Dubrovnik Boat Tours
Dubrovnik Boat Tours
THREE ELAFITI ISLANDS TOUR with MARA BOAT and BOBARA BOAT│ PRICE: 50€ per person │ APPROXIMATE DURATION: 8 - 9 hours │ INCLUDED IN PRICE: Lunch and drinks ( white wine, water, non-alcohol beverages / unlimited during the tour) │ Choose in advance among Fish, Meat or Vegetarian meal │ FOR ONLINE BOOKING ONLY: Free mini-van transfer to & from the boat │
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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430 reviews
Very good

Ren Amamiya
Shibuya, Japan1 contribution
Sep 2020
I went on this tour by myself and I was pleasantly suprised by the kind-hearted crew and the service. The boat had us seperated on a 2 meter distance because of the coronavirus situation which is always a good thing on trips these days. We visited 3 Islands and had drinks the whole time and lunch on one of the islands. I had fish which was delicious. With all this in mind I recommend this tour to everyone and those eager to experience a different lifestyle for one day.
Written November 17, 2020
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Mimi B
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
We had the most amazing time . There were many tour operators but the service and professionalism led us to go with Sergio who was the captain of the boat with his wonderful wife who made lunch for all on board. Food was perfect and so fresh and healthy. Toilets were Immaculate and clean. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and we felt very well looked after from the start to end . Included in the price was pick up and drop off to your doorstep. Highly recommend with Sergio and his wife to go in their boat trip tour. Thanks again Sergio. Regards Mimi from the UK. 😊
Written August 8, 2020
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Paul B
Warrington, UK19 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Had a fantastic half day trip to Lokrum, hosted by Henry who was fantastic. Great fun, saw the Old Town and swam in beautiful crystal clear waters. Highly recommended
Written August 21, 2020
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Cardiff, UK23 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I have booked onto many boat trips in various countries and have always enjoyed, however this was not one of the best, as we had a poor experience from start to finish.
When we booked the trip via Viator, the advert stated that the trip 'included hotel pick-up and drop-off within a certain area' and advised that you contact the tour guide to confirm. It also stated that 'exact pick-up times would be advised'. Therefore when we booked the trip, we confirmed at the time of booking the hotel and area we were staying in Cavtat. We did not receive any further communication from them to advise what time we would be collected (other tours we booked via other agencies had contacted us after booking to confirm pick-up times). Therefore a week before travelling, I emailed via Viator to ask for confirmation of pick-up time, and the response I had was basically a 'copy and paste' of what was written on the advert - so we still had no confirmation of whether they would be collecting us from the hotel, and if so, what time.

Therefore, the day before the trip I telephoned the company directly to ask for confirmation - the person I spoke to initially said that we should meet him at the main bus stop in Cavtat at 8.30am, and then he changed his mind and told me he would collect us from the hotel at 8am. On the day of the trip, we were collected in a car at 8am, and taken to the port in Dubrovnik - no other passengers were collected on route. We arrived at the port by 8.30am, and was shown where the boat would be leaving from at 9.45am - so we had to hang around the port for over an hour, with no other communication from them, and no sight of any other customers. The person who collected us told us to go for a coffee and come back later.

We went back to the boat about 9.30am, and was told that there were 2 boats going on the trip, and we could pick which one we wanted. We therefore settled onto one of the boats awaiting the arrival of all other passengers who appeared to have been dropped off in a bus.

The boat trip itself was ok - the boat was completely covered over, so we had no sun on us and therefore with the sea breeze it was quite cold. There were no toilets on the boat either, so we had to wait until we got to the islands. The 'all-inclusive drinks' was just a cool box with 1 bottle of cheap white wine, 1 bottle of red wine and a bottle of lemonade.

We stopped at the first two islands for only 40 minutes each, and therefore had very little time to see anything at all. I feel that the only purpose of stopping at these islands was for them to take us to the beach bars where they no doubt had connections too, knowing that passengers would be forced to buy drinks and use the toilets. Upon departing the second island we were served up our food. My husband had opted for the chicken, which came with salad and bread. However, as a vegetarian I was served a few slices of courgette and onion with a small salad and bread. The vegetables appeared to have been cooked with the meat, and were therefore greasy and as such i could not eat them (thankfully I had the bread to eat). At the third island, we stopped for a few hours, which was nice as we were able to spend time on a sandy beach.

However, our whole day was completely ruined upon arriving back at the port in Dubrovnik. The captain of the boat told us to follow another man to where the transport back to the hotels was parked. Along with everyone else, we followed him to a carpark. He asked each person what hotel they were staying at, and showed each one to various minibuses. However, when it came to us he told us we would have to wait in the carpark for the captain. He then spoke to someone on the telephone before driving off and giving us no further information. A few minutes later the captain arrived, and told us that we had booked hotel pick-up only, and we were not entitled to a hotel drop-off. I advised him that the booking had stated 'pick-up and drop-off' and we were expecting to be dropped off. He then showed me a screen on his phone stating 'see, it is pick up only'. Luckily, before he pulled his phone away from me, I was able to spot that it clearly said 'pick-up and drop-off'. I pointed this out to him, at which point he reluctantly replied 'oh, ok then' and then told me I would have to wait until the minibus returned. However, he was unable to give me any timescales of when this may be. He could see how upset I was at this, and as an alternative he handed me 50kuna and told me that we could catch the public bus back to the hotel. I asked where I could catch the bus from, and he told us that he would arrange for someone to take us to the bus stop, and that the buses run every 15 minutes.

We were then taken to the main bus station and dropped off. We went to the ticket office to book tickets for the bus, only to discover that the total cost from the main bus station was 54kuna (not 50kuna - it is only 50kuna if you catch the bus from within the city itself). Luckily we did have a small amount of money remaining, despite having spent a considerable amount during the day for coffees whilst stranded at the port for an hour whilst waiting in the morning, and also the 100 kuna for sunbeds and umbrellas on the island. The buses ran once per hour (not every 15 minutes as he had claimed). As we had missed the previous bus by only a few minutes we had to wait another hour for the bus, and therefore by the time we arrived back at the hotel we had been out for almost 12 hours without hardly any food!

This excursion could have been really nice, however the appalling customer service and complete lack of regard for our wellbeing in not taking us back to the hotel as we had booked completely ruined it!
Written May 16, 2018
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Marcin Ś
Belfast, UK17 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our guide wasn’t very helpful. The only information we’ve been given were things like ‘here is a bar the rest of the island is boring’ or ‘bar here, bar there, there is beach but it’s far and it’s nothing special’. Basically, we didn’t receive any info regarding the islands and we needed to learn about them entirely on our own. If you’re planning to do the same get some info beforehand as in 1h on the first 2 islands you won’t have much time for exploration.

Lunch was very tasty!

On the last island Lopud we’ve been given approximately 3 hours, so we went to explore little further. Both I and my wife heard that we should meet at the boat at 16:45. To not be late we even set up an alarm... We got back circa 16:20 and the boat was gone... with our things on it… They left us on the island! We spent another 1.5h trying to get back to Dubrovnik. In the end, we got our things back - after chasing them two days later when they’re coming back from another trip.

Summarising, the islands are a must see, but if we were to visit them again we would book another company or use public transport (cheaper and you’re not restricted by a boat schedule).
Written October 1, 2018
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Tony A
22 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We had a very enjoyable day visiting the Elafiti Islands with Dubrovnik Boat Tours. Our pick up arrived on time and was very comfortable (minibus). The boat left on time and from the moment our trip started, we were well looked after with unlimited soft drinks and wine. There was ample seating for the number of people on board and it had toilet facilities. There was not much time to spend on each of the islands but it was enough to give you a taster should you want to visit for a bit longer during your holiday. We spent a bit longer on Lopud where we were able to get a buggy ride to the beach where we had a swim. We also visited the botanic gardens.
There was a choice for lunch on the boat - we had the fish which was lovely

For the money we paid, we thought this trip was excellent value..
Written October 30, 2018
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Essex, UK3 contributions
We travelled yesterday as a family - two adults, an almost 6 year old and an almost 2 year old. We had a great day!
We are currently staying in Cavtat so we were picked up at the exact time we had we told when booking - 8am. We arrived early at the boat so had a look around the local area before boarding. We were worried about taking the buggy on the boat but it wasn’t a problem at all. It was really cold on the way to the first island, Lopud. This island was lovely. Recommend getting the golf buggy trip to the beach on the other side. Cost 20 kuna per person each way (free for kids). Kids loved the beach. Soft sand as apposed to rocks in Cavtat. They spent about 2 hours playing on the beach whilst we relaxed on sun loungers and had drinks from the bar there.
Then we got back to the boat at 1pm for lunch. I had vegetarian (some roasted veg and salad), husband and the kids all had chicken and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Had a few drinks of coke from the cool box on board.
Then we travelled to Sipan. Lovely walk along to a stony beach where our eldest enjoyed learning how to skip stones on the crystal clear water and climbed over the rocks. Our youngest slept in her buggy for this and the crew were fab at lifting the buggy onto the boat at the end of our visit to this island so she could continue sleeping.
Onto to the last island Kolocep. We wandered up to a bar and sat and drank beer and cocktails. Kids had ice cream. Bought some homemade marmalades and olive oil from a lady selling it on a stall by the side of the road. She gave some dried sugared orange peel to my daughter to eat which she loved!
After we travelled back to Dubrovnik. Eager style biscuits were handed out to u for the journey back. Lots of lovely sights to see/photos to take. Well organised, delicious food. They even let out son take control of steering the boat on the way back much to the amusement of the other passengers! He absolutely loved this and had a great time chatting to them as he took us back to Dubrovnik. Transfers were smooth. We were walked to the right minivan (across the road)straight after the trip to go back to the hotel. Perfect trip! :)
Written October 24, 2018
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Milton Keynes, UK50 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We booked this through our accommodation and it was all straightforward. We got collected and taken to the boat, where we joined the tour. We had a warm, friendly welcome and everyone introduced themselves and told us about the boat, the islands and where the drinks were.

We set off and the first two islands were visited relatively quickly but with enough time to explore a little, sit on the beach and then come back to the boat for more. When lunch was served, we were pleasantly surprised as this was much nicer than we were expecting! We had a combination of fish, chicken and veggie dishes served and they were all very tasty. Drinks were also always available and kept in a cooler.

The last island we stayed at the longest and this was also the one with the best beach - it was a little walk + golf cart taxi away but worth it. Very beautiful, calm, scenic and we all loved it. We eventually had to get back to our boat and back to Dubrovnik, after a wonderful day.

The only little bit of semi-chaos was when we arrived back and the drivers had to sort us into cars depending on where we were going back to. It seemed like nobody had any plans but eventually we all made it to where we were supposed to go. At least, I hope so - we certainly got driven back quickly!

We had a great day out and this was one of our most memorable days of our stays in Croatia.
Written September 2, 2018
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Bishops Stortford, UK20 contributions
Very nice relaxing day, captain was good fun, not too long a day and good mix of islands. Food and drink was fairly simple but decent value for money. Quick and efficient transfers to and from.
Written May 3, 2018
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Leicester, UK4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The boat was nice, the hosts great. We all got a welcome shot to start the day which was a great way to get people talking and bonding. The lunch included was lovely, could have had slightly more but it depends on apatite i guess. Drinks were replenished throughout the day and a really nice afternoon biscuit snack to end. The reason I can't rate this tour any higher is because the first island was not great at all. It was very dingy and dirty. Its an island right so it's not going to be sparkling clean but we went in to a shop to get a snack and it was really not nice. It set the day up for disappointment which I am pleased to say did not happen, the islands got better and ended on a high but if the first island was taken out this would have got a 4.5
Written April 10, 2018
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