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Our most recommended Istria County Family-friendly Activities

Aquapark Istralandia Entrance Tickets

1. Aquapark Istralandia Entrance Tickets

The waterpark is situated in the wooded hinterland of Novigrad. When you arrive at the park you will find a big parking area where a person in charge will help you to find the best place to park your car. When your car is safely parked, you are ready to pick your stuff and go to the entrance to exchange your vouchers for valid tickets. When you finally entered the magical water world, you will see a little souvenir shop where you can buy anything you need: from souvenirs to food or something you forgot to bring along. To keep your stuff safe, there are available lockers on additional charge. Now your summer adventure can start - enjoy numerous water slides or relax in the pools with your friends and family. If you want you can also rent a sunbed and beach umbrellas or simply enjoy on a large green area beneath the natural shade of trees. Don't forget, if you are hungry, thirsty or you need just to recharge your batteries there are many gastro facilities with an abundant amount of healthy meals, fish, pasta, salads, different kind of sweets, ice cream, fruit, and refreshing drinks.

Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

2. Pula: Kayaking and Snorkeling Sea Cave Exploration Tour

Kayak and snorkel your way along the coast of Pula to explore the city’s impressive sea caves. This fun and active 3-hour tour will take you to Seagull’s Rocks, where you’ll go diving inside a cave with snorkeling masks and underwater lights.  Your guides will document the adventure with GoPro underwater cameras, and share the photos with you after the tour. The experienced guides will ensure your safety throughout the tour. Relax with a cold drink of water or beer after this amazing activity.

Poreč: Sunset Dolphin Safari Cruise with Drinks

3. Poreč: Sunset Dolphin Safari Cruise with Drinks

Enjoy a drink and slowly sail to the open sea with a beautiful view of the Poreč Riviera. On the other side you can see the open sea and the sun meeting the horizon. Watch the elegant tricks dolphins can show you in their natural environment, in their complete wilderness and freedom.  This is not a dolphinarium, there is no trainer, and these animals behave in harmony with nature. It is particularly exciting to watch dolphins swimming at the side of the boat and in front of the bow.  If you are lucky enough, you can see a young dolphin that is usually accompanied by a smaller group of adults who keep a distance from the ship. For those who suffer from stress this is a perfect opportunity for therapy, for parents with children this is a perfect gift and surprise for their kids.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

4. Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Sail along the the west coast of Istria in search of majestic dolphins on this boat day trip from the main port of Poreč. Admire the glow of the sunset on the water before returning to port.  Embark on your cruise from the main port of Poreč onboard a spacious craft called 'Kristofor.' Relax in a comfortable seat as you captain navigates along the dynamic landscapes of the coast of Istria. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins that leap and race along. Feel the joy of watching these exuberate creatures. Capture pictures of these animals to share with your friends and family back home. View the golden and pink colors of the sunset reflecting off the water before returning to the main port in Poreč and disembarking. 

Poreč: Aquacolors Waterpark Fast-Lane Entry Ticket

5. Poreč: Aquacolors Waterpark Fast-Lane Entry Ticket

Try out the biggest variety of water attractions in Istria, all gathered in one place. No matter if you prefer speedy water slides, relaxing pools, or a 500-meter long lazy river, the Aquacolors Waterpark offers something for everyone.  You will have access to all the slides and three outdoor swimming pools, including one that has a pebble beach and waves. The park offers beach umbrellas as well as sunbeds for free. There is also a variety of spots in the shade, where you can relax away from the hot summer sun. To wind down after the slides, there are around 140 massage water benches waiting for you in the chill-out area. Don’t miss out on the Lounge bar, consisting of an artificial beach, where you can sip on refreshing cocktails and try local dishes.

Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

6. Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

The starting point of this kayak experience is Cape Kamenjak, a protected natural park south of Pula. From one of its charming pebble beaches, you will start your adventure after a quick briefing from the tour guides. After settling in the kayaks, you'll paddle for approximately 40 minutes following the rugged coast while enjoying the summer scenery all the way to the Kolombarica Sea Cave. In the cave, you'll swim in the turquoise water lit by the sun rays that enter through a cave opening above. Snorkeling and exploring the vibrant sea life of Kamenjak is a memory you'll want to remember. That's why this tour includes free GoPro photos. If you're an adrenaline seeker, you'll love jumping from the cliffs (up to 15m high) after exploring the cave. If not, you can enjoy some time sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. On the way back, the tour guides will make short stops as needed. If you're interested, you can find out some amazing facts about the area. This tour is an ideal summer experience for friends and families. It's completely safe and suitable for beginners and kids.

From Pula: Brijuni National Park Guided Tour

7. From Pula: Brijuni National Park Guided Tour

Visit  Veli Brijun island and explore Brijuni National Park on a guided tour from Pula. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the island. Admire the beautiful plants and animals and take some free time to explore. Board the wooden ship to cross to Veli Brijun from Pula Harbour. Arrive at the central port of Brijuni on the eastern side of the island, where your guided tour will begin. Hop on the tourist train to discover the highlights of the island, as well as the beautiful scenic views of the surrounding coastline. The ride on the tourist train takes approximately one hour. Ride along the coast and all the way to the north of the island where the Safari Park is located. See the golf courses, a Venetian citadel, and old farm buildings built in the early 20th century. Before arriving at the Safari Park, see the second-largest island of the national park. Mali Brijun, north of Veli Brijun. Upon arriving at the Safari Park, see some of the 80 herbivore animal species, mostly from various parts of Africa and Asia. Continue the journey along the west coast of the island. Ride through forests of holm oak and laurel. See beautiful wild orchids and exotic plants such as umbrella pine, cedar, and sequoias. See the Austro-Hungarian fortress of Tegetthoff and the empty pools of the zoo that existed on the island until 1995. Visit the remains of a Roman villa on the shores of Verige Bay and visit the Church of St. Germaine. After some free time, head back to the port for the journey back to Pula.

Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

8. Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

Learn how to scuba dive on a wonderful introductory course on the coastline off Pula. Benefit from the experience of a professional guide who will teach you the correct breathing techniques and how to sign and communicate underwater. Fill out a medical questionnaire and then receive all the necessary equipment for your new underwater activity. After a short explanation on safe practice underwater, and having learnt some of the dive signs, slowly venture underwater to a maximum depth of 8 meters. Dive off the Adriatic coastline for the chance to get up close to a seahorse or octopus. The maximum duration of your dive will be 30 minutes. Since the level of the course is not too difficult, you can bring along your family. 

From Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Trip with Pirate Cave Swim Stop

9. From Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Trip with Pirate Cave Swim Stop

Pre-book a ticket for this two-way cruise service between Vrsar and the Lim Fjord. Enjoy a quick journey on a traditional boat and begin your exploration of one of the most beautiful Fjords of the Istra coastline. Hop onboard from either the port on Vrsar, take a seat at the comfortable terrace, or feel the sun's rays and the refreshing sea breeze on the outer deck Dive into the majestic surrounding landscape of Vrsar and visit some unique sites you can only reach by boat. Embark on a relaxing boat ride along the untouched Lim Fjord and admire the breathtaking views of nature as you pass by lush green islands and reach the mysterious Pirate Cave. Depart from the Vrsar harbor and enjoy the sights of the many small islands along the fjord. Sail past the island of Sveti Juraj with its little church, see one of the oldest nudist camps in Europe at Koversada, and observe the fish farms at Limski Kanal. Finally, reach the stunning Pirate Cave for a chance to snap amazing photos and take a dip in the crystal clear waters. Connect with nature as you take in the views on your way back to the harbor and relax after all your exploring.

Pula: 2.5-Hour Snorkelling Experience

10. Pula: 2.5-Hour Snorkelling Experience

Boat starts at Verudela, Beach Yacht to islands nearby with snorkeling equipment for 2.5 hours. Jump off the boat into the crystal clear waters of the sea, and cool off from the hot Croatian sun. Swim and snorkel in search of marine life beneath the surface and marvel at the colorful fish and vibrant coral that line the shore. If you're feeling brave enough and want to put your adrenaline to the test, you can also enjoy a spot of cliff jumping. This is a small group tour and is suitable for almost every age, including children who want to snorkel for the first time.

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What people are saying about Istria County

Fantastic experience. Went with my 11yo, not too hard paddling. Good fun in the cave and cliff jumping but swimming with all the fish was AMAZING. Eric and Goran are lovely and attentive hosts

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about scuba diving. They made us feel at ease and the diving itself was so relaxing.

Super cozy and nice trip. Good sailing trip with a very friendly and chatty staff and a beautiful island with many possibilities.

great tour really good fun, Carlo was fun and patient and told us lots of information as we toured round. my 11yo LOVED it. 5*

Amazing tour, perfect tour guide, very well organized trip!