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Croatia Sea Kayaking Holiday - Exploring the Sibenik archipelago

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Spend an unforgettable week exploring the nooks and crannies of the Sibenik archipelago, Croatia by sea kayak. This break requires some previous experience and a good level of fitness - you will be paddling for 4-5 hours per day so beginners are advised to look elsewhere. You will be joining a group of 4-16 like minded people (so there are lots of opportunities for socialising) and accompanied by an experienced guide throughout your stay. Please find a detailed itinerary below. This break is available on request, prices start from 710 euros per person

Highlights

  • Explore this beautiful part of the Croatian coastline by sea kayak
  • Meet lots of like minded people
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture

Included

  • 7 nights in double/twin room - varies from day to day, see itinerary below
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • Neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • Return airport transfers from Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • Skilled local guides and assistance

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s).
  • Anything else not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at destination – Skradin town
Upon your arrival in Croatia, you will be met and taken to the Skradinski Buk hotel, Skradin. Skradin is a small picturesque town named after the famous waterfall on the river Krka. It is the oldest Croatian settlement with the status of a town and offers an impressive history and beautiful scenery. There will be a welcome meeting and dinner at the hotel in the evening. Settle in and explore the town.
3* Hotel Skradinski Buk

Day 2: Skradin - Prvic Luka
Our first day of sea kayaking takes us from Skradin through the channel to the open sea towards Sibenik and its archipelago. The coastal waters of Sibenik contain an archipelago of numerous islands stretching out over 157km2. In this group of islands, only six have a permanent population that totals less than 7000 people. The first destination we need to reach is the island of Prvic. The first settlers were probably recluses. Later, in the 15th century, it was inhabited by the priests of the Benedictine and the Franciscan order, who built a monastery and later two churches. Over time the population grew; peaking in the early 20th century, when there were around 1300 residents. During the 20th century, the population has steadily declined and at the beginning of this century fell to about two hundred.
3*Hotel Maestral;
Sea kayaking: 5 h; Distance: 25 km

Day 3: Prvic Luka to Zlarin
Zlarin is a small island on the Dalmatian coast near the Croatian town of Sibenik, situated in the Zlarin chan­nel. It covers an area of 8.2 km2 and is located 2.5 nau­tical miles from Sibenik. Artefacts from the Neolithic period and antiquity have been discovered on the island. The inland part of the island is uninhabited and covered with dense forest. Zlarin is one of the few islands in the Adriatic which does not allow access to cars. In winter the island has a population of 276 people, but over the summer tourism means that the population grows significantly.
3*Hotel Maestral;
Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km

Day 4: Prvic Luka-Kapriji-Kakan
We leave Prvic behind and continue our kayaking trip towards Kaprije Island, which is located in the central part of the Sibenik archipelago. The island covers an area of 6.9 km2 with a very indented coastline and lush vegetation. The only village on the island is also called Kaprije, surrounded by hills the highest of which is 129 meters above sea level. The island was named after the Mediterranean caper plant whose buds serve as a spice for traditional Croatian meals. On the south side of Kakan Island you can see stunning examples of traditional stone walls called “suhozid”.
Guest house Kaprije;
Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km

Day 5: Zirje island-Kaprije
Zirje Island is the only permanently inhabited offshore island among the islands of Sibenik. It is located opposite the Kor­nati National Park archipelago and is made mostly of limestone, with a few fertile karst fields. The inhabitants tend to vineyards, olive-groves and orchards, as well as being fishermen. The only large set­tlement is Zirje. The highest peak is Kapic at 131 m above sea level.
Guest house Kaprije;
Sea kayaking: 5 h; Distance: 25 km

Day 6: Kaprije to Prvic Luka
On our way back to Prvic Island we will follow the outer coastline. There are two settlements: Prvic Luka and Sepurine. Many historic artworks are kept in what used to be the palace of the Draganic-Vrancic family from Sibenik.
3*Hotel Maestral;
Sea kayaking: 4-5 h; Distance: 25 km

Day 7: Prvic Luka to Skradin
On our last sea kayaking day we head back towards Skradin. Upon our arrival in Skradin, depending on time, you can make an optional visit to the Krka River National Park in the afternoon, walking from Skradin to the 44m high Skradinski Buk waterfall. The fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls make it a beautiful swimming area. After walking, sightseeing and photos we will take a swimming and picnic break under the waterfall (picnic lunch not included).
3* Hotel Skradinski Buk;
Sea kayaking: 4 h; Distance: 25 km

Departure
Depart from Skradin for the airport. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our travel partner will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for our guests without compromising safety at any time and reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Please Note

Group size: min 4, max 16 people. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number is not met but those who have already confirmed still want to take part, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible.

The picturesque small town of Skradin has a population of less than 4,000 people, and is a wonderful 'off the beaten track' place to base yourself, ideal for exploring the Dalmatia region of Croatia and its National Parks. The area offers a rich history as well glorious natural surroundings and wonderful cuisine, here are just a few of the highlights of the town itself:

Belvedere and early medieval fortress of ban Pavao Šubić of Bribir from the 13th or 14th century

The Baroque Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 18th century

Orthodox Church of St. Spiridon from the 19th century

The Skradin Town Museum with a large collection of items dating back to its first settlement.

Parish House containing a rich collection of works of art and a library

Otherwise just enjoy wandering the old streets, soak up the atmosphere and try some of the local beer or ice cream!

3* Hotel Skradinski Buk

Located in the historic town of Skradin, this recently refurbished hotel is named after the world famous waterfall on the Krka river, and is perfectly situated to allow for numerous excursions to nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Šibenik-Knin county. The river is just a 5 minute walk away.
You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi access and bathroom.
The hotel terrace can accommodate 200 guests to enjoy the dalmatian atmosphere, live music and local specialties, such as wine, and fruit(žižule), rose and walnut brandies.

3* Hotel Maestral

Located in Prvic Luka, the rooms are decorated in a traditional Mediterranean style with original stone walls, wooden parquet flooring and wooden windows with typical Dalmatian shades. All rooms have private bathroom with a shower and WC, telephone,TV and air conditioning. Most of the rooms have a sea view as the coast is just a stone's throw from the hotel.

On Kaprije Island you will be based in a private guest house

Getting to the Hotel

Return transfers from Split or Zadar airports are included in the price of your holiday.

Transfer times: Split 1h 30 min; Zadar 1 h

Overview

Spend an unforgettable week exploring the nooks and crannies of the Sibenik archipelago, Croatia by sea kayak. This break requires some previous experience and a good level of fitness - you will be paddling for 4-5 hours per day so beginners are advised to look elsewhere. You will be joining a group of 4-16 like minded people (so there are lots of opportunities for socialising) and accompanied by an experienced guide throughout your stay. Please find a detailed itinerary below. This break is available on request, prices start from 710 euros per person

Highlights

  • Explore this beautiful part of the Croatian coastline by sea kayak
  • Meet lots of like minded people
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture

Included

  • 7 nights in double/twin room - varies from day to day, see itinerary below
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • Neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • Return airport transfers from Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • Skilled local guides and assistance

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s).
  • Anything else not specified above

Please Note

Group size: min 4, max 16 people. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number is not met but those who have already confirmed still want to take part, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible.

Location

Location

The picturesque small town of Skradin has a population of less than 4,000 people, and is a wonderful 'off the beaten track' place to base yourself, ideal for exploring the Dalmatia region of Croatia and its National Parks. The area offers a rich history as well glorious natural surroundings and wonderful cuisine, here are just a few of the highlights of the town itself:

Belvedere and early medieval fortress of ban Pavao Šubić of Bribir from the 13th or 14th century

The Baroque Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 18th century

Orthodox Church of St. Spiridon from the 19th century

The Skradin Town Museum with a large collection of items dating back to its first settlement.

Parish House containing a rich collection of works of art and a library

Otherwise just enjoy wandering the old streets, soak up the atmosphere and try some of the local beer or ice cream!

Accommodation

Accommodation

3* Hotel Skradinski Buk

Located in the historic town of Skradin, this recently refurbished hotel is named after the world famous waterfall on the Krka river, and is perfectly situated to allow for numerous excursions to nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Šibenik-Knin county. The river is just a 5 minute walk away.
You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi access and bathroom.
The hotel terrace can accommodate 200 guests to enjoy the dalmatian atmosphere, live music and local specialties, such as wine, and fruit(žižule), rose and walnut brandies.

3* Hotel Maestral

Located in Prvic Luka, the rooms are decorated in a traditional Mediterranean style with original stone walls, wooden parquet flooring and wooden windows with typical Dalmatian shades. All rooms have private bathroom with a shower and WC, telephone,TV and air conditioning. Most of the rooms have a sea view as the coast is just a stone's throw from the hotel.

On Kaprije Island you will be based in a private guest house

Getting There

Getting There

Getting to the Hotel

Return transfers from Split or Zadar airports are included in the price of your holiday.

Transfer times: Split 1h 30 min; Zadar 1 h

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