On this full day boat trip from Hvar, you will discover the spectacular Blue Cave on Biševo island, you will enjoy swimming in the Green Cave on Ravnik island, and visit other must-see sights such as Stiniva bay, the Blue Lagoon and Palmižana bay.
Duration 7 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 12 people
Meeting point St. Stephen's Square
The islands around Hvar are known for their beautiful beaches, hidden sea caves, and pristine lagoons. On this full day boat trip from Hvar, you will discover the spectacular Blue Cave on Biševo island and admire of one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. You will also enjoy swimming in the Green Cave on Ravnik island, and visit other must-see sights such as Stiniva bay, the Blue Lagoon and Palmižana bay, where you can have lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants.
Tour program of the boat trip to Vis island, Green and Blue Cave:
Meeting point at 10:00am in Hvar at Trg svetog Stjepana 38, where you will board a comfortable speedboat.
Our first destination is the the Blue Lagoon on Budikovac island. You’ll find a wonderful pebble beach, a small bay, protected from the open sea, and a beautiful lagoon for swimming! Interesting fact: only one person lives on the island major part of the year, nourishing his vegetable garden and taking care of animal farm. Discover the Blue Lagoon, exploring its bottom using the snorkeling equipment, provided on board.
We will continue for the Green Cave on the small islet of Ravnik. The cave takes its name from the particular color, which is due to the green algae growing on the ceiling and reflecting down into the sea. Snorkeling inside of the Green Cave is a truly unique experience.
We will then drive to Stiniva bay on the island of Vis, a beautiful bay protected as a nature reserve and voted as one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. This bay accessible only by boat is famous for its huge cliffs that encircle the beach. You will have free time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery.
The next stop is the Blue Cave, located on the island of Biševo. Once arrived, you will embark a small wooden boat as the entrance is very small, but as soon as you get in you will be overwhelmed by the beautiful blue-silver light of the cave.
On the way back to Hvar, we will also stop at the bay of Palmižana, on the island San Clemente which is part of the Pakleni islands. You can use your free time to get lunch at seaside restaurants or have a cocktail in lounge beach bar. After lunch you have some free time to take a swim and sunbathe.
The tour will end around 5:30pm in Hvar.
*Please keep in mind the route and time schedule can vary depending on the weather and sea conditions.
**If the Blue Cave is closed you can cancel the tour and receive a full refund. However, we definitely recommend going even if the Blue Cave is closed, because we take you to extra locations: Komiža town and the impressive former military submarine shelter.
The price includes: English speaking skipper – Drinks – Equipment for snorkeling.
The price does not include: Entrance ticket for the Blue Cave – Entrance ticket for the Green Cave.
Don’t forget: Beach towel – Swimsuit – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Camera.
Our tours are all reserved for a limited number of people, to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment of that excursion. When we talk about group tours, we mean tours that exceed 8 people up to a maximum of 12 people on board. It is, in any case, a reserved and selected excursion and guided by an experienced crew.
The boat tour to discover the Blue Grotto, Green Grotto and Vis, will be held on a very comfortable motorboat with professional crew. Most of these beautiful destinations on the Dalmatian coast can only be reached by sea and a private boat with experienced crew will allow you to enjoy the wonder of the Dalmatian coast in one comfortable and safe excursion.
The Blue Lagoon of Croatia is located on the small island of Budikovac, a wild and untouched place. As you can imagine from the name, the water of the Blue Lagoon is crystal clear and of a beautiful turquoise color. To reach this island you can only use private boats, in fact even today this place still escapes mass tourism. Since the island of Budikovac is protected on one side by the islets of Sanak and Mali and on the other by a large beach, the sea of the Blue Lagoon is rich in fish - perfect for snorkeling and observing its seabed.
The island of Vis is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, thanks to its untouched nature where you can also find modern buildings and ancient remains. If you want to know what to see on the island of Vis, you cannot ignore the wonderful landscape in which this Croatian island is immersed. The beach of Stiniva, in fact, is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Dalmatia, as well as being included in the top 10 of the most beautiful bays in Europe. When you see this beach from above, you almost seem to see a white pearl set in the landscape of the island of Vis. Getting to this beach is not very easy except by private boat, but once you get there, you will understand why it is considered one of the must-see destinations in Europe. Not to be missed, if you are in Vis, an excursion to the nearby Blue Grotto and Green Grotto. These two natural cavities, with colourful and surprising reflections, are unmissable stops for those who want to visit the Dalmatian coast and the island of Vis. Among the most recommended activities in this part of the coast, in fact, there is no shortage of snorkeling and diving activities, to full enjoy the natural beauty.
In Croatia there is a cave known for its very special interior colour: the Blue Grotto. We are 3,5 miles from the island of Vis, in Croatia, exactly in the small bay of Balun, on the eastern side of the island of Biševo and here the local fishermen have been handing down the secrets of the Blue Grotto since ancient times, even though it was opened to the public only in 1884. The Blue Grotto was in fact an inaccessible cavity for boats, until in 1884, a breach was opened to allow small boats to enter and admire the particularity of this cave, which is often compared to the famous Blue Grotto of Capri.
The Blue Grotto reaches a depth of 16 metres and also takes light from another opening, below sea level: it is from here that the beams of light enter, making it extraordinary with its blue and silver shades. Entrance is only allowed to experienced boatmen who know how to manoeuvre the small wooden boats to enter and exit the narrow, artificially created periphery. For this reason, it will be necessary to board a wooden boat off the Blue Grotto: once inside, it will feel like being in an absolutely magical place.
Not far from Budikovac, towards the island of Ravnik, there is another beautiful sea cave in Croatia: the Green Grotto. Did you know that before it became a tourist spot, this natural cavity was a refugee for small boats during the Second World War? Here the reflections of the sun create unique emerald green shades that will enchant and leave you breathless: it will be impossible not to want to swim or snorkel in the waters of the Green Grotto.
Palmižana Bay is one of the most famous places on the Spalmadori or Pakleni Islands. Its fame is based not only on the beauty of the landscape but also on the particularity that this island has of being strongly green, surrounded by the thick pine forests and pervaded by an intense smell of heather, rosemary and other exotic plants. In Palmižana, in fact, many flower species have been planted and that’s why there is a botanical garden on the island, a destination for many passionate tourists. The sea that laps this bay is, like most of the Spalmadori (or Pakleni) islands and the Dalmatian coast, deep blue and transparent: swimming here will be a beautiful experience for those who love to stay in the unspoiled nature and enjoy a few hours of healthy relaxation. If you want, you will have enough time to have lunch in one of the many restaurants on this island or enjoy a drink overlooking the sea in one of the lounge bars on Palmižana beach.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Vis island, Green and Blue Cave boat tour from Hvar
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