100km Sea Kayak Expedition in Croatia
Discover uninhabited islands and hidden coves as you paddle 100km through Croatia's Elaphiti Islands
Why it's much better
- Embark on a 100km journey by sea kayak through the Elaphiti Islands in southern Croatia
- 4 full days of paddling through the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea
- Discover some of the most beautiful islands in Croatia
- Swim, snorkel and soak up the sun in between your paddling escapades
- Explore uninhabited islands far away from Croatia's tourist hotspots
- Guides Expert, English-speaking local guides
- Accommodation 5 nights in local guesthouses
- Meals Breakfast and dinners included
- Transfers All airport transfers
- Permits All permits and entry fees
- Transport All transfers included
- Equipment All sea kayaking equipment provided
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Day 1: Arrive at Dubrovnik and transfer to Zaton town
Your host will meet you on arrival in Dubrovnik and transfer you to your guesthouse in Zaton. Zaton bay is a great place for snorkelling and sea swimming straight from the pebble beaches. Zaton's three villages are blessed with cozy restaurants by the sea, where you can grab a sundowner and savour some Dalmatian food.
This evening you’ll meet your guide and have a get-together dinner with the rest of the group, while learning a bit about the expedition coming up.
Day 2: Kayak to Koločep and Lopud islands
You'll spend your first day at sea paddling across the channel towards Kolocep island. For kayakers and divers, Koločep is the most popular and interesting of the 13 Elaphiti Islands. You'll discover its blue caves, impressive cliffs, reefs and sandy beaches.
Koločep explored, you'll paddle on to Lopud island, arriving on its sandy beach: Sunj. Here you can rest up, take a dip in the clear Adriatic waters and grab some lunch.
Later this afternoon, you'll jump back in a kayak to finish up your day at Šipan island, spending the night in Luka Sipanska.
Kayaking distance: 18km - Duration: 3-4 hours_
Day 3: Kayak to Jakljan and Olipa islands
Load up on a big breakfast at the guesthouse before setting back out on in kayak. Your first mission today is to reach the smaller islands of Jakljan and Olipa. These mostly uninhabited islands are a perfect getaway from the crowds found in other parts of the Croatian coast. You'll paddle around to secluded beaches only accessible from a small boat or kayak for more amazing dips in the clear warm waters of the Adriatic Sea.
In the evening you'll return to Luka Sipanska, just in time for dinner and a quiet overnight in this small harbour village.
Kayaking distance: 28km - Duration: 4-6 hours
Day 4: Paddle towards the Peljesac peninsula
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.
Kayaking distance: 27km - Duration: 4-6 hours
Day 5: Swim, snorkel and sample wines on the Peljesac peninsula
Your last day on the kayaks sees you explore the coastline of the Peljesac peninsula. While paddling towards the sandy beaches of Kobas, you’ll pass impressive cliffs and find more secluded bays to explore.
The Peljesac peninsula is known for its vineyards and tasty wines - so be sure to try some while you have lunch. You'll have more time today to soak up the sun, swim and snorkel before getting back to Broce for a farewell dinner.
Kayaking distance: 27km - Duration: 4-6 hours
Day 6: Farewell Croatia
After a final breakfast, your trip ends as you leave Broce and head back to Dubrovnik. Your host will drop you at the airport, train or bus stations at anytime throughout the day in time for your onward travel.
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Throughout this trip in Zaton, Sipan and Broce you'll be staying in small, independent and locally owned guesthouses. Share basis is in same sex twin rooms unless you request a double room or a private room upgrade.
Private Room Upgrade
For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for £170 per person (subject to availability).
The Elaphiti Islands are a small archipelago of 14 islands, situated north of Dubrovnik on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Only 3 of the 14 islands are inhabited: Koločep, Lopud and Šipan. Koločep and Lopud are entirely car-free and the total permanent population of the islands is below 1000.
The islands themselves are forested and hilly, with little villages dotted in the inhabited islands which retain the slow and relaxed way of life in the Adriatic.
During the 100km expedition, you'll be exploring hidden coves and beaches only accessible by kayak and small boats. These make perfect swimming spots in between your paddling stints.
Your trip starts at Dubrovnik's airport, bus or train station. Transfers are included if you arrive on the start day, so please let your host know your arrival times.
Your trip ends back at Dubrovnik's airport, bus or train station where your host will drop you off in time for your onward travel arrangements. Transfers are included if you depart on the final day, so please let your host know your flight or train times.
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