Blue Cave Tour From Podstrana
Blue Cave tour from Podstrana is one of our most active tours, so prepare yourself for a day of travel, fun and boat rides. By joining this tour you will get to see some of the most beautiful sights in Croatia, swim in places you have seen only on postcards, and visit some of our most famous islands.
Your day will start in Podstrana, where our driver will pick you up and drive you to Split, where you’ll meet with other travelers in your group and embark on this amazing tour. Once you get to Split you will board our speedboat, a very safe and comfortable way to get to the island of Bisevo where the Blue cave is located. The speedboat to Bisevo is not only a safe way to see the cave, but also the fastest.
The boat ride to bay of Balun where the Blue Cave is located will lasts for an hour and a half. The Blue cave ( “Modra špilja” in Croatian) was formed by erosion of limestone by constant Adriatic Sea waves. The cave is especially amazing in the morning when the sunbeams strike the walls of the cave, while penetrating through it, thus reflecting spectacular shades of blue light across the cave walls. We guarantee Blue Cave is a memory you’ll cherish forever.
Next place you’ll visit on our tour is the Monk Seal Cave, and after that we head to the award-winning Stiniva Beach. Stiniva beach is one of the most famous beaches in Croatia, especially known from the aerial view. The beach is located on the south side of the island of Vis and you can reach Stiniva either hiking by foot, or by a boat.
Stiniva is surrounded by limestone cliffs and the entrance to the beach from the sea is only 16ft wide. After Stiniva we will continue our tour to the island of Budikovac where you will have some time to swim in the crystal clear sea around the island of Vis.
We leave Vis and continue our tour by stopping in Palmizana which is part of the Pakleni islands on the southwest side of the island of Hvar. You will enjoy some free time and explore Palmizana, sunbathe on a sandy beach or enjoy in some of famous Palmizana cocktail bars and restaurants.
The last stop on our Blue Cave tour is the island of Hvar and the city of Hvar. Take a stroll through its streets and be a part of its culture, fame and beauty. Hvar is one of the most famous islands in the world, so enjoy in its stoned paved ancient buildings, charming restaurants, historical allure and it’s sunny climate. We will leave you in the city of Hvar for a couple of hours, so that you have enough time to immerse yourself into everything Hvar has to offer.
At the end of our Blue Cave from Podstrana tour, our crew will take you back Podstrana. We promise you’ll enjoy every second of the most amazing tour there is in Split-Dalmatia county.
DEPARTURE TIME IN OFF SEASON: 01.05.–15.06. & 01.09.–31.09 at 07:20 a.m.
DEPARTURE TIME IN HIGH SEASON: 16.06.-31.08. at 06:50 a.m.
The following itinerary applies in off season.
07:20 Departure from Podstrana to Split with a short break
Depending on the traffic conditions, it takes us approximately 20 minutes from Podstrana to the center of Split, where we will pick up other passengers. There will be a 10-minute break in Split, during which you can have a morning coffee in the city center, buy some supplies or food for the trip or grab something for breakfast.
08:00 Setting off to the Blue Cave Tour
Get comfortable in your seat and buckle up for a fast and safe speedboat ride to one of the most popular Croatian tourist attractions. Enjoy in the quickest way to get from the city of Split to the island of Bisevo. The whole day will be packed with island hopping, beachside swimming and sunbathing on Croatia’s most popular beaches. Waste no time in ferry lines and on ferry rides.
09:45 Discovering the Blue cave Croatia
Our first stop is the bay of Balun on the island of Bisevo, where you’ll continue your tour to the Blue cave. Your captain will take care of the tickets for entrance to the Blue cave. Once you get inside the cave on a small boat, prepare yourself to be amazed by the blue lights dancing on the limestone walls of the cave, created by a game of sun, limestone and blue Adriatic Sea.
Since this is something you will surely imprint in your minds forever, make sure you bring your camera so that you may share its beauty with your family and friends once you get home. Just remember swimming is absolutely not allowed here, despite everything you may have heard.
10:45 Sightseeing of Monk Seal Cave and swimming at Stiniva Bay
You’ll be back on the boat for a short ride and continue by exploring the Monk Seal Cave (if possible based upon sea conditions on the day). The next amazing place on our stop is the famous beach Stiniva on the island of Vis, voted Europe’s Best Beach in 2016. Beach Stiniva is just stunning and has graced the cover of many magazines, so enjoy seeing it in person.
12:00 Budikovac – swimming time
It would be impossible to see all these amazing places and not want to have a dip in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and that is why we have planned a swim stop, be at either Rukavac or the island of Budikovac. Your Captain will decide on the location based upon sea conditions on the day.
13:15 Swimming on Pakleni islands and lunch (optional)
After leaving Vis, we continue our boat ride to Palmizana, part of the Pakleni Islands archipelago, where you will have 2 hours free time to jump in the sea for some more swimming, or if you get hungry or want to sip a cocktail, enjoy in some of the most popular clubs and restaurants in Croatia here on Palmizana.
16:00 Free time to explore Hvar island
Once you have cooled in the sea, it is time to visit the island of Hvar and its city of Hvar. Hvar is one of the oldest towns in Croatia and will completely engulf all your senses once you get there. It’s renaissance architecture, vibrant streets, historical buildings and Spanjola Fortress with panoramic views of Hvar town and the Pakleni Islands, will make this truly a day to remember.
19:00 / 19:30 Departure from Hvar to Split and return to Podstrana
Finally, it is time we depart Hvar and have a boat ride back to the mainland and city of Split on an express 30-minute journey. Our skipper will continue to Podstrana after disembarkation of other group members in Split or we will set up the vehicle for your transfer.
- Travel insurance
- All taxes and handling charges
- Fuel surcharge and speedboat
- Beverages (water) on board
- Tour skipper/host
- Round-trip cruise
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Lunch (we will advice you for the best restaurant at Palmizana)
- Entrance ticket for the Blue cave
(You will be charged an additional fee in cash on the day of departure – please prepare the exact amount).
Blue Cave Tickets Price
(May / June / September)
|Adults (12+ yrs.) 70 HRK
Childrens (11- yrs.) 35 HRK
(July and August)
|Adults (12+ yrs.) 100 HRK
Childrens (11- yrs.) 50 HRK
Meeting point for the Blue cave from Podstrana
Meeting point for the Blue Cave tour from Podstrana is in front of St. Anthony’s statue; at the crossing of Jurasove ulice and Strožanac road, across the street from supermarket Tommy.