Croatia sea kayaking holidays

“A short, small group break, to sample Croatian island delights, with three full days of sea kayaking, staying on the island of Lopud. ”


Guided sea kayaking | Lopud island| Kolocep island | Swimming in sea caves | Island hikes to secret coves | Dubrovnik

Description of Croatia sea kayaking holidays

This short, five day sea Croatia sea kayaking holiday immerses you in the Adriatic archipelago, easily and exquisitely. Staying on the island of Lopud for four nights, a very quick journey from Dubrovnik, this island is beyond pretty. With its countless coves, sandy beaches, stunning ancient woodland, traditional villages and nearby archipelagic neighbours, all enveloped by the turquoise Adriatic, it really is paddling in paradise. Dubrovnik, sometimes called the Pearl of the Adriatic, is so close, you can even paddle around its magnificent medieval walls on a day trip from the island.

This sea kayaking holiday includes three full days of paddling, fully guided, covering between ten and fifteen kilometres a day. But taking nice long lunches and siestas at one of the island’s many beauty spots. Or indeed, another nearby island such as Kolocep. In the late afternoon we paddle back to our base, staying in a small, locally owned island guesthouse where rooms are ensuite, shared, and within easy access to lovely island walks, shops and traditional tavernas.

There is no shortage of swimming and snorkelling on this holiday either, with sea caves and coves around every corner.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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This trip departs daily between 21st May and 17th September
Our top tip:
Pack hiking boots as well as your water shoes. You will want to explore the islands after you land.
Trip type:
Small group, Max. 16 people.
Activity level:
Moderate paddling 10-14 km/day.
Ensuite rooms in small family owned guesthouses.
Accommodation, 3 days kayaking, guides, transfers.
All breakfasts and 2 dinners included. Cafes and small supermarkets on all islands.
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for own room.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Croatia sea kayaking holidays

We work with local guest houses on the islands and we do not take the commission from the local guesthouse owners.

All of our guides are aware of their surrounding and they are constantly providing the travellers with suggestions of how to minimize potential negative impacts to the environment and marine ecosystems. Our guides emphasize on the importance of leaving the environment as it is. We observe marine life but we do not disturb it.

Our kayaks are made of recyclable plastic. They do not cause any form of air or water pollution and they do not produce noise that could be disturbing for marine life.

We suggest that our travellers visit historically, culturally and environmentally important sights (Old Town of Dubrovnik, Renaissance villas on the island of Sipan, Nature Park Lokrum).

Reviews of Croatia sea kayaking holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2016 by

The beauty of Croatia in general was breath taking. The sea kayaking was a bit more than I expected so it was an adventure, but I loved it. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2016 by

Excellent location, friendly people and very relaxing activity holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 15 May 2016 by

The kayaking was great and our guide Amir was brilliant. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2015 by

Great, relaxing holiday with kayaking everyday but also time off to explore the islands, swim or relax. Brilliant, fun guides who really looked after everyone in the group. Amazing way to see a bit of Croatia. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jun 2015 by

Relax and have fun, don't worry about time or the weather or anything else, turn off laptops, ipads, phones, etc., and just go with what each day brings. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Sep 2014 by

Fantastic - looking forward to booking a trip for next year with the same company in a different part of Croatia. Felt very well looked after, and though it was only a short four day kayaking break, felt like a lot was packed into it. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2014 by

Hiking on the island of Lopud was breathtaking and snorkeling in the crystal clear water was delightful. The guides we had were wonderful, especially Ivana who got us where we needed to be and helped us tremendously when our plans changed. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2012 by

Kayaking around beautiful such shores in beautiful weather - but also kayaking in strong winds and rain, which was exciting and challenging! On the second day, Amir our instructor showed us a fantastic blue lit cave that could only be reached by jumping out of the kayaks and swimming through a small entrance – lots of fun. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2011 by

Excellent holiday. Well organised, great group leader (thanks Filip!), stunning scenery, gorgeous weather, good company. Fun and active. Would recommend it. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2010 by

Kayaking through pristine turquoise waters and staying on idyllic islands with locals wre most memorable...Excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2010 by

Excellent trip, we loved the relaxed approach to each day. We especially loved being on Lopud with no cars - so refreshing not to hear engines all the time. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2009 by

Brilliant fun, great way to enjoy the beauty of Croatia while keeping fit, and would definitely come back! Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2008 by

Most memorable was Kayaking! And going to Tup's Croatian family’s house for a 5-course dinner - wow! Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2008 by

Wonderful - it was so much fun and the three guides we had were brilliant - they helped us have a great time and really made our holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2007 by

The beauty of the island, the hot sunshine, the incredible scenery, the balmy evenings drinking nightcaps by the sea, eating ice creams on the beach, the plentiful opportunities for swimming, the great company, the entertaining guides, the fun kayaking in crystal clear turquoise waters, the relaxation time - it was all wonderful! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2007 by

The most memorable part was kayaking through a torrential storm hoping nobody in our party (particularly me) would be struck by one of the many lightning bolts plunging down quite close by. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2007 by

Fantastic holiday. The group format worked well. Everyone was extremely sociable and made room for the stronger and weaker members, always chatting happily with no grumbling while we waited for the less strong to catch up. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2007 by

The most memorable part was the speedboat transfer back from the islands from Ivana's Mum & Dad! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2007 by

Grabbed by an octopus while swimming of island of Mijet, this was the highlight. Very enjoyable Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2007 by

The most memorable was the last day's paddling on the west side of Sipan through high waves - a real thrill. Read full review

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