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Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

Product ID: 173667
A full-day kayaking tour to visit 3 beautiful islands and 2 charming villages off the coast of Dubrovnik. Swim & snorkel in the hidden Green Cave, paddle under an awe-inspiring limestone archway, and give yourself the thrill of a cliff-jumping challenge.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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  • Visit the charming Lopud and Sipan islands including their medieval towns and fishing villages
  • Spend the day sea-kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping
  • Take a tour to the beautiful outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik's conveyor belt tourism
Full description
Starting the day with a panoramic ferry ride from Dubrovnik’s Gruz Harbor in the morning, you will arrive on the island of Lopud. After a safety talk and kayaking instructions, you will set off across the channel for the island of Sipan. Heading south west, you will first paddle to a natural stone arch which will provide a perfect photo opportunity. Under this archway, you can see the Adriatic sea open up in all of its glory.

Next, you will regroup and paddle along the coast to the hidden Green Grotto. You will then tie up your kayaks and get ready for a wonderful morning of swimming and cliff jumping. But first, you’ll grab snorkels and masks and swim down through the cave’s opening.

Very few know about this cave, even the locals, and inside there is plenty of room for swimming and even standing. This large and safe cave opens up to reveal an ethereal green light caused by the sun’s reflection off the sandy bottom. After, the group will swim in the deep cove outside the grotto’s entrance and try some cliff jumping.

Following this you will continue on to the delightful fishing village of Sudurad, on Sipan, for a lunch of local delicacies. Following lunch, you will paddle back toward Lopud. Before eventually calling it a day, you will stop at the island of Ruda, our third island of the day, to explore and kayak into another cave. Guests will be back on Lopud in time for a walk and for the evening ferry back to Dubrovnik.
  • Ferry tickets
  • Top-end sea kayaking equipment
  • Watertight bags for personal belongings
  • Masks and snorkels
  • Water shoes
  • Professional English-speaking guide and instructions
  • Photos
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (but there is a lunch break built-in, guides will recommend great local restaurants where the whole group usually eats together)

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Meeting point

We meet in front of the “Travel Corner” - tourist information center in Gruz harbor - Dubrovnik's main commercial port. Address is: Ulica Stjepana Radića 40, 20000 Dubrovnik. Please note we are in no way connected to the “Travel Corner”, we simply use their location as a good landmark so you could find us easily. Our meeting spot is on the public surface in front of their entrance. Our team member will be wearing a colorful “Outdoor Croatia” T-shirt.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
Children ages 5 and over are welcomed if accompanied by an adult in tandem kayak
No previous experience needed
In case of a bad weather, tour will be rescheduled or your money refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Insanely well organized and guided, All-In one tour

The tour guide was very well organized and able to pilot the whole group as originally planned. The tour included not only the Kayaking but also diving, cliff jumping as well as lunch with the Group. The costs of the lunch itself was not included but the guidance to this restaurant on a small island was very valuable.

September 7, 2019

This was one of our favorite activities in Croatia. Great day.

September 6, 2019

Not given complete experience

We did not receive the complete experience. The biggest selling point was to go into the green cave to swim snorkel and also to cliff jump - which no other companies offered. Yet when we were on the tour we were notified that the waves were too big to do so and were offered to swim at a 'nice beach'. Went to the island which was an average beach and the lunch had vegetables as the vegetarian option. We had to wait on the island for 3 hours before going on with the rest of the tour because we had so much time to spare since we couldn't do the best part of the tour. Tour guide was lovely - but no snorkles were taken with him so it seems to me like he already knew this was going to happen. Would be a cool tour if everything was able to go ahead as planned - but nothing else was offered to compensate this and it was a disappointing last day of our holiday. We would of preferred to go back to Lopad and explore there - much more interesting than the small island with nothing to do.

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July 19, 2019

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