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Things to do in Pakleni Islands

Our most recommended things to do in Pakleni Islands

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

1. 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.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

2. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Join a guided tour of the Blue Cave from Split and discover the serene natural beauty of the area. You will also visit the stunning Stiniva Cove, Pakleni Islands, Budikovac island, and the famous city of Hvar on a day tour. Begin your tour on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. First, stop at 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 and time, see the sunlight reflecting through the water and coming from the white floor of the cave. View 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 in Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. Spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop, 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, choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There, 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, 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 St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On your way back to Split, have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

3. Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

Take a guided tour of the town of Hvar, swim in a secluded bay at one of the Pakleni Islands, and take dip off the shores of Brač Island on this catamaran cruise from Split. Enjoy a delicious lunch, snacks, and unlimited water, soft drinks, wine, and beer.  Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. Visit the town of Hvar, where a guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most important attractions of the old town. After the tour, you'll have about an hour to continue exploring on your own. Experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a mouth-watering chicken salad and sandwich lunch. Have fresh fruit and cake as you sail. On the sail back to Split, enjoy another swimming stop off Brač Island. Afterward, fresh fruit and home cakes will be served on board. Enjoy the dance music and a drink during the sunset for the perfect ending to this excursion.

Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

4. Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of your free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first swimming stop to discover the Pakleni Islands, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Next, you will have a chance to explore the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Make a final stop in a beautiful bay near Brac Island with free time for swimming, before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu

From Hvar: Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

5. 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: 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 Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

7. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a speedboat excursion from Hvar and visit the famous Blue Cave during an adventure to 5 beautiful islands. Take some time for swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling on beautiful beaches with clear waters. After departing from the port of Hvar, zoom across the waves to the first stop on the tour at the blue lagoon on Budikovac island. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters which have shimmering colors of blue and green under the sky. Travel next to the Blue and Green Cave, named for the colorful reflections of sunlight within, creating an enchanting natural sight. Travel next to the Stiniva Cove on the island of Vis. Admire the unique appearance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe with some time for relaxing in the clear blue water. Alternatively, you can swim to shore and get some great photos from the slopes surrounding the beach. On our way back to the starting point, make a stop at the Pakleni Islands. Take a short cruise around these small islands and make a stop at Palmižana, known for its sandy beach. Afterward, ride the waves back to the port of Hvar.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

8. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  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 (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

From Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

9. From Hvar: Yacht Tour to the Pakleni Islands

Feel the excitement of sailing on a modern 36-foot yacht to the Pakleni island chain from the city of Hvar. Choose from a group trip to the island or a more exclusive private trip.  Board the ship and listen to a short safety briefing and introduction to the ship. Snap some pictures of Hvar as you depart. Have the chance to maneuver the yacht yourself on days where the weather conditions are optimal, or sit back and let your professional skipper do the sailing for you.  Soak up some sun while you sail to the Pakleni islands. Stop for an hour at a natural bay where you can snorkel or paddle through the turquoise waters. Get back on the ship and make your way around the islands.  Dive into the water at another bay and have some free time to explore the islands. Buy a coffee at a local café or head to a bar for a tropical cocktail concoction. Cruise back to your starting point in Hvar. 

From Split: Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, and 5 Island Adventure

10. From Split: Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, and 5 Island Adventure

Join this full-day tour to visit 5 magnificent islands on a speedboat. Start your adventure in Split and take a 1.5-hour boat ride to the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. After admiring the Blue Cave, head to Stiniva Cove and the Blue Lagoon of Budikovac Island for swimming and snorkeling in the beautiful turquoise waters. Next, stop in beautiful Hvar town. Enjoy free time for lunch, coffee, and exploring the stunning Venetian architecture, ancient fortresses, and winding old town lanes. End your tour with an incredible scenic ride from Hvar to the Pakleni Islands and enjoy a last swim in this beautiful archipelago. Head back to Split and take in the amazing sunset views along the Adriatic Coast on the way.

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What people are saying about Pakleni Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,756 reviews

We went as a family with a young child (10) and we all had a great time! The blue caves were eye opening and the different islands were just beautiful. We went in October which is the perfect time to go! Still great weather but less tourism so not as crowded. Our little boy absolutely loved the travel on the speedboat but be prepared to get wet as it gets a little rough out there!

It was a great tour and I was able to see a lot that I wouldn't have been able to had I not taken the tour. The only negative was the place they suggested for lunch was very expensive and I was not expecting that. I just ordered the cheapest thing I could even though I knew I would still be hungry.

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.

Great experience. Little music on the boat is nice. The Blue Grotto is beautiful and we were able to stop in several places to swim. However bring a sweater it is a bit cold on the boat

I went with a group of friends and would definitely recommend. You need cash for the boat to the blue cave and there isn't any an ATM on the island so be prepared for this.