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Day Trip on Split / Transfer from Split to Korcula

We are spending three nights (two days) in Split, then we are going to Korcula for three nights. On our second day in Split, we are interested in visiting either Sibenik, or Trogir, or sailing to the green/blue caves and beaches around. Based on what I've seen on the forum, Sibenik seems more appealing than Trogir so far. What about private / tour sailing versus those other options? Would it be too similar to what we would do in Korcula? Finally, are there any companies you can recommend, both for tours or private visits and /or sailing from split?

As said above, we are going to Korcula after Split, and the Catamaran leaves very early in the morning (7:40). Do you have any recommendations for transfers (bus, "shuttle" or boat) to go at another time? It seems like a lot of the days during the trip will require a very earl start and would like to "slow down" a bit when possible.
Thanks very much for all your help!

Posted by Barbara
Brooklyn, NY
914 posts

Try We used them in summer 2015. They drive you to Orebić where there is a ferry to Korčula. When we went we paid 150€ one way for 7 people. Don't know what it would cost now. As a side note, you will find Croatia to be a very early culture. Unless this has changed, my mother-in-Law worked at a bank and her hours were 6-2. My FIL worked 6:30 - 2:30, dinner would be at 3:00 and a light supper in the evening.

Posted by globulen OP
31 posts

Thanks! And how interesting what you've mentioned, I wouldn't have figured that out based on what I read on RS's book.

Posted by Jennifer
Tunbridge Wells
2376 posts

How are you going to get from Split to Trogir/ Sibenik? Sibenik is about 60 km further than Trogir and takes the best part of an hour longer to get there if driving. Trogir is a charming place, a World Heritage Site that can be reached from Split by road or boat. In Sibenik, only the Cathedral is a World Heritage Site, but the city does also has its charms.

Trips to the caves are disappointing, as you have to wait for sometimes an hour or more to get in, as there are so many boats queuing, then you only get a short allotted time in the caves.

In addition to the early morning catamaran sailing to Korcula that you have mentioned, there is also the slower ferry from Split to Vela Luka on Korcula, which takes just under 3 hours sailing. See for timetables.

It's your choice whether you want to get up early one day for the quick catamaran transfer or travel during the day at your leisure, but this will double the journey's time.

Posted by globulen OP
31 posts

Thanks very much again for all the informative replies! I think we'll look at Trogir, and give a close look at the catamaran/ferry options.