Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear warm water, spectacular canyon with magnificent waterfall. They are easy and safe enough for beginner canoeists but their scenery makes them also very exciting. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls.

Zrmanja canoe safari trip begins in Kaštel Žegarski, only one hour drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to handle sit-on-top kayaks as you slowly enter the canyon. After first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids wait for you as you continue down Zrmanja to Muškovci where the trip ends. At the end of the Zrmanja canoe safari trip, optionally, you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant or take a picnic on your own.


  • Guide
  • NP entrance fee
  • use of necessary equipment
  • Insurance

Not Included

  • transfer from Zadar to Kaštel Žegarski – starting point (on request),
  • lunch


Activity level

No previous kayaking experience is needed even children from 6 years old accompanied by parents can participate. We use two-person sit-on-top kayaks with optional child seat which are easy and safe to navigate. 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 bathing suit, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), towel, sunscreen and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.