Hvar Island
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From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

1. 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.

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, 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.

Split: Full-Day Boat Trip to Hvar & 3 Islands with Lunch

3. Split: Full-Day Boat Trip to Hvar & 3 Islands with Lunch

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first stop on the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Next, you will have a chance to discover Pakleni Otoci, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Make a final stop in Brac with free time to for swimming before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu. Itinerary: 07:30 Tour and safety briefing at the Grayline Split office (Riva) 08:00 - 10:00 Cruise from Split to Hvar 10:00 - 12:00 Hvar town free time 12:00- 12:30 Cruise to Pakleni Islands 12:30 - 14:30 Pakleni Islands time for lunch, swimming and snorkeling 14:30 - 16:00 Cruise to Brač 16:00 - 16:45 Brač free time for swimming and snokeling 16:45 - 17:30 Starting the boat ride back to Split 17:30 Arrival to Split Port

From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour With Grilled Lunch

4. From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour With Grilled Lunch

This tour is created for visitors to Split who love to see some amazing sights, to swim and snorkel in pristine waters and who like to taste real homemade local cuisine - in a summer house on Vis island in a private bay. The tour meets at 7:15AM, to ensure a head start on other tour groups. Once everybody is seated you had out towards the Blue Cave where you are taken inside with small fishermen's boats for a sightseeing tour. After that, you visit Komiža town on Vis island, the most beautiful fishermen's village in the Mediterranean. You can get some coffee there and go for a swim. Your next destination is Budikovac island's Blue Lagoon where you have more free time. Feel free to use the provided snorkeling gear and towels. Next, you head to a private bay on Vis island, Milna, where you will be served a freshly grilled lunch. Take a swim after that whilst enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least you will visit Hvar town, where you have around 2 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

5. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Your tour starts at 7:30AM from where you will travel on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. The first stop is the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which is known for its shimmering blue water and is located on the small island of Biševo. Depending on the season, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 10:00AM and noon. At this time of day, the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes the grotto in aquamarine light. This light causes the objects in the water to appear to be silver. The second stop is Stiniva Cove, which was awarded the best beach of Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. You'll spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop of Budikovac Island. The beautiful blue-lagoon-like beach captures your attention from the moment you enter it, and is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming. If you'd not prefer to swim, you can always choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, you will travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There you can find some of the best seafood restaurants or popular beach clubs. The city of Hvar is a real treat, due to it being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. There you can explore the local cuisine in the many restaurants and lounge bars. When it comes to sightseeing, you can't miss the city's highlights which include the fortress on top of the hill, the main square, and the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Hvar is the final stop of the tour, but on your way back to Split you will have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

6. From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

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 Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

7. From Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

Feel the excitement of sailing on a modern 36-foot yacht to the Pakleni island chain from the city of Hvar. Choose from a group trip to the island or a more exclusive private trip.  Board the ship and listen to a short safety briefing and introduction to the ship. Snap some pictures of Hvar as you depart. Have the chance to maneuver the yacht yourself on days where the weather conditions are optimal, or sit back and let your professional skipper do the sailing for you.  Soak up some sun while you sail to the Pakleni islands. Stop for an hour at a natural bay where you can snorkel or paddle through the turquoise waters. Get back on the ship and make your way around the islands.  Dive into the water at another bay and have some free time to explore the islands. Buy a coffee at a local café or head to a bar for a tropical cocktail concoction. Cruise back to your starting point in Hvar. 

Paklinski Islands: Hvar Half-Day Morning Sailing Tour

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

Paklinski Islands: Hvar Full-Day Sailing Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Hvar Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 122 reviews

We had a great day trip! Everything about it was perfect, we were even lucky enough to see dolphins on our way back! Larry and Anna did an amazing job at looking after us and making sure we felt safe and comfortable! 10/10 would recommend!

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

incredible tour and our guides were so lovely. a great day trip from trogir or split, would definitely recommend.

Our number one activity. Cannot recommend this tour or Vedran enough!! You won't be disappointed

It was a wonderful and eventful day that ended far too quickly after 10 hours.