Blue cave, Bisevo
EXCURSION TO ISLAND OF BIŠEVO
The Island of Biševo is 5 nautical miles away from Komiža. It is best known for its rare natural phenomenon, Modra špilja (‘Blue cave’). The interior of the cave and the sea inside it are an indescribable silver-blue colour. The rays of sun that penetrate through the only crack into the cave are reflected in the sea, creating incredible light effects. On the island there is also Medvedina špilja (‘Monk seals’ cave) – a cave on which beach the Mediterranean monk seal used to reside.
Biševo leaves everyone breathless, the combination of natural phenomena, sandy bays, friendly islanders, the quality Biševo Plavac wine and other island products will remain in your lasting memory. These are only a few words about this enchanting islet; you will have to investigate the rest on your own.
You can choose beween three different types of excursions..
QUICK VISIT TO BLUE CAVE
Departure from Komiza bay. Only 15-min drive by speed boat to Blue cave, tour of Blue cave ( entrance with small boats owned by concessionaire) , brief stay in Mezzoporat bay, return to Komiža.
Duration: 1-1,5 h
2 CAVES – VISIT TO BLUE CAVE AND MONK SEAL CAVE
Departure from Komiza, 15-min drive to Mezzoprat bay. Tour of Blue cave, 10 minutes boat ride to “Monk seal cave”. It is second cave on Bisevo Island where the Mediterranean monk seal used to reside.In the Monk seal cave it is allowed to swim. Duration: 2,5-3 hours.
Note: Most of the Adriatic habitats of the seal were in the Vis archipelago. According to some source, the colonies of this marine mammal disappeared from Croatian outlying island in the nineteen-sixties.
WHOLE- DAY EXCURSION TO THE ISLAND OF BIŠEVO visiting Blue cave and sandy beach Porat
Departure from Komiža, transfer by speed boat to island of Biševo (15 minutes). We will disembark on the Mezzoporat bay and visit Blue cave by small boats. After we will visit bay of Porat and sandy beach on the western open-sea side of the island. In this beautiful sandy bay we will have time to take a swim, play picigin and when you become hungry our friendly host Jakša, the owner of the small restaurant on the beach can prepare you a lunch. Return by speed boat in the afternoon hours.
Duration of excursion- 6-7 h
Note: If the winds are to strong, because of its small opening in the Blue cave is not possible to enter. In July and August in front of the Blue cave is very crowded, so we advise you to take the excursion earlier in the morning.