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Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day 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. 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, Sunj, 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: Half-Day Blue Cave Tour from Old Town

2. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Blue Cave Tour from Old Town

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: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

3. 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. 

From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

4. 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.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

5. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

6. 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: Private Elafiti Archipelago Cruise

7. Dubrovnik: Private Elafiti Archipelago Cruise

Set off from the main port in Gruž, Dubrovnik for the Elafiti Archipelago. Just 20 minutes journey by speedboat, the chain of islands offers an array of hidden coves, seaside villages, and the characteristic crystal clear waters of the Croatian Adriatic for your enjoyment. Enjoy a full six hours of exploration, plenty of time to visit at least three of the islands and stop for a bite to eat. Take advantage of a private tour where you can determine your own itinerary and feel free to change it throughout the day. Benefit from the advice of an experienced skipper who can give you tips for where to go and help you make the most of your time. For swimming and snorkeling during the hot summer months, visit the Blue Cave on Koločep and the famous Šunj Beach on Lopud. Both these islands are car-free, making them a true escape from the busy city. If you're an adrenaline seeker, ask your skipper to take you to the best cliff jumping spots on the islands. Or if you prefer to get in touch with the local culture and island lifestyle, visit some of the islands’ historical villages and sights like the old Monastery and Rector’s Palace on Šipan. Some guests plan 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 an extra spot or two before heading back to Dubrovnik. It’s 100% flexible and it’s 100% up to you.

Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

8. 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 on 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.

From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elafiti Islands Private Experience

9. From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elafiti Islands Private Experience

Explore the Elafiti islands on this private 8-hour tour with a tour guide and skipper just for you, your family, or friends. They’ll help you customize your experience depending on your preferences so that you get the most out of your day.   Spend a full day on the sea and explore all 3 of the Elafiti Islands: Lopud, Kolocep, and Sipan. Get away from the hustle of city life on these (mostly) car-free islands where you can go swimming and snorkeling on their pristine beaches. Wander around and discover the tiny towns on these islands, if you prefer. Or, relax and sunbathe in some private bays surrounded by rocky cliffs. For lunch, take your pick from local restaurants on the island or on the Dubrovnik coastline.   Depending on how long you stay on the islands, you may even have time to visit the lovely Trsteno Arboretum, created in the late 15th century and featured in 2 seasons of Game of Thrones. At the end of the day, get your camera ready for a breathtaking Adriatic sunset on the boat ride back into town.

Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Private Speedboat Full-Day Tour

10. Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Private Speedboat Full-Day Tour

At 10 am private skipper will be waiting for you to embark the speedboat and to start this full day adventure on the sea! First, you'll be riding through stunning Elaphiti Channel and in about 40 minutes, you'll reach sandy beach Šunj on the island of Lopud. Šunj is one of the rare sandy beaches on our coast, so this is an opportunity to enjoy in a bit different views than the ones you've seen so far. You'll spend about an hour on Šunj where you can swim, have drinks or just sunbathe in the beautiful enviroment. Your next destination will be island of Šipan (the biggest one from Elaphiti islands). On your way to Šipan, skipper will make a short stop in a hidden bay for snorkeling, swimming, or just taking photos as the views are splendid. You can jump off the speedboat into the crystal clear sea or just enjoy the surroundings from the boat. It's up to your preference. After this short but sweet stop, you'll reach 'Luka Šipanska' which is one out of two inhabited places on the whole island. Here you'll have free time for lunch or drinks in a local beach bar! It's beautiful to walk around and discover the island. Enjoy local life for a while, little bays and traditional boats in the port. There are only about 200 people living on the entire island, so visiting it is this truly unique experience. From Šipan you will continue towards smaller island of Koločep. On your way to Koločep you will stop in Sikirica Bay for swimming. It's hard to locate this bay on the map and that's why it's even more special. You can snorkel there or even use sea scooter! Sikirica has turquoise color of the sea and it makes it even more special to visit! After the break on Sikirica, you'll continue towards Koločep which is nature's oasis, untouched and clean. Less than 150 people live there and during the winter time it's almost empty. Beaches are rocky or pebbly and the color of the sea is incomparable to anything else. On Koločep, you'll visit Blue Cave where you can take some photos as the background is perfect. Here you'll have another opportunity for swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling before your return to Dubrovnik. Besides Elaphiti Islands, there are few hidden bays where skipper also suggests to stop because these bays are definitely worth visiting. They are not easily found on the map which makes it even better. Get ready for a day full of surprisingly beautiful locations on your way to main location!

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What people are saying about Elaphiti Islands

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4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Awesome experience. Mario was a great host. There was enough time to explore the caves without being rushed and the extended time at the beach was perfect.

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

It was brilliant. Our guide was great and made the day such fun gif our family.

I had a fun time and Ivana and Vinny are very friendly and welcoming.