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Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

1. Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks

Embark at the port of Vrsar, and then head north along the water on this cruise. Watch as sunset breaks over the horizon and marvel in the magnificent skyline of Istria. Take in the breathtaking play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Travel to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and admire the impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. From the deck of your boat, relax and soak up the sun while sipping on a drink while enjoying the moment.

From Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

2. From Rovinj: Full-Day Boat Trip to Venice 1-Way or Return

Depart Rovinj or Venice and take an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea. Explore the Venice and its 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 150 channels that flow under them. Take a gondola ride across the lagoon, or stroll the narrow streets at leisure. Experience the famous cuisine of Italy at enchanting restaurants, or encounter old squares, beautiful palaces, art-filled churches and galleries that perfectly illustrate the romantic ambiance of the city. Arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes in advance so that boarding can proceed smoothly. Once each passenger has been confirmed and the information sent to the border police, relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants (own expense) as you set sail. Glide in or out of the lagoon of Venice and look at the architecture of the city built on water from the catamaran’s open deck. During the Venice introduction (on the boat ride towards Venice), you'll also be offered some optional products such as: gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch etc.

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

3. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe, bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj, Pula, and Umag in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice at San Basilio, make your way through passport control. Then, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Hear special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. Gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Later, head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos en route. Embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran, and sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice.

From Vrsar: Lim Fjord and Rovinj Boat Tour

4. From Vrsar: Lim Fjord and Rovinj Boat Tour

Discover the magnificent Croatian coast on this cruise departing from Vrsar. You will make your first stop just after 30 minutes in one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, Rovinj, for a 2-hour break. Stroll through the city’s narrow streets and allies, visit some of the many galleries and cafes, or head to the market and try traditional and locally produced products such as cheese, olive oil, and honey. Once you leave Rovinj and make your way towards the next attraction of this tour. The boat will slowly cruise through the Lim Fjord, a natural reserve that is famous for its narrow width and a variety of fish species that return every year for breeding. Here you will also get to explore a pirate cave.

Rovinj Islands: 4-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

5. Rovinj Islands: 4-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

Enjoy an active and adventurous day on the Croatian Coast on a 3-hour guided kayak tour that combines swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach.  Begin your sea excursion by learning the basics of paddling, steering, and controlling the kayak from your expert guide. Set out into the ocean to see the five beautiful islands in the surrounding area. Make 2 stops where you will get ample time for exploring, snorkeling, and to picnic. Discover Red island and take in its pristine natural surroundings. Explore the island, snorkeling into the blue waters, or simply relax on the beach.

Rovinj: Guided Electric Scooter Tour

6. Rovinj: Guided Electric Scooter Tour

Start your activity in Villas Rubin Resort where your guide will welcome you and give you a short training lesson. Venture out on your 1.5-hour exploration of Rovinj, the coast with its beaches, and the Golden Cape nature park. Learn some interesting facts about Rovinj from your guide.

Rovinj: Crazy UFO Ride and Snorkeling Tour

7. Rovinj: Crazy UFO Ride and Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy a family-friendly snorkel adventure complete with a thrilling Crazy UFO or banana boat ride at the Villas Rubin resort. Hop onboard your banana boat for a thrilling 10-minute ride and see who can hold on the longest. Afterward, head to the beautiful island of Polari for a 1-hour snorkel session. See colorful fish and marine life as you snorkel in the island's crystal-clear waters.

Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

8. Poreč: Day Trip to Rovinj, Vrsar & Lim Fjord

Start your day at the harbor of Poreč. While leaving the city, enjoy the panorama of the Poreč lagoon, the small fishing village of Funtana, Vrsar, and one of the largest nudist camps in Europe, Koversada. At your first stop, explore the city of Rovinj. See the old fishermen, their fishing nets, and boats. Next, visit Lim Fjord, a nature park and a rich habitat of many Mediterranean plants and animals. See the Pirate cave, fish and shell farms, and the beautiful vegetation that comes down to the sea surface on both sides of the bay. Enjoy lunch on board and continue sailing to Vrsar for your second stop.

From Pula: Day Cruise to Rovinj, Lim Fjord & Red Island

9. From Pula: Day Cruise to Rovinj, Lim Fjord & Red Island

Discover Rovinj, Lim Fjord, and Red Island on this full-day cruise from Pula. Explore the history of Rovinj with a local guide as you wander around the town. Savor lunch on board in Lim Fjord, then enjoy some time for relaxing and swimming on Red Island. You'll meet your boat, Orion-Ariete, at the Pula harbor across from Tito's Park. Once you've boarded and found a spot on deck, lean back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Leaving Pula, take in amazing views of the city's amphitheater, and then sail along the Brijuni archipelago, making your way to your first stop at Rovinj. In Rovinj, you will have 2.5 hours of free time, accompanied by a local guide. Get an overview of the beautiful town, explore its little streets and alleys, and learn about its history with your guide. Soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque historic town. Once you leave Rovinj, set sail for Lim Fjord, a nearby channel famous for its aquatic life and narrow width. If you are very lucky, you might even spot some dolphins. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising through the canal, admiring stunning views of the greenery and your surroundings. After lunch, head straight to the Red Island, where you will have another 2.5 hours to spend. Go swimming in the deep blue Croatian Sea or just relax on the beach while sunbathing before returning to Pula at the end of your tour.

From Vrsar: Half Day Pirate Boat Tour to Rovinj

10. From Vrsar: Half Day Pirate Boat Tour to Rovinj

Set sail in Vrsar, near Poreč, on board a pirate boat along the beautiful Istrian coastline to reach and discover the stunning fishing port of Rovinj. Head south and experience a unique view of the west coast of Istria and the deep blue Adriatic Sea. Your crew will provide you with drinks and will be happy to answer your questions about the geography, history, and culture of the peninsula. After a 45 minute cruise, reach the port of Rovinj and freely explore the picturesque town. Stroll along the harbor and through the narrow streets, discover the historic old town, or try Croatian specialties in one of the many restaurants. Visit one of the nearby beaches or indulge in some ice cream at one of the many cafes. Finally, hop on board once again and sail back to Vrsar.

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What people are saying about Rovinj

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,306 reviews

We had a great day out with Tanja. It was an early start (7am) which was worth it as it meant we had longer in each place and we missed the traffic. Tanja was an excellent guide, she was so friendly and had lots of interesting facts and information to tell us. We saw beautiful coastal towns, including the incredible Roman amphitheatre in Pula. We had a wonderful day and couldn’t recommend Tanja or this tour highly enough.

Goran was amazing, really knowledgeable about the whole area including places to eat and drink. Just the two of us on tour ending with a sunset at the church. Must do activity with Goran when visiting Rovinj.

Very nice atmosphere on board with a funny and nice crew. They speak German and English and we felt the whole time very safe. Great trip!

An excellent way to not only see some beautiful towns , but also the coastline a helpful crew on a lovely boat A great day out

An all around nice trip. Nice crew and a beautiful town. We went as a family and everyone loved it.