Sea kayaking is of course most pleasant in warm summer weather but watch out for the midday maestral winds, the cold northern bura and the southeastern jugo winds.
Because of the many sharp rocks, a polyethylene kayak is best for sea kayaking and don't forget to bring a snorkel and mask to enjoy the underwater life!
Following are some of the best river kayaking destinations in Croatia:
Four Rivers of Karlovac
The Dobra, Mreznica, Korana and Kupa rivers all converge around in Karlovac, 55km south of Zagreb. The Dobra river has an magnificent canyon that provides one of the best kayaking and rafting routes in Europe. The shortest river is the Mreznica, composed of a series of small lakes connected by waterfalls. The Kupa is the largest river and has its source in Risnjak National Park. The Korana stems from Plitvice Lakes National Park.
This 100km river springs from the foot of the Dinara Mountains near Vrlika and empties into the Adriatic near Omis. The section between the Gubavica Waterfall and Omis is a popular rafting venue.
Following are the best sea kayaking destinations in Croatia:
The three islands are Kolocep, known for its fruit orchards and pebble beaches; car-less Lopud with 16th-century churches and monasteries; and Sipan, formerly a favourite of the Dubrovnik aristocracy. The islands are accessible from Lokrum and Dubrovnik.
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