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Elafiti Islands Tours

A cluster of 14 islands along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the Elafiti Islands (Elaphite Islands) are one of the country’s most popular destinations and a popular day trip from nearby Dubrovnik. The archipelago’s largest three islets—Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan—are the focal point of island-hopping tours.

The Basics
The Elafiti Islands are easy to explore on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Speedboat tours of the three main islands are a popular choice, and  typically include stops for swimming, snorkeling, or sea kayaking, as well as free time to visit each island and lunch onboard. For a more personalized experience, choose a private tour and cruise the Adriatic Sea on your own personal boat or yacht. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All the islands are car-free; the only way to get around is on foot or by bicycle.
  • Be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, and sun protection.
  • Some ferries and boat tours to the Elafiti Islands are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with the tour operator in advance.

How to Get There
Located in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Dubrovnik, the Elafiti Islands are only reachable from the water. Ferries and taxi boats travel from Dubrovnik’s Gruz harbor to Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan.  You can also visit all three islands on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik. 

When to Get There
Summer—especially July and August— is the most popular time to visit. Boats can fill up quickly during this time, so be sure to book ahead. It’s possible to visit during winter, although ferries and tours are less frequent and may be weather-dependent. Visiting out of season means you’ll avoid crowds and have the sights to yourself, but be aware that most island hotels and restaurants will be closed. 

What to See and Do on the Elafiti Islands
Koločep is the nearest island to Dubrovnik, celebrated for its dramatic coastal cliffs, tranquil pebble beaches, and shaded olive groves. Neighboring Lopud is best known for its well-preserved, 11th-century Benedictine monastery, 16th-century churches, and beautiful Sunj beach—the largest sandy beach in Dubrovnik. Sipan is the largest of the three islands, where highlights include the remains of a Roman villa, a 15th-century palace, and multiple walking and cycling trails along the coastline.

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Elaphite Islands Full-Day Karaka Cruise from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, null
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Elaphite Islands Full-Day Karaka Cruise from Dubrovnik

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Explore the Dalmatian Coast with a day of island-hopping aboard a spacious and comfortable boat. Swim, snorkel and sunbathe on the coast of Koločep Island, ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.71
Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks, Dubrovnik, Day Cruises
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Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

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Spend a day on the boat trip to Elafiti Islands, Dubrovnik. Enjoy the boat ride, explore the islands, beautiful nature, swim, walk or just rest and relax. Have ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Speed Boat Tour in Dubrovnik: Hidden Beauties of Elaphiti Islands, Dubrovnik, Day Cruises
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Private Speed Boat Tour in Dubrovnik: Hidden Beauties of Elaphiti Islands

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Climb aboard and explore the Elaphiti Islands, Dubrovnik sea area. Departing from Dubrovnik, this  private boat tour ( chartered just for ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Dubrovnik Island-Hopping Cruise in the Elaphites Including Lunch, Dubrovnik, Day Cruises
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Dubrovnik Island-Hopping Cruise in the Elaphites Including Lunch

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Spend a day cruising around the sun-kissed Elaphite Islands on this full-day boat trip from Dubrovnik. Unwind on deck with unlimited wine and soft drinks as ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Elafiti Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Day Trips
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Elafiti Islands Cruise from Dubrovnik

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Spend a day cruising around Croatia's pretty Elafiti Islands aboard a replica of a historical galleon. Sail from Dubrovnik around the sun-baked archipelago and ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Dubrovnik Islands Boat Tour with Lunch and Unlimited Drinks, Dubrovnik, Lunch Cruises
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Dubrovnik Islands Boat Tour with Lunch and Unlimited Drinks

Your 8 hour boat tour starts from your accommodation when a professional shuttle service picks you up from your hotel or apartment and takes you to the boat. ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Elafiti 3 Island Cruise with Lunch, Dubrovnik, Day Cruises
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Elafiti 3 Island Cruise with Lunch

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Enjoy the most popular day trip from Dubrovnik and in one day discover hidden and peaceful islands nearby. Tour will take you to three beautiful islands and ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Island-Hopping Cruise by Yacht from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Lunch Cruises
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Private Tour: Island-Hopping Cruise by Yacht from Dubrovnik

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Visit some of the most idyllic islands in the Adriatic Sea on this full-day trip from Dubrovnik on a private yacht, sailed by your own skipper. Laze on deck ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,545.49
Full-Day Guided Biking and Kayaking Tour in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Sailing Trips
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Full-Day Guided Biking and Kayaking Tour in Dubrovnik

Experience Croatia’s Adriatic Sea and Elafiti Islands by ferry, kayak and bicycle on a small-group, 8-hour guided tour. Begin with a relaxing ferry ride to ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.39
Elaphite Island Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip from Dubrovnik or Lopud Island, Dubrovnik, Bike & ... 
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Elaphite Island Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip from Dubrovnik or Lopud Island

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You will enjoy sea kayaking in the amazing crystal clear Adriatic sea of Dubrovnik islands well known as “Elaphite islands”. During kayaking you will do a ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: Flexible

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