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From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

1. From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

Explore the islands of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour from Split. Visit the Blue Cave, sunbathe or go snorkelling on Stiniva beach, and enjoy free time in Hvar on this speedboat excursion. Climb aboard a speedboat to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo island (tickets included). Arrive when the sunlight reflects through the seafloor and bathes the cave in aquamarine light. Enjoy a short coffee break in the village of Komiža on Vis island. At around 12:00 PM, cruise to the southern side to swim in the unique bay of Stiniva. The next locations are small, hidden caves around Vis island. Stiniva bay is the first swimming stop of the day, for about half an hour, followed by the second one on Budikovac island. This is the only sandy beach among all other pebble beaches along our way so be sure to hop in and feel sand on your toes. Dry landing directly onto the beach, you'll have more than enough time to cool off, sunbathe and snorkel in this unique bay. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pakleni archipelago on the way to Hvar where you will have more than two hours of free time. The boat will return to the same place where the tour started from, at around 6:00 PM.

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Split: Blue Cave & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

2. Split: Blue Cave & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Get an ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia on a full-day speedboat tour. Depart from Split and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the picturesque Pakleni Island, and the charming town of Hvar. Set off from Split and head first to one of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. Watch the rays of the sun turn the grotto blue. The next stop is Seal Monk Cave, another beautiful natural landmark. Soak up the sun in Stiniva Cove on Vis Island. Marvel at the beauty of the pebble beach enclosed by vertical cliffs.  Explore its beauty from the speedboat and take a picture of this unspoiled attraction. Then, submerge yourself in Budikovac’s turquoise lagoon, or let curiosity guide you past the extended pebble beach of Dalmatia’s only island with a single inhabitant. Explore the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 untouched islets. Go to one of the cocktail bars with great music, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Continue to Hvar Town in style and visit the charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress, wedged into the landscape above the town. Breathe in the pine-scented breeze as you admire the vistas of the old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. See one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town to pop into craft shops and cafés, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Finally, return to Split in the early evening.

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From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

3. From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office on Riva, city promenade. Hop on a speedboat and enjoy a 90 minute thrilling ride from Split to Biševo Island to the highlight feature, the Blue Cave. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent. Stiniva was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015. Your next destination is a small paradise on earth situated between 3 islets, Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. Blue lagoon is a favorite destination for many guests on the Blue cave tour (own expense). Beautiful clear sea, beach, and a small bar make this place a perfect place to take a swim or snorkel, laze on the beach, or stroll on the pretty island. The crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment. Swimming is not allowed in the Blue Cave. The next location will leave you breathless - it is time for Pakleni islands. Pakleni islands are a group of small islands (approx. 20 of them) around island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on the Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. There you have free time for lunch, swimming, snorkeling or exploring the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2500 years of rich history. You will visit Hvar town and the things that make this town so special are historical – cultural heritage, fortress on the top of the town (20 min to get up) with the best view of town Hvar, its surrounding sea, many cool bars and restaurants, and much more. You will have some free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets like locals do. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

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Blue Cave & Hvar Tour: Five Islands from Split

4. Blue Cave & Hvar Tour: Five Islands from Split

Jump on a speedboat for an early morning, exciting 90-minute ride to Biševo Island and visit the Blue Cave from Split. Your tour is timed perfectly for you to experience memorable scenery as the sunlight reflects through the sea and illuminates the entire cave in aquamarine blue light. Be entertained with stories from your official local guide on how the cave was discovered. Next, travel to Monk Seal cave where the Mediterranean seal used to reside. Pass by the WWII military bunkers on the Southern side of the island and discover small caves, beaches and diverse forms of nature and rocks caused by sea changes. Your next destination is Stiniva Bay, voted best European beach in 2016 where you'll get to stop for a swim in the unique Narrow Bay. Afterwards, stop on Budikovac island for a longer swim on a hidden white pebble beach with turquoise water. Here you will have more than enough time to sit back and enjoy your favorite cocktail. On your way to the island of Hvar, you'll get to witness panoramic views of the amazing archipelago of Pakleni islands. Your final stop is Hvar, one of most beautiful harbours of the world, with a rich cultural heritage and walls dating back to the 7th century. In the town of Hvar you will have at least 2.5-hours free time before your fun outing comes to an end.

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Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

5. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Your tour starts at 7:30AM from where you will travel on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. The first stop is the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which is known for its shimmering blue water and is located on the small island of Biševo. Depending on the season, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 10:00AM and noon. At this time of day, the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes the grotto in aquamarine light. This light causes the objects in the water to appear to be silver. The second stop is Stiniva Cove, which was awarded the best beach of Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. You'll spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop of Budikovac Island. The beautiful blue-lagoon-like beach captures your attention from the moment you enter it, and is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming. If you'd not prefer to swim, you can always choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, you will travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There you can find some of the best seafood restaurants or popular beach clubs. The city of Hvar is a real treat, due to it being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. There you can explore the local cuisine in the many restaurants and lounge bars. When it comes to sightseeing, you can't miss the city's highlights which include the fortress on top of the hill, the main square, and the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Hvar is the final stop of the tour, but on your way back to Split you will have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

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From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

6. From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

Begin your tour from Milna or Supetar on Brač island and head directly to Biševo island, where the famous Blue Cave is located. Make the most of your visit to this magical place by going when the seas are calmer in the morning. Anchor nearby, then take a small wooden paddle boat to enter the cave. Once inside, marvel at the cave's magnificent blue color as it is illuminated by sunshine making its way through an opening in the rock. Spend some time soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Blue Cave, which was only discovered by divers in 1884. After your Blue Cave visit, make your way to Komiža, a small coastal town on the Mediterranean island of Vis known for its rich history and function as a military base. While there, explore stunning coastal cliffs and traditional architecture around the harbor. Then, discover Stiniva cove on your next stop, a unique natural bay which was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Later, stop near the island of Budikovac, where you can take a dive into the crystal clear Blue Lagoon from the boat. See the protected lush botanical garden in the Palmižana bay. Hvar will be your final stop. Enjoy some free time to make the most of the last hours of the day. Discover the many treasures of the town of Hvar, famous for a large number of sunny hours as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage, before you go back to Brač.

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From Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

7. From Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

Your journey begins in Split from where you will set off to one of the most famous places on the Adriatic – the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave on Biševo island is one those surreal places that reminds you just how beautiful the world can be once you escape the city. While waiting to enter the Blue Cave, you will explore Bear Cave, where a colony of Mediterranean monk seals used to live- the Cave is intimidating and dark, yet amazing and truly magnificent. At around 12 o’clock it is time to head to the southern part of the island and visit Stiniva Beach – voted the best beach in Europe. It is breathtakingly secluded with a sea entrance that is just 16 feet wide. Afterwards, you will go for a swimming brake to the hidden turquoise lagoon on Island Vis to enjoy the untouched nature of this part of the island. This is the time to relax on the pebbled beach, swim, and soak up the sun. At 1:40 pm, you will cruise among the beautiful Pakleni islands. Then, appreciate the beauty of the city of Hvar on Hvar Island. You will have two hours to explore this city and its exquisite architecture.

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From Split: Boat Tour to the Blue Cave and Hvar

8. From Split: Boat Tour to the Blue Cave and Hvar

Start with pickup from your hotel in Split and join your group on a comfortable speedboat heading to the Blue Cave. Upon arrival to the small island of Bisevo, board a small wooden paddle boat and duck your head as you pass through the entrance to the Blue Cave. Admire the stunning interior of the cave, with its characteristic blue colour. Next, make your way to the island of Vis and the charming town of Komiza. Grab your morning coffee or breakfast in the seaside restaurants in the town. Back on the boat, enjoy some time for swimming or snorkelling in the crystal clear water of the Blue Lagoon near the island of Budikovac. Admire the rocky cliffs of the Stiniva cove. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins on the way to Palmizana and Hvar. Discover the small tourist oasis of Palmizana with its botanical garden and white sand beach. Next, explore the historical sites of the town of Hvar and its outstanding architecture. Climb up the fortress for a stunning view of the Hvar archipelago. Be sure to try local Lavender ice cream, a local speciality due to the lavender plants grown all year round. After exploring Hvar, be transferred back to the port at Split.

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Brač: Blue Cave Island Hopping Deluxe Tour

9. Brač: Blue Cave Island Hopping Deluxe Tour

See a variety of beautiful islands and hidden bays all in one day. Join this tour on Brač Island and sail off to see more of the Croatian coast and explore its hidden gems and unique landscape. The first stop will be the famous Blue Cave, known for its specific illumination and unique atmosphere caused by the sunlight that penetrates through an opening. It is best to visit during the morning hours while the sea is quiet and the sun rays penetrate into the interior. Afterward, experience the true Mediterranean lifestyle in Komiža, a small town where you can explore coastal cliffs and traditional architecture. Next, stop at the unique Stiniva Cove, also located on Vis Island. Then, head straight to the Blue Lagoon, near the island of Budikovac, which is the best place for swimming and snorkelling. Jump off the boat and dive into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. Stop shortly on Palmižana, a small uninhabited village on the island of St. Clement, which is the ideal place for relaxing on the sandy beach or enjoying the scents of the protected botanic garden. Before returning to Brač, make a final stop on Hvar Island. It is not only rich with historical monuments, but also the sunniest island in Croatia. Discover the fortress, the Franciscan monastery or the Hvar Arsenal, the oldest theatre in Europe dating from the 13th century and be mesmerised by how much has been preserved from the past.

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Split: Vis Island Cruise, "Mamma Mia" Locations & Snorkeling

10. Split: Vis Island Cruise, "Mamma Mia" Locations & Snorkeling

Depart from Split and set sail along the stunning Croatian coastline. Stop at the historic Stončica Lighthouse, which has a long tradition of active lighthouse keepers who still tend to the complex today. Afterwards, explore the island's fascinating World War Two militarily tunnels and learn about their use during the war. Next, take a tour of the island and pass by some of the filming locations for the popular “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” movie. Admire these locations first-hand, which are a delight for even those who haven’t seen the movie. Continue the tour to Komiža next, a small fishing village that is bursting with authentic charm. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets lined with quaint stone houses and get a sense for local life. Once you’ve worked up a bit of a sweat from your travels, cool off from the heat with a dip in the mesmerizing Stiniva Bay. Spend some free time swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. If you’d rather stay on dry land, soak up the sunshine from the beach and marvel at the scenic views that surround you.

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What people are saying about Vis Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 844 reviews

It was really a great experience this tour! The guides were very nice and approachable, which I always appreciate. The blue grotto is beautiful, but I wouldn't really have needed it for the effort. We were lucky and only had to wait an hour - but if there is a lot going on it can take 3 hours, which really doesn't make up for the 10 minutes in the cave. What was a bit of a shame, we found that loud music was constantly playing on the boat, but that is of course a matter of taste (Split is now also a party town). You should definitely take a windbreaker and long clothes with you because the wind is very cool. What is also good to know: The registration office is NOT located directly on the water by the boats, but opposite on the beach promenade. If you come a few minutes later, that's not a problem either. All in all, I would do it again at any time and recommend it to others!

Great tour. Great team. Perfectly prepared and very helpful. 20 degrees in October and it wasn't too cold. We were broadcast with very good jackets.

Awesome day. The guide and the skipper were very friendly. The Blue Caves were closed but the alternatives offered were very good. Worth the cost

Great crew, great boat, great music and especially great places ! No waiting time at the blue cave. Thank you !

Our number one activity. Cannot recommend this tour or Vedran enough!! You won't be disappointed