The Elaphiti Islands, also known as The Elaphites and Elafiti Islands, serve as a true hidden jewel off the coast of Croatia, only a brief and picturesque voyage from the historic city of Dubrovnik.
Possessing a unique fusion of pristine natural landscapes and age-old architecture, these islands provide exceptional insight into the region’s cultural and natural history. Keep reading to learn more, and you might also like to consider our Elphiti Islands wine tour.
Embrace an unforgettable journey with our Elaphiti Islands tour, where you’ll have the chance to soak in the grandeur of Dubrovnik’s coastal panoramas, snorkel, and explore the mystic charm of the Elaphiti Islands aboard our state-of-the-art 23 ft speed boats. With the gentle breeze in your hair and the sun glistening on the sea, this excursion is designed to create memories that will last a lifetime.
We visit some of the islands’ most renowned sights as part of our half-day tour. This includes the ethereal Blue Cave, known for its captivating natural light display. We’ll also take you to the Three Green Caves, each one holding its unique geological features and folklore. Lastly, bask in the sun’s glow at Šunj beach on Lopud Island, widely recognized for its pristine sand and tranquil waters, offering a serene respite from the outside world.
An added benefit is the customizable nature of this Blue Cave and Elephite Islands tour. If there are specific areas you’re eager to see or activities you’d like to try, just let us know. We aim to personalize your journey, adapting our itinerary to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime while exploring this Adriatic paradise. Looking for a Dubrovnik snorkeling trip, for example? We’ve got you covered!
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(If you have more time and would like an extended tour, please book our Full-Day Tour to the Elaphiti Islands and Blue Cave.)
Lokrum Island and Fisherman Cave…
Lokrum Island, located just a short ferry ride from Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a unique and enchanting destination. It boasts a rich history dating back to the 10th century, lush botanical gardens, a pristine saltwater lake, and an abandoned Benedictine monastery that now serves as a museum. The island’s stunning natural beauty and cultural significance make it a must-visit location for any traveler to Croatia.
Led by our knowledgeable local skipper, you will first explore the Fisherman Cave, situated in the eastern part of Lokrum Island, where you will uncover fascinating secrets and learn about its captivating history. The cave is shallow, but the rocks surrounding it are over 20 meters high. We will go inside by boat to explore this beautiful place. The most exciting part about this cave is that you can see layers of the earth – a marvelous natural sight.
After soaking up the atmosphere in the cave, you can do some cliff jumping at the entrance where the water is deep.
Our next stop is the beautiful island of Lopud, and you’re in for a treat! This island is known for having one of the most amazing sandy beaches in the Dubrovnik area, called Šunj. Can you imagine spending a hot summer day lounging on the Adriatic Sea? It’s never less than blissful!
During our half-day tour, you can roam and discover the island at your own pace. We’ll also make a fun visit to the village, where you’ll have the chance to see some incredible sights, like the Dominican and Franciscan monasteries, Đorđić-Mayneri Park, charming small churches, and so much more. Or, if you’d prefer, you can spend even more time in the water, perhaps snorkeling!
It’s entirely up to you how you want to spend your time. Relax on our luxurious speed boat, where you can indulge in a selection of complimentary, refreshing beverages as you soak up the sun. Or step ashore and immerse yourself in the island’s charming atmosphere and beautiful landscapes.
Either way, it’s going to be an unforgettable experience! If interested, you can also learn more about our boats on the Our Boats page.
The Evergreen Island of Pine Trees…Koločep
Koločep, locally known as Kalamota, is the closest of the Elaphiti Islands to Dubrovnik (0.6 miles away).
This a truly magical place that you just have to visit. Its crystal-clear waters and pristine sandy beaches make it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Plus, the island’s charming, traditional architecture and laid-back atmosphere will transport you back in time, giving you an authentic taste of what life was like on the Adriatic coast in days gone by.
Travel to the Elaphiti Islands from Dubrovnik
“No cars and no rush” is the life motto of the residents, as you will notice from the minute we arrive.
We will visit three caves on the island called the Three Sisters or the Three Green Caves. Venture beneath the rocks and uncover hidden chambers.
A Convenient Dubrovnik Snorkeling Trip
We will also visit Koločep’s famous Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by swimming. We offer all guests complimentary snorkeling equipment (cleaned and maintained before and after every tour).
A Relaxed Blue Cave Boat Tour from Dubrovnik
There’s no more convenient way to see Koločep’s Blue Cave than on tour with Rewind Dubrovnik! Get countless Instagram-ready snaps of this area of outstanding beauty.
Competing with a crowd of tourists to see the stunning Blue Cave is not the Rewind way…
You’ll be battling through 50 boats with competitor tours to get a glimpse of this natural wonder. But not with us! We’re all about making your experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
That’s why we offer two options – you can join us for an early tour at 9:00 am and beat the crowds or enjoy a more relaxed experience during the last part of our tour at 13:30. And if you choose the morning tour, you’ll be one of just five boats at the location. So why wait? Book your adventure today!
Once back from touring the islands, we will go for a panoramic drive around the old town and its majestic city walls.
In the event of rain or high winds, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your experience or receive a full refund. You can review our full cancellation policy for further details. Don’t worry, our Service Guarantee assures a refund if your expectations are not met!