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Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'

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Dubrovnik
trips from $311

Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik
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trips from $566

Dubrovnik Big Game Fishing - Servantes II

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trips from $1,500

Fishing Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik
trips from $339

Maritimo Kayak Fishing

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Dubrovnik Coastal Beauty - 22'

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Dubrovnik
trips from $475

Fishing in Dubrovnik should be on your radar this season! Dubrovnik is so much more than one of the main film sites for Game of Thrones. Located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful town offers some incredible fishing opportunities. A tourist hot spot, you’ll come for the tours and stay for the fishing.

Known For

Croatia has great spots for freshwater fishing, but in Dubrovnik, it’s all about offshore fishing on the Adriatic Sea. As one of the clearest and shallowest seas in Europe, the species that call these waters home are varied and perfect for recreational fishing. The Adriatic Sea is usually calm, without strong tides, making it perfect for beginners as well as more experienced anglers.

Croatia is called the country of 1,000 islands for a very good reason. A short half-hour boat ride will take you to the Elaphiti Islands. The hot spots you should visit for awesome fishing include Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan.

Big Game Fishing

You can start fishing reefs and shipwrecks just one mile from the coast of Dubrovnik. You’re likely to begin your fishing charter by going past the old city walls, so have your camera ready to take in this ancient structure. Once past these ancient walls, you’ll be able to try a range of techniques, such as trolling, live baiting, and bottom wreck fishing. This of course depends on the conditions on the day, as well as which species you’re targeting.

The most impressive fish you can catch here is the elusive Swordfish – night trips are your best chance of catching this pelagic fish. The Adriatic Sea is also a hotspot for catching Bluefin Tuna, as well as Amberjack, Dentex, John Dory, and Grouper. The prized Bluefin Tuna can be caught from August to January.

Spearfishing

You can spearfish during the day, which has a very long tradition in Dubrovnik. The Adriatic Sea lends itself perfectly to this technique, due to its high visibility and shallow waters. No scuba diving equipment can be used here, so this is best for freediving spearos with experience.

When spearfishing, you’ll be able to target Grouper, Dentex, and Yellowtail Amberjack, as well as Mullet and Brown Meager (also called Corb). It’s recommended that when spearfishing you head out with a guide. This is so they can inform you of the regulations for each species on your trip.

The best spearfishing can be found around the islands of Molunat and Glavat, 40 miles and 70 miles away from Dubrovnik respectively. These beautiful islands offer the perfect depths for larger game that is usually out of reach when spearfishing. Head over during late summer and stay till fall for excellent spearfishing options. If you wish to compete in a spearfishing competition, you’ll need to head to the island of Mali Lošinj for the New Year Spearfishing Cup tournament. This is a nine-hour drive away, but well worth the trek.

Fishing Tips

  • When going after the king of the Adriatic, Bluefin Tuna, try trolling with live or dead bait. Mackerel, herring, mullet, and squid all work well. If artificial lures are more your speed, use spoons, plugs, or feathers for great results.  

  • You can catch Swordfish during the full moon. They love squid baits. Artificial lures that look like squid but light up are also a fantastic way to attract these deep water Billfish.

Need to Know

Fishing from the harbor and public beaches is restricted in high tourist season (between May and October), so head out on a boat for the best experience during the summer.

The mollusk Date Shell (locally called Prstaci) is protected by law, and you will be fined if caught taking one. Similarly, if you catch a female Spiny Lobster, you must release it regardless of its size.

Rules and Regulations

Your fishing license is likely to be included in the price of the trip if you book with a charter captain.  Your captain will also inform you what you can catch during the season and the legal limits of each species.

Everyone who fishes in Croatia needs to purchase a fishing license and a membership to the Croatian Sea Sport Fishing Association. You will need proof of identification in order to get you license, which costs roughly $20 per day with the membership card included

Budget

Croatia has a tourist tax for all visitors, which is less than $1.25 per day. This is usually paid at your hotel during check-in. Disabled people and children under 12 are exempt from paying.

The average price for six anglers on a full day trip is around $1,250. On a half day trip, expect to pay from around $850 for groups of six.

Getting There

Fly directly into Dubrovnik, at the Čilipi Airport. This is a 35-minute drive along the D8 to the city center.

The summer season is incredibly busy with tourists in Dubrovnik, so book your fishing trip well in advance. Make your own history in this ancient city!

Dubrovnik
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January

Go after Bluefin Tuna now for great results! On land, enjoy the Museum Night and visit many museums free of charge.

 
February

The 3rd of February is St. Blaise Day, the city’s saint. There is a procession and plenty of activities to join in. Amberjack is hot this month.

March

March is all about the Amberjack, Little Tunny, and Bonito. Out of the water you can visit the Mediterranean Health Festival.

April

April is a good month for catching Sharks, and it’s also a great month for Bonito. The weather reaches highs of 18° C, so dress appropriately.

May

May is fantastic for catching Blue and Thresher Sharks. Warm up your vocal cords and visit the free a cappella concerts around Old Town with the Aklapela Festival.

June

The Shark action continues this month! Celebrate Midsummer with the annual cello concert welcoming in the sunrise.

July

This is the month for music and performances with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, that continues into August. Bluefin Tuna will start warming up, so be ready!

 
August

This is the month for Bluefin Tuna to shine! When not fishing, join in the Maraton Ladja, a traditional boat race.

September

Both Bluefin and Albacore Tuna continue to bite fast and hard. You might even catch a Mahi Mahi or two!

October

Now is the perfect time to fish for Swordfish. Dubrovnik Good Food Festival is in October – join in with tastings and workshops.

November

This is the last month for excellent Albacore fishing. Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and Little Tunny are also biting well. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch Amberjack, too.

December

Go to a Christmas fair, try lots of food and drink, and follow it all up with a New Year’s Eve concert and fireworks. This is another great month for Swordfish and Bluefin Tuna fishing.

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Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
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Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
Tomislav  K.
Tomislav K. Santa Cruz, El Beni
Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
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Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
Tan  S.
Tan S. Singapore, 01
beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
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beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
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FishingBooker Member Zagreb, City Of Zagreb

Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Capitan excellent Fishing excellent Absolutely brilliant day coughs loads of fish the captain when above and beyond to help us 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠
Neil  B.
Neil B. United Kingdom
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Wir haben die Zeit mit Serdan sehr genossen. Wir waren 4 junge Männer aus Deutschland und hatten einen ganzen Tag mot Serdan auf dem Wasser gebucht. Alles war sehr unkompliziert auch die Kommunikation. Wir haben einiges gefangen und Serdan hat uns ein paar Coole Spots gezeigt. Wir hätten uns ein bisschen mehr Kommunikation auf dem Boot gewünscht, so nach dem Motto was wir fangen wollen, wie und was als nächstes auf dem Plan steht. Ansonsten war alles super, auf Wünsche wurde gut eingegangen.
Silas  B.
Silas B. Croatia
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We took half day fishing tour, the most I liked that Srdan fully supported us to prepare kits - we didn’t even touch dead fish, only what we caught, he showed different places around and was friendly
Maria  K.
Maria K. Moscow, Moscow
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had an amazing time with Srdan the whole trip. He was very friendly and knew amazing locations. The fishing was very educational and high performing despite challenging conditions. All recommendations for Srdan and Dubrovnik area.
Ilija  O.
Ilija O. Zagreb
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Great trip, the boat and all equipment was great, Srdan is very helpful and experienced fisherman. We even caught a rayfish!
Ausra  G.
Ausra G. Vilnius, Vilnius
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We didnt catch some big fish, but every fisherman know, that that can happen. But Marjan tryed his best to make it. Hopefully next time. We had a great day on a boat and also visited the Blue cave, which was very nice experience. So dont hesitate and go!
Dita  H.
Dita H. Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Absolutely amazing experience! Captain is great and very friendly. He tought me a lot of interesting technics and tips. Hope to go with him again once. Thanks!
Karol  P.
Karol P. Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska Zupanija
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Record catch! The day was perfect, wonderful weather, more than a dozen fish, wonderful snorkeling in an extraordinary cave. Excellent treat from the Captain's garden. All in all, a wonderful day and a terrific value.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Croatia
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Went on a half day trip. Excellent captain. He even moved our time back an hour to accommodate our schedule. Picked us up and dropped us off at our apartment. Didn’t catch a fish, but was still an enjoyable trip.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Germany
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Marjan was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We weren't lucky enough to catch anything the day we went but he did everything in his power to try and make it happen. He was great to talk to and made the afternoon very enjoyable!
Cy  W.
Cy W. Englewood, CO
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Amaizing experience, beautifull weather and coast line. We went to nearby island St. Andrija and caught some really nice groupers.
Niko  G.
Niko G. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Truly amazing fishing experience! Captain Marjan is great, very helpful and he took us to the best fishing spots around Dubrovnik. After the beautiful trip we prepared dinner made from our catch!
Petar  P.
Petar P. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
picked up on time from my apartment , very friendly skipper and helpful did his best to land good fish , storm didnt help during week but even caught few sea bream enjoyed the day and beautiful scenery around island even if i caught nothing i would still have enjoyed the morning out , i was happy with skipper and friendly
Stephen  N.
Stephen N. Kula Norinska, 19
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Proper local experience with amazing host! We had a half day trip and enjoyed every bit of it. Highly recclommended for anyone who wants to experience something that locals of Dubrovnik do all the time!
Marinko  Ć.
Marinko Ć. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Booked a half day trip with captain Marjan. Spent the day mostly fishing with the exception of a stop to take a swim into a very cool spot that was reccomended by the captain (through a cave!). Being from the States, I was a bit concerned about the language barrier, but the Captains english speaking was perfect. Will go again if I’m ever back in Dubrovnik.
Gregory  P.
Gregory P. La Grange, IL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Dubrovnik

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Dubrovnik costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $330, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $489. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Dubrovnik is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Classic.

According to customer reviews, Dubrovnik Fishing – 23', Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik, and Dubrovnik Big Game Fishing - Servantes II are some of the most popular fishing charters in Dubrovnik. Full list of top fishing charters in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik Fishing – 23', Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik, and Dubrovnik Big Game Fishing - Servantes II all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Dubrovnik.

The best way to experience fishing in Dubrovnik is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Dubrovnik.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dentex, Amberjack, and Gilt-head (Seabream). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, jigging, and deep sea fishing. Reef fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Go after Bluefin Tuna now for great results! On land, enjoy the Museum Night and visit many museums free of charge.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Dubrovnik.

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