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Pag Bay: Sea Kayaking

1. Pag Bay: Sea Kayaking

Explore the hidden coves, beaches, and caves of the island of Pag by Kayak on this guided day trip from Metajna or Novalja. Keep your things safe along the way with the provided dry bad. Enjoy views of the Stogaj rock formantion and Veli Zaton beach.   Start your tour in Metajna or Novalja and listen to the guide's introductory instructions. Recieve your kayaking equipment and set out from Ručica beach. Paddle south-east along the coast towards the beach of Beriknica. Reach Beriknica and stop to go for a swim in crystal clear waters. Above Beriknica stands Stogaj, a peculiarly shaped rock that attracts a large number of rock climbers from all over the world.  Continue towards the Rt Sušac, with long sandy beaches stretching one after the other in front of your. Stop at Malin Beach, a secluded pebble beach located near the Paška Vrata passage with a freshwater source in its proximity.  Make your way towards Veli Zaton, a beach of interesting configuration and a crystal-clear sea that forms part of the Pag Bay ring that consists of up to 27 km of beaches. After Zaton, the tour goes across the bay to the Gače Cave. Arrive at Gače Cave, marvel at an approximately 100-meter-long cave with an exit to the other side. After a break return to your meeting point in Ručica by kayak with a few pauses to rest along the way.

Novalja: Zavratnica and Rab Boat Tour

2. Novalja: Zavratnica and Rab Boat Tour

Your tour will depart from the village Lun, at the port Tovarnele. From here, sailing starts towards the nature park Zavratnica, one of the most beautiful bays on this side of the Adriatic. Zavratnica is a 900-meter-long narrow inlet located at the foot of Velebit Mountain, where you can explore the easily visible remains of a sunken warship from World War II. Whilst at this picturesque and historically-significant location, you will also have some free time for swimming. The program will then continue as you sail towards Pudarica Beach on the island of Rab, where a break is scheduled to have lunch and relax. Following lunch, the final stage of the trip will be a visit to the old town of Rab where you will have free time for a walk and activity of your choosing, followed by your return journey to Lun.

Novalja: Afternoon Party Cruise

3. Novalja: Afternoon Party Cruise

Enjoy an afternoon cruise from Novalja and party with people from all around the world. When your boat reaches the open sea, the music will be bumping and become all-encompassing. Even the shyest dancer won't be able to stop themselves from joining in on the fun.  While touring around the island of Skrda, dance to the rhythm of the DJ's music, sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy drinking from a selection unlimited refreshing beverages. Be sure to take advantage of your stop at the sandy beaches of Maun island. Take a dip to cool off and relax before dancing more while you head back to Novalja.

Novalja: Zrce Beach Bungee Jumping Experience

4. Novalja: Zrce Beach Bungee Jumping Experience

Taste the sweet fear while you are floating between the sea, sky and above one of the most popular European beaches. Beat yourself and try 5 star experience. Greet the beach and world famous clubs from the high. Feel safe in the hands of the highly trained and friendly bungee crew. If the 55 meter jump is not your choice, there is always breathtaking panoramic view. Party beach request party working hours so jumps are available day and night. If you aren't brave enough grab your friend and jump with him in tandem.

Novalja: Day Trip to the Islands of Silba and Olib

5. Novalja: Day Trip to the Islands of Silba and Olib

This excursion offers sightseeing, swimming, lunch and relaxation, on the islands of Silba and Olib. Your boat departs from the port of Novalja in front of the gas station at 09:00 AM and sails directly towards Silba. Enjoy the 1.5-hour cruise on board, watching the calming waves and soak up some sun of the way to your first stop. Once you arrive on Silba, also known as the Gate to Dalmatia, you will have free time to explore the island, walk along the beach or go swimming in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Shortly after noon you will continue the cruise to the island of Olib. On the way, a delicious lunch will be prepared and served on board, so you can enjoy your meal without any hassle of getting to your next stop. After you arrive on Olib, you will have some free time to discover the island. Take in the atmosphere of an island or simply relax on one of its numerous beaches. Note: itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Novalja or Šimuni: Private Transfer to/from Zadar Airport

6. Novalja or Šimuni: Private Transfer to/from Zadar Airport

If we are picking you up at Zadar Airport and you provided a flight number, we will track your flight to see if there are any delays to ensure on time pick up. No need to worry if your flight is delayed, your driver will be waiting for you when you land free of charge. If you are traveling to Zadar Airport we can pick you up from anywhere in the Novalja, Zrce, Pag area. The ride takes around 80 minutes. If you need to make a quick stop to pick up some necessities or snacks and refreshments, just ask your driver and he will take you to the right place, there are many stores and shops along the way.

From Novalja: Private Yacht Tour

7. From Novalja: Private Yacht Tour

Your private yacht adventure begins at the quaint Novalja waterfront. After setting out from the harbor, head south-east towards the Mišnjak islet. Take a 30-minute break here to enjoy some swimming before continuing north-west towards Babe Beach, the shallowest beach in Novalja, where the water is the warmest. Located in a sandy cove, the beach is perfect for lovers of Picigin, Croatia’s beloved beach sport.  Along this special journey, enjoy views of Novalja, the stunning Velebit mountains, the surrounding islands of Maun and Skrda, and the golden beaches of Silba, Olib, Lošinj and Cres islands in the distance. All the while, allow the the striking beauty of the blue horizon to relax you and provide the ultimate summer experience. A refrigerator and an icebox are available on the yacht, so feel free to bring food and drinks to keep you cool and refreshed throughout your journey.

Novalja: Life on Mars Hike

8. Novalja: Life on Mars Hike

Your program begins at Ručica beach, from where your tour moves along the karst landscape of Pag Bay towards Stogaj. Stogaj is a peculiarly shaped rock that attracts a large number of mountaineers each year. From there the route continues towards Beriknica Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It is known for its natural installation consisting of three unusual rock patterns created by the millennial of exposure to the “bura” wind. From there the trail continues towards Slana Bay, which is overlooked by remnants of a World War II concentration camp. Seline Bay also offers wonderful views over the Podvelebit Channel. The tour eventually ends at its starting point, which is reached through a hike of the upper side of the island along the Podvelebit Channel.

Novalja: Glowing Standup Paddleboard Guided Night Tour

9. Novalja: Glowing Standup Paddleboard Guided Night Tour

Caska beach, located on the north-west of Pag bay, is one of the best-known beaches on the island due to its position in a shallow sandy bay. As such, it is a perfect sport for a guided Sup tour. After taking over of the equipment and guide's introduction, the tour starts in the direction of Zrće beach, the most popular party beach that you will be able to experience differently enjoying a panoramic view from the seaside. Paddling toward Zrće beach you will get to know the unique landscape of Pag bay. At the arrival to the beach our first swimming break is planned. At the beginning of the sunset and the night atmosphere, the tour continues towards impressive Tunera, previously used as an observatory of tuna on the opposite side of the bay. After the sunset, colourful lamps on boards are turned on in order to enlighten the sea under boards, which assures an unforgettable night sea experience. Approaching Tunera you will enjoy the view of a sandy seabed, and maybe even feel a breeze of history paddling above the sunk Roman settlement. Second swimming break is planned by Tunera. After the break, we return toward Caska beach where you can enjoy the night swimming.

Novalja: Pag Island Light-Up Kayak Night Tour

10. Novalja: Pag Island Light-Up Kayak Night Tour

The excursion starts at Ručica beach. After receiving the introductory instructions and the equipment from the guide, the adventure departs towards Beriknica beach, where a 30-minute break is planned. Beriknica is among the most spectacular beaches and one of the symbols of the island of Pag. Its natural formation of three rocks in the sea is breathtaking, and watching them under the starry sky is truly an exceptional experience. Paddling becomes pure delight thanks to the colorful lamps that illuminate the sea underneath the kayaks, which enables a night experience of the sea and the view of the shimmering sandy seafloor. The tour continues towards Slana beach, where a short break is planned in order to enjoy a peaceful evening atmosphere in a landscape typical for the whole eastern side of the Pag bay, which irresistibly reminds of the surface of the moon. After the break you will return to Ručica beach. Surreal beauty of the landscape and paddling in the peaceful night ambience make this experience absolutely unique.

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4.7 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Esperienza bellissima. Posti meravigliosi. Viene fornita una sacca impermeabile dove riporre le cose personali, snack e acqua. Unico appunto è che in caso di vento (come è capitato a noi) potrebbe essere un po' faticoso pertanto è un tour consigliato a persone agili o quantomeno un minimo sportive.

Very impressive tour of 10km with very gentle and competent guides. Sportive demanding activitiy. Breaks at lovely and lonely beaches. Very gentle and competent guides. Perfect organization from booking process over payment to meeting at Rucicka.

We had an amazing guide and therefore amazing tour. It was physically challenging but also really amazing because the landscape is really unique.

This was a wonderful experience. The most amazing secluded beaches along the way, where we could jump into the crystal clear water.

It was really super cool and a lot of fun can only recommend it