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 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

Inclusions

  • 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

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Niki’s boat cruise was the best decision we made during our stay in Dubrovnik! There were 4 of us total, 2 couples wanting to do it all- caves, snorkeling, cliff jump, etc but didn’t want to be on a boat of 50+ people. We had...More

    thumb Carly B
    6/22/2019
  •   We enjoyed a private hire boat cruise as a party of 14 on the 14th June 2019. Friendly welcome, cold beer and local wines and a fantastic view of the Islands and Old Town. We had great fun. We highly recommend this family business if...More

    thumb Adrian F
    6/18/2019
  •   Nikki is an incredibly knowledgeable and gracious host. My wife and 3 kids (9, 7, 3) were treated to an adventure around the islands that included snorkeling, secluded beaches, a secret cave, and an unforgettable lunch. The boat itself was comfortable and the perfect size...More

    thumb Taylor C
    6/10/2019
  •   Nikki took four of my friends and I out on his one of a kind tour and we had the best day yet on vaction. Nikki tailors the tour to whatever you want to do...he gives you the authentic Croatia island experience as all of...More

    thumb Jim_Hnzo
    5/07/2019
  •   Nikki was the best tour guide. It was the most authentic tour you guide ever get. Everything was beautiful and all the food was delicious. We all had so much fun and would recommend anyone else to sign up for a tour with Nikki. It...More

    thumb Atdillon7
    5/07/2019
  •   Of our week vacation in Croatia the day we spent with Dubrovnik Boat Tours was by far the best. Communication with Nikola was helpful and he was quick to respond. He customized a day on the water visiting hidden spots to swim and arranged for...More

    thumb Cruiser621130
    9/03/2018

TripAdvisor Reviews

      Niki’s boat cruise was the best decision we made during our stay in Dubrovnik! There were 4 of us total, 2 couples wanting to do it all- caves, snorkeling, cliff jump, etc but didn’t want to be on a boat of 50+ people. We had...More

    thumb Carly B
    6/22/2019

      We enjoyed a private hire boat cruise as a party of 14 on the 14th June 2019. Friendly welcome, cold beer and local wines and a fantastic view of the Islands and Old Town. We had great fun. We highly recommend this family business if...More

    thumb Adrian F
    6/18/2019

      Nikki is an incredibly knowledgeable and gracious host. My wife and 3 kids (9, 7, 3) were treated to an adventure around the islands that included snorkeling, secluded beaches, a secret cave, and an unforgettable lunch. The boat itself was comfortable and the perfect size...More

    thumb Taylor C
    6/10/2019

      Nikki took four of my friends and I out on his one of a kind tour and we had the best day yet on vaction. Nikki tailors the tour to whatever you want to do...he gives you the authentic Croatia island experience as all of...More

    thumb Jim_Hnzo
    5/07/2019

      Nikki was the best tour guide. It was the most authentic tour you guide ever get. Everything was beautiful and all the food was delicious. We all had so much fun and would recommend anyone else to sign up for a tour with Nikki. It...More

    thumb Atdillon7
    5/07/2019

      Of our week vacation in Croatia the day we spent with Dubrovnik Boat Tours was by far the best. Communication with Nikola was helpful and he was quick to respond. He customized a day on the water visiting hidden spots to swim and arranged for...More

    thumb Cruiser621130
    9/03/2018

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