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Istria County Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Istria County Cruises & boat tours

Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

1. Pula: Dolphin Watching Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Cruise on a modern boat and take some time to admire Pula, Istria. Watch the beautiful sunset and take the opportunity to watch dolphins play. The three-hour voyage starts from the port of Pula and continues along the coast of the Brijuni National Park where you can see dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphins are frequent visitors to the Brijuni waters because of the abundance of fish that dolphins come to hunt in the evening. With beautiful sunset scenes, dolphins, and Brijuni National Park, enjoy dinner and drinks onboard. For dinner, choose between a Mediterranean fish menu, meat menu, or vegetarian menu. Drinks are served throughout the ride (coca cola, fanta, red and white wine, and water). Upon your return to the Port of Pula, take the opportunity to see the famous Pula giants and the Pula Arena at night.

From Porec: Venice Catamaran Crossing One-Way or Round-Trip

2. From Porec: Venice Catamaran Crossing One-Way or Round-Trip

Travel to Venice by high-speed catamaran transfer from Porec. Discover old squares, stunning palaces, churches, and galleries as you explore the city. Board the catamaran in the port of Porec and head to Venice. On the catamaran sails out, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a short introduction to Venice. You'll also be offered some optional services such as gondola rides, taxi boat rides, lunch, and more. As you approach Venice, you’ll have views of the islands in the lagoon and a panoramic view of the city. Disembark, and from that point, you can explore the city at your leisure. Take a short walk to Piazza San Marco. From there, you can head into the maze of streets off the square. Enjoy a gondola ride along the canals. Try some of the city’s fine cuisine. If you like, you can visit one of the Murano glass workshops and see the glassmaking process. At 4:30 PM, the catamaran departs Venice. The excursion ends back in the port of Porec.

Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

3. Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

Sail along the the west coast of Istria in search of majestic dolphins on this boat day trip from the main port of Poreč. Admire the glow of the sunset on the water before returning to port.  Embark on your cruise from the main port of Poreč onboard a spacious craft called 'Kristofor.' Relax in a comfortable seat as you captain navigates along the dynamic landscapes of the coast of Istria. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins that leap and race along. Feel the joy of watching these exuberate creatures. Capture pictures of these animals to share with your friends and family back home. View the golden and pink colors of the sunset reflecting off the water before returning to the main port in Poreč and disembarking. 

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

4. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Embark on a sunset boat cruise along the coast of Istria from Vrsar and look for marine life like dolphins in their natural habitat. Sip on a drink as you admire the sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Meet your captain and crew and be welcomed aboard at the port of Vrsar. Head north and watch as the sunset breaks over the horizon. Marvel at the coast of Istria from the water and admire the play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Sail to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and catch a glimpse of these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Relax on the deck and soak up the views while sipping on a refreshing drink of wine, juice, or water.

Kamenjak: Medulin Sunset Dolphin Tour

5. Kamenjak: Medulin Sunset Dolphin Tour

Your evening trip starts at Medulin harbour. After boarding, you will receive a welcome drink and the trip begins with a panoramic view of Medulin's archipelago. Throughout the boat trip, there is music on board which makes for a relaxed atmosphere. Dancing is also welcome. While you cruise along the Adriatic sea, keep an eye out for dolphins. There is a 50/50 chance you will see them, but if not, you can still make the most of the stunning scenery. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Austro-Hungarian lighthouse 'Porer' on the way, and later on, have the chance to admire a stunning sunset view. Dinner is served on the boat: fish, meat and vegetarian options are available with a cabbage salad and ciabatta bread. Drinks during the excursions (wine, soda and water) are included in the price. The boat trip finishes by slowly heading back to Medulin.

Medulin: Cruise to Kamenjak with Lunch

6. Medulin: Cruise to Kamenjak with Lunch

Begin your boat trip from the harbor in Medulin. Look out for the only red and yellow boat in the area, and then board “Sandra” ready for your trip. Marvel at a magnificent panoramic view of Medulin's archipelago and the Premantura peninsula as you set sail from Medulin. Cruise for 1 hour until reaching the southernmost point of Istria, the Cape Kamenjak Nature Park. See stunning cliffs, and admire diverse wildlife and breathtaking nature. Dive into and explore one of the underwater caves, accompanied by a crew member for your safety. After discovering the underwater world of Cape Kamenjak, continue to the Porer Lighthouse, a picturesque lighthouse on a small island built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1846. Next, stop for lunch and savor your meal aboard the boat. Choose between a delicious meat fish or vegetarian dish, depending on your preference. Drinks are included during the entire ride. Once you've eaten, head to the island of Ceja to enjoy two hours of sunbathing and swimming in the Adriatic Sea. On Ceja, you can also find a restaurant and a cafe bar, should you feel like another snack or some coffee and drinks. Soak up the last rays of Croatian sun before heading back to the point of departure.

From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

7. From Poreč: Evening Dolphin Cruise with Welcome Drink

Spend your evening onboard a traditional wooden boat to experience a close encounter with magnificent dolphins in their natural habitat. After boarding the boat at Poreč, your friendly tour guide will hand you a welcome drink for you to enjoy. As you head out to sea to find the dolphins, enjoy a panoramic view of the Istrian coast as you look back at Poreč and Rovinj. Your captain will use their local knowledge and expertise to find the dolphins and give you a fantastic view of the playful animals. However, if you are unlucky and don’t see any dolphins on your tour, the local supplier will invite you for a second sail free of charge.

Pula: Brijuni Dolphin Watching Tour with Dinner and Drinks

8. Pula: Brijuni Dolphin Watching Tour with Dinner and Drinks

Embark on a boat trip to Brijuni National Park with dinner and drinks included. Experience the calm sea while sailing towards the Brijuni, spotting the dolphins swimming and admiring views of Pula illuminated at night. Depart from the marina in Pula. Cruise on the modern Arena boat which has 2 toilets, a sundeck, 3 terraces, a modern kitchen and a bar. Enjoy a traditional Istrian dinner on the boat, as well as unlimited drinks. Explore the Brijuni National Park from the seaside and discover its beautiful views. Encounter dolphins in their natural habitat as you cruise. Admire the picturesque views of the city of Pula lit up at night in the distance, and relax as the sun goes down on the horizon. After a relaxing journey on the water, return to the marina in Pula.

From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

9. From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, & Vrsar Boat Trip with Lunch

On this tour, you will have a chance to explore Croatia’s stunning west coast and charming villages. From the narrow alleyways and romantic streets of Rovinj to the natural beauty of the Lim Fjord where you will enjoy lunch served onboard the boat. After meeting your guide in Poreč, your day starts with a 1-hour trip to Rovinj. You will have 2-hours to explore here before boarding a traditional wooden boat to discover the Lim Fjord.  As you sail up the Fjord, enjoy breathtaking views while you tuck into a grilled fish, meat, or vegetarian lunch served onboard. Enjoy a glass of wine while your captain takes you to a pirate cave for a photo stop. Further up the Fjord, you will arrive at Vrsar village for your final stop of the day. Relax on the beach, have a swim in the sea, or explore the charming town before returning to Poreč at around 4:30 pm.

From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

10. From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

Explore the Istrian coast on this roundtrip cruise from Poreč to the town of Rovinj. Spend some free time wandering through the cobbled streets of Rovinj. Savor a delectable fish lunch onboard. Make a stop to explore Vrsar or to swim at Limski Kanal. Meet at the main port in Poreč and check in before departing on the spacious boat. Capture pictures of the west coast of Istria as you sail along. Stop in Rovinj and have some free time to explore the Old Town and make your way to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia or visit one of the pebble beaches. Head back to the boat for a fresh fish lunch and an aperitif. Depending on if the season is right for swimming, continue to Limski Kanal or Vrsar. At Limski Kanal, dive into the clear water and explore the pirate cave. In Vrsar, explore the bell tower and parish church in the historical center. Enjoy panoramic views of Vrsar from the boat before returning to the starting point in the port of Poreč.

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4.6 / 5

based on 532 reviews

It was a great experience. The crew is amazing and we luckily saw dolphins within 15 minutes of our journey and throughout the whole time. We got free drinks (water, ice tea, wine), but there were other drink options and snacks (were not expensive). We enjoyed the sunset and there were great photo opportunities. Great experience seeing dolphins living wild.

A beautiful tour with really nice people and a captain who put his focus on targeting dolphins and getting the best possible experience for the guests without disturbing the animals! The tour is absolutely recommendable and exceeded our expectations!!

The boat trip was really great, great food too! (take the fish) We got to see dolphins and the unlimited drinks were also very nice!

Beautiful lovely tour to view the national park and the surrounding areas from the sea. I would highly recommend it.

A very friendly welcome, fine, simple food. And of course the most beautiful thing, we saw the dolphins.