Elaphite Islands Karaka Cruise From Dubrovnik With Buffet Lunch And Snorkeling

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Obala Stjepana Radića 16, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the Dalmatian Coast with a day of island-hopping aboard a spacious and comfortable boat. Swim, snorkel and sunbathe on the coast of Koloep Island, then explore thefishing village and Renaissance-era mansion atSuura, on the island of ipan. Last but not least, visit Lopud island and learn about its proud naval traditions. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch buffet on the boat and a drink at the bar while cruising the Adriatic.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Your adventure begins at 9am,when your driver will collect you from your centrally-located hotel and take you toDubrovnik Port. Board the spacious, air-conditioned boat and enjoy a sail towards Koloep, apine tree-studded island with a picturesque fishing village along the bay. After some free time for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing, the boat will continue its journey tothe island of ipan. Here you will visit the town of Suura, with its charming fishing port, beautiful villas, Baroque churches, and hills speckled with olive trees. Near the main port stand a 16th-century Renaissance mansion belonging to the Skoibuha family, and thecenturies-old defence tower nearby once served as protection from pirate attacks.

A delicious Dalmatianbuffet lunchwill also be served onboard, featuring local cheese and prosciutto, grilled chicken and fish, pasta, various salads, and seasonal fruit.

The last stop of the day is Lopud island, home to many famous local captains and sailors. Marvel at the white-stone Franciscan monastery that lies right along the water. and take a stroll through the lush Gjorgic-Mayneri Park. If you would prefer to just relax,the white-sand beaches ofLopund Bay are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Or, if you want a break from the sun, enjoy a cold drink at the boat's onboard bar. After returning toDubrovnik Port, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Full-day cruise aboard an air-conditioned ship (to accommodate 200)

Buffet lunch (Dalmatian cuisine)

1 drink per person (bottled water, sparkling water, all soft drinks, beer or wine)

Tour guide

Live music

Hotel pickup and drop-off from listed hotels (if option selected)

Exclusions

Drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code: casual/light sports clothes

Please bring camera, sunglasses, hat, swimsuit, towel

Please note that in case the weather conditions on the sea are too dangerous, the tour will be rescheduled or canceled.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-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.

  • 30-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!

  • 29-Aug-2017

    great trip, and amaying crew...would do again

  • 24-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.

  • 10-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.

  • 01-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

  • 14-Jul-2017

    Excellent trip, food was great and the whole experience was a day to remember

  • 13-Jul-2017

    We were picked up from our hotel in Mlini and taken to the Port of Gruz to board our Karaka. There were lots of people on board but plenty of places to sit. There is no shade unless you go indoors so take plenty of sunscreen as it's a real suntrap! Each of the islands was great in it's own way. Interesting places to visit. It was great swimming from the Beach in Lopud. There was one beach about 5 mins walk, and another beach about 10 mins walk. Beach shoes are advisable as it's quite pebbly. The sea was crystal clear and great to swim in. Lots of bars and cafes in Lopud to get food or drink from. Great ice creams there. You can grab a drink or ice cream on the other islands too.
    The food provided on the boat was lovely. There was salad, bread, potato salad, chicken, fish. Then later there was fresh water melon. It was all very tasty.
    The entertainment on board was great too, and they played to the crowd. It was good fun. All in all a great trip with good guides and well worth the money.

  • 30-Jun-2017

    This was a full fun day going out on the Adriatic sea and visiting the islands around Dubrovnik. The ship is very nice and looks to be in good shape. All persons on the crew were kind and spoke English well enough to get any needed information across. The lunch provided was a very good mixture of foods that are local to the area. I would highly recommend taking a towel, water, sunblock, shoes that you can wear in the water if you choose to swim/snorkel along with some clothing that you can fully cover up with because the majority of the seating was uncovered.

  • 06-Oct-2016

    This was a wonderful day out from start to finish. The islands were beautiful, the galleon was great the serenaders were fun and the picnic was yummy. All in all it was a fantastic trip.

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