Welcome to Pakleni Islands

The closest of the islands to Hvar is clothing-optional Jerolim. Next up is Marinkovac, best known for the raucous beach club on Stipanska bay. At the opposite end of Marinkovac are pretty Ždrilca and lagoon-like Mlini. Both have seasonal restaurants and a handful of stone cottages.

The largest of the islands by far is Sveti Klement, which supports three villages in its 5 sq km. Palmižana is set on a beautiful horseshoe bay, with a busy marina, accommodation, restaurants and a tiny sandy beach.

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$166.10 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.

$97.37 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hvar, Pakleni Islands, and Brac Luxury Catamaran from Split

Our 10 hour boat trip to Hvar starts with a relaxing cruise on our mega catamaran to the beautiful bay near Šolta Island. On board, enjoy snacks and all inclusive drinks which are available until the end of the tour. Take a refreshing swim in the crystal blue sea and enjoy the stunning panorama during our 1st swim break.Cruise continues to the famous town of Hvar.Our professional guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most memorable landmarks of this popular old town.After the tour, you’ll have about an hour of free time to explore town Hvar on your own, have a coffee on the promenade or pick up some souvenirs.Board on the Summer Blues catamaran again and it’s time to experience the amazing Pakleni Islands during our 2nd swim break in one of the island’s hidden bays.Taste the Summer Blues chicken salad, have a drink at our open bar and enjoy every second of this paradisiacal getaway.After one more swim break on the island of Brač we’ll sail back to Split, with fresh fruit and home-made cakes served on board. Enjoy the open bar and let the trendy musical entertainment at sunset provide the perfect ending to this unforgettable day.Itinerary:09:00 h Leaving Split for a catamaran ride to the Island of Šolta10:15 h Swim break in one of hidden bays11:00 h Cruise continues to the Island of Hvar12:30 h Tour and free time in the town of Hvar14:15 h Short cruise and swim break on Pakleni Islands16:00 h Sailing back towards the Island of Brač17:30 h Final swim break near Brač18:30 h Return cruise to Split port

$114.55 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.

$114.55 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 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.

$114.55 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

$57.28 Water Sports

Small-Group Sea Kayaking Adventure from Hvar Island to the Pakleni Islands

Explore the myriad of the Pakleni Islands, a divine collections in front of Hvar, whose pine trees provide shade to numerous idyllic coves. There is time to swim, snorkel, chill, get a coffee or refreshing drink at beach bar. Kayak slowly back to Hvar in the early afternoon. 3- 4 hour tour. The length of the route is 3-5 Nm, with one or two beach stops -  depending of the weather conditions and pace of the group. We cover part of the archipelago which is closer to Hvar town, passing by the islands of Jerolim and Marinkovac. If the weather permits we would sea kayak outside of the channel to the south side of the islands, experiencing open sea and unlimited views over the horizon. In case of south winds, we would need to stay within the channel exploring the north side of the islands, protected from the winds. The tour starts from Krizna luka beach, just 7min walk from the city centre. As you arrive to the beach our guide(s) will prepare sea kayaks for you (double or single). You will get some dry bags to store your personal items. Before we start the tour, we would need to adjust the sea kayak steering system for each kayak, according to your height, so we would be sure that you will feel comfortable in the kayak once we set of to the sea. Once the gear is set (PFDs, drybags, paddles), we will have a short safety talk and introduction to basic sea kayaking techniques, so we would do our best so you could enjoy your tour. Once we set of to the sea, usually it takes about 30-45min to cross the channel and to reach Pakleni islands. And about 45min -1h before we exit to our first beach. While we paddle, if weather permits, we will stop in several occasions - floating in our kayaks to relax, enjoying views and hearing some explanations about our surroundings from your guide(s) or taking pictures. While on the beach enjoy your time swimming, relaxing or simply grab mask and snorkel and explore on your own. There will be opportunity to have a coffee, refreshing drink or light meal at one of the beach bars during the break. The tour ends when we return back to Hvar around 2pm to 2:30pm.

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