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Explore the Caves and Turquoise bays with kayak in Pula
Maximum number of people is 6 so that you can fully enjoy the experience and that we can get to know each other as friends. Our 3h tour starts with safety rules and basics of kayaking which will help you to easily paddle the whole tour. Together we will explore and enjoy in: - Hidden Secret Canyon lagoon: its only reachable from the sea, here we will take a brake for guided snorkeling in shallow water and exploring the lagoon. - SeaGull blue cave: I will slowly guide you through entrance of the cave with our kayaks and headlights. There is a beach inside of the cave where I will place our kayaks. Here I will make some amazing pictures of you and talk about the history of the SeaGull rocks - Blue Lagoon: with kayaks placed on the beach we will have 1 hour for relaxing, getting to know each other, swimming in the turquoise water and guided snorkeling in shallow water. I really care about personal approach to people on our tour. Infinite love for the ocean and making new friends all over the world are the main reasons why I love kayak tour guiding and commit myself 110% into it.
Clear kayak night experience in Pula
Experience a unique guided tour at night with a transparent kayak equipped with multicolored LED lights on the bottom. Look through the bottom of the kayak to admire the nocturnal marine life of the Adriatic. This tour is suitable for everyone, including people who never tried kayaking. Meet us at the Verudela resort area where you will be introduced to the theory and techniques of kayaking, and the rules of conduct on the tour. After that it's time to set off on your nocturnal sea kayaking adventure! Transparent bottom of the kayak equipped with LED lights will allow you to peak into the sleeping underwater world of our amazing Adriatic sea. Most of the time we will kayak near the coast, at sea depth around 4 to 8m so that you can watch everything that is going on at the sea bottom. Our tour guide will take care that you have your lifetime memories saved as pictures and videos from our tour. Imagine that you have a huge snorkelling mask but you don't have to get wet to observe what is going on under the sea - this is the feeling at our transparent kayak tour Don't forget to look up at the starry sky!
Snorkeling Adventure Boat Trip
I'll take you on the snorkeling boat trip to the Muzil peninsula, an ex-military area, which is accessible only by sea. Before jumping in the sea, the snorkeling gear and a short briefing with few basic safety rules and snorkeling tips will be given. I'll lead you snorkeling around interesting and unique underwater rock formations and teach you how to make surface dives and reach the seabed. There we’ll be looking for many types of underwater plants and animals, including colorful fishes and marine species like sponges, sea urchins, starfishes, crabs and many others. I'll show you how to look for the holes and try to find octopus inside, or search for small creatures like nudibranchs and seahorses in shallow water along rocky coastline. You'll have possibility to get close-up view of all creatures I find and to learn about marine life. I'll take amazing underwater photos of you while snorkeling. After the snorkeling part I'll take you on a panoramic cruise where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Pula's rocky shoreline and impressive cliffs. Ice-cold soft drinks and refreshing seasonal fruits will be served during the cruise. Through this experience guests will learn snorkeling techniques and interesting facts about Pula’s history and ecology, above and below sea surface.
Adventure Sea Cave Kayak Tour
On this 3-hour, small group Kayaking Adventure tour our friendly guides will take you on a FUN filled paddling to the Pigeons cave and Muzil peninsula where you'll explore sea cave and underwater world just a few feet under the surface. - Enjoy kayaking in small group, max 12 kayakers - Explore beautiful coves & hidden beach by kayak - Snorkel into sea cave & search for amazing underwater creatures - Find out FUN & interesting facts about Pula's history & ecology - Get amazing underwater GoPro photos - Refresh with Ice-cold soft drinks & seasonal fruits during the tour
Experience the organic olive oil world
I will introduce you to the world of organic olive oil production. You will experience the whole process how is produced one of the best olive oil in the world (FLOS OLEI-from 2013 to 2022, BIOL 2017-best croatian organic olive oil) from visiting the olive groves and getting acquainted with the world of olive growing, to the professionally guided olive oil tasting in our tasting room. Since I'm a Chef, I will teach you how to combine different sorts od olive oils with different food.
A day dedicated to the sea, snorkeling, paddleboard and relaxation
SNORKELING BOAT TOUR A full day boat tour, where we'll find the most magical places to swim and snorkel. We will stop to visit a few small beaches reachable only by boat and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Croatian sea. At lunch we will stop on the island of Cherso where we visit the picturesque town of Cres for an aperitivo and around 1.30 pm we will stop in a natural area, equipped to grill outside. After we eat, we'll start sailing again, stopping for snorkeling and bathing, so you can come back to the port at 6pm.
Kayak tour with Cave experience
In the morning hours, we meet at Jistra Adventures base at Stupice Camp, where we will have an introduction to kayaking, as well as aspects of the sea and the mainland life related to this unique Istrian landscape. After that, we start our Kayak Tour with some light rowing, and in 45min we will be rewarded with an exceptional view of the high cliffs and sea cave, which conceal an enclosed oasis. Here, at the deep south of the Istrian Peninsula, lies Velika Kolombarica. After swimming through a sea tunnel and entering the cave, we will see a turquoise light shining upon millennial rocks, turning the clear sea into a natural pool (during the high season period there is possibility for crowds). On our kayak tour we can go snorkeling and explore the blue underwater world, meet the fish living in these interesting depths, and enjoy the beauty of the sea. Here, Istrian nature shows off all of its beauty on our kayak tour. Surrounded by both high and low cliffs, adventurers can try their luck in jumping from the rocks, having fun until our kayak tour returns to the camp. All you need is a big smile on your face and the Kayak Tour day becomes unforgettable experience.
Sunset hike and gastro tour
Hike and gastronomic tour near the village of Stinjan (6 km from Pula). We start from the Punta Christo Quarry and we explore Fort Monte Grosso. Then we proceed to the other hidden forts. It's an easy 5km walk with a 45 minutes break for our gastronomic experience. The whole trail is in the shade and is an ideal walk for hot summer days. Our guide serves you local and tasty food and wine after which we have a 15 mins walk back to the starting point.
An Authentic Istrian Olive oil, Wine & Local food experience
Escape the crowds! Take the advantage of a small group experience with a local, olive grove visit included. It is a true Istrian farm to table story. We will meet at the olive grove first where you'll get to know all about olives and see various types of our carefully tended olive trees. You will be guests at our family property built in 1899, located on a small hill surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fruit orchards. We will take you to our authentic Istrian olive oil tasting room where you will be presented with the educational story about the history of olive cultivation and phases of premium olive oil production today. You will hear about our family tradition, harvesting process, year around works in the olive grove, how olive oil is extracted and how it should be properly stored, the evolution from past to today. Proceeding to the charming garden where professional Olivo Istriano olive oil tasting will takes place, followed by a typical Istrian charcuterie board with homemade and local products only such as local cheeses, grandma's ricotta, jam, bread, prosciutto, 2 homemade vinegars,.. Of course, we'll throw in a glass or two of 2 local Istrian wines, olive digestive and our home made elderflower juice. You'll also learn how to taste and distinguish premium and average olive oil. Kids will enjoy the private soccer field, our friendly dog and spacious garden.
A journey through the forest
Please contact me before booking your ride!! Our ranch is situated at 400 m above sea level with an amazing view of the Adriatic sea. This route is shorter than others and lasts one hour. A path runs through the forest around our ranch and is the perfect choice for the people who think that they can't endure sitting on the horse for a long period.
Full Cave & Safari Experience by Kayak
Our tour starts from our Jistra kayak location on the eastern side of Cape Kamenjak and after a short briefing we get into our kayaks and start our adventure. We row towards the southern end of Cape Kamenjak along its magical coastline as we make our way towards the breathtaking caves to explore their interior. What follows is the exploration of one of the caves interior with the sun rays illuminating it as they protrude trough the half open ceiling which creates a truly magical atmosphere. After this amazing experience there is waiting us tasty lunch at shadowy interior of Safari bar. There are located 10m cliffs for those who like more adrenaline or you can just enjoy the sun and beautiful view of southernmost place of Istria. Last part of the tour it will continue with rowing back with short break on lonely island Šekovac. Once we have gathered our strength we get back into our kayaks and slowly make our way back. See you :) Other things to note Duration of the tour is 5h (2 hours- active paddling, 3 hours- Cave exploring, Swimming, Safari bar, Cliffjumping) Kayak tour is suitable for families, friends, couples and seniors.
The World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We all know what extra virgin olive oil is, but do we know how it is actually produced? In this activity you will be able to visit our olive mill, where we will explain the extraction process and the guidelines to obtain a high quality extra virgin olive oil. Then we will enjoy different local products and drinks.
Tour of TERABOTO
Tour of the winery with a presentation of the wine snd extra virgin Olive oil production process and tour of vineyards and olive groves with a visit to our kazuns, and the experience of independent manual bottling of wine (bottle filling, stopping, putting caps and labeling). Wine tasting: Teraboto Malvazija Istarska - quality dry wine of controlled geographical origin, Teraboto Merlot - quality dry wine of controlled geographical origin, Teraboto Teran - quality dry wine of controlled geographical origin, Teraboto Muskat - semi-sweet quality wine of controlled geographical origin, Teraboto Vin de Rosa – sweet quality wine of controlled geographical origin, passito - wine from dried grapes...and extra virgin olive oils: busa, carbonasa and a selection of 9 different varieties. On this tour, you will be entertained with a very approachable and easy-going style by discovering the gems of the wine and olive oil production. We will help you to fall in love with our vineyard, olives and the small & indescribably charming city of Vodnjan. You will visit our small family-farm and enjoy wine & olive oil tasting. Moreover, we will provide an exciting experience by tasting our top wines and olive oils, homemade bread, cheese and homemade cured meat products. Gift 1 bottle of wine of your choice.
Fun E-bike ride at Cape Kamenjak
This fantastic trip is intended for all hikers and lovers of active holidays, eager for adrenaline, natural beauty, and fun. In the afternoon, and in 3 and a half hours of the tour, we will ride an electric or mountain bike around the indented coast of Cape Kamenjak and the southernmost point of Istria, a stunning mosaic of pastures, trails and forests immersed in the sea. You will feel the breeze with the scents of nature and salt that exist only here, hear the chirping of birds that live only here and admire the rare and endemic species of plants that grow only here, including the famous orchid. We will refresh ourselves in the cult "jungle" Safari bar, and with a little luck you may meet our old and your new friends, dolphins. You will have the opportunity to jump off rocks and dive deep into the blue of the sea, and visit the nearby wonder of nature, a small cave. Our licensed cycling guide will take you through this fantastic adrenaline adventure and share with you his love and passion for Istria and nature. We will take care of the necessary equipment, as well as the lunch package and refreshments. We will not forget the most important thing, the memory, so we will capture the moments and your experience with GoPro photos and videos. Your only duty is to bring family and friends, and of course, a good mood. - We have a free parking - All our bikes are MTB