Popular Whale Watching & Dolphin Tours in Istria County
Our most recommended Istria County Dolphin & Whale Watching
1. Vrsar: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Tour including Drinks
Embark at the port of Vrsar, and then head north along the water on this cruise. Watch as sunset breaks over the horizon and marvel in the magnificent skyline of Istria. Take in the breathtaking play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Travel to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and admire the impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. From the deck of your boat, relax and soak up the sun while sipping on a drink while enjoying the moment.
nice boat, water was choppy but the ride was nice. saw dolphins at the end of the trip so kids were happy. good value for money.
2. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride
Marvel at the Adriatic Sea with the opportunity to see Adriatic dolphins on this boat ride in Vrsar. Benefit from experienced staff and a captain that knows the movements of dolphins and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. After meeting in Vrsar, get a transfer to the boat to start your adventure. Be greeted with drinks before setting out on the Adriatic Sea. Keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of Poreč and Rovinj. As an added perk, enjoy another tour for free if there were no opportunities to see dolphins at the conclusion of your boat ride.
We had a nice time. Just the gas fumes from the engine are a bit strong. Saw plenty of dolphins.
3. 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 are included in the price. The boat trip finishes by slowly heading back to Medulin.
Tolle Bootstour mit einer tollen Crew. Wir haben Delfine gesehen. Der Kapitän war echt super im "Finden und Zeigen" der Delfine. Getränke im Preis enthalten. Bier kostet 20 Kuna. Als Essen wurde Fisch, Fleisch oder vegetarisch angeboten. Wir hatten Fisch, welcher sehr lecker war. Eine echt gelungene Bootstour und ein toller Abend!
4. Pula: Glass-Bottom Boat Tour
Set off from Port Bunarina and sail towards Pješčana uvala, where you can observe the seafloor with its shoals of colorful fish and seashells. Then, sail between the two islands, Frašker and Fraškerić, where you will have a unique chance to see sea-urchins and sea-cucumbers. You will have the opportunity to stop and swim in the clear turquoise waters amongst the fish before stopping at Verudela canyon and cave. This magnificent rock formation is popular amongst cliff divers so you might be able to spot some daredevils too.
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What people are saying about Istria County
It was a very nice experience. First of all, I had to consider whether the dolphins should not be pushed too hard. The captain tried to turn the ship so that you could see her well without pushing her or getting too close. Many small boats, on the other hand, were very aggressive towards the dolphins. We always saw the same group of dolphins with young animals, at some point they swam straight towards the ship and kept jumping out of the water. I can only recommend the excursion. The crew was very friendly and tried hard.
Wonderful experience! A really great team on board the ship Sandra. Drinks were offered again and again. The food you could choose between vegetarian, fish and meat. A great drive to the lighthouse and further out. The captain tried very hard that we saw dolphins. It really was the case. Many dolphins were near the ship. The sunset at that ... A highlight of our vacation. We loved it.
Super nice crew, on board everything including the salad was freshly prepared in front of our eyes. Both the fish and the meat and the side dishes were tasty. The sunset was a wonderful experience at sea, again at any time. Thanks to the Orion and crew.
Very cool. No dolphins seen but the experience was unique. Highly recommended!
The guides are super fun and we had a great time on board !