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Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

4.7 / 5

35 reviews

Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

From $70.37 per person

A full-day kayaking tour to visit 3 beautiful islands and 2 charming villages off the coast of Dubrovnik. Swim & snorkel in the hidden Green Cave, paddle under an awe-inspiring limestone archway, and give yourself the thrill of a cliff-jumping challenge.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Visit the charming Lopud and Sipan islands including their medieval towns and fishing villages
  • Spend the day sea-kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping
  • Take a tour to the beautiful outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik's conveyor belt tourism
Full description
Starting the day with a panoramic ferry ride from Dubrovnik’s Gruz Harbor in the morning, you will arrive on the island of Lopud. After a safety talk and kayaking instructions, you will set off across the channel for the island of Sipan. Heading south west, you will first paddle to a natural stone arch which will provide a perfect photo opportunity. Under this archway, you can see the Adriatic sea open up in all of its glory. Next, you will regroup and paddle along the coast to the hidden Green Grotto. You will then tie up your kayaks and get ready for a wonderful morning of swimming and cliff jumping. But first, you’ll grab snorkels and masks and swim down through the cave’s opening. Very few know about this cave, even the locals, and inside there is plenty of room for swimming and even standing. This large and safe cave opens up to reveal an ethereal green light caused by the sun’s reflection off the sandy bottom. After, the group will swim in the deep cove outside the grotto’s entrance and try some cliff jumping. Following this you will continue on to the delightful fishing village of Sudurad, on Sipan, for a lunch of local delicacies. Following lunch, you will paddle back toward Lopud. Before eventually calling it a day, you will stop at the island of Ruda, our third island of the day, to explore and kayak into another cave. Guests will be back on Lopud in time for a walk and for the evening ferry back to Dubrovnik.
  • Ferry tickets
  • Top-end sea kayaking equipment
  • Watertight bags for personal belongings
  • Masks and snorkels
  • Water shoes
  • Professional English-speaking guide and instructions
  • Photos
  • Lunch (but there is a lunch break built-in, guides will recommend great local restaurants where the whole group usually eats together)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

We meet in front of the “Travel Corner” - tourist information center in Gruz harbor - Dubrovnik's main commercial port. Address is: Ulica Stjepana Radića 40, 20000 Dubrovnik. Please note we are in no way connected to the “Travel Corner”, we simply use their location as a good landmark so you could find us easily. Our meeting spot is on the public surface in front of their entrance. Our team member will be wearing a colorful “Outdoor Croatia” T-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Children ages 5 and over are welcomed if accompanied by an adult in tandem kayak
  • No previous experience needed
  • In case of a bad weather, tour will be rescheduled or your money refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

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We can definitely recommend the kayak tour. It was an eventful and beautiful day. After a detailed briefing and adjustment of the messenger to the size of the participants, it was ready to go. Water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses could be taken in a waterproof bag. All other valuables could be locked on site. It is best to bring your own water shoes, there are also some available but they are getting on in years. Each participant received life jackets. As soon as you are in tune with your partner, paddling is no longer a problem. First we went to a cave. There you could dive and snorkel under the guidance of our guide Ivica. Then it went on to the islands of Šipan. Here we ate an excellent lunch together with our group. Overall, a very well organized and safe tour that was a lot of fun.

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August 17, 2021

Insanely well organized and guided, All-In one tour

The tour guide was very well organized and able to pilot the whole group as originally planned. The tour included not only the Kayaking but also diving, cliff jumping as well as lunch with the Group. The costs of the lunch itself was not included but the guidance to this restaurant on a small island was very valuable.

September 7, 2019

August 1, 2021

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