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26 Mar 2015, 22:43 PM

Sea kayak tour Hvar – Pakleni islands – Hvar – Jagodna – Zavala – Scedro

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Capturing some of the best Hvar island moments
  • Wonderful sceneries from kayak perspective
  • Crystal waters and lovely pebble beaches in sheltered coves
  • Exploring the islands of Hvar, Pakleni and Šćedro
  • Paddling through wine region
  • Finding out about local history, myths, and way of life
  • Chance to taste local gastronomy
  • Guide(s) with a sense of humor

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Upon your arrival in Hvar town, check in at the Hvar Adventure office. You'll get a welcome drink in the evening, where you will be introduced to your guide, as well as having an opportunity to get toknow all the members of the team, and the rest of the group. You will also be informed about theprogram and make arrangements for the following day.

DAY 1. SEA KAYAKING TO ST. KLEMENT – VLAKA
09:00 AM We start our day with an introduction to sea kayaking, the equipment and safety briefing. Then we set off to the group of small islands called Pakleni islands. The origin of the name goes back to the old days when the islands were the main source of resin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own. The plan is to cruise along the north side and reach the westernmost islets known as Vodnjaci that being more remote from Hvar are proportionally less frequented which suits us. Finally we'll find a place to set up our „wild camp". We stay overnight in tents on St.Klement island.
Distance for the day: Hvar – Pakleni 8 – 9 NM

DAY 2. SEA KAYAKING FROM VLAKA TO HVAR
09:00 AM We will start our tour following the south coast of St. Klement island..Since the aim of this trip is to enjoy it as much as possible we'll make most out of kayaking in this archipelago. If we don't make it the day before (depending on where we chose to camp out) we'll check the tiny village of Vlaka and the remains of a Roman Villa rustica in a beautiful ambience next to vineyards. Then we go on exploring islets and coves with stops for snorkeling, swimming and enter the most famous bay of Vinogradišće set in a subtropical paradise of lush vegetation with a few excellent restaurants and bars. Then we go on, make another stop for snorkeling, swimming on a smaller island and finally we return to Hvar town, where we spend the night in a private guesthouse back to Hvar town.
Distance for the day: Pakleni – Hvar 8 – 9 NM

DAY 3. SEA KAYAKING FROM HVAR TO JAGODNA BAY
09:00 AM We kayak along the coastline towards the east. On the way there are beautiful bays and beaches and we'll make a few swimming/snorkeling stops. The beaches in Dalmatia are mainly pebble ones which, along with (usually mild) currents and the kind of the bottom accounts for a high degree of underwater visibility. The coastline is rocky, low and jagged rocks or high vertical cliffs in contrast with green pine trees and blue sky – this is possibly the most atractive stretch of the island with views to open sea and other, more remote islands of Vis, Sušac and Korčula. Eventually we are supposed to arrive in the afternoon to the village of Ivan Dolac and check in a small family-run camping site. After we organize our camping gear and tents we will have dinner in a local restaurant
Distance for the day: Hvar –Ivan Dolac 10 NM

DAY 4. SEA KAYAKING TO ISLAND SCEDRO
09:00 AM Sea kayaking from Ivan Dolac to Šćedro – a small island with two deep safe bays on its north side starts by crossing the channel that separates it from Hvar. Šćedro used to be inhabited but now there are only around 30 people living on the island in the summer. The old settlement of Mostir is now largely left to decay, except for restaurants and few other local homes during the summer season. We will visit are the ruins of the Dominican monastery in the bay of Mostir, founded together with a hospice for sailors, in 1465, and abandoned in the 18th century. The island used to be rich with fertile land for pasture and agriculture, and now is a protected park of nature offering peaceful walks through the fields flavoured with scents of herbs, pines, nature. We will explore the shores, coves and finally choose a place for the night. Overnight – "wild" camping on Šćedro.
Distance for the day: Ivan Dolac– Šćedro 7 NM

DAY 5 FROM SCEDRO TO IVAN DOLAC
09:00 AM The yachtsmen moored in one of the two big bays or other smaller coves represent the majority of visitors here except locals coming for daily trips or seasonal works. There are no regular lines to this island which makes it isolate and in fact exotic although it is not far from Hvar or even Korčula. It's no coincidence that Ščedro due to its particular position and shape found its place in the book of legends taking place in the heroic mythical times of famous mariners long before the civilizations we know of. Today we have time to go a bit more around it and have a swim before crossing back to Hvar and having done that the idea is to go along its coast and finally come back to Ivan Dolac and its campsite. Overnight in campsite.
Distance for the day: Šćedro – Ivan Dolac 11 – 12 NM

DAY 6 RETURNING TOWARDS HVAR
09:00 AM Today we kayak the last leg of our kayaking adventure. Depending on the wind direction we'll start our paddling day a bit earlier or later but our aim is however to enjoy our return as there are plenty of reasons for that. Although we are basically taking the same route back it will be no less interesting because our stops in beaches/bays/settlements are going to be all different from before. (These shores apart from beautiful landscapes, such as vineyards on steep slopes beginning at times just three meters from the sea, are relatively abundant with coves and beaches). After we arrive in Hvar town in the (late) afternoon, a farewell dinner will be organized in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Hvar in private guesthouses.
Distance for the day: Ivan Dolac – Hvar 10 NM

DAY 7 DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight arrangements, we will organize shuttles to the Split airport from your hotel.

Price: price starts from 890 EUR per person
Min: 4 people
Max: 12 people

What to bring: Since this is an active tour, it is necessary to have the appropriate equipment.
This is our suggested list:
Good water shoes or sandals like Tevas
Optional hiking boots and socks
Quick drying/breathable rain gear – jacket
Breathable (nylon) or quick drying clothing; 3 tops, one long sleeved
2 pairs of underwear – nylon
1 pair of pants
1 pair of shorts
1 bandana
1 hat
1 pair of nylon socks
Dry bags
2 garbage bags
4 – 6 gallon size zip lock bags
Toiletries
Wide-brimmed hat with a chinstrap
Sunglasses with a cord
Good waterproof sun cream and lip balm
Insect repellent (there may be mosquitoes)
Head lamp and batteries
A small personal dry bag comes handy for keeping a camera and valuables while paddling
Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering (if you have not paddled)
Camping (plastic or metal) cup, plate and cutlery

Duration: 7 days/6 nights; Daily activity: approx. 5 h
What's included: Sea kayaking – guide, top class "sit in" sea kayaks with rudder + necessary equipment (life jackets, spray decks, dry bags), snorkeling gear; overnights in double rooms in private accommodation and tents; sleeping bag, self inflating mat, welcome drink on the first day, city tour, tents, transfers, tourist tax, VAT, farewell dinner

What's extra: Gratuities to guide, transfers from Split to Hvar and back, meals apart those indicated in the program
Tour type: Sea tour, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural

Transportation: Single or double professional sit-in sea kayaks
Activity level: Medium physical exercise -moderate/challenging

Disabilities friendly: NO. – but please consult us for further details
Kid friendly: Min. age 16y – but please consult us for further details

Additional information: Duration of each activity is given approximately and depends upon weather conditions and the ability of the group. Tours can be customized to suit the group's wishes (stops can be shortened or
prolonged, for example).
We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to weather or other unforseen conditions

Booking: For additional information and booking, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

26 Mar 2015, 22:34 PM

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Island hopping: Hvar – Brač – Pakleni
  • Exploring some of the most attractive parts of islands Brač and Hvar
  • Experiencing charming towns
  • Paddling and snorkeling in crystal waters
  • "Wild camping"
  • Swimming on some of the best Adriatic beaches
  • Enjoying of-the-beaten-routes' spots
  • Wonderful nature
  • This week-long program includes the villages of Jelsa, Zecevo, camping at Vira, St.Klement and Hvar town!

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DAY 1. Arrival on Hvar Island (Jelsa)

Upon your arrival to Hvar island we will transfer you to your accommodation in Jelsa. Then, after a welcome drink in the evening, you will be introduced to your guide and also get the opportunity to get to know all the members of the team and the group, as well as learn more about the program.

DAY 2. Off to Brac

9:00 AM We start our day with an introduction to sea kayaking and equipment after which we have safety briefing. Then we set off towards the small islet of Zečevo, have a swim if we feel like and soon after we are leaving Hvar to make the crossing over to Brač island, that is the town of Bol. Since we are supposed to arrive there early in the day we'll have enough time to explore the area from the kayak. This side of Brač is known for its wonderful pebble beaches but the most famous one, and the reason why Bol have gained its reputation is Zlatni Rat or Golden Horn, tongue-shaped pebble beach with its tip changing direction with the winds and currents. It is one of the most photographed beaches on the planet!
Other than that it is a very beautiful little town (and the only one on the south side of the island) with characteristic Dalmatian style of alleys, squares, stone houses, beachside restaurants and bars.
We will spend the night in a private accommodation on Brac.
NAUTICAL MILES TRAVELED: Jelsa (Hvar) – Bol (Brač) : 6.5 NM

DAY 3. To Hvar and Vira Bay

9:00 AM Today's adventure takes us back to Hvar, but first we'll cruise a bit heading west, find a pebble beach to have a swim and rest before leaving Brač to make crossing to the other side of the already familiar channel separating these two pretty different and yet neighboring islands. Simply speaking Brač is huge, massive, boasting highest island peak in the Adriatic while Hvar is elongated, slender, but once upon a time they both used to be one body with the mainland. The north shores of Hvar that we are going to kayak around are jagged with exposed sharp rocks but in between there are coves providing shelter to boats against most, not all winds, and occasionally little beaches. In a suitable spot we'll make a stop for swimming, resting and finally arrive to Vira bay to set up camp for the night.
NAUTICAL MILES TRAVELED: Bol (Brač) – Vira (Hvar): 12 NM

DAY 4. Exploring the Pakleni archipelago

9:00 AM Today we head westward, passing the point of Hvar island and paddling to the Pakleni islands archipelago. The origin of the name Pakleni goes back to the time when the islands here were the main source of resin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can claim a deserted beach or even a whole island as yours (at least temporarily!) for a swim. We'll first explore the westernmost islets of the archipelago exposed to the open sea toward Vis island. Then we'll go to St. Klement – the main island in the group and eventually, depending on the weather conditions and our preferences find a spot to set up "wild camping" and enjoy overnight under the stars.
Vira (Hvar) – St.Klement (Pakleni): 8 – 10 NM

DAY 5. North to Hvar town

9:00 AM Today is supposed to be relatively easier, i.e. shorter paddling day to Hvar town. But since the aim of this trip is to enjoy it as much as possible we'll make most out of kayaking in this archipelago. If we don't make it the day before we'll check the tiny village of Vlaka and the remains of a Roman Villa rustica in a beautiful ambience next to vineyards. Then we go on exploring islets and coves with stops for snorkeling, swimming and enter the most famous bay of Vinogradišće set in a subtropical paradise of lush vegetation with a few excellent restaurants and bars. After lunch, we go on, make another stop for snorkeling, swimming on a smaller island and finally we land in Hvar town, where we spend the night in a private guesthouse.

DAY 6 Hvar town guided tour, free time, farewell dinner

Today you will enjoy one of the most popular and beautiful towns in the world – Hvar town! In the morning we will begin with a short guided city tour to some of the most famous Renaissance landmarks in all Croatia and other historic/cultural treasures. Then, the rest of the day is yours to do as you wish. Rent a scooter, hang out at one of Hvar town's famous cafes/bars, do some shopping or do some more sightseeing. We also have a number of optional tours you can take – like sailing, climbing, cycling, or an island tour by off-road vehicles – so you can learn something about the interior of the island, not just the coastline...It's all up to you. Tonight, it's a farewell dinner in one of town's best restaurants. Overnight in Hvar in private guesthouses.
NAUTICAL MILES TRAVELED: St. Klement (Palmizana) – Hvar (Hvar) : 6 – 8 NM

Day 7 Departure

Time to say goodbye after our 6 days of adventures. Depending on your flights and further traveling plans, we can assist you with shuttles to airports.

Price: price starts from 790 euro per person
Min: 4 people
Max: 10

What to bring: Since this is an active tour, it is necessary to have the appropriate equipment.
This is our suggested list:
Good water shoes or sandals like Tevas
Optional hiking boots and socks
Quick drying/breathable rain gear – jacket
Breathable (nylon) or quick drying clothing; 3 tops, one long sleeved
2 pairs of underwear – nylon
1 pair of pants
1 pair of shorts
1 bandana
1 hat
1 pair of nylon socks
Dry bags
2 garbage bags
4 – 6 gallon size zip lock bags
Toiletries
Wide-brimmed hat with a chinstrap
Sunglasses with a cord
Good waterproof sun cream and lip balm
Insect repellent (there may be mosquitoes)
Head lamp and batteries
A small personal dry bag comes handy for keeping a camera and valuables while paddling
Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering (if you have not paddled)
Camping (plastic or metal) cup, plate and cutlery

Duration: 7 days/6 nights; Daily activity: approx. 4 – 6 h
What's included: The program as described, transfer, ferry tickets, light lunch, top class sea kayak with rudder and paddle, life jacket, dry bags, spray skirt, snorkeling equipment, tent, sleeping bag, self inflating mat, guide and introduction in paddling techniques and safety.
Overnights in double rooms in private accommodation and tents.
Welcome drink on the first day.
City tour.
Transfers

What's extra: Gratuities to guide, transfers from Split to Hvar and back, meals apart those indicated in the program.
Tour type: Sea tour, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural
Transportation: Single or double top class sit-in sea kayaks with rudder
Activity level: Medium physical exercise -moderate/challenging

Disabilities friendly: NO. – but please consult us for further details
Kid friendly: Min. age 16y (Please consult us for further details.)

Additional information: Duration of each activity is given approximately and depends upon weather conditions and the ability of the group. Tours can be customized to suit the group's wishes (stops can be shortened or prolonged, for example).
We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to weather or other unforseen conditions.

Booking: For additional information and booking, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

26 Mar 2015, 22:23 PM

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expiriencing open sea Vis island – its nature and people
  • Circumnavigating its amazing coastline in sea kayak
  • Getting to know the island's particular history
  • Tasting local gastronomy and vines
  • Vis Island is the furthest open-sea island away from the Dalmatian coast, just 60 miles from Italy! Even during the summer Vis is still an idyllic off-the-beaten-path island, unlike Hvar, Brač or Korčula. The main reason for this is that Vis cannot be experienced in a single day taking ferry back and forth and has only a very small number of hotel beds. So instead of being overrun with day trippers, it's mainly visited either by yachtsmen or people who come here every year – mainland Croatians who have family houses here or visitors who have taken the time to be inspired by the story of Vis and spend several days or weeks here.

 

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Inhabited since the Neolithic times, the known history of Vis began in the 4thC BC with the Greeks from Siracusa, who created an island stronghold so powerful that it ruled the Dalmatian coast for almost 300 years. The Greeks called this island fortress Issa, which over many centuries evolved into Vis. After the Roman conquest, this open sea island was ruled by a succession of empires, the most notable of which was Venice, whose influence here can still be seen in some marvelous public and private buildings. But today Vis is mostly remembered as where Marshall Tito and his partisans built a garrison to harass the Germans and Italians in WW2. After the war, the island was a "closed" military base. Although the island's flourishing fishing, wine-making and agricultural tradition was almost lost, nature here was allowed to run wild, preserving some of the best beaches and flora and fauna in the Mediterranean. Vis has only been "reopened" since 1990, yet with so few tourists in comparison to other attractive islands and a year-round population of just 3,500, it remains a special place cherished by everyone willing enough to get here and discover its many treasures.


Our Vis Island Discovery averages about 10 NM of paddling per day, so you need to be reasonably fit and have previous kayaking experience. But discovering Vis is not just about navigating around its beautiful shores and beaches; it's about the people we will meet, the food, the wine, the ever-present beauty of Vis that will captivate you to make this journey an indelible memory.
The exact itinerary and distances will depend upon weather conditions and the ability of the group. But here is our plan of this bespoke tour:

ITINERARY:

DAY 1

10.15 AM– Meeting with your guide in Split at the ferry harbor. The daily ferry to Vis departs at 11 AM from Split and arrives in Vis around 1PM (13:00). We than take our sea kayaks and equipment out of the ferry and get ready for our first paddle out of the deep bay of Vis town to a small protected bay of Stončica. There's a wonderful, small restaurant here, where if you want, you can enjoy your first Vis island fish!

From Stončica we continue past the important lighthouse in these waters and it's already here that you feel there is something special about this island. Following the east coast and couple of coves later we arrive to Budikovac lagoon, one of most beautiful spots on our route preferred by sailors and day-trippers. Enjoy a swim and snorkeling in the turquoise waters of this protected lagoon. Before the sun sets, we will paddle to Rukavac bay where we will have dinner in a local restaurant and spend the night in local homes. Accommodation is double rooms.

DAY 2

Big day!
From Rukavac we will continue exploring the intriguing south coast of Vis, first visiting the beautiful Green Cave on Ravnik island. Eons of ocean waves created this unique cave with two entrances. The ethereal light that bathes the interior walls is the result of sunlight streaming through an opening in the cave's ceiling reflecting colors from the pool of sea water inside. Pummeled by strong south winds and waves during the winter and being so far our at sea, Vis' southern coastline and carved limestone cliffs are amazing.

One of the most stunning island bays is Stiniva, where we will paddle to next. From our sea perspective, Stiniva appears almost enclosed by two high rocky cliffs. In fact, at their closest point, the cliffs are just four meters apart. But between them is a treasure – a pebble beach accessible only after sailing through the 'gateway' that seems like entering a Roman amphitheatre in stone!

After the break we will head on finding coves, admiring grottos, strange-looking shapes of rocks and of course we'll find a beach for another break before our strokes take us around Stupišče horn into the big bay of Komiža to finally land there in this unique fishermen's town. Local people are considered among the most experienced men of sea supporting themselves and their families over the course of centuries and developing and innovating fishing industry as far as in Spain or the US.
You are welcome to visit a small Fishermen's Museum dedicated to Komiža's fishermen, their tools and boats. After dinner in a local restaurant, we'll spend night in a local home. Accommodation – double rooms!

DAY 3

Today is our final day of paddling which will bring us back to Vis town. We'll leave Komiža after breakfast and a cup of coffee on a local square or promenade in the morning and once we've left the bay, start riding along the north side of the island which although isn't as attractive as the south one is still beautiful. Nobody knows for sure how many ships loaded with amphorae carrying precious content of wine and olive oil hit the bottom due to heavy storms in the area. We'll ride underneath high cliffs that would have offered outstanding viewpoint to the famous battle of Vis in 1866. when Austrian and Italian fleets confronted in the vicinity, come across a few pebble beaches suitable for making stops. The biggest settlement on this side is or better to say, was Oključna – scattered and now abandoned village whose inhabitants, like many other on the island used to live of fishing.

Later on, just before Vis town we'll stop to check another protected bay that hosted submarine pen during the period of Yugoslavia. Despite the size of the pen since the water inside is absolutely still, you will be amazed to see how far you can move your kayak with just few strokes. Eventually passing by the little rock named Host that bears remembrance to another famous Battle of Lissa, – Vis, that took place between British and French fleets in these waters, we'll enter the bay of Vis. It's time we relax, enjoy the town, find a place to have dinner in and stay for the night in a double room at a local home.

DAY 4

We created this program to give you the day to enjoy Vis town and other parts of the island to explore on your own without kayaking. You can rent a scooter, hire a car, laze about in Vis Town, go for an extended walk and swim or just relax. Whichever you feel like doing we'll provide you with our suggestions. We will take the 3:30 PM (15:30) ferry back to Split arriving at 5:30PM (17:30).

Price: starting from 620 EUR per person
Price includes: 4 day program, sea kayaks, english speaking guide, ferry tickets, 3 dinners, 3 nights accommodation in double room, Tourist tax, VAT.
Min: 4 people.
Max: 10 people. For larger groups, please contact us for a special group price.

What to bring: Since this is an active tour, it is necessary to have the appropriate equipment. This Is our suggested list:

This is our suggested list:
Good water shoes or sandals like Tevas, Sneakers and socks, Quick drying/breathable rain gear – jacket and pants, Breathable (nylon) or quick drying clothing; 3 tops, one long sleeved2 pairs of underwear – nylon, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of shorts, 1 bandana, 1 hat, 1 pair of nylon socks, Dry bags, 2 garbage bags, 4 – 6 gallon size zip, lock bags, Toiletries, Wide-brimmed hat with a chinstrap, Sunglasses with a cord , Good waterproof sun cream and lip balm, Insect repellent (there may be mosquitoes), Head lamp and batteries, A small personal dry bag comes handy for keeping a camera and valuables while paddling, Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering (if you have not paddled), Camping (plastic or metal) cup, plate and cutlery
In order to save time, it is advisable that you do initial shopping for snacks, and have breakfast in Split prior to the start of the tour. There is additional chance to do shopping in Vis town before we start. There are no shops on our route from Vis to Komiža, except maybe one or two little local ones with short opening hours. Small beach restaurants with great fresh food are available in some bays.

Duration: 4 days/3 nights; Daily activity: approx. 5 h
What's included: The program as described, transfers, ferry tickets, meals and accommodation as described; sea kayak with rudder and paddle; life jacket, dry bags, spray skirt, snorkeling equipment, guide and introduction in paddling techniques and safety.

What's extra: additional meals, gratuities to guide.
Tour type: Sea tour, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural
Transportation: Single or double professional sit-in sea kayaks

Activity level: Medium physical exercise
Disabilities friendly: NO.
Kid friendly: min age 16. (Please consult us for further details)

Booking: For additional information and booking, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

26 Mar 2015, 22:04 PM

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring off-the-beaten-path islands of Drvenik Mali and Veli
  • Navigating across crystal waters
  • Camping in a serene cove next to the water
  • Snorkeling in Blue Lagoon
  • Kayaking around amazing historic center of Trogir *

* Provided weather conditions and participants' level of fitness allow it

If you're looking for a perfect overnight two day sea kayaking getaway experience, our Drvenik islands/Blue Lagoon adventure is waiting for you!

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These two islands of Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali seem to be overlooked by most tourists and yet they stand really close to the mainland and popular summer holiday routes – sounds inviting? If your plan is to travel through Central Dalmatia and wish to have a short adventure break, you could consider this trip because it's as classic and good as it gets for two days!


It's about kayaking around scarcely populated islands, camping in unspoiled nature just few meters from the sea, making swimming and snorkeling breaks at your will and pace in beautiful locations. The ideal route designed to touch all the best spots covers around 22 nautical miles in two days equaling between 4 to 5 hours of paddling daily, nevertheless it can be shortened should you feel like kayaking less but still keeping some of the best moments.

DAY 1
8.30 AM Meeting with our guide. After checking all the necessary equipment, we'll take a private shuttle an hour from Split up the coast to Trogir and then over the bridge to Čiovo island. We'll unload the kayaks and start our paddling adventure.

Our destination today is the island of Drvenik Mali. (Little Drvenik). Upon launching we make the crossing passing a group of rocks towards Drvenik Veli where we can make a stop and then keep going along its shore to finally cross another open stretch to reach Drvenik Mali – tiny island (only 3.43 km sq.), with only 60 residents. It is a tranquil place of the still unspoiled nature – its gorgeous, clear sea lures yachtsmen knowledgeable about the island's qualities. There are no paved roads and no cars are allowed to be used. Despite a population of only 60 residents, the island is well known for its delicious olive oil and carobs. Carob is a tree which grows hard-shell pods that are picked and then ground into powder that is used to make cakes, with pastry and even to make liquor.

We may make a stop in the main bay with possibility to have lunch there or a cup of coffee and/or simply go on to eventually find a „wild camping" spot and prepare our camp for the night under pine tree tops close to the water. Our guide is there to help you out setting your tents but you are mostly welcome to participate. Overnight in tents on Drvenik Mali island!

DAY 2
After breakfast we will start our paddling day by cruising around Drvenik Mali and then towards the island of Drvenik Veli (Big Drvenik). Even though 'big' Drvenik is 12 square km, it too has very low population thus sharing the "destiny" of numerous other Adriatic islands, as well as findings from ancient times testifying about long line of living in these parts. But unlike more popular ones in the middle Dalmatian archipelago it has remained relatively intact by tourist impact. Its people are for the most part occupied in fishing, agriculture and tourism. The island is covered in low bushes of aromatic herbs, but its 24 km of coastline are magic for locals because of its sand and pebble beaches and many coves.

We are going to paddle along its south side with a view to open sea with few islands on the horizon and head towards the Blue Lagoon, a natural phenomenon of amazingly clear blue water with a sandy bottom just off the east part of the island, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The name of the two islets that together with the mother island form the lagoon is Krknjaši – very popular getaway for both locals and tourists. Here we'll make a stop and then kayak on back towards Čiovo and then if we still file like continue a little bit more to the town of Trogir where we are supposed to arrive in the late afternoon. Trogir has been inhabited for 2300 years, ever since Greeks settled there. Through rich history it has become one of the most beautiful coastal Dalmatian towns whose center is on a small island connected to the mainland and Čiovo by bridges due to which we are able to circumnavigate it in our kayaks!! After we have landed and packed all of our gear in the van, we will have a farewell drink to celebrate our great two adventure days at sea. Transfer back to Split and the end of the tour.

Price: price starts from 245,00 EUR per person
Min: 4 people
Max: 10 people

What to bring: Since this is an active tour, it is necessary to have the appropriate equipment.
This is our suggested list:
Good water shoes or sandals like Tevas
Optional hiking boots and socks
Quick drying/breathable rain gear – jacket and pants
Breathable (nylon) or quick drying clothing; 3 tops, one long sleeved2 pairs of underwear – nylon
1 pair of pants
1 pair of shorts
1 bandana
1 hat
1 pair of nylon socks
Dry bags
2 garbage bags
4 – 6 gallon size zip lock bags
Toiletries
Wide-brimmed hat with a chinstrap
Sunglasses with a cord
Good waterproof sun cream and lip balm
Insect repellent (there may be mosquitoes)
Head lamp and batteries
A small personal dry bag comes handy for keeping a camera and valuables while paddling
Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering (if you have not paddled)
Camping (plastic or metal) cup, plate and cutlery

Duration: 2 days/1 night; Daily activity: approx. 5 h
What's included: Guide, professional "sit in" sea kayaks, necessary equipment (life jackets, spray decks, dry bags), snorkeling gear, overnights in tents (tents, sleeping bags and mats), transfers included in the program
What's extra: Gratuities to the guide, transfers from and to airports, meals.
Tour type: Sea tour, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural

Transportation: Single or double professional sit-in sea kayaks
Activity level: Medium physical exercise -moderate/challenging
Disabilities friendly: NO.

Kid friendly: Min. age 16y (Please consult us for further details)
Additional information: Duration of each activity is given approximately and depends upon weather conditions and the ability of the group. Tours can be customized to suit the group's wishes (stops can be shortened or prolonged, for example).

We reserve the right to change the itinerary due to weather or other unforseen conditions.

Booking: For additional information and booking, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

18 Mar 2015, 00:08 AM

Join us for all-day bike tours around Šolta Island!

Ideal for less experienced cyclist with simple and easy steering even trough long hill distances. Unique gournament and cycling experience on extremely comfortable e-bike which stands out form the rest. Visit local wineries and taverns with degustation of their authentic island specialities.

Tour starts with sail from Split to the Island of Šolta. Our first destination will be family farm Kaštelanac, where you will taste some of the traditional dishes and desserts unique to this area; get to know the customs of the rural life of this beautiful island and buy some charming suveniers that will remind you of this pleasant visit! This visit includes welcome drink (home made liquer), appetizer (homemade warm brad, extra virgin olive oil, anchovies and olive pate), marinated blue fish and octopus pasta, and dalmatian rozata for desert. All meals are accompanied by the premium Dobričić wine.

Another destination is Tvrdić family that has been making honey for three generatuions. We will attend a presentation on the life of bees and their products. After the presentation, family Tvrdić will provide a tasting of products (honey, fresh pollen, propolis, royal jelly).

Solta

Price: 152 euro pp
Departure: 9.15 AM from Ferry Port Split
Return: 7:45 PM at Ferry Port Split
Meeting point: We will meet in front of St. Francis church (Sveti Frane), Trg Franje Tuđmana 1, 21000, Split, west part of main promenade in Split. From here we will escort you to your boat.

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, swimming gear, bottled water and towel.
What's included: ferry tickets, bikes, helmets, guide, technical support, light lunch

What's not included: Gratuities to the guide
Tour type: Youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural

Transportation: Ferry and e-bikes
Activity level: Medium physical exercise

Disabilities friendly: Yes. (But please inform us on time.)
Kid friendly: No.

 

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17 Mar 2015, 23:54 PM

The best skiing in, say, French Alps?

 

You get a helicopter to take you up on the mountain and get off at the start of a long, beautiful slope in intact powder snow very far from crowded ski lifts...put your skies and helmet on and ski down with your guide who knows the best and safest lines into the valley.
And here in the Adriatic?

 

Speed boat is our helicopter, sea kayaks are our skies and expert guide is expert guide...


Well, we hop on a speed boat, ride again far from popular and touristy beaches to get to these remote and solitary rocks, islets, lagoons, caves off the beaten routes that are normaly out of reach for most people. We're talking about places where no ferries commute, places that very few Croatians other then fishermen, divers or marine biologists have ever been to; places where ancient mariners sailed and lived for thousands of years, where the nature is still untouched in its untamed beauty nowdays almost abandoned by humans...

 

On the other hand we also go to spots that are as beautiful and attractive but being closer they tend to be more frequented by people. Still, they are always exotic particularly from a sea kayak perspective that momentarily opens up an intermediate experience of each and every one of these special ambiences.
Last but not least we combine the both so you can get the best out of these micro-universes to be found just a speed boat ride away from Split or Hvar.
So, it's about going further then most people go and getting there and back happens in a very fast manner while the kayaking part is on the opposite end of the speedometer, it's like fast and furious giving way to leisured and curious...


Seeing these magnificient places that along with adventure activities open up appetite wouldn't be complete without a proper lunch therefore each trip implies a delicious meal in the right setting.

speed boat

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