Five Islands Tour is the best excursion, when it comes to Split boat tours. Visit to the famous Blue Cave on the Island of Biševo is the ultimate highlight of the trip, but stops for sightseeing, swimming and snorkeling on other top islands of mid Adriatic which includes Stiniva, Budikovac, Pakleni islands and Hvar, will undoubtedly completely wow you too.
Even though all three speedboats stop at the same spots, each boat has its pros and cons. Additionally, price per person varies depending on the boat, as the bigger the boat, the more expensive the ride.
Five Islands Tour¸ also known as Blue Cave Tour¸ is the most popular excursion to best mid Adriatic islands. We visit the most impressive and picturesque locations, like Blue Cave, Stiniva and Hvar, and you can choose between three different types of boat.
Why three different options you ask? Well in fact, it’s to accommodate your specific needs and preferences. One boat is the fastest and the cheapest, the middle one offers more comfort and protection, the third one is the biggest and the most expensive, but at the same time, the most comfortable one.
Therefore, along with the size, speed and the comfort of the boat, you can also choose the one that fits within your financial capacity.
Five Islands Tour is a 10-hour long excursion to Biševo, Vis, Budikovac, Pakleni Islands, and Hvar. Departure is between 7:30 – 8:00 AM from the Split harbor, and return at around 18:00 – 18:30 PM to the same place.
Depending on a speedboat type, size and fuel consumption, you can choose from 3 different price options:
In the Budget Five Islands Tour option, you ride in RIB boats, a lightweight but high performance and high capacity boats that are open from the sides. They are built for speed, and are among the fastest speedboats out there. They cut through the waves more easily and spend less fuel.
Budget Blue Cave Tour is especially popular during high season, when weather conditions fully permit comfort in an open space boat. So, if you enjoy the speed, or want to save time on the ride, take it into consideration.
Standard Five Islands Tour offers rides in Enzo 35 and Mercan 34. These boats are specifically designed for transfers and excursions, and are spacious and comfortable. They are equipped with transparent roll-down side covers for protection against sun, wind and rain.
They have a sturdy roof and also provide a big sun deck at the stern. At 11 meters length, they are safe even on the restless sea, and still small enough to tuck into narrow coves and beaches we visit during the trip.
In the deluxe option, we provide boats such as Colnago 33, Colnago 35 and Aliskaf 37. They are spacious, cozy and luxurious, with toilet onboard, shower, free WIFI and a cabin as well as sundeck in the back and plenty of shade infront.
That being said, boat size, it’s stronger and more fuel consuming engine as well as additional equipment make the Deluxe Five Islands Tour the most expensive of the three, but at the same time it is the most comfortable option.
You will discover 5 of Croatia’s most beautiful mid Adriatic islands in just one day. Traveling by speedboat shortens the boat ride, still allowing enough time for each place we visit, so it’s not just speeding from one island to another.
Depending on the exact place and what it offers, we stop for about 30 to 45 minutes on some spots, but 1 to 2 hours on others. For example, you will have more time to explore the city of Hvar and its impressive fortress above, than to swim in a lagoon at Budikovac island.
The boat stops at the islands of Biševo, Vis, Budikovac, Pakleni islands and Hvar. Hvar and Vis are among the biggest islands of mid Adriatic. With Five Islands Tour you visit some of the best beaches of mid Adriatic, like Palmižana beach or Carpe Diem beach at Pakleni islands, located in front of Hvar.
This is the best place to have lunch. Some of the prettiest natural phenomena, like Blue Cave on island of Biševo and Lagoon at Budikovac island are its most popular locations, besides town of Hvar.
You will have the chance to swim, enjoy the most beautiful of sceneries and if you wish, try the local cuisine. And with each new stunning but totally different place you won’t get bored for a second.
Our first destination is also the farthest one. It takes 1 hour 20 minutes, up to 1 hour 50 minutes to reach Biševo Island and the Blue cave from Split. After the Blue Cave, each new destination is only 10 to 20 minutes away, with 45 to 60 minutes on our way back from Hvar to Split.
You should bring a long sleeve shirt for cover, in case it gets chilly on a speedboat, on a Five Islands Tour in spring or early fall. Along with a bathing suit, we recommend you to bring a towel, sunglasses, hat, and wear sunscreen. Also don’t forget to bring food, snacks and lunch money.
That being said, boat, fuel, the crew, drinks, safety gear and snorkeling equipment are included in the price.
Although you have free water, we won’t serve you lunch on the trip, so you will have to take care of it yourself. You can always bring some food with you which is cheaper option or you can buy snacks in a local market on Hvar island.
You will have enough time to treat yourself with a lunch in one of the restaurants on Pakleni Islands or in the town of Hvar. We have to warn you that these restaurants on Hvar and Pakleni islands are expensive. The cheapest lunch is around 20 € per person.
Ticket or entrance fee to the Blue Cave is NOT included in the price of the excursion. Nautical center Komiža governs the Blue Cave and determines the price of the entrance fee.
They determine the price for pre/post season and for high season as well as for adults, children 6 – 12 years old and for children up to 6 years old which are free of charge.
For full price list of season 2023, visit their info link here.
Our crew buys tickets for all the guests onboard. Please prepare cash in euros for the entrance fee to the Blue Cave.
As the town of Hvar is the last stop on our Five Islands Tour, you can also choose to stay on the island instead of returning to Split.
Basically, you can use this trip as an excursion, and as a transfer to Hvar. In this case, please just let us know in advance on how much luggage you will bring along, so we can plan for the necessary space.
In order to have enough time in each place and visit the best islands in one day, the only way is to go with a speedboat.
Since the trip can be a bit bumpy on s speedboat, especially if it’s windy, we don’t take pregnant women and children 3 years old or younger on the Five Islands Tour.
Insurance, fuel and skipper, safety gear, snorkeling equipment, water are included in the price of the tour.
Safety first! In case of bad weather or rough sea conditions, we hold the right to change the route or cancel the tour, for benefit of all passengers. This decision is made by captain. In this case, you have the right to shift the tour for some other day, or get a full refund.
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