Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

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Best Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters in Croatia

Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Croatia

Bluefin Tuna
  • Size 200 to 600lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Thunnus thynnus / orientalis / maccoyii)

Catching Tuna with a seasoned guide in Croatia... holidays don’t get much better than this. The world’s biggest Tuna species – the Atlantic Bluefin – calls these waters home, and Croatian Tuna fishing charters know what it takes to catch them. 
 
Anyone can try catching this enormous Adriatic trophy fish, as long as they go with an experienced guide. Tuna weighing over 100 kg (220 lb) make their way to Croatian shorelines aboard charter boats every year. And while Tuna weighing under 25 kg (55 lb) must be released, there are plenty of larger specimens out there. 

Where and when to catch Tuna in Croatia

You’re in with a chance of landing a Tuna from almost any Croatian port. Poreč, Vodice, Tisno, Rovinj, and Zadar are some of our favorite hotspots. 
 
Tuna fishing season runs from April to December. From January to March you must release all Tunas you catch. It’s also unlikely that you’ll find Tuna in January, as well as at the very beginning of the summer. The largest fish are traditionally caught in August, while they’re usually at their most numerous in the autumn. 
 
Start your trip before dawn for the best results, as Tuna bite best around sunrise. 
 

How to catch Tuna in Croatia

Tuna are agile predators that have evolved to swim in bursts of astonishing speed. This can make them a “reel” challenge to land! An experienced captain and quality heavy tackle rods and reels are a must. As well as knowing how to attract and hook these fish, a local captain will help you find the best spots to find them in the first place. 
 
As soon as you find one of these sardine-eating predators, look out. Tuna hunt in schools, so double headers are common. 
 
Most Croatian Tuna fishing charters take place aboard walkaround sportfishing boats with powerful engines and spacious decks. These will power you out into the open sea, usually about 10-20 miles from shore. Once you reach the fishing grounds, your captain will stop the motor and drift. On board, you’ll usually find medium to heavy tackle, a gaff or harpoon, and sardines for bait. Croatian captains will usually create a chum slick with finely chopped sardines to attract the fish towards the boat. 
 
If you want to experience the Adriatic from a completely new perspective, Croatian Tuna fishing charters are a perfect place to start. Nothing beats coming back to the country’s stunning shorelines after a day on the ocean, catching one of the world’s most prestigious saltwater predators. Now, that’s a holiday highlight you’ll never forget!
 

Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Bluefin Tuna fishing in Croatia varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to October. Low season is January to March. There is no closed season.
Croatia
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,298 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Croatia: 35 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Dubrovnik
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $971
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Dubrovnik
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trips from US $515
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
Split
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trips from US $488
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Ičići
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trips from US $597

What anglers said about Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Croatia

Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. The sun is still quite intense. Look for the fish you want but keep an open mind as different fish move and bite at different times. Your skipper will know best what is biting and what isn't.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. The sun is still quite intense. Look for the fish you want but keep an open mind as different fish move and bite at different times. Your skipper will know best what is biting and what isn't.
Blue Marine Fishing
Blue Marine Fishing Supetar, Split-Dalmatia
Book a trip with Toni he has invested to find the best spots and lures to make your experience worth three trip. Toni will also help with recipes as a chef.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Toni he has invested to find the best spots and lures to make your experience worth three trip. Toni will also help with recipes as a chef.
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Toni Sportfishing Charter Espoo, Uusimaa
Rent a boat with captain and go fishing on the see. It's more satisfying than from the beach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rent a boat with captain and go fishing on the see. It's more satisfying than from the beach.
Hit Fishing and Tours
Hit Fishing and Tours
Nothing to recommend . Capt.Duje fully experienced and welll equipped for different type of fish and seasons. He will show everything for fisherman's, came at first time at Marina .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing to recommend . Capt.Duje fully experienced and welll equipped for different type of fish and seasons. He will show everything for fisherman's, came at first time at Marina .
San Pjero- New boat, same price
San Pjero- New boat, same price Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein
It was an easy drive from Vodice. Stay hydrated, pack your sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt. Be patient when fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was an easy drive from Vodice. Stay hydrated, pack your sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt. Be patient when fishing
Big Game Fishing
Big Game Fishing Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Keep an eye on the weather, as windy conditions later in the evening don’t lend well for fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an eye on the weather, as windy conditions later in the evening don’t lend well for fishing in the area.
Split Sportfishing
Split Sportfishing Croatia
Be clear on objective; lots of smaller fish vs perhaps bigger ones. These guys do both
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be clear on objective; lots of smaller fish vs perhaps bigger ones. These guys do both
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Buy a squid like fake baits. Every fish like to eat them. Apart u can catch loads of mackerel so sabikies would be your choice. Bottom rigs with size from 4 to 1/0 hooks topped with small pieces of squid, mackerel, mussels and prowns would catch u anything. For bigger fishes bigger pieces of mackerel or squid and located in deeper places. Biggest species are out in the sea and best to be located with boats. Best regards ?
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Buy a squid like fake baits. Every fish like to eat them. Apart u can catch loads of mackerel so sabikies would be your choice. Bottom rigs with size from 4 to 1/0 hooks topped with small pieces of squid, mackerel, mussels and prowns would catch u anything. For bigger fishes bigger pieces of mackerel or squid and located in deeper places. Biggest species are out in the sea and best to be located with boats. Best regards ?
Blue Marine Fishing
Blue Marine Fishing Germany
Great for Tuna, Bonito and Dentex! Book a few days with an experienced guide for a true adventure ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for Tuna, Bonito and Dentex! Book a few days with an experienced guide for a true adventure ?
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar Beograd, Grad Beograd
Don't fish by your own - book a charter for sure, because they know some good spots and you will be successful :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't fish by your own - book a charter for sure, because they know some good spots and you will be successful :)
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar Rovinj, 18
Go for quantity and various species rather than targeting Tuna which aren't spawning in July.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go for quantity and various species rather than targeting Tuna which aren't spawning in July.
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Zadar Sunset Fishing Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Make sure you’re fishing the appropriate season depending on the fish you are going after. Sometimes moving your trip just a week can make a huge difference in terms of catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you’re fishing the appropriate season depending on the fish you are going after. Sometimes moving your trip just a week can make a huge difference in terms of catch.
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar Belgrade, Belgrade
Everything is well arranged. Make sure to communicate your plans and wishes properly through the messaging app or phone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything is well arranged. Make sure to communicate your plans and wishes properly through the messaging app or phone.
Honesto Maena Fishing Charters
Honesto Maena Fishing Charters Rotterdam, South Holland
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
Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
Dubrovnik Coastal Beauty - 22'
Dubrovnik Coastal Beauty - 22' Singapore, 01
Try and go very early or very late in the day. We went in the middle of the day but were still fortunate enough to catch a lot because of the Dragan and Ante’s experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try and go very early or very late in the day. We went in the middle of the day but were still fortunate enough to catch a lot because of the Dragan and Ante’s experience.
Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA
Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA Zagreb, 21
beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
Dubrovnik Coastal Beauty - 22'
Dubrovnik Coastal Beauty - 22' Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
I can only say best water best weather and the friendliest people who could get to know you with all the fishing adventures. Do not be deceived.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can only say best water best weather and the friendliest people who could get to know you with all the fishing adventures. Do not be deceived.
Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA
Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA Berlin, Land Berlin
Many great positions from the coast, but the best is to go out with the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many great positions from the coast, but the best is to go out with the boat!
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar
EFISHent Fishing & Tours – Vrsar Zagreb, City Of Zagreb

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