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Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

1. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. If you choose the hotel pickup option, be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Once at the harbor, climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

Dubrovnik: Betina Cave Kayaking Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Betina Cave Kayaking Tour

The starting point for this tour will be from Pile Park Beach. Everyone will receive equipment and then your guide will give you a short explanation of the basics of kayaking, paddling, safety and similar issues.  First, go around the city walls passing near the old town port and going all the way to Betina Cave, where you will have a half an hour break for a snack, snorkeling, swimming, and cliff jumping. Afterwards, continue with your tour and paddle around the beautiful Lokrum Island with several stops at caves and various bays. You will also get to explore the Dubrovnik city walls from the water. 

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

3. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

Take a boat tour of the highlights of the Elaphiti Islands. Soak up the sun on Sunj beach and swim through the magnificent Three Green Caves and Blue Cave of Kolocep Island. Enjoy unlimited drinks and hearty snacks on board your boat as well as hotel transfer. Be picked up from your accommodation and delivered to your boat in Dubrovnik port. Receive a safety briefing from your skipper and then set sail for the stunning Elaphiti Islands.  First stop is the glorious Sunj beach on the island of Lopud. Here, you will be dropped off for a fantastic shore swimming experience. Explore the warm waters of the stunning lagoon before climbing back aboard your boat. Next stop is Kolocep Island, where you’ll swim through the natural wonder of the Three Green Caves. Before heading back to shore, stop off at the famous Blue Cave and feel like you’re entering a forgotten paradise as you swim through its crystal clear waters.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

4. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

Make your way to Pile Bay close to the Old Town of Dubrovnik and meet your English-speaking instructors to kayak in the Adriatic Sea. Marvel at the natural beauty of Lokrum Island, and then paddle towards the coast to reach the hidden Betina Cave. Take a break and go for a swim and snorkel. Paddle back 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: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

5. 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 on the seas near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several on-sea stops at points of interest along the way. 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 rest at it's popular cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills and Dubrovnik's first quarantine zone. 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: Lokrum Island and City Walls Tour by Kayak

6. Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island and City Walls Tour by Kayak

Experience the city walls of Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum from a different point of view on this guided sea kayaking tour. Explore the beaches along the coast, and stop at Betina Cave to swim and snorkel in the tranquil waters with the gear provided. Make your way to Banje Beach to meet your guide and get a demonstration on how to kayak safely. Then, paddle under the ancient fortifications of Dubrovnik's Old Town and make your way to the island of Lokrum. 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.

Dubrovnik: Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Wine and Bruschetta

7. Dubrovnik: Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Wine and Bruschetta

Embark on a kayaking adventure on the Adriatic Sea and soak up the views of Lokrum Island and Betina Cave. Take a swim and snorkel break in Betina Cave and watch the sunset over the Elaphiti Islands. Begin at the small port of Pile in the Old Town. After a short instructional session, paddle beneath the city walls until you reach the hidden cave beach known as Betina, where you will take a short 20-to-30-minute swimming and snorkeling break. From there, paddle around Lokrum Island and explore its caves. Upon your return, witness the sunset in the direction of the Elaphiti Islands. Upon arrival at Pile Bay, be greeted with a small bottle of wine and a snack.

Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

8. Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

This full day catamaran cruise from Dubrovnik has all the ingredients for an idyllic sailing getaway. You'll discover two of the rugged Elaphite Islands, with the chance to swim in Šipan and free time to explore Lopud. And as soon as you're on board, you'll set sail towards Šipan, the largest island in the archipelago. Steeped in history, it's dotted with numerous old churches and noblemen's villas. Enjoy free time to explore and swim with the island as your backdrop. Next, your captain will make waves towards Lopud to the south. It's car-free, too, so you can expect complete serenity as you meander around. What's more, throughout your time on board, you'll have drinks on tap, as well as an untapped reel of picture-postcard scenery.

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

9. Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the beauty of Croatia's Adriatic island on this full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off and sit down to a mouth-watering lunch onboard the boat. Relax with access to unlimited acholic and non-acholic beverages while you sail.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and transfer to a spacious boat. Embark on your sailing adventure and admire views of the city on your way to the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan. Spend free time on each of the islands where you can take a nature walk, chill out on the beach, or go for a swim through the crystal-clear waters. In Lopud, and Šipan, you can admire the red-roofed, stone houses that are traditional in the area.  Find out about the history and culture of Croatia along the way. Savor a fresh lunch with meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Pair your lunch with a drink from the boat's open bar. Return to your accommodation in Dubrovnik at the end of your boat excursion. 

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

10. Dubrovnik: 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.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Absolutely fantastic. Loads to see underwater, I felt like an explorer. The people at the diving centre are very nice and friendly, patient and experienced. Although this was my first time diving, having the instructor next to me, I felt absolutely safe at all times.

Would definitely recommend this tour! Ivan was awesome. He had great knowledge of the city and history and made the 3hr kayak tour fun with a good pace. Also the thought of wine and crackers at the end helped keep the hanger at bay.

We had a fantastic time, our boat skipper and guide was absolutely brilliant, the caves were stunning, just fantastic all round, thanks

Great day out would highly recommend. So relaxing and loads of food an drink onboard. Very friendly and helpful staff

A wonderful experience on this quaintly done beautiful boat...