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Poreč: Evening Boat Trip to Discover Dolphins

1. 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. 

Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

2. Premantura: Sea Cave Kayak Tour

The starting point of this kayak experience is Cape Kamenjak, a protected natural park south of Pula. From one of its charming pebble beaches, you will start your adventure after a quick briefing from the tour guides. After settling in the kayaks, you'll paddle for approximately 50 minutes following the rugged coast while enjoying the summer scenery all the way to the Kolombarica Sea Cave. In the cave, you'll swim in the turquoise water lit by the sun rays that enter through a cave opening above. Snorkeling and exploring the vibrant sea life of Kamenjak is a memory you'll want to remember. That's why this tour includes free GoPro photos. If you're an adrenaline seeker, you'll love jumping from the cliffs (up to 15m high) after exploring the cave. If not, you can enjoy some time sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. On the way back, the tour guides will make short stops as needed. If you're interested, you can find out some amazing facts about the area. This tour is an ideal summer experience for friends and families. It's completely safe and suitable for beginners and kids.

Pula: Brijuni Dolphin Watching Tour with Dinner and Drinks

3. 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.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

4. 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 who knows dolphins' movements and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. Meet at the pier and board the boat to begin your cruise. 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. With a glass of Istrian white wine in your hand, sit back, relax and end the day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

5. Pula: Introduction to Scuba Diving

Learn how to scuba dive on a wonderful introductory course on the coastline off Pula. Benefit from the experience of a professional guide who will teach you the correct breathing techniques and how to sign and communicate underwater. Fill out a medical questionnaire and then receive all the necessary equipment for your new underwater activity. After a short explanation on safe practice underwater, and having learnt some of the dive signs, slowly venture underwater to a maximum depth of 8 meters. Dive off the Adriatic coastline for the chance to get up close to a seahorse or octopus. The maximum duration of your dive will be 30 minutes. Since the level of the course is not too difficult, you can bring along your family. 

Pula: 2.5-Hour Snorkelling Experience

6. Pula: 2.5-Hour Snorkelling Experience

Boat starts at Verudela, Beach Yacht to islands nearby with snorkeling equipment for 2.5 hours. Jump off the boat into the crystal clear waters of the sea, and cool off from the hot Croatian sun. Swim and snorkel in search of marine life beneath the surface and marvel at the colorful fish and vibrant coral that line the shore. If you're feeling brave enough and want to put your adrenaline to the test, you can also enjoy a spot of cliff jumping. This is a small group tour and is suitable for almost every age, including children who want to snorkel for the first time.

Pula: Clear Kayak Adventure Day Tour

7. Pula: Clear Kayak Adventure Day Tour

Join our Clear Kayak daytime tour and turn your exploration into a magical experience. This amazing tour takes you to explore some hidden gems around Verudela, while you glide by at a leisurely pace. The clear bottom of the kayak allows you to see the underwater world in a brand-new way, enjoying the view below the surface. Clear Kayak Tour starts from our center at Ambrela beach. Detailed location information will be provided to you after the booking. The tour starts at 9 am. First, we will start with a 15-minute introduction about the theory of kayaking and rules of conduct on the tour. When we have covered everything, the tour starts! The first stop will be at the Verudela Canyon. The Canyon is a natural attraction and a cut into the land, located near Sacred rock - on Verudela Peninsula in Pula. The Canyon is characterized by steep, 17 meters high cliffs. The kayak's transparent bottom will allow you to peek into the underwater world of our amazing crystal clear Adriatic Sea. We will kayak near the coast at around 4 to 8 m sea depth so that you can watch everything what's going on at sea bottom. Imagine having a huge snorkeling mask, but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea - this is the feeling you will get on our clear kayak tour. If the weather conditions are favorable, we will paddle to Fratarski Island - the heart shape island and admire the 14 meters island cliffs. The cherry on the top will be the visit to a small sea cave. Our tour guide will answer all your questions regarding what you are seeing and will also take pictures and videos from the tour for your lifelong memories. The tour ends at around 11 am when we will be returning to our center on Ambrela beach from where we started.

From Pula: One-Way Catamaran Transfer to Venice, Italy

8. From Pula: One-Way Catamaran Transfer to Venice, Italy

Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Italian experience.

From Zadar: Full Day Private Tour of Medieval Motovun & Senj

9. From Zadar: Full Day Private Tour of Medieval Motovun & Senj

Take a ride to the medieval destinations of Senj and Motovun from the romantic city of Zadar. Make stops at the Vratnik Fortress, Nehaj Castle, and the Parenzana Tunnel for sightseeing, at-your-own-pace exploration, and photo opportunities. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation and depart for your adventure early in the morning. Make your first stop at the Viewpoint Maruna for quick sightseeing and taking photographs of the stunning view. Then, arrive at the Vratnik Fortress for a quick history lesson and photo op. Up next, take your time for an hour at Nehaj Castle, with a guide included in the experience. Walk through the castle's walls and learn important facts about the building's history. Find yourself next at the Gates of the Adriatic, a rest stop that includes options for food, drinks, and washrooms. Take as many photos as you like and enjoy the ambiance of the environment. Then, explore Motovun on your own, an Istrian Village that was once occupied by both the Celts and the Illyrians. Take the option to discover the town in the hills with a guide if you want the full experience. Afterward, spend some time at the Parenzana Tunnel. Admire the beautiful stonework as you walk through the arched passway and learn its historical importance. Afterward, make a final rest stop at Macola, where you can eat and pose with the stuffed animals.

From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

10. From Pula: Private Boat Tour and Brijuni National Park

Have a fun or relaxed time during your holidays and experience Pula from a sea perspective. Take your family and friends to private boat excursions, panorama boat trip, or choose fishing activities. For a full experience, combine all of the above: enjoy panorama and all its beautiful views, swim in the sea, sunbathe on secluded beaches, relaxed or sportive fishing. Beside a standard fishing or excursions route, with us you can plot your own course and make an experience that is just yours. Refreshing drinks await you on board, as well as fishing equipment and baits.

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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.

Very nice crew and nice, not too big boat. It was a lot of fun... ...and of course there were dolphins to see.

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

Nice motivated crew, we saw dolphins. Fair value for money. Clear recommendation

Great tour with lots of dolphins and a great crew!