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Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a day on the Dalmatian Coast to do some island-hopping on this day trip from Dubrovnik. Board the spacious and comfortable boat and set off for pine tree-clad Koločep to swim, snorkel and sunbathe and then to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan to explore the fishing village and the Renaissance-era mansion. Finally, linger on Lopud Island and discover its proud naval traditions. Indulge in a feast of a lunch buffet on the boat and enjoy a drink at the bar while cruising the Adriatic.
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the boat as it cruises the Adriatic
  • Swim at the beaches of verdant Koločep Island
  • Explore the many Baroque and Renaissance building on the island of Šipan
  • Indulge in the long naval traditions of Lopud Island
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Full-day cruise aboard an air-conditioned ship
Lunch-Dalmatian Cuisine (select between meat, fish or vegetarian menu)
1 drink per person (bottled water, sparkling water, soft drink, beer or wine)
Licensed tour guides
Hotel pickup and drop-off from listed hotels (If option selected)
Use of snorkeling equipment (full face mask-20€ deposit)
WiFi, Toilets
Drinks, unless specified
Obala Stjepana Radića 16 , Obala Stjepana Radića 16, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Departure is from a dock in front of Obala Stjepana Radica 16 in port Gruž. Please not Dubrovnik has 2 ports, this tour starts from port Gruž.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code: casual/light sports clothes
  • Please bring camera, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit, towel
  • Snorkeling equipment (full face mask) is available on the ship free of charge (20 EUR deposit is required when taking equipment on the ship)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • When making your reservation, you must advise your menu choice (options are meat, fish or vegetarian)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Karaka Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Elaphite Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik with Lunch by Karaka.

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star-5
Everything was excellent
Petra_L
, Aug 2022
We went on this trip with our kids and all of us loved it. The islands are beautiful, staff are amazing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend it!
star-5
Great experience
Mick_D
, Jul 2022
From the start to the finish well organied and will definitely recommend to family and friends...Best sea trip I have been on !
star-5
Great trip
Lorraine_R
, Jul 2022
A fabulous way to spend my birthday. The entire crew were welcoming & friendly plus so knowledgeable about the history of the islands. A must do when visiting Dubrovnik.
star-5
Amazing sums it all
Pranab_B
, Jul 2022
The entire experience was amazing. The replica takes one to the historical days, a very clean and well maintained vessel navigated by trained personnel. Very professional and caring staff. The two guides went out of their way to cater to a varied crowd and interests. Food served on board was great, followed by fresh fruit before de boarding, exactly what one needed on a very hot day. The islands are beautiful, just felt that time spent at each should be longer… in fact nothing stopping from taking a trip back to the islands for further exploring on own. Definitely recommend the experience.
star-5
Excellent well worth it
Richard_G
, Jun 2022
Excellent cruise. Guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. Islands are lovely and ship is fantastic. Tip take cash as alot of the cafe/bars are cash only due to them being so remote.
star-5
Best day of our holiday
Tracy_C
, Jun 2022
One of the best days of our holiday. Fantastic ship, Crew and tour guides. First class food onboard. We would like to say we 100% recommend this trip to all.
star-5
Wonderful Trip
philip_r
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time on this cruise. The facilities were spotless. The crew was wonderful and the island stops were great. Super value. We highly recommend.
star-4
A very good experience
Abdullah_P
, Aug 2021
The boat ride itself is fantastic. The captain and guide is very knowledgeable and provides an excellent explanations on things to do on each island. You are given plenty of time on each island, maybe too much, and have plenty of opportunities to explore. The only negative is that the vegetarian option is very limited.
star-2
Not worth it
Heather_L
, Jul 2021
My husband and I did not enjoy this trip very much. It was advertised as 3 islands with snorkeling. We visited 2 islands and there was no snorkeling. We spent way too much time at both islands but especially the second island (4 hours!). There wasn’t enough to do at either island. The first island we saw most of the people from our boat just sitting around at the cafe near the port.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day on Karaka
Marco B
, Sep 2019
We had a great day on Karaka and visiting the three Elafiti islands. There was plenty of time for a walk and swim at each stop. We bought some local wines and Rakija. Our teenage girls enjoyed the small villages and adventure Thanks Karaka team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cosy cruise om the Elaphites
Jessica_F
, Aug 2019
The team was as warm as the weather, the food was good, the sea was beautiful, the islands were very pretty. The ship is amazing, that is undeniable. I had a great time. Be kind and leave tips(gratuities) in the little box at the end if the cruise, if you can; they are very polite and won't ask for it or guilt you into doing it, and just for that I think it is even more justified to give it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
abbey93
, Jun 2019
Great boat trip. Amazing staff. Fantastic lunch. Couldn't have asked for more. If it gets to hot the air con is on inside. Highly recommend.
star-5
bets option given a day
Hema_R
, May 2019
The tour is unique. The guides are very well informed and friendly ...be it Daniel, Lana or Sandra .... We are transported to a different world in the three islands , two of which are car less. We were even provided good vegetarian food .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
day wasted
john_m
, May 2019
unfortunately the weather was very bad on the day so we were inside the boat most of the time, however had the weather been good the boat trip would have been the only good thing about the day as there is absolutely nothing on the islands to see except for a few churches, on one island we were told there is a lovely beach to visit but it is a half hour walk mostly uphill and not worth the effort. The staff were very friendly and helpful but overall it was a waste of a day from our holiday.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Nice ship....not a lot to see on islands
James_S
, Sep 2018
Overall good experience. Ship, crew and food are top quality, however thought that there were not a lot of things to see on the islands and the entire day could have been better spent exploring other areas of Dubrovnik.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wow wonderful happy Experience!
Anonymous
, Jul 2018
Great value 4 money . Food lovely, Music entertaining, Views breathtaking and islands gorgeous. I would just advise that more attention should be given to the more senior Sailors at boarding as climbing the stairs is tricky even 4 the less Senior 😉
star-5
We really enjoyed this trip as a...
Paul B
, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed this trip as a family of four, my two daughters are aged 9 and 13. There were 126 people on the Karaka the day we went and it was still comfortable and not overly cramped. We paid 190 in all, which I felt was good value, the meal on board was a very good freshly made buffet with chicken and fish, the girls enjoyed this very much. You can either eat top deck or inside which is air conditioned and has a bar area, very comfortable! If you consider Dubrovnik pricing for food and drink this probably covers a third of the cost spent. There was 3 main tour guides on board and the group was split into 3 so circa 40 people to one guide, they were very knowledgable and friendly. At each island you gather first to get some background on the location and then are set free to explore and do as you please. I read a few reviews before booking this trip and noticed a number saying there is not much to do on the islands, although this is not entirely untrue the beauty in the islands is very subtle, probably not a trip for philistines. The live music on board made for fun travel between the islands, our musicians did everything from Croatian classics to the Proclaimers, great stuff!
star-5
Wow, what a great way to see the...
Brianna M
, Aug 2017
Wow, what a great way to see the islands! I looked at a few tours to visit these three islands and I am so glad I chose this one! The two guides that joined us on the cruise are so friendly, patient and knowledgeable. The islands are beautiful, as is the boat on which you are traveling. There were plenty of people on the boat but it's not packed and there's plenty of room to move around, unlike other tour boats I saw. The musicians add much to the atmosphere and are charismatic. Having the option to go indoors to the air conditioning was nice as the day was so hot and there is no shade on the boat, but once you are off sailing, you don't feel the heat. Just keep sunscreening!. We were pleasantly surprised with the food - Very nice, good selection. Was nice to have lunch seating indoors on the boat at set tables after being in the sun all day. As other reviewers said, bring water shoes, as some beaches are rocky or have lots of pebbles. I probably would have hurt my feet swimming at the second beach, had I not worn them. All the beaches are very close to where you are dropped off on the islands so you don't have to worry about making it back and forth to a beach in time. The first two island stops are shorter, just enough time for a little swim and a bit of exploring around the small town. Last stop on Lopud is about three hours so you have plenty of time to explore, relax, take a longer swim, get some ice cream, whatever you like. Everywhere you go, your ship is in view at the harbor. We brought towels as suggested but never really used them. In August it's so hot that you air dry almost immediately! Overall, I'd definitely recommend this cruise! Great value.
star-5
This was a fantastic day out on a...
Joanna W
, Aug 2017
This was a fantastic day out on a beautiful reproduction karaka. The staff were very pleasant and informative. We had a delicious lunch with plenty for all. The whole day was well planned and went like clockwork. The musicians were great and really talented and all had a fun time singing along to requests. We enjoyed all the island visits but especially Lopud where the swimming off a sandy beach was just the ticket on a roasting hot day. We considered that the day out was very good value for money.
star-4
A first rate trip but not good for...
John H
, Aug 2017
A first rate trip but not good for the disabled. Beautiful island scenery and musical fun on board Well recommended as good value

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