Kayaking & Cycling
Elaphite Islands Day Trip

“If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu

Prepare yourself for kayaking in amazing Adriatic sea around Dubrovnik islands. Cycle through fisherman's island Šipan, swimm and snorkel in one of untouched bays of Šipan island.

Trip includes visiting Green Cave, Elaphite islands, Šipan island, exploring traditional Suđurac village and Šipanska luka village in small groups.

1 Day / 0 Nights

Dubrovnik, Islands Lopud & Šipan


Activity Level: 3/5

Why book this tour

Spend a day of kayaking & cycling around Dubrovnik islands, away from tourist crowd. Feel the spirit of island life. Enjoy swimming & snorkeling in beautiful Adriatic sea and have fun!

Typical day

This tour begins with a relaxing 50-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik to Lopud Island, the middle of the three Elaphite Islands. Three Islands brings together the best of Dubrovnik islands.

After instructions and safety talk we start kayaking from Lopud to Šipan Island, the most remote of the three inhabited Elafiti Islands. A 45 minutes kayaking bring us to Green cave where we  take a brake for swimming & snorkeling. Upon explore Green cave 15 more minutes of kayaking will brings us to a small fishing village on Šipan island, from where we grab our bicycles and cycle 3 miles, past vineyards, olive groves, old stone churches, and lush landscape to Luka Šipanska. Lunch in Luka affords beautiful views of the outer uninhabited Elafiti Islands. After free time for exploring village and lunch we cycle back to kayaks and kayak back to Lopud island.  Ferry ride to Dubrovnik.


Trip program

Tour details

  • Meeting place: Dubrovnik
    (Port of Gruž - Travel Corner)
  • Departure: 09:10am
  • Return: 04:10pm or 07:00pm
  • Departures: from May to October
  • Paddling distance: 6 or 12 km
  • Cycling distance: 10 km / 5 miles
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Daily activity: 3-6 h
  • Suggested minimum age: 12

Good to know

In early spring and late fall, when water temperatures are chilly for comfortable swimming, we fill our time on the islands walking with trails with dramatic views of the islands and mainland coastline. 

Lunch, at a seaside restaurant is not included in the tour price.

Your ferry ticket is included in your tour price.


*According to the weather conditions your guide will show you the Green cave on Šipan island .


For those who are on Lopud island

  • Meeting place: Lopud island (Ferry port)
  • Meeting time: 11:00 am

* For those who are already on Lopud island we reduce the price for 46,00 Kuna

Where to meet

We meet in Gruž harbor, Dubrovnik’s ferry terminal, to board the morning Jadrolinija ferry to Lopud island.  

We meet on ferry pier, next to the red lighthouse.
Your guide will wait you with a sign with your name.

*Bus ticket you can buy on kiosk for 12 Kuna or to pay 15 Kuna to the bus driver.

Meeting time could be different on Sunday and Holidays.

Meeting: Mon.-Sat.  We meet at 9:20 a.m. / Sun. and Holidays 8:45 a.m

Gruž is a 35 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride (bus 1A, 1B, or 3) which depart every 10 min from Old City’s Pile Gate (west gate).

From Lapad and Babin Kuk  ferry pier is across Gruz Bay. You may walk or take a bus to the deepest part of the bay, then walk north along the east  sea side of the bay with a boats and luxury yachts to the traffic light next to the ferry pier. Here on your left side you should see red lighthouse, it is attacht to the ferry pier.

 In case you want to book an  transfer from your hotel or apartement to the meeting point, please send us an email and our staff will get back to you with all the necessary information.

Provided gear

  • Kayaks
  • Paddles
  • Life jackets
  • Bicycle
  • Dry bags
  • Group First Aid kit

Your checklist

  • Swimwear
  • Sun hat
  • Footwear: water sandals / shoes
    for kayaking / flip-flops
  • Sunglasses (with retainer strap)
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Lightweight towel
  • Bottle of water
  • Cycling fotwear: Sport shoes for cycling
  • Extra dry clotes for cycling

Optional accessories

  • Cycling and/or padded gloves
  • Camera & accessories
  • Waterproof camera for
    kayaking and rafting

Included in price

  • Professional English-speaking kayaking guide
  • Ferry tickets
  • Dry bag
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Kayaks with equipment
  • Bottle of water and snack or chocolate

Not included in price

  • Lunch