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Kayaking Week Kornati Islands

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd

UNESCOʼs world natural heritage - the Kornati National Park, is the main sight which you’ll explore through high cliffs or kayaking around it. There are many brakes for swimming, fishing, snorkeling and visiting villages and medieval ruins on our trip schedule. This tour is great for discovering the exceptional maritime diversity and the beautiful landscape of these islands that are still far off the beaten path. We can also organize this tour in camping style if that is your preference.
8 Days / 7 Nights
Kornati Islands
€880,00 (May, June, September, October)
Activity Level: 4/5

Trip program

  • Day 1 - Zadar ➔ Kornati Islands

    Welcome!
    Our representative will meet you and transfer from the Zadar airport to Zadar town. Ferry* Zadar-Dugi otok, transfer to Dugi otok island (Sali village) via ferry and to the Kornat island via private boat ( Strižnja bay) where you will be welcomed by your guide and your local host. (Free time to visit Zadar is depending on your arrival flight schedule. We will assist you with luggage storage and transfers). Zadar – Dugi otok ferry timetable: 5:30am, 15:30pm and 20:00pm
    Transfer: from airport to the Kornati national park
    Dinner: Kornat
    Overnight: Kravljacica bay – National Park Kornati

  • Day 2 - Kornat ➔ Levernaka Island

    After breakfast we gather at the beach for sea kayak instructions in shallow protected bay: the guide will explain safety procedures and give the tips on paddling technique. Then we start paddling from the bay of Strižnja and continue Paddle to Levernaka island – located at the outer side of the island Kornat, where we will have free time for swimming and snorkeling at the sandy beach Lojena. Then we relax on Levernaka beach and enjoying for lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon paddling back to our bay. (11km kayaking).
    Meals: breakfast,dinner
    Daily activity: Around 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking
    Paddling distance: 11 km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 3 - Kornat ➔ Mana ➔ Kornat

    After breakfast we paddle to the island Borovnik, Balun and Mana. We cross the channel and kayaking on the Mana island, along the breathtaking steep cliffs, stunning rock formations and fascinating clear water. We will stop for a swim and trek to island tops. After lovely picnic we paddle back to Kornat.
    Meals: breakfast, picnic
    Daily activity: Around 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking
    Paddling distance: 11 km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 4 - Kornat ➔ Maslinjak ➔ Rašip veliki ➔ Rašip mali ➔ Kornat

    After breakfast we kayaking with island Kornat and over island Maslinjak and Rašip Veliki and Rašip Mali with many stops for swimming and snorkeling in amazing blue sea. Afternoon we paddle to village Vrulje on island Kornat were local fisherman prepares our traditional meal on barbacue and we breathe in the atmosphere and explore the traditions of the Mediterranean Croatia. After dinner we paddle back to our bay.
    Meals: breakfast, dinner
    Daily activity: Around 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking
    Paddling distance: 15 km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 5 - Kornat Island

    Good morning National Park Kornat!
    Today we take a walking day with a trekking-hiking tour through olive fields and top of the hill to enjoy in breathtaking viewpoint.
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Daily activity: Kayaking 11km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 6 - Kornat ➔ Tri sestrice ➔ Kornat

    After breakfast we paddle over ʻTri sestrice islandʼ where you can explore light house and snorkeling in cristal blue sea. Afternoon we go sea kayaking to north side of Kornat island (Uvala šipnate) where we have stop for lunch at local restaurant. Siesta Time for snorkeling, swimming or caffe in local taverna. Kayaking back to our bay.
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Daily activity: Kayaking 11km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 7 - Kornat island (optional Kornat ➔ Telašćica bay)

    This day is rest day.
    Optional kayaking: After breakfast we kayak from the island of Kornat to Telašćica Bay (Nature park) sightseeing. Afternoon we walk to Mir lake, then time for lunch is scheduled at Dugi otok island and after siesta we kayak back to the island of Kornat.
    Meals: breakfast, dinner
    Optional activity: around 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking
    Paddling distance: 11 km
    Overnight: Kornati National Park

  • Day 8 - Kornat island ➔ Island Dugi otok (Sali) ➔ Zadar

    Transfer from the island of Kornat to the island of Dugi otok (Sali) by speedboat and from Sali to Zadar by ferry. From Zadar to airport by minibus.
    Meals: breakfast
    Transfer: from Kornati to Zadar Airport

  • TOUR DETAILS

    Departure city: Zadar
    Sunday to Sunday
    7 nights on the Kornati islands
    Paddling distance: 8-20km per day
    Daily activity time: 12h
    Difficulty level: moderate
    Experience level: medium
    Number of participants: min 4 - max 16
    Daily activity: 3-6h
    Suggested minimum age: 15
    Health conditions and limitations: none

  • ACCOMODATION

    Private fisherman-houses on the islands are licensed and approved for tourists. There are just few houses at National park Kornati so house is typically shared. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and clean. Fisherman-houses are conveniently located. There is one boat market which comes into our bay every day, so you can buy fresh fruits and all other products daily, simply and easy.

  • How to pack?

    The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection.
    This gear list below has been created to help you in choosing your equipment for the trips. Try to bring only what is necessary, this will help you and the field staff.

    Provided gear:
    Bicycles
    Helmets
    Dry bags
    Group first aid kit
    Group bicycle service kit

    Your checklist:
    Swimwear
    Sun hat
    Bottle of water
    Footwear: water sandals / shoes for kayaking / flip-flops
    Sunglasses (with retainer strap)
    Sunblock and lip balm
    Lightweight towel

    Optional accessories:
    Cycling and/or padded gloves
    Camera & accessories
    Waterproof camera for kayaking