Thanks to its favorable geographical position, Zadar is an excellent starting point for all those interested in visiting beautiful coastal towns, whether you are interested in spending time in untouched nature, exploring historical sights, or tasting local wines. Half day tours starting from Zadar will give you the opportunity to see nearby islands of Zadar archipelago and you will be able to swim in the crystal clear sea, discover the royal city of Nin, visit ancient saltworks and ride a bike around Zadar with a guide.
See the list of our best half-day excursions departing from Zadar:
1. Half day tours by fast boat to Kornati NP from Zadar
Half day speed boat tour to Kornati NP is available from April to October and lasts 4,5 hours. You will visit Lojena lagoon nestled on the island of Levrnaka, often called “Pearl of Kornati” or “Heart of Kornati”. Levrnaka got its name due to its location, and because it is the only sandy and pebble beach in the Kornati archipelago. Besides, you will visit Telašćica Nature Park and enjoy the view of the magnificent cliffs rising from the sea. You can book the tour by clicking this link here.
2. Half day speed boat tour to Sakarun from Zadar
A half day tour by fast boat to Sakarun from Zadar is the perfect choice for all those who do not have lot of time on disposal, but still would like to visit this most beautiful sandy beach in Zadar County. Sakarun is located in the northwest of Dugi otok, the last in a series of Zadar islands, after which stretches only the open sea. The trip is available from April to October and lasts 4.5 hours, and in addition to a visit to Sakarun, this tour includes another stop, at the shipwreck. If you want to book your place on board (only 12 seats are available) you can do so by clicking on this link.
3. Half day sailing to Galešnjak – heart island
Galešnjak is an unusual heart-shaped island, located between Pašman and Turanj. The island is uninhabited and privately owned, so you can’t visit it by ferry but only as part of an organized boat trip from Zadar or half day sailing from Sukošan. The trip lasts about 4-5 hours and you can swim in the crystal clear sea or take unique photos of the island. Check prices and availability by clicking on the link.
4. Bike tour to Nin from Zadar
Nin is a small town only 14 km away from Zadar. The historic old town is located on an island that is connected to the mainland by bridges, and during a trip that lasts 5-6 hours, you will discover many sights such as the church of Holly Cross from the 9th century, a bronze statue of Gregory of Nin, the coronation site of former Croatian rulers and beautiful sandy beaches Kraljičina plaža and Ždrijac. Sit on your bike and with our guide get to know the royal city of Nin and enjoy the bike tour that is available all year round. You can book here.
5. Bike tour in Zadar
During 2.5 hours you will discover the very best of Zadar. You will ride a bike guided by a local guide through the wider city area, discover the mystical sphinx, see the lighthouse and enjoy numerous bays and lookouts. You can choose between traditional city bikes or electric bikes, and the tour is available all year round. Send us an inquiry and check availability at the link here.
6. Half day tour to Nin, saltworks and wine tasting in the Royal Vineyards
During a half day tour to Nin from Zadar, you will visit the former royal city, learn more about the customs during the coronation of Croatian rulers, discover where the largest Roman temple in Croatia once stood, visit Nin’s “Stonehenge” and find out what Nin’s white gold is. You will visit salt fields and find out how salt is obtained from the sea, find out how locals did it before and discover interesting flora and fauna. After sightseeing Nin, you will visit the nearby Royal Vineyards, located on a hill in Petrčane with a beautiful sea view and taste top quality wines. This unforgettable experience is available all year round and book on the link here.