5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Split, Croatia
  • Duration:Varies

Kayaking Tour from Split: Marjan Peninsula, Ciovo or Hvar Islands

Kayak around Split’s Marjan peninsula, the Dalmatia region’s dazzler, on a 4-hour sea-kayaking tour! Following the lead of an expert local guide, paddle at a leisurely pace and take in the wild side of Split, discovering secluded coves and unspoiled bays. Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and paddle across the sea to Čiovo island, or go all out and book an 8-hour tour – with a meal included – and kayak from Hvar Island to the Pakleni archipelago. All tours are suitable for beginners.


  • Sea kayaking tour in Split, led by a professional guide
  • Paddle around Bene Beach and the scenic Marjan peninsula
  • Stop to snorkel, swim or sunbathe at secluded bays
  • Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and kayak to Čiovo, an island popular with dolphins
  • Select an 8-hour tour to paddle around Hvar and the Pakleni Islands

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I love this kayaking experience as it offers three different options: stay closer to town or venture further afield to explore one of two islands! The guide is really attentive and sticks close by to give any help you need. You might feel tired at the end, but it’s definitely a wonderful experience.

What You Can Expect

Kayaking Tour from Split: Marjan Peninsula, Ciovo or Hvar Islands

Enjoy a kayaking experience in the blue waters of Split

Meet your guide in central Split and travel to Bene Beach at the foot of Marjan Hill. Put your life jacket on, listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and then paddle away from shore in your single kayak.

Keeping close to the sun-kissed shoreline, paddle around the peninsula and see the scenery change from secluded bays framed by pine forests to sweeping pebble beaches. Enjoy a stop on one of Split’s many beaches to soak up the sun and either swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic – equipment is provided!

Besides taking in the gorgeous landscape, hear tips to improve your paddling technique and get the most out of your time on the water. After exploring the peninsula, stop at Bene Beach and finish your experience with a drop-off at the start point.

If you have more time on your hands, upgrade to a 6- or 8-hour tour and sea kayak in the waters around nearby islands. Both options start and finish in central Split and include a safety briefing and life jacket.

6-Hour Tour:
Leave Bene Beach behind, and paddle south to Čiovo, a small island just adrift from the Adriatic coast. The route offers dramatic views of the city of Split, framed by the Mosor mountain range. If you can tear your eyes away from the views, look out over the water and you may even see wild dolphins swimming in the sea! Stop at one of Čiovo’s bays and enjoy free time to snorkel, swim or sunbathe before returning to Split.

8-Hour Tour:

Hop aboard your ferry or catamaran at Split Port and cruise across the waters to Stari Grad, the port at Hvar Island – roughly two hours away. Then, step inside your sea kayak and paddle around the enchanting Pakleni islands, a stunning archipelago that boasts more than 20 uninhabited islets. Stop to bask on the islands’ sandy surf-lapped beaches and swim or snorkel around the rocky coasts. Before returning to Hvar, enjoy a light meal in a beachside restaurant, and then cruise back to Split.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful morning of ocean kayaking. We were met in town and then took the city bus for about 20 minutes to a large park where we put in. The scenery was gorgeous, the guide was excellent. A perfect way to see a different side of Split.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We chose a longer trip of 6 hours for the chance to see another island and we definitely don't regret it! an amazing experience and we even did a bit of snorkelling when we were on the beach! A brilliant day and would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Split!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Had a great small group tour around the Marjan peninsular. The group moved at a nice pace, less pressure to keep up compared to kayaking tours we've had elsewhere. In retrospect there was no real safety briefing beforehand but the water was very calm. Take your own water with you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Amazing tour! It was so much fun, the instructor was very helpful and fun guy. We went to a private beach whih was very special. Would do it again. The only thing I would say is that the instructor could have informed us of any pain and how to avoid it from the beginning. Other than that, brill!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

we attended on the 16th, a great experience, lined on the water and beautiful landscapes, professional guides.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

We chose the 6 hour trip which was good but we didn't know the 45 min stop was at a deserted beach with no facilities. The trip was too long without a food break, we knew lunch wasn't provided but we should have been told to take food with us. Our guide was good and competent.

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