Things to do in Vis

Our most recommended things to do in Vis

From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

1. From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

Visit 5 of Croatia’s islands in style with a fun-filled day trip by speedboat. Head on an adventure where you explore caves, swim and snorkel, and discover Dalmatian towns.  Choose either Trogir or Split as your starting point. And best of all, choose from either a small-group or private experience.  Cruise on a 90-minute speedboat journey to reach the island of Biševo where the Blue Cave is located. Hop into a smaller local boat and explore the stunning Cave from the inside and admire its vibrant blue glow.  Continue next to the island of Vis. Explore the village of Komiža with 1 hour of free time. Discover the traditional Dalmatian fishing village with its narrow streets, pebble beaches, and inviting promenade.   Swing by Stiniva Cove next, accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Then head to Budikovac Island for your next activity: snorkeling and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. Borrow the snorkeling gear onboard to enjoy a relaxing hour-long dip here, or even a refreshment on the beach. Last up is a visit to Hvar, with some free time to eat lunch and do some sightseeing in the picturesque port city. Highlights include the historic town center and the Španjola Fortress’ views of the Pakleni Islands. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you are then transported back to Split or Trogir.

From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

2. From Split: Blue Cave and Hvar Full-Day Tour

Meet the group near Riva promenade and board a speedboat for an adventure. Ride 1 hour and 15 minutes to the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The early morning is perfect for spotting groups of dolphins. Once near Biševo, the boat will anchor 200 meters from the Blue Cave. Entry tickets allow access to the swimming area and a chance to explore the Blue Cave in a small boat. Marvel at the flickering blue lights and glowing water. Before leaving, grab a drink at a local café.  Next, visit Stiniva Cove, located in the southern part of Vis – the furthest inhabited island in Croatia. Known for its high limestone cliffs and pebble beach, Stiniva is the perfect place to swim and snorkel. Admire the clear turquoise sea, ranging from 10-15 meters.  Continue to Budikovac, a small and almost uninhabited island. Meet its only permanent resident, Mr. Andro, an ex-ship captain who runs a small restaurant on the island that serves the best traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Savor local produce fresh from his vegetable fields and visit the donkeys and chickens on the farm.  Admire Mr. Andro's Dalmatian-style stone house and take a break to check out the island. Then, it’s time to head to the Pakleni Islands where you can delve further into the local food by choosing from several restaurants overlooking the sea. Have a cocktail at a beach bar and relax on the sandy beach. Your next stop, Hvar Island, is just 15 away. Once in the port town, walk the old-town streets and pass by souvenir shops. Visit historical sites such as the Arsenal, one of the oldest theaters in Europe, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, and the Bishop’s Palace. To catch some panoramic views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands, you can go up to the Spanjola fortress. After a tour of Hvar, begin the return journey to Split.

From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

3. From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

Embark on a full-day speedboat tour of Vis island and the surrounding area. 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, make a stop for lunch either on the Pakleni Islands, the south shore of Hvar Island, or on Vis Island. Stop for lunch at one of the seaside restaurants (at your own expense), relax at a beach bar, or enjoy one last swim before the journey back to Hvar.

From Split: All-inclusive Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

4. From Split: All-inclusive 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.

From Split & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

5. From Split & Podstrana: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip

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 Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

6. From Split: Blue Cave & Five Islands With Hvar Boat Tour

On this round-trip tour from Split, see 5 islands and 7 locations via speed boat. Enjoy the ultimate off-shore experience with swimming breaks, free time, and unbeatable island views. Visit the Blue Cave, Stiniva Beach, Hvar Island, and more. The journey begins in Split, then, after 90 minutes, arrive at the most famous place on the Adriatic, Blue Cave. Blue Cave on Biševo Island is one of the surreal places that remind people how amazing this world is beyond the city. After the visit to the cave, head to Pritiscina Bay where you can cliff jump or take a swim. Later, head to the southern part of the island and visit Stiniva Beach, voted the best beach in Europe. Thi beech is secluded with a sea entrance that’s just 16-feet wide. Enjoy another swimming break at the hidden turquoise Blue Lagoon on Island Ravnik. Marvel at the untouched nature of this part of the island as you get plenty of time to relax on the pebbled beach and soak up the sun. Next on the itinerary is the beautiful city of Hvar on Hvar Island. You'll have two hours for lunch and to explore this city of exquisite architecture. Before the conclusion of the trip, go to another swimming and snorkeling spot in Stipanska Bay at the Pakleni Islands.

From Split: The Blue Cave and 5 Islands Boat Tour

7. From Split: The Blue Cave and 5 Islands Boat Tour

Explore central Dalmatia islands on a one-day speedboat tour. Combine culture and history with relaxing and sunbathing while soaking up the sun rays in the azure sea of the Adriatic. Experience some of the most popular islands in the region. Meet your skipper and guide for the day at the meeting point, then sail to the first stop of the day for the main highlight of the trip, the world-famous Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. Check out the cave for around a half hour. After the Blue Cave, the next stop is Komiža, a typical Mediterranean fisherman's village with beautiful beaches. Continue to Stiniva cove located on the south side of Vis Island, which was voted Europe's very best beach in 2016 and is accessible only by boat. Discover the famous and unique bay and enjoy a wonderful swim there. Take a swim or snorkel in the Blue Lagoon on the island of Budikovac, or walk in shallow crystal-clear water and join the crew with the traditional Split ballgame Picigin. On the way to the beautiful town of Hvar on the island of Hvar, you will get a panoramic view of the amazing Pakleni islands. It'll be your time to explore the gem-like islands with their deserted lagoons and secluded beaches along with shady trees to rest underneath when you need a break from the sun. At the end of the day, sit back and enjoy the ride across the waves of the Adriatic Sea on the way back to Split.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Group Excursion

8. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Group Excursion

Embark on a day at sea from Hvar Island and explore some of the top tourist destinations along the coast. Make a visit to the Green and Blue Caves, snorkel in Stiniva Bay, buy some lunch on the Island of Vis, and choose between several popular locations, as per your group's wishes. Meet your crew in Krizna Luka and settle into your comfortable speedboat. Feel the salty air and breathe with the wind as you head towards the Island of Vis. Along the way, stop at the Green Cave, where you can enter inside and go swimming. Next stop, Stiniva bay. Drop anchor and enter the Bay by swimming or with a small rubber boat. This bay has an unusual shape and is a gorgeous location for swimming and snorkeling. At the beach, there is a bar where you can buy a drink and relax. Find yourself next at the magnificent Blue Cave, a definite national natural wonder. Allow your skipper to help you step off the boat and direct you where to buy your tickets. As you wait for your entrance time, take the option to hide from the sun in the nearby bar and buy a drink to cool off. Once your time arrives, a 12-person motorboat will drive you to the entrance of the Blue Cave. The entrance is a bit small, so make sure to bow your head while entering inside. Once there, the motor gets get and you can watch as your skipper uses his bare hands and a stick to push the bout inside. Admire the cave's unique and interesting glow for about 15 minutes and take the chance to snap a vacation pic or capture the dishing lights with video. Return back to your skipper, and discuss together which option you would like to visit next. Choose from the Green lagoon on the Island Budikovac, Seal Monk's Cave, Stoncica beach, Komiza town, or the World War II military submarine garage. Afterward, head back to the Pakleni Islands to visit Palmizana beach. Explore the three small and sandy beaches, buy a drink at the local cocktail bar, and if you're hungry, grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants. Enjoy your free time to relax, eat, and swim, or simply stay on the speedboat and listen to music or take a nice walk to the marina on the north side. There is a special botanical garden nearby, which is the perfect ending to a big day at sea. Around 6 PM, slowly drive back to Hvar as the sunset paints the sky with hues of gold and red.

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!

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Vis

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,089 reviews

Fun day trip with great music in between the stops. All stops were definitely worth visiting. We even saw dolphins on our way. Would have loved to be able to spend more time at each stop. The only downside was that we did not receive the promised water bottles.

The guides were excellent and took us to fun places with less crowds. Be prepared for a cold ride back given the later time and it’s a speedboat, and bring snacks as lunch isn’t until 3.

It was a lovely day out on the sea! Mia and Stipe were great guides. There was a lot to see on the islands and the speedy boat ride was great fun!

Pia and Yellow were fantastic. They were kind, funny and so knowledgeable. This trip was the best part of our whole entire vacation

Perfect, one of my highlights of my trip. Worth every penny!!