Pearls of Dalmatia
12 DAYS SEA KAYAKING MOTHERSHIP TOUR
Price per person: 1900 €
Number of paricipants: 15 - 20 participants
This tour is the jewel in the crown of the Falco tours sea kayak expedition. It combines 4 days of traditional sightseeing with 8 days of fascinating sea kayaking. It is the most wonderful way to see and experience Croatia.
This tour gives you the opportunity to stay two nights in a small hotel in the beautiful UNESCO town of Trogir while one day exploring the town and its surrounding marshlands by sea kayak. The marshland of Pantana is a nature reserve and the home of king fishers and many rare birds. On the second day we'll visit The Krka National Park, 50 km west of Trogir by van.
On the third day we transfer to the historic Pirate town of Omiš, 50 km east of Trogir to board our mothership cruiser. From the moment you step aboard, the adventure begins. When you see the equipment stacked away on board, the kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, sprayhoods and so on, you will get a taste of the time ahead, the places you will visit, the islands, the food, the wine, the clear starry sky at night. The Dalmatian way of life.
We'll start the engine and travel towards Hvar, the Pakleni islands, Rukavac, Lastovo, Mljet islands, Korčula island – the birth place of Marco Polo, and the island of Brač.
During the day we'll paddle around the most beautiful spots on the coast, visit gorgeous villages where time appears to have stood still. You need no prior experience in sea kayaking. Our guides are multilingual and experts in sea kayaking and canoeing. They will make sure you become efficient kayakers and tell you about the history, wildlife and nature of every place you visit. They also have a lot of stories to tell.
At night we will anchor in a place that will give you almost always the opportunity to go ashore or stay onboard. After arriving back in Omiš we'll head by van to Dubrovnik to explore the walls of the city and surrounding island by sea kayak, while staying in a small hotel in one of the most beautiful towns in the world.
Small changes are possible due to weather conditions or similar problems we can not control.
Cruiser: Class A motorcruiser, WC and shower en suite, Airconditioning, Double occupancy of cabin
Trogir and Dubrovnik: Small hotel or apartments,
WC and shower en suite,
Double occupancy of rooms,
Single room or cabin can be arranged at extra cost.
Sea kayaking cruiser tour “Pearls of Dalmatia” (12 days) includes:
sea kayaks - Prijon Excursion (double) or Touryak (single) and other paddling equipment; expert guiding; accommodation (double occupancy of cabin/room); all meals without drinks(except two dinners: one in Trogir, day two, another in Dubrovnik, day ten); insurance; fees, tickets etc.; transfer from Split airport at beginning of tour and transfer to Dubrovnik airport at end of tour
Sea kayaking cruiser tour “Pearls of Dalmatia” (12 days) does not include:
airfare and other travel of non local character; drinks; various specific personal items (hygienic, medical etc.).
Mljet National Park is briefly:
Blue sea → green island on it → blue lake on it → green islet on it
Transfer to our accommodation in the UNESCO world heritage town of Trogir. Briefing on the days ahead followed by a lovely lunch. Sea kayak tour around the walls of Trogir, the marina and Pantana marsh, a bird sanctuary which is home to king fishers and many rare birds. Dinner in a 500 years old mill.
After a good breakfast we set off to The Krka National Park, 40 km west of Trogir, by van. The park is named after the 73 km long river Krka which forms the spectacular water falls Skradinski buk. Then we’ll visit to the Roman catholic monastery of Visovac on islet Visovac in the national park.
After lunch we will return to Trogir and you can explore the town on your own. Dinner is not included today.
Transfer after breakfast to the main cruiser which is anchored in the historic town of Omiš, 65 km east of Trogir. The boat is an “A” category motor cruiser with airconditioned cabins. Every cabin has a shower and WC.
We’ll have lunch on board while we travel towards the wonderful island of Hvar. Then sea kayaking from Cape Pelegrin to the town of Hvar where we'll visit the oldest theater in the Balkans and the town fortress. The town of Hvar is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant in the old city.
Overnight onboard ship.
First breakfast on board.
Sea kayaking from Hvar to the Pakleni islands 10 km west of Hvar. The name Pakleni islands is popularly translated as Hells' islands. ( pakleni – hellish). But it originally derives from Paklina, which is the pine resin once used to coat ships. Dalmatia has a great history in shipbuilding. But the most significant contribution of Dalmatia to the world of shipping is its history of famous maritime colleges which over the centuries have produced some of the finest captains and seamen in the world.
The boat will travel as fast as the black pearl all the way to Pakleni/Hells island, it will always be near us when we kayak but not always seen, like a ghost ship.
Upon arrival we'll stash our gear onboard and over lunch head towards the island of Vis. 2400 years ago Vis was a Greek colony. In search for a port on the mainland they founded the town of Trogir 2400 years ago. Over dinner in a romantic little restaurant in Vis, we'll fill you in a little more on Dalmatian history if you wish.
We'll commandeer our sea kayaks and head for Rukavac, home of the spectacular Green see cave.
Lunch on board while we travel towards the island of Lastovo and its archipelago and nature park.
Sea kayaking around the coast of Lastovo.
Dinner onboard while anchored in the wonderful bay of Tiha vala „Quiet waves“ is not possible tonight. But we'll keep you entertain.
Breakfast on board while we travel towards Mljet island, 2:5 to 3 hours east of Lastovo. Mljet is national park. It is a wonderful experience to visit such a sparsely populated island. We'll hike through forest and around 2 lakes on the island. Later we will take a parkboat to a small isle on the islands lake. Yes really! Then we’ll visit an ancient monasteryand later have dinner.
Return to the boat in the port Pomena.
Sea kayaking to some small and breathtakingly beautiful islands near Mljet.
During lunch we will travel towards the island of Korčula, the birth place of Marco Polo. Any real adventurer has to visit his home at least once in a lifetime.
Dinner in a traditional Dalmatian restaurant in the old city of Korčula.
After breakfast on our main cruiser, we'll sea kayak around the town of Korčula and to Orebić on the peninsula of Pelješac. Pelješac is famous for its wine and its oyster beds. Orebić is an old naval town steeped in history. It has produced hundreds of sea captains and has a great maritime museum. During lunch we'll travel towards the town of Pučišća on the island of Brač. Brač is arguably the most famous, due to the fact that most of the stone used to build the White House in Washington D.C. was harvested here.
Dinner on board.
We'll sea kayak from the town of Pučišća across the bay to visit the quarry where the famous Brač stone is harvested.
Lunch on board while we travel towards Omiš.
In the pirate town Omiš we'll take a smaller boat up the 70 km long river Cetina, well known to us from canoe tours, rafting and canyoning, we’ll visit on old mill where you can buy bread which is baked in the old way.
Return to Omiš for dinner on the cruiser.
Last breakfast onboard.
We'll head by van towards Dubrovnik but not without stopping at the Neretva river which is well known to us. The Neretva river delta has many canals which we will explore by a river boat ( the traditional vessel of the Nerteva River), we’ll then visit the archeological sensational, museum “Narona“ in the town of Vid.
Transfer to our accommodation in Dubrovnik.
Free time to explore this famous, magnificent old town by yourself.
Dinner is not included today.
We’ll go sea kayaking around the famous city walls and visit the island of Lokrum near the town, to see the botanical gardens and the old monastery.
Lunch at a wonderful Dalmatian restaurant.
Farewell dinner in a spectacular seaside restaurant.
A last breakfast.
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport.