Delve into Dubrovnik away from the crowds!
Dubrovnik is not only famous for its Old Town walls and vines but also for being in close proximity to several islands. A great way to spend a day in Dubrovnik is by exploring its intricate coastline. Thankfully there are many ways in which you can do this! One of the best things being that you can rent a boat of your choice with a professional skipper and really entangle yourself in the beauty of your surroundings. Why not discover the Riviera on water and indulge in a private boat tour!
LET’S TALK ISLANDS: The Elaphiti Islands
The nearest archipelago of islands by Dubrovnik are the Elaphiti Islands. The Elaphites sit northwest off Dubrovnik’s coast. The archipelago consists of 13 islands that cover around 30 square kilometres, with around 850 inhabitants. The most visited islands are Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep which are the only 3 inhabited out of 13.
Not only is Dubrovnik seen as a ‘bridge’ to the Elaphites but it is also known for being a gateway to the island of Mljet, Korcula and the wine region Peninsula Peljesac.
Around 3 hours of sailing by speedboat and you will arrive on the charming Island of Korcula. Korcula is the largest island in the country, covering an area of 108 square miles. It is often called “Little Dubrovnik”, due to its medieval squares, churches, palaces and homes. The island is also famous for its wine production, olive oil, dense woods and unspoiled beauty. Fun fact: it is also the birthplace of Marco Polo.
If you are in need of a getaway from Dubrovnik’s bustling city and are looking to completely let go and lose yourself in the beautiful culture of the Mediterranean; a private boat trip is exactly what your soul may be seeking. Say hello to crystal clear waters and dreamy beaches as you wave goodbye to chaos, noise and surging crowds. Our bespoke tours give you the definition of Dubrovnik away from the crowds.
Put your mind at rest
The highlight of taking a boat tour with Explore Dubrovnik is that it is private. You are provided with total comfort aboard a vessel of your choice. Our skippers are not only knowledgeable when it comes to being on water but are all locals . This means that they possess great insights into the culture and way of life overall. This gives Explore Dubrovnik’s tours that special touch.
As the tours are private, you’re assured complete social distancing whilst you get to enjoy all of what the Adriatic Sea has to offer.
Once you select your preferred destination(s), we then begin structuring your tour so that it is perfectly tailored to your wishes. Due to the exclusive nature of our tours, your allocated skipper will be there to provide you with plenty of suggestions throughout your trip. We understand that hydration is key when having fun in the sun, therefore we offer free bottled water, sodas and beer on board. We like to have fun as well as look after our clients. All of our boats come equipped with a sound system which you can access whenever you like.
Seeing as the Adriatic is known for its magical turquoise waters, Explore Dubrovnik provides snorkelling masks and an underwater camera on its tours. This way you can snorkel and capture as you go along – creating some of the most vibrant memories.
We take care of things
Explore Dubrovnik Private Boat Tours begin by sending a private vehicle to your accommodation (within the Dubrovnik Town area). Once you are picked up you will be taken to the Old Town Port or Port of Gruz. Your skipper will meet you here and give you a warm welcome aboard your selected vessel. All our skippers have been subjected to extensive training and are here to ensure that you have a safe and unforgettable journey.
Since the motto here at Explore Dubrovnik has always been “away from the crowds,” our skippers will suggest the best places and times to see each of the islands, caves, bays and beaches and will ensure you avoid going at peak times.
5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Private Tour with Explore Dubrovnik
1.Unique locations: Explore Dubrovnik will take you on an adventure to locations that very few know about and are hidden. For example, our new and exciting tour to the North Elaphiti Islands where nature is still unspoiled by hotels, huge boats and swarms of tourists makes a brilliant selection.
2. Outstanding staff: : Our skippers make great sailing companions and are here to ensure you are safe whilst plunging into fun activities. They also provide great knowledge about Croatian history and culture.
3. All-inclusive: No hidden costs. The skipper, fuel, drinks, snorkelling masks and go pro camera are all included in the price of the tour. This means no hidden fees at the end. Although lunch is not included in our tours, your skipper can recommend the best local restaurants where you can stop off and enjoy fresh delicacies
4. Quality boats: Explore Dubrovnik sources new boats that are in immaculate condition. This includes speedboats for up to 8 people and mind blowing yachts for families or big groups of up to 12 people. There is even a selection of event ships that can hold up to 180 people; depending on what kind of experience you are looking for.
5. Health and Safety Measures – Safety, high hygiene and cleanliness standards have always been extremely important to us. During the global pandemic we have tightened our standards up a notch to give you nothing but pristine measures in place
Be Worry free
Our team has undergone various kinds of associate training courses in order to make you feel safe and comfortable on our tours. Our COVID-19 measures include frequent and detailed disinfection of the vehicle / vessel, availability of sanitizers for both customers and employees at all times as well as keeping distance with comfort in mind. We will adjust our operations according to new measures and instructions issued by the competent institutions when necessary.