Croatia is one of the oldest European countries and has a very rich history as a result. It’s famous for its exceptionally long coastline of approximately 5835 km along with more than 1200 islands. The Croatian coastline is one of the sunniest in Europe and the third-longest in the Mediterranean. As such, it’s one of the most popular countries for different sea activities.
THE CITY OF SPLIT
In the last 15 years, the city of Split has become a famous destination for tourists from all over the world. Some of the main reasons for its development are stunning beaches, nice weather, a wide choice of restaurants and hotels of great quality and plenty of things to do in the town. Its position gives you an opportunity to have your days fulfilled with land-based tours or boat trips.
FULL-DAY BOAT TRIPS FROM SPLIT
Boat tours from Split are the best way to spend a day on one of many beautiful islands. One of the most popular boat excursions from Split is the Blue Cave & five islands tour. It is considered to be a ‘must do’ experience. The Blue Cave is a cave on the east side of the island of Biševo. Originally, it was only accessible by diving as it had one entrance below sea level. Since 1884, when the external entrance was pierced, it has become one of the main tourist attractions. Today it’s one of the best-known natural beauty spots on the Adriatic and a popular show cave as there is a glowing blue light that appears at certain times of day. To be more precise, the ideal moment to visit the cave would be some time in the morning hours, as at that moment the sunlight reflects through the water coming from the white floor of the cave and bathes the cave in aquamarine light, resulting in objects appearing to be silver in the water. On this full-day tour, you will also visit Stiniva Cove, situated at the southern part of the island Vis.It’s known for its unique natural beauty with high cliffs that form a small “sea entrance” to this amazing beach. In 2016, it was proclaimed by the tourism organization ‘European Best Destinations’, the most beautiful beach in Europe. You will also have the opportunity to visit Budikovac Island, famous for its crystal-clear sea and due to that, also known as the Blue lagoon. You will also meet the Pakleni Islands as well as the famous Hvar Island, one of the most popular destinations in Dalmatia.
HALF-DAY BOAT TRIPS FROM SPLIT
As one of the best ways to spend just a part of the day at sea and still have the rest of the day for other activities, we recommend the Blue Lagoon & three islands tour. You can choose between morning and afternoon hours, depending on what works best for you. On this half-day tour, you are going to visit the Krknjasi Bay, situated on the east coast of the island Veli Drvenik and famous for its crystal-clear water, which is why it’s called the Blue Lagoon. You will also visit the island of Ciovo and the city of Trogir. It’s an old town on the central Adriatic coast of Croatia. Ciovo island is connected to the mainland by bridges. Trogir is known for its mix of renaissance, baroque and romanesque buildings. Its historical core got its place on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sights due to its beauty and cultural value. Walking through the streets of Trogir is like traveling back in time in one of the most famous Dalmatian destinations.
CHOOSE BETWEEN SCHEDULED AND PRIVATE BOAT TOURS FROM SPLIT
There’s a wide choice of organized boat tours that offer something for everyone. By choosing a group tour, you open yourself to the possibility of meeting new people and cultures or even making some new friendships. However, if you would like to have a more private atmosphere, in a small circle of closest friends, you can choose a private boat tour. For a small difference in price, you can enjoy fully customized service, and have the freedom to choose between the islands you would like to visit, to get creative with your own ideas, and create your own itinerary.
If you’re searching for a customized boat experience with breathtaking beaches, we highly recommend the Golden Horn beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast and thanks to its particular shape, also one of the most exceptional beaches in the world.
It’s located on the island of Brac and it is a symbol of both the town of Bol and Croatia. It is surrounded by crystal-clear sea, which goes from turquoise blue to dark blue and is bordered by old pine trees planted by locals to create some natural shade. What is special about this beach is that it changes its shape and position depending on the wind, tide, and current, and sometimes, the tip of the beach rotates in a way that it forms a small pool. One more fun fact is that, according to a legend, one can find a Lucky stone there which will provide him with eternal happiness.
A FEW MORE TIPS FOR THE PERFECT DAY
t is very important to know what kind of boat you are going to choose for your excursion. Do not forget that, on most of the boat tours, you will spend an entire summer day on the tour, at open sea and most importantly in the sun. In the summertime, the temperatures in Croatia can get quite high and that’s why we suggest not taking a boat without a cover for shade. Everyone loves the sun and even though it’s nice to get tanned and enjoy it fully, it’s extremely important to spend enough time in the shade as well, not to forget sunscreen and maybe a hat.
One more thing you should consider is – what material was being used to make the ship. Certainly, you would feel much more comfortable on a boat made of plastic, rather than a boat made of rubber. Especially if you have jockey seats on a rubber boat. We suggest not using them without being in good shape.
That would be some advice regarding the details on your boat trip from Split or any other city. Hopefully, with our suggestions we will manage to make your experience as comfortable as it can get. At the end of the day, no matter what tour you choose, fun is guaranteed. The wide choice of boat tours here in Dalmatia is just one of many highlights of summer in Croatia. Without a doubt, Dalmatia is the right place to visit if you’re keen on making plenty of new memories, taking some great photos, enjoying the sunshine, feeling a touch of wind in your hair, and swimming in the crystal blue sea. After all, all of it makes important parts of the experience that will stay in your mind as a reminder of the great time you had here, in Croatia.