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Split: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Cliff Jumping Tour

1. Split: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Cliff Jumping Tour

The tour concentrates on kayaking around the main natural attraction in Split - the park forest Marjan Hill.  The bus ride to the beautiful Bene beach will last 10 minutes, and an instructor will wait for the kayakers holding a yellow paddle. After that guests will start the tour with an hour of paddling. Arrive at Kasjuni Beach and get the opportunity to experience cliff jumping and cliff climbing from sea rocks as well as snorkelling.

Split: Marjan Forest Park Kayaking

2. Split: Marjan Forest Park Kayaking

Create unforgettable memories during your time in Split and combine breathtaking views of the Kozjak and Mosor mountain range whilst paddling around Marjan Forest Park by kayak. Paddle under the supervision of your guides to find small beaches and hidden historical treasures dating back as far as the 13th century. Explore the south side of Marjan hill and venture over to the stone pyramids that emerge from the sea. Take a break and snorkel with the magnificent marine life. Get the chance to jump off cliffs then end the adventure back near the Poljud stadium (Stadion Poljud), famous as the home ground of the Hajduk Split football club.

Split: Sea Kayaking Tour at Sunset with Professional Guide

3. Split: Sea Kayaking Tour at Sunset with Professional Guide

Listen to a safety briefing and get some basic paddling instructions before launching into the Adriatic Sea for the best summer activity in Split. Paddle around the Marjan Park peninsula and get amazing views of Kaštela Bay and the surrounding mountains. Hear lots of fun local facts about Split and Dalmatia. Arrive at a lovely location where you can jump off cliffs and snorkel in the crystal clear water. Paddle back to the starting point whilst the sun sets behind the mountains. Get breathtaking views and leave with everlasting memories.

Split: Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, & Cliff Jumping Tour

4. Split: Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, & Cliff Jumping Tour

Cool down from the long, hot summer days in Split and kayak on the cool waters of the Adriatic Sea at sunset. Get stunning views of the city's natural attractions, including the lush forests of Marjan Hill. Meet in front of the Cathedral of St. Francis at the end of the Riva promenade, and then take the bus to beautiful Bene Beach, where an instructor will be waiting for you on arrival. Paddle out onto the water and get amazing views of the coastline as you make your way to Kasjuni Beach. Then, get an adrenaline rush as you jump off the cliffs directly into the sea and snorkel with the marine life.

Split: Sea Kayaking on the Adriatic

5. Split: Sea Kayaking on the Adriatic

Your adventure starts with a 15-minute ride to your starting point on beautiful Marjan Hill. After a brief safety demonstration, you’ll be well prepared to set off into the waters of the pristine Adriatic Sea for this 2.5-3.5 hour trip. You’ll start by paddling around from Bene to Kasjuni beach, the Marjan Hill looming behind and providing a picturesque backdrop for your excursion. After taking some time on the way for cliff diving, snorkeling, and swimming, you’ll continue along Split’s craggy bluffs until you reach your destination, Kasjuni beach. After all the kayaking, you deserve a little rest — and maybe a refreshing drink — before you circle back around to Bene beach for lunch under the shade of Croatia’s iconic Dalmatian pine trees. From Bene, you can either continue your beach day, or head back to Split’s center via a public bus. 

Split 4-Hour Guided Sea Kayak Tour

6. Split 4-Hour Guided Sea Kayak Tour

After a short instructional and safety briefing you’ll head out in your sea kayak from the northern shore of Marjan peninsula on 4-hour guided paddling tour. Paddling west with your guide you’ll follow the beautiful shadow of Marjan Hill, the peninsula in the center of Split almost completely surrounded by the sea. The hill is 178 meters high and is completely covered by dense pine forest. Pass through the Kaštela channel, with the 7 villages of Kaštela to the north and the Kozjak Hill rising above them. You’ll have a view of Split from the north-west, and the 1,300-meter-high Mosor Hill. On the west, see the island of Čiovo on the horizon. After reaching the Marjan Cape, you’ll pass by the most beautiful part of the town, built in classic Mediterranean style. From this point you’ll paddle east as you admire the south shore of Marjan. Pass by fascinating pyramid rocks, and stop for a break to swim and enjoy refreshments. Further east, you’ll pass by Villa Dalmatia, the resort of former Yugoslav president Tito, where he hosted numerous world celebrities and politicians. Soon you’ll reach the Sustipan Cliff, jutting sharply up from the sea. For climbing enthusiasts, this is the perfect place for deep water soloing, climbing up from the water without protective gear, and finalizing the climb with a cliff dive into the sea! Continue paddling to the outer gates of the port, where you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views of the town promenade, a 1,700-year-old palace, the red roofs of the old town, Marjan Hill, and the other hills surrounding Split.

From Split: Canoe Safari on Cetina River

7. From Split: Canoe Safari on Cetina River

Meet your 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.

From Split: Sea Kayak & Snorkel in Podstrana Bay

8. From Split: Sea Kayak & Snorkel in Podstrana Bay

Podstrana Bay is situated at the foot of the Perun, a hill with beautiful limestone ridges and green terraces, where the river Zrnovnica meets the sea. Here the small city of Stobrec was founded, one of the oldest cities on the Dalmatian coast. The tour starts on the eastern part of the Podstrana Bay from the small pebble beach in front of the Hotel Split. Prepare the equipment and paddle to the mouth of Zrnovnica river, while listening to the kayaking instructions. Reach the mouth of Zrnovnica and pass under the bridge where the incredible scenery of green fields and the mountain ridge of Mosor opens. Pass by the old city of Stobrec and get a good look at the dramatic limestone cliffs with picturesque traditional houses built on top. If you dare, you can try cliff jumping from six meters high. Stop at a pebble beach for a break to relax in the sun or have a swim or snorkel. Paddle back to the starting point and enjoy some more sea activities.

From Split: Sea Kayaking Morning Tour

9. From Split: Sea Kayaking Morning Tour

Make your holidays memorable and take this opportunity to explore Split from the sea in a fun way suitable for everyone. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Kozjak and Mosor mountain chains while paddling around Marjan Forest Park. Small beaches and hidden historical treasures, some of which date back to the 13th century, will make your day unforgettable. Go kayaking, under the supervision of your tour guide, to the south side of Marjan Hill. The tour will take you to the stone pyramids emerging from the sea where you can take a break for snorkeling. Those who want to can take part in cliff-jumping, and the tour ends where it begins, near Poljud football stadium - cultural monument and protected heritage site.

Cetina River Rafting Adventure from Split

10. Cetina River Rafting Adventure from Split

Rafting on the Cetina River is a popular and adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids enable a 3-hour combination of adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. Your journey through the crystal green waters of the Cetina River ends in Blato na Cetini village, where you will have free time for other activities. Begin the day at Diocletian’s Palace in the center of Split and then get into an air-conditioned minivan for the brief ride to the Cetina River. Stop to admire the river from the top of the canyon before learning the proper white-water rafting technique and getting all your safety equipment, including a life jacket and a helmet. The water temperature varies from 57 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit (14 to 17 degrees Celsius), so a wet suit is provided. The rafts hold up to 7 people plus the skipper. As you paddle down the river, take in the views of the Croatian countryside and the moss-covered walls of the canyon that flanks the river. Expect the flow to change, going from calm to slightly rough and then placid again. Don’t forget you can jump off the raft and take a swim. The distance will be about 7 miles (11 kilometers) in total. After 3 hours on the river, paddle to shore and finish your raft ride at a traditional bread-making restaurant called Radmanove Mlinice. After using the restaurant’s facilities to freshen up, take a well-earned rest in the garden. Refuel with a lunch at your own expense. After freshening up, board the minivan for the hour-long journey back to Split. Itinerary: Departure from your hotel according to the plan 10:30AM - Bus ride via Zadvarje village and arrival to the starting point in Čikotina Lađa village 10:40AM - 11:00AM - Safety briefing and introduction to rafting 11:00AM - 2:00 /2:30PM - Rafting 2:00/2:30PM - End of the rafting tour in Blato na Cetini village 2:30PM - 3:00PM - Chang clothes and departure for Split 3:35PM - Arrival in Split Please note that timings are approximate. 

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 214 reviews

We had an excellent kayak tour with our guide, Jay. The kayaking is well-paced, surrounded by natural beauty, and interspersed with interesting tidbits about Croatian history/culture/ecology. Jay has had a fascinating life, including working as an extra in the Game of Thrones franchise. He told us stories from the production and was even able to point out filming locations from the water, which was really cool for GoT fans like us. We spent about 45 minutes of the tour at a rocky beach, swimming, snorkeling and jumping off rocks. Jay provided wetsuits and water shoes for those who wanted them. Upon our return to shore, Jay and his boss (a lovely woman whose name I didn't catch) offered our little kayaking group beer and wine. We stayed on the docks chatting for about an hour as the sun set over the harbor. It was a really lovely experience and I'd highly recommend it for anyone staying in Split.

Nice and friendly tour guides. We kayaked a total of 10km, they've got a GoPro that you'll be able to use yourself when you're snorkeling or cliff jumping. Other reviews mentioned that you have to choose either one, snorkeling or cliff jumping, but they are actually at the same location if you also kayak the long distance, so you'll be able to do both.

Good communication about how to paddle and safety. Wonderful location, good fun with good hosts. Very friendly and relaxed.

Great experience with fantastic weather and great swimming, snorkelling and views.

Fantastic trip, would highly recommend! Excellent guides.