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From Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

1. From Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

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. Be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to 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: 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: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

4. Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

Join this kayaking adventure and enjoy the Adriatic Sea, view of the Lokrum Island, Betina Cave swim and snorkel break and see the sunset over the Elaphiti Islands. 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 (20-30) min swimming and snorkeling break. 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 Elaphiti Islands. When you return to the Pile bay, a small bottle of wine and a snack will be waiting for you. The most significant Croatian adventure travel specialist, organizing multi and one day activities in the Dalmatian area, having more than fifteen years of experience.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

5. 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.  

Dubrovnik: Betina Cave Kayaking Tour

6. 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: Lokrum Island and City Walls Tour by Kayak

7. 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. 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.

Dubrovnik: Jet Ski Rental

8. Dubrovnik: Jet Ski Rental

Rent a jet ski and visit beautiful beaches, islands, and caves around Dubrovnik by yourself. Speed around with your friends and family and cruise by Koločep Island featuring golden, sandy beaches and hidden caves. Explore the coastline and head out to Lopud Island to see the view of the famous sand beach, Šunj. Drive along the reefs and view the Old Town's protective towers, forts, and bastions from an entirely different viewpoint. Ride one jet ski alone or with two people, making this a perfect activity for couples, friends, and family. Choose between 30, 60, or 120 minutes of fun on your jet ski.

Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

9. Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

Discover three paradisaical islands known as the Elaphite Islands on a full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. You'll first sail to Kalamota, the southernmost inhabited island in Croatia, before traveling onward to the historical Šipan Island, which is dotted with numerous old churches and noblemen's villas. Following that, explore the lush island of Lopud, known for incredible sandy beaches. Enjoy a swim stop in front of Kalamota Island, before free time for creating unforgettable memories as you explore the Šipan and Lopud islands at your own pace. You will also enjoy delicious snacks, fresh fruit, and refreshing drinks on board. This is bound to prove the perfect day out, as you explore three islands aboard an impressive vessel over the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

10. From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

From the main port of Gruž, it only takes about 20 minutes to get to the Elaphiti Archipelago, so this half-day tour is great for those looking for a bit of adventure close to town. Of the three main islands, you can easily visit one or two in half a day. During the hot summer months, the Blue Cave on Koločep and the famous Šunj Beach of Lopud are ideal if you like swimming and snorkelling. Your skipper will know all of the best spots for cliff jumping on the islands too if you're an adrenaline seeker. If you want to visit some of the islands’ historical villages instead, you might consider the old Monastery and Rector’s Palace on Šipan. Since this is a private tour, you get to decide on your own itinerary and you are free to change it throughout the day. Your skipper can advise you about the area and help you make the most of your time. Some of our guests start out their planning to visit all three islands, end up falling in love with the first one, and stay there all afternoon. Other groups move along more quickly and have time to visit something extra before heading back to Dubrovnik. It’s 100% flexible, and it’s 100% up to you.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 138 reviews

What an amazing day!! Our guides were so welcoming and friendly, they explained everything and made us feel at ease as we had never sea kayaked before. We went out in the bay in a two person kayak and there was time to take photos of the beautiful scenery (we took our phones in a dry bag provided by the tour). We kayaked around Lokrum island and went swimming in crystal clear water in a cave and then kayaked to another secluded beach where we used the snorkelling equipment provided to see an array of amazing fish! Water and a refreshing fruit snack were provided so we didn’t have to think about anything! This was the best think we did in Dubrovnik and we would highly recommend!!

This was a well organized activity from start to finish, our guide (Dean) gave clear instructions and guidance before setting off. Never tried kayaking before but quickly got the hang of it, having been paired with a delightful American lady who had kayaked before so just followed her lead. At various pauses along the route Dean gave us an interesting and informative history of Lokrum island and Dubrovnik. The trip lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours , with a half hour beach stop for a sandwich, swimming, snorkeling and for those brave enough cliff jumping (no I didn't, I'm old 67, and don't like heights). A thoroughly enjoyable afternoons activity.

It was a wonderfull trip organized by a professional and friendly team! It is really worth to make this trip, you will collect unforgetible experiences! They arranged transport from the hotel, a GoPro, snorkeling kits and drinks. Thanks for this perfect day!

Highly recommended! Our tour guide told us some interesting information about Dubrovnik and we kayaked at our own speed. He took us to some beautiful places and we went for swims to cool off. Optional cliff diving. Not a big tour group.

Lovely relaxing day out. Scenery stunning. Unlimited supply of soft drinks or wine. Lovely lunch.