Please note, this itinerary is subject to change, depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Arrival
Today is your arrival day. You will be met at the airport and driven into Dubrovnik where you will have the chance to spend the rest of the day. Your bags will be stored for you, so you can explore the town. For ideas of what to see, please take a look at our guide of things to do in Dubrovnik. You will be picked up later in the evening (around 7.30pm) and taken to the port where you will catch a ferry to the island of Lopud where you will be welcomed by your local host. The boat ride takes about an hour. Once you have arrived, you will go for a meal or a drink with the rest of the group where you can get to know each other informally.
Day 2: Kayaking around Lopud
After breakfast, which is served on the terrace of the local restaurant, you will gather at the beach and start with the first instructions in a shallow protected bay: your guide will explain safety procedures and give tips on paddling techniques.
After the briefing, you will paddle along the outer scenic coast of Lopud to the sandy beach of Sunj - which is at the other side of the island. This is the main beach on the island and makes for a great place to spend the afternoon. There are two taverns to choose from for lunch and afterwards you can swim and relax on the beach. You will leave your kayaks on the beach for the evening and will walk back to your accommodation on the other side of the island. The walk itself is about 20 mins, although if you fancy more exercise, you can hike to the fort at the peak of the island.
For those wanting more paddling, there is the option of further kayaking to the island of St. Andrew. This is an additional 8kms (2 hours) paddling.
Dinner is included this evening.
aprx. 1 hour of instructions 3 hours paddling
Paddling distance: 7.5km or 14 km (with St. Andrew’s)
Day 3: Kolocep - Lopud
After breakfast you will walk back to the beach and will paddle to the neighbouring island of Kolocep.
Paddling along the coast of the island, you will pass green forests touching clear water, breathtaking steep cliffs and will have the chance to see a stunning blue caves. After around 2 hours of paddling, you will land at a small beach in front of a water-front restaurant for lunch (included). Your freshly caught fish will be cooked in front of you and you can then sit back and enjoy the view of the water as you eat.
After lunch, you will continue paddling around the island, stopping off for a snorkel or a swim on the way back. You will return to Lopud beach later afternoon (or you can continue round to Lopud harbour if you want more paddling) and will then have an evening at leisure.
Aprx. 3 hours of paddling
Paddling distance: 14 - 16km
Day 4: Lopud - Trsteno - Lopud
After breakfast you will paddle for about an hour from Lopud to Trsteno, an old seaside village with a rich history, famous for its collection of cultivated and exotic trees and plant species within an oldDubrovnik aristocratic summer palace. You can stop for a swim and enjoy lunch, either at a restaurant, or you can have sandwiches on the beach, enjoying the fantastic views of the islands.
After lunch, your guide will take you around the botanical gardens, pointing out local species and demonstrating an old olive mill and press. You will also see an old pavilion, aqueduct, Baroque fountain, and an old chapel.
Later that afternoon, you will kayak back to Lopud for your last night on this island. Dinner is at your own expense, but you have the chance tonight to go for a meal at a local farm where you can eat locally produced food.
Aprx. 2 -3 hours of paddling
Paddling distance: 7 km
Day 5: Lopud - Sipan
You will have a leisurely morning today. After breakfast, you will pack up your luggage and put it on a ferry to the neighbouring island of Sipan. You will then set off to the island yourself, in your kayak.
Sometimes called the Golden Island, Šipan is the largest and most populated of the Elaphite Islands. On the way, you will stop off to explore a cave. Only accessible if you swim into it, the cave has a magical green colour, due to the sandy bottom.
You will then continue kayaking to the far side of Sipan, where you will stop at a small, rocky beach for lunch - either at a restaurant, or you can buy sandwiches to eat on the beach. After lunch, you will catch a bus back to the other side of the island to your guest house.
Dinner is included tonight.
Aprx. 2 - 3 hours of paddling
Paddling distance: 11 km
Day 6: Island of Sipan
After breakfast at a harbour-front cafe, you will buy provisions for lunch and catch a bus to the other side of the island to your kayaks.
Today sees you continuing your exploration around Sipan island. The amount of kayaking depends on the group ability and conditions. You will stop about half-way for lunch.
Aprx. 3 - 4 hours of paddling
Paddling distance: 18 km
Day 7: Optional self guided paddling
Today is a day at leisure, with no guide.
Many people choose to re-visit the green cave on Day 5 and potter around the favourite spots of Sipan. However, you can also re-visit Kolocep or Lopud, hire bikes, or travel to Dubrovnik for the day.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer from the island of Sipan to Dubrovnik airport.
After breakfast, you will catch a ferry back to Dubrovnik and will be transferred back to the airport in time to catch your flight home.