Tips for visiting Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik
Elafiti Islands are situated near Dubrovnik and are a perfect destination for taking a relaxing boat tour and spend the day on the sea. Their vicinity makes it a very comfortable and short ride and you will also have the opportunity to view the Dubrovnik city walls from the sea. Most of the tours take you to each of the three biggest islands, namely Šipan - the largest island of the the Elafitis, Lopud and Koločep. Apart from the 3 biggest islands, the Elafiti have an additional 10 smaller islands which you will be able to enjoy from the boat.
There are several options when considering booking a boat tour to Elafiti islands. The most popular option is taking one of the 2 available galleon replicas - Karaka and Tirena. They are both beautiful ships but are operated by two different companies. They are both going only to Elafiti islands but do have some differences in the itinerary and what is included in the price (such as lunch and hotel pick-up and drop-off) so be sure to check both of them to see which one might suite you better. If you decide to book a ticket for the galleon, we suggest you do in well in advance as they tend to get sold out. There is also a more modern cruise ship operating day tours to the Elafiti islands, there are some smaller boats offering a more intimate atmosphere and private tours which are more expensive but can be tailored to your specific requests.
If you are not sure which destination to choose for your boat trip we highly recommend visiting the Elaphiti islands due to the natural beauty and their vicinity from Dubrovnik. Be sure to bring your swimsuits as there will be plenty of opportunities to swim in the crystal clear sea!
Our guests personal experiences on tours to Elaphiti Islands from Dubrovnik
Tours to Elaphiti Islands from Dubrovnik
Booking process was so straight forward-done in under 5 minutes and an email sent to confirm.
Transfer was straight from the hotel to the port in air conditioned van. Very comfortable and speedy. Friendly driver.
We were met from the van and guided to the boat. Warm friendly welcome on board by staff and musicians set the scene.
Plenty of choice of seats both shade and full on sun. Lots of room to get up and move about. Wide age range of travellers as the trip really did have something to interest all.
Journey smooth and I was happy to admire the breathtaking views.
We chose to head to at each island before going to explore.
On the last island it was just sooo hot so took shelter in a park that had cooling canopy of trees. Retreated for cocktails in a bar later.
Return trip was just as easy.
We thought this trip was great value for money and meant got to explore a little more of Croatia with absolute ease.
We will book again with happy to visit due to this positive experience. Thanks for a great day and adding to our holiday.
On excursion: Galleon Tirena Elaphite Cruise Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pick up from Dubrovnik
good for money our hotel said it was fully booked we went online and booked it... they picked us up at hotel and returned us saved us about£20.00 in taxis. the trip was nice wine ok. welcome drink very strong. the meal was cold chicken and they make you sit with other people. the lady that sat with us was brazil she was nice.all in all good day out for money
On excursion: Elaphite Islands Boat Group Tour from Dubrovnik