SEM MARINA offers ferry connection between Trstenik on peninsula Peljesac to Polace on island Mljet
From 25th of May till 1st of July and from 12th of September till 2nd of October:
every day except Sunday and public hollidays at 6.00
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 12.00
Sunday and public hollidays at 18.00
HIGH SEASON 2nd of July till 11th of September:
Every day at 6.00
oooh... so many more connections, much easier to navigate through sailing schedule here:Jadrolinija connection
From Dubrovnik by catamaran Nona Ana
from 1st of June to 30th of September
at 09.00 from Gruz
return at 18.20 from Polace
Transfer to the St. Mary island is done by small boat that leaves every 30 minutes. It is one lovely trip, where you get the opportunity to see settlements around the lake.
This transfer is included in your National Park entrance ticket.
You can also choose to get there by rented boat. Rowing on a smooth lake is easy and romantic. Have a god meal and take plenty of water with you.
You can replenish your body in the restaurant under the monastery. Replenishment of your soul happens spontaneously.
This type of limousine is very convenient for you trips around Mljet island. Small and easy on curves, it is perfect. Capapcity: 2 adults + 2 munchkins (size matters, not the age). This Beauty and the Beast I found just near ferry port Polace.
1. If you drive a car it is the easiest way to get to Mljet and National Park from mainland:
take ferry from Peljesac (Prapratno is the name of place where you'll embark). You'll disembark in Sobra, a village in middle Mljet. From there is some 25 km to Polace where you can buy your park ticket.
Ferry is run by Jadrolinija and all information (schedule and prices) are here:
2. if you don't want car it's no problem:
take catamaran (called Nona Ana) Dubrovnik to Polace - it will first stop in Sobra, that's near ferry station, but wait that you get to Polace, and here you buy your park ticket, walk, rent a bike or scooter... or car for more flexibility.
For katamaran schedule see this web site:
And the prices:
You cannot reserve nor buy these tickets on-line. You buy them at 'office' where katamaran leaves Dubrovnik, 30 min before departure (1 hr before departure in main season).
Note if you have your own bicycle: it is normally not allowed to take cycles on passengers boats (katamarans) but it will be up to captain of the boat if he agrees to make exception, which depends on the situation before katamaran will leave the port.
Since katamaran stops in Sobra you can take as well local bus Sobra-Polace (maybe it goes all way till Pomena), it's great chance to see the less visited part of Mljet on scenic ride in the middle of the island which I highly recommend.
The ticket you purchase includes two bus rides to the national park and one ride with a small boat driving you to and from little monastery inside the national park.
There are a lot of stands selling the tickets for the Park all around the island so you shouldn't have problems finding them anywhere. There's one in Sobra ferry port, but if you miss that one, all the places in the island have them.
The price for the ticket in high season is 90 kn, which is ~12€.
I'm not sure if there is a season discount.
Mini Brums can be hired in Sobra, Polace and Pomena.
Several are painted as animals including a zebra and a furry mouse with whiskers! They were great fun to drive.