Welcome to Croatia, an Adriatic paradise filled with 1,264 islands, rocks, and reefs. Home to numerous inventions that helped shape the world (including the pen, tie, parachute), Croatia offers more than meets the eye. Croatia will amaze you with its immense natural beauty, history, and food. Together, we will go sea kayaking, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, and delight our taste buds with new flavors and cuisines.

Sea kayaking on the Adriatic is a unique experience! The Mediterranean climate, the smell of the pines, and the refreshing salt spray and paddling on crystalline water will refresh your mind, body, and soul.

We chose Šibenik’s archipelago as the area of the tour to show you the best of Croatia, where the mountains transition into one of the most island-dense areas in the Mediterranean, where the rush of a medieval town transforms into the peace of deserted islands.

1Highlights

Sea Kayaking, Snorkeling, Cliff Diving, Sea food, History, Heritage, Corals Reefs, Local Cuisine, Inventions, Nightlife, Sunset Paddle, Sunrise Paddle, Wildlife and … More than 100 islands!

2017 Land Cost Per Person

June 17th, July 1st, 15th, 29th, August 12th, 26th, September 16th, 30th, October 14th – $2,500

Single Supplment – $300

Price Includes:

  • 10 days and 9 nights
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary
  • Equipment as specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking ACA Level 3 coastal kayaking instructor/guide with international experience (Wilderness First AID & CPR, boat skipper, biking tour guide)
  • 24-hour phone assistance from the instructor/guides
  • Free Croatian SIM card and mobile phone during the tour
  • Sojourn tax
  • Daily snacks
  • Access to clean drinking water.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfares
  • Transportation not specified in itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages except when otherwise noted in the itinerary
  • Insurance (we highly recommend purchasing medical/accident, luggage, and trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances).

Upon arrival, as a welcome gift, we will give you a refillable water bottle and a sun-protective long-sleeve shirt!

Sustainable Tourism

1% of all proceeds go to a local organization of environmental conservation.

Safety

The area covered by this tour is the most island-dense area on the Adriatic (the average distance between the islands is about a half-mile) and has many islands and coves. The proximity of the coast offers protection from wind, waves, and unpredictable weather. However, in a case of emergency, the Coast Guard is only a few minutes away at each point of the tour. In addition, we have a speedboat for support. Wearing a PFD is mandatory whenever we are on the water. Please understand, too, that we’ll be asking you to frequently drink enough water! Hydration is important. J

Food

Croatian cuisine is based on meat and fish, and we’ll serve you mostly traditional food. If you have dietary needs or food restrictions, please let us know. Vegetarians and vegans, you are more than welcome to request what you would like to see on the menu and we will blend traditional cuisine into your meals.

Equipment

  • P&H sea kayak Scorpio 2
  • P&H spray decks
  • Werner paddles
  • PeakUK PFD’s (personal floatation device)

Group Size: 4-10
Activity Level: Moderate
Activities: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, cliff diving
Meals: Breakfast x 9, Lunch x 7, Dinner x 6
Area Covered: Approx. 60 square miles
Accommodation: Hotel and private guest house

Day 1: ARRIVAL
Upon arrival to the airport ( Zadar or Split ), we transport you to the Zlarin island and accomodate you in the cozy Koralj hotel. On the first day, we provide time to explore the island and to take some rest. In the evening, we meet up for a group dinner and presentation of the program.

Meals included: D
Accomodation: hotel Koralj 3*

Beautiful Architecture in Zlarin Island

Day 2: SHAKEDOWN
Our first adventure day mostly is on the main land exploring the natural beauty of Krka National Park with its amazing waterfalls. Too, there is the medieval town of Šibenik with its UNESCO World Heritage sites. One of the highlights is our visit to the second oldest power plant in the world, built by Nikola Tesla. Lunch will be served in the small picturesque town of Skradin, the oldest Croatian settlement. In the afternoon, we venture back to the island for shakedown in order to get familiar with the equipment, the water, and do our first strokes on this amazing ten-day journey amongst the islands.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accomodation: hotel Koralj 3*
Total mileage: 3 NM

Day 3: KICK OFF DAY
The intermingling of the sunrise, the smell of pine trees, crystal clear water, and an abundance of seagulls means that we are ready to kick off the paddling part of our journey. After breakfast, we explore hidden coves, sea life and then hike to breathless viewpoints on the islands. Lunch will be provided on the island of Krapanj, famous for two things: the lowest-altitude inhabited island in Europe, and, an over 300-year-old tradition of sponge hunting. After lunch, we cruise between the islands and along the coast exploring local culture and daily life. Upon arrival at the hotel, feel free to create your own plan for the rest of the day.

Meals included: B, L
Accomodation: hotel Koralj 3*
Total mileage: 12 NM

Day 4: MEDITERRANEAN AS IT ONCE WAS
The numerous old settelments along the coastline have rich Croatian history. The Mediterranean town, Vodice, is our first destination. This town witnessed the fame and power of the Roman and Ottoman Emipres, leaving many archaeological sites that survive to this day. Take your time and explore the town, taste some local food in numerous restaurants. After a couple of miles of paddling, our next stop will be Prvić island. Have you ever been skydiving? Part of our agenda is to show you who made it possible. Prvić island is the birth place of Faust Vrančić, the inventor of the parachute and many more inventions to be seen in the Faust Vrančić Memorial Center. Back at the hotel, feel free to explore the nightlife if you still have some energy left! You have the option to go to either Šibenik or Vodice and we will pick you up at a time of your choosing. Just go easy on drinks – tomorrow you have to paddle! J

Meals included: B
Accomodation: hotel Koralj 3*
Total mileage: 8 NM

Canoeing with Trees

Day 5: TOWARDS OPEN WATERS
The 1,264 islands, rocks, and reefs make Croatia kayaking and sailing paradise. Today, we will both visit or pass about 30 islands. Zmajan, Obonjan, Mali Mišjak, Kakan just to name a few, but our lunch will be on Kaprije island. This island has only one settlement with a population of 190 people. Here, we witness a piece of brutal history: a submerged German army boat from 1940. After lunch, we indulge in a little island exploration time then we wiggle around Šibenik’s archipelagio to get to Sokol island, an amazing snorkeling spot. Then, it’s back to the hotel, to have some rest. Tomorrow we are leaving from Zlarin.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accomodation: hotel Koralj 3*
Total mileage: 17 NM

Day 6: MOVING ON
Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are ready for today’s journey to the town of Murter. Prior to our arrival we continue to cruise along the coastline and numerous other islands. Our lunch stop is in Jezera, an old picturesque settelment from the 13th Century. In the afternoon, we will be heading to the most beautiful beach in the region, Slanica Beach. After a short stop, we will cruise around the island to arrive at our destination, Murter. You will be accommodated in a nice and cozy, private guesthouse, near the center of the town. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the town on your own.

Meals included: B, L
Accomodation: private guest house
Total mileage: 15 NM

Croatian Bay

Day 7: CROATIAN GASTRONOMY
Croatian cuisine is created from the best ingredients of the sea, valleys, and mountains. The meals served to you are prepared from traditional recipes. So, today we visit a blue-fin tuna farm with over 40 submerged cages, next to the island of Vrgada, where we will have our lunch break. Use the time after lunch to explore the island, or take a well-deserved break swimming, snorkeling, or sun bathing. The Adriatic sea is one of the clearest and the cleanest in the world so today we will take more time to go under the surface and see what’s hiding there. Upon arrival back on Murter, we will wrap up another day with a leisurely dinner in the center of the town.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accomodation: private guest house
Total mileage: 13 NM

Day 8: HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH
“The last day of Creation, God desired to crown His work and thus created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath.” G. B. Shaw

A sunrise breakfast on our transport ferry will be the first thing on our agenda. The ferry ride will take us to Kornati National Park, one of the most beautiful in Europe, containing 89 islands, rocks, and reefs. We’ll also visit the Park of Nature Telaščica, uniqe because of three things: a salt water lake, the biggest and the safest natural bay on the Adriatic, and cliffs rising up to 600 feet. Lunch will be served in a nearby restaurant run by locals who have expertise in Croatian cuisine. The island density allows us to explore many with ease, so we will stop at Levrnaka island, an island with one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Croatia. The sunset ferry ride back will be a pleasurable experience to wrap up another kayaking and culinary day.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accomodation: private guest house
Total mileage: 13 NM

ocean sunset

Day 9: WRAPPING UP DAY
Every fairytale has an ending and so does this one. Today, we will be occupied with paddling, snorkeling, swimming and exploring the small medieval town of Pirovac, formerly known as Zlosela (Evil-Villages) where we will have a stop for lunch. In the afternoon, the bay of Makarina is calling us. Here, we may cover our bodies with skin healing mud and explore the ruins of a 5th-Century basilica. Our exploration continues with us paddling close to the biggest fresh water lake in Croatia, Vransko Lake, with its exceptional and vibrant wildlife. When we arrive back at the hotel, we can relax, take a break, and later, meet for our final dinner.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accomodation: private guest house
Total mileage: 11 NM

Day 10: GOODBYE
The time has come, we have to say goodbye. We at Peak and Paddle Croatia are happy to have been your hosts and guides for these last 10 days. Today marks your departure and after breakfast we offer transportation to either the Zadar or Split airport. If you want to spend more time in Croatia, please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice. Have a safe trip back home and let us know when you arrive.

Hvala lijepa!

This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc., in order to avoid unnecessary risk or discomfort. In the case of severe weather, we reserve the right to conduct alternate and/or substituted programming. For example, the programming on day seven may change to day eight without prior notice.

route map

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