Canoe safari Zrmanja

Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfall. They are easy and safe...

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Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfall. They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists but their scenery makes them also very exciting. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical carst phenomenon - living travertin waterfalls. The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to handle sit-on-top kayaks as you slowly enter the canyon. After first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will - if time and weather permit - visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja to Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip optionally you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant or take a picnic on your own.

Trip info

Distance from start to finish: 12 Km

River temperature: Between 16°C and 19°C. It depends on the season.

White water grade: Grade 2, elements of grade 3 (the grading scale goes from 1 to 6)

Swimming: You can swim at a few of the stops during the trip.

Canoe safari equipment: Helmet, lifejacket and  neoprene pants.

Equipment & Staff: All equipment used is registered and certified at the EU. All customers must wear Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) and helmets at all times while on the river. All of our professional guides are registered at Croatian mountain rescue service. Staff members speak Croatian and English.

Fitness Level: A minimum level of fitness is required.

Previous experience: Not necessary.

Age: Minimum age is 6 years.

What to Bring: Footwear such as joggers (to wear into the river), a swimming suit, a towel, a hat, sunscreen, clothes to change afterwards, water and snacks.

Food and drinks: Fast food on the finish point.

Onsite Facilities: Toilets are available at the finish of the trip. There are no toilet facilities available during the canoe safari trip. Customers are advised to use the toilet facilities at their accommodation.

Special Conditions: The operator has the right to cancel tours, without notice at their discretion depending on the weather or river conditions. All safety instructions from Adventure Dalmatia’s staff must be adhered to.

Number of people per day: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 30; upon request.

Availability: Every day from 1st of April to the end of October. This trip runs if there are 2 or more people. E-mail us regarding dates and tell us the number of people in your group. We will inform you about the dates available.

Starts from: Kaštel Žegarski

Ends in: Muškovci

Canoeing tour/departure times: Between 10 AM and 11 AM (or as agreed for each group)


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Duration of the tour: 4 - 5h

Duration of the transfer: 1.15 min from Zadar, Biograd and Vodice (special days of the week)

Price: 40€ per person

The price includes: Entrance ticket, equipment, insurance and guide assistance

Price of transfer: Not included; upon request; 15€ bothways (Zadar - Vodice or Biograd)

Payment: Cash or bank payment.

Meeting point


By car from Zadar: Follow directions SMILČIĆ – OBROVAC and stay on that main road until OBROVAC. When you come to the big crossroad DO NOT TURN down to town OBROVAC, but CONTINUE STRAIGHT towards KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI.

By car from Šibenik: Use the highway A1 and exit at BENKOVAC. Continue towards KNIN and MEDVIĐA. After 15km turn left for KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI.

75km from Zadar and 85km from Šibenik.

Meeting time at 10 AM.



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