4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour

When your cruise docks in Dubrovnik, set out on a small-group kayak shore excursion for an unforgettable view of Dubrovnik from the clear blue Adriatic Sea. Paddle along the beautiful city walls toward Betina Beach, a cave beach where you can relax or snorkel to see more of the marine world. No experience is necessary; you will receive training on how to kayak and snorkel safely! This small-group tour ensures that you will receive personalized attention from your tour guide.


  • Half-day kayak and snorkeling shore excursion from Dubrovnik
  • Paddle around Dubrovnik's old city walls on a kayak
  • Enjoy unique views of the city from the water
  • Snorkel at Betina Beach, a cave beach on the Adriatic
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour

Dubrovnik Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour

When your cruise ship docks in the Dubrovnik port, discover the magic of the city on a small-group shore excursion! No experience is necessary -- you will receive training on how to kayak and snorkel safely, and how to use the equipment provided (included) before you start your adventure!

Then it’s time to let the fun start! Paddle beneath Dubrovnik's old city walls, near the St Lawrence fortress and the harbor, and take in views of the city from the water. Admire the breathtaking scenery and enjoy this close encounter with nature on a kayak.

Next, enjoy a short stop at Betina Beach for snacks and water. Then grab your snorkeling gear and discover Dubrovnik's underwater world. This kayak and snorkel trip is an unforgettable way to enjoy Dubrovnik and explore the Adriatic Sea.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Dubrovnik port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a fabulous way to see Dubrovnik. Our guide Marko was informative, interesting and funny. He brought us a local lunch which was appreciated. We went for quite a trip - Marko told us everything we needed to know about kayaking. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

What an amazing trip! They were easy to locate and the guides were so friendly and engaging. They gave us great tips for activities in town and pointed out great features of the town and surrounding areas. We kayaked around a nearby island and then went for a snack and break at a small cave where we could swim and look at the little fishes. I can't wait to go back!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This is the way to go if you are in Dubrovnik. Our guide Marco was amazing, he gave us some history on the city as we kayaked to a small cove. He gave us some delicious local snacks and we had time to swim, snorkle and relax. Then we got back on the kayaks and went over to the nearby island of Lucro and back to the departure point. On the way back we experienced some high winds and pretty big waves, but Marco tied our kayak to his and was able to safely pull us back ashore. It was tiring but I would certainly do it again! Memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Fantastic!!! A great way to see Dubrovnik. Our guide was very knowledgable about the history and he made it so interesting. Would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

We really enjoyed the chance to see beautiful Dubrovnik from the water side. The tour guides were personable, safe, and knowledgeable. We got to hear about the history of the city and ask questions. We will remember this experience always. Be warned there is a competing group of kayak adventures who are vey pushy and strangely will warn you away from this tour. I found them to be unprofessional and inaccurate. Our guides and equipment were fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very fun tour! We kayaked almost 5 miles around an island and got in about 30 minutes of snorkeling. Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Don't worry, you will make it back to your ship in time...that was my biggest worry. The on site viator guides were willing to refund us if we thought we couldn't catch the return bus to the ship. (That helped) July (temp about 85F) We are active (45 y/o married couple) - No exp. necessary (training provided) Our guide was Antonella - She was absolutely great! She customized our excusion to fit our time. Our excursion was supposed to start at 5:30PM, they started it at 5:00PM and finishing at 7:15PM (Viator guide Antonella - gave us the option to shorten our tour due to weather / catching the last bus 8PM to Cruise ship)
The cruise ship bus takes you to the point where the Viator tour starts and ends (can't get lost)
Professional - Knowledgeable - English speaking - Safety gear provided
Learned the history of Dubrovnik as we kayaked
An air tight container (Either large or small - you pick) is provided to put your wallets, ipad's and camera's etc into - It is secured to your kayak.
Sea water was beautifully clean, and not too cold (perfect)
Provided a complimentary bottle of water
Snorkeled from a sea cave - and we saw many sea creatures (fish) from the minute you put your head into the water.
HINT** If you have individuals who aren't interested in the kayaking, they can ride the same bus ($12 USD p/p for round trip) to your drop off point and site see. Conveinently located, they will definitely have plenty to see while you are on your excursion...and then again, the pick up point is the same for every ship.
None - Just plan on being tired and laughing a lot (Especially if you are a couple in a double kayak)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A fantastic kayaking trip. We thought the tour was great value for money. We joined 6 others, so made up a group of 10. We had two guides which was great for risk management. We went at a good pace, not too fast, not too slow. If there is a place to do some kayaking Dubrovnik is it. This was my first Viator experience, and I would definitely use them again to book excursions. I should also mention that this trip cost us 34euro compared to the cruise ship excursion of $150USD. We watched the cruise tour go with 20 people in one group with the same kayak company and felt fortunate that we had booked with Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

A great trip, the instructors were very informative and patient and a great way to see Dubrovnik and get away from the crowds. Think it may be a little difficult for a complete beginner to kayaking though as you paddle across open water and round an island which can be very tiring.

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