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Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

1. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

2. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Half-Day Tour

Start the tour at Pile Bay which is located at the foot of Lovrijenac Fortress. After a quick introduction to sea kayaking with your licensed tour guide, embark on your adventure into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Begin the tour by paddling around Lokrum, making several stops to rest and hear stories about the area from your guide. Paddle past the Lokrum Caves and the nudist beach as you float on the crystal clear waters and switch off from all thoughts in this paradise setting. After around 5 km of kayaking, stop for a well-deserved break at the Betina Cave, approaching the beach from the eastern side. Here, enjoy about 40 minutes of free time to eat sandwiches, swim, snorkel, and cliff jump if you're feeling adventurous. Having stretched your legs, hop back into your kayak and continue along the Dubrovnik coastline. Paddle underneath the city walls as you listen to the fascinating stories about the city from your guide. Take pictures of the city from a unique perspective which will leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip. Finally, arrive back at Pile Bay where your adventure ends.  

Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

3. Lokrum Island and Dubrovnik City Walls Tour by Kayak

Make your way to Banje Beach to meet your guide and get a demonstration on how to kayak in safety. Then, paddle under the ancient fortifications of Dubrovnik's Old Town and make your way to the island of Lokrum. See the botanical gardens and the summer residence of the Austrian emperor Maximilian from the sea. Learn about the history of the area and hear about some of the mysterious legends from your guide. Kayak along the shore of the island and discover the hidden caves. Get some time to go for a swim at Betina Cave or snorkel with the amazing marine life. Enjoy the complimentary fresh fruit and drinks in the sun and take up the challenge and get an adrenalin rush on an incredible cliff jump.

Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

4. Dubrovnik: Sea Kayaking Tour from Pile Bay

Make your way to Pile Bay in the Old Town of Dubrovnik and meet your English-speaking instructors to kayak on the Adriatic Sea. Venture out onto the water from the small port at Pile and paddle off to explore different sea caves. Marvel at the natural beauty of Lokrum Island, and then cross the bay to reach hidden Betina Cave. Take a break and cool down with a refreshing swim or snorkel with the marine life. Get panoramic views from the peaceful beach, and sink your toes in the sand far from the tourist crowds. Return towards the city walls and get lovely views of the beaches, palm trees and seaside villas. Paddle under the impressive walls of the city and experience the Pearl of the Adriatic from a different perspective.

Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: 3-Hour Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

Join this kayaking adventure on the Adriatic Sea to visit Lokrum Island, Betina Cave and see the Elaphiti Islands at sunset. Your journey starts from the Old Town at the small port of Pile. After a short instructional session, you will paddle beneath the city walls until you reach the hidden cave beach known as Betina, where you will take a short break for swimming and snorkeling. From there, paddle around Lokrum Island and explore its caves. Upon your return, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent sunset in the direction of the Elaphite Islands. When you return to Pile port, some wine and a snack will be waiting for you.

Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

6. Dubrovnik: Day or Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack

Enjoy one of Dubrovnik's most popular summer activities and experience the city’s stunning natural and historical heritage on a sea kayaking tour. Begin in Pile Bay and paddle to the island of Lokrum and to Betina Cave, where you will make a stop to go snorkeling. Paddle back to Pile Bay, where the tour ends. Enjoy a fruit snack and a bottle of water. The sunset option ends with a glass of wine.

Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

7. Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

Starting the day with a panoramic ferry ride from Dubrovnik’s Gruz Harbor in the morning, you will arrive on the island of Lopud. After a safety talk and kayaking instructions, you will set off across the channel for the island of Sipan. Heading south west, you will first paddle to a natural stone arch which will provide a perfect photo opportunity. Under this archway, you can see the Adriatic sea open up in all of its glory. Next, you will regroup and paddle along the coast to the hidden Green Grotto. You will then tie up your kayaks and get ready for a wonderful morning of swimming and cliff jumping. But first, you’ll grab snorkels and masks and swim down through the cave’s opening. Very few know about this cave, even the locals, and inside there is plenty of room for swimming and even standing. This large and safe cave opens up to reveal an ethereal green light caused by the sun’s reflection off the sandy bottom. After, the group will swim in the deep cove outside the grotto’s entrance and try some cliff jumping. Following this you will continue on to the delightful fishing village of Sudurad, on Sipan, for a lunch of local delicacies. Following lunch, you will paddle back toward Lopud. Before eventually calling it a day, you will stop at the island of Ruda, our third island of the day, to explore and kayak into another cave. Guests will be back on Lopud in time for a walk and for the evening ferry back to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: 2.5-Hour Kayaking Tour

8. Dubrovnik: 2.5-Hour Kayaking Tour

The starting point for this tour will be from Pile Park Beach. Everyone will receive equipment and then your guide will give you a short explanation of the basics of kayaking, paddling, safety and similar issues.  First, go around the city walls passing near the old town port and going all the way to Betina Cave, where you will have a half an hour break for a snack, snorkeling, swimming, and cliff jumping. Afterwards, continue with your tour and paddle around the beautiful Lokrum Island with several stops at caves and various bays. You will also get to explore the Dubrovnik city walls from the water. 

Dubrovnik: Sunset Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack and Wine

9. Dubrovnik: Sunset Kayaking Tour with Fruit Snack and Wine

Enjoy one of Dubrovnik's most popular summer activities and experience the city’s stunning natural and historical heritage on a sunset kayaking tour. You can see Dubrovnik from a new perspective, viewing the city walls from the seaside and enjoying amazing sights from your kayak. Your tour commences near Pile Bay, before venturing around the island of Lokrum before stopping in the Betina cave for some snorkeling and a snack break. Paddle by the city walls before the tour returns to and concludes at Pile Bay. After returning to land, enjoy a glass of wine.

Kayak and Bike Tour in the Elaphite Islands From Dubrovnik

10. Kayak and Bike Tour in the Elaphite Islands From Dubrovnik

The day starts in Dubrovnik’s main port Gruž in the morning. From there you’ll ferry to the island of Lopud. After spending time discussing kayakng technique and safety, you will launch toward the island of Ruda and then paddle to Sipan and its harbor town of Suđurad. As the highlights mention, midway through you trade your paddles for pedals and explore Sipan island, if not the most popular, then the most beautiful one in the Elaphite Archipelago. A traditional fishing island, with just two villages, one road and a bus line (yes, there is a bus connecting the two) although they are only 5km (3miles) apart. Before hopping on the saddle, you will discuss equipment and routes, which are customizable to cater to different physical abilities and bike across the middle part of the island which is mostly flat with old olive growths, vineyards, stone villas and wild fig trees (a perfect dessert for late August, as they can be picked freely while biking past them). One special stop that you will make is at St. Spirit fort-church, built in the 14th Century as a defense against Turks. You can climb up the steps onto a flat roof and see the whole of Sipan island from there. In the village of Sipanska Luka on the island’s north end, you will stop for a delicious lunch of local delicacies at one of the region’s best kept restaurant secrets. After dessert, you relax with a swim in the Adriatic before heading back the way you came. The trip ends that evening with ferry ride back to Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,672 reviews

Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

We were supposed to do the sunset kayak but due to cooler weather it was rearranged for an earlier time, the communication for this was excellent. The kayaking was amazing with our instructor Pop, my partner had never kayaked before and sometimes gets a bit nervous being in the sea, however he loved every moment of it!

Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We were also told some interesting insight into the history and caves of Dubrovnik.

Great trip,great and our guide Theo was excellent and informative highly recommend great value for money

Chris was a great tour guide, knowledgeable, respectful, and helpful. Would highly recommend.