Things to do in Šolta

Our most recommended things to do in Šolta

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.

Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck, & Šolta with Lunch & Drinks

2. Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck, & Šolta with Lunch & Drinks

Enjoy the beautiful Dalmatian sun, fresh air on the Adriatic Sea with local flavors and summer vibes on board our ship. Stop at your first destination in Nečujam Bay (Shipwreck), where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. Enjoy plenty of time to have lunch on board and afterward. Visit your second destination, the Dalmatian village of Maslinica on the "Green Island" of Šolta. Swim and snorkel in the waters, relax on the beach, have a coffee or ice cream, or walk around this small village. Take a trip to Drvenik (Blue lagoon) for your final stop. Keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins during your boat ride.

From Split: Brač and Šolta Island Cruise with Swimming

3. From Split: Brač and Šolta Island Cruise with Swimming

Let the experienced crew show you how to spend a perfect summer day. Choose your own ideal place on the spacious decks and relax. After your departure from Split city port at 9:30 AM, enjoy a 1-hour cruise to the island of Brac. The captain will anchor the boat in a scheduled bay and you will have more than 2-hours of free time for relaxing and swimming in the turquoise Adriatic Sea. At 1:00 PM, depart for the island of Solta and enjoy lunch on the way. At 1:45 PM, you'll arrive in Stomorska on Solta Island, where the boat will dock in a charming little fishing village. Here, you'll have free time to explore the picturesque port or swim on the beach just close to the boat. At 3:30 PM, depart from Stomorska and enjoy a relaxing cruise back to Split where you will arrive at around 4:30 PM.

From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

4. From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

Discover charming town of Trogir and the vibrant color of the Blue Lagoon on a guided boat tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Croatian coastline, with some time for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Depart from Split and reach the town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the special atmosphere of the town as you wander through its narrow streets and its waterfront. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lovre and see the impressive Romanesque doors carved by Master Radovan in the 13th century. Continue the cruise to the Blue Lagoon, and marvel at its color. Snorkel with the gear provided, swim and enjoy time to sunbathe on deck. Explore the pebble beach surrounded by pine trees. Keep your eyes out for dolphins in their natural habitat. Visit old the fishing village of Maslinica and relax in its unique atmosphere. Take the opportunity for more swimming and enjoy time for lunch or dinner (at your own expense).

From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

5. From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

Enjoy a full-day cruise tour from Trogir to Drvenik Veli, Šolta and Čiovo. The excursion is great for families with children or anyone looking for a chance to take in the area’s natural beauty. Start out with a boat ride to Drvenik Veli and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll have time to swim and take some photos of the 3 islands. When you arrive at Maslinica, there will be free time for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the sun. Next you’ll head to a small bay on the island of Čiovo, where you’ll have lunch. Again, you’ll have free time for swimming and snorkeling. At lunch, you’ll have a choice of fish. After lunch you’ll begin the cruise back to port.

Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

6. Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

Take a guided tour of the town of Hvar, swim in a secluded bay at one of the Pakleni Islands, and take dip off the shores of Brač Island on this catamaran cruise from Split. Enjoy a delicious lunch, snacks, and unlimited water, soft drinks, wine, and beer.  Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. Visit the town of Hvar, where a guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most important attractions of the old town. After the tour, you'll have about an hour to continue exploring on your own. Experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a mouth-watering chicken salad and sandwich lunch. Have fresh fruit and cake as you sail. On the sail back to Split, enjoy another swimming stop off Brač Island. Afterward, fresh fruit and home cakes will be served on board. Enjoy the dance music and a drink during the sunset for the perfect ending to this excursion.

Trogir: Blue Lagoon, Maslinica, and Solinska Bay Boat Tour

7. Trogir: Blue Lagoon, Maslinica, and Solinska Bay Boat Tour

Enjoy a half-day speedboat tour to the Blue Lagoon, Maslinica, and Solinska bay from Trogir. Admire the architecture in an picturesque village and dive into the waters of the Blue Lagoon and Solinska bay. Leave from the marina in Trogir and soak up some sun on the way to the old fisherman’s village of Maslinica. Take some time to explore the streets of this charming village. Discover its old castle and picturesque stone houses .  Head to Solinska Bay where you can jump from the boat into the refreshing waters. Spend some time on the pine tree-lined natural beach, or bring a packed lunch and enjoy a picnic at the beach. Cruise to the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon at the island Drvenik Veli. Admire the vivid color of this shallow stretch of water between two small islands. Immerse yourself in the crystal clear water and look for schools of silver fish and other marine life.

From Split: Blue Lagoon, Hvar and Trogir Full Day Tour

8. From Split: Blue Lagoon, Hvar and Trogir Full Day Tour

Jump into a speedboat and admire the hard-to-forget picture of Split old town while sailing toward your first destination. The coastline along central Dalmatia has a dramatic scenery and lot of stunning islands just waiting to be explored. The first stop on your island hoping tour will be Hvar, a chic capital of paradise island. Enjoy your free time and become familiar with this popular destination, walk along beautiful promenade and admire the oldest theatre in Europe. Feel the island vibes while drinking cocktails in any of waterfront bars. After immersing yourself in the local history, it's time for a swim break. Grab snorkelling equipment from the boat and enjoy the crystal clear sea surrounding the Pakleni islands. Find your perfect spot in one of the gorgeous islets while soaking up the sun rays. The next island, Šolta is the perfect place to taste local food in traditional restaurant combined with a natural surrounding. Well known for wine, honey, and delicious food. Šolta is a perfect island for a lunch break before one more swim break in the tropical paradise. Blue Lagoon will leave you speechless with its different shades of blue, everlasting sunshine and sandy seabed. It is a snorkeler’s utopia featuring a crystal clear sea with a sea floor made out of crushed sea shells mixed with sand. The last stop before heading back to Split is the town of Trogir also known as "Stone Beauty". Admire one of the best-preserved examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Central Europe by walking through the maze-like UNESCO World Heritage site.

Adriatica Tour: Blue Lagoon and Solta from Trogir or Split

9. Adriatica Tour: Blue Lagoon and Solta from Trogir or Split

Start your day of fun in the sun at 9:00 AM at the prearranged meeting point. You will be welcomed aboard by your English-speaking skipper and set off on your day trip. Commence the fun with a speedboat ride to Drvenik Island, taking in the spectacular views of the islands along the way. Visit Blue Lagoon Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in this area. You'll have time to go swimming, snorkeling, or to sunbathe by the water's edge. Then take a short ride to the village of Maslenica on the island of Solta. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, check out what local life is like and enjoy a coffee. After visiting Maslenica you will continue to Stomorska Bay. Stop here for lunch at one of the many great restaurants by the sea. Sit back, relax and tuck into some traditional Dalmatian specialties. After lunch you'll head to Nečujam Bay, where you can snorkel around a shipwreck. At the end of the day, return to your original starting point at 6:00 PM. 

From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

10. From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

This route starts by taking off from Sinj airport, flying over the city of Sinj and the beautiful field of Sinj. This paradise of water, fields, and stone hides some of the most endemic species of flora and fauna in Croatia. Landscapes and underground of the Cetina River are rich with everlasting, sage, heather, and thyme. You might even see the Sinj fortress which was historically a very important location. Heading on to Split where you'll be flying over Klis fortress. On the cliffs between Mosor and Kozjak stands the Klis fortress. It was built on an extraordinary strategic location that allowed military control over the Klis valley. Klis fortress has been beautifully preserved in whole. After flying past Klis fortress, you will see the city of Split, with its green oasis Marjan. You will even see the island of Brač and the island of Šolta. You will see amazing blue seas below! Split is the second biggest city in Croatia and the largest ferry port. It is the cultural and economic center of the region. Largest green surface in Split, Marjan was declared a Park Forest in 1964. According to archaeological findings, it was inhabited as early as prehistory. Pieces of prehistoric pottery were found here. Also discovered are remnants of the temple of Diana – the goddess of the hunt. Until the 15th century, Marjan was covered with forest. Due to expansions of settlements, wars, and Turkish conquests, arson, and clearing, Marjan became a barren wasteland in only two centuries. Reforestation commenced by planting the first pines in 1852. As years passed, the forest was renewed and the animals returned. The first sea aquarium was founded on Marjan in 1928. After flying over Split the end of your flight will take you over the small town of Solin. Solin was the capital of Roman providence. However, Solin (or Salona) disappeared at the end of the middle ages never to be renewed again. Today it is a town of rich cultural heritage from ancient Salona (forum with temples, amphitheater, and graveyards with Salonitan martyrs) to the Middle age, time of queen Jelena and Trpimirović dynasty, the coronation of Zvonimir as King of Dalmatia and Croatia. Located by the river Jadro, Solin today is and youngest town in Croatia. It has been visited by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Afterward, you will fly towards the western side of Split where you can see some magnificent beaches of Split. Popular sandy beaches, pebbled beaches, rocky places, all can be found in Split. The final step is heading back to the airport. This is one of a kind tour and you will see everything you have to see in only 30 minutes.

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What people are saying about Šolta

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,156 reviews

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!

Sandra was a great tour guide. She was very informative and lively. Made a very enjoyable experience and engaged with every one of us. I would definitely recommend booking a tour with her! Great energy and person to be around. Thank you very much for your time!

Great tour! Start at the shipwreck for a swim, then off to Solta to explore the town or hang out at the beach bar, and then over to the blue lagoon for more swimming and fun!

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

Great trip! The speedboat was good fun and the islands were beautiful. Solta was our favourite. Would definitely recommend