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Bits of History - Half Day Kayak Tour

Lumbarda, Croatia

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Experience hosted by Boris

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Croatian

What you'll do

Let us take you through history while being immersed in nature and the sea!

In this this tour we will explore the history and nature through kayak experience.
We will take you to the little islands in front of Lumbarda and Korčula.

Our stops will be:
Old limestone quarries on little island Vrnik which are a testimony to the continuity and tradition of quarrying until this very day. Numerous buildings and art pieces in Korčula, nearby Dubrovnik, but also in places outside of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, were made from stone from Vrnik.

Franciscan monastery on island Badija which had a turbulent past but managed to keep it`s beauty. .

We will stop on small remote beaches to relax and swim in sea depending on the group wishes.
Other things to note
In the case of bad weather we will change or cancel the tour and provide you with full refund.

If you worry about your abilities to participate in this tour, please feel free to write to us about it.
Let us take you through history while being immersed in nature and the sea!

In this this tour we will explore the history and nature through kayak experience.
We will take you to the little islands in front of Lumbarda and Korčula.

Our stops will be:
Old limestone quarries on little island Vrnik which are a testimony to the continuity and tradition of quarrying until this very day. Numerous buildings and art piec…

Boris's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional homemade cake - "Klašun"
  • Drinks
    Tea,
    Espresso coffee,
    Very famous and homemade white wine GRK
  • Equipment
    Professional Sit-in-Kayak, High quality fiberglass paddle, Personal floatin...
From $49
/ person

Meet your host, Boris

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 57 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are Ivka and Boris, young married couple who decided to live in nature and by nature. So we decided to create our own adventure agency and we called it "Spirit of Korkyra". When we had regular jobs we were mostly spending our weekends kayaking, hiking, climbing or just being in nature–but now we can do it all the time!

It is ok to mention that Boris is certified by Croatian Mountain Rescue Association. And that he finished ISKGA (International sea kayak guide association) course.
So contact us if you want to go with us on a little adventure!
Or see you in a kayak somewhere around Korcula!
We are Ivka and Boris, young married couple who decided to live in nature and by nature. So we decided to create our own adventure agency and we called it "Spirit of Korkyra". When we had regular jobs we were mostly spending our weekends kayaking, hiking, climbing or just being in nature–but now we can do it all the time!

It is ok to mention that Boris is certified by Croatian Mountain Rescue Association. And that he finished ISKGA (International sea kayak guide association) course…
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Where you'll be

We will take you to little island Vrnik where we will explore old limestone quarries and a small village on the Island.
After that we will go to the Badija Island famous for its monastery and beautiful calm deers walking around.
We will adjust the tour regarding group preferences and abilities to paddle.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Corey
October 2020
I've done several Airbnb experiences in Croatia, all of which were very unique. However, this one stands out even more so than the rest. You can't beat kayaking with Boris, he's a really swell dude that immediately makes you feel like an old friend. The kayaking was a serious stress reliever for me and a good time in and of itself, but the history lessons and wine on the beach really rounded out the experience into a truly perfect afternoon. Do yourself a favor and book this experience!
I've done several Airbnb experiences in Croatia, all of which were very unique. However, this one stands out even more so than the rest. You can't beat kayaking with Boris, he's a…
Todd
September 2020
Boris was an awesome guide! He made this trip very special and enjoyable. He has a passion for what he does and it shows. I learned a lot about the history and culture of Korcula and some of the nearby islands. I highly recommend this tour! Boris is a rock star!
Boris was an awesome guide! He made this trip very special and enjoyable. He has a passion for what he does and it shows. I learned a lot about the history and culture of Korcul…
Mariem
September 2020
Nous avons adoré la sortie. Une activité sportive culinaire culturelle.. le tout en une seule expérience.. Boris est une personne généreuse qui sait transmettre sa passion. Si vous êtes dans le coin n'hésitez surtout pas à faire cette expérience. **** We feel greateful for the half day spent with you Boris. Thank you for the amazing expérience and the inspirational moments
Nous avons adoré la sortie. Une activité sportive culinaire culturelle.. le tout en une seule expérience.. Boris est une personne généreuse qui sait transmettre sa passion. Si vous…
Maddie
August 2020
The entire kayak trip from start to finish was magical. Borris went out of his way to pick my partner and I up in the morning from old town Kortula. Once the trip began, it was clear that Borris was not only an excellent kayak instructor, but also a historian. He to tell us about the history of the land, it’s wildlife, agriculture, and (most importantly for me) food. At the end of the tour, he gave us amazing restaurant recommendations and we were able to connect and share a bit of our stories and our lives that brought us all to the same place today. The coffee, wine, and cake provided were exceptional! Of every Airbnb experience I’ve been on, this was hands down the very best one. If you are on the fence about booking, just do it. You will not regret it
The entire kayak trip from start to finish was magical. Borris went out of his way to pick my partner and I up in the morning from old town Kortula. Once the trip began, it was cle…
Andrei
August 2020
Boris and Ivka are very friendly and humble. The island hopping with kayaks was absolutely amazing. Nice workout, beautiful views, delicious treats and great time with Boris. Try it out while in Korkula.
Mikey
August 2020
Totally worth doing this if you are on the island, a fantastic combination of water sports and local history in a beautiful location. Well done Boris glad you left the office day job and now giving the world something amazing!

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    lycra shirt or any t-shirt ideally with UV protection, shorts, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes that you do not mind getting wet - ideally sport sandals

    water (1,5 litres minimum), some snacks