Avansa Travel Dubrovnik
Family Elaphite Islands Kayaking Week
active holiday | 3 ISLANDS & ARBORETUM | 8 DAYS

Family Elaphite Islands Kayaking Week


June 15th – Oct. 5th


from Dubrovnik


from 825 €

Sea kayaking is the main activity on this tour, but there is also plenty of time for island walking, swimming, snorkeling and sightseeing. The tour also features a day of stand up paddling. No previous paddling experience is necessary.

Language: English




DAY 1 | Dubrovnik | Lopud

Arrival – transfer from Dubrovnik Airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik to the Port of Gruž for the ferry to the island of Lopud, meet your guide and check in at the accommodation on the island of Lopud.

Overnight: Lopud.

DAY 2 | Lopud

After breakfast we gather at the beach for instructions in shallow protected bay: the guide will explain safety procedures and give the tips on paddling technique. We start paddling from the bay of Lopud and continue along the outer scenic side of Lopud with cliffs and caves to sandy beach of Šunj – located at the other side of the island. There we will stop for swimming and traditional local game ‘picigin’. Afternoon is reserved for exploring the island on foot.  

Dinner and overnight on Lopud.

Daily activity: Approx. 2 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkeling & swimming, island walking

Paddling distance: 7,5 km

DAY 3 | Lopud | Koločep | Lopud

After breakfast we take 20 minutes pleasant walk to Šunj from where we paddle to the island of Koločep. We cross the channel and paddle on the outer side, along the breathtaking steep cliffs, caves and stunning rock formations the green forests and fascinating clear water. We will stop for for lunch in local restaurant. There will be some free time to explore the island on foot or relax on the beach. After lunch in local restaurant we paddle back to Lopud.

Lunch and overnight on Lopud.

Daily activity: Approx. 3 hours of paddling 3 hours of snorkelling, swimming, island walking

Paddling distance: 16 km

DAY 4 | Lopud | Trsteno | Lopud

After breakfast morning paddling across Koločep Channel to mainland, Trsteno with many small caves and secluded beaches. We visit Trsteno Arboretum with its Renaissance garden and the 15th c summer villa. Time for lunch, swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. Afternoon paddle to Lopud.

Overnight on Lopud.

Daily activity: Approx. 3 hours of paddling 2 hours of snorkelling, swimming, walking

Paddling distance: 15 km

DAY 5 | Lopud | Šipan | Lopud

After breakfast we paddle from Lopud to Suđurađ, scenic fishing village on the island of Šipan. As we reach Šipan we stop for a swim at the green cave and continue our paddling route towards the natural arch – stunning rock formation at the outer side of the island. When we arrive to Suđurađ there will be some free time to relax. In the afternoon we paddle back to Lopud.

Overnight on Lopud.

Daily activity: Approx. 3,5 hours of kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and walking

Paddling distance: 12 km

DAY 6 | Lopud Paddle Board Day

Sup is the fastest growing watersport for a reason coupling balance, paddling technique and lots and lots of fun. It also is great for your core stability and overall fitness. After the instructions we paddle along the protected bay. For those who are not confident standing, this board can also be paddled on the knees.

Overnight on Lopud

Daily activity: Approx. 2 hours of paddle boarding & swimming

DAY 7 | Lopud Free Time

On your own – relax on the beach or take a pleasant walk to the bay of Šunj

Overnight on Lopud.

DAY 8 | Lopud | Dubrovnik

Departure Transfer from the island of Lopud to Dubrovnik and to the airportt

* In case of unfavourable weather conditions we reserve the right to change the itinerary


A typical day


Our base is the guesthouse, where we meet each morning for breakfast. The main activity in the morning is paddling. During the sea kayaking, we stop at hidden beaches and caves for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the island.


While kayaking we stop at typical local taverns and restaurants. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. There is also grocery store where one can buy a sandwich as well as small market with local fruit and vegetables.


After lunch we usually take the siesta, since it is the hottest part of the day. Then you can swim, snorkel, explore the island or simply sit in a shade and enjoy your afternoon coffee. After siesta, we continue our kayaking expedition. Late afternoon: We return to the guesthouse. There is usually some time between our return from kayaking and dinner so you can relax in your room or take a walk.


We dine in a cosy local restaurant. Two dinners are included in price. You can enjoy typical Mediterranean specialties, seafood, meat, fresh vegetables seasoned with olive oil. Vegetarian food is available as well. Ice cream on Lopud is a must.


Private guesthouses on the islands are licensed and approved for tourists. Rooms are typically shared, with two people per room. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and clean, with private bathroom, bed linens, and towels. Guesthouses are conveniently located. Everything is within walking distance. Hotel accommodation is also available on request, hotels on the islands are 3 star, small but pleasant.


Foot wear
Cotton socks: 1 – 2 pairs (medium thickness)
Wet shoes: 1 pair (these can be a pair of thick soled dive booties or an old pair of sneakers. Dive booties protect your legs against sharp objects and sea urchins.)
Hiking shoes: 1 pair (these can be city walking shoes or running shoes).
Sandals: 1 pair


We recommend layered clothing
Pants: 2 pair
Shorts: 1 – 2 pairs. We recommend roomy, lightweight shorts that dry quickly
Long underwear top : 1 pair
Lightweight jacket: we recommend windproof and waterproof jacket
T-shirt: 2 – 3
Long Sleeved shirt: 2 light weight long sleeved travel/sun shirts
Bathing suit: 1-2

Head & hands

Sun hat – a baseball cap or a wide brim sun hat
Paddling gloves: 1 pair – optional

Miscellaneous required items
Sunscreen and lip balm : SPF at least 25
Sunglasses : 1 pair (Glasses should transmit no more than 10% visible light and should be UV protected.)
Towel for the beach : 1 (we recommend a small size pack towel)
Snorkeling gear: If you are an avid skin diver or want to spend a lot of time in the water we recommend that you bring your own mask,, snorkel, fins, neoprene booties and gloves.
Casual Travel Wear: No fancy clothing is needed for our dinners. Your casual pants, skirt, a T-shirt or a blouse will be perfect.

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