Split Water sports

Our most recommended Split Water sports

Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

1. Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

2. Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

This paddle tour combines Dalmatian waters, sea and river. On SUP boards equipped with LED lighting on the bottom, be sure to see everything around and beneath you while paddling. Start your tour in the evening when the ambiance is quiet and nature is calm. Grab your board and paddle in the sea at the sunset. Soon, see the white rocks and cliffs, in which natives have built their traditional houses.  Glide up and down the river with stars above, and light beneath you revealing wildlife. The light on your SUP board will give you a completely new perspective on everything you see on this tour. Sometimes, in the low season when the sea is calm and the river quite cold, take the chance to go on a special route and embrace the open sea.

Split: Blue Lagoon and Trogir Speedboat Round Trip Tour

3. Split: Blue Lagoon and Trogir Speedboat Round Trip Tour

Nestled between the two Krknjaši islands, this enchanting lagoon is blessed with crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and fun in the sun. Experience one of the best panoramic views of Split as you cruise through the water leaving Riva, prepare your cameras! After 30 minutes of exciting speed boat ride, reach your first destination, the ancient city of Trogir, founded in the 3rd century BC and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter through the city gates and find yourself in a maze of small stone streets, churches, and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Enjoy a coffee and breakfast within the 15th-century city walls or just outside them on a picturesque promenade overlooking Fortress Kamerlengo and the bay. Have an hour of free time, just enough to soak up some history and move on to swimming activities. The Blue Lagoon is a snorkeler’s utopia featuring a seafloor made of crushed seashells mixed with sand which, under the sunlight, produces a mesmerizing sea color. After exploring the seabed, turn on your back and float effortlessly as you observe the trio of islands that surround you.

Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

4. Cetina River Canyoning from Split or Zadvarje

Depart Split and journey by shuttle bus to the village of Zadvarje on the Cetina River to take part in an exciting canyoning adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls of a 200-meter deep canyon. Meet your licensed guides on arrival and collect all the necessary equipment to help you navigate the canyon in safety. Listen to the safety instructions, and then take a short drive to the starting point to make your way through the crystal clear waters of the river using different techniques. Swim through natural pools, hike from rock to rock and rappel down the exciting rapids. Get an adrenaline rush as you encounter subterranean tunnels on the way to the mighty cascades of Gubavica waterfall. Catch your breath and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature before the hike back. Arrive at an easily accessible rock mouth, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Split.

From Split or Zadvarje: Extreme Canyoning on Cetina River

5. From Split or Zadvarje: Extreme Canyoning on Cetina River

Get an amazing adrenaline rush on an extreme canyoning activity on the Cetina River. Clamber from rock to rock using different techniques, including sliding down rapids and walking through tunnels. Take the organized shuttle bus from Split to Zadvarje to reach the starting point. Gear up with the provided equipment, including neoprene wetsuit, life vest and helmet. Listen to the safety instructions after a short drive to the start point of your extreme adventure. Hike down the trail to reach the bottom of the canyon, and marvel at the rock formations and crystal-clear pools along the way. Make your way along the river by swimming through pools and hiking from rock to rock. Slide down small rapids to reach the tunnels that will take you to the Velika Gubavica waterfall – the highest waterfall on the Cetina River. Cool down with a swim and jump off cliffs during a short break. Then, continue your canyoning adventure to reach your driver who will take you back to Split.

From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

6. From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet the tour staff in the Split center and hop on an air-conditioned van or minibus for a 50-minute ride to Dalmatian hinterland, to the village of Blato na Cetini. Upon arrival, you will meet the instructors, get full equipment, and be transferred to the starting point. You will then get the safety briefing and full instructions from the guides and get into mini-rafts to start your 2.5 hours long adventure. The instructors will be there with you all the way, guiding you through the rapids and helping you if needed. Enjoy the amazing scenery, refresh yourself in the incredibly clear and clean water and have fun navigating the river and rapids. This leg of the river is quite shallow and not too fast, with rapids just right to awaken your adventurous spirit! The canoeing will end in the same place where you got your equipment. There you can change into dry clothes, say goodbye to the instructors and head back to Split.

From Split: Sea Kayaking Tour on the Adriatic

7. From Split: Sea Kayaking Tour on the Adriatic

This adventure starts with a short bus ride to the starting point on Marjan Hill. There you will be briefed in detail by your instructors regarding all the important trip information and safety advice for your activity. Paddle around Marjan hill, from Bene to Kašjuni beach. Along the way, you will stop for swimming, cliff jumping, and snorkeling. Enjoy some time to relax on Kašjuni beach. After this stop, circle back around the hill to Bene beach where you can stay after the tour to have lunch or coffee in the beautiful deep shade of Dalmatian pines. From Bene beach, there is a public bus going to Split city center so you can stay longer and return to the old town on your own.

From Split: Rapid Rafting Tour with Picnic Lunch

8. From Split: Rapid Rafting Tour with Picnic Lunch

The trip starts with a meet and greet with your guide in Split city center before a comfortable and scenic 50-minute drive to the Blato na Cetini village in the Dalmatian region. When you arrive, you'll be equipped for the adventure and listen to a short safety introduction. Make sure you pay attention to your instructors, as some of you will be skippering the mini-rafts! But, there is no need to worry as the instructors will guide and direct you through the rapids the whole time. Now it’s time to hop on board your raft and let the rapids guide you along the water to push your adrenaline levels to the maximum. At the end of the tour, there is a short 15-minute hike from the canyon where a selection of well-deserved refreshments will be waiting for you.

From Split or Trogir: Cetina River Rafting with Transfer

9. From Split or Trogir: Cetina River Rafting with Transfer

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a 3-hour white water rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Following pickup from Split or Trogir, travel to Omiš where the river is at its most beautiful. Face the challenge of the white water rapids for a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure! Head into the mountains and past picturesque landscapes and dramatic waterfalls. In total, you will journey for about 12 kilometers, ending at the pretty town of Radmanove Mlinice. Get amazing insight into the rural life of Croatia and reconnect with the unspoiled wilderness.

Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

10. Split: Blue Cave, 5 Islands, & Snorkeling Speedboat Tour

Start your day early and enjoy a full day of island hopping by luxury yacht and visiting all the highlights of the area. Blue Cave, one of the top locations reachable from Split, will welcome you with a million shades of blue as you will arrive just in time to see nature in action. The cave turns aquamarine blue when the sun reflects through the sea floor and decorates the interior of the cave with the prettiest blue you’ll ever have a chance to witness. Another hidden treasure just a few minutes away from the Blue Cave is the famous Monk Seal Cave. This 160-meter-long cave is an adventurous paradise named after the Mediterranean monk seal that used to reside on its beach. Another beauty created by mother nature is the famous Stiniva Beach hidden in a small narrow cove behind two tall cliffs that separate the serenity of the beach from the open sea. Make the most of your time in this location by exploring the beach. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling, feel free to dive in and take a look beneath the surface – you’re sure to be amazed by the underwater scenery. The next stop is Budikovac Island with its wonderful Turquoise Lagoon. A fun fact about the island is that it is inhabited only by one person most of the year. The lagoon attracts visitors from all over the world with its amazing color that constantly changes from darker to lighter as the sun moves on the horizon. The journey continues towards Pakleni Islands and the famous bay of Palmižana. Hidden in a dense pine tree forest and often filled with different boats and yachts, the bay of Palmižana is highly ranked among the visitors to Hvar Island. Relax and enjoy the local cuisine. The final point of the tour is the city of Hvar. Visit the old town of Hvar, the sunniest spot in the country, and explore its historic core with all the amazing stone houses, elegant buildings, traffic-free streets, and inviting restaurants. Make the most of your free time here and get to know the easy-going life on the island, taste Hvar’s signature dish — gregada, experience eating in the authentic local taverns — konobas, or discover Croatian Renaissance in the old house of the poet Petar Hektorović. A fun-filled day out on the sea exploring the highlights of the Adriatic Sea will finish with a pleasant boat ride back to the shore where you’ll surely find time to retell and recollect all the memories and fun moments.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We had a fantastic time rafting with a great guide- Dario- who made the experience very enjoyable! We paid for the transfer from Split which went very smoothly so I'd recommend that if you don't have a car. The rafting was not too strenuous but still with exciting rapids. You also get the opportunity to go into a cave and do cliff jumping which was fun too. Would highly recommend!

What an epic adventure, we are still talking about how much fun we had on this tour. Our guides were great and made sure everyone was good and having fun. It is more strenuous then I thought it would be, but I would do all over again. I have an pretty big fear of heights and did the rappelling part of this trip and do not regret it at all!

Great trip. Well worth the money. We were only in split for a short time. Veta (sp?) was amazing. The beach we stopped at was clean and great for snorkeling for a few minutes. We jumped off the cliff - eek! Wonderful short little day trip.

Great experience with great guides. highly recommended

Very nice round trip can recommend it, price worthy.