Full Day Private Boat Tour with a Local Guide

Dubrovnik Islands & Sea
Authentic Local Experience

Why is this boat tour different?

Hi, I'm Niki, your friendly local guide for Elafiti Islands. I created this itinerary and I will personally accompany you on a tour and share my local insights with you.

The islands near Dubrovnik are diverse so different kind of experiences can be created, from adventure to easygoing.

This tour is a balance between relaxing day on a boat, adventure and immersive local experience. It is unique and I'm the only one offering something like this.

Lay on the sundeck, grab a beer and get some tan while we cruise the islands coast. Visit the best beaches, caves and swimming spots. You're going to swim, cliff jump, snorkel and eat seafood right on the boat. Experience the sea life the same way locals do.

I'll also take you to my home island where you'll eat real local food cooked in traditional way, visit my home and relax on a Mediterranean terrace with the best sea view.

Skip the tourist traps and outsmart the crowd.
I offer you high level of service and authentic local experience.


Tour Itinerary

Cruise along Elafiti islands coast

Grab a beer, lie on a sundeck, get some tan and enjoy the scenery while we sail. Coastline is a mix turquoise water, pine trees, caves and tiny bays.


Cliff Viewpoint

First stop is Kolocep island. We’re going to walk a bit (5 minute walk) to get to the best viewpoint at islands forest park. The viewpoint is overlooking island’s cliffs, rocky beach cave, turquoise water, pine trees and local football field. Birds nest at the cliffs and fly in and out constantly. Undiscovered area with barely any other people.


Secluded Beach with Crystal Clear Water

After viewpoint I will take you to a local secluded beach. The beach is in shade and is perfect for a morning swim. It is calm, quiet, shallow and rarely occupied. The water is shallow enough for small children to play in it. Family friendly place.


Cliff jumping off a cave

The cave is located on a coast of uninhabited island. It can only be accessed by a boat. We’ll climb some rocks to get the top and jump off a cave ceiling. This takes some courage and is not for faint hearted. If you’re a family with children I can take you to a safer spot.


Fresh seafood tasting on the boat

I will go free diving to catch some local delicacies. I will give you a presentation about it on the boat and then we will eat it. Guaranteed unique experience.


Eat local food at local family household

Swimming makes you hungry. My recommendation is that you have lunch at local family household. This family who runs this place lives on the island. They grow their own vegetables, make olive oil, wine and grappa. The food is organic and locally grown, prepared in traditional style. The lunch comes as a 5 course meal with grilled fish / meat as main dish. The grill is done using olive wood embers, authentic island style. The food is delicious and plentiful.


Lunch includes:

  • Locally made wine (unlimited)
  • Locally made schnapps (unlimited)
  • Prosciutto & cheese
  • Chicken Soup
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Grilled fish or grilled meat (real wood/charcoal, traditional method)
  • Fritule (zeppole, frìtole, oliebollen)
  • Coffee


Visit a local house and chill on a terrace with the best view

After lunch you can visit a local house and relax on the terrace. The terrace is a beautiful place, covered in thick natural shade with a sea viewand Mediterranean garden. The house is built in classic Adriatic style. I can show you around. Depending on the season, you can pick the fruit which grows in the gardens.
I will make you a mojito, give an olive oil presentation, local wine tasting, tell you about Sipan island and then you can continue chilling on the terrace or go for a swim.


Green Cave (Better than Blue Cave)

This is not the Blue Cave on Kolocep island. That one is overcrowded and I consider it a tourist trap.
The cave I’m taking you to is undiscovered, bigger and visually more attractive than Blue Cave. The cave opening is almost submerged. We'll jump off the boat and snorkel into it. The seafloor is white sand which is illuminated in teal color by the light coming in from the entrance. The inside of the cave is big enough for 15 people and is not claustrophobic.



Drinks

Plenty of high quality Croatian beer and wine is available on and off board.



Optional: Lopud Island

Lopud island is a overcrowded tourist trap. I leave it as a possibility if you like touristy places with crowded sandy beaches and restaurants. I don't think it's worth it.

Inclusions

  • Full day private boat tour
  • Local guide & skipper
  • Lunch
  • Wine, beer & water
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Mojito
  • Local products tasting

Highlights:

  • Authentic local experience
  • Panoramic cruise of Dubrovnik coast
  • Off the boat snorkeling & swimming
  • Green Cave
  • Hidden secluded beaches
  • Visit to a local house
  • Cliff viewpoint

Dubrovnik Islands & Sea Exclusive Local Experience

Full Day Private Boat Tour with a Local Guide

Why is this boat tour different?

Hi, I'm Niki, your friendly local guide for Elafiti Islands. I created this itinerary and I will personally accompany you on a tour and share my local insights with you.

The islands near Dubrovnik are diverse so different kind of experiences can be created, from adventure to easygoing.

This tour is a balance between relaxing day on a boat, adventure and immersive local experience. It is unique and I'm the only one offering something like this.

Lay on the sundeck, grab a beer and get some tan while we cruise the islands coast. Visit the best beaches, caves and swimming spots. You're going to swim, cliff jump, snorkel and eat seafood right on the boat. Experience the sea life the same way locals do.

I'll also take you to my home island where you'll eat real local food cooked in traditional way, visit my home and relax on a Mediterranean terrace with the best sea view.

Skip the tourist traps and outsmart the crowd.
I offer you high level of service and authentic local experience.

Tour Activities

Visit to my home on the island

You can visit my grandparent's house and relax on the terrace. The terrace has the best sea view and it is covered in thick natural shade.

I will make you a mojito, give an olive oil presentation, tell you about the island and then you can continue chilling on the terrace, go for a swim or continue with the tour.

I can also walk you trough the gardens and tell you about vegetables we grow and what it is like to live on the island. Depending on the season, you can pick the fruit which grows in the gardens.

Green Cave

This is not the Blue Cave on Kolocep island. That one is overcrowded and I consider it a tourist trap.
The cave I’m taking you to is undiscovered, bigger and visually more attractive than Blue Cave. The cave opening is narrow and almost submerged. We'll jump off the boat and snorkel into it. I will get in first and help you.
The seafloor is white sand which is illuminated in teal color by the light coming in from the entrance. The inside of the cave is big enough for 15 people and is not claustrophobic.

Hidden, off the boat beaches

Visit secret beaches that can be only be accessed by boat. These places are unknown to average skippers. Some of them are big enough for two people only and are hidden from sight.

I'll give you a floating dry bag in which you can put your stuff (because you have to swim to get to beach).

Most of these beaches have pine trees to hide from the sun. The water color is amazing blue and these are great swimming spots.

This is great opportunity for you to relax with your loved ones in peace.

If you're a love couple I can move the boat around the corner so you can enjoy absolute privacy.

Cruise along caves

We'll cruise close to the islands coasts. This means you'll be able to see the caves, cliffs and various rock formation. from up close. Grab a beer, lie on a sundeck, get some tan and enjoy the scenery while we sail.

Cliff Viewpoint

First stop is Kolocep island. We’re going to walk a bit (5 minute walk) to get to the best viewpoint at islands forest park. The viewpoint is overlooking island’s cliffs, rocky beach cave, turquoise water, pine trees and local football field. Birds nest at the cliffs and fly in and out constantly. Undiscovered area with barely any other people.

Secluded Beach with Crystal Clear Water

After viewpoint I will take you to a local secluded beach. The beach is in shade and is perfect for a morning swim. It is calm, quiet, shallow and rarely occupied. The water is shallow enough for small children to play in it. Family friendly place.

Cliff jumping

There are a few very good cliff jumping spots I can take you to. In order to get to them, we'll have to climb some rocks. Nothing spectacular, but you'll have to be somewhat fit in order to do it. I'll be there with you to show you how to do it safely.

In case you're a family with children I can take you to safer spots from which I used to jump when I was a kid :)

Fresh seafood tasting on the boat

I will go free diving to catch some local delicacies. I will give you a presentation about it on the boat and then we will eat it. Guaranteed unique experience.

Optional: Lopud Island

Lopud island is a overcrowded tourist trap. I leave it as a possibility if you like touristy places with crowded sandy beaches (Sunj beach), pizzerias and restaurants. I don't think it's worth it.

Optional: Lunch at family household

My recommendation is that you have lunch at local family household. The family who runs this place has been living on the island for generations. They grow their own vegetables and make olive oil, wine and schnapps. The food is organic and locally grown, prepared in traditional style. The lunch comes as a 5 course meal with grilled fish or meat as main dish. Olive wood is used for fire which gives the food that authentic taste. The food is delicious and plentiful.

  • Full day private boat tour
  • Local guide & skipper
  • Wine, beer & water
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Mojito
  • Local olive oil & schnapps tasting
  • Fresh sea food tasting

  • Authentic local experience
  • Panoramic cruise of Dubrovnik coast
  • Off the boat snorkeling & swimming
  • Green Cave
  • Hidden secluded beaches
  • Visit to a local house
  • Cliff viewpoint

TripAdvisor Reviews

      If you are looking for an individual boat tour with good food, nice places and a very friendly guide then I recommend this one. It was great experience and for me the best tour I´ve ever done, thanks Niki!

    thumb Danieltravelguy
    7/13/2019

      Traveled from Canada to Croatia with my boyfriend for a holiday and decided it would be fun to do a sailing day. So glad we decided to do this! The main reason we decided on this tour compared to others is because Niki offers not...More

    thumb Katie D
    7/12/2019

      I'm well traveled, and this is by far the best tour I've ever taken. Niki was an excellent guide, dedicated to making our trip exceptional. Niki and our skipper Petre are natives of the islands and took us to secret coves, caves, homes and monuments...More

    thumb katklopp
    7/11/2019

      A highlight of our trip to Croatia was having Niki take us on a day trip to the Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik. Felix was a great captain and the boat was safe and comfortable. Niki grew up on Sipan Island and is an expert in...More

    thumb jolietnelson
    7/10/2019

TripAdvisor Reviews

      If you are looking for an individual boat tour with good food, nice places and a very friendly guide then I recommend this one. It was great experience and for me the best tour I´ve ever done, thanks Niki!

    thumb Danieltravelguy
    7/13/2019

      Traveled from Canada to Croatia with my boyfriend for a holiday and decided it would be fun to do a sailing day. So glad we decided to do this! The main reason we decided on this tour compared to others is because Niki offers not...More

    thumb Katie D
    7/12/2019

      I'm well traveled, and this is by far the best tour I've ever taken. Niki was an excellent guide, dedicated to making our trip exceptional. Niki and our skipper Petre are natives of the islands and took us to secret coves, caves, homes and monuments...More

    thumb katklopp
    7/11/2019

      A highlight of our trip to Croatia was having Niki take us on a day trip to the Elafiti Islands from Dubrovnik. Felix was a great captain and the boat was safe and comfortable. Niki grew up on Sipan Island and is an expert in...More

    thumb jolietnelson
    7/10/2019

      After traveling around Europe the past two years and visiting over 20 countries, this cruise pushed Croatia right to the top of the list. Nikki was a friendly host right from the beginning and treated our family like his own to include our 2-year old...More

    thumb ArtyIII
    7/09/2019

      I cannot recommend this trip/experience highly enough. We were a party of 4 and had the best day. Niki was informative, attentive and so friendly. It was so much better than being on a larger tour. Every experience was unique....the highlight of our stay in...More

    thumb Marilyn h
    7/04/2019

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