Hvar Island
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From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

1. From Split: Blue Cave 5 Islands Day Trip Entrance Included

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.

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Split: Blue Cave & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

2. Split: Blue Cave & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Get an ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia on a full-day speedboat tour. Depart from Split and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the picturesque Pakleni Island, and the charming town of Hvar. Set off from Split and head first to one of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. Watch the rays of the sun turn the grotto blue. The next stop is Seal Monk Cave, another beautiful natural landmark. Soak up the sun in Stiniva Cove on Vis Island. Marvel at the beauty of the pebble beach enclosed by vertical cliffs.  Explore its beauty from the speedboat and take a picture of this unspoiled attraction. Then, submerge yourself in Budikovac’s turquoise lagoon, or let curiosity guide you past the extended pebble beach of Dalmatia’s only island with a single inhabitant. Explore the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 untouched islets. Go to one of the cocktail bars with great music, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Continue to Hvar Town in style and visit the charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress, wedged into the landscape above the town. Breathe in the pine-scented breeze as you admire the vistas of the old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. See one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town to pop into craft shops and cafés, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Finally, return to Split in the early evening.

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From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

3. From Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Speed around the Dalmatian coast on an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride. See beaches like Stiniva, landmarks like the Blue Cave, and go snorkeling in pristine blue waters. Meet your skipper and the group at the tour partner's office on Riva, city promenade. Hop on a speedboat and enjoy a 90 minute thrilling ride from Split to Biševo Island to the highlight feature, the Blue Cave. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent. Stiniva was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015. Your next destination is a small paradise on earth situated between 3 islets, Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. Blue lagoon is a favorite destination for many guests on the Blue cave tour (own expense). Beautiful clear sea, beach, and a small bar make this place a perfect place to take a swim or snorkel, laze on the beach, or stroll on the pretty island. The crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment. Swimming is not allowed in the Blue Cave. The next location will leave you breathless - it is time for Pakleni islands. Pakleni islands are a group of small islands (approx. 20 of them) around island of Hvar. The most popular is Palmižana which is located on the Klement island. It is a sandy inlet in the shade of the old pines. There you have free time for lunch, swimming, snorkeling or exploring the island. The final destination is the town of Hvar, Dalmatia’s trendiest destination and an island with more than 2500 years of rich history. You will visit Hvar town and the things that make this town so special are historical – cultural heritage, fortress on the top of the town (20 min to get up) with the best view of town Hvar, its surrounding sea, many cool bars and restaurants, and much more. You will have some free time to explore the town and get lost in the small narrow streets like locals do. To end your trip, hop back on a speedboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Adriatic sea while you cruise towards Split.

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From Hvar: Blue & Green Cave Day Tour

4. From Hvar: Blue & Green Cave Day Tour

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. After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

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Blue Cave & Hvar Tour: Five Islands from Split

5. Blue Cave & Hvar Tour: Five Islands from Split

Jump on a speedboat for an early morning, exciting 90-minute ride to Biševo Island and visit the Blue Cave from Split. Your tour is timed perfectly for you to experience memorable scenery as the sunlight reflects through the sea and illuminates the entire cave in aquamarine blue light. Be entertained with stories from your official local guide on how the cave was discovered. Next, travel to Monk Seal cave where the Mediterranean seal used to reside. Pass by the WWII military bunkers on the Southern side of the island and discover small caves, beaches and diverse forms of nature and rocks caused by sea changes. Your next destination is Stiniva Bay, voted best European beach in 2016 where you'll get to stop for a swim in the unique Narrow Bay. Afterwards, stop on Budikovac island for a longer swim on a hidden white pebble beach with turquoise water. Here you will have more than enough time to sit back and enjoy your favorite cocktail. On your way to the island of Hvar, you'll get to witness panoramic views of the amazing archipelago of Pakleni islands. Your final stop is Hvar, one of most beautiful harbours of the world, with a rich cultural heritage and walls dating back to the 7th century. In the town of Hvar you will have at least 2.5-hours free time before your fun outing comes to an end.

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Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

6. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Your tour starts at 7:30AM from where you will travel on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. The first stop is the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which is known for its shimmering blue water and is located on the small island of Biševo. Depending on the season, the ideal moment to visit the cave is between 10:00AM and noon. At this time of day, the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes the grotto in aquamarine light. This light causes the objects in the water to appear to be silver. The second stop is Stiniva Cove, which was awarded the best beach of Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. You'll spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop of Budikovac Island. The beautiful blue-lagoon-like beach captures your attention from the moment you enter it, and is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming. If you'd not prefer to swim, you can always choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, you will travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There you can find some of the best seafood restaurants or popular beach clubs. The city of Hvar is a real treat, due to it being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. There you can explore the local cuisine in the many restaurants and lounge bars. When it comes to sightseeing, you can't miss the city's highlights which include the fortress on top of the hill, the main square, and the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Hvar is the final stop of the tour, but on your way back to Split you will have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

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From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

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

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. 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.

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From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

8. From Milna or Supetar: Magical Blue Cave Island Hopping

Begin your tour from Milna or Supetar on Brač island and head directly to Biševo island, where the famous Blue Cave is located. Make the most of your visit to this magical place by going when the seas are calmer in the morning. Anchor nearby, then take a small wooden paddle boat to enter the cave. Once inside, marvel at the cave's magnificent blue color as it is illuminated by sunshine making its way through an opening in the rock. Spend some time soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Blue Cave, which was only discovered by divers in 1884. After your Blue Cave visit, make your way to Komiža, a small coastal town on the Mediterranean island of Vis known for its rich history and function as a military base. While there, explore stunning coastal cliffs and traditional architecture around the harbor. Then, discover Stiniva cove on your next stop, a unique natural bay which was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Later, stop near the island of Budikovac, where you can take a dive into the crystal clear Blue Lagoon from the boat. See the protected lush botanical garden in the Palmižana bay. Hvar will be your final stop. Enjoy some free time to make the most of the last hours of the day. Discover the many treasures of the town of Hvar, famous for a large number of sunny hours as well as a rich historical and cultural heritage, before you go back to Brač.

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

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

Your journey begins in Split from where you will set off to one of the most famous places on the Adriatic – the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave on Biševo island is one those surreal places that reminds you just how beautiful the world can be once you escape the city. While waiting to enter the Blue Cave, you will explore Bear Cave, where a colony of Mediterranean monk seals used to live- the Cave is intimidating and dark, yet amazing and truly magnificent. At around 12 o’clock it is time to head to the southern part of the island and visit Stiniva Beach – voted the best beach in Europe. It is breathtakingly secluded with a sea entrance that is just 16 feet wide. Afterwards, you will go for a swimming brake to the hidden turquoise lagoon on Island Vis to enjoy the untouched nature of this part of the island. This is the time to relax on the pebbled beach, swim, and soak up the sun. At 1:40 pm, you will cruise among the beautiful Pakleni islands. Then, appreciate the beauty of the city of Hvar on Hvar Island. You will have two hours to explore this city and its exquisite architecture.

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From Trogir/ Split: Hvar & Pakleni Islands Private Boat Tour

10. From Trogir/ Split: Hvar & Pakleni Islands Private Boat Tour

Make your way to the prearranged meeting point on the day of your tour. Your boat will depart from Split Matejuska pier at 08:30 and the skipper will take you to the first stop, Milna village on the island of Brac. Take time for a morning coffee in this nice picturesque fisherman location. After your coffee, you will be awake and ready to proceed to one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia, Hvar. Upon arrival in Hvar, disembark on the waterfront for 2 to 3-hours of free time for exploring this charming old Dalmatian town. Now, you will only be a few steps from Hvar Cathedral, and if you move your head a little up, you will see the stunning Fortica Fortress. Go there and enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. A short drive will take you further on this tour to Pakleni Island, where you will be able to enjoy swimming, exploring or eating in one of the lovely restaurants at Palmizana bay. Take a short break in the sun or walk a little along the beach which will give you an unforgettable feeling of nature walking among the many different plants, such as the different cactus and other greenery and flowers or just go to famous Laganini Beach Club here in Palmizana and enjoy some great cocktails. At the end of the day, you'll start your trip back to Split/ Trogir.

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What people are saying about Hvar Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 354 reviews

It was really a great experience this tour! The guides were very nice and approachable, which I always appreciate. The blue grotto is beautiful, but I wouldn't really have needed it for the effort. We were lucky and only had to wait an hour - but if there is a lot going on it can take 3 hours, which really doesn't make up for the 10 minutes in the cave. What was a bit of a shame, we found that loud music was constantly playing on the boat, but that is of course a matter of taste (Split is now also a party town). You should definitely take a windbreaker and long clothes with you because the wind is very cool. What is also good to know: The registration office is NOT located directly on the water by the boats, but opposite on the beach promenade. If you come a few minutes later, that's not a problem either. All in all, I would do it again at any time and recommend it to others!

Great tour. Great team. Perfectly prepared and very helpful. 20 degrees in October and it wasn't too cold. We were broadcast with very good jackets.

Awesome day. The guide and the skipper were very friendly. The Blue Caves were closed but the alternatives offered were very good. Worth the cost

Great crew, great boat, great music and especially great places ! No waiting time at the blue cave. Thank you !

Our number one activity. Cannot recommend this tour or Vedran enough!! You won't be disappointed