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Sea Kayaking Adventure

it doesn’t get better than this
8 days
Sibenik archipelago, Croatia
Age 12+
Dates (May -Sept)
Price from 810 euro

Sea Kayaking Adventure

Off the beaten path!

This Croatia Sea kayaking Adventure trip is a mix of sea kayaking, nature, and culture. Within this activity holiday, you will fill up your days with sea kayaking while exploring stunningly beautiful islands of Sibenik archipelago. The trip is designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active, have an adventurous spirit and a positive attitude. Therefore you can expect to paddle about 20 km per day, but our schedule is very weather dependent.

Croatia Sea kayaking Adventure trip

We recommend and required some previous kayaking experience. We start our sea kayaking expedition in Skradin. On the very edge of the Krka National Park. The coastal waters of Sibenik contain an archipelago of numerous islands. Therefore these little islands make marvelous getaways if you’re looking for a rustic vacation experience. The first destination we reach is the island Prvic. The first settlers were probably recluses. If you plan to spend your vacation in Croatia you will find a wide range of activity tours with Raftrek. But if you search for something more extreme, this Croatia Sea kayaking Adventure trip is for you!

Short Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to destination – Skradin
Day 2: Sea kayaking Skradin – Prvic Luka
Day 3: Sea kayaking Prvic Luka – Zlarin Island
Day 4: Sea kayaking Prvic Luka – Kaprije – Kakan
Day 5: Sea kayaking Zirje Island – Kaprije
Day 6: Sea kayaking Kaprije – Sepurine – Prvic Luka
Day 7: Sea kayaking Prvic Luka – Skradin
Day 8: Departure

Day 1

Arrival to destination – Skradin town

Upon your arrival to Croatia, we will transfer you to Skradin and accommodate you in the Skradinski Buk hotel. Skradin is a small picturesque town named after the world famous waterfall on the river Krka. It is the oldest Croatian settlement with the status of a town. It was once the capital of the Roman Liburnia and the most important war harbour of Croatia and Bosnia in the 14th century. Apart from a great history, Skradin and its surroundings are places of unique natural beauties. The breath-taking view over the town from the bridge on the highway towards Split was nominated for the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award for the best sightseeing point on European highways. Once you settle into your rooms we will meet in the hotel lobby for a get-together dinner and a presentation of the program. You are free to enjoy an evening walk around town and its pubs. Find out which is your favourite Croatian wine, beer or ice-cream.

3*Hotel Skradinski Buk; Meals: D; Van drive from airport: Split 1h or Zadar 1h 

Day 2

Sea kayaking Skradin - Prvic Luka

Our first day of sea kayaking takes us from Skradin through the channel to the open sea towards Sibenik and its archipelago. The coastal waters of Sibenik contain an archipelago of numerous islands stretching out over 157sq km. In this group of islands, only six have a permanent population that totals less than 7000 people. Needless to say, these little islands make marvellous getaways if you're looking for rustic vacation experience. The first destination we need to reach is the island Prvic. The first settlers were probably recluses. Later, in the 15th century, the place became a noble seaside resort and it was inhabited by the priests of the Benedictine and the Franciscan order, who built a monastery and later two churches. Over time the population grew; a dense population peak was reached in the early 20th century, when there were about 1300 people. During the 20th century, the population has steadily declined and at the beginning of this century, came down to about two hundred.

3*Hotel Maestral; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 5 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 3

Sea kayaking Prvic Luka to Zlarin

Zlarin is a small island on the Dalmatian coast near the Croatian town of Sibenik. It is situated in the Zlarin chan­nel. It has the area of 8.2 sq. kilometres and it is located 2.5 nau­tical miles from Sibenik. Zlarin is also the only larger settlement, and the inhabitants are fishermen, sea­men, coral divers and spongers. The remains from the Neolithic and antiquity were discovered on the island. The baroque parish church was built from 1735 to 1740. Zlarin highest point is Klepac at 169 meters above sea level. During sunny days, from this point you can see Mount Velebit and volcanic island in the Adriatic Sea called Jabuka meaning “Apple”. The inner parts of the island are uninhabited and covered with dense forest. Zlarin is one of the few islands in the Adriatic, which does not allow access to cars. In winter time the island has a population of 276 people, but from March to October the population grows significantly, due to summer vacations.

3*Hotel Maestral; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 4

Sea kayaking Prvic Luka-Kapriji-Kakan

We leave Prvic behind and continue our kayaking trip towards Kaprije Island, which is located in the central part of the Sibenik archipelago. The island covers the area of 6.9 sq. kilometres with very indented coast and lush vegetation. The only settlement, the main and the only village on the island is also called Kaprije, surrounded by hills among which the highest is 129 meters above sea level. Kaprije was sanctuary for the refugees before the Turks. The church was built in the 16th - 17th century. The island was named after the Mediterranean caper plant whose buds serve as a spice for traditional Croatian meals. From its south side, Kakan Island has stunning examples of the traditional stone walls called “suhozid”.

Guest house Kaprije; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 5

Sea kayaking Zirje island-Kaprije

Zirje Island is the only permanently inhabited offshore island among the islands of Sibenik. It is located in front of the Kor­nati National Park archipelago. It consists mostly of limestone, with a few fertile karst fields. The dominant vegetation is macchia that is used for pasture. The inhabitants have vineyards, olive-groves and orchards. They are also fishermen. The only larger set­tlement is Zirje. The highest peak is Kapic 131 meters above sea level.

Guest house Kaprije; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 5 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 6

Sea kayaking Kaprije to Prvic Luka

On our way back to Prvic Island we will take the outside coast line. There are two settlements: Prvic Luka and Sepurine. The inhabitants live of vineyards, olive-groves, orchards and vegetable gardens, and fishing. Sepurine was founded by the inhabitants of Srima in the 16th century. The painting »Our Lady with the Child«, the work of some master from Titian's school, the portrait of Faust Vrancic from 1605, and the statutes of Sibenik and Trogir are kept in what used to be the palace of the Draganic-Vrancic family from Sibenik.

3*Hotel Maestral; Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 7

Sea kayaking Prvic Luka to Skradin

On our last sea kayaking day we head back towards Skradin. Upon our arrival to Skradin, depending on time, you can make an optional visit to the Krka River National Park, an afternoon walk from Skradin to the 44-meters high Skradinski Buk waterfall. The fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls make it a beautiful swimming area. This is the famous place where the second hydro plant in the world was built, just three days after the first hydroelectric power plant on Niagara Falls. After walking, sightseeing and taking breath-taking pictures we will make a swimming and picnic break under the great Skradinski Buk waterfall.

3* Hotel Skradinski Buk; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Sea kayaking: 4 h; Distance: 25 km 

Day 8

Departure

Depart from Skradin for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Meals: B; Van drive to airport: Split 1h or Zadar 1h 

Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. 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. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Group size

Min 4 – max 16 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is 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.

Skill level

Moderate*** Read more

Accommodation

The 3* hotel Skradinski Buk is located in Skradin, only 300 meters away from the coast. Skradin is the official boat entrance to the Krka River National Park. You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and bathroom.  3* Hotel Maestral is located in Prvic Luka. Rooms in Hotel Maestral are decorated in a traditional Mediterranean style with original stone walls, wooden parquet and wooden windows with typical Dalmatian shades. All rooms have private bathroom with a shower and toilette, telephone, and TV. Rooms are air-conditioned in summer months and heated in the winter. Most of the rooms have a sea view which is only meters away from the hotel. On the Kaprije Island you will be based in a private guest house.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Dubrovnik after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.

Meals

Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, breads and pastries, pastas and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.

Prices

  • All prices are per person in EUR.
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s)
  • Children discount does not apply.
  • Single use rooms are available upon request, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.

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double890,00 €810,00 €810,00 €
child890,00 €810,00 €810,00 €
single1068,00 €972,00 €972,00 €

**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.

Departure seasons

High Season: June 29 – August 23
Intermediate: June 8 – 28; August 24- September 13

What’s included
  • 7 nights in a double/twin room
  • meals as noted in itinerary
  • 6 days organized activities
  • use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets
  • extra gear such as kayak spray skirt, pump, dry bag, and splash jacket
  • neoprene shorts (3mm) in case of cold weather
  • Saturday transfers from/to Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • skilled guide and assistance
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • local taxes
  • insurance
Not included
  • international airfare to/from Croatia;
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary
  • items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s).

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. 

Weather – 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 rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Questions – Feel free to call us at 0038516521666, if you still have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you. For further information on FAQ please visit our website www.raftrek.com

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