Kayak & Snorkel


9:30am (8:30am on Sundays and holidays)

Number of people

3 - 8




Activity: Kayaking 10 km

Our full-day kayaking and snorkeling tour to Elaphite islands is one of our most diverse, most fun, and most popular kayak day tours in Dubrovnik. Travel by local ferry to Lopud island, and kayak to three beautiful islands and two charming villages in the Elaphite Archipelago. Swim & snorkel in the hidden Green Cave and give yourself the thrill of an exciting cliff-jumping challenge to explore medieval towns on beautiful Elaphite islands!

Embark on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands. Kayak, snorkel, and swim amongst lush scenery as you explore Lopud Island, the Green Cave, and Šipan. Stop at the village of Suđurađ to try local food and venture to the uninhabited island of Ruda




Our meeting point is at Obala Stjepana Radića 40, next to the Mlinar bakery (in Gruž harbor, not in the Old town). Your guide will be wearing an Outdoor Croatia T-shirt and will give you short instructions for the ferry as well as give you the ferry tickets.

Lopud island

After arriving at Lopud (2nd island), we will go to our base where you’ll get geared up. During a safety briefing, your tour leader will provide kayaking instructions and explain the equipment, so you can have the best experience. Once ready, we set off across the channel for the island of Šipan.

Green Cave

Before reaching the Green Cave, an orchestrated sound of cicadas from Šipan will lure you to its shore. Once there, tie up the kayaks and get ready for a refreshing swim and snorkeling in the ethereal green light of this secluded cave. A high cliff awaits the brave ones.

Lunch break

Following along the coastline, arrive at the delightful fishing village of Suđurađ on Šipan island. Take a break for lunch in one of the restaurants that serve fresh local delicacies. Savour the taste of fresh fish caught the very same day with homemade olive oil (expenses not included).

Island of Ruda

The last stop of the day is the small uninhabited island of Ruda. Following its coast, reach the hidden rusty cave on the other side of the island. Paddle into the cave, snap some photos of intricate details, and feel like a pirate while hiding in the shade of this rocky grotto.


On the way back to the base, paddle in front of a picturesque 15th-century monastery and return to Lopud. After dropping off your gear, obtain your return ferry tickets from your guide. Prior to the return ferry trip, go for a walk, swim, or enjoy a drink on the promenade.




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1. How hard is this tour?

This tour is graded 2 out of 4, considering the total distance kayaked is around 10km (~6 miles), but it includes a lot of breaks.

The sea is usually very calm but could get slightly choppy on the way back.

In the pre and post-season, temperatures are perfect for kayaking.

During high season, the temperature can easily exceed 30 C(85 F), so be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat.

Water breaks and swimming will cool you off if it gets too hot.

The tour stops around halfway through for a delicious lunch break. We work with several local restaurants, making sure the offer is always fresh and you get the most authentic experience. They are mostly seafood and fish restaurants, but have meat on offer, as well as a couple of vegetarian/vegan options. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic.

You can, and we are sure you’d have fun doing it.

But, if you would like to take your mind off things and not worry about researching the route, finding the trail, making sure you stay on it, and more importantly meeting fun and like-minded people, then we are a great option.

Yes. Area we will be kayaking at is very near Dubrovnik which has all the medical facilities necessary to deal with any injuries and other issues. The islands have their own ambulance and a doctor. While we are at the sea, the coast guard is on speed dial, in case of emergency. And finally, our tour leaders always carry a first aid kit and are trained to use it.