Tips on Visiting the Blue Cave in Split, Croatia

The Blue Cave is a beautiful tourist spot awash with aesthetic and mystique. If you’re planning to go on something like the Pelican Tours Blue Cave tour you’d be wise to learn a little bit about the area and the tour itself before you go. This article will hopefully demystify the Blue Cave so you know exactly what you’re getting into if you decide to visit this gorgeous scenic spot.

About The Blue Cave

The Blue Cave is one of the most astonishing natural spots in all of Croatia, about an hour and a half away from Split. What makes the Blue Cave so astonishing? Also known as the Blue Grotto, the Blue Cave is a sea cave that is intermittently flooded with beautiful blue light throughout the course of the day. Light gets in through a small opening on the ceiling of the cave, which washes the pristine waters of the cave and the dense rocky walls with a bluish hue.

This is one of the most popular natural tourist locations in all of Croatia, receiving thousands of visitors every year coming through by boat to bask for a bit in the otherworldly grotto. It’s one of the only spots of its kind in Croatia, with the other being the slightly larger Green Grotto.


Some guests may be concerned about the overall safety of visiting the Blue Cave, but one will find that the experience is actually extremely safe and enjoyable for anybody out there. The Cave itself presents no major risks to visitors, with a carefully constructed artificial entrance and exit and a well-vetted interior. The boat ride to the cave itself is as safe as can be.

When to Go

The Blue Cave is a very popular tourist location, and you may have a rough time enjoying yourself at certain parts of the year. In the summer, Croatia can be quite hot, so you may not want to wait around in line, especially since most tourists aren’t allowed a particularly long time inside the cave due to its immense popularity.

With that said, there are times of the year when it’s easier to make it into the Blue Cave and when it’s less hot while you try to do so. An added benefit is that tickets will be slightly cheaper. Your best bet is to go sometime between April and October, excluding July and August when more people are trying to go to the cave. If you’re planning a vacation and aren’t sure when to go, then it’s probably best to try to go during off-summer periods because the Blue Cave isn’t the only Croatian tourist attraction that experiences a sudden surge in prices and number of clientele during July and August.

However, regardless of when you’re able to make it into the Blue Cave, one thing is for certain: there are very few experiences like it. So, even if you do end up making it to the cave at a less opportune time of the year, you’re definitely going to be happy you decided to carve out time for it and went anyway.

Getting to the Blue Cave

Getting to the Blue Cave is a fairly easy affair with a guide, even though on your own it can be pretty daunting. It is recommended that you make your expedition with a tour guide, like going on a tour hosted by Pelican Tours. Getting there on your own is fairly difficult – you’ll have to board a ferry from Split, then get to the opposite side of the island, then take a raft out to the cave. It’s a lot of work and it’s fairly easy to get lost – not to mention the amount of time lost in the process.

If you’re just looking for a pleasant experience, then you should book with Pelican Tours so that the hard work is handled for you. Not only is the trip to the Blue Cave from Split much faster and easier on you than it would be otherwise, but a ton of other unique Croatia-only opportunities and one-of-a-kind sights and experiences packed into an 11-hour day will be incredibly fulfilling, and it could be one of the highlights of your vacation.

The Best Day of Your Life

To sum up, the Blue Cave is one of the most amazing places in all of Croatia, which is saying a lot for a country full of amazing things. The short span of time that you spend in there will be something you’ll remember about your trip to Croatia for your entire life, what with its intoxicatingly serene ethereal cornflower hue that makes you feel like you’ve transcended. And if you book with Pelican Tours, the entirety of the day that you’ll spend on the tour is something worth planning a trip around. You’ll get to see the Blue Cave and mind-blowing bay views, get the opportunity to splash about in a secluded beach, and dine at the best restaurants in Croatia – all at an affordable price and with an extremely knowledgeable guide.

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