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Split: Sea Kayaking Tour at Sunset with Professional Guide

1. Split: Sea Kayaking Tour at Sunset with Professional Guide

Listen to a safety briefing and get some basic paddling instructions before launching into the Adriatic Sea for the best summer activity in Split. Paddle around the Marjan Park peninsula and get amazing views of Kaštela Bay and the surrounding mountains. Hear lots of fun local facts about Split and Dalmatia. Arrive at a lovely location where you can jump off cliffs and snorkel in the crystal clear water. Paddle back to the starting point whilst the sun sets behind the mountains. Get breathtaking views and leave with everlasting memories.

From Split: Sea Kayaking Tour on the Adriatic

2. From Split: Sea Kayaking Tour on the Adriatic

This adventure starts with a short bus ride to the starting point on Marjan Hill. There you will be briefed in detail by your instructors regarding all the important trip information and safety advice for your activity. Paddle around Marjan hill, from Bene to Kašjuni beach. Along the way, you will stop for swimming, cliff jumping, and snorkeling. Enjoy some time to relax on Kašjuni beach. After this stop, circle back around the hill to Bene beach where you can stay after the tour to have lunch or coffee in the beautiful deep shade of Dalmatian pines. From Bene beach, there is a public bus going to Split city center so you can stay longer and return to the old town on your own.

Split 4-Hour Guided Sea Kayak Tour

3. Split 4-Hour Guided Sea Kayak Tour

After a short instructional and safety briefing you’ll head out in your sea kayak from the northern shore of Marjan peninsula on 4-hour guided paddling tour. Paddling west with your guide you’ll follow the beautiful shadow of Marjan Hill, the peninsula in the center of Split almost completely surrounded by the sea. The hill is 178 meters high and is completely covered by dense pine forest. Pass through the Kaštela channel, with the 7 villages of Kaštela to the north and the Kozjak Hill rising above them. You’ll have a view of Split from the north-west, and the 1,300-meter-high Mosor Hill. On the west, see the island of Čiovo on the horizon. After reaching the Marjan Cape, you’ll pass by the most beautiful part of the town, built in classic Mediterranean style. From this point you’ll paddle east as you admire the south shore of Marjan. Pass by fascinating pyramid rocks, and stop for a break to swim and enjoy refreshments. Further east, you’ll pass by Villa Dalmatia, the resort of former Yugoslav president Tito, where he hosted numerous world celebrities and politicians. Soon you’ll reach the Sustipan Cliff, jutting sharply up from the sea. For climbing enthusiasts, this is the perfect place for deep water soloing, climbing up from the water without protective gear, and finalizing the climb with a cliff dive into the sea! Continue paddling to the outer gates of the port, where you’ll be rewarded with fabulous views of the town promenade, a 1,700-year-old palace, the red roofs of the old town, Marjan Hill, and the other hills surrounding Split.

Split: Marjan Forest Park Kayaking

4. Split: Marjan Forest Park Kayaking

Create unforgettable memories during your time in Split and combine breathtaking views of the Kozjak and Mosor mountain range whilst paddling around Marjan Forest Park by kayak. Paddle under the supervision of your guides to find small beaches and hidden historical treasures dating back as far as the 13th century. Explore the south side of Marjan hill and venture over to the stone pyramids that emerge from the sea. Take a break and snorkel with the magnificent marine life. Get the chance to jump off cliffs then end the adventure back near the Poljud stadium (Stadion Poljud), famous as the home ground of the Hajduk Split football club.

From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

5. From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet the tour staff in the Split center and hop on an air-conditioned van or minibus for a 50-minute ride to Dalmatian hinterland, to the village of Blato na Cetini. Upon arrival, you will meet the instructors, get full equipment, and be transferred to the starting point. You will then get the safety briefing and full instructions from the guides and get into mini-rafts to start your 2.5 hours long adventure. The instructors will be there with you all the way, guiding you through the rapids and helping you if needed. Enjoy the amazing scenery, refresh yourself in the incredibly clear and clean water and have fun navigating the river and rapids. This leg of the river is quite shallow and not too fast, with rapids just right to awaken your adventurous spirit! The canoeing will end in the same place where you got your equipment. There you can change into dry clothes, say goodbye to the instructors and head back to Split.

Cetina River Rafting Adventure from Split

6. Cetina River Rafting Adventure from Split

Rafting on the Cetina River is a popular and adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids enable a 3-hour combination of adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. Your journey through the crystal green waters of the Cetina River ends in Blato na Cetini village, where you will have free time for other activities. Begin the day at Diocletian’s Palace in the center of Split and then get into an air-conditioned minivan for the brief ride to the Cetina River. Stop to admire the river from the top of the canyon before learning the proper white-water rafting technique and getting all your safety equipment, including a life jacket and a helmet. The water temperature varies from 57 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit (14 to 17 degrees Celsius), so a wet suit is provided. The rafts hold up to 7 people plus the skipper. As you paddle down the river, take in the views of the Croatian countryside and the moss-covered walls of the canyon that flanks the river. Expect the flow to change, going from calm to slightly rough and then placid again. Don’t forget you can jump off the raft and take a swim. The distance will be about 7 miles (11 kilometers) in total. After 3 hours on the river, paddle to shore and finish your raft ride at a traditional bread-making restaurant called Radmanove Mlinice. After using the restaurant’s facilities to freshen up, take a well-earned rest in the garden. Refuel with a lunch at your own expense. After freshening up, board the minivan for the hour-long journey back to Split. Itinerary: Departure from your hotel according to the plan 10:30AM - Bus ride via Zadvarje village and arrival to the starting point in Čikotina Lađa village 10:40AM - 11:00AM - Safety briefing and introduction to rafting 11:00AM - 2:00 /2:30PM - Rafting 2:00/2:30PM - End of the rafting tour in Blato na Cetini village 2:30PM - 3:00PM - Chang clothes and departure for Split 3:35PM - Arrival in Split Please note that timings are approximate. 

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What people are saying about Split

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 214 reviews

Really lovely way to see some of Split’s popular beaches and very well organised. The guides were excellent and there was plenty of time for swimming and cliff jumping if you wanted to also.

Really fun, we couldn’t paddle back due to the wind, but instead we stopped at a beach, watched the sunset and they delivered us wine and our things! Really lovely people, strongly recommend

This experience has been unforgettable, both the team, super professional and very attentive, and the environment make this activity something essential. Totally recommended.

We had a great time, Darla was a great guide with lots of information and recommendations for other places.

Great guide with local knowledge, really enjoyed the trip. Thank you for being so helpful with our booking!