The Pelješac channel (locally called Pelješki kanal) is an arm of the Adriatic sea that separates northern shore of Korcula Island from southern shores of Peljesac. It also joins the Hvar waters to the Mljet Channel. It is in fact the passage between the peninsula and the island of Korcula. The channel, navigable for boats of all sizes, represents the shortest sailing route from Hvar and Korcula to Dubrovnik and further to the south-east Adriatic.
Along the southern coast of the Peljesac sea depth of the channel is pretty deep with no significant obstacles, while along the northern coast of Korcula island the channel is pretty shallow dotted with a several small islands (Skoji). This stretch of the sea and coast can be very windy which makes it popular among sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing community.
Map of Pelješac Channel