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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.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

2. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

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. Finally, visit the most popular Pakleni Island, Palmizana. Break for lunch at one of the beach's many restaurants, relax at a beach bar or enjoy one last swim before the journey back to Hvar.

From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

3. From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

This tour is created for visitors to Split who love to see some amazing sights, to swim and snorkel in pristine waters and who like to taste real homemade local cuisine - in a summer house on Vis island in a private bay. The tour meets at 7:15AM, 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, you 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 a private bay on Vis island, Milna, where you will be served a freshly grilled lunch. Take a swim after that whilst enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least you will visit Hvar town, where you have around 2 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

4. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Your tour starts at 7:30AM from where you will travel on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. The first stop is 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, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 10:00AM and noon. At this time of day, the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes 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 of Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. You'll spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop of 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, you can always choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, you will travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There you can 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 you can 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 the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Hvar is the final stop of the tour, but on your way back to Split you will have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

5. 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 typical Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. After lunch, begin the return journey to Split.

From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

6. From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

Begin your tour from Milna or Supetar on Brač island and head directly to Biševo island, where the famous Blue Cave is located. Make the most of your visit to this magical place by going when the seas are calmer in the morning. Anchor nearby, then take a small wooden paddle boat to enter the cave. Once inside, marvel at the cave's magnificent blue color as it is illuminated by sunshine making its way through an opening in the rock. Spend some time soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Blue Cave, which was only discovered by divers in 1884. After your Blue Cave visit, make your way to Komiža, a small coastal town on the Mediterranean island of Vis known for its rich history and function as a military base. While there, explore stunning coastal cliffs and traditional architecture around the harbor. Then, discover Stiniva cove on your next stop, a unique natural bay which was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Later, stop near the island of Budikovac, where you can take a dive into the crystal clear Blue Lagoon from the boat. See the protected lush botanical garden in the Palmižana bay. Hvar will be your final stop. Enjoy some free time to make the most of the last hours of the day. Discover the many treasures of the town of Hvar, famous for a large number of sunny hours as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage, before you go back to Brač.

Vis: Island and Military Facilities Adrenaline Quad Tour

7. Vis: Island and Military Facilities Adrenaline Quad Tour

Go on an unforgettable ride around the beautiful island of Vis and explore Croatian history along the way on this quad tour. Drive up to the island's highest peak at Mount Hum for unbeatable views of the island and surrounding nature. Step back in time at the old artillery base at Stupišče. Visit the atomic shelter at Command Post Vis and learn about the rich history of these places. Round off your adrenaline-filled adventure with an exciting off-road ride through the hidden forrest paths in the center of the island.

From Split, Brač, Podstrana: Blue Cave and 6 Islands Tour

8. From Split, Brač, Podstrana: Blue Cave and 6 Islands Tour

Gear up for a full day of island sightseeing with pickup in Split, Brač, or Podstrana. See the amazing Blue Cave and its mysterious blue glow with your own eyes. Check out some old fishing villages, chill out on speedboat rides, sunbathe, and snorkel as you travel around Croatia's 6 favorite islands with an experienced skipper. The first stop is Biševo Island, home to the world-famous Blue Cave as its highlight. Marvel at one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic. It’ll then be time for a brief coffee break in Komiža, an authentic and beautiful fishermen’s village on the island of Vis. Feel free to take this time to explore the village instead. The undeniable serenity of the island will leave you relaxed and ready for more. Head then to a special location accessible only by boat: the famous and unique bay of Stiniva. Take some time to swim. After, Budikovac Island is your official swimming stop of the day so be sure to dive in and enjoy the warm waters of the Adriatic. Following a dry landing directly on the beach, you’ll have more than enough time to dry off, sunbathe, and snorkel in this unique bay. On your way to the beautiful town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, take in panoramic views of the Pakleni Islands, replete with pristine sandy beaches, clear blue water, and green forests. Hvar town is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and boasts a rich cultural heritage. This is the perfect time to stop for lunch and enjoy an easy walk around the town to discover its charm, or even visit the fortress above. After exploring Hvar, watch the sun set peacefully behind the island Čiovo while driving towards your starting point.

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

9. 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.

Blue and Green Caves: Full-Day Speedboat Tour from Hvar

10. Blue and Green Caves: Full-Day Speedboat Tour from Hvar

Enjoy a full-day excursion on a speedboat off the coast of Hvar, with the first stop on your trip at the spectacular Blue Cave. The Blue Cave’s ethereal silvery blue color is created by the sun as it bathes the cave’s interior through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy surface below. Continue on the cruise to Stiniva Bay. Seeing it from the sea side, Stiniva is closed in by 2 high rocky cliffs which, at their closest point, are just 4 meters from each other. Between the cliffs you’ll see a pebble beach appear as you sail through the gateway, opening up the site like a Roman amphitheater paved in stone. Continue to the Green Cave, where you'll have a chance to enjoy a swim, before heading to the little island of Budikovac, another ideal spot for a swim and a chance to relax. You’ll find a wonderful pebble beach, a small bay, protected from the open sea, and a beautiful lagoon for swimming on the southeastern side of the island of Vis. On the way back from Vis Island to the island of Hvar you'll stop at Palmižana on Pakleni islands.

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4.7 / 5

based on 822 reviews

Epic day touring the islands with Philip.! He’s a masterful and fun skipper. We got to see all the amazing sites with time to explore independently on 3 islands. My husband HATES being on boats and even he had a blast!!!

Fabulous guide Anita was super informative and great fun. The speedboat was high powered and the driver took us on some high speed donuts on the way home. Highly recommended trip- enjoyed it immensely

Personal messaging following the reservation, taxi from Supetar to Milna the starting port, boarding in Milna, hosting by Anita and Nino on board was highly friendly and carefully organized.

It was awesome! Weather wasn’t great but made the most of it and had cool, interesting stops. Boat ride was a lot of fun! Our guides Phillip and Lea were awesome!

The blue waters, the islands, the fortress.... worth every penny!! My tour was with the Providence crew -- great team.