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Blue Cave

  • Vis, Dalmatia, Croatia

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Last updated: 18 March, 2024

On the unspoilt islet of Bisevo, take a boat that passes through a narrow tunnel into a vast chamber, illuminated an amazing shade of luminescent blue – the so-called Modra Spilja (Blue Cave).

The unique blue glow inside this cave is caused by a partial submarine hole in the cave entrance, which lets in direct sunlight at certain times of day. From inside the cave, the light seems to emanate from the water itself, which casts an aquamarine glow on the walls, while objects in the water appear to be silver.

It’s an unearthly, magical sight.

Logistics

Price from: £25
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The cave lies just a five-minute boat ride from the Komiza harbour, on Vis’s south coast.

A number of operators offer tours and it’s usually possible just to turn up on the day and find a space on one of the boats – though to be sure, book in advance with the Blue Cave Tourist Agency.

Most organised excursions continue to the tiny sandy beach of Porat for a couple of hours’ bathing. There are a couple of informal seafood eateries in Porat where you can have lunch – the pick of the bunch is Konoba Porat.

Scuba divers should contact Issa Diving, based in Komiza on Vis – they can arrange diving trips to the Blue Cave, so you can experience it from an underwater perspective.

When to do it

Access to the cave is usually limited to June to September, when the weather is calmest. During this period, it is possible to catch a boat to the cave seven days a week. Although it’s sometimes possible to visit the cave out of season, the rougher seas from October to May usually make entry into the cave impossible.

All organised excursions depart around 9am-10am, being timed to coincide with the optimal time of day for the blue glow – from 11am to midday.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Blue Cave Small-Group Boat Tour from Dubrovnik-Original

  • Dubrovnik

Blue Cave Small-Group Boat Tour from Dubrovnik-Original

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This is a unique way to experience the magical ambient of Blue cave. We go only with small groups, so we can approach each guest individually. In this tour you will spend time on sandy Lopud beach Sunj where you will have time to swim before we go to explore caves. Afther that we will take you to visit Three caves on Koločep Island where you can spend time exploring the untouched nature of Elaphiti islands. The third and most important stop is the magnificent Blue Cave. Our skipper will briefly describe how to enter the caves and provide all safety advices and help if needed. Your boat is always moored close to you, and you will be supervised by our experienced skipper at every moment. Entering inside the caves by swimming is most amazing act of this tour. All shades of blue mixed with sun rays, will beat up all your expectations. This is something you will talk about. Don’t forget your swim suite!

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Blue cave, Mamma Mia and Hvar, 5 islands speedboat tour

  • Split

Blue cave, Mamma Mia and Hvar, 5 islands speedboat tour

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See this Dream islands Mamma Mia tour by speedboat. Book it and enjoy in just one day in your perfect getaway from real life. Your journey begins with a 90 minutes speedboat ride to the east side of Biševo island, where you will see famous natural phenomenon Blue Cave. After that we start with our “Mamma mia” part of the tour. You will be driven to fishermen’s village Komiža on western side of island Vis. Our second Mamma mia location – even more stunning that the first one – Stiniva cove. Next is passing by Srebrena Beach – the last but not the least important Mamma mia location on the tour. This is the beach where you see Young Donna and Sam having a moonlit stroll in the film. Then we continue to the other part of the tour. Enjoy a wonderful swim for one hour at Blue lagoon on island Budikovac. After you have discovered the natural beauties of the sea you will be driven to beautiful town Hvar, where you will have free time to explore. Book this Dream day Mamma Mia tour!

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Rating 4.79 / 5 [3516 ratings]

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Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split and Trogir

  • Split

Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split and Trogir

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Join this all day excursion beginning with a visit to the nature phenomenon, the Blue Cave. Swim at best beaches on Vis island and visit hidden caves on the way to Stiniva Bay. Relax and snorkel on Budikovac bay and at the end taste best Croatian dishes in Hvar's restaurants and after that enjoy impressive view from Fortica fortress above the city.

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Blue Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Trip From Split - Ticket Included

  • Split

Blue Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Trip From Split - Ticket Included

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This tour efficiently combines eight locations in one day! There is enough time to explore, swim and have a blast while on our speedboats. You will definitely catch up on that tanning so make sure to bring your sunscreen. Other than the Blue Cave, we also visit less famous caves around Vis island, two beaches, enjoy a panoramic view of the Pakleni archipelago and have free time in Hvar town.

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Blue cave, Mama Mia and Hvar, 5 island speedboat tour from Trogir

  • Trogir

Blue cave, Mama Mia and Hvar, 5 island speedboat tour from Trogir

Viator

See this Dream islands Mamma Mia tour by speedboat. Book it and enjoy in just one day in your perfect getaway from real life. Your journey begins with a 90 minutes speedboat ride to the east side of Biševo island, where you will see famous natural phenomenon Blue Cave. After that we start with our “Mamma mia” part of the tour. You will be driven to fishermen’s village Komiža on western side of island Vis. Our second Mamma mia location – even more stunning that the first one – Stiniva cove. Next is passing by Srebrena Beach – the last but not the least important Mamma mia location on the tour. This is the beach where you see Young Donna and Sam having a moonlit stroll in the film. Then we continue to the other part of the tour. Enjoy a wonderful swim for one hour at Blue lagoon on island Budikovac. After you have discovered the natural beauties of the sea you will be driven to beautiful town Hvar, where you will have free time to explore. Book this Dream day Mamma Mia tour!

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Dalmatian Islands

  • Dalmatia, Croatia

view of Korcula old town from the water

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A magical, unspoilt archipelago of a thousand-plus islands stretching along Croatia’s southern coast. A heady mix of sea, mountains, adventure sports and medieval buildings

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