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Kornati National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Šibenik or Vodice: Kornati Archipelago Day Tour by Speedboat

1. Šibenik or Vodice: Kornati Archipelago Day Tour by Speedboat

Enjoy a day on the water exploring the islands and beaches of Kornati National Park, the Kornati archipelago in Croatia. Get picked up from locations in Vodice, Šibenik, or from Šibenik’s Solaris Hotel Ivan and choose between a group tour or a private tour. After checking in with the crew at your meeting point, prepare to enjoy panoramic views of the St. Anthony Channel and Šibenik islands on the way to the Kornati archipelago. First, stop at Mana, one of the many islands in the Kornati archipelago. Marvel at views of the cliffs from the sea, a wild beach, and clear water. Continue your journey through the archipelago by visiting the next island, Levrnaka. On Levrnaka sits Lojena Beach, the only real natural sandy beach on the Kornati islands. The boat will leave you on the northeastern side of the island, next to a restaurant in case you would like to have some coffee or food. Lojena Beach is within walking distance of the restaurant. Next, marvel at the cliffs of Dugi island before getting to Kapri island where you will have a break for lunch. Relax and enjoy fresh local food served right next to the sea in a local konoba serving fresh, Dalmatian food. Finally, visit Zlarin. Due to its geographical position, the island is seen as St. Anthony Channel’s gatekeeper and the guardian of Šibenik. Use your free time to enjoy the pebble beaches with sand under your feet as soon as you enter the sea. Just before sunset, head back to the starting point of the tour.

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

2. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

Sail toward the southern part of Dugi Otok Island. This is where the sea embraces Telašćica, whose name derives from the Latin "Telagus" (meaning 3 lakes). Relax on the boat with a book or sunbathe on deck. Enjoy views of the picturesque Mediterranean landscapes along the way. Chat with the skipper if you are interested in sailing and hear all the secrets of their ancient craft.  Upon arrival at Telašćica Nature Park, enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel. Go for a stroll and give a treat to the timid donkeys. There's a donkey reserve within the park and the coastal (or Dinaric) donkey is an indigenous Croatian breed. Currently, there are 14 donkeys living in Telašćica, while the entire area abounds with flora and fauna. The park has 3 smaller bays within its wider area. Telašćica is the largest and best-protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It has 5 islets, of which the small rock slab of Taljurić is the most extraordinary. Continue to Lake Mir in the southwestern part of the park. The salt waters of the lake derive from the underground canals that connect it to the sea. Archaeological excavations made in the area indicate the place was inhabited in the earliest periods. On the return journey, go to Stene (also known as the "Devil`s Cliffs"). Marvel at the vertical cliffs that rise up to 61 meters from the sea. They spread from Mrzlovica Cape on the northwest to the slopes of Veli Vrh on the southeast.

Kornati National Park and Telašćica Full-Day Boat Tour

3. Kornati National Park and Telašćica Full-Day Boat Tour

Discover the stunning Kornati National Park and Telašćica nature park by boat. Set sail from the port in Vodice, crossing the Adriatic sea to enter the national park. Cruise beneath impressive cliffs and admire the views as you enjoy lunch on board. Continue past the church of Our Lady of Tarac, and see the 16th-century Tureta fortress. Arrive at Telašćica and stop to appreciate this beautiful spot. Bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir and swim in the clear blue sea. Visit a cliff-top lookout, relax in thick pine woods, or shop for souvenirs. Cruise back towards Vodice, passing Roman ruins and the Upper Kornati group of islands. See the fishing settlement of Tribunj before arriving back at the port in the early evening.

Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

4. Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

Your speedboat tour departs from the pier in front of the D-Resort hotel in Sibenik. At first, you will take a cruise through the Sibenik channel and see all its famous landmarks such as military bunkers, a sea tunnel called Hitler’s Eyes, and St Nicholas’ fortress.  Then, on the journey to Kornati, you will pass by Bavljenac, a small island famous for its stone walls that look like a giant fingerprint from above. After an hour you will enter the outer parts of Kornati National Park. This part of the archipelago is famous for its steep rock faces emerging from the sea. The first stop is on the island of Mana where you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, cliff dive or admire the views of its famous ruins.  After that, you'll visit the Lojena lagoon for swimming and snorkelling, followed by a lunch break at a tavern on the island of Levrnaka.  On the way back you will explore the inner part of Kornati archipelago, passing famous landmarks such as Tarac fortress. The last stopover is at Prvic Luka, where you can sip a coffee, eat some ice cream or just walk around. You will then be dropped off back at the initial meeting point.

From Sibenik: Kornati National Park Boat Tour with Transfer

5. From Sibenik: Kornati National Park Boat Tour with Transfer

Have an unforgettable experience on this scenic day cruise through the Kornati archipelago, where you'll have a chance to visit some of the most beautiful beaches and stroll along the shore for a relaxing adventure. Soak in an extraordinary view of the cliffs from the sea, wild beach, and clear water of Mana Island, then move on to Levrnaka Island, home to Lojena Beach, the only natural sandy beach on the Kornati islands. It is covered with pearly white pebbles. Explore Kornat Island, the last of the Kornati archipelago that you'll visit during this boat trip. Enjoy lunch at your own expense in this lovely bay. Sit back and relax as you try fresh local food served right next to the sea in a local tavern specializing in Dalmatian food. Make one last stop at Zlarin Island, one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic. Make the most of your free time to discover the beautiful pebble beaches and snap some photos of the lovely views.

From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

6. From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

Take a scenic ride on a speedboat through the Zadar Channel towards Komati island and see all the beauty the Zadar archipelago has to offer. This tour is designed to meet your requests and preferences. So while cruising along, let your skipper know what you're interested in doing or seeing, whether it's swimming, hiking, or just cruising through. Begin your tour with scenic views of the islands of Žut, Sit, Dugi Otok, Iž, Lavdara, and Kornati and pass the bridge between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Arrive at Kornati National Park and tour its 89 islands, islets, and reefs. Discover the many secrets that make Kornati so unique from your skipper who will take you by a historical defensive fortress that also once served as a movie set. Stop for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape before exploring the park further. Come across many secluded and private beaches and enjoy a quick dip in the refreshing water, some snorkeling, or a bit of sunbathing.  Since the Komati Islands are know for the freshly caught fish, let your skipper know if you'd like to stop for a meal at your own personal expense. They will be happy to recommend restaurants for a gourmet lunch or alternatively suggest picnic locations for those who have brought their own meals. Afterward, if time allots, have another swim before concluding your tour.

From Sinj: 1.5-Hour Private Flight over Kornati & Šibenik

7. From Sinj: 1.5-Hour Private Flight over Kornati & Šibenik

The flight starts by gliding over the Sinj field and crossing over the slopes of Kozjak towards Trogir. There, the view of the Kaštela Bay appears as we continue our flight towards Rogoznica and Primošten. Soon we will see the city of Šibenik on our right-hand side, where the contours of the Kornati islands will start to emerge. The flight over these interesting cliffs, miniature islands and reefs takes about fifteen minutes, and ends with a turn towards Šibenik, where we leave Kaštela Bay on our left-hand side. The trip ends with flying over the town of Sinj and landing at the airport.

Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

8. Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

Enjoy a relaxed private boat trip through the spectacular Kornati National Park located near the coast of Zadar. Explore the beautiful waterways and islands of the coast with 4 swimming stops in scenic locations, with hearty meals and drinks also provided for up to 12 passengers. Board the 12-meter-long vessel at the port of Zadar and set off on your private adventure. Admire the views of the city as you depart and travel towards the Kornati National Park. Enjoy 4 stops so you can swim in the ocean and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Children are also welcome onboard with inflatables provided and a swimming platform at the end of the boat. There is also a sound system onboard so you can listen to your favorite tunes as you cruise. Onboard, help yourself to a variety of fresh food and juices. Relax as you enjoy the views of the Zadar Archipelago without the usual large crowds of a shared tour, with personalized service.

From Split: Kornati Boat Day Tour

9. From Split: Kornati Boat Day Tour

After less than an hour by Minibus from Split to Šibenik, you will leave the bus and get on the boat. The skipper will give you some information about the behavior at the sea, and your navigation can start! Departure and the first stop – Mana island. Soak in an extraordinary view of the cliffs from the sea, a wild beach, and clear water. Continue your journey through the Kornati archipelago by visiting the next island on our itinerary, Levrnaka island. Lojena beach is located at walking distance from the restaurant, the only real natural sandy beach on the Kornati islands. It is covered with pearly white pebbles. Once you've reached Kornat island you will have an hour and a half to have lunch in this lovely bay. Relax and enjoy fresh local food served right next to the sea in a local tavern serving fresh, dalmatian food. Before coming back to Šibenik/Solaris/Vodice, and continuing to Split, we will stop on Zlarin island. Here you can use your one hour of free time to enjoy the beautiful pebble beaches.

Vodice: Luxury Trip to Kornati on Colnago Speedboat

10. Vodice: Luxury Trip to Kornati on Colnago Speedboat

The Kornati archipelago is an isolated island group situated in the central region of the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. The greatest way to explore it is by speedboat. Immerse yourself in a sunny labyrinth of sea and islands and marvel at the peace of the untouched nature. Departure from the Port of Vodice and sail through the archipelago all the way to the Kornati National Park. On the way, make two stops for swimming in the most beautiful bays. Also, enjoy some free time for lunch at a restaurant.

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What people are saying about Kornati National Park

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,608 reviews

Today I was allowed to experience Croatia from the water. With Roko and Karlo as skippers, we took a speedboat to Kornati! Punctual departure from the port, friendly welcome and many stops for beach, sunbathing, sightseeing and lunch. The highlight was swimming in a secluded, deserted bay, including snorkeling! Hey, the boys can do what they do! Gladly again and highly recommended! Kathrin, 10.8.2022 Sibenik

The trip with Roko and Karlo was great! We had just enough time to see everything we wanted to see on the islands and the trip on speedboat itself was a great experience! Totally Worth the price! As there is a plenty of time on the beautiful beach i would suggest to bring snorkling equipment and shoes for water as i forgot about that and that was a pity!

We had a very nice day! Our skipper Mario was great: nice, funny and he told us the story and anecdotes. There were 7 of us on the sailboat, there is plenty of room, we can even sit at the front of the boat. We sailed with the engine and also with the sail, it was really nice.

The trip was really nice! Karlo and Roko put a lot of effort into making this day so beautiful. It was a lot of fun to take the speedboat to the beautiful bays and swim there. Great day out and would 100% recommend.

Great way to visit the islands in a limited group. For those who are not used to, a full day on the boat is quite tiring