John & Rachael's choice of Korcula Island's best tours, accommodation & transfers
Enjoy a leisurely boat trip around the beautiful islets lying off the coast of Korcula Town with time to swim & snorkel at two beautiful spots in the channel surrounding the Korcula archipelago. For lunch or dinner your host Mario will prepare tasty fish with seasonal vegetables /salad, all washed down with his own family home-made wine. Mario also offers a fishing program during certain months, for those interested in catching fish straight from the sea.
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Time of Tour:
Cost of Tour:
Mid-May to mid-October
Daily upon request
09:00-13:00 or 16:00-20:00 (Boat trip only)
08:00-14:00 (Boat trip + Fishing, not available July/August)
Boat trip 225.00 Kuna / 30.00€ per person
Boat trip + fishing 350.00 Kuna / 46.00€ per person
Children aged under 12 years old are half price
Children aged under 3 years old are free
4 hour boat trip
Optional 2 extra hours of fishing
Free time to swim
Lunch (fish, salad, vegetables)
Refreshments (wine, juice/water)
Bring your swimwear, towel and water
Deposit payment required in advance.
Balance payable in cash on day of tour
Walking/Wine Tour and Boat Tour September 2016 via TripAdvisor
The next morning, we did the 4 hour boat tour around the Korcula Archipelago, and it was great!! This trip was recommended by our guide John and arranged last minute right there on the spot during dinner after I asked him if he had any boat tour suggestions. The 9:00 start time was great as it wasn't too painful after a night of wine tasting, but still early enough that we still had the rest of the afternoon to do other things when the tour concluded a little bit after 1:00 (13:00). But overall, our skipper Mario was beyond friendly (how many skippers greet you with homemade grappa and wine?), the water and scenery were stunning, the swimming/snorkeling stops were great, and the lunch (fresh fish, roasted zucchini, tomato salad, bread) he cooked right on the boat was in the top 3 of all the meals we had in our entire time in Croatia. If you're looking for a speed boat tour that zooms you from place to place, this is not the one. If you want a leisurely 4 hour trip to really take in the beauty of the area and the surrounding islands, this cannot be beat. While the morning trip was absolutely delightful, I could see the evening one being great as well as you get to see the sunset while you are out on the water.
Fantastic half-day out on a boat August 2016 via TripAdvisor
Had a wonderfully memorable trip out with Mario around the islands between Korcula and Lumbarda. Snorkelling and fish lunch and family-made wine all great. Can't wait to do it again!
Jose August 2016
Sorry for the delay in answering. The trip was wonderful and Mario was very kind, I'll totally recommend this boat trip to my friends if they're going to Korcula.
Katy July 2016
We had a great day out with Mario and loved Korcula. Sadly our holidays ends today and we fly home. The cake was delicious. Thanks for arranging. Hope to go out on your boat again one day.
Azmyra July 2016
We had a wonderful time on the boat trip, Mario was phenomenal!!
Lucy September 2015
“We really enjoyed our trip. It was nice as a small group and we all chatted amongst ourselves. Mario was lovely! Gave us lots of local information and is a fantastic cook. We loved the wine and there was plenty of food."
Dieter September 2015
“It was a beautiful trip. Mario is a friendly skipper. The onboard cooking was very special. The prepared fish was excellent. It was a nice trip overall."
Chiara September 2015
"We had a great time, really enjoyable, thanks for checking how it went. Loved the fish dinner! Was a bonus that the rain held off as well.
We hope to return to Korcula again some day as it's a lovely place so we wouldn't hesitate to get back in touch...Thanks again."
Sue September 2015
“Just got back and this is my first review. He was amazing. On time and gave us a great day out. The lunch was wonderful. I would definitely recommend him. "
Craig August 2015
“Thanks for getting in touch. We did indeed have a great time in Croatia, and Korcula was such a nice island. The boat trip was great, and Mario was a really good host. We had a great time! I've left a quick review on Trip Advisor with nothing but praise - hope it helps to attract more people to the tour."
Sean August 2015
“Hi Rachael and John. Thanks for checking in. We had a wonderful time in Korcula and the boat trip with Mario was fantastic. The food was great Mario was very friendly and kept a watchful eye on my wife, who was nervous about seasickness (all was fine though).
Thanks again for setting us up with him."
Sarah August 2015
“The boat trip with Mario was great. We really enjoyed the trip and the food that Marco prepared was tasty and very enjoyable. My partner reviewed the trip on TripAdvisor and gave it 5 stars! :) Thanks for arranging the trip at last minute."
Fiona August 2015
“It was great thank you. Mario was wonderful and went diving for sea urchins for us to eat- it was the highlight of my wee boys holiday!"
Michelle August 2015
“One word describes our fishing trip with Mario, FANTASTIC! Not only did we have fun but Mario was an excellent host, nothing was too much trouble. He was interesting to talk to, knowledgeable, cooked us a delicious lunch with lovely wine. My son has never caught so many fish.We all said it was the highlight of our stay in Korcula and we would recommend to anyone to take this trip.
We are a well travelled family and have taken many similar trips round the world but none of them could compare to the one with Mario, he makes it so special. Thank you for organising it."
Maggie August 2015
“Yes, everything was so wonderful!! I will put a review on Tripadvisor….keep meaning to but haven’t had the chance yet. Mario was an absolute doll!!"
Diego August 2015
“The tour with Mario was really good, we enjoy a lot, even when rain Mario was a very good host and chef and we were so happy during all the trip, i just have to say thank you Mario and really thank you Rachel and John for make possible this incredible trip."
Katie July 2015
“We had a wonderful time! Mario is the perfect guide and host. His meal was delicious and we really enjoyed spending time with him."
Laura July 2015
“We had a wonderful time with Mario! He was right on time to pick us up from the dock, welcomed us with homemade grappa, let us sit on the front of the boat to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Croatian islands, and then stopped off for snorkeling. The water may have been cold, but the grappa helped us all gather the courage to jump in. Mario then dove in to gather fresh sea urchins, cleaned them and fed them to us. A truly one of a kind experience.We ventured around the islands a bit more and found a calm, less windy area where Mario grilled the most delicious white fish, zucchini, bread and salad all while enjoying his family’s homemade wine. Mario was so kind to cook for us and engage in fun conversations.When riding back to Korcula, we enjoyed watching both the sun set and the full moon rise. We couldn’t have asked for a better host and experience in Croatia. We will certainly recommend to those who visit and would happily go again if/when we visit Korcula in the future."
Alison & Kate July 2015
“Both tours were fantastic and I would recommend them to other travelers, without hesitation!
The boat trip with Mario was probably the highlight of our trip! He was so welcoming, amusing and a wonderful host. The company, food, snorkeling and whole experience was magnificent…..and please pass on these words of thanks to Mario…..he deserves to know how much we enjoyed the day!
Thank you to you all……we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Croatia….and WILL be BACK!"
Rachel July 2015
“Thanks for following up! We had an awesome time with Mario. He was a very kind and entertaining guide. The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend the experience to friends who travel to Croatia in the future.
Sarah July 2015
“We had a lovely time on both the wine tour with you, and the fishing trip with Mario. I'll review both on Trip Advisor when I get chance.
I'll be recommending a visit to Lumbarda to so many people. What a beautiful place! We didn't want to leave. I'll also be recommending Korcula Explorer.
Anne July 2015
“We loved the boat trip. Mario is a very smart and funny guy and struck the perfect balance between being "tour guide" and just letting us enjoy the experience without narration. We were particularly delighted with the freshly caught sea urchins. My daughter would have snorkeled all evening, she was having so much fun. A truly enjoyable outing!"
Abbé June 2015
"It was excellent. I have done a 5 star review on trip advisor."
Ken June 2015
“Hi Rachael and John, thank you for booking the Fish and Fun tour with Mario and the Wine tasting tour in Lumbarda. My wife and I had a terrific day and really appreciate your help with arranging these two great tours! Frankly, Korcula was the best day on our Adriatic cruise!"
Arnav May 2015
“Archipelago Tour including fishing - definitely recommend!”
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Meeting/ Departure Point:
Korcula Town, in front of Hotel Park
Pick up from Lumbarda may be possible upon request
A map with the meeting location marked will be included in Tour Confirmation
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