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Elaphiti Islands

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Our most recommended Elaphiti Islands Beach Trips

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

1. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. If you choose the hotel pickup option, be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Once at the harbor, climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

2. 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: Half-Day Caves and Beach Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Caves and Beach Tour

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: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

4. 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.

From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

5. 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.

Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

6. Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

This full day catamaran cruise from Dubrovnik has all the ingredients for an idyllic sailing getaway. You'll discover two of the rugged Elaphite Islands, with the chance to swim in Šipan and free time to explore Lopud. And as soon as you're on board, you'll set sail towards Šipan, the largest island in the archipelago. Steeped in history, it's dotted with numerous old churches and noblemen's villas. Enjoy free time to explore and swim with the island as your backdrop. Next, your captain will make waves towards Lopud to the south. It's car-free, too, so you can expect complete serenity as you meander around. What's more, throughout your time on board, you'll have drinks on tap, as well as an untapped reel of picture-postcard scenery.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

7. From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

Explore pristine beaches, remarkable ruins, picture-perfect pine forests, and citrus gardens. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to the port to join your skipper for the day. Your first stop is the lush-green island of Kolocep, a quintessentially Croatian island, blessed with orange and lemon groves as well as pine forests stretching as far as the eye can see. Take an hour of free time on the island to soak up the sun on the delightful beach or stroll to the medieval Chapel of St. Anton. Next, continue to the neighboring island of Sipan. Enjoy some leisure time to take in the picturesque island sights including 15th-century houses and churches, a quaint marina and enchanting coastal paths sheltered by fig trees and citrus bushes. En route to the final island for the day, Lopud, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served on the boat. Choose from an array of freshly-caught fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes with unlimited Croatian wine and soft drinks. When you arrive at Lopud, head to the famous Sunj beach, known for its white sands and calm waters — perfect for a refreshing dip. Finally, you will make your way back to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Elaphiti Islands: Full-Day 3-Island Tour with Lunch

8. Elaphiti Islands: Full-Day 3-Island Tour with Lunch

Go island hopping in Croatia's Elaphite islands in the sunny Adriatic Sea. In this full-day tour rom Dubrovnik, experience the natural wonder of these untouched islands and live true island life, Dalmatian style! This sun-drenched archipelago located north-west of Dubrovnik is largely uninhabited, and consists of eight islets, three of which await you on this full day excursion. Meet Koločep, Šipan and Lopud, bathe in their crystal-clear seas, stroll in the shade of their Mediterranean flora, explore their quaint hamlets, and indulge in the delicious local cuisine. Begin on charming Koločep isle, traversing the meandering path through evergreen pine, Carob trees, citrus gardens, and olive groves that joins its only two settlements. Wander in peace through scattered remnants of ancient buildings with not a car in sight – in fact, there are no cars on Koločep! Next you'll hop over to Šipan, the largest of the Elaphites. Rich in history, the island's settlement dates back to the Roman Empire, and is dotted with venerable stone villas as well as churches of a later age. The island's wealth of natural beauty and central agricultural area bares olives, figs, grapes, and citrus fruits. Lastly, visit the island of Lopud, said to be the most beautiful of the Elephites. Blessed with sunny beaches, it is the perfect place to unwind after a day of island hopping.

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

9. 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. 

Kolocep Island: Hiking & Swimming Day Trip

10. Kolocep Island: Hiking & Swimming Day Trip

Apart from Dubrovnik Old Town, culture and history there is also the beautiful nature that surrounds the city. Go hiking on the lush Croatian island of Kolocep and take in the stunning panoramas that you'd find nowhere else! Meet your English-speaking guide at the Gruz Harbor and board on a most popular local ferry. Let the expert guide take you through the numerous foot paths on Kolocep Island. During your 3 hour hike, you'll enjoy in the tranquil surroundings of the lush Mediterranean vegetation including fragrant myrtle, laurel, thyme and rosemary. Your guide will unveil hidden places for swimming and cliff diving, away from the crowded city beaches. Return to Dubrovnik with an unforgettable experience of Kolocep Island.

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What people are saying about Elaphiti Islands

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Very well organized! Were picked up at the hotel at 9.15, and drove to the port where we set out at 9.30. The first stop at Lupud lasted 3 hours and we chose to cross over to the other side of the island directly to Sune beach. A wonderful beach with services. It takes about 30 minutes to walk, but you can take a taxi with a golf cart for 20 kn/person. Time well balanced, neither longer nor shorter time was needed. Back on the boat, lunch was waiting - potato salad with meat/fish/vegetarian. Tasted great. Unlimited drinks of your choice - wine, water, soft drinks. Then two one-hour stops at Sipan and Kolocep for swimming or shopping. Very good service and guidance during the day and a drink offer all the time! Back in the port, we were shuttled to our hotel again, back around 18.45. Highly recommended, incredibly affordable and well organized!

Nice day tour. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. There were nice cold drinks on board. The meal was okay. The islands were also very beautiful. On the two islands, where you can't do too much, you had less time to stay than on the last island with a beautiful sandy beach. We found the times to be just right and would recommend the tour to anyone who wants to escape from the tourist hotspot of the old town.

Excellent trip well organised great service and beautiful islands We got picked up from the hotel well worth doing and transported back can’t fault this company it was seamless

Exactly as advertised - nothing fabcy, but a fun trip to the islands.

Very good meal, very pleasant staff, wonderful day!