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Krk Island: Half-Day Boat Trip to Five Islands

1. Krk Island: Half-Day Boat Trip to Five Islands

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Northern Adriatic islands on this boat trip. First, there is a 1-hour visit to the Košljun island where a Franciscan monastery and an interesting museum are located. This is a culture and history center where St. Francis monks live and it's open to all guests to explore. In this 1-hour stop you will be able to visit the 3 beautiful museums, an old church, chapels in the woods, an olive garden and a souvenir shop. Please ensure to bring some cash with you (the entry fee for the island is 30kn for adults and 15kn for kids), and keep note that on this island we do not stop for swimming. After the visit of the monks island Košljun, we sail back to Punat port to pick-up our other guests for this trip. Depart from the beautiful bay of Punat in direction of the old town of Krk. See the beautiful old city core and its ancient citadel from the deck of your boat. Sail towards Cres island where you will be able to watch the griffon vulture birds in the protected nature reserve, for which this region is well known. Head towards stunning, tall (30 meter high) cliffs on the island of Plavnik.  Cruise to the magical Blue Cave where you will have the chance to take a swim into its azure blue waters. Your next stop is the island of Kormat where you will watch the feeding of seagull birds and, with a little bit of luck, watch dolphins play near the boat. Last but not least you will see 2 divine bays of Krk: Golden Bay and Fox Bay. Marvel at the untouched nature on the far south side of the island, accessible only by boat or ship.  Swiming in the turquoise waters and sunbathing on the pebble beaches will feel like a dream. With that, you will conclude your tour as you sail back to Punat port.

Krk: Biserujka Cave Entrance Ticket

2. Krk: Biserujka Cave Entrance Ticket

Located on the island of Krk, north of the village of Rudine, the place consist of a stone house from which Enter a stone house and descend the concrete stairs leading to a depth of 6 meters below the entrance. Continue through a small hall called the Balcony and the partially carved passage called the Shaft, follow the narrowest part of the trail through the cave. Go down more concrete stairs into the Great Hall. Look up at the ceiling and the walls of the hall, which are rich in stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The bottom of the Great Hall is located 13 meters below the point of entry. Feel flowing air from a crevice at the end of the cave. See how the groove on the northern side of the Great Hall transforms into the Arched Hall, which constitutes its lowest part. Keep following the path into the final part of the cave, named the Cypress Hall. This hall has about 20 meters in length, 9 meters in width, and about 2.5 meters in height, and rises almost to the surface. Start to feel the temperature drop to 15°C and relative humidity of about 95% in the deeper part of Biserujka Cave, known as Vitezićeva Cave. Spot the six steno-endemic species of wildlife, including a species of pseudoscorpion that was discovered in the cave. Learn about how the cave became listed in the National Ecological Network to preserve the endemic species and habitats, karst caves and pits. Learn more about the barren and rocky area around Biserujka and discover its unique characteristics on a 30-minute Educational Trail.

From Punat: Plavnik Island Boat Tour with Lunch

3. From Punat: Plavnik Island Boat Tour with Lunch

Set sail from Punat on a picturesque coastal cruise. Drop anchor at Plavnik island to jump into the ocean for a refreshing swim and bring a snorkel to explore this underwater world. Discover the beautiful blue shine within a sea cave and enjoy a lunch on the boat. Find your ship at the Sea lives statue at the end of the marina and climb on board to meet your friendly host and group for the day. Settle down and look out to the horizon to get excited for your adventure. Cruise over the ocean and wave goodbye to the coast as you arrive at the island of Plavnik. Take the chance to go swimming in this pictureqsue location and dive under the water with your snorkel to meet colorful fish. Continue your journey around the island to see the nests of the griffon vultures upon the rocks. Find the entrance to a stunning blue sea cave illuminated by the sun's rays and go exploring inside with your snorkel. Now comes the time to step foot onto Plavnik island and decide to venture inland or spend your time relaxing on the beach. Follow natural trails to find herbs that grow abundantly here or feel the hot sand under your feet. Get back on board the boat to enjoy a delicious lunch while still floating in the shore of the island and tuck into a fish, meat, or vegan menu. Make your last stop at Lisišnjak beach for a final swim before heading back to Punat.

From Krk: Half-Day 4-Islands Tour

4. From Krk: Half-Day 4-Islands Tour

Begin your excursion at the Krk Harbor at around 11:00 AM. From there, cruise directly to your first destination: Sveti Juraj. This spot used to be an important harbor during the times of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Explore the beautiful landscape and discover its rich history. Your next stop around 12:00 PM will be the Island Plavnik, where you'll have time for some adventurous cave-swimming. Keep your eyes peeled for white-head griffons. Right after, around 1:30 PM, arrive on the Island Kornat, which is famous for being an island full of seagulls, and sometimes also dolphins. Next, sail off to Stara Baska, a small fishermen's village, and go for a swim off Golden Beach. Afterward, head back to Krk.

Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

5. Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

Begin your ziplining adventure at the zipline base located near the monument of the Glagolitic Alley. Here you’ll be provided with a zipline safety harness and additional ziplining equipment. Afterward, travel by jeep to the zipline starting point where you’ll be briefed on how to zipline and zipline safety measures. Learn how to zipline in the monkey style on a so-called baby zipline before starting the zipline tour. Once everyone is comfortable using the zipline the group will start the tour. The zipline tour consists of 8 ziplines, with the longest zip line reaching 700 meters. Enjoy the stunning views of the Island of Krk as you travel along the zipline course. Along the way, you’ll be guided by 2 instructors and have the chance to take some amazing photos while on the tour. After everyone has completed the 8 ziplines, you’ll be transported back to the base.

Baška: Rab Island and Zavratnica Fjord Boat Tour with Lunch

6. Baška: Rab Island and Zavratnica Fjord Boat Tour with Lunch

Spend a day on the water with this boat tour from Baška. See the island of Grgur which was home to a political prison, eat your fill of mouth-watering dishes with a buffet lunch on the island of Rab, and see the remains of a sunken ship at the Zavratnica fjord. Meet your guide in the morning in Baška and hop aboard a spacious and comfortable boat. Feel the wind in your hair as you relax in the covered seating area on the way past the island of Grgur which was home to a former women's political prison.  Continue to the town of Rab where you will have some free time to discover this 3,000-year-old town. Sit down to a delectable buffet lunch with dishes like cakes, fruit, and ice cream at a local hotel in Rab before heading to the Zavratnica fjord. View the remains of a wrecked ship from World War II at the Zavratnica fjord. Stop to swim in the turquoise waters while looking up at the dramatic Velebit Mountains which surround you. Glide past the island of Grgur once more on the way back to your meeting point in Baška in the evening light.

Krk: Underwater Submarine Adventure

7. Krk: Underwater Submarine Adventure

See the abundant underwater life at Redagara without having to swim with this submarine tour from Krk. Feel the thrill of diving through clouds of silver fish while aboard a semi-submarine. Board the bright red semi-submarine at the waterfront. Take in sweeping views of the charming city of Krk from the deck of the semi-submarine on the way to your diving destination in Redagara. Admire the red-roofed stone houses and churches. Get below deck and start your decent into the marine world. Have the chance to see different species of sea animals such as fish and sea urchins. Explore underwater landscapes while staying safe and dry. Finish your tour by returning to the port and snapping pictures of the stunning panoramic views of the town's stone walls.

From Zadar: Kornati, Telašćica, and Ugljan Island Boat Tour

8. From Zadar: Kornati, Telašćica, and Ugljan Island Boat Tour

Discover some of Croatia's lesser-known islands on this boat trip from Zadar. Visit the charming fisherman's village of Kukljica on Ugljan Island, the picturesque Lake Mir in Telašćica, and the deserted Suha Panta bay. Stop for lunch at a seaside location that will remind you of Robinson Crusoe. Meet your guide in Zadar and hop on the boat that will lead you around the islands. Enjoy a breakfast of sandwiches as you listen to fascinating stories about the sights from your guide. Your first stop is at Telašćica Nature Park on Dugi Otok island. Enjoy some free time to explore the island at your own pace. Stroll around the picturesque Lake Mir, climb to a viewpoint for breathtaking views of the cliffs and sea, or go for a dip in the lake or sea. Next, head to Suha Punta bay and take in breathtaking views of the Kornati National Park. There are no ferries, running water, or electricity at the bay, so prepare for a real-life Robinson Crusoe experience at lunch. Feast on grilled meat, fish, and salad, all washed with local Croatian wine. On your way to the next stop, enjoy organic seasonal fruit before arriving at Kukljica on Ugljan island. Enjoy some free time to explore this fisherman's village at your own pace. You could go for a swim, see the sights, or pick up some fresh, locally made ice cream. At the end of the day, sit back and relax as you take in some final views of the islands before arriving back to Zadar in the evening, just in time for dinner.

Krk: Afternoon Krk Island Cruise with Coffee and Croissant

9. Krk: Afternoon Krk Island Cruise with Coffee and Croissant

Board the ship in Baska, Punat or Krk Town to start your activity. Lean back and listen to the calming sound of the waves as you head out into the Adriatic Sea.  Experience the sun and sea of the Adriatic on this half-day cruise, which includes swimming in one of the nearby coves. If you are lucky, you might even see dolphins swimming around the boat. Enjoy a coffee and croissant on board as you take in the views of the coastline.

Cres: Olive Oil Walking Tour with Tastings

10. Cres: Olive Oil Walking Tour with Tastings

Walk among century-old olive trees on this guided walking tour in Cres. Learn about the process of pressing high-quality olive oil and become an oil expert as you savor a selection of olive oils. Meet your guide at the tour office and head to the scenic olive grows. Hear about the cultivation of olive trees and find out how to recognize real extra virgin olive oil. Listen as your guide tells you the benefits of olive oil in everyday life and let your guide explain how this is used in local cuisine. Uncover the story behind olive oil production in Cres at the local olive oil mill. Explore the ancient olive groves around the city of Cres. Savor some oils to better understand the properties of the oil that you discuss. Finish your tour with local snacks and drinks at the Porta Bragadina restaurant. This tour is in English, however, the guide can adapt to German and Italian speaking guests with additional explanations in those two languages (subject to availability depending on the tour guide).

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It was simply one of the most exciting experiences of my life. Very well organized, beautiful places, we swam and visited spectacular beaches and caves. The captain is a great person! I will always carry in my heart the image of him taking my hand to encourage me to cross the Blue Grotto where I was afraid to swim. It opened my heart. I was moved, but even if not everyone is extremely emotional like me, I'm sure it will arouse the same joy in everyone. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED! Thanks to the whole crew.

Very nice boat tour in a very clean ship with enough space. The boat was not crowded and there was good space. Drinks were available for purchase on the ship itself. The guide was very experienced and the whole crew was very nice. The time was kept almost on time and the stops are optimally chosen. We did the tour with two children and it was a great and unforgettable trip.

The ride was beautiful. We stopped 3 times to swim and watched dolphins. The captain was very friendly and the food was delicious on board. Is also something for children, I can only recommend.

Was great! Really to recommend. It was a lot of fun, the team is really very friendly, especially the captain and Ivan. Everything perfect!

We had a wonderful day with many highlights. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. Our 10 year old son liked it. I loved the music