From Split and Trogir: Blue Cave & Hvar, 5 Islands Tour
Adventurous ride with a speed boat from Split and Trogir to a famous natural phenomenon Blue Cave. You will visit 5 islands, swim in the blue lagoon, walk through the old town of Hvar, explore the island of Vis which served as a military base and discover the beach of Stiniva, surrounded by cliffs.
AVAILABILITY: Every day from April 1st until November 1st
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS:
Biševo is a small island situated in the Adriatic, close to Vis island. Biševo hides famous Blue cave, discovered in 19th century. Since then the entrance to the cave was widened and it became accessible to the whole world. The cave has two openings; a smaller one made so that boats can pas through, while the other lies beneath the sea level and through which sunlight breaks and then reflects from the bottom of the cave creating silvery blue atmosphere.
Monk seal cave is another cave situated on Biševo island. The cave got its name after the Mediterranean monk seals who lived in these waters until the middle of the last century. Today those seals are among the most endangered mammals on the planet.
Vis island is the farthest inhabited island in Croatia and the most enigmatic island on the Adriatic. In recent history it served as a Yugoslav military base and was cut off from foreign visitors. On the southern part of the island is situated Stiniva beach, known for its unique natural beauty dominated by high cliffs. The beach is accessible only from the sea.
Budikovac island is situated close the island Vis and it boasts with amazing Blue lagoon. It is interesting that Budikovac is inhabited only by one person for majority of the year. This person owns a restaurant on the island and has friendly pet – donkey.
Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar. In Hvar is the largest square in Dalmatia along with the Cathedral of St Stephen. You will experience an unforgettable panoramic view of the city of Hvar from the exquisite fort Fortica.
PLAN OF THE TOUR:
Split: April/October 7:45, the tour starts at 8:00
May/June/July/August/September: 7:15, the tour starts at 7:30
Trogir: April/October: 07:15, the tour starts at 7:30
May/June/July/August/September: 06:45, the tour starts at 07:00
Duration: 10-12 hours
Choose either Split or Trogir as your starting point. You will cruise for 90 min to reach the first stop, a small island Biševo, where you will visit fantastic Blue cave. Time spent there depends on the season and number of people waiting to enter the Blue cave. Next you will visit Monk seal cave, hear the story about endangered seals and get to know its last natural habitat. After that you will visit the island of Vis and Komiža village where you will have free time to stroll around or to enjoy coffee and delicious breakfast by the sea. Later you will proceed to the Stiniva beach, hidden gem of Vis island, that can be approached only from the sea. You will stop for swimming and snorkeling in the sea surrounded by cliffs.
During the tour you will visit Budikovac island and swim in amazing Blue lagoon, discover its underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided on the boat.
Last island that you will visit is the island of Hvar. You will have free time to explore the island on your own and to have lunch in a local restaurant. You can visit the cathedral of St. Joseph or climb Fortica fortress for breathtaking views of the nearby islands and the old town.
Finally you will return to the boat and travel back to the starting points where this tour will end.
PRICE: 137,00 EUR per person (1031,67 HRK)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Transport with speedboat/round trip from Trogir/Split
- Skipper and guide
- Snorkeling gear
- Windproof jackets
- Life jackets
- Safety gear
- Bottled water
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- pick-up transfer from your accommodation to the starting point
- personal consumption
- Tickets for the blue cave are not included in the price
1.04.-19.06.- 12 EUR adults / 6 EUR children (6-12 years)
20.06.-10.09. – 18 EUR adults / 9 EUR children (6-12 years)
11.09.-31.10. – 12 EUR adults / 6 EUR children (6-12 years)
MAX. BOAT CAPACITY: 12 passengers
DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding, suitable for all
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or those who had a recent back surgery
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 5 years and older
WHAT TO BRING: Camera, Bathing suits, towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, additional clothes for change
Split: Matejuška pier, at the top of the pier under the flag, on address Trumbićeva obala