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

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

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office on Riva, city promenade. Hop on a speedboat and enjoy a 90 minute thrilling ride from Split to Biševo Island to the highlight feature, the Blue Cave. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent. Stiniva was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015. Your next destination is a small paradise on earth situated between 3 islets, Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. Blue lagoon is a favorite destination for many guests on the Blue cave tour (own expense). 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. Swimming is not allowed in the Blue Cave. The next location will leave you breathless - it is time for Pakleni islands. Pakleni islands are a group of small islands (approx. 20 of them) around island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on the Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. There you have free time for lunch, swimming, snorkeling or exploring the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2500 years of rich history. You will visit Hvar town and the things that make this town so special are historical – cultural heritage, fortress on the top of the town (20 min to get up) with the best view of town Hvar, its surrounding sea, many cool bars and restaurants, and much more. You will have some free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets like locals do. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

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From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

2. 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.

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From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

3. 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.

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Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Morning Sailing Tour

4. 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 beach bars of the Paklinski Islands. These beach bars 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 welcome snacks, snorkeling gear, and a stand-up paddle board throughout your tour.

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Paklinski Islands: Hvar Full-Day Sailing Tour

5. Paklinski Islands: Hvar Full-Day Sailing Tour

Spend the day on the water 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 of the Paklinski islands archipelago. The tour begins at 10:00 AM in the main harbor of Hvar on catamaran ferry dock. From here, your professional skipper will take you on a one-hour sailing journey around the islands. Stop for a refreshing swim and use the snorkeling gear provided to discover what lies beneath the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board and test your skills on a stand-up paddleboard.  Set off again, on your way to a local area. Here, have 2 hours at your leisure to enjoy lunch at one of the small, family-owned restaurants. The next stop will be at a secluded cove where you will have more free time to swim or cool off with a refreshing cocktail at a secluded beach bar. Only accessible by boat, this is a perfect place to get away from it all. At the end of the day, hop on board for the 1-hour return journey to Hvar. The tour will end in the Hvar harbor at approximately 6:00 PM.

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From Split: Blue Lagoon, Hvar and Trogir Full Day Tour

6. From Split: Blue Lagoon, Hvar and Trogir Full Day Tour

Jump into a speedboat and admire the hard-to-forget picture of Split old town while sailing toward your first destination. The coastline along central Dalmatia has a dramatic scenery and lot of stunning islands just waiting to be explored. The first stop on your island hoping tour will be Hvar, a chic capital of paradise island. Enjoy your free time and become familiar with this popular destination, walk along beautiful promenade and admire the oldest theatre in Europe. Feel the island vibes while drinking cocktails in any of waterfront bars. After immersing yourself in the local history, it's time for a swim break. Grab snorkelling equipment from the boat and enjoy the crystal clear sea surrounding the Pakleni islands. Find your perfect spot in one of the gorgeous islets while soaking up the sun rays. The next island, Šolta is the perfect place to taste local food in traditional restaurant combined with a natural surrounding. Well known for wine, honey, and delicious food. Šolta is a perfect island for a lunch break before one more swim break in the tropical paradise. Blue Lagoon will leave you speechless with its different shades of blue, everlasting sunshine and sandy seabed. It is a snorkeler’s utopia featuring a crystal clear sea with a sea floor made out of crushed sea shells mixed with sand. The last stop before heading back to Split is the town of Trogir also known as "Stone Beauty". Admire one of the best-preserved examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Central Europe by walking through the maze-like UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Brač: Blue Cave Island Hopping Deluxe Tour

7. Brač: Blue Cave Island Hopping Deluxe Tour

See a variety of beautiful islands and hidden bays all in one day. Join this tour on Brač Island and sail off to see more of the Croatian coast and explore its hidden gems and unique landscape. The first stop will be the famous Blue Cave, known for its specific illumination and unique atmosphere caused by the sunlight that penetrates through an opening. It is best to visit during the morning hours while the sea is quiet and the sun rays penetrate into the interior. Afterward, experience the true Mediterranean lifestyle in Komiža, a small town where you can explore coastal cliffs and traditional architecture. Next, stop at the unique Stiniva Cove, also located on Vis Island. Then, head straight to the Blue Lagoon, near the island of Budikovac, which is the best place for swimming and snorkelling. Jump off the boat and dive into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. Stop shortly on Palmižana, a small uninhabited village on the island of St. Clement, which is the ideal place for relaxing on the sandy beach or enjoying the scents of the protected botanic garden. Before returning to Brač, make a final stop on Hvar Island. It is not only rich with historical monuments, but also the sunniest island in Croatia. Discover the fortress, the Franciscan monastery or the Hvar Arsenal, the oldest theatre in Europe dating from the 13th century and be mesmerised by how much has been preserved from the past.

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Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Afternoon Sailing Tour

8. 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 refreshing swim and use the snorkeling gear provided onboard to explore beneath the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on board, and test your skills on a stand-up paddleboard.  Stop for 1 hour to enjoy a cocktail at a secluded beach bar on the islands. 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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Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

9. Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

The ancient Greeks and Romans were already growing grapes and producing wine on Hvar in 300 BC. This gave them safety, food and medicinal wealth. Vineyards are all over the island. Strong wind and sun are ideal conditions for producing the best quality wine. The wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island's most important wine region. Further on, you'll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes wine tastings in two wineries of your choice (depending on availability). In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on the Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. Here you will have a chance to see an astonishing underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines including Croatia's only Grand Cru with the islands finest local appetizers. Jelsa is a small coastal town which has a very proud and long wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as well. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with island's finest local appetizers. Situated in Vrboska, the Carić family have been involved with vineyards for as long as they remember, however it was not before Vino Hvar was established that they started producing their own wines, “Carič wines”.  They have 5-hectares of vineyards in a specially designated wine growing area known as “Vinogorje Hvar.” Their wines have an individual story from the vineyard to the winery. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines, and provide all information needed with the island's finest local appetizers. After the wineries, you will enjoy a spectacular traditional Dalmatian dinner in the charming abandoned village of Malo Grablje or in Konoba in an olive grove.

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From Split: Private Tour to Brac, Hvar, and Pakleni Islands

10. From Split: Private Tour to Brac, Hvar, and Pakleni Islands

Start the day by joining the skipper and host/hostess on the boat. After you get acquainted and go through the itinerary for the day, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! The stops are carefully planned but are always subject to your wishes and preferences. The first stop is Bol on Brac island, home to one of the most famous Dalmatian beaches, the Golden Horn. Then visit the famous Hvar where you will have more than enough time to explore and roam the charming streets. The final stop will be the Pakleni Islands. This archipelago is known as a gastronomical, nautical, and party destination for everyone who wants to indulge in some of life's small pleasures.

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What people are saying about Hvar Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 89 reviews

It was really a great experience this tour! The guides were very nice and approachable, which I always appreciate. The blue grotto is beautiful, but I wouldn't really have needed it for the effort. We were lucky and only had to wait an hour - but if there is a lot going on it can take 3 hours, which really doesn't make up for the 10 minutes in the cave. What was a bit of a shame, we found that loud music was constantly playing on the boat, but that is of course a matter of taste (Split is now also a party town). You should definitely take a windbreaker and long clothes with you because the wind is very cool. What is also good to know: The registration office is NOT located directly on the water by the boats, but opposite on the beach promenade. If you come a few minutes later, that's not a problem either. All in all, I would do it again at any time and recommend it to others!

The boat tour was excellent and packed in a lot of sights. Stopping to snorkel and swim at many beaches and caves around vis. And to the docking point for the blue cave which is definitely worth a visit. They provided plenty of information and a comfortable boat ride and a couple of beers. With a stop at a lovely restaurant spot to finish the days activity with some food and a beverage. All round great day out.

Awesome day. The guide and the skipper were very friendly. The Blue Caves were closed but the alternatives offered were very good. Worth the cost

This is a great experience. 6 Islands in one day. Although it is a little pricy, it is worth it!

Very nice day, thank you for the kindness of our guides.