Sailing & Sea kayaking | 7 days

Explore best sea kayaking destinations in Croatia with luxury of having a sailboat as our home and accompanying us along the way!

Price from: 1649

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Saling and sea kayaking with adjustable distances. Families and private groups from 4 -8 people. Overnights and sailing within the sailboat.

Tour Summary

Sailing and Sea Kayaking tour is a perfect package in Croatia for all kayakers. Having a sailboat as our moving home we can satisfy beginners as our boat will always be somewhere nearby. However, experienced paddlers will also be able to hit the road with our guide and widely explore Croatian stunning coast. Is there any better way to travel than with a sailboat? We will sea kayak just the best places Croatia has to offer and sail between the island in our well-appointed vessel. Stunning islands such as Solta, Brac, Hvar and  Vis have a spectacular coast and will provide great kayaking experience. Charming coastal towns Komiza, Hvar and Bol will give us a better insight into the traditional way of life, culture and history. Of course, local gastronomy and wine are not to be missed. You will taste traditional dishes and enjoy wine made from grapes harvested from these islands.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flexible approach and daily distances suiting any wish you might have
  • Safety – having sailboat always nearby
  • Overnights in charming coastal towns and lonesome secluded bays
  • Stunning coast with cliffs, caves, navy tunnels
  • Picturesque beaches and bays

TOUR STYLE

The trip will include all necessary gear for the sea kayaking and additional walks and snorkelling. The motorboat will accompany each paddle, so you can opt-out if you’ve had enough. Therefore all daily activities are optional (take a day off at any time). Our home is 10-12 meter sailboat (depending on the group size), a well-appointed vessel with 2 person cabins, toilets, kitchen. Groups size is from 4 – 8 pax. However, in case of bigger group inquiry, different boat style and size are available upon request.

The following itinerary should be taken as a guide only, it can be changed due to the unsuitable weather conditions. Our objective is to deliver the best possible experience for you and better options may present themselves as we go. Activities each day will last from 3.5 to 6 hours and include breaks.

Red Adventures friendly and professional guides will lead you through Sailing & Sea kayaking adventure and make sure you have a perfect holiday in Croatia!

Day 1(Split - Milna bay)

Our guides will meet you in Red Adventures office. After briefing you will have a short transfer to a place where a sailing boat will be waiting for us. Still to load your luggage and of we go. Our first destination is Brac island and deep Milna bay. There we have an afternoon kayak paddle in the bay where we will also fit our kayaks. It’s important to do this properly so you can enjoy your kayaking in the next days. Deep and protected bay of Milna will be a perfect shelter for a first-day kayak and for you to get in the hang of the kayaks. Later in the afternoon we will moor in the village for the night. A charming Milna village provides a really nice walk and exploring the village is really interesting. In the evening the town gets lively so you’ll get a  chance to grab a drink or an ice cream with a beautiful sea view.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Sea kayaking

Day 2(South Brac kayaking & hiking)

Breakfast on board and a boat cruise from Milna to the south side of Brac. Then enjoy a relaxed morning paddle to the southwestern shore of the island and its numerous uninhabited small bays with turquoise water and little pebble beaches. Midday we’ll take a break for lunch and walk to the Blaca desert, where we’ll see a monastery founded by the Glagolitic priests from Poljice, when they were fleeing from the Turks around 1550. The monastery was turned into a museum in 1963. Afternoon paddling to Bol, the island’s oldest settlement, you’ll see luscious grapes waiting to be picked. Overnight in Bol and one of the best known beaches in Europe, Zlatni rat. It changes shape with the winds and tides and juts out into a perfect azure sea. Zlatni rat is a well-known windsurfing and kitesurfing destination. Bol is a charming coastal town with a great seafront promenade and lots of old traditional streets. A perfect place to explore the Dalmatian architecture and enjoy Mediterranean summer vibes.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Sea kayaking, Hiking

Day 3(Hvar Island cycling)

Breakfast and short boat ride to Hvar Island. Bike through beautiful countryside to Ager Fields, a UNESCO World Heritage site where there are tranquil small villages like Pitve, Vrisnik and Svirce, surrounded by olive tree farms, lavender fields and vineyards. Then to the town of Stari grad founded 2400 years ago by Greek explorers and the village of Brusje, with its spectacular view on the open sea and surrounding islands. Alternatively, in case you don’t feel like cycling, a sailboat will take you around the island to Hvar town to meet the others.

When reaching Hvar town you will be able to relax and explore one of the most beautiful towns on the coast. Afternoon you can use to walk along the promenade or climb up to the Napoleon fort from where you’ll have amazing views on Pakleni island archipelago, islands stretching just in front of Hvar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Cycling & walking
Day 4(Hvar southern shore)

After a  short cruise, we start today’s kayaking tour from the secluded, picturesque bay of Milna. Gorgeous views all the way. Amazing cliffs and lonesome beaches will leave you breathless. Brake in a small bay of Dubovica, you can have a coffee in a traditional country house overviewing a gorgeous pebble bay. In the village of Sveta Nedjelja, there is an optional visit and tasting at a unique underwater wine cellar (tasting at extra cost). After lunch we will have our sails up and cruise to Vis island.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Sea kayaking & sailing
Day 5(Bisevo Island & Blue cave)

The boat takes us to the islands of Bisevo, known for amazing caves, cliffs and sandy beaches. Two highlights are likely to be Medvidja Cave and magical Blue Cave. Blue cave is 6m high cave is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Croatia. Sunbeams reflect from the white bottom floor, colouring objects in the water silver-blue.

Medvidja cave is named after the Mediterranean monk seal that may be found here. It is more than 100m deep and with kayak we can reach deep inside of this one of a kind cave.

After lunch, we will cruise to one of the most picturesque spots on the coast village of Komiza, the last real fishermen’s village in the Adriatic. Slide into the easy rhythm of what the islanders call “pomalo” and enjoy delicious food and wines with the locals.  Overnight stay in magical Komiza town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Sea kayaking or Hiking in case weather conditions don’t let us to kayak
Day 6(Vis island)

A big day! Today we paddle probably the most beautiful 15 km of coast. From Komiza Bay, we will take in cliffs, coves and beaches sculptured by the open sea waves over thousands of years. We will visit Srebrna beach and Stiniva cove, where we will break for lunch and optional snorkelling. Sailing to Solta Island in the afternoon and exploring stunning Maslinica village in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Activity: Sea kayaking & Sailing
Day 7(Split town)

The final day has arrived. We will start early in the morning with sailing back to Split to be on time for our check out. When reaching Split we will say a final goodbye to each other and separate. Red Adventures will provide a transfer to your accommodation or place needed within the Split area.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Activity: Sailing

The tour runs all year round, but the best weather conditions can be expected from May till October.

Tour is available for private groups and families and the usual group size varies from 4 to 8 pax.

The price depends on the group size and tour dates.

Up to 3 pax 4 pax 5-6 pax 7-8 pax 8+ pax
High season On request 2199€ 2049€ 1849€ On request
Low season On request 1999€ 1849€ 1649€ On request
High season: June 15th  – September 20th
Low season: all other periods
Price includes:

    • 6 kayaking days with handpicked routes covering the most beautiful stretches of coastline
    • A well-equipped sailing boat with 3 or 5 rooms (depending on the group size)
    • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Kayak & bike guide
    • Boat skipper
    • Prijon Poseidon double sit-in kayaks
    • High-quality hybrid bikes with helmets
    • Blue cave visit and ticket
    • Blaca museum visit and ticket
    • Boat fuel, mooring and anchoring expenses
Groups bigger than 10 are possible too, in which cases different type and larger vessels are used. In this scenario, we use motorboat with 8-12 cabins and can fit max. 24 people.

MEALS

Croatia and Mediterranean offer great food and we always make sure that you try local dishes, delicacies, and products having a memorable gastronomic experience.

Breakfast is served on the boat early in the morning. As its the most important meal of the day we make sure it’s energetic. It is prepared by your guide in a self-service arrangement and you are welcome to help. Breakfast generally includes some of the following: eggs, cheese, ham, cereals, bread spreads, fruits, milk, yoghurt, coffee, tea, etc.

Lunch breaks will be on the beach or on the boat while being moored in some lonesome bay. For lunch, our guide will offer you snacks such as sandwiches, salad,  pastries, fruits or energy bars.

When anchored in a remote bay, dinner will be prepared by your guides and served on board. Each night we will try to surprise you with some of the local dishes. Wine is carefully picked making sure each island we visit provides its best representative.  Nights moored in towns you will have free time to try out some of the charming & cosy “Konobas” and explore lovely coastal towns. Our recommendation will be provided.

Upon your booking, we will send you a simple online questionnaire making sure that your preferences, wishes and needs are met to the maximum. Based on your feedback we will organize the most suitable meal arrangements making sure any of your dietary restrictions or needs are accommodated.

For ecological reasons, we encourage our clients to bring their own reusable water bottles that will be filled out whenever needed.

 

ACCOMMODATION

All nights during the tour you will be accommodated on the sailboat.

Sailboats are fully equipped and have a saloon, kitchen,  3-5 rooms, toilets, wi-fi.

The crew is made of a skipper who will be in charge of boat navigation and your tour leader who will guide you during the kayaking.

Sea Kayaks

Due to limited space on the sailboat for this type of tour, we are using only double sit-in kayaks.

Prijon Poseidon is touring double-seater for open waters and coastal tours.

Made to ensure better tracking and a pleasant travelling speed with great stability. It comes with a comfortable seat-system, suitable for longer distances with increased comfort!

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All kayaks in Red Adventures fleet are not older more than 3 years. We renew our gear regularly and keep it in good shape.

Kayak gear provided during the trip:

– Paddle (TNP aluminium)
– Buoyancy aid (Aquarius MQ Pro PFD)
– Spray skirt (Prijon polyester)
– Dry bags, etc.

Carbon paddle (Prijon Stream) upgrade is available at the price of 5€ per day.