Reach Croatia by sea
Regural travel and ferry lines work between Italian (Venice, Trieste, Ancona, Pescara and Bari) and Croatian ports.
If you wish to enter by sea in a boat or yacht, after entering the coastal sea, river or lake you must take the shortest route to the nearest port or harbor open to international traffic and register your arrival with the authorized body in that harbor and apply for authorization to sail.
International maritime boarder crossings are permanent (Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Rasa-Brsica, Rijeka, Mali Lošinj, Senj, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Ploče, Metković, Korčula and Dubrovnik) and seasonal (1 April - 30 October: Novigrad, Sali, Bozava, Ravni Zakanj Kornati, Lastovo, Komiža, Vis and Hvar). Also, the owner or master of a foreign vessel must register his arrival with the authorized port authority or harbour office by filling in the form "Registration of arrival and stay of foreign yachts or boats in the territorial sea and internal waters of the Republic of Croatia". When leaving the Croatian territorial waters, the harbourmaster should be informed of the departure. The yacht must then leave the Croatian territorial waters without delay.
During the summer boats and ferries sail the Adriatic connecting major ports with almost all inhabited islands. The summer sailing schedule normally remains in operation from 31 May to 28 September. The frequency of ferry sailings is usually increased and fast hydrofoil services are added. Jadrolinija (maintains the largest number of regular international and domestic ferry and shipping lines), the largest Croatian ferry company connects Rijeka and Dubrovnik and stops off at Rab, Split, Hvar and Korcula. Local ferry lines connect mainland to the islands.
Information on sailing times and fares is obtainable from the following addresses: