Hvar Island and Blue Cave Tour from Split or Trogir

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Hvar Island and Blue Cave Tour from Split or Trogir
from AUD $179.98
Speedboat day tour from Split or Trogir to the most beautiful islands in the Middle Adriatic. In one day you have the opportunity to visit famous Blue Cave and Monk Seal Cave on island Bisevo, Komiza fisherman village on Vis island and Hvar town. Relax on one of the secret untouched bays on Vis island and swim in crystal clear Adriatic sea.
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In Brief

Split, Croatia
10 hours
See Availability
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Excellent value for money
Get inside tips from a local
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cave Bisevo, Bisevo 21480 Croatia

After picking you up in Trogir waterfront or at Split old town promenade you will step aboard our speedboat for a thrilling ride to Bisevo Island, whose highlight is the Blue Cave. In order to appreciate its ethereal beauty, we'll arrive exactly at the time of day when the sunlight reflected through the sea floor bathes the entire cave in aquamarine light, while objects in the water are turned into shimmering silver.

We will also visit the Monk Seal Cave, ex home of this protected animal.

Then we'll slice through the Adriatic to explore Komiza, a picture-perfect, authentic fisherman's village on the island of Vis. There will be plenty of time for sightseeing and to have lunch. After visiting Komiža we'll cruise around to the southern side of the island to stop briefly in the unique bays where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.

Our next destination is the town of Hvar, one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, and a rich cultural heritage as well. Its seven-century old walls still survive, as well as many 15th-17thC Venetian era noble houses and public buildings. The easy walk around the town to discover its many charms is a delight. After enjoying Hvar town and maybe having a drink at one of its famous cafes, it's time to to return to Split or Trogir on our speedboat.

Stop At: Portal Day Tours, Trg Republike 1, Split 21000 Croatia


trogir 7:45 tour starts from split 8:15

10:15 – 11:00 Sightseeing of the Blue cave on Bisevo island

11:00 – 11.45 Sightseeing of the Monk Seal Cave on Bisevo island

12:00 – 13:00 Visiting Komiza on Vis Island and free time

13:15 – 14:15 Swimming and snorkeling in Secret Bay on Vis island

15:00 – 17:30 Visiting Hvar town on Hvar island with free time for lunch and sightseeing

18:30 / 19:00 Arrival in Split / Trogir

Timetable may be adjusted depending on the weather / sea conditions and the waiting time to visit the Blue Cave


  • Transport with comfortable speed boat
  • English-speaking Captain and crew
  • Water/windproof jackets
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Soft drinks on board
  • Insurance
  • All taxes and VAT


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Departure Point

Please advise your preferred pickup location in Split or Trogir at the time of booking. These are the possibilities:
- Split old town (waterfront) - Matejuška Pier - 8:30
- Hotel Le Meridien Lav - 8:00  
- Stobrec tourist information office - 8:05  
- Hotel Fanat - 8:10  
- Hotel Radisson Blu - 8:10  
- Hotel Dioklecijan - 8:10  
- Marvie Hotel - 8:15  
- Trogir meeting point: Trogir Portal agency (waterfront) - 8:00

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or children under the age of 3
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our trip was incredible. Visiting the Blue Cave, Komiza and Hvar was such a great experience. The tour guide Reinaldo and his assistant Steven were excellent. They were always attentive to our needs. Very professional and cordial. They are an asset to the company. They made our trip so enjoyable. This is a must take tour. I highly recommend to do this tour.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
We were told when we got to the meeting point that we wouldn't be able to go into the Blue Cave because of the weather. Everyone on the tour decided to go anyway. Halfway through, they opened the cave and we were able to go anyway! It was a fun and easy day, too cold to jump in the water but we still enjoyed it! The last stop was Hvar and we decided to stay there overnight instead of returning to Split. It was a good decision because Hvar had a few things to see that we would have missed.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
There are many tour packages that take you to Blue Cave and Hvar Island, this Viator Tour is different from two aspects: First, they use bigger boat with cover, so it is less bumpy, you won’t get wet and you have shelter from sun (4-5 hours of strong sun); Second, the boat captain is very savvy, he plans the tour itineraries to minimize the wait time in Blue Cave (You need to transfer to small boat in order to enter Blue Cave, sometimes you need to wait 2 - 3 hours if you time it poorly). Blue Cave is an experience you don’t want to miss, the light inside the Cave is “magical”. Hvar Island is a fun harbor town to visit, the view from the Hvar Fortress is spectacular (must go).
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. We visited the islands of Vis and Hvar, as well as the Blue Cave, the Blue Grotto and the Blue Lagoon (for swimming), all of which were beautiful.The tour was well-organized and our guide and the boat captain were knowledgeable and skillful. It was a perfect mix of time on the water and time on shore. The only negative was the very bouncy trip from Hvar back to Split at the end of the day, due, apparently, to somewhat windy conditions, which couldn't be helped.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018
Unbelievable day! I booked this for my adult daughter and me. This boat is covered so you are shielded from the sun...you can choose to be on the deck if you want..Our boat captain and his mate, Marian made sure we were making good use of our day...getting us to several stops before the magic of the Blue Cave. Unfortunately the number of people who want to see the had increased, so you are assigned a number and get in line with your group - thus we stopped,he got our tickets and we went to see another cave in the meantime and we did not waste time waiting around. Do not go if you have back issues. The ride back was extremely choppy and there is no way around. Bring meds if you have a tendency to get sea sick. Thankfully our whole boat of people (12 plus crew) were fine. I happen to love the turbulence and found it exhilarating! Totally great, fun day. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
The 2 young men were fabulous. One of the passengers was sick and then especially ran a got medicine for him at their expense so he could complete the trip.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Fantastisk tur og service! Den blå grotten ble stengt for allmennheten i tre timer på grunn av besøk fra kjente personer. Dette ,edførte lang kø for oss. Dette ble løst ved å snu om på programmet. I tillegg fikk vi snorkle i en grotte mens vi ventet på å komme inn i den blå grotten. En av de to som kjørte båten ventet ved den blå grotten mens vi snorklet og så en annen øy på programmet. Vi var fire voksne og fore barn 6 og 10 år, alle koste seg like mye! Kan virkelig anbefale denne turen!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Beautiful day out on the water from Split! Crew were amazingly knowledgeable and made the day much better than we thought. We didn't realise you had to wait with a number for the Blue Cave, but we didn't have to do this, one of the team stayed and did this for us, and we headed to a small little fishing village nearby for a look around and a coffee! Green Cave has recently been closed to the public by the government but didn't affect us too much - instead we ended up at a different swimming spot for longer. Such a great day and highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
We really enjoyed this trip with the crew offering great tips about the places we visited and where to have lunch. The Blue Cave is amazing, we had a great swim in one of the coves and spent time in Vis and Hvar with plenty of time to see the main attractions. If you aren't doing a longer cruise this day trip is definitely worthwhile.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Best day of our entire Croatia vacation! We saw the blue cave plus a less popular and free cave, snorkled twice, visited Hvar and Komiza ad ate live Urchins right out of the adriatic. Our guides were amazing sorry, I don't remember your names and even let my girls steer the boat at the end of the day. We were on the water from 8:45-6:30. Perfect day!
• Submitted 25 Aug 2017
Tour was AMAZING! The Captain and Skipper were super friendly and gave great advice about what to do on the Islands. There was plenty of time to snorkel, swim and explore and the Captain went out of his way to find us a beautiful cave to swim in whilst waiting for our turn to enter the "blue cave"
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017
This was an amazing trip. The boat was big and comfortable and clean. We saw others getting on little high speed inflatable boats, sitting motorcycle style and for a moment thought that was what we would have. We were so pleased when our nice big boat with proper seating showed up. The boat picked us up right from the pier in Split port. There was a 2 hour longer ride the longest one to the blue caves but the scenery was beautiful as you went through the islands so it didn't seem long. We got there right at 1030 which they said was the best time to see the caves. This was incredible and well worth it. Then a couple of other little stops and then lunch at the most beautiful cove. Every detail was handled and the communication was great. We returned back to Split around 6pm . A beautiful day on the sea.
• Submitted 16 May 2017
The tour was amazing! All visited places were fantastic and swimming in the green cave was an extraordinary experience. The boat is new and the tour guide was friendly and really nice.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
We had a great day on this tour and were lucky because the waves prevented people from going for a few days before. Each stop had something interesting or beautiful to see or do and we spent just the right amount of time at each. The staff were friendly and got us back safely when the waves started to pick up near the end of the trip.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2016
The boat crew really made this trip special. Without them this trip would have been great. But because of them the tour was tremendous! They took photos when asked, let me charge my phone, and gave detailed explainations of the various ports, islands and caves. Five stars all the way!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016
Absolutely brilliant - highlight of the holiday. The guide and the driver were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There was adequate free time at all the stops. Blue Cave is beautiful and it was a great opportunity to swim in the Green Cave. Group size was good and the speedboat was fantastic and comfortable.
• Submitted 07 Jul 2016
Highly recommend! Fabulous boat and crew, very professional tour, and made us feel welcomed. Beautiful sights,scenery and places you could never imagined existed. Thanks for a perfect day!
• Submitted 28 Jun 2016
The tour was absolutely amazing! The crew were lovely, and each place we visited seemed more gorgeous than the last. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to see Croatia in a short time frame!
• Submitted 26 Jun 2016
I came to visit Split and Dalmatia and this is the best day-trip you can find around ! ! Money well spent
• Submitted 20 Jun 2016
I really enjoyed this trip. The blue caves were really cool, and visiting the the little towns were neat. I recommend doing this if you need to fill a day with something to do, especially on a hot day as the breeze from riding on the speed boat was very refreshing. A couple things to note is that we didn't actually go into Stiniva Bay because they told us it gets too busy now to go there and they took us to another beach where we found this neat restaurant about a 5 minute walk from the beach towards town. Also, we didn't really explore the green caves. We just went outside and that's it.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
Happy with the beautiful places visited, but the tour was misadvertised as providing snorkeling gear. I asked for it and was simply told "No" by the boat captain, who mumbled and was hard to understand. Worse, he acted grumpy, scolding some guests for moving too quickly from side to side in the boat
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
The tour was really good. The boat was new and spacious and much better than many of the other tour boats we saw. The staff were great even giving jackets out for people to keep warm in the wind while travelling. The only downside and nobody's fault is that the journey out to Vis is very long
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
PRO: The skipper spoke perfect English and was accommodating. Additionally, exploring the BLUE CAVE was amazing and ENCHANTING! Also, the SPEEDBOAT experience was EXHILARATING and thrilling. Additionally, adequate time was provided, so we could explore the different islands. Plus, we were provided with unlimited water and a FREE LUNCH. CON: The Blue Cave tours is controlled by the Port Authority of Vis Island and the attraction is so popular that all guests should expect a 45 MIN to 1 HOUR WAIT in the hot sun before you can board the smaller boats and explore the cave. Bring a lot of sunblock and something to cover your head! As a reminder, the tour is via speedboat, so be prepared to ride the waves!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2015

In Brief

Split, Croatia
10 hours
See Availability
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Excellent value for money
Get inside tips from a local
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point