Elaphiti Islands Private tours

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From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

1. From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

From the main port of Gruž, it only takes about 20 minutes to get to the Elaphiti Archipelago, so this half-day tour is great for those looking for a bit of adventure close to town. Of the three main islands, you can easily visit one or two in half a day. During the hot summer months, the Blue Cave on Koločep and the famous Šunj Beach of Lopud are ideal if you like swimming and snorkelling. Your skipper will know all of the best spots for cliff jumping on the islands too if you're an adrenaline seeker. If you want to visit some of the islands’ historical villages instead, you might consider the old Monastery and Rector’s Palace on Šipan. Since this is a private tour, you get to decide on your own itinerary and you are free to change it throughout the day. Your skipper can advise you about the area and help you make the most of your time. Some of our guests start out their planning 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 something extra before heading back to Dubrovnik. It’s 100% flexible, and it’s 100% up to you.

Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

2. Dubrovnik: The Secrets of the Elafiti Islands Boat Tour

Visit several smaller caves on the island of Koločep and the Blue Cave. Go inside and experience how the reflection of the sun rays gives the sea an extraordinary blue color. Your skipper will join you on the sea as he shares interesting stories about the Dubrovnik caves. Next, visit the three Green caves. You’ll notice right away how the hues of turquoise and green beautifully blend as the waves ripple on the surface. These are also excellent spots for swimming and snorkeling. As you sail back towards the Old Town, stop by the Betina Cave and tread on the beautiful pebble beach. Visit the biggest of the Dubrovnik caves, called the Pidgeon’s cave. Secluded, on the outer side of the island, its entrance is surrounded by steep rocks and Mediterranean greenery protruding from the rocks.

Dubrovnik: Elaphiti Islands Sailing Tour

3. 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

4. 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!

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What people are saying about Elaphiti Islands

This was the highlight of our holiday. Our skipper Nichola knew exactly what we wanted out of our 4 hour afternoon boat trip. This is perfect for those that don’t want the crowds and would like the freedom to move when you are ready. We had our own music, drinks whenever we needed and snorkelling from all the best coves. Thank you so much Maro and Nichola ❤️❤️❤️

This was an excellent excursion if you have a day in Dubrovnik. We did the half day tour with just our family and the skipper. The boys learning some basic sailing skills, we got to swim off the sailboat in pristine waters. It was a great way to escape the crowds in Old Town and an overall very relaxing day. Highly recommend.

Really cool experience and would highly recommend this company/tour. My family and had never done sailing before, so were excited for the experience. Our guide was great- customised the trip to fit our interests, and shared some great insights on sailing.

We really enjoyed this private sailing trip and would recommend it to any family group as well as couples. Seeing the old town at sunset was really something special.

everything was perfect awesome skipper a bit of wind in the morning