Boat excursions

Nothing beats a private excursion in a fast speed boat with an experienced skipper. A typical excursion will include swimming in the prettiest and most secluded bays, going ashore for a meal or refreshment at a waterside restaurant and exploring the headlands, caves and hidden coves along the coast.  Your broad itinerary will have been chosen but you have flexibility around that so you can spend longer swimming and less time ashore or just as you wish. You can have lunch at a restaurant you have chosen or ask the skipper to recommend one.

Suggested itineraries and typical prices
We list below just some of the more popular excursions that we would suggest. Depending where you are staying we can recommend a suitable itinerary.  Prices, which include fuel cost, will depend on distance travelled and the size of the boat. If you would like to be picked up from your villa or from a location not listed please tell us where you will be staying, the number in your group, your chosen excursion and preferred date and we will give you a precise quote.

 

Boat excursions available in Dubrovnik area

Elaphite tour 
The Elaphite are the group of small islands closest to Dubrovnik of which three, Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan, are inhabited.
On this tour you can visit all of the three main islands and will stop for swimming in quiet bays or on the sandy beach on the island of Lopud. The islands have a rich history. Dubrovnik noblemen built their summer palaces here. Some of these buildings have now been renovated while some can be identified only from their ruins. One fine example is the 16th century fortified Stjepovic-Skocibuha family palace in the village of Sudjuradj on the island of Sipan.
You can plan your day to include plenty of swimming and sunbathing away from the crowds on the mainland beaches. There are excellent opportunities for snorkelling and the boat carries the necessary equipment.  But if sightseeing is your principal interest all of the island villages are attractive and pleasant to walk around. There are many excellent restaurants where you can stop for lunch. Lopud and Sipan have restaurants that figure among the best in the Dubrovnik region.
Thought about staying on an island villa? We have lovely villas on the islands of Kolocep and Sipan.
 
Mljet island tour
This tour takes in the Elaphite island (described above) and continues on up the coast to the larger island of Mljet.  Mljet, the most wooded of Croatia's 1100 islands, is notable for its national park that contains two salt water lakes that are linked to each other and to the sea. In the centre of the large lake is an island with a Benedictine monastery first established in the 12th century. Boats are not allowed to enter the lakes so you will be taken ashore where you can hire cycles or walk into national park area to reach the lakes. A small ferry can take you out to the island and the monastery. As well as visiting the national park your tour can include stopping for swimming and snorkelling and of course going ashore to explore the pretty villages and sandy beaches along the coast of Mljet and on the Peljesac peninsula.
 
Korcula and Peljesac tour
Korcula Town, on the island of Korcula, considered to be the birth place of Marco Polo, is a beautifully preserved medieval town dating from the 13th Century. The fortified town is set on a small peninsula providing a commanding position over the strait between the island and the mainland. Today Korcula's town squares and narrow alleyways provide a rich historic setting for bars, restaurants, shops and galleries.
 
This tour will take you to the harbour at the entrance to the old town where you can go ashore to absorb the atmosphere of this delightful and historic island town. On the return you will explore the coast of the Peljesac peninsula stopping to swim in secluded bays and from sandy beaches on one of the wildest and most scenic sections of the Adriatic coast. Much of this coastline can only be reached by boat adding to its rugged unspoilt beauty.

Hvar and Pakleni isalnds tour
This tour will take you first to Hvar town on the island of Hvar. Hvar is one of the most beautiful and most fashionable towns in Croatia with wonderful Italianate medieval architecture and an impressive ancient town square surrounded by renaissance palaces from the 15th and 16th century. Among the most important of these are the 17th century theatre and a Venetian loggia. Narrow streets with old houses and villas radiate away from the town square while lively restaurants and bars are another attraction. The harbour front with its cocktail bar and cafe lined Riva overlooking spectacular yachts at anchor in the bay is a great place to relax over a glass of wine or a cool beer.

After sightseeing in Hvar you will move onto the Pakleni otoci, an archipelago of  seven large islands and many smaller islands. Here you will anchor in one of the beautiful bays to swim and sunbathe and, if you wish, to paddle board or water ski (equipment provided). We recommend going ashore for lunch at the totally magical Meneghello restaurant at Palmizana. We can ask the tour provider to book you a table in advance.

Vis island tour
Vis is the most distant from the mainland of the larger Croatian islands. It is impossible to make a day trip to the island by scheduled ferry service so a private excursion by fast speed boat is the perfect way to see this exquisite and unspoilt island. The tour will take in a stop in Vis town, situated in a sheltered bay which forms a wonderful natural harbour. Vis is an elegant town with plenty of history and an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants.
 
You will also visit the famous Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo. Transferring to a small rowing boat to enter this water level grotto you will experience the dramatic vivid blue glow in the interior of the cave that is created when the sun shines through an underwater opening. 
 
Finally the tour will allow you to expolre some of Vis island's beatiful bays and beaches where you can stop for swimming and sunbathing. Notable of these is Stiniva Cove entered through a narrow opening between cliffs to reveal the most perfect beach.
 
Solta fish BBQ adventure
This trip can be booked as a private excursion for a group of 8 or more or indiviually as part of a larger group. The initial destination is the  bay of Sesula  on the island of Solta where you will have the opportunity to swim in fish cages with snorkeling equipment and to catch your own fish  which will later be cooked for you on a BBQ grill for lunch .  After  lunch you will continue to the attractive village of Maslinica set within a delightful bay and then drive on for swimming and snorkelling in the breathtakingly clear water of the Blue Lagoon on the island of Drvenik.  

The price per person starting from Trogir/Split is 110 €/ person. 

What our clients say:

"The boat tour you helped us organise to Vis and other islands was great. Our skipper was really good and helpful at all times."

"The boat trip you arranged was a highlight of the holiday. Spiro our 21 year old skipper was excellent,"

 

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