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From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

1. From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

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.  Continue next to the island of Vis. Explore the 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 Stiniva Cove next, accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Then head to 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.

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

2. 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.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

3. 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.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

4. From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

Meet the group near Riva promenade and board a speedboat for an adventure. Ride 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The early morning is perfect for spotting groups of dolphins. Once near Biševo, the boat will anchor 200 meters from the Blue Cave. Entry tickets allow access to the swimming area and a chance to explore the Blue Cave in a small boat. Marvel at the flickering blue lights and glowing water. Before leaving, grab a drink at a local café.  Next, visit Stiniva Cove, located in the southern part of Vis – the furthest inhabited island in Croatia. Known for its high limestone cliffs and pebble beach, Stiniva is the perfect place to swim and snorkel. Admire the clear turquoise sea, ranging from 10-15 meters.  Continue to Budikovac, a small and almost uninhabited island. Meet its only permanent resident, Mr. Andro, an ex-ship captain who runs a small restaurant on the island that serves the best traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Savor local produce fresh from his vegetable fields and visit the donkeys and chickens on the farm.  Admire Mr. Andro's Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. Then, it’s time to head to the Pakleni Islands where you can delve further into the local food by choosing from several restaurants overlooking the sea. Have a cocktail at a beach bar and relax on the sandy beach. Your next stop, Hvar Island, is just 15 away. Once in the port town, walk the old-town streets and pass by souvenir shops. Visit historical sites such as the Arsenal, one of the oldest theaters in Europe, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, and the Bishop’s Palace. To catch some panoramic views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands, you can go up to the Spanjola fortress. After a tour of Hvar, begin the return journey to Split.

Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

5. Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of your free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first swimming stop to discover the Pakleni Islands, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Next, you will have a chance to explore the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Make a final stop in a beautiful bay near Brac Island with free time for swimming, before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu

Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

6. Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

Depart Split and journey by shuttle bus to the village of Zadvarje on the Cetina River to take part in an exciting canyoning adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls of a 200-meter deep canyon. Meet your licensed guides on arrival and collect all the necessary equipment to help you navigate the canyon in safety. Listen to the safety instructions, and then take a short drive to the starting point to make your way through the crystal clear waters of the river using different techniques. Swim through natural pools, hike from rock to rock and rappel down the exciting rapids. Get an adrenaline rush as you encounter subterranean tunnels on the way to the mighty cascades of Gubavica waterfall. Catch your breath and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature before the hike back. Arrive at an easily accessible rock mouth, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Split.

From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

7. 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 Lagoon & Island Pirate Ship Tour with Lunch

8. From Split: Blue Lagoon & Island Pirate Ship Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a fantasy-filled boating adventure and feel like a true pirate as you embark on this mystical journey to some of the most amazing islands Croatia has to offer. Cruise the ocean waves on an expedition for new horizons and find your first destination at the shore of Nečujam, located on Šolta Island. Explore the remains of a sunken boat and wade around in the water before hopping back onto your ship to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Šolta. Enjoy lunch on the open deck while sipping on a glass of wine or some refreshing lemonade. Disembark once more at the unique fisherman village of Maslinica and discover the daily life of its inhabitants. Come back on board to reach the magical Blue Lagoon. As your adventure nears the end, sail along iconic Ciovo Island with the gorgeous sunset on your shoulders.

Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

9. Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

Rafting on the Cetina River is the most popular and most attended adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids make for an exciting three-hour experience combining both adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. The journey through the crystal-green waters of the Cetina usually ends with a barbecue lunch on the banks of the river. You can find two small shops in the Zadvarje village and two restaurants with local food and coffee.

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

10. 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. The journey begins in Split, then, after 90 minutes, arrive at the most famous place on the Adriatic, Blue Cave. Blue Cave on Biševo Island is one of the surreal places that remind people how amazing this world is beyond the city. After the visit to the cave, head to Pritiscina Bay where you can cliff jump or take a swim. Later, head to the southern part of the island and visit Stiniva Beach, voted the best beach in Europe. Thi beech is secluded with a sea entrance that’s just 16-feet wide. 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 this city of exquisite architecture. Before the conclusion of the trip, go to another swimming and snorkeling spot in Stipanska Bay at the Pakleni Islands.

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based on 69 reviews

I LOVED this so much! Met at the spot, took a bus (very comfortable) to Krka from Split and took in the beautiful scenery. Sandra was our tour guide and she was phenomenal. Gave us a bunch of addition info about the park that was very interesting. Mike was our driver and he was excellent! Then went to another little town (forget the name) where we had lunch & then headed to the wine tasting. DEFINITELY DO THE WINE TASTING! SO worth it. Family owned spot and the wonder was an adorable old man super passionate about what he does. Included cheese, bread and olive oil tasting as well. I bought multiple bottles for a great price. Sandra really made this experience incredible - highly recommend!!

We got lucky as it was the last day of the season to access the blue cave. The trip was amazing and the speed boat experience was excellent for me ( i do not recommend if you have back problems). We got to see the daulphins and save a poor bird on our way as well. It s really worth every penny !

Awesome way to explore the islands and blue lagoon! Our tour guide / boat captain was absolutely amazing and incredibly accommodating

Were there 1 year ago, but I found the trip super relaxed. Very tasty

Definitely one of our highlights during our stay in Split!