100 Eur / 750 HRK per person
BLUE CAVE TOUR
Explore the pearl of untouched nature and treat yourself with a day that will delight all your senses. We organize one day boat trip to locations that will fascinate you with awe-inspiring beauty that will stay in your memory for long time. Find out why this is the most popular boat excursion in Croatia.
Blue Cave - Bisevo island
Blue Cave is the first place you’ll visit during your day trip from Split, Croatia. Blue cave is situated on the eastern side of the island Bisevo. Speedboat trip takes approximately an hour. The speedboat trip is fascinating because of the frequent sightings of dolphins. Mornings are so quiet that dolphins can be observed from huge distances. Your skipper will get them as closely as they can to take pictures. Blue Cave has been open to the public since 1884 at the time that the cave’s entrance was cut off. When you arrive on island Bisevo. We you will stop at 200m away from Blue Cave. The skipper will buy tickets, and while you wait for your turn at entering the cave, you’ll be able to enjoy drinks. You will enter into the Cave through 1.5 m high and 2.4. wide entrance, suitable only for a small boats.
Visiting the Blue cave is one of the experiences worth a lifetime.
The sun’s rays enter the cave through a crack in its interior. They reflect on the limestone sea floor, which gives it an aquamarine glow. Flash photography and flashlights are not allowed. However, you can get stunning photos with your smartphone or camera by turning off flash mode before entering. Bisevo Island lies 71 km/44 nautical miles away from Split. It is made up of limestone and has many caves that were created by the sea over time. The Blue Cave is the most well-known. The only way to access it was via the natural underwater entrance. Although it is not known who discovered the cave, it was described by Baron Eugene von Ransonet Vilez, an Austrian artist, explorer, and speleologist. On his suggestion, an artificial entrance was built to the cave, measuring 1.5m high and 2.5m wide. It is large enough for small boats but not too small to affect the lighting. It measures 24 meters in length, is 10-12 meters deep, and is 15 meters high. The cave is visited by more than 10,000 people every year and is renowned for its jaw-dropping natural beauty.
Stiniva beach is located in the southern end of the island of Vis- Stiniva cove is famous for its stunning natural beauty dominating the high cliffs which make up a small “sea entrance” to this pebble beach that is surrounded by crystal clear waters. It was selected for European Best Destinations, as the most stunning beach in Europe.
Stiniva bay measures 600m long and 100m wide. The beach is only 35 meters long, with a narrow, five meter wide entrance that gives it a fairy-like feel. Access to the beach is only possible by small boats, or via a 20 minute hike. This keeps out the masses. Although it is not easy to reach Stiniva, the rewards of finding this hidden treasure are well worth the effort. The white pebble beach and crystal-clear sea, old fishermen’s homes, rich flora, fauna, and the beautiful vistas make it one of the 82 Croatia Natural Reserves. It is a popular destination for nature lovers of all kinds, but divers find it especially attractive due to the clear water and rich underwater world. It can be dangerous to dive because of the small boats that frequent the bay, especially over the past decade, when it has become more crowded. We will only spend 15 minutes sightseeing to see the best places for swimming.
Blue Lagoon – Budikovac island
Another lagoon that we go to during our speedboat trip from Split in addition to being the Blue Lagoon of Drvenik and Krknjasi islands and the one of the distant Budikovac island. Although we prefer to refer to them as “blue lagoons”, the colour of the sea within Budikovac lagoon is a bit different. Budikovac lagoon is more similar to gorgeous turquoise. It changes hues as the sun rises across the sky above.Budikovac island is located on the SE of Vis and the lagoon is created by Budikovac island, as well as two smaller islands referred to as “small Budikovac” and “Sanak” located close to the beach that is part of the island Budikovac. The clear, crystal-clear sea is an ideal location for underwater photography or selfies to show your friends.
It is fascinating to observe that Budikovac is home to only one person during the majority of the time. The owner of the restaurant is on the island that has an animal farm and vegetable garden, making it the ideal spot for boat owners of all kinds to enjoy this peaceful and far-off place.The crystal clear and shallow sea is the ideal spot to get off the boat to enjoy the water and snorkeling in this tranquil paradise. It is the ideal spot to put on a snorkeling mask that you can get on board and soak the underwater beauty.
Budikovac Island lies on the southeast side of Vis Island, with the lagoon formed by it along with two other small islands. As there are no roads, cars or ferries to get visitors here, it’s managed to remain wonderful isolated providing a tranquil experience. In fact, there is only on person who lives on the island, taking care of his farm, animals, and running a small restaurant where you can enjoy dining on dishes made with organic homegrown ingredients, or just stop in for a refreshment. With the pebble beaches, turquoise water and the peaceful environment of the island, this is an ideal way to experience Dalmatia at her finest.
Hvar town – Hvar island
The town is situated in a tiny bay along the south coastline of the island Hvar. The land around it is a hill of karst, rising in a steep slope out of into the Adriatic Sea. The rocks that make up the area are porous, mostly limestone and dolomite. As a result, ground water is very scarce. There is however some agricultural land that is accessible and is able to be irrigated, for instance vineyards, olive groves, rosemary, lavender.
The mountain range which runs across the entire island functions as a powerful wall that separates Hvar town as well as the villages further north. In the past it could have taken some time to walk across the island or to navigate around the coastline. The new Stari Grad to Hvar road, and its brand newly constructed tunnel (opened in the year 2000) offers an easy and quick access to both the south and north.
The coastline is generally rough and dented with a few small gravel beaches found in the bays. There are two islands: Pakleni Otoci and the island of Galesnik located at the entry point into the harbor in Hvar are protected landscape zones.
Just a short distance to Hvar Island are the Pakleni Islands. They are so close that you could observe them away from Hvar town, which is the primary tourist center on the island. This is why they are thought to belong to the Hvar Riviera. They are sometimes referred to as Hell’s Islands given that the Croatian word for “hell”, but there’s nothing sinister about these islands. Their name is derived from a pine resin that was once harvested from islands and used to coat ships for coating – paklina. Let’s take a look in turn.
You can also explore other historical and architectural sites, such as the Arsenal, Europe’s oldest public theatre, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the main square and the Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. Even if you don’t love history, there are plenty of things to do in the area, such as visiting fine restaurants or lively clubs on the beach. There’s always something happening in this popular destination for yachting. There are so many things to do and see, it’s important to prioritize the experiences that you want to have to make the most out of your vacation.
Paklinski Islands, also known as Pakleni, is an archipelago that consists of approximately 20 islands measuring 10 km long. It is located off the coast of Hvar Island, which is opposite the Hvar city harbour. Named after the pine resin used to coat ships, “paklina” is how the name came about. This is the most beautiful area of Croatia’s Hvar Riviera. This is a chain of wooded islands surrounded by sparkling waters and hidden beaches. It’s also a great stop on our itinerary.
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Meeting point Split : Marka Marulića 4, Split, Croatia
Is the Blue Cave found in what area?
Blue Cave can be found on Bisevo, an island in the Croatian Adriatic Sea. It is located in Balun, a small bay on the island’s east.
How do you get to the Blue Cave in Split?
Two options are available to get to the Blue Cave of Bisevo Island: either by public transport or an organized tour.
You’ll get the best value for money by taking a tour. Not only will you be able visit the Blue Cave Croatia but you’ll also have the opportunity to see many other highlights of Croatia.
You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who will give you interesting insights into the area. There’ll also be time for you to explore other islands on foot.
How did the Blue Cave become a reality?
Although it is not known when the Blue Cave was discovered or by whom, we know that local fishermen knew about it for many generations. After discovering it while diving, Baron Eugene von Ransonet-Villez, an Austrian artist, explorer and speleologist, first described it and presented it to the general public in 1884.
Is it allowed to swim in the Blue Cave?
Swimming in the Blue Cave is now prohibited. Photos of people swimming in the Blue cave are likely to have been taken years ago, when it was allowed. In a small wooden boat, we’ll glide through the cave for approximately 15 minutes.
To ensure a peaceful experience for everyone, we ask that you be quiet and listen carefully to your guide.
How deep is the Blue Cave’s water?
Blue Caves average depth is approximately 30 meters. The bottom of the Blue Cave is easily visible due to its clear waters. You’ll be unable to retrieve your phone if you drop it into the ocean while taking photos.
What are the Blue Caves in Croatia?
There are many “blue caves” throughout Croatia. The most well-known is the Blue Cave, located on Bisevo Island. It is accessible to non-diving visitors since 1884, when a hole was drilled in the rock and an entry large enough to accommodate a boat was made.
Is it worth the Blue Cave Croatia?
Yes. Blue Cave is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful caves in the Adriatic. However, it has only recently become a well-known tourist attraction that draws both Croatians to the area and tourists from all over the world.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Our crew will always do their best to make every trip a success. Mother Nature is unpredictable so we will constantly monitor the weather and behaviour of the sea to ensure that we can alter the tour to take you to other places in the Adriatic.
You can see old sunken ships and the remains of an American bomber aircraft from World War II. Vis Island is a former military base. We also have filming locations where Mamma Mia was shot.These animals are one of the most endangered mammals in the globe. We’re pleased to report that seals have made a remarkable comeback to these waters. There are so many amazing places to visit and things to do that it is easier to provide each guest with the best experience possible.
What happens if the Blue Cave closes?
Weather conditions can sometimes cause the Blue Cave to be closed. We will let you know at least one day prior to your tour departure so you can plan alternate arrangements. You have two options when the cave is closed: you can either get a full refund or you can schedule your trip for another day.
The speedboat ride may be bumpy if the sea is rough. The tour is not recommended to anyone with back/neck issues or pregnant women.
What should you bring on the tour?
Sunglasses, sunscreen, sunblock, a waterproof hat, sunscreen, a towel and a bathing suit are all good options. It is possible to bring an extra set of clothes and snacks for when you feel hungry. However, we will be stopping at restaurants and bars on the beach.
Do we really expect to see dolphins in the wild?
Dolphins are well-known for their intelligence and curiosity, but they also share a lesser-known trait: They prefer to live in the clearest waters. This is why we can expect to see them on our tour.
Our trips often include dolphin groups, so it’s important to be alert and watch your surroundings. The skipper will notify you if we spot dolphins and make a brief stop to allow you to take incredible photos and enjoy the moment.