Bases for our activites are located on islands Kornati, Dugi Otok, and Molat in Zadar archipelago.
Our meeting point is either villages Sali on island Dugi Otok or village Molat on island Molat. Both meeting points can be reached via public catamaran and/or car ferry connections from Zadar old town harbour. There are two or three boat connections per day and their time tables vary depending on time of the year and particular day. Meeting time is adjusted to the boat connections and someone from our team will meet you as you get off ferry in Sali or Molat.
Best way to reach our island bases is from city Zadar on mainland. Your arrival airport is Zadar airport which is 30 minute drive from the Zadar Old Town. Both the airport and city Zadar are easy to get around with reasonable taxi costs. Your connection boats to both Molat and Sali depart from Zadar Old Town harbour. There is no need to book passenger tickets upfront. You can buy the tickets 1 hour before your boat departure (couple of hour before departure).
For Kornati trips your transport company is G&V Line Iadera: Address is: G&V Line Iadera ticketing office, Poljana N.Nodila 7, 21000 Zadar (00385 23 250733). Narrow street perpendicular to the Old Town Dock. (add G&V line address map)
For '3 islands' and Molat trips your transport company is Jadrolinija: Address is: Jadrolinija, Liburnijska Obala 7, 21000 Zadar. Llittle white building outside the old city walls on the Old Town harbour dock, just 100m from where the boats depart. (add Jadrolinija address map)
June to August is normally most popular time to visit. Air temperatures are in their 30s, sea temperatures in 20s and precipitation is normally lowest with only occasional one or half day summer storms with low and modeate winds. April, May, September and October are prefered time to paddle with temperatures in mid 20s, sea slightly colder and moderate winds and waves. Normally ideal time for travellers who are fit or with some kayaking experience.
During your entire stay you will have access to electricity, hot water and drinking water. We eat in restaurants and we have breakfast and dinner (if included in the itineraries) prepared by our hosts. Our base on island Kornat has no WIFI and phone signal is weak and occasionally not available. Cash is obligatory. On the islands there are not ATMs. Restaurants and shops very often do not accept credit or debit cards.
It is necessary for you to insure yourself aginst sickness and injury. Please make sure to read the claims properly and are familiar with the claims process in case it becomes necessary to make an emergency claim.
Most of our trips are based in bed and breakfasts and our itineraries are circular so you can leave your excess lugage in one of our residences. unless otherwise noted in your tailor made itinerary.
The following is a list of items we would recommend to bring with you for the trip
Apparel Swimming gear (swimming shorts) Shorts and T-shirts Long sleeved or short sleeved polyester/breathable top for sun proteciton when kayaking Lightweight waterpoof rain jacket is useful in case of (rare) summer storms. Long sleeve t-shirt and pants in case it gets slightly colder in the evenings.
Footwear Sports sandals or 'water shoes' for exiting from kayaks and walking on rocks Light hiking gear or old running shoes for hiking where we go through sections of sharp carbonate rocks
Accessories Sunglasses with a cord or string to prevent loss Small dry bag usefull for keeping a camera and valuables handy while paddling One liter bottle Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering in case of moderate paddling technique or if haven't paddled recently Electricity converter: local powerpoints require a plug with two round pins
In case of last minute delays or problems, contact Malik Adventurs directly on +385 91 784 75 47.
Zadar has a beautiful and well-preserved Renaissance old town and is a great place to spend a day or two if your are looking to explore some of the churches and explore little stone alleys. If booking accommodation we recommend Old Town – conveniently located with easy access to Old Town Harbour. In case you need help booking a hotel or private accommodation, let us know and we would be happy to help. Paklenica is a nearby NP which we recommend if you would like to go for a hike in the mountains, do some rock climbing (sports, traditional and long bolted routes). Dugi Otok island is great place if you would like to spend another couple of days in little sleepy villages, discovering beaches on your own and relaxing far from any tourist crowd. Nin has a large sandy beach if you are interested in taking a kite surfing class.
We pride ourselves in having what our guests call 'the best gear we have had in all of the Adriatic’. Our kayak fleet consists of Prijon Seayaks, Marlins and Touryak 500 and the doubles are Poseidons. We work with Prijon fixed angle aluminium paddles. All other sports gear (climbing, touring and yoga) is continuously upgraded and renewed.