Best day ever!
First off we went to the Blue Cave on the very nice and spacious speedboat, enjoying our plentiful doughnuts, rolls and pastries whilst feeling very sorry for others we saw on the rival cheapo boats. Boy did they look uncomfortable. Queue at the Blue Cave was only 20 mins (I think we were lucky that we went off-season) and it is awesome. From there we went to the lovely old fishing port of Komiza on the island of Viz and then to various caves around the island coast. As the sea was a bit too rough to actually swim in the cave, we went to Stiniva beach and went snorkellng there. Absolutely amazing - lovely blue sea, loads of fish and purple sea grass. After the snorkeling we to Milna Bay and had a wonderful huge lunch in the private house overlooking the beach with home cooked fresh fish, loads of veggies, lots of talking and gallons of wine. Maybe we were lucky but the others on the trip were all lovely and it was great conversation. After lunch we all went for a swim on the beach. We then sped from Milna Bay to Hvar (drinking more wine and beer along the way) where the adventurous amongst us climbed up to the castle to enjoy the view. From there back to Split. A thoroughly enjoyable, but exhausting 10 and half hour trip. Yes this does cost a little more than some other tours, but everything, lunch, wine, breakfast, beer, towels, equipment and the cave tour is included, not to mention the boat being a lot more luxurious. Overall - brilliant: treat yourself.