Setting off for Korcula Island/Bye to Split
We wanted to spend a few days on one of the islands along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia on our way to Dubrovnik. We read up on some of them and decided that Korcula sounded less touristy, even though it’s definitely still on the tourist trail. Turned out it was a great choice—more on Korcula later.
The big Jadrolinija car ferries go fairly regularly from Split but, seeing as we didn’t have a car, we opted for the fast catamaran.
An interesting factoid: “Jadrolinija” means “Adriatic liner”.
In the summer season, tickets sell out fast, so one needs to plan ahead. We bought our tickets the morning of the day before we wanted to travel, and even then we got some of the last tickets. Get them at the blue Jadrolinija kiosk at the harbor end of Riva, just beyond the taxi rank.
A Katamaran (in Croatian) ticket from Split to Korcula cost us 130 kuna each (about $US19 at the time), which we thought was very reasonable for a 3-hour trip.
We left from Pier 11, which was really busy, on a very hot summer day, so the A/C in the catamaran was welcome.
A smooth ride, stopping once at another island, Hvar.