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Bisevo Blue Cave (Modra Spilja)
Bisevo Blue Cave (Modra Spilja)

Bisevo Blue Cave (Modra Spilja)

Balun Cove, Bisevo, Dalmatia, 21485

The Basics

The only way to explore the Blue Cave is by boat, and the most convenient way to visit is as part of a guided tour of the surrounding islands. Full-day speedboat tours leave from Split, Trogir, and Hvar, and often take in the five islands of Vis, Hvar, Bisevo, Ravnik, and Budikovac, stopping at attractions such as Stiniva Cove, Smokova Bay's beach, and the Green Cave. For a more personalized experience, opt for a private or small-group tour.

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6 Islands, Hvar and Blue Cave Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
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6 Islands, Hvar and Blue Cave Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
$185.53 per adult
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Worth every penny.
The trip was excellent from start to finish. The skipper and the guide were great, the ride smooth and the sites amazing.
Chris_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Split

star-5
Great day!
Laura_K, Sep 2021
Blue cave and Pakleni islands tour from Hvar
We had a great day! The stops were amazing, the guids as well! Just enough time at all the stops, not too much in a hurry
star-5
Fun day in the islands
Cheri_P, Sep 2021
Blue cave and Pakleni islands tour from Hvar
Fun excursion but the crossing (45-60 mins) can be very choppy so bring your sea legs! Also be flexible. They may need to adjust the itinerary according to the wind. The blue cave is gorgeous. Our guide Tony was awesome.
star-5
AMAZING trip
Cassidy_D, Sep 2021
Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split and Trogir
Mayer Charter was awesome. Really knowledgeable guides who did their best to help us out. Showed us lots of things and the blue cave is so worth it. Got to swim and snorkel in 2 spots as well. Highly recommend. (you pay for the blue cave in person with cash --> very cheap).
star-4
Hvar, Vis & Blue Cave
rabdt55, Sep 2021
Luxury Boat - Blue Cave From Split Island-Hopping Full-Day Cruise, Hvar, Vis
This was a wonderful tour. Our Captain was skilled, informative, professional & true gentleman. I could have stayed all day, swimming the the azure blue waters of Vis...perhaps by pass the first small island for longer time here. The Blue Cave was perfect, no waiting, get guide & the most beautiful experience. Hvar is such a charming island, full of history, beauty & lovely cafes/ shoppes...And OMG...that harbor. Take the tour
star-5
Nice Surprise
Kim_H, Sep 2021
Private Blue Cave and Hvar - 5 Islands Tour
I surprised my girlfriend with a private day trip. The day was wonderful and will be remembered forever. A special thank goes to our skipper Mario, who responded to our every request and was able to show us many beautiful places. We would book the tour again at any time.
star-5
Best day trip ever
Dolores, Sep 2021
Blue Cave and Hvar Tour - 5 Islands Tour from Split and Trogir
Best day trip we could have hoped for. It was our favourite day of our entire holiday and a day we will always remember. We highly recommend it.
star-5
Great day on the water
Christian_P, Sep 2021
6 Islands, Hvar and Blue Cave Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
Great trip of the surrounding islands. And the lunch was delicious as well. The service was exceptional. Sights were a little crowded but nothing the tour guide can do about it. The RHIB we ride around is a fun experience. I do wish we spent more time at the winery but that was a neat homey experience
star-5
Amazing day!
Victoria_G, Sep 2021
Blue cave & Pakleni islands tour
Kiki was a great guide! Such a fun day, would highly recommend! Travelling in a 2 and we had the greatest bunch of people!
star-5
Great trip with a great crew
Vivek_K, Aug 2021
Luxury Boat - Blue Cave From Split Island-Hopping Full-Day Cruise, Hvar, Vis
Very friendly crew. Very spacious boat. We took our baby stroller on board and were able to store it in the cabin below. We could freely move in the boat. I would really recommend this for people with kids and for those who doesn't want to sit in an open boat with a life jacket on every time and with no space to move.
star-5
Amazing experience !
Nathan_R, Aug 2021
Luxury Blue Cave and Hvar Boat Tour from Split and Brac
We spend a wonderful day exploring the sea and islands around Split. Our skippers were friendly and share some informations on all the locations we visited.
star-5
Beautiful and fun !!!
Emmanuelle_F, Aug 2021
6 Islands, Hvar and Blue Cave Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
GREAT EXPERIENCE IN CROATIA !!! We were a group of 10 tourist, the boat was really very fast !! And we loved it !!! But if you don't like speed on sea, this tour is not for you ! Great guide (sorry I forgot her name, it was August,20th) from Waterworld agency, and great pilot of boat named "Lucky", very joyfull ! Very nice day !! We enjoyed it !! Rodolphe and Emmanuelle
star-5
Nice experience
JuanCarlos_R, Aug 2021
Blue Cave, Hvar & 5 Islands Adventure
Very nice experience. Good sailors for sure! We had the bad luck of a strong sea in the return and they managed perfectly all the way back to Split. Nice crew. Blue cave nice place, stiniva amazing place and another island we stopped was crazily good too. Recommended

Things to Know Before You Go

  • To help protect the natural environment, only official boats are allowed in the Blue Cave, and boat tours inside are limited to 15 minutes.

  • Swimming in the Blue Cave is prohibited but most tours offer a chance to swim or snorkel at other locations, so be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, and sun protection.

  • Many tours are suitable for wheelchair users, but it's best to check in advance.

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How to Get There

The Blue Cave is located in Balun Bay on the Croatian island of Bisevo along the Adriatic Coast. The only way to reach the island is by small boat from the island of Vis. From Split, it's roughly a 2.5-hour journey by speedboat to Vis, followed by a short transfer to Komiza on the island's west coast, which is the departure point for official Bisevo boats.

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When to Get There

Weather permitting, it's possible to visit the Blue Cave year-round, but the most popular time is during the summer months of June to September. Visiting in high season means you will likely have a wait time of up to an hour to enter the cave. Low season visitors will probably be able to head straight inside, although fewer choices for tours and boat departures are available at this time of year. For the most spectacular views and photographs, plan your trip between 11am and 12pm, when the sunlight hits the water at just the right angle.

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The Natural Phenomenon of the Blue Cave

One of 26 natural caves dotted around Bisevo island, the Blue Cave was accessible only to divers until 1884, when an artificial opening was created to allow small boats to cruise through. At certain times of the day, the mesmerizing light, created by sunlight refracting through the water and bouncing off the white limestone floor, appears to coat the entire cave in iridescent blue.

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