Blue Cave tours

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Full-Day or Half-Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands

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4 hr. - 10 hr.
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  • Hop on a speedboat and travel between Croatia's Elaphites Archipelago area, including the magnificent Blue Cave.
  • Formed by the erosion of limestone rock thousands of years ago, the spectacular shadows, lights, and blue hues of the Blue Cave are worth admiring.
  • The Blue Lagoon on the island of Veliki Budikovac is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and will also captivate you with its mix of blue colors in the water.
  • Declared the most beautiful Europen beach in 2016, visit Stiniva Cove on Vis Island and The island of Budikovac for its white sand beaches.
  • The forested Pakleni Islands have the best beach spots, and a cluster of 20 little islands to explore before reaching the sunny town of Hvar.
  • Hop on a speedboat and travel between Croatia's Elaphites Archipelago area, including the magnificent Blue Cave.
  • Formed by the erosion of limestone rock thousands of years ago, the spectacular shadows, lights, and blue hues of the Blue Cave are worth admiring.
  • The Blue Lagoon on the island of Veliki Budikovac is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and will also captivate you with its mix of blue colors in the water.
  • Declared the most beautiful Europen beach in 2016, visit Stiniva Cove on Vis Island and The island of Budikovac for its white sand beaches.
  • The forested Pakleni Islands have the best beach spots, and a cluster of 20 little islands to explore before reaching the sunny town of Hvar.

Inclusions

  • Full-day boat tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, Vis, Hvar and Pakleni Islands (optional)
  • Half-day boat tour to Blue Cave, Green Cave, and Lopod Island (optional)
  • English-speaking captain & crew
  • Snorkeling gear & safety equipment
  • Round-trip transfers from Trogir, Split, or Dubrovnik (as per option selected)
  • Unlimited self-service drinks on the boat (beer, rakia local-made brandy, water, juices) (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Blue Cave
  • Towels
  • Tip: - Go on a sightseeing walk across Hvar town, the "Croatian St. Tropez," and spot the imposing Fortica Fortress.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for back issues, cardiac issues, and pregnant people.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Bring cash (in EUR currency) for the entrance fee to the Blue Cave.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Split: Full-Day Deluxe Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands with Drinks & Meals

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You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Flexible duration
Meals included
  • Are you ready to explore 5 islands on a luxurious boat ride for an entire day? This is just the tour for you.
  • Sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling, enjoy a good meal, and relax in a luxury boat all in this one tour - there is something for everyone!
  • Explore the mystical Blue Caves in a fisherman’s boat with a sightseeing tour. Get hypnotized by the blue illuminating light that is created when the sunlight hits the surface of the ocean through a crack on its arched roof.
  • Get into the pristine water of Vis Island for some swimming or snorkeling for which the gear would be provided.
  • Have a delicious grilled lunch at a private restaurant: “Dida Luka" in secluded Milna bay on Vis.
  • Enjoy some free time at Hvar town and return to Split in a 1-hour boat ride.
  • Are you ready to explore 5 islands on a luxurious boat ride for an entire day? This is just the tour for you.
  • Sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling, enjoy a good meal, and relax in a luxury boat all in this one tour - there is something for everyone!
  • Explore the mystical Blue Caves in a fisherman’s boat with a sightseeing tour. Get hypnotized by the blue illuminating light that is created when the sunlight hits the surface of the ocean through a crack on its arched roof.
  • Get into the pristine water of Vis Island for some swimming or snorkeling for which the gear would be provided.
  • Have a delicious grilled lunch at a private restaurant: “Dida Luka" in secluded Milna bay on Vis.
  • Enjoy some free time at Hvar town and return to Split in a 1-hour boat ride.

Inclusions

  • Full-day Cruise to Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Islands
  • English-speaking Skipper & hostess
  • Blue cave entrance fee
  • Snorkeling gear & swimming aids
  • Towels on the boat
  • Safety equipment & insurance
  • Docking fees & VAT
  • Meals: Pastries for breakfast, grilled and PEKA lunch & drinks (coffee in a private restaurant on Vis Island)
  • Drinks on the boat (beer, wine, soft drinks, sodas, bottled water)
  • Ice cream

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Board your cruise at the waterfront promenade 'Riva', right in front of the Diocletian’s palace southern entrance ('Basements' and in front of the Local Port authority building 'Kapetanija')
  • Address: Obala Lazareta 1, 21000, Split, Croatia.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

  • Blue cave on Biševo island (FIX)
  • Komiža fishermen village on Vis Island OR secluded bay/cove for swimming (OPT)
  • Milna Bay for lunch on Vis Island (FIX)
  • Swimming after lunch (OPT)
  • Hvar town on Hvar island (FIX)
  • Secluded bay/cove for swimming (OPT)
  • Pets, outside food, and drinks are allowed.
  • Baggage can be carried along.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Split: Blue Lagoon Boat Party with DJs, Shots & After-Party

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  • If parties and making new friends are your thing, be a part of the biggest boat party in Split along with 200 people and dance for 6 hours non-stop!
  • Enjoy a free shot while boarding and try the affordable drinks on board to keep you in the mood while the DJ plays hit dance numbers.
  • All that dancing got you heating up? Dive into the crystal-clear azure waters of the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing swim.
  • Work on your tan as you relax on the open upper deck or enjoy the panoramic cruise while sitting in the covered booths on the lower deck.
  • The party's not over yet! Get VIP entry to one of Split's hottest nightclubs after the boat party and keep the shots coming at the mindblowing after-party!
  • If parties and making new friends are your thing, be a part of the biggest boat party in Split along with 200 people and dance for 6 hours non-stop!
  • Enjoy a free shot while boarding and try the affordable drinks on board to keep you in the mood while the DJ plays hit dance numbers.
  • All that dancing got you heating up? Dive into the crystal-clear azure waters of the Blue Lagoon for a refreshing swim.
  • Work on your tan as you relax on the open upper deck or enjoy the panoramic cruise while sitting in the covered booths on the lower deck.
  • The party's not over yet! Get VIP entry to one of Split's hottest nightclubs after the boat party and keep the shots coming at the mindblowing after-party!

Inclusions

  • 6-hour Split boat party
  • Pre-party at the meeting point
  • Welcome shot
  • VIP entry to one of Split's best nightclubs
  • Swim stop at Blue Lagoon
  • Live DJ
  • WiFi on board

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks (bar and kitchen are available on board)
  • Towel
  • Swimming/snorkeling gear
  • Tip: Try out the dishes available for purchase on the boat in case you're feeling a little woozy from all the drinks.
  • Guests aged 17 and pregnant women are restricted from participating in this experience.
  • Outside drinks are not allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 22%): Full-Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands + Split Zipline Tickets

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  • Explore the stunning Croatian islands and experience thrilling zipline rides over Split in this cost-effective combo package.
  • Discover the natural wonders of Croatia with a full-day boat tour covering the Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, and 5 breathtaking islands.
  • Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, relax on the beach at Pakleni Island, and explore the eclectic town of Hvar.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush as you soar through the skies on six different ziplines, getting a unique perspective of Split's landscapes.
  • Walk across a suspension bridge, learn about the region's history through an expert guide and enjoy the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Split.
  • Explore the stunning Croatian islands and experience thrilling zipline rides over Split in this cost-effective combo package.
  • Discover the natural wonders of Croatia with a full-day boat tour covering the Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, and 5 breathtaking islands.
  • Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, relax on the beach at Pakleni Island, and explore the eclectic town of Hvar.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush as you soar through the skies on six different ziplines, getting a unique perspective of Split's landscapes.
  • Walk across a suspension bridge, learn about the region's history through an expert guide and enjoy the stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Split.

Inclusions

Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands

  • Full-day boat tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, Vis & Hvar & Pakleni Islands
  • English-speaking captain & crew
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Round-trip transfers from Trogir or Split (based on the option selected)

Split Zipline

  • 3-hour zipline tour over Split
  • Professional guide
  • 6 zipline rides
  • Suspension bridge walk
  • Split city transfer (optional)

Exclusions

Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands

  • Entry to Blue Cave

Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon & 5 Islands

  • Tip: Always keep a small bag of local Croatian currency, as some of the islands may not accept credit cards.
  • Bring cash (in EUR currency) for the entrance fee to the Blue Cave.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 3 years old, pregnant women, and people with back and heart complications.
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Outside food and drinks are allowed.

Split Zipline

  • Tip: Look out for the Diocletian Palace, an ancient palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century, especially if you're a Game of Thrones fan!
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests over the weight of 110kg (242.51lb). It is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.
  • Our zip line tour runs in all weather conditions unless strong winds or lightning interfere with operational safety.
  • Please note that children must be at least 17 years of age to participate in a zipline tour without an adult.
  • Guests with conditions that require fast-acting medication, should bring their medication with them and make their guides aware of the condition before the start of the trip.
  • The Zip Split is located at Mount Kozjak about 30 30-minute drive from the city center, so evacuation could be delayed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
SplitBlue Cave Tours

Blue Cave tours | A deep dive into Croatia's hidden wonder

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore Croatia's natural beauty on a Blue Cave tour. Imagine sailing across transparent waters, enveloped by picturesque coastal vistas, and discovering Croatian finest islands along the way. Blue Cave Tours promises exactly this and a myriad of other delights! Scroll down to find all the details for planning your ideal adventure on the pristine Adriatic Sea.

Things to know before booking your Blue Cave tour

  • Decide between the tour options based on your preferences. The '5 Islands With Snorkeling' tour offers varied stops, including the Blue Cave, Blue Lagoon, Pakleni Islands, and Hvar Town, while the 'Vis & Hvar With Lunch' tour focuses on a full-service experience with meals and drinks provided, along with visits to islands of Vis and Hvar.
  • Blue Cave boat tours are quite popular, particularly during the peak tourist months from June to September. To guarantee your spot and steer clear of any letdowns, it's better to reserve your tour well ahead of time, preferably a few weeks before your planned visit.
  • Get set for a thrilling day packed with adventure, kicking off with an early morning departure from Split. Expect a blend of sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling, and free time to wander around each destination.
  • Even though the Adriatic Sea is typically calm, its unpredictable weather patterns can throw some curveballs. So, it's wise to brace yourself for possible schedule changes or even cancellations due to bad weather conditions.
  • While most of the tour essentials are covered in the package, it's a good idea to carry some extra cash for personal expenses or any optional activities at specific stops.

Your Blue Cave boat tour options explained

Blue Cave tour

Boat tour to the Blue Cave & 5 Croatian islands

From Split: Full-Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave & 5 Islands With Snorkeling

  • Travel comfortably aboard a speedboat with an experienced English-speaking captain and guide accompanying you.
  • Snorkeling equipment is provided to explore the crystal-clear waters.

Itinerary:

  • Visit the island of Bisevo to explore the Blue Cave.
  • Stop at the Blue Lagoon on Veliki Budikovac Island for snorkeling and relaxation.
  • Take a break at the Pakleni Islands to swim and try local Dalmatian specialties.
  • Explore the town of Hvar, also known as the ‘Croatian St. Tropez’, for unique cultural sights, such as the Fortica Fortress.
Blue Cave tour

Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar with lunch

From Split: Full-Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar With Lunch

  • Travel in a luxury boat with an English-speaking skipper and hostess for guidance. 
  • This ticket includes the Blue Cave entrance fee, snorkeling gear, swimming aids, and meals. Enjoy pastries for breakfast, a grilled lunch with PEKA, and drinks on the boat.

Itinerary:

  • Discover the enchanting Blue Cave on Biševo Island.
  • Swim or snorkel in the refreshing waters of the charming fishing village of Komiža Town on Vis Island.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch in Milna Bay on Vis Island.
  • Explore the historic sights and lively atmosphere of Hvar Town.

Blue Cave tour boarding point

Riva waterfront promenade

  • Address: Obala Lazareta 1, 21000, Split, Croatia.
  • Location: The boarding point is located in front of the Diocletian's palace southern entrance and in front of Local Port authority building 'Kapetanija'.
  • Nearby: Restaurants and food stalls, bars, souvenir shops, hotels, a beautiful promenade lined with trees, sea views with ships and yachts coming and going.
  • Distance from Split airport: 24 km

Fun fact: Many parts of the hit movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again were filmed on Vis Island, one of the stops on Blue Cave boat tours. The island's enchanting landscapes and crystal-clear waters perfectly capture the film's vibrant spirit. Walking through Vis, you might recognize some charming locations from the film, adding an extra layer of magic to your visit.

Plan your Blue Cave tour

Timings
Best time to go on a Blue Cave tour
Facilities
Rules
Tips
Best time to go on a Blue Cave tour - Blue Cave tours

Best time of the day: Blue Cave boat tours typically kick off in the morning, setting the stage for a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and memorable experiences. 

Best time of the year: The Blue Cave holds its charm all year round, but different seasons bring unique perks for visitors.

  • The summer season, from July to September, paints the Adriatic coastline with vibrant colors. It's prime time for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. However, this is when tourists flock in, so brace yourself for bigger crowds.
  • If you are looking for a balance between pleasant weather and thinner crowds, consider the shoulder seasons of April-May and September-October for your Blue Cave boat tour.
  • If you're all about a peaceful experience or watching your wallet, why not brave the off-season from November to March? Sure, it might be chilly, and some tours might not run as often, but the Blue Cave, tranquil and peaceful, without the usual tourist frenzy, sounds pretty serene.
Facilities - Blue Cave tours
  • English-speaking guide and crew
  • Spacious decks
  • Comfortable seating
  • Onboard dining options (included in selected tours)
  • Drinks (included in selected tours)
  • Snorkeling equipment and swimming aids
  • Wi-fi
Rules - Blue Cave tours
  • Age and health restrictions: Blue Cave tours might not be suitable for everyone. Children under three years old, pregnant women, and individuals with back and heart complications should refrain from participating due to safety concerns.
  • Blue Cave entrance fee: Be prepared to pay the entrance fee to the Blue Cave upon arrival. While some tour packages may include this fee, please carry cash in EUR currency as it may not be covered in all tour packages.
  • Weather dependency: Your Blue Cave tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. While tour operators strive to provide a seamless experience, occasional changes or cancellations may occur due to inclement weather for the safety and comfort of all participants.
  • What's allowed: Feel free to bring your furry friends, snacks, and beverages for the journey. You can also carry baggage, ensuring you have everything you need for a memorable excursion.
Tips - Blue Cave tours
  • Arrive early: Try to make it to the meeting spot a good 15 minutes early. That way, you'll be all set to kick off your Blue Cave tour without any unnecessary hiccups.
  • Don't forget to check your voucher: Before you head out, take a quick peek at your voucher. Double-check the meeting point and any special instructions. It'll save you time and make boarding a breeze.
  • Dress comfy: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are perfect for a day out on the water. Don't forget to throw in your swimsuit and towels, just in case you feel like taking a dip in those gorgeous waters.
  • Protect yourself from the sun: The sun in the Mediterranean can be pretty intense, so be sure to slap a generous amount of sunscreen, grab a hat, and bring along your favorite shades to shield yourself from the sun's rays.

Frequently asked questions about Blue Cave tour

How much does a Blue Cave tour cost?

The starting price of a Blue Cave tour is . This includes transportation to the Blue Cave (or Blue Grotto) in a speedboat with an English-speaking guide and captain, visits to nearby Croatian islands, and snorkeling equipment.

How do I get to the Blue Cave?

The Blue Cave is accessible only by boat, and most visitors reach it by joining a Blue Cave boat tour from nearby coastal towns like Split or Trogir. These tours typically include transportation to the cave, visits to nearby islands of Vis and Hvar, and onboard amenities like lunch and snorkeling equipment to make your experience more enriching.

Why is the Blue Cave famous?

The Blue Cave is famous for its mesmerizing interiors filled with azure blue water. This phenomenon occurs when sunlight enters the cave through a crack in its roof and reflects off the limestone seabed, bathing the cave in an otherworldly azure glow. Located on Biševo Island in the Adriatic Sea, near the Croatian island of Vis, the Blue Cave captivates visitors with its otherworldly ambiance and stunning natural architecture.

How long does a typical Blue Cave tour last?

You're in for a full day of adventure on a typical Blue Cave tour, lasting around 10 to 11 hours. That's plenty of time to soak up all the fun and excitement! You'll get to dive into various attractions, from the mesmerizing Blue Cave itself to other Croatian islands along the way. Plus, there's room for some leisurely activities like swimming and snorkeling. And let's not forget about refueling – you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at one of those charming island restaurants, adding a tasty twist to your day of exploration.

Do Blue Cave tours include lunch?

Some tours come fully equipped with delicious meals or tasty snacks onboard. Others might take a pit stop at a cozy local eatery or a beachside café, where you can dive into authentic Croatian dishes and chill out with refreshing drinks. If you prefer to pack your own snacks and beverages, feel free to bring them along for the ride!

Is swimming allowed in the Blue Cave?

Swimming inside the Blue Cave is not permitted due to safety and conservation reasons. However, many tours include stops at nearby swimming spots where you can enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Can I visit the Blue Cave independently?

While it's possible to visit the Blue Cave independently by renting a private boat or kayak, joining a Blue Cave tour is often more convenient and provides additional amenities and opportunities to visit, explore, and relax on nearby Croatian islands.

What wildlife can I expect to see on the Blue Cave tour?

Brace yourself for a vibrant underwater world in the waters surrounding the Blue Cave! Expect to cross paths with a rainbow of fish and graceful sea turtles, and if you're lucky, playful dolphins might even join the show.

Do I need to know how to swim to go on the Blue Cave tour?

No, swimming is not a requirement for the Blue Cave tour. However, it's good to have basic swimming skills, especially if you want to swim at the other attractions visited during the tour.

What other attractions are included in the Blue Cave tour?

Alongside the mesmerizing Blue Cave, the tour often includes visits to other stunning landmarks such as the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac Island, Stiniva Cove on Bisevo Island, Pakleni Islands, Vis Island, and Hvar Island. Each stop offers unique natural beauty and opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and exploring.

Are Blue Cave tours suitable for children?

Yes, Blue Cave tours are suitable for children and offer an exciting and memorable experience for families. However, due to safety regulations and the nature of the activities involved, children under 3 years old are typically not allowed on these boat tours.