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Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

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Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

Interested in doing some sea kayaking whilst in Dubrovnik but not sure whether to go with an organised half-day tour or just hire kayaks independently.

Usually we are more independent types but a tour looks quite appealing so we don't waste time getting lost! Would prefer single kayaks and don't want to end up on one of those tours which is 20% activity and 80% lunch stop...

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

We hired a double kayak the other day and took it around Lokrum and back. We hired it from the little cove by the Pile Gate. It worked out roughly £24 per person for up to 3 hours.

We were glad we hired one over the tour. That way we could take our time, stop for breaks and choose our own route.

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2. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

I did the tour with Adventure Dalmatia and it was more like 60/40 activity/stopping. I will say, by time we stopped I definitely needed the break! And we stopped at a beautiful beach cove where we were able to swim and relax. It was probably only 30 mins of the 2.5 hours. The length of the stop probably depends how strong the wind is and how quickly you can get to the cove.

I just posted a blog about the 48 hours we spent in Dubrovnik including the tour if you're interested:

https:/…

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3. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

We did the Sunset kayak tour, was fantastic. 80% kayaking, minimal stopping. Recommended.

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4. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

Thanks for the tips everyone (and the blog) - will look into these options. Sounds as if getting lost or straying into dangerous waters isn't particularly a worry in that area!

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5. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

We also went on our own and will do it again next time.

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7. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

Same one we used Martin...Hope all goes as planned!

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8. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

Great - thanks. When are you going Martin? We are planning for Sunday.

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9. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

Don't worry about rough water. Even on the far side of Lokrum, the waves are usually calm.

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10. Re: Sea kayaking - on our own or half-day tour?

PaigeR What a great article on your visit to Dubrovnik! You clearly put a lot of effort n to it and it shows. Thanks, Pat

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