3 Elaphite Islands; Lopud, Šipan and Koločep Boat Tour from Dubrovnik

What is the most popular boat excursion in Dubrovnik?

Join us on best-selling 3 island boat tour from Dubrovnik and visit the most beautiful Elaphite (Elafiti) islands: Koločep (Kalamota), Lopud and Šipan. Pick-up/drop-of at desired point, lunch and drinks are included. Dubrovnik boat excursions are operated by traditional wooden boats and Small groups.

Long ago, in the days of the Dubrovnik Republic, noble families from the Old Town would escape the rush in the summer time and find peace and quiet in vicinity, on the Elaphiti Islands. Today, hundreds of years later, a visit to the islands is still the best way to relax and to take a city break from the crowd – just like the nobility of old.

Although in the Elafiti archipelago there are more than twelve tiny islets, 3 islands tour is going to take you only on biggest island near Dubrovnik that are still inhabited.

Boat excursion to Lopud


Lopud, the most developed of the three islands, is situated between Kalamota and Šipan and is well known for its long, sandy beaches which are uncommon along the Dubrovnik coast. The famous sandy beach Šunj, on the far side of the island, is particularly a great place for families because the water is shallow and there are several bars and restaurant options nearby. On the opposite side of the island, near the main port of Lopud, you can also visit a 14th century monastery and beautiful botanical gardens, or shop around for souvenirs. Although it is not the largest of the three main islands, many guests tend to spend the most time here, taking advantage of the remote beaches, historical architecture and excellent restaurants.

Boat excursion to Šipan


Šipan is a long narrow island stretching up towards the Pelješac Peninsula where the wealthiest Dubrovnik families built extravagant summer homes. You can still visit some of these old mansions, notably the beautiful Villa Skočibuha, built by a wealthy merchant during the 15th century. Today Šipan is known less as a luxury getaway, and more after the fishermen. Two fishing ports located on each side of the island are connected by a small but fertile valley that supports traditional wine and olive oil production. Šipan is the best place to enjoy the laid-back living style, drink rakija (brandy) with the locals, taste quality homemade wine from local vineyards and even take some back with you!

Boat excursion to Koločep


Koločep (also called Kalamota) is the smallest of the three main islands, and the closest to Dubrovnik. Today it is home to fewer than 300 people with big houses and much bigger gardens. Along the short walk between the island’s two main ports, Donje Čelo and Gornje Čelo, you will see the remains of medieval churches as well as the rich olive and fruit groves that cover this tiny island oasis. From Gornje Čelo you will enjoy the best view of two small islets with old lighthouses Grebene, which is also a private villa, and Sveti Andrija, which was a Benedictine Monastery in the past and today is a bird sanctuary. On Kalamota you can relax on the beach, take a walk along beautiful hiking path till the cliffs and hidden caves or sit for a coffee or an ice cream in the village.

Elaphite islands excursion information

  • Itinerary:

    • Pickups in morning hours from determined points, embarking the boat in port Gruž and 45 min sail towards Lopud
    • During 3 hours visit to Lopud you can hike, swim on Šunj beach or on one of the sandy beaches in village
    • From Lopud just a 15 min short ride to Šipan. Lunch is served in the village house and 1h of free time for sightseeing is predicted
    • Last island will be Koločep where, during 1h visit, you can enjoy hiking through untouched nature, swim on sandy beach or just relax in bar

  • Departure:

    According to pick-up schedule and sequence:
    • 09:00 – 09:20 Hotel Adria, Magistrala (local bus stations), V. Dard, SSG, Borići, La Luna, H. Bearkley, H. Petka
    • 09:20 – 09:45 Ilijina Glavica (b. station next to police st.), Pinky, Bikers, Zlatni potok (bus 8 station), V. Dubrovnik, Villa Argentina, H. Excelsior, Ploče gate (bus station next to Korkyra), Pile gate (Hilton garage), H. Lero, I. Vojnovića, H. Rixos, H. Bellevue
    • 09:30 – 09:55 H. Kazbek, H. Lapad, INA Orsan, University bus station, Valamar hotels (Club, Tirena, Lacroma, Argosy, President), H. Neptun, H. More, H. Kompas, Post office Lapad, H. Park (H. Perla, H. Dubrovnik), Maestral Hotels, H. Palace, H. Ivka

  • Duration:


  • Included:

    • Insurance, wi-fi onboard, life jackets, drinks (cola, lemon Fanta, orange Fanta, white wine, red wine, traditional Croatian rakija), lunch in restaurant on Šipan island (meat, seafood or vegetarian), return transfer from your hotel/apartment

  • Not included:

    • Other than specified

  • Type of service:

    • Public

  • Transportation method:

    • Traditional wooden boat

Departure date Departure time
Child (0-6)
Junior (7-17)
Adult (18+)

Elaphite islands excursion summary

Hotel pick ups | +1h according to schedule 09:00 to 10:00

Lopud village | +3h Šunj beach & free time 10:45 to 13:45

Šipan island | +2h Lunch and free time 14:00 to 16:00

Koločep island | +1h 15min hiking & swimming 16:30 to 17:45

Hotel drop off | tour duration 9h 18:00

3 islands tour map

*If cancelled due to bad weather - reschedule or full refund will be offered!

(1 Person) TOTAL : 55.00 EUR