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Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Cruise on a Karaka Ship

Activity provider: Karaka Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Cruise on a Karaka Ship

Activity provider: Karaka Dubrovnik

From US$ 57.15 per person

Enjoy an excursion to the Elaphite Islands on a day cruise from Dubrovnik on board a unique ship. Experience the magnificent landscape, sandy beaches, and picturesque little towns that surround the area.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
The tansfer is available from the following locations: Hotel Ivka (8:05 AM), Hotel Lapad (8:10 AM), Bus Stop Post office Lapad (8:15 AM), Bus Stop Dvori Lapad (8:20 AM), Hotel Vis (8:25 AM) Hotel Palace (8:30 AM), Hotel Valamar Club (8:00 AM), Hotel Valamar Tirena (8:05 AM), Hotel Valamar Lacroma (8:05 AM), Hotel Valamar Argosy (8:10 AM), Hotel Valamar President (8:10 AM), Hotel More (8:15 AM), Hotel Kompas (8:15 AM), Hotel Park (8:20 AM), Hotel Rixos (8:00 AM), Hotel Lero (8:05 AM), Hotel Bellevue (8:10 AM), Bus Stop Cable Car (8:15 AM), Hotel Argentina (8:20 AM), Hotel Excelsior (8:20 AM), Hotel Hilton Imperial (8:30 AM), Hotel Neptun (8:15AM). Please choose one of the designated pickup locations. Due to traffic regulations in Dubrovnik, the local tour operator is not able to arrange pickups from other spots. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Visit the three most beautiful islands in the Dubrovnik archipelago
  • Snorkel underneath the waves and spot the diverse local marine life
  • Learn about the area's unique history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Discover Šipan island, the largest of the Elaphite islands, and Sudurad
  • Take in the views of the clear Adriatic waters as you cruise the area
Full description

Sail from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands on this guided day trip in a traditional Karaka ship. Visit the islands of Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud. Take a refreshing dip in the sea and explore the underwater world with high-quality snorkeling gear.

Your full-day trip begins by sailing to Koločep, an island covered with pine forest and home to a picturesque fishing village located on the bay. Continue on to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fishing port that’s home to the 16th-century villa of the Skočibuha family.

Your last stop is the island of Lopud, a place with a long naval tradition and home to many famous captains and sailors. Finally, there will be time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches.

  • Guided cruise on the Karaka ship
  • Bottled water and one additional drink of your choice
  • Hotel pickup, if option selected
  • Snorkeling equipment with a €20 deposit to be paid onboard
  • Additional drinks
  • Warm breakfast
  • Beach towel

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Meeting point

Departure is from the dock in front of Obala Stjepana Radića 16 (restaurant Glorijet).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Light or casual sports clothes are appropriate
  • Be sure to bring a camera, sunglasses, a hat, a swimsuit, and a towel
  •  Please note that this tour requires good weather and a minimum number of travelers; if it is canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • In April, May and from August 21-31 the tour departs at 4 PM; from September 1-15, the tour departs at 3:30 PM; starting September 16 until October 31, the tour departs at 3 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 414 reviews

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Sadly, my wife wasn’t well enough for us to do the trip. The organisers I have to say tried very kindly to give us some more options. They didn’t have to do this as it was last minute that we cancelled. In the end, sadly we couldn’t do the kind options and they even gave us a 50% refund. I have to say this was a very kind gesture. It obviously shows that this company is not all about making the money and more about making experiences for people. I totally and honestly recommend any trips with this company. You won’t be Disappointed. A Big Thanks to Ina

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October 24, 2022

The best experience we've had in Dubrovnik! The crew were so welcoming, friendly, helpful and informative throughout the whole trip. All three islands were beautiful and interesting in their own way and we had enough time to explore each of them, even snorkel on the last island! The food provided was also great. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone, it's a must do if you're visiting Dubrovnik.

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October 3, 2022

A nice day at sea, on three islands. Visiting another island's winery was a nice excursion, led by a guide. For the Suni beach of the third island, there should have been a longer time on the island. The beach is on the other side of the island, where you first have to walk, then you jump on a golf cart (price 20 kunas/way and paid in cash) that takes you to the beach. The trip takes 6-10 minutes. There is a booth for changing clothes on the beach, there is also a bar. The beach is a beautiful sandy beach, and it is not suddenly deep. Sunbeds are paid separately. From Rantakatu, there is a sign to take the golf carts to the beach for 250 meters, but I would say that we are talking about a journey of up to 300 meters, a gentle uphill. Not suitable as a trip if your legs are bad and it is difficult to walk uphill. Lunch was light, but the food was good. On the islands, there was time to buy food and drink throughout the day. All in all a good trip!

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 61562