Kayak the Dalmatian Coast

Cradling the turquoise waters of the Adriatic in the shadow of scorched surrounding mountainside, thick stonewalls besiege Old Town Dubrovnik. Together with its medieval churches, it could easily be the setting of a fairy tale, an ancient fortress of Tolkienesque lore.The Dalmatian Coast is spotted with a trove of gorgeous islands, exuding lavender, wealth and a taste of the good life. They call it the new French Riviera, priced accordingly, but with more medieval ruins. Let’s take to the water to paddle around different islands on the famed Dalmatian Coast, discovering the coves and nooks, swimming in the pool-blue water of the Adriatic.



Length of Trip : 1-8 days

Cost :
Adria Adventures offers top-notch tours ranging in price from US$80 to $1200, depending on the duration of the trip.

Best time to go : July/ August

Wheelchair friendly : Call the operator to make arrangements

Family friendly : Ages 6+

Where to eat :

Official Site :
Adria Adventures/

Where to Stay :
Budget: City Walls Hostel
Mid-Level: Miró Studio Apartments
High End: St. Joseph's

Getting There :
For multi-day trips, Adria Adventure representative will pick you up from the Dubrovnik airport and take you to the Old Town Dubrovnik where you can take some time to explore the city. From there, Adria Adventure will take you to the Port of Gruz to take a ferry to the islands. For their One Day Three Islands package, you meet the company at the Port of Gruz for a ferry to the islands.

Note from Robin :
Adria Adventures offers great discounts for larger groups and takes care of transporting luggage. Do bring cash, as most restaurants and shops on the small islands do not accept credit cards.
Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones might recognize film locations along the Dalmatian Coast. Dubrovnik’s immaculate medieval walls proved ideal for King’s Landing.

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