Trip Notes PDF
Based on the Island of Prvic that lies in the geographic centre of the Dalmatian coast, the 40 islands of the Šibenik archipelago are strung out like emeralds, set in the sapphire of the Adriati
Combined with the 90 islands, reefs and islets of the Kornati National Park, the choice of crossings in the region is endless. Because of the of areas natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, the Kornati National Park was created in 1980. There are few signs of mass tourism here, in fact most of the islands that we swim to are uninhabited.
We swim to the fishing island communities of the Šibenik archipelago. Each island has its own character and feel and the hospitality of the locals is second to none.
Later in the week, we swim around the barren lunar landscape of the Kornati National Park. Infested with caves, grottoes dramatic cliffs and startling rock formations, the islands are quite simply outstanding.
This tour would appeal to the swimmer, looking for a tranquil yet challenging week of island hopping in the exquisite water of the Adriatic.
Fully guided tour with full safety escort for the number of days specified in the tour summary, swim guiding, technique analysis, accommodation; breakfast and lunch.
What's not included?
The prices do not include:
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Walking Conditions and Distances
There are two optional 2km walks that you can choose to take part in. These take place on the islands of Tijat and Zlarin. We try to stay on walking paths but the ground can be a bit uneven and there may be some shrubbery. The panoramic views from each island are stunning.
Equipment to bring along with you
In addition to “normal” daily clothes, you will need to bring the following:
*It’s advisable to have a pair of tinted goggles to cater for the sun’s glare off the sea during swims.
Swim Hats, Flippers, Rashvests and Wetsuits
Please note that SwimTrek will supply swim hats. We will have a limited supply/range of flippers, rash vests and wetsuits available on the trip, but we cannot guarantee sizes for all. If you have your own and think you may need them, we would recommend you bring these with you in order to maximise your enjoyment of the trip.
This part of the trip has a maximum group size of 15. The trip will be split into a maximum of 3 groups based on speed, each of which is accompanied by their own safety vessel/escort.
To get to Prvić you can fly into either Split or Zadar Airport. There are a wide range of airlines serving both airports from various British and European cities.
For details on all airlines into Split & Zadar visit: www.split-airport.hr and www.zadar-airport.hr
Flights to Split (sample only)
Flights to Zadar (sample only)
From either airport you need to make your way to the town of Šibenik if you decide to take public transport.
Private SwimTrek Transfer from Split Airport
Departs Split Airport on Saturdays at: 10:30
To book a place on this transfer please inform the SwimTrek office. The cost of this service is €30 per person and payable locally on departure. This option includes land transfer and a water taxi direct to the hotel.
For the above service to run there needs to be at least 3 guests booked onto the service.
If your travel plans don’t coincide with the time of this SwimTrek transfer, we would advise using one of the following transport options:
Getting from Split/Zadar Airports to Prvić
If you would like to arrange a private transfer from either airport directly to the hotel by car and water taxi, this can be arranged through Hotel Maestral (+385 (22) 448300) or email@example.com. We recommend confirming via phone. The cost of this service is €40 per person and payable locally on departure. If there is only one person travelling the cost will be €80. Just inform Hotel Maestral at the time of booking.
Public Bus Transport from Split Airport to Šibenik
When outside the of the arrival terminal, cross over the car park in front of the terminal. The bus departs from the airport side of the main road, which is about a 150 meter walk. Take the no.37 bus from here to Trogir. The bus departs every 20/30 minutes depending on travel time and day. The journey takes 10 minutes and costs roughly 12 Kuna (€1.50). The bus terminates at the main bus station in Trogir.
You can buy tickets in Trogir bus station for the onward journey to Šibenik. The Šibenik buses stop on the main road outside the Konzum supermarket; on the way back they go into the bus station. Long distance buses stop here every 30 minutes. Buses to Zadar and Rijeka all go towards Šibenik. The current fare from Trogir to Šibenik is 45 Kuna (€6). The journey should take around 1 hour. Finally, have some money handy to pay a small charge for luggage to the bus driver.
Public Bus Transport from Zadar Airport to Šibenik
The airport bus departs in front of the international terminal. Buses have a sign ‘Zadar’ and the fare is 25 Kuna (€3). You need to take this bus to Zadar Town, which is roughly a 20 minute journey away and drops you off at Zadar bus terminal. www.buscroatia.com/bus-station-zadar
From the bus terminal you need to catch a bus heading towards Split/Dubrovnik. Long distance buses to Split/Dubrovnik are timed with the buses coming from the airport, so you shouldn’t have to long; otherwise buses depart regularly throughout the day from 6am-11pm and will cost roughly 60 Kuna (€8), plus a small charge for baggage. This part of the journey could take up to 2 hours. Just confirm with the bus driver before departing. The bus stops at many stations along the way, so keep an eye out for Šibenik your final stop.
Ferry from Šibenik to Prvić Luka
From the Šibenik bus station, walk out towards the sea front, turn right and walk 100m to the petrol station along the waterfront. You need to buy your ferry tickets in advance from the Jadrolinija ferry office which is a further 250m walking past the restaurants along the waterfront. The ferry docks next to the petrol station.
There are two ferry stops on Prvić. Make sure you disembark at Prvić Luka, which is the first stop on Prvić.
Ferries depart at the following times on Saturday
09:30 13:30 15:30 19:30
Please check the ferry web page as times do change!
A water taxi can be arranged in advance through Hotel Maestral if required. The Hotel Maestral is 1 minute walk from the harbour at Prvić. Luka. This can be arranged through Hotel Maestral (+385 (22) 448300) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatia Ferry Travel
If you are trying to find out where you can travel to by ferry in Croatia, then croatiaferries.com is exactly what you need. You will find the most comprehensive list of Croatia ferry ports, islands and ferry timetables available on the web.
In order to maximise the enjoyment of the tour, our accommodation is in one of the region’s finest locally owned hotels, perfectly situated directly on the waterfront and all rooms are based on twin-share and all have en-suite facilities(Single Supplements are available but rooms are limited).
All breakfasts and lunches are included. Dinners are not included, but this gives the ability to choose where, when and with who you would like to dine.
You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as dinner, souvenirs, entertainment, entry into Krka National park, etc.
The local currency is Croatian Kuna (Kn)(£/€1 = 9/7.5 Kn). It is advised to draw local currency out before arriving on the island. You can exchange currency at the post office or there is a cash machine at Šibenik, but there are no cash machines/ATMs on Prvic.
Most restaurants will need to be paid in cash and allow around 200-250 Kn per day but this will vary per person.
If you require additional nights’ accommodation before or after the tour, this can be arranged by booking directly through Hotel Maestral (+385 (22) 448300) or email@example.com
Passports and Visas
You require a full passport, that should be valid for 6 months beyond the expected length of stay. You should check if you require a visa. Most nationalities including EU, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens do not require a visa to enter Croatia. Visa regulations do change. Please check!
There are no essential vaccination requirements for Croatia, but you should ensure that your tetanus and polio are up to date.
A beautiful old stone house situated on the sea front in the village of Prvic Luka.