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Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok from Zadar

1. Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok from Zadar

On this full-day kayaking excursion you’ll experience the natural beauty of Dugi Otok, a rugged island located to the west of Zadar. When you arrive, a van will transfer you to the bay, where the kayaking adventure begins. During the tour you’ll encounter secret bays, numerous sea caves and soaring cliffs. Later, when you return to the starting point you’ll be transferred to the north of island, where you’ll have lunch. Afterwards, you’ll paddle your kayak to a sunken ship, which offers a spectacular snorkeling experience. The final part of the tour is spent at the white sandy beach of Sakarun, where you can relax, swim and play the local game of picigin – a real treat for all.

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From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

2. From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of the island of Dugi Otok on a half-day kayaking adventure from Zadar. Delight in the white sandy beach of Veli Žal, and swim in a hidden cave. Begin your tour by boarding a ferry at Gaženica port in Zadar and cruise for 1.5 hours to Dugi Otok. Admire the beauty of the magical Zadar archipelago on the sunny deck during the ride. Upon arrival in Brbinj, Dugi Otok, meet your guide in front of the ferry, then take a 15-minute ride to Veli Žal. Once at the beach, choose how you want to spend the first part of your adventure. Soak up some rays on the beach, go for a swim, explore the surroundings in a kayak by yourself, or join your guide on a ride around the island of Mezanj. 2 hours later, transfer to another bay where the real kayaking adventure starts. Paddle out in your kayak with a certified local guide, and try cliff jumping, swimming, and diving in an astonishing cave that changes color depending on sun reflection/the angle of sunlight.

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Zadar: Ugljan, Ošljak and Školjić Islands Private Boat Tour

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Zadar: Sakarun Bay, Golubinka Cave & Veli Žal Speedboat Tour

7. Zadar: Sakarun Bay, Golubinka Cave & Veli Žal Speedboat Tour

Hop on a private boat in Zadar and head to Sakarun bay, Veli Žal beach and Golubinka cave on the outer part of the island. Visit the most magical places to make your holiday getaway memorable. While cruising towards the uninhabited side of Dugi Otok, whose name (Long Island) uncovers its 45-kilometer length, cruise past the islands of Sestrunj, Rava, Iž, Zverinac, Molat. Stop near the sunken ship near Lagnići islands to snorkel and explore the shipwreck from the 80s. Proceed past the Veli Rat lighthouse towards Veli Žal beach which is home to the most turquoise waters of the Adriatic. The beach Veli Žal (Big Beach) is situated on the uninhabited side of Dugi Otok in the open waters. Explore this best-kept secret of the archipelago. Next, head to the remote Golubinka cave to immerse in the pristine wilderness and beauty of nature. The cave itself lets some light in, which then explodes in many beautiful colors making the water inside look and feel magical. Snorkel and swim in these waters to enjoy the cave. Then, start going back towards the famous Sakarun bay. Meet pristine white sand, turquoise waters, a beach bar, and a restaurant in the pine forest. Lie on the beach, dip your feet in the crystal clear water, and relax to the sounds of waves.

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SUP Adventure Day on Picturesque Molat Island

8. SUP Adventure Day on Picturesque Molat Island

Enjoy a day of exploring the coast on your SUP. The itinerary serves as an approximate guide for your authentic Croatian SUP adventure. The route may change during the trip to take the advantage of any possible opportunity, such as the weather conditions or according to the groupʼs preferences, fitness and skill level.  Take a public passenger boat departing Zadar from Old Town port and arrive in Molat town on Molat island. Your guide will greet you as you get of the public passenger boat. After an introduction to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), head out to the nearby cliff and cave. Have some fun cliff jumping. Together with your guide, decide on one of the itinerary options. Head out to the village of Brgulje and its secluded bay. Have an optional cup of coffe and a pizza there. Or you can go to military caves and have some more cliff action. Spend a day away from civilization. Circumnavigate Molat's southern coast and have a break on a sandy beach. On late afternoon, finish at one of Molat's ports; you will have free time to get back on the ferry for your return trip to Zadar. 

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

It was a great day with lots of activities and wonderful impressions. We had super nice guides who explained a lot and always had something to say about island life, history and residents. The main attraction for us was snorkeling at the shipwreck - great! A thoroughly successful day!

The kayaking experience was set up very well and great for all levels of experience. Zoki was an excellent guide.

It was definitely worth it. The guide told us some information around it and made the day great

Well organised trip to the beautiful island of Dugi Otok. Highly recommended.

Everything was well organized. Very friendly and helpful.