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Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

1. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave & Sunj Beach Boat Tour with Drinks

Take a boat tour of the highlights of the Elaphiti Islands. Soak up the sun on Sunj beach and swim through the magnificent Three Green Caves and Blue Cave of Kolocep Island. Enjoy unlimited drinks and hearty snacks on board your boat as well as hotel transfer. Be picked up from your accommodation and delivered to your boat in Dubrovnik port. Receive a safety briefing from your skipper and then set sail for the stunning Elaphiti Islands.  First stop is the glorious Sunj beach on the island of Lopud. Here, you will be dropped off for a fantastic shore swimming experience. Explore the warm waters of the stunning lagoon before climbing back aboard your boat. Next stop is Kolocep Island, where you’ll swim through the natural wonder of the Three Green Caves. Before heading back to shore, stop off at the famous Blue Cave and feel like you’re entering a forgotten paradise as you swim through its crystal clear waters.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

2. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Blue Cave and Beach Tour from Old Town

3. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Blue Cave and Beach Tour from Old Town

Set sail on the glittering sea for a scenic journey from Dubrovnik around Croatia's breathtaking coast. Relax with refreshing drinks on deck as you admire panoramic views of Croatia, picturesque caves, and beaches. Stop at the famous Blue Cave where you can jump into the water to swim or snorkel. Next, visit three more caves before relaxing on Šunj's sandy beach for an hour — one of the most famous beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the striking blue waters of the sea that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area, Sunj, where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Sailing Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Sailing Tour

See the city walls of Dubrovnik from a sailboat and cruise to the Elaphiti islands on this tour with options for a full- or a half-day trip. Enjoy cool soft drinks while you explore the coastline.  Travel in a dingy to your sailboat and embark from the Bay of Lapad. Admire the turquoise waters as you set sail around the impressive fortifications that surround Dubrovnik. Make your way to the picturesque islands of the Elaphiti island archipelago. Discover pristine and secluded beaches. Continue to the Blue Cave to admire the ethereal color of the water reflecting on the cave walls. Go for a dip in the refreshing water and search for colorful marine life with the snorkeling gear. Learn how to steer the ship with a sailing lesson. Sip on soft drinks as you get some sun on deck.

Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Private Speedboat Full-Day Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Private Speedboat Full-Day Tour

At 10 am private skipper will be waiting for you to embark the speedboat and to start this full day adventure on the sea! First, you'll be riding through stunning Elaphiti Channel and in about 40 minutes, you'll reach sandy beach Šunj on the island of Lopud. Šunj is one of the rare sandy beaches on our coast, so this is an opportunity to enjoy in a bit different views than the ones you've seen so far. You'll spend about an hour on Šunj where you can swim, have drinks or just sunbathe in the beautiful enviroment. Your next destination will be island of Šipan (the biggest one from Elaphiti islands). On your way to Šipan, skipper will make a short stop in a hidden bay for snorkeling, swimming, or just taking photos as the views are splendid. You can jump off the speedboat into the crystal clear sea or just enjoy the surroundings from the boat. It's up to your preference. After this short but sweet stop, you'll reach 'Luka Šipanska' which is one out of two inhabited places on the whole island. Here you'll have free time for lunch or drinks in a local beach bar! It's beautiful to walk around and discover the island. Enjoy local life for a while, little bays and traditional boats in the port. There are only about 200 people living on the entire island, so visiting it is this truly unique experience. From Šipan you will continue towards smaller island of Koločep. On your way to Koločep you will stop in Sikirica Bay for swimming. It's hard to locate this bay on the map and that's why it's even more special. You can snorkel there or even use sea scooter! Sikirica has turquoise color of the sea and it makes it even more special to visit! After the break on Sikirica, you'll continue towards Koločep which is nature's oasis, untouched and clean. Less than 150 people live there and during the winter time it's almost empty. Beaches are rocky or pebbly and the color of the sea is incomparable to anything else. On Koločep, you'll visit Blue Cave where you can take some photos as the background is perfect. Here you'll have another opportunity for swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling before your return to Dubrovnik. Besides Elaphiti Islands, there are few hidden bays where skipper also suggests to stop because these bays are definitely worth visiting. They are not easily found on the map which makes it even better. Get ready for a day full of surprisingly beautiful locations on your way to main location!

Dubrovnik: Private Elafiti Archipelago Cruise

7. Dubrovnik: Private Elafiti Archipelago Cruise

Set off from the main port in Gruž, Dubrovnik for the Elafiti Archipelago. Just 20 minutes journey by speedboat, the chain of islands offers an array of hidden coves, seaside villages, and the characteristic crystal clear waters of the Croatian Adriatic for your enjoyment. Enjoy a full six hours of exploration, plenty of time to visit at least three of the islands and stop for a bite to eat. Take advantage of a private tour where you can determine your own itinerary and feel free to change it throughout the day. Benefit from the advice of an experienced skipper who can give you tips for where to go and help you make the most of your time. For swimming and snorkeling during the hot summer months, visit the Blue Cave on Koločep and the famous Šunj Beach on Lopud. Both these islands are car-free, making them a true escape from the busy city. If you're an adrenaline seeker, ask your skipper to take you to the best cliff jumping spots on the islands. Or if you prefer to get in touch with the local culture and island lifestyle, visit some of the islands’ historical villages and sights like the old Monastery and Rector’s Palace on Šipan. Some guests plan to visit all three islands, end up falling in love with the first one, and stay there all afternoon. Other groups move along more quickly and have time to visit an extra spot or two before heading back to Dubrovnik. It’s 100% flexible and it’s 100% up to you.

Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

8. Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

Embark on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands. Kayak, snorkel, and swim amongst lush scenery as you explore Lopud Island, the Green Cave, and Šipan. Stop at the village of Suđurađ to try local food and venture to the uninhabited island of Ruda. After arriving at Lopud via ferry, head to the base to get geared up. During a safety talk, your tour leader will provide kayaking instructions and explain the equipment so you can have the best experience. Once ready, set off across the channel for the island of Šipan. Before arriving at the Green Cave, an orchestrated sound of cicadas from Šipan will lure you to its coast. Once there, tie up the kayaks and get ready for swimming and snorkeling in the ethereal green light of this secluded cave. A high cliff awaits for the brave ones. Following along the coast, arrive at a delightful fishing village of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan. Have a break for lunch in one of the restaurants that provide fresh local delicacies. Enjoy fresh fish caught the very same day with homemade olive oil (costs not included). The last stop of the day is the small uninhabited island of Ruda. Following its coast, arrive at the hidden rusty cave on the other side of the island. Paddle inside the cave, snap some photos of intricate details, and feel like a pirate while hiding in the shade of this rocky grotto. On the way back to the base, paddle in front of a picturesque 15th-century monastery and arrive back at Lopud. After dropping off your gear, receive your return ferry tickets. Before your return ferry trip, you can go for a walk, swim, or enjoy a drink on the promenade.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Private Boat Trip to Elafiti Islands

9. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Private Boat Trip to Elafiti Islands

Your half day tour begins by meeting me on dock in Gruz harbour. When we all gather on the boat a unique experience starts where you will see the amazing blue lights in the Blue Cave on kolocep island, besides the Blue Cave, the most popular of all beaches is next stop Šunj sandy beach the only one in Dubrovnik area with natural sand, you will also have the opportunity to discover three Caves on kolocep island. After that, you will see a few hidden spots that you can't see on ordinary tours. We are going to see Lopud island which is a sight for itself with a nice botanical garden on it.

Dubrovnik: All Day Private Boat Tour

10. Dubrovnik: All Day Private Boat Tour

Set sail from Dubrovnik and admire the panoramas of the city walls and the Old Town harbor. Head to the famous Blue Cave on Kolocep Island for some snorkeling. Afterwards, continue on to Lopud Island to enjoy the sandy beaches of Sunj. From the beach, travel into the village of Lopud by foot or with a buggy, where you can find various restaurants and souvenir shops. Next, stop at Sipan Island, famous for its olive trees, olive oil, and fresh Adriatic fish. Explore the small fishing village of Sudurad on your own and buy some souvenirs to take some memories back home with you. On the way back, explore 3 small caves with snorkeling gear on the island of Kolocep. Free cool drinks will be offered during the entire tour.

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What people are saying about Elaphiti Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The trip was very nice . Marco explain all places what we visit . More then enough time on each stop. Blue cave was amazing, blue colour , not to busy. Free drinks included.

Filip was a great guide, full of interesting information and clearly a very competent kayaker. Good quality equipment and instruction was provided throughout.

Had an amazing boat trip, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Would defo recommend as a must do when in Kotor!

Absolutely loved it swimming in the blue lagoon and green cave also supplied water proof bag

definitely one of the most memorable experiences of the trip