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Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

1. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with exploring the National Parks at your leisure. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:45 AM as you board your ship. Immediately be spoiled with some delicious local Rakija and ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast. Meet your tour guide and hear fascinating stories. Between 12 PM and 1:30 PM, enjoy free time to explore the Natural Park Telašćica on your own. Discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir. Also, go for a swim either in the sea or the lake. Admire the scenic views of the next stop, the Kornati National Park and Suha Punta Bay, before a delicious lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 5:30 PM.

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From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

2. From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park, departing from Zadar. Leave in the morning and make your way to the park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park.  During the tour, you will stop for 3 hours to go swimming. Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park, checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day, you will also be treated to lunch.

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From Zadar: 4-Hour Croatian Islands Boat Experience

3. From Zadar: 4-Hour Croatian Islands Boat Experience

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. On this boat tour, you can decide between a three or four-hour tour. Enjoy the amazing views of the town of Zadar from a boat ride with a private skipper and go for a swim on the island's amazing beaches. Tours start from Foša in Zadar (Land Gate - Leon Gate) and head to the island Ugljan, Preko: • From Zadar (Foša) to Kostanj - Ošljak-Preko tour for 4 hours • From Zadar (Foša) to Frnaza - Preko - Ošljak tour for 4 hours

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Zrmanja: Full-Day Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

4. Zrmanja: Full-Day Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, 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

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Sakarun Beach Full-Day Guided Tour from Zadar

5. Sakarun Beach Full-Day Guided Tour from Zadar

Board a boat in the Old Town and sail to the most beautiful islands of the Zadar archipelago on this 10-hour trip. Enjoy the panorama of one of the most stunning coasts in the world and take in views of the islands of Tri sestrice, Sestrunj and Molat. Have breakfast on the boat and enjoy unlimited water. Once you reach Dugi Otok, home to Saharun Beach, you will disembark in the village of Bozava. From there, a bus will take you to your final destination. You’ll be given a box lunch to take the beach, where you can spend time enjoying Saharun. The beach is protected as a significant natural area of the Croatian ecological network.

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Kaštel Žegarski: Zrmanja River Packrafting

6. Kaštel Žegarski: Zrmanja River Packrafting

Arrive at Raftrek Adventure Travel and get prepared for your exciting adventure. Listen to a short but important safety talk and follow your expert, friendly guides to the river. Next, take off from Kaštel Žegarski into untouched nature and picturesque scenery as you practice paddling and steering your boat. After you have become experienced controlling your movement, travel more quickly down the Zrmanja river. Feel the thrill of going down rapids and relax in the crystal clear water as you swim under waterfalls. Then, enjoy a snack, if you have brought one, while everyone is resting under the Krupa falls. 

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Zadar: Ugljan, Ošljak and Školjić Islands Private Boat Tour

7. Zadar: Ugljan, Ošljak and Školjić Islands Private Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful islands of Ugljan, Ošljak and Školjić on a private 4-hour speedboat tour from Zadar. Escape the crowds and speed across the Adriatic Sea to the car-free island of Ošljak. Learn the history of the sparsely populated settlement from your knowledeable guide. Find a secluded beach and relax in the shade of the pine trees, or marvel at the marine life and snorkel in the sea. See the 19th-century windmills and discover a small church said to date back to the 5th or 6th century. Wander around the olive groves to find an old olive oil press.  Sail to the smaller island of Školjič and stroll to the Franciscan monastery. Visit the museum that has a copy of the Holy Bible from the 15th century. Then relax near the pier or at a sandy beach with shallow, crystal clear water. Head to one of the villages on Ugljan island to enjoy a snack in a local fisherman’s restaurant. Try some of the local wine, or go for a walk through the village and soak up the atmosphere.

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From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

8. From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

Take a scenic ride on a speedboat through the Zadar Channel towards Komati island and see all the beauty the Zadar archipelago has to offer. This tour is designed to meet your requests and preferences. So while cruising along, let your skipper know what you're interested in doing or seeing, whether it's swimming, hiking, or just cruising through. Begin your tour with scenic views of the islands of Žut, Sit, Dugi Otok, Iž, Lavdara, and Kornati and pass the bridge between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Arrive at Kornati National Park and tour its 89 islands, islets, and reefs. Discover the many secrets that make Kornati so unique from your skipper who will take you by a historical defensive fortress that also once served as a movie set. Stop for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape before exploring the park further. Come across many secluded and private beaches and enjoy a quick dip in the refreshing water, some snorkeling, or a bit of sunbathing.  Since the Komati Islands are know for the freshly caught fish, let your skipper know if you'd like to stop for a meal at your own personal expense. They will be happy to recommend restaurants for a gourmet lunch or alternatively suggest picnic locations for those who have brought their own meals. Afterward, if time allots, have another swim before concluding your tour.

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Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

9. Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion on a comfortable speedboat through the Zadar channel and around the island of Ugljan towards Dugi Otok, stopping along the way wherever you like. Once at Dugi otok, take a quick break to experience the slow pace of life on Croatian islands. Have an ice cream, coffee or a cold drink before head to a hidden bay near Dugi Otok. This beautiful, small and sandy bay, surrounded by wild nature, is a big secret of the area. Rest underneath the olive trees or chill on the boat under the canopy and enjoy the turquoise sea. Next, head to the island of Iž. On the way, see all the beauty of the Zadar archipelago. Discover the islands of Rava, Ugljan, Žut and Sit, before hitting a secluded bay on Iž island. Enjoy some snorkeling and swimming from the boat and make use of the sound system. Visit the village of Iž, an exceptional example of traditional Croatian island villages. Choose to have lunch there in a local restaurant. Last but not the least is a sandy bay on the uninhabited side of Ugljan Island. Enjoy shallow water and pristine white sand for some more fun and games. Sit down and unwind in the olive gardens, or under the pine trees and soak in the real Adriatic experience before you proceed back to Zadar. This tour lasts a minimum of six hours and can last more for your enjoyment at no extra cost.

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From Zadar: Full-Day Boat Trip to Sakarun Beach with Lunch

10. From Zadar: Full-Day Boat Trip to Sakarun Beach with Lunch

Discover the natural beauty of Sakarun Beach on this full-day trip and explore northwestern Zadar by catamaran. Meet the crew in the city harbor and hop in the catamaran that will take you to Sakarun Beach, enjoying panoramic views of northwestern Zadar along the way. During the journey, enjoy a breakfast sandwich on board before entering the port of Božava. Hop on the bus and travel to Sakarun Beach. Spend 5 hours exploring the area at your own pace. Sakarun Beach is renowned for its natural beauty and breathtaking blue waters. Relax on the white sand beach, swim in the shallow waters, or grab a bite to eat at one of the beach's many restaurants. At the end of the day, hop back in the bus and travel back to the port for your return boat journey to Zadar.

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 247 reviews

We spent an amazing day at the beach! The water was unbelievable! The boat trip helped set the day right, offering amazing views of the islands and the staff was really friendly and fun, they even turned the music at a high volume which made the people dance - really nice atmosphere! They do inform you on the boat that there is seaweed in the water and due to its properties it is protected by law, therefore it cannot be cleaned. And anyway, it’s not the gross type of green seaweed, it’s mostly dry and once further in the water it’s not anymore - only a bit at the shore and on the beach (which honestly makes for a soft spot for your beach towels).One remark though: they could offer some vegetarian/vegan options for the food provided as not everyone eats meat - we gave our lunch wraps back and ended up taking the ham out of the breakfast sandwich. We came prepared with our own food anyway so it was no biggie. All in all, it was a great experience and we’ll go again!

Beautiful scenery, locations, and water. Friendly staff. They gave us a second meal inbetween the second and third stop, which surprised me since I didn't remember reading it in any description. Bringing your own snacks doesn't hurt, especially being under the sun and on a boat all day.

No bad surprises, everything is as described. Food and drinks "basic" but almost at will, small boat a little dated but which gives it all its charm. A great value for money

It was awesome. Both guys we're super nice and funny. We had a great time with them and also learned something about the environment. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Wonderful 4 hour boat trip around the islands around Zadar. In between, we took a dip in a beautiful bay. Friendly captain!