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Split/Trogir: Blue Cave, Mamma Mia, and Hvar 5 Islands Tour

1. Split/Trogir: Blue Cave, Mamma Mia, and Hvar 5 Islands Tour

Visit 5 of Croatia’s islands in style with a fun-filled day trip by speedboat. Head on an adventure where you explore caves, swim and snorkel, and discover Dalmatian towns.  Choose either Trogir or Split as your starting point. And best of all, choose from either a small-group or private experience.  Cruise on a 90-minute speedboat journey to reach the island of Biševo where the Blue Cave is located. Hop into a smaller local boat and explore the stunning Cave from the inside and admire its vibrant blue glow.  Then, the Mamma Mia part of the tour starts with the boat ride to the island of Vis. Explore the first Mamma Mia location, village of Komiža with 1 hour of free time. Discover the traditional Dalmatian fishing village with its narrow streets, pebble beaches, and inviting promenade.   Swing by next Mamma Mia location - Stiniva Cove accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Passing by Srebrena beach, one of the famous Mamma Mia locations. The skipper will be more than willing to slow down so that you can take some amazing photos. After all the amazing Mamma mia locations, the next stop is Budikovac Island for your next activity: snorkeling and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. Borrow the snorkeling gear onboard to enjoy a relaxing hour-long dip here, or even a refreshment on the beach. Last up is a visit to Hvar, with some free time to eat lunch and do some sightseeing in the picturesque port city. Highlights include the historic town center and the Španjola Fortress’ views of the Pakleni Islands. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you are then transported back to Split or Trogir.

From Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

2. From Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

On this round-trip tour from Split, see 5 islands and 7 locations via speed boat. Enjoy the ultimate off-shore experience with swimming breaks, free time, and unbeatable island views. Visit the Blue Cave, Stiniva Beach, Hvar Island, and more. Begin your journey in Split and, after 90 minutes, arrive at Blue Cave. Then, head to the beautiful fishing town of Komiza on Vis Island, where "Mamma Mia 2" was filmed. Next, visit Stiniva Beach, voted the best beach in Europe. Enjoy another swimming break at the hidden turquoise Blue Lagoon on Island Ravnik. Marvel at the untouched nature of this part of the island as you get plenty of time to relax on the pebbled beach and soak up the sun. Next on the itinerary is the beautiful city of Hvar on Hvar Island. You'll have two hours for lunch, and to explore the city's exquisite architecture. Before ending your trip -- if you're visiting in August -- explore one other swimming and snorkeling spot in Stipanska Bay (Carpe Diem beach) on Pakleni Islands (only in July and August).

Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Trip with Blue Cave Entry Ticket

3. Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Trip with Blue Cave Entry Ticket

Explore the islands of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour from Split. Visit the Blue Cave, sunbathe or go snorkelling on Stiniva beach, and enjoy free time in Hvar on this speedboat excursion. Climb aboard a speedboat to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo island (tickets included). Arrive when the sunlight reflects through the seafloor and bathes the cave in aquamarine light. Enjoy a short coffee break in the village of Komiža on Vis island. At around 12:00 PM, cruise to the southern side to swim in the unique bay of Stiniva. The next locations are small, hidden caves around Vis island. Stiniva bay is the first swimming stop of the day, for about half an hour, followed by the second one on Budikovac island. This is the only sandy beach among all other pebble beaches along our way so be sure to hop in and feel sand on your toes. Dry landing directly onto the beach, you'll have more than enough time to cool off, sunbathe and snorkel in this unique bay. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pakleni archipelago on the way to Hvar where you will have more than two hours of free time. The boat will return to the same place where the tour started from, at around 6:00 PM.

Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

4. Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Get an ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia on a full-day speedboat tour. Depart from Split and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the picturesque Pakleni Island, and the charming town of Hvar. Set off from Split and head first to one of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. Watch the rays of the sun turn the grotto blue. The next stop is Seal Monk Cave, another beautiful natural landmark. Soak up the sun in Stiniva Cove on Vis Island. Marvel at the beauty of the pebble beach enclosed by vertical cliffs.  Explore its beauty from the speedboat and take a picture of this unspoiled attraction. Then, submerge yourself in Budikovac’s turquoise lagoon, or let curiosity guide you past the extended pebble beach of Dalmatia’s only island with a single inhabitant. Explore the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 untouched islets. Go to one of the cocktail bars with great music, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Continue to Hvar Town in style and visit the charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress, wedged into the landscape above the town. Breathe in the pine-scented breeze as you admire the vistas of the old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. See one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town to pop into craft shops and cafés, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Finally, return to Split in the early evening.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

5. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

From Split: Blue Cave & 6 Islands Boat Tour with Snorkeling

6. From Split: Blue Cave & 6 Islands Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Explore central Dalmatia islands on a full-day speedboat tour from Split. Combine culture and history while relaxing and soaking up the sun rays in the azure sea of the Adriatic. Experience some of the most popular islands in the region, from the Blue Cave to Hvar. The first stop of the day is the main highlight of the trip, the world-famous Blue Cave on Biševo Island. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to get there. To get inside the cave, you'll ride on small wooden boats since the entrance to the cave is small and other boats are not allowed to get inside. After a half hour exploring the Blue Cave, the next stop is Komiža, a typical Mediterranean fisherman's village with beautiful beaches where you'll get around 1 hour of free time to explore. Continue to the south side of Vis Island to Stiniva Cove. Swim and explore a beach accessible only by boat. Next, swim or snorkel in the Blue Lagoon on the island of Budikovac, or walk in shallow crystal-clear water and join the crew in the traditional Split ballgame called picigin. On the way to the town of Hvar, take in panoramic views of the Pakleni Islands. Your last stop is the town of Hvar, a very beautiful and popular historical town. Enjoy around 1 hour and 30 minutes of free time since there are a lot of things to do and explore. At the end of the day, sit back and enjoy the ride across the waves of the Adriatic Sea on the way back to Split.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

7. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a speedboat excursion from Hvar and visit the famous Blue Cave during an adventure to 5 beautiful islands. Take some time for swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling on beautiful beaches with clear waters. After departing from the port of Hvar, zoom across the waves to the first stop on the tour at the blue lagoon on Budikovac island. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters which have shimmering colors of blue and green under the sky. Travel next to the Blue and Green Cave, named for the colorful reflections of sunlight within, creating an enchanting natural sight. Travel next to the Stiniva Cove on the island of Vis. Admire the unique appearance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe with some time for relaxing in the clear blue water. Alternatively, you can swim to shore and get some great photos from the slopes surrounding the beach. On our way back to the starting point, make a stop at the Pakleni Islands. Take a short cruise around these small islands and make a stop at Palmižana, known for its sandy beach. Afterward, ride the waves back to the port of Hvar.

Split or Trogir: Blue Cave, Vis, and Hvar Speedboat Day Trip

8. Split or Trogir: Blue Cave, Vis, and Hvar Speedboat Day Trip

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva beach, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office. Hop on the speedboat and enjoy a thrilling 90-minute ride from Split to Biševo Island. Head to the Blue Cave with its silvery-blue color, created by the refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone. Get ready for the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The beautiful clear sea, beach, and a small bar make this place a perfect place to take a swim or snorkel, laze on the beach, or stroll on the pretty island. The crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment. Head to the Pakleni islands, a group of small islands around the island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. Enjoy free time to have lunch, swim, snorkel, or explore the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2,500 years of rich history. Learn about its historical-cultural heritage and visit the fortress at the top of the town with views of the surrounding sea. Enjoy free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets. Explore the many charming bars and restaurants. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar, 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

9. From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar, 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

Note: Our boats have sun cover protection for all passengers, with comfortable seats (not banana seats). Small group( 12 max). Visit 5 islands, 7 different locations with a brand new boats. Jump on a speedboat for an early morning, exciting 90-minute ride to Biševo Island and visit the Blue Cave from Split. Your tour is timed perfectly for you to experience memorable scenery as the sunlight reflects through the sea and illuminates the entire cave in aquamarine blue light.. Be entertained with stories from your official local guide on how the cave was discovered. Then, explore the charming town of Komiza on Vis island, where "Mamma Mia 2" was filmed. Head next to the WWII military bunkers on the southern side of the island Vis. The next destination is Stiniva Beach voted the best beach in Europe where you can admire the beautiful views. Afterward, stop on Budikovac Blue Lagoon island for a longer swim on a hidden white pebble beach with a turquoise sea color. Enjoy the panoramic view of the amazing archipelago of the Pakleni islands on the journey to Hvar. Arrive at the town of Hvar, one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, with a rich cultural heritage. You will have at least 2 hours for some lunch and sightseeing. Before heading back to Split we will stop at Carpe Diem world famous beach bar (July, August).

From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

10. From Split: Blue Cave and 5 islands-Day Tour

The tour starts with a visit to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The Blue Cave is a natural phenomenon that is famous for its vibrant blue color that illuminates the cave's interior. The light is caused by the sun's reflection off the white seabed, creating a surreal and stunning visual effect. You will be taken on a small boat to the cave where you can admire the natural beauty of this magnificent cave. The tour then takes you to the island of Vis, where you can explore the charming fishing village of Komiža, sample some of the local cuisine, and relax on one of the island's many beautiful beaches. Nex stop of the tour is Stiniva beach. Stiniva beach is a secluded and picturesque beach located on the southern coast of the island of Vis in Croatia. It is situated in a narrow cove that is surrounded by high cliffs, which gives the beach a unique and stunning appearance. The beach itself is quite small and is covered in white pebbles, making it a great spot for sunbathing and relaxation. Next, you will visit Pakleni Islands, a group of 20 small islands and islets located off the coast of Hvar island in Croatia. They are known for their stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and secluded beaches, and are a popular destination for boating, swimming, and sunbathing. The islands got their name from the resin that was once collected from the pine trees on the islands and used for shipbuilding - the Croatian word for resin is "paklina", hence the name "Pakleni" (which means "hellish" in Croatian, although the islands themselves are anything but hellish). The tour continues with a visit to the island of Hvar, where you can explore the historic town of Hvar, visit the impressive Fortica Fortress, and enjoy some of the local food and wine.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,339 reviews

Highly recommended! The guides were super friendly and the boat ride was really enjoyable. However, you do have to pay extra for access to the cave (it's totally worth it!)

The guide was very knowledgeable and gave many interesting facts about the caves and surrounding area.

What an incredible experience, from the speed boat to the blue cave. The tours were amazing!!

Best activity ever. Still think about this daily and I did the tour a year ago

Such a stunning place that it is essential to visit