Sea Kayaking the Dalmatian Coast

The Elaphiti Islands, forming part of the Dalmatian Coast, run in a chain parallel to the mainland and form the perfect aquatic playground for exploration by sea kayak.

Victoria and Molly are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

2:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

The crystal clear Adriatic Sea, famously described by Jacques Cousteau as 'the cleanest sea in the world', has warm summer waters with negligible tides and currents, and infrequent big waves, so kayaking is a serene and graceful way to visit the various islands. Even better, with the help of an expert English-speaking guide, paddling is very easy to learn.

We can arrange both day trips around the islands, complete with inlets, caves and harbours, as well as seaside restaurants serving delicious fresh seafood, or longer trips camping at night on deserted beaches or staying in charming small hotels on some of the islands.

By day, kayak from cove to cove, eat al fresco, and explore the densely wooded islands, and the crystal clear calm waters between them, teeming with fish.

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Where to stay

View from Hotel Bellevue, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Bellevue

The modern Hotel Bellevue is set on the cliffs above Miramare Bay, just outside the old town of Dubrovnik.

Ocean view at Lesic Dimitri Palace, luxury hotel in Croatia

Lesic Dimitri Palace

The Lesic Dimitri occupies a recently restored 18th-century bishop's palace next door to the house Marco Polo lived in.

The terrace with ocean and pool views at Monte Mulini, luxury hotel in Croatia

Monte Mulini

Monte Mulini is the first five star hotel in Rovinj, a slice of Italy on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula on the north Adriatic coast.

The outside restaurant at hotel Indijan, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Indijan

Hotel Indijan is a family run 4* hotel sitting right on the (pebble) beach in Orebic at the foot of Mount Ilija.

Exterior at Hotel Marmont, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Marmont

Marmont Hotel is situated right in the heart of the vibrant old town of Split, inside the walls of the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana

Whilst on paper the glass façade and garden terraces of Hotel Adriana might seem incongruous with its setting on Hvar’s waterfront, this stylish hotel’s rooftop bar offers stunning views of the old city centre and blend rather nicely with its neoclassical architecture.

Villa Vilina, luxury hotel in Croatia

Villa Vilina

The hotel sits on a horseshoe shaped bay, next to a medieval Franciscan monastery.

The water terrace at Hotel Riva, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Riva

Hvar may be new on the trend radar, but the two Italianate villas that house Hotel Riva have been around for over one hundred years.

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