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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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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

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
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.
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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A very good experience
, 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.
Not worth it
, 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.
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
Cosy cruise om the Elaphites
, 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
, 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.
bets option given a day
, May 2019
The tour is unique. The guides are very well informed and friendly 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
day wasted
, 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
Nice ship....not a lot to see on islands
, 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.
Wow wonderful happy Experience!
, 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 😉
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!

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