How big will the group be?
We run this trip with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8. In exceptional cases, the number can be up to 12 in which case we provide an extra guide. We can organize bigger groups in private arrangements only.
How fit do I need to be?
The level of kayaking is moderate. Each day involves 4-5 hours of paddling, so we recommend you are in good physical condition. With 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 downwind using the thermal winds usually blowing from west to east. However, windy days are still possible and conditions can get challenging for beginner paddlers. 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 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 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 from Hvar to Split, so you might need an extra night in Split. We can assist you with accommodation arrangements if required.
Do I need to do the entire tour?
Most times, 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 the Equipment info for more details on this. 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). We recommend a book 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 with a suggested packing list to help you. Keep in mind to pack light because of limited space in the kayak.
What are the camping arrangements?
For 3 camping nights, we 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 with a camping package that includes a two-person tent, a sleeping bag, and a camping mattress. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bag for your own comfort.
What about the internet and battery recharge?
On three nights staying in apartments and official campsites, you will most probably have Wi-Fi. On wild camping nights, no Wi-Fi is available. You can consider buying a local sim card for an independent source of internet connection. The electricity socket standard in Croatia is European, 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. We recommend having some cash with you for payment, as some shops and restaurants might not accept credit cards in small villages. ATMs will be available almost every second day.
Are there shops, bars, and restaurants available?
Villages you will visit along the way will mostly have a supermarket or a little shop.
Can you accommodate my special dietary restrictions?
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 in most of the 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 reusable water bottle for environmental reasons.
Contact our team with any further questions