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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 Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

2. From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

Make the most of your time in Croatia with a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful natural hotspots. See everything from waterfalls to medieval towns along the way.  Meet your guide and driver in Split before heading out to Skradin. Catch a relaxing boat ride to Krka National Park from here, with guaranteed unforgettable vistas on the way.   Once on the other side, benefit either from a roughly 1-hour complimentary guided tour of Krka, or the freedom to explore on your own. Either way, enjoy extra time after the optional guided tour to explore.  Whether it’s of flowing waterfalls at Skrandinski Buk, or historical flour mills, or wood trails, snap some photo opportunities of the unbelievable scenic views in front of you.  If you are traveling during the high season (June-September), board a bus to the postcard-worthy town of Primošten. Enjoy a couple of hours in this medieval island town to swim, chill, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll.  Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites’ waiting list. During the low season, when the weather is too cold for swimming, visit the picturesque city of Šibenik, famous for its impressive historical fortresses and known as a gateway to the National Park Kornati. Finish off the day with a transfer back to Split in time for the early evening.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

3. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with exploring the National Parks at your leisure. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:15 AM as you board your ship. Immediately be spoiled with some delicious local Rakija and ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast. Meet your tour guide and hear fascinating stories. Between 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM, enjoy free time to explore the Natural Park Telašćica on your own. Discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir. Also, go for a swim either in the sea or the lake. Admire the scenic views of the next stop, the Kornati National Park and Suha Punta Bay, before a delicious lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 18:00 PM.

Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

4. Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. Enjoy a snack and the all-inclusive drinks on board, and stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Upon arrival, visit the town of Hvar, where a guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most important attractions of the old town. After the tour, you'll have about an hour to continue exploring on your own. Then it will be time to experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a Summer Blues chicken salad. On the sail back to Split, enjoy another swimming stop off Brač Island. Afterward, fresh fruit and home cakes will be served on board. Enjoy the dance music and a drink during the sunset for the perfect ending to this excursion.

Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

5. Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon off the coast of Veli Drvenik Island on this cruise from Split. Go for a dip in Nečujam Bay on Šolta Island and admire views of Čiovo Island. Savor a fresh lunch paired with homemade wine. Set sail from Split for a relaxing day on the water. Soak in the beautiful Dalmatian sun, the fresh breeze of the Adriatic Sea with local flavors onboard. Enjoy a warm welcome by the crew and settle in on the boat. Cruise between beautiful beaches and bays. After a relaxing boat ride with panoramic views of Split, reach your first destination of the day, Nečujam Bay. This protected spot at the Green Island of Šolta has calm waters. Famous for a sunken ship, enjoy the opportunity to swim and snorkel around the shipwreck. Head to the east side of Veli Drvenik Island to Blue Lagoon where you will find turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Have a home-cooked lunch on board. Then, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or sunbathe, enjoying the exclusive access to the private beach. During June/September your final destination is Dalmatian village Maslinica on Solta island. Swim and snorkel in the waters, have a coffee or ice cream, or just walk around this small village. During July/August your final destination is a charming cove called Duga, known for its crystal clear waters. Keep a look out to spot dolphins during the boat ride. Enjoy the south side of Čiovo Island while cruising back to Split.

Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

6. Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

Choose to get picked up from your hotel by selecting the option with transfers or meet your guide at the picnic area in Luka where you can park your vehicle. From there, go with a van or minibus to the start point of the rafting trip. At the start, get to know your river guide as they help you choose the appropriate equipment. Your guide will remain with you in the boat for the whole journey. After a short safety talk, embark on your 3-hour rafting along the 9-kilometer route of one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers. See rapids, waterfalls, caves and quiet parts of the river which are rich in flora and fauna. Along the way, take the opportunity to participate in other optional activities like swimming or rock jumping. The cliffs are up to 5 meters high and the river is 6 meters deep at the jumping spot. Finish your tour at a small beach where you can change clothes and have a drink. The parking area where you left your vehicle is just nearby.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

7. 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: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

8. From Split: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

This two-hour cruise starts with sailing beneath the breathtaking green oasis of Marjan hill, the symbol of Split. Then, continue towards the bay of Kaštela where you can enjoy the panorama of the mountains that surround Split, the views of several marinas and the most important institution for all Split citizens, the amazing stadium of the local football club “Hajduk”. Afterwards, sail to the new part of the town, where you can view several city beaches as the sun sets behind the town, creating an idyllic atmosphere. Enjoy your time on board and be entertained by live music on the open deck where your experienced crew will serve you drinks during the whole cruise.

From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

9. From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

Enjoy a full-day cruise tour from Trogir to Drvenik Veli, Šolta and Čiovo. The excursion is great for families with children or anyone looking for a chance to take in the area’s natural beauty. Start out with a boat ride to Drvenik Veli and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll have time to swim and take some photos of the 3 Islands. When you arrive at Maslinica, there will be free time for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the sun. Next you’ll head to a small bay on the island of Čiovo, where you’ll have lunch. Again, you’ll have free time for swimming and snorkeling. At lunch, you’ll have a choice of fish or meat, and there’s a vegetarian menu on offer as well. After lunch you’ll begin the cruise back to port.

Split: Zip Line Adventure

10. Split: Zip Line Adventure

Begin with a complete safety briefing and demonstration of techniques conducted by a certified guide, who accompany you throughout your adventure. The tour itself is via a series of decks and platforms, connected by traverses, mounted on rocks and reefs. Experience a breath-taking view of Dalmatia inland and the Adriatic Sea on an exhilarating series of zip line canopy rides. Starting in the heart of the mountain Kozjak, fly along ziplines across mountains and over forests. Fly through the mountain with a new perspective as you explore this beautiful part of Dalmatia. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 13,489 reviews

Plitvice lakes is an amazing experience filled with beautiful lakes and lovely waterfalls. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide - Vice was extremely accommodating and kind. He was fun and quirky with his descriptions and trivia.

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

Great day out, would recommend this trip. Loved the waterfalls and the wine tasting. Our guide Lovro was very informative and helpful.

Fantastic daytrip! Our guide miss D was very enthusiastic and fun. The waterfalls are amazing

Guides were super nice and professional. The equipment felt safe. All over great experience!