Activity Tour around the Elaphiti Islands

Staying on Sipan Island, you will have the opportunity to kayak, cycle, sail and swim - ideal for families and the accommodation is in delightful guesthouses near the beaches on Sipan island....

This tour is perfect for a small group or family who are energetic and prefer to be active and have an appreciation of adventure.

The daily program is a combination of sailing, sea kayaking, cycling, walking, sightseeing and exploring - about 3-5 hours of activities each day.

  • Itinerary & prices - see below
  • Getting here - transfers included from Dubrovnik airport

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  • Day 1 – Saturday: Arrival at destination – Luka Sipanska

    After the arrival at Dubrovnik Airport or harbour you will be transferred to Luka Sipanska. This village, at the far end of Sipan Island, with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees.

    It's beauty makes it a favourite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. Luka Sipanska will be our base for the duration of the holiday. Enjoy the afternoon exploring, swimming and sunbathing.

    Note: Arrivals are recommended by 3 pm. Transfers for arrivals by 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge for transfers or overnight on land.

  • Day 2 – Sunday: Elaphiti Islands Kayaking and Paddleboarding

    The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches.

    We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world.

    There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.

    Sea kayaking: 2 -3 hours, easy

  • Day 3 – Monday: Cycling Sipan Island

    Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the highest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries.

    Two villages, Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj, are connected by a road with very little traffic, which is ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.

    Cycling: 2 hours, easy/moderate

  • Day 4 – Tuesday: Lopud Island Hiking

    Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island's true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points.

    In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island's safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.

    Walking: 2-3 h, easy; Ferry:15 min each way

  • Day 5 - Wednesday: Optional Trip Day

    For those who chose a 5-day trip, this is the end of your holiday. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. The rest of the group continues the trip.

    Relax on Sipan's beaches, swim, snorkel, sea kayak or join one of the proposed optional trips.

  • Day 6 - Thursday: Dubrovnik Sightseeing

    Visit Dubrovnik, the most beautiful of all Mediterranean towns, for sightseeing, shopping in ancient streets and walking along city walls. Ice cream or coffee tastes best in open air bistros along Stradun, Old Town’s main street and promenade.

    Take an optional boat ride to Lokrum, the "cursed island" near Dubrovnik with its Benedictine monastery, botanical garden and small lake popularly known as the "Dead Sea" and Fort Royal Castle.

  • Day 7 - Friday: Kolocep Island Sea Kayaking and Sunset Sailing

    This morning we head out to Kolocep. The island’s cliffs, caves, coves and beaches, accessible only from the sea, make it Croatia’s best sea kayaking island. Snorkeling gear will be provided for you to explore the rich and colorful underwater world of the Adriatic.

    In the afternoon, a catamaran will take us on a sunset sailing trip around the area. Occasionally our boat is met by friendly dolphin as we enjoy the sun setting over the Elaphiti. Return to Sipanska Luka in the evening for a farewell dinner.

    Sea kayaking: 3 h, easy/moderate; Sailing: 2 h; Ferry: 1 h

  • Day 8 - Saturday: Departure

    Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbour or airport.

    You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time.

    If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, we can offer an extension in a city or by the sea - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions

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  • Meet & greet

    Meet & greet No need to struggle with heavy luggage or equipment and no need to take a shuttle bus - Simply drive to the terminal forecourt where you will be met by a uniformed driver who will take all the stress away from you.

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  • Holidays Insurance

    Compulsory when traveling - ensure you have travel insurance ...there are many policies available and many search options to find policies - see our multi-activity policy that covers our activities

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What we like

  • Perfect way to see some of the islands
  • Easy to get to from Dubrovnik
  • Lovely mix of activities

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What we would change

  • Some more regional flying so we can get to it easier

At a glance

  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with en-suite
  • Meals as detailed on the itinerary - 7 breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Price includes activities as detailed with guides and equipment; transfers also included

What's included

  • The tour itinerary as described
  • Accommodation in traditional stone houses - each room with own bathroom
  • Return transfers from Dubrovnik airport

The daily program is a combination of sailing, sea kayaking, cycling, walking, sightseeing and exploring - about 3-5 hours of activities each day, but do note that the schedule is inevitably weather dependent.

Other things to consider

  • Flights in/out of Dubrovnik
  • Lunches and dinners on the evenings not included
  • Extra days in Dubrovnik or on the island
  • Travel insurance - ensure policy covers for the activities in the program


  • This holiday is based in Sipanska Luka on Sipian Island.
  • Staying in traditional stone houses - each room has its own bathroom.
  • The houses are very close to the beach and as they are westerly, they benefit from lovely sunsets.


  • Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.

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Trip notes

  • Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Optional trips are not included in the price and can be booked and paid on the spot. Optional trips cost approximately 50-60 € per person, payable on site, and are dependent on suitable weather conditions. The price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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