Paddleboard in Kornati National Park

SUP off the coast of the Kornati islands near Zadar
Mottled with patches of sage, the 140 islands of the Kornati archipelago range in color from gravelly white to pale ochre and together comprise Kornati National Park, a nautical paradise for watersport enthusiasts, particularly the sailing community. An alternative way to enjoy the park is to weave your way between several islands on a stand-up paddleboarding ('SUP') excursion. You'll first partake in an introductory SUP course until you're comfortable balancing on your board and gliding along the smooth channels of the Adriatic.

Depending on interest and fitness levels, this guided experience runs anywhere from three to six hours and makes stops along the coast of a few of the Kornati to check out the islands' stunning raw beauty: jagged rocks, indented coastline, and relatively untouched marine ecology. There's no shortage of stunning scenery as you get off the beaten path and paddle past mysterious caves, idyllic coves and islets, pebbled beaches, and craggy cliffs. Along the way, there will also be time to explore some of the islands more intimately, like that of the 70-year-old stone movie-set village on Mana Island.

Intineraries with Paddleboard in Kornati National Park

Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 11 Days

Explore the best of Croatia from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the country's capital, Zagreb. During this 11-day itinerary, you'll see and experience the incredible seafood and wine, drink in breathtaking views over some of the most popular islands, and experience Croatian culture. Slow down a bit and enjoy the history-rich country while keeping active with a few opportunities to cycle, paddleboard and sea kayak.