I am talking about a small marina in Lumbarda, located on the easternmost cape of Korčula island in the Croatian Adriatic. This marina has a capacity of some 115 berths and is mostly home to permanently resident yachts. However, during the summertime it is possible to catch a spot on your transit throughout Pelješki Channel. Day saving in the title refers to visiting Korčula town.
In order to visit Korčula town you should catch a berth at ACI marina Korčula situated just few steps from historical town core of Korčula. This marina is rather small and extremely busy during the summertime. One has to arrive at Korčula not later than 2 p.m. in order to catch a spot there in the peak of the season.
The latest improvement refers to booking the berth online; paying additional 10% on top of the regular price, in case the booking is done early enough. However, Lumbarda is located few kilometers SE off Korčula town which is three bus stations away or some ten minutes by taxi. If your tender is reliable enough for a longer trip, it takes some 20-25 minutes to Korčula town along the coast.
Although marina Lumbarda is busy in the summertime, it is more likely to succeed spending the afternoon anchored in one of the bays within small archipelago between Korčula town and Lumbarda – islets Badija, Vrnik, Planjak, Sutvara (beware of the shallows among them!) – and get safe berth at the marina in the evening.
That would mean that you didn’t waste your time in the marina in the middle of a hot day. In marina Lumbarda you can count on pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, electric power and fresh water on the pontoons as well as clean showers and toilets. Fresh bread, fruits, vegetables and other rations are available at the supermarket in the center of the village while Lumbarda offers few decent taverns and bars as well as one of few sandy beaches at the Adriatic.
If you have already seen the beauties of Korčula town you may explore the environment in Lumbarda: it was mentioned in the old Greek written documents over 2 millennia ogo. Afterwards, it used to be a leisure area for Korčula’s bishops who allegedly cherished a drop of good wine. The autochthonous sort of white wine called Grk (the Greek) used to be grown here since the ancient times.
Before you taste a drop of Grk as a part of a delicious dinner at one of Lumbarda’s terraces or konoba (tavern), I suggest you take a walk through Lumbarda’s field. It is located towards S and W from the center, connected by a narrow footpath. You can enjoy the stunning sunset among the grapes which are suitable as the best possible intro to romantic Lumbarda’s evening.
To charter a yacht at the island Korčula, visit A Yacht Charter Dubrovnik and find what places to visit and top bases in the area.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!