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Sea Kayaking Adventure From Dubrovnik

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Key Highlights

  • See the majestic city walls from the sea
  • Enjoy a lush nature reserve
  • Explore the stunning natural sea caves
  • Discover an 11th century Benedictine monastery
  • Go snorkeling and marvel at the underwater life of the Adriatic Sea
  • Easy paddling – no experience necessary
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    02 May 16 - 27 Oct 16: Daily

    Duration

    Approx 3 hours

    Start time

    9:15am

    Meeting Point

    Pile port; 1 minute walk from Pile gate, below Fort Lovrjenac.
    Please advise hotel location at time of booking in order to receive instructions how to get to the meeting point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A memorable half-day excursion that combines kayaking, snorkeling and wandering through a nature reserve.

    Paddle over silken waters under the magnificent old city walls of Dubrovnik and enjoy the wonderful views!

    Kick back and relax at a secluded cave beach!

    Go snorkeling and discover the gorgeous seashells, anemones and sea urchins beneath the Adriatic Sea!

    Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English speaking guide
    • Instructors
    • Snack
    • Water
    • Kayaking and snorkeling gear
    • Waterproof barrels for personal items (clothes, cameras, towels, handbags, etc.)
    • Insurance

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Upon arrival in Croatia, please call the number on your voucher at least 48 hours in advance to confirm your departure time and location.
    Please have your printed voucher in hand to present to the guide upon boarding.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.All equipment used is registered and certified as per EU standards. All customers must wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times while on the sea. All of guides are registered under Croatian Mountain Rescue Team and Irish Canoe Union. Staff language is Croatian and English. Fitness Level: A minimum level of fitness is required.
  • Reviews
    • Nice tour!

      It was a fun kayaking tour!...

      Thomas Fuchs
    • Excellent tour!!

      Really enjoyed this tour - sea kayaking is just another way to see Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island! Tour leader was great & having a little break for a snack & a swim/snorkelling was...

      Miss Christina Sutcliffe