Hvar & Pakleni islands kayaking expedition

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DESCRIPTION

This Croatian multi-day kayaking tour along Hvar island is a great option for those of you looking for a longer experience on the water – with or without previous knowledge about kayaking. By moving from one place to another, this tour covers all main sights of Hvar – Croatia’s sunniest island. This also means you will discover beautiful bays with even more impressive beaches and relax with every sunset. Paddle in style with our guides and enjoy great food and wine. This is an experience you will want to live through again. We provide paddling gear, safety gear, guide, accommodation and two meals per day.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • 5 days of kayaking, beautiful islands and secluded beaches
  • 6 nights in private accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners included
  • catamaran/ferry transfers included as well as equipment transport

Locations visited: Jelsa, Vrboska, Zečevo, Stari Grad, Hvar, Pakleni islands, Milna, Zaraće, Dubovica.

ITINERARY

Please note: Upon arrival, you will meet your guide and discuss tour details. The guide will explain the route, give safety warnings, check all the equipment with you and give you suggestions on how to seize every day of your tour.

Day 1. Catamaran transfer from Split to Jelsa
In the afternoon hours (approx 4pm). Tickets included. Note: A client can come to Split on the 2nd day if more convenient with flights. 1h catamaran drive. Arrival to Jelsa; accommodation; dinner; overnight in Jelsa.

Day 2. Jelsa – Vrboska – Zečevo – Jelsa (16km of paddling)
Jelsa is the only settlement on the island with it’s own source of pottable water. The place developed as a port of a nearby Pitve but then became autonomus and well known for it’s shipyard. In 19th century it was the first place on any of the islands to have its own library. Its inhabitants today live mostly from tourism. From Jelsa we paddle towards Vrboska – the most attractive place on the island with its charming small bridges that trespass this inlet. For those who are looking for a smell of untouched nature, clean sea and solitude, there is a naturist islet Zečevo just in front of Vrboska. We visit Zečevo and then paddle back to Jelsa. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Jelsa.

Day 3. Jelsa – Stari Grad (approx 30km of paddling)
Stari Grad (Old Town in English) is the oldest settlement on the island located at the edge of a 6 km long inlet. The village was established during a Greek colonization of the island in 385/384 BC and it is well known for Chora Pharou or parcelized field grom Greek times. Today it’s a main traffic connection between island of Hvar and the mainland. The place will charm you with it’s history and lifestyle. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 4. Stari Grad – Hvar (Approx 28km of paddling)
The city of Hvar developed in the 13th century. From that period and towards today you will see a variety of styles in building – romanesque and gothic, renaissance and baroque. Hvar has one of the best preserved arsenals (weapon storage) on the Mediterranean built in 16th century. Later, a part of this palce became a theatre – one of 10 most preserved baroque theatres in Europe. The city of Hvar is well know as a popular destination for Hollywood stars who visit it with their yachts. We believe getting to know this place with a kayak gives you a more intimate look in it’s beauty. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 5. Hvar – Pakleni islands archipelago (5 – 16km of gentle paddling)
A group of 11 islands and reefs in front of the port of Hvar spreads along 11 kilometers and creates a natural shelter. The name comes from “pitch.” i.e. Pine resin, which was used for boat coating. The largest island is St. Clement, which contains Illyric ruins and remains of Roman houses. Most famous places are Jerolim, Stipanska, Ždrilca, Palmižana and Vlaka. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 6. Hvar – Milna – Zaraće – Dubovica – Hvar (approx. 19km of paddling)
From Hvar we head towards Milna – a typical Mediterranean place known for pebble beaches. We continue towards village Zaraće. At the foot of a small picturesque village there are two deep bays with sandy beaches, one facing east called Veliko Zaraće and the other facing west called Malo Zaraće. Pebble beaches of Velo and Malo Zaraće close impressive rocky cliffs, real beauties of nature. Dubovica is famous for it’s long tradition of rustic vacation houses far away from the noise of the city. Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Hvar.

Day 7. Hvar – Split with a morning catamaran
After breakfast, we have a catamaran journey back to Split. This finishes your kayaking adventure. Breakfast and catamaran tickets included.

DETAILS

Group size: 6 to 12 people
Availability: May, June, September, October
Tour staff and support: Adventure Dalmatia Tour Leader (optional) and local support; 0-24 telephone assistance, free Croatian SIM card and mobile phone during the tour
Accommodation: Private accommodation – rooms
Food and drinks: 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners included. Supermarkets at Jelsa, Stari Grad and Hvar Town
Transfers included: Catamaran transfer from Split to Jelsa and from Hvar to Split.
NOT included: Flights, additional meals, private rooms
Equipment: DAG kayaks – Miwok or Biwok, spray decks, paddles, life jackets
Electric supply: 220V, 50HZ, two round-pin plugs
Other services: ATM, bank, post office and ambulance Stari Grad and Hvar
Paddling distance: Approximately 109 km
Bad weather policy: In case of bad weather that could make it impossible to paddle, we keep the right to change the tour route or optional activities.
Optional tours: Rafting or Canyoning on the Cetina river, departure from Split; sailing, biking hiking with departure from Hvar town.
Price: 660,00€ per person