All boats listed are either the property of our Explore Dubrovnik or our contracted partners, so we can guarantee you the best quality for the lowest prices. We various types and sizes of motor boats you can choose the best one for the size and interests of your specific group. You have three types of boat to choose from: Center Consoles, Cabin Day Cruisers and Yachts. Sizes range from 5 meters (17 feet) to 17 meters (50 feet).
Center Consoles :
Most often we work with center console speedboats. With a capacity of up to six people per boat and the option to accommodate larger groups with two or more vessels, these efficient yet comfortable motor boats have everything you need and more for a half or full day excursion along the coastline and islands.
The unique benefits of the center consoles include greater accessibility to the sea and easier access to the bow, stern, and sides of the boat, in addition to better balance, improved visibility and finally more walk-around space than other types of motor boats.
Cabin Day Cruisers and Yachts :
Cabin cruisers and yachts are for our guests who have more time, would like more space, and don’t mind spending a bit more money. For longer trips and/or big groups, our fleet of larger cabin cruisers and yachts include vessels up to 17 m (50 feet) long, complete with top-of-the-line luxury amenities.
Optimal choice :
If you are a couple, family, or group of friends planning a day trip to the Elaphiti islands, the most popular choice and the best value for your money is one of our 5-7m center console boats. The Adriatic Sea is not an ocean. It is a narrow inlet of the Mediterranean wedged between the rocky Italian and Croatian coastlines. As a result, especially in the warm summer months, the winds are mild and the Sea is warm and quiet like a swimming pool. The Elaphiti Archipelago is only 20 min from Dubrovnik, and once you get there it is only 10-15 min travel time between the islands, so the smaller center console speedboats are all you need and more for the ideal Elaphiti excursion.
If you are travelling with a larger group (8-12 people), you might even consider reserving two smaller speedboats for the day. This gives you the convenient option of splitting up between different activities when, for example, mom and dad want to go get lunch and the kids would rather explore another cave. Taking two boats also makes for amazing photos and videos – because selfies are great, but how often can you get a full shot of your boat and everyone on it without using a drone?
If you have a large group that you want to keep together on the same vessel, or if you want to explore destinations further away from Dubrovnik, like Mljet National Park or Korčula Island, a day cruiser or a yacht is the better option. These larger vessels are more spacious and comfortable than the center consoles, and are built for longer journeys (indoor cabin space, high fuel capacity, etc).
If you have difficulty choosing a boat, message us, send us an email, or request a phone call. Our customer service team can help you choose the best rental option and tour for your specific needs and interests.