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Ploče to Trpanj ferry in Croatia avoiding Bosnia

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Has anyone taken the Ploče - Trpanj ferry in Croatia? Our problem is that we'd really like to go to Dubrovnik but our car's insurance isn't good in Bosnia so we have to take the ferry around. Does anybody have any experience or information with this? We'd welcome some suggestions or alternatives.

Oh, and if it helps it's not a rental, the car is leased in my name. (Maybe there's some insurance work around?)

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    That is crazy that the car insurance company has not created some kind of work-around for this strange situation.
    I think I'd risk it rather than risk my car getting dinged up on the ferry, but the ferry should be fine. You can check the timetables at www.jadrolinija.hr. The Peljesac peninsula is a nice drive.
    You could also take the car ferry from Split to Dubrovnik, stopping in Hvar or Korcula if you'd like. You could drive from Korcula (there is a short ferry to the mainland).

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    Yes, I've taken that ferry.

    However as I understand it, while you are not covered to actually drive in inland Bosnia, because you are just travelling along the main Adriatic Highway to get from one part of Croatia to another, it is a border crossing along what is called a 'corridor' and therefore you do not need specific insurance for those few miles across this part of Bosnia. You probably won't even have to show your passport, just holding it up seems to be enough to be waved on through by the guards. Many, many hundreds of people drive along that route each year - I have seen posts specifically about this on tripadvisor, and also here.

    I suppose your insurance will not be valid for these few miles/minutes, but try to clarify it with your insurance company. They surely cannot default you because you drive through a space... you are just not covered thats all.

    Maybe it would be worth getting what is called the Green Card which would cover you. I have read on tripadvisor that you can buy one at the border for something like 20 euros, but I would check that out for yourself.

    About the ferry, I used it after visiting Korcula to avoid having to backtrack all along the Peljesac Peninsula to the mainland.

    I took the last ferry of the day - in mid-October it was about 4.30pm, and got to the port about 40 minutes before sailing. There were a few cars ahead of me in the line. When it came to boarding, there was no real pattern, trucks and vans were allowed on ahead of me, other presumably local cars too, and I was the last but one car on. Several cars behind were turned away.

    It is quite a small ferry and my goodness they park you tight in, I found it very nerve-wracking. Then I couldn't open my door to get out when the last car pulled in beside me! The men sort of bumped my car over a bit and I just managed to squeeze out of the passenger door. When we docked I waited until the other car drove off, but then they were hassling me to move my car quickly.

    If you are planning on using this ferry in high season, do allow yourselves plenty of time.

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