Combine the historic town of Hvar with the emerald jewels of the Pakleni Islands for one of Croatia’s most popular half-day kayak tours.
Explore the myriad of the Pakleni Islands, a divine collections in front of Hvar, whose pine trees provide shade to numerous idyllic coves. There is time to swim, snorkel, chill, get a coffee or refreshing drink at beach bar. Kayak slowly back to Hvar in the early afternoon. 3- 4 hour tour.
The length of the route is 2.5-3.5 Nm, with one beach stop – depending of the weather conditions and pace of the group. We head southeast from Hvar, following the coast, until we reach a secluded beach. If the weather permits we would sea kayak outside of the channel to the south side of the islands, experiencing open sea and unlimited views over the horizon. In case of south winds, we would need to stay within the channel exploring the north side of the islands, protected from the winds.
The tour starts from Krizna luka beach, just 7min walk from the city centre. As you arrive to the beach our guide(s) will prepare sea kayaks for you (double or single). You will get some dry bags to store your personal items. Before we start the tour, we would need to adjust the sea kayak steering system for each kayak, according to your height, so we would be sure that you will feel comfortable in the kayak once we set of to the sea. Once the gear is set (PFDs, drybags, paddles), we will have a short safety talk and introduction to basic sea kayaking techniques, so we would do our best so you could enjoy your tour.
- What Will You DoOnce we set of to the sea, usually it takes about 30-45min to cross the channel and to reach Pakleni islands. And about 45min -1h before we exit to our first beach. While we paddle, if weather permits, we will stop in several occasions - floating in our kayaks to relax, enjoying views and hearing some explanations about our surroundings from your guide(s) or taking pictures.
While on the beach enjoy your time swimming, relaxing or simply grab mask and snorkel and explore on your own. There will be opportunity to have a coffee, refreshing drink or light meal at one of the beach bars during the break.
After the swimming break we will start our return towards Hvar, where we usually arrive around 2pm for 10am departure, or 7pm for the 3pm departure.
- What To ExpectA level more suited for the occasionally active, walking a couple of times a week, or fitter clients with little regular opportunity to cycle or sea kayak. Programmes at this level are easy to moderate. Distance and duration depend on activity and terrain.
- What Is IncludedPrice includes: sea kayak and paddle, life jacket, dry bag, spray skirt if needed, snorkeling equipment to use (mask + snorkel), guide and introduction in paddling techniques and safety,
Meeting point: Krizna luka beach, at our sea kayaking base. 7min walk from the city promenade, just after Franciscan monastery.
Departure time: 10.00AM and for afternoon program, 3.00PM (afternoon tour runs from 15th of June to 15th of September)
What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve (Lycra if you have it, cotton if you don’t) shirt, quick drying sports shoes, swimming gear, bottled water, towel and snacks.
What’s extra: gratuities to guide.
Equipment: Kayaks–single or double sit-in sea kayaks/ or sit on top double sea kayaks
Activity level: Medium physical exercise