Sea Kayaking in Scotland, Canada, Croatia, Arctic Norway


from £750

In warm water, and comfortable temperatures out with the baking heat of the main season, you can escape the overcrowded Aug-Sep main tourist season and enjoy the region at its best.

Trip Option 1 - self cater


Price includes:
- all your kayak equipment
- instructor/guide for the week.
NB: as this is the self cater option you will cook for yourself bringing your own provisions and camping stoves/fuel on the expedition.

Does not include:
- Campsite fees while in the village. Expedition nights are at wild camps and therefore free.
- Any meals: you can eat out in the village on non-expedition nights or use well stocked local shops
- Transfers
- Flights or other travel to destination

Trip Option 2 - expedition catering


Price includes:
- all your kayak equipment
- instructor/guide for the week
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner on 5 expedition days
- Apartment accommodation on non-expedition nights

Does not include:
- Flights or other travel to destination
- Meals on non-expedition nights ( 3 nights only)

Flying to Zadar Airport

Once we know how many of you are travelling and arriving on the first Saturday we can organise a taxi. The cost of this can be shared. More info prior to the trip. People arrive at our kayak venue, Pakostane, from a variety of directions depending on individual itineraries.


Just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing trip to Croatia. What a great week. I seriously cannot think of a better way to spend time away. What a brillant expedition...would thoroughly recommend this to anyone. Thank you all again for a great time and will no doubt be back. J Davies May 2011

Wanted to send you a wee note to thank you for the opportunity to have a sea kayaking adventure. I enjoyed the challenge and the experience and came home refreshed and revived - best wishes Vivienne - Oct 2011

Dalmatian Islands Kayak camp Croatia

Dalmatian Islands Kayak camp Croatia

Paddling below the Telascica cliffs 2008

Paddling below the Telascica cliffs 2008

Spectacular limestone gealogy Telascica peninsula 2009

Spectacular limestone gealogy Telascica peninsula 2009

Wild Donkey on a remote beach Croatia Kayak Week Oct 2007

Wild Donkey on a remote beach Croatia Kayak Week Oct 2007


Learning recovery skills before the expedition

Early morning sunset at camp 2

Evening sunset over the Kornati Islands


Blue skies and calm seas


Final nights camp and a glorious sunset - May 2011


On the outer edge of the Kornati islands Sep 2015


clear blue waters off the Isle of Kornat SEP 2015

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The Isle of Kornat Sep 2015


Trip Description

Sea kayaking in Croatia means crystal blue waters and blue skies

“On the last day of creation, God decided to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath” — George Bernard Shaw

Our venue is just south of the Zadar and Pag Island area within an hours drive to the Paklenica National Park. Some sea kayak experience is needed for the trip and you need to have had some previous touring days under your belt and had formal kayak instruction prior to taking part. We aim to revise skills on day one prior to guiding you through the clear Croatian waters on a 5 day island hopping expedition. As with all of our sea kayak expeditions across the globe this is a big trip with long paddle days and as such you need to be upper body fit in preparation for a sea kayak expedition.

With up to 147 islands, and uninhabited coves and shorelines, the Kornati Islands National Park offers the largest and densest archipelago in the Adriatic. With unspoilt nature, benefiting from the protection of the park status, these islands are stunning. We base ourselves in the village of Pakostane where you can choose one of two package options:  the Nord See campsite in the village of Pakostane which is well facilitated with a bar and restaurant onsite and has its own little beach providing an ideal start & finish point for our expedition (trip option 1).

Alternatively there is apartment accommodation in Pakostane (trip option 2) during the non expedition days. Cheap flights are available to Croatia and the nearest airport is Zadar which is currently served from Stansted with Ryanair. EasyJet flies to Split currently only on Sundays. If you want to see a bit of the country then train and bus connections from Zagreb and Split, to Pakostane (south of Zadar) are available.


Meet Sat evening at Pakostane village, Night spent in village
Kayak training day on the Sunday, 2nd night in village
Depart Monday after packing kayaks - 4 nights out on wild camping expedition to return Friday afternoon.
Friday night in Pakostane village.
Depart Saturday .
Air routes available via Zadar and Split with Easyjet or Ryanair

Instructor Ratio


Suitable For

Anyone with good fitness ( regular upper body exercise pre-trip essential!) wanting to experience sea kayaking with a longer camping/expedition element.
Although the conditions in Croatia are generally warm and calm we do also paddle in windy conditions requiring a good positive approach to sea kayaking - in short, this is a proper sea kayak expedition and you may get tired arms! Individuals need to have acquired all the basic paddle skills and had some formal instruction previously as well as having participated in some sea kayak touring days.



FEB 18-23

APRIL 21-16, 28-3 MAY

MAY 5-10

SEP 22-27 , 29 - 4 OCT

OCT 6-11 , 27 - 1 NOV

Private Guiding

If you don't want to join an open trip with other people, or have a family/friends group of your own, then private instruction and guiding will meet your goals. Pricing is per person and will depend upon activity, distance travelled, peak or low season. We can email you a quote. Simply let us know where, when, what and for how many people.