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Zadar: Day Trip to Kornati and Telascica by Boat with Food

1. Zadar: Day Trip to Kornati and Telascica by Boat with Food

Discover some of the most stunning islands in the Kornati archipelago and enjoy a visit to Telascica Nature Park on a full-day boat tour from Zadar that includes breakfast, lunchbox, and swim stops. Cruise past peaceful bays, rugged cliffs, and rocky meadows while listening to your guide's commentary. Meet the boat crew in the city harbor in the morning. Depart from Zadar and stop at the ports of Drazenica and Preko (Ugljan island). Soak in panoramic views of Mrtovac, Levernaka, and Mana islands on the way to Kornati. Savor a welcome drink and a sandwich for breakfast. Sail around the Kornati cliffs while your guide shares its history with you. Upon arrival in Kornati, enjoy 50 minutes of free time to explore the island. Don't miss the 6th-century Fort Tureta standing high on Tureta hill, and the Church of Our Lady of Tarac. Then, get back to the boat to sail onward to Telascica. Tuck into your onboard lunch grilled fish with salad or vegetarian pasta made in tomato sauce, accompanied by wine. As the boat drops anchor at Telascica port, get ready to make the most of your 2 hours in the bay. Once in Telascica Nature Park, you can walk to the 150-meter-high lookout for stunning views of the Adriatic and the Kornati islands, swim in Lake Mir or the open sea, or simply chill by the catering facilities to sip on cold drinks. Finally, settle back in for the 3-hour return trip to Zadar, admiring the coastline along the way. If needed, the boat will make stops at the ports of Drazenica and Preko.

From Zadar: Kornati, Telašćica, and Ugljan Island Boat Tour

2. From Zadar: Kornati, Telašćica, and Ugljan Island Boat Tour

Discover some of Croatia's lesser-known islands on this boat trip from Zadar. Visit the charming fisherman's village of Kukljica on Ugljan Island, the picturesque Lake Mir in Telašćica, and the deserted Suha Panta bay. Stop for lunch at a seaside location that will remind you of Robinson Crusoe. Meet your guide in Zadar and hop on the boat that will lead you around the islands. Enjoy a breakfast of sandwiches as you listen to fascinating stories about the sights from your guide. Your first stop is at Telašćica Nature Park on Dugi Otok island. Enjoy some free time to explore the island at your own pace. Stroll around the picturesque Lake Mir, climb to a viewpoint for breathtaking views of the cliffs and sea, or go for a dip in the lake or sea. Next, head to Suha Punta bay and take in breathtaking views of the Kornati National Park. There are no ferries, running water, or electricity at the bay, so prepare for a real-life Robinson Crusoe experience at lunch. Feast on grilled meat, fish, and salad, all washed with local Croatian wine. On your way to the next stop, enjoy organic seasonal fruit before arriving at Kukljica on Ugljan island. Enjoy some free time to explore this fisherman's village at your own pace. You could go for a swim, see the sights, or pick up some fresh, locally made ice cream. At the end of the day, sit back and relax as you take in some final views of the islands before arriving back to Zadar in the evening, just in time for dinner.

Zadar: Speedboat Tour to Ugljan, Osljak, and Galevac

3. Zadar: Speedboat Tour to Ugljan, Osljak, and Galevac

Explore the islands of the coast of Zadar on this half-day experience. Travel between them in style by speedboat, as you experience Ugljan, Osljak, and Galevac. Meet at Jazine harbor in Zadar and board your speedboat. Look out for the city's famous Sea Organ as you speed away from the port. Travel across the crystal blue waters as you begin your island-hopping adventure. Alight from the boat for your first stop at Galevac Island. Once there, pause to visit the Franciscan Monastery of St. Paul The Hermit. Then head back across the water to Preko on Ugljan for a snack or ice cream (own expense). Ugljan is a delightful large island featuring medieval architecture and charming shops and cafes. Next, clamber back on the speedboat as you head for Osljak Island. Here, the azure waters are perfect for a refreshing swim. This is the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, so small you can circle it by foot in only 20 minutes. Enjoy another thrilling ride to the sandy beach at Kostanj. Take a final moment to pause once again away from the city heat and noise, before hopping back on the boat for the journey back to Zadar.

Zadar Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

4. 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.

From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

5. 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: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Ugljan

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 379 reviews

AMAZING, WAY better than expected!! Dante was our skipper-guide, super friendly and accommodating, spoke good English and was amazing. He would offer to take pictures for us, helped us with steep/rocky paths, gave us facts and indepth history about each place or attraction and he was lovely to be around! Also offered water, jackets and alcohol at the end! DEFINITELY BRING TRAINERS/SNEAKERS a lot of walking, not complaining, but walking up to the top of a steepish island wearing sliders/crocs isnt the best idea haha

An afternoon boat trip to a couple of islands with time to swim and snorkel. This is a small group tour and is a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon. Our captain was friendly and informative. We visited a tiny island with only 20 houses. We walked round the whole island in 30 minutes. The trip lasts around 4 hours. It starts with a short tour of Zadar sites, like the sea organ, the hotel where Alfred Hitchcock stayed and the city walls. A very enjoyable trip.

Excellent trip. Our skipper was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local. We got to swim in a few locations and had a walking tour round a small island. We were in a group of 10 persons, all of whom were good company. It's a trip I'd be happy to do again whenever we return to Zadar.

Amazing trip out! Danko was super flexible and took us to a really great swimming spot at the end of the island tour

great travel guide. Very nice and child friendly. Without time pressure