How big will the group be?
The trip generally runs with minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8. In exceptional cases the number can be up to 12 in which case second guide is provided. Bigger groups can organized in private arrangement only.
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?
Usually the sea is calm and we are kayaking down wind as we use the thermal winds usually blowing from west to east. However, windy days are possible and conditions can get challenging with some waves. Currents and tides in Croatia are minimal factor.
Is previous kayaking experience necessary?
Previous kayaking experience is recommended but not mandatory. 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?
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 day before the tour. The tour finishes in late afternoon with ferry transfer from Hvar to Split so extra night in Split would generally be needed. We can assist you in accommodation arrangements if needed.
Do I need to do the whole tour?
In many cases you can join the tour later or leave the tour earlier making the tour shorter for some days. 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 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 depends on the season, however we recommend taking a long sleeve even during the summer in case of chilly night. Bring your running/hiking shoes too. Please bring your own re-usable water bottle for 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 are the camping arrangements?
For 3 camping nights e combine official campsites with wild camping sites depending on availability. Official campsites have all facilities while for wild camping nights the arrangements are very basic. We provide you camping package which includes two-person tent, sleeping bag and camping mattress. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bag for your own comfort.
What about internet and battery recharge?
On three nights staying in apartments and official campsites you will most probably have Wifi. On wild camping night, no Wifi is available. You can consider buying local sim card for independent source of internet connection. Electricity socket standard in Croatia is 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 official currency in Croatia. We recommend having some cash with you for payment as credit cards might not be accepted in small villages. ATMs will be available mostly every second day.
Are there shops, bars and restaurants available?
Villages you will be visiting along the way will mostly have a supermarket or a little shop.
Can my special dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Absolutely, upon reservation you will receive questionnaire through which we receive your dietary restrictions and preferences.
What about water?
Tap water is absolutely fine to drink in most of places, but there are some minor exceptions so please consult with your guide depending on the place. During the kayaking, our guide will have water for re-fill. We encourage you to bring your re-usable water bottle for environmental reasons.
Any other questions?
Feel free to contact our team for any further questions