Top 10 destinations for a boat trip in Croatia

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Discover Croatia on a boat tour

Croatia is a real paradise for everyone who loves the sea and nature. In addition, the numerous islands and coastal towns on the Adriatic Sea, which you can discover from the water, are particularly impressive. But which boat tours in Croatia are really worth it? We will therefore show you the best places to start your boat tour from to experience Croatia at its best. We not only introduce you to the departure cities, but also give you important details about the respective tours. So cast off and let the adventure begin!


Take an exciting Croatia boat tour in Split, the vibrant city known for the impressive Diocletian's Palace. From here you can take an approximately 7-hour tour to the island of Brač, where the unique Zlatni Rat beach awaits you. In addition, you have enough time to enjoy the beach. In addition, food and drinks are usually included in the price.


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Dubrovnik - Croatia Boat tour around the city

From the "Pearl of the Adriatic" you will start a half-day, approximately 4-hour tour, where you will get a unique perspective of the impressive city walls and the Lovrijenac Fortress.


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Elaphite Islands

You can also take an exciting day trip to the Elaphite Islands from Dubrovnik. This exciting tour lasts about 8 hours and takes you to the three largest islands - Koločep, Lopud and Šipan. There you can explore the charming stone villages, beautiful beaches, scenic footpaths and historical sights. In addition, you can enjoy unlimited drinks on board.


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From Split, the crossing to the island of Hvar, known for its vibrant nightlife and historical sights, takes about 1,5 hours. On this exciting tour you can not only experience the beauty of the island, but also visit the fascinating Blue Grotto.


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From the island of Korčula, Marco Polo's hometown, you can visit three islands in one day by water taxi. You have a whole day to do this. Your ticket is valid for the whole day and you can hop on and off as many times as you like during this time. The islands of Badija, Vrnik and Stupa are approached. On the way you can expect water sports such as swimming or snorkeling as well as sights such as a monastery from the 15th century, a restaurant that offers local specialties and the blue lagoon.


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Fascinating day trips also start in Zadar, known for its Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.


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Kornati National Park

From Zadar you can also reach the impressive Kornati National Park. The excursion to the 89 pristine islands, reefs and cliffs takes about 9 hours. Watch out for dolphins and enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear waters.


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Pula - Croatia Boat tour to the Brijuni islands

Exciting boat tours to the Brijuni Islands in Croatia also start in Pula, where the Roman amphitheater is an absolute highlight. There you can explore a national park and discover the remains of a Roman villa. The boat trip lasts around 5 hours and includes a picnic lunch with swimming breaks, a delicious lunch and refreshing drinks.


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Krka National Park

The national park is also famous for its seven impressive waterfalls. First and foremost is the largest waterfall, Skradinski buk, which is over 45 meters high and 400 meters wide. The exciting boat trip lasts a whole day and starts in Vodice near Sibenik. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit to enjoy the refreshing waters.


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Plitvice Lakes

On an exclusive private half-day boat tour in Croatia you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking waterfalls of the Lower and Upper Lakes in the Plitvice Lakes National Park to explore. The price of this tour includes a professional guide, a scenic panoramic boat ride, as well as a comfortable electric train ride.


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Experience the most beautiful Croatia boat tours

Croatia really has something to offer for every taste. No matter whether you are looking for the peace and quiet of nature, the fascinating old ones Cities If you want to explore or just spend a relaxing day on the water, you're sure to find something that's right for you. So don't hesitate any longer and start your unforgettable Croatian adventure. Enjoy your boat trip, the breathtaking views and the crystal clear water. And don't forget yours bathing suit and your Snorkel set. Because you will find many opportunities where you can swim or snorkel. We are confident that you will return home with wonderful memories. Bon Voyage!


Discover Croatia on a boat trip
Discover Croatia on a boat trip


Questions and answers about Croatia boat tours

What activities are usually included in a Croatia boat tour?

A Croatia boat tour often includes activities such as sightseeing, snorkeling, swimming, sightseeing and sometimes even wine tasting or picnics on board.

How long do Croatia boat tours usually last?

The duration of a boat excursion varies depending on the type of tour. There are half day tours that last around 4-6 hours as well as full day tours that usually last between 8-10 hours.

Which regions in Croatia are popular for boat tours?

The coastal regions of Croatia, such as Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and the islands such as Hvar, Korčula and the Kornati are particularly popular for boat tours.

Are meals and drinks usually included in Croatia boat tours?

Yes, many Croatia boat tours include food and beverages such as snacks, lunch or even wine tasting. However, it is always advisable to check the exact details of the tour.

What activities can I do during a Croatia boat tour?

During a cruise, you'll have the opportunity to sightsee, participate in snorkeling and swimming stops, explore historic towns, participate in activities like kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, and enjoy the stunning coastal scenery.

Is it necessary to book a Croatia boat tour in advance?

It is recommended to book your boat excursion in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure you get a spot. Popular tours can fill up quickly, so it's a good idea to plan and book well in advance.


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Top 10 destinations for a boat trip in Croatia

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.