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5 days
Availability : March - October
Return trip from Rab, Rab island
Open tour
Max People : 12

Kayak adventure around one of the most diverse islands

Rab island Sea Kayaking Adventure

(1 Review)
  • Why you'll love itDiversity of this island just keeps delivering
  • Unique kayaking adventure in CroatiaForrests, desert, sandy beach, caves,
  • Active holidays you always dreamed ofCamping, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, hiking
  • IslandsRab, St. Gregory, Goli Otok, Grgur
  • TownsRab, Draga, Sorinj, Lopar
  • Special locationsPrison island Goli Otok

What to expect

5-day sea kayak adventure around the island of Rab in North Croatia. We will explore caves and dive in them, swim in the turquoise colors of the crystal clear sea, walking along beautiful forest paths, snorkel in the nature park Fjord Zavratnica, observing birds and other animals and many other nature-related activities. If the conditions allow we will also visit island St.Grgur Island known as a former political prison Islands. This tour is expedition style kayaking holidays with full outside assistance if needed. Every day we will discover something new while our knowledgable guides will tell you stories and legends about the area. We will be spending nights camping in secluded bays by campfire and grill (campfire only in April and October departures). For stretching your legs after sitting in a kayak there are several trekking routes along the way worth exploring. If you prefer resting and swimming, we will stop on the best and most beautiful beaches the area has to offer. We can also teach you a famous Croatian beach game – picigin.

Please check also itinerary, but understand that itinerary can be changed due to weather and we might miss or add some stops, but all in all we will circumnavigate the island and have amazing time.

This sea kayaking adventure in North Croatia is foreseen for people with average physical fitness. Experienced paddlers are welcomed as well. For more experienced groups we can change the itinerary and paddle to neighbor Islands.

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Activities

Sea kayaking adventure around Rab demands some physical condition as we will be active from 3 to sometimes also 8 hours a day. Besides sea kayaking, there will also be quite some hiking, as well as swimming and snorkeling. If you are in good condition you can be a first-time paddler to join us.

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

After your arrival, you will meet the team and we will do a short briefing before we’ll load our kayaks on the beach and start our Croatian sea kayaking adventure. First, we’ll paddle under 2000 y.o. fortification walls and 4 tower bells before we reach the green side of the W coast of the island Rab. We’ll have lunch on the beach together with some swimming and other activities. After lunch, we’ll carry on and paddle under the Kalifront forest – the oldest Mediterranean Helm Oak Tree forest, before we reach the bay of Kampor, where we’ll cross to the Island of Maman and make a camp for the night.

Day 2

  • LocationRab
  • Nm

Today it is going to be a busy day, many interesting things on our route. After breakfast, we’ll paddle to Draga to visit the Old Water Mill then paddle to Tunera pier, which was built during the 1760’s for Tuna fishing. We’ll follow the NW coast to reach cape Sorinj where we’ll enjoy lunch and swim in the turquoise Adriatic sea. We’ll then cross the bay of Lopar to reach and explore its sandy bays and beaches before we set our camp.

Day 3

  • LocationGoli Otok & Sv. Grgur
  • Nm

On the third day, we’ll kayak to the Island of St. Gregory and paddle the coastline before we set off to notorious Island of Goli Otok. Both of the Islands were political prisons in former Yugoslavia with an interesting history, that our guides will tell you all about. We’ll have a short visit to the ruins of the prison and other interesting sights on the island. After a short history lesson, lunch and sightseeing we’ll paddle back to Grgur Island and explore its NE side, crowned by high cliffs. After reaching the main bay we’ll set up our tents.

 

Day 4

  • LocationRab
  • Nm

We’ll do the circumnavigation of the Island and then we’ll get back to Grgur island from where we’ll paddle back to Lopar on the island Rab and enjoy there on the sandy beach. After the lunch, we’ll point our sea kayaks toward the East coast of Rab where we’ll enjoy in Geological scenery as this part is proclaimed to be Geo-Park Rab. There are a few caves which we will explore and some quite amazing rock formations. Our base is in the middle of the Island, situated under the highest top of Rab where we’ll be able to enjoy amazing views on Velebit Mountain.

Day 5

  • LocationRab
  • Nm

Today is, unfortunately, our last day of paddling and our goal is to reach beautiful historical town Rab, capital of the island. Last day will offer some great paddling and views.

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FAQ

  • Booking & Payment

    Booking through our website is quick and easy and our system will guide you through the process.

    All payments are processed securely through PayPal where you can pay with your paypal balance and all major credit cards. Additionally we accept direct money transfers made to our bank account.

    Bookings are not final until a 50% security deposit is paid to reserve your spot / boat.

    More information can be found in our section about Booking & Payment.

  • 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.

  • Are there any additional / hidden costs?

    Your payment to us covers all the expenses for your accommodation and activities during the adventure. However, any personal expenses, such as food and leisure shall be covered by you. Please read the adventure details and our Terms & Conditions page carefully for more info.

  • Do I need to take care of travel insurance?

    Yes. Clients are obliged to take care of their own travel and medical assurance. Please read more on our Terms & Conditions page.

  • What if I have never been on a boat before?

    If you don’t know how to sail, no problem – that is why you have us. Don’t worry, very few of our guests have been on a similar holiday before they met us.

    Boating is just a different way of travel or spending holidays, it is a mix of luxury and camping – and it is a great way to see the world from a different perspective.

  • What is life on the boat like?

    Our sailboats are modern and comfortable, though this is very diferent comfort from what you are used to on land.

    You will share a cabin and usually a double bed. Each boat has multiple heads and showers. Every boat has a full kitchen (galley) and a dining table inside.

    The boats have full refrigeration, electricity (220V when conected to shore, and 12V when sailing or when on anchor) and other amenities that you would expect in a normal apartment – but although the boats are modern, they are not luxury hotels.

    Cabins are not as big as in a land apartment, so you only have a small closet and cubbies for your clothes. But when the weather is good (and most of the time it is) you will not want to spend time inside, you will rather be outside on the deck enjoying the sea and the sun.

    Every day you wake up in a different place and you go to bed each night with a different view and you can swim in crystal clear water just a minute after you wake up. Priceless!

  • What do I need to bring with me on a boat?

    1. Travel documents

    If you are traveling outside your home country, make sure you’ve got the necessary travel documents in order and ready to go: passports or visas, tickets and cash/credit cards. A passport or other internationally recognized identification document is required for entering Croatia. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

    2. Use soft-sided bags only!

    Luggage storage on boats is limited, and hard-sided bags can cause damage to teak decks and other wood trim and there is no space to store them. Soft bags can be easily folded and stowed after you’re unpacked.

    3. Fill your medium-sized soft-sided bag with everything you want to bring – then reduce it by half!

    The single most common mistake people make on a yacht-charter vacation is bringing Too Much Stuff. On all but very formal charters, the lifestyle is very casual, so you won’t need to bring too many clothes to meet your daily needs.

    4. Bathing suits (you’ll live in them)

    During a day of sailing, your attire will likely consist of bathing suits and a simple cover up of some sort. Even going ashore for dinner doesn’t usually require a change out of the garb you’re wearing during the day, unless you’re feeling the need to freshen up. Don’t forget your favourite beach towel, because there will be a lot of swiming.

    5. Cover ups, street clothes

    Tee shirts, tank tops, or sarongs for women are all a good bet to wear over bathing suits and protect you from the sun. For leg protection, plan on shorts, jeans, or other lightweight long pants; those that have removable, zip-on or –off legs so they can be either shorts or long pants are very handy. For shore clothes, you can “go as you are” almost anywhere in Croatian islands – shorts, tees, jeans. The only exception is if you choose to visit a church or a monastery, where conservative dress is required – covered legs and arms. At such places they generally have racks of clothing for visitors to don when they arrive.
    Some hiking shoes as there will be great oportunities of short hikings to reach amazing spots with unforgetable views and sunsets.
    Ladies, if you do feel the need to dress for dinner, sundresses are good—or simple lightweight slacks and shirts. Capri pants are cool and comfortable. For men, lightweight slacks and tees or cotton shirts are fine. For all, jeans are fine everywhere.

    6. Lightweight sweater or fleece

    Most of our charters are during the warm summer months, but, warm fleece, leggings, socks, and a warm sweater should be added to this list, as nights can get quite cool after a summer storm (there are not many, but still).

    7. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

    These are a must. On the boat there is always at least a small breeze and you do not feel the sun in all its power, so hats, sunscreens and sun creams must be one of the first things in your bag.

    8. Lightweight foul weather gear

    Bring a waterproof jacket and pants if you have them. (If you do not have any you can rent them from us)

    9. Earplugs

    If you’re a noise-sensitive sleeper, other crews (or your own) can sometimes be noisy.

    10. Electronics

    Chargers: You’ll be able to recharge your cameras, computers, and other electronicsonboard when in port, out on the sea or anchorage you need 12V charger. In ports there is a European Voltage system 220V. Check if you need a converter plug.

    11. Medications
    Be responsible and bring what you need, also think about seasicknes. If you have experience with seasicknes bring some seasicknes pills. If you are not sure we will have some too.

    12. Most important thing

    Good will and smiles! :)

  • 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.

  • Who will be our skipper?

    All of our skippers are hand-picked local professionals with years of experience sailing the Croatian seas. We have gone through extensive lengths to provide you with who we think are the best skippers Croatia has to offer, all to ensure your safety and maximum satisfaction.

  • What happens in case of bad weather?

    We reserve the right to delay, postpone, substitute or cancel a trip as a matter of safety for our guests and guides. We will make the final call whether to cancel for safety reasons on site at the time the event is scheduled to begin. If we must cancel for any reason, we are happy to reschedule where possible or give you a refund less any booking fees. In case of cancellation during the tour, we will only charge you for used days except for any included transfer.

  • 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.

  • What about food and drinks?

    Food and drinks are not included in our private sailing tours, however, all our boats have a fully equipped galley (gas stove, oven, fridge, cutlery, plates...) where you can prepare delicious meals. Please budget to include food and drinks for your skipper as well.

    If you prefer not to cook on your vacation, we can provide a chef or a hostess to your tour who will prepare meals for you for an extra fee (let us know you are interested in your enquiry).

    For buying your starting supplies there is a small grocery store at the Marina, as well as a bigger ones close by (our skipper will guide you). If you wish, we can buy the supplies for you (we offer different starting packages of local produce to help you start the week and save you the hassle of shopping on the first day). Restocking is usually done on the islands where they have grocery stores as well as markets with fresh local produce.

    We believe sailing in Croatia should also be about trying local home-grown food and we know some of the best traditional restaurants (konoba) in stunning locations, where you can dine out and try local specialties.

  • What are the sleeping arrangements on a yacht?

    Our sailing yachts and catamarans all have double cabins, however on a 5+ cabin boat, one of the cabins is usually a twin/bunk cabin.

    One of the cabins is reserved for the skipper and on bigger boats he can sleep in a separate cabin on the deck.

    There are usually 2 bathrooms on the yacht and one of those is shared with the skipper.

  • When does the tour start?

    All our tours are from Saturday to Saturday. We expect guests to be in the marina at around 2-3 PM and the boat to be ready no later than 5 PM (the boat needs to be cleaned and thoroughly inspected for damages before check-in). While waiting, you'll meet your skipper, who will, once he has your documents, arrange all the paper work and do the check-in of the boat. In the meantime, you can do the provisioning for you trip.

  • When does the tour finish?

    We'll be back in port on Friday night and the check out will be by 9 AM on Saturday morning.

  • Who are sailing tours suitable for?

    Our sailing tours are suitable for families, couples looking for a romantic week away, or groups of friends wanting to do something completely independent. We will always do our best to customize the tour to your needs, wishes and expectations.

    All ages are welcome aboard our yachts and we are very keen on having families with us.

    Please keep in mind if there are any mobility issues in your group, our sailing adventures might not be the most suited for the disabled, since moving around the boat, especially getting on and off would be quite tricky. If there are any special needs or concerns for your group, please let us know up front in your enquiry.

  • What is a safety deposit?

    The safety deposit is an amount of money you need to down-pay at check-in when you rent a boat in Croatia. The amount is dependent on the boat you choose and we'll let you know the amount when you pick your desired boat.

    The safety deposit is fully refunded to you, if the boat is returned on time and without damages. The deposit can be paid in cash or with a credit card and is returned to the guest after check-out.

  • Are the skipper's services included in the price?

    When you book a sailing package with Frontier Adriatic, the skipper's services are already included in the price!

    The only thing that's not included however is the skipper’s food. It is the industry practice that the skipper takes care of the boat and guests, and in return the guests make sure that their skipper is not hungry :)

    This doesn’t mean you need to take him to fancy dinners each time you are dining out (of course you are free to do so, as most guests find great entertainment with our skippers and treat them as a member of the group).

    It does mean however that some extra food needs to be in the fridge so that the skipper is not hungry, or if you choose to cook on board that you cook enough for 1 extra person. Something to keep in mind when you are doing the provisioning for your trip.

  • 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.