Canoe safari / rafting on river Zrmanja

Price

300 kn for adults / 150 kn for kids

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).

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

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

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

WHAT TO BRING:

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

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
  • All canoe safari / rafting trips take place on the section from Kaštel Žegarski to Muškovac, which is also the only part of the river where this type of trip is allowed.

MEETING POINT

Start: KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI

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

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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.

KAŠTEL ŽEGARSKI

Our guests say it best

Matt Maguire
Okay so I second everything said in the other reviews, but aside from that I am a kayaking instructor, and watched everything that the guides did. In my experience I would recommend these guys on their attention to safety throughout the day, they did this very subtlety and without imposing on the clients. You would never have noticed how they looked after the group unless you were able to identify the techniques they use - such as positioning themselves between any danger and you. Highly recommended and as I say great leaders - not sure if that makes them any better than others running trips, but certainly made me comfortable going down here with my young family.
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Vaj
Helpfull and quick communication, helped us to arragne transfer to the starting point and back for a reasonable price. Guides are great, ready to help. You can choose tempo which you like. There is both calm and faster parts ofthe river to enjoy. You get about 30 minute break to relax or swim in the river. In the second part there is big waterfall that you can jump with your boat. At the end they offer some fruit and drinks which are included in price. Cant but recommend, beautifull day on the river.
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Caro Gru
We had a wonderful tour with the guides! They were really awesome helping my disabled brother. Everything was perfectly organized and safe, the snack was really nice and the river just fantastic! The communication with the organisers was fast and easy.
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R M
Very good organised trip. Very friendly and helping team. Trip is beginner friendly too but need real energy. Little adventures here and there just to enjoy. Have fun! Highly recommended!
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Selina Wittmann
We had a wonderful day yesterday! We got coffee and tea at the start point, a safety instruction with all the equipment and had a beautiful tour with a spectacularly background. The bathing stop was very fresh, but the water is so clear you can look on the ground. You see beautiful waterfalls and you can also drive a 3 meter waterfall down if you want. At the end you sit outside of a house and can enjoy the food, which is included in the price. We got more than we could eat- meat, salad, fries and for vegetarian a plate full of grilled vegetables. A big thank to the lovely and caring Ivanka, who made my birthday from the beginning to the end a wonderful day!!! The price is more than fair and we will come back!
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Pavel Mucherl
Go with them!! Great guides, very friendly. We spend great day with them. 12 km of canoyinng, 3 waterfalls ( 2 can be ride doen, one just a svmcenery ) and great lunch in the end. Special thanks to Ivanka - very helpfull and kind!!
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Oliver Hartwig
Traumhafter Tag, tolles Erlebnis mit klasse Guides, die sehr viel Wert auf unsere Sicherheit gelegt haben. Wir 45 und 41 waren mit unserer Tochter 7 in einem Boot. Alles hat reibungslos geklappt. Wunderbare Natur, 4 Stunden Tour, die sich auch sehr für Anfänger eignet. Festes Schuhwerk ist ein Muss, da an 2 Stellen Wasserfälle umgangen werden, die zu hoch sind um diese zu durchfahren. Wir wurden mit Kaffee und Tee begrüßt, es gab eine tolle Badepause im Fluss und ein Essen am Ende mit ausreichend Getränken. Wir können die Tour sehr empfehlen und hatten einen wunderbaren Tag.
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Tabea
This tour is worth every Kuna. The tour is 12km long and takes about 4-5 hours from start to finish including a swimming break. One of the highlights was definitely riding down a 3 Meter waterfall. The team is very nice and accommodating. The skippers explained everything very well and if you were struggling on the river they also helped you out a lot. You also got coffee and tea before and after the tour. After the tour you got free drinks of your choice, fresh fruit (watermelon, plums, nectarines) and peanuts before the drivers are taken back to the starting point. If you are in the area you should definitely consider this tour and if you’re already here maybe stop by the river for couple of hours it’s beautiful there as well.
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NagyM
I need to say that the whole event was organized and handled beautifully by Ivanka, Ante and Vrane. We had a wonderful day with the family on the river- mainly beginners - and all of us had a blast. The canyon is spectacular and the river’s crystal clear water was an amazing experience to behold. The safari wasn’t too difficult but still demanding enough for all of us, but the very well timed breaks helped us replenish our energy to manage and finish the trip. Swimming in the river and dropping in the canoe from an approx 3.5m high waterfall were the other highlights. At the end of the trip, we received drinks and delicious fruit in generous amounts, and had thus again time and means to regenerate. For sure we will do this again.
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Carolin M
Wir haben heute eine Rafting Tour gemacht, es war einfach super! Die Guides waren sehr nett und zu jeder Zeit hilfsbereit. Am Anfangs- und Endpunkt gab es gekühlte Getränke sowieso Kaffee, Tee und Früchte. Die Fahrt an sich hatte sowohl actionreiche wie auch ruhige Abschnitte. Für jeden geeignet, auch für Kinder und Anfänger. Wir können diese Tour nur jedem empfehlen, das Preis Leistungsverhältnis stimmt hier voll und ganz!
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Zeks36
Ein Cooles Familien Abenteuer! Das ist einfach en muss für jede Person. Die Strecke ist cool plus man hat mega Spass.
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Angela R
Der Raftingausflug musste mit dem Kajak gefahren werden, weil der Wasserstand zu niedrig war. Es war ganz toll. zuerst ist der Fluss relativ ruhig und man kann die atemberaubende Landschaft bewundern, dann wird der Fluss lebhafter und das Abenteur beginnt mit leichten Stromschnellen und zuletzt mit einem 3-Meter-Satz - einfach geil!!. Freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal
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