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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.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Swimming, Food & Wine Tasting

2. From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Swimming, Food & Wine Tasting

Make the most of your time in Croatia with a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful natural hotspots. See everything from waterfalls to medieval towns along the way. Meet your guide and driver in Split before heading out to Lozovac. From here, enter the magnificent Krka National Park, with guaranteed unforgettable vistas on the way. Once on the other side, benefit either from a roughly 1-hour complimentary guided tour of Krka, or the freedom to explore on your own. Either way, enjoy extra time after the optional guided tour to explore. Whether it’s of flowing waterfalls at Skrandinski Buk, historical flour mills, or wood trails, snap some photo opportunities of the unbelievable scenic views in front of you. If you are traveling during the high season (June-September), board a bus to the postcard-worthy, medieval town of Primošten. Enjoy a couple of hours to discover picturesque beaches, swim, eat, take a scenic stroll, or taste wine at vineyards waiting to be enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. During the low season, when the weather is too cold for swimming, visit the picturesque city of Šibenik, famous for its impressive historical fortresses and known as a gateway to the National Park Kornati. Finish off the day with a transfer back to Split in time for the early evening.

Split or Trogir: Krka, Roški Falls Swim & Šibenik Day Tour

3. Split or Trogir: Krka, Roški Falls Swim & Šibenik Day Tour

Discover Krka National Park and Šibenik on a guided day tour from Split or Trogir. Witness the Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap waterfalls and swim in the clear water. Admire panoramic views of Visovac Island. Your first stop is Skradinski Buk Waterfall for a guided tour of the local area. Many of the stone houses and watermills have now been transformed into small museums with various exhibits. Walk through a network of pathways and wooden bridges near the waterfalls. Relax and swim at Roški Slap Waterfall. After, you can eat an optional lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant. You can enjoy selected wines, as well as delicious traditional homemade food like prosciutto, cheese, and bread. Then move on to the Krka River canyon. Along the way, see the breathtaking panorama of Visovac Island. After, continue to Šibenik to see the sights of the town including the St. James’s Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, return to Split along the beautiful coastal road, passing picturesque villages and islands.

From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

4. From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

Witness the lush beauty of the Krka National Park on a day trip from Split or Trogir. Discover beautiful waterfalls, bird-filled wetlands, and a stunningly scenic setting. You will explore the famous Skradinski Buk – a unique travertine barrier beautifully sculptured by natural action. Depart from Split or Trogir and travel towards the park. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to stroll the well-organized trails and wander through the lush green forests at your own pace. Hike to a small collection of renovated stone houses, workshops, and other authentic buildings, including a watermill demonstrating sustainable village life from centuries ago. Wind your way down to the Krka River, stopping now and again to read the educational maps and exciting information about the herbs and animal species that make the park their home. Relax under the shade of the tall trees, or sit down on the river banks and watch the water rush by. Then, enjoy a boat ride down the Krka river canyon, which will take you to the town of Skradin. Located within the national park grounds, you will have 2 hours to relax and go for a swim. Bid farewell to this piece of paradise and hop back on the bus. Travel back to Split and Trogir via scenic and picturesque Dalmatian villages.

Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

5. Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

Explore the waterfalls of the Krka National Park on this guided boat tour from Vodice. Let the park's waterfalls take your breath away and pass by sights like a Franciscan monastery. Spend some free time enjoying the parking at your own pace.  Board a comfortable boat and cruise through the St Anthony Channel, admiring views of the St Nicholas fortress as you leave the port. Stop in Šibenik to pick up fresh mussels, before passing the Šibenik bridge. Continue along the estuary of the Krka river to Prokljan lake. Arrive in the National Park Krka which encompasses 7 beautiful waterfalls and small natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim. Head to the Skradinski Buk waterfall where you can visit a power plant. View a few cultural and historical monuments, such as a Franciscan monastery, and several old water mills. Have plenty of free time to explore the full extent of the park where you can visit a restaurants for lunch or get some shopping done at the souvenir shops. Head back to the boat to start the return journey, returning to Vodice in the early evening. 

Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

6. 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 Split or Trogir: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik

7. From Split or Trogir: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik

Embark on a journey by bus to see some of Croatia's most stunning natural wonders in Krka National Park. Before visiting a historic town, follow your guide through the park's pathways, marvelling at its clear waterfalls. Begin your day with a drive that takes you between the Dalmatian coast and the hinterland. You enjoy views of Trogir, Split, and the surrounding landscape that features abundant greenery and picturesque villages. On this full-day excursion, your first stop will be in Šibenik to see the sights of the town, including the UNESCO-protected St. Jacob’s Cathedral. As you continue the drive you’ll have great views of the coast and offshore islands, and hear from your guide about the area's history. The next stop is in Krka National Park, at the Krka waterfalls. Walk along the wooden paths through the park’s stunning scenery, and hear the singing of rare birds and seawater mills that have been in action for centuries. See the magnificent Skradinski Buk, the biggest waterfall in the park, and one of the most beautiful cliff waterfalls in Europe. Visit Peninsula Primošten. Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy in this medieval island town to swim, chill, eat, or take a scenic stroll.

From Sibenik: Kornati National Park Boat Tour with Transfer

8. 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.

Sibenik: Guided Evening Walking Tour

9. Sibenik: Guided Evening Walking Tour

Visit hidden squares and learn interesting facts about Sibenik as you explore this coastal city with a local guide. Avoid the usual tourist crowds by joining your guide for an evening tour of Sibenik. Visit the historic city center, stroll down cobblestone streets, and see some of the city's most iconic attractions.

Split: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Split: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

If you have a couple of days in the Split and Trogir area, this could be the trip that you are looking for. Krka National Park is one of two Croatian National Parks that contain lakes and waterfalls. You will be taken to 2 locations of exceptional natural value inside the National Park with an included boat ride down the river canyon. Meet in Split or Trogir and take a drive to Entrance Lozovac as this is the best place to start the 2-km walk around the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Pass through the old water mill system as your guide explains part of the history and traditions in this area. Then continue this fantastic walk on the wooden pathway with little lakes and waterfalls everywhere. This truly is one of the most preserved ecosystems in Croatia. Continue your journey with a boat ride down the river canyon to your second location inside the National Park, the lovely little town of Skradin. In this lower part of the stream, you will have an opportunity to cool down during the hot summer days with a nice swim in Skradin. And last but not least, a special surprise for those who love local food and wine. Only a 10-minute drive from our swimming spot, we have a little village called Plastovo, known for a few beautiful local family foods and wine stops. Next, enjoy wine tasting, learn about its production and history, and taste some of the family's local specialties. A total of 5-hour inside the Krka National Park at two locations with exceptional views and scenery, a boat ride, swimming inside of Skradin, and an extra visit to local family food and wine tavern. A relaxing day outside of the city that everyone will enjoy. Finish our day with a drive on the highway back to Trogir and Split.

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What people are saying about Šibenik

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4.7 / 5

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Straight forward finding the tour in the morning & everything was explained well. Coach was comfy & air conditioned. The stop off on the way back to Split was a real highlight - well worth the money!

A great activity for those in Split that want to visit Krka National Park. Transport from the bus station to the National park and back was provided. Very friendly tour guide!

Our tour was absolutely amazing! We went with Gray Line (Daniela and Ante) and they were so brilliant, it made the day very memorable

It was an amazing experience, the driver and the guide were so nice and organization was super good.

It was such a nice trip! Extremely beautiful nature, lots of interesting facts from guides!