Day 1(Split town & Marjan hill)
Our rendezvous point is in Split, where you’ll meet your guide(s) for a comprehensive tour briefing. At the beach, you’ll undergo a kayak fitting to ensure comfort and safety during the adventure. To familiarize yourself with the kayaks and the surrounding waters, a warm-up session will be conducted out on the sea in the scenic Split area. This initial experience will set the tone for an enjoyable and well-prepared kayaking journey.
- Highlights: Marjan Hill, Old Town view
- Distance: 6Nm (10km)
- Meals: /
- As this is arrival day accommodation is on your arrangement, however, Red Adventures can assist you with finding one
Day 2(Vis town - Okljucna bay)
Say your farewells to the mainland as you embark on a ferry journey to Vis, a captivating island with a history dating back to the 4th century BC when it was founded by the Ancient Greeks. Upon arriving in the ancient town of Vis after a scenic two-and-a-half-hour ferry ride, take advantage of some free time to explore the rich historical tapestry of the town while our team prepares kayaks for the tour start.
Once geared up, venture onto the water to explore the renowned Vis Bay, the site of historical naval battles between the English and the French in 1811. This clash resulted in the English taking control of the island and establishing it as a stronghold. As you exit the bay, pass by Host Island, named after the British general who led the navy to victory during the battle mentioned above.
The next stop on our journey is a mysterious navy tunnel constructed by the Yugoslav army during the Cold War.
Transitioning from fortifications to nature, paddle along the breathtaking north side of Vis Island. Revel in the sights of dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches scattered along the route. The day concludes at the picturesque Okljucna Bay, where the kayaks are left for the night. A short hike and van transfer takes you to Komiza village, your base for the next four nights.
Komiza, an authentic fishing village, embodies the “take it easy” life philosophy known as “pomalo.”
Indulge in the enchanting ambiance of this charming village which offers numerous gastronomical options with traditional delicacies and local wines, crafting the perfect conclusion to each exhilarating day of kayaking.
- Highlights: Town of Vis, Navy tunnels, Okljucna bay
- Distance: 7Nm (12km)
- Meals: Picnic Lunch
Day 3(Okljucna bay - Komiža town)
Your day starts with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a captivating 2-hour hike to Okljucna Bay. Traverse through lush, scenic nature, where your kayaks await, marking the continuation of our sea adventure. A van transfer back to Okljucna Bay is available for those opting out of the hike.
Embark on today’s kayaking adventure, navigating a route that unfolds along a dramatic coastline adorned with towering cliffs, intriguing stone formations, secluded beaches, and a sprinkling of small islets.
As we paddle along the coast, take in the beauty of charming beaches, including the renowned Barjoska Beach, famous for its role in the film “Mama Mia- Here We Go Again.” Beyond its cinematic allure, this beach boasts beautifully preserved nature and perfectly round pebbles. The awe-inspiring natural scenery persists as we enter Komiza Bay, adorned with equally mesmerizing beaches, some featuring freshwater springs breaking through greenish volcanic rocks.
Today’s paddle concludes in front of our accommodation in the idyllic Komiza village, providing a serene end to the day’s sea exploration.
- Highlights: Barjoska Bay (Mama Mia set), Komiza bay
- Distance: Hiking: 8km; Kayaking 7Nm (12km)
- Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Day 4( Island Bisevo visit )
Today we rest from kayaking and spend a day exploring the stunning Biševo island. A short boat transfer will take us to the island of Biševo. This island is famous for its amazing caves, sandy beaches, and red wine sort Plavac Moli but mostly for its Blue cave phenomenon.
After passing the channel between Vis and Biševo, we will enter the magical Blue Cave. This cave is 18 meters long, 6 meters deep, and 6 meters high and is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in Croatia. Morning sunbeams that penetrate through the submarine opening reflect off the white bottom floor, coloring the cave blue and giving the objects in the water a silver shimmer. It’s surely a jaw-dropping experience. After the Blue Cave visit, we will hike to the heavenly sandy Porat beach, one of the rare white sand beaches on the Croatian coast. During the day you’ll hopefully get the chance to bump into a few of only 19 inhabitants still living on the island.
- Highlights: Blue Cave, Porat sandy beach
- Distance: /
- Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Day 5(Komiža town – Rukavac bay)
Embark on a mesmerizing journey as we paddle along the renowned south side of Island Vis, where nature has sculpted a scenic coast with dramatic cliffs, coves, and beaches over thousands of years.
Today’s route will showcase numerous natural works of art, with a few standout highlights.
Our first mention goes to the spectacular Gace (transl. „the Pants“) cliffs, an awe-inspiring masterpiece created by two massive pillars rising from the sea and seamlessly merging into the cliffs above, forming a shape resembling the pants of a giant. Another standout feature is the Instagrammable Stiniva Beach, a secluded sanctuary surrounded by amphitheater-shaped cliffs. One more, Pritiscina Bay, is a hidden bay nestled between impressive cliffs, that will captivate us with its tranquility and pristine waters. As we continue our exploration, we’ll encounter Sebrna Beach, a long pebble beach where the underwater world shimmers like silver, earning it the name Srebrna, meaning Silver.
The day concludes in Rukavac Bay, from where we’ll be transferred back to Komiza for our accommodation. Since this marks the culmination of our sea odyssey, we’ll treat you to a farewell dinner to savor local specialties such as Peka with lamb, veal, or octopus, accompanied by homemade bread and the typical local wine crafted from the authentic Vis grape variety, Vugava. This final evening promises a delightful celebration of our coastal adventure.
- Highlights: natural caves and cliffs, Stiniva Cove, Srebrna Beach, Gace Cave, Pritiscina Bay
- Distance: 10 NM (18.5Km)
- Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Farwell dinner
Day 6(Rukavac bay -Vis town)
After a hearty breakfast, a van transfer will take us back to Rukavac. Once geared up, embark on the final leg of our kayaking adventure towards the ultimate destination on our itinerary – Vis town. Along this scenic route, you’ll pass by a group of islands including Ravnik, Budikovac, Parzana, and Greben.
The first stretch concludes in the pristine Vela Smokova Bay, where we’ll pause for lunch amid its sandy beauty and crystal-clear waters. Afterward, paddle onward toward the imposing Stoncica lighthouse.
The last segment of our kayaking journey will lead us from Stoncica to Vis town. Upon reaching Vis town, take some time to explore the surroundings and seek out authentic souvenirs. The day culminates as we board the ferry back to Split, reflecting on the memories and experiences gathered throughout our coastal odyssey.
- Highlights: Budikovac Island, Stoncica lighthouse.
- Distance: 8NM (15km)
- Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS