Our tour left Mimice at 10am and was scheduled to return to the marina at 4pm. The price per adult for the 6-hour excursion – which includes a traditional Dalmatian lunch of whole grilled fish, fresh bread, shots of apéritifs and liqueurs, juice or water, and red wine – is only 160 kuna (less than $23 USD). Quite the steal, no?
Our captain was jovial, charming, capable, and knowledgeable – everything a man of the sea should be. We leisurely made our way to Pušišća on the island of Brač where we stepped off the boat to wander around, peruse the stone souvenirs (locally crafted in town), and stopped at a café for a round of cold beers. Before long, it was time to head back to the boat where lunch was awaiting us.
After lunch, we made our way to the small town of Povlja (also on Brač). Our captain entertained all of us by waving the clean-eaten fish bones off the boat, prompting the sea gulls to outmaneuver each other over the remains! There wasn’t as much to do in this sleepy village, but we found a café and enjoyed a coffee with a side of people-watching. We enjoyed the balmy journey back to Mimice, which offered gorgeous views of the Adriatic coastline. I highly recommend a fish picnic as it’s a terrific way to spend a guided afternoon at sea, whilst savoring a traditional Dalmatian meal. And it’s very family (and even dog) friendly!