If you are a nature lover and like spending time at sea then this is the tour to book. You will ride in a speed boat through Zadar archipelago and visit the best of Telašćica and Kornati islands. You will discover hidden pebbly and sand lagoons, walk through healing lake, snorkel in exciting spots, visit filming set and jump from cliffs.
DATES: From May until October
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS:
Telašćica bay Nature Park is located in Dugi otok. It has 25 coves and 5 islands. At the tip of the western side of the bay stretches the largest rocky cliff in the Adriatic, which reaches incredible 166 meters height and goes 85 meters deep into the sea. Nearby is a salty lake “Mir” which is well-known for its high salt content and medicinal mud.
Kornati National Park consists of 89 islands, islets and rocks. It is the most indented archipelago in Mediterranean. Name Kornati comes from the Latin word „corona“ which means a crown. According to the tradition, God wanted to crown his work on the last day of Creation, so He created Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.
PLAN OF THE TOUR:
6 stops: Telašćica Nature park, Mir bay – Island of Mana, NP Kornati – Island of Kornat, fortress Tureta – Island of Levrnaka Levrnaka, beach Lojena – Sali on Dugi otok island
Duration: 9:30 hours
The boat departs from Zadar Marina in the morning and heads to Telašćica bay. There you will have pause to swim in turquoise sea or you can take a short walk to nearby salt lake and walk through healing mud. You can even climb to Telašćica cliffs and take stunning panorama pictures of Kornati islands from the top.
After that you will proceed to Kornati National Park. There you will stop at Mana island and visit filming set built in 1959. If you are a professional diver you can dive near coral wall full of read sea fans.
After that you will go to Vrulje bay, famous gourmet spot at Kornati to have a lunch. Taste delicious slow-cooked traditional meals seasoned with spices that grow in this region. Later you can climb to the highest hill to take in beautiful panoramic view from the highest hilltop in Kornati.
After visiting Vrulje you will visit another Kornati island called Levrnaka. It has unique shape with beautiful deep coves, one of them is Lojena lagoon, the only sandy beach in Kornati archipelago. You will stop there to relax, swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters.
On your way back you will stop at fishing village Sali in Dugi otok, to explore the island. If you are lucky you may even hear sounds of “donkey music” played by locals.
Before leaving tour your you will have unique opportunity to enjoy the view of Zadar Old town and sea organ from the sea.
PRICE: 794,00 HRK or 104,00 EUR
This tour is free for children up to 4 years. For children 4 – 6,99 years price is 397,00 HRK or 52,00 EUR (50% discount).
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- transport by speed boat
- refreshing drinks (bottled water, juice, beer)
- chips, flips, chocolates and other snacks in the original package
- snorkeling equipment
- windproof jacket
- sun cream
- berthing costs
- Entrance ticket for Telašćica Nature park
- Entrance ticket for Kornati National park
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- lunch (there will be a stop for lunch at Levrnaka island, lunch in the restaurant is optional)
- big beach towel (rental: 10,0 EUR per day)
- personal consumption
WHAT TO BRING: swimsuit, beach towel, lightweight clothes, sports shoes, sun protect cap, local currency money (Croatian Kuna), your ID
RECOMMENDED AGE: kids older than 4 and adults
BOAT CAPACITY: 12 passengers