Croatia's Dalmatian Coast offers a treasure trove of stunning destinations waiting to be explored. If you find yourself in Split, a vibrant city rich in history and culture, don't miss the opportunity to embark on unforgettable day trips by boat to nearby islands and secluded coves. These boat trips promise breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and a chance to immerse yourself in the Adriatic's natural beauty. Here are the five best spots to visit on a day trip by boat from Split.
1. The Enchanting Island of Šolta
Located just a short boat ride from Split, the island of Šolta is a hidden gem that exudes charm and tranquility. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Šolta is an excellent escape for nature lovers and those seeking a slower pace of life. Upon arrival, you'll be captivated by the picturesque fishing villages, olive groves, and vineyards that dot the landscape.
Must-visit spots on Šolta include the village of Stomorska, with its colorful harbor and inviting waterfront restaurants. Don't forget to explore Maslinica, a stunning bay known for its scenic beauty and picturesque stone houses. You can also rent a bicycle and venture deeper into the island's lush interior to discover its unspoiled beauty.
2. Blue Lagoon on Drvenik:
Prepare to be mesmerized by the Blue Lagoon on the island of Drvenik. This natural wonder is a true paradise for snorkelers and swimmers alike. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and sandy seabed, the Blue Lagoon offers an unforgettable underwater experience, where you can observe vibrant marine life and immerse yourself in the serenity of this breathtaking lagoon.
As you bask in the sun on the boat's deck, take in the idyllic surroundings and let the worries of everyday life fade away. The Blue Lagoon is a slice of heaven that will leave you rejuvenated and connected to nature.
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3. Brač Island and its Beautiful Bays:
Brač, the third-largest island in the Adriatic, is famed for its dazzling white stone used in historic structures like Diocletian's Palace in Split. The island's scenic coastline is adorned with numerous captivating bays and beaches, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
One of the must-visit spots on Brač is Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), a unique sandy beach that seems to change shape with the wind and currents. You can also explore the quaint town of Bol and its charming harbor, surrounded by stunning beaches and pine forests.
Zlatni Rat beach, Bol
4. Hvar: The Lavender Island:
Often called the queen of the Croatian islands, Hvar is a playground for the rich and famous, but it also welcomes curious travelers seeking adventure. The island boasts an enchanting blend of rich history, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking landscapes.
Hvar Town, with its Venetian architecture and bustling promenade, is a popular destination. Explore the ancient fortress perched on a hilltop for panoramic views of the Adriatic. If you seek a more laid-back experience, venture to the nearby Pakleni Islands, an archipelago of small, unspoiled paradises perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation.
5. Pakleni Islands:
Comprising a collection of 20 wooded islets and rocks, the Pakleni Islands offer an idyllic escape from the world. These untouched jewels provide a myriad of hidden coves, secluded beaches, and crystal-clear waters for you to explore.
Hop from one island to another, discovering hidden grottos and snorkeling in the azure waters. Marinkovac Island is particularly famous for its stunning beaches and diverse marine life, making it a snorkeler's dream.
Private Boat Trip from Split & Trogir
When visiting the Split and Trogir area, the opportunity to explore nearby islands on a day trip by boat is an experience not to be missed. From the tranquil beauty of Šolta to the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon on Drvenik, the stunning bays of Brač, the lavishly charming Hvar, and the unspoiled oasis of the Pakleni Islands, each destination offers its unique allure. So, pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and a sense of adventure, as you embark on an unforgettable journey through the Adriatic gems that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Embark on a personalized adventure as our private boat trips from Split and Trogir offer fully customizable experiences, allowing you to tailor the itinerary according to your preferences and wishes for a truly bespoke and unforgettable journey.
If you would like to spend a fantastic day on the sea and explore some of these gems, please get in touch!