Dalmatia Water sports

Our most recommended Dalmatia Water sports

Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

1. Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

This paddle tour combines Dalmatian waters, sea and river. On SUP boards equipped with LED lighting on the bottom, be sure to see everything around and beneath you while paddling. Start your tour in the evening when the ambiance is quiet and nature is calm. Grab your board and paddle in the sea at the sunset. Soon, see the white rocks and cliffs, in which natives have built their traditional houses.  Glide up and down the river with stars above, and light beneath you revealing wildlife. The light on your SUP board will give you a completely new perspective on everything you see on this tour. Sometimes, in the low season when the sea is calm and the river quite cold, take the chance to go on a special route and embrace the open sea.

Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

2. Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

3. Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

Depart Split and journey by shuttle bus to the village of Zadvarje on the Cetina River to take part in an exciting canyoning adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls of a 200-meter deep canyon. Meet your licensed guides on arrival and collect all the necessary equipment to help you navigate the canyon in safety. Listen to the safety instructions, and then take a short drive to the starting point to make your way through the crystal clear waters of the river using different techniques. Swim through natural pools, hike from rock to rock and rappel down the exciting rapids. Get an adrenaline rush as you encounter subterranean tunnels on the way to the mighty cascades of Gubavica waterfall. Catch your breath and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature before the hike back. Arrive at an easily accessible rock mouth, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Split.

Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

4. Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Glide down the easy rapids of the Zrmanja River on a scenic kayak or canoe tour from Kaštel Žegarski. Join your guide on a breathtaking journey through a spectacular canyon. Swim under the Krupa Waterfalls and arrive at the village of Muskovci to purchase a meal. Begin your trip in Kaštel Žegarski, a striking area with safe and gentle rapids for beginners. Learn how to handle your kayak or canoe as you slowly enter the canyon. Allow your guide to point out fish and birds, and teach you about the natural phenomenon of karst. If time and weather permit, stop by the beautiful Krupa Waterfalls and enjoy the chance to swim under them. Come across more beautiful waterfalls as you make your way down to the town of Muskovci. After the tour, your group's driver will be transported back to the starting point to pick up your car. While you're waiting to be picked up, you can relax and buy some snacks or lunch.

From Split or Zadvarje: Extreme Canyoning on Cetina River

5. From Split or Zadvarje: Extreme Canyoning on Cetina River

Get an amazing adrenaline rush on an extreme canyoning activity on the Cetina River. Clamber from rock to rock using different techniques, including sliding down rapids and walking through tunnels. Take the organized shuttle bus from Split to Zadvarje to reach the starting point. Gear up with the provided equipment, including neoprene wetsuit, life vest and helmet. Listen to the safety instructions after a short drive to the start point of your extreme adventure. Hike down the trail to reach the bottom of the canyon, and marvel at the rock formations and crystal-clear pools along the way. Make your way along the river by swimming through pools and hiking from rock to rock. Slide down small rapids to reach the tunnels that will take you to the Velika Gubavica waterfall – the highest waterfall on the Cetina River. Cool down with a swim and jump off cliffs during a short break. Then, continue your canyoning adventure to reach your driver who will take you back to Split.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

6. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

Enjoy one of Dubrovnik's most popular summer activities and experience the city’s stunning natural and historical heritage on a sea kayaking tour. Begin in Pile Bay and paddle to the island of Lokrum and to Betina Cave, where you will make a stop to go snorkeling. Paddle back to Pile Bay, where the tour ends. Enjoy a fruit snack and a bottle of water. The sunset option ends with a glass of wine.

Split: Blue Lagoon and Trogir Speedboat Round Trip Tour

7. Split: Blue Lagoon and Trogir Speedboat Round Trip Tour

Nestled between the two Krknjaši islands, this enchanting lagoon is blessed with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and fun in the sun. Experience one of the best panoramic views of Split as you cruise through the water leaving Riva, prepare your cameras! After 30 minutes of exciting speed boat ride, reach your first destination, the ancient city of Trogir, founded in the 3rd century BC and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter through the city gates and find yourself in a maze of small stone streets, churches, and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Enjoy a coffee and breakfast within the 15th-century city walls or just outside them on a picturesque promenade overlooking Fortress Kamerlengo and the bay. Have an hour of free time, just enough to soak up some history and move on to swimming activities. The Blue Lagoon is a snorkeler’s utopia featuring a seafloor made of crushed seashells mixed with sand which, under the sunlight, produces a mesmerizing sea color. After exploring the seabed, turn on your back and float effortlessly as you observe the trio of islands that surround you.

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

8. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

Escape the city for a relaxing day at sea. Explore hidden bays, swim in bright blue waters, and explore beneath the waves on a snorkeling stop. This tour can be customized according to the preferences of the group and can even include a quick stop for fishing. Meet your guide at the pier for a quick safety briefing. Next, cruise across the Zadar channel to the island Ugljan. Catch a glimpse of the red-roofed fishing villages on these islands and admire the blue waters off their coasts. Reach the island of Ugljan by mid-day and stop for a swim in the beautiful Frnaža bay. Sail on to little fisherman island of Ošljak and the village of Preko, where the group can stop for lunch, coffee, or just a quick walk through the little town. In the afternoon, sail leisurely back to shore, taking in vistas of the different islands as you go. Snap a picture of Zadar's old town from the water as you return to the marina in the late afternoon.

Omiš: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

9. Omiš: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Your kayaking tour starts 5 miles upstream from the city of Omiš where your kayak and guide will be waiting for you. After a short briefing and demonstration, your journey begins.  As you make your way slowly down the river, discover a land full of mystery and intrigue. Stop for a swim in the river's crystal-clear waters before reaching the city of Omiš where the river connects with the sea. Have your photo taken by your guide who is equipped with a high-tech camera. Finish your tour at the scene of an abandoned shipwreck, located just 3 meters underwater, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel. Afterward, relax on a mile-long stretch of sandy beach.

From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

10. From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet the tour staff in the Split center and hop on an air-conditioned van or minibus for a 50-minute ride to Dalmatian hinterland, to the village of Blato na Cetini. Upon arrival, you will meet the instructors, get full equipment, and be transferred to the starting point. You will then get the safety briefing and full instructions from the guides and get into mini-rafts to start your 2.5 hours long adventure. The instructors will be there with you all the way, guiding you through the rapids and helping you if needed. Enjoy the amazing scenery, refresh yourself in the incredibly clear and clean water and have fun navigating the river and rapids. This leg of the river is quite shallow and not too fast, with rapids just right to awaken your adventurous spirit! The canoeing will end in the same place where you got your equipment. There you can change into dry clothes, say goodbye to the instructors and head back to Split.

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4.7 / 5

based on 209 reviews

A beautiful, interesting, fun and unique experience. A different way to see the city walls and watching the sun set was totally beautiful. We paddled around Lokrum island before entering Betina cave, then paddled back along the coastline just as sun was setting: the perfect backdrop to the harbour and ancient walls. Our guide Nano was very knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. He kept us entertained and even offered to toast our sandwiches on the open fire which had been lit in the cave! Totally unforgettable 3 hours.

Our guide N was fantastic, he gave us lots of information about Dubrovnick. The kayaking was fantastic with fantastic views, we loved it and would definitely do it again :)

Amazing, great tour guide and a lovely experience to see the walls from the seaside!

It was amazing! You would want to be fit enough to keep going though.

Great fun really wel run. Good guide had lots of knowledge