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Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

Glide down the easy rapids of the Zrmanja River on a scenic kayak or canoe tour from Kaštel Žegarski. Join your guide on a breathtaking journey through a spectacular canyon. Swim in the crystal clear water and arrive at the village of Muskovci to purchase a meal. Begin your trip in Kaštel Žegarski, a striking area with safe and gentle rapids for beginners. Learn how to handle your kayak or canoe as you slowly enter the canyon. Allow your guide to point out fish and birds, and teach you about the natural phenomenon of karst. Come across more beautiful waterfalls and rapids as you make your way down to the town of Muskovci. After the tour, we will take you back to the starting point where you've parked your car in the morning. We can offer a transfer from Zadar and surroundings option with a surcharge - please check if you have chosen the right option for you as we have limited seats in the van.

Obrovac: Rafting or Kayaking on the Zrmanja River

Obrovac: Rafting or Kayaking on the Zrmanja River

Meet your guide at Mićanovi dvori. The 5-hour activity begins with instruction on how to use your equipment before heading out on a 14.5-kilometer kayaking experience. Depending on pace and physical fitness, the trip can last from 2.5-4 hours. The goal is for everyone to enjoy time in the water to the best of their ability! In the summer, when the water level is low, you’ll head down the river by kayak. The rest of the year, when the water is high, you’ll make your way down the river by raft. Kayaks can seat 2 people and a raft can seat from 6-10 people, including the skipper. You’ll be in a group of 30 people (15 kayaks), with 2 skippers to guide you.

Zadar: River Zrmanja Guided Kayak Safari & Waterfalls

Zadar: River Zrmanja Guided Kayak Safari & Waterfalls

The begging of the trip (clothes changing, instructions, boarding and start of the paddling down the river) is at village Kaštel Žegarski . The part of the route from the village to the mouth of Krupa in Zrmanja and Visoki buk (10 meters high waterfall, the highest on Zrmanja) is hour and a half long, and the waterfall will be bypassed by 5 minutes long walk. Going down the river lasts for approximately 4 hours of which one hour is spent on occasional breaks and swimming. Paddling isn’t hard or dangerous, during the summer; the water is clear and refreshing – perfect adventure for beginners. The trip ends in a village called Muškovci, with some free time for swimming before departure. If you have arrived with your own car, we will drive you to the start point, where you had left your car.

Kaštel Žegarski: Zrmanja River Packrafting

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 in controlling your movement, travel more quickly down the Zrmanja River. Feel the thrill of going down rapids and relaxing 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.  Please note that lower water levels can be expected in the summer months (July-September).

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What people are saying about Kaštel Žegarski

Overall rating

4.7
(694 reviews)

Activity started right on time, our guide gave clear instructions before we brought our kayaks into the river. The route passed many rapids with the highlight being a 4.5m waterfall towards the end of the route. We were given some break time in between to rest/snack/swim in the river. Overall, we had a very enjoyable time! Did not regret our last minute decision to book ourselves onto this trip!

It was our first time kayaking, and we loved it. Although it was a bit expensive overall, there are a lot of costs involved in the activity, so it’s difficult to rate that. We were explained how it all works, and the guide stayed with us until the end of the trip. We may even do it again.

I didn't know what to expect and was scared at first, but it was amazing! The guides were very helpful, I felt taken care of. Even at the beginning, when I was nervous, they were able to calm me down. I am very grateful that they convinced me to participate in this attraction 😁❤️🫶

Zrmanja is very good for beginners! Kids could easily come along for a good adventure. The tour is 10km, you will be finished around 3:00 PM. Maybe it would also be nice to have a picnic/BBQ as a break.

Beautiful route and informative guides - great day out!