Zadar County Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Zadar County Cruises & boat tours

Zadar: Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

1. Zadar: Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

Visit a beautiful Croatian island on this boat tour from Zadar. Get access to areas that the larger tourist ships cannot reach. Marvel at the beauty of Ugljan island. Stop for a swim at the beach and see old villages.  Meet your guide at City Bridge and embark on your boat trip. Admire panoramic views of the city center from the water. Drive towards the island and enjoy the views of some pristine beaches and stop for a swim in the crystal clear water. Explore charming villages with coffee bars and souvenir shops. Admire the old red-roofed stone buildings on the shore. After some time learning about the history of the island with your guide, you will return back to Zadar.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

2. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

3. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip with Snorkeling

Escape the city for a relaxing day at sea. Explore hidden bays, swim in bright blue waters, and explore beneath the waves on a snorkeling stop. This tour can be customized according to the preferences of the group and can even include a quick stop for fishing. Meet your guide at the pier for a quick safety briefing. Next, cruise across the Zadar channel to the island Ugljan. Catch a glimpse of the red-roofed fishing villages on these islands and admire the blue waters off their coasts. Reach the island of Ugljan by mid-day and stop for a swim in the beautiful Frnaža bay. Sail on to little fisherman island of Ošljak and the village of Preko, where the group can stop for lunch, coffee, or just a quick walk through the little town. In the afternoon, sail leisurely back to shore, taking in vistas of the different islands as you go. Snap a picture of Zadar's old town from the water as you return to the marina in the late afternoon.

Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

4. Zadar: Sunset Boat Tour

Admire the beautiful views of Zadar on a sunset boat tour, taking in some of its most magnificent sights from the water. Starting from the City Bridge, sail around the city and admire the views of the bustling city center coming to life as the sun goes down. Pass by the most significant buildings and sights of the Old Town. See the Zadar ramparts that are listed on the Unesco World Heritage List since 2017. Relax and watch the sun set on the horizon from the boat to end your day in Zadar.

From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

5. From Zadar: Ugljan Beach and Villages Sailboat Tour

The excursion starts at 09:00 from meeting point( Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising across Zadar channel and reaching the stunning bays on island Ugljan during the mid-day hours. Calm and relaxing bays on island Ugljan make a perfect setting for various activities like swimming, snorkeling, fishing and expedition. Depending on preferences, tour is continued with sailing to island Ošljak or charming local villages on Ugljan, and followed by break (lunch, coffee, walk). Enjoying in unique afternoon sailing experience on the way back, with the amazing overview at the islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina by 17:00

Zadar: Private Sunset Sailboat Tour with Drinks

6. Zadar: Private Sunset Sailboat Tour with Drinks

Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with a private evening boat trip around Zadar. Sail along the Adriatic coast on an intimate experience with your partner, family, or friends, and take in the natural landscape while sipping on refreshing drinks on the deck. Follow a route through the Zadar Channel and relax as you leave behind the quaint ancient homes on the shore and navigate past the breathtaking untouched islets of the archipelago. Observe the verdant sandbanks and deep blue water at their prime, right around dusk. Marvel at the stunning colors of the sky as the sun sets over the ocean. Experience the magical Croatian scenery from the water and away from the crowds, for a unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

7. Zadar: Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Zadar Archipelago

Your tour starts at 6 PM from the meeting point (Obala Kneza Branimira 27, Zadar- at the pier next to the gas station), with a short welcome meeting. Cruising through the Zadar channel on a sailing boat with a bottle of champagne and witnessing the spectacular Zadar sunset, one of the most famous sunsets on the Adriatic coast. An amazing overview of the sun-kissed islands and the old town panorama. Return to the marina at 8 PM.

From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

8. From Zadar: Private Half-Day Sailing Trip

Depart from Zadar in the early afternoon and sail across the Zadar Canal towards the island of Ugljan. The boat will dock at Preko, a small island village. You can take a walk around the small port, have a coffee at one of the beach bars, take a swim or visit the nearby islet of Galevac, a green oasis and the location of a 14th-century monastery. Get back on the boat and continue sailing towards a secluded bay where you'll be able to completely relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. On the way back to Zadar, your skipper will show you the basics of sailing.

Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

9. Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

Enjoy a relaxed private boat trip through the spectacular Kornati National Park located near the coast of Zadar. Explore the beautiful waterways and islands of the coast with 4 swimming stops in scenic locations, with hearty meals and drinks also provided for up to 12 passengers. Board the 12-meter-long vessel at the port of Zadar and set off on your private adventure. Admire the views of the city as you depart and travel towards the Kornati National Park. Enjoy 4 stops so you can swim in the ocean and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Children are also welcome onboard with inflatables provided and a swimming platform at the end of the boat. There is also a sound system onboard so you can listen to your favorite tunes as you cruise. Onboard, help yourself to a variety of fresh food and juices. Relax as you enjoy the views of the Zadar Archipelago without the usual large crowds of a shared tour, with personalized service.

From Zadar: Full Day Trip to Saharun Beach by Private Boat

10. From Zadar: Full Day Trip to Saharun Beach by Private Boat

Departure is at 7 am from the meeting point in Zadar. Upon departure you will be served coffee and donuts. The boat ride to the beach takes 3 hours. Along the way you will see lighthouses Mala Sestrica, Veli Tun and Veli Rat. About 30 minutes prior to arriving at Saharun you will be served a hefty sandwich, water and juice to hold you over till lunch. When you arrive at the beach you are free to enjoy the crystal clear waters and sandy bottom from the the boat... or swim to the shore and explore the beach. Lunch is usually a home made stew or risotto served with a half bottle of wine (white or red) per adult, unlimited natural and mineral waters and fruit juices. You can choose to have lunch at any time. If you don't want to waste valuable beach time on food you can have lunch during the return. During the return you are served a fruit cup.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 248 reviews

Boris was our host for the afternoon and he didn't disappoint. Chatty, personable and informative, he made the trip. A journey around the local islands with stop-offs for walking, stunning views and swimming. A lovely trip with a final visit to a tavern for a beer before retuning to Zadar as the sun set beautifully over the distant hills. Great experience, good customer service and excellent value.

Amazing tour- really special as we had the boat to ourselves! Our guide was fabulous! A great personality and shared loads of interesting facts about the history of zadar with us as well as some local Liquor! The sunset was perfect! Kids loved it- they felt like celebrities! I do this again and again!!

Boris was fantastic, knowledgable about the islands and gave good insights during his talks. Was very interesting to explore the islands and see things I wouldn’t have seen if I stayed in Zadar. Would highly recommend

I went with a group of friends and would definitely recommend. You need cash for the boat to the blue cave and there isn't any an ATM on the island so be prepared for this.

Ranco was an awesome skipper - meet up was easy to find, we got to learn more about Zadar’s history and then visited 3 islands