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Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

1. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

Marvel at the Adriatic Sea with the opportunity to see Adriatic dolphins on this boat ride in Vrsar. Benefit from experienced staff and a captain that knows the movements of dolphins and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. After meeting in Vrsar, get a transfer to the boat to start your adventure. Be greeted with drinks before setting out on the Adriatic Sea. Keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of Poreč and Rovinj. As an added perk, enjoy another tour for free if there were no opportunities to see dolphins at the conclusion of your boat ride.

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From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

2. From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

On this tour, you will have a chance to explore Croatia’s stunning west coast and charming villages. From the narrow alleyways and romantic streets of Rovinj to the natural beauty of the Lim Fjord where you will enjoy lunch served onboard the boat. After meeting your guide in Poreč, your day starts with a 1-hour trip to Rovinj. You will have 2-hours to explore here before boarding a traditional wooden boat to discover the Lim Fjord.  As you sail up the Fjord, enjoy breathtaking views while you tuck into a grilled fish, meat, or vegetarian lunch served onboard. Enjoy a glass of wine while your captain takes you to a pirate cave for a photo stop. Further up the Fjord, you will arrive at Vrsar village for your final stop of the day. Relax on the beach, have a swim in the sea, or explore the charming town before returning to Poreč at around 4:30 pm.

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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

3. Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

Be collected at your accommodation in Zagreb and drive for approximately three hours to Pula. This is the biggest city and the center of the Istrian peninsula. The city was founded by an ancient tribe in the 10th century B.C. and it was well known by Greek travelers and sailors so is mentioned in many Greek myths. In the 1st century, the Romans made the city strong and today the vivid remains of this era can be explored. Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world and will take you back in time as you imagine gladiators battles. Other examples of Roman architecture to discover are the Temple of Augustus and the gates to the city including the Arch of the Sergii and the gate of Hercules.  Continue your journey for 45 minutes to Rovinj. This city was also founded by the Istrian tribes. It was built on a small island close to the mainland and in the 18th was connected to it. It was ruled for five centuries by Venice so both the Italian and Croatian languages are spoken in the city. During this period of occupation, walls were built around the city and the remains are standing still today. Rovinj is a real gem and adored because with every step you take you are compelled to take another photograph. Travel another 45 minutes to Porec. The Old Town is almost 2000 years old and is most famous for the Euphrasian Basilica, from 1997. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istria. Notice the roman influence and architecture in the city as you walk through the main streets, still preserved in their original form.

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From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

4. From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

Spend your evening onboard a traditional wooden boat to experience a close encounter with magnificent dolphins in their natural habitat. After boarding the boat at Poreč, your friendly tour guide will hand you a welcome drink for you to enjoy. As you head out to sea to find the dolphins, enjoy a panoramic view of the Istrian coast as you look back at Poreč and Rovinj. Your captain will use their local knowledge and expertise to find the dolphins and give you a fantastic view of the playful animals. However, if you are unlucky and don’t see any dolphins on your tour, the local supplier will invite you for a second sail free of charge.

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From Vrsar: Night Cruise to Rovinj

5. From Vrsar: Night Cruise to Rovinj

Hop on board this special pirate boat and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets the Istrian peninsula has to offer on a cruise to Rovinj. At 7 PM, you'll leave the port from Vrsar and sail along the west coast of Istria to Rovinj. During the trip on the sparkling Adriatic Sea, the crew will serve you drinks and answer all your questions about the town, its most famous sights, and the surrounding area. About 45 minutes later, you'll reach the port of Rovinj, where you will have about 2.5 hours to explore the town on your own. You can walk through the narrow streets and stroll along the picturesque harbor. In the old town, stop at one of the many restaurants and try some Croatian specialties. Or just take the food with you to the beach and picnic while the sun goes down. When you're back on board you can sit back, relax, and watch the lights in the harbor slowly disappear.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 820 reviews

It was a very nice experience. First of all, I had to consider whether the dolphins should not be pushed too hard. The captain tried to turn the ship so that you could see her well without pushing her or getting too close. Many small boats, on the other hand, were very aggressive towards the dolphins. We always saw the same group of dolphins with young animals, at some point they swam straight towards the ship and kept jumping out of the water. I can only recommend the excursion. The crew was very friendly and tried hard.

Tanya was a fantastic guide. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to do whatever to make our experience the best day possible (including stopping on the side of the highway so I could get some pictures)!

Super friendly staff and small NOT overcrowded ship like many others we have seen. We saw several groups of dolphins. It couldn't be better. Thank you and see you next time.

Our guide Tanya was friendly, knowledgeable, and so organized. She drove safely.

The guides are super fun and we had a great time on board !