Budikovac Blue Lagoon

Budikovac Blue Lagoon: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

2. 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 & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

3. From Split & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

Explore the islands of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour from Split. Visit the Blue Cave, sunbathe or go snorkelling on Stiniva beach, and enjoy free time in Hvar on this speedboat excursion. Climb aboard a speedboat to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo island (tickets included). Arrive when the sunlight reflects through the seafloor and bathes the cave in aquamarine light. Enjoy a short coffee break in the village of Komiža on Vis island. At around 12:00 PM, cruise to the southern side to swim in the unique bay of Stiniva. The next locations are small, hidden caves around Vis island. Stiniva bay is the first swimming stop of the day, for about half an hour, followed by the second one on Budikovac island. This is the only sandy beach among all other pebble beaches along our way so be sure to hop in and feel sand on your toes. Dry landing directly onto the beach, you'll have more than enough time to cool off, sunbathe and snorkel in this unique bay. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pakleni archipelago on the way to Hvar where you will have more than two hours of free time. The boat will return to the same place where the tour started from, at around 6:00 PM.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar by Luxury Boat

4. From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar by Luxury Boat

Depart from Split by luxury speedboat and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the beautiful Blue Lagoon and Stiniva beach, and the town of Hvar on a full-day tour. Head to Bisevo island where you will enter the flickering Blue Cave. Spend 5-10 minutes inside with a guide, hear fascinating facts, and take photos. Next, stop at the stunning Stiniva beach before heading to the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing swim and a spot of snorkeling. Jump off the boat and explore the island, or choose to stay on the boat. In the Afternoon, go to Hvar island and visit village Milna. Go for lunch, take a stroll, or swim in the crystal waters. Finally, travel to Hvar city where you will have time to explore before returning to Split in the late afternoon.

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

5. 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.

From Split: The Blue Cave and 5 Islands Boat Tour

6. From Split: The Blue Cave and 5 Islands Boat Tour

Explore central Dalmatia islands on a one-day speedboat tour. Combine culture and history with relaxing and sunbathing while soaking up the sun rays in the azure sea of the Adriatic. Experience some of the most popular islands in the region. Meet your skipper and guide for the day at the meeting point, then sail to the first stop of the day for the main highlight of the trip, the world-famous Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. Check out the cave for around a half hour. After the Blue Cave, the next stop is Komiža, a typical Mediterranean fisherman's village with beautiful beaches. Continue to Stiniva cove located on the south side of Vis Island, which was voted Europe's very best beach in 2016 and is accessible only by boat. Discover the famous and unique bay and enjoy a wonderful swim there. Take a swim or snorkel in the Blue Lagoon on the island of Budikovac, or walk in shallow crystal-clear water and join the crew with the traditional Split ballgame Picigin. On the way to the beautiful town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, you will get a panoramic view of the amazing Pakleni islands. It'll be your time to explore the gem-like islands with their deserted lagoons and secluded beaches along with shady trees to rest underneath when you need a break from the sun. At the end of the day, sit back and enjoy the ride across the waves of the Adriatic Sea on the way back to Split.

From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar, 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

7. From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar, 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

Jump on a speedboat for an early morning, exciting 90-minute ride to Biševo Island and visit the Blue Cave from Split. Your tour is timed perfectly for you to experience memorable scenery as the sunlight reflects through the sea and illuminates the entire cave in aquamarine blue light. Be entertained with stories from your official local guide on how the cave was discovered. Then, explore the charming town of Komiza. Head next to the WWII military bunkers on the southern side of the island Vis. The next destination is Stiniva Bay, where you can admire the beautiful views of the beach. Afterward, stop on Budikovac Island for a longer swim on a hidden white pebble beach with a turquoise sea color. Enjoy the panoramic view of the amazing archipelago of the Pakleni islands on the journey to Hvar. Arrive at the town of Hvar, one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, with a rich cultural heritage. Enjoy some lunch and sightseeing, before heading back to Split.

From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar and 5 Islands Private Tour

8. From Split: Blue Cave, Hvar and 5 Islands Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the culture of Dalmatia on this all-encompassing boat trip. Departing from Split, head to your first stop of the day, the breathtaking Blue Cave on Biševo island. Take in mesmerizing views of the nature and scenery surrounding the Adriatic Coast along the way. At the cave, witness the beautiful silver-blue color of the water and watch as each sunray transforms the hue of the water. After your tour of the blue cave, continue to the town of Komiža town on the island of Vis. Komiža is one of the country's oldest fishing towns where you can admire several sights, as well as immersing yourself in Dalmatian culture and enjoying a stroll along pebbled beaches. Enjoy some free time here to explore the charming old town or stop for a morning coffee or breakfast at one of the many restaurants. Next, head to the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island and go for a dip or a snorkel in the lagoon's crystal-clear waters. Afterward, stop for lunch in Pakleni Otoci, where you will find a range of beachside restaurants, with something to suit all tastes. Finish your day with a visit to the beautiful town of Hvar. Enjoy a stroll through narrow side streets filled with rustic houses and traditional buildings and stop to admire the 16th-century fortress and the views from the harbor before heading back to Split.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Group Excursion

9. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Group Excursion

Embark on a day at sea from Hvar Island and explore some of the top tourist destinations along the coast. Make a visit to the Green and Blue Caves, snorkel in Stiniva Bay, buy some lunch on the Island of Vis, and choose between several popular locations, as per your group's wishes. Meet your crew in Krizna Luka and settle into your comfortable speedboat. Feel the salty air and breathe with the wind as you head towards the Island of Vis. Along the way, stop at the Green Cave, where you can enter inside and go swimming. Next stop, Stiniva bay. Drop anchor and enter the Bay by swimming or with a small rubber boat. This bay has an unusual shape and is a gorgeous location for swimming and snorkeling. At the beach, there is a bar where you can buy a drink and relax. Find yourself next at the magnificent Blue Cave, a definite national natural wonder. Allow your skipper to help you step off the boat and direct you where to buy your tickets. As you wait for your entrance time, take the option to hide from the sun in the nearby bar and buy a drink to cool off. Once your time arrives, a 12-person motorboat will drive you to the entrance of the Blue Cave. The entrance is a bit small, so make sure to bow your head while entering inside. Once there, the motor gets get and you can watch as your skipper uses his bare hands and a stick to push the bout inside. Admire the cave's unique and interesting glow for about 15 minutes and take the chance to snap a vacation pic or capture the dishing lights with video. Return back to your skipper, and discuss together which option you would like to visit next. Choose from the Green lagoon on the Island Budikovac, Seal Monk's Cave, Stoncica beach, Komiza town, or the World War II military submarine garage. Afterward, head back to the Pakleni Islands to visit Palmizana beach. Explore the three small and sandy beaches, buy a drink at the local cocktail bar, and if you're hungry, grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants. Enjoy your free time to relax, eat, and swim, or simply stay on the speedboat and listen to music or take a nice walk to the marina on the north side. There is a special botanical garden nearby, which is the perfect ending to a big day at sea. Around 6 PM, slowly drive back to Hvar as the sunset paints the sky with hues of gold and red.

Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

10. Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

Start your day early and enjoy a full day of island hopping by luxury yacht and visiting all the highlights of the area. Blue Cave, one of the top locations reachable from Split, will welcome you with a million shades of blue as you will arrive just in time to see nature in action. The cave turns aquamarine blue when the sun reflects through the sea floor and decorates the interior of the cave with the prettiest blue you’ll ever have a chance to witness. Another hidden treasure just a few minutes away from the Blue Cave is the famous Monk Seal Cave. This 160-meter-long cave is an adventurous paradise named after the Mediterranean monk seal that used to reside on its beach. Another beauty created by mother nature is the famous Stiniva Beach hidden in a small narrow cove behind two tall cliffs that separate the serenity of the beach from the open sea. Make the most of your time in this location by exploring the beach. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling, feel free to dive in and take a look beneath the surface – you’re sure to be amazed by the underwater scenery. The next stop is Budikovac Island with its wonderful Turquoise Lagoon. A fun fact about the island is that it is inhabited only by one person most of the year. The lagoon attracts visitors from all over the world with its amazing color that constantly changes from darker to lighter as the sun moves on the horizon. The journey continues towards Pakleni Islands and the famous bay of Palmižana. Hidden in a dense pine tree forest and often filled with different boats and yachts, the bay of Palmižana is highly ranked among the visitors to Hvar Island. Relax and enjoy the local cuisine. The final point of the tour is the city of Hvar. Visit the old town of Hvar, the sunniest spot in the country, and explore its historic core with all the amazing stone houses, elegant buildings, traffic-free streets, and inviting restaurants. Make the most of your free time here and get to know the easy-going life on the island, taste Hvar’s signature dish — gregada, experience eating in the authentic local taverns — konobas, or discover Croatian Renaissance in the old house of the poet Petar Hektorović. A fun-filled day out on the sea exploring the highlights of the Adriatic Sea will finish with a pleasant boat ride back to the shore where you’ll surely find time to retell and recollect all the memories and fun moments.

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What people are saying about Budikovac Blue Lagoon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,623 reviews

A fantastic day and great way to see lots of the surrounding islands during a short stay in Split. Crew on boat were great. The captain said to think of the boat as a roller coaster on the sea and at times it did feel that way. Lots of fun with the music playing and the company of other passengers. Each location we visited during our October stay was quiet and tranquil! A great time to visit and do this tour. We were the first boat at the blue caves which can be queued for hours during high season apparently.

Fun day trip with great music in between the stops. All stops were definitely worth visiting. We even saw dolphins on our way. Would have loved to be able to spend more time at each stop. The only downside was that we did not receive the promised water bottles.

The guides were excellent and took us to fun places with less crowds. Be prepared for a cold ride back given the later time and it’s a speedboat, and bring snacks as lunch isn’t until 3.

It was a lovely day out on the sea! Mia and Stipe were great guides. There was a lot to see on the islands and the speedy boat ride was great fun!

Perfect, one of my highlights of my trip. Worth every penny!!