Split Water activities

Our most recommended Split Water activities

From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

1. From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

Relax on the shores of the Blue Lagoon on a half-day speedboat trip from Split. Experience 4000 years of history on a guided tour of Trogir and explore the port of Maslinica with free time on Šolta. Depart from Split on a scenic speedboat ride and take in the views of the Dalmation Coast. Feel the bumps of the waves beneath you as you glide to your first stop, Trogir. Disembark and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO-listed town. You can also join a guided walking tour of Trogir. Navigate the winding alleys to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence followed by a stop at Cipiko Palace. Make a turn and see Kamerlengo Castle and St. Mark's Tower. Continue on to the impressive Clock Tower and City Loggia before strolling beneath the palm trees that line the Waterfront Promenade. Finally, make your way to the Land Gate and hear the history behind this imposing structure from your guide. Board the speedboat for your next stop, the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the turquoise water of the lagoon or soak up the sunshine on its pristine shores. Enjoy plenty of time to explore your paradisical surroundings with the provided snorkeling equipment. Next, dock at the town of Maslinica on the Island of Šolta. Here, lose yourself in the weaving streets of this ancient port town, with free time to shop, have lunch, or visit the idyllic beaches. Guests who take the morning tour will have the opportunity to lunch in the Martinis Marchi castle at their own expense. Finally, take the speedboat once more for your return to Split.

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

2. 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 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.

Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

3. Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

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 Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. Then, it’s time to head to the Pakleni Islands where you can delve further into the local food by choosing from several restaurants overlooking the sea. Have a cocktail at a beach bar and relax on the sandy beach. Your next stop, Hvar Island, is just 15 away. Once in the port town, walk the old-town streets and pass by souvenir shops. Visit historical sites such as the Arsenal, one of the oldest theaters in Europe, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, and the Bishop’s Palace. To catch some panoramic views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands, you can go up to the Spanjola fortress. After a tour of Hvar, begin the return journey to Split.

From Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

5. From Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

Discover the underwater world at the Blue Lagoon, Trogir Bay, and visit the tranquil village of Solta-Maslinica. Travel aboard a spacious and comfortable speedboat and stay hydrated with complimentary water. Hop aboard a speedboat for a perfect half-day summer getaway. After a 30-minute ride on a speedboat, arrive at the Blue Lagoon. Be enchanted by this shallow lagoon on the south-eastern side of Drvenik island which has a seafloor of sand and crushed shells that produce mesmerizing blue. Soak up some sun, swim, and snorkel before continuing to the charming village of Maslinica for a few more activities here. Last but not least. Trogir is referred to as Little Venice. The surrounding channels, whilst sinking, have been standing there since the Greeks colonized this coastline 2,400 years ago. UNESCO protected since 1997, this charming little old-town island is a perfect story to end your day together. Finish the day with a boat ride back to Split.

Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

6. Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

This paddle tour combines Dalmatian waters, sea and river. On SUP boards equipped with LED lighting on the bottom, be sure to see everything around and beneath you while paddling. Start your tour in the evening when the ambiance is quiet and nature is calm. Grab your board and paddle in the sea at the sunset. Soon, see the white rocks and cliffs, in which natives have built their traditional houses.  Glide up and down the river with stars above, and light beneath you revealing wildlife. The light on your SUP board will give you a completely new perspective on everything you see on this tour. Sometimes, in the low season when the sea is calm and the river quite cold, take the chance to go on a special route and embrace the open sea.

Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

7. Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

Your semi-submarine "Marijeta" departs from the promenade of Riva, located in the center of Split Harbor. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour, and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, sits 1.5 meters (5 feet) below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window you can watch the abundance of marine life as you pass it by. Since you can leave the cabin and walk up on the deck at any time, you are also free to enjoy the spectacular views of the historical area of Split, complete with the Palace of Diocletian.

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

8. 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.

From Split & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

9. From Split & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

Explore the islands of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour from Split. Visit the Blue Cave, sunbathe or go snorkelling on Stiniva beach, and enjoy free time in Hvar on this speedboat excursion. Climb aboard a speedboat to visit the Blue Cave on Biševo island (tickets included). Arrive when the sunlight reflects through the seafloor and bathes the cave in aquamarine light. Enjoy a short coffee break in the village of Komiža on Vis island. At around 12:00 PM, cruise to the southern side to swim in the unique bay of Stiniva. The next locations are small, hidden caves around Vis island. Stiniva bay is the first swimming stop of the day, for about half an hour, followed by the second one on Budikovac island. This is the only sandy beach among all other pebble beaches along our way so be sure to hop in and feel sand on your toes. Dry landing directly onto the beach, you'll have more than enough time to cool off, sunbathe and snorkel in this unique bay. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pakleni archipelago on the way to Hvar where you will have more than two hours of free time. The boat will return to the same place where the tour started from, at around 6:00 PM.

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

10. From Trogir and 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.

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What people are saying about Split

I would definitely recommend this tour! Marko and his crew made the trip incredibly enjoyable! Beautiful location, lots of fun and amazing people (super easy to make friends as a solo traveler!). Thanks to Roko and Marko this was the most fun I’ve had in Croatia yet!

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.

It was a lovely day out on the sea! Mia and Stipe were great guides. There was a lot to see on the islands and the speedy boat ride was great fun!

Definitely recommend if wanting to explore more of Croatia! the tour was the perfect amount of time and the guides were informative.

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