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Kayaking Weekend Elaphite Islands
active holiday | 3 ISLANDS & ARBORETUM | 8 DAYS

Kayaking Weekend Elaphite Islands


May 9th – Sep. 26th


from Dubrovnik


from 450 €

Kayaking Weekend Elaphite Islands tour features 3 nights on the island of Lopud,while visiting islands of Koločep, Šipan and Ruda.

The main activity is kayaking, combined with island walking, swimming and snorkelling. No previous paddling experience is necessary.

Language: English




DAY 1 | Dubrovnik | Lopud

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport; 2 pm ferry to the island of Lopud. After the instructions in shallow protected bay we paddle to Šunj, at the other side of the island. From Šunj we take a pleasant walk to Lopud   

Dinner and Overnight: Lopud.

Daily activity:  2  hours of paddling

Paddling distance: 7,5 km

DAY 2 | Lopud | Koločep | Lopud

After breakfast we take 20 minutes pleasant walk to Šunj from where we paddle to the island of Koločep. We paddle along outer side of the island, along the green forests touching clear water, breathtaking steep cliffs, caves and stunning rock formations. We will stop for a swim and 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 snorkeling, swimming, island walking

Paddling distance: 16 km

DAY 3 | Lopud | Šipan | Ruda

After breakfast we paddle to the islet of Ruda and Suđurađ, on the island of Šipan. En route you will see stunning rock formations and we will stop for a swim in the Green Cave. After lunch in local restaurant we explore the island of Šipan on foot. In the afternoon we paddle back to Lopud.

Overnight on Lopud.

Daily activity: Approx. 3,5 hours of paddling, snorkeling, swimming, island walking

Paddling distance: 12 km

DAY 4 | Departure

Transfer from the island of Sipan to Dubrovnik by ferry and from Dubrovnik to airport by minivan.

* 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. 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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