A wonderful half-day swimming, wine-tasting and island sightseeing by speedboat –an exclusive Hvar Tours program!
Because Hvar Wine Tours is a local agency, we know every inch of this island, every vineyard. And for those who want to experience the magic of Hvar wines in the context of this gorgeous island, our Waves and Wines Tour will make you fall in love with Hvar forever. Much more than a wine tour, Waves and Wines is unique in its concept, combining speedboat transfers along some of Hvar’s less discovered coastline, world class wine tasting and food, as well as plenty of time to swim and sunbathe. Discover coves most tourists never hear about, swim in one of the clearest seas in the world, and taste award-winning wines in an underwater cellar. Hvar at its most complete!
Our Waves and Wines tour has been updated for 2018 to offer you the choice of an additional two winemakers, lesser known but with outstanding quality.
Miro Plavac (the surname is assumed and taken from one of his Hvar passions) came to the island 15 years ago. A passionate climber, he fell in love with the island’s beauty and has done some pretty crazy adrenaline things on Hvar during his time here, none more unusual than becoming the only man to ski from the top of the island to Dubovica Bay (5km) during the freak snow storm of 2014. Climbing and skiing aside, he is addicted to Plavac Mali, so much so that he decided to buy a vineyard and produce his own. And with considerable success, for his Plavac Mali beat them all in blind tasting. Would you like to try it too? Miro offers a quite extraordinary tasting location, set in a cave on the southern shores of Hvar, accessible only by Hvar Tours speedboat. One of the true authentic hidden gems of the island – yours to discover with Hvar Tours.
Toni Bojanic is one of the new breed of Hvar winemakers. Just 26 years old, he comes from a family winemaking tradition which dates back more than 500 years, and he has been a winemaker already for three years, having started in 2015. And with considerable success! Bottling just 5,000 bottles a year, Toni is a very humble young man, whose four reds and one white are slowly starting to attract attention. He is passionate about his craft and dedicated to spreading the word about the Hvar wine story.
When it comes to wine tasting experiences, few can match the location offered by Toni Bojanic, with his vineyard located right on the water. Here you can taste his excellent wines, in the middle of Paradise, and there is a small store if you want to take your memories home. In an age where so many of the island’s young people are focused on the relatively easy money in tourism, here is a dedicated professional committed to preserving and developing the legacy of his forefathers.
There’s also Sv. Nedelja and the cellar of Croatia’s famous wine making pioneer, Mr. Zlatan Plenković.
We will dock at the Plenkovic Bilo Idro(“White Sail”) restaurant and its undersea wine studio – exhibit hall! There you will be served 4 courses of wine, paired with local delicacies (like amazing marinated prunes, delicious smoked ham, and local cheeses).
Plenkovic wines are renowned not only here in Croatia but throughout Europe. Enjoy Zlatan Pošip, recently awarded the prize as SE Europe’s Best White Wine and other varietals. After our tasting, we will move upstairs to sit outside on the patio to enjoy the gorgeous view of the island’s south hill vineyards.
Our speedboat will leave Hvar Town and cruise along the islands on our way to the south shore, passing through the lagoons of Malo Zaraće, Velo Zaraće, Dubovica, Red Rocks and Lučišće. Our destination is southern island Hvar premium vineyard area location. On our way we will stop at one of the lagoons, or beneath the craggy rocks and cliffs for a short 30 min swim break…refreshed after swimming, we will continue to the wine tasting at Miro’s Cave, Toni vineyard or Zlatana Plenkovic wine studio at Bilo Idro. Maybe all three., depending on Your wishes and prefrecnes.
Depending on the number of wineries, time you have on disposal and preferences, re-board on our speedboat and cruise back to the Paklinski island archipelago. We’ve selected three different stunning bays where you can spend time to swim, sun and picnic; or if you wish, enjoy an optional lunch at one of Croatia’s most amazing sea food “catch of the day” restaurants. When you prefer we’ll come fetch you and your fellow passengers for the quick speedboat trip back to Hvar Town! Please ask us for more details
We will pick you up at your hotel, villa, private accommodation, where your boat is moored or meet you at one of our four tour booths in Hvar Town. We will agree on this when the tour is booked.
Mornings between 10 – 12Noon and afternoons 1 – 4 PM. This tour can also be arranged at a time that is convenient for you, so please ask us what your unique requirements are and we will be happy to get back to you with the particulars and our price.
We will end this tour where you wish – at the marina, your hotel, villa or private accommodation. Just let us know
This is a half-day program, 4h – 5h hours
but if you wish a longer or a full day program, please send us an inquiry.
- 350 EUR/person for 1 – 2 pax
- 270 EUR/person for 3 pax
- 230 EUR/person for 4 pax
- 185 EUR/person for 5 pax
- 165 EUR/person for 6 pax
- 155 EUR/person for 7 pax
- 145 EUR/person for 8 pax
- 135 EUR/person for 9 pax
- 125 EUR/person for 10 pax
Additional winery: 45 EUR per person
the program as described, pick up, wine tour moderator, speedboat with fuel and skipper, return transfer to Hvar , bottle of water on the boat
Gratuities to guides and items purchased for personal use, “catch of the day” sea food lunch at Paklinski Islands restaurant
Gastronomy, Nature & wildlife, cultural, for individuals, couples and families.
Speedboat of minimum 150 HP power and 24 feet – maximum 30 feet or 54 feet speedboat and 520 HP or 1,500 HP power engine for more people and larger groups