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Croatia Tuna Fishing

Big game fishing charters to catch the tuna of a lifetime
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Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Discover what fishing with a world-renowned big game fishing champion looks like.
Tuna, Swordfish, Dolphinfish (Mahi – Mahi)
350€/person
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Huge Yellowfish Tuna
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Fresh catch
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Croatia Tuna Fishing
Fish for the historical predators on the outskirts of the most historical town in Croatia.
Tuna, Swordfish, Dolphinfish (Mahi – Mahi)
2,400€/boat
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Massive tuna catch
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Big tuna catch
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Croatia Tuna Fishing
Catch of the day
Catch a tuna and enjoy a tuna steak dinner at the captain’s restaurant.
Tuna, Swordfish, Dolphinfish (Mahi – Mahi)
From: 550€/person
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Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Croatia Tuna Fishing
Tuna fishing on the most popular destination in Croatia
Tuna, Swordfish, Dolphinfish (Mahi – Mahi)
2,000€/boat
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Experience a trip with the record holder for the biggest tuna of 2021
Tuna, Swordfish, Dolphinfish (Mahi – Mahi)
1,500€/boat
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About Big Game Fishing in Croatia

Big game fishing in Croatia has become very popular in the last few decades, with anglers from all over the world coming here and trying to catch the predators of the Adriatic Sea.

Though the endless waters are home to many different species, the center of attention is the tuna fish.

Tuna has been prized all over the world as a sought-after delicacy. Not only do people adore having it on a plate, but they also love the thrill of hooking it.

The size of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna can vary, with the ones willing to take the bait usually weighing from 50 kg up to 300 kg and measuring more than 3 meters in length. Catching one of those monsters can keep you occupied for as much as half a day, and before the tuna wears out, the rod must be passed through many strong hands, so everyone on the boat gets a piece of the action.

Only 12 captains in Croatia have the right to catch tuna. They hold a special license issued by the government agency which allows them to catch only 6 tons of tuna per season, making our tuna fishing in Croatia an exclusive experience, only possible with our fishing charters.

You can check that out on our tuna fishing trips.

10 Best Big Game Fishing Spots in Croatia

1. Krk Island

Known for its deep waters, Krk Island is a hotspot for catching Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, especially during summer.

Wonderful romantic summer afternoon landscape panorama coastline Adriatic sea. The magical clear transparent azure water in the bay. Krk island. Croatia. Europe.

2. Dubrovnik

The southernmost city in Croatia offers deep waters ideal for tuna fishing. The area is less crowded, providing a more secluded fishing experience.

A couple of locals fishing just outside Dubrovnik.

3. Zadar

The waters around Zadar are rich in marine life, making it a popular destination for tuna fishing. The area is known for its late summer and autumn tuna runs.

Fishing boat pulling two other smaller fishing boats

4. Šibenik

Located in central Dalmatia, Šibenik offers a variety of fishing grounds, including deep offshore spots perfect for tuna.

Old fishermen harbor in Sibenik

5. Rabac

Rabac offers a unique blend of scenic beauty and rich fishing grounds, making it a must-visit for any tuna fishing enthusiast.

Fischer in Rabac

6. Medulin

This small town in Istria is known for record-breaking tuna catches and is a favorite among professional anglers.

Aerial shot of Medulin, a town in Croatia, popular tourist destinaion

7. Rovinj

Another Istrian gem, Rovinj, offers excellent offshore spots for tuna fishing, especially during the late summer.

Rovinj, Croatia as seen from the sea

8. Hvar

This popular tourist island also offers excellent opportunities for tuna fishing, particularly in the channels between the islands.

Wooden Boats in Stari Grad, Hvar island in Croatia

9. Kornati Islands

This national park is not only stunningly beautiful but also offers some of the best deep-sea fishing spots in Croatia.

The ship turns left with a nice play of waves on the Kornati islands strait

10. Split

The waters around Split are rich in baitfish, attracting tuna and making it a great spot for both trolling and bait fishing.

Split, Croatia at sunrise

5 Essential Tips for Big Game Fishing in Croatia

  • Choose the Right Season: The high season for Bluefin Tuna fishing in Croatia is from July to October. Plan your trip during these months for the best chances of a successful catch.
  • Understand Local Regulations: Only a limited number of captains in Croatia have the right to catch tuna, and they operate under strict quotas. Make sure you’re fishing with a licensed operator to ensure a legal and ethical fishing experience.
  • Gear Up Properly: Big game fishing requires specialized equipment. Whether you’re targeting Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, or sharks, ensure you have the right gear to catch the specific type of fish.
  • Learn the Techniques: Different types of big game fishing, such as trolling, drifting, and vertical jigging, are popular in Croatia. Familiarize yourself with these techniques to maximize your chances of a successful outing.
  • Practice Sustainable Fishing: Given the importance of marine conservation, it’s crucial to adhere to sustainable fishing practices. This includes catch and release for species not intended for harvest and respecting local quotas.

Professional fishing guides

Our local fishers know the best spots and will help you get some great catches on the day of your fishing trip.

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Our professional team with an in-depth knowledge of the Adriatic coastline has cherry-picked the best tuna fishing experiences in Croatia.

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As locals, we adapt the fishing trip to the conditions on the ground, striving to provide the best possible fishing at a given moment.

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