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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

Embark on a full-day island-hopping tour around the Vis and the Pakleni Islands from Hvar. 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, 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.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

3. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Begin your tour at 7:30AM, where you will travel 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 of 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 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, 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 the 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 typical Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. After lunch, begin the return journey to Split.

From Split: Island Diving & Blue Cave Tour with Lunch

5. From Split: Island Diving & Blue Cave Tour with Lunch

Diving below the surface of the pristine Croatian waters will give you the opportunity to marvel at the underwater world that is just as fascinating as the beautiful Croatian beaches, coves, and islands. Explore the most interesting locations of the island of Vis, a beautiful unexplored island. The first stop will be the Manta diving center in Komiža on the Vis island, a professional diving instructor will take you through a short training before you dive into the depths of the Adriatic Sea. This tour is great for all skill levels, including beginners. Get acquainted with the depths of the Adriatic Sea, then you will be served some sandwiches and water on the boat to stay energized until lunch. Marvel at the stunning Blue Cave on the Island of Biševo on the next stop of the tour. The next stop is exploring Monk Seal Cave with the snorkelling equipment provided. Sail to the famous Stiniva Cove, one of the most popular beaches in Croatia. Soak in the sun, capture stunning photographs, swim and snorkel during this period of free time. Continue to the uninhabited village of Palmižana, located on the popular Paklinski Islands. Along the way, we will stop at the beautiful Green Cave. Finally, your palate will be treated to authentic Dalmatian cuisine with an organized group lunch. Make yourself comfortable at the end of the tour as you enjoy the stunning view of the famous Croatian coastline on the hour-long ride back to Split.

From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

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

Take a day cruise from Split to explore Komiža and Hvar, swim and snorkel in pristine waters, and savor local cuisine on Vis island in a private bay. Enjoy beer, wine, soda, croissants, donuts, and waffles onboard. Use the snorkeling gear provided when entering the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The tour starts in the morning 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, 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 enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least, visit Hvar town, where you have around 2 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

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

7. 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 Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

8. 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.

From Split: Komiža, Hvar Carpe Diem, Blue Cave Entry Ticket

9. From Split: Komiža, Hvar Carpe Diem, Blue Cave Entry Ticket

Explore central Dalmatia on a one-day speedboat tour. Combine culture and history with relaxing and sunbathing while soaking up the sun rays in an azure sea of Adriatic. Experience some of the most popular islands in the region. Meet your skipper for the day at the meeting point, then sail to the first stop of the day, Hvar town. Take an hour of free time in Hvar, your skipper will provide you with recommendations. After Hvar, get ready for the unique Carpe Diem beach bar, and free time for swimming and snorkeling. 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 Blue cave, make a short stop at the Green Cave, where you can choose to enter if you wish. If you want to enter the Green cave you can buy the entrance tickets on spot. For those who do not want to enter the Green cave, you can use this time for swimming and snorkeling. The price of the entrance tickets is changing according to the time of the year. The last stop will be the charming fisherman's town of Komiža. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this charming fishing village. Do some sightseeing and exploration, treat yourself to traditional lunch, and coffee, or simply enjoy the peace and charm of this beautiful place. 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: Luxury Boat Tour to the Blue Cave and Hvar

10. From Split: Luxury Boat Tour to the Blue Cave and Hvar

Start with pickup from your hotel in Split and join your group on a comfortable speedboat heading to the Blue Cave. Upon arrival to the small island of Bisevo, board a small wooden paddle boat and duck your head as you pass through the entrance to the Blue Cave. Admire the stunning interior of the cave, with its characteristic blue colour. Next, make your way to the island of Vis and the charming town of Komiza. Grab your morning coffee or breakfast in the seaside restaurants in the town. Back on the boat, enjoy some time for swimming or snorkelling in the crystal clear water of the Blue Lagoon near the island of Budikovac. Admire the rocky cliffs of the Stiniva cove. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins on the way to Palmizana and Hvar. Discover the small tourist oasis of Palmizana with its botanical garden and white sand beach. Next, explore the historical sites of the town of Hvar and its outstanding architecture. Climb up the fortress for a stunning view of the Hvar archipelago. Be sure to try local Lavender ice cream, a local speciality due to the lavender plants grown all year round. After exploring Hvar, be transferred back to the port at Split.

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What people are saying about Vis

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 822 reviews

Fun all day tour with friendly staff. The only bad thing was not being able to visit de blue cave and blue lagoon which is the essence of the trip. This was because the water was to choppy with winds picking up through out the day. Something unpredictable. They still took us to different beaches, which where very nice, to compensate for not being able to enter the blue cave.

The best experience!! So worth the money. The first boat ride to the blue cave is long but it’s so worth it. The boat rides were a lot of fun, excellent tour guides and the islands are beautiful. We saw thousands of fish whilst snorkelling. Definitely the highlight of our stay in Split - highly recommend!

It was a lot of fun, a great way to see many islands in a short period of time. The boating on the water is rough, so be prepared for a wild ride. It made the experience more run for us.

We had an amazing day, beautiful sun, swimming, beautiful scenery... And the Blue Grotto is truly one of a kind! The boat driver and the guide super nice, really fun!

Wonderful day, the weather is well suited for the different stages, a big thank you to our shock duo and thanks to Luka for his playlist