Dubrovnik Sea Kayak Tour with Local Guide

Water Sports in Dubrovnik

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Paddle within striking distance of Dubrovnik’s towering city walls on a 2.5- to 3-hour kayak tour from the UNESCO-listed ‘Pearl of the Adriatic.’ Learn about the area's history from a local guide as you kayak to the island of Lokrum, with time for snacks and a cool-down swim or snorkel at a secluded beach cave along the Dubrovnik coastline. Choose from three departure times during this leisurely paced experience, suitable for beginners. Book the evening tour and finish with an added treat — a glass of wine as the sun sets.
Make your way to our start point near Pile Gate at the UNESCO-recognized Dubrovnik Old Town, and meet your guide for your 2.5- to 3-hour sea kayak tour. Put on your lifejacket, listen to a safety briefing and then paddle away from the cove in your provided kayak. The route covers the narrow channel of the Adriatic Sea between Dubrovnik’s age-old city walls and the pretty island of Lokrum. Known for its tropical gardens and history, the island also has some local legends that hint at a mysterious, maybe dark, past. Listen to tales of Lokrum as you paddle, and gaze out at the impressive sights. The island's Benedictine monastery and a Napoleonic fort are just a couple of the landmarks you'll spot on your route. Your guide stays close-by through the experience, allowing you to hear brief stories that cover a range of topics from scenery to the country’s history and the impact of the Croatian War of Independence. Besides the commentary, you’ll also get tips on how to improve your paddling technique so you can get the most out of your time on the water. From Lokrum, paddle back toward the mainland and along the Dubrovnik coastline. Enjoy a 30-minute stop at a impressive beach cave along the way, and use the time to refuel with a snack, soak up the sun, shelter in the shade or snorkel in the sea. (Snorkel equipment and snacks are provided.) Feeling refreshed, paddle your way back to the start point where your tour ends. If you have booked the sunset tour, then an added bonus is in store: finish with a chilled glass of wine on the beach and toast to your accomplishment.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Use of kayak, life jacket and snorkel equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Waterproof barrel for personal belongings
  • Sandwiches (or fruit if dietary restrictions apply)
  • Glass of wine (Sunset Tour only)
  • Visit to the Betina cave/beach

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Snacks and Beverages included