Zadar Water activities

Our most recommended Zadar Water activities

Zadar: Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

1. Zadar: Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

Visit a beautiful Croatian island on this boat tour from Zadar. Get access to areas that the larger tourist ships cannot reach. Marvel at the beauty of Ugljan island. Stop for a swim at the beach and see old villages.  Meet your guide at City Bridge and embark on your boat trip. Admire panoramic views of the city center from the water. Drive towards the island and enjoy the views of some pristine beaches and stop for a swim in the crystal clear water. Explore charming villages with coffee bars and souvenir shops. Admire the old red-roofed stone buildings on the shore. After some time learning about the history of the island with your guide, you will return back to Zadar.

Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

2. Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Glide down the easy rapids of the Zrmanja River on a scenic kayak or canoe tour from Kaštel Žegarski. Join your guide on a breathtaking journey through a spectacular canyon. Swim under the Krupa Waterfalls and arrive at the village of Muskovci to purchase a meal. Begin your trip in Kaštel Žegarski, a striking area with safe and gentle rapids for beginners. Learn how to handle your kayak or canoe as you slowly enter the canyon. Allow your guide to point out fish and birds, and teach you about the natural phenomenon of karst. If time and weather permit, stop by the beautiful Krupa Waterfalls and enjoy the chance to swim under them. Come across more beautiful waterfalls as you make your way down to the town of Muskovci. After the tour, your group's driver will be transported back to the starting point to pick up your car. While you're waiting to be picked up, you can relax and buy some snacks or lunch.

From Zadar: Private Boat Tour to Croatian Islands

3. From Zadar: Private Boat Tour to Croatian Islands

Embark on a boat ride with a private skipper to islands off the coast of Zadar. Did you know that Zadar county in Croatia has more than 100 islands? In front of the town of Zadar, discover the island Ugljan with its great beaches. Enjoy the amazing views of the town of Zadar from a boat ride with a private skipper and capture pictures of the sweeping city view. Go for a swim and relax on the island's amazing beaches. • From Zadar to Kostanj - Ošljak - Preko tour for 4 hours • From Zadar to Frnaza - Preko - Ošljak tour for 4 hours

Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

4. Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

Your tour starts at 6 PM from the meeting point (Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at the pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising through the Zadar channel on a sailing boat with a bottle of champagne and witnessing the spectacular Zadar sunset, one of the most famous sunsets on the Adriatic coast. An amazing overview of the sun-kissed islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina at 8 PM.

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

5. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

Escape the city for a relaxing day at sea. Explore hidden bays, swim in bright blue waters, and explore beneath the waves on a snorkeling stop. This tour can be customized according to the preferences of the group and can even include a quick stop for fishing. Meet your guide at the pier for a quick safety briefing. Next, cruise across the Zadar channel to the island Ugljan. Catch a glimpse of the red-roofed fishing villages on these islands and admire the blue waters off their coasts. Reach the island of Ugljan by mid-day and stop for a swim in the beautiful Frnaža bay. Sail on to little fisherman island of Ošljak and the village of Preko, where the group can stop for lunch, coffee, or just a quick walk through the little town. In the afternoon, sail leisurely back to shore, taking in vistas of the different islands as you go. Snap a picture of Zadar's old town from the water as you return to the marina in the late afternoon.

From Zadar: Zrmanja River Canyon Kayaking Tour

6. From Zadar: Zrmanja River Canyon Kayaking Tour

Discover the beauty of the Zrmanja River that winds through the imposing Zrmanja Canyon on a guided kayaking tour. Explore this section of the Northern Velebit National Park with an activity that is perfect for both beginners and outdoor enthusiasts Start with pickup from your hotel in Zadar and travel by bus towards the small village of Kaštel Žegarski for the start of your kayaking adventure. Listen to a short introductory briefing on the route and general safety before getting set up with all the required equipment. Set off on the river and paddle across light rapids and serene stretches of calm water. Take some occasional breaks for swimming in the refreshing water, with drinks and snacks available. As you reach the end of the route, stop beneath a picturesque waterfall for a final swim. Afterward, hop back on your transportation to return to Zadar.

Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

7. Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful views of Zadar on a sunset boat tour, taking in some of its most magnificent sights from the water. Starting from the City Bridge, sail around the city and admire the views of the bustling city center coming to life as the sun goes down. Pass by the most significant buildings and sights of the Old Town. See the Zadar ramparts that are listed on the Unesco World Heritage List since 2017. Relax and watch the sun set on the horizon from the boat to end your day in Zadar.

From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

8. From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

The excursion starts at 09:00 from meeting point( Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising across Zadar channel and reaching the stunning bays on island Ugljan during the mid-day hours. Calm and relaxing bays on island Ugljan make a perfect setting for various activities like swimming, snorkeling, fishing and expedition. Depending on preferences, tour is continued with sailing to island Ošljak or charming local villages on Ugljan, and followed by break (lunch, coffee, walk). Enjoying in unique afternoon sailing experience on the way back, with the amazing overview at the islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina by 17:00

Zadar: Private Sunset Sailboat Tour with Drinks

9. Zadar: Private Sunset Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with a private evening boat trip around Zadar. Sail along the Adriatic coast on an intimate experience with your partner, family, or friends, and take in the natural landscape while sipping on refreshing drinks on the deck. Follow a route through the Zadar Channel and relax as you leave behind the quaint ancient homes on the shore and navigate past the breathtaking untouched islets of the archipelago. Observe the verdant sandbanks and deep blue water at their prime, right around dusk. Marvel at the stunning colors of the sky as the sun sets over the ocean. Experience the magical Croatian scenery from the water and away from the crowds, for a unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

10. From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

Depart from Zadar in the early afternoon and sail across the Zadar Canal towards the island of Ugljan. The boat will dock at Preko, a small island village. You can take a walk around the small port, have a coffee at one of the beach bars, take a swim or visit the nearby islet of Galevac, a green oasis and the location of a 14th-century monastery. Get back on the boat and continue sailing towards a secluded bay where you'll be able to completely relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On the way back to Zadar, your skipper will show you the basics of sailing.

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The experience was brilliant and the guides were helpful and cheerful. The scenery is awesome. Wet shoes are good to have, however if you dont, you can get away with using sandals as well. The return journey to the starting point is only for the driver, but it is easy to get back. If unsure the guides are happy to put the address into your navigation. Highly recommended.

Amazing tour- really special as we had the boat to ourselves! Our guide was fabulous! A great personality and shared loads of interesting facts about the history of zadar with us as well as some local Liquor! The sunset was perfect! Kids loved it- they felt like celebrities! I do this again and again!!

Boris was fantastic, knowledgable about the islands and gave good insights during his talks. Was very interesting to explore the islands and see things I wouldn’t have seen if I stayed in Zadar. Would highly recommend

Ranco was an awesome skipper - meet up was easy to find, we got to learn more about Zadar’s history and then visited 3 islands

Very pleasant day with a charming skipper. To do again with great pleasure…