9 Stunning Day Trips From Hvar Island You Can’t Miss

Set on a captivating journey to explore the hidden gems around Hvar Island with my curated selection of day trips from Hvar Island.

Each excursion is meticulously crafted to offer an immersive experience into the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of Croatia.

From exhilarating speedboat tours unveiling the mystical Blue Cave to intimate wine tasting adventures in Hvar’s renowned vineyards, these tours promise a blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

Vis Island and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

Tour Prices: Around 100 € per person (excluding cave entry fees)

Green Cave Ticket: 6 € in low season, 10 € in high season

Blue Cave Ticket: 12 € in low season, 18 € in high season

Tour Duration: 7.5 hours

Embark on an exhilarating 7.5-hour speedboat tour around the enchanting Vis Island, a journey that seamlessly combines the thrill of speed with the serenity of nature. This tour is not just a ride but an immersive experience into the crystal-clear waters and hidden gems of the Adriatic.

The adventure begins at the Green Cave on Ravnik, where sunlight dances through the opening, creating a magical display. Next, you’ll be captivated by the stunning Stiniva Beach, famed for its secluded beauty. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, where the natural light creates an ethereal blue glow, enveloping you in a surreal atmosphere.

Your exploration continues with a chance to snorkel or sunbathe at Budikovac Island’s Blue Lagoon, a pristine spot ideal for relaxation. The journey is not complete without cruising through the Pakleni Islands archipelago, a visual feast of unspoiled nature.

With a small group limited to 12 participants, this tour ensures a personalized and intimate experience. The package includes a boat tour, expert guide, skipper, bottled water and beer, icebox, snorkeling gear, safety equipment, and insurance, ensuring a worry-free adventure. Remember, the tour is weather-dependent, with a full refund or rescheduling offered in poor conditions.

Bring your hat, swimwear, towel, and biodegradable sunscreen for a comfortable day. Please note, the tour is not wheelchair accessible and requires good weather conditions. Confirmation is received at the time of booking, and there’s a cancellation policy offering a full refund if canceled at least 24 hours in advance.

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Two Different Wine Tasting Tours

Tour Price (Wine Lovers Tour/Full Day Tour): €240.8/€345 per person

Tour Duration (Wine Lovers Tour/Full Day Tour): 5.5 hours/Full day

Extra Charges: Gratuity and additional purchases (optional)

Embark on an exquisite journey through Hvar’s renowned wineries with our Wine Lovers Tour. Spanning 5.5 hours, this tour is priced at €240.8 and is designed for an intimate group, limited to 8 participants

Delve into the world of Hvar’s native grape varieties, guided through three esteemed wineries. Your experience includes a delightful sampling of wine and local appetizers, with a selection from renowned names like Plenković, Tomić, and Dubokovic. 

Special highlights include an underwater wine cellar and wineries practicing eco-friendly methods. With comfortable shoes and a camera, capture this unique experience. This tour, requiring a minimum of two persons, includes hotel pickup for your convenience.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in the full-day Hvar Full Day Wine Tour at €345 per person. This tour offers a selection from top wineries like Dubokovic and Huljić, with a special focus on boutique winemakers and indigenous grapes

Experience unique elements like candlelight tastings and open-air tastings by the sea, complemented by a home-cooked 3-course lunch/dinner at a family winery. 

Emphasizing small production and traditional methods, this tour highlights the art of natural wine-making and Hvar’s historical practices.

Both tours share a common thread of celebrating Hvar’s rich wine-making tradition, featuring scenic rides through picturesque countryside and a personalized, intimate experience. 

When planning, consider booking in advance, especially during peak seasons, and engage with local winemakers for deeper insights. Remember to budget for tour prices and additional expenses like gratuities or extra purchases.

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Blue Cave & 5 Islands Tour from Hvar

Tour Price: ~100 € per person

Tour Duration: Varies (adjustable based on weather and group preferences)

Extra Charges: Lunch, Entrance tickets to Blue and Green Caves.

Embark on an exhilarating speedboat adventure around the stunning Hvar archipelago with our Blue Cave & 5 islands tour. Dive into the shimmering blue waters of the Blue Cave, marvel at the rugged beauty of Stiniva Cove, bask in the tranquility of Budikovac Island, explore the mysterious depths of the Green Cave, and wander through the lush Palmizana Botanical Garden. This intimate journey, limited to just 12 adventurers, ensures a personalized experience.

Your tour includes not just a thrilling speedboat ride but also the expertise of our skilled skippers, like Toni and Boris, known for their extensive knowledge and exceptional service. Enhance your exploration with provided snorkeling masks, life-vests, and bottled water, and prepare for a delightful surprise stop along the way.

Remember, lunch and entrance fees to the Blue Cave (€12 in low season, €18 in high season) and Green Cave (€8 in low season, €12 in high season) are not included. 

Departing from Fabrika 26, Hvar, Croatia, the tour circles back to the starting point. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and may not be suitable for travelers with certain health conditions. Keep in mind, it’s subject to weather conditions, but a full refund is available if canceled at least 24 hours in advance.

Travelers recommend bringing water shoes for the pebbly beaches and protection against sea urchins. While some islands offer facilities like cafes, others present a more secluded, natural environment. The tour’s highlight, the Blue Cave, requires a separate entrance fee, so be prepared. Always check the weather before booking, particularly for the Blue Cave visit.

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Private Half-Day Kayak Experience in Hvar and Pakleni Islands

Tour Price: 85 € per person

Tour Duration: 4-6 hours

Extra Charges: Gratuities, food, and drinks not included.

This guided kayaking tour is a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility. Over the course of 4-6 hours, you’ll be in a small group of no more than 15 people, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. This tour is priced at about 85 € per person.

Your journey begins and concludes at Kayak & SUP Hvar, conveniently located at Bonj Beach in front of the Amfora Hotel in Hvar, Croatia. As part of the package, you’ll receive a deluxe kayak, paddles, and a life jacket (optional for proficient swimmers).

To safeguard your items, dry bags are provided, alongside snorkeling masks for exploring the rich underwater world of Hvar. Enhance your experience with a 10% discount at “Tri Grede” restaurant and enjoy the comfort of free storage for belongings you prefer not to carry.

The Pakleni Islands, known for their 14 enchanting islets, are adorned with bays, beaches, and lush pine trees, the latter giving the islands their name from the old word for pine resin, “paklina.”

The tour utilizes modern Sit-on-Top Feelfree kayaks, suitable for both beginners and seasoned kayakers. Tailoring to your preferences and weather conditions, our certified local guides will suggest the best routes, ensuring no previous kayaking experience is needed.

As you paddle through the islands, seize the chance for swimming, relaxing, and snorkeling to witness Hvar’s vibrant underwater life. While gratuities, food, and drinks are not included, you’re covered by accident insurance, and a sun hat is provided if needed. Rest assured, a full refund is available if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

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Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Trip from Hvar Town

Tour Price: From 90 € per person

Tour Duration: 7 hours

Extra Charges: Admission to the Blue and Green Caves.

This yacht tour isn’t just a journey; it’s an experience enriched with stops at Budikovac Island, Stiniva Cove, and the Pakleni Islands. Onboard, you’ll find everything to make your trip comfortable: SUP boards, a floating mat, bottled water, icebox, snorkeling equipment, and even a restroom. For an added touch of luxury, towels and Sea bobs are also at your disposal.

This tour, however, is not wheelchair accessible. Please note that the admission to the Blue Cave (12 € in low season, 18 € in high season) and the Green Cave (8 € in low season, 12 € in high season) is not included in the tour price, but the memories are worth every penny. For peace of mind, there’s a full refund available if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance.

Departing from Tours Hvar at Kroz Burak 12 at 10:15 am, this tour caters to a maximum of 12 travelers, ensuring a personalized experience. Keep in mind, the tour is weather-dependent, and alternatives are offered in case of poor weather. Some travelers have reported last-minute cancellations and scheduling issues, so it’s wise to check weather conditions and tour availability in advance.

To make the most of your trip, prepare for potential waiting times at the Blue Cave and consider bringing additional snacks or drinks since lunch isn’t included. Embrace the unexpected, as there may be last-minute changes, but rest assured, the boat’s comfort and the beauty of the stops have consistently won positive feedback.

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Cycling Hvar Tour

Tour Price: Around 115 € per adult

Tour Duration: Half-day

Extra Charges: Return car transfer, e-bike rental

This tour offers an unforgettable journey with Natural Hvar Tours on the Cycling Hvar Tour, where you’ll explore the breathtaking landscapes of Hvar Island in Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia. With a tour price of approximately 115 € per adult, you get to experience the island’s beauty up close, guided by local experts who know every nook and cranny of the region.

This tour is a perfect blend of adventure and culture, taking you through Stari Grad, Stari Grad Plain, Vrboska, and Jelsa. The route covers around 25km (15.5 miles), making it ideal for a half-day tour filled with scenic countryside, historical sites, local villages, lavender fields, and stunning coastal views.

Your journey includes the use of a bicycle and helmet, bottled water, and a memorable visit to a traditional Dalmatian “Konoba” (family wine cellar) where you can taste local wines. However, take note that the return car transfer from Hvar town to the starting point is an extra service.

The group size is limited to a maximum of 14 travelers to ensure a personalized experience, and it’s not wheelchair accessible. It’s also not recommended for those with back problems, pregnant travelers, or anyone with serious medical conditions. If your plans change, there’s no worry, as a full refund is available if canceled at least 24 hours in advance.

During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in additional activities like wine tasting, a cheese and salami lunch, and gaining insights into local life and history. This tour offers a unique chance to learn about Hvar’s history, culture, and agricultural heritage, including visits to family-owned wineries and exploration of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

For a more comfortable experience, consider starting early to avoid high temperatures. The tour is suitable for novice cyclists, though there are some elevation changes. If needed, e-bikes are available for an extra fee.

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Two Different Hvar Lavender Tours

Tour Price: Hvar Tours – 185 €, Hiking Hvar – 60 € (without additional options)

Tour Duration: Hvar Tours – Half-day, Hiking Hvar – 4 – 6 hours

Extra Charges: Hiking Hvar – Lunch and private tours options available

Embark on an enchanting journey with Hvar Tours – Lavender Fields Forever Walk, a perfect blend of cultural, traditional, and natural experiences. This half-day adventure, priced at 185 € per person, caters to a minimum of 4 participants.

With an activity level light enough for everyone, it’s both disabilities and kid friendly. Your day begins either at 09:00 or 17:00, transporting you in an air-conditioned van or 4WD to the breathtaking Velo Grablje lavender fields and distillery.

Delight in a tour of St. Kuzma and Damian church, complete with traditional a cappella singing. Savor a meal of local delicacies with either brunch or supper, while gaining insights into Hvar’s rich lavender production history.

The flexible cancellation policy ensures a full refund up to 7 days before the tour and a 50% refund until 4 days prior.

Alternatively, explore Hiking Hvar – Lavender Tour, an easy-level hike spanning 4 – 6 hours over 6 – 8 km. Suitable for groups of 4 – 15, this tour is a steal at 60 € per person.

Starting daily at 9:30 AM from Hvar bus station, you’ll trek through ancient island roads, visiting Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje villages. The path offers stunning views of lavender fields, the sea, and islands, especially during the bloom from mid-May to early July.

Enhance your experience with optional lunch at Konoba Stari Komin for 30 €, or enjoy swimming and lunch in Mala Milna for 20 €.

For a more intimate experience, opt for a private tour at 80 € per person for 2-3 people. Book early to enjoy a 10% discount, and save an additional 10% for groups of four or more.

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Zlatni Rat Beach and Brac Island Private Speedboat Tour

Tour Price: 800 € for Speedboat Rib Baracuda 23 (plus 80 € for skipper) or 1500 € for Speedboat Cobalt Bowrider 302

Tour Duration: Full Day (6-8 hours)

Extra Charges: Lunch, additional beverages

Embark on an unforgettable full-day private tour to the enchanting Zlatni Rat Beach near Bol, famed as one of the world’s most iconic beaches, and the breathtaking Brac Island.

This exclusive journey offers a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion. Revel in the luxury of a private speedboat, choosing from the Rib Baracuda 23 or the more spacious Cobalt Bowrider 302, accommodating up to 10 guests, with a professional skipper navigating the crystal-clear Adriatic waters.

Your day begins with a convenient pick-up between 9-11 AM from your hotel or villa, launching into a 6-8 hour exploration. Marvel at the stunning views from Vidova Gora, the highest peak on the Adriatic, offering a panorama that will leave you breathless. Dive into history with a visit to the intriguing Blaca Monastery, a village uniquely carved out of stone, and indulge in the exquisite flavors of local wines at Stina Winery.

The tour price covers the speedboat, fuel for the Pakleni Islands area, a skipper, as well as refreshing water and soft drinks. Additional beverages can be requested to enhance your experience. While lunch is not included, we’re happy to recommend delightful picnic spots or dining options.

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, couples, and families, with an activity level that is light, disability-friendly, and kid-friendly. Groups from 1 to 10 people are welcome, and larger groups can request a personalized quote.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund until 7 days before the tour, 50% refund until 4 days before. No refund for cancellations less than 4 days before the tour.

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Two Different Tours to Pakleni Islands and Red Rocks

Tour Price: “Sailboat Tour” – €115 per person, “Private Tour” – from $1,202.15 per group of up to 10.

Tour Duration: Both tours approx. 8 hours.

Extra Charges: Food, drinks, and tips for Sailboat Tour; specific attraction tickets for Private Tour.

Embark on a breathtaking 8-hour sailboat journey from Hvar Port, exploring the serene beauty of the Pakleni Islands and the iconic Red Rocks. With the “From Hvar: Pakleni Islands and Red Rocks Sailboat Tour”, priced at €115 per person, you’re guaranteed an intimate experience with a small group size limited to 8 participants.

This tour is perfect for those who love the ocean, offering ample opportunities to swim, snorkel, and paddle around the islands. Marvel at marine life in the crystal-clear waters and even try your hand at basic sailing, weather permitting.

The 36 ft sailboat is well-equipped with cabins, a kitchen, and a toilet, ensuring your comfort throughout the journey. Lifejackets, a paddleboard, and snorkel masks are provided for safety and enjoyment.

Note that hotel pickup and drop-off, food, drinks, and tips are not included, so it’s advised to bring your own refreshments.

This tour is wheelchair accessible, with free cancellation available up to 24 hours in advance. Your adventure begins at the main port of Hvar, near the green lantern, aboard the boat named “Sea Bird”.

Alternatively, for a more personalized experience, choose the “Private Tour of Red Rocks, Pakleni Islands, and Hvar’s Southern Beaches“. This 7.5 to 8-hour private tour covers not only the Red Rocks and Pakleni Islands but also includes visits to the idyllic Zarace, Lučišća Beach, Dubovica Beach, and more.

While this tour isn’t wheelchair accessible and may not suit those with back problems, it’s an excellent choice for most travelers. It’s highly recommended for its personalized touch and access to less crowded spots.

The tour includes bottled water and use of snorkeling equipment, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free experience. Departure and return are from Trg Sv. Stjepana 38, Hvar, Croatia, and the tour operates depending on weather conditions, with alternative dates or refunds provided if necessary. Plus, there’s a full refund available if you cancel at least 24 hours before the start date.

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Explore More of Hvar’s Charms

After enjoying the delights of day trips from Hvar, why not delve deeper into the island’s allure? From uncovering the hidden treasures and activities on Hvar Island to experiencing the unique journey of a day trip within Hvar, there’s so much more to discover.

Don’t miss out on the pristine beaches that dot the coastline, and for a truly comfortable stay, consider my handpicked selection of the best hotels.

And if you’re wondering about the logistics, this guide on how to get to Hvar Island will make your planning seamless.

About the author

Tomislav is the main contributor and creator of Croatia Wanderlust. With a deep appreciation for his homeland, he dedicates his time to sharing detailed stories and insights about Croatia's rich culture, scenic landscapes, and historical landmarks. His writings aim to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of what makes Croatia a unique and must-visit destination. Through his articles, Tomislav hopes to inspire travel enthusiasts and curious minds alike to explore the beauty of Croatia.

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