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  • Address: Balun Cove, Bisevo, Dalmatia 21485, Croatia
  • Admission: By organized boat tour only

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Bisevo Blue Cave Tours

With its startling blue light and luminescent waters, it's easy to see how the Blue Cave earned its name. The natural wonder is hidden in the sea cliffs along the coast of Bisevo Island and is made even more enticing by its remote, difficult-to-reach location. The effort is rewarded with stunning scenery and endless photo opportunities.

The Basics
The only way to explore the Blue Cave is by boat, and the most convenient way to visit is as part of a guided tour of the surrounding islands. Full-day speedboat tours leave from Split, Trogir, and Hvar, and often take in the five islands of Vis, Hvar, Bisevo, Ravnik, and Budikovac, stopping at attractions such as Stiniva Cove, Smokova Bay's beach, and the Green Cave. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private or small-group tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • To help protect the natural environment, only official boats are allowed in the Blue Cave, and boat tours inside are limited to 15 minutes.
  • Swimming in the Blue Cave is prohibited but most tours offer a chance to swim or snorkel at other locations, so be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, and sun protection.
  • Many tours are suitable for wheelchair users, but it's best to check in advance.

How to Get There 
The Blue Grotto is located in Balun Bay on the Croatian island of Bisevo along the Adriatic Coast. The only way to reach the island is by small boat from the island of Vis. From Split, it's roughly a 2.5-hour journey by speedboat to Vis, followed by a short transfer to Komiza on the island's west coast, which is the departure point for official Bisevo boats. 

When to Get There
Weather permitting, it's possible to visit the Blue Cave year-round, but the most popular time is during the summer months of June to September. Visiting in high season means you will likely have a wait time of up to an hour to enter the cave. Low season visitors will probably be able to head straight inside, although fewer choices for tours and boat departures are available at this time of year. For the most spectacular views and photographs, plan your trip between 11am and 12pm, when the sunlight hits the water at just the right angle.

The Natural Phenomenon of the Blue Cave
One of 26 natural caves dotted around Bisevo island, the Blue Cave was accessible only to divers until 1884, when an artificial opening was created to allow small boats to cruise through. At certain times of the day, the mesmerizing light, created by sunlight refracting through the water and bouncing off the white limestone floor, appears to coat the entire cave in iridescent blue.

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6 Islands and Caves Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting, Split, null
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6 Islands and Caves Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 63 Reviews

Discover several Dalmatian islands and caves on this unique, full day, professionally guided tour. Swim, snorkel, and take in the beautiful scenery. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.57
Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split, Split, Snorkeling
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Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Join this all day excursion beginning with a visit to the nature phenomenon, the Blue Cave. Swim inside the Green cave and soak up the sun on Stiniva bay ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.98
Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Tour from Hvar, Hvar, Day Cruises
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Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Tour from Hvar

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Spend a day island-hopping on the Adriatic Sea by speedboat on this small-group day tour from Hvar. Marvel at the ethereal sapphire waters of the Blue Cave, ...  Read more

Location: Hvar, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.33
Split Island-Hopping Full-Day Cruise with Blue Cave and Hvar Town, Split, Day Trips
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Split Island-Hopping Full-Day Cruise with Blue Cave and Hvar Town

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Enjoy a tour on a luxury speed boat, starting daily from the center of Split at approximately 8:00 a.m. On this full day tour (10 hours), you will visit Blue ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $147.91
Five Island Tour in Speedboat from Split, Split, Sailing Trips
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Five Island Tour in Speedboat from Split

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This is the most expensive and the most popular tour in town. Why? Because you will visit the best destinations in the Croatian islands, all in the same day! Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $117.14
Five Islands Speedboat Tour With Blue Cave Visit from Split, Split, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Five Islands Speedboat Tour With Blue Cave Visit from Split

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ITINERARY   07:30 Start from Split 09:00 - 09:15 Visiting Blue cave on the island of Biševo (tickets included) 09:30 – 09:45 Visiting Seal Monk ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.16
Blue Cave and Vis Culinary Day Trip from Hvar, Hvar, Day Trips
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Blue Cave and Vis Culinary Day Trip from Hvar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Take a day trip from Hvar to the famous Blue Cave and enjoy the culinary specialties of Vis. This small-group guided tour also visits Stivina Bay, guarded on ...  Read more

Location: Hvar, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $289.90
Blue Cave and Hvar Tour from Trogir, Split, Day Trips
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Blue Cave and Hvar Tour from Trogir

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join numerous number of people who visited this beautiful nature phenomenon, the Blue Cave. Swim inside the Green cave and soak up the sun on Stiniva bay ...  Read more

Location: Trogir, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.16
Private Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Tour from Hvar, Hvar, Day Cruises
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Private Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Tour from Hvar

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Explore the Dalmation coast in style on this private full-day speedboat tour from Hvar, which visits the famous Blue Cave with guaranteed to skip the long ...  Read more

Location: Hvar, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Blue Cave and the Island of Hvar in a Day by Speedboat, Split, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Blue Cave and the Island of Hvar in a Day by Speedboat

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Spend an amazing day on a full day speedboat tour from Split or Trogir. Visit some of the most beautiful spots on the Adriatic cost. Enjoy the sighteseeing of ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.82

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