We designed this Sea Kayaking Dubrovnik holiday for those who love traveling, being active outdoors and exploring seaside, nature, heritage, history and art. Daily routes are rather short – 2 to 4 hours of easy sea kayaking – and not demanding, fit for all ages between eight and late sixties. No previous sea kayaking experience is necessary.
Based on Lopud Island, we will kayak Elaphiti Islands shorelines, rich in cultural and natural heritage and visit Dubrovnik – one of the world’s most beautiful old towns. Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the Elaphiti Islands Archipelago – 13 green islands covered by pine forests, without car traffic, with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, less than an hour by ferry from Dubrovnik. Each has no more than a couple of hundred permanent residents who live in stone houses of traditional character. You will spend a day exploring each island and its hidden coves, caves, reefs and sandy beaches while sea kayaking, cycling, swimming, snorkeling and on foot. Our experienced local guides will avoid overcrowded destinations ensuring you get the most authentic experience.
The holiday is perfect for families with children but also couples and solo travelers looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy fun activities. Designated family and adult departures will ensure suitable group dynamics.
|Sat||1||Arrival, relaxing, swimming||Lopud Island||Lopud Island||D|
|Sun||2||Kayaking, hiking or cycling||Lopud & Sipan Island||Lopud Island||BD|
|Mon||3||Sea kayaking & snorkeling||Lopud Island||Lopud Island||B|
|Tue||4||Sea kayaking, snorkeling & walking||Kolocep Island||Lopud Island||BD|
|Wed||5||Free day||Lopud Island||Lopud Island||B|
|Thu||6||Sunset kayaking||Lopud island||Lopud Island||B|
|Fri||7||Sea kayaking||Trsteno||Lopud Island||BD|
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport, harbour or bus station. Our representative will meet you and give you the details of your transfer to Lopud Island. The transfer is organized either by a local ferry that runs four times a day or by speedboat. Upon your arrival to Lopud and settling into your accommodation, there will be time for a walk before meeting with your guide and the group over dinner and discussing the upcoming holiday.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: D.
Sea kayaking to Sipan Island, Hiking or Cycling
Safety instructions will take place in the Lopud Bay this morning. Get the feel of your kayak and practice paddling before embarking on the first journey – kayaking to Sipan Island. Sipan has colorful villages of Sudurad and Luka Sipanska. The fields between them have preserved the real country life style, chapels, monasteries, palaces and summer houses of ancient Dubrovnik aristocracy. This island is unbelievably rich in cultural heritage, tales from the past and well preserved monuments that witnessed its history. We will explore them by walking or cycling and there will be plenty of time to relax as well. We will kayak back to Lopud late in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B, D; Sea kayaking: 2 h 30min (11 km), easy; Cycling: 1h, easy or Walking: 2 h, easy.
Note: hiking or cycling will take place depending on group abilities, weather and temperature.
Kayaking Lopud Village-Sunj Beah, Hiking to Lopud Village
Back in our kayaks today as we get ready to paddle half way around Lopud to its sandy Sunj Beach. We will explore the island’s coastline as we slowly paddle to one of the most popular beaches in the area. After lunch on the beach, feel free to chill out at one of the beach bars, go for a swim or just grab a deck chair and enjoy the afternoon. There are three walking paths leading back to Lopud – the quickest one is 20-30 minutes on foot and two more scenic paths will take you along the cliffs or up the hill to the island’s fort.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B; Sea kayaking: 1h 30min (6 km), easy; Walking:20-60 min, easy/moderate.
Kayaking Sunj Beach-Kolocep Island-Sunj Beach
This morning after breakfast we walk back to Sunj Beach and prepare to kayak around the best sea kayaking island in Croatia – Kolocep. Explore caves and coves, dramatic cliffs on one and tame beaches on the other side of the island. Snorkeling gear will be provided for you to explore the rich and colorful underwater world of the Adriatic. With occasional swimming and snorkeling stops, we reach Skerac, kayaker’s favourite restaurant in time for a break and optional lunch. Late in the afternoon we kayak back to Lopud’s Sunj beach.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B, D; Sea kayaking:4 h (17km), moderate; Walking:30 min each way, easy.
Optional Trip/Beach Day
Relax on Lopud’s beaches, visit Dubrovnik on your own or join one of the proposed optional trips.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B.
Sunset Kayaking Sunj Beach-Lopud Village
Enjoy a later start today as we hike back to Sunj Beach and spend the early afternoon having lunch doing beach activities. We return to our kayaks once more in the late afternoon and kayak into the sunset. Depending on the availability and weather, you can try to learn to stand-up paddling in the Lopud Bay. Ask your guide for more details. Return to Lopud early in the evening.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B; Sea kayaking: 1h 30 min (6km), easy; Walking: 30min, easy.
Kayaking Lopud Village-Trsteno-Lopud Village
The last kayaking trip destination is Trsteno Village and Arboretum – a wonderful park with a collection of exotic plants and trees, Neptune’s fountain and great views of the islands. We will kayak to the beach by the arboretum – you may choose to visit the park on your own. The park also served as a set for widely popular Game of Thrones series. Return to Lopud in the late afternoon for a farewell dinner.
Accommodation: Lopud; Meals: B, D.
Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbor or airport. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
|adult||790,00 €||710,00 €||620,00 €||620,00 €||590,00 €||520,00 €|
|child||711,00 €||639,00 €||558,00 €||558,00 €||531,00 €||468,00 €|
|single||948,00 €||852,00 €||744,00 €||744,00 €||708,00 €||624,00 €|
All prices are per person.
Child discount valid for children aged 12 and under at time of travel.
High Season: June 17 – September 8
Intermediate Season: May 27 – June 16, September 9 – September 29
Low Season: April 15 – May 26, September 30 – October 27
|Departure dates 2017 - Saturdays|
- 7 nights accommodation
- meals as per itinerary (7 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
- use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, dry bags, bikes, helmets
- 5 days of organized activities
- local taxes and permits
- Saturday transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station or your accommodation
- tour leader and assistance
- Trsteno Arboretum entrance
- drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary
- tips and other personal expenses
- optional trips
Arrival and departure transfers: several group transfers between the airport and destination depending on arrival/departure time.
Optional trips are not included in the price and can be booked and paid on the spot. Optional trips cost approxmately 60-85 € per person, payable on site, and are dependent on suitable weather conditions. The price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.
Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
Child discount: valid for children of 12 years of age if accompanied by an adult. One child enjoying discount shares parent’s room; two or more children can have their own room.
Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.