Silba, Olib & Ist Boat Tour 3 Islands & 6 Unique Spots
Silba&Olib Boat Tour, Ist Boat Tour from Zadar with 7 Stops, to 3 Unique Islands. Turquoise Sandy Bays, Perfectly Clear Waters, No Cars, No Pollution… SILBA, Island Of Love, OLIB Island, ‘King Of Sandy Lagoons’, IST island of Captains.
„I've been on a lot of boat tours, but this one blew me away! Beautiful nature, clean sea, helpful & fun boat crew, & the ideal enjoyment-activity ratio.”
- Klara from Munich, Germany - 21/07/2022
Boat Tour Experience
Highlights & Activities
• Enjoy Speedboat Cruise from Zadar, Passing Through 40+ Islands Archipelago
• Dive in & Snorkel to Discover Rich Underwater Sarcophagi ‘Treasure’
• Meet Locals & Discover Unique Island Lifestyle, Village Rich Culture & History
• Hear Interesting Love Story Behind “Toretta Tower” (Guided Story Telling)
• Swim in the Crystal-Clear Seas of Turquoise Lagoons
• Beat the Crowds Taking Unconventional Routes & Secluded Bays
• Enjoy Complimentary Snacks & Drinks on Board or Taste Local Fresh Seafood Sushi (extra)
• Learn How to Play Local Game “Picigin” in Shallow Waters of Sandy Bay
• Hike and Climb Up to Discover Breath Taking Panoramic Views
• Relax and Unwind in the Sandy Lagoon / Beach Bar and Pine Forest Shadow
• Learn How to Play Traditional Local Game “Na Buče”
• Enjoy Sunset Cruise with Unique Sea Views of the Mountain of Velebit
• Admire Unique Sea View to Zadar Old Town, Zadar Sea Organs & The Greeting to the Sun
Start time & Meeting Point
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION: ZADAR ARCHIPELAGO Office – Obala kneza Trpimira 2, 23000 Zadar
TOUR CHECK-IN TIME: 08:15 on the day of the tour. MUST BE ON TIME!
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival or non-arrival!
Boat Tour Includes
Complimentary Snacks & Drinks Per Person:
2x 0,5 Bottled Water
1x 0,2 Fruit Juice (for kids)
1x 0,5l Cider or Beer
1x Fruit Salad
1x Pack of Dry Salty Snack Sticks
Complimentary Gear Per One Boat:
14x Mask & Tube Snorkelling Set
6x Beach Rubber Ball
2x „Buče“ Game Set
14x Windproof Jackets – Rain Coats
2x 200ml Sun Protection Cream
2x 500ml Liquid Spray Sanitizer
Boat Tour Essentials:
Speed Boat Amenities & Boat Insurance
Captain – English Speaking
Guide – English Speaking
Cruising Expenses (Fuel, All Taxes & Permits)
Anchorage, Marina & Berthing fees
Entrance Fees to marine protected areas
14x Life Vests
Full Safety Gear
First Aid Kit
Lunch (Local Restaurant Option)
Restaurants, Bars, Shops & Other Expenditures (Take Enough Cash)
Tips & Gratuities (Guests Leave 10-15% Tip to the Crew as a Sign of Gratitude)
Shoes, Clothes, Hats, Towels, Swimming Suits … (Please Bring Yours)
Boat Tour Itinerary
8:30 – Check-in & departure
Come to Zadar Archipelago Office (Obala kneza Trpimira 2, Zadar) for check-in at 8:30 the latest. Please don’t be late because there are some things to be done prior to the trip. Please prepare your ID or other documents with your personal details for registration needs. The Silba and Olib boat tour departs at 9:00 sharp from Marina Tankerkomerc (in front of the office).
10:15 Olib Island – King of Sandy Adriatic Beaches
Enjoy the stunning Slatina bay on the island Olib that will charm you with the vibrant colors of white and turquoise surroundings and a stunning view to the horizon.
Relax and swim in the sandy seabed, dive and explore exciting fish species and recharge your batteries far away from the summer crowds with a spectacular view. On Silba & Olib boat tour you will have fun in stunning locations and enjoy the best summer activities.
11:20 – Silba Island – Pocukmarak bay & the ancient sarcophagi
Your next Silba and Olib boat tour stop will give you the opportunity to enjoy a unique snorkeling adventure & discover hidden treasures beneath the sea surface.
12:00 – Silba Island – Take a dip at sandy bay Sotorišće
On this gorgeous beach, you will enjoy the white sand, and the crystal clear sea, while exploring this turquoise paradise.
Opt in for a session of “Dalmatian unofficial sport” –Picigin, refresh yourself with a cold beer, and colourful cocktails or just relax for a longer break at this turquoise lagoon. The depth is only 3,5 meters so you have a lot of space for swimming & snorkeling in the crystal-clear sea, even if you aren’t the best swimmer.
13:10 – Visit Open Air Art Gallery & Climb up the Tower of Love
On your Silba & Olib Boat tour, you will get a chance to explore the Silba village and visit the Open Air Art gallery, where you will discover unique sculptures made by Croatian sculptress Marija Ujević- Galetović.
You can take a nice and relaxing walk through the shade of the lush island vegetation, and enjoy the unique ambience of the picturesque village of Silba. Your local guide will teach you about its rich history, visible in every part of the island and some interesting local fables of “The Island of the Captains”.
On your sightseeing tour, you will discover the love story behind the Toretta tower, and visit the garden of its builder- legendary Captain Marinić. Conquer the Tower of love and witness the spectacular panoramic view of the island Silba from Toreta Tower.
Apart from that, you can enjoy delicious local food under the shade of the olive trees in the island`s restaurants with reasonable prices, or simply grab a pizza, or have a break with an ice-cream cup.
16:00 – Afternoon swim in a stunning St. Nicholas bay
On your next stop at Silba & Olib boat tour, you will head back to the “Adriatic king of the Sandy beaches” – Olib Island. There you can refresh yourself with an afternoon dip in the bay of St. Nikola and enjoy the crystal-clear sea, white sand, and vistas of untouched nature.
18:25 Salute the sun with the sea view of Zadar and Sea Organ
Before leaving your Silba & Olib Boat tour, enjoy the fascinating sea view of Zadar’s old city centre, while cruising along the waterfront boardwalk and experiencing a completely different impression of Zadar. Enjoy a symphony of sea and wind and listen to the Sea Organ music from the comfort of your speedboat.
Boat Tour Full Description
This boat tour from Zadar will take you to 3 most beautiful (chosen by majority of our guests) islands for sandy beaches, turquoise clear seas, and untouched nature.
Islands that have no roads for cars, islands that exude preserved natural beauty. A lifestyle that will make you forget about all the buzz and city stress.
Relax at sandy beaches & hidden coves of the islands of Olib, and swim and play beach games in warm shallow waters. Snorkel & discover hidden underwater treasure – ancient sarcophagi at the island of Silba. Play a traditional Croatian game of Picigin in the sandy lagoon of Sotorišće bay.
Uncover sights like the Toretta Tower and an open-air art gallery with pieces by Marija Ujević Galetović. Hear the romantic love story behind the beautiful Toretta Tower. Have free time to climb up the tower to admire breathtaking panoramic views of the island.
Learn local legends and secrets from your captain. Relax in the beach bars and taste finest local recipes at one of the 3 local island restaurants.
Hop aboard a comfortable speedboat and cut across the water to Ist Island. Discover it`s amazing sandy bay, play local outdoor games (boće), and let your children enjoy slides and swings.
Relax at the famous Caruba sushi lounge bar and taste the finest fresh food at the Adriatic. For the most demanding, there is a pathway to a hilltop view (175 meters above sea level)…
Please bring a valid document – passport/ID/driver’s license to the tour check-in – required on the day of travel.
Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 18 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.
Passengers are not allowed to smoke (cigarettes, vapes, cigars) while on board our boats.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
Tour booking Cut-Off time is 60 minutes, please call us directly for last-minute bookings.
This Adventure will Take You on a Full-Day Boat Tour of Approximately 80 Nm Round Trip, With Stops To the Islands, Aboard With Up To 14 People, Open-Air, No Sun Shade, Speedboat Style Boat.
Multiple Boats with Their Own Crew & Guests can Attend the Same Tour
Dress Code is Casual: Swimming Suits, Light Summer Clothes, Long Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt (If Feel Chilled in the Morning), Walking Shoes, Towels, Hat, Sunglasses … All For An Active Stay On Boat Trip and at the Islands.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children up to age of 5 must sit in their parents/guardian’s lap.
Our Speedboats are not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions including but not limited to, disability, heart condition, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy.
Speedboats are not wheelchair accessible.
Please note that our mandatory life vests (flotation suits) are suitable for individuals up to 130 kg.
We advise you to bring local currency cash for personal expenditures: food and drinks or souvenirs on location, souvenirs… Card payments on distant islands might not always work.
Boats are Being Washed Top-Down Every Day. Gear/equipment is well sanitized. Hand sanitiser is available to all travellers and staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there free car parking available on the sight?
No. We do not have free car parking area designated for our guests. The car parking is available in the marina, and it costs apx. 2€ per hour of stay.
Are there toilets on your speedboats?
No. Our Speedboats are open-air boats, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the Guest washrooms (located in the Marina) before your departure. The Guide will advise you about washrooms on the tour stops.
Do I need to book boat tour in Advance?
Yes. We recommend booking this boat tour a few days ahead as all our tours tend to sell out by that time. If you are running late or you decide not to join the tour, please contact us immediately by calling +385 (0)99 627 3333
Are the tours suitable for young children?
Children of all ages are welcome on our boat tours. As responsible parents, you must know best, and can make the best judgement if and how your children can enjoy along the itinerary out on the boat for full-day tour.
Are your Speedboats safe?
Yes. All our speedboats are in hands of experienced captains (no matter how young they look) and they are all certified by Croatian Ship Registry. Speedboats are fast but are very stable. There will be no 360-degree turns, nor nothing extreme on this tour. These boats are designed for fast and very comfortable transfers and not a thrill park ride.
What is “Free Cancellation” Policy?
You will receive full refund, with no questions asked:
1) If you are individual traveller or booking for group up to 4 people and you cancel your tour 24-hours in advance prior your tour starts. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.
2) If you are traveling (booked) for a group of 5 and more people and you cancel your tour 72-hours in advance prior your tour starts. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.
3) If the tour gets cancelled by any reason from our side (weather, minimum occupancy, Force Majeure) You will receive full refund, with no questions asked.
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Since 2015 we are providing best boat tours from Zadar. We were asked many questions and we have provided many answers. If you want to know more, please check our FAQ section by clicking to this link.
We are a team of young, energetic and (others say) very professional group of people – born, raised and living on, and with the sea. We enjoy taking guests to various off-the-route and secluded destinations. Above all, we „live for“ customer satisfaction measured in smiles and happy moments spent aboard our boat tours and with us.
All our tours are original and were invented by us. Since 2015. we are perfecting our tours and counted over 15.000 guests aboard our vessels. With such a huge experience and success recognized by international partners, we are known as the most awarded and overall best boat tour operator in Zadar.
Come and judge for yourself, we look forward to meeting you!
What a trip! We have day filled with amazing places and beaches. I love croatian coast. We loved tales and legends about silba island an charming little restaurant where we had lunch in the shade of the olive trees. Our guide Dora & Skipper Fran really made our ride on the boat and took us to amazing trip, thanks guys!
- Henry from Zagreb, Croatia - 30/07/2021
Great trip. Dora and Fran our captain were really helpful. Lots of swimming in beautiful bays. Well timed trip.
- Kathryn from York, UK - 08/08/2022
An amazing tour with stunning views.
This was a fantastic tour, the crew were so friendly and so knowledgeable sharing all their knowledge about the islands with us. We were taken to some amazing bays and beaches and got to see some true stunning hidden gems. The island of Silba has so much history and culture it is just a beautiful place to visit.
- Rebecca from Sweden - 30/06/2022
Great full day trip
Great locations, great places for snorkeling and very friendly guides - Dora& Fran. Many Thanks Zadar Archipelago