Korcula snorkelling adventure
Explore the mesmerising underwater beauty of the Croatian islands on this ultimate Korcula snorkelling adventure.
On this Private half-day excursion, you’ll experience the very best the Korcula archipelago has to offer, both in and out of the water. Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters around Korcula’s picturesque coast is a fantastic way to experience the island, and is a popular activity with visitor and locals alike. Expect to encounter a vast variety of marine life, ranging from schools of teeming fish, octopuses, crabs, sea urchins and starfish, along with a plethora of plant life. Water visibility can reach as high as 20 meters in the summer months, and all of this colorful life is found just a short distance beneath the ocean surface, meaning no dives are required to for you to feel fully immersed in this magical underwater world.
10:00 – 10:15 – Private Transfer from your respective hotels to Lumbarda Village and the Korcula Adventures private pier
10:15 – 10:30 – Briefing, safety instructions and equipment hand out
10:30 – 11:30 – First snorkeling location: A ship wreck off the Peninsula Peljesac
11:30 – 12:30 – Second snorkeling location: Moro Beach STUPE
12:30 – 13:30 – Sample hand-picked sea urchins with carafe of local white wine and fruit platter
13:30 – 14:00 – Cruise back to Lumbarda village and the Korcula Adventures pier
- 14.00.- 14.45 Mediterranean light lunch included on our private family estate
14:45 – 15:00– Return transfer to your hotels
What to expect:
First off a short safety meeting covering basic guidelines and instructions for using the snorkeling gear. We’ll cruise around some of Korcula’s 20 plus islets, enabling guests to take in the best of the archipelago, before making our way towards two spectacular snorkeling spots renowned for their beauty and astonishing concentration of marine life.
If you’re eager to explore the secret shallow ship wreck, reefs and colorful life of Croatia’s underwater world, this excursion is not one to be missed! It also makes the perfect day trip for those eager to unwind in the sun aboard our power speed boat , get a sweeping overview of Korcula’s stunning coastline and enjoy a host of hand picked on spot sea urchins caviar accompanied with fresh lemon wedge and carafe of white wine and delicious fruit platter.
Best part of our Korcula visit! This trip turned out to be not quite what we were expecting, but completely worth it and amazing! We booked the snorkelling tour, which we thought/hoped would be just dropping anchor in a couple of spots and swimming off the boat. However, we actually went to Miljet island first for a couple of hours. We elected to skip the monastery tour in order to have more time to snorkel in the lakes there. The water was a little warmer than the sea, but nowhere near as clear, and while we were excited about the giant mussels, most of the ones we saw near the shore had unfortunately been broken off. If that had been the end of it, we would have been extremely disappointed. But when we got back to the boat, tables had been set up and there was a gorgeous lunch laid of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, bread, prosciutto and cheese, and wine/cold water. It was really nice to sit and chat to the other people on board and really -- cruising slowly along the beautiful coastline while eating.. hard to complain about that. But the best part came when after lunch we dropped anchor and we spent a good hour to 90 minutes swimming and snorkeling off the boat in a secluded cove. The water was clear all the way down to the bottom (depth of 30-50 feet?), there were tons of fish, and it was so much fun. We even got to jump/dive off the railings of the boat. Bliss. The captain wasn't able to find an octopus, but the first mate brought back a bag of sea urchins and opened them for us. Our 8 year old thought this was the best thing ever. All in all, the 'half-day' tour went hours over what we expected, the boat was beautiful, and the trip so much more than we expected. The first mate and captain were both super friendly even to our child, and we can't recommend this tour enough.
Korcula Private Snorkelling Adventure Tour Options
- Private Cruising aboard our speed boat
- Visiting two premier snorkeling spots, including a ship wreck
- Complete snorkeling gear and expert instruction
- Sightseeing and exploring around the wider Korcula archipelago
- A tour guide to help make the most of your experience
- Close up encounters with live octopus and sampling hand-picked sea urchins
- Mediterranean light lunch included on our private family estate
To bring along: Beach towel, sunglasses, bottled water, sunscreen lotion, swimwear, hat, appropriate footwear. Snorkel gear will be provided.
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
- Every day 10.00 AM
Note: The price of this excursion is included for those guests on all of our Villa Tailor made Holiday Packages.. The price below stands for those who would like to book this tour independently of our Villas packages.