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From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

1. From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

Depart in the morning and cruise to your first stop, Lopud. It is an island of beautiful sandy beaches, fortresses, churches, and monasteries rich with different types of valuable artwork. The boat will bring you to the main village, from here you can walk to the unique bay of Šunj at the opposite side of the island as you have 3 hours of free time. Next, head to Šipan, the largest island with many vineyards and olive orchards. There are numerous monuments on the island as well as over thirty churches, a few monasteries, and villas that you can discover during your free time here.  Your last stop is the island of Koločep. Visitors to this island become besotted by its tranquility, smell of thick pine woods, crystal clear sea filled with fish and clams, and its sandy beaches. Along the way, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to try the fish menu with abundant vegetables from a family garden as well as homemade healthy olive oil. Meat lovers won't be disappointed as well. Your thirst will be quenched by Croatian white wine and homemade red wine. A fish (grilled fish + potato salad), meat (grilled chicken fillet + potato salad), or vegetarian menu is offered.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

2. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

3. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

Set sail on the glittering sea for a scenic journey from Dubrovnik around Croatia's breathtaking coast. Relax with refreshing drinks on deck as you admire panoramic views of Croatia, picturesque caves, and beaches. Stop at the famous Blue Cave where you can jump into the water to swim or snorkel. Next, visit three more caves before relaxing on Šunj's sandy beach for an hour — one of the most famous beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the striking blue waters of the sea that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

Start the tour at Pile Bay which is located at the foot of Lovrijenac Fortress. After a quick introduction to sea kayaking with your licensed tour guide, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Begin the tour by paddling around Lokrum, making several stops to rest and hear stories about the area from your guide. Paddle past the Lokrum Caves and the nudist beach as you float on the crystal clear waters and switch off from all thoughts in this paradise setting. After around 5 km of kayaking, stop for a well-deserved break at the Betina Cave, approaching the beach from the eastern side. Here, enjoy about 40 minutes of free time to eat sandwiches, swim, snorkel, and cliff jump if you're feeling adventurous. Having stretched your legs, hop back into your kayak and continue along the Dubrovnik coastline. Paddle underneath the city walls as you listen to the fascinating stories about the city from your guide. Take pictures of the city from a unique perspective which will leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip. Finally, arrive back at Pile Bay where your adventure ends.  

Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

5. Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

Make your way to Banje Beach to meet your guide and get a demonstration on how to kayak in safety. Then, paddle under the ancient fortifications of Dubrovnik's Old Town and make your way to the island of Lokrum. See the botanical gardens and the summer residence of the Austrian emperor Maximilian from the sea. Learn about the history of the area and hear about some of the mysterious legends from your guide. Kayak along the shore of the island and discover the hidden caves. Get some time to go for a swim at Betina Cave or snorkel with the amazing marine life. Enjoy the complimentary fresh fruit and drinks in the sun and take up the challenge and get an adrenalin rush on an incredible cliff jump.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

6. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

Make your way to Pile Bay in the Old Town of Dubrovnik and meet your English-speaking instructors to kayak on the Adriatic Sea. Venture out onto the water from the small port at Pile and paddle off to explore different sea caves. Marvel at the natural beauty of Lokrum Island, and then cross the bay to reach hidden Betina Cave. Take a break and cool down with a refreshing swim or snorkel with the marine life. Get panoramic views from the peaceful beach, and sink your toes in the sand far from the tourist crowds. Return towards the city walls and get lovely views of the beaches, palm trees and seaside villas. Paddle under the impressive walls of the city and experience the Pearl of the Adriatic from a different perspective.

Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

7. Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

Join this kayaking adventure on the Adriatic Sea to visit Lokrum Island, Betina Cave and see the Elaphiti Islands at sunset. Your journey starts from the Old Town at the small port of Pile. After a short instructional session, you will paddle beneath the city walls until you reach the hidden cave beach known as Betina, where you will take a short break for swimming and snorkeling. From there, paddle around Lokrum Island and explore its caves. Upon your return, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent sunset in the direction of the Elaphite Islands. When you return to Pile port, some wine and a snack will be waiting for you.

Dubrovnik: Odysseus Cave and 4 Islands Speedboat Tour

8. Dubrovnik: Odysseus Cave and 4 Islands Speedboat Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds before continuing to Blace Beach, said to resemble the moon's surface due to the unique color of the sand. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

9. Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

Enjoy one of Dubrovnik's most popular summer activities and experience the city’s stunning natural and historical heritage on a sea kayaking tour. Begin in Pile Bay and paddle to the island of Lokrum and to Betina Cave, where you will make a stop to go snorkeling. Paddle back to Pile Bay, where the tour ends. Enjoy a fruit snack and a bottle of water. The sunset option ends with a glass of wine.

Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

10. Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

Visit several smaller caves on the island of Koločep and the Blue Cave. Go inside and experience how the reflection of the sun rays gives the sea an extraordinary blue color. Your skipper will join you in the sea as he shares interesting stories about the Dubrovnik caves. Next, visit the three Green caves. You’ll notice right away how the hues of turquoise and green beautifully blend as the waves ripple on the surface. These are also excellent spots for swimming and snorkeling. As you sail back towards the Old Town, stop by the Betina Cave and tread on the beautiful pebble beach. Visit the biggest of the Dubrovnik caves, called the Pidgeon’s cave. Secluded, on the outer side of the island, its entrance is surrounded by steep rocks and Mediterranean greenery protruding from the rocks.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,587 reviews

Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

We were supposed to do the sunset kayak but due to cooler weather it was rearranged for an earlier time, the communication for this was excellent. The kayaking was amazing with our instructor Pop, my partner had never kayaked before and sometimes gets a bit nervous being in the sea, however he loved every moment of it!

This was a wonderful end to a day spent exploring Old Town Dubrovnik. Lukas was the perfect host, informative, entertaining and left us quiet time to enjoy the beauty of the coast as seen from the sea. A must do!!!

Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We were also told some interesting insight into the history and caves of Dubrovnik.

Great trip,great and our guide Theo was excellent and informative highly recommend great value for money