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Elaphite Islands Cruise and Blue Cave Snorkeling Boat Tour from Dubrovnik
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Elaphite Islands Cruise and Blue Cave Snorkeling Boat Tour from Dubrovnik

By Katarina Cruise Elafiti Island
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup (You will receive an email with all the details in the evening before the trip date)
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Obala Stjepana Radića 15, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Boat “Ribica” Departure: 9:05 h
Pickup details
  • Pick up time will be sent on your email address in the evening before your trip date. If you are not staying in the hotel, we need an address of your apartment. If we don't receive your address we can't organize a pick up for you.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57563P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Lunch option is required to complete the booking
      • Vegetarian option is available
      • Gluten free option is available
      • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Refunds will not be issued if tour is missed due to late or non-arrival on pick up location after arrenged time
      • We reserve the right for the Captain to change the route at any time as well as the time of departure and arrival due to weather conditions
      • We reserve the right for the Captain to change the time and the location for snorkelling due to weather conditions
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57563P1

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      • Katarina Cruise Elafiti Island
        238
        Dubrovnik, Croatia
        Joined in October 2016
      • G4310DEwilliamk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best trip
        Best boat trip I’ve ever been on! Family operated and lunch at family house. 10/10 recommend! Crew is amazing! Expect lots of unlimited wine and beer!
        Written May 29, 2024
      • J890NPmonicaa
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Girls trip
        Had the best day on the boat trip from pick up to drop off. Amazing hosts. Free flowing drinks all day. The food at the captains house was lovely and everyone worked so hard to make our day special Thanks Monica
        Written May 25, 2024
      • Evelina V
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best trip ever!!!
        Nice people, very helpful. Fun time with everyone. Recommend for family and friends ❤️ Alkohol for free all day. Food amazing. Islands amazing 😍😍
        Written May 19, 2024
      • Lilly666
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip
        A wonderful boat trip with stunning scenery. The 3 islands are beautiful. Plenty to drink on board booze or non alcoholic. Lunch at Boris's mum house was great and we all ate together with the rest of the travelers. We went to the caves in the morning but was a bit cold so would have been better on the way back. All in all a great trip worth going on.
        Written May 13, 2024
      • AndyandKaren2014
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was the best boat tour I’ve ever taken
        This was the best boat tour we’ve ever taken. The Captain and Boris made us feel welcomed as soon as we came on board. Plenty of cold drinks available the entire day. The lunch was very tasty (soup, freshly baked bread, roast chicken or fish and lovely sweet little donuts for dessert. Throughout the day we made 4 stops at Blue Cave (water was too cold for me to go swimming but a few people went in), a long 3 hour stop at Lopud where we explored and the walked to Sunj Beach, then Sipan for lunch followed by a short stop at Kolocep and on to Dubrovnik. The boat was clean and comfortable. Boris came around to tell us a bit about the islands we were visiting. Best of all was a gentle pace on a sunny day with calm seas. Perfect in every way.
        Written April 28, 2024
      • mumstheword2017
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Spectacular scenery and fabulous hosts
        Spectacular scenery and fabulous hosts. Boris explained all the island attractions and looked after us superbly. Lunch at the Captain’s house was great and it was lovely to eat together with our fellow passengers. We preferred the beach at the last Island to the one at the first and enjoyed a swim in its beautiful calm waters. Mich & Debbie
        Written April 18, 2024
      • 929lindsayl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well worth a wonderful day out
        We jumped in a pick up mini bus to get on board a full days adventure with Katarina Cruises.. our boat was a smaller than shown on pamphlet but as only 8 passengers jumped in too, we had plenty of room.. cushions on the side seats and an eski full of a selection of drinks wine, beer, fanta , coke and water to help ourselves to. Our Captain was a lovely young man who's family still live on the 2nd island we went to and had lunch at his Grandfather's home. The boat was peaceful and relaxing no loud music or microphones . We went to the Blue Cave and 3 of us swam inside it ..refreshing cystal clear sea water .. you guessed it blue in colour! The second island was beautiful we took a golf buggy taxi to Sunji Beach €3 pp but they waited till we squeezed 7 people on it.. not the most comfortable ride but it got us there.. we walked back through the forest much nicer ...beach lovely sand and clear water with a couple of bars for coffee etc. The Sipan island where we had lunch was the biggest island our Captain explained a little history and walked us for our lunch of fresh fish / chicken / vegetarian.. with homemade bread tomato salad followed by irresistible hot mini donuts .. all accompanied with free flow red/white wine and water... Afterlunch we went back to the island with the Blue cave but to the otherside with another smaller sandy beach for a last flap around in the sea... Then a gentle chug home ... leaving us all feeling we had had a wonderful fun filled enjoyable day. We did see many other tour boats but they had loud music blasting and around 60 people on each one... our was like a private charter..
        Written October 6, 2023
      • michaelbQ9222BE
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        was good 8 years ago and even better now
        We booked this particular trip on the experience of 8 yeas ago - we were not disappointed! Water/beer /lager during initial trips, copious amounts of wine with 4 course lunch. Even more wine during later trip in wished.
        Written September 25, 2023
      • 494sahare
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip
        Very kind and friendly personnel. Amazing trip and amazing food in a super authentic and warm atmosphere. Very fresh food and rich homemade wine,very clean boat. I definitely reccomend you to take this trip since it is a lifetime experience:)
        Written August 22, 2023
      • 393manin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        Fantastic people running this tour very friendly and helpful. Stunning views and so much fun during the ride. The food was phenomenonal,very fresh ingredients. Overall 100%reccomend if you're ever in dubrovnik check these people out.
        Written August 22, 2023
      • BARISONE A
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great time on 15th August
        Stefan great Captain, very friendly and precise. Great tour and nice lunch at his house with his family. Great sea and comfortable vessel
        Written August 22, 2023
      • Max2442
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyed the trip
        Very nice time and beautiful islands. Unlimited drinks and when we talked a bit with the captain and the other personnel they offered us schnapps. Good food for lunch also with some wine. It was a bit crowded but thats understandable
        Written August 1, 2023
      • Odyssey773054
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic boat tour!
        This trip was the highlight of our time in Dubrovnik! The crew was very kind and fun to spend the day with. The stops were gorgeous, especially the first island stop with the walk to Sunz beach. It was a delight to dine at the captain’s home. It was an amazing value for a full day of boating, swimming, and dining.
        Written July 28, 2023
      • Radu Mihai B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best day of our trip! Enjoy the food and the boat ride experience!
        It was a very nice trip, enjoyed the boat trip and the food for lunch. On each island you have arround 1h, 1.5 h and 2h. Its good to go with the flow and don't try to do too many things as thime flyes when you are having fun. There were plently of cold drinks during the boat ride. Food was delicious, I recomed the fish and the soup with noodles. Also very good wine was serverd during lunch. We stopped very shortly, 30 min, at Green Cave, was a bit short. All in all, it was best day of our trip in Dubrovnik.
        Written July 8, 2023
      • rovinrosie
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day and experience!
        I had a wonderful day with this trip. I loved that it was a vintage boat with lots of character. The trip included everything as described. Nice to spend ample time for swimming/snorkeling. There were ample supplies of all beverages. Our lunch on the island at the captain's house was lovely. Generous quantities of all 3 meal choices, complete with homemade wines, bread, brandy, prosciutto and cheese. All in a nice covered outdoor setting. Only negative was that there was very little history or commentary about what we were seeing.
        Written June 17, 2023
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      Heli P
      Helsinki, Finland7,178 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021
      I was lazy enough to take the three island tour offered by my otherwise sensible landlady, talking afterwards with other operators they adviced personal booking on the counter. The pick up near my accomodation was fine, at the harbour we were distributed to three boats and were 14 people altogether. Drinks were offered early on though the waves were quite high. I asked for a life vest which was grudginly brought to me from a cupboard, I kept it under my seat. Information about the locations was scarce so I did what I saw fit on every island. Food on these trips in Croatia is allways the same, cheapest fish though freshly grilled and basic vegetables. As we were only dropped in the deep water at Kolocep engines running I didn't see anybody diving to the cave.
      Written July 14, 2021
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      roxie2001
      Great Yarmouth, UK112 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      We booked this cruise through our hotel, it was a good price and offered unlimited soft drinks, beer and wine. Sounded perfect.
      We got picked up, very punctual and dropped off at the port.
      The boat was smaller than expected but we found a table and once again loved all the beautiful surroundings.
      On board, we were offered grappa, more like paint stripper but good to try local drinks.
      Then a cup of water, nothing else.
      We had a little while at the blue caves, I wasn’t brave enough to swim out but did swim near the boat, the water was a good temperature.
      My friends asked if they could smoke, they had a massive lecture and then was told they could go to the front.
      First island was lovely, not much on there but you could walk 30 minutes or pay for a golf buggy to the other side. It would be nicer to have less time here and more at the captains house.
      The drop to get on and off the boat was huge, and so unsafe. We were told to be back at 1.15, as we walked back to the boat on time, we got shouted at and told to hurry up.
      Next was the lunch at the captains house, a short trip but still no drinks offered.
      Lunch was the highlight, we had another shot of grappa, clear this time instead of the first yellow shot (told my friends it was tequila)
      Lots of wine, the white wine was more like fermented apple juice so stuck to red.
      Soup, fish and doughnuts and great company, but it was a rush in the end.
      My friends mashed potato had a dead fly in it, one of the other guests swapped with her.
      The boat was a long way from the edge, I had to do the spilts.
      One of the guests we spoke to brought some wine round for us on the way to the final island.
      We didn’t have long on here and nervous about getting shouted at again we kept an eye on the time. We had a quick drink here (my friend asked for Pinot…. No, Chardonnay?… no, just local wine)
      Also here, a guest said we had to help ourselves to drinks, after I had said about it not being unlimited. No one else had bothered to tell us that!
      Nice and early back on the boat (after more spilts getting on and off) I found the box within the drink. I was shouted at again, what do you want? I asked for 2 wines and a beer, the beer wasn’t good. We did manage to finally have a couple of wines on the way back to Dubrovnik and spoke to the rest of the guests.
      I did really enjoy this, mainly the scenery, lunch and guests. Just found the staff rude and like we were getting told off.
      Written October 17, 2022
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      Summer B
      10 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023
      Our Airbnb host arranged this cruise for us. Pick up was easy to find, although we were slightly concerned at first when the driver didn't check our names as to who he was meant to be picking up.. but it turned out fine! We only had 30 people on our boat so space wasn't a problem. One of the crew offered us some drinks to start with and then told us to help ourselves to the cool box whenever we wanted. First stop off was at the blue caves. The boat anchored up quite a distance from the cave so it was quite a swim! There were a few snorkel goggles up for grabs if you wanted them, but if you have your own bring them! Life jackets were also offered for less confident swimmers. We also got the bonus of visiting the green caves nearby as someone had booked onto a different tour and there had been some kind of mix up. The green caves I personally think were better! Most people didn't actually get in the water and swim to the caves which I thought was a bit of a shame as it was a key part of this particular cruise. Next stop was Lupud. Very beautiful and great gelato in the first shop you come across. The beach is about a 25 min walk, up and down a very steep hill! Bring 6 euros per person if you want the buggy to take you to the beach. The beach was beautiful, with some bars and restaurants if you wanted a snack. When then went to Sipan for lunch. We were a bit apprehensive about the lunch at the captain's house, but it was actually very nice and not as awkward as we initially thought! The time we ate was around 2:15 so either bring snacks or buy at previous island if you get a bit peckish before then! It would have been nice to have spent a little longer here and just to walk around for 15 mins, as we walked straight to the house and then back to the boat after. Final stop of the day was Kolocep which was on the same island as the caves. Again very beautiful and had a sunbathe on the beach for an hour! Overall we had a really lovely day and would definitely recommend if you want to get away from the busy old town for a day!
      Written June 6, 2023
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      davidjbrooks
      Sutton, UK52 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      This was a brilliant day out from the minute we were picked up from our apartment to being dropped off again nearly 11 hours later. The sights themselves were great, we got to see a lot of the islands, we had some time to relax on the beach on the island we stayed at longest (Lopud) and had what can only be described as a delicious meal for lunch at the captains table. Drinks were plentiful and free throughout. The crew were brilliant - they worked so hard. When the weather wasn’t quite so great at the blue cave, they skipped it, changed the schedule, and came back later so we got the best of it.
      I felt a bit sorry for them as they had to deal with one Middle aged berk who felt as he paid for it he would drink as much beer as he could get down his neck, but they still dealt with him politely (somehow). Other than that our fellow passengers were great, it was a very small group on a small boat, which made it very convivial and personal.
      Written May 24, 2022
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      Rosie R
      2 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2024 • Couples
      Myself and my partner had a really good trip with Katarina Cruise on our elaphiti excurison. It was great to just have everything prepared and we just had to turn up! The vibes were great with the group and the lead worked hard to make it a good trip for us offering us drinks etc. We visited all the locations which were just amazing and beautiful. Blue cave be prepared to swim but they have life jackets and snorkels which was great. I would suggest to make sure you arrive back to the boat on time as we had a couple that was almost left as they left it to a minute before. Lunch was tasty and filling. Please bear in mind this isn't a five star resturant, it reflects the price of the trip which is great value for money. Overall a great trip, met some lovely people and one of my favourite trips 🇭🇷
      Written June 17, 2024
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      emma p
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Couples
      We had an amazing day on this tour! We were collected promptly in the morning to take us to the dock to meet the boat. We were in a small group of about 12 people. We had access to a cooler full of soft and alcoholic drinks which were available all day. We stopped off at the blue caves and had the opportunity to snorkel in. They are an amazing sight and definitely worth the effort. We then had 3 hours at the first island. Followed by a 3 course meal on the second island, served with wine and soft drinks. The food was excellent and all prepared fresh by our captains family in a lovely quiet location. We were also treated to some light entertainment from our captains Grandfather on the accordion. Our host and captain was amazing all day. He was very knowledgeable of all the local sites and history. We finished with an hour on the last island which was also beautiful with a big sandy beach. We could not have asked for more. This is amazing value for money and I will definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Dubrovnik. Thank you x
      Written September 29, 2023
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      Evelyne
      8 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      We were recommended this cruise by our hotel, it was a good price and looked very promising. Unlimited drinks were offered during cruise, lunch was average at the captains house (be prepared to walk uphill in the heat). It was a small boat and lots of people on it, we felt really crowded. The surroundings and visits to the islands were very beautiful. We find it a pity that we had a bad experience with the personnel on board and our driver pick up as they were really unfriendly. We would not recommend it if you want some local information/tips as they really just show and drop you in a short amount of time on the islands in order to visit all. Overall an OK experience but could be better human wise! With all the competition of other cruises, we would recommend you try another one.
      Written July 27, 2023
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      I apologize for the driver and the staff. What were the dates of the trip and which hotel?
      Written July 27, 2023
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      Kimberley C
      26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had the most amazing day on our boat trip around the elaphiti islands and the blue cave. We were picked up from our hotel and taken back. The crew on the boat are all very lovely and friendly. The best part of the trip was going for lunch at the captain's house. The fish was amazing 😍 you can't go wrong for £40 for a 9 hour boat trip with free food and drink ✨
      Written May 22, 2022
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      Arly
      4 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Friends
      It was beautiful trip. Such amazing gorgeous islands. The water was crystal clear the swim in blu cave was great and I loved jumping off the boat into the water yo cool down
      Lunch which was provided was out of this world so tasty. The fish freshly caught off the boat and cooked right away. The chicken also fab. Full of flavour.
      The only down side was the snorkell gear although advertised was well used and didn't work it's really needed at the blu caves so bring your own is my advise also the toilet in the boat is not for the faint hearted my first time to use one so be warned 😉 overall a super expense I would recommend highly very reasonably priced.
      Written July 24, 2022
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      Mirza Ahmetasevic
      New York City, NY3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2021 • Couples
      It was such a well-thought out itinerary. Captain Tomo and first mate Boris were beyond hospitable and made sure everyone was enjoying their time on their boat. They cooked lunch for all guests on their boat (fresh fish or chicken with salad), It was very delicious! They even extended their arribal time back to thebdock to make sure all guests experience the best time. We appreciate this experience and would definitely recommend them.
      Written July 31, 2021
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