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Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

1. Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Cruise on a modern boat and take some time to admire Pula, Istria. Watch the beautiful sunset and take the opportunity to watch dolphins play. The three-hour voyage starts from the port of Pula and continues along the coast of the Brijuni National Park where you can see dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphins are frequent visitors to the Brijuni waters because of the abundance of fish that dolphins come to hunt in the evening. With beautiful sunset scenes, dolphins, and Brijuni National Park, enjoy dinner and drinks onboard. For dinner, choose between a Mediterranean fish menu, meat menu, or vegetarian menu. Drinks are served throughout the ride (coca cola, fanta, red and white wine, and water). Upon your return to the Port of Pula, take the opportunity to see the famous Pula giants and the Pula Arena at night.

Pula: National Park Brijuni Dolphin Cruise with Dinner

2. Pula: National Park Brijuni Dolphin Cruise with Dinner

After being transported to the pier, you will begin your 3-hour tour which will be arranged on board of a comfortable boat around the Brijuni National Park. You will have a guide with you on board your boat, who will conduct a sightseeing tour around all islands of the National Park whilst also informing you of interesting facts about the islands and its famous owners. Your tour also includes dinner on board your boat, consisting of traditional dishes of Mediterranean cuisine such as fish, meat, or vegetarian dishes. You will also have an unlimited amount of drinks whilst on board your boat, including wine, mineral water, soft drinks, and water. You can take comfort in knowing that between 93-100% of your guide's guests have seen dolphins in the past. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

3. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Embark on a sunset boat cruise along the coast of Istria from Vrsar and look for marine life like dolphins in their natural habitat. Sip on a drink as you admire the sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Meet your captain and crew and be welcomed aboard at the port of Vrsar. Head north and watch as the sunset breaks over the horizon. Marvel at the coast of Istria from the water and admire the play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Sail to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and catch a glimpse of these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Relax on the deck and soak up the views while sipping on a refreshing drink of wine, juice, or water.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

4. Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Sail along the the west coast of Istria in search of majestic dolphins on this boat day trip from the main port of Poreč. Admire the glow of the sunset on the water before returning to port.  Embark on your cruise from the main port of Poreč onboard a spacious craft called 'Kristofor.' Relax in a comfortable seat as you captain navigates along the dynamic landscapes of the coast of Istria. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins that leap and race along. Feel the joy of watching these exuberate creatures. Capture pictures of these animals to share with your friends and family back home. View the golden and pink colors of the sunset reflecting off the water before returning to the main port in Poreč and disembarking. 

Kamenjak: Medulin Sunset Dolphin Tour

5. Kamenjak: Medulin Sunset Dolphin Tour

Your evening trip starts at Medulin harbour. After boarding, you will receive a welcome drink and the trip begins with a panoramic view of Medulin's archipelago. Throughout the boat trip, there is music on board which makes for a relaxed atmosphere. Dancing is also welcome. While you cruise along the Adriatic sea, keep an eye out for dolphins. There is a 50/50 chance you will see them, but if not, you can still make the most of the stunning scenery. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Austro-Hungarian lighthouse 'Porer' on the way, and later on, have the chance to admire a stunning sunset view. Dinner is served on the boat: fish, meat and vegetarian options are available with a cabbage salad and ciabatta bread. Drinks during the excursions (wine, soda and water) are included in the price. The boat trip finishes by slowly heading back to Medulin.

Pula: Brijuni Dolphin Watching Tour with Dinner and Drinks

6. Pula: Brijuni Dolphin Watching Tour with Dinner and Drinks

Embark on a boat trip to Brijuni National Park with dinner and drinks included. Experience the calm sea while sailing towards the Brijuni, spotting the dolphins swimming and admiring views of Pula illuminated at night. Depart from the marina in Pula. Cruise on the modern Arena boat which has 2 toilets, a sundeck, 3 terraces, a modern kitchen and a bar. Enjoy a traditional Istrian dinner on the boat, as well as unlimited drinks. Explore the Brijuni National Park from the seaside and discover its beautiful views. Encounter dolphins in their natural habitat as you cruise. Admire the picturesque views of the city of Pula lit up at night in the distance, and relax as the sun goes down on the horizon. After a relaxing journey on the water, return to the marina in Pula.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

7. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

Marvel at the Adriatic Sea with the opportunity to see Adriatic dolphins on this boat ride in Vrsar. Benefit from experienced staff and a captain who knows dolphins' movements and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. Meet at the pier and board the boat to begin your cruise. Be greeted with drinks before setting out on the Adriatic Sea. Keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of Poreč and Rovinj. With a glass of Istrian white wine in your hand, sit back, relax and end the day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

8. From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

Spend your evening onboard a traditional wooden boat to experience a close encounter with magnificent dolphins in their natural habitat. After boarding the boat at Poreč, your friendly tour guide will hand you a welcome drink for you to enjoy. As you head out to sea to find the dolphins, enjoy a panoramic view of the Istrian coast as you look back at Poreč and Rovinj. Your captain will use their local knowledge and expertise to find the dolphins and give you a fantastic view of the playful animals. However, if you are unlucky and don’t see any dolphins on your tour, the local supplier will invite you for a second sail free of charge.

From Vrsar: Swimming at Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

9. From Vrsar: Swimming at Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

Ride the Adriatic along the Croatian coast and make stops along the way. Find yourself at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave and discover the peninsula of Rovinj. Take time to explore the town and stroll the city's narrow streets. Spend some time on a boat tour, and explore Istria. Discover the magnificent Croatian coast and get picked up in Vrsar. Ride the waves for 30 minutes and make your first stop at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave. Learn about the place that is believed to have been the home to Henry Morgan, a pirate who hid himself and his loot from the Englishmen. Next, learn about the peninsula that used to be an island. It is surrounded by 22 other islands and can pride itself on beautiful nature and many cultural sights worth visiting. As one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, take 2 hours to admire the local allies and visit some of the many galleries and cafes. Stop at the market and try traditional and locally produced products such as cheese, olive oil, and honey. Travel back in time and explore 1,500 years of the city's history.

From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

10. From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

Have a fun or relaxed time during your holidays and experience Pula from a sea perspective. Take your family and friends to private boat excursions, panorama boat trip, or choose fishing activities. For a full experience, combine all of the above: enjoy panorama and all its beautiful views, swim in the sea, sunbathe on secluded beaches, relaxed or sportive fishing. Beside a standard fishing or excursions route, with us you can plot your own course and make an experience that is just yours. Refreshing drinks await you on board, as well as fishing equipment and baits.

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4.5 / 5

based on 33 reviews

It was a great experience. The crew is amazing and we luckily saw dolphins within 15 minutes of our journey and throughout the whole time. We got free drinks (water, ice tea, wine), but there were other drink options and snacks (were not expensive). We enjoyed the sunset and there were great photo opportunities. Great experience seeing dolphins living wild.

A beautiful tour with really nice people and a captain who put his focus on targeting dolphins and getting the best possible experience for the guests without disturbing the animals! The tour is absolutely recommendable and exceeded our expectations!!

The boat trip was really great, great food too! (take the fish) We got to see dolphins and the unlimited drinks were also very nice!

Very good and mega crew of course you shouldn't expect old too special food. All options were still delicious.

A very friendly welcome, fine, simple food. And of course the most beautiful thing, we saw the dolphins.