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Elafiti Islands Karaka Cruise

Enjoy an excursion to the Elaphite Islands on a day cruise from Dubrovnik on board a unique ship. Swim off sandy beaches, savor a buffet lunch with Dalmatian specialties, and visit historic sites on this memorable sea adventure. Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
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Your adventure begins at 9am, when your driver will collect you from your centrally-located hotel and take you to Dubrovnik Port. Board the spacious, air-conditioned boat as you sail towards Koločep, a pine tree-studded island with a picturesque fishing village along the bay. After some free time for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing, the boat will continue its journey to the island of Šipan. Here you will visit the town of Suđurađ, with its charming fishing port, beautiful villas, Baroque churches, and hills speckled with olive trees. Near the main port stand a 16th-century Renaissance mansion belonging to the Skočibuha family, and the centuries-old defence tower nearby once served as protection from pirate attacks. A delicious Dalmatian buffet lunch will also be served onboard, featuring local cheese and prosciutto, grilled chicken and fish, pasta, various salads, and seasonal fruit. The last stop of the day is Lopud Island, home to many famous local captains and sailors. Marvel at the white-stone Franciscan monastery that lies right along the water. and take a stroll through the lush Gjorgic-Mayneri Park. If you would prefer to just relax, the white-sand beaches of Lopund Bay are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Or, if you want a break from the sun, enjoy a cold drink at the boat’s onboard bar. After returning to Dubrovnik Port, your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Lunch menu:
Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, salad with roasted vegetables, pasta with chicken and white sauce
Grilled fish fillets, grilled chicken fillets with potato salad and seasonal salad
Fresh seasonal fruit

- What Will You Do

Day trip from Dubrovnik exploring the Elaphite Islands
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat as it cruises the Adriatic Swim at the beaches of verdant Koločep Island
Explore the many Baroque and Renaissance building on the island of Šipan
Indulge in the long naval traditions of Lopud Island

- What Is Included

A full day cruise on board Karaka
Buffet lunch (Dalmatian cuisine)
One drink per person

- What Is Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off from listed hotels ( 50 HRK (7 EUR) extra option)

- Transfers

Transfer is paid extra 7 eur per person (kids under 12 - 3,50 EUR, kids under 6 free).If option with transfer selected, transfer is available from following locations:
Hotel Ivka (08:05)
Hotel Lapad (8:10)
Bus Stop Post offfice Lapad (08:15)
Bus Stop Dvori Lapad (08:20)
Hotel Vis (08:25) Hotel Palace (08:30)
Hotel Valamar Club (08:00)
Hotel Valamar Tirena (08:05)
Hotel Valamar Lacroma (08:05)
Hotel Valamar Argosy (08:10)
Hotel Valamar President (08:10)
Hotel More (08:15)
Hotel Kompas (08:15)
Hotel Park (08:20)
Hotel Rixos (08:00)
Hotel Lero (08:05)
Hotel Bellevue (08:10)
Bus Stop Cable Car (08:15)
Hotel Argentina (08:20)
Hotel Excelsior (08:20)
Bus Stop Pile Gate (08:25)
Hotel Hilton Imperial (08:30)
Hotel Croatia (07:50)
Hotel Albatros (08:00)
Hotel Epidaurus (07:55)
Hotel Plat (08:10)
Hotel Astarea (08:20)
Hotel Sheraton (08:25)
Hotel Osmine (07:55)
Hotel Admiral (08:00)
Hotel Radisson (08:20)
If option with transfer selected please choose one of the designated pick up locations, unfortunately due to traffic regulations in Dubrovnik, we are not able to do pickups from other spots. Please note you should be on the designated pickup location at least 5 minutes before the pick up time, also note that due to often traffic congestion in Dubrovnik, shorter delays are not uncommon. Pickups are done in vans, mini buses and buses depending on the number of people from a specific locations. All pickup vehicles have Elaphite Islands with Karaka sign in the front shield.

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What if the weather is bad?
The Captain decides if the weather is good enough for sailing, if not we will try to reschedule your booking for a different date if possible or issue a full refund
Where does the tour begin and end?
The tour starts from Port Gruž (main new port) from a dock, in front of Obala Stjepana Radića 16 (restaurant Glorijet). The tour ends at the same spot. Pick up and drop off is available from designated spots or hotels Dubrovnik and the area surrounding it, for an additional fee.
What is the deadline for arranging transfers for the Elaphite Island Cruise?
The deadline is till 19:00, on the day before departure. If you don’t arrange it by then, you will have to come without arranged transfer to Port Gruž. Boarding starts at 08:30.
Can you pick us up from our apartment?
Unfortunately, no. In Dubrovnik we are only allowed to stop on certain locations, so we can only organize pick-up from the closest designated spot to your apartment.
What happens if the transfer bus doesn’t come exactly on time?
The traffic congestion in Dubrovnik is very often, so if the bus is a bit late, please wait a couple of minutes before calling the agency.
What is the capacity of the ship?
The capacity is 200 people, although we never board more than 160 people for Elaphite Island Cruise.
How do I get to Port Gruž?
Dubrovnik is well connected with the bus lines. If you are going from the Old Town, buses 1A and 1B will take you from Pile gate directly to Port Gruž (when you reach the port exit the bus stop after the farmer’s market). You can also use an uber or taxi.
Do you use sails?
No, the Karaka ship is a motor boat and sails are only for decoration. They are not functional and can only be used in certain weather conditions because the weather can affect the movement of the ship.
Do you have safety vest for the boat?
Yes, the ship is equipped with all the safety equipment required.
Can you smoke on the boat?
No. Croatia has a law that prohibits smoking where food is being served.
Can I buy additional drinks on the ship?
Yes, we have a bar inside the ship.
Is there a bathroom on the ship?
Yes, there is a separate women’s and men’s bathroom.
Where can we stand on the ship?
The ship has four decks, two inside saloons and you can move freely around the boat.
Can you swim from the ship?
Unfortunately, no. Due to the ships size, we can only dock in bigger ports. However, wherever we dock there are beaches close by.
Are pets allowed on the boat?
Unfortunately, no.
Can people with physical disabilities aboard the ship?
Of course, however the movement on the ship will be limited due to safety issues.
What are safety measures for children on the boat?
Children must at all-times be supervised by their parents or adults that are with them.
How is food served on the ship?
The food is served by buffet on the main deck. The tables are located and we recommend that you eat inside.

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Price per person:
Elaphite Islands without transfer: 62.00 
Elaphite Islands with transfer: 69.00 

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