Boat and Ferry Travel
Jadrolinija runs a regular ferry service between Dubrovnik and Bari (Italy), departing from Bari late in the evening and arriving in Dubrovnik early the next morning, with a similar schedule in the other direction. Through the summer, Jadrolinija runs four ferries a day from Dubrovnik to the Elafiti Islands (Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan) and a once-daily service to Mljet and Korčula before carrying on to Split.
Krilo's faster, more comfortable catamaran, Kapetan Luka, also travels twice daily between Split and Dubrovnik, stopping in Korčula and Mljet en route. You can also take a high-speed catamaran operated by G&V Line, running daily from Dubrovnik to Šipan, Sobra, and Polače on Mljet, Korčula, and Lastovo. There are five daily Jadrolinija ferries between Mljet and Prapratno on the Pelješac Peninsula.
Tickets can be purchased at the individual ferry companies' offices in the harbor, or head to Avansa Travel for information and tickets. They have a very comprehensive website and an office in Travel Corner across the street from the ferry terminal in Gruž. The staff are very friendly and will simplify everything for you.
Avansa Travel. Obala Stjepana Radića 40, Gruž, Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska, 20000. 020/492–313; www.avansa-travel.com.
G&V Line. Vukovarska 34, Gruž, Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska. 020/313–119; www.gv-line.hr.
Jadrolinija. Stjepana Radića 40, Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska, 20000. 020/418–000; www.jadrolinija.hr.
Krilo (Kapetan Luka). Obala Stjepana Radića 40, Gruž, Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska, 20000. 020/492–313; www.krilo.hr.