Istria County Water sports

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Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

1. 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 50 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.

Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

2. Pula: Night-Time Sea Kayaking Tour in Transparent Kayak

Meet at the Verudela resort area and be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. It's then time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure. The transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with LED lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of the Adriatic sea. Kayak along the coast, where the sea depth is around 4-8 meters, so that you can watch everything that's happening on the sea floor. Imagine that you have a huge snorkelling mask but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea. Experience transparent kayaking the way it's supposed to be. During the tour, catch a glimpse of various types of marine life. Your guide will also make sure that you have your once-in-a-lifetime memory immortalized as pictures and videos. Don't forget to look up at the starry sky and take in the heavens.

Pula: Snorkeling, Swimming and Kayak Tour with Blue Cave

3. Pula: Snorkeling, Swimming and Kayak Tour with Blue Cave

Explore hidden bays, cliffs, and beaches on this guided kayaking tour to a Blue Cave along Pula's coast. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea, while some jumping enthusiasts can do cliff jumping from different heights from 1 to 5 meters. First, get set up for kayaking with safety instructions and help getting your equipment ready. After the introduction, jump into your kayak and paddle for an easy 20 minutes to the rocky beach at Seagull Rocks, right where the Muzil Peninsula begins. Next, enter the Blue Cave through a hidden entrance under the Seagull Rocks. Inside the cave, discover a hidden beach with waterproof torches. The tour guides share some exciting facts about the cave that only the locals know. After the cave, continue paddling along the coastline for about 30 minutes until you reach the hidden beach at the Muzil Peninsula where it is time to chill, swim, snorkel, cliff jump, and discover aquatic life. Enjoy some time for beach activities of your own choosing, be it swimming, snorkeling, cliff jumping, or simply sunbathing on the pebbled beach. In the final part of the tour, paddle at a relaxed pace back to the starting point. The tour is captured on a GoPro 10 camera in 5.3K quality. All the photos and videos will be sent to you after the tour, you also have the freedom to take your own pictures and/or videos with the camera.

Pula: Sea Cave Kayak Adventure

4. Pula: Sea Cave Kayak Adventure

Explore the coast near Pula by kayak on this sea cave adventure. See hidden coves and beaches as you paddle toward the sea cave with your guide. There’s also the chance for some swimming, snorkeling, and cliff jumping. Your guide will first explain a few basic safety rules and kayaking tips before leading you along the coast all the way to the sea cave. Paddling through the cave, admire the amazing interior as your guide shines a flashlight to illuminate the space. After exploring the cave, pull your kayaks onto the shore and take a break, enjoying some snorkeling or a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. Keep your eyes peeled for the many types of underwater plants and animals, including colorful fish and marine species. For the brave ones, there’s also the opportunity to jump from the top of the 9-meter high sea cave.

Cape Kamenjak: Cave and Safari Experience by Kayak

5. Cape Kamenjak: Cave and Safari Experience by Kayak

Explore the breathtaking scenes of Cape Kamenjak on this 5-hour tour. Discover remarkable natural scenery, crystal-clear seas, and picturesque caves. You will spend a total of 2 hours kayaking and 3 hours snorkeling, swimming or relaxing. Departing from the local partner's office, paddle in your kayak to the caves of Big and Small Kolombarica. Spend some time exploring the caves using the snorkel equipment provided. Thrillseekers will have the opportunity to dive into the sea from atop a 15-meter high cliff. Afterward, reenergize with lunch and a drink at the famous Safari Bar before beginning your return journey.

Pula: Sunset Kayak Tour with Drinks and Cliff Jumping

6. Pula: Sunset Kayak Tour with Drinks and Cliff Jumping

Discover the hidden secrets of the coast of Istria's largest city, Pula, on a kayaking trip led by a local guide. Stop for a chance to try cliff jumping and drink refreshing beverages while marveling at breathtaking views of the sun going down. After a short instructional safety briefing with your guide, depart Valovine Beach and head along the scenic coast. Learn interesting facts about Pula’s history and ecology, and take in incredible views of the rocky shoreline. Upon reaching the reefs, anchor your kayak and follow your guide on a short swim. Arrive at a cave void of natural light and watch as your guide illuminates its hidden interior. You may spot bats hanging upside down and wild pigeons nesting. Feel bold as you take unforgettable leaps off a cliff, a popular activity among locals in the summer months. Stop to cool down with ice-cold soft drinks and beer on the beach at sunset. Your guide will take photos throughout your adventure so you'll have something to remember your trip by.

From Poreč: Lim Bay Sea Kayaking Day Trip

7. From Poreč: Lim Bay Sea Kayaking Day Trip

Lim Bay Sea Kayaking tour is a perfect one-day experience. The Lim Bay, also known as the channel or the Croatia fjord, is located on the west coast of Istria. It is part of the 35 km long Lim Valley, that stretches almost to the middle of Istria. The bay itself is almost 13 km long, surrounded by cliffs covered with evergreen vegetation. Since 1964, it has been a legally protected geomorphologic and hydrogeological site as an important landscape. In 1980, it was declared a special marine reserve. A peculiar feature of the water in the bay is that it is partly brackish. Its underwater sources of sweet water create a high concentration of oxygen, ensuring a rich and diverse range of sea species. This trove of marine life is also very well-known for its fish and oyster farms. The guide will introduce you to the tour and equipment and have a safety talk. We invite you to join us on our one-day trip and enjoy the crystal clear sea, serene landscape, and a small rocky beach. All perfect ingredients for a great Lim Bay sea kayaking trip.

Cape Kamenjak: Sunset Kayak/SUP Wine Tour

8. Cape Kamenjak: Sunset Kayak/SUP Wine Tour

Take full advantage of the perfect formula for a relaxing kayak or stand-up paddle (SUP) tour: sunset, sea, and a clear sky. Paddle through Medulin Bay, along Trumbuja island to the island of Ceja in Istria. The island, generally known for its wild rabbits and clean beaches, also offers panoramic views of the entire Cape Kamenjak. Swim and enjoy the evening sun on your kayak or SUP, or explore the nearby hills of this uninhabited island. Snorkel or swim around the island before returning to the open sea, watching the sun change color and slowly set on the horizon. Enjoy the surreal scenes that unfold in this unique bay along with a glass of champagne or wine. This exceptional experience of Istrian nature, so close to Pula, is intended for everyone. Grab your camera and take stunning sunset photos or sit back with a glass of wine and take in the mesmerizing colors of the Adriatic Sea.

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4.5 / 5

based on 94 reviews

It was very beautiful. You could see some fish, jellyfish and starfish. It's a very relaxed tour. We are ambitious canoeists and had to drive very relaxed so that the others could follow us. But it was very great. To recommend.

We had a great experience. Everyone on the team is super nice and enjoys their job. Our tour guide Ivan was great and in a great mood. Our expectations were met and we are super happy to have done the tour.

It was fantastically beautiful and our guide did a great job! There was even a small nocturnal drink on the open sea and we were amazed and very much enjoyed the entire tour! Absolutely recommended ♡

Very safe and helpful instruction by kind and caring staff, most impressed. Stunning activity would highly recommend.

It was a great and unique experience, very friendly guide and staff. Would deffinetely recommend