Elaphite Islands Boat Trip From Dubrovnik

A trip to Dubrovnik isn’t complete without a day trip to the Elaphite Islands!

Elaphite Islands Boat Tour takes you to the 3 largest islands in Elaphite archipelago!
Spend an unforgettable day on the islands and experience the untouched nature of the Mediterranean.
Taste local gastronomy, take a dip in the crystal clear sea, snorkel in the Blue Cave,
stroll across the promenade, soak up the sun or just relax under the shade of the old pines listening to crickets.
This Dubrovnik Boat Tour is the perfect getaway from crowds, close to Dubrovnik but a world away!


  • The Elaphite archipelago consists of 13 islands, of which only three are inhabited: Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud. Each island is surprisingly different and unique and on this tour, you’ll have free time to explore all of them!

  • Your Dubrovnik Boat Trip starts with a pick up from your hotel and a short drive to the port of Gruž, where you’ll board a boat for the excursion!

  • The first stop is Lopud Island - 3 hours

  • The most popular island in the Elaphite archipelago, due to its amazing beach Šunj - the ONLY SANDY BEACH in Dubrovnik region which is listed by many travel guides as one of the best beaches in Croatia. The water is very shallow, perfect for children and the popular local game picigin. Lopud is the favorite weekend place for the locals to escape the crowds of the Old Town. Lopud Island has one of the oldest botanical gardens in the region.

  • Fun fact: According to a local legend, if you bathe with your loved one at Šunj, you’ll never separate...

  • Lopud is car-free, therefore nothing interrupts the tranquility of this peaceful oasis. Lopud Island was a favorite place for the summer residence of the local aristocracy, and it abounds with forts, little churches, and monasteries.

  • The second stop is Šipan Island - 2 hours

  • The largest of the Elaphite Islands. Known for the quiet bays, beaches, cypress and fig trees, groves of oranges, and vineyards.

  • Here you have a chance to taste local gastronomy! At the Captain's house you will be served a six-course lunch and meet his cheerful, welcoming family who will take good care of you. Lunch includes homemade dalmatian ham (prosciutto) and cheese, chicken soup, mussels prepared the Dalmatian way, the main course for which you can choose between fish, pork or chicken, freshly caught grilled fish with mashed potatoes and a salad. All of that is served with a homemade bread and olive oil. For drinks, we offer you red and white wine and soft juices. During the whole tour, you can enjoy unlimited drinks.

  • This is the only Elaphite Islands Boat Tour that offers lunch at the Captain's house!

  • The third stop is Koločep Island - 1 hour

  • On Koločep Island, we are taking you to explore the Blue Cave, a unique natural site! When you swim into the cave the whole place turns blue due to the light and the positioning of the cave itself. A great place to swim, snorkel and take awesome photos. Snorkeling equipment is provided.

  • Koločep is the smallest of the three settled Elaphite islands and is like a nearby dream. With its picturesque port with colorful fishing boats it is closest to Dubrovnik and one of the favorite excursion spots of locals. Photo opportunities abound. It is a very quiet and peaceful island since it's car-free with no traffic at all, perfect for people who want a quiet, getaway from it all type holiday.

  • Around 18:15 your Dubrovnik Boat Trip to Elaphite Islands ends and we'll take you back to your hotel.


  • Boat tour to Elaphite Islands from Dubrovnik.

  • Traditional 6 course lunch at the Captain's house at Šipan island.

  • Homemade food, wine, and olive oil.

  • Unlimited drinks on the boat (wine, rakija, juices, water).

  • Pick up at any hotel's entrance.

  • Snorkeling equipment.


  • Swimsuit, Sunscreen, Hat and Towels

  • Camera


Hotel/apartment pick up and drop off in Dubrovnik, outside might incur charges.


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