from €500.00

Private boat tour on Zrmanja river

Zrmanja Canyon
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6 hours


Up to 2 days

Group Size

12 people




A private boat tour on Zrmanja river will give you the opportunity to enjoy your vacation in a special way. You and your loved ones will spend time on the boat, surrounded by the beautiful nature of the river Zrmanja. You will sail through the canyon of Zrmanja and swim under the waterfall, without the presence of other, unknown guests on the boat. Our captain will make sure you feel comfortable, he will tell you interesting things about this area and offer a glass of aperitif, fruit and homemade sweets.

AVAILABILITY: every day from May until October

River Zrmanja is one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia since it flows through karst landscape of Nature park Velebit. After 69 km Zrmanja flows into the sea, not far from the city of Obrovac. Zrmanja is well known for its beautiful canyons and the most famous and impressive one is the one between Obrovac and just before the river flows into the Novigrad Sea. This canyon is characterized by 200 m high cliffs that rise above the river and protected as natural geomorphological monument.

Jankovića buk is the last waterfall on the river Zrmanja. It can be reached by boat through the Zrmanja canyon and it is a famous picnic and swimming location. The remains of the former water mills reveal the once important mill tradition on this waterfall. Those water mills are tourist attraction even though they are not renovated.

END: 15:30
DURATION: 6 hours

Private boat tour starts in Novigrad, a small picturesque town near Zadar. This town is situated under the remains of a Medieval fortress dating to the 13th century. The fort is located on a hill above the town and offers a beautiful panorama of the Novigrad Sea and the magnificent mountain Velebit.
The boarding starts at 9:30 and then follows a boat ride through the Novigrad Sea. The Novigrad Sea is a sea bay where Zrmanja river flows in.
After entering the canyon of this beautiful emerald green river, you will drive a 12-kilometer route to the town of Obrovac. All the way you will be surrounded by 200 m high cliffs, so you will be able to enjoy the unique views of this karst landscape but also see the remains of some historical fortifications.
After passing through Obrovac you will reach our final destination, the last waterfall on the river Zrmanja, Jankovića buk, where you will have a break for swimming at the waterfall. Refresh yourself by swimming in the river and after that you will ride back through the canyon and the Novigrad Sea. There you will have one more stop for swimming in a small bay. After that you will continue the boat ride to Novigrad where this tour ends.

PRICE: 500,00 EUR for renting the boat

BOAT CAPACITY: maximum 12 persons


  • Ticket for Nature park Velebit (Zrmanja is a part of it)
  • Guide and skipper
  • Welcome drink and fruit (fruit, schnapps, water, traditional sweets)
  • Private experience which means the boat will be exclusively for your friends and family
  • Insurance
  • VAT


  • transport to the start point in Novigrad
  • personal consumption
  • meal and beverages

DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding
WHAT TO BRING: swim suit, towel, sun cream, sun glasses, sun protect hat, bottle of water, additional shirt if wanted, camera, money and your ID

NOTICE: we can arrange tour duration and start time according to your wishes



  • Relax as you ride in a boat across Novigrad sea to the point where Zrmanja river flows into the sea
  • Enjoy unique views of 200 m high cliffs as you cruise through Zrmanja canyon
  • Swim under the waterfall "Jankovića buk", one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the river

What you will do

Boarding on the boat and departure from Novigrad.
09:30 - 11:00
Boat ride across the Novigrad Sea and through the canyon of the river Zrmanja. You will pass under the bridge in Obrovac and continue travelling to the waterfall "Jankovića buk".
11:00 - 12:00
Travel back to Novigrad. You will cruise the same route passing Obrovac, Zrmanja canyon and Novigrad sea. Before returning to Novigrad, another stop for swimming in the bay of the Novigrad Sea.
Return to Novigrad where this tour will end.


  • Ticket for Nature park Velebit (Zrmanja is a part of it)
  • Guide and skipper
  • Welcome drink and fruit (fruit, schnapps, water, traditional deep fried sweets)
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • transport to the start point in Novigrad
  • meal and beverages
  • personal consumption

Activity Category

Brodski izleti
Private tour

Activity's Location

Zrmanja Canyon


Where this tour starts?
Zrmanja boat tour starts from town Novigrad, in front of the 'Flash' coffee bar. You can park your car in a parking lot close to the start point.
from €500.00


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Information Contact


Phone with country code

+385 91 619 4949

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