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
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Croatia: 32 fishing charters available

Tunana Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(20 reviews)
Medulin
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,162

Honesto Maena Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(37 reviews)
Zadar
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $168

Vacation 4tuna

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Krk
trips from $317

Rogi Ribaru

Ičići
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $581

What anglers said about Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Croatia

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 ?
Wladyslaw  J.
Wladyslaw J. 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 ?
Vukan  S.
Vukan S. 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 :)
Michael  P.
Michael P. 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.
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. 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.
Vukan  S.
Vukan S. 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.
Billy  S.
Billy S. 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!
Tomislav  K.
Tomislav K. 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!
Tan  S.
Tan S. 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.
John  T.
John T. 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!
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FishingBooker Member 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.
Stefan  H.
Stefan H. 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!
Ivan
Ivan Zagreb, City Of Zagreb

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