Kayak to Hidden Bays and Caves in Croatia

Discover the untouched paradise of Dugi Otok Island on this kayaking adventure. 2 days. 1 day off work.

  • Croatia
  • May, October
  • Zemunik Airport, Zadar (ZAD)

Discover the rugged, lush paradise of Dugi Otok on this two-day kayaking tour.

You’re in for white sands, sheer cliffs, secret bays and diverse wildlife; Dugi Otok is the perfect destination to explore, unwind and have some fun.

One of the most beautiful natural resources of this island is certainly its beaches and fascinating crystal blue waters every way you turn.

This action-packed getaway includes:

  • 2 days of sea kayaking
  • 1-night camping at Camp Kargita
  • Local, certified guide
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Camping equipment – tent and mattress
  • 1 lunch and 1 breakfast
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for:
Those looking for a short getaway that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Zadar airport
  • Additional overnight accommodation before/after the trip
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry tickets
  • Dinner on day one
  • Lunch on day two
  • Snacks and drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

No previous kayaking experience is required for this tour. However, participants are responsible for being in sufficient health and physical fitness to join the trip.

The warmest months are June-September when temperatures reach between 21˚C and 28˚C. Temperatures are still warm in May and October with highs of 21˚C and lows of 10˚C. Rainfall is low all year round.

Lunch on the first day will be at the camp restaurant which offers dishes of fish, meat or a vegetarian menu. Breakfast on the second day will be eggs, fruit and cereals.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Kayaking equipment
  • Tent
  • Mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra shirt (long sleeved)
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Suncream
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shirt with UV protection

Other recommendations are: - Snacks and water - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

Your host can adjust to the group, so if any of the guests want to paddle more; it is possible to extend each route.

Start point? You will be met at Ferry Port Brbinj at 10:30. If you are taking this trip between 20/07 – 26/08, the meeting time will be 09:30.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off at Ferry Port Brbinj at 19:00 on Monday evening. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Your host suggests you arrive on Saturday evening before taking a ferry to Dugi Otok the next morning.

Zadar Airport (ZAD) is served by regular inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you on Saturday. From Zadar (Ferry Port Gaženica ), you can jump on a sunny 1,5-hour ferry ride to Brbinj where you’ll meet your guide. Please see the ferry schedule here

Your hosts suggests booking an early flight on Saturday. The return flight to London Stansted departs at 22:40 Tuesday evening, giving you an extra day to explore Zadar.

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Location

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Dugi Otok is a Croatian island located in northern Dalmatia. As the name suggests, Dugi Otok (long island) has an elongated shape with a length of 45km and width 1-4km. Even though it is very easy to reach the island, Dugi Otok remained a mainly untouched natural paradise in Croatia.

The combination of steep cliffs, quiet bays and stunning beaches on this unique island, makes for a beautiful contrast.

Start point? You will be met at Ferry Port Brbinj at 10:30. If you are taking this trip between 20/07 – 26/08, the meeting time will be 09:30.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off at Ferry Port Brbinj at 19:00 on Monday evening. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Your host suggests you arrive on Saturday evening before taking a ferry to Dugi Otok the next morning.

Zadar Airport (ZAD) is served by regular inexpensive flights. You can get any flight that suits you on Saturday. From Zadar (Ferry Port Gaženica ), you can jump on a sunny 1,5-hour ferry ride to Brbinj where you’ll meet your guide. Please see the ferry schedule here

Your hosts suggests booking an early flight on Saturday. The return flight to London Stansted departs at 22:40 Tuesday evening, giving you an extra day to explore Zadar.

Before you leave, your host suggests you spend a day in Zadar at the end of this trip.

Your host will contact you before the trip to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Sunday: Kayaking and cliff jumping

Your guide will meet you at Brbinj Ferry Port at 10:30 and transfer you to the bay where the kayak adventure begins (just 10 minutes away).

This morning is an expedition to discover an uninhabited part of this unique island. You’ll begin by kayaking a 4km-long route that will take you gliding past isolated beaches and snaking through sea caves. There’s even time to stop off and have a go at cliff jumping; the crystal waters below will dissolve any hesitations you might have.

You’ll return to the bay and take the short transfer to camp (30-minute drive), singing songs and getting to know new friends on the way. When you arrive, make it your own and refuel with some lunch before heading back out on the water.

This afternoon, you’ll paddle 5km to a shipwreck; this area is fascinating and makes for some awesome snorkelling.

Return to camp to dry out by the campfire and enjoy dinner and some free time getting to know the group before you call it a night and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waters.

Monday: Discover a secret bay

Wake this morning to the call of seabirds and enjoy breakfast by the water and maybe even take a dip.

When the group is ready, you’ll continue to paddle along the soaring cliffs for 8km until you reach the white sands that dreams are made of; the beaches are what make Dugi Otok the enchanting island it is, and this beach is a perfect example.

Enjoy your day in this secret paradise; swimming, snorkelling, paddling, playing sea games, and make time to stop for a cold beer.

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to the ferry port where this amazing getaway all began.

Accommodation

You will camp at Camp Kargita. This is a small and family campsite with a small shop and restaurant on site.

The camp is located at the southwestern cape of the island which is an area protected and designated as significant landscape of Croatia.

Situated in a pine forest combined with recently planted olive trees, the campsite is a perfect place for those looking for a unique, peaceful, picturesque and natural experience. An area of 8000m2 is divided into 50 camping units, ranging to 70m2, which can accommodate 100 guests.

You will be given a 3 man tent to sleep two comfortably. If you are travelling alone and would like a single tent, this can be arranged in advance with the host.

Should you need any help arranging your accommodation in Zadar, your host will be happy to suggest a few local places if needed.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Large group? Make a private booking
Special requirements? Get a quote for a custom trip

If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.


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