Your private Elaphite Islands tour starts with a pick up at your preferred location. Enjoy a speedy or a relaxed boat ride towards Elaphite Islands, beautiful Dubrovnik archipelago. Our skipper will adapt the cruising speed according to your preferences and heed to your every wish.
South Adriatic coastline awaits you. You will be enchanted with blue, green and turquoise clear seas, lush Mediterranean vegetation, magical beaches and secluded bays. Our crew will happily be your guide in discovering the beauties of great destinations in our cruising area. Do not hesitate to contact us with any request you might have.
We want to share all those amazing locations we have discovered with you, our dear guests. We strongly believe in our idea of providing boat tours tailored according to your wishes, enhanced by our knowledge of the local history, architecture, islands and hidden coves and bays.
Our wish is for you to feel ultimately comfortable from the moment you step on our boat, and throughout the entire tour or transfer. And we want for that feeling to linger with you for a long time after you have returned to your home. That is how we know we are doing a good job in helping create your lifetime memories.
We wholeheartedly hope you will recognize our quality, and choose us for your private boat tours in Dubrovnik.
- What Will You DoKoločep: The Evergreen Island of Pine Trees
The first stop on our Elaphite Islands tour is the southernmost inhabited island in Croatia, Koločep, locally known as Kalamota. It is the first of three large Elaphiti Islands, and the closest to Dubrovnik (0.6 miles away). Alluring pristine blue waters surround this small and tame island. “No cars and no rush” is the life motto of the local residents, as you will notice the minute we arrive. We will visit one of the Koločep’s landmarks, the Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by swimming. With complimentary use of our GoPro camera, you will have the opportunity to capture lifetime memories. Also, complimentary snorkeling equipment is at your disposal.
Lopud: The Island of authentic summer feeling
Our next destination is island Lopud, famous for one of the best sandy beaches in the Dubrovnik area, called Šunj. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to fully experience a hot and idle summer day you have been longing for a long time! You can choose to stay on the speed boat and get some tan, have complimentary drinks and fruits, or go ashore and explore the island. If you wish, we can also make arrangements for a light lunch in one of the best restaurants on the island. “No cars and no rush” motto applies here, too.
Šipan: The Island of Fertile Fields
The last island we’ll visit on our private Elaphite Islands tour is Šipan, the largest and most densely populated among the Elafiti islands. Distinguished by the untouched nature, turquoise blue sea, green olive and pine trees, discreet birds chirping, … it is truly a place of serenity.
In a small seaside place Suđurađ, there are two renaissance palaces of the famous ship-owning family Skočibuha. Locals are dedicated to production of the home-made goods, such as wine, olive oil, marmalade, fruits, vegetables… So, if you wish we can organize wine and olive oil tasting. On our way back, will will make a short stop to have a swim and snorkel around the pebble beaches of the small islet called Sikirica.
- What To Expect- Explore the Deer Islands
The finest Dubrovnik archipelago called Elaphite or Elaphiti islands is a group of 13 islands and islets on the western side of Dubrovnik. Some say their name is derived from Greek word “elaphos”, meaning the Deer Islands, because of the deer which used to inhabit them. Others claim it is because they are shaped in the form of the deer. Either way, there are lots of reasons to visit them.
Koločep (or Kalamota, as locals like to call it) is the closest island to Dubrovnik. Along with Lopud and Šipan, those are the only three inhabited islands, probably because they are the biggest ones, and therefore offer their visitors a lot of things to do and to see.
- Beaches & Hidden Caves
Koločep offers its visitor fine sandy beaches, restaurants offering tasty sea food, small cafe bars on the boardwalk, and leisurely walks on the paths that criss-cross the island through its pine forests. Beside pristine nature, there are also a number of interesting buildings on the island, such as old churches. Some of them date back even to the 9th century. Exploring the coves and sandy bays on the outer side of the island will delight keen swimmers, and you can also enjoy your day moored on the boat in the shade of the pine trees. Visit to the Blue cave is not to be missed, as it is a unique and fascinating experience. The azure color of the Adriatic Sea makes it look like an enchanted spot, impossible to forget once visited. It can only be reached by boat or swimming, so a certain level of exclusivity and intimacy is guaranteed.
- Car Free & Carefree Island
At the time of Dubrovnik Republic, Lopud was a popular location amongst the patrician families to build a summer manors. And by looking at the cypress and pine parks and citrus gardens you will soon realize why. Even today, this car-free island is a highly desirable place for a summer residence. Arriving in the port, the center of the island, you will spot the Franciscan monastery from 1483 with a cloister and a defense tower with walls. There is also the church of Our Lady of Šunj, a cultural monument with many valuable paintings. East of the port you will see the ruins of Fort Spanjola dating from 1653, where fragments of pottery of the Illyrian people were found. The Šunj beach, located on the outer side of the island, is one of a kind on the Adriatic. Backed by lush green hills, the whole bay has knee-deep sea, reaching as far as 100 meters (300 feet) of the beach. Of course, there are restaurants and bars offering food and refreshments.
- What Is Included- Skipper
- Pick up at preferred location
- Water, Wine & Fruits
- Wi-Fi, Towels, Masks & Snorkels
- Go-Pro Camera
- What Is Not Included- Lunch at Lopud Island
- Tasting on Sipan Island