From Blue Cave, we visit the the next stop of our tour, the Monk Seal Cave.
Monk Seal Cave, island Biševo
The Monk Seal Cave is the largest cave of Bisevo island, spreading some 120 meters inside the island, and was once home to Mediterranean Monk Seals, who used to inhabit these waters. There is even a little beach at the end of the cave where Monk Seals would come out to rest.
You will then cruise the untouched and mysterious south side of Vis island, discovering in the process all the attractions it hides in the coves and caves sculptured by the open Adriatic sea.
Stiniva Cove, island Vis
The main attraction on the south side of Vis island is definitely Stiniva Cove which awaits for you at the bottom of the protected Stiniva bay. This is the stop on the tour where you will have the opportunity to jump off the speedboat and enjoy in the clear blue sea of this distant island inside the deep bay. Stiniva cove is another natural wonder carved by the sea.
Its shape suggest that once it may have been a cave whose ceiling collapsed. Today Stiniva will impress you with its tall rocky gates and a white glowing pebble beach. The sea inside the cove is shallow, transparent with pebbles and rocks on the bottom.
From Stiniva cove, the next stop is a beautiful lagoon on the nearby island called Budikovac where it’s turquoise water invites you to dive in and explore the sandy sea bottom. This is the place where we stop for you to relax, swim, snorkel and sunbathe before we leave Vis area and head towards the archipelago of Hvar island.
On Budikovac there is a single inhabitant, owner of the restaurant, and often you can see his donkey wondering around the island.
From the far away islands near Vis you will then cruise to the most beautiful archipelago of the area, Pakleni islands.
Palmižana, Pakleni islands
You will enjoy in the crystal clear sea of the protected Palmizana bay known for its light blue sea color created as the sun reflects of the sandy sea bottom. Botanical garden, exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, breathtaking views and shaded trails running through the island are just some of the perks Palmizana has to offer to its visitors.
Lunch in Palmizana (optional)
It is possible to have a lunch in beautiful Palmizana bay. As you book our tour you can choose the option for an extra lunch and we will make sure there is a seat reserved for you at the restaurant.
You can choose between four different menus and each of them has a main plate with salad. In case you book our Blue Cave tour without lunch option, if you change your mind, it is possible to reserve it on day of the tour in our office. Our crew will do their best to have your seat reserved as well.
On the next stop of the Blue Cave tour we will take you to visit the true pearl of the area, town Hvar on Hvar island.
Town Hvar, island Hvar
Follow the footsteps of numerous celebrities who have visited this ancient island town and explore it’s rich culture, history, charming stone streets, numerous seaside bars or even climb the famous Spanish fortress towering over it for the breathtaking view of the area around you.
The climb to the fortress, even though it looks tough, is not at all difficult. In some 15 minutes you will be high above the town with the best view in the area in front of you. Entire town with Pakleni islands archipealgo will be at your fingertips. Make sure to have your camera ready, and set it on panoramic view.
On our return back to Split, we will pass through the “Split’s Gates” (narrow channel between islands Brac and Solta) on a final speedboat ride towards the city of Split and the official end of the Blue Cave tour.