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From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

1. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

2. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

Embark on a full-day island-hopping tour around the Vis and the Pakleni Islands from Hvar. Take a speedboat ride to the many caves and beaches with stops at the Blue Cave and Blue Lagoon for swimming and snorkeling. 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. Snorkeling gear and safety equipment will be provided. 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: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

3. From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

We meet the waterfront promenade “Riva“, right in front of the Local Port authority building “Kapetanija“, 50m south of Bocca bar and Go Adventure. Take a day cruise from Split to explore Komiža and Hvar, swim and snorkel in pristine waters, and savor local cuisine on Vis island in a private bay. Enjoy beer, wine, soda, croissants, donuts, and waffles onboard. Use the snorkeling gear provided when entering the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. The tour starts in the morning 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, 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 enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least, visit Hvar town, where you have around 2 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

4. Hvar Wine Tour + Dalmatian Dinner

The ancient Greeks and Romans were already growing grapes and producing wine on Hvar in 300 BC. This gave them safety, food and medicinal wealth. Vineyards are all over the island. Strong wind and sun are ideal conditions for producing the best quality wine. The wine tour begins in Hvar town with a drive to the other side of the island to the island's most important wine region. Further on, you'll visit two of the most famous Croatian winemakers. The wine tour includes wine tastings in two wineries of your choice (depending on availability). In the Sv. Nedjelja village, by the waterside, the Plenković family formed their horticulturist company in early 1986. Their vineyards are to the south of Hvar island and on the Makarska vineyards below Mt. Biokovo. Here you will have a chance to see an astonishing underwater wine cellar overlooking the bottom of the sea. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines including Croatia's only Grand Cru with the islands finest local appetizers. Jelsa is a small coastal town which has a very proud and long wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as well. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with island's finest local appetizers. Situated in Vrboska, the Carić family have been involved with vineyards for as long as they remember, however it was not before Vino Hvar was established that they started producing their own wines, “Carič wines”.  They have 5-hectares of vineyards in a specially designated wine growing area known as “Vinogorje Hvar.” Their wines have an individual story from the vineyard to the winery. You will have the opportunity to taste 4-5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines, and provide all information needed with the island's finest local appetizers. After the wineries, you will enjoy a spectacular traditional Dalmatian dinner in the charming abandoned village of Malo Grablje or in Konoba in an olive grove.

Vis: Island and Military Facilities Adrenaline Quad Tour

5. Vis: Island and Military Facilities Adrenaline Quad Tour

Go on an unforgettable ride around the beautiful island of Vis and explore Croatian history along the way on this quad tour. Drive up to the island's highest peak at Mount Hum for unbeatable views of the island and surrounding nature. Step back in time at the old artillery base at Stupišče. Visit the atomic shelter at Command Post Vis and learn about the rich history of these places. Round off your adrenaline-filled adventure with an exciting off-road ride through the hidden forrest paths in the center of the island.

The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

6. The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

Once you have been picked up from Hvar, this small-group tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleon’s troops, on St. Nicholas Hill, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands. Continue driving through the green island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where you'll be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June - July).  Arrive at the port of Stari Grad, where the old roads are paved with amazing views. Then you'll approach the fascinating town of Stari Grad, once known as Pharia and Pharos, the Island’s capital. Continuing through the stone streets along the new Riva, and visit the fortress “Tvrdalj”, once belonging to the poet Petar Hektorović. He is known for his work named, “Fishing and talk with fisherman, and is the first realistic poem in Croatian literature. Hektorović dedicated all his life to his fortress, and still boasts the original fish pond. He always wrote: “I must go back there, for it is calling me home”. Continue through the well known UNESCO protected areas (vineyards and olives), to a small charming town Vrbovska, also called “Little Venice”. This town in Hvar is named after the many small stone bridges connecting the town over its narrow winding canal and the splendid St. Mary of Mercy fortress - church. Your next stop is for a wine tasting at one of the best vineyards on the island (either Tomić or Carić vinery). Here you will have a guided wine tasting tour at one of the best wineries on the island. On the way back, you will enjoy the charming authentic Dalmatian lunch/dinner in an abandoned village or in an Olive grove.

Hvar: Wine & Chocolate Tasting

7. Hvar: Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Your chocolate and wine tasting begins with a drive to Jelsa, on the other side of the island of Hvar. Upon arrival, you will meet your professional chocolatier host.  The chocolate tasting begins with a brief history of chocolate and its impact on health. Sample chocolate with unique flavours like Mediterranean fruits and herbs such as sage, lavender, carob, figs, and honey. You will have a chance to taste five different kinds of chocolates and pralines. In the second part of this experience you will go to the small town of Vrboska, to one of the most famous Croatian winemakers, where you will have the opportunity to taste four different kinds of wines together with chocolates. The traditional Mediterranean flavors come alive once combined together. As you return to Hvar town you will drive on an old road with amazing views of the green and rural island of Hvar. These views can be captivating.

Split: Vis Island Cruise, "Mamma Mia" Locations & Snorkeling

8. Split: Vis Island Cruise, "Mamma Mia" Locations & Snorkeling

Depart from Split and set sail along the stunning Croatian coastline. Stop at the historic Stončica Lighthouse, which has a long tradition of active lighthouse keepers who still tend to the complex today. Afterwards, explore the island's fascinating World War Two militarily tunnels and learn about their use during the war. Next, take a tour of the island and pass by some of the filming locations for the popular “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” movie. Admire these locations first-hand, which are a delight for even those who haven’t seen the movie. Continue the tour to Komiža next, a small fishing village that is bursting with authentic charm. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets lined with quaint stone houses and get a sense for local life. Once you’ve worked up a bit of a sweat from your travels, cool off from the heat with a dip in the mesmerizing Stiniva Bay. Spend some free time swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life. If you’d rather stay on dry land, soak up the sunshine from the beach and marvel at the scenic views that surround you.

From Split: All-Inclusive Yacht Trip to Hvar with Diving

9. From Split: All-Inclusive Yacht Trip to Hvar with Diving

With this tour, we are making your dreams become reality. If You are looking for something unique, where all your needs and wants will be fulfilled. Our luxury tour includes exclusivity, privacy, and everything from relaxation to adventure. Enjoy the ride with a luxury boat with 1 cabin and toilet, outside Bimini, and a big space area at the bow where you can relax, enjoy a glass of champagne and traditional Dalmatian finger food prepared specially for you from the fresh local ingredients! On the way, our crew will tell you all those local stories about the Adriatic coast, the islands, flora, and fauna. Your first stop will be at charming Komiža town on the island of Vis. A professional diving instructor will welcome you at Manta diving center, together with all the equipment. Your professional instructor will take you through a short training before you dive into the incredible underwater world of the Adriatic sea (up to 10m in depth for beginners and up to 15 m in depth for advanced divers). After getting acquainted with the depths of the Adriatic Sea, you continue sailing to the stunning Blue Cave at the Island of Biševo. To avoid waste of your precious time, You will have an exclusive private treatment, entering the unique cave directly without waiting. Under the fairytale impression of the Blue Cave, you can set the music of your taste and continue sailing on the Adriatic waves savoring every moment and capturing the beauty of the Monk Seal Cave and Green Cave. With all those caves in your mind, you are going to arrive at the famous Stiniva Cove, the most beautiful beach in Croatia. Stiniva Cove is a true work of art created by Mother Nature so here you will have as much free time as you need to have fun while swimming, snorkeling, and capturing the moment. After Stiniva, we will do the boarding and head over to Paklinski to Palmižana. Palmižana is located on the island of Klement, one of the Pakleni Islands in the Hvar archipelago, which are widely known for the unique natural beauty of natural bays and numerous sandy beaches. Once you are here it is up to you, whether you want to relax or discover a fairytale oasis of marine hedonism, whatever your choice is we will make sure you have enough time to do so. Now that you have explored the natural beauties of the Adriatic coast, the real entertainment will begin, Hvar island. Hvar is widely known for its beach parties, with the club Carpe Diem leading the way, as you might have already guests, Carpe Diem is our next stop. After enjoying cold drinks under the Hvar`s sun, we are sailing to Hvar Town! In Hvar, you will have an opportunity to taste the best of Dalmatia, traditional lunch prepared from the fresh local ingredients will wait for you as well as the wine tasting in the underwater wine cellars!

Hvar: Private Blue Cave and Vis Speedboat Tour

10. Hvar: Private Blue Cave and Vis Speedboat Tour

Take a private tour to fully enjoy the beauties of this coastal areal. Completely personalized for you, this tour ensures the best experience of Vis Island as you travel aboard a spacious 11-meter speedboat which delivers maximum comfort for groups up to 12 people. Equipped with a large sundeck and a bathing platform, it was designed for excursions and offers everything you need. Throughout your tour, see the magical Blue Cave, swim and snorkel in Stiniva Bay (voted the best beach in Europe in 2016), and submerge yourself in the crystal waters of the Budikovac Blue Lagoon. Cover these most popular attractions, before visiting some of the lesser-known areas such as the secret caves on the southern shore of Vis Island. After exploring the island, move on to explore the best of the Pakleni Islands. A private tour offers you the opportunity to visit the places you want, with enough time to stay at each area as long as you wish. Your friendly crew is on hand to help you organize your itinerary and take care of everything, allowing you to have an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

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Absolutely amazing day out on the water with a great crew! Lovely small group, the Blue Cave was amazing and then we went swimming in beautiful pristine waters. Lunch was insane! Fresh grilled fish and chips in a private restaurant overlooking a crystal clear bay. We then got to swim again before returning home. My only one down side was that I’d put that I was coeliac on the requests and unfortunately there were no gluten free snacks catered for, so I missed out on breakfast.

Nicely organized trip! Saw both green and blue caves (our guide was organized and planned out the perfect time to get there with minimal line ups!) Got to swim in Stiniva Bay and another bay in Pakleni, cruise around the yachts in Palmiziana, stop in Koniza for lunch and browsing shops. They even had goggles on board which came in handy when wanting to see the beautiful fish while we swam.

Both the guide and the skipper were absolutely amazing! Really lively and great energy. Lovely experience, loads of swimming and learning. The blue cave was beautiful and so were all the other places we stopped at.

A thoroughly enjoyable trip meeting new people and just lazying about on a boat and zipping past a a number of unspoilt islands, wind in the hair, sounds of “her name is Rio” in the air!

Our guide was very organised and brought us to some amazing locations.