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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.

Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Morning Sailing Tour

2. Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Morning Sailing Tour

Your departure time for your half-day sailing tours is 10 AM, at which point you depart from the Hvar main harbor catamaran ferry dock. Throughout your tour, experience dynamic and adventurous sailing on a 37-foot racing sailboat which is especially set up for single-handed racing. Begin with 2 hours' sailing, following which you enjoy an hour to swim and refresh yourself at some of the secluded coves of the Paklinski Islands. These coves are only accessible by boat, and following your hour there you sail back to the Hvar town harbor. Throughout your tour, travel with a professional skipper, and rest assured with full passenger and third-party insurance.. There are drinks on board, consisting of non-alcoholic beverages and bottled water. Your guide also treats you to, snorkeling gear, and a stand-up paddle board throughout your tour.

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

3. 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

4. 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: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

5. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Join a guided tour of the Blue Cave from Split and discover the serene natural beauty of the area. You will also visit the stunning Stiniva Cove, Pakleni Islands, Budikovac island, and the famous city of Hvar on a day tour. Begin your tour 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 in 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, 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 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 & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

6. 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 Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

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

Enjoy a speedboat excursion from Hvar and visit the famous Blue Cave during an adventure to 5 beautiful islands. Take some time for swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling on beautiful beaches with clear waters. After departing from the port of Hvar, zoom across the waves to the first stop on the tour at the blue lagoon on Budikovac island. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters which have shimmering colors of blue and green under the sky. Travel next to the Blue and Green Cave, named for the colorful reflections of sunlight within, creating an enchanting natural sight. Travel next to the Stiniva Cove on the island of Vis. Admire the unique appearance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe with some time for relaxing in the clear blue water. Alternatively, you can swim to shore and get some great photos from the slopes surrounding the beach. On our way back to the starting point, make a stop at the Pakleni Islands. Take a short cruise around these small islands and make a stop at Palmižana, known for its sandy beach. Afterward, ride the waves back to the port of Hvar.

From Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

8. From Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

Feel the excitement of sailing on a modern 36-foot yacht to the Pakleni island chain from the city of Hvar. Choose from a group trip to the island or a more exclusive private trip.  Board the ship and listen to a short safety briefing and introduction to the ship. Snap some pictures of Hvar as you depart. Have the chance to maneuver the yacht yourself on days where the weather conditions are optimal, or sit back and let your professional skipper do the sailing for you.  Soak up some sun while you sail to the Pakleni islands. Stop for an hour at a natural bay where you can snorkel or paddle through the turquoise waters. Get back on the ship and make your way around the islands.  Dive into the water at another bay and have some free time to explore the islands. Buy a coffee at a local café or head to a bar for a tropical cocktail concoction. Cruise back to your starting point in Hvar. 

From Trogir or Split: Full-Day Blue Cave & Hvar Island Tour

9. From Trogir or Split: Full-Day Blue Cave & Hvar Island Tour

Explore the Adriatic on a speedboat tour to five unforgettable islands. Take in coastal views as you sail to important local highlights, including the Blue Cave. Take time to swim and sunbathe at the Blue Lagoon. Hop on board a speedboat and meet your skippers for the day whose years of experience guarantee a safe and comfortable trip on board. Once settled, head to the first stop of the tour: the Blue Cave on Bišovo Island, a unique natural phenomenon with a blue glow. After visiting the caves on Bišovo island, take a short ride to Komiža town on Vis Island, home to some of the bravest sailors on the Adriatic and where you can experience true old Dalmatian customs and local food (not included). Continue the journey towards the south side of the island where you can visit the famous Stiniva Bay and spot the caves and shoreline shaped by the powerful waves of the Adriatic sea. By now, the sun will be high in the sky, offering the perfect time to swim in the crystal-clear sea and enjoy some cocktails in the local beach bar on Budikovac Island (costs not included). After cooling down, cruise to the town of Hvar, the last stop. Hvar is the jewel of the Adriatic, one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia and a top vacation location for many famous people. Once there, explore the town freely.

Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Afternoon Sailing Tour

10. Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Afternoon Sailing Tour

Spend the afternoon exploring the Paklinski Islands archipelago on a private or small-group excursion. Experience the thrill of sailing on a 37-foot racing sailboat that will take you to see the most breathtaking sights on the Paklinski Islands archipelago. The tour begins at 2:30 PM in the main harbor of Hvar on the catamaran ferry dock. From here, your professional skipper will take you on a 2-hour sailing journey around the islands of the archipelago. Stop for a swim and use the snorkeling gear provided onboard to explore beneath the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy non-alcoholic drinks on board, and test your skills on a stand-up paddleboard.  Stop for 1 hour to enjoy swimming, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. Only accessible by boat, this is a perfect place to get away from it all. Finally, hop back on board for the 1-hour return journey to Hvar. The tour will end in the Hvar harbor at approximately 6:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Hvar Island

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based on 913 reviews

We got lucky as it was the last day of the season to access the blue cave. The trip was amazing and the speed boat experience was excellent for me ( i do not recommend if you have back problems). We got to see the daulphins and save a poor bird on our way as well. It s really worth every penny !

Journée extraordinaire, grotte bleue magnifique, skipper et guide très sympa. Bon timing de visite des 3 îles. Lieux sublimes. On a même vu des dauphins proche de nous le matin! Très joli souvenir en famille.

Great tour, beautiful islands and lagoons. The speedboat gets really cold but the borrowed wind jackets solved the problem. Mia and Neno were great guides!

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

Definitely one of our highlights during our stay in Split!