The Best Speedboat Tours from Split
For several years now, Split has seen a big raise of boat tours that are in offer. Since the initial idea of the 5 island boat tour itinerary (which was first introduced a few years ago), the tour name, the destinations and and the small group experience really impressed the tourists and it gain amazing popularity. As there is now such a huge interest in the "Blue Cave and the 5 island tour experience", most boats operate only this tour as the interest in any other itinerary is much lower. So here you will see almost exclusively speedboat tours to the blue cave. There are a few exceptions, most notably speedboat tours to the Blue Lagoon, which are half day tours and a good alternative if you only have half a day to spend on a boat trip.
Regarding the type of speedboats that are in offer, a lot of them are inflatable speedboats with jockey seats for up to 12 passengers + 2 staff members. They are absolutely secure and safe to ride (in the case of bad weather the tour might get canceled regardless of the boat type). You can also expect them to have some plastic covers in case of rain or winds that might otherwise make you wet or uncomfortable.
Recently however a lot of them are upgrading to really beautiful plastic or even metal hull boats, which are more like a yacht, having a hard top cover where you are absolutely covered from all sides and safe from the sun, the winds and the sea and have decks that allow for sunbathing and a convenient way to climb on board from the sea. These boats also tend to have a toilet on board (which the inflatable ones don't have) but the tours with these type of speedboats are usually more expensive.
Speedboat Tours to the Blue Cave and the 5 Island Boat Tour
Since the first introduction, this itinerary really exploded in popularity and it's now hard to find any other speedboat tour. There is a good reason for it - you get to visit several of the best sights in the vicinity of Split in a single day. Speedboats enable you to quickly hop from one island to the other any have the opportunity to briefly stop and enjoy each place. So here is the list of the locations that are usually visited: the Blue Cave (island Biševo), a cave which due to a underwater passage where light is passing through, is colored in an amazing shade of blue. Next is the Green cave (island Ravnik), an similarly beautiful cave but in this case you have the opportunity to swim in it and take a 10 meter high dive over the entrance of the cave. The Stiniva Beach (island Vis), a beautiful beach surrounded by amazing cliffs which for an amazing bay. The Pakleni islands, or more known as Hells islands, a beautiful island archipelago which is one of the most popular anchorage place for yachts and sailboats. And finally the city of Hvar (island Hvar), a beautiful Mediterranean city and a very important historical harbor. All those places combined make for one amazing day tour and you cannot go wrong. View all speedboat tours to the Blue cave from Split.
Speedboat Tours to the Blue Lagoon and Trogir
The alternative speedboat tour, a half day experience, is visiting the Blue Lagoon, an amazing bay on the island Krknjaši, very close to Split. These tours are fantastic when you want to experience swimming in one of the cleanest seas and and ideal place if you enjoy snorkeling. Apart from the visit to the Blue Lagoon, most tours make a stop to Trogir (an amazing small historical town situated 30 km north from Split) for a quick sightseeing tour. View all speedboat tours to the Blue Lagoon from Split.
Our guests personal experiences on Split Speedboat Tours
Split Speedboat Tours
An excellent day with an accomplished captain who was authoritative regarding each place we visited. Snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon was a real highlight. Thoroughly recommended to all.
Steven S., United Kingdom
On excursion: Half Day Boat Tour to Blue Lagoon and Trogir from Split
This trip was very good. Pickup was fast and easy. Driver Mate was very friendly and helpful. They told us about the islands and about islands history. Boat was fast so if you don't like bumpy sea waves its not for you. I would recommend this trip because the small village we visited was very beautiful.
Nedas Z., Lithuania
On excursion: Half Day Tour to Blue Lagoon and Trogir from Split by Speedboat
All the tour was amazing, all the sites where we went are spectacular. The staff is so kind and we had a lot of fun even in the boat. I would like to spend more time until the sunset, but that will be next time.
Yeudi Z., Mexico
On excursion: Blue Cave - 5 Islands Speedboat Tour from Split
It was an amazing experience - one not to be missed. A great team on the boat, locals who modified the trip experience based on our groups ask. Really fun and stunning.
Lisa H., United States
On excursion: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Lunch from Split