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

Activity provider: Raftrek Adventure Travel

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

Activity provider: Raftrek Adventure Travel
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From US$ 41.06 per person

Spend a day on a water safari canoeing along Croatia's Zrmanja River as you encounter waterfalls and easy rapids, hidden swimming pools, and a steep-sided canyon! Enjoy a day in this perfectly clear water that flows through a spectacular canyon.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Enjoy a canoe/kayak adventure for the whole family, as you paddle down the Zrmanja River
  • Go through magnificent canyons and underneath waterfalls
  • Take on the challenge of navigating through the rapids
  • Swim in the crystal-clear water
Full description

Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, a spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls.

They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists but their scenery makes them also very exciting. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls.

The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to handle sit-on-top kayaks as you slowly enter the canyon. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them.

More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja towards Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip optionally you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant or take a picnic on your own. Itinerary: 10:00 AM - Arrival to destination – Kastel Zegarski village 10:30 AM - Preparing for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader 11:00 AM - Trip starts 12:30 PM - Continuing down the river Zrmanja 3:00 PM - Finish at Muskovci village 3:30 PM - Optional refreshments 

4:00 PM - Departure

  • Guide
  • Necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • Nature park entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Transfer
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Kaštel Žegarski, North Dalmatia. Driving Distance: Zadar (75 km), Sibenik (85 km), Zagreb (270 km.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • T-shirt
  • Water shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirts, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towels, sunscreen, and water. In case of colder weather, bring along a long-sleeved shirt
  • No previous kayaking experience is needed and even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate
  • Please note that rafting boats are used in case of high water levels
  • In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the local supplier will reschedule the activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 461 reviews

Review summary

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An amazing experience. You get An experience of the river and waterfalls that is very similar to Plitvice or KRka but without crowds of people and it’s all interactive and you are a part of it, not just a viewer. It was our best activity during the busy week in the national parks in Croatia. The guides and all staff was great!

July 4, 2022

It was a very nice tour. The water is very clear, the landscape is fantastic. You move around, paddle, swim, have fun and experience nature - it couldn't be better. The two trainers were very careful: they gave good instructions and guided them safely through the rapids. They told a lot about the river and the gorge.

September 10, 2021

The whole experience felt well organised and we enjoyed it very much. The river was mild mostly due the this year's drought, but we didn’t mind, there were some exciting parts as well. Though only one adult could go down a waterfall (a child was allowed with an adult). Anyways, I’m really glad we went, it wasn’t an adventure, don’t know if that’s just now, but in Montenegro there was more adrenaline for sure. However, it was incredibly soothing. A few things that could have been better- we had one incredibly smelly vest, it sounds picky, but they could be washed sometimes (nothing wrong with mine though) and it was a bit uncomfortable waiting for 45 minutes in a place full of smoking people for the drivers as they only took them to the starting point (and the way there was more adrenaline than the kayaking as the driver drove like mad). We don’t regret going at all and enjoyed it, though if it’s a long journey for you and you don’t like this sort of thing, I probably wouldn’t bother.

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August 28, 2021

Product ID: 26141