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Hvar by Kayak in 7 days

Sea kayak tour Hvar – Pakleni islands – Hvar – Jagodna – Zavala – Scedro


  • Capturing some of the best Hvar island moments
  • Wonderful sceneries from kayak perspective
  • Crystal waters and lovely pebble beaches in sheltered coves
  • Exploring the islands of Hvar, Pakleni and Šćedro
  • Paddling through wine region
  • Finding out about local history, myths, and way of life
  • Chance to taste local gastronomy
  • Guide(s) with a sense of humor
  • Surprises

Upon your arrival in Hvar town, check in at the Hvar Adventure office. You’ll get a welcome drink in the evening, where you will be introduced to your guide, as well as having an opportunity to get toknow all the members of the team, and the rest of the group. You will also be informed about theprogram and make arrangements for the following day.



09:00 AM We start our day with an introduction to sea kayaking, the equipment and safety briefing. Then we set off to the group of small islands called Pakleni islands. The origin of the name goes back to the old days when the islands were the main source of resin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own. The plan is to cruise along the north side and reach the westernmost islets known as Vodnjaci that being more remote from Hvar are proportionally less frequented which suits us. Finally we’ll find a place to set up our  „wild camp“. We stay overnight in tents on St.Klement island.

Distance for the day: Hvar – Pakleni 8 – 9 NM




09:00 AM We will start our tour following the south coast of St. Klement island..Since the aim of this trip is to enjoy it as much as possible we’ll make most out of kayaking in this archipelago. If we don’t make it the day before (depending on where we chose to camp out) we’ll check the tiny village of Vlaka and the remains of a Roman Villa rustica in a beautiful ambience next to vineyards. Then we go on exploring islets and coves with stops for snorkeling, swimming and enter the most famous bay of Vinogradišće set in a subtropical paradise of lush vegetation with a few excellent restaurants and bars. Then we go on, make another stop for snorkeling, swimming on a smaller island and finally we return to Hvar town, where we spend the night in a private guesthouse back to Hvar town.

Distance for the day: Pakleni – Hvar 8 – 9 NM



09:00 AM We kayak along the coastline towards the east. On the way there are beautiful bays and beaches and we’ll make a few swimming/snorkeling stops. The beaches in Dalmatia are mainly pebble ones which, along with (usually mild) currents and the kind of the bottom accounts for a high degree of underwater visibility. The coastline is rocky, low and jagged rocks or high vertical cliffs in contrast with green pine trees and blue sky – this is possibly the most atractive stretch of the island with views to open sea and other, more remote islands of Vis, Sušac and Korčula. Eventually we are supposed to arrive in the afternoon to the village of Ivan Dolac and check in a small family-run camping site. After we organize our camping gear and tents we will have dinner in a local restaurant

Distance for the day: Hvar –Ivan Dolac 10 NM



09:00 AM Sea kayaking from Ivan Dolac to Šćedro – a small island with two deep safe bays on its north side starts by crossing the channel that separates it from Hvar. Šćedro used to be inhabited but now there are only around 30 people living on the island in the summer. The old settlement of Mostir is now largely left to decay, except for restaurants and few other local homes during the summer season. We will visit are the ruins of the Dominican monastery in the bay of Mostir, founded together with a hospice for sailors, in 1465, and abandoned in the 18th century. The island used to be rich with fertile land for pasture and agriculture, and now is a protected park of nature offering peaceful walks through the fields flavoured with scents of herbs, pines, nature. We will explore the shores, coves and finally choose a place for the night. Overnight – “wild” camping on Šćedro.

Distance for the day: Ivan Dolac– Šćedro 7 NM



09:00 AM The yachtsmen moored in one of the two big bays or other smaller coves represent the majority of visitors here except locals coming for daily trips or seasonal works. There are no regular lines to this island which makes it isolate and in fact exotic although it is not far from Hvar or even Korčula. It’s no coincidence that Ščedro due to its particular position and shape found its place in the book of  legends taking place in the heroic mythical times of famous mariners long before the civilizations we know of. Today we have time to go a bit more around it and have a swim before crossing back to Hvar and having done that the idea is to go along its coast and finally come back to Ivan Dolac and its campsite. Overnight in campsite.

Distance for the day: Šćedro – Ivan Dolac 11 – 12 NM



09:00 AM Today we kayak the last leg of our kayaking adventure. Depending on the wind direction we’ll start our paddling day a bit earlier or later but our aim is however to enjoy our return as there are plenty of reasons for that. Although we are basically taking the same route back it will be no less interesting because our stops in beaches/bays/settlements are going to be all different from before. (These shores apart from beautiful landscapes, such as vineyards on steep slopes beginning at times just three meters from the sea, are relatively abundant with coves and beaches). After we arrive in Hvar town in the (late) afternoon, a farewell dinner will be organized in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Hvar in private guesthouses.

Distance for the day: Ivan Dolac – Hvar 10 NM



Depending on your flight arrangements, we will organize shuttles to the Split airport from your hotel.


Price:  price starts from 890 EUR per person
Min:    4 people
Max:  12 people
What to bring: Since this is an active tour, it is necessary to have the appropriate equipment.
This is our suggested list:
Good water shoes or sandals like Tevas
Optional hiking boots and socks
Quick drying/breathable rain gear – jacket
Breathable (nylon) or quick drying clothing; 3 tops, one long sleeved
2 pairs of underwear – nylon
1 pair of pants
1 pair of shorts
1 bandana
1 hat
1 pair of nylon socks
Dry bags
2 garbage bags
4 – 6 gallon size zip lock bags
Wide-brimmed hat with a chinstrap
Sunglasses with a cord
Good waterproof sun cream and lip balm
Insect repellent (there may be mosquitoes)
Head lamp and batteries
A small personal dry bag comes handy for keeping a camera and valuables while paddling
Lightweight cycling gloves can ease blistering  (if you have not paddled)
Camping (plastic or metal) cup, plate and cutlery
Duration: 7 days/6 nights;  Daily activity: approx. 5 h
What’s included: Sea kayaking – guide, top class “sit in” sea kayaks with rudder + necessary equipment (life jackets, spray decks, dry bags), snorkeling gear; overnights in double rooms in private accommodation and tents; sleeping bag, self inflating mat, welcome drink on the first day, city tour, tents, transfers, tourist tax, VAT, farewell dinner
What’s extra: Gratuities to guide, transfers from Split to Hvar and back, meals apart those indicated in the program
Tour type: Sea tour, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural
Transportation: Single or double professional sit-in sea kayaks
Activity level: Medium physical exercise -moderate/challenging
Disabilities friendly: NO. – but please consult us for further details
Kid friendly: Min. age 16y – but please consult us for further details
Additional information: Duration of each activity is given approximately and depends upon weather conditions and the ability of the group. Tours can be customized to suit the group’s wishes (stops can be shortened or
prolonged, for example).

CroActive Holidays reserves the right to change the itinerary due to weather or other unforseen conditions


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