Day Trips from Zadar

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Our most recommended Zadar Cruises & Boat Tours

  • From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

    1. From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

    Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park, departing from Zadar. Leave in the morning and make your way to the park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park.  During the tour, you will stop for 3 hours to go swimming. Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park, checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day, you will also be treated to lunch.

    Great boat trip, good mix of swimming and hiking. Food was good for the price of the tour. Free Croatian wine was a nice touch, sometimes the guided tour information was difficult to hear.

  • From Zadar: 4-Hour Croatian Islands Boat Experience

    2. From Zadar: 4-Hour Croatian Islands Boat Experience

    Did you know that Zadar county in Croatia has more than 100 islands? In front of the town of Zadar, discover the island Ugljan with its great beaches. On this boat tour, you can decide between a three or four-hour tour. Enjoy the amazing views of the town of Zadar from a boat ride with a private skipper and go for a swim on the island's amazing beaches. Tours start from Foša in Zadar (Land Gate - Leon Gate) and head to the island Ugljan, Preko: • From Zadar (Foša) to Kostanj - Ošljak-Preko tour for 4 hours • From Zadar (Foša) to Frnaza - Preko - Ošljak tour for 4 hours

    Great experience! You get the chance to decide whether you want to swim, how long you stay on an island etc. I can highly recommend the tour!

  • Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

    3. 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...

    Die Tour hat super Spaß gemacht. Wir sind drei Stunden zur der Insel Dugi Otok gefahren, wo wir an einen Teil des Telascica Naturpark gehalten haben. Dort kann man ganz gut was trinken, zu einem See spazieren, eine Eselfarm anschauen und einen traumhaften Überblick über die Klippen auf der andere Seite der Insel! Das ist ein Muss. Danach ging es dann in eine Bucht wo wir schwimmen gehen konnten. Schnorchel Equipment gab es hier auch und das Wasser war hier auch super schön. Auf dem Rückweg haben wir viel gesegelt und das schöne Wetter weiterhin genossen. Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • Zadar Canal 4-Hour Sailing Trip

    4. 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. 

    Was a great trip! Friendly and courteous captain, great little stay at the cute village on the opposite island (swimming in clear water, clean and pretty waterfront with cafes), and back again. Best activity we did in Zadar! Good for families or couples

  • Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

    5. Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

    Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion on a comfortable speedboat through the Zadar channel and around the island of Ugljan towards Dugi Otok, stopping along the way wherever you like. Once at Dugi otok, take a quick break to experience the slow pace of life on Croatian islands. Have an ice cream, coffee or a cold drink before head to a hidden bay near Dugi Otok. This beautiful, small and sandy bay, surrounded by wild nature, is a big secret of the area. Rest underneath the olive trees or chill on the boat under the canopy and enjoy the turquoise sea. Next, head to the island of Iž. On the way, see all the beauty of the Zadar archipelago. Discover the islands of Rava, Ugljan, Žut and Sit, before hitting a secluded bay on Iž island. Enjoy some snorkeling and swimming from the boat and make use of the sound system. Visit the village of Iž, an exceptional example of traditional Croatian island ...

    We only had one full day in Zadar and couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than to see the islands and gorgeous water. We booked a private tour for a group of four. It was the perfect amount as we could all sit at the front of the boat and see the gorgeous views. Our guide took us to 6 different islands, stopped at an island for an afternoon beer & a local cafe where we had sushi, fish, fried squid & Dalmatian style wine. The food was phenomenal and something we would’ve never experienced without him. Our tour lasted 9 hours and it was simply amazing. We gained knowledge on the history of the area, swam in pristine waters and went on an island hike to name a few of the adventures. Hands down the best excursion we’ve been on. Croatia was beautiful, we hope to be back!

  • From Zadar: 8-Hour Island Hopping Tour by Speedboat

    6. From Zadar: 8-Hour Island Hopping Tour by Speedboat

    Choose your departure time and choose the islands you’d like to visit on this day trip of island hopping by speedboat. The recommended starting point for the trip is in the old town of Zadar, near the bridge. However, an alternative starting point can be arranged if you prefer. Your skipper is very experienced and knows all the best spots on all of the islands, from secluded beaches to great local restaurants that offer authentic Dalmatian food. The trip can be completely tailored to your interests. Some of the possibilities include visits to Ugljan, Preko, Sabuša beach, Muline beach, Iž, Ošljak, Galovac and the Kornati Islands national park. Snorkeling can also be arranged if you like, and is included in the price. Waterskiing can be arranged for an additional EUR 50.00.

    We had a great trip. The guides were very friendly and took us to cool spots. The boat was beautiful, it looked brand-new.

  • From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

    7. From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

    Depart from Zadar in the early afternoon and sail across the Zadar Canal towards the island of Ugljan. The boat will dock at Preko, a small island village. You can take a walk around the small port, have a coffee at one of the beach bars, take a swim or visit the nearby islet of Galevac, a green oasis and the location of a 14th-century monastery. Get back on the boat and continue sailing towards a secluded bay where you'll be able to completely relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On the way back to Zadar, your skipper will show you the basics of sailing.

  • Krka National Park from Zadar Port

    8. Krka National Park from Zadar Port

    Be collected from the cruise ship port in Zadar and driven to Skradin to board a boat for a 30-minute ride. Take a guided walking tour past Skradinski Buk and visit the park's ethnographic collections, mills, and weaving workshops. Explore the ecologically diverse Krka National Park on a boat tour. The park covers an area of just over 142 square km (88 square miles). The top attraction of the park are the magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls, which is one of Croatia's most famous sights.  Due to the special position of the park, with various types of habitats, is it characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. The abundance of various species of birds and the significance of Krka National Park for spring and fall migrations make this an ideal tour for both the amateur and experienced birdwatcher. 

    We had a mix up at pickup. Our instructions said meet the tour van at the taxi stand and look for a Get Your Guide Sign. Our guide was actually in the bus station and had a sign with our name on it. We lost 30 minutes of tour just trying to catch up with the guide. The phone number on the instructions also did not work. There must be a secret code to add when using a US based phone. We had a local taxi driver call the guide. The guide was a little perturbed and tended to act that way for most of the tour towards others, not us. She was very informative and kept trying to get us back to the ship at 4:30 instead of 3:30. We kept trying to explain that 4:30 would not work as that was the time when they lifted the gangway as the ship leaves port at 5:00PM. She did gets us back at 3:30PM. On the tour of the park she went backwards through the walkway which was fine with us as we did not have to wait on long lines but it did upset all of the others doing the right thing

  • Zadar: Small-Group Fishing Tour

    9. Zadar: Small-Group Fishing Tour

    This fishing tour offers a firsthand life experience for those who both love fishing and love the sea. Your experienced award-winning fisherman guide will take you to some of the best spots for fishing in the Zadar area. You will be able to see for yourself why this traditional activity is probably the most significant part of life in Dalmatia. Whether you are an experienced fisherman or you are just learning, this will be the highlight of your trip. Not only will you get to enjoy fresh sea air and the crystal clear sea away from city crowds, but you will also get to provide yourself with a tasty meal afterwards. Whether you want to try your hand at fishing, or choose to enjoy the expedition as a guest, you'll get a fresh perspective.

  • From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Tour

    10. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zadar, and then travel into the Dinaric Mountains to explore the terraced lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the location is marked on old maps as the Devil’s Garden and considered by many to be the most beautiful spot in Europe! Marvel at 16 interconnected lakes where water pours from the moss-covered travertine rocks to create an impressive network of cascades and natural pools. The drive from Zadar will take approximately 105 minutes, and you will have 4 hours at the park to explore. Discover the diverse flora and fauna and get the chance to see wild boar, wolves and bears! Visit the Upper and Lower Lakes to experience the unspoiled nature in full. Although swimming is not allowed, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax. During the tour you will also get the...

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

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Our day for Plitvice started early where we were met by our guide Ante. During the drive there he provided a lot of interesting information on Plitvice and Croatia in general - willing to answer any questions we had. The walk itself was good, great views and scenery.

Guide was great (knowledgeable and friendly) lunch was good, great route around the park was chosen. Transportation was good but instructions for pick up were a bit unclear

Great nature and great guide Sandra. She was attentive made sure the pace was good for all of us. Fantastic day. Do it you won’t regret it. Needs good walking shoes.

I liked absolutely all. We had time to swim in the beautiful place and walk in small town on the island. Sailing was amazing.

Everything was well organized. Very friendly and helpful.