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Zrmanja River
Zrmanja River

Zrmanja River

Zadar, Croatia

The basics

Explore the Zrmanja River with a guided rafting or kayaking tour. No previous whitewater experience is necessary and you can choose between gentle float trips and exhilarating whitewater adventures. Alternatively, you can hike to the Veliki Buk, an impressive waterfall that plunges over two successive limestone cliffs, from the trailhead in Muskovci or catch a glimpse of the Zrmanja from the peaks in nearby Velebit Nature Park.

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Half-Day Guided Zrmanja Canoe Safari
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Half-Day Guided Zrmanja Canoe Safari
$41.35 per adult
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Down the river
Great adventure, nice guides, beautiful nature. It was real fun going down over the small waterfalls.
Ronald_d, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Zadar

Best excursion ever!
selen_k, May 2022
Half-Day River Rafting in Zrmanja
Such an amazing day. Was a bit anxious as have never rafted before however the 2 Guides were so friendly and professional I had no doubts we were in safe hands as soon as we met them. They took us to some amazing views and we have made the best memories!!! Would definitely recommend doing!
This trip is great if you...
Merrie_E, Oct 2021
Canoe safari / rafting on river Zrmanja
This trip is great if you are young, drink a lot. It is a party boat. Not a scenic cruise. The crew was fabulous, the lunch they served was way beyond expectations.
Best tour for the action Family
Manuel_F, Sep 2021
Canoe safari / rafting on river Zrmanja
It was a perfekt tour for our action Family with 2 boys (9 & 12). The Team and the guides was every time available and super cool. Thanks for the nice tour, time and places.
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Things to know before you go

  • A must-see for nature lovers and watersports enthusiasts.
  • If rafting the river, don’t forget sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and water shoes.
  • In case of colder weather, bring along a long-sleeved shirt and rain gear.
  • Most tours include round-trip transportation from Zadar.
  • Zrmanja River kayaking tours are not wheelchair-accessible.
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How to get there

Tours of the Zrmanja River often include round-trip transportation from the village of Kaštel Žegarski or Zadar. Kastel Zegarski is 43 miles (69 kilometers) east of Zadar and is most easily accessed by car. A daily bus runs from Zadar to Kastel Zegarski; for the most efficient transportation, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation from Zadar.

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When to get there

Zrmanja River kayak and rafting tours are offered from mid-May through mid-October, but are weather dependent. Summer is the busiest time in Croatia’s Dalmatian region, so consider visiting late spring or early fall to avoid the crowds and save on accommodations. You can take in views of the Zrmanja River from the Velebit Nature Park any time of year.

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Velebit Nature Park

The Velebit Nature Park is the largest protected natural area in Croatia. The Velebit Mountains are characterized by unique rocky landscapes, caves, deep underground lakes, and submarine springs. The area is popular with rock climbers, mountains bikers, and hikers and several hiking and cycling tours are offered at the park.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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