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Zadar County Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Zadar County Canoe & kayak tours

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

1. 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 Zadar: Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok

2. From Zadar: Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok

On this full-day kayaking excursion you’ll experience the natural beauty of Dugi Otok, a rugged island located to the west of Zadar. When you arrive, a van will transfer you to the bay, where the kayaking adventure begins. During the tour you’ll encounter secret bays, numerous sea caves and soaring cliffs. Later, when you return to the starting point you’ll be transferred to the north of island, where you’ll have lunch. Afterwards, you’ll paddle your kayak to a sunken ship, which offers a spectacular snorkeling experience. The final part of the tour is spent at the white sandy beach of Sakarun, where you can relax, swim and play the local game of picigin – a real treat for all.

Pag Bay: Sea Kayaking

3. Pag Bay: Sea Kayaking

Explore the hidden coves, beaches, and caves of the island of Pag by Kayak on this guided day trip from Metajna or Novalja. Keep your things safe along the way with the provided dry bad. Enjoy views of the Stogaj rock formantion and Veli Zaton beach.   Start your tour in Metajna or Novalja and listen to the guide's introductory instructions. Recieve your kayaking equipment and set out from Ručica beach. Paddle south-east along the coast towards the beach of Beriknica. Reach Beriknica and stop to go for a swim in crystal clear waters. Above Beriknica stands Stogaj, a peculiarly shaped rock that attracts a large number of rock climbers from all over the world.  Continue towards the Rt Sušac, with long sandy beaches stretching one after the other in front of your. Stop at Malin Beach, a secluded pebble beach located near the Paška Vrata passage with a freshwater source in its proximity.  Make your way towards Veli Zaton, a beach of interesting configuration and a crystal-clear sea that forms part of the Pag Bay ring that consists of up to 27 km of beaches. After Zaton, the tour goes across the bay to the Gače Cave. Arrive at Gače Cave, marvel at an approximately 100-meter-long cave with an exit to the other side. After a break return to your meeting point in Ručica by kayak with a few pauses to rest along the way.

Zadar: Zrmanja River Canyon Kayaking Tour with Hotel Pick-up

4. Zadar: Zrmanja River Canyon Kayaking Tour with Hotel Pick-up

Discover the beauty of the Zrmanja River that winds through the imposing Zrmanja Canyon on a guided kayaking tour. Explore this section of the Northern Velebit National Park with an activity that is perfect for both beginners and outdoor enthusiasts Start with pickup from your hotel in Zadar and travel by bus towards the small village of Kaštel Žegarski for the start of your kayaking adventure. Listen to a short introductory briefing on the route and general safety before getting set up with all the required equipment. Set off on the river and paddle across light rapids and serene stretches of calm water. Take some occasional breaks for swimming in the refreshing water, with drinks and snacks available. As you reach the end of the route, stop beneath a picturesque waterfall for a final swim. Afterward, hop back on your transportation to return to Zadar.

From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

5. From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of the island of Dugi Otok on a half-day kayaking adventure from Zadar. Delight in the white sandy beach of Veli Žal, and swim in a hidden cave. Begin your tour by boarding a ferry at Gaženica port in Zadar and cruise for 1.5 hours to Dugi Otok. Admire the beauty of the magical Zadar archipelago on the sunny deck during the ride. Upon arrival in Brbinj, Dugi Otok, meet your guide in front of the ferry, then take a 15-minute ride to Veli Žal. Once at the beach, choose how you want to spend the first part of your adventure. Soak up some rays on the beach, go for a swim, explore the surroundings in a kayak by yourself, or join your guide on a ride around the island of Mezanj. 2 hours later, transfer to another bay where the real kayaking adventure starts. Paddle out in your kayak with a certified local guide, and try cliff jumping, swimming, and diving in an astonishing cave that changes color depending on sun reflection/the angle of sunlight.

Zadar: River Zrmanja Guided Kayak Safari & Waterfalls

6. Zadar: River Zrmanja Guided Kayak Safari & Waterfalls

The begging of the trip (clothes changing, instructions, boarding and start of the paddling down the river) is at village Kaštel Žegarski . The part of the route from the village to the mouth of Krupa in Zrmanja and Visoki buk (10 meters high waterfall, the highest on Zrmanja) is hour and a half long, and the waterfall will be bypassed by 5 minutes long walk. Going down the river lasts for approximately 4 hours of which one hour is spent on occasional breaks and swimming. Paddling isn’t hard or dangerous, during the summer; the water is clear and refreshing – perfect adventure for beginners. The trip ends in a village called Muškovci, with some free time for swimming before departure. If you have arrived with your own car, we will drive you to the start point, where you had left your car.

Zadar: 3–Hour Kayak Tour

7. Zadar: 3–Hour Kayak Tour

Starting from Puntamika, paddle towards the old town, passing the modern tourist attractions of the Sea Organ and Salutation to the Sun on the way. Continue to the fabulous Riva with a view of millennial Roman Forum, and pass the unique St. Donat's church en route to the Foša port. In the 16th century city, this is where walls were erected and gates opened. During the tour, have time to stop for swimming and a drink in a beach bar. This tour is suitable for everyone; from experts and solo travelers, to beginners, groups and families. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 346 reviews

Great day out! Very easy instructions to find the start point, there are a couple of rafting companies all in the same area but we were told to follow the green sign with the indian in a boat. Immedietly met by a member of the team who checked us in and told us what to do next. We were provided with wetsuits and the team gave guidance on what to take in the waterproof bucket, all other belongings were left in the car. Definitely take yourself a sandwich or snack as there is a half way point where you stop to eat. At the end fruit and drinks are provided which is lovely. One member of each party travels back to the start in a minibus to get the car and then come back to get you, this takes approx 40minutes so just be prepared for waiting around. Good phone signal in the area. There are changing rooms and toilets at both the start and end.

Half Day Kayak Tour - Top Action. Procedure: At 10 a.m. take the ferry from Zadar to the island. At 11:30 a.m. you will be picked up directly at the ferry terminal and driven to the bay where you can get into the kayaks. Approximately 3-4 hours of sea kayaking (visiting two caves, cliff jumping and visiting a secluded beach). The groups are small and two guides accompany the tour (super professional and friendly the two). The water is crystal clear and the scenery is gorgeous. Absolute recommendation for the tour!

The experience was brilliant and the guides were helpful and cheerful. The scenery is awesome. Wet shoes are good to have, however if you dont, you can get away with using sandals as well. The return journey to the starting point is only for the driver, but it is easy to get back. If unsure the guides are happy to put the address into your navigation. Highly recommended.

Super nice guides who led through the day. At the end there was fruit and drinks. Great, keep it up. Super nice guides who led us through the day. At the end we had fruit and drinks. Great, keep up the good work.

Beautiful route that is also doable for beginners. Our guide, very nice and helpful, was also able to tell us a lot about the area.