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Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

1. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour including Drinks

Embark on a sunset boat cruise along the coast of Istria from Vrsar and look for marine life like dolphins in their natural habitat. Sip on a drink as you admire the sunset views over the Adriatic Sea. Meet your captain and crew and be welcomed aboard at the port of Vrsar. Head north and watch as the sunset breaks over the horizon. Marvel at the coast of Istria from the water and admire the play of light created by the sunset's reflection in the water. Sail to the areas where the dolphins usually swim and catch a glimpse of these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Relax on the deck and soak up the views while sipping on a refreshing drink of wine, juice, or water.

Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

2. Vrsar: Dolphin Watching Boat Ride

Marvel at the Adriatic Sea with the opportunity to see Adriatic dolphins on this boat ride in Vrsar. Benefit from experienced staff and a captain who knows dolphins' movements and how to easily find them. Enjoy complimentary drinks and a transfer to the boat and back. Meet at the pier and board the boat to begin your cruise. Be greeted with drinks before setting out on the Adriatic Sea. Keep an eye out for dolphins and enjoy panoramic views of Vrsar. With a glass of Istrian white wine in your hand, sit back, relax and end the day surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

3. Rovinj: Sunset Boat Trip with Dolphin Watching

Explore the beautiful coastline of Rovinj on a sailing trip. Experience the area's natural beauty while watching dolphins in their natural habitat. You will start the tour from Valdibora with panoramic views of the surroundings. While passing Rovinj Island, you will have gorgeous views of the city. As you go further out on the sea, you will pass some picturesque islands while sipping on a drink. After the panoramic tour, you continue towards an area where you will see the dolphins. Keep your cameras ready to capture the beautiful animals and other marine life. You will see the beauty of the changing colors as the sun sets over the horizon. Enjoy your sunset boat trip and the breathtaking beauty of Rovinj before heading to the shore. 

From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, and Vrsar Boat Trip

4. From Poreč: Lim Fjord, Rovinj, and Vrsar Boat Trip

On this tour, you will have a chance to explore Croatia’s stunning west coast and charming villages. From the narrow alleyways and romantic streets of Rovinj to the natural beauty of the Lim Fjord where you will enjoy lunch served onboard the boat. After meeting your guide in Poreč, your day starts with a 1-hour trip to Rovinj. You will have 2-hours to explore here before boarding a traditional wooden boat to discover the Lim Fjord.  As you sail up the Fjord, enjoy breathtaking views while you tuck into a grilled fish, meat, or vegetarian lunch served onboard. Enjoy a glass of wine while your captain takes you to a pirate cave for a photo stop. Further up the Fjord, you will arrive at Vrsar village for your final stop of the day. Relax on the beach, have a swim in the sea, or explore the charming town before returning to Poreč at around 4:30 pm.

From Rovinj: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

5. From Rovinj: Venice Boat Trip with Day or One-Way Option

Go from Rovinj to Venice or back on an unforgettable sailing trip across the Adriatic Sea. Explore Venice and its 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 150 channels that flow under them. Take a gondola ride across the lagoon, or stroll the narrow streets at leisure. Experience the famous cuisine of Italy at enchanting restaurants, or encounter old squares, beautiful palaces, art-filled churches, and galleries that perfectly illustrate the romantic ambiance of the city. Arrive at the pier at least 15 minutes in advance so that boarding can proceed smoothly. Once each passenger has been confirmed and the information sent to the border police, relax aboard the catamaran with a cup of coffee and freshly baked croissants as you set sail. Glide in or out of the lagoon of Venice and look at the architecture of the city built on water from the catamaran’s open deck. During the Venice introduction, you will also be offered some optional products such as a gondola ride, taxi boat ride, lunch, etc.

Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Tour with Swimming near Pirate's Cave

6. Vrsar: Lim Fjord Boat Tour with Swimming near Pirate's Cave

Come aboard a pirate boat and unwind on a cruise along the 10-kilometer long Lim Fjord located between Porec and Rovinj. Marel at views of the surrounding nature from the water and see a pirate cave where you can cool off in crystal-clear water.  Once on board, you’ll start making your way down Lim Fjord while seeing its fjord features and lush green vegetation which is home to many species of wildlife. Sip on your choice of white wine, lemonade, or water. In the afternoon, reach the Pirate Cave, where you will stop for an hour. Use the time for a refreshing swim in the cool water and take a tour of the cave. See where pirates were hiding their treasures back in the day. Dry off and enjoy the afternoon sun as you start your return journey to Vrsar. Keep your camera at hand to take some snapshots and feel the sea breeze in your hair as you admire the panorama of the coastline.

Rovinj: Dolphin Watching Sunset Speedboat Trip with Drinks

7. Rovinj: Dolphin Watching Sunset Speedboat Trip with Drinks

Dolphins & sunset tour is the classic dolphin watching experience that takes place in Rovinj archipelago where the dolphins come close to the coast in the evening just before the sunset. We give you the opportunity to live this unique experience in an intimate way with our shared (small group of max 10 people) or private tour. During the tour the skipper is always here to serve you free drinks and tell some fun facts about dolphins and history of Rovinj as well as answer any question about the Adriatic sea and dolphins. He will always try to find dolphins in an area without other dolphin watching boats so you can peacefully enjoy dolphins in their natural habitat. If this is not the case, we’ll join the other boats who found them first. We will slowly approach the dolphins but keeping a safe distance and turning off the engine while beeing close without disturbing them. With a little bit of luck the dolphins will come close to our boat and you will be able to see them jumping. On your way back you’ll have a beautiful sunset and sightseeing of the old town from the sea perspective. The tour starts 1h 30min before the sunset and we have different pick up locations in Rovinj. If we don’t see dolphins, you can join us for free on the next tour.

Rovinj Golden Cape desert islands kayak&snorkeling tour

8. Rovinj Golden Cape desert islands kayak&snorkeling tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Rovinj Archipelago(our choice of 8 islands and islets,best of the best)and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this coastal paradise. Our exhilarating three -hour kayak tour offers a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems and scenic beauty that lie off the shores of Rovinj. As you set off from the picturesque Golden Cape national park, you'll feel the cool breeze and anticipation building. Your expert guide will provide a brief safety orientation and equip you with quality sit on top kayaking gear, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience throughout the tour. You will get wet,so swim suit is preferable,and a t-shirt if you are sun sensitive. Paddle away from the mainland and let the crystal-clear turquoise waters guide your way. The archipelago boasts a collection of islets, each with its own distinctive charm. Explore the pristine coastline, where dramatic cliffs meet the gentle lapping waves, creating a stunning tapestry of colors and textures. As you navigate through the archipelago's maze of islets, you'll encounter secluded coves and hidden beaches. Take a moment to pause, breathe in the fresh sea air, and marvel at the unspoiled beauty that surrounds you. Dip your toes into the inviting waters or grab your snorkeling gear to explore the vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. The archipelago's rich biodiversity is a haven for bird enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for graceful seagulls, cormorants, and even majestic birds of prey soaring above. Your guide will share fascinating insights into the local ecosystem, providing a deeper understanding of the flora and fauna that thrive in this protected marine environment. One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to the uninhabited island of Sveti Ivan ,with a smaller still operating lighthouse island in the back. Throughout the tour, you'll have ample opportunities to capture awe-inspiring photos. Whether it's the panoramic views of the archipelago, the memories you create will be cherished for years to come. No prior kayaking experience is required, as our tours are designed for all skill levels. Our knowledgeable guide is and experienced paddler who will ensure your safety and provide expert guidance along the way. He'll also regale you with fascinating stories and local legends, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your adventure. If you're seeking an unforgettable outdoor experience that combines natural beauty, and cultural immersion, our three-hour kayak tour of the Rovinj Archipelago is the perfect choice. Book your spot today and embark on a journey of discovery that will leave you with memories to treasure forever.

From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

9. From Poreč: Boat Day Trip to Rovinj with Fish Lunch

Explore the Istrian coast on this roundtrip cruise from Poreč to the town of Rovinj. Spend some free time wandering through the cobbled streets of Rovinj. Savor a delectable fish lunch onboard. Make a stop to explore Vrsar or to swim at Limski Kanal. Meet at the main port in Poreč and check in before departing on the spacious boat. Capture pictures of the west coast of Istria as you sail along. Stop in Rovinj and have some free time to explore the Old Town and make your way to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia or visit one of the pebble beaches. Head back to the boat for a fresh fish lunch and an aperitif. Depending on if the season is right for swimming, continue to Limski Kanal or Vrsar. At Limski Kanal, dive into the clear water and explore the pirate cave. In Vrsar, explore the bell tower and parish church in the historical center. Enjoy panoramic views of Vrsar from the boat before returning to the starting point in the port of Poreč.

From Vrsar: Lim Bay, Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

10. From Vrsar: Lim Bay, Pirate Cave and Rovinj Visit

Ride the Adriatic along the Croatian coast and make stops along the way. Find yourself at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave and discover the peninsula of Rovinj. Take time to explore the town and stroll the city's narrow streets. Spend some time on a boat tour, and explore Istria. Discover the magnificent Croatian coast and get picked up in Vrsar. Ride the waves for 30 minutes and make your first stop at Lim Bay's Pirate Cave. Learn about the place that is believed to have been the home to Henry Morgan, a pirate who hid himself and his loot from the Englishmen. Next, learn about the peninsula that used to be an island. It is surrounded by 22 other islands and can pride itself on beautiful nature and many cultural sights worth visiting. As one of the most beautiful towns in Istria, take 2 hours to admire the local allies and visit some of the many galleries and cafes. Stop at the market and try traditional and locally produced products such as cheese, olive oil, and honey. Travel back in time and explore 1,500 years of the city's history.

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,362 reviews

My daytrip, last friday october 8th, was awesome and wonderful! My tour ended up being a personal and private tour, wich I did not mind at all. Sini is a very kind, friendly and patient person and he knows the historical knowledge very well! He also knows where to stop for good food or local products (without pushing for sales) Because of the outstanding view at this tour he just stopped the car sometimes, so I could take a picture. It may be a bit expensive but it's definitely worth the money! I would recommend Sini to anyone as a tourguide! Thanks Sini for this wonderful day!

Karsten was an great host, communication and safety briefing was excellent. The boat was modern, clean, well equipped and reliable. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip out to the islands and the Lim Channel. Would highly recommend.

Honestly a practically perfect trip. Small group, saw loads of dolphins for most of the trip and hardly any other boats around either. Our guide Nikola was just lovely and really friendly. Cannot recommend enough!

The guide was very friendly and really made an effort to show us the dolphins. Of course you can't force this with these great animals and that's a good thing. But some were visible.

Had the best day. Very good value for the amount we paid. Very good, friendly staff who made the journey. Wonderful places to stop and wander around. Highly recommend