Having first appeared in writings from the first century, the Elaphite Islands near Dubrovnik have a long and rich history. The archipelago is still inhabited and it’s the perfect summer getaway for a Mediterranean adventure. Head to the Elaphite Islands for a 7-day guided family trip where you’ll be kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, and exploring the Adriatic Sea. With the perfect balance of guided day outings and free time for your own interests, you’ll never want to leave this subtropical paradise!
Make sure to arrive a day before your adventure so you have time to settle in. Your guides will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation. Go to an evening briefing and a welcome dinner with your guide and the whole group.
After a hearty breakfast, your kayaking adventure begins! An experienced guide will go through all kayaking and safety instructions, after which they will provide you with kayaks and gear. First stop is Šunj beach, a fantastic sandy beach on the south side of Lopud Island. Easing into kayaking and paddling is the perfect start to the trip. You’ll also have some free time, which will be a great opportunity to bask in the sun or taste local dishes.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Once you’ve had breakfast, you’ll explore the island on foot. A morning hike will allow you to see Lopud’s shoreline, lush forests, old churches, quaint harbor, and more! In the late afternoon, you will take a pleasant walk to Šunj beach, where you’ll grab your kayaks and paddle into the sunset.
Koločep, Lopud, Šipan—today you’re island hopping! It’s one of the most popular routes in the south of Croatia, and for a reason: in just one day, you’ll see stellar locations reachable only by boat and from the sea. Enjoy an easygoing, but still an active day in the Elaphite Islands.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Today you’re stand-up paddling and going on a pedal boat. After that you have free time to relax, swim, or explore the island. Lopud is a car-free island and an ideal place for family adventures.
Grab your kayaks and prepare yourself for the tour’s next big highlight: the monumental Green Cave on Šipan island. Paddle to the biggest island of the Elaphite Islands and stop for lunch in the fisherman’s village Suđurac, where you can buy the premier olive oil and quality wines. After a full day out, paddle back to Lopud island.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
For your last day before leaving paradise, you have free time to explore surrounding islands, Dubrovnik, or you can work on your kayaking skills with your guide. Return to your accommodation for your final night.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
All good things come to an end and so does this tour. After a hearty breakfast, pack up your things and say goodbye to the turquoise Adriatic Sea. If you’d like to stay a bit longer, ask your guides about recommendations.
Note: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and at the discretion of the guide.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Dubrovnik, Croatia, please refer to Croatia’s COVID-19 travel information or COVID-19 information by the U.S. Embassy in Croatia.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
This kayak & multisport tour in the Dubrovnik Islands is a beginner-friendly, family adventure—no experience necessary. Most days you’ll kayak or paddleboard, but with plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular Croatian beaches and explore nature.
If you’re looking for something more challenging, check out this guided hiking, biking, and kayaking tour from sea to summit in Croatia.
If you want to check out another beginner-friendly tour, check out our mountain biking and sailing tour on the coast of Croatia.
Here’s a list of clothing we suggest you bring:
Here are other personal items we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Kayaking in Dubrovnik Islands can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has travelers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
This guided kayaking & multisport tour starts in Dubrovnik. To get there, most people fly into Dubrovnik Airport. Your guides have arranged transportation from the airport to the accommodation in the city.