Adventure Cruises in Korčula

A Korčula Cruise brings visitors to the birthplace of Marco Polo, but that's hardly the only attraction in this Dalmatian Coast deluxe cruise. Legend says Korčula, like Padua, was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor in 12th century BC. Korčula is separated from the Pelješac peninsula by the Strait of Pelješac and is the second most populated island in the archipelago. This is one reason small luxury yachts are ideal for Adriatic cruises. It's easy to traverse the seascape in a small ship.

Cruises to Korčula, Croatia give you access to the beaches of Vela Przina, Pupnatska Luka, and Proizd. Walk among the beautiful old town on a guided town tour before seeking refreshment in one of the local restaurants, bars or cafes.

Whether you're seeking fun on the water or a historical trip among ancient buildings, Korčula is a destination with so much to offer.

Top things to do and see in Korčula

Your Croatia Island Hopping cruise isn't complete without a guided tour of the beautiful Old Town. Surrounded by walls and set off bow towers, Korčula Town may be the best example of a coastal Dalmatian town in all of Croatia. The city culminates at an old central Plaza flanked by medieval and renaissance style architecture. St. Marcs Cathedral is a famous historical stop. The Town Museum and Icon Museum are nearby the Plaza and All Saints Church.

You'll work up an appetite after your walking tour so it will be high time for a stop by one of the many restaurants, bars, and cafes. The prices are reasonable and the area is known for excellence in food.

You can't forget the beaches of Vela Przina, Pupnatska Luka, and Proizd, where you can enjoy the sun, snorkeling, scuba, and swimming in the clear water.

You can take a wine tour by bike to sample the fragrant wines of Korčula. Stop anywhere you like along your way and sample the wares of each vineyard that suits your fancy.

In July and August, the traditional Moreska Sword Dance takes place, where two teams dressed in red and black tell a rich story of emotion and conflict. Korčula is the last place in the Mediterranean where guests can see this native cultural dance that dates back over 400 years. Catch one of two showings a week.

Best time to cruise Korčula

Time to plan ahead for the best time to visit Korčula. Most of the year, you'll be greeted by good weather and all of the activities you desire. Travel to Korčula in May and June or September and October is smart because it is just before the most popular season. Activities are open, the weather is pleasant, warm enough for swimming but not too oppressive to enjoy a bike ride on the island.

By July and August, the guests are arriving and things are getting crowded. The temperatures creep up, making this a great time of year to lounge of the beach or play in the clear water along the pebble beaches. This is also the time of year to take in a viewing of the Moreska Sword Dance.

It's trickier to travel to Korčula in November to April. Lodging is scarce during this off-season and most of the activities are shut down. Some do enjoy travel during this time of year to experience the real Korčula.

Where do Korčula Island cruises depart from?

When you're ready to embark on your Croatia cruise, you'll fly into one of the international airports. You can land in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Opatija or Zadar. The most helpful thing is to consult your specific itinerary to see your departure port. This will help you choose the closest airport to land at.

Many of our Adriatic cruises depart from the port in Split. In that case, you can fly directly to the airport. Members of your crew will meet you to help you with your luggage and escort you to the ship.

Top Tips for visiting Korčula Island on a cruise

  • Snorkeling gear can open up great underwater possibilities for you while on Korčula. Hire equipment may be available on board, but if you can, bring your own for a better fit.
  • Remember your sun protection and clothes you can layer for your comfort.
  • For walking the old town and your biking excursions, comfortable and rugged shoes are a must. A pair of water shoes is also important in case you want to jump into the water.
  • We recommend that guests bring a waterproof dry bag with them to protect their valuable electronics. Upgrade to a water resistant phone or bring a watertight sleeve for it to keep it extra safe.
  • The last things you really need is a camera and your sense of adventure!

Our reservations team can help you book your next cruise to Korčula, Croatia. Contact us today.


Korčula Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 35 Verified Reviews
  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Timothy L
  • United States United States

Excellent, knowledgeable funny guide, some much charm, great food

Diving Korčula in May on the Avangard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Stephen S
  • United States United States

Despite some very heavy rain, it was great.

Diving Korčula in May on the Black Swan

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Leigh S
  • United States United States

This was my favorite larger island. The tour was informative. Lots of shops ans restaurants.

Diving Korčula in June on the San Antonio

  • 8.4 Very good
  • LAWRENCE L
  • United States United States

This was my favorite stop. The town is beautiful, and the town is right at the boat.

Diving Korčula in July on the Diamond

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Cornelia D
  • United States United States

Enjoyed the beauty and peace immensely

Diving Korčula in September on the Infinity

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nathalie F
  • Canada Canada

Very interesting the story about Marco Polo

Diving Korčula in July on the Black Swan

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kevin C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent guide in a lovely town

Diving Korčula in September on the Infinity

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ken M
  • South Africa South Africa

Loved Korcula and amazing tour guide. Fabulous meal here too.

Diving Korčula in April on the Dream

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elize A
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Was ok. Bad weather. Cold windy rainy.

Diving Korčula in May on the New Star

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Diane V
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Informative, entertaining and most enjoyable

Diving Korčula in May on the Admiral

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Etienne V
  • South Africa South Africa

Walking tour was offered. Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Beautiful island.

Diving Korčula in May on the Dream

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rosemary G
  • New Zealand New Zealand

Excellent local guide and plenty of free time too

Diving Korčula in June on the Avangard

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Ciro B
  • Australia Australia

Magical town. Just dripping with history. Best tour overall.

Diving Korčula in June on the Markan

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Darryl M
  • Australia Australia

The guided tour was brilliant. We had a very experienced guide who was informative and funny. Dining in Korcula was fantastic.

Diving Korčula in June on the San Antonio

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tim M
  • Canada Canada

The local guide was incredible! Very knowledgeable and a great wit! Enjoyed tasting the local GRK wine.

Diving Korčula in July on the My Way

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Paul R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another beautiful city. The guide was excellent

Diving Korčula in July on the New Star

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The best guided tour of the trip. The tour guide made the experience come to live.

Diving Korčula in July on the New Star

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joe Marie J
  • Australia Australia

great, the local guide Andrea was funny and memorable, the town was charmning

Diving Korčula in July on the Markan

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kevin S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Korcula was my favourite stop. I loved the old city and would definitely like to visit again one day. As always the local guide was excellent. Their passion and knowledge for their home city and of Croatia is amazing.

Diving Korčula in July on the Aquamarin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nigel H
  • South Africa South Africa

Excellent and so enthusiastic. She made us live the times of the past.

Diving Korčula in July on the Diamond

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kathleen M
  • Australia Australia

Great - a buggy ride around the island, a tour of the old town, drinks at Massimo bar in the tower

Diving Korčula in July on the Aquamarin

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Martin H
  • Canada Canada

Fantastic town with lots of history. Easy to get around

Diving Korčula in August on the Diamond

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andries H
  • South Africa South Africa

great restaurants and views from cathedral tower

Diving Korčula in August on the Aurora

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Rebeka H
  • Croatia Croatia

Our favourite island or all was Korcula!

Diving Korčula in August on the Diamond

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael L
  • Canada Canada

Once again, excellent and humorously informative. Ample free time to explore.

Diving Korčula in August on the My Way

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gwen R
  • Belgium Belgium

The guide was funny and rond her story very well

Diving Korčula in August on the Aurora

  • 8.0 Very good
  • David L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stunning! Beautiful city and amazing guide

Diving Korčula in August on the President

  • 6.0 Review score
  • Jason T
  • Australia Australia

Was very good tour guid was very informative and was a lovely town

Diving Korčula in September on the Seagull

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thomas W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Our favourite place! Super interesting!

Diving Korčula in September on the Infinity

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Erika K
  • Ireland Ireland

Loved olive oil and wine tasting before lunch on board Aurelia while traveling to Korčula. Guided tour of the city was great. Guide gave tips on where to explore. Again enjoyed the free time after tour wandering the narrow streets, walking along the promenade, climbing to the top of the bell tower for the wonderful view of the city and afterwards enjoying a lovely cocktail in Massimo Bar with a wonderful rooftop view at sunset. Had another lovely evening meal that night at a local restaurant

Diving Korčula in October on the Katarina Line Premium Class


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