The Elaphite Islands are great spot for making a daily escape from Dubrovnik during hot summer days. This archipelago situated northwest of Dubrovnik consists of a group of island and only Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud are inhabited
The islands are dotted with small fisherman villages and have beautiful beaches and pine forests. The islands of Lopud and Kolocep are entirely car-free. You can visit the island just for a day, or maybe spend the night or a few days and explore them a little bit more.
The Elaphite islands are easily reachable from Dubrovnik ferry port by boat operating between the islands throughout the day. This makes a day trip from Dubrovnik easy, just take the early departure from Dubrovnik and the last one from the islands.
Of course, if you want to avoid using public transport, you can always book an organised tour. Travellers really love this full-day boat tour that departs from Gruz port.
Or for something a bit different, choose this speed-boat tour which will take you straight to Sunj beach, followed by a visit to a beautiful sea caves on the island of Kolocep.
Taking a private boat trip to the Elaphites would be the highlight of your Dubrovnik summer holidays. You will enjoy swimming and snorkeling in secluded bays, exploring sea caves or just sunbathing on the boat. People love this half-day private boat trip to the Elaphites which allows you to make your own itinerary.
We are sure you'll love this private sailing boat tour on which you will explore Elaphites islands, swim at secluded beaches and even learn how to sail (half-day and full-day options).
There is no better way to see the islands then by kayak. You can do this by joining one of many sea-kayaking tours available. Explore hidden beaches, caves and other secret island spots. Main activity kayaking is combined with island walking, swimming and snorkeling. Note that no previous paddling experience is necessary.
This small group guided kayaking tour to Lopud and Sipan and this tour that combines kayaking, biking and exploring the island of Sipan are among the most popular ones.