Your memorable Sea Kayaking Adventure From Dubrovnik adventure begins when you make your way to the small port of Pile. On this half day excursion at the Adriatic Sea, you will be accompanied by instructors to explore caves and the beauties of Lokrum Island.
At the hidden cave Betina, you will enjoy a break for snorkeling and sandwiches. Upon your return, discover why an easy paddling in kayaks beneath the old city walls is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Dubrovnik from the seaside!
You’ll see Fort Lovrijenac, or St. Lawrence Fortress, often called "Dubrovnik's Gibraltar". This fortress and theater located outside the western wall of the city of Dubrovnik is, approximately 122 ft above sea level. Famous for its plays and importance in resisting Venetian rule, it overshadows the two entrances to the city, from the sea and by land. Early in the 11th century, the Venetians attempted to build a fort on the same spot where Fort Lovrijenac currently stands.
Lokrum Island, a Nature Reserve and a Special Forest Vegetation Reserve, was once the holiday home for Austrian archduke (and short-lived Emperor of Mexico) Maximilian. A monastery and a botanical garden survive from his era. On the island's highest point, at 315 ft above sea level, stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French, though it was later named "Maximilian's Tower" by the Austrians.
On the eastern side of the island, protected from the open sea, there is a small natural harbor. Here you’ll find thick Mediterranean flora and woods: laurel, oak, pines, cypress and black pines, as well as olives, agaves, cacti, magnolia and palms.
On the southern part of the island, there is a small salt lake, approximately 33 ft deep, known as "the Dead Sea" (Mrtvo More). Nearby there is a deserted Benedictine monastery, founded in 1023. The triple-naved basilica and a 14th century part of the monastery were badly damaged in an earthquake in 1667. The monastery was deserted in 1798.
Upon completion of the tour, you will be free to make your way back to your accommodation.