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Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

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Kayak on the crystal-clear Adriatic and paddle in the Elaphite Archipelago on this trip from Dubrovnik. Visit the hidden Green Cave, swim and snorkel, and experience the thrill of cliff-jumping.

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Duration 9 hours
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Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Visit the charming Lopud and Sipan islands including their medieval towns and fishing villages
  • Spend the day sea-kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping
  • Take a tour to the beautiful outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik's conveyor belt tourism
Full description

Embark on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands. Kayak, snorkel, and swim amongst lush scenery as you explore Lopud Island, the Green Cave, and Šipan. Stop at the village of Suđurađ to try local food and venture to the uninhabited island of Ruda.

After arriving at Lopud via ferry, head to the base to get geared up. During a safety talk, your tour leader will provide kayaking instructions and explain the equipment so you can have the best experience. Once ready, set off across the channel for the island of Šipan. Before arriving at the Green Cave, an orchestrated sound of cicadas from Šipan will lure you to its coast. Once there, tie up the kayaks and get ready for swimming and snorkeling in the ethereal green light of this secluded cave. A high cliff awaits for the brave ones. Following along the coast, arrive at a delightful fishing village of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan. Have a break for lunch in one of the restaurants that provide fresh local delicacies. Enjoy fresh fish caught the very same day with homemade olive oil (costs not included). The last stop of the day is the small uninhabited island of Ruda. Following its coast, arrive at the hidden rusty cave on the other side of the island. Paddle inside the cave, snap some photos of intricate details, and feel like a pirate while hiding in the shade of this rocky grotto. On the way back to the base, paddle in front of a picturesque 15th-century monastery and arrive back at Lopud. After dropping off your gear, receive your return ferry tickets. Before your return ferry trip, you can go for a walk, swim, or enjoy a drink on the promenade.

  • Ferry tickets
  • Top-end sea kayaking equipment
  • Watertight bags for personal belongings
  • Masks and snorkels
  • Professional English-speaking guide and instructions
  • Lunch (but there is a lunch break built-in, guides will recommend great local restaurants where the whole group usually eats together)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Travel Corner, behind Zrinkski bar, next to the moped and scooter parking. Your guide will be wearing an Outdoor Croatia T-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • Children ages 5 and over are welcomed if accompanied by an adult in tandem kayak
  • No previous experience needed
  • In case of a bad weather, tour will be rescheduled or your money refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 45 reviews

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Our tour started in the morning getting on the ferry to the island of Lopud. There, the guides met us at the docks and directed us to their company location. We received a short course of instruction on use of the kayaks. Next, we paddled to the island of Sipan, about 3.5 km. The guides showed us how to get into Green Cave, which is completely hidden since its entrance is below the surface during high tide. We tarried in Green Cave for awhile and then did some cliff jumping. There were several heights to jump from. We also used the provided snorkel gear to explore the cove. Then we paddled about 1.5 km to lunch. We ordered fresh fish which was delicious. Finally, we paddled back to Lopud. Compared to other tours that are available, this one is great because the gear is top of the line - the kayaks are super narrow and the type that you sit inside (not on top) with the optional skirt. These type of kayaks are very easy to maneuver and take less effort than the sit-on-top kind.

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June 28, 2022

This is an excellent way of seeing two of the Elafiti islands. After the instructions and safety debrief we kayaked from Lopud to Sipan which took approx 45 mins. I’d kayaked around Lokrum island on a previous visit to Dubrovnik but this was more arduous than that, mostly because you are kayaking non-stop between the islands. Once on Sipan we ditched the kayaks and picked up our bikes for a 5km ride across the island. The route is fairly flat with only a mild incline, with a nice long sweep down a hill at the end to a restaurant for lunch! We had the locally-caught fish, recommended by the proprietors and deliciously cooked, although I’m sure cheaper options on the menu are equally tasty! The journey back to Lopud was the original journey just in reverse, and we got back to Lopud with plenty of time to have a quick beer before the ferry arrived to take us home. Our guide, Kruno, spoke excellent English and was very helpful, clear in his instructions and an excellent sense of humour!

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May 26, 2022

We can definitely recommend the kayak tour. It was an eventful and beautiful day. After a detailed briefing and adjustment of the messenger to the size of the participants, it was ready to go. Water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses could be taken in a waterproof bag. All other valuables could be locked on site. It is best to bring your own water shoes, there are also some available but they are getting on in years. Each participant received life jackets. As soon as you are in tune with your partner, paddling is no longer a problem. First we went to a cave. There you could dive and snorkel under the guidance of our guide Ivica. Then it went on to the islands of Šipan. Here we ate an excellent lunch together with our group. Overall, a very well organized and safe tour that was a lot of fun.

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August 17, 2021

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