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Stand Up Paddleboard the Turquoise Waters of Croatia

Paddle between mountains and down canyons by day and glowing SUP boards that illuminate the sea by night

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Stand Up Paddleboard the Turquoise Waters of Croatia

Paddle between mountains and down canyons by day and glowing SUP boards that illuminate the sea by night

DURATION

2 nights

LOCATION

Croatia

ANNUAL LEAVE

2 days off work

SEASON

Apr-Oct

GROUP SIZE

Up to 14 people

MEETING POINT

Split Town Centre

ACCOMMODATION

Cabin

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Although the water is calm you still need to be moderately fit and should be able to swim

Circumnavigate the westernmost tip of the Split Peninsula, across blue seas, flowing rivers and historic canyons

Glide on a neon-lit board that attracts marine life to the surface and lights up the deep below

Explore lush green forests and traditional Croatian villages and unwind under a Dalmatian sunset

What's it like?

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    Emma, September 2021

    Overall the trip was excellent. We loved the river paddle.The hosts and guides were welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were very happy with the accommodation.

    Zoe Fiander, June 2019

    Cetina river tour and night time Glow SUP trips were fab and definitely worthy of five stars, totally amazing experience. Unfortunately we had bad weather on day 2 which cancelled our day 2 activities but we didn't get an alternative proposed and it seemed a bit disorganised- I would have expected a bad weather activity as it would have been cheaper to book the two tours we did directly with the operator.

    Ceri, October 2019

    Loved everything. The trip was fun, the scenery incredible. The hosts were great - relaxed and flexible. The trip was perfect - it feels like I’ve been away for much longer than a couple of days.

    Manon, October 2019

    Everything was great.

    Jane, September 2019

    Friendly, professional, fun, great day one.

    Mark, September 2019

    You couldn't hope for a nicer set of lads leading this tour. Advise ensuring if you want private accommodation for the overnight.

    Laura, September 2019

    Beautiful paddles, great guys. Wished it could have been a couple of days longer.

    Jo, September 2019

    The river trip and night time SUP were awesome. The scenery was spectacular.

    Jennifer, September 2019

    I had an amazing time, the guys were great, the location superb, the nighttime light trip was inspired. I might just be back for some more!

    Kate, September 2019

    The guides were great from the get-go, really encouraging us to roll our sleeves up and gain confidence. The boards without being pushy. The variety between trips was great too, gave a broad all-round introduction to SUP.

    Included

    Guides

    Local, certified, English-speaking guides

    Accommodation

    2 nights in a cabin

    Meals

    2 lunches

    Transfers

    To and from the start point and everything in-between

    Equipment

    Everything you need for SUPing

    Permits

    All taxes, insurances and licenses

    Not Included

    Flights to and from the meeting point

    Travel insurance

    Personal expenses

    Some meals as described

    The Area

    map

    Logistics

    Starts

    Split Town Centre

    11:30

    Ends

    Split Town Centre

    18:00

    Transfers

    You'll be picked up from the start point and returned there at the end of the trip. It is a 25 minute taxi from the airport to the town centre (not included). You are free to book any departing flight that leaves after 20:30.

    Travel options

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

    Day 1

    Cabin · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 2

    Cabin · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 3

    Departure day

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    What is the food like?

    Expect lunches to be a traditional, healthy, Mediterranean diet of fish, meat and vegetables. Breakfast and dinners aren't included - a meal at a local restaurant will cost approx. 15-20 Euros per person. Your guide can make suggestions of where to eat in Split. If you don't want to head into Split then restaurant Horus is located right at the campsite. Horus offers a wide selection of dishes suitable for all tastes and appetites.

    Vegetarian, vegan and most dietary requirements can be accommodated, please just let your host know upon booking.

    What is the accommodation like?

    Camping Stobreč

    You'll stay in a comfortable, twin, triple or quad cabin with the sea on two sides and the Žrnovnica River mouth on the third. Each cabin is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, satellite TV, air-con and a lovely terrace. Bed linen and a towel are provided per person. There is also a restaurant, a pool and a masseuse on the grounds.

    Day 1

    LED night tour

    Stand Up Paddleboarding

    2hrs · 3km

    You’ll meet your host in Split town centre and drive to your camp next to the Adriatic Sea. Settle in and explore the coastline before heading off at sunset for a moonlit paddle. Your steed for the night is an LED board that lights up the deep beneath, giving you a unique perspective of the tranquil Dalmatian waters. Head back to base and get a good rest ready for more adventure tomorrow.

    Day 2

    Paddle the Cetina River

    Stand Up Paddleboarding

    5hrs · 5km

    Today you’ll make your way to the former pirate town of Omiš and start your paddle down the emerald-green Cetina River. Glide through fast-moving waters and narrow canyons, past mountains and through untouched nature. Stop before you get to the sea and explore Omiš and the canyon from above, then while away the rest of the day relaxing back at camp.

    Day 3

    Volcanoes, snorkelling and home

    Stand Up Paddleboarding

    3hrs · 5km

    Grab your board for the final time and circumnavigate an inactive volcano. Paddle the crystalline waters as the sun pushes through the trees of the Marjan Forest Park - the historic pine forest that sits on top. Stop off at a couple of beautiful beaches for a bit of snorkelling or shinny up the Sustipan cliffs to try some cliff jumping. Return to Split for a traditional Croatian lunch and then head back to the airport in time for your flight home.

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    Bags

    Rucksack (approx 30ltrs)
    Lightweight dry sack (to keep contents dry while SUPing)

    What's included?

    All your SUP boarding equipment

    Clothes

    Lightweight trousers/shorts/skirts
    Long-sleeved upper layer Underwear & socks
    Swimwear
    Sunglasses
    Sunhat
    Something to sleep in
    Sandals

    Other

    Towel Universal travel plug adapter
    Passports (and visas)
    Travel Insurance documents
    Suncream
    Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
    Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, sanitary wear etc)
    Alcohol hand-gel
    2 x reusable water bottles (1ltr capacity)
    Camera Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

    Optional

    Earplugs
    Insect repellant
    Energy bars and snacks

    Additional night accommodation

    Payable Before Departure

    Additional night accommodation

    Per Night

    Airport Transfer

    Payable Before Departure

    Airport Transfer

    Per Person

    We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

    What's the number?
    It works out on average at 58kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

    The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

    But what does the number mean?
    Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

    • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
    • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
    • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

    What are we doing about it?
    Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

    Want to know more?
    Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

    No SUPing experience is needed. Stand Up Paddleboarding offers a fun way to explore on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout. With only a little instruction, most beginners are able to stand up and start paddling shortly after taking a SUP out for the very first time. The water might be calm and flat but you still need a moderate level of fitness and the ability to swim to enjoy this trip to the full.

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

    The sun is usually shining on Split, with temperatures ranging from 13-18˚C in spring, and highs of 25˚C in summer.

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

    Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

    Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

    We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

    We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

    If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

    All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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