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Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

1. 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 that knows the movements of dolphins and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. After meeting in Vrsar, get a transfer to the boat to start your adventure. 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. As an added perk, enjoy another tour for free if there were no opportunities to see dolphins at the conclusion of your boat ride.

Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

2. Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

The starting point of this kayak experience is Cape Kamenjak, a protected natural park south of Pula. From one of its charming pebble beaches, you will start your adventure after a quick briefing from the tour guides. After settling in the kayaks, you'll paddle for approximately 40 minutes following the rugged coast while enjoying the summer scenery all the way to the Kolombarica Sea Cave. In the cave, you'll swim in the turquoise water lit by the sun rays that enter through a cave opening above. Snorkeling and exploring the vibrant sea life of Kamenjak is a memory you'll want to remember. That's why this tour includes free GoPro photos. If you're an adrenaline seeker, you'll love jumping from the cliffs (up to 15m high) after exploring the cave. If not, you can enjoy some time sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. On the way back, the tour guides will make short stops as needed. If you're interested, you can find out some amazing facts about the area. This tour is an ideal summer experience for friends and families. It's completely safe and suitable for beginners and kids.

Poreč: Sunset Dolphin Safari & Drinks

3. Poreč: Sunset Dolphin Safari & Drinks

Enjoy a drink and slowly sail to the open sea with a beautiful view of the Poreč Riviera. On the other side you can see the open sea and the sun meeting the horizon. Watch the elegant tricks dolphins can show you in their natural environment, in their complete wilderness and freedom.  This is not a dolphinarium, there is no trainer, and these animals behave in harmony with nature. It is particularly exciting to watch dolphins swimming at the side of the boat and in front of the bow.  If you are lucky enough, you can see a young dolphin that is usually accompanied by a smaller group of adults who keep a distance from the ship. For those who suffer from stress this is a perfect opportunity for therapy, for parents with children this is a perfect gift and surprise for their kids.

Kamenjak: Medulin Sunset Dolphin Tour

4. 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 are included in the price. The boat trip finishes by slowly heading back to Medulin.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

5. 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. 

Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

6. Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

Kayak and snorkel your way along the coast of Pula to explore the city’s impressive sea caves. This fun and active 3-hour tour will take you to Seagull’s Rocks, where you’ll go diving inside a cave with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Your guides will document the adventure with GoPro underwater cameras, and share the photos with you after the tour. The experienced guides will ensure your safety throughout the tour. Relax with a cold drink of water or beer after this amazing activity.

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

7. Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet at the Verudela resort area and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. It's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with LED lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. During the tour, you will catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. The tour guide will explain to you all about the creatures you can see, such as sea urchins, fish, seaweed, jellyfish, and diverse corals. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos.

Aquapark Istralandia Entrance Tickets

8. Aquapark Istralandia Entrance Tickets

The waterpark is situated in the wooded hinterland of Novigrad. When you arrive at the park you will find a big parking area where a person in charge will help you to find the best place to park your car. When your car is safely parked, you are ready to pick your stuff and go to the entrance to exchange your vouchers for valid tickets. When you finally entered the magical water world, you will see a little souvenir shop where you can buy anything you need: from souvenirs to food or something you forgot to bring along. To keep your stuff safe, there are available lockers on additional charge. Now your summer adventure can start - enjoy numerous water slides or relax in the pools with your friends and family. If you want you can also rent a sunbed and beach umbrellas or simply enjoy on a large green area beneath the natural shade of trees. Don't forget, if you are hungry, thirsty or you need just to recharge your batteries there are many gastro facilities with an abundant amount of healthy meals, fish, pasta, salads, different kind of sweets, ice cream, fruit, and refreshing drinks.

Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

9. Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

Start your day at the harbor of Poreč. While leaving the city, enjoy the panorama of the Poreč lagoon, the small fishing village of Funtana, Vrsar, and one of the largest nudist camps in Europe, Koversada. At your first stop, explore the city of Rovinj. See the old fishermen, their fishing nets, and boats. Next, visit Lim Fjord, a nature park and a rich habitat of many Mediterranean plants and animals. See the Pirate cave, fish and shell farms, and the beautiful vegetation that comes down to the sea surface on both sides of the bay. Enjoy lunch on board and continue sailing to Vrsar for your second stop.

From Vrsar: Lim Fjord and Rovinj Boat Tour

10. From Vrsar: Lim Fjord and Rovinj Boat Tour

Discover the magnificent Croatian coast on this cruise departing from Vrsar. You will make your first stop just after 30 minutes in one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, Rovinj, for a 2-hour break. Stroll through the city’s narrow streets and allies, visit some of the many galleries and cafes, or head to the market and try traditional and locally produced products such as cheese, olive oil, and honey. Once you leave Rovinj and make your way towards the next attraction of this tour. The boat will slowly cruise through the Lim Fjord, a natural reserve that is famous for its narrow width and a variety of fish species that return every year for breeding. Here you will also get to explore a pirate cave.

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What people are saying about Istria County

Very nice captain and guide! The boat left earlier than the others, which we thought was a good thing, since many boats later follow the dolphins at once. There were free drinks on board and the toilets were very clean. Clear recommendation!

Very good tour. Nice ship, saw a lot of dolphins, also very close to the boat. Great and nice crew. There was water, soda, wine, etc for free and a shot at the end. Top experience

Awesome nature and the guide was very helpful and friendly. Thank you!

We were very satisfied for young and old, everything is included.

The guides are super fun and we had a great time on board !