Welcome to Hvar Island


Hvar Town offers swanky hotels, elegant restaurants and a general sense that, if you care about seeing and being seen, this is the place to be. Rubbing shoulders with the posh yachties are hundreds of young partygoers, dancing on tables at the town's legendary beach bars. The northern coastal towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa are far more subdued and low-key.

Hvar's interior hides abandoned ancient hamlets, craggy peaks, vineyards and the lavender fields that the island is famous for. This region is worth exploring on a day trip, as is the island's southern coast, which has some of Hvar’s most beautiful and isolated coves.


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$170.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Split Island and Cave Tour with Brac Island Wine Tasting

This tour has daily departures, sailing to the most extraordinary locations in Central Dalmatia. Many islands have their own natural beauty, hidden beaches, caves, impressive coastline, and scenery. Taste and experience the culture in one of the most picturesque fishing villages. With a little luck you may even see dolphins or sea turtles in their natural habitat.  Our route: Departure Split Bisevo island, Blue cave Bisevo island, Monk seal cave (if weather is ok) Ravnik island, Green cave (pass by) Budikovac island, blue lagoon (Lunch & time for swimming/snorkeling) Vis island, Smokova bay, sandy beach  Hvar island, Hvar town (time for sightseeing) Brac island, Milna (Wine tasting) Arrival Split As we are operating on open sea, the nautical weather prognoses are sometimes unpredictable. There are some days during the year (very rare) with strong southwest wind, so it would be not possible to reach island of Bisevo and Vis. Under these sea/weather conditions the Blue Cave and Monk Seal Cave are closed as the entrance of the caves are small. In these situations we change the tour to a another route. Depending on the wind direction it can be the Pakleni islands, Hvar and Brac, lunch at blue lagoon Marinkovac and wine tasting included. Another option is Drvenik island, Vela Rina sandy beach and Krknjasi blue lagoon, lunch on island Solta at a unique location (restaurant Sampjer), wrecksnorkeling in Nejucam and of course wine tasting on island Brac. So the tours will be amazing for sure and of course for everyone there is the option to cancel the tour. We do not want disappointed guests, that's why we make this comment ''honesty is the best policy''. Hope for your understanding.

$117.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Croatian Coast Island Speedboat Tour with Blue Cave and Hvar

The tour starts at 07.00 a.m. from Trogir and 07.30 a.m. from Split, followed by a 90 minute ride in a speedboat to Biševo island, with the famous Blue Cave as its highlight (tickets are included in the price). Visitors describe the site as one of the most beautiful phenomenon in the world thanks to its blue silver water. The entrance of the Blue Cave is narrow so guests have to go inside aboard a small fishing boat to enjoy its stunning blue-silver light. Unfortunately swimming is forbidden, but take your camera with to capture this unforgettable moment.  After the Blue Cave, we are going to visit one more cave on island Biševo - famous Monk Seal Cave. Monk Seal Cave is famous because it was once a home of this precious animals. They use to call thsi animal the "sea-men" in the past. Sad situation is that today is probably impossible to meet this animal. The cave is 160m long and the entrance is only 5-6m wide. It is also forbidden to swimm inside of this cave.  The journey continues to Komiža, an authentic fisherman's village on Vis island. You will have about 1 hour of free time for sightseeing, checking out the town's old stone houses and small narrow streets near the sea. You can also stroll along the promenade, take a coffee break, see the local fortress, and enjoy swimming in clear sea. The journey continues around the southern side of Vis island, stopping briefly in the unique Stiniva Cove, reachable only by sea side. Stiniva Cove is hidden between two high cliffs, making it the perfect stopping point for swimming and snorkelling.   We will pass by island Ravnik where is Green cave, known for its emerald-green light. Tikets to Green cave is not included in the price, but if the gruop want to go inide our proffessional crew will arange it all. Just 10 minutes away is Budikovac island, where you will enjoy a swim and snorkel in the Blue Lagoon's sandy beach with shallow water, for about 1 hour.  Check out the Pakleni islands from the water, amazing panoramic view from seas side and then head to the town of Hvar on Hvar Island, one of the most beautiful harbors in the word. In Hvar you'll have two and half hours  free time for sightseeing, lunch, or drinks in the town's restaurants or cafes. In Hvar you can also check out the old town, the promenade, the historic theater, the Arsenal, the cathedral of Saint Stephen, and take a 15 min walk to fortress Španjola. The fortress offers  a great view of the Pakleni islands and Hvar's old town.  Please note: on days when the Blue Cave is closed due to bad weather you'll be provided with an alternate itinerary. However in these instances, you are also free to cancel or change the trip date. This is the most famous boat tour in Croatia, so you have to prepare that there si possibility of crowds, but we will make the best to make your day perfect.

$135.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Blue Cave and Six Island Tour from Split

Croatia is best known as a dream getaway for a perfect holiday. It has everything to satisfy the fantasy of any vacationer. Most famous historical places, untouched nature, hidden beaches where the water is so clear that the boats in sea appear like they are floating in the air, not to mention the gastronomy, and this is just the beginning. As expeienced guides we would love to invite you to join us on our Blue Cave and six island tour. Blue Cave is a natural phenomenom which is situated 1 hour and 30 minutes from Split's main harbor, on Biševo island.  The next destination will be surprise destination - but it wouldn't be a surprise if we revel it to you now.  The Monk seal Cave consists of a spacious outer part, and the inner narrow and darker part with the underwater opening to the partially shaded place where it housed a type of seals that got the name, the Mediterranean Sea Bear. The local people called him Sea Bear or Sea Cow, while his Latin name was Monachus monachus, in translation - a monk. In this 70-meter-long and 4-meter-wide cave they lived, they were born and perhaps died, also nicknamed the sirens of the Bisevo island. The last ones were seen somewhere in the 60s of last century. The cave is very mysterious and attractive, and the attractiveness increases if you are lucky maybe to see one of the sea bears. Stiniva is one of the most famous coves on Vis island, and certainly has the most unusual form. It is located on the south side of the island, bordered by high cliffs that leave only four meters close to the entrance from the sea. After passing through the "door" , it opens a beautiful rounded bay with a pebble beach. Stiniva was declared the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015.  Our next destination is a small paradise on earth situated between 3 islets Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. Blue Lagoon is one of the prettiest locations in the middle part of the Adriatic for snorkeling and swimming. Here you can let your self be lazy and enjoy in tranquility in one of the most beautiful seas in the world. The next location that will leave you breathless is Pakleni islands or translated to english The Devil's island. Don't worry there is no burning flames but they are most beautiful island complex in Adriatic sea. Over 20 hidden beaches and bays this place will wake explorer in you and make you wanna stay. From Pakleni islands we are heading to the most famous island in Croatia, Hvar island ( Hvar town - which is probably one of the most beautiful harbors in the world ) . In Hvar you will have some free time to discover the Old Town, climb the Fortress or just get lost in the small narrow streets like locals do. We let you get acquainted with the town by yourselves. One of the most popular boat tours is certanly this one, it is one of those tours that make you ask for more, and it is a perfect way to discover the undiscovered.

$117.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Tour from Hvar

Meet your skipper at Hvar port at 9am and board the speedboat for 8-hours of sun and island hopping. Enjoy the sun and views as your boat heads out over the Adriatic Sea to the spectacular Blue Cave on Biševo island. The incredible aquamarine hues of the water are a natural phenomenon caused by the sunlight pouring in through the cave roof and bouncing off the sandy seabed. After a brief stop to snap some photos and take in the beauty of the Blue cave, cruise through a ‘gateway’ of two high, rocky cliffs to Stiniva Bay. Though at first the bay seems small, it opens out into a stunning paradise. The next stop is the famous Green Cave on Ravnik island. Here you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the emerald waters, or perhaps simply enjoy the view as you enjoy some complimentary snacks onboard.  Continuing onwards, sail to Budikovac – a tiny islet known for its unspoilt beauty and sheltered lagoon. Here the boat will drop anchor to allow some time for lazing on the pebble beach or swimming and snorkeling in the idyllic turquoise waters. Snorkeling equipment is provided on board. After one last stop at Palmižana on the Pakleni islands, the boat returns to Hvar where the tour comes to an end at Hvar port. Please note: In cases where Blue Cave may be closed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you'll visit the fishing village of Komiza on the island of Vis.

$117.65 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Blue Cave, Hvar Island-Hop Tour with Snorkel, Swim from Split

When you speak about ‘must see’ places in Dalmatia, on our Blue Cave and Hvar tour you will get to see so many of them in just one day.Tour starts at 8:00 in the morning every day from our meeting point in the center of Split. After check in, you will be accompanied to the Riva Promenade by one of our tour representatives. This is the place where your journey begin. Hop aboard a gleaming speedboat for a thrilling ride across the waves to the Blue Cave on Biševo Island, a natural sea cave whose waters glow a magical vivid-blue. Marvel at the flickering light coming from below the water’s surface and hear from your guide what causes this beautiful phenomenon. Then, continue to Stiniva Cove on Vis Island - the most beautiful small beach by European Best Destination in 2016.. Enjoy around 30 minutes of free time to swim and relax on the beach. Next stop, Budikovac Island is perfect place to relax on the pebble beach. You can also strap on one of the boat’s snorkeling masks to explore the thriving underwater world of its turquoise lagoon. After you’ve worked up an appetite, continue to the Pakleni Islands. Disembark at the popular bay of Palmižana and enjoy an optional lunch at local tavern with sea view. You can choose between 4 domestic menus which includes main plate and a salad. Drinks in a restaurant are extra paid. All meals are prepared from local products with great care to offer maximum flavor. In case you take an option without lunch included, and change your mind, it is possible to reserve it on the day of your tour. After lunch there is still time to grab cocktail and drinks in a popular cocktail bar with amazing music or just relax on the beach and take a dip in the crystal clear water. With 2.5 hours here to spend at your leisure, you have plenty of time for both- to eat and explore. When the time comes, head back to your boat and skip across the waves to visit Hvar Island. With your tour host, set off on foot to discover the sights of Hvar Town. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress for breathtaking views of the town and Pakleni archipelago or explore the warren-like streets of the Old Town, where craft shops and quaint cafes can be found alongside ancient Venetian palaces. Best way to finish your day before heading back to Split is to taste some domestic wine in local Dalmatian cellar.  Itinerary: 08:00 Departure from Split Riva 09:45 Sightseeing of Blue Cave10:30 Exploring of Monk Seal Cave11:15 Exploring of Stiniva Cove12:00 Lagoon of Island Budikovac13:15 Free time in Palmižana bay16:00 Free time in Hvar TownFree wine tasting19:00 Arrival to Split

$94.12 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hvar Wine Tasting Tour

Once you are picked up from Hvar, travel to Jelsa or Vrboska where you'll visit one of the most famous Croatian winemakers. Situated in Jelsa, a small coastal town which has a very proud and long wine-making tradition. The Tomić family and ten other people from the island of Hvar work in the winery. They cultivate indigenous grapes, but experiment with new ones as also. They are constantly enhancing the production of red, white and rose varieties with modern technologies, but pay particular attention to Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine made from selected and dried grapes of the highest quality local varieties. In the wine cellar you will have the opportunity to taste 4 to 5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with islands finest local appetizers.Residing in Vrboska, the Carić family have been involved with vineyards for as long as they remember, however it was not before Vino Hvar was established that they started producing their own wines, “Carič wines.” Their work in the vineyards is just as important to them as their work in the winery. They have 5-hectares of vineyards in a specially designated wine growing area known as “Vinogorje Hvar.” They also purchase a minimal amount of grapes from contract growers to compliment their crop. They also grow indigenous varieties, such as Plavac Mali, Bogdanjuša, Kuč, Maraština, Darnekuša and Pošip. Their wines have an individual story from the vineyard to the winery. You will have the opportunity to taste 4 - 5 different wines together with a specific wine guide, who will describe the individual wines and provide all information needed with islands finest local appetizers.Hvar wine tasting tour includes one of the above mentioned wineries.

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