Spend a day on a water safari canoeing along Croatia's Zramanja River as you encounter waterfalls and easy rapids, hidden swimming pools, and a steep-sided canyon! Enjoy a day in this perfectly clear warm water that flows through a spectacular canyon.
What to Expect
Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists but their scenery makes them also very exciting. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls.
The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to handle sit-on-top kayaks as you slowly enter the canyon. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja towards Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip optionally you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant or take a picnic on your own.
10:00 - Arrival to destination – Kastel Zegarski village
10:30 - Preparing for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader
11:00 - Starting the trip
12:00 - Picnic break at big Krupa waterfall
12:30 - Continuing down the river Zrmanja
15:00 - Finishing up the trip at Muskovci village
15:30 - Optional refreshments
16:00 - Departure
- Necessary equipment
- Nature park entrance fee
Kaštel Žegarski, North Dalmatia
Distance: Zadar (75 km), Sibenik (85 km), Zagreb (270 km)
From Zadar follow directions Smilcic - Obravac, and stay on that main road until Obravac, once on the big crossroad do not turn down to the town Obroavac but continue straight towards Kastel Zegarski. Once there just follow the signs Raftrek to the start. From Zadar it takes about 1 hour.
GPS: N 44° 9' 42.72" E 15° 50' 54.90"
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Know Before You Go
Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirts, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towels, sunscreen, and water. In case of colder weather, bring along a long-sleeved shirt.
No previous kayaking experience is needed and even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate.
There is a 50% discount for children under 12 years.
Please note that rafting boats are used in case of high water levels.
In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the local supplier will reschedule the activity for a day prior o