We start our day with sea kayaking instruction on the beach just in front of the hotel and take a trip into the Zrmanja River canyon. The water here is brackish (mixed fresh and saltwater) which is the reason for abundant life under the surface. The eel which dwells here is a favorite gourmet specialty, but we are more likely to spot turtles, fish and birds along the way. After kayaking upstream on calm water like oil, swimming and jumping off cliffs we make an optional picnic lunch on the shores where the river meets the sea. Going back to Novigrad we enjoy the great views of the Maslenica red bridge.
No previous kayaking experience is needed and even children from 6 years old accompanied by parents can participate. We use two-person sit-on-top kayaks with optional child seat which are easy and safe to navigate. You will get a life jacket, a paddle and a helmet, plus long neoprene suits and rain jackets in case of cold weather. Waterproof containers are available for personal items (camera, drinks, etc.). Don’t forget to bring shorts or bathing suit, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towel, sun cream and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.
Min 4 – max 16 persons per group; larger groups are on request.
Note: if the departure has less than 4 persons signed up and the clients still want to do the trip rather than cancel we charge 20% extra
– Use of necessary equipment
– Transfer: on request
Shorts or bathing suit, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towel, sun cream and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.
The meeting point is at the reception of the Hotel Castrum Novum, in Novigrad. Once you enter the town just follow the road until the end you will see the hotel on your left. Meet the guide there at 10am.
Location: North Dalmatia, Novigrad by Zadar
Distance: Zadar (35 km), Split (170 km)
Day activities: sea kayaking and swimming
Duration: 4-5 hours
Start: 10.00 h, Novigrad
End: 15.00 h, Novigrad
Weather – the summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.