Adult price from £1,075pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and guides; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over 
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What's included?

  • Transfers: return transfers from airport to Gruz harbour, return ferry transfers from Gruz harbour to Sipan and all required transfers between islands and Dubrovnik for included activities
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' guesthouse accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts 
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: stand-up paddle boarding,hiking in Lopud, cycling in Šipan, day trip to Dubrovnik, sea kayaking on the Elaphiti Islands and catamaran sailing (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

    Please note: there is now a mandatory 80€ per person fee to be paid locally and in cash, before the start of the trip. This is part of a sustainability fee which helps to contribute to local economies and suppliers, and also covers sojourn tax.

Croatia’s Elaphiti Islands are little-known gems for family holidays.  They are some of the greenest in Croatia, covered by forests and edged by sandy beaches, hidden coves, reefs, pines and palms, all just waiting to be explored. You’ll be based on the island of Sipan in a family-run guesthouse and situated on the edge of a stunning bay, but on most days you will hop between islands and explore further afield during your activities.

The whole family can get involved in this itinerary as activities can be tailored to accommodate those as young as six years old, whilst still maintaining the adventure for older kids. You will enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, sea kayaking, sailing, hiking and biking as you journey around, up, over and between the islands. The activities tend to last for between three and five hours (including breaks), so there is a great balance between adventure and free time. We also include a day in the magnificent city of Dubrovnik as one of the activities, a highlight of any holiday in Croatia.

Your transfer will take you to the ferry terminal for your scenic ride to the beautiful island of Sipan (only 40 minutes away). Your guesthouse home is in the quaint seaside village of Šipanska Luka which offers easy access for paddling, swimming and snorkelling. 

Stand up paddle boarding is up there with one of the best ways to explore the islands and we will kick things off in style as you paddle to some of the tiny uninhabited islands to explore their coastlines. The pace will be leisurely and there will be plenty of time for swimming and enjoying the warm waters. 

A cycling adventure is next on the agenda and you will travel through traditional sleepy villages on carefully selected routes with very little traffic. You’ll get out and about in the stunning scenery, enjoying the views, sights and beauty of the island.  

For a taste of Croatian culture, you will then visit the walled city of Dubrovnik back on the mainland. This spectacular city is sure to captivate grownups and children alike as you explore the ancient old town with its narrow limestone paved streets and incredible battlements.

You will take day trips to nearby Koločep for sea kayaking and sailing and to Lopud where a leisurely hike provides staggering views.

Overall, this holiday provides island hopping activities, a delightful location and the chance to explore some of the most stunning spots in Croatia as a family. What could be better!

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Included in price

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
Price guarantee
Sat 29 Jun 2024 Adult price (per person): £1075.00
to £1225.00
Child (8 - 12): £915.00
to £1025.00
Sat 27 Jul 2024 Adult price (per person): £1095.00
to £1245.00
Child (8 - 12): £925.00
to £1035.00

Departures: this trip departs on Saturday

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 and maximum 16 persons (approximately)

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum and maximum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

It is vitally important that you advise us prior to departure of any medical or dietary condition relating to any member of your party so that we may notify our local staff before you arrive. We recommend only drinking bottled water from bottles with unbroken seals and be vigilant about the use of ice in drinks and ice cream.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are correctly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc.) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:


Please note: our payment and cancellation terms will be unique to each booking – they will be confirmed with you at the time of quotation. The terms listed above are noted as a guide only

Traveller Reviews

  • We loved Sailing on the Catamaran 07 October 2022 by The Horrocks Family

    The most memorable part of the holiday for us has to be Sailing on the Catamaran. The service was brilliant. Our favourite activity was Swimming from the catamaran in secluded bays. Body surfing in proper waves on a stormy day - better than Cornwall! Maja, Stephano, Iggie made a huge difference to our holiday. Huck Finn staff were all great and made sure that we all had a good time,
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    giving us options and flexing the programme when appropriate to suit the weather forecast and the group dynamics.
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  • An Island Adventure 27 July 2019 by The Evans Family

    I really enjoyed the kayaking and the lunch on that day. The scenery and sea were beautiful and the fish lunch was really lovely. The cycling and walking days were really good too, and they were a great way to get to know the other people on the holiday.

  • The team in situ were fantastic, particularly with the kids. 01 September 2018 by The Storey Family

    The team in situ were fantastic, particularly with the kids. The location felt safe and there was a fab little park right outside the accommodation that the kids really enjoyed. The guest house with a sink. fridge, 2 ring hob and table and chairs was perfect for us. Mr 7-year-old enjoyed the sea-kayaking best. He was in a kayak with the guide and he enjoyed the guide pretending to head for the
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    rocks! Miss 4-year-old enjoyed the hiking and really got into climbing/scrambling up the rocks. My husband enjoyed the sea-kayaking as it was something different he had never done before and it was fun. I also enjoyed the kayaking, paddling to a secluded beach and spending a while playing in the sea before heading for home. I also enjoyed watching my son being challenged by some of the activities (he fell off his bike and had to get back on again and finish the ride).
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