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North Croatia 7-day Sea Kayaking Adventure

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7 days
Availability : March - October
Return trip from Rab, Rab island
Max People : 12

North Croatia 7-day Sea Kayaking Adventure

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  • Why you'll love itGet to know 6 very different islands and their beauties
  • Unique wildlifeLearn about Griffon vultures, kayak through dolphin protected areas
  • True sea kayaking adventureExpedition style, camping, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, hiking
  • IslandsRab, Sv. Grgur, Prvič, Krk, Plavnik, Cres
  • TownsRab, Baška, Krk, Valbiska, Merag
  • Special locationsPrison island Sv. Grgur; Nest of Griffon Vultures

What to expect

Sea kayaking adventure in North Croatia is a true expedition style adventure as the route takes us to 6 islands (island Rab, island Sv. Grgur, island Prvič, island Krk, island Plavnik & island Cres) in 8 days. We are exploring this rugged but diverse coastline where even in the top season it is easy to find peace.

On the way we will visit and explore amazing coves, a cave, abandoned settlements, cliffs, the biggest Eurasian bird – the Griffon Vulture, and enjoy amazing scenery.

This is an expedition type of sea kayaking tour, which means we carry most of our supplies with us in our sea kayaks. But no worries we have full outside assistance if and whenever needed.

Check out our video from the tour below!

Activities

This sea kayak adventure demands some physical condition as we will be active from 3 to sometimes also 8 hours a day. But if you are in good physical condition you are welcome to join us even as a first-timer. Besides sea kayaking, it is also possible to do some non-demanding hiking to explore these beautiful pristine islands, as well as swimming and snorkeling. 

Price includes

What's included in the price
  • Expert guide (BCU 4 stars)
  • Life jacket, spray skirt, dry bag
  • Food & waterAll meals starting from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • Camping site
  • Tourist tax

Price does not include

  • Sleeping bagBring your own or you can hire it from us for 15€/tour
  • Tent - single or doubleBring your own or you can hire it from us for 25€/tour
  • Optional entrance ticketsSome tours offer optional activities, which you can choose to take part in
  • Food & drinks in restaurants
  • Any transfers not described in itinerary

What to pack

Suggested items to bring on this tour
  • Bathing suit, clothesInclude some warm clothes
  • Sun hat, sun cream
  • Sleeping bag and tentCan also be hired from us for a small additional fee
  • Personal stuffDocuments, medicine, ...
Itinerary

Day 1

  • LocationRab
  • Nm

Arrival and meeting

We will be waiting for you in the afternoon and we will have a dinner together where we will make a briefing and we will explain the plan for sea kayaking adventure.

Day 2

  • LocationRab
  • Nm

Island Rab 15km

Our sea kayaking adventure in North Croatia will start in our base on the island Rab at 8:30 am on the day of the start of the tour. After meeting Your guide and support team, You will be transferred to the starting point to prepare the kayaks and load them with supplies.  Once the “hard work” is done, we can start with our kayaking adventure. On the first day, we will head south and around the most southern cape to the East side of the island. The route will take us along the East side of the island Rab, with sandy and rocky shores. We will set a campsite on one of the remote sandy beaches and enjoy the peaceful night at the campsite, where we will prepare the dinner. As this is an expedition type tour, usually the whole group acts as one family and everyone is participating in camp set-up and dinner preparation. Of course, you don’t have to but this adds to the whole experience.

Day 3

  • LocationGoli Otok & Sv. Grgur
  • Nm

GeoPark Rab – Prison Island (Sv. Grgur) 18km

On the second day, we will explore Geological Park of Rab, its cliffs as well as a cave, that the bravest will be able to jump in. We will also kayak past Lopar peninsula that represent the true Mediterranean atmosphere with its white sandy beaches melt with the pine forest and rare sandy dunes which are shaped by the wind, salt, and erosion. After the lunch break, we will point our kayaks North to the Island of St. Gregory (Sv. Grgur).  This Croatian island is a former political prison with an interesting history.  Historical remains are still there as well as steep cliffs crowned by military lookout bunkers. This isolated island is perfect for our peaceful sea kayak expedition trip, a lot to discover and learn but far from crowds and mass tourism. We’ll set our camp on the shore near the small restaurant where deer from the island come close to the people and you can also feed them.

Day 4

  • LocationKrk
  • Nm

Prison Island – Prvič island – Krk 20km

In the morning we will continue with the exploration of the island, where we will find remains left from the socialist era, but the island is also rich in flora – fig trees, therapeutic herbs like sage, immortelle, and thyme. Afterward, we will start kayaking towards island Krk. On the way to the biggest island in Croatia, Krk, we will first have to kayak pass the island of Prvič, where honey producers have their own realm and if the season is right we will see them around. Our goal for the day is one of the numerous picturesque beaches near town Baška on island Krk.

Day 5

  • LocationKrk & Plavnik
  • Nm

Baška – Plavnik 30km

After breakfast, we’ll clean our campsite, pack our sea kayaks and start kayaking towards the small, uninhabited Island of Plavnik. On the way we will make a stop in town Krk, meaning that we will be back in civilization after a few nights spent on remote locations. We will have the chance to enjoy a coffee, ice cream and re-supply. From Krk we will start kayaking towards our new campsite.  Crossing the channel to Plavnik should take us around 1 hour, after which we will reach our new campsite. The island is known for old and mystical holm oak forest that spreads all the way to the sea and our campsite. Island is uninhabited although short hike will take us to the abandoned village at the top of the Island. Island is used as a hunting ground, especially for deers and big-horned goats. But there are many sheeps on the island as well and is not rare that they hang out around the campsite, which is quite nice.

Day 6

  • LocationCres
  • Nm

Island Plavnik – The Beach, island Cres 20km

Today we will be kayaking beneath impressive high cliffs of island Cres, where the rare Griffon Vultures are nesting. The game plan is to quietly glide through the water beneath the cliffs and observe the Vultures without disturbing them, just enjoying their company and their impressive size and high flights. After that, we will continue to push our sea kayaks along the coast of island Cres before reaching a beautiful beach, which will be our host for the night.

Day 7

  • LocationKrk
  • Nm

Back to Krk 15km

Cres is not a small island, actually, it is the second biggest in Croatia, right after island Krk, some even fight that Cres is the bigger of two. So our last day of paddling North Croatian islands will continue along the almost uninhabited east coast of island Cres, before crossing back to island Krk. Beautiful cliffs carved with amazing beaches and Griffon Vultures will be accompanying us also on the last day.  A perfect place to ease your mind and enjoy last hours of your sea kayaking adventure in Croatia.

Like all the good things, also your sea kayaking holidays in Croatia comes to an end. We will finish our kayaking tour in Valbiska ferry port, from where we will board ferry to Rab, or you can also leave there for your next adventure.We will organize transfer to Town Cres for you where there is a Bus station connected to the Croatian mainland. As an option, we can also transfer you to Krk Island, where you have Rijeka Airport or you simply drive back to island Rab with us. Another option is to kayak to the Ferry port of Valbiska on Krk from where you can either head straight home or back to the island of Rab, but this option needs to be arranged before the trip as it impacts the itinerary.

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  • Cancellation policy

    Customers are free to cancel their bookings, however we do keep a percentage of the payment depending on the situation.

    Please read more about it in our Cancellation policy.

  • How do I travel to the starting point?

    We will provide you with all the necessary travel information, including nearest airports, parking spots and other means of travel to and from the starting location.

    Prior to your departure, you must make sure that you have the necessary visas and/or other paperwork you might need for your travel.

    We are happy to arrange transport for you to and from the nearest airport. Some tours may already include this cost. Please read the tour details for more info.

  • Who should join a sea kayaking adventure in Croatia?

    People from all ages are joining our tours. We had people in their 80’s and the oldest lady was 87 while the oldest man was 80.
    Usually we get a mix of couples, families and singles that are generally between 25 and 60.
    Family Trips are not mixed with other adult groups and we do separate Family departures with children as young as 8.
    A lot of our clients have extensive paddling experience while some have never been kayaking or camping but once they try it they keep coming back for more.
    We are happy to let you know who has signed up for the requested tour so you can choose if group suits your preference.

  • What if I travel alone?

    Great, we are happy to have you join us. Our clients come from all around the world and our groups are diverse.
    On most of our trips you don’t need to pay the single supplement fee!

    On very few trips where we use private room accommodation you’ll have to pay the single supplement fee due to reason that all of accommodation types are based on double occupancy.

    However, you can also save money sharing the room with another single traveler, if any on the tour.

  • What if I want a custom tour?

    A lot of our trips are custom adventures based on our customers' wishes, so feel free to contact us and we will gladly cater to your needs.

    We do not charge any extra fee for custom departures for groups with at least 4 people.

    We fully understand that some couples want to do the trip privately or spend their Honeymoon guided by our company, so we will gladly provide a custom quote for two people as well.

  • What is the minimum age for kayaking tours?

    We love sea kayaking with kids and families! However, to ensure safety as the top of our trip priority, some of our trips have a minimum age requirement.

    The most perfect family trips are Sea Kayaking around the Island of Rab and Kornati National Park. We are publishing Family departure dates as soon as we get the minimum number of 4 guests and then usually we end up with two or three families on a trip. This is really great as the children are making new friendships from around the world and later we get great feedback from them saying that they are still in contact or have been visiting them. However, the published itinerary is more likely to be changed due to group skills or preferences and the weather conditions. Safety is our priority. We are there for children and we do not like to push any limits and get children in dangerous situations as that will impact on their future kayaking or any outdoor trips.

    On our Kornati trip, the great thing is that we are using a base camp from where we paddle out for day trips so in case the older children or some parents are tired they can stay in the campsite while we’re out for a paddle.

  • What to pack for a kayaking tour?

    Carefully check through all essential items listed below to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. The dress code on Croatian Islands is more relaxed than on the mainland. Avoid cotton items as much as possible because they lack warmth and take forever to dry once they are wet.

    Our kayaks are designed for longer expeditions to carry a large amount of equipment but they do have their limitations. You will have an opportunity to paddle both single or double kayaks on your trip (notify us before the trip). We provide all necessary paddling and safety equipment.

    All guides are equipped with rescue equipment and well appointed first aid.

    • tent
    • lightweight and compact sleeping bag
    • matt
    • 2 pairs of short
    • 2 pair of lightweight pants
    • 2 long sleeve shirts
    • 3-4 short sleeve shirts
    • 1 long sleeve shirt for sun protection while paddling(preferably white color). Lycra rash vest is also suitable
    • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
    • 1 lightweight waterproof jacket
    • 1 lightweight fleece jacket
    • 2-3 pairs of lightweight socks
    • 3 to 4 pairs of underwear
    • sandals or paddle booties (eg.Teva) when kayaking or on the beach
    • running shoes or preferably a lightweight hiking boot
    • headlamp with extra batteries
    • sunglasses (polarised) with a retainer or string to prevent the loss
    • waterproof sun cream
    • insect repellent (just in case)
    • small towel (fast drying material)
    • Swimming gear
    • Snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel only, or swimming goggles)
    • Small blowup pillow
    • One liter water bottle (cyclist bottles recommended)
    • A wide-brimmed hat with a chin strap to keep on the wind or any other type of sun hat
    • Small daypack, a bum bag is good for holding things like glasses, sunscreen, and other small personal items while paddling or day walking
    • A small dry-bag or a waterproof case like Pelican for keeping the camera and handy valuables while paddling
    • Minimal personal toiletries (biodegradable salt water soap may be desired)
    • Do not forget your medications!

  • What is Croatian gastronomy like?

    There are many regions in Croatia and as much gastro regions. As we will sail in the region called Dalmatia, here are few facts about their cousine, which can and should have a big impact on your sailing holidays in Croatia.

    Dalmatian gastro identity is created under the influence of diverse cultures throughout the centuries and is today greatly appreciated for the most delicious offering. The highest mark was given by the Venetians, French and Austrians. On one side we could easily say that Dalmatian cousine is classic Mediterranen type, healthy-light food, with plenty of fish, other seafood and homegrown vegetables, but on the other side it is specific, especially when it comes to food preparation. Richness of the sea and sea life, combined with herbs like rosemary, bay leaf, basil and olives gives extraordinary smell and taste. Most of the food is grilled or prepared in olive oil, but one of the best specialty, which is really hard to find elsewhere in the world is meat or seafood »baked under bell« (»izpod peke« as locals call it). Beside seafood, lamb is also a specialty and of course famous Dalmatian Parma ham in combination with Paški sir (cheese from island Pag). But for locals good food is nothing without a glass of wine.

    In Dalmatia, the Greeks and Romans first started growing vines and Croats continue to do that. Dalmatia's history is closely connected with vine growing and wine making. Dalmatian wines are of the best quality because of the abundance of soil crag and solar heat.

  • Would you prefer a custom tour?

    No problem :)

    All our kayaking tours can be fully customized and tailored to your group’s preference. Don’t hesitate to send an enquiry and let us know your wishes.

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