Trip Details

Trip Length: 3 days/ 2 or 3 nights, depending on arrival/ departure schedule; tour does not have to be weekend dates 
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: Zaton Bay guest house rooms with private bathrooms and A/C. Guesthouses are chosen for their character, friendly owners, and easy access to the sea, village restaurants, shops, and kayak base
Tour Inclusions: 2 or 3 nights accommodation, kayak & snorkeling gear, instruction, guiding, airport transfers, meals as specified per overnight plan
3 Days/ 3 Nights Tour*: 4800 Kn / €635 / US$680/ £545  Meal inclusions: 2 breakfasts/ 2 lunches/ 2 dinners. Day 3 dinner is independent in Zaton Bay    
3 Days/ 2 Nights Tour**: 4000 Kn / €530 / US$570 / £450  Meal inclusions: 2 breakfasts/ 2 lunches/ 2 dinners 
Single Supplement: 3 nights: 1110 Kn / 2 nights: 740 Kn

2022 Departure Dates:  request your tour dates, May to mid-October
Posted dates: July 5-7

*Arrival by 12:30 pm Day 1/ Departure anytime Day 4
**Arrival by 12:30 pm Day 1/ Departure Day 3: 7:00 pm or later

prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, US$, & GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations


While tourism in Dubrovnik has experienced explosive growth in the past 10 years, Zaton Bay remains true to its roots. A place of natural beauty and tranquility, the deep bay offers calm seas and natural protection from Dalmatia’s characteristic coastal winds and safe paddling waters. Deep in the bay is a restored old stone mill fed by bubbly underground springs and aristocratic stone villas from Dubrovnik’s Renaissance. Family homes are divided into 3 small villages on the bay’s coastline, Štikovica, Mali Zaton, and Veliki Zaton. A tiny marina harbors fishing boats that belong to the village locals. The charming bay attracts some summertime yachts and sailboats, who moor in the quiet bay, but is free of the characteristic busy motor boat traffic in and around Dubrovnik.

The bay’s easy access and convenient location make it a perfect place for a 2 to 3-day wasted travel time. The Weekender tour begins with a ½ day paddle in the bay and a trip to “must-see” Old Town for dinner. The remaining two kayaking days present multiple paddling routes: to Koločep and Daksa Islands, to Lapad Bay, or north up the coast to Trsteno, each night returning to the comfort and tranquility of Zaton Bay.

Itinerary: The Weekender

Day 1: Arrival and ½ day kayaking, 5 km
Arrive in Dubrovnik by 12:30 pm/ car transfer to Zaton Bay/ check into guesthouse/ equipment issue and basic kayak & safety instruction in Zaton Bay/ paddle to a cove in the open sea to swim, snorkel, and cliff jump/ return to guesthouse/ dinner in Dubrovnik’s Old Town
Day 2: Koločep Island, 12 km
Koločep Island features towering cliffs and wind-carved caves. Paddle to one of the island’s 2 small settlements for grilled seafood in an idylic setting/ swim in crystal clear water surrounded by towering cliffs/ snorkel in Blue Cave / walk the island’s network of shady trials to a family farm stand selling native Kolocep jams, herbs, olive oils and brandies/ dinner at a Zaton Bay restaurant
Day 3: Daksa Island and Lapad Bay, 18 km
Paddle to Uvala Lapad (Lapad Bay) on the mainland coast/ lunch in Uvala Lapad, known for its lively café-lined pedestrian zone/ return paddle to Zaton via uninhabited Daksa Island/ airport transfer for departure flight (2-night tour)/ dinner at Zaton Bay restaurant (3-night tour)
Day 4: Airport transfer for 3-night tour

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