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BEST Outdoor Activities in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is ideal for holidays that combines historical sightseeing and being active at the same time.

The city and surrounding area are ideal for outdoor activities all-year long, especially during the summer months.

For those love to be active, there are many things to do, from sea-kayaking, hiking, biking, scuba-diving, sailing, paddling on SUP and much more.

We compiled the list of best activities available in Dubrovnik area and recommended tours (you can easily book online).

Sea-kayaking to the island of Lokrum (along city walls)

Sea-kayakers paddling along the City wallsSea-kayakers paddling along the City walls

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The kayaking to Lokrum island that lies just off the coast of Dubrovnik is one of the most popular activity among tourists.

These adventures start from the Pile Bay (near the Old Town) from where kayakers paddle along the famous City walls to Lokrum Island.

Most of the tours paddle along the coast of Lokrum, so visitors can see and admire hidden bays and caves along the way. Next, the paddlers continue to Betina Cave for a break, swimming and snorkelling.

These organised kayaking trips are made of small groups (up to 8 people) and no previous kayaking experience is necessary for joining.

You can choose from MORNING or AFTERNOON departures or opt for a SUNSET tours to enjoy beautiful sunsets over the city.

👌 Most popular sea-kayaking tours:

Sea-kayaking and snorkelling along Lokrum island

Sea-kayaking tour from Dubrovnik (half-day)

Sunset kayak tour with snack and wine


Panoramic zipline

Zipline ride over Dubrovnik

If you are looking for an unforgettable way to see the beauty of Dubrovnik, you should definitely try the zipline in Dubrovnik.

The guides give you full instructions and it's easy to safe and safe. You will go down two breath-taking zip-lines, with stunning views of the Dubrovnik Old Town and the Adriatic Sea with its countless islands.

Plus, your guides will share some interesting stories about Dubrovnik's history and culture.

It's ideal for all ages, from children, adults and even seniors. We recommend this zipline experience, as they are very professional and they pick you up from Dubrovnik (and bring you back).

👉 Book here your zipline experience (pick from 5 departures daily)


Sea-kayaking in the Elaphite islands

There is no better way to see the the Elaphite islands then by kayak. You can do this by joining one of many sea-kayaking tours available. Explore hidden beaches, caves and other secret island spots. Main activity kayaking is combined with island walking, swimming and snorkelling. Note that no previous paddling experience is necessary.

This small group guided kayaking tour to Lopud and Sipan and this tour that combines kayaking and biking with exploring the island of Sipan, are among the most popular ones among travellers.


Speed-boat tour from Dubrovnik
(visiting 3 islands)

To escape the crowds of the city and spend time exploring nearby islands take a speed-boat tour. These tours include exploring Blue Cave (on Kolocep island), visiting beautiful sandy Sunj beach (on Lopud island) and exploring the island of Lokrum.

You will get snorkel gear as well as snacks and drinks. Choose from the MORNING and AFTERNOON departures.


Riding a jet ski

Another great way to explore the coast and the islands, but with more adrenaline rush is a jet ski ride. We recommend this jet ski rental with included pick-up from your hotel or apartment. You'll get instructions about riding a jet ski as well as recommendation about what to visit.


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