Private tours with local skippers from Zadar

Speed Boat Zadar specializes in full day and half day tours, where you have a chance to privately visit places you would almost certainly miss on any other organised tour.

 

Sunbathing, swimming, sightseeing, exploring deserted islands, fishing villages, dolphin spotting, hiking, snorkelling, caving, cliff jumping... You name it, and we'll organise it for You! There is no set timetable, we organise everything according to your ideas, and your schedule. 

 

There are many more beautiful locations and arrangements we can offer You apart from these listed below, just feel free to ask.

“Very close, very different” – Kornati (and Telašćica tour) 

Starting times:  9 AM  (or as previously arranged) 

End time:  5 PM (or as previously arranged)  

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 320 EUR for 2 persons (extra person 40€/ child under 12 years 20€) 

Surcharge: 50 EUR National Park Kornati boat entry fee, 30 EUR Park of Nature Telašćica boat entry fee

 

On our National Park Kornati tour, we take you on a scenic ride through the Zadar channel and in between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman towards Kornati islands. Once we go under the bridge which connects the two islands, we start heading towards our destination. On the way, you’ll see all the beauties of Zadar archipelago from the boat. Cruising at 20+ mph, you’ll enjoy scenic views of islands of Žut, Sit, Dugi otok, Iž, Lavdara, and of course Kornati.

Once passed the bridge in 20 minutes we’ll reach Kornati National Park. This unforgettable group of islands consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs, and is considered a nautical paradise. On our tour, we will take you on a scenic ride and show you many secrets which make Kornati so special. We’ll show you fortresses which were used to guard the area from the attackers in the past, even film a set from the 1950’ which opens up amazing panoramic views perfect for the photo appassionato. Kornati and its white stone hides many secluded and prrivate beaches and we’ll do our best to find you one up to your liking, where you can swim, snorkel and sunbathe.

As well, Komati are very well known for its gastronomic offer and it’s freshly caught fish. There are a couple of great restaurants where you can enjoy the gourmet lunch, but you are free to take you food from home if you prefer and we’ll find you a nice place to have a picnic. Before we start heading back you’ll have a stroll underneath the Kornati cliffs, where you’ll be able to see some of the indigenous plant and animal life. Depending on the time in hand, we can make another stop or two for you to have a swim. We tend to do everything up to your preferences, so just share your wishes and we’ll do our best to make them all come true.

*The Kornati tour can be prolonged to a Kornati and Telašćica tour in which, after the stroll underneath the cliffs we don’t go directly towards Zadar, but we visit the Park of Nature Telašćica, which is the complete opposite of Kornati. Glooming with plant and animal life, Telašćica is an unusually big bay on the southern side of Dugi otok. The park itself consists of 13 islands and islets, together with 6 islets inside the bay itself. While walking through the park you'll see amazing plant and animal life, geological phenomena, you'll find yourself on top of 60 meters high cliffs, you'll be able to dip your feet in the salty lake, snorkel in the sea, or just chill out on the boat in a secluded part of the bay.

“Lighthouses and Dolphins” – Molat and Dugi otok tour 

Starting times:  9 AM (or as previously arranged)

End time: 5 PM (or as previously arranged)

Meeting point: Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 360 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 40€/ child under 12 years 20€) 

 

On our Molat and Dugi otok tour, we’ll first take you towards the northern part of Ugljan island, and through the passage of Muline towards Dugi otok. While cruising towards the small and picturesque village of Božava on Dugi otok, you’ll see a lot of islands on the way, Rivanj, Sestrunj, Zverinac, Iž, Rava. Once we get to Božava, we’ll have a quick break, just to get you accustomed to the slow pace of life on Croatian island. We can have an ice cream, coffee or a cold beer before we proceed towards Veli Rat. Minutes after we leave Božava we’ll find ourselves in front of a warship shelter, which is particularly impressive and is a relic from the past, built during the cold war period to keep the strategically important Maknare passage safe. We’ll proceed in between Zverinac and Dugi otok, and towards Lagnići island where you’ll be able to snorkel around the sunken ship which holds many secrets. Alternatively, we can find you a nice beach with turquoise waters to relax.

 

After the swim, we’ll position ourselves underneath the Veli Rat lighthouse, which was built in 1847, and is still the highest lighthouse in this part of the Adriatic. You’ll be able to climb the lighthouse to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the area before we go down to the beach restaurant where you can have lunch, or you can camp yourself underneath the pine trees and have a picnic on the beach.

 

Once you had your rest, we start heading towards Molat island and its pristine wilderness. Mostly known for its infamous concentration camp in the WW2 period, Molat is one of the hidden gems of Zadar archipelago, and now known for Doplhins spotting. Once we go past the islands of Tun Mali and Tun Veli looking for dolphins, we’ll find ourselves in a private and secluded sandy beach, which is perfect for all sorts of games in the shallow water or just for sitting in the sand, with water gently cooling you down while you sunbathe and enjoy a cold drink. This small bay is extremely child-friendly, as the water is very shallow and sandy so you can relax before we start heading back home to Zadar. On our way back, we can make another brief stop to visit another important lighthouse, but that’s up to you, and the energy you’ve got left.  

 

 

“Three grains of sand tour” - Dugi otok – Iž – Ugljan 

Starting times:  9 AM (or as previously arranged)

End time:  4 PM (or as previously arranged)

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 300 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 40€/ child under 12 years 20€ )

 

Croatian Coast is mostly rocky, and actually doesn’t have many sandy bays, having that in mind, and knowing how some people enjoy the sand, we have compiled the best of sandy bays tour. On our "three grains of sand" tour we’ll take you “sand lovers” to the few rare sandy bays in Zadar archipelago.

 

We’ll take you on a scenic ride through the Zadar channel and in between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman towards Dugi otok. Once we get to Dugi otok, we’ll have a quick break, just to get you accustomed to the slow pace of life on Croatian islands. We can have an ice cream, coffee or a cold drink before we proceed towards a small island in front of Dugi otok, whose name we choose to keep a secret. Beautiful, small and sandy bay, surrounded by wild nature, is a big secret of the area. Expect no one around, you can camp underneath the olive trees or chill on the boat under the canopy and enjoy the turquoise sea.

 

Once you had enough of this paradise, we start heading towards our second destination on the island of Iž. On the way towards the island of Iž you’ll see all the beauties of Zadar archipelago from the boat, the scenic ride will uncover islands of Rava, Ugljan, Žut, Sit, before hitting a perfectly secluded bay on Iž island. We’ll enjoy some snorkeling and swimming from the boat, while the music from the sound system overpowers the sound of the crickets from the pine forest surrounding us. We'll visit Iž, which is an exceptional example of a traditional Croatian island village. You can choose to have a meal in a very good, and a very, very local restaurant, or have a picnic somewhere if you prefer.

Last, but not the least, is a sandy bay on the uninhabited side of Ugljan Island. Indeed a great place to finish your "three grains of the sand tour", shallow water, pristine white sand for some more fun and games in the beautiful little bay. Sit down and unwind in the Olive Gardens, or under the pine trees and soak in the real Adriatic experience before you proceed back to Zadar.

 

 

 

“A touch of the Adriatic”  - Half day tour through Zadar channel

Morning:    from 8 AM till 12 noon

Midday:      from 12 noon tlll 4 PM

Afternoon: from 4 PM till 8 PM

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 140 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 30€/ child under 12 years 15€

No. of Passengers: Max. 6 passengers (larger groups also available, please contact us)

 

If you don’t have enough time to explore the beauties of the outer islands of the Zadar archipelago, we’ll do the next best thing. Just across from Zadar, the island of Ugljan with its two smaller siblings, islands of Ošljak and Školjić will provide you with a beginners guide to the beauties of Croatian islands. On this 4 hour tour, we’ll first take you to Ošljak Island, the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, which has 18 inhabitants, and no cars or roads, and holds many secrets with loads of interesting stories throughout its history. Nice snorkeling spots, secluded beaches under the pine trees, two windmills from the 19 th century, a small church which holds its foundations from as early as 5th or 6th Century, an old olive oil press, and olive gardens around the island will tell you a story about how people live, and how people lived around these parts throughout the history.

After relaxing an hour or two spent on Ošljak Island, we’ll take you to even smaller Školjić island, which holds the ancient Franciscan Monastery. We’ll take you around the island, to do some sightseeing of the Church, Monastery and the Museum which holds a Holy Bible from the 15th Century, before we find you a nice spot under the palm trees where you can relax after jumping from the pier into crystal clear sea, with sand in the water. Alternatively, if you prefer shallow water, and a sandy beach, there is one not very far from here, where we can take you to.

After swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing, you’ll probably get hungry, so we can take you to one of the villages on Ugljan Island, where you can have a snack in a very local fisherman’s restaurant and try some domestic wine, or maybe just have a walk through these picturesque villages to soak in some more offbeat atmosphere of the Croatian islands before we start heading back home.

*This tour lasts 4 hours and can be done in the morning, midday, and afternoon. The afternoon tour includes watching the sunset from the boat, while the midday tour can start at 2PM and last till sunset with a surcharge for the extra 2 hours.

 

“Croatian Caribbean” – Sakarun and Veli Žal tour 

Starting times:  9AM (Subject to weather conditions)

End time:  6PM (or as previously arranged)

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 420 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 40€/ child under 12 years 20€) 

 

The longest of our set list of tours is the "Croatian Caribbean" tour. It is not as far as the real Caribbean, but as everywhere, if you want the real deal, it is not at your footsteps. We compiled the name of this tour upon our guests’ suggestion that waters on this tour resemble the ones which you see on the Caribbean cruise postcards. On this tour, we’ll take you towards the northern part of Ugljan island, and through the passage of Muline towards Dugi otok. While cruising towards the uninhabited side of Dugi otok, whose name (Long Island) uncovers its 60-kilometre length, you’ll see a lot of islands on the way, we’ll cruise past the islands of Sestrunj, Rava, Iž, Zverinac, Molat. We’ll have a couple of stops along the way so that you get refreshed in the sea.

We’ll stop near the sunken ship near Lagnići island where you can snorkel and explore the shipwreck from the ’70s for a bit, before we proceed past the Veli Rat lighthouse towards a small island of Mežanj (only 1 meter high), which hides the most turquoise waters of the Adriatic. The beach Veli Žal (which in fact means Big Beach) is situated on the uninhabited side of Dugi Otok, and its geographical position makes it very hard to reach. In between us, and the open sea, now there’s just Mežanj Island. Next stop across is the Italian coast.

After chilling out the bar situated underneath the pine trees, we’ll start going back towards the famous Sakarun bay. As you can see by yourself Sakarun has a very similar name to Sahara desert, and it suggests the amount of sand there. Pristine white sand, turquoise waters, a beach restaurant in the pine forest, and a bar on the beach which makes this beautiful bay a perfect place to enjoy your holiday getaway. You’ll be able to enjoy the beach for a couple hours before we start heading back towards Zadar, and of course, we can always stop along the way at your convenience.

*This tour can be slightly altered in order to take you to Brbišćica bay and Golubinka cave (on the pictures). These two gems are situated even further from Veli Žal beach, but the pristine wilderness and beauty of nature on this tour will create a mental picture you’ll never forget. Golubinka cave is the most magical place in the archipelago, and of course the most remote. The cave itself lets some light in due to the hole in the ceiling, which then explodes in many beautiful colours, and the water inside really looks and feels magical. You can snorkel, swim, and even have a little picnic in the cave. You’ll be the only ones inside

Brbišćica bay is situated just a couple of hundred meters from the cave, and its pebbly shore will offer you the rest for the soul. Lying on the beach, dipping your feet in the crystal clear water, with waves being the only noise you hear, will leave a memory which will last a lot longer than your holiday.

Visit to Brbišćica bay and Golubinka cave incurs an extra charge of 80 euro per group (up to 6 passengers).

 

"Alfred's sunset" tour

Starting time: 2.5 hours before sunset

Ending time: After sunset

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: from 100 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 20€/ child under 12 years 10€)


On Alfred's sunset tour, we'll take you all across the Zadar shoreline. You'll have a real sightseeing tour from the boat: Listening to the sea organ, gliding down the promenade you'll get all the information about Zadar and it's history.

 

You'll visit the small port of Foša, the fountain of Kolovare, the only Sphinx north from Egypt, and many other interesting sights before we end up looking how the sun sets in the sea, while you are having a glass of wine, or swimming in the clear sea together with the sun.

 

While staying in Zadar in 1964.  and observing the luxurious game played by the sun Alfred Hitchcock, said: "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West - Florida". We consider Alfred's opinion very seriously, and we'll show you the sunset from a first-row seat.

 

 

"Skipper's choice" tour

Starting times:  9 AM (or as previously arranged)

End time:  5 PM (or as previously arranged)

Meeting point:  Marina Tankerkomerc, Zadar

Price: 400 EUR for 2 passengers (extra person 40€/ child under 12 years 20€)


On our Skipper's choice tour we'll take you to the best place according to the weather conditions on the day. We'll find the best places for you to swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or just chill.

 

Tubing and waterskiing are only available on Skipper's Choice tour

Apart from the unspoilt nature and sleepy villages, the highlight of the Skipper's Choice tour is tubing and water-skiing which we can organize for you. After you get really tired from the watersports, we'll take you to have lunch somwehere on the islands to try freshly caught fish and other Croatian specialites in a local restaurant away from the crowds. If you decide to bring food of your own, we'll find you a nice place to have a picnic.

 

For this tour, Skippers usually choose islands which we rarely visit on our regular tours like the islands of Pašman, Žut, Rava, Zverinac, Rivanj, Sestrunj, Molat, and many other places which are almost never seen by tourists, and therefore you'll have a real feel of how the locals live and where do they relax in the islands around Zadar. 

 

During the tour you'll be able to go at your own pace, and the Skipper will take into account your ideas so feel free to suggest them. We will do our best to make this day perfect for you.

Our skippers know every pebble and rock in Zadar's archipelago. Let the magic and adventure kick in on our Skipper's choice day tour.

 

 

 

All tour prices include:

Boat rent, Skipper fee, Fuel consumption

Bottled water, Diving masks for snorkelling, Insurance

Important:

 

All of our routes, meeting points, and departure times are subject to changes in agreement with our guests. 

 

Skipper is responsible for the boat and the passengers, and can divert routes in case of bad weather.