Blue Cave & 5 Islands Tour

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Blue Cave & 5 Islands Tour

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Key details

Overview
Duration
Duration
12 hours
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
6 years
Group size
Group size
12 people
Languages
Languages
English, Croatian
Tickets
Tickets
Printed & Mobile accepted
Easy Cancellation
Easy Cancellation
Min. 24 hours in advance

Spend a full day on the sea, visit some of the most beautiful Croatian islands and testify to the natural phenomenon of the Blue cave on the Bisevo island. Sounds better than spending a day in a hotel room or a local bar? - We thought so! Now book your tickets and let the Blue cave tour from Split or Trogir become a highlight of your visit to Croatia.

Highlights

Explore 5 beautiful islands (Bisevo, Vis, Budikovac, Paklinski and Hvar island) in a single day. We will take you to the places where you couldn't go by ferry. Our local guides will make sure you don't miss out any of the top attractions on our route.

Discover Blue Cave, swim in a Blue Lagoon, visit charming small towns and century’s old Hvar town that provided shelter for ancient Greeks and Romans. You will swim and snorkel in the clearest sea, have an amazing time on the best beaches in Dalmatia and enjoy local food and wine. The Blue Cave Tour from Split is one of the most popular day tours in Dalmatia, for a reason.

Enjoy a comfortable ride in small groups on our brand new speedboats.

Includes and Excludes

  • All fees and charges
  • Bottled water
  • Blue cave entrance ticket
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Wind jacket
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Itinerary

  • 1

    Meetup & Departure

    07:00h - 07:30h
    TROGIR: 07:00h / SPLIT: 07:30h
    Meeting up early in the morning allows us to avoid crowds and enjoy the natural beauties Croatian islands have to offer. Before we depart, you will have the opportunity to meet your travel guides and hear brief info about what to expect on the tour. You will also be introduced to a proper way of getting on/off the boat, and use of safety equipment. NOTE: Meeting time for Blue Cave tour from Trogir is 07:00h, while for Split it is 07:30h.
  • 2

    Blue cave (Bisevo island)

    09:00h - 10:00h
    Once we depart, it will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to arrive on the first destination of our Blue Cave Tour from Split and Trogir: Bisevo Island. The reason we're here and the main highlight of the entire tour is the Blue cave, which is located on the southeastern side of the island. Upon arrival, our hostess will head to the sales office and buy your tickets required to enter the cave. There is no additional cost for you as the ticket price is included in the total price of the tour. We are not allowed to enter the Blue Cave with our speedboat; instead, Blue Cave staff will take you on a 15 min ride with small wooden boats. Then you will witness the beauty that amazing glowing blue light creates inside the cave. You will arrive just at the right time when sunlight reflects through the sea bottom and bathes the entire cave in aquamarine light. You can take breathtaking pictures inside the cave but without a flashlight so we advise you to set your cameras before we enter the cave.
  • 3

    Stiniva beach (Vis island)

    10:15h - 10:30h
    Stiniva, authentic Croatian beach located on the south side of Vis island has been voted for the best beach in Europe in 2016. There is no doubt it is beautiful, with its dramatic enclosure of massive limestone cliffs giving it some special aura when you first enter this hidden bay. There is no better place to immerse yourself within natural Croatian beauty than Stiniva.
    In the past 10 years, Stiniva became busy, and when I say busy - I really mean it! Hundreds of speedboats are entering Stiniva bay each day. That is the main reason why we won't spend much time here. We will do 15 minutes sightseeing, without swimming. Don't worry, we have even better locations for swimming waiting for us!
  • 4

    Blue Lagoon (Budikovac island)

    10:45h - 11:45h
    At this point, we have already seen many amazing places created by the sea, and now it is finally time to experience it as well! Swimming and snorkeling in a crystal clear sea is something you'll appreciate during hot summer days. Snorkeling equipment is provided by us, so, take a deep breath and start exploring the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island! There is also a beach bar that offers you an opportunity to refresh yourself with a cold drink.
  • 5

    Paklenski islands

    12:15h - 14:15h
    It's time for a 4th island (actually, group of islands) on our to-go list. This time, we're jumping off the boat to the Paklinski islands. Here we'll spend approximately two hours, which means you'll have enough time to explore the islands, enjoy its beaches or enjoy the shade of the trees to hide from the sun. It's your choice! Also, it should be mentioned, there are a beach bar and a restaurant on the island which will be convenient for those of you who are hungry.
  • 6

    Hvar island

    14:30h - 16:30h
    Finally, the sunniest island on the entire Adriatic sea: Hvar! The Blue cave tour from Split wouldn't be complete without visiting Hvar Island. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in entire Croatia. You have plenty of historical places, great restaurants, beach bars, and beaches. Hvar attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and also a lot of celebrities. Hvar town has a long history of being the center for trade and culture in the Adriatic from ancient Greeks and Romans to the French empire during Napoleons time. As part of the Venetian Empire, Hvar was an important naval base with a strong fortress-‘Spanjola’. You will visit a fortress that oversees the town and take most amazing photos; also you can enjoy exploring other architectural and historical sites such as ‘Arsenal’, one of the oldest theaters in Europe, Hvar’s cathedral and the Franciscan monastery. If you are not crazy about the history there is plenty of fine restaurants and vibrant beach clubs. Hvar is a popular yachting destination so there is definitely a lot going on whenever you visit. Since there are a lot of things to do in Hvar, we recommend good time management to make the most of it.
  • 7

    Return to Split / Trogir

    17:30h
    Once we all meet in front of the boat, it is time to go back to the place where everything started - Split and Trogir. It will take about 1 hour to return to Split, and an extra 15 minutes to arrive from Split to Trogir. After sharing group photos, tagging each other on social media, it is time to say goodbye. Hope to see you soon on some of our other day tours!

Good to know

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Beach towel
  • Small amount of money in local currency (HRK)

Know before you go

Dolphin watching

You can definitely expect to experience dolphin watching on the Blue cave tour! We are often accompanied by groups of dolphins on our trips so stay alert and observe your surroundings. Our skipper will be more than happy to notify you when we spot some dolphins and we will do short stop so you can take amazing photos and enjoy the moment.

Swimming in the Blue cave is not allowed

Since 2014 swimming in the Blue cave is not allowed. We'll spend approximately 15 minutes driving through the cave in a small wooden boat. Please, be quiet and carefully listen to your guide who will tell you everything you need to know about the Blue cave and its history.

Speedboat ride might be dynamic sometimes

If weather is not good, speedboat ride will be a little bumpy. For this reason, the tour is not recommended for persons with back/neck problems and pregnant women.

Blue Cave might be closed sometimes

Due to the weather conditions, the Blue cave might be closed occasionally. If this happens, we will notify you at least one day before the tour departure. When the Blue cave is closed you can choose from 2 options : full money refund or re-scheduling your trip for some other date.

EXTRA EFFORT FOR BEST EXPERIENCE

Since Mother Nature can be unpredictable sometimes our crew is always trying their best to make to most of each trip. We are constantly monitoring weather conditions and behavior of the sea so in case of any bad signs on the weather we can slightly alternate the tour and take you to some other amazing places. You can see sunken old ships, American bomber plane remaining’s form the WWII (Vis Island used to be the strong military base), locations in the island of Vis where ‘Mamma Mia’ was filmed and Monk seal cave that was home for endangered Mediterranean monk seals. It is one of the most endangered mammals in the world and we are happy that Mediterranean monk seal made a comeback to these waters. Overall, there is so many beautiful things and places to see and our goal is to give you the best possible experience.

Blue Cave tour from Split

Few thing that are good to know...

Meeting points

Two meeting points are possible for this tour. Please select your preferred meeting point during the checkout process.

  • Split

    Split

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    In front of the Church and Monastery of St. Francis

    7:15 am to 7:30 am

  • Trogir

    Trogir

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    In front of the Kamerlengo castle

    6:45 am to 7:00 amBlue Cave tour from Trogir meeting point.

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours in advance and you will receive a full money refund.

reviews

(4.5)

Blue Cave & 5 Islands Tour was rated 4.5 out of 5. Based on 371 reviews

  • "Extra destination instead of waiting in the line"

    We came to the Blue cave and it was packed! Our host Ivana hopped off the boat to wait for our tickets and skipper decided to take us to the Monk seal cave so we can swim there and have fun instead of waiting in the line for the Blue cave. After an hour or so we boarded on the boat and came back just right in time for our turn. What can I say, you must see the Blue cave, it's that good. Nice job guys, you took a good care of us!

    Maria L., Spain
  • "Mamma Mia movie locations"

    My husband and I took ZenTravel tour to see the Blue cave, so amazing by the way, but we didn't know that skipper will take us to the locations on the island of Vis where Mamma Mia was filmed! I got goosebumps when I first saw somehow familiar location and when skipper told us that those were spots where it was filmed I almost screamed out of the excitement. Thank you so much ZenTravel on this awesome surprise!

    Ronald Y. United States
110 €

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