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Sea Kayaking In Croatia

September 15-21, 2017


The 'City Walls' of Old Town Dubrovnik offers stunning views of your paddling playground!  Photo: Nick Braun

Join NOLS Alumni on this unprecedented sea kayak adventure in southern Croatia!  Work hard paddling and exploring the islands and coastlines by day and enjoy the comforts of guesthouse living in the evenings. 

This trip is set among the Elaphiti Island Archipelago just north of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Traveling the coastline by sea kayak offers a beautiful lens through which to explore the culturally and historically rich region of southern Croatia.

You'll enjoy beautiful guest house terraces to relax and eat traditional Adriatic cuisine! 

This archipelago is comprised of many islands, each with its own historical significance, beauty and charm. Along with a tour through time, you will have opportunities to indulge in traditional Adriatic culinary specialties prepared by our island hosts.

As you paddle your way throughout the archipelago, you will further develop your ocean awareness, technical paddling skills and sea kayak touring expedition strategies as well. 

We'll paddle along limestone cliffs and explore caves and beautiful features along the coast!  Photo: Nick Braun

Top it all off by paddling below the towering 'City Walls' of Old Town Dubrovnik high above the cliffs as you paddle into the heart of the Old Town on the last day! 

Stunning limestone cliffs, underwater ‘green caves’ and a lush island chain is the perfect place to explore, paddle and relax in style!  Come see what the Dalmatian Coast and the Elaphiti Archipelago have to offer!


Cost: $2,350 — this includes shared hotel lodging in Dubrovnik on 9/17 and 9/23, lodging and meals (wine/beer not included) at the guesthouses throughout the islands, kayak gear, instruction, and transportation to/from Dubrovnik to our launch site and pick up. Even with challenging exchange rates—this trip is a terrific value.


Sea Kayaking Croatia's Elaphiti Islands
Dates: September 15-21, 2017
Duration: 7 days
Cost: $2,350
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Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make alumni trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


Staying in guesthouses means going light on gear, but paddling on windy days and carrying boats takes some effort. 

Fly in/out:

Dubrovnik, Croatia (code: DBV)

Additional Information:

Trip Description (pdf)

Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

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Signing Up
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Old Town Dubrovnik

Photo: Nick Braun

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