Croatian ferries give you the chance to see the country from a different view...
If you visit Croatia there's no way you won't have an opportunity to ride a ferry.
Luckily, ferry rides to and from the various islands of Croatia are a lot of fun and a great way to take in the scenery of the country from a different perspective.
In Croatia there are international and coastal ferry lines that arrive and depart from different coastal towns and islands.
Jadrolinija is the main Croatian passenger ferry company operating in the country, and it offers the most trips to international and domestic locations.
Another major shipping and freight agency in Croatia is Jadroagent Ltd. There are several other ferry companies that operate along the Croatian coast in the summertime, including certain Italian ferry lines that run between:
For the most part, the coastal towns of Croatia have access to ferry and ship services. The populated islands are also connected to the mainland through regular ferry service.
Oftentimes you can also get from island to island by taking a ferry. Take note that during the summer months there are more ferry lines operating to accommodate the larger crowds.
More services are available in the summer as well, including hydrofoil and catamaran services. Usually the summer sailing schedule runs from the 28th of May to September 30th. To get specifics on ticket prices and ferry lines, do some online research ahead of time in order to prepare before you visit Croatia on a trip.
Absolutely no problem. You can easily take the car with you. The graphic below shows a "car ferry" in Split...
In fact, you can find tons of ferry timetables online from the various ferry companies operating in the country. To reach most destinations, Jadrolinija will probably get you where you want to go. This company connects all the Croatian islands to the mainland, and runs a coastal ferry from Rijeka to Dubrovnik.
For most ferry lines the service is year round, although keep in mind that some only run in the summer. Also, Croatian ferries are more frequent between May and September, as mentioned above.
It's also important to realize that local ferries are more accommodating to islanders going to work on the coastal towns than to tourists. As a result, these routes usually leave the island in the morning and only return in the afternoon. If you're a tourist visiting the country, the schedule may not work for you.
The length of the ferry ride depends on where you are going - make sure you bring water and some food with you, as well as a good book for the longer rides. You don't want the experience to turn into something regrettable.
As long as you enjoy the sights and sounds as you make your way to the various Croatian islands, the experience will be a memorable one.
Get ready to plunge yourself in a fulfilling travel experience!