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“Speed boat to three caves” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ilirio's Hvar Tours

Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Owner description: Hvar tours: Ilirio's Hvar sport private day trips and excursions: Blue cave, Green grotto, Monk Seal cave, snorkeling, zodiac and RIB boat tours, vineyard and wine tours, island safari offroad, beach tours... We create dreams, not only holidays.
Hvar, Croatia
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“Speed boat to three caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Storm management - three caves tour
In my other review I have described the tour and some of its amazing elements ( wilderness, beauty of nature, flexibility and the possibility to do activities that are not possible with other more crowded tours. Other reviews about this tour give some hints about this fantastic and amazing trip..) however, the best part of the tour is yet to describe and it's really worthy! On our way back from bisevu island, splashing the waves with our speed boat, a sudden and unpredictable storm started and the waves and winds were gaining in strength, our skipper did not want to take any risk - conditions were even worse in the canal to hvar, and stopped in a very nice bay in vis island where he has arranged for land transportation to the other side of the island - vis village where bigger ferry to hvar is available- we have spent the night in vis in a wine maker house and enjoyed a very amazing night in the village bars..Our skipper, Damir- three caves tours- ensured that we are ok and do not need any thing- kind of "ange gardien" - we left vis the day after ( the mighty ferry was rescheduled to the next day because of the storm!) full of unforgettable souvenirs and with new friends- close friends not the least our skipper who promised a free tour next time we show up! I will remember that promise!

Visited August 2012
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“Amazing day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We really enjoyed the day as we visited so many beautiful places and were given the opportunity to swim in many caves and relax on the Bisevo beach and in Komiza town of Vis. In particular we loved the blue cave. Damir was fantastic as he explained history, flora and fauna. and rock formation and was willing to answer all the questions we had. He was very thorough and took us past many small caves and beaches/bays. We would recommend this tour to everyone, especially with Damir as the guide.

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“Extreme vawe ride by Hvar Sport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It was my best experience on the sea ever! I just hate that my English is not good enough to describe how great it was. The weather wasn't so good the day we went so we didn't get to go the caves. But it was still super exciting because the wind was strong and the wave was high! I was sitting in the front seat and it was AMAZING!!! Damir was very skillful; i could feel we were riding on the waves! We got to go several beaches, swimming and sunbathing. By the way, there are lifejackets on the RIB boat, so there's no need to worry if you can't swim. i have to say that was my best day in Croatia. Thank you Damir!

Visited September 2012
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“Highlight of Hvar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We took Ilirio's Hvar Sport tours to the Blue grotto and Three caves with the RIB boat because we thought it would be more of an experience than on a bigger boat - and it certainly was!! It was an absolutely amazing day, the caves were stunning and we were lucky enough to swim in all three. Damir was excellent and made us feel we were in safe hands as the boat ride was fast and exhilarating. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and we were able to swim in the best spots and had a delicious lunch on a beautiful beach. We also stopped at the island of Vis and had a dip in a natural jacuzzi. It was unlike any day trip I have done before and I would highly recommend it.

Visited September 2012
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“Excellent tour to Blue grotto and Three caves with RIB boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We visited Hvar for a few days, and this trip was definitely one of the highlights of our stay. We chose the RIB boat because Atlas, the agents, told us we'd see a bit more than the larger excursion tours. We had no idea just how much we would see and do for the day, and were delighted we picked this option.

The tour starts at around 10am, and ends somewhere around the 6pm mark. Over the course of the day, the tour zips along to Vis and Bisevo islands, and the tour takes in the Green Cave, the Blue Cave, Monk Seal caves. Damir, our friendly skipper, stopped to let us swim and snorkel in several locations (though you can't swim in the UNESCO Blue Cave) throughout the day, which was brilliant - especially in the more remote open waters. We stopped for a lazy shady lunch at the beautiful Porat beach, before taking in more sights and fisherman settlement town of Komiza. We rounded off the day with a glass of local wine at the Pakleni islands before heading home. Throughout the day, our skipper provided us with local info and knowledge, stopping to allow us to get a glimpse of bays and caves and get some decent photos. We never felt rushed or hurried, and Damir felt like a host as much as a skipper. Thought the sea was sometimes a little choppy, this added to the fun on the boat.

Overall, this trip is well worth the little extra you pay. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2012
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