Kapetan Luka operates some of the most popular catamaran routes in Croatia, including the long-distance routes that travel the Dalmatian coast – from Split to Dubrovnik and return – in the summer months.
History of Kapetan Luka
Although established as far back as in 1889, the company operated solely as a cargo operator until establishing passenger services as well in 1973. In 1981, cargo services were dropped and the company focused on transporting passengers. Kapetan Luka obtained its first catamaran ship in 2001, and since 2003 it has two distinct operations – one part being a catamaran operator, and the other a cruise operator.
These days, Kapetan Luka has four vessels that it uses to run its lines. They are:
- Krilo Star (358 passengers)
- Krilo Jet (346 passengers)
- Krilo Carbo (445 passengers)
- Krilo Carbo (350 passengers)
Kapetan Luka routes
If you’re travelling the Dalmatian coast, you’ll likely find yourself travelling on one of Kapetan Luka’s routes, seeing as they operate some of the most popular services! These are shown below.
Split – Hvar
This route operates three times a day in peak summer season (twice a day just outside of season, and once a day in low season), with a journey time of 50 minutes.
You can of course use one of the below services to also travel on the Split – Hvar route. Alternatively, Jadrolinija also offers some services from Split to the popular Dalmatian island.
Split – Hvar – Korcula
This catamaran operates just once a day, departing Split in the mid-morning and reaching Korcula Town on Korcula just after midday. It takes one hour to reach Hvar Town, and then an additional one hour and 15 minutes to get to Korcula. The reverse journey departs Korcula Town at 1pm, reaching Split in the mid-afternoon.
Split – Hvar – Prigradica (Korcula) – Korcula
A year-round service, this departs Split in the mid-afternoon reaching Korcula Town after 6pm. (It’s 55 minutes from Split to Hvar, and 1 hour 25 minutes to Korcula Town.) The return journey leaves Korcula in the early afternoon, arriving in Split in the mid-afternoon.
During the peak summer months (June to September inclusive), the catamaran also makes a stop at Prigradica on the north of Korcula island. Journey time is 50 minutes from Hvar to Prigradica, and then an additional 40 minutes to travel on to Korcula Town. The Split – Hvar – Prigradica – Korcula service travels in the late afternoon, getting in to Korcula in the early evening. The return journey, however, departs Korcula at 6am!
Split – Milna (Brac) – Hvar – Korcula – Pomena (Mljet) – Dubrovnik
One of the more popular routes – as it’s one of the few longer-range services travelling along the Croatian coast – this operates daily from April to October inclusive. The catamaran departs Split in the early morning, reaching Dubrovnik just after midday. The opposite journey departs Dubrovnik in the late afternoon, getting in to Split just before 9pm. Obviously, you can use the catamaran to make any of the individual ‘hops’ along the way!
Split – Bol (Brac) – Makarska – Korcula – Sobra (Mljet) – Dubrovnik
The second of Kapetan Luka’s long-range coastal catamaran routes, this one only operates in the peak summer months of June to September, doing so daily. Again, this catamaran route departs Split in the early morning, getting in to Dubrovnik just after midday. The opposite journey also departs Dubrovnik in the late afternoon and again arrives in Split just before 9pm.
Tickets for Kapetan Luka catamarans
You can use the search box below to purchase tickets for any of Kapetan Luka’s routes:
You can also look up timetables and book tickets on the Kapetan Luka website.
Alternatively, you can also purchase tickets at the many sales points along the Croatian coast – there is a list on the timetables pages of the website.
It is advisable to pre-book tickets for journeys made in the peak summer months as the above services are very popular and can get sold out.
You can of course find full information on the company on the Kapetan Luka website.