How big will the group be?
The trip generally runs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8. In exceptional cases, the number can be up to 12 in which case a second guide is provided. Bigger groups can be organized in private arrangement only, with up to 30 participants.
How fit do I need to be?
The level of kayaking is moderate. Each day involves 4-5 hours of paddling so it is recommended you are in good physical condition. In case of windy weather, the difficulty level can go up and extend kayaking time. You must be able to swim.
What are the sea conditions there?
Island Vis is exposed to all wind and wave directions and conditions can sometimes be challenging. However, we take weather conditions seriously and adjust the itinerary based on wind direction but making sure you do the whole itinerary whenever possible. Currents and tides in Croatia are minimal factors.
Is previous kayaking experience necessary?
Previous kayaking experience is recommended but not mandatory. A good physical fitness level can substitute lack of experience.
What is the closest airport?
Split airport (SPU) is just 20 km away from our base. There are bus and taxi connections to the downtown.
You can also consider alternative airports Zadar (ZAD), Dubrovnik (DBV) and even Zagreb (ZAG) from which it takes 3-5 hours to reach Split by bus. Please contact us for more details if you consider alternative airports.
Where do we meet?
The meeting point is in Split, Croatia. We recommend coming to Split one day before as we generally have a briefing at our office the day before the tour. Also, Split offers a lot to see!
Where do I stay before and after the tour?
The tour departs in the morning so we strongly recommend arriving to Split the day before the tour. The tour finishes in the late afternoon with a ferry transfer to Split so an extra night in Split would generally be needed. You can consider extending your vacation on Vis if wished so. We can assist you in accommodation arrangements if needed.
How do we get to island Vis?
We will take a ferry from Split that takes a bit more than two hours, the same way back.
What about Bisevo island and Blue cave?
We will make a boat excursion to Bisevo island and visit Blue cave, all included in the package. We also do a nice hiking trip on the island.
Do I need to do the whole tour?
In many cases, you can join the tour halfway or leave the tour earlier. Please contact us with your travel day options and we will try to fit you in.
Single or double kayak?
We strongly recommend double kayaks for beginners for speed, stability, comfort and safety. Please see the equipment info for more details on this. Feel free to consult our team for recommendations.
What should I pack?
We recommend bringing your swimsuit, long sleeve Lycra shirt, water shoes, towel, plenty of sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock). A book is recommended for your time off. Recommended clothes depend on the season, however, we recommend taking a long sleeve even during the summer in case of a chilly night. Bring your running/hiking shoes too. Please bring your own reusable water bottle for a water refill.
We will provide you suggested packing list to help you. Keep in mind to pack light due to limited space in the kayak.
What about the internet and battery recharge?
Your accommodation will have a Wifi connection and electricity. The electricity socket standard in Croatia is a European one, types C, E and F.
What is the weather like?
The Mediterranean climate here provides a lot of sun and pleasant temperatures. From May to October, the air temperature ranges from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius, while during July and August it often exceeds that number. Sea temperature usually exceeds 20 degrees in early June and reaches 26 degrees in July. During this period it is mostly sunny and it rarely rains.
What about payments there?
Kuna is the official currency in Croatia. You will be able to use your credit card most of the time (restaurants, shops and supermarkets). However, we recommend having some cash with you too. ATMs are available on the island.
Are there shops, bars and restaurants available?
Komiza offers many restaurants and bars, a couple of supermarkets and a bakery too. Souvenir shops are available too.
Can my special dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Absolutely, upon reservation, you will receive a questionnaire through which we receive your dietary restrictions and preferences.
What about water?
Tap water is absolutely fine to drink here. During the kayaking, our guide will have water for re-fill. We encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle for environmental reasons.
Any other questions?
Feel free to contact our team with any further questions