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Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split

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Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Travel from Split to the majestic island of Hvar to explore the famed Blue Cave on this small-group trip. Start the day trip from Split by taking a boat ride to Hvar and then absorbing yourself in the amazing Blue Cave with its luminous blue waters. Then head to Vis Island, the furthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland to enjoy the some leisure time by soaking up Stiniva Cove and taking an optional swim in the famed Green Cave. Snorkel and swim off Budikovac Island, and then continue to Palmižana Bay to discover the area on your own.
  • Blue Cave and Hvar Island day trip from Split
  • Begin with an exhilarating speedboat ride from the Riva
  • Visit the otherworldly Blue Cave, a natural sea cave with glowing blue waters
  • Swim, snorkel and relax at Stiniva Cove and Budikovac Island
  • Make the most of free time to explore Palmižana Bay, part of the Pakleni Islands
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Hotel pickup from Hotel Radisson Blu and Hotel Le Meridien (on request)
Transport by speedboat
Fuel surcharge
Professional skipper and sailor
Local taxes
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Gratuities
Entrance fee to the Blue Cave
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Obala Lazareta 3 , Obala Lazareta 3, 21000, Split, Croatia

Departure Point: Meeting point: Obala Lazareta 3, 21 000 Split. Address: Please arrive 15 minutes before at Sugaman office; Obala Lazareta 3, 21 000, Split. Office is located at the begining of the Riva promenade, near tourist bus terminal.

  • Le Meridien Lav, Split , Grljevacka, Podstrana 21312 Croatia
  • Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split , Put Trstenika 19, Split 21000 Croatia
  • This activity will end right where it started.Pick up is available on request from selected hotels (Le meridien Lav & Radisson Blu). Please contact the tour operator prior to your travel date if you require this service.
    Begin this exciting day trip from Split by being picked up at your hotel and then join your host and skipper.

    After a speedboat ride to the trendy island of Hvar, head to Biševo Island to get an up-close and personal view of the legendary Blue Cave (entrance fee not included) Gawk at the cave, which boasts a natural glow and a magical blue hue that is extremely pleasing to the eye. Marvel at the intense blue and the flickering light of the cave. After spending about half an hour enjoying some time on the beach here.

    If all that swimming has worked up an appetite, head to the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 islands that are relatively untouched and untrammeled. Get off the boat at Pakleni islands and sit down for a well-deserved lunch (at own expense) at one of the plethora of restaurants that line the coast. Take 2.5 hours to have a leisurely meal and explore some of the islands.

    When the time comes, meet up with the tour host again on the boat and head back to Hvar. Once there, enjoy free time in Hvar Town, the main city on the island and a town that is overflowing with history.

    Your day trip then concludes with a drop-off back at the Riva in central Split.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Blue Grotto
    Witness flickering blue light inside the popular cave on the island of Biševo.
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Stiniva Cove
    Most beautiful European small beach award winner in 2016.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Budikovac Island
    Swim in crystal clear sea of Budikovac island
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Pakleni Islands
    Enjoy lunch break in one of the restaurants, explore botanical garden and swim in turquoise water.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Hvar Beach
    Discover more about history and culture of old town of Hvar.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Please prepare 100 HRK (70 HRK from 01.04.-30.06. & 01.09.-31.10.) in cash for the entrance ticket to the Blue Cave.
    • Please bring a hat, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
    • The tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 3 and participants with serious back problems.
    • A maximum of 14 people per booking
    • Blue Cave may be closed for the visitors when the southern wind called Jugo is blowing. Waves may close the entrance making it impossible for the boats to enter inside. Blue cave management informs us about the sea conditions so we can pass the information to our guest whether or not the cave will be open for visitors. If the cave is closed, you will have the choice to reschedule your tour or join alternative island hopping tour .
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for children under 3 years old
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Šugaman Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split .
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split ?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Cave and Hvar 5 Islands full-day Speedboat Tour from Split .

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    • "It says it includes use of waterproof and windproof jackets, but I suggest you bring your own." See review

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    star-5
    Blue cave and Hvar
    Mahmoud_E
    , May 2022
    The whole travel was great and the guide was so helpful. We visited many places as in the itinerary. All the group enjoyed it
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Such a great adventure!
    Natalie_P
    , Oct 2021
    We love to travel and explore places as much as possible with our daughters so booking this trip was a must to see more of the Croatian islands! Our speedboat driver was Jure, and Domo was our guide. He was so great with our children, making sure they had the best experience! Thank you Domo, our girls loved it! And so did we! @family_travel_diaries (Instagram)
    star-5
    Great day out
    Lucy_B
    , Sep 2021
    Great value. Was a full day trip that was timed really well ensuring you got to spend enough time doing each activity. Highlights were blue caves and swimming at Stiniva Cove.
    star-3
    Beautiful places poor organization
    Margarida_F
    , Aug 2021
    The places we visit are amazing, but the organization of the speed boat company wasn't that great!!! We were told to be earlier in the meeting point and they were the ones not being there. So we start we a delay. The divison of grpups per boat was a bit clumbsy and me and my friend we were in 3 diferent boats along the day!!!! and we didin't understand why... The order of the tour was changed, and we had a really bumpy ride and it was desconfortable! So for me the places were great but the organization was poor!!!
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Unforgetable
    Silvia_F
    , Aug 2021
    All the visits are exceptional, Bluetooth Cave, Bluetooth Lago and Hvar, we love t'he experience and I recomend.
    star-5
    Great overview of the blue cave and the islands
    Suheir_E
    , Jul 2021
    A great overview of the blue cave and the islands. We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was amazing.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Best day ever!
    laurenknez
    , Jul 2019
    The day was full on and jam packed sight seeing around Croatia’s beautiful attractions. The host Ariana was so lovely and made sure everyone was getting the most out of the day. The blue caves are a must!
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    I have to be honest -- when I...
    Korey
    , Sep 2018
    I have to be honest -- when I originally researched tours, this was not my first choice. The other one I was eyeing was completely booked full, so I hesitantly settled for this one. But let me tell you... I was NOT disappointed! The tour guide, Lauren if I remember correctly, was amazing! She was so friendly and knowledgable of the area. We had a small group of 15 so it was quite intimate, making the experience 10x better. At one point, the skipper gave my mother his own jacket because she was cold -- so sweet! On that note... after being on the excursion versus what I originally read on Viator there seems to have been some changes in their itinerary and what is offered. So here are some corrections and suggestions: 1. there was no free wine tasting -- however, they did give us each little bottles of wine at the end as well as take a group shot of homemade croatian liquer. So it evened out! 2. You actually have lunch in Hvar for a total of about 2.5 hours including some free time. I would suggest not selecting the lunch option.. if you do, it equates to 20 euros a person and the tour guide prepays your lunch. We did eat at a relatively inexpensive place so even after ordering three pizzas, 3 salads, 2 beers and a cheese platter, we were still under budget. So if you're on a budget, buy lunch once you get to Hvar instead of through Viator. 3. It says it includes use of waterproof and windproof jackets, but I suggest you bring your own. They only had one adult and one childs jacket on board. So our day looked like this: 8:00am - depart Split 9:45am - Blue Cave lasts about 20 minutes, soooo beautiful! stopped briefly at Monk Seal Cave did not enter because of falling rocks two weeks prior, so crew didn't wan to risk our safety stopped briefly at Green Gave was an extra cost, and according to crew not worth it compared to Blue Cave 11:15am - swimming in Stiniva Cove 20-25 minutes 12pm- swimming and snorkeling in Blue Lagoon of Island Budikovac 45 minutes 1:15pm - lunch and free time in Hvar apprx. 2.5 hours, most beautiful island ever 3:45pm - swimming and drinks in Palmizana 45 minutes 6:30pm - return to Split In conclusion, I am 100 happy I booked this excursion! It was a highlight of my trip to Croatia. Plus, the boss was on the tour with us and we gave her some suggestions i.e. adding some noodles for swimming, etc. You could tell she is determined to make this excursion better and better, and I have no doubt in my mind it was continue to improve from how great it already is!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Even better than expected!
    SusannaJ_R
    , Jun 2018
    Great excursion and wonderful guide. Highly recommend! It is a long day, but definitely the best way to see a lot in a short amount of time.
    star-3
    Excellent value for money, very long...
    ADRIAN E
    , Oct 2017
    Excellent value for money, very long day in a speedboat.Blue Caves not enough time spent there, about a 20min tour inside the caves. Lunch stop was too long and not enough time on Hvar only 1hr.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-2
    The only things worthwhile on the...
    Hannah L
    , Oct 2017
    The only things worthwhile on the tour are the blue cave and Hvar Town. There is a stop in the blue lagoon which is ok, but only having 1 hour in Hvar after 3 hours on a small island with 2 restaurants and a beach was frustrating. Wine tasting felt like a sales pitch.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    The boat itself was nice, and the...
    MIHO_K
    , Oct 2017
    The boat itself was nice, and the tour was cool, but they put us with a bunch of hungover and later, completely trashed twenty-something year olds. We couldn't even go to the blue or green caves because of the wind, but they didn't really have a back-up plan, which is a little crazy considering these caves are their selling point for this excursion and this wind issue is far from being a rare thing to happen. They instead drove around a little extra and told us that the wine tasting was a treat because we didn't get to go the caves. This of course was a lie since it's supposed to be part of the tour to begin with. We had fun at the few places we actually went, but felt a little underwhelmed by the whole thing. The pack of drunkards on the boat didn't help either and managed to frustrate the wine-tasting lady so much she said she will seriously kill them if they don't shut up.
    star-5
    This was my favorite thing we did...
    Cami_L
    , Sep 2017
    This was my favorite thing we did while in Croatia! Our tour guide was friendly and personable. The boat was comfortable and the captain did a great job navigating the seas. The Blue Cave is a must see and Hvar is absolutely exquisite. I highly recommend taking this tour!
    star-1
    Such disappointment. The place is...
    Fabiana C
    , Sep 2017
    Such disappointment. The place is beautiful but Choose different agency. Because of weather the route changed last minute.. but it was not the issue...The guide is the worse Ms Kate should really look for different job...rude English, didn't say any information about the locations was in a rush each stop didn't check how we were doing at all different member in the group had no-polite issues in one of the stop and the guide wasn't even there, the crew didn't respect the elders needs in the return way the boat was in a high speed and scaring people but even with complaining the crew completely ignore us , the guide give wrong payment information in one of mandatory restaurant stop on top of all of that the guide brought in a middle of the day a boyfriend on board and chilly out half of the trip like it was her private day off.... we were not the customers we were a inconvenient guest. My experience was very unpleasant.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great trip, long day but such...
    Robert_L
    , Sep 2017
    Great trip, long day but such unbelievable sights to see !
    star-1
    This trip started off shaky with the...
    Jacqui R
    , Sep 2017
    This trip started off shaky with the blue cave being cancelled which isn't uncommon in September. This was ok as the beaches were amazing and the whole experience had the potential to be beautiful. Our guide Kate was very unhelpful, she was rude, uncommunicative, didn't care and told us minimal information about where to go and how to enjoy our time. She never spoke to use once or asked us how each place was. She pretty much sat at the back of the boat on her phone. We were told lunch destination would have eftpos and it didn't we waited ages for food eating two hours on a very average lunch. When returning to the boat her boyfriend joined us and they spent the remaining 5 hours of the day kissing hugging and sharing food at the back of the boat. There were two elderly people who were on our group. One of them didn't even get a proper seat and was so nervous on a high speed boat and no effort was made to ensure they were feeling safe or cared for. Overall it was highly disappointing and we will be going to the company to complain today as the shop was closed when we returned from the day. The guide was rude, unsympathetic and didn't fulfil what was promised at the beginning of the day as a replacement tour. we were given cheap and yuck wine in plastic cups to skull quickly before our final departure only because a few people complained. Kate said she didn't know about the free wine tasting. They gave us a snack but were four snack short so four people missed out. No effort was made to introduce group members or create a great tour experience. I was very dissapointed and it was essentially a glorified taxi service. there wasn't even any point in kate coming for the day as the skipper could just took us around and it would of been the same
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    We had to reschedule our trip...
    Sandeep K
    , Aug 2017
    We had to reschedule our trip because of high tides. Even on the second day, the case was same. An alternate trip was provided. It was just a hopping tour without much information on the places we were visiting from the tour guide. Most of the time we were on our own.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    The blue cave is very great to see...
    Paul S
    , Aug 2017
    The blue cave is very great to see, but this tour has a lot of waiting around time. Depending on how quickly your tour gets to the blue cave you might be waiting up to 2 hours before your group goes into the cave. Swimming at the blue lagoon is great! I would recommend not to pay for the lunch at the restaurant on the island they take you too, as it is very expensive for what you get and you go to the island of Havr after and you could eat there. It is a very long day!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    I did not enjoy this at all, which...
    Kristen I
    , Jul 2017
    I did not enjoy this at all, which is weird because it's a tour that most people absolutely love. Maybe I got a bad tour guide or a bad group, but it was long and boring. It's a lot of time in the boats going from island to island, and there's nothing to do on the island besides stand in the sun and wait for the boat to come and take you to the next boring island. The blue caves were amazing, but that was only 5min of the tour, so to me it was not worth the full day trip.
    star-2
    This tour should have been...
    Julie B
    , Jul 2017
    This tour should have been cancelled! The waves were too high and danagerous!!! I would NOT recommend this trip. You send most of the time in the speedboat travelling. The Blue Cave was cancelled before we left because of the weather conditions. The trip had been cancelled completely on the prior 3 days. I feel they did not cancel this trip because of the pressure to make money! We couldn't view the Blue Cave. It was dangerous to swim at Stiniva Cove because there were too many boats. One lady got trapped between boats! The green cave was not green and again too many boats. Lunch was expensive and we didn't have much time to swim at that island. We only had an hour at Hvar unlike the 3 hours mentioned! Our trip back to Split from Hvar was scary. The waves were high and we were flying up and down which caused a man to fall off his seat and sprained his ankle. We had to turn back to Hvar for the waves to reside a little. Our second attempt was not any better. It was scary as the waves were bouncing us around. We had 2 little kids who were crying because it was worse than a rollarcoaster ride. We thought we were going to die! Everyone was holding on for dear life. It was unsafe, far too much time on the boat, not much time exploring the islands!

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