Sea kayaking is a popular pastime in Dubrovnik and shoals of orange-bibbed paddlers pulling into Banje beach has become one of the city’s most characteristic sights. A trip usually involves a group excursion in one-person kayaks, led by an instructor, and is an exhilarating way of seeing the walled city and its surrounding islands from a maritime perspective. Previous experience is not necessary, and the pace is gentle enough to suit most people of average health.

The most common excursions are a half-day trip round Dubrovnik’s walls and the nearby island of Lokrum (around 260Kn per person), or full-day tours to the slightly more distant islands of Koločep, Lopud and Šipan (around 400Kn per person).

Kayaking operators

Adriatic Kayak Tours Zrinsko-Frankopanska 6 t 020 312 770, w adriatickayaktours.com.
Adventure Dalmatia Ivana Matijasevića 6 t 091 566 5942, w adventuredalmatia.com.
Perla Adriatica Frana Supila 2, just outside Ploče Gate t 020 422 766, w perla-adriatica.com.

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