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Zadar Sailing trips & boat tours

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Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

1. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

Sail toward the southern part of Dugi Otok Island. This is where the sea embraces Telašćica, whose name derives from the Latin "Telagus" (meaning 3 lakes). Relax on the boat with a book or sunbathe on deck. Enjoy views of the picturesque Mediterranean landscapes along the way. Chat with the skipper if you are interested in sailing and hear all the secrets of their ancient craft.  Upon arrival at Telašćica Nature Park, enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel. Go for a stroll and give a treat to the timid donkeys. There's a donkey reserve within the park and the coastal (or Dinaric) donkey is an indigenous Croatian breed. Currently, there are 14 donkeys living in Telašćica, while the entire area abounds with flora and fauna. The park has 3 smaller bays within its wider area. Telašćica is the largest and best-protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It has 5 islets, of which the small rock slab of Taljurić is the most extraordinary. Continue to Lake Mir in the southwestern part of the park. The salt waters of the lake derive from the underground canals that connect it to the sea. Archaeological excavations made in the area indicate the place was inhabited in the earliest periods. On the return journey, go to Stene (also known as the "Devil`s Cliffs"). Marvel at the vertical cliffs that rise up to 61 meters from the sea. They spread from Mrzlovica Cape on the northwest to the slopes of Veli Vrh on the southeast.

Zadar Canal 4-Hour Sailing Trip

2. Zadar Canal 4-Hour Sailing Trip

Explore the waterways of the Zadar Canal sea passage between Zadar and the island of Ugljan, and experience the stunning seascapes and rich underwater world of the Adriatic Sea. Encounter numerous islets spread all over the canal, each one with its own unique story. Depart from Zadar in the morning (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM) or afternoon (02:00 PM - 06:00 PM) and dock in the small island village of Preko. Take a walk around the small port or have a coffee in one of the beach bars. Go for a swim or visit the nearby islet and green oasis of Galevac, with its 14th-century monastery.  Then, sail towards a secluded bay and relax and enjoy the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Make your way back to Zadar and learn some basic sailing techniques from your skipper. 

From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

3. From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

The excursion starts at 09:00 from meeting point( Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising across Zadar channel and reaching the stunning bays on island Ugljan during the mid-day hours. Calm and relaxing bays on island Ugljan make a perfect setting for various activities like swimming, snorkeling, fishing and expedition. Depending on preferences, tour is continued with sailing to island Ošljak or charming local villages on Ugljan, and followed by break (lunch, coffee, walk). Enjoying in unique afternoon sailing experience on the way back, with the amazing overview at the islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina by 17:00

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

4. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

Escape the city for a relaxing day at sea. Explore hidden bays, swim in bright blue waters, and explore beneath the waves on a snorkeling stop. This tour can be customized according to the preferences of the group and can even include a quick stop for fishing. Meet your guide at the pier for a quick safety briefing. Next, cruise across the Zadar channel to the island Ugljan. Catch a glimpse of the red-roofed fishing villages on these islands and admire the blue waters off their coasts. Reach the island of Ugljan by mid-day and stop for a swim in the beautiful Frnaža bay. Sail on to little fisherman island of Ošljak and the village of Preko, where the group can stop for lunch, coffee, or just a quick walk through the little town. In the afternoon, sail leisurely back to shore, taking in vistas of the different islands as you go. Snap a picture of Zadar's old town from the water as you return to the marina in the late afternoon.

Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

5. Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

Your tour starts at 6 PM from the meeting point (Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at the pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising through the Zadar channel on a sailing boat with a bottle of champagne and witnessing the spectacular Zadar sunset, one of the most famous sunsets on the Adriatic coast. An amazing overview of the sun-kissed islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina at 8 PM.

Zadar: Private Full-Day Sailing Tour

6. Zadar: Private Full-Day Sailing Tour

The Zadar Archipelago is characterized by the endless blue sea and the greenery of the islands, a stunning backdrop for this full-day private sailing tour. On this tour, you'll get to know the small fishing villages, take a swim in a hidden bay, and enjoy a secluded beach to yourself. Dive into the depths of the sea, swim in crystal clear waters, and relax in the beautiful surroundings. You'll be able to get to know the islands, learn about the local lifestyle, and see a beautiful sunset off the Adriatic Coast on this full-day sailing excursion.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 479 reviews

Really nice boat trip when you have a short trip in Zadar but still want to go on a boat trip and see the islands nearby. The sailor was really nice and calm. It was very relaxing, even when there was no sun!

It was a very nice time, a great team and a really nice captain. Would definitely recommend this

a great experience with a visit to two islands just beautiful ❤️

Highly recommended! Just beautiful - the skipper was great too

Very nice time, professional service. We enjoyed it too much!