Get to know the Island of Korcula
A highlight of any Croatian island hopping expedition, our tour of Korcula provides the perfect opportunity to sample the very best of the history and natural beauty that this popular island has to offer.
This fantastic trip provides the perfect introduction to those visiting Korcula for the first time, as well as for those simply wanting to rediscover its many pleasures! You’ll embark on a fascinating tour of the main historical sights, followed by a yacht cruise around the three islands archipelago which will include snorkeling stops, stand up paddleboarding and a mouth-watering Mediterranean lunch.
Commonly referred to as a “miniature Dubrovnik ”, it’s been said that Korcula encompasses the very best this country has to offer. From its glorious vineyards, plentiful olive groves and sleepy hamlets, to its dense woodland, sandy beaches and peaceful coves, this is undoubtedly one of the Adriatic’s most stunning destinations.
The island is the sixth largest in Croatia, spanning approximately 50km in length, and is fairly well-inhabited with a population of around 3,000. The locals take great pride in their island’s heritage and culture, with age-old traditions such as the Moreška sword dance still upheld in the numerous religious and folk festivities that adorn the calendar. Korcula is also renowned for its wines, with one of Croatia’s best wines being produced from the pošipgrapes that grow on the island. Around Lumbarda – where our villa is located – the grk grape is also used to produce a top quality dry white wine.
Korcula’s most popular attraction is its Old town, often referred to as the “Little Dubrovnik” owing to its gleaming orange rooftops, majestic stone walls and round defense towers. The town is compact but contains many beautifully preserved squares, churches and palaces which date from the early 13th century. One of Korcula’s main claims to fame is as the birthplace of the intrepid explorer Marco Polo, and you’ll have the chance to view the house where he’s said to have resided and to learn more about his life and travels in the dedicated museum.
10.15-10.30 – Briefing and safety instructions
10.30-11.00 – Cruise around Korcula old town city walls
11.00-11.30 – Tour with your private tour guide of Marco polo museum and 14th century cathedral
11.30-12.00 – Cruise to Badija Islet and visit to the 14th century Franciscan monastery
12.00- 12.30 – Cruise to Vrnik islet and short walk on the islet, including a visit to the famous stone quarries
12.30-13.30 – Cruise to Stupe Islet and Mediterranean lunch served on Yacht
13.30-14.00 – Free time for swimming, snorkeling and stand up paddleboarding
14.00-14.30 – Cruise to Lumbarda village
14.30.-14.45 – transfer to Hotels or Korcula Port
The first part of this half-day adventure involves sightseeing on foot in Korcula’s remarkably well-preserved Old town. We’ll tour the beautiful walls with a walk around the harbor, then a private tour guide will show you around the Marco Polo Museum and the impressive fourteenth-century cathedral. Before heading out to the ocean, we’ll stop to refuel with coffee and ice-cream at one of the town’s many appealing cafes.
Next up, we’ll embark on an exhilarating cruise around the Korcula archipelago three different beautiful small islands aboard our luxury motor yacht. Around Badija Islet we’ll stop at some of the area’s best snorkeling spots, enabling you to explore the reefs, get up close to some fantastic marine life and bathe in the crystal clear waters. There will also be a chance to explore the stunning Franciscan Monastery on Badija. Following this, we will visit a Vrnik Islet famous with its stone quarries and stone mason tradition. Next up the third islet is a famous Stupe islet and Moro Beach club perfect for stand up paddleboarding.You’ll be served a delicious Dalmatian lunch aboard the yacht consisting of plenty of mouth-watering local seafood specialties.
Korcula three island Yacht cruise Options
- Private guided tour of Korcula Old town
- A visit to the Marco Polo Museum
- Cruise to 3 different islands: Badija, Vrnik and Stupe Moro beach club
- Snorkeling excursions and stand up paddleboarding at two different locations, complete with gear
- A sumptuous three course Dalmatian lunch served aboard our luxury yacht
To bring with you: swimwear, beach towel, hat, sunscreen, bottled water
Korcula hotels guests: Pick up at Your Hotel Reception or at Korčula town East pier / by the KONZUM -grocery shop and korcula adventures agency/
Orebić and half island Pelješac guests: pick up by the Hotel ORSAN Pier/jetty by the seaside
Lumbarda Hotels guests: Pick up by the Lumbarda center Tourist board office
Note: The price of this excursion is included for those guests on all of our Captains Villa Tailor-made Holiday Packages. The price stands for those who would like to book this tour independently of our Tailor made packages.
For those looking for the ultimate Croatian holiday experience, you can’t do much better than Korcula island. It ticks all the boxes, from beautiful scenery, three islets and clear seas, to fascinating history, local culture and hospitality, plus excellent food and wine. Discover the very best of Korcula with us on this memorable day excursion. Book today or inquire to find out more.