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Elaphite Islands

Elaphiti Islands, Croatia, 20223

The basics

Climb aboard a boat in Dubrovnik’s harbor and admire views during the journey to the Elaphite Islands. This day trip often takes the form of speedboat tours to the three main islands, with scheduled stops for water-based activities such as snorkeling, swimming, and sea kayaking. Some itineraries also include lunch and drinks on board. Travelers seeking an intimate experience may want to opt for a private tour and set out on a private boat with a guide.

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Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
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Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
$46.64 per adult
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Beautiful day!!
The crew on the boat Lenka were fantastic. Really caring to ensure everyone felt comfortable and were safe. What s beautiful and relaxing day. Thank you.
Georgios_P, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Dubrovnik

star-5
MUST do! Perfect way to see the all the islands! Incredible lunch!
Suzie_J, Jun 2022
Elaphite Islands Cruise and Blue Cave Snorkeling Boat Tour from Dubrovnik
Incredible! Wonderful Captain who also cooked and played a musical instrument. Snorkeling is just a mask, but that maybe for COVID or Europe... Beautiful stops! Perfect swimming place. All day, but worth it! The best food I had in the area.
star-5
Lush day out.
Barbara_H, May 2022
Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
Trip was fab from start to finish. Host was very informative and friendly. Beautiful scenery on route. Islands we stopped on were beautiful and tranquil. Lunch was fish or chicken with potatoes and salad. Wine water or pop was served throughout the trip. The boat was lovely and clean.
star-5
Great day out!
lara_g, Apr 2022
Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
We had such a great time on the cruise! Especially thanks to Ivana who was so helpful and lovely. The toilet on board was also surprisingly clean!
star-5
Interesting and refreshing experience
Alexandru_S, Jul 2022
The best Elaphite Islands day cruise with lunch by Regina Maris in Dubrovnik
It was great for us, couple with kids. Transfer from hotel ok, reception on the boat ok, and sites we ve visited were beautiful. The boat is beautiful and offer 2 decks and a space inside we've used for familie.
star-5
Brilliant way to get a little active on out holiday.
Hayley_M, Jun 2022
Elaphite islands Full Day Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling to Green Cave
Kayak journey across to the Green Cave along Sipan island, cliff jumping for those who were brave enough followed by a well earned lunch on Sipan island - delicious fresh fish!!
star-5
Beautiful 3 Island Tour!
Karen_H, Jun 2022
The best Elaphite Islands day cruise with lunch by Regina Maris in Dubrovnik
Great trip on an excellent boat Regina Maris. All three islands were beautiful. Great day visiting a special part of Croatia. Must do! The crew was very nice. The food was perfect.
star-5
A worth while trip
Roselynn_B, Jul 2022
Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
A fun all day experience. We were able to get in the water at all the stops, which helped keep you cool. The fish was a little dry, but definitely enough food to fill the belly. Sonjia, our boat host was very enjoyable.
star-4
Great day
Marieke_v, Jun 2022
Elaphite Islands Cruise and Blue Cave Snorkeling Boat Tour from Dubrovnik
Great trip with friendly crew. We enjoyed visiting the islands and swimming in the cave. The lunch was nice and tasted good. The only thing I missed, was a little more information about the islands we visited. There was a little bit, but I would have liked more. But that’s just me. I would recommend this trip for sure!
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Elaphiti tour - Dubrovnik Island Tours
Ineke_P, Jul 2022
Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
Awesome day, plenty chill time on the boat with interesting 80-ies music choice and good times. Lunch is fine, plenty of drinks and nice to see some of the islands.
star-5
Spectacular scenery
Steven_J, Jun 2022
Elaphite Islands Full-Day Kayak and Bike Tour from Dubrovnik
We loved this trip! After a 30 minute ferry ride to the island, we kayaked across open water to a small island, then rode high quality Specialized hybrid bikes about 5 km across the small island to a beautiful small restaurant. After a break, we rode to a beautiful beach for some additional relaxation. Then the trip back across the island by bike, followed by making back to the first island to catch the ferry home. It was a day well spent with beautiful scenery and outdoor fun.
star-5
Excellent well worth it
Richard_G, Jun 2022
Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka
Excellent cruise. Guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. Islands are lovely and ship is fantastic. Tip take cash as alot of the cafe/bars are cash only due to them being so remote.
star-5
The Islands were...
Michael_L, Jun 2022
Full-Day Dubrovnik Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch
The Islands were beautiful. The food was lovely and we got plenty of drink along the way to keep us hydrated. Staff very helpful
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Things to know before you go

  • The Elaphite Islands are a must-see attraction for nature lovers, sunshine seekers, and families looking for a day trip outside Dubrovnik.
  • Explore the islands on foot or by bicycle (there are no cars).
  • Not all ferries and boat tours to the Elaphite Islands are wheelchair accessible; check with tour operators in advance.
  • Bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a towel.
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How to get there

The Elaphite Islands are located in the Adriatic Sea. Board ferries, speedboat tours, and taxi boats from Gruz Harbor in Dubrovnik to the three most popular islands of Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan. The archipelago can only be reached by water and is an easy full-day trip from Dubrovnik.

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When to get there

Summer is the most popular season to visit Dubrovnik. During July and August, everything from hotel rooms to boat tours fill up quickly, so book a journey to the Elaphite Islands in advance. Visiting in the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) means cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, although ferries and tours may be less frequent.

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History in the Elaphite Islands

Beyond sun and sand, the Elaphite Islands also offer historic landmarks. Lopus is home to an 11th-century Benedictine Monastery and 16th-century churches, while Sipan has a 15th-century palace and the remains of a Roman villa.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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