Adventure tours

Sea kayaking 3 islands

Picturesque villages: sea kayaking to Molat, Ist and Zverinac islands

These sea kayaking trip is an ideal island holiday for travellers looking to explore hidden Dalmatian islands near Zadar and have an authentic Croatian experience.

Sea kayaking Molat highlights

  • Explore picturesque islands and traditional villages in Zadar archipelago
  • Sea kayak in turqoise waters among small islands and explore beaches, coves, cliffs and caves
  • Paddle past Roman quarry, walk in WW2 military tunnes, snorkle around a shipwreck trekk to small hilltops for stunning views
  • Stay in local family run accomodation
  • Taste local dishes preapred by a local chef based on locally grown and caught produce
  • Just have a coffe and soak in the laid back atmosphere of life in small Adriatic islands, far from main tourist crowds
Sea kayaking 3 islands - Map | Malik Adventures
Sea kayaking location on the map

Explore life on hard-to-reach small Croatian islands in Zadar archipelago and live with the locals. We explore laid back fisherman villages off the beaten path with the freedom that only sea kayak can provide.

Sea kayaking on secluded beach on isladn Molat near Zadar
Hiking on asea kaykaing trip to island Ist

We sleep in local family owned b’n’b in shared rooms/apartments, relax on secluded tranquil beaches, eat in some of the most authentic local restaurants and kayak past shipwrecks, caves and reefs. There are plenty of short trekking routes to discover your own beach or enjoy stunning hilltop views of the 3 island archipelago: Molat, Ist and Zverinac.

Malik Adventures sea kayaking trip on island Molat

From the moment you step onto the island of Molat and meet Marko at the quayside your holiday begins. This is a rare opportunity to slow to the pace of island life and enjoy the pleasure of being close to nature at every opportunity.

Sean, England

The trip was a very special definition of travelling. Close to nature, close to the Croatian habitants – even close to yourself – and getting a little feeling for what Croatia is really like. The Kayaking is the “red” line – throughout the trip.

Robert, California
Trip 1

7 days guided - 3 islands

Daily activity
  • 3-6 hours kayaking (15-25km per day)
2017 departures
  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
  • October 7st, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • 850 EUR per person for a group of 8 people
  • 880 EUR per person for a group of 4 people
  • 990 EUR per person for a group of 2 people
Includes
  • 6 nights accommodation in local family run accommodation on Molat
  • 6 days breakfast
  • 3 days dinner (1x lunch + 2x dinner)
  • 5 days guided kayaking and trekking tours
  • Shuttle transport on island Molat
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
  • Bicycles for our cycling day
Excludes
  • Return ferry ticket between Zadar and Molat
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 8 people
Itinerary

Our base is village Molat and ouro paddling route includes islands Ist, Dugi Otok and Zverinac.

DAY 1, ARRIVAL
We meet at Molat dock as you get off your catamaran/ferry from Zadar. After your check in we go for a 15 minute hike up to Straža (great viewpoint of the surrounding area) and a welcome drink
Highlights: Straža’s stone age settlement ruins.
Activity: 20 minute hike

DAY 2
After breakfast, we personalise your gear and do an introduction course to sea safety and paddling. We paddle to Dugi Otok and explore ex military submarine caves and then head to Zverinac and sample it’s famous olive oil. After lunch and a swim we head back to Molat.
Included: breakfast, lunch at Ante restaurant (fish specialties)
Highlights: Military submarine caves, Sedmovraće (area of 7 passages between islands)
Activity: 16km kayaking (4h)

DAY 3
After breakfast we paddle to Zapuntel and explore reefs and small islands on the outer side of Molat. On the way, we stop by to explore WW2 military caving system (400m long caves). In Zapuntel, we leave our kayaking gear (van transfer to Molat) and have dinner there with a local family. In the evening we are transferred to Molat by van.
Included: breakfast and dinner (around 18h) in Zapuntel (Lamb peka), transfer.
Highlights: kayaking in the open sea, traditional peka dinner in family setting
Activity: 16km kayaking (4h)

DAY 4
After breakfast we drive 8k (optional bike trip instead of van) to Zapuntel, board our kayaks and paddle to Ist where we track to Snow Lady’ chapel and enjoy brilliant views of the entire archipelago. Possible extension to Škarda and exploration of rock formations around Ist. We paddle back to Zapuntel and drive back to Molat (or cycle) to Molat.
Included: breakfast
Highlights: Stunning cycling vistas, ‘Snow Chapel’ hike and views
Activity: 15k kayaking (3h), 40 minute hike, 16k cycling (1.5h)

DAY 5
After transfer to Zapuntel by van and we paddle to Jazi bay. On the way we explore small coves and beaches, islands, a lagoon and reefs. We make a stop on pebble stone beach on Tovarjak island (optional hike to the hilltop for views of the area). We have a late lunch in a real konoba (traditionally a working area where people would get together and prepare fish on an open fire), ran by a local fisherman who prepares his catch - wild and fresh fish.
Included: breakfast, transfer, lunch
Highlights: Rock features and lagoon, real konoba experience
Activity: 8km kayaking (2h)

DAY 6
On our last day we paddle the southern part of Molat known for its shallow turquoise waters (sand sea bed), small beaches and coves. We go through a tight passage with moderate currents to experience kayak’s performance on currents.
Included: breakfast, transfer, dinner
Highlights: Turquoise waters, coves and beaches
Activity: 15km kayaking (3h)

DAY 7, DEPARTURE
We catch a morning catamaran to Zadar departing at 6.50h(**). Breakfast is packed as a lunch packet to allow for maximum sleeping time.
Included: breakfast

Trip 2

4 days guided

Daily activity
  • 3-6 hours kayaking (15-25km per day)
2017 departures
  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
  • October 7st, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • 520 EUR per person for a group of 2 people
  • 450 EUR per person for a group of 4 people
  • 420 EUR per person for a group of 6 people
Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation in local family run accommodation on Molat
  • 3 days breakfast
  • 1 day dinner
  • 2 days guided kayaking and trekking tours
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
Excludes
  • Return ferry ticket between Zadar and Molat
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 2 people
Itinerary

Our base is village Molat and ouro paddling route includes islands Ist, Dugi Otok and Zverinac.

DAY 1, ARRIVAL
We meet at Molat dock as you get off your catamaran/ferry from Zadar. After your check we go for a 15 minute hike up to Straža (great viewpoint of the surrounding area ) and a welcome drink.
Highlights: Straža’s stone age settlement ruins.
Activity: 20 minute hike

DAY 2
After breakfast, we personalise your gear and do an introduction course to sea safety and paddling. We paddle to Dugi Otok and explore ex military submarine caves and then head to Zverinac and sample it’s famous olive oil. After lunch and a swim we head back to Molat.
Included: breakfast, lunch at Ante restaurant (fish specialties)
Highlights: Military submarine caves, Sedmovraće (area of 7 passages between islands)
Activity: 16km kayaking (4h)

DAY 3
On our second day we paddle the southern part of Molat known for its shallow turquoise waters (sand sea bed), small beaches and coves. We go through a tight passage with moderate currents to experience kayak’s performance on currents.
Included: breakfast, transfer, dinner.
Highlights: Turquoise waters, coves and beaches
Activity: 15km kayaking (3h)

DAY 4
We catch a morning catamaran to Zadar departing at 6.50h(**). Breakfast is packed as a lunch packet to allow for maximum sleeping time.
Included: breakfast

Trip 3

2 DAYS GUIDED

Daily activity
  • 3-6 hours kayaking (15-25km per day)
2017 departures
  • Every day except Fridays from May to October
  • 390 EUR per person for a group of 2 people
  • 340 EUR per person for a group of 4 people
  • 310 EUR per person for a group of 6 people
Includes
  • 2 nights accommodation in local family run accommodation on Molat
  • 2 days breakfast
  • 1 day dinner
  • 2 days guided kayaking and trekking tours
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
Excludes
  • Return ferry ticket between Zadar and Molat
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 2 people
Itinerary

Our base is village Molat on island Molat and our paddling route includes islands Dugi Otok and Zverinac.

DAY 1, ARRIVAL
WWe meet at Molat dock once you get off your Jadrolinija ferry departing from Zadar’s Poluotok harbour. After you check in we go to the kayaks, personalise the gear and do a short introduction to safety and sea kayaking. We head out towards the ‘7-gates’ and snorkel on Golac or Brščak islands. After we return we have a dinner at the local fisherman’s place.
Included: transfer
Highlights: Snorkling and cliffs of Golac
Activity: 8km kayaking (2-3h)

DAY 2
After breakfast we board our kayaks and venture out to circumnavigate the southern part of Molat known for its shallow turquoise waters (sand sea bed), small beaches and coves. We go through a tight passage with moderate currents to experience kayak’s performance on currents. We check out some interesting rock formations and do an optional trip to island Tovarjak and hike to enjoy the views of the area.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Turquoise waters, coves and beaches
Activity:15km kayaking (3h)

DAY 3
You catch a morning catamaran to Zadar departing at 6.50h(**). Breakfast is packed as a lunch packet to allow for maximum sleeping time. You arrive to Zadar at 7.50h ready for your next adventure. Included: breakfast

Trip 4

7 DAY SELF GUIDED

Daily activity
  • 2-6 hours kayaking (10-25km per day)
2017 Departure
  • April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
  • October 7st, 14th, 21st, 28th
Arrival
  • Wednesday, June 17th
  • 850 EUR per person for a group of 2 people
  • 750 EUR per person for a group of 4 people
  • 650 EUR per person for a group of 6 people
Includes
  • 6 nights accommodation in local family run accommodation on Molat
  • 6 days breakfast
  • 3 dinners
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
  • Nautical maps of the area
Excludes
  • Ferry transport to and from islands
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 2 people
Itinerary

DAY 1, ARRIVAL
You board Jadrolinija boat to Molat leaving from Poluotok in Zadar at 1100h or 1400h (**). After one or two hour drive (catamaran or feerry) you arrive and we meet you on the Molat pier. We show you to your accommodation, hand over the gear and have a chat about your trip covering weather, routes, maps and logistics.

DAY 2
After breakfast, we recommend a paddling trip southwest of Molat: go to island Dugi Otok, continue to shipwreck and on the way back explore Dugi Rat lagoon. On the way back you can go past Golac cliffs and stop at a couple of beaches and coves.
Included:breakfast, dinner (fish specialties)
Highlights: , Sedmovraće (area of 7 passages between islands)
Activity: 14-18 km kayaking

DAY 3
After breakfast you pack your belongings, and put them in kayak and continue your trip north to island Ist. On the way you can stop for a swim along Bonastar’s rock shore or a pebble stone beach. Once you arrive to Ist’s southern port (big sandy beach), you check in at the local B&B - your base for next two days.
Included: breakfast and lunch in Zverinac.
Highlights: seagull nesting islands and cliffs
Activity: 13-18km kayaking

DAY 4
After breakfast, we recommend packing some food for a picnic and heading to island Škarda, checking out a roman quarry island on the way. You can go around the island to see a little half-deserted village which is almost a live museum with 2 inhabitants living there and explore Silba’s cliffs. You return to Ist’s northern port and walk back to the main village (5 minutes). We recommend a hike up to Snow Queen chappel for stunning views of the archipelago.
Included: breakfast
Highlights: Škarda’s little castle and old ‘living museum’ settlement, stunning views of the archipelago from Snow Lady chapel.
Activity: 20-25km kayaking, 40 minute hike

DAY 5
After breakfast you pack your belongings in the kayaks and head south through Vir sea. You stop for a coffee break in fisherman village Zapuntel and continue towards Jazi (Molat’s second port) you will pass by one small lagoon (ex fisherman port), interesting rock formations and small fisherman dock. You end in sandy Jazi bay. You check to your B&B and have another fish specialty dinner.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Rock features, beaches and a small lagoon
Activity: 16km kayaking

DAY 6
On your last day you can venture our to the southern side of Molat known for it’s shallow turquoise waters and numerous small beaches. You pass through a tight straight with moderate currents to check your skills and kayak movement on eddy lines.
Included: breakfast
Highlights: Turquoise shallow waters and beaches
Activity: 10-15km kayaking

DAY 7, DEPARTURE
You can arrange for your breakfast to be packed to go and you catch the catamaran at 6.00h in the morning arriving to Zadar at 7.00h. Alternative is ferry at 16h arriving at 20h.
Included: breakfast

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