Mljet Island by boat
Private speedboat or yacht excursion to Mljet Island (National Park)
The stories about Island Mljet attractions: Lakes, Odyssey and nymph Calipso, Apostle Paul, Benedictine monks and the Mediterranean Seal are just some of many legends woven in history of island Mljet.Lose yourself in the wild landscapes of the Mljet National Park on this private full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. Jump aboard a private yacht or speedboat and cruise along the Dubrovnik littoral to Mljet island. Spend the afternoon hiking or cycling along forest trails, cruising to the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary or sampling local life in Polace village. Your private cruise is fully customizable, so you could also stop to swim or snorkel at the Elaphiti islands or explore the sea caves of Kolocep along the way.
What you can expect on this boat tour?
This unique private boat tour is composed to present Island Mljet and its natural beauties and wilderness in the best possible and most interesting way of full day renting speed boat or yacht! Friendly knowledgeable and professional English speaking skipper will navigate the boat to the National Park Mljet, Polace Village.Lose yourself in the wild landscapes of the Mljet National Park on this private full-day boat cruise from Dubrovnik. Jump aboard a private yacht or speedboat and cruise along the Dubrovnik litorial coast to Mljet island. Spend the afternoon hiking along forest trails, cruising to the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary or sampling local life in Pomena village. Your private cruise is fully customizable, so you could also stop to swim or snorkel at the Elaphiti islands or explore the sea caves of Kolocep along the way.
We have availibility for direct hotel pickup & drop off, but this service is under subject of your hotel location and weather conditions, so please send us complete information about your place of residence in Dubrovnik. Your tour starts after you embark on the boat around 9 am. English speaking skipper will introduce himself to you and give you basic facts about boat, current weather conditions and safety instructions. On navigation route you will pass Dubrovnik and Elaphite Islands. There is possibility to choose either to go directly to the Mljet or to stop on one of Elaphite Islands, for a swimming, snorkeling or a short break. National Park Mljet is distanced around 40 nautical miles from Dubrovnik, it takes around 2 hours to get there skipper will recommend you the most convenient route and possibility of short breaks considering weather and sea conditions for voyage to Mljet.
Navigation from Dubrovnik to Mljet
Estimated time of arrival to Polace is 11:30. Every choosen boat option has sun protection (bimini / sun umbrella), fridge, music / ipod, iphone, MP3, snorkeling gears, cushions for sunbathing, things that makes this journey cozy and relaxing for enjoying panorama and beautiful scenery of island Mljet, Elaphiti islands and coastal villages. During voyage you can talk with your skipper about time schedule for visiting National Park, choice of restaurant menu, things to do on Mljet (bicycle rent, snorkel and swim inside Lakes).
Arrival to Mljet / Polace
Once we arrive to the Polace gulf, once settled by Illyricum peoples, then conquered by Romans after rebellion and built the residential palace between 2nd and 5th century AD, nowadays in ruins reminds visitors of whom once Mljet was ruled by and berthed in small port sheltered behind tiny islands, skipper will escort you through Polace to the entrance of National Park Mljet. You can choose to take a shuttle service, rent a bikes / scooter or simple walk to the entrance of National Park (it takes about 40 minutes to walk).
Attraction: National Park (Lakes)
Mljet National Park is large area with two salt water lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes area stretch for about 4 kilometres. No motor vehicles are allowed in park, and it is forbidden to enter with the boat there. Entrance fee is 100 kunas / 15 EUR for adults, children above 7 years old and teenagers up to 18 years have 50% discount, children less than 7 years old have free of charge entrance. Tickets can be buyed in Polache, boat ticket fee is extra 20 kunas extra for boat ride to the St. Mary Island (15 minutes ride) and you can hop off and on boat, but boat leaves from Pristaniste every hour. Island of St. Mary is so tranquil, oldest standing church in the Dalmatia. There is a restaurant where you can have a short break, than with the boat go to the small lake. Inside lakes you can walk, cycle, swim, snorkel (you can take snorkeling gear from the boat) or take kayaks. Proposed time of exploring attractions of lakes is 2-3 hours, be sure to inform skipper when you will be back to the boat or for any other requirments (restaurant booking, bicycle rent etc…). adriaticGlobal.Net also offers private local guide services, according your language preference so please inform us if you require such service during booking process.
After National Park / Afternoon
For afternoon we suggest that you have a lunch in some of local domestic konobas (taverns) in Polace. If you ask any Croatian from Dalmatia, it is special place in the everyday lives. On Mljet, it is a mostly family owned restarants with grill and simple menus with fresh fish. Our recommendation is that you book seating in restaurant in advance, we can do it for you on the tour check in without any obligations.
Getting back to Dubrovnik
After finishing your visit of Mljet and National Park Mljet, skipper will take you back to Dubrovnik. Estimated time of arrival to Dubrovnik is 18:00, during voyage (time permitting) you may choose to stop on Elaphiti Islands (Lopoud or Kolocep) or do the Panorama tour of Dubrovnik Old city walls from the sea. When you sail back into Dubrovnik, you can disembark close to the waterfront or use our complimentary shuttle service to get back to your hotel and accommodation.