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From Trogir and Split: Full-Day Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

1. From Trogir and Split: Full-Day Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Explore the Adriatic on a speedboat tour to five unforgettable islands. Take in coastal views as you sail to important local highlights, including the Blue Cave. Take time to swim and sunbathe at the Blue Lagoon. Hop on board a speedboat and meet your skippers for the day whose years of experience guarantee a safe and comfortable trip on board. Once settled, head to the first stop of the tour: the Blue Cave on Bišovo Island, a unique natural phenomenon with a blue glow. After visiting the caves on Bišovo island, take a short ride to Komiža town on Vis Island, home to some of the bravest sailors on the Adriatic and where you can experience true old Dalmatian customs and local food (not included). Continue the journey towards the south side of the island where you can visit the famous Stiniva Bay and spot the caves and shoreline shaped by the powerful waves of the Adriatic sea. By now, the sun will be high in the sky, offering the perfect time to swim in the crystal-clear sea and enjoy some cocktails in the local beach bar on Budikovac Island (costs not included). After cooling down, cruise to the town of Hvar, the last stop. Hvar is the jewel of the Adriatic, one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia and a top vacation location for many famous people. Once there, explore the town freely.

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

2. Split: Blue Cave, Vis & 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.

Blue Cave & Hvar Tour: Five Islands from Split

3. 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.

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

4. 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!

From Split: Blue Cave Speedboat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

5. From Split: Blue Cave Speedboat Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Travel to the scenic island of Biševo to explore the Blue cave on this speedboat tour from Split. Relax with drinks and snacks as you cut through the water in the speedboat. Have the option to personalize your trip with stops at attractions like Palmižana beach, Budikovac island, or the town of Hvar. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and transfer to your speedboat. Savor delicious snacks and fresh fruit as you travel to the Blue Cave. Sip on soft drinks, water, and beers. Purchase entrance to the Blue cave and admire how the light and water dance in this natural wonder. Have the freedom to visit other locations on this private trip. Sail to Vis island to see Monk Seal cave which is popular for being home to the Adriatic monk seal. Choose take a dip at Stiniva or Palmižana beach. Select to experience the peace and quiet on Budikovac island or explore Hvar. Finish your tour at the meeting point where you began.

Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

6. Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

Get some much-needed vacation time away from the hustle and bustle of city life on this private, multi-stop cruise from Split, including drinks, snacks, snorkeling gear, and on-board amenities. Enjoy a day out on the sea, visiting picturesque islands, unique caves, and sandy, clear-water beaches.  Starting early so you have plenty of time to visit all the highlights of the area, head to Blue Cave, one of the top locations reachable from Split. Arrive just in time to see the cave turn aquamarine blue as the sun reflects through the seafloor and decorates the interior of the cave. Just as a few minutes away, see another hidden treasure, the famous Monk Seal Cave, an inevitable stop while exploring the Vis Island. This 160-meter-long cave is an adventurous paradise named after the Mediterranean monk seal that used to reside on its beach.  Another beauty created by mother nature is the famous Stiniva Beach, hidden in a small narrow cove behind two tall cliffs that separate the serenity of the beach from the open sea. Enjoy free time to explore the beach. Swim and snorkel (gear included) and feel free to dive in and take a look beneath the surface. You’ll surely be amazed by the underwater scenery waiting to be explored. Use a GoPro (included) to capture your exploration of the beach. Next, stop at Budikovac Island with its turquoise lagoon that constantly changes from dark to light as the sun moves on the horizon. Enjoy another perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling thanks to its relatively shallow and completely crystal-clear water. The journey continues towards the Pakleni Islands and the famous Palmižana Bay. Hidden in a dense pine tree forest and often filled with different boats and yachts, the bay is highly ranked among the visitors of Hvar Island.  The final point of the tour is the city of Hvar. Visit the old town of Hvar, the sunniest spot in the country, and explore its historic core with characteristic stone houses, elegant buildings, traffic-free streets, and inviting restaurants.  Before heading back to Split, get to know the easy-going life on the island, taste Hvar’s signature dish gregada (Croatian fish), experience eating in the authentic surroundings of local taverns, and travel to the Croatian Renaissance by visiting the old house of the poet Petar Hektorović.

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What people are saying about Monk Seal Cave

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 311 reviews

Fantastic experience. My guides were friendly, helpful and fun. The trip involved amazing scenery and the boat ride was a blast. Just the right mix of excitement but still comfortable. So many pretty views, swimming in an amazing location and lunch in Hvar. Well worth the money. Go for it!

incredible tour and our guides were so lovely. a great day trip from trogir or split, would definitely recommend.

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

It was a wonderful and eventful day that ended far too quickly after 10 hours.