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100km Sea Kayak Expedition in Croatia

Discover uninhabited islands and hidden coves on a self-powered expedition through Croatia's beautiful Elaphiti Islands

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

100km Sea Kayak Expedition in Croatia

Discover uninhabited islands and hidden coves on a self-powered expedition through Croatia's beautiful Elaphiti Islands

DURATION

5 nights

LOCATION

Croatia

ANNUAL LEAVE

3 days off work

SEASON

Jun, Jul

GROUP SIZE

Up to 8 people

MEETING POINT

Dubrovnik Airport

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

No previous sea kayaking experience needed, just the ability to handle around 25km on the water each day.

Embark on an epic, self-powered journey by sea kayak across the azure waters of the Adriatic

Swim, snorkel and soak up the sun in-between paddling escapades

Discover some of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, many uninhabited and far from the tourist hotspots

Included

Guides

Expert, English-speaking local guides

Accommodation

5 nights in local guesthouses

Meals

All your breakfasts and dinners

Transfers

To and from the airport and everything in-between

Equipment

All your sea kayaking equipment

Permits

All permits and entry fees

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Travel insurance

Some meals as described

The Area

Logistics

Starts

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

Arrive anytime on Day 1

Ends

Dubrovnik Airport, Croatia

Depart anytime on Day 6

Transfers

Private transfers between the airport and the hotel are included for any time you choose to arrive on Day 1 and depart on Day 6.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Croatia from airports across the UK and Europe.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2 – Day 5

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Croatian food tends to be fairly heavy on meats, breads and pastries as well as pastas and dumplings. The Elaphiti Islands have soaked up Mediterranean influences, so there's also some great seafood, including locally sourced oysters and of course the local wine. We also recommend that you bring along some of your favourite protein snacks for the journey.

Vegetarian diets can be accommodated, just let your host know in advance.

What is the accommodation like?

On the adventure

You'll stay in small, independent and locally owned guesthouses in same-sex twin rooms.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price . Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability)

Day 1

Dubrovnik and Zaton town

Meet your host in Dubrovnik and head you to your guesthouse in Zaton - a great location for snorkelling and swimming straight from the pebble beaches. Join the rest of your team for a sundowner and some traditional Dalmatian food in one of the cosy, seaside restaurants where you'll learn more about the expedition ahead.

Day 2

Koločep and the Lopud Islands

Kayaking

3-4hrs · 18km

Paddle across the channel to Kolocep Island, one of the most popular and interesting of the 13 Elaphiti Islands. Discover blue caves, huge cliffs, reefs and sandy beaches and then paddle to Lopud Island, arriving on its lovely sandy beach. Rest up, take a dip in the clear waters of the Adriatic and then grab some lunch, before jumping back in your kayak and finishing the day on Šipan Island.

Day 3

Jakljan and the Olipa Islands

Kayaking

4-6hrs · 28km

Fuel up with a big breakfast and then set off for the smaller islands of Jakljan and Olipa - mostly uninhabited and a perfect getaway from the crowds found in other parts of the Adriatic. Paddle to secluded beaches only accessible by kayak, swim in warm, clear waters and then have dinner in a small harbour village.

Day 4

The Peljesac Peninsula

Kayaking

4-6hrs · 27km

Today you'll paddle towards the Peljesac peninsula and its famous town of Ston. Ston is well known for its 14th century stone walls and its locally grown oysters. You’ll have some free time to have lunch (a chance to try the oysters!) and explore the small town. After lunch you'll paddle across to the island of Broce, where you'll have dinner and spend the night in a charming guesthouse.

Day 5

Swim, snorkel and sample wines

Kayaking

4-6hrs · 27km

Explore the coastline of the Peljesac Peninsula some more, including the sandy beaches of Kobas. As well as incredible kayaking, the Peljesac Peninsula is also known for its vineyards, so be sure to try some of the local wine. Soak up the sun, swim, snorkel and then return to Broce for a farewell dinner.

Day 6

Farewell Croatia

After a last Croatian breakfast, head back to Dubrovnik in time for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

15% Off Outdoor Gear

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What's included?

  • All your kayaking equipment

What do I need to bring?

Bags

  • Soft overnight duffel bag or rucksack
  • Daypack (35+ litres)
  • Waterproof liner for kitbag/rucksack or drybags

Clothes

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
  • T-shirts, underwear & socks
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat with neck cover
  • Sandals

Other

  • Universal travel adapter
  • Spare camera batteries
  • Passports (and visas)
  • Travel Insurance documents
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Alcohol hand-gel
  • Headtorch or torch
  • Reusable water bottle x1 litre (2 of these if you have room)
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Water purification tablets/treatment system

No previous sea kayaking experience is needed, just the ability to handle around 25km on the water each day, with plenty of chance to rest, swim and snorkel.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Croatian summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for paddling and swimming, with average temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s. Rain is always a possibility, so it's best to bring a jacket just in case.

Your kayak can carry up to 50 kg of luggage, but we recommend packing relatively light for this trip. Excess luggage can be safely stored in your host's base in Zaton town until you return.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Croatia, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

Free Date Changes

Free date changes up to 31 days before departure.

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