The Elaphite islands, the archipelago situated slightly northwest of Dubrovnik, are popular day trip destination for both locals and visitors of Dubrovnik during the summer. The largest islands - Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan are as well fantastic place to stay as they offer peaceful and relaxed holidays away from the crowds of Dubrovnik.
These islands are easily reachable from Dubrovnik by boat which departs from Gruz port several times a day in both directions. This passenger boat takes you to the island of Kolocep in 30 minutes, to Lopud 55 minutes and the island of Sipan (Sudurad) in 1 hour 15 minutes. Ticket for this boat can be purchased from Jadrolinija's ticket office in Gruz port as well as online.
There is also catamaran service run by TP Line which sails to the island of Mljet and on its way it stops at Sipanska Luka on Sipan.
Alternatively, you can also join one of many organised boat tours for visiting all three islands in one day. Choose from a range of tours available from Viator.