Canoe safari / rafting on river Zrmanja

Price

300 kn for adults / 150 kn for kids (under 13)

Duration

5 – 6 hours

Distance

12 km

Minimum age

5+

Guided tour

Yes

Start point

Kaštel Žegarski

Fun level

Adventure and Relaxation

Fitness level

A medium level of fitness is required

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Our trip begins in village Kaštel Žegarski where we will give you required equipment and have a short safety talk. Soon after, we will be heading down the river. The trip ends in a village called Muškovci, with some free time for swimming before departure. If you have arrived with your own car, we will drive you to the start point, where you had left your car.

No previous experience is required and children can participate (accompanied with their parents).

Itinerary

The begging of the trip (clothes changing, instructions, boarding and start of the paddling down the river) is at village Kaštel Žegarski at 10:00 am. The part of the route from the village to the mouth of Krupa in Zrmanja and Visoki buk (10 meters high waterfall, the highest on Zrmanja) is hour and a half long, and the waterfall will be bypassed by 5 minutes long walk. Going down the river lasts for approximately 4 hours of which one hour is spent on occasional breaks and swimming. Paddling isn’t hard or dangerous, during the summer; the water is clear and refreshing – perfect adventure for beginners.

  • 09:30 – 10:00 – arival
  • 10:00preparation for the trip
  • 10:30 – start of the trip
  • 10:30 – 14:30 – adventure through the Zrmanja canyon, with breaks for rest and swimming
  • 14:30 – arrival in Muškovci, the end of rafting tour
  • 15:00 – transfer to start point
  • 16:00 – departure

Equipment

On Krupa and Zrmanja, different kind of boats can be used, for bigger comfort and safety. Two persons kayaks are stabile and easy to manage, and we use them during the summer, when water level is low . During the high water levels (autumn, spring), we use raft boats (for 8 to 10 people).

Each kayak is equipped with waterproof bag (for dry clothes, food, camera etc.). You will get a helmet and a PFD, which are required. Depending of a weather conditions, we will provide additional equipment for lower temperatures – neoprene suits.

Important!

RAFTING BOATS ARE USED ONLY IN CASE OF HIGH WATER LEVEL AND RAFTING SEASON IS USUALLY IN APRIL AND MAY, KAYAK SEASON IS USUALLY FROM JUNE UNTILL NOVEMBER

WHAT TO BRING:

Bring sturdy shoes, sneakers or similar sports shoes, T – shirt, swim suit, sunscreen, sandwich and refreshing drink. Optional – hat, camera, towel.

Prices

300 kn

Adults

150 kn

CHILDREN (under 13)

Price includes:
  • Coffee, drinks, fruits
  • Tickets for Nature Park Velebit
  • Guide (skipper)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Insurance

Additional informations

  • River temperature 16-20ºC
  • Duration of transfer from finish point to the start point 18 km ( aprox 25 minutes)
  • All our guides have adequate certificates and can speak Croatian and English

Please note that the program can be changed depending on weather conditions, group abilities, level of water etc. For client’s safety we reserve the right to change program without prior notice.

Google map

Start: KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI

GPS Coordinates: 44″09*47,4 N 15*50*39,5 E

KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI