Sparus Boats Split

Sparus Boats will take you out on a trip of a lifetime exploring the Dalmatian coast out of Split. Captain Dario is an experienced angler who will take you to the best fishing grounds in no time. You’ll be in very good hands, so your trip to the Adriatic sea is bound to be productive!

Enjoy the area on his brand new 18’ Barracuda 545 classic boat. It can accommodate up to 4 anglers, so bring your friends and have a nice day on the water. Capt. Dario brings a go pro camera on every trip, so you can make some lasting memories. There’s also a bimini for shade, a fridge, and a shower on board for your convenience.

Capt. Dario will provide you with all the equipment you need, including top-notch Okuma and Shimano rods and reels. You’ll be primarily fishing closer to shore and around the nearby islands. Live bait will be prepared in advance, so you can get straight on the fish! For some more adrenaline, take a peek underwater using the snorkeling equipment on board.

Expect to explore the beautiful Croatian waters targeting a variety of fish that call this area home. You’ll reel in creatures like Bonito, Dentex, Seabream, Common Pandora, John Dory, Mackerel, Seabass, and Bluefish. Capt. Dario will be happy to clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it straight to the table!

You’ll find snacks, soda, and beer on the boat, so you’ll be able to relax, refresh, and fully enjoy your day. All you need to bring is a hat, sunglasses, and some sun protection, and everything else is up to your captain.

Come enjoy the rich Adriatic waters on the Dalmatian coast, and have a fishing adventure you’ll remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $630
    Visit the beautiful waters off the coast of Split in Croatia, and have the time of your life. This is a morning trip if you're an early bird. You'll head out on the water at 7 AM, and you'll try to reel in some of the prized fish of the area, including Bluefish, Bonito, Common Pandora, Seabass, Mackerel, John Dory, Dentex, and Seabream. All the equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to bring sunscreen, and you're ready for your Dalmatian adventure!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $630
    Visit the Adriatic off the coast of Split in Croatia, and have the time of your life. This is an afternoon trip for those who want to sleep in and have a relaxing time on the water. You'll head out at 3 PM, and you'll target some of the iconic fish of the area, including Bonito, Common Pandora, Bluefish, Seabass, John Dory, Dentex, Mackerel, and Seabream. All the fishing gear will be provided for you, just make sure to bring sun protection, and you're all set for your newest fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $978
    You'll have plenty of time to visit several fishing areas and target a variety of species. On this all-day trip, you’ll be fishing the waters around the islands of Vis and Biševo. You’ll be targeting species such as John Dory, Common Pandora, Dentex, Scorpionfish, Amberjack, Bonito and many more! On board, you’ll have access to snorkelling and spearfishing equipment, cold drinks, light snacks, as well as a go-pro camera and drone to capture all the action for your memories!
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About the Charter Operator

Sparus Boats
Split, Croatia
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29 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2019
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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

Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Common Pandora Common Pandora
Dentex Dentex

Boat specs

Marlin (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Xzoga, Lemax, Okuma, and more.
Live Bait
Caught before the trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water, soda, and beer.
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Split to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 2 and up.
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
Half a day trip
Half Day Trip with Captain Dario
Half Day Trip with Captain Dario
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Matt G.
Zagreb, Croatia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Josip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 29, 2022
Josip picked us up at 7am for a half day trip. Great guy and really friendly. We tried a few spots and caught a handful of...
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Richard B.
Lima, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Sparus

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 6, 2022
Ante was our captain, and he was fantastic! We didn’t catch much, but those are the breaks. Ante We got a great fishing experience,...
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Eetu A.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Hald day trip with skipper Marin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 13, 2022
Big grouper caught our bait and swam back to its hole so we had to cut the line, 5/5 Very chill and overall nice trip
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Marco H.
Utrecht, Netherlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half a day trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on October 30, 2022
We had a great experience with skipper Josip. Great guy with allot of knowedge of the sea and fishing.
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Boro D.
Rockville, MD
Excellent
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Half day afternoon trip with Captain Dario!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 28, 2022
Outstanding experience.  Dario was very hospitable and we caught over 60 fish on this trip!  Our group had so much fun! ...
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FAQs about Sparus Boats Split

Sparus Boats Split offers the following trips to customers:
  • €580 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • €580 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • €900 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Sparus Boats Split, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sparus Boats Split include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Xzoga, Lemax, Okuma, and more.)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water, soda, and beer.)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sparus Boats Split offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sparus Boats Split offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sparus Boats Split include:
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Common Pandora
  • Dentex
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • John Dory
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Scorpionfish
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (European)