Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Sea Kayak and Snorkeling Small-Group Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!
Very fun tour! We kayaked almost 5 miles around an island and got in about 30 minutes of snorkeling. Recommended!
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)
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.
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.
Be warned: This is very physically demanding.
Now that you've been warned...the tour staff was superlative and the views were stunning.
I had an amazing time! The waters are incredibly blue there so beautiful. We went into a few caves then stopped on a beach for a sandwich and we got to snorkel. I would recommend this trip to anyone.