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Bovec Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Bovec Canoe & kayak tours

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

1. Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

After meeting at the office with your kayaking team, you will receive your whitewater equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet and a life jacket) before driving for 10 minutes to the starting point besides the Soča River. Before you begin your journey, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about whitewater safety and about the kayaking itself. Then, you will sit on your kayak and row your paddle through the crystal clear water through easily navigated parts of the Soča river. Using sit-on-top kayaks, which are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, will allow you to enjoy the whitewater rapids without any previous kayaking knowledge required. You will stop on the way for jumping and swimming in the emerald pools, and have a lot of fun on the waves for about 1.5 hours. The river is easy and calm, so your guides will add some kayaking challenges and games to the trip. Once you reach the finishing point, the drivers will be waiting with your dry clothes, and after everyone changes you will return to Bovec for a tour farewell in the office.

Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

2. Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

Kayak down the wild Soča river and take in the pristine local scenery. If you’re new to kayaking, don’t worry, the river includes easy sections for beginners and technically difficult sections for more experienced kayakers.  Benefit from the safe and secure design of open kayaks where you sit on the top of the kayak. Learn all the best tips and techniques from professional, licensed guides in the most fun and professional way. Don’t worry about getting your phone wet while trying to snap pictures, your guide will be getting the best photos of you along the way so you can focus on having the most memorable kayaking experience possible. 

Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

3. Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

Enjoy a half-day inflatable kayak tour designed for those who don’t have a lot of experience with kayaking. Due to their design, the one-person Guppy and the two-person Ducky are much more stable than the traditional plastic kayak, making them easier to steer.  Take tour that is perfect for beginners or intermediate kayakers. Choose from a beginner (Class I-II) and an intermediate (Class II-III) route. Start with a briefing from your guide and learn about the river, safety procedures, and paddling techniques. Embark on an adventure down the most popular sections of the Soča river. The first section of the river is easier, so you have some time to practice what you've learned.  Challenge yourself with the second section , which is longer and more fun, with an open gorge, big rocks, waves, and rapids (Class II-III). During the journey, stop to jump around between rocks or try swimming down an easy rapid.

Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

4. Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

Meet the kayaking team, get your whitewater equipment, and take a 10-minute drive to the starting point beside the Soča river. Before you start the journey down the Soča river, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about the safety of whitewater and about the rafting itself. Sit in your kayak and paddle in the crystal clear water through the rapids of the Soča river. During the lesson, you will cover the theory and practice of the basics of kayaking, and train yourself to become an independent and safe kayaker. Spend about 2.5 hours on the water. The river is very easy to navigate in the beginning but will become more challenging as you continue your adventure. Your guide will choose the parts of Soča that are challenging enough to progress, but not too difficult for anyone in the group. Once you reach the finish point, the drivers will be waiting for you with your dry clothes. After everyone changes, return to Bovec with a 10-minute drive back to the office. The tour is taken in small groups with similar knowledge and abilities of guests.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

5. Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

Witness the beauty and drama of the Soča River on an exciting whitewater adventure downriver from Bovec. Upon arrival at the office in Bovec you’ll be introduced to your kayak instructor for the day. Here you will be prepared with all the correct kayaking equipment, and provided with basic information about your upcoming adventure. Once all the paperwork and formalities are out of the way you will be transported to the starting point on the stunningly beautiful Soča River. This point will be determined by the instructor based on water levels and your prior knowledge and experience. You will then be instructed on all the basics of kayaking, how to maneuver safely through the currents, and how to safely react in different situations on the river. On your 5-10km journey down the Soča River you’ll encounter exciting rapids, navigate canyons, admire mountain vistas, and put all the techniques you learned to use! At the end of the trip, the driver will be waiting for you with warm clothes, where you will then change and be driven back to Bovec.

Bovec: Whitwater kayaking on the Soča River / Small groups

6. Bovec: Whitwater kayaking on the Soča River / Small groups

Meet your guide at the raft-shack in Bovec, where you will receive all the equipment needed for the activity including a wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet, and neoprene shoes. Take a 10-minute drive to the river then get dressed and once you are ready, listen to a safety briefing before your begins. The inflatable kayak is stable so you do not need to spend hours learning how to stay in it.  Explore the magical Soča River. Try your paddling skills on the easy swift current first then hit the waves and run the rapids. Feel like an advanced whitewater kayaker. Your instructor will take care of you and teach you the techniques, show you the best lines, and take pictures of the best moments of your adventure. 

Bike, Boat & Gear Rental

7. Bike, Boat & Gear Rental

Pick up your bike or white water equipment at our base from 8:00 am. Guides are not included with rentals but we are happy to assist with local information. We can arrange a transportation if you need it and we have available vehicle and driver. You can return your bike or whitewater equipment to the same location and the cost is for 1 day rental.

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What people are saying about Bovec

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Excellent fantastic extra … no words to describe. A must do, if you end up in Slovenia. For sure we will come again. Amazing river with amazing nature. Water is so clear, that you can drink it. Great guide and thx for fun. See you again next year.

We had a great time. It was well organized and the guides were very friendly. Though we never did kayaking before, we felt secure the whole time. Afterwards they sent us some nice pictures of the tour.

It was super funny. The guide explained everything to us well. Even as absolute beginners, we felt safe. Everything about the trip (transport, etc.) was excellently organized

Despite the clouds, it was a very nice and fun tour. Our two guide ladies were very entertaining and helpful. We will be back!

Peki was an amazing guide and there were fun surprises on the ride