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Dimitry G.
Nuremberg, Bavaria
 5.00
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Half day trip with Darius

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
Darius is a very friendly and helpful captain. I would like do the trip again.
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Marko T.
Split, 17
 5.00
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Best fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 26, 2019
This was a lifetime expirience.The best fishing ever,we caught 20 kg of fish.Captain Dario is the best captain,knows all the...
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