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Three Islands: Day Trips and Tours from Trogir

When you are visiting the quaint and historic town of Trogir, there is no shortage of activities to do. One of the best ways to enjoy this stunning area is to take a day trip to the three islands from Trogir.

Go on a boat jaunt to Solta, Drvenik Veli and the Ciovo islands, visit the fortress Kamerlengo and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon on Drvenik Veli for an unforgettable day out.

You will find below all you need to know before embarking on a trip to the three islands, one of the most beautiful routes for day trips from Trogir.

How to get to the three islands from Trogir?

Roughly 30 kilometers from Split in Croatia on the stunning Dalmatian coast, Trogir itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth a visit. Only 10 kilometers from Split airport, it is easy to get here, and then equally simple to head out to the three islands for a half-day or full-day trip.

From Trogir to the three islands by private speedboat

You can hire a private speedboat and explore these islands yourself taking as much time as you wish. From Trogir harbor you can easily travel to each place, explore and enjoy yourself on your excursion to the three islands

Guided tour to the three islands from Trogir

If you would rather go with a small group on this day tour to the three islands then this is a fun and easy option. You can meet at the fortress Kamerlengo in some cases, or other tours will offer a pickup from your hotel.

What is the typical itinerary of a day tour to the three islands from Trogir?

A half or full-day tour to the three islands usually begins at Kamerlengo Castle, at which point you and your small group will begin your boat tour from Trogir.

You will usually first head to the Blue Lagoon on the first Island of Drvenik Veli, where you can swim, snorkel and bask in the waters found here. The next stop will take you to the small fisherman’s village of Maslinica on Solta. Here you can spend some time exploring, have lunch or just relax a bit depending on the tour you choose.

The next stop is Ciovo Island, where again you might have lunch in case you haven’t before, sunbathe on stunning Duga Bay Beach and generally soak up this beautiful island before heading back to Trogir.

What kinds of tours are available to go to the three islands?

There are several different options for an excursion to the three islands depending on the size of your group and if you wish for a private tour or not. It can also vary slightly by the times spent in each location and how long it lasts, so make sure you check out the options before you book.

Guided tours to the three islands from Trogir

If you are happy to head out in a small group with a few others, then you can take a guided half-day tour of the three islands. The trip will take roughly 5 hours, and you will take a speedboat between each of the stops with a knowledgeable and fun guide.

Private tour to the three islands from Trogir

For those who prefer to take the trip with just their partner, friends or family, you can also book a private speedboat.

While this option will cost more, most private tours will give you more time and freedom to explore on a full-day trip to the three islands. You can spend longer in each place or in the water and choose where to go for yourself.

How much does a tour to the three islands from Trogir cost?

For group tours to the three islands expect to pay around €60 for a half day tour per person. For private tours to the three islands expect to pay upwards of €600 for the day for the whole boat.

What islands will you see on a three islands day trip from Trogir?

There are so many wonderful things to see and do on your excursion to the three islands that it is sure to be a highlight of your trip. You can enjoy the pleasure of being on a speedboat, looking back at Fortress Kamerlengo and Trogir itself before you even head to the three islands.

Drvenik Veli

Home to the Blue Lagoon and famed for its clear and delightful waters, you can swim and snorkel here, or just look at all that this gorgeous island has to see.


Here you can explore the picturesque fishing village, take in the history and culture and see a 16th-century castle that has since been converted into a hotel.


If you are a fan of snorkeling then head to Duga bay and swim with schools of silverfish and other mesmerizing sea creatures. You can also sunbathe, relax, or explore some more. It’s up to you.

When is the best time to visit the three islands?

There are many positives to visiting the three islands throughout much of the year depending on your own preferences.

Summer is a wonderful time when the temperature is at its hottest and you can easily travel with children. Spring is pleasant as well, though not quite as hot.

The best time to visit is arguably autumn, in September especially when the crowds are gone but the weather still remains warm. Some tours do not run in the colder months so make sure you check before going to avoid disappointment.

Are there any tours to the three islands from other cities in Croatia?

Yes, there are tours departing from other cities in Croatia:

Travel tips

  • Always book your tickets in advance if possible – you never know when they might sell out and it’s the best way to ensure you get what you want.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen – the wind on a boat can make you forget the sun, especially when you are getting in and out of the sea.
  • Bring your camera – a journey to the three islands includes some utterly stunning views that just need to be photographed, and an underwater camera could come in handy too.