Level: easy - hard Duration: 1 - 8 hours (please contact us for rentals longer than 1 day) Distance: 1 - 20 km Group size: 1 – 15 people (for larger groups than 10 people we recommend guided tours) Where: Kayak & SUP Hvar, Bonj Beach (in front of Amfora hotel) When: Every day from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Single kayak (per hour): 15 EUR
Double kayak (per hour): 23 EUR
Single kayak (full day): 45 EUR
Double kayak (full day): 69 EUR
Discover and explore beautiful hidden bays and beaches away from crowded areas with many tourists
Paddle and visit places on the coast of Hvar and Pakleni islands at your own pace
Determine the time and duration of your activity that best suits your needs
Get detailed information about safety, how to use equipment, places to go and what to see
We'll show you the way to the best spots, depending on weather conditions and individual preferences
Do some snorkeling at some of the most beautiful underwater spots and see a variety of underwater flora and fauna
Take advantage of our special rates for a full day rental
What is included
Kayak with deluxe seats and paddles
Dry bags (3L or 30L)
Map of Hvar and Pakleni islands
Detailed instructions about safety, equipment use, places to go and what to see
10% discount in restaurant "Tri Grede" on the Pakleni Islands
Free storage for all your belongings (backpacks, bags etc.) that you don't take with you during your activity
Sun hat and waterproof watch (if needed)
Did you know that the word kayak means "hunter's boat" because kayaks were originally invented by Eskimos 2,000 years ago for transportation, hunting and fishing? They were made from seal or other animal skins stretched over a wooden or whale bone. Today, kayaks are mainly used for recreational and sporting purposes. Kayaking is a great way to exercise and relax at the same time. It is an ideal way to spend the day with friends or family and explore the beautiful beaches, bays and islands near Hvar.
We rent modern sit-on-top single and double (tandem) kayaks from renowned brands such as FeelFree and Wave Sport (Perception), equipped with deluxe seats, paddles and all additional equipment. Their advantage over sit-in kayaks is that they are suitable for all people (even those with long legs) and due to the open deck there is no risk of being trapped in the kayak if it tips over. Our kayaks are very stable and due to their large capacity and wide bottom, they are also suitable for beginners.
We offer 100% waterproof dry bags (3 or 30 liters) included in the rental price, so you can take your personal items (towels, clothes, shoes, etc.) with you on your kayaking adventure. With our dry bags it is also absolutely safe (if properly closed) to carry your cell phones, cameras and other personal items that need to stay absolutely dry during your trip.
Depending on the weather conditions, the duration of the kayak rental and your personal preferences, our staff will give you detailed instructions including a map of where to go and the best places to visit. You will also receive instructions on safety and equipment use (if necessary).
Due to our good location, it is quite easy to reach the Pakleni islands with our kayaks, and you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful beaches around Hvar. However, for such trips we recommend a full day rental, as you will need about 40 - 60 minutes (one way) to reach most of the attractive places. There are several pebble beaches on Pakleni islands where you can safely pull your kayak to the beach and explore the island, have something to eat or drink in a nearby restaurant, swim and snorkel or just relax. Take advantage of our discounts and special rates for a full day rental and explore the Pakleni Islands at your own pace for up to 8 hours.
What should we take - single or double kayak? For beginners, it is recommended to take a double kayak instead of two single kayaks (e.g. for a group of 2 people). Double kayaks are usually a bit faster, they are more stable and if one person gets tired, the other can compensate a bit. Single kayaks are more suitable for intermediate or advanced paddlers with good physical fitness.
When is the best time to start my kayak trip? The best time to start your kayak activity is in the morning, for example between 10 and 11 am. There are several reasons for this. First, in the early morning it is almost always calm and nice for paddling, and later in the afternoon (from 2 or 3 pm) we very often have weak to moderate northwesterly winds and waves that you have to paddle against to reach the Pakleni Islands. Second, the earlier you start, the less hot it is while paddling, and before noon you will already be on the beach of Pakleni islands, where you can swim, snorkel or go to the shade if it is too hot. Third, if you rent the kayak for the whole day, you will have more time to use it for the same price.
Can we reach the blue and green cave with kayaks? Unfortnately not, the green and the blue cave are about 20 and 30 km away from our place on another island Vis and it is not possible to visit them by kayak, because you would have to paddle over 20 km of completely open sea (one way). There are numerous tour operators in Hvar who can take you to these places by speedboat (about 1h one way). On the other hand, there are also numerous beautiful places and beaches to visit by kayak on the Pakleni islands, which are only a few kilometers away from our centre.
Is it necessary to make a reservation for a kayak rental? No, it's not absolutely necessary. However, if you make a reservation, you'll have several advantages. First, you can be sure that you'll get your equipment on the date and time you want (in high season or with large groups, it's quite possible that we'll be fully booked on certain days). Secondly, you can get additional discounts on the price (e.g. early booking discount). Third, it also helps us to better organize the use of our equipment and optimize the workload on a given day, so you don't have to wait until your kayak is ready to be able to start.