Adventure tours

Sea kayaking Kornati

Hidden Croatia: Sea kayaking trips to Kornati National Park.

On this trip we spend 7 days away from civilisation. We live in a refurbished fisherman house on one of the 79 remote islands that are a part of UNESCO protected Kornati National Park.

Sea kayaking Kornati highlights

  • Spendtime away from civilisation in the middle of UNESCO protected Kornati National park
  • Stay in refurbished fisherman houses available only to small groups or individual guests
  • Sea kayak in crystal clear waters among cliffs, caves, beaches and tens of islands
  • Taste local dishes preapred by a local chef using only locally grown and caught produce
  • Coast along the Kornati archiepelago on a relaxing cruise to and from our kayaking base
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Sea kayaking location on the map

On this Sea kayaking trip we stay with our host, a local fisherman, who prepres our food. Every day we venture out with sea kayaks to explore stunning vertical cliffs (opportunity for deep water solo if you are into it or just snorkel), caves, beaches and visit small fisherman settlements and 13th century ruins.

Traditional Croatian food on sea kayaking trip to Kornati
Sea kayaking on excursion to Kornati National Park

One day we hike across the island for stunning vistas of the entire archipelago. We go through the olive fields to have some of the most organic and best prepared ’lamb under bell’

We are in environment that breathes local atmosphere and traditions. There is little tourism infrastructure, ATMs, shops, Wifi and for phone signal you need to climb a hilltop. You can only get there in a private arrangement. It is very much hidden and off the beaten path. This trip is ideal if you are looking for small group adventure travel and multisport tour.

End of the day hike on a 7 day sea kayaking trip to Kornati

If you're looking for a different experience, this is it! We were a group of 7 friends and we experienced a week full of fun, sunny weather, delicious food and amazing nature.Our guide Marko has the ability to make everybody feel comfortable and he always arranged the tours in a way that each of us could enjoy to a maximum.Excellent value for money!

Martha, Germany

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.

Gunter, Germany
Trip 1

7 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
  • 900 EUR per person for a group of 6 people
  • 990 EUR per person for a group of 4 people
  • 1150 EUR per person for a group of 2 people
Includes
  • 6 nights accommodation in family run fisherman house in Kornati National Park
  • 6 days breakfast
  • 5 dinners
  • 5 days guide for kayaking and trekking tours
  • Entrance tickets to Kornati and Telaščica NP
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
Excludes
  • Return ferry ticket between Zadar and Sali
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 4 people
Itinerary

Our destination is Island Kornat and village Vrulje.

DAY 1
We meet at Jadrolinija ticketing office on Poluotok in Zadar where we catch a ferry to Sali (on DugiOtok Island) and then continue on a sailboat to Vrulje.
Included: welcome dinner
Highlights:sailboat ride through serene Kornati archipelago

DAY 2
After breakfast we customise your gear, do a safety course and introduction to paddling. We then paddle to Mrtovac to explore a beautiful cave, then to Levernaka and it’s pebble stone beach and back to our base.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Mrtovac cave, Levrnaka beach
Activity: 4h kayaking

DAY 3
Today we head west and explore Mana and Borošak cliffs and the stunning 100m high carbonate rock formations. We do a short hike to the top of the highest peak. We return back to our base for a swim and relaxed afternoon.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Mana ruins and cliffs
Activity: 4h kayaking

DAY 4
On our kayaking rest day we trek through olive fields to the southeastern side of Kornat Island. There we have a swimming break and a trading ‘lamb under the bell’ lucnh. After coffee we trek back to our base to see the sun set behind the archipelago.

DAY 5
After breakfast we head south to Piskera and Lavsa bays to explore the natural harbours and beaches.
Included: breakfast
Highlights:Bays and cliffs
Activity: 6h kayaking

DAY 6
After breakfast we pack our clothes (for speedboat transfer) and we paddle to a Tri Sestrice lighthouse. We finish in Katina Bay, where we are picked up by boat and transferred to Sali. We check in to our accommodation and have a tuna fish dinner.
Highlights: 16th century church - GospaodTarca
Included: breakfast, dinner

DAY 7:
We catch one of the two ferries from Sali to Zadar (6.20h or 11.20h).

Trip 2

7 days self 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
  • 700 EUR per person for 6 people
  • 800 EUR per person for 4 people
  • 900 EUR per person for 2 people
Includes
  • 6 nights accommodation in family run rooms and apartments in Kornati NP and in Sali
  • 6 days breakfast
  • 6 days dinner
  • Entrance tickets to Kornati NP
  • Fully equipped sea kayaks (paddles, spray decks, life jackets)
Excludes
  • Return ferry ticket between Zadar and Sali
  • Drinks and remaining meals
  • Tips
Minimum travelers
  • 2 people
Itinerary

Our destinations are village Vrulje and settlement Šipnata on Island Kornat in Kornati National Park.

DAY 1
We meet in Sali. You get there by catching Jadrolinija ticketing boat from Poluotok in Zadar. From there you continue on a private boat/sailboat to Vrulje...
Included: welcome dinner
Highlights:sailboat ride through serene Kornati archipelago

DAY 2
On this day we recommend paddling on the outer side of the islands south towards islands Piškera and Lavsa to explore their unusual bays and beaches. On the way back you can take the inner side of the channel. There is a restaurant there for potential snack.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Cliffs of Borošak, Lavsa and Piškera bays
Activity: 10-35km kayaking

DAY 3
Today you pack your gear in the kayaks and explore Mana and Borošak cliffs and the stunning 100m high carbonate rock formations (with an optional hike up) and have a break at Levrnaka beach. You finish in Šipnata, your second base.
Included: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: Mana ruins and cliffs, Levrnaka beach
Activity: 20-30km kayaking

DAY 4
On your third day you can either paddle north past Tri Sestrice Lighthouse to outter side of Telašćica Reserve or head south to visit GospaodTarca church and ruins. You return to your base in Šipnata.
Included: breakfast
Highlights: Telašćica cliffs, Sestrice Lighthouse
Activity:20-30km kayaking

DAY 5
After breakfast you can go north to paddle around Katina island and it’s meandering straits where you can find ruins of a Roman residence. Option is to continue north into the inner side of Telašćica Reserve.
Included: breakfast
Highlights: Interesting Katina straits
Activity: 8km-20km kayaking

DAY 6
On your last day you can go south towards Levrnaka, taking the inner side of the archipelago to explore 16th century church, and a 6th century fortress.
Highlights: 16th century church - Gospaod Tarca
Included: breakfast
Activity: 8-15km kayaking

DAY 7
You leave your kayaks in our Base 2 and get a drive back to Sali via private boat/sailboat to catch a ferry to Zadar - normally ferry leaves Sali at 11.20h and you are in Zadar at 12.20h.

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