Did the blue cave and five island tour and had an amazing time! Everything is worth visiting and deffinitely a great value for the price! Even if you only have one day in Split, this is the thing to do! Really wonderful and perfectly organized!
Five Islands Tour is the best excursion on our list. It combines stunning locations from Vis and most popular destinations from Hvar archipelago¸ packed in exciting full day adventure.
Besides visiting all the best locations¸ you also get to enjoy in breathtaking panoramic view of Split and beautiful islands of mid Adriatic. Sometimes¸ we get a visit from dolphins¸ when we reach Vis and Hvar islands.
When you choose our budget five islands tour¸ you go with our rib boats which are open from the sides. On the other hand¸ not only that you save some money but you also get more speed. Rib boats are among the fastest speedboats since they weight less and are more built for speed¸ compared to other speedboats.
However¸ more speed means more time. Let me explain. On average¸ it takes about 1 hour and 40 min from Split to our first destiantion¸ Blue Cave. When you arrive to Blue Cave¸ you have to wait to get inside and the sooner you arrive¸ the less you wait.
Rib boats need about 1 hour and 10 min for the same distance. However¸ 30 minutes can mean that you arrive in front of 20 other ships which can save you 1 to 2 hours of waiting infront of the cave. So¸ you don’t get 30 minutes more. You actually get 90 to 150 min more time to enjoy on other spots of the tour.
This is one of the reasons why our budget five islands tour is so popular¸ especially during peak of the season when the weather is always fine and there isn’t such need for closed speedboats.
Our first destination is breathtaking natural phenomena and one of the most attractive locations on the Adriatic¸ situated on small island of Biševo¸ near Vis.
As sun’s rays penetrate through an underwater opening of the cave and reflect from the white bottom¸ they illuminate the cave blue. This game of light and reflection creates opportunity for some beautiful pictures and unforgettable experience.
Next to Hvar and Stiniva¸ it is one of the destinations you simply have to visit¸ otherwise you’ll be sorry. The pictures you take will be a happy memory to your Croatian adventure which you can show to your friends and family.
Stiniva has been voted as the best beach in Europe by tourists for the year 2015. It is secluded beach on the island of Vis which was created when the dome of the cave collapsed. Now¸ what’s left is a pebble beach with crystal clear water, white sand at the bottom and a stunning clifftop backdrop.
Its appeal is largely due to its inaccessible¸ hidden and peaceful charm¸ combined with unusual features. Since there is no road to Stiniva¸ people on the beach are mainly tourists from boat excursion. However¸ due to its 5 m (16 feet) wide entrance¸ most speedboats anchor in front of the entrance.
Also¸ it is perfect spot for swimming¸ snorkeling¸ jumping off the cliffs¸ observing an amazing scenery¸ taking pictures and soaking up the atmosphere.
After visiting Stiniva cove¸ we stop on Budikovac Island which is one of the small¸ secluded islands located near Vis.
At the Budikovac island we anchor in the beautiful turquoise lagoon perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You can also go to the island on which you can find caffe bar and a restaurant in case you want to relax¸ eat¸ have a drink or you need to go to a toilet.
However¸ Budikovac is the best spot on the tour¸ if you want to snorkel. Snorkeling gear is free and you can just ask the skipper¸ if you need it.
After these picturesque destinations¸ we’re off to beautiful Hell Islands. As tourism developed¸ so did the Hell Islands which became one of the more popular locations¸ especially Palmižana which is the most popular beach on these islands.
Hell islands always had plenty amazing beaches to pick from but on Palmižana you have several restaurants¸ lounge bars as well as botanical garden. This makes it a perfect holiday spot for those looking to relax¸ dine near the sandy beach or just to enjoy in summer parties.
Town of Hvar on the island of Hvar is the most popular destination among the mid Adriatic islands. Thanks to its turbulent history¸ great strategic location and warm mediterranean climate¸ it has become favorite tourist destination. It has something for everyone¸ not just the sea and nice beaches.
If you’re looking for archaeological sites and cultural monuments¸ then the oldest public theater in the Europe¸ cathedral of St.Stephen¸ Franciscan monastery¸ city lodge and Hektorovic palace¸ will keep you busy. However¸ number one attraction in the city is the old fortress¸ on the hill above the town¸ from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of Hvar and Hell islands. It takes only 15 minutes to the top¸ by foot¸ so don’t miss it.
On the other hand¸ if you’re looking for crazy house parties¸ fancy restaurants¸ small pubs or local taverns with Croatian music and homemade wine¸ you won’t need to look far. During summer¸ Hvar is known as the town that never sleeps.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF THE TOUR: Since Hvar is our last destination before returning to Split¸ you can also go on the tour with us and then stay on the island. Basically¸ you get both¸ five islands excursion and a transfer to Hvar with a speedboat without any additional cost.