Rafting Zrmanja River

warm water, spectacular canyon and magnificent waterfalls
4-5 hours
Kastel Zegarski, Croatia
Age 6+
Dates (May –Sept)
Price 38 euro

Rafting Zrmanja River

The most beautiful river

Rafting Zrmanja River is easy and safe enough for beginners, but the scenery makes it also very exciting. Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon, living travertine waterfalls. The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to paddle as you slowly enter the canyon.

Rafting Zrmanja River where rapids wait for you

After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids, if time and weather permit, you will visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim close to them. More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja towards Muskovci village where the trip ends. No previous rafting experience is needed. Even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate on this great rafting Zrmanja River experience. We use professional SOTAR rafting boats for max 8 people, with trained guide in each boat. You will get a life jacket, a paddle and a helmet, plus long neoprene suits and rain jackets in case of cold weather. Waterproof containers are available for personal items. Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), a towel, sun cream and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.

Short itinerary:

10:00 – arrival to meeting destination – Kaštel Žegarski village
10:35 – preparing for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader
10:45 – starting the trip
12:00 – swimming and jumping at big waterfall
13:00 – continuing down the river
14:30 – finishing up the trip and transfer to meeting point
15:30 – departure

Group size

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 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

Gear list:

  • shorts or bathing suit and a hat,
  • T-shirt and sandals (or sport shoes),
  • towel,
  • sun cream,
  • water and snack (optional)

Equipment: 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.


Please note that kayaking boats are used in case of lower water levels.

Rafting season is usually from: April 15 –  June 16, Sept 30 – Oct 27

Kayaking season is from: June 15 – Sept 29


Adult 38 Euro.
Children discount is 50%.

  • All prices are per person in EUR.
  • Minimum age: 6 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Children discount valid for children 6-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult.
  • Group discount 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.

Departure dates:

Every day from June to September; weekends from April to October.
Other dates on request. 

*Please check the availability for certain dates before planning the excursion by contacting us.

What’s included
  • English speaking guide,
  • use of necessary equipment,
  • insurance,
  • secure parking for personal cars at the start point,
  • return transfer from end point back to your personal car

TRANSFER  – on request; an additional cost is calculated per person depending on the pick up point, from 15 € per person.
LUNCH  – You can make reservations for lunch before we start the trip, from 10 € per person.

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.

QuestionsFeel 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

Read what other guest say about this activity

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    on 10/31/2016

    Wow! Amazing day on Zrmanja river, perfect crew & rafting experience
    Very professional, responsible and reliable team. Every step for rafting on Zrmanja, as well as for kayaking (canoeing) on Mrežnica river explained clear and loud, equipment very good, even for very large groups as was our... We really enjoyed rafitng on Zrmanja river with this great guys there! Thank you guys for make our day sooo funny and exciting! :-) See you next year with another group! My sincere recommendations for choosing Raftrek for outdoor/adventure activities in Croatia.

    Comment origin: TripAdvisor

    on 10/28/2016

    Amazing Zrmanja Rafting
    That was a great day spent in the spectacular river of Zrmanja :) organised very well, I felt safe for me and for my 10 year old child. Some parts of the river was challenging, but the Raftrek instructors were always ahead helping and instructing on each part of the river. Nice trip, would like to take part in another excursion while visiting Croatia the next time.

    Comment origin: TripAdvisor

    on 06/10/2017

    A wonderful day
    We had hoped to book white-water rafting but as the water level wasn't quite right we opted for a day of kayaking on the river Zrmanja.
    The guides were lovely and knowledgeable and managed the group really well. The instruction was very good. The scenery was heavenly and there was a good mix of leisurely paddling and more challenging rapids and drops. Suitable for all ages.
    We stopped by a lovely waterfall for a picnic (although we hadn't been able to get to a shop so we didn't have anything - but we didn't mind).
    The kayaking ended up at a bar where we waited while our nominated driver was taken back to the start point to pick up our car. The locals were so lovely we ended up staying and chatting to them for quite a while.
    A fantastic day out on the river.

    Comment origin: TripAdvisor

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