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Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Visit the ancient amphitheater of Pula, where the inhabitants of the city once gathered to be entertained by gladiators and animal hunts. Beat the crowds and explore this magnificent ancient site with your pre-paid entrance ticket. See an amphitheater that has become the symbol of Pula one of the most popular and beautiful venues in Croatia for events, like concerts, festivals, and even recreation of gladiatorial tournaments in the summer months.  Get access to the permanent exhibition entitled "Istrian Olive and Viticulture in Antiquity" located in the underground area used by the gladiators during their tournaments.  See reproductions of tools and equipment for oil and wine production, such as mills, presses, and sedimentation tanks, as well as amphorae, which were used as packaging for oil and wine transportation.

Pula: Exclusive Dolphin & Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Drinks

Pula: Exclusive Dolphin & Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Drinks

Join our fully narrated 3 hour dolphin / sightseeing tour from Pula as we travel the scenic waterways of the beautiful Brijuni National Park to observe magnificent bottlenose dolphins feeding , playing or simply cruising in their natural habitat while learning about their social behavior , feeding habits and much more. Enjoy the stunning sunset from the comfort of our modernly equipped ship Europa in the most famous National Park in Croatia. The adventure will be completed by free dinner and free drinks served by our friendly crew during the entire cruise. On this tour you will learn all about dolphins in their natural habitat from your guide. Also on this trip you will see all 14 islands of the Brijuni National Park and learn all about many sights from your guide. This unique cruise ends with a return to the port of Pula and a view of the famous Pula lighting giants. Our comfortable boat is certified for the transport of people , it is equipped with a terrace and covered sundeck , with stereo sound , two toilets , air-conditioned lounge , a kitchen and a bar. Our Captain has been highly educated Captain in the nautical service for many years. He has experience of history and ecology in the pristine nature of Brijuni National Park and speaks more than five foreign languages.

Pula: National Park Brijuni Island Visit & Dolphin Cruise

Pula: National Park Brijuni Island Visit & Dolphin Cruise

Embark on a guided tour of the Brijuni National Park on this cruise from Pula. Sip on unlimited drinks along the way and delight your taste buds with a delectable lunch. Explore St. Jerolim Island at your own pace with free time to enjoy the beaches. Board a comfortable ship with a captain and a guide and head out to the islands of the Brijuni National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea. Explore the park by boat, spotting wild animals like dolphins along the way, and swim at St. Jerolim Island. Cruise around all islands and listen as your guide shares facinating information about the islands and their famous owners. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Mediterranean dishes with your choice of fish, beef, or vegetables. Stop at St. Jerolim Island (Sveti Jerolim), where you can stay for 2.5 hours. On the island, have the chance to stroll its scenic beaches, go for a refreshing swim, or explore the island itself. Take advantage of the unlimited drinks onboard the boat, like wine, mineral water, juice, and sodas. If you're lucky, your ship might be followed by playful dolphins that frequent these waters to feed on the large fish population. You will sail along the coast of Pula and Fažana. Return to Pula harbor with for wonderful nighttime views of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Embark on a sunset boat cruise along the coast of Istria from Vrsar and look for marine life like dolphins in their natural habitat. Sip on a drink as you admire the sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Meet your captain and crew and be welcomed aboard at the port of Vrsar. Head north and watch as the sunset breaks over the horizon. Marvel at the coast of Istria from the water and admire the play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Sail to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and catch a glimpse of these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Relax on the deck and soak up the views while sipping on a refreshing drink of wine, juice, or water.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Sail along the the west coast of Istria in search of majestic dolphins on this boat day trip from the main port of Poreč. Admire the glow of the sunset on the water before returning to port.  Embark on your cruise from the main port of Poreč onboard a spacious craft called 'Kristofor.' Relax in a comfortable seat as you captain navigates along the dynamic landscapes of the coast of Istria. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins that leap and race along. Feel the joy of watching these exuberate creatures. Capture pictures of these animals to share with your friends and family back home. View the golden and pink colors of the sunset reflecting off the water before returning to the main port in Poreč and disembarking. 

Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

Explore magnificent clear waters of Brijuni national park and spend time observing dolphins playing and eating in the time around sunset. Make some incredible pictures of this beautiful marine mammals from the boat. You will enjoy your tour on nice comfortable tour boat for 50 persons. Trip starts from main pier in Fazana and takes you in the waters of Brijuni national park where captain searches for dolphins. When he finds them the boat slows down and you start the main part of this excursion. Probability of seeing dolphins is over 90 percent. You can make many great photos with dolphins and sun setting on the horizon. Tour lasts from 1h 30min to max 2 h, depending how far captain needs to sail to find dolphins.

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet us at the Verudela resort area, on Histria beach, and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. You will recognize us by the logo 'Metta Float Outdoor Adventures' on the white wooden hut. After the intro on the land, it's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with led lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. Imagine that you have a huge snorkelling mask but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea. Experience transparent kayaking the way it's supposed to be. During the tour, catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos. Don't forget to look up at the starry sky and take in the heavens.

Pula: Blue Cave Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour with Drinks

Pula: Blue Cave Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour with Drinks

Kayak and snorkel your way along the coast of Pula to explore the city’s impressive sea caves. Visit the Seagull’s Rocks, dive into a blue cave, and explore the world beneath the waves with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Soak up coastal views as you kayak to a sea cave off the coast of Pula. Explore the cave floor with snorkeling masks and underwater lights. Your guides will document your adventure with GoPro underwater cameras. Enjoy the support of experienced guides throughout the tour. At the end, feel free to relax with a cold drink of water or beer. Receive the link to your photos a few days after the tour (photos are not being separated).

Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

Take to the water for a cruise on a traditional Croatian wooden boat from Pula. Enjoy dinner freshly prepared by a chef onboard as you search for dolphins and watch the sunset. Begin your cruise with panoramic sightseeing of port Pula, the main port of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Continue cruising into Brijuni Islands National Park to look for dolphins as the chef prepares a delicious dinner. Brijuni Islands National Park is home to 14 islands with white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. With a large fish population, dolphins can often be found hunting for a meal in the area. For dinner, choose between mackerel with salad, chicken breast with salad, or a vegetarian option. Unlimited mineral water, orange juice, and white wine are included during the cruise. Return to Pula harbor with a wonderful night view of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

Explore the beautiful coastline of Rovinj on a sailing trip. Experience the area's natural beauty while watching dolphins in their natural habitat. You will start the tour from Valdibora with panoramic views of the surroundings. While passing Rovinj Island, you will have gorgeous views of the city. As you go further out on the sea, you will pass some picturesque islands while sipping on a drink. After the panoramic tour, you continue towards an area where you will see the dolphins. Keep your cameras ready to capture the beautiful animals and other marine life. You will see the beauty of the changing colors as the sun sets over the horizon. Enjoy your sunset boat trip and the breathtaking beauty of Rovinj before heading to the shore. 

Istria County

Istria County

Our most recommended Istria County Summer activities

Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Visit the ancient amphitheater of Pula, where the inhabitants of the city once gathered to be entertained by gladiators and animal hunts. Beat the crowds and explore this magnificent ancient site with your pre-paid entrance ticket. See an amphitheater that has become the symbol of Pula one of the most popular and beautiful venues in Croatia for events, like concerts, festivals, and even recreation of gladiatorial tournaments in the summer months.  Get access to the permanent exhibition entitled "Istrian Olive and Viticulture in Antiquity" located in the underground area used by the gladiators during their tournaments.  See reproductions of tools and equipment for oil and wine production, such as mills, presses, and sedimentation tanks, as well as amphorae, which were used as packaging for oil and wine transportation.

Pula: Exclusive Dolphin & Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Drinks

Pula: Exclusive Dolphin & Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Drinks

Join our fully narrated 3 hour dolphin / sightseeing tour from Pula as we travel the scenic waterways of the beautiful Brijuni National Park to observe magnificent bottlenose dolphins feeding , playing or simply cruising in their natural habitat while learning about their social behavior , feeding habits and much more. Enjoy the stunning sunset from the comfort of our modernly equipped ship Europa in the most famous National Park in Croatia. The adventure will be completed by free dinner and free drinks served by our friendly crew during the entire cruise. On this tour you will learn all about dolphins in their natural habitat from your guide. Also on this trip you will see all 14 islands of the Brijuni National Park and learn all about many sights from your guide. This unique cruise ends with a return to the port of Pula and a view of the famous Pula lighting giants. Our comfortable boat is certified for the transport of people , it is equipped with a terrace and covered sundeck , with stereo sound , two toilets , air-conditioned lounge , a kitchen and a bar. Our Captain has been highly educated Captain in the nautical service for many years. He has experience of history and ecology in the pristine nature of Brijuni National Park and speaks more than five foreign languages.

Pula: National Park Brijuni Island Visit & Dolphin Cruise

Pula: National Park Brijuni Island Visit & Dolphin Cruise

Embark on a guided tour of the Brijuni National Park on this cruise from Pula. Sip on unlimited drinks along the way and delight your taste buds with a delectable lunch. Explore St. Jerolim Island at your own pace with free time to enjoy the beaches. Board a comfortable ship with a captain and a guide and head out to the islands of the Brijuni National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea. Explore the park by boat, spotting wild animals like dolphins along the way, and swim at St. Jerolim Island. Cruise around all islands and listen as your guide shares facinating information about the islands and their famous owners. Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Mediterranean dishes with your choice of fish, beef, or vegetables. Stop at St. Jerolim Island (Sveti Jerolim), where you can stay for 2.5 hours. On the island, have the chance to stroll its scenic beaches, go for a refreshing swim, or explore the island itself. Take advantage of the unlimited drinks onboard the boat, like wine, mineral water, juice, and sodas. If you're lucky, your ship might be followed by playful dolphins that frequent these waters to feed on the large fish population. You will sail along the coast of Pula and Fažana. Return to Pula harbor with for wonderful nighttime views of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Embark on a sunset boat cruise along the coast of Istria from Vrsar and look for marine life like dolphins in their natural habitat. Sip on a drink as you admire the sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Meet your captain and crew and be welcomed aboard at the port of Vrsar. Head north and watch as the sunset breaks over the horizon. Marvel at the coast of Istria from the water and admire the play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Sail to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and catch a glimpse of these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Relax on the deck and soak up the views while sipping on a refreshing drink of wine, juice, or water.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Sail along the the west coast of Istria in search of majestic dolphins on this boat day trip from the main port of Poreč. Admire the glow of the sunset on the water before returning to port.  Embark on your cruise from the main port of Poreč onboard a spacious craft called 'Kristofor.' Relax in a comfortable seat as you captain navigates along the dynamic landscapes of the coast of Istria. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins that leap and race along. Feel the joy of watching these exuberate creatures. Capture pictures of these animals to share with your friends and family back home. View the golden and pink colors of the sunset reflecting off the water before returning to the main port in Poreč and disembarking. 

Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

Fazana: Guided Dolphin Watching Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset

Explore magnificent clear waters of Brijuni national park and spend time observing dolphins playing and eating in the time around sunset. Make some incredible pictures of this beautiful marine mammals from the boat. You will enjoy your tour on nice comfortable tour boat for 50 persons. Trip starts from main pier in Fazana and takes you in the waters of Brijuni national park where captain searches for dolphins. When he finds them the boat slows down and you start the main part of this excursion. Probability of seeing dolphins is over 90 percent. You can make many great photos with dolphins and sun setting on the horizon. Tour lasts from 1h 30min to max 2 h, depending how far captain needs to sail to find dolphins.

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet us at the Verudela resort area, on Histria beach, and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. You will recognize us by the logo 'Metta Float Outdoor Adventures' on the white wooden hut. After the intro on the land, it's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with led lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. Imagine that you have a huge snorkelling mask but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea. Experience transparent kayaking the way it's supposed to be. During the tour, catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos. Don't forget to look up at the starry sky and take in the heavens.

Pula: Blue Cave Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour with Drinks

Pula: Blue Cave Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour with Drinks

Kayak and snorkel your way along the coast of Pula to explore the city’s impressive sea caves. Visit the Seagull’s Rocks, dive into a blue cave, and explore the world beneath the waves with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Soak up coastal views as you kayak to a sea cave off the coast of Pula. Explore the cave floor with snorkeling masks and underwater lights. Your guides will document your adventure with GoPro underwater cameras. Enjoy the support of experienced guides throughout the tour. At the end, feel free to relax with a cold drink of water or beer. Receive the link to your photos a few days after the tour (photos are not being separated).

Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

Pula: Brijuni National Park Sunset, Dolphins & Dinner Cruise

Take to the water for a cruise on a traditional Croatian wooden boat from Pula. Enjoy dinner freshly prepared by a chef onboard as you search for dolphins and watch the sunset. Begin your cruise with panoramic sightseeing of port Pula, the main port of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Continue cruising into Brijuni Islands National Park to look for dolphins as the chef prepares a delicious dinner. Brijuni Islands National Park is home to 14 islands with white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. With a large fish population, dolphins can often be found hunting for a meal in the area. For dinner, choose between mackerel with salad, chicken breast with salad, or a vegetarian option. Unlimited mineral water, orange juice, and white wine are included during the cruise. Return to Pula harbor with a wonderful night view of the city and the iconic Pula Arena, a Roman Amphitheater.

Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

Explore the beautiful coastline of Rovinj on a sailing trip. Experience the area's natural beauty while watching dolphins in their natural habitat. You will start the tour from Valdibora with panoramic views of the surroundings. While passing Rovinj Island, you will have gorgeous views of the city. As you go further out on the sea, you will pass some picturesque islands while sipping on a drink. After the panoramic tour, you continue towards an area where you will see the dolphins. Keep your cameras ready to capture the beautiful animals and other marine life. You will see the beauty of the changing colors as the sun sets over the horizon. Enjoy your sunset boat trip and the breathtaking beauty of Rovinj before heading to the shore. 

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