The Blue Lagoon and Trogir tour that departs from Split is the perfect option for escaping the city crowds on a hot summer day. Leap into some of the clearest blue waters you’ve ever seen and then cruise over to medieval Trogir, home to the impeccably preserved Kamerlengo Castle, along with a host of impressive Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque structures. Enjoy the speedboat ride with the wind in your hair and the dazzling views that surround you – this half-day Blue Lagoon tour from Split is just a click away!
Sail with us to the beautiful bay of Krknjaši, best known as the ‘Blue Lagoon,’ located on the southeast side of Drvenik island, renowned for its pristine clear blue sea, idyllic beaches and unspoiled nature. Next, we’ll journey to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir, founded in the 3rd-century BC. This ‘floating town museum’ boasts some of the best-preserved examples of Romanesque-Gothic architecture in Central Europe.
Enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views throughout our Blue Lagoon tour from Split. You’ll be able to swim and snorkel in some of the clearest turquoise waters and enjoy relaxing on one of Dalmatia’s most beautiful beaches before sightseeing through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trogir too.
Look forward to a comfortable ride and a more intimate, personalised experience on our small group tour which travels on brand new speedboats. Each vessel has two crew members, the professional skipper (driver) and a hostess to help guide the excursion, making sure everything goes smoothly and all our guests are happy. Our professional ZenTravel crew members all speak English and are dedicated to your satisfaction.
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Use of snorkel equipment
BLUE LAGOON FROM SPLIT : MEETUP
MORNING TOUR : 09:00h / AFTERNOON TOUR 14:00h
Join us at our designated meeting point where you’ll be welcomed by our tour host. Once everyone has arrived, we’ll tell you more about what to expect on the tour, provide a brief demonstration on the proper way of getting on and off the boat, and how to use the safety equipment.
MORNING TOUR: 9:45h to 11:45h / AFTERNOON TOUR: 14:45h to 16:45h
Admire the incredible cityscape of Split as we sail away, cruising along the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic. We’ll reach our first destination in about 45 minutes, but you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of breath-taking sights along the way. As we pass the mostly uninhabited south side of Ciovo Island with its steep cliffs and more barren terrain, keep a watchful eye out for the little historic church called the Gospe od Prizdnice which dates to 1546 as you might be able to spot it. In the blink of an eye, we’ll be at what might seem like a tropical paradise, as the clear turquoise waters and sandy seabed of the Blue Lagoon comes into view. Once on land, find a perfect spot to relax and enjoy along the shore with its fine sands gently rolling into the sea. That water is so enticing, you won’t be able to resist jumping in. As it’s incredibly clear, it’s ideal for snorkelling and Zen Travel has the gear for you to enjoy it. When you’re in need of a break, a bite to eat or a cool drink, you’ll find a handful of bars and eateries on the island too.
MORNING TOUR: 12:00h to 13:15h / AFTERNOON TOUR: 17:00h to 18:15h
After departing the Blue Lagoon we’ll reach our second stop, the ancient walled city of Trogir, in 15 minutes. Get your cameras ready as you’ll want to snap lots of pictures of this 2,300-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by Greek colonists as ‘Tragurion,’ in the 3rd-century BC, it boasts some of the most well-preserved Romanesque-Gothic architecture in all of Central Europe.
Trogir is a fascinating place just to wander, strolling the labyrinth of small stone streets and along the wide seaside promenade which overlooks the Venetian castle and fortress, Kamerlengo which dates back to the mid-15th-century. Some of other most notable spots you might want to visit include Central Square, the Town Hall, Small Loggia, Trogir Museum, the Town Gate and the imposing Cathedral of St. Lawrence, a Romanesque-Gothic triple-naved basilica. You’ll have time to unwind with a glass of wine in one of Trogir’s many bars and restaurants before we make our return to Split.
RETURN TO SPLIT
MORNING TOUR: 13:45h / AFTERNOON TOUR: 18:45h
After you’ve enjoyed the beautiful city of Trogir we’ll meet back at the boat for our departure to where it all began, Split. We’ll reach the so-called ‘Mediterranean Flower’ in about 30 minutes. During the ride you might want to share group photos and tag each other on social media before it’s time for farewells. If you’d like to do some more guided exploring while you’re here, we have many other unforgettable day tours hope to see you on one of them again soon!
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BLUE LAGOON TOUR FROM SPLIT SPEEDBOAT RIDE CAN GET BUMPY SOMETIMES
Keep in mind that if the weather isn’t idyllic, the speedboat ride can get a bit bumpy due to the rougher sea conditions. For this reason, we don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women or anyone with back or neck problems. In addition, as Mother Nature is in control of the weather, there is a possibility that the departure time will have to be changed to an earlier or later time, or the itinerary may have to be slightly changed to ensure a safe and most pleasant ride possible. Our goal is to ensure the best possible experience for every passenger, with every action aimed towards your safety and satisfaction.
BE CAUTIOUS WHEN SNORKELLING AND SWIMMING
It’s important to be extra cautious when snorkelling or swimming as the sea that surrounds our islands is so clear that the depth seems less than it really is. We want to you be safe so that you can return home unharmed and filled with happy memories of your time in Croatia.
Our tours aren’t just about the destination. While cruising the Adriatic, dolphin sightings are frequent as the intelligent, curious animals choose to inhabit only the clearest, most pristine seas, something that we’re quite proud of here in Croatia. With so much experience out on these waters, our skipper is very good at spotting them and will slow down or make a short stop so that everyone can capture photos or just enjoy the moment. Of course, you’ll want to keep a close eye out too as it’s always fun to be the first one to call out “dolphins at 11:00!”
WHAT TO BRING ON OUR BLUE LAGOON & TROGIR TOUR
We’ll provide wind jackets in case it gets cool while we’re out on the water. Even on hot summer days it can be cool in the early morning hours or later in the evening as we make our return. As the sun can get quite intense in between, we recommend that you bring sunscreen, ideally without biologically toxic chemicals that can harm the sea or marine life, such as non-nano titanium dioxide sunscreens or one that is zinc based without oxybenzone and octinoxate. You’ll also want sunglasses and a hat that can be secured so that it doesn’t fly off, a bathing suit, towel and change of clothing. If you have expensive electronic equipment like a camera, you might want to carry it in a “dry” bag to keep it protected from the saltwater. As there will be opportunities for purchasing food and drink, you may want to bring some cash (kuna) just in case you want to enjoy one of the smaller, local restaurants or bars that don’t accept credit cards.
FUN FACTS ABOUT TROGIR
Trogir is surely one of the most popular yachting spots in Croatia, but it seems like it was popular in ancient times too. Remains of stone weapons were found in one cave near this ancient city and they were estimated to be 45,000 years old. Trogir was once the home of many empires and Roman Emperor Claudius even built villas for his noble war veterans so that they could enjoy their retirement days surrounded by the area’s magnificent beauty.
When Bela IV, the King of Hungary and Croatia from 1235 to 1270 escaped the battlefield after his army had been annihilated by the Mongols, he went on the run, hiding in various places, including Trogir. In 1242, the Taters yelled out to residents in the Croatia language, commanding that they extradite him, but after devastating much of the country they eventually withdrew. Less than three decades later, Trogir became the very first town in Europe to have its own pharmacy, which opened to the public in 1271. It was located within the homes that sit next to the town loggia and cathedral. By visiting the Trogir Museum, you can see a copy of the original document that supports this claim.
Around the turn-of-the-20th-century, Trogir recorded the visits of a number of Nobel Prize winners and famous writers like Bernard Shaw and Anatole France, leading to its international appreciation as a tourist destination.
Blue Lagoon tour from Split
This tour has 2 meeting points. Location is the same for both meeting points, the only difference is meeting time. Your meeting time depends on the tour you booked: morning or afternoon tour.
In front of the Church and Monastery of St. Francis
1:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of your tour date and time to receive a full refund of your money. For example, if you book a tour on July 7, 2020 departing at 7:30 a.m., you will have until 7:30 a.m. on July 6, 2020 to cancel. All clients have the right to cancel their tour with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice before the tour begins, and the right to a 100% refund of the amount that was paid, although we appreciate further notice whenever possible. We monitor the weather conditions 24/7, however, Mother Nature can be unpredictable at times, occasionally causing unexpected situations that may result in cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the tour. That may include extreme weather or other extraordinary circumstances that could not have been avoided or foreseen, or incidents that occur suddenly. If such situations result in the cancellation of a scheduled tour, our valued clients have several options: Clients may accept a new departure date, replacement package/excursion of equivalent or similar itinerary, or receive a full refund of all money paid. Before all else, your experience and safety are our primary concerns.