Dubrovnik Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Dubrovnik

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The average price for a private 4 hour Dubrovnik fishing trip is US $488, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $681 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Dubrovnik that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Dubrovnik provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Dubrovnik are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – €400
  • 6-hour fishing trips – €808
  • 7-hour fishing trips – €712
  • 8-hour fishing trips – €668

Fishing in Dubrovnik

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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4.8 / 5
Based on 28532 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Dubrovnik Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Dubrovnik

Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
Dubrovnik Big Game Fishing - Servantes II
Dubrovnik Big Game Fishing - Servantes II Santa Cruz, El Beni

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Originally booked for a full day but the very windy conditions meant it was better for all to do a half day. Srdan is an amazingly nice guy and I really enjoyed our conversations! We spent some time chasing amber jack and trolling for anything that would bite, and then a lovely swim on a beautiful beach followed by a swim in the blue cave. Couldn’t recommend this trip anymore, great time!
Jordan  H.
Jordan H.
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Took my father for a birthday treat. Had to change date due to the weather skipper was in constant contact and made every effort to make trip happen asap. Great trip highly recommend
Stephen  M.
Stephen M.
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a great time from start to finish and caught plenty of fish aswell ,I would recommend 100%
Brian  B.
Brian B.
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Very enjoyable day, Srdan was a great captain. Caught plenty although no monsters. Will visit again for another try!
Jobe  B.
Jobe B.
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(49 reviews)
My wife and I haven’t gone fishing in such a long time, booked this and besides myself getting sea sick lol (that’s on me of course), it was a good time none the less and the captain was phenomenal. Fish, views, weathers, personable captain and the hospitality. Would recommend 5/5 along with the unbeatable price in my opionion.
Kristopher  B.
Kristopher B.
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Went on 4hr trip starting at 7am. Captain did all he could to catch a Tuna but no luck on this occasion. Good equipment and Knowles Le captain.
Clifford  H.
Clifford H. Marlow, England
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Had a great time fishing today, the crew were amazing, did everything for us and caught some fish ready for the BBQ this evening! Don’t hesitate to book!
Luke  R.
Luke R. Hackney, England
One Fish Changes Everything
One Fish Changes Everything
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
We caught some small fish and we were on a school of Mahi-mahi. We could see them chasing out baits and fish were reeling them in but none wanted to bite. Zeljko was super cool and over all a really chill dude. Even though we didn’t get one of the big mahi mahi it was still awesome watching the sunset from the boat and seeing the old city from the water.
Calum  C.
Calum C. Kirkland, QC
One Fish Changes Everything
One Fish Changes Everything
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Very happy ! On time, boat perfectly clean, captain pro Everything great and nice fishes ?
Sébastien  M.
Sébastien M. Kastel Stari, Split-Dalmatia
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
From start to finish, an amazing experience ...great communication, excellent equipment and most of all a seriously Knowledgeable Captain.....friendly and helpful!!
Howard  S.
Howard S. Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva
One Fish Changes Everything
One Fish Changes Everything
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Željko was super accommodating and knowledgeable. He put my son & I on fish within 45 minutes of leaving the harbor. My 12-year-old started to get a bit sea sick… and he jumped into action to help make sure he was okay. He got us quickly into a better situation. Our day was cut short, but we would definitely do another trip!
Bradley  W.
Bradley W.
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Great tuna fishing trip with Captain Marjan! Captain was really friendly and professional. We had great time eith my friend and our girlfriends even though no tuna this time. Highly recommended!
Jussi  K.
Jussi K. Helsinki, 18
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a beautiful summer fishing trip. Srdjan has good knowledge in fishing, and has a few good tricks up his sleeve. He is clearly experianced, and is calm and helpfull. Hope we get the chance to meet again ?
Odin  F.
Odin F. Oslo, 03
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We booked a full day fishing and fun tour. Our kids enjoyed the fishing part a lot and managed to catch many fishes. After a few hours of fishing the captain brought us to the Sunj beach and he even provided us with a dry bag to get to the beach with our belongings. On the way back we visited the caves and had a nice walk on the island. The captain is very knowledgeable about the area, the boat is super comfortable, clean and spacious for a family of 4. Highly recommended!
Magda  M.
Magda M. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a fantastic half day fishing tour . Mario and all on board were great and cant praise enough . Friendly , knowledgeable and went out of the way to make our experience a good one from picking us up from where we were staying to providing home made snacks and plenty to drink. And the fishing its self was great catching plenty of fish . Highly recommended.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Du Fishing & Explore
Du Fishing & Explore
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Lots of fish but all small. Saw a lot of surface activity but didn't manage to connect with anything worthwhile.
Andrew  C.
Andrew C. Split, Split-Dalmatia
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
It was a nice full day Trip with Catpain Srdan for fishing, visiting a beach and some sightseeing opportunities. The Boat was very nice 👍🏻 fishing equipment and bait as well. You can get snorkeling gear to explore Dubrovnik's shores and caves You can keep your catch and we were provided with cold drinks (water and beer). Considering the other offers we got a great value!
Kai  U.
Kai U. Germany
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
From start to finish, this trip was faultless. Marjan, our skipper was super helpful in every aspect of the day. Boat was super comfortable and equipment was top quality. Marjan's interest was infectious. We had a few beautiful catches, which made the day even more special. Catches were down to Marjan's expert skills. Cannot recommend this boat and skipper enough! A must do for any family or group of friends, when in Dubrovnik. Thank you Marjan.
Kieran  G.
Kieran G.
Maritimo Traditional Fishing
Maritimo Traditional Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Very energetic guide and worked hard to catch fish. The fish we’re not biting today.
Melvin  C.
Melvin C.
One Fish Changes Everything
One Fish Changes Everything
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Zeljko is very knowledgeable and knows the best marks for different fishing. He was also very helpful with my young son. The boat was in perfect order, as was the gear. I would highly recommend it.
Tadhg  C.
Tadhg C. Dublin, Leinster

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