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Half day boat tour on Zrmanja river

Half day boat tour on Zrmanja river will give you the opportunity to meet this, often called, “hidden beauty”. It is hidden among the high cliffs and its beauty is special and leaves no one indifferent. Take on the adventure of discovering this beautiful karst phenomenon, refresh yourself by swimming near the waterfalls and explore the remains of old forts.

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River Zrmanja 
is one of the most beautiful rivers in CroatiaIt springs in the southern part of Lika, and flows into the Novigrad Sea not far from Obrovac. It is known for its beautiful canyons and the most famous and impressive one is the one between Obrovac and the river mouth Zrmanja in the Novigrad Sea. This canyon is protected as a geomorphological monument of nature and is characterized by 200 m high cliffs that rise above the river. At the top of the cliff is the tower of the former fortress Pržunac.
Jankovića buk is the last waterfall on the river Zrmanja. It can be reached by boat through the Zrmanja canyon and it is a famous picnic and swimming location. The remains of the former mills reveal the once important mill tradition of this waterfall.

9:30 am
END: 3:30 pm
DURATION: 6 hours

The trip begins in Novigrad, a small picturesque town near Zadar, located on the southern coast of the Novigrad Sea. It is located below the remains of an ancient fortress from the 13th century, which is located on a hill above the town and offers a beautiful panorama of the Novigrad Sea and the magnificent mountain Velebit. The boarding starts at 9:30 and then follows a boat ride through the Novigrad Sea. The Novigrad Sea is a deeply recessed sea bay where the river Zrmanja flows in. After entering the canyon of this beautiful emerald green river, you will drive a 12-kilometer route to the town of Obrovac. All the way you will be surrounded by 200 m high cliffs, enjoy the unique views of this karst landscape and see the remains of some historical fortifications. After passing through Obrovac we reach our final destination, the last waterfall on the river Zrmanja, Jankovića buk, where we will have a break for swimming at the waterfall.
After you have refreshed yourself by swimming in the river we sail back through the canyon and the Novigrad Sea where we will have again a swimming break in a small bay. Then we continue our boat ride to Novigrad where our tour ends.

Price: 250,00 HRK or 33,00 EUR per person

The price for children from 5 to 13 years old is the price 150,00 HRK or 20,00 EUR , kids up to 5 years are free of charge

Notice: For less than 4 attendees, the trip price increases for 20%


  • Ticket for Nature park Velebit (Zrmanja is a part of it)
  • Guide (skipper)
  • Welcome drink and fruit (fruit, schnapps, water, traditional cookies)
  • Insurance
  • VAT


  • transport to Novigrad
  • personal consumption
  • meal and beverages

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DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding
WHAT TO BRING: swim suit, towel, sun cream, sun glasses, sun protect hat, bottle of water,additional shirt if wanted, camera, money and your ID
BOAT CAPACITY: maximum 15 people



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