Zrmanja Canoe Safari
Paddling Is Fun when River Kayaking in Croatia
Intact nature, clear waters and a bounty of flora and fauna make the Zrmanja one of the most beautiful Croatian and European rivers. So, kayaking Zrmanja River, down its rapids and falls will be both a fun and memorable experience. Furthermore, to make this trip even more magnificent we added another hidden gem – the Krupa River.
Rapids and Waterfalls for All Experience Levels
The Kayaking Zrmanja River trip begins in the village of Kastel Zegarski, situated 1 h drive from Zadar, 1h 20 minutes drive from Sibenik, and 2 h drive from Split.
Whether it is your first time holding a paddle or you are experienced in kayaking, you will equally enjoy going down the Zrmanja and Krupa. On the first part of our trip the Zrmanja River is calmer, so you will have time to practice your steering and paddling skills.
The second part of this trip is set on the Krupa River where you enjoy swimming and (self-brought) lunch break. Kayaking ends in the village of Muskovci and we transfer you back to the starting point where our trip ends.
The kayaking Zrmanja River trip is so safe even children as old as 6 can participate. But, even if you are experienced kayaker, you will enjoy the unique scenery of this remote area. Also, towards the end of the trip there is a 3 m (10 ft) cliff, perfect for jumping into the river.
Short day plan for Kayaking Zrmanja River:
10:00 – Meeting at the starting point – Kastel Zegarski
10:35 – Trip leader briefing: safety instruction and trip description.
10:45 – Start of the kayaking.
12:00 – Swimming and jumping at the big waterfall.
13:00 – Continue kayaking.
14:30 – End of the kayaking and transfer back to Kastel Zegarski.
15:30 – Departure.
Rivers: Zrmanja and Krupa
Min 2 – max 30 people per group. Larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.
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- shorts or bathing suit and a hat
- T-shirt and sandals (or sports shoes)
- sun cream
- water and snack (optional)
We use two-person sit-on-top kayaks which are easy and safe to navigate. You will get a life jacket, a helmet, and a paddle, plus long neoprene suit and a rain jacket in case of cold weather. Waterproof containers are available for personal items.
Raftrek Adventure travel is not responsible for the loss or damage of your personal items.
- All prices are per person in EUR
- Minimum age: 6 years if accompanied by parent(s)
- Children discount is valid for children 6-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult
- Group discount: valid for groups of 20 and more
**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank. All prices are per person.
Every day from May to September; weekends from April to October.
Other dates on request.
*Please check the availability of certain dates before planning the excursion by contacting us.
- English speaking guide
- use of necessary equipment
- secure parking for personal cars at the start point
- return transfer from endpoint back to your personal car
TRANSFER – possible if available on the requested date (an additional cost is calculated per person depending on the pickup point).
LUNCH – ask your booking agent for available options.
Cancelation made by Raftrek
In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, Raftrek Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the rescheduling is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full. Read more – Terms & conditions.
Staff & Experts
Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by exceptional situations.
The summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rainwear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.
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