Rafting on Zrmanja River

Excursion from Zadar


The Zrmanja & Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear, warm water, spectacular canyons with magnificent waterfalls.

Activity code: PT1122

Duration: 1 Day

Paddle your way along a beautiful river!

The Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear, warm water, spectacular canyons with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginners. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls. The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only an hour's drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to paddle as you slowly enter the canyon. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit the beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids await as you continue down the Zrmanja towards Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant (optional) or take a picnic of your own.

Essential Information

Activities: Rafting, swimming
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration of Activity: 4-5 hours
Location: North Dalmatia, Kastel Zegarski
Season: April to October

No previous rafting experience is needed so even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate. You will use professional SOTAR rafting boats, which take a maximum of 8 people, with a trained guide in each boat. You will get a life jacket, a paddle and a helmet, plus long neoprene suits and rain jackets in case of cold weather. Waterproof containers are available for personal items (camera drinks, etc.). Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), a towel, sun cream and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.

Dates of Operation

  • April, May & October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • June – September (every day)

Other dates upon request.

Weather: the summers are typically warm and sunny.  From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Group size: Min 2 – Max 30 people per group.

Cancellation: In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the activity will be rescheduled for a day or two after the date booked, if possible. If  rescheduling is not possible, payment will be refunded in full.

Additional Transfers: on request

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Prices from £40 per person

What's included on your Activity Day Trip ?

  • Guide
  • Use of necessary equipment
  • Insurance
  • National park entry fees
  • Secure parking for personal cars at the start point
  • Return transfer from end point back to your vehicle.


09:45 - arrival at destination – Kastel Zegarski village
09:50 - preparation for the trip and safety instructions
10:00 - begin your journey
12:00 - picnic break at the big Krupa waterfall
12:30 - continue down the river Zrmanja
15:00 - finish the trip at Muskovci village
15:30 - departure to starting point

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