Standard Five Islands Tour

Daily Tour Full day Availability: 2019-05-01
Trg Franje Tuđmana, 21000, Split, Croatia

Standard Five Islands Tour: Explore the islands with bigger boat

Standard Five Islands Tour, or Standard Blue Cave Tour, is our most popular option of the three. Speedboats that take you on this tour provide for more space and protection from weather conditions while visiting Blue Cave and the other beautiful mid Adriatic islands.

More protection and comfort

Standard Five Islands Tour offers rides in Enzo 35 or Mercan 34 speedboats. These boats are specifically designed for transfers and excursions, since they and are spacious and comfortable. They can fit 12 to 14 passengers in the front-end cockpit, which is coated in leather, while leaving plenty of space for comfort.

Also, there is a big sun deck in the back (3×3 meters), for sunbathing on the boat. They are equipped with transparent roll-down side covers for protection against sun, wind and rain, and the front part is covered with a roof. At 11 meters length, they are safe even on the restless sea, and still small enough to tuck into hidden coves and beaches we visit during the trip.

On the sun deck, there is a stern platform with ladders. With their size of 11 meters, Enzo 35 and Mercan 34 are safe even when the sea is rough and yet small enough to visit all the hidden coves and beaches on the islands.

1) Standard Five Islands Tour: Blue Cave

Our first destination is breathtaking natural phenomena and one of the most attractive locations on the Adriatic, Blue Cave. It is located on small island of Biševo, near Vis.

As sun’s rays penetrate through an underwater opening of the cave and reflect from the white bottom, they illuminate the cave blue. This game of light and reflection creates opportunity for some beautiful pictures and unforgettable experience.

Next to Hvar and Stiniva, it is one of the destinations you simply have to visit, otherwise you’ll be sorry. The pictures you take will be a happy memory to your Croatian adventure which you can show to your friends and family.

2) Standard Five Islands Tour: Stiniva

Stiniva has been voted as the best beach in Europe, by tourists. It is secluded beach on the island of Vis which was created when the dome of the cave collapsed.

Now, what’s left is a pebble beach with crystal clear water, white sand at the bottom and a stunning clifftop backdrop. Its appeal is largely due to its inaccessible, hidden and peaceful charm, combined with unusual features.

Since there is no road to Stiniva, people on the beach are mainly tourists from the boat excursion. However, due to its 5 m (16 feet) wide entrance and the rope that also blocks the path, most speedboats anchor in front of the entrance.

3) Standard Five Islands Tour: Budikovac

After visiting Stiniva cove, we stop on Budikovac Island which is one of small, secluded islands located near Vis.

We anchor in the beautiful turquoise lagoon which is the best spot on the tour, when it comes to snorkeling. You can use the snorkeling equipment, that is on the boat, for free.

There is also a restaurant on the island where you can drink a coffee, have a brunch or go to a toilet.

4) Standard Five Islands Tour: Hell Islands

After these picturesque locations, we’re off to beautiful Hell Islands. Despite being smaller than Vis or Hvar, Hell Islands are one of the most popular destinations.

Two of the most popular beaches on the Hell Islands (Paklenjaci) are Palmižana and Carpe Diem beach.

Although they are both nice beaches, Palmižana has several restaurants, lounge bar, botanical garden and a nice sandy beach. On the other hand, Carpe Diem is mostly a party beach, especially during the night.

5) Standard Five Islands Tour: Hvar

Besides the clear sea, nice beaches and sunny days, you will found plenty of archaeological sites, stunning old buildings, monasteries, churches and ancient cultural monuments which speak about Hvar’s rich and turbulent history.

However, number one attraction is the old fortress located on the hill above the city. From the fortress you have beautiful panoramic view of Hvar and Hell islands. It takes only 15 minutes to the top, by foot.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for summer parties, fancy restaurants, small pubs or local taverns with Croatian music and homemade wine, you won’t need to look far. During summer, Hvar is known as the town that never sleeps.

Why choose standard option?

If you don’t want to go with Rib boat (budget option) and you don’t need the biggest and most expensive speeboat (deluxe option), than Standard Five Islands Tour is the one for you.

You get plenty of comfort and protection for reasonable price with Mercan 34 and Enzo 35.


We stop at Biševo¸ Vis¸ Budikovac¸ Hell Islands (Pakleni otoci) and Hvar. Among these five¸ Hvar and Vis are among the biggest islands of mid Adriatic.

Lagoon at Budikovac island and Blue Cave on island of Biševo are located around Vis. Palmižana beach at Hell islands¸ located in front of Hvar¸ is the best place to have lunch.

Standard Five Islands Tour is composed in a way that the places we visit are one of the best beaches of mid Adriatic¸ natural phenomena you simply have to visit such as Blue Cave and one of the most popular locations in Croatia such as Hvar.

On this kind of tour you are never bored since each place is stunning¸ yet different from the previous one.


First destination on Standard Five Islands Tour is Blue Cave on Biševo which is also the furthest point from Split. It takes between 1 hour and 20 minutes up to 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach it¸ depending on the speedboat.

After the Blue Cave¸ each of the following destinations is 10 to 20 minutes away from the previous one. Only the return back from Hvar to Split takes between 45 to 60 minutes.

We recommend you bring a shirt with long sleeves¸ especially if you are going a on a Standard Five Islands Tour in spring or early fall. Afterall¸ we are going with a speedboat.

Besides the bathing suit¸ you might want to bring a towel¸ sunglasses¸ sunscream¸ hat as well as food¸ snacks or lunch money.

On the other hand¸ besides the boat¸ fuel¸ the crew¸ free drinks¸ safety gear and snorkeling equipment are also included in the price.


Although you have free drinks on the boat¸ lunch is not included in the price. However¸ you have few options.

Cheaper option includes bringing your own snacks and food which doesn’t need to be in a refrigerator. You can also buy some snacks and food in local market¸ when we stop at Hvar.

More expensive option includes having a lunch in one of restaurants at Hvar or Hell Islands. Just remember that these two places are a bit expensive.

Usually the cheapest lunch in a restaurant¸ at Hvar or Hell Islands¸ is 100 kuna which is around 14 euros for one 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.


Since Hvar is the last destination on Five Islands Tour¸ before returning to Split¸ you can use this to your advantage.

If you want to stay for a few days on the most popular Adriatic island¸ you can join Standard Five Islands Tour¸ visit all the best places and stay in Hvar¸ instead of returning to Split.

Basically¸ you can also use the excursion as a transfer. Just let us know in advance how much luggage you have


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¸ especially if it’s windy¸ we don’t take pregnant women and children 3 years old or younger on Standard 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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  • Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Cave’s flickering light
  • Taste the best Mediterranean cuisine in Palmizana
  • Enjoy stunning Stiniva Cove and take
    memorable photos
  • Visit the single populated island of Budikovac
  • Visit ancient Hvar Town
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  • 07:30/08:00 Departure from Split Riva
  • 09:45 Sightseeing of Blue Cave
  • 11:15 Swimming break in Stiniva Cove
  • 12:00 Lagoon of Island Budikovac
  • 13:15 Free time in Palmižana bay
  • 16:00 Free time in Hvar Town
  • 18:30 Arrival to Split

Blue cave and five islands tour

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