Things to do in Pakleni Islands

Our most recommended things to do in Pakleni Islands

From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

1. 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.

Split or Trogir: Blue Cave, Vis, and Hvar Speedboat Day Trip

2. Split or Trogir: Blue Cave, Vis, and Hvar Speedboat Day Trip

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva beach, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office. Hop on the speedboat and enjoy a thrilling 90-minute ride from Split to Biševo Island. Head to the Blue Cave with its silvery-blue color, created by the refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone. Get ready for the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The beautiful clear sea, beach, and a small bar make this place a perfect place to take a swim or snorkel, laze on the beach, or stroll on the pretty island. The crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment. Head to the Pakleni islands, a group of small islands around the island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. Enjoy free time to have lunch, swim, snorkel, or explore the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2,500 years of rich history. Learn about its historical-cultural heritage and visit the fortress at the top of the town with views of the surrounding sea. Enjoy free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets. Explore the many charming bars and restaurants. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

3. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

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

4. 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: 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

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

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

Take a guided tour of the town of Hvar, swim in a secluded bay at one of the Pakleni Islands, and take dip off the shores of Brač Island on this catamaran cruise from Split. Enjoy a delicious lunch, snacks, and unlimited water, soft drinks, wine, and beer.  Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. 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. Experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a mouth-watering chicken salad and sandwich lunch. Have fresh fruit and cake as you sail. 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.

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 Split: The Blue Cave and 5 Islands Boat Tour

8. 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

9. 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: Hvar Nightlife Tour - A Town for Party Lovers

10. From Split: Hvar Nightlife Tour - A Town for Party Lovers

Experience the famous Hvar nightlife on your next vacation as you enjoy a boat ride to the best party locations on the island. Pakleni Islands provide a great start with their beach clubs while the city of Hvar is an excellent spot for all the party-hungry travellers that are searching for some top-notch excitement after dark. Here you can meet young people from all over the world and have a blast in the town that never sleeps. You can warm up with great music, classical beach party atmosphere and great cocktails before heading to the real-deal party center in Hvar. Hvar has been attracting young people in search for some quality excitement after dark for years now. It’s the craziest place on earth during the Ultra Festival and everyone knows that, but it has a pretty hardcore partying scene even without the famous festival. What’s separating you from the night of your life is nothing but a short boat ride. Let your tour guide take you there and show you the time of your life. During the summer time, this town literally never sleeps, which makes it perfect for a crazy, music and fun-filled vacation day.

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What people are saying about Pakleni Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,756 reviews

We went as a family with a young child (10) and we all had a great time! The blue caves were eye opening and the different islands were just beautiful. We went in October which is the perfect time to go! Still great weather but less tourism so not as crowded. Our little boy absolutely loved the travel on the speedboat but be prepared to get wet as it gets a little rough out there!

It was a great tour and I was able to see a lot that I wouldn't have been able to had I not taken the tour. The only negative was the place they suggested for lunch was very expensive and I was not expecting that. I just ordered the cheapest thing I could even though I knew I would still be hungry.

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.

Great experience. Little music on the boat is nice. The Blue Grotto is beautiful and we were able to stop in several places to swim. However bring a sweater it is a bit cold on the boat

I went with a group of friends and would definitely recommend. You need cash for the boat to the blue cave and there isn't any an ATM on the island so be prepared for this.