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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

Climb aboard a speedboat to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo island (tickets included). Arrive just when the sunlight reflects through the seafloor and bathes the cave in aquamarine light. Enjoy a break in Komiža, old fishermen's village on Vis island and one of the Mamma Mia! filming locations. Spend 1 hour of free time sightseeing, walking through it's narrow streets, or swim at the beach. Also, here you can find outdoor restaurants for breakfast or coffee and souvenir shops. Enjoy a beautiful scenic ride towards Stiniva bay. You will have the opportunity to see WWII Yugoslav military bunkers and amazing small natural limestone caves along the way. The stunning Stiniva bay, another Mamma Mia! location, is the first swimming stop of the day, for about half an hour, followed by the second one on Budikovac island (Blue lagoon) where you can walk from one side of the island to another in couple of minutes, enjoy a cocktail at the beach bar, swim and snorkel for 1,5 hours. Make sure to get goggles and snorkels from our crew! Hop in and swim in the crystal clear lagoon. 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 ride with views of the Pakleni archipelago on the way to sunny Hvar island, where you will have more than two hours of free time. Hvar town is the last and the longest stop of the day, and you will have more than enough time for sightseeing, walking up to the fortress and lunch. The boat will return to the same place where the tour started from, at around 6:00 PM.

From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

4. From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

Embark on a full-day speedboat tour of Vis island and the surrounding area. Take a speedboat ride to the many caves and beaches with stops at the Blue Cave and Blue Lagoon for swimming and snorkeling. After meeting the crew and your fellow travelers in Hvar Harbor, set sail towards the island of Vis in a speedboat. Your first stop is at the Green Cave on the small islet of Ravnik. Spend time admiring the naturally green-tinted water of the natural phenomenon before heading to Stiniva Beach.  Enjoy free time to swim in Stiniva's crystal-clear waters or admire the huge cliffs of the bay. Head to the mesmerizing Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. Let your breath be taken away as you admire the blue lighting effect of the cave created by the reflection of the sun on the sandy seafloor. Next, head to Budikovac Island for snorkeling or sunbathing at the Blue Lagoon. Snorkeling gear and safety equipment will be provided. Finally, make a stop for lunch either on the Pakleni Islands, the south shore of Hvar Island, or on Vis Island. Stop for lunch at one of the seaside restaurants (at your own expense), relax at a beach bar, or enjoy one last swim before the journey back to Hvar.

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

5. 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

6. 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.

From Trogir or Split: Full-Day Blue Cave & Hvar Island Tour

7. From Trogir or Split: Full-Day Blue Cave & Hvar Island Tour

Explore the Adriatic on a speedboat tour to five unforgettable islands. Take in coastal views as you sail to important local highlights, including the Blue Cave. Take time to swim and sunbathe at the Blue Lagoon. Hop on board a speedboat and meet your skippers for the day whose years of experience guarantee a safe and comfortable trip on board. Once settled, head to the first stop of the tour: the Blue Cave on Bišovo Island, a unique natural phenomenon with a blue glow. After visiting the caves on Bišovo island, take a short ride to Komiža town on Vis Island, home to some of the bravest sailors on the Adriatic and where you can experience true old Dalmatian customs and local food (not included). Continue the journey towards the south side of the island where you can visit the famous Stiniva Bay and spot the caves and shoreline shaped by the powerful waves of the Adriatic sea. By now, the sun will be high in the sky, offering the perfect time to swim in the crystal-clear sea and enjoy some cocktails in the local beach bar on Budikovac Island (costs not included). After cooling down, cruise to the town of Hvar, the last stop. Hvar is the jewel of the Adriatic, one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia and a top vacation location for many famous people. Once there, explore the town freely.

From Omis: Blue Cave & 5 Island Speedboat Tour

8. From Omis: Blue Cave & 5 Island Speedboat Tour

Begin your day tour with a speedboat ride to the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. Visit Monk Seal Cave and explore the hidden beach. Spend some time at stunning Stiniva beach on Vis Island and then enjoy a swimming and snorkeling stop off Budikovac Island. Head to the pristine Pakleni Islands, a popular chain of 16 islets in front of the Hvar gates. Unwind on the beach of numerous bays where you can relax and snorkel in the crystal-clear sea. The next stop is the island of Hvar. Spend your free time exploring the old town with its ancient Venetian palaces and beautiful squares. Climb the stairs to the ancient fortress above the town before heading back to Omiš.

From Split: All-inclusive Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

9. From Split: All-inclusive Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

Take a day cruise from Split to explore Komiža and Hvar, swim and snorkel in pristine waters, and savor local cuisine on Vis island in a private bay. Enjoy beer, wine, soda, croissants, donuts, and different pastries. Use the snorkeling gear provided when entering the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The tour starts in the morning to ensure a head start on other tour groups. Once everybody is seated you had out towards the Blue Cave where you are taken inside with small fishermen's boats for a sightseeing tour. After that, visit Komiža town on Vis island, the most beautiful fishermen's village in the Mediterranean. You can get some coffee there and go for a swim. Your next destination is Budikovac island's Blue Lagoon where you have more free time. Feel free to use the provided snorkeling gear and towels. Next, you head to Milna bay on Vis island, where you will be served a freshly grilled lunch. Take a swim after enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least, visit Hvar town, where you have around 1-1.5 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

10. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Join a guided tour of the Blue Cave from Split and discover the serene natural beauty of the area. You will also visit the stunning Stiniva Cove, Pakleni Islands, Budikovac island, and the famous city of Hvar on a day tour. Begin your tour on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. First, stop at the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which is known for its shimmering blue water and is located on the small island of Biševo. Depending on the season and time, see the sunlight reflecting through the water and coming from the white floor of the cave. View the grotto in aquamarine light. This light causes the objects in the water to appear to be silver. The second stop is Stiniva Cove, which was awarded the best beach in Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. Spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop, Budikovac Island.  The beautiful blue-lagoon-like beach captures your attention from the moment you enter it, and is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming.  If you'd not prefer to swim, choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There, find some of the best seafood restaurants or popular beach clubs. The city of Hvar is a real treat, due to it being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. There, explore the local cuisine in the many restaurants and lounge bars.  When it comes to sightseeing, you can't miss the city's highlights which include the fortress on top of the hill, the main square, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On your way back to Split, have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

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4.6
(2,177 reviews)

It was great to be able to visit all 5 islands in one day, and I was especially intoxicated by the scenery and food of Hvar. It was also nice to be able to have an enjoyable trip led by exciting guides Mia and Jacob.

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!)

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

Excellent!!! Super fun. Our guides Mates and Drazer were wonderful.