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Elafiti Islands (Elaphites)

Elafiti Islands (Elaphites)

Elafiti Islands, Dubrovnik

The Basics

The Elafiti Islands are easy to explore on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Speedboat tours of the three main islands are a popular choice, and typically include stops for swimming, snorkeling, or sea kayaking, as well as free time to visit each island and lunch onboard. For a more personalized experience, choose a private tour and cruise the Adriatic Sea on your own personal boat or yacht.

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Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
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$42.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great outing!
All of the islands were absolutely beautiful! We were there off season, so there wasn’t much to do on the islands, but the boat guides were great and told us ahead of time that they altered the schedule to give us more time on the islands that had more to do. Would definitely recommend the walk or golf cart ride to the other side of the last island. The beach is magnificent!
Emma_H, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Dubrovnik

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Beyond fun!
Christine_R, Jun 2021
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
This was one of the most fun boat tours I have ever been on! The boat (including bathrooms) was extremely clean. The lunch was delicious and the stops at the islands were incredible! If you're in Dubrovnik, don't miss this!
star-5
Wonderful day!
Sharon_L, Nov 2021
Dubrovnik Speed Boat Private Tour-Half Day (EXPLORE SECRETS OF ELAFITI ISLANDS)
Even though the water was cold, it was a fantastic experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun!
star-4
Relaxing trip around the islands with a very friendly crew
Julie_S, Oct 2021
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
Boat and crew were excellent. Lunch was delicious and overall it was a very relaxing trip. Bottomless drinks were included. It was a shame not much was open on the islands which was the only thing we could fault.
star-5
Wonderful tour!!!
Karrie_R, Oct 2021
Dubrovnik Speed Boat Private Tour-Half Day (EXPLORE SECRETS OF ELAFITI ISLANDS)
Tour and guide Maro was awesome! Tour operator contacted me the night before about rescheduling our start time due to high winds. We rescheduled for a later time and thankfully the weather cooperated. We toured several islands both by foot and on the boat Stopped for lunch and shopping Maro was informational and accommodating! Was a wonderful tour and loved Dubrovnik
star-5
Wonderful day of sailing!
Janie_K, Sep 2021
Experince Elafiti islands on a sail yacht - pro skipper - full day - small group
We had a wonderful day sailing with Dubo. He picked us up promptly at our hotel. He gave us all the time we wanted at each stop and had a beautiful table reserved for our delicious lunch. I highly recommend this day of sailing.
star-4
We had a lovely trip, the...
ashley_w, Oct 2021
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
We had a lovely trip, the weather was not great & initially thought that would spoil the experience but we all just had a laugh & made the best of it. The guide was very friendly & helpful the islands were stunning I think the beginning 2 island times were short & the last rather long but this was likely due to the season being ended so less to do. Would recommend music on the boat but the food & people were really nice.
star-5
Fantastic Experience!!
Matthew_h, Sep 2021
Private Elafiti Islands Tour from Dubrovnik by Quicksilver 555
I would highly recommend this tour. My fiance and I took this on the last day of our trip and it was our favorite part of Dubrovnik. Srdan was a fantastic skipper and took us to the best areas and anywhere we wanted to go. He had plenty of drinks for us and brought us to a small island for a great seafood lunch. When we go back to Croatia, we will definitely do this tour again!
star-5
it was totally worth it, I highly recommend it
mani_s, Sep 2021
Experince Elafiti islands on a sail yacht - pro skipper - full day - small group
It was my best experience of my stay in Dubrovnik. Our skipper/captain, Dubo, picked us up from the old city. He was very nice and took us to 3 beautiful islands and had a great swim.
star-5
Wonderful journey
RUXANDRA_C, Sep 2021
Day Cruise in the Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik
Beautiful landscape. Islands are charming. Lunch very good. Crew did the best to make us feel good. It is worth to take the tour. Strongly recommend.
star-5
Excellent excursion.
Cyndi_T, Aug 2021
EXPERIENCE ELAFITI ISLANDS - 4 hours Private speedboat Tour
Excellent trip. Pickup was on time. Captain was personable and responsive to requests - very knowledgeable. We loved being in a very small group (the two of us plus captain) and could decided how long to stay at each stop. Good value for money. Would recommend this
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Book it!!
Emily_S, Oct 2021
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks
This was such a fantastic trip! The weather was excellent, the food was amazing & we got to enjoy it with great views. I would absolutely recommend this tour, you definitely get your moneys worth for this one and it's a great way to spend the day.
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Wonderful Boat Trip
Patrick, Aug 2021
EXPERIENCE ELAFITI ISLANDS - 4 hours Private speedboat Tour
It was a wonderful boat trip. We were on the boat with 2 adults and 3 children. The skipper was very nice and designed the tour according to our wishes. There were also drinks on board (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Recommendable!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • All the islands are car-free; the only way to get around is on foot or by bicycle.

  • Be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, and sun protection.

  • Some ferries and boat tours to the Elafiti Islands are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with the tour operator in advance.

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How to Get There

Located in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Dubrovnik, the Elafiti Islands are only accessible from the water. Ferries and taxi boats travel from Dubrovnik’s Gruz Harbour to Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan. You can also visit all three islands on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik.

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When to Get There

Summer—especially July and August— is the most popular time to visit. Boats can fill up quickly during this time, so be sure to book ahead. It’s possible to visit during winter, although ferries and tours are less frequent and may be weather-dependent. Visiting out of season means you’ll avoid crowds and have the sights to yourself, but be aware that most island hotels and restaurants will be closed.

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What to See and Do on the Elafiti Islands

Koločep is the nearest island to Dubrovnik, celebrated for its dramatic coastal cliffs, tranquil pebble beaches, and shaded olive groves. Neighboring Lopud is best known for its well-preserved, 11th-century Benedictine monastery, 16th-century churches, and beautiful Sunj beach—the largest sandy beach in Dubrovnik. Sipan is the largest of the three islands, where highlights include the remains of a Roman villa, a 15th-century palace, and multiple walking and cycling trails along the coastline.

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Elafiti Islands (Elaphites)