1. Croatia
  2. Zadar County
  3. Zadar
  4. Zrmanja

Zrmanja Full-Day Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Product ID: 26141
Spend a day on a water safari canoeing along Croatia's Zramanja River as you encounter waterfalls and easy rapids, hidden swimming pools, and a steep-sided canyon! Enjoy a day in this perfectly clear warm water that flows through a spectacular canyon.

Best Water Adventures
2019 GetYourGuide Award Winner

Recognizing the best experiences for travelers worldwide. Learn more

About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

Select participants and date:



  • Enjoy a canoe/kayak adventure for the whole family, as you paddle down the Zrmanja River
  • Go through magnificent canyons and underneath waterfalls
  • Take on the challenge of navigating through the rapids
  • Swim in the crystal-clear, warm water
Full description
Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists but their scenery makes them also very exciting. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls.
The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to handle sit-on-top kayaks as you slowly enter the canyon. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja towards Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip optionally you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant or take a picnic on your own.

10:00 - Arrival to destination – Kastel Zegarski village
10:30 - Preparing for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader
11:00 - Starting the trip
12:00 - Picnic break at big Krupa waterfall
12:30 - Continuing down the river Zrmanja
15:00 - Finishing up the trip at Muskovci village
15:30 - Optional refreshments 
16:00 - Departure
  • Guide
  • Necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • Nature park entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transfer

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kaštel Žegarski, North Dalmatia Driving Instructions: Distance: Zadar (75 km), Sibenik (85 km), Zagreb (270 km) From Zadar follow directions Smilcic - Obravac, and stay on that main road until Obravac, once on the big crossroad do not turn down to the town Obravac but continue straight towards Kastel Zegarski. Once there just follow the signs Raftrek to the start. From Zadar it takes about 1 hour. GPS: N 44° 9' 42.72" E 15° 50' 54.90"

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
What to bring
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Shorts
Know before you go
Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirts, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towels, sunscreen, and water. In case of colder weather, bring along a long-sleeved shirt.

No previous kayaking experience is needed and even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate.

There is a 50% discount for children under 12 years.

Please note that rafting boats are used in case of high water levels.

In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the local supplier will reschedule the activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
Sort by

We had a great time on this trip! After some misunderstandings how to steer the kanu, we finally got on track. The staff is very friendly and helpful! Unfortunately we couldn’t do the rafting because the water was too low.. Still it was a good experience and good exercise for our arms !

August 31, 2018

Wonderful Adventure

Well-planned, wonderful adventure. Was surprised that we were provided with storage containers to keep our food and other stuff dry. The canoe safari was easy enough to do with young children. The guides from Raftrek were terrific. They even provided rides back to the cars (for the drivers only, but wait wasn't too long). Highly recommend it.

Read more

August 30, 2017

Fantastic day of Kayaking

Very organised, clear and concise briefings and a beautiful location. Zara and Goran led us down the river providing clear instructions at each waterfall. A brilliant day out suitable for all ages. Certain levels of fitness required to paddle the 11km trip down the river. Take a packet lunch. Thanks to Zara and Goran for leading a very relaxing and fantastic trip.

Read more

August 10, 2017

Organized by

Raftrek Adventure Travel

Product ID: 26141