Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Description of Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
This week long sea kayaking holiday in Croatia starts in the magnificent, ancient city of Dubrovnik, but from day one, in the hands of expert local kayaking guides, takes you out into the countrys unique Mediterranean archipelago, to start exploring the luscious Elaphite Islands. For five days we will kayak in and around the islands of Lopud and Sipan, not too far from the mainland, but another world by kayak. A world of sea caves and secret coves where we have regular stops for swimming and snorkelling, walking through Lopuds cooling woodland, or the romantic ancient towns on Sipan. And always with time to chill at one of many blissful, sandy beaches.
Staying in small, locally owned guesthouses on both Sipan and Lopud, this sea kayaking holiday is aimed at kayakers with some paddling experience, as we will be kayaking between 15-20km a day. The daily itinerary is breakfast at the guesthouse, out on the water all morning to explore the natural highlights in and around the island. We then stop at a local restaurant for lunch or, if you prefer, pop into local shops to buy picnic supplies. Lunches are not included in the price of the holiday.
After an all important siesta, a stroll or a swim, we kayak again for the rest of the afternoon, heading back to your guesthouse in plenty of time to chill out and freshen up before dinner at a local taverna, all specialising in Croatian food with sea food, local seasonal vegetables and of course plenty of local olive oil. All dietary needs are catered for, and we include three dinners in the price of the holiday.
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37 Reviews of Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Reviewed on 28 Sep 2021 by Panagiotis Lefkaditis5 out of 5 excellent Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Jean LeslieDelightful kayaking round beautiful coastal islands Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by Linda HardieThe most exciting part of the holiday was the kayaking. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019 by Helen KentThe kayak guide, Johnny, was everything we could have wished for. Not only his kayaking expertise and concerns for our safety and wellbeing, but also for sharing his insider knowledge about Croatian culture, history and way of life. The islands were beautiful with crystal clear blue and green sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jun 2019 by Luke JefferyThe most memorable part of the holiday was meeting the local people. They were friendly and welcoming. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019 by Jane McBrideThe most memorable part of the holiday was being nn calm seas the day before the paddle along the mainland after visiting the botanic gardens was idyllic. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Oct 2019 by Carol PritchardBeautiful islands, lovely warm water and the best group of people to kayak with. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2019 by Debra VickersThe most memorable part of the holiday was the lovely people on our tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2019 by Lesley RamseyBoth B & B's were charming, the food was lovely and in good weather the scenery would be amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2018 by Tracey AgnewThe most memorable part of the holiday was...jumping out of the kayak and swimming into the Green Cave. We enjoyed all the kayaking and the opportunity to get to know the Elaphiti Islands Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by John EdwardsVisiting the gardens at Trsteno by kayak was the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018 by John EdwardsReally good. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jul 2018 by Colm SheehanFab...Well run, sympathetic to the local community, Ivan our fab guide looked after us well and was a valuable resource in guiding us to the best restaurants etc. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2017 by Nicola McMeekinKayaking amongst beautiful scenery was the most beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Aug 2017 by Elizabeth PaveyKayaking along the beautiful coastline, seeing caves, arches and spotting dolphins. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2017 by Belinda HopkinsThe most memorable was the storm on the first day of kayaking & being rescued! Lessons were learnt that day - for sure! Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2017 by Peter AustinThe islands we visited were beautiful, quiet, and full of interesting sights to explore. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 May 2017 by Samuel BoulterReally enjoyed kayaking through the cave. Excellent trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2017 by Sophie Wynne-JonesThe most memorable was paddling through crystal clear waters, snorkelling, great food and enjoying lovely company with our group. Particularly enjoyed eating at a local farm on Lopud, fresh produce and lovely family - really authentic night. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jul 2017 by Rona McCarthyThe most memorable was getting out in the sea kayaks on the first day. Yoga lesson in some terraced gardens. Walking to a farm restaurant. Local Croatian fish stew. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Jul 2016 by Vanessa hall5* Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2015 by Hayley CrippsAbsolutely fantastic. Had an amazing time and started planning the next on the way home. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2015 by Aly ThomsonIt supported local people. All lunches were arranged in local restaurants, group tour to a local small farm where a lady cooked an amazing meal with wine and local brandies, all enjoyed on her porch. Very traditional food made by a local. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2015 by Suse CoonWe all liked being in smaller guest houses run by local people and finding out how they make a living the rest of the year. These were people who love their jobs rather than people who just work for money and that glimpse of their lifestyle was a very special part of the holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2015 by Tori LangFab! Loved it and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Was sad to finish at the end of the week. Definitely up there as one of my best holidays. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Aug 2013 by Pauline HeslopPerfect...The whole holiday was memorable. The kyaking guides were fantastic, accommodation good, food great and I never felt 'herded' around - it was really relaxing and good fun. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2013 by jane chaplinLovely week. The group was great with a real mix of ages and experiences. The pace of the week was just right with some pretty challenging paddles some days and really relaxing ones on others. The attitude was laid back with loose plans flexible to suit the needs of the group. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jun 2013 by jane brookGreat fun....the most exciting parts was staying on Sipan and doing a 22k kayak into a 25 km per hour headwind Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Sep 2012 by Josephine PettThe most memorable parts of the holiday were going into the blue and green caves. Being part of a group...Excellent, we had worried about being part of a group but that turned out to be one of the best bits. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2012 by Louise AjalaThe entire trip was great, I particularly enjoyed kayaking around the coast of Sipan and Quad biking over the hills of Calvat. I would definitely recommend this trip to friends. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2012 by Lis sheridanIn terms of kayaking, the immense satisfaction of being able to skim through actual waves past towering rocks was pretty exciting; after only three days I felt like I'd completely got it...It was superb. I wish I'd booked for longer! Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2011 by Stephen HawkeWe absolutely loved this holiday because as well as hard work kayaking it was so nice to stop off on the Islands either exploring or going to the local bars for refreshments. The balance between kayaking and having our own time was just right. Croatia is a beautiful country and we will certainly be returning. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2011 by Sarah ShawI don't think anything could top the 8 foot waves we encountered on the first day kayaking out of Lopud. The thrill of the waves toppling down on top of our boats was an adrenaline rush we didnt expect Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2011 by Sally GeeveMost memorable - First day's kayaking in rough seas! Really enjoyable, well run, owners went to some lengths to make sure we enjoyed ourselves... Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2011 by Peter HiltonExcellent week - well organised and superb kayaking. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2011 by Deirdre SheppardEach day was different, so it all added up to a totally memorable experience. We loved the special dinner at the Lopud farmhouse. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Sep 2011 by Tracey BrettThis was our first trip to Croatia and my boys and I had a fantastic time kayaking round the Elaphite Islands, swimming in the sea, exploring caves and chilling out on Lopud. Read full review
PlanetAll of our sea kayaking guides are aware of their surrounding and they are constantly providing the travelers with suggestions of how to minimize potential negative impacts on the marine ecosystems of Croatia. Our sea kayaking guides emphasize the importance of observing the marine life and leaving the environment as it is.
Our sea 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.
On our sea kayaking holiday we suggest that our travellers visit historically, culturally and environmentally important sights in Croatia such as the Dubrovnik's Old Town, Renaissance villas on the island of Sipan and Lokrum Nature Park.