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Brijuni National Park

Brijuni National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

1. Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Cruise on a modern boat and take some time to admire Pula, Istria. Watch the beautiful sunset and take the opportunity to watch dolphins play. The three-hour voyage starts from the port of Pula and continues along the coast of the Brijuni National Park where you can see dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphins are frequent visitors to the Brijuni waters because of the abundance of fish that dolphins come to hunt in the evening. With beautiful sunset scenes, dolphins, and Brijuni National Park, enjoy dinner and drinks onboard. For dinner, choose between a Mediterranean fish menu, meat menu, or vegetarian menu. Drinks are served throughout the ride (coca cola, fanta, red and white wine, and water). Upon your return to the Port of Pula, take the opportunity to see the famous Pula giants and the Pula Arena at night.

From Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching

2. From Pula: Sunset Cruise with Dolphin Watching

Leave from Pula and embark on a sightseeing boat trip through Brijuni National Park, and take in the beautiful views of the 14 islands of the park. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and make a stop to watch the park's dolphins in their natural habitat. Depart from Pula in the boat Martinabela, and set out for Brijuni National Park, in the beautiful clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Try to spot various species of fish and other wildlife on the tour, as the park is a protected area known for its different wildlife species. Sightsee around all 14 of the park's islands, and enjoy a stop to watch the park's resident dolphins, and take beautiful photos and videos of these wonderful creatures. Luckily, dolphins are free animals and nobody can guarantee number of them, but we find them in 99%.

Pula: Brijuni National Park Tour with Island Visit

3. Pula: Brijuni National Park Tour with Island Visit

Visit one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea, Brijuni National Park. Explore the park by boat, spotting wild animals along the way, and swim in the water at St. Jerolim Island. Board a comfortable ship with your captain and guide and head out to the islands that form the National Park. This place is famous because its former owner, Josip Broz Tito, had a rare hobby: he collected exotic animals. Your guide on the ship will conduct a sightseeing tour around all the islands and share lots of interesting facts about the islands and their famous owners. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Mediterranean dishes made of fish, beef, or vegetables. Don’t forget to take advantage of the unlimited drinks on board, like wine, mineral water, juice, and sodas. If you're lucky, your ship may be accompanied by dolphins, so don’t forget your camera.   On a stop off at St. Jerolim Island (Sveti Jerolim), you can choose to stay for 2.5 hours or stay on the ship. On the island, you’ll get the chance to wander its scenic beaches, take a swim, or explore the island itself. After a fun day out on the open sea, your ship will return to Pula.

From Pula: Brijuni National Park Guided Tour

4. From Pula: Brijuni National Park Guided Tour

Visit Veli Brijun island and explore Brijuni National Park on a guided tour from Pula. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the island. Admire the beautiful plants and animals and take some free time to explore. Board the wooden ship to cross to Veli Brijun from Pula Harbour. Arrive at the central port of Brijuni on the eastern side of the island, where your guided tour begins. Hop on the tourist train to discover the island's highlights, as well as beautiful scenic views of the surrounding coastline. The ride on the tourist train takes approximately one hour. Ride along the coast and all the way to the north of the island where the Safari Park is located. See the golf courses, a Venetian citadel, and old farm buildings built in the early 20th century. Before arriving at the Safari Park, see the second-largest island of the national park. Mali Brijun, north of Veli Brijun. Upon arriving at the Safari Park, see some of the 80 herbivore animal species, mostly from various parts of Africa and Asia. Continue the journey along the west coast of the island. Ride through forests of holm oak and laurel. See beautiful wild orchids and exotic plants such as umbrella pine, cedar, and sequoias. See the Austro-Hungarian fortress of Tegetthoff and the empty pools of the zoo that existed on the island until 1995. Visit the remains of a Roman villa on the shores of Verige Bay and visit the Church of St. Germaine. After some free time, head back to the port for the journey back to Pula.

Pula: Saint Jerolim Kayak and Snorkel Tour

5. Pula: Saint Jerolim Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Embark on an adventure to the pristine coast of Saint Jerolim. Enjoy beautiful views of the Punta Christo lighthouse, the skyline of Pula, and the expansive Brijuni Islands. Feel at one with nature as you admire a landscape ruled by the wilderness. Paddle to Saint Jerolim and relax on the beach, before setting off to explore the island. Take in the beautiful scenes, and learn about the rich history from your guide. Keep an eye out for local residents, the donkeys and peacocks love to make friends. See the vibrant wildlife while snorkelling in the shallow waters, and feed a frenzy of fish. Top it off with an underwater photoshoot to remember the day forever. Once you've rested up, paddle back to Pula with some treasured memories.

From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

6. From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

Have a fun or relaxed time during your holidays and experience Pula from a sea perspective. Take your family and friends to private boat excursions, panorama boat trip, or choose fishing activities. For a full experience, combine all of the above: enjoy panorama and all its beautiful views, swim in the sea, sunbathe on secluded beaches, relaxed or sportive fishing. Beside a standard fishing or excursions route, with us you can plot your own course and make an experience that is just yours. Refreshing drinks await you on board, as well as fishing equipment and baits.

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What people are saying about Brijuni National Park

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Amazing trip! We saw many many dolphins, some jumping through the light reflection of the sunset, others danced in front of the boat. The captain targeted several spots with quite a distance in between (to my observation, he did as the only one). As promised, drinks were free on an unlimited basis. The captain and his staff were very nice to the kids being allowed to see how the boat is controlled. I felt the trip was completely safe... the crew always had eyes open, what passengers did and how they behave. The captain explained the passed landscapes and islands and some history, in English and German. An unexpectedly amazing event for my adult daughter and myself … but no promise for observing dolphins. But I guess the captain does the best for succession...

Very, very friendly captain who has a lot of language skills. The passengers could be conversed in German, English, Italian and Croatian. The "old" ship offered a great atmosphere during the trip into the sunset. As already read in other reviews, the captain and the rest of the staff on board tried very hard to spot the dolphins. In the end, these efforts paid off and we were able to see dolphins in different places for over half an hour. The only downside are the plastic cups used to serve the drinks. These should be replaced if possible. All in all a very worthwhile experience and highly recommended.

From the moment you are first greeted by the friendly Martinbelo crew you know that it is going to be a good trip. The Captain’s gave a welcome speech and instructions about the tour, what to do and expect in a minimum of 3 different languages. He shared interesting facts and history about the archipelago and areas we were seeing. The boat ride is relaxing and beautiful to Brijuni. What a wonderful way to see this part of Croatia. Just pack a lunch, some drinks and go.

Hosts were very welcoming and provided drink refreshments throughout. We saw lots of dolphins and the captain & crew gave multiple opportunities to watch them. They were amazed at how many we saw and the sunset was beautiful too. They explained the area we were in throughout the journey. The boat was comfortable and not too crammed with people too like some of the others we saw. Would highly recommend this boat tour whilst in Pula!

... impressive tour with friendly staff on a lovingly maintained ship! ... no mass processing! ... child-friendly and multilingual information ... ... anytime again ...