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The Adriatic Sea is an emotive body of water. The smell of the salt in the air, the dazzling color of blue, the sound of waves. This cruise takes you deep into the Adriatic, the sun on your skin, to the Elaphiti Islands. Visit three amazing islands, sitting just off the Dalmatian Coast and then cruise back to Dubrovnik having gone off the beaten path to a few of Croatia’s most beautiful islands.


  • Full-day cruise to Croatia's Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik
  • Sail on a 16th-century-style Croatian galleon
  • See the beautiful islands Kolocep, Šipan and Lopud
  • Swim in the Adriatic Sea and relax on white-sandy beaches
  • Visit medieval churches and the countryside during free time in Šipan
  • Enjoy live music on board

What You Can Expect

Croatia Elafiti Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik

Croatia Elafiti Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik

Book this fun cruise to three of Croatia’s most beautiful islands, a short boat ride away from Dubrovnik. You’ll escape the tourists of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and get to see what real life is like along the Dalmatian Coast, as you sail along in a 16th-century galleon, complete with a crew dressed up in period costume. 

The first island is Kolocep, laden with coniferous forests, orange and lemon groves and fields of olive trees. Take some free time to relax on the beach or explore the island by foot. Be sure to stop by the Chapel of St Anton, a 15th-century sanctuary with an eye-pleasing collection of paintings from centuries past. 

While on the boat, indulge in drinks and snacks (at own expense) and listen to local musicians play Croatian tunes as the boat makes its way to Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti islands. On the island, pop into one of the many Gothic churches and Renaissance-era manor houses or stroll among the citrus groves and grapevines. 

Finally, stop on the island of Lopud, where you’ll have 2.5 hours of free time to swim, lounge on the beach or snack on local food before going back to Dubrovnik for the night.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Super worth it. Enjoyed exploring the 3 islands and the entertainment on the ship.

Karine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Second time on this cruise and we still love it! I love the guides they're really cool! The whole trip was great! Last year we had sunny weather and this year it rained and it was fun! If we come back a third time we'll do this all over again because it's a must :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

patricia r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fun, relaxing day. All the time on the islands was free time. Recommend not eating lunch on the boat. Wait to eat lunch on the last island - very good food with beautiful views.

Julia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Just everything as in the tour description.The ship is a beauty. For small kids it would be a childhood dream to feel as real pirates and for adults that kept a childlike heart it is a pleasure too :- So we were satisfied. The crew is friendly. Especially the longer stay at Lopud is worth it, as you can go swimming in the sea and visit the church and lit a candle, through the monastery was unfortunately closed because of renovation work.The other stops are more or less little stops to have some breaks. We did book it without the dinner as fishmeal is not my boyfriends favorite. No prob as the islands offer icecream and potatochips and you can buy drinks as coffee on board.

Priscilla S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was everything it promised to be and more. The ship was a huge hit with the children and there was plenty of shade on a very hot day, The tour quides were informative and humerous. The islands visited are very beautiful and enough time is spent on each one to enjoy it. A bonus was the delicious fish and salad served for lunch!

Marcos G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Wonderful trip! It's really worth it if you like islands and a beach trip!

Caroline B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

This was a lovely trip around the islands, landing at Kolocep and Sipan for a short swim and look around with a longer 3 hour stop at Lopud where we visited the most amazing sand beach. We took the advice of other travelers from Trip Adviser and did not eat on the boat but used one of the restaurants on Lopud. This seemed like good advice. The musical trio on board were entertaining and the staff were polite and friendly, there is a good bar service on board serving everything from cocktails to coffee. The boat is a lovely replica of the type which sailed these seas many years ago and the pace of the cruise was lovely and relaxing.

Emma S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

The boat is fun and the crew were great with the live music and singing. It brought loads of fun to a cold and rainy day! The islands are lovely to visit, each one beautiful in a different way and there is lots to do in the free time

Amaryllis A

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

It is truly recommended to visit the Elafiti islands. This tour provided us a compact view of the islands, all in one day. We had knowledgeable guides and also some free time at the end which allowed us to swim at Lopud.

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