Ferries in Croatia connect the Croatian coast with all inhabited islands.
Jadrolinija is the state-owned company that runs nearly all ferries in Croatia, helped by a few private ferry companies. Local Jadrolinija ferries, fast catamarans and hydrofoils connect costal towns with inhabited islands. Also, there is a summer coastal ferry from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. During the season, number of all ferry lines is increased, due to avoid crowds and delays. Ferry services from one island to another are much spottier. Don't assume that there "must be" a ferry from one island to another. Service is year-round on most routes although a few are summer only.
Passengers can always get on board but reserve ahead if you're bringing a car, especially in the busy summer season. Unfortunately you cannot reserve local ferries online; You reserve most local ferries at a Jadrolinija sales office in or at a local travel agency. Show up at least 1/2 hour in advance (1, 1/2 hours in the summer), park your car in the queue, collect your ticket from the nearby stall and wait. We advise you to plan out your ferry route before travelling and making your further bookings in Croatia.
Ferries to Croatia connect Croatian ports with Italy.
International ferry lines are coming from Italian ports Ancona, Bari, Venice, Trieste, Pecara and, depending on the season, Rimini and ports in the Emilia Romagna region with ferry-boats and fast Snav boats.
Naturally, there are far more ferries between Italy and Croatia in the summer. Each year a handful of ferry companies to Croatia issue their new schedules and routes for the summer season. Most of the expanded services start around April or May but some are July and August only. The season ends in September or mid-October. Most interesting routes are from Ancona to Zadar, Ancona to Split and Bari to Dubrovnik.
Find more useful informations about ferry schedules and travel to Croatia at:
Dental Centar Dubravica
Poliklinika Dubravica d.o.o.
22211 Vodice, Croatia
Tel: +385 22 444 796
Fax: +385 22 444 795